|Trip Code:||MATREK02||Trip Grade:||Easy/Moderate|
|Best Season:||Sep to Dec, Jan to Jun||Tour Starts/Ends:||Kathmandu|
|Places Covered:||Kathmandu, Pokhara, Pothana, Landruk, Ghandruk,||Activity:||Nature, landscape, trekking, Culture & Sightseeing|
|Trek Staff||Trekking Guide, Sherpa, Porters||Accomodation:||Tea House/ Lodge|
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08 Days Ghandruk Trek is a very popular short trek in Nepal. Ghandruk is also one of the gateways to the popular Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal. From Ghandruk there are beautiful views of mountains like Annapurna, Machapuchre (Fishtail) & Himchuli. The trek is suitable for families and also aged people for short trekking holiday in Nepal. This trek is a moderate trek which takes you uphill and downhill through villages, river banks and paddy fields. This package is a combination of both tours and trek, which includes Kathmandu Valley with sightseeing, Pokhara and trek to Ghandruk itself.
Upon arrival warm welcome to our guests, transfer to the hotel and check in. After a short brief of the trip, free time at leisure.
Today we will drive to Pokhara valley which is also known as the “Dreamland of Nepal” due to its beautiful landscape, lakes and amazing mountain views. After arriving in Pokhara,check in to the hotel. In the evening we will proceed for boating in Fewa Lake for an hour and free time to explore the lake side area. Guest may also wish to buy some trekking gears such as hats, t-shirt, walking stick, trekking bags etc which is found everywhere in Lake side area.
In the morning leave Pokhara and travel by road to Phedi, approx 1 hour drive. Upon arrival in Phedi our treks start. From here, the trail ascends steeply through forest and later through paddy fields to the village of Dhampus. Then walk to Potana, where you stay overnight in a tea house Lodge.
Today the trail goes along the ridge to Deurali. Descend through forest again for some time to the small villages of Tolka and Beri Kharka. The trail then descends through scattered forests and villages to reach Landrung for overnight tea house lodge.
The trail goes steeply down towards the river for an hour then there is a steep ascent for about 2-3 hours through scattered villages with beautiful views of the Himalayas. Eventually, reach Ghandruk, one of the largest Gurung settlements in Western Nepal.
You can have good views of Gangapurna, Machhapuchhare (Fishtail), Mount Annapurna and other snow-capped mountains. If time permits, visit the Annapurna Mountain Conservation Area Project headquarters, the local museum and the village.
Today the trail descends to Syauli Bazaar for about 3 hours and then an easy walk for another hour to reach Naudanda then to Pokhara by drive which is approx. 1 hour drive. Reach Pokhara and free time on leisure/rest/massage.
After breakfast drive to Kathmandu. After reaching Katmandu check in hotel. In the evening proceed for farewell dinner to an authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural show.
After breakfast drive to airport for departure back home with lovely memories of Nepal.
Guided sightseeing tour of Boudhanath Stupa & Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Beautiful view of Annapurna Mountain Range and Fish Tail Mountain in Pokhara
Amazing view of landscapes, villages, and beautiful mountain range while in Trek.
Beautiful Annapurna ranges, Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail and many other major peaks of the Himalayas along with Gurung, Brahman & Chhetri’s village settlements.