Trekking in Annapurna Region
Ghandruk Trekking (Annapurna Region)
||Sep - May
| Trekking duration :
|Trekking grade :
|Mx. altitude :
|Starting from :
|Pokhara (drive to New
bridge and start walking for the trek.\
|Ending Point :
|Pokhara via Phedi.
with majority of Gurung, Magar and Poon.
|Mode of Trekking :
|Popular in Tea house
style (Lodge trek). But the trek can be operated in
both tea house and camping trek on request
|Himalayan Sights :
||Annapurna south, Machhapurchre
(Fishtail), Hiuchuli , Gangapurna.
| Highlight :
||Very easy and short
trek that offers a glimpse mountain with the beautiful
village of Ghandurk and Gurung’s unique culture.
short trek provides a good introduction into trekking
whilst also providing some wonderful close up views
of both the sacred mountain Macchapuchre (Fishtail)
and Annapurna South. Our destination is the beautiful
and ornate village of Ghandruk, home to the Annapurna
Conservation Area Project. Here you have a chance
to visit the project to discover at first hand the
conservation work being carried out. A refreshing
three days allowing an insight into mountain life.
Maximum altitude 2600 meters.
to Day Itinerary
Arrival In Kathmandu
This is the first welcoming day that we meet upon
arrival at the Kathmandu International Airport and
transfer to Hotel. Short briefing will be followed
about necessary formalities and rest of the program.
Depending on your arrival time you will have choice
of visiting nearby sanctuaries or rest of the time
free for leisure come dinner await for you. Q/N in
Kathmandu - Pokhara
Today we drive to Pokhara (200km), approximately 7
hours away by tourist bus. We will see good scenery
of countryside while driving. We will be arriving
late afternoon at Pokhara around 2:00 o’clock.
Pokhara is an enchanting Himalayan Valley of remarkable
beauty. We can explore its scenic land on bicycle/on
foot or as your own like boating in Fewa Lake over
looking the region of Annapurna Himalayan ranges.
In the evening prepare for the trek. Q/N.
- Ghandruk (915m – 1940m)
Leave Pokhara early in the morning by bus or taxi
to New Bridge or to Phedi. From Phedi we take a path
steeply up the hill to our right towards Dampus. Walking
along this ridge gives fantastic views of Annapurnas,
Manaslu. If we go to Birethati, we turn right after
crossing the river (Modi) and aim to reach Ghandruk
about 4-5 hours steep hill trial. Where there are
good views of Machhapuchre (Fishtail) and Annapurna
South for our rights stop in this pretty village.
(Explore the Ghandruk Village)
Ghandrung, pronounced “ Ghandruk” by resendents,
is one of the second largest Gurung villages in Nepal
where the first one is “Sikesh” and Ghandruk
is typical in many respects. Further more to the south
of modern Ghandruk there is a beautiful traditional
Gurung village ( Gairi Goun) with orderly rows of
neat slate- roofed houses are clustered on the canyon
wall amid a complicated network of terraces where
wheat and barley are grown. I take my clients to this
typical village to observe the life style of local
We decent down to Modi Khola and start climb up to
Landruk village, the trail pass thorough the paddy
fields than again start climb up to Pothana via Deuarli.
Pothana is situated on the ridge of hill so the spectacular
vies of Annapurna ranges, Fishtail and green valley
can be viewed from Pothana. Most part of the trail
to Pokhara from Pothana is one the ridge of hill and
we walk into the forest from where the shining views
of Himalayas can be observe. We decent down to Phedi
through the village of Dhaupus than take our taxi
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