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Ghandruk Trekking

The most amazing place in Nepal is known by Ghandruk tour

Ghandruk trekking in Nepal is one of the popular places for trekking in Nepal around Annapurna range ( i.e. especially for Annapurna Base camp trek), with easy trails and various accommodation possibilities. From Ghandruk there are views of the mountains of Annapurna including Machapuchare, Himchuli. By this reason, it’s purely in the natural setting.

Ghandruk is a popular place for treks in the Annapurna range of Nepal. With easy trails and various accommodation possibilities. From Ghandruk there are views to the mountains of Annapurna including Machhapuchhre and Himchuli. It is the route to Annapurna Base Camp and Poon Hill. Gurung people are abundantly in this village. People are very friendly. We can enjoy a pleasant night at Ghandruk. Transportation facilities are seen up to Kimche and it is one of the beautiful villages. it is the second biggest village in Annapurna region.


Besides that, Ghandruk is a beautiful village in an Annapurna Region. Situated at an altitude of 1,940 m. Ghandruk trek route goes through the rhododendron forest passing different villages. With the stunning view of Annapurna Range. Normally, distance is not measured in km/miles in any region for trekking in Nepal. We measure distance as per walking hours. In average, 5-6 hours is a normal walking distance for trekking.

Similarly, Trekking in Nepal is easy as well as difficult depending upon the route, age, and fitness level of the trekkers. According to your age and fitness level, you can choose the itinerary and/or customize it. From Pokhara, you have to drive to Nayapul which is a starting point for the trekkers to Ghandruk. From Nayapul, you have to walk around 6-7 hours to reach Ghandruk.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the most exciting and breathtaking treks. So the smooth trekking fulfills your dream to see the glimpse of snow-capped mountain peaks and revel in the Himalayan subculture which provides the lifetime experience. So, it is a famous trek as it is the fast and smooth trail. Because, The path passing alongside the Modi Khola from Kyumi and leads to Ghandruk, which is also connected from Nayapul.  

beautiful village of Ghandruk

What to Bring / Take

South Asia is gifted by nature with variety of vegetation. Different types of whether, temperature can be found in small distance. The things you are taking during the tour in Nepal and the trekking in Nepal depends on the package and season you have chosen. Backpack bag as lightly as possible is expected during the trip to South Asia and Tibet. Tents will be suggested only in camping trekking in Nepal and Sleeping bag in high altitude area, camping trekking in Nepal, home stay and very rural area trip. Towel, Slippers, Tissues are recommended to carry for rafting and trekking members. A small bag for the instant stuffs, like chocolate, water, snacks, lotions/cream, are highly recommended during the tour in Nepal and trekking in Nepal.



Clothing for the travelers during ‘Tour in Nepal’ are suggested to check as per the season you are travelling and high altitude trekkers should bring / take as per during ‘Trekking in Nepal’ as well as ‘For above 3500 m altitude’.

Winter Season (October – February)

  • Warm Hat / Cap, Sunglass
  • Scarf / Masks / Tissue / Bandanna
  • Warm gloves
  • Jacket
  • Long-sleeved clothes (Shirts, Sweaters)
  • Trousers
  • Woolen Socks
  • Comfortable Shoes

Summer Season (March – September)

  • Hat / Cap, Sunglass
  • Scarf / Masks / Tissue / Bandanna
  • Light / Windproof Jacket
  • Half Shirts / T-Shirts
  • Trousers
  • Cotton Socks
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Raincoat / Umbrella

During Trekking in Nepal,

  • Trekking Stick,
  • Light T-shirt / Shirt,
  • Half / Quarter Pants,
  • Towel,
  • Slipper,
  • Water bottle,
  • Thermos,
  • Personal medication and First-Aid-Kit with Sun-screen Lotion, Cold-cream, Lip-protector,
  • Chocolates & Snacks along the way,
  • Small back-pack (self-carry) to carry instant stuffs,
  • Backpack – carry by porter(s),
  • Flashlight / head-light / torch-light with batteries,

Also Required

  • Personal entertainment (Reading book / I-pod / portable MP3),
  • Digital Camera with batteries,
  • Multi-plug,
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Cash, credit and debit cards
  • Ear plugs
  • Locks for bags
  • Money belt
  • Insect repellent
  • Pocket knife
  • Toilet articles
  • Waterproof backpack cover

Documents needed while trekking in Nepal,

  • Flight info
  • Insurance info
  • Passport
  • required visas
  • vaccination certificates
  • Vouchers and pre-departure information
  • Passport size photos

Some Important Information to Tourist: Don’t or Do’s

  • A tourist may stay in Nepal up to 150 days in a visa year (January 1-December 31).
  • A tourist may extend his / her visa before expiry of the visa validity period.
  • A tourist who does not comply with these regulations may be liable of fine and other prosecution as provided in Immigration Act and Rules.
  • A foreigner having obtained tourist visa shall not be allowed to work with or without receiving, remuneration.
  • A foreigner shall not be allowed to carry out any work other than that for which purpose she / he has obtained the visa.

Short Itineary

Short itinerary

Day 01: Pokhara drives to Nayapul trekking to Ghandruk (1940m) walking distance 5 hours

Day 02: Ghandruk Trekking to Pothana (1990m) walking hours 6-7 hours

DAY 03: Pothana trekking to Phedi and drive to Pokhara: walking distance 4-5 hours


Full Itineary

Full Itinerary

Day 01: Pokhara drives to Nayapul trekking to Ghandruk (1940m) walking distance 5 hours:

A car drive for about 1 and half hour through large village Lumle brings you to Nayapul. The trek starts dropping at first on a staircase and then traversing high above the river on a wide stone-paved trail to a large and prosperous town Birethanti (1065m). The trail follows the main street winding through the bamboo forests and past waterfalls with plunge pools inviting you for a refreshing swim. After passing a flatland, forest, cultivated lands and a suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, we arrive at the beautiful village of Ghandruk after 3-4 hrs walking. An ideal vantage point in this pristine village offers breathtaking views of Annapurna, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Hiuchuli. There will be time to explore, rest, and enjoy some lunch, before settling into your accommodation for the night

Day 02: Ghandruk Trekking to Pothana (1990m) walking hours 6-7 hours:

Hiking through a flat level for an hour passing through terraces, streams and the green sceneries, we will work down to a bridge over Kyuri Khola at 2010m. The trail starts ascending to Kumrong Danda. Very almighty rhododendron forests and fine terraces went passing through our trail to the Chhomrong village. The trail emerges in the main Modi Khola valley and reaches Tolkha and continues towards Pothana. The view of Machhapuchhare (6997m) is excellent from here, except that from this angle it looks more like Matterhorn than a fishtail.

DAY 03: Pothana trekking to Phedi and drive to Pokhara: walking distance 4-5 hours:

Today we will walk along a paved stone trail through Rhododendron forests arriving at Dhampus (1750m). This village is inhabited by a mix of people from different Nepalese cultures, Gurung, Brahman, and Magar communities. After a rest here we will walk mostly downhill through fields to the forest and on to the Phedi. A 30 min drive from Phedi brings you to Pokhara. We spend a beautiful night in beautiful Pokhara city.

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