Ghandruk Trek


Ghandruk Trek is a Gurung tribal cultural heritage village trek and still keeping the safe linguistic and speaks the Gurung language in its dialect which is known as Gorkha Ex British army village. Ghandruk village is one of the most beautiful villages in the Annapurna area.

Ghandruk village is one of the most developed villages in the Kaski district, the Annapurna Rural Municipality, and between Lumle and Chhomrong Villages, and the closest trek from Pokhara. The Gurungs of Ghandruk villages practice their own cultural identity and traditions based on Pye-Tan Lhu-Tan as well as Hinduism, who worship natureTotal deity. The Ghandruk village Gurungs have been practicing the ancient Bon religion (pre-Buddhist religion of Tibet), which is shamanic and animistic in nature, but later adopted Tibetan Buddhism. There is a Gurung Museum at the Gurung Museum, where you can learn about their lifestyle, old history, and culture. Visit the Gurung Museum and find out more about the Gurung people!

Major Highlights

  • Trek through the beautiful rhododendron forests of the lower Annapurna Region
  • Visit the Gurung village of Ghandruk, with views of Annapurna and Fishtail
  • This is one of Nepal's best short treks, taking you through picturesque villages while offering epic Himalayan views


You will be received at Kathmandu airport by our representative holding your name plate. After formal meeting, you will drive to the Hotel. There is an option of familiarization walk in the evening that ends with an attractive dinner.

After breakfast we will leave from valley and drive north towards mountains. Vantage points on this section of highway offers picturesque view of Himalayan peaks atop verdant hills drained by cascading white water. Pokhara appears as amphitheater of mountains with lofty snow peaks towards north. Later we will explore Phewa Lake, the biggest of three lakes in pokhara. Stay a night at Pokhara.

After breakfast, drive from Pokhara to Phedi. It takes about 45 minutes. Start trek from Phedi climbing up with stone staircases through the Rhododendron forest until reaching lower Dhampus. Then, you will gently climb up again passing the terraced fields and small houses. We again keep climbing up through the rhododendron forest until reaching the ridge. Take lunch at Dhampus. After lunch, you will start gently climb up through the rhododendron and oak forests until reaching Pothana. From Pothana, it is around 1-hour trekking with stone staircases to reach Australian Camp. Staying a night at Australian Base Camp.

Situated on the mountain's flank, in the middle of terraced rice fields that sculpt the landscape, the little village of Landruk has spectacular views over the countryside that forms part of the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. As you round the corner, you're met by a view of immense snowy peaks. Staying a night at Landruk.

Ghandruk offers the majestic view of Annapurna mountain and a splendid sunrise and sunset. The Ghandruk trek is most popular for wonderful Gurung culture, the beautiful village, geographical differences and the fantastic views of the mountains of Annapurna (7219 m), Machhapuchhare (6993 m) and Himchuli (6411 m). Staying a night at Ghandruk.

Returning back to pokhara, having rest and visiting some attractive places (if possible). Staying a night at hotel.

Returning back to kathmandu, you can visit historical places as well as a few places of natural sceneries. Staying a night at hotel.

Day 8 :

Finally, Ghandruk trek is now over. You can now scroll through some of the wonderful moments that you collected on this journey and depart.


  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • Hotel accommodation in kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Teahouse lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicles as per the itinerary.
  • Well trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide(leader) and assistant guide.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • All necessary paper work, trekking permits.
  • Medical kit(carried by your guide).
  • All government and local taxes.


  • Nepalese visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs).
  • International airfare to and from kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15kg luggage, charges will be lieved accordingly).
  • Extra night accommodation in kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Lunch and evening meals in kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended.
  • Tips for guides, porters and drivers.
  • Services not listed in the 'Includes' section.

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Ghandruk Trek

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