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Ghandruk Short Trek

Ghandruk Short Trek is one of the easiest treks in the Annapurna region, Nepal. The trek to Ghandruk loop will be only for five days ( from Kathmandu to Kathmandu), so trekkers can imagine by themselves that it must be an easy trek in Annapurna region.

This mini trek to Ghandruk will start from Phedi. It is at the height of 1130m. The whole region from Phedi is known as Dhampus. In Dhampus trekkers will see the culture of many castes such as Bramhin, Chhetries and a few Gurung also. The trekkers will be amazed to see the forest which looks like a manicured peak. Some part of the trek will be little steeply. 

At the end of 1st day, trekkers will reach to Tolko and rest these, 2nd day trek is only for 4-5 hours which is as 1st day. Trekkers continues their trek to Landruk and then go down using the staircase to the Modi Khola. At the end of trekking hours, trekkers will climb few more climb to reach Ghandruk, which is 1970m high. On the last day trekkers will follow the clearly defined route south from Ghandruk to Birethanti and then walk Naya Pul and hire transport to get back to Pokhara.

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Trip Duration: 07 days,

Max. Altitude: 1980m (Ghandruk),

Best Time: February, March, April, May, June, September, October,and November are the best months.

Minimum Pax: 1 pax,

Start Trip: Phedi,

End Trip: Nayapul,

Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Guest houses during trekking

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara, All meals during trekking

Trip Grade: Easy

Highlights: Beautiful lake city Pokhara, Modi River, luxuriant rhododendron forest, fascinating traditional villages, Spectacular views of Annapurna Himalayan range.

Day 01: Welcome to Nepal, Tribhuwan International Airport
We will meet you at Tribhuwan International airport, Kathmandu and transferred to the hotel, after your freshness briefing program for your trekking, overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Drive or fly to Pokhara
Today we leave to Pokhara, which takes 30 minutes by flight and 6-7 hours by bus.  Today you will be free in Pokhara you can visit yourself.  Pokhara is beautiful lake city which offers panoramic views of Mt. Machapuchre, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna and Mt. Manaslu.

Day 03: Drive to Phedi and Trekking to Tolka
After having breakfast drive up to Phedi. From here we begin Our Ghandruk Trek which takes 4-5 hours to reach Tolka. On the wan one can see magnificent views of Fishtail and Mt. Annapurna Range.

Day 04: Trekking to Ghandruk (1980m)
Early morning after breakfast, we ascend downhill to reach Landruk Village. After crossing forest, flatland, and a suspension bridge over Modi Khola, we arrive at the beautiful village of Ghandruk. This Ghandruk village is popular trekking destination which offers spectacular mountain views and tradition lifestyle of Gurung people.

Day 05: Ghandruk Trekking to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara
Today is the last day of our Poon hill trekking. From Ghandruk, the trail goes down through the rice field and some villages to reach Birethanti. From here we step up to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara.

Day 06: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu
Today we leave Pokhara to Kathmandu, which takes 30 minutes by flight and 6-7 hours by bus. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel

Day 07: Final Departure
Dream Heaven Adventure team say good bye and take you to the airport to catch your flight back to your home.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by car/van/hiace
  • Three Night Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast
  • Two Night Hotel in Pokhara twin sharing on Bed and Breakfast
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and transportation
  • An experienced English-speaking and Government license holder Trekking guide including salary, insurance, flight, food and lodging
  • Trekking porter including salary, insurance, flight, food and lodging ( 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis)
  • All necessary paper works, trekking permits and TIMS card.
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All trekking equipment for trekking staff
  • All government and local taxes
  • Transportation by Tourist Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu
  • Private Transportation from Pokhara to trekking starting point and trekking ending point to Pokhara

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fee
  • International Airfare and Airport Tax, Sightseeing entry fee for the city tour.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • All Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, bottle, hot shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • All kind of drinks, hot water, alcoholic and soft drinks.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in cost include.
  • Hiking Boots and Socks
  • Trekking Pants and trousers
  • Informal shirt and T-shirts
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Fleece jacket and pullover
  • Thermal gloves
  • Sun Hat/Warm Hat and Sunglasses
  • Headlamp and batteries
  • Sun protection
  • Water bottles to fill water 1 Ltr Recommend
  • Antibacterial hand wash and towel
  • Trekking poles ( not compulsory)
  • Sleeping bag– 20 degree, Down Jacket