Ghandruk Trek

Ghandruk Trek

11 Days Annapurna Region Easy Trekking

Ghandruk Trek is an easy and short hiking trip to Annapurna Conservation Area of Nepal. This hiking grants to experience the integrity of rural lifestyle and pristine nature of Annapurna region.

The main attraction of this trek is the bustling heritage village of Ghandruk, with its a relatively prosperous Gurung population. Staying in Ghandruk is a wonderful experience, as the village has a friendly vibe to it and offers amazing views of Himalayan giants Annapurna, Hiunchuli and Machapuchare (Fishtail).

Ghandruk is the second largest settlement Gurung people, one of the indigenous groups in Nepal. In this village, about 270 Gurung families are staying in a charming cluster of slate-roofed houses surrounded by neatly terraced fields.

The Ghandruk Trek (sometimes also referred to as the Ghandrung Trek) is a great trekking option for those who are in Nepal for a shorter time or want to combine a relatively short trek with other activities in Nepal.


Ghandruk Trek

Trip Facts

  • Activities


  • Trip Grade


  • Starting Price


  • Accommodation

    Tea house/Lodge

  • Max. Altitude


  • Best Season

    Sep-Dec, Mars-May

  • Active Hours

    5/6 Hours

  • Group Size


Highlights & Attractions

  • Ghandruk is the most scenic and popular trek that can be done from Pokhara.
  • It offers a close-up view of the Annapurna mountain range, and the sunrise and sunset views are fantastic.
  • The trail provides breathtaking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchre, and Hiunchuli.
  • Short trek suitable for all age groups.
  • Pretty villages and farmland at Ghandrung.
  • A real taste of Nepali foods in rural life.
  • Pokhara - the tourist capital of Nepal and Phewa lake side.
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Trip Itinerary

Departure from the different cities

Arrival at Kathmandu airport (usually in the afternoon) already marks our entry into another world... Customs formalities, baggage collection and welcome by our local French-speaking guide. Crossing the city to the hotel already offers a first discovery of the bustling and colorful capital of Nepal. Buses, trucks, bicycles and sacred cows crisscross in a friendly chaos... Depending on the arrival time, visit the surrounding area or simply settle in and rest at the hotel before your dinner at the hotel. In case of early arrival in Kathmandu, lunch will be included in the program.

Free time
Accommodation: In Hotel

We take private bus to go to the second Nepalese city, located on the banks of Lake Phewa. The second famous touristique city. From where we can see the Machhapuchhare (6997m), Annapurna III (7555m) and Annapurna IV (7525m) are reflected at Phewa lake. We take direct bus up to Birethanti where we pass our night. The first day of the trek with discovering lots of things on the way.


Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
Accommodation: in lodge
Regular Bus, between 7h to 8h

We start to walk towards our camp Ghandruk village by following the banks of modhi khola which come from the annapurna base camp. We left Sauli Bazar (1220m) and start to climb up steep stone path by passing Kimche village (1640m)which take us towards the mountain and arrive at Ghandruk by passing lots of cultivation fields, local houses and meet local people on the way. Ghandruk village is big and famous Gurung ethic group village where lots of people from this village are famous for the British, Indian armies and singapore police. This village is very reputed for it. We can see the magnificent views of Machhapuchhare (6997m), Annapurnas and HiunChuli (6441m), just infront of us. We can visit the village and museum as well.


Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
• Walking hours: 5h
• Accommodation: in lodge
• Height difference:+1050 m/-110 m

We descends toward Jinu Danda. We arrive at Jinu Danda for lunch break after crossing the long suspension bridge. After lunch we go to enjoy the hot spring.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
• Walking hours: 5h
• Accommodation: in lodge
• Height difference:+360m/-210 m

We cross the two rivers with suspension bridges. And we ascends towards Landruk village, pretty big village inhabited by a mixed community of Gurung, Magar, and Brahmin as well. Now the trail gently ascends towards Tolka (1,700m.) where camp for the night known as Bherikharka.


Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
• Walking hours: 5h30
• Accommodation: in lodge
• Height difference:+150m/-350 m

This day is beautiful day for the hike and begin our last day of trekking. We climb up around one hour to arrive Deurali. We cross the small village of Patlekhet then Pothana. We enjoy the view of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare before reaching the village of Dhampus. Dhampus is very famous village which is not so far from Pokhara. That's why, there are lots of tourists and local tourists. We can see magnificent views of mountains from Dhampus. We do last day party of the trek with staffs.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
• Walking hours: 5h to 6h
• Accommodation: in lodge
• Height difference:+450m/-340 m


After breakfast, we take our vehicle for Pokhara, the country's second city, located on the banks of Lake Phewa and at the foot of the Annapurna massif.

Breakfast, lunch included.
Around 1h30 of vehicle.
Accommodation: In Hotel

We take a flight to Kathmandu. Better to take before 9 am. We can arrive early and visit Kathmandu city.

Free time Breakfast included.
Accommodation: In hotel

Flight back to the destination

Arrival at the destination . End of the trip

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Cost Includes

  • Accommodation in the mountains (dinner, breakfast and lunch)
  • 2 nights city accommodation (Kathmandu) with breakfast.
  • All transportation, including airport pickup and drop-off. Kathamandu - Birethanti, Dhampus - Pokhara and flight from Pokhara - Kathmandu.
  • Trekking permit in the national park and TIMS Card
  • French-speaking guide, assistants guides (1 assis. for 4 guests), Porters (1 porter for 2 customers)
  • First aid medical kit (Your guide will carry the medical kit but we also advise you to bring it for your own use)
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Nepalese team insurance
  • Welcome dinner & Farewell dinner

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa at immigration at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) (approximately 50 USD) per person per month (For this trek 15 days of visa is enough)
  • Location of trekking equipment such as sleeping bags, down jackets, trekking poles, etc.
  • Shower, Wi-Fi, cell phone pill charging and device
  • All kinds of drinks and snacks.
  • Tips for the guide and porter after the trek.
  • insurance
  • International flight

Where is Ghandruk Trek?

Ghandruk Trek lies within the Annapurna Conservation Area and is located within the North-central part of Nepal. Ghandruk Trek starts from near Pokhara and also ends near Pokhara. Ghandruk Trek is also part of Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

How difficult is Ghandruk Ghorepani Trekking?

The Ghandruk trekking is perhaps the straightforward trek within the Annapurna region of Nepal. A day the trekking distance from one settlement to the Next is Different; however, usually, you've got to steer 4 to six hours each day. But, if you're fit physically and mentally, you'll make it.

What kind of Accommodation can we get in Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek?

During your Ghandruk Trek, you'll be staying at locally made tea Houses and Lodges. This trek, the accommodations are going to be private with twin beds and personal lockers. You'll have a cozy mattress, pillows, small table, and Blanket in your room, but the toilet isn't there inside. It's sharing, and if you employ a hot shower, they're going to charge extra.

Which is the best time to Ghandruk trek?

The best seasons to trek to Ghandruk trek are Spring (March, April, May, June) and Autumn (end of September, October, November, Mid-december). During Spring, you can enjoy clear skies, comfortable temperatures, and blooming rhododendrons.