Total 8 days 2100m Trek days 4 Easy

Ghandruk Circuit Trek

Annapurna Conservation Area

GHANDRUK TREK

TREK HIGHLIGHTS

  • Wonderful option in all of our Trekkings Nepal to have a taste of the local Hindu style of living in cozy and cute villages.
  • With great views of Annapurna South (7219m)and Machhapuchhre (6997m).
  • We enjoy 2 different view perspective west and east side of Modi river.
  • At Jhinu Danda we will enjoy a warm bath at the Hot Springs.
  • Variety of landscapes amongst them, Rhododendron Forests (Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal, and blooms with a variety of colours: pink, red or white), open hills with 390 degrees views, waterfalls…
  • We have a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu. Avoiding a long drive by bus that takes all day on the road. Therefore, we have plenty of time to enjoy both cities and in addition, the flight has outstanding views of the Himalaya range (Manaslu and Annapurna regions) all the way!
  • Fantastic short trek where we get a taste of Nepal panorama: the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu; the second largest city in Nepal, Pokhara, and the heart of the rural world of the Himalayas.
  • Easy trek for a large variety of fitness levels.

ABOUT GHANDRUK CIRCUIT TREK

The memorable beauty of Ghandruk village will captivate you through all your senses. The traditional houses and rhythm of life of this village will transport you to the authentic rural world of the locals of the Annapurna Region.

Get immersed in the Gurung culture. Gurung Shamanism is one of the oldest religion in Nepal, where each village has their own local deities. Our way will cross the wonderful forest, and terraced fields as we approach the land of the Annapurnas. We are immersed in the rural world of the Gurung community and we don’t miss astonishing views to big giants of the Himalayas.

During the trek, we have the privilege to contemplate Machhapuchhre, a very special mountain for the locals. So sacred it as never been climbed to its summit. And Annapurna South will show splendorous above the hills.

Enjoy taking a relaxing warm bath in the Hot Springs (at Jhinu Danda) while contemplating the Modi river right next to you. A peaceful magic moment, surrounded by beautiful nature.

Check our Trip Schedule below this page for more details.

Did you know? Machhapuchhre means Fish Tail (Machha: fish, Puchhre: tail).

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”
John Muir (“John of the Mountains”. naturalist and preservationist. 1838 – 1914)

What’s included:

  • Nepali Licenced Guide English fluent (from 4 persons an assistant guide will be added, from 10 persons 2 assistant guides will be added).
  • Porter (1 porter every 2 persons. Each porter will carry maximum 15Kg).
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System): this is the trekking permit.
  • National Park Entrance fee.
  • All domestic flights.
  • All airport pickups and drop offs.
  • High comfort Hotels before and after the trek with Breakfast included (4 nights in total).
  • A welcome dinner on the arrival day.
  • Accommodation during the trek in lodges/tea house.
  • Food during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Water* and cup of tea or coffee in every meal during the trek.(*Click here to know more)
  • Medical kit.
  • Staff insurance.
  • Taxes.

What’s not included

  • International flights.
  • Visa. Check our page About Nepal for Visa information.
  • Insurance with mountain rescue and repatriation compulsory. In case of doubt, do not hesitate to ask us when booking your trip and we will be happy to help you find the best option for you.
  • Meals before and after the trekking adventure (except breakfasts and 1 welcome dinner included)
  • Alcohol, soft drinks and snacks
  • Necessary trek equipment and personal material. See our list of things to bring to a trek to have an idea of what you need.
  • Personal medicines
  • Hot shower during the trek (often available in lodges under cost)
  • Electronic devices battery recharge (often available in lodges under cost). It is advisable to carry a portable charger if you have electronic devices to be charged during the trek.

Best time to trek: Spring and Autumn (April, May until mid-June / October, November until mid-December). Check our page “When to visit Nepal and When to Trek”.

*NOTE: Flights at the airport of Pokhara rarely get canceled or delayed in high seasons (Spring and Autumn) but can be delayed or canceled because of bad weather. Please, be prepared for potential delays. It is advisable that clients have insurance coverage for their international flight in case of delays in their return flight or allow extra days when booking the return international flight.

GHANDRUK TREK MAP

GHANDRUK TREK COST

01Day One: Arrival Kathmandu (1400m)

Airport pick up and transfer to Hotel. There will be a welcome dinner with your guide. First taste of the wonderful local food.

02Day Two: Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m)

We will take a 25 minute flight to Pokhara in the morning. And we will have plenty of time to enjoy the City by the Phewa Lake. Numerous activities can be done in Pokhara, amongst them, a visit to the World Peace Pagoda, to the International Mountaneering Museum, a walk by the lake and a traditional meal contemplating the panorama that the lakeside offers...

03Day Three: Pokhara to Nayapul (1070m) and Trek to Ghandruk village (1940m)

A short drive of 2 hours will leave us to the start of our trek in Nayapul. Our journey will take us to the beautiful Ghandruk village along the Modi river, where we enjoy the lifestyle of the place.

04Day Four: Ghandruk to Jhinu Danda (1780m) (Hot Springs)

Today we walk through forest and again we follow the Modi river. Walking surrounded by hills, we can see the narrow valley that leads to Annapurna Base Camp. We turn slightly left to cross the Khimrong river over a suspension bridge. Then we walk a short steep ascension to Jhinu Danda. Here you are welcomed to enjoy the Hot Springs in the afternoon and evening before dinner.

05Day Five: Jhinu Danda to Potana (1890m) via Bhichok (2100m)

If you desire, you can have your last bath in the Jhinu Danda Hot Springs early morning and after breakfast we will continue our trek crossing the Modi river to Landruk village. We will contemplate the valley from another perspective. Now we pass the highest view point of the trek, Bhichok (2100m).

06Day Six: Potana to Kande (1770m) through Australian Camp and back to Pokhara

The trek ends in Kande, where transportation will take us to Pokhara. Once we arrive to Pokhara, we will check in at the hotel and you will have the rest of the evening for you. Our suggestion? a dinner by the lake contemplating the lights reflected on the water is a beautiful scenery

07Day Eight: Pokhara to Kathmandu.

We catch a 25 minute flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. On our arrival, we will transfer you to the hotel and after that, enjoy the fantastic city of Katmandu! We will be available for recomendations or if you wish a small Tour Guide, do not hesitate to ask us!

08Day Nine: Transfer to the international Airport and end of our services unless arranged differently

We hope to see you again soon!

Date Spaces Status Prices
  • Contact Us or Check Departures 10 People max Open USD1300 / CAD1615 / €1043* Book Now
*Our rates are established in US Dollar. The exchange rate CAD and € is from 03/02/2018 and is likely to be revised if there is a strong fluctuation. · The price is for a minimum of 4 people. Individual, 2 people or 3 people bookings can have an additional charge. Please check with us. · All accommodations are based on twin room. It is possible to request single room in Kathmandu or Pokhara under supplement. During the trek single room can be requested only if available. · Please, contact us and we will accommodate your needs.

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