Ghandruk Trek 9-Days

Ghandruk

Trip Highlights

Ghandruk family trek is one of the famous rural home-stay trips in Nepal. This trek is easy and short trekking in Annapurna region. The trek takes you to homely peace environment and gives immense relief from your hustle city life. It is also very enjoyable and nice for children as family trek & tour in the mountain region.

Ghandruk family trek is the most popular for cultural, geographical variety and spectacular views of mountains and stone roofed built villages. beside that Ghandruk village is known as Stone Village and also called Konda Village in the local language. We are sure that trekkers enjoy and are happy on Ghandruk family trek route because of clean stone steps up and downhill, close view of mountains and blooming rhododendron flowers on a trail in the spring season.

We organize and offer Ghandruk family trek to those families who want to have an unforgetable vacation time with their children/parents in Himalaya Nepal. Trekkers can see various high mountains such as Annapurna South 7219m, Hiu Chuli 6441m, Annapurna III 7555m and Gandharva chuli 6248m, Machhapuchre 6993m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna II 7937m and more peaks. From the beginning of the march to last June and 1st September to last December is the best season for the Ghandruk family trek but we are always the willingness to designed your trip as your desire and timetable.

Ghandruk family trek starts from & ends at Pokhara. We will drive about half an about by car or van to Nayapul. We can drove until Birethati too if you want. Birethati is half an hour walk from Nayapul. We do follow the right-hand side trail where Modi Khola {stream} coming at Birethati for Ghandruk family trek.

Days 9

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TOUR DETAILS
  • Duration 9 Days
  • Activities Trekking
  • Max-Altitude 1,940m
  • Activity Level Leisurely
  • Tour Type Private tour
ACCOMODATION

Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

Arrival in Kathmandu. Our Airport Representative will meet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport. A drop to the Hotel by private tourist vehicle is arranged. You can either take a rest or meet us at our office and know the detailed arrangement of the Trek. B&B at the hotel.

This day, you will visit much cultural heritage, which includes some of the famous world’s heritages like Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath stupa and many more. You can do shopping various Nepalese cultural stuff on this day. And Back to the hotel for overnight.

After breakfast, we will leave the hotel at morning time with a scenic view along the road to Pokhara via Prithvi highway. It might take approximately 6 hrs to reach Pokhara. We will visit almost all the beautiful places in Pokhara like Davis fall (if we reached in the early), Phewa Lake etc and overnight at hotel inclusive of full board meals.

We will leave Pokhara early in the morning either taxi or car to Nayapul. Thus we head towards Ghandruk by a trek through Birathati. It might take 4/5 hours to reach Ghandruk through steep hill trail. From Ghandruk we can see beautiful Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Himchuli & Annapurna south. We will manage guest house at Ghandruk inclusive of full board meals.

After breakfast, we will have a breathtaking view of waterfalls, landscapes, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Fishtail, and other mountains. And we will visit the Annapurna conservation office and museum in the afternoon. We will continue our walk to steep down till Modi Khola and then climb up steeply about an hour more then we reach to Landruk. Overnight at the lodge with a full board of meals. BLD.

Early morning we can enjoy the view of Sunrise, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Machhapurchre & the countryside. After breakfast, we leave Landruk almost flat trails about an hour then Little steep for 20 minutes to reach Tolka. after Tolka trail follows through the forest then starts again steep ascends about one & half hour to get Deurali, from where you can see the valley of Pokhara. Their tea shops are available between Tolka and Deurali. After Deurali trails lead you gradually descend to Dhampus via Pothana.

This morning will be one of the great mornings with views of Annapurna Himalayas & scenic settlement villages, walk down to Dhampus Phedi (approximately one and half hrs.) and then drive to Pokhara (about 30 minutes}. Overnight at the hotel with BB.

After our breakfast, we take a drive to Kathmandu or take a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Today is your departure day, we will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and pray for your Safe journey.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Airport picks up and drops as well as all ground transport by private car/van as per itinerary.
  • Accommodation in twin sharing basis bed with Breakfast at standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara as an itinerary program (or as clients required).
  • Kathmandu one full day Sightseeing as per above itinerary with a city guide.
  • Three-time meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trek & accommodation.
  • Experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (one porter for two clients), their food & accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
  • All necessary permits.
  • First Aid Medical Kit box.
  • Sleeping bag during trekking.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to help).
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
  • Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of political disturbance, strikes and natural disaster.
  • Any other costs that are not mentioned in the cost included.
  • Horse renting and personal porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
  • Tips to staffs.

FAQs

  • Insight into pure Nepalese living lifestyle of village people.
  • Adventurous and short family lodges trek in Annapurna region.
  • Explore the culture and livelihood of countryside peoples.
  • Stunning views of Mount Annapurna range from Ghandruk village.
  • Visit cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley.

Sep-Dec/March-April

All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter into Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal and at nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended at the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np; Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport -size photo. The current cost of visa for 30 days is US$40(to be paid in cash) for 30 days that is required to make in cash. Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. Other nationalities should check entry requirements. visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended stay in Nepal. We recommended you schedule at least 1-2 day extra at the end of the trip just incase there is a delay. If no delay occurs we can arrange additional activity for your time in Nepal.To help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website www.timeanddate.com to be very useful. The children under the age of 10 will get free visa. Please be advised to check the current regulation. Visa regulation can change without prior notice. Citizens of china as well as citizens of south Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) get free visa. countries not entitled to get a visa upon arrival are Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency. (1 USD = ~ Rs.100 NPR). We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel. The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined. Despite having security advantage of traveller’scheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card. If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about four percent or more depending upon the bank. Please note that most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes

Depending on the season you wish to go trekking you may have to make adjustments to clothing and equipments however these are the necessities list we prepared keeping keeping your comfort and utility in mind. We never recommend our clients to bring over equipments which are not necessary for the trek. Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavy weight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt made of synthetic fibre
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T- shirts ( bring Light weight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • down jacket ( available in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Water proof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots that been worn in
  • Thick wool socks (Take a extra pairs of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trek)
  • Toiletries (toilet papers,  tooth paste, tooth brush, )

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Tooth brush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant/ floss
  • Bio degradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera
  • Extra items
  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binocular

The most importantly, tipping is at travelers discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form the part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tip is the accepted and honored way to saying thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service and offer enriching journey- trip of once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect.

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