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Ghandruk Trek

Ghandruk Trek

Overview

Trip Fact

Trip Name:

Ghandruk Trek

Best Month:

Sep - Nov & Mar - May

Max Elevation:

2100m

Walking hours Per Day:

5-6 Hrs

Trip Duration:

3/4 Days

Trip Grade:

Easy

Meals:

BLD

Accommodation:

Hotels & Lodge

Group Size:

1+

Destination:

Nepal

Ghandruk Trek is a popular trekking route, which is located in western Nepal, offering stunning views of the Himalayas and a glimpse into the local Gurung culture. The trek generally starts from Nayapul and passes through beautiful landscapes and charming villages before reaching Ghandruk.

Ghandruk is the name of the village, which is a picturesque Gurung village. Gurung community is an inhabited group in this place. The Ghandruk trek is an accessible short and easy trekking destination in the Annapurna Region from Pokhara.

Ghandruk Trek typically takes around 4-6 days, depending on the itinerary and pace. Along the way, trekkers can enjoy panoramic views of mountains like Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and others. The village of Ghandruk itself is known for its traditional houses, terraced fields, and warm hospitality.

This short and easy Ghandruk Trek refers to those who do not have enough time to do altitude long trek with other activities and who want to do the first trek in Nepal. It means this is one of the easiest treks in Annapurna Region and can be done by a person of any age with good health.  So, we heartily recommend it to old trekkers, family trekkers, and student groups. That is why making it a friendly trek in Nepal.

Ghandruk trek is informative for nature and culture because you have a chance to observe the enticing Gurung culture and lifestyle as well as close views of mountain scenery.

The best times for Ghandruk Trek are usually spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is favorable, and the skies are clear for stunning mountain views.

Trip Highlights

  • Offers the stunning mountain views of Annapurna Mountain range.
  • Chance to observe the local culture with witness to traditional dances and rituals.
  • Walk through terraced fields and charming villages, offering a glimpse of Nepal's natural beauty.
  • Experience the trekking in Himalayas without the extreme altitude challenges of higher treks.
  • Providing you fantastic opportunities for photography enthusiasts about nature.  

Trip Route 

These 6 nights 7 days Ghandruk Trek itinerary starts from Kathmandu and ends at Kathmandu. From kathmandu, you will have 2 options to get pokhara such as 25 by plane or 8 hrs by bus. The journey starts after a one and half hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul  and heads up to Ghandruk  through Birethanti, Seuli Bazaar and Kimche with beautiful, picturesque scenery. Next day you will enjoy the local nature and culture and move to Landruk after passing the Modi River.

Landruk is also a big Gurung village with enough lodges for food and accommodations. From there, you can see different views of the same mountain. The trek forwards to Dhampus from a pleasant trail with wonderful views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges. On the last trekking day, you will descend to Phedi and catch a vehicle to reach Pokhara for luxurious accommodation. After breakfast at Pokhara hotel, you will catch a plane or bus to get to Kathmandu. 

Ghandruk Trek Altitude Profile

Itinerary Expand All Close All

High Pass Adventure Pvt.Ltd. welcomes you to in Nepal, One of the company staff will be waiting outside the baggage hall of the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. You have to look for the person carrying on A4 size paper with your and company name. This person will take to you hotel in Kathmandu from the airport. Check into hotel, rest and fresh up and ready for the meeting to your programs in our trekking office.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

In the morning you will have breakfast in hotel and your trekking guide will pick up you and transfer airport to fly Pokhara or to the tourist bus station. When you will reach pokhara you will walk around popular Phewa Lake and stay at Pokhara hotel.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
850

You will have breakfast in Pokhara hotel and your trekking guide picked up you to nayapul by privet vehicals and starts to your trekking trail to get Ghandruk village through local village, tarrace rice filed and some green forest. Along the trekking trail you can enjoy mountain and hilly view.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1940

You will have breakfast in hotel and you can enjoy panoramic Annapurna Mountain View. From there your trekking trail drops down to Modi River, which river coming from Annapurna Base camp. After crossing this river trekking trail goes up to the Tolka through Landruk Village. From the tolka you can see Mt Dhaulagiri and Annapurna south.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1700

After breakfast in Tolka hotel you will start to walk pitam deurali, this is the best view point of pokhara valley and Annapurna mountain range. From there trekking trail gently drop down to dhampus through dhampus village and your guide manage privet vehicles drive to pokhara.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
850

Drive or flight back to Kathmandu

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

This is your last day of your trip in Nepal. One of our High Pass Adventure staff will take to you Kathmandu international Airport for your flight departure time. If you are looking to your extra trip in Nepal, High Pass Adventure help to you for your next trip and adventure activities in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India. 

Food
Breakfast

What Is Included ?

High Pass Adventure have working best guide and porter. We are providing an excellence service to our customer. All our costs are net and very clear on cost include-excludes. We have paid best salary to Trekking, Tour guide and porter which is more than government fixed amount. Our entire customers are satisfied from our service. For the more details please feel free to contact us.

Cost Include 

  • Airport Pick up & drops 2 times domestic / International
  • All Ground-transportation above program
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) and one cup of tea with per meal
  • Accommodation on Tea-house during the trekking
  • 2 night's Hotel in Kathmandu and 2 nights Hotel in Pokhara on Bed & Breakfast plan
  • An experience English Speaking Guide
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest), the porter will Carry 20 KG/ 25 KG
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations
  • Annapurna conservation Area Project (ACAP) permits
  • (TIMS) Trekker’s information Management System permits
  • First Aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • General equipment for Porter during the adventure trip
  • Guide and porter salary and insurance during the trek
  • All organizational requirements
  • Duffel Bags refundable to protect your Luggage
  • Tour Certificate, Company T-shirt as a Souvenir
  • Farewell Dinner with Typical Nepali Restaurant

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal visa fee and your International flights
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara Hotel
  • Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu other than itinerary
  • Travel insurance and m mountain rescue service
  • Personal expenses (phone, laundry, water, bar drinks, battery recharge, extra porters, hot  shower etc.)
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects
  • Tips for trekking staff

Traveller Useful Information

Getting There: Nepal 

Between China's Tibet Autonomous Region and India, Nepal is a landlocked Himalayan nation. It has eight of the top ten mountains in the world, including Mount Everest. There are numerous points from China and India where one can enter Nepal by land. Tourist visas for Nepal are available on arrival at all Indian and Chinese borders if you are traveling there by land. There are numerous foreign airlines providing nonstop connecting flights to Nepal if you're arriving by air. Nepal Airlines, Turkish Air, Thai Airways, Gulf Air, Qatar Air, Jet Airways, Air India, Biman Bangladesh, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Travel Dubai, Air Arabia, and Air China are a few of the well-known airlines that fly to Nepal. From China or India, one can also go overland. Please check your flight and get in touch with us before arriving in Nepal. At the airport in Nepal, you can easily obtain a on arrival visa.

Visa and passport information

Except for Indian passport holders, all foreign visitors to Nepal need a visa; however, you must have a passport with a six-month validity date in order to apply for a tourist visa. At the Tribhuvan International Airport and the Chinese-Indian border in Tibet, visas are available on arrival. To apply for a visa to enter Nepal, you must have a color photograph in PP size. Please click this link for more details about Visa Information. 

Money exchange rate and prices

If you're seeking for the best foreign exchange rates and locations in Nepal, you may easily exchange the majority of your foreign currency at a local bank or authorized money exchange facility in a well-known tourist destination. The Nepal Rastra Bank controls all exchange rates (Center Bank of Nepal). You can exchange small amounts of money at the hotel if you want to. Because our banks will not take dirty or old notes, kindly bring clean and fresh notes.

In order to avoid the time-consuming processes associated with cards and traveler's checks, Nepalese people typically prefer cash in hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and other locations. You can use an ATM to get cash (in Nepali Rupees) if you have a credit or debit card. In the main tourist city, there are a number of ATM counters with 24-hour service. If you use a card, the maximum withdrawal amount is between 30,000 and 35,000 rupees at once, plus a processing fee of 500 rupees. 

You must convert your money in Kathmandu or Pokhara before the hike because the majority of trekking routes do not offer a facility for international currency exchange. Additionally, inquire about the amount of money required for a Himalayan trek from your trekking operator or guide.

Safety and security

When traveling in Nepal, safety and security are crucial issues to consider both on the way to in and out. We are here for you at all times, and we promise to provide the greatest service to all of our cherished clients. Our guides have extensive training in the field of trekking and broad understanding of first aid items. Because it rises more than 4000 m above sea level, it is essential for hiking in Nepal. Because health is crucial, if a trekker becomes ill from the high altitude, our knowledgeable guide discusses the necessary medications and decides to continue the trek while organizing the emergency rescue.

You must be cautious when hiking trails pass one other because they are not wide enough to do so. During the busiest trekking season, there are lots of porters, yaks, mules, and Jokpe along the trail. You must stay on the safe side if you encounter them on a bridge or in a confined space because otherwise they may force you over the edge.

Safe drinking water

For a healthy body while traveling and staying hydrated, clean water is essential. It will be the most effective method of completing the Himalayan journey. If not, getting sick and having diarrhea is simple. Almost everywhere during the Nepalese tea house trip, but not during the camping trek, sells bottled water. Unfortunately, bottled water is very pricey. 

Please bring good water bottles (for boiling water) and water purification tablets or water filter bottles since plastic bottles are detrimental for the environment. Reusable water bottles are a good idea because they help keep the mountain clean. If you are concerned about finding a typical water tap to fill up your bottles in the trekking region of Nepal, they are very simple to locate. It can be found in rivers, streams, and lodges.

Travel insurance and insurance policy

Nepal hiking tours: The difficulty levels of the Himalayas range from easy to tough. As a result of the Himalayan climate changing, there is a risk of high altitude and potential mishap. 

Trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas demands practical trekking abilities at high altitudes (above 4,000 meters), so travel insurance is essential. If an accident occurs during a trip and requires medical attention or evacuation, the cost of returning to a city and receiving treatment may be significant. Therefore, you must ensure that your insurance covers the price of an air ambulance, medical care, and any risks associated with travel, such as delayed flights and lost, stolen, damaged, or missing baggage. Your complete itinerary while visiting Nepal should be covered by your insurance policy. Make sure your insurance policy covers hikes higher than 5,500 meters. If not, you will be responsible for all unforeseen costs associated with your trek through Nepal. 

All trekkers must send a copy of their certificate from their comprehensive travel insurance policy to High Pass Adventure as part of the booking process for trekking and climbing in Nepal.

High altitude sickness information

Mountain sickness is another name for high altitude sickness. You must be aware of high altitude sickness symptoms since they arise rapidly if you hike or ascend to a higher elevation. Here are some details if you're curious as to why it occurs. The air pressure is the main cause of altitude sickness. Your body needs time to adapt to the shift in air pressure when you travel to higher elevations since the air pressure decreases and there is less oxygen present. According to doctors, If you are at sea level, it begins at 8,000 feet (2400 meters).

1) Types 
There are three types of altitude sickness:

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): it is very common and symptoms feel like a tiredness, dizzy, headache, thirsty, muscle aches, nausea 

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): it is effect in the lungs, which can be very dangerous and hard to do life threatening

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): it is effective in the brain and most difficult to treat and you need to go to hospital attention the right way. 

2) Cause 
Following are the causes of high altitude sickness:

Generally living near sea level and travel to a high elevation 

Had the sickness before

Climbing quickly

Not being acclimatized to the altitude

Drinking alcohol when you ascend 

Medical problems of heart, nervous or lungs 

3) Symptoms
These symptoms will appear depending on your speed to climb and how hard you push. Symptoms range from normal to serious. They can affect the nervous system, lungs, muscles, and heart.

Here are symptoms of High Altitude Sickness:

Difficulty sleeping

Dizziness 

Fatigue

Headache

Loss of appetite

Nausea or vomiting

Rapid Pulse (Heart Rate)

Short breath with action

Blue color of skin or gray soft skin 

Chest tightness or blocking

Confusion

Dry cough or coughing with blood

Cannot walk in a straight line 

4) Prevention 
Important keys to preventing of High Altitude Sickness are:

Climb the mountain gradually. 

Stop every 2,000 feet (600 meters) of climb above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters) and one or two nights sleep there.

Sleep at a lower altitude when possible.

Make sure that you have the ability to quickly descend if needed.

Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness.

If you plan on climbing quickly, or climbing to a high altitude, ask your provider about medicines that may help.

If you are at risk for a low red blood cell count (anemia), ask your provider if your planned trip is safe. Also ask if an iron supplement is right for you. Anemia lowers the amount of oxygen in your blood. This makes you more likely to have mountain sickness.

5) While climbing, you should follow these rules:
Drink plenty of water

Climb slowly.

Take it easy

Do not drink alcohol.

Eat regular meals that are high in carbohydrates.

Sleep lower elevation 

Take a medication (diomax) according to doctor 

Trekking gear and equipment are most important for the trekking. Either you have to bring those things or you can buy here in Kathmandu. Also you can hire in Kathmandu Trekking gear shops.

Check List

01: Reading/writing material

02: Health requirements arranged

03: First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea

04: Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular

05: Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.Money: cash/credit card

06: Down Sleeping bag and jacket provided by High Pass Adventure (if needed) 

07: Light weight Towel

08: Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day

09: Walking shoes and sport shoes  1/1 pair

10: Normal and warm gloves 1/1 pair

11: Sun glasses and sun block cream 1/1 pieces 

12: Down Sleeping Bag and down warm jacket 1/1 pieces

13: Normal Socks 2/3 pair

14: Fleece Jacket and Trouser 1/1 pieces

15: Head lamp 1 pic

16: Gore-Tex Jacket and Trouser 1/1 pieces

17: Water bottle  2 pieces

18: Trekking stick (pole) 1 pair

19: T-shirt 4/5 pieces

20: bandanna of scarf 

21: Sleeper (sandal) one pair 

22: Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants

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