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Ghandruk Village Experience

Best Season: Spring & Autumn
Accomodation: Hotel/Lodge
Group Size: 2+
Transportation: Private Vehicle/Flight

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  • placeDay 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu.

    Upon arrival in Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport, meet representative, assist and transfer to the hotel. At the hotel’s lobby welcome refreshments will be served and room check in assistance provided. Shortly afterwards there will be a tour briefing at the hotel’s lobby.
    Eve: Welcome dinner at Nepali restaurant featuring cultural program.
    Overnight at hotel.

  • placeDay 02 : Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City.

    Am: After breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City.
    It includes visit to the Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu Durbar Square) - an ancient durbar (palace) with its numerous old palaces, temples and pagodas, the Temple of Living Goddess “Kumari”, and the Kasthamandap Temple, which is believed to be constructed from the wood of a single tree from which Kathmandu derives its name.

    In addition also visit the Boudhanath Stupa - an ancient colossal stupa and the center of Tibetan Buddhism in the world and the Pashupatinath Temple - the Temple of Lord Shiva situated on the bank of the holy Bagmati River.

    Pm: After lunch drive up to the Swayambhunath Stupa situated atop a hill from where you could get a bird’s eye view of Kathmandu Valley. The Swayambhunath Stupa is also known as the “Monkey Temple”!!
    Overnight at hotel.

  • placeDay 03 : Drive to Pokhara. En route commence rafting from Khataudi to Kurintar in the Trishuli River.

    Am: After breakfast, start 6 hours (200kms.) scenic drive to Pokhara Valley via Prithwi Highway. En route stop at Charaudi (after 2 & ½ hours drive) and proceed to Khataudi (raft starting point) situated on the bank of the Trishuli River, where there will be a short briefing followed by some demonstrations related with rafting. Shortly afterwards, commence exciting white water rafting in the Trishuli River for about 4 hours till we reach Kurintar (raft ending point). Initially, we begin with small rapids and soon catch up with bigger ones. After rafting, continue drive to Pokhara. Upon arrival in Pokhara, check in hotel for refreshments.
    Overnight at hotel.

  • placeDay 04 : Drive from Pokhara to Phedi and Start trek to Dhampus. (1700 m.)

    Am: After breakfast, drive from Pokhara, to Phedi (trek starting point) for 20 minutes, whereupon commence trek to Dhampus (1700m). The trek starts immediately with a steep climb through mixed forests and takes about an hour to arrive at the Mina Lodge, which marks the end of the steep path and arrival at Dhampus Plateau. From here the incline is much easier as the trail continues to climb steadily in more forested area and after about two hours we arrive at the first check post at the entrance to Dhampus Village with a maze of houses and alleyways of stonewalls. There are magnificent views of the mountains from west to east of the Annapurna South (7,219m), Hiunchuli (6,441m), Mardi Himal (5,587 m) and Macchapucchare (6,993m)to the north.. Trek Duration - 3 hrs.
    Dinner and overnight at Dhampus. 

  • placeDay 05 : Trek to Landrung. (1646m.)

    Am: After breakfast, visit the Annapurna Conservation Area Project office to register and continue on the trek. After leaving the village, we continue on the trail going down a fairly gentle slope cut into steps in the middle of the forest and then a short climb brings us to the settlement of Pothana (2,000m) after an hour with magnificent views of the western Himalayas. The path from here slowly ascends until it reaches the locality of Bichok Deorali (2,149m) located at the crest of the ridge. From here, the trail descends slowly but gets steeper until it meets the Modi Khola Valley first and then the village of the Bheri Khola, which is a convenient place to stop for lunch.
    After lunch, cross a small suspension bridge as the path follows the ridge of a hill for an hour to the settlement of Tolka (1,895m). Then cross the hamlets of Tolka Naga and Tolka Medi Gara before again going down gently towards the village of Landrung on a trail where the forest gives way to vast expanses of terraced cultivation covering the surrounding hills. Trek Duration - 5 hrs.
    Dinner and overnight at Landrung.

  • placeDay 06 : Trek to Ghandrung. (1951m.)

    After breakfast, trek towards, Modi Khola and cross the river. Stop over for lunch after crossing the river. It takes about 2 & ½ hours to reach the lunch point. After lunch it is an uphill climb for about an hour a half till we reach a settlement called Kimrung Danda. We take a short rest here. From here Ghandrung is one hour away and the trail is more or less flat. Ghandrung is the largest Gurung village in Nepal where the sons and male member of the local community have sacrificed their lives to serve for the Gurkha Armies and security Forces around the world. The brave and chivalrous Gurkhas have earned themselves the reputation as the most loyal and indomitable soldiers in the world! The afternoon is free for rest or optional activities such as a visit to the Annapurna Conservation Museum and a tea break at the home of a renowned Gurkha soldier who may show you his Victoria Cross won during the first or second world war. In the evening the local Gurung womenfolk will join the campers for a village get together to show their talents in singing and dancing. Guests are welcome to join in. A contribution to the dancing group may be necessary. Trek duration – 6 hrs.
    Dinner and overnight at Ghandrung.

  • placeDay 07 : Trek down to Naya Pul and Drive back to Pokhara (884 m).

    After breakfast, descend steeply on flag stone steps and leave the village entrance to descend through forests and landslide area. The trail is down hill for most of the way for about two hours till Shyauli Bazaar, a village of about scattered 10–15 houses above the Modi Khola. Continue to descend gently, walking on riverbanks and passing terraced fields for about one and a half hour and arrive at the police check post at Birethanti (1050 m), a big booming village. We stop at a scenic spot for lunch. After lunch it is a further 30 minutes to Naya Pul. Trek duration – 4 hrs.

    Upon arrival in Naya Pul, meet our rep and get in to the waiting vehicles for 1 and ½-hours drive to Pokhara.
    Rest of the day is free for much deserved rest.
    Overnight at hotel.

  • placeDay 08 : Fly back to Kathmandu and Connect return flight to home country.

    Am: After breakfast, proceed to Pokhara’s Domestic Airport, to board the 30 minutes scenic flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, meet our rep, assist and transfer to nearby Tribhuvan International Airport for final departure.

The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.

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