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Annapurna Ghandruk Loop Trek ( Short Trek)

Annapurna Ghandruk loop trekking is one of the most exciting and adventurous trek with evergreen trekking path in Annapurna region.  Ghandruk trekking is short hiking trail that gives the opportunity for amazing views of Mountain above then 8000m including prominent Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri and some of the important as Nilgiri, Machhapuchhare, Lamjung Himal, Himchuli and many more green hills. Dens forest of rhododendron hundred’s species of birds, flora and faunas with deep sub tropical valleys has brought the importance Ghandruk loop trek in Nepal. The trek gives a marvelous insight of the rural Nepalese life. The Ghandruk trail guarantees you fun, pleasure and a magnificent insight of the natural panorama of the beautiful Himalayan country, Nepal.

It is a perfect introduction to trekking in Nepal. The trek takes us through the Spectacular foothills of the Annapurna range, through charming villages, terraced rice paddies and rhododendron forests. And it is situated in the Annapurna region, Ghandruk Loop trek is suitable for children or weary trekkers, as it doesn’t entail any particularly long walking days and there is always plenty to see. The trek involves no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes. The trail passes through rhododendron forest and fascinating traditional Gurung villages at Dhampus & Ghandrung; a nice opportunity to witness the culture and tradition of Nepalese countryside.

It offers grand views of the Annapurnas, The walk start from Birethanti and ends at Phedi, The walk passes through Nepal famous Gurung Village Ghandruk which provides you breathtaking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli.

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport, transfer to the selected hotel. Overnight hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 04: Pokhara to Ghandruk.
Day 05: Ghandruk to Pothana.
Day 06: Pothana to Pokhara.
Day 07: Pokhara to Kathamndu: Drive back or fly out to Kathmandu.
Day 08: Final departure, transfers to airport fly back to home.

Day 01: Kathmandu, 1360m 

You arrive in Katmandu and are transferred to the hotel. A pre-trek briefing will be scheduled to discuss the trekking program and co-ordinate any last-minute arrangements.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing 

Today we explore Katmandu on an organized sightseeing tour. This will include a visit to the Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world. We also visit Pashupatinath, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River and home to the most famous Hindu temple in the country. Here we will see Hindu holy men (saddhus) and pilgrims performing ritual bathing, and occasionally, funeral pyres burning on the Ghats.

The early afternoon will be free to relax in the hotel garden or visit Thamel for last minute shopping. You will be supplied with your trek departure information in the afternoon.

Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara, Overnight stay at hotel: 

After having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport to take a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. Or if you wish you can take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7 hour drive exploring & enjoying with scenic beauty all the way around. In the evening, a boating trip on Phewa Lake will be followed where you can enjoy the spectacular views of Annapurna Himalaya Range reflected in all its glory in the calm green water of the lake.

Day 04: Pokhara to Ghandruk:

A car drive for about 1 and half hour through large village Lumle brings you to Nayapul. The trek starts dropping at first on a staircase and then traversing high above the river on a wide stone-paved trail to a large and prosperous town Birethanti (1065m). The trail follows the main street winding through the bamboo forests and past waterfalls with plunge pools inviting you for a refreshing swim. After passing a flatland, forest, cultivated lands and a suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, we arrive at the beautiful village of Ghandruk after 3-4 hrs walking. An ideal vantage point in this pristine village offers breathtaking views of   Annapurna, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Hiuchhuli. There will be time to explore, rest, and enjoy some lunch, before settling into your accommodation for the night.

Day 05: Ghandruk to Pothana: 

Hiking through a flat level for an hour passing through terraces, streams and the green sceneries, we will work down to a bridge over Kyuri Khola at 2010m. The trail starts ascending to Kumrong Danda. Very almighty rhododendron forests and fine terraces went passing through our trail to the Chhomrong village. The trail emerges in the main Modi Khola valley and reaches Tolkha and continues towards Pothana. The view of Machhapuchhare (6997m) is excellent from here, except that from this angle it looks more like Matterhorn than a fish tail.

Day 06: Pothana to Pokhara: 

Today we will walk along a paved stone trail through Rhododendron forests arriving at Dhampus (1750m). This village is inhabited by a mix of people from different Nepalese cultures, Gurung, Brahman, and Magar communities. After a rest here we will walk mostly downhill through fields to the forest and on to the Phedi. A 30 min drive from Phedi brings you to Pokhara. We spend a beautiful night in beautiful Pokhara city.

Day 07: Pokhara to Kathamndu: Drive back or fly out to Kathmandu: 

You can take a fight or take a drive to Kathmandu. At the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show, taking some beautiful snaps and making up your mind for the returning journey. You can have a greetings exchanging among friends and with all Nepalese people.

Day 08: Final departure, transfers to airport fly back to home.


  • Accommodation in KTM on B/B.
  • All documentation charges.
  • Guide & porter 1/2.
  • All meals during the Trek & accommodation.
  • First aid kits
  • Transportation charges to Pokhara both ways.
  • Farewell dinner
  •  Park fees and trekking permits
  •  Well experience Sherpa, porters, and guides

  • $25 Wire Transfer Fee (If Applicable)
  • International round trip airfare USA-Nepal
  • Meals in Kathmandu (excluding welcome and farewell dinner)
  • Personal gear
  • Excess baggage charges and airport taxes
  • Personal Items (gifts, etc)
  • Alcoholic beverages and bottled drinks
  • Single supplement upon request
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evac fees, transport, extra
  • hotel nights, etc)
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Sherpa, potter and guides bonus
  • Flight charges to Pokhara both ways.
  • All cost not include in cost include

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