Ghandruk Trek is popular trekking trail in the Annapurna region. Ghandruk trek takes you to the naturally embodied village of Ghandruk in western Nepal. This short trek provides a good introduction into trekking whilst also providing some wonderful close up views of both the sacred mountain Macchapuchre (Fishtail) and Annapurna South. Ghandruk offers a great view of Annapurna south, Gangapurna, Annapurna -III, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre.
Ghankdruo is a beautiful village with Gurung settlement. It entices you with rich Gurung culture and tradition of people living in this exotic place. We can see the old Gurung museum in Ghandruk. Ghandruk is also home to the Annapurna Conservation Area Project.
Ghandruk 13 day trek is ideal for all kind of trekkers as it offers an easy trekking trail with no difficult climbing or ascents to the high altitude. Ghandruk Trek further entices you with rich Gurung culture and tradition of people living in this exotic place.
Autumn (Sept to Nov) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons(June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.
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Day 1 – Transfer from hotel in Kathmandu to Pokhara. The drive to Pokhara is a 6 hour scenic and leisurely drive with a stop for lunch at the famous Riverside Resort. At Pokhara you will stay at the Hotel Barahi or Fishtail Lodge.
Day 2 – Pokhara to Nayapul. We begin our trek from Nayapul and walk to Thikedunga. It will take around one hour, after which we will stay overnight at the Chandra Lodge.
Day 3 – Six hour trek from Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2850m/9350ft). Overnight at Hungry Eye Lodge.
Day 4 – Six hour trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2520m/8268ft.). Overnight at The Grand View Annapurna.
Day 5 – Six hour trek from Tadapani to Sinuwa (2310m/7579ft.). Overnight at Sherpa Lodge.
Day 6 – Six hour trek from Sinuwa to Deurali (3150m/10335ft.). Hotel to be advised.
Day 7 – Four hour trek from Daurali to Annapurna (4090m/13418 ft.). Hotel to be advised.
Day 8 – Seven hour trek from Annapurna to Sinuwa (2310m/7579ft.). Hotel to be advised.
Day 9 – Six hour trek from Sinuwa to Ghandruk (1850m/56101ft.). Overnight at Hotel Heaven View or Snow Land.
Day 10 – Six hour walk from Ghandruk to Nayapul and then one hour bus drive to lake side. Overnight at Hotel Barahi or Fishtail Lodge.
Day 11 – Return to Kathmandu from Pokhara on a six hour bus ride. Stop at Riverside Resort for lunch. Overnight stay at Shangri-La Hotel, Radisson or Hyatt Regency.