Nepal is a diversified country with respect to the landscapes and topography. The lush green forests, the majestic mountains, the multicultural people have made Nepal a favorite place for the tourists. Whether it is for sightseeing, exploring the culture or trekking, Nepal has become the most preferred destination among the world.
Ghandruk is a beautiful town and a Village Development Committee (VDC) in Kaski District in Gandaki zone of north-central Nepal. Ghandruk is the most scenic and popular trek that can be done from Pokhara. Ghandruk offers the majestic view of Annapurna mountain and a splendid sunrise and sunset. The Ghandruk trek is most popular for wonderful Gurung culture, the beautiful village, geographical differences and the fantastic views of the mountains of Annapurna (7219 m), Machhapuchhare (6993 m) and Himchuli (6411 m).
The Ghandruk village is also called Stone Village and Konda in local language. It is for sure that the trekkers will be more than happy and enjoy the Ghandruk trek as it provides clean stone steps up and downhill, beautiful mountain views, the trial is relatively easier and the highest point is only 2000 meters, so you do not even need to worry about altitude sickness. What a great combination, isn’t it? These may be the reasons why Ghandruk is the priority for those trekkers who want to go for a short trek in the foothills of Annapurna.
The major attraction of Ghandruk is the unique culture of the Gurungs living in the area. The Ghandruk entertains the tourists with the Gurung dances and allow the tourists with the opportunity to wear the traditional Gurung dresses and ornaments. The tourists are very pleased to experience the new Gurung attire and take pictures in the traditional style. The local food is also a major attraction especially for the foreign tourists. Adding on, Ghandruk also offers the tourists with horse riding experience. Tourists can also enjoy playing with snow in the upper hill of Ghandruk.
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Early in the morning we start our journey from Kalanki and drive via Thankot, Malakhu and Mungling. During our journey till Mungling we drive through the gorge of Trishuli River which is famous for rafting. After Mungling we will across the bridge and move towards western part of Nepal and pass several small village, town of Tanahu district. Next, our trail gets us to the beautiful city Pokhara. During our free time we will explore around lake at the evening. Rest overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Drive from Pokhara to Ghandruk. After breakfast we will drive to Ghandruk Phedi via Nayapul. We will have lunch on the way to Ghandruk. Next we will walk from Ghandruk bus park, one hour walk take us to the most beautiful and typical village Ghandruk. Explore around and overnight.
Day 03: Drive back to Pokhara After stunning sunrise view over Machhapuchre and Annapurna we will explore the ethnic Gurung village. After having lunch we will walk to Ghandruk Phedi and drive to Pokhara. Explore lakeside rest overnight.
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu After breakfast we will drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. We will drive same highway to Mungling then turn left to get to the Kathmandu. We will follow Trishuli river to reach Kathmandu.
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