• Trip Style : Hiking & Trekking
  • Trip Difficulty : Leisurely plus
  • Max Altitude : 2,000 meters
  • Daily Walking Hours : Approx. 4-6
  • Accomodation: Hotel & Lodges
  • Food : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
  • Start-End : Kathmandu/Pokhara
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Ghandruk Loop Hiking Tour

Annapurna Ghandruk loop trekking is a relatively short-lived, comfortable, aesthetic and culturally rich trek in the Annapurna region. Annapurna Ghandruk loop trekking has no issues regarding high altitude sickness. This trek offers stunning views of Mt Annapurna south, Mt Fishtail and Mt Hinchuli as well as breathtaking landscapes. You will also get to traverse the extraordinary culture, traditions, and lifestyle of the Gurung inhabitants of Ghandruk village.

Annapurna Ghandruk Loop trek gives a complete introduction and insight to trekking in the Himalayan passes through the stunning foothills of Annapurna ranges, lush rhododendron forests, fascinating tiny villages, and picturesque terrace farmlands.

We begin the Annapurna Ghandruk Loop trekking at the vibrant city of Pokhara. We would also like to recommend this trek for children or elderly people who would like to trek as it does not require particularly long hiking days. During the trek, we will spend the nights at locally owned cozy mountain lodges. The trek guarantees breathtaking close-up views of Annapurna ranges like the Annapurna South, Hinchuli, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Fishtail, Mardi Himal, etc.

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy ancient culture, mesmerizing landscapes, and lifestyle of the Gurung inhabitants of Ghandruk village
  • Explore stunningly beautiful Mount Fishtail and Mount Annapurna South
  • Visit Gurung Museum in Ghandruk
  • Witness a live cultural show performs by the local community

Upon your arrival at TIA airport, meet one of our trek leaders and transfer to the hotel. Rest and relax till evening, join the welcome dinner and enjoy a local meal with a culture show and a short brief about your trek. Overnight at the hotel.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Hotel
  • itinery-iconMeals: BB
  • itinery-iconPlace: Kathmandu
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:1,350m

After breakfast, rest, shopping and packing OR the day can be spent doing sightseeing of Kathmandu valley, as per your request we can organize a tour including a tour guide and private transportation. The major places to see are Kathmandu Durbar square, Monkey temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Pasupatinath temple, these all are world heritage sites. Overnight at the hotel.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Hotel
  • itinery-iconMeals: BB
  • itinery-iconPlace: Kathmandu
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:1,350m

If we are driving, we will leave the hotel early in the morning at 6:30 and if we are flying we will leave the hotel after breakfast. It is a 35-minute scenic flight. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara is 200km which takes about 6 hours to reach Pokhara. This is a scenic drive through the villages, rivers, green hills and beautiful lowlands. Pokhara is a fascinating city that provides a breathtaking view of Annapurna ranges including Annapurna I and Fist tail. The city is famous for its Lake and caves. Upon reaching Pokhara, we check in to the hotel. Rest and relax on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Hotel
  • itinery-iconMeals: BB
  • itinery-iconPlace: Pokhara
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:8,25m

After breakfast, we take an hour and half drive to Nayapul, we start our walking from berythati along the terraced fields beneath the splendid panorama of awe-inspiring glaciated Himalayan mountain ranges. After passing a flatland, forest, cultivated lands and a suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, we arrive at the beautiful village of Ghandruk after walking for 3 to 4 hours. An ideal vantage point in this pristine village offers breathtaking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli. Overnight at guest house.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guest house
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Ghandruk
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:2000m

After breakfast, we descent down through the paved courtyards of Ghandruk village past several tea houses, After crossing a stream on a suspension bridge the trail emerges into the main Main Modi Khola valley and reaches Tolkha. After that continue working to Pothana, we will have an excellent view of Mt Fishtail (Machhapuchhare 6697m) from here. Overnight at guest house.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guest house
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Pothana
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:1,700m

After breakfast, we will follow the trail with paved stones through the rhododendron forest. We will arrive at Dhampus, This area is inhabited by a mix of people: Gurung, Brahman, Magar communities. From here we take a jeep ride to Pokhara, one hour drive. Overnight at the hotel.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Hotel
  • itinery-iconMeals: BB
  • itinery-iconPlace: Dhampus and back to Pokhara
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:8,25m

After an early breakfast at the hotel, we leave Pokhara on a tourist bus, 6 hours drive to Kathmandu will an exciting journey. Enjoy the views of the countryside. Or if we are flying to Kathmandu then we can explore Pokhara till late afternoon and fly to Kathmandu in the evening. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Hotel
  • itinery-iconMeals: BB
  • itinery-iconPlace: Kathamndu
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:1,350m

After breakfast, we will drop you at the international airport for your flight back home. We wish you have a safe and sound flight and see you again in the future.

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  • small-thumbnails Standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
  • small-thumbnails Necessary flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara, return trips or one way.
  • small-thumbnails Annapurna Conservation fee with trekking permit.
  • small-thumbnails Tims card (trekking information management system card).
  • small-thumbnails All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking period.
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  • small-thumbnails English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs.
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  • small-thumbnails Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • small-thumbnails Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • small-thumbnails Welcome and fare well dinner in Kathmandu host by Ram Kumar.
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  • small-thumbnails Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program.
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  • small-thumbnails Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
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  • small-thumbnails Gratitude (tip) for staff.

Useful Information

Ghandruk village is a typical Gurung village situated in the Kaski District in the Gandaki Zone of northern-central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census, it had a population of 4,748 persons living in 1,013 individual households.

Ghandruk village is a popular Junction for the adventure treks in the Annapurna range of Nepal, especially for the Annapurna Base camp trek, with various trails and accommodation possibilities. From Ghandruk village there are views to the mountains of Annapurna including Machapuchare and Himchuli. It is the route to Annapurna Base Camp and Poon hill. Gurung people are common inhabitants in this village.

Trip Reviews

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  • December 27, 2022

Ghandruk Loop trekking amazing experience

We did a 3 day trek with Alpine Eco Trek in April 2018 and we were very happy with the excellent jobs from our guide Ramesh. Also, we want to thank Ram Kumar, the owner of this agency for his helpful and prompt feedback on email questions, flexible on the itinerary. Ramesh was great. Experienced guides with many stories to share took very good care of us, found great places to eat and stay. Ramesh was a perfect companion for the entire trip. We would definitely recommend both the guide Ramesh and Alpine Eco Trek to any friends planning their holidays to trek in the region.


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