Ghandruk Circuit Trek is the best holiday trek in Nepal, located within the Annapurna region. It is the most perfect family trek in Nepal that takes you closer to the majestic Himalayas and allows you to get an up-close look at Nepalese life. It offers spectacular panoramic views of the highest 8000 meters mountain range from Annapurna and Mt. Manaslu mountain range. It also includes arrays of over 76000m snow-covered mountain capped peaks. This is one of the most visited routes in the Annapurna region due to easily climb up and most varied landscape.
Nepal Dream Path Treks and Expedition start Ghandruk Circuit Trek with a 6-hour drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu. At Pokhara, we can do some activities like a visit to ancient caves and boating in Phewa Lake. The trail leads us to Nayapul through the banks of Modi River, Birethati, and Syali Bazaar. Then, trekking through winding hills and passing Kimche village we reach Ghandruk village. Ghandruk is known for its iconic Gurung civilization, culture, and traditionally built tea house. We could have wonderful views of mountains like Annapurna South, Himchuli and Machhapuchhre. We will descend through the dense alpine forests, stone steps, and along the banks of Modi River to reach Landruk village. At last, we end our trek at Kande and drive back to Pokhara. This Ghandruk Circuit trek is suitable for those who are looking for a short trek in Nepal as well as for all age groups people.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m] & transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Organized sightseeing tour inside Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara [820m] and transfer to Hotel.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk [1,700m] [4-5 hrs walk].
Day 05: Morning explore Ghandruk Village, after lunch trek to Landruk Village [2-3 hrs walk].
Day 06: Trek to Australian Camp / Thulo Kharak [2,050m] [6-7 hrs walk].
Day 07: Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara [1.5 hr walk & 1 hr drive].
Day 08: Fly back to Kathmandu [Optional- Drive back to Kathmandu].
Day 09: A day in Kathmandu for an optional tour or personal activities.
Day 10: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
30m drive BB Plan Hotel/Resort
Nepal Dream Path Treks staff will meet you on your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and help you to transfer to the hotel until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. We arrange a meeting or discussion program which includes your daily schedule of Ghandruk Circuit Trail Nepal and a brief introduction as well as rules and regulations regarding Nepal Trip.
10am - 4pm BB Plan Hotel/Resort
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6 hrs drive/25 min fly BB Plan Hotel/Resort
Morning travel by bus or a car to Pokhara on the scenic highway, all the way to Pokhara you will follow Trishuli river by your side an interesting drive on the foothills of the Himalaya, on reaching Pokhara transfer to respective Hotels nearby the Lake Phewa for the overnight stay. You have an option for the flight to Pokhara.
4-5 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House
A one and half hours morning drive to Nayapul the gateway to various Annapurna destinations on the outskirt of Pokhara Valley where this trip starts, here trail meanders on the gradual slope following the River Modi upstream to Bhirethati one of the most charming villages on this route.
From here walk leads slowly on the newly constructed dirt road on the winding path, through farmlands, small scattered villages, and farm terraces on the gradual path for a while, then the path climbs to Kimche and then to Ghandruk for the overnight stop.
2-3 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House
Ghandruk also pronounced as Ghandrung a large Gurung tribe village of Buddhist religion and has their own culture of Shamans and nature spirits, they are farmers and Sheppard’s since last few centuries been enrolled as the fame gallant soldiers in the British-Indian army and also in Singapore policeman, a free day visit the local villages and Gurung museum. After lunch, hike to Landruk village for an overnight stay.
6-7 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House
After a wonderful stay at Landruk, the walk is pleasant most of the way on the winding path overlooking beautiful landscape scenery and of Annapurna south, the trek leads to the last uphill for an hour at Deurali the highest spot of this trip at near 2,210 meters, with panoramic views of the surrounding area, from here walk leads downhill through the forest at a small village Pothana, after this lovely village with views walk leads to a small climb in the forest and then to open area at Thulo Kharka also known as Australian Camp ( in the early 70’s Australian Expeditions on route Annapurna Base Camp camped on this wonderful spot). This small settlement is located in the midst of the cool alpine forest overlooking a grand view of the Annapurna range including the majestic Mt.Machhapuchare (Fish Tail) and the Pokhara Valley.
1/2hr walk & 1 hr drive BB plan Hotel/Resort
After a good time here with the great views, the last day walk descends on the gentle winding trail to the road head at Kande here board on the Bus for an hour drive to Pokhara, on reaching at Pokhara within the Phewa Lakeside area, check into the hotel with time for an afternoon stroll.
6hrs drive or 25 min fly BB plans Hotel/Resort
As per the flight time schedule, this scenic flight reaches you back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu domestic airport, our staff will meet you and transfer you back to the Hotel.
A free day in Kathmandu, inform Nepal Dream Path Treks staff if you would like to book a short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley. In the evening join Nepal Dream Path Trek’s farewell dinner program.
Today as per international flight time, Nepal Dream Path Treks staff will transfer you to the airport for your final departure from this picturesque, scenic Himalayan country, Nepal with a wonderful memory of Ghandruk Circuit Trek Nepal.
- Sun Hat
- Worm hat (it means worm one to protect your head from cold)
- Sun Cream/lip guard
- Tooth pest/Brush/soap
- Down Jacket
- Long-sleeved shirt
- Jumper/fleece jacket
- Long underwear
- Windbreaker trouser
- Wool socks
- Cotton socks
- Trekking boots
- Sewing kits
- Water bottle
- Swiss knife
- Extra batteries
- Flip flops
- Raincoat/ Umbrella
- Rucksacks(For a Day)
- Sleeping Bag
- Medical & first aid kit
- All transportation and Arrival, Departure transfers as per the Itinerary.
- Standard Accommodation in the cities and tea houses on the trek.
- Full-day guided tour of Kathmandu.
- 3 meals a day during the trek.
- Guide, porters, and other support staff as per your requirement and our the agreed price.
- ACAP fees.
- Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
- Necessary equipment during the trek.
- All taxes and fees are required for the program.
What's not included?
- Meals in the cities.
- Personal expenses (Laundry, bar bills, water, etc).
- Travel Insurance (Essential).
- Personal trekking gears are not mentioned in the contract.
- Tips for staff.
Short Trek to Ghandruk was so beautiful. i am surely coming back to Nepal. The local people were so humble. The local food Dhal-Bhat was so tasty. Waking up to see the panoramic Himalayas views from the village was amazing. Thank you for the amazing trek and good services Nepal Dream Path.