Annapurna Ghandruk Trekking

Duration: 6 Days   |  
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Food: Breakfast in Kathmandu & all meals during the trek.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Guest houses during the trek
  • Group Size: 2+
  • Max Elevation: 1,940 m (Ghandruk)

Annapurna Ghandruk Trekking- Short - Easy- Picturesque

Annapurna Ghandruk trekking in Nepal is an exciting and popular trekking circuit among trekkers. It is and ideal trek destinations for travelers who love soft and easy treks and also have limited time for exploration. The Ghandruk village sits at an altitude of 2012m above the sea level The inhabitants here belong to the ethnic Gurung communities who follow traditional culture that is unique and unchanged for centuries.

Annapurna Ghandruk trek takes you to Nayapul and reaches as far as Ghandruk where your actual trekking starts. From here as you move all along the easy and exciting trail you will reach the picturesque village of the Gurung people. Here you get to visit the Gurung museum to get all the intriguing information about the Gurungs culture, religion, customs and their unchanged ways of life. Ghandruk not only provides excellent views of the Mountains, but is also an important transit point for the trekkers who come from Ghorepani – Tadapani and the Annapurna base camp. It is a place from where one can catch panoramic glimpses of the famed Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri and some of the important as Nilgiri, Machhapuchhare, Lamjung Himal, Himchuli and more.  Also you will find yourself amidst blooming red rhododendron forests that nestles hundred’s species of birds, flora, and faunas. You will keep moving through the all-important trail to the Chhomrong village, Modi Khola River, Gurung village of Dhampus and Phedi. Once you reach phedi, the trend ends and we drive towards Pokahara and then to Kathmandu from where you fly back home.

Be with Shepherd Holidays to discover the most enchanting short trekking trail to make memories of a lifetime.


Mesmerizing Sunrise view from Dhampus (1600m)

Eye-catching glimpses of Mt Machhapurchhre, Annapurna South(7219m) and Himachuli (6446m)

Watching cascading waterfalls and Modi Khola river

Beautiful terraces with rice field and farmhouse.

Friendly Gurung people and their hospitality

Trek through the beautiful rhododendron forests of the lower Annapurna Region


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You will be arriving at the Tribhuwan international Airport in Kathmandu. You will be welcomed by our airport representative at the arrival gate. Next you will be transferred to your destined hotel safely. You will spend your time in rest and relaxation; if you have time you can have a stroll down the adjoining areas and pick up some souvenirs as well. 

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft
  • Place: Kathmandu

The next day you will be spending your entire day by going around various places of cultural and historical importance. You will be visiting UNESCO listed heritage sites that are and architectural delight and spiritual as well.. You will be visiting the historical sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and the sites of religious importance such as the swayambhunath temple, bouddha temple, and the Pashupatinath temple. Once done with it we retire back to our hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft
  • Place: Kathmandu

After grabbing a quick breakfast, we will be driving to the airport for catching a flight to Pokahara. This scenic flight crosses magnificent landscapes and hills and reaches Pokahara. From here we drive up to Phedi, and start trekking towards pothana. The trail is marked by ascends through dense forests with abundant rhododendrons, magnolia, oak, sndalwood and pine trees. Completing a crossover we reach the village of Dhampus. It is filled with steep ascends of stone paved paths that crosses forests of orchids that culminates at pothana. This significant village of Pothana is known for its teahouses, interesting shops and excellent mountain views of delight. We rest here and prepare for the next day.

  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude: 1,860 m
  • Place: Pothana

The following day we leave pothana and reach out for the Gurung village of Ghandruk. We will follow the trail the trek with ascents untill it reaches Deurali, from where splendid views of The early part of the trek is a gradual ascent for almost an hour until you get to Deurali, which passes through lush forests with splendid Manaslu, and Mardi Himal can be seen. We admire the beauty of this place and then make way towards Tolkha inhabited by the ethnic Gurung communities. Keeping a steady pace we reach a similar village of Landruk which is beautiful. We continue to descend up to the Modi Khola, cross the iron bridge and reach the village of Ghandruk. Here we spend some time by visiting shops and the Gurung museum and marvel at the traditional house made of stone slabs, and try to get closer to their traditional lifestyle and habits.

  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude: 1,940 m
  • Place: Ghandruk

This is the final day of our trekking Journey in Ghandruk. We start early and trek past numerous well marked picturesque villages dotted with rice fields and reach upto Nayapul. Here we will board a vehicle awaiting us and drive back to Pokahara to catch a flight back to Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft
  • Place: Kathmandu

Today you will say goodbye to Nepal, and take back memories of an epic trekking adventure with you forever. Our airport representative will escort you to the airport safely to catch a flight back home.  

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft
  • Place: Kathmandu
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What to Expect

  • Transportation to, and from the Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • Three nights in a 2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included.
  • All transportation charges for the trek.
  • Local guest house accommodations in the mountain areas.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
  • Government-authorized, experienced guide and porters.
  • Insurance, food, accommodation, and wage for guides and porters.
  • Hygienic  meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • All equipment (sleeping bag, warm layers, etc.).
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Maps.
  • Service charge and government taxes.
  • Post-trek celebration dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • All kind of beverages, Alcohol etc.
  • Personal trekking equipment’s
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver