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Pokhara - Ghandruk Trek (5 Days)

Trip Facts

Duration: 5 Days

Type of Trek: Tea house / Camping 

Max Altitude: 1950 m.

Minimum Pax:1 +

Mode of travel: Land Transportation , Flight

Grade: Moderate

Pokhara Ghandruk Trek provides a nice opportunity to witness the culture and tradition of the Nepalese countryside as well as offering you great views of the Himalayas including Macchapuchre or Fishtail (6993m), Annapurna South (7219m) and Hiunchuli (6441m). Pokhara Ghandruk Trek starts at the beautiful town of Pokhara taking you along river valleys that are studded with rhododendron orchid bushes making stops at villages to interact with locals and their culture.

  • Outline Itinerary
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Price Info

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 02: Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Phedi (1130 m.) and trek from Phedi to Pothana (1990m.)takes about five hours.

Day 03: Trek from Pothana to Ghandruk(1950m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 04: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul via Birethanti takes about six hours.

Day 05: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu that takes about seven hours.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours.

This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with the beauty of Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 02: Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Phedi (1130 m.) and trek from Phedi to Pothana (1990m.)takes about five hours.

The trail ascends all the way to Pothana through forests until you reach the village called Dhampus. Dhampus is a Gurung village which gives you an opportunity to relish some magnificent views of the Annapurna range, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu. The ascending trail follows to Pothana through the forests. Stay overnight at Camp/lodge.

Day 03: Trek from Pothana to Ghandruk(1950m.) takes about seven hours.

The first part of your trek from Pothana to Deurali is a gradual ascent. From Deurali your trail descends to Bheri Kharka. From there your path is flat until Landruk. The trail from Landruk is a steep descent until Modi Khola when the trail begins to ascend all the way to Ghandruk village. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village from where you enjoy mountain views of the Annapurna ranges and Fishtail. Stay overnight at Camp/lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul via Birethanti takes about six hours.

You begin your trail along a flat path passing through forests, rocks and terraces. After Kimche (1638m.) the trail descends through human settlements and terraces up to Seuli Bazaar. From here, the trail moves along the bank of Modi Khola to Birethanti. En- route, you pass through forests, rice terraces, waterfalls and green scenarios. Birethanti is a small town with a few lodges, shops and human settlements. You then walk for almost twenty minutes along a flat path up to Nayapul (New Bridge). Here you board your vehicle to drive back to Pokhara takes approximately one and a half hours. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 05: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu that takes about seven hours.

While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal's first cable car is operated to reach Manakamana Temple. En- route, you can enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people engaged in their daily work. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes.

The Trip includes following services:

  • All airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or van
  • Entry permit
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Trekking guide/s and Sherpa/s
  • Cook and kitchen helpers
  • Necessary porter/s (One porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Necessary camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc.
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Insurance and equipment's for all trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.)
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on last day
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

The price does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

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