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Pokhara - Ghandruk Trek (5 Days)

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Trip Type:
Tea house / Camping

Grade:
Moderate

Altitude:
1,950 m

Transportation:
Land , Flight

Best Season:
Spring and Autumn

Group Size:
1+

Accommodation:
Tea house / Camping
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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

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.

After early morning breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel and taken to the tourist bus station. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours. The drive will take most of our morning time, leaving much of the afternoon to get a warm glimpse of Pokhara Valley and its beauty. If you choose to fly, you can reach Pokhara in 25 minutes. There are several flights from morning to afternoon available from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Pokhara is the tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples along with the magnificent views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and many other mountain peaks. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 02: After breakfast, you will drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Phedi (1130 m.) takes about 30 minutes and trek from Phedi to Pothana (1990m.) takes about four  hours. 

From Phedi you begin your trek to Pothana (1900m), which is a small Gurung village surrounded by pine and rhododendron forests. You can see close up views of Lamjung and Annapurna Hima. The trail ascends all the way to Pothana through forests till you reach the village called Dhampus. It is a Gurung village which  magnificent views of Annapurna ranges, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu. Stay overnight at lodge. 

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

First part of your trek from Pothana to Deurali gradually ascends. From Deurali the trail descends to Bheri Kharka. From then on, the path is flat till Landruk. The trail from Landruk is a steep descend till Modi Khola. Now the trail ascends all the way up to Ghandruk village. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village from where you can enjoy the mountain view of Annapurna ranges and Fishtail (Machapuchhre). Stay overnight at lodge. 

Day 04: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul via Birethanti takes about four and half hours. 

You begin your trail following a gentle flat path passing through forests, rocks and terraces. After Kimche (1638m.) the trail descends through few settlements and terraces till Seuli Bazaar. Further 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 few lodges, shops and human settlements. You will walk for almost twenty minutes through leveled path up to Nayapul (New Bridge). Finally drive back to Pokhara from Nayapul which takes approximately one and a half hours. 

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

After breakfast early morning, drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu that takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you pass through Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and finally Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you will enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. Leaving Kurintar you head towards Thankot via Naubise. Thankot is the entry point to Kathmandu. If you choose to fly back to Kathmandu, it takes about 25 minutes. There are several flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara from morning to afternoon.

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.