Ghandruk is a village in Nepal’s Annapurna region, in the Modi Khola Valley, which offers good views of Annapurna I, the 10th highest mountain in the world. The village stands at just 2,000 m (6,562 ft), so you don’t need to trek at altitude to see snow-dusted Himalayan peaks.
In addition to giving you a glimpse of daily life in Nepal’s mountains, visiting Ghandruk also allows you to learn about the Gurung people, who live in the region of the mountains. During a leisurely couple of days, you can drink tea and wander among prayer flags strung along the streets, taking in the lively atmosphere.
Also, the views from the top are even better if you take one of the many day walks available from here. You can also explore the village’s links to the Gurkhas, which have a long and storied history in the British Army.
Sikles Village can be the alternative option for the Home Stays in Nepal if you don’t have enough time to visit the Ghandruk.
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Why to Visit Ghandruk Village?
Among the Annapurna region’s cultural attractions, Ghandruk village in Nepal is becoming increasingly popular. The village boasts breathtaking Himalayan beauty as well as a rich cultural heritage. Discover the wonderful village lifestyle, culture, and traditions of this beautiful village in the Annapurna region of Nepal.
Ghandruk Village Tour Highlights
- The Annapurna mountain range and Machhapuchhre are visible from the village of Ghandruk
- Traditional Gurung houses, Gurung museum, and Gurung culture
- Performance by Aama Samuha of Gurung culture
- Canvas stretching of the lake with the eye
- Forest of Rhododendrons
- An early morning sunrise view
- Food grown locally in organic conditions
- Visit the Gurung Museum in the local area
9 Days Ghandruk Trek Package for International Tourist
Greetings! Visit Everest Nepal would be glad to welcome you if you’re planning a trip to Nepal soon and considering a trek to Ghandruk.
We will go over the costs, the itinerary, and what we include and exclude in this package for the Ghandruk Trek.
Ghandruk Trek Cost for Foreign Guest
It costs an Individual USD 790 for Ghandruk Trek.
9 Days Ghandruk Trek Itinerary
- Day 01: In Kathmandu (1,350 m), you will be picked up by our tour guide and transferred to your hotel.
- Day 02: An UNESCO World Heritage Site tour and a pre-trip meeting.
- Day 03: Travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827 m), 200 km, 6-7 hours.
- Day 04: The drive to Nayapul (1050 m) takes 1 hour, and the trek to Ghandruk (1,950 m) takes 6 hours.
- Day 05: The Ghandruk Village can be explored, a museum and a handicrafts center can be visited.
- Day 06: A six-hour trek from Ghandruk takes you back to Nayapul, followed by a one-hour drive back to Pokhara.
- Day 07: After lunch, go sightseeing in Sarangkot.
- Day 08: Kathmandu is about 6-7 hours’ drive from Pokhara.
- Day 09: Leaving for the international airport
- Private tourist vehicles for airport pick-ups and drop-offs
- Staying in 2-3 star hotels with breakfast for 3 nights in Kathmandu and 3 nights in Pokhara
- Private tourist vehicles for sight-seeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- A city tour guide who holds a government license
- Tour bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu
- During the trek, we will be provided with full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
- During the trek, accommodation will be provided in lodges or guest houses
- Trekking guide with experience in English
- TIMS card and entry permit for the Annapurna Conservation Area
- Accommodations, wages, medical insurance, and food for the employees
- An evening of Nepalese culture and cuisine at the farewell dinner
- VAT, service charge, and government tax
- Kathmandu and Pokhara lunches and dinners
- Site entrance fees and other fees at heritage sites
- Fees for Nepal entry visas
- Insurance for your travels
- Charges such as phone bills, laundry, and hot and cold drinks are personal expenses.
- Equipment for Personal Trekking
- Evacuation and rescue in an emergency
- Staff and driver tips for trekking/tours
- Costs not included in the cost include section
2 Days Ghandruk Trek Package for Nepali/Internal Tourist
Namaste, Are you planning to visit Ghandruk Village? The best mode of transportation to visit Ghandruk Village is by foot. Yeah, You heard it Right. Trekking to Ghandruk Village is highly recommended.
You Don’t have much time. Don’t Worry, We have prepared a special package for you to visit Ghandruk in 2 days by trekking. Nevertheless, We would like to let you know that We will cover about two-third of Kathmandu to Ghandruk distance by Transportation and the remaining by trekking.
Ghandruk Trek Cost for Nepali
It costs an Individual NRs. 4,0000 for Ghandruk Trek.
2 Days Ghandruk Trek Itinerary
Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara to Ghandruk
The first day will consist of driving early from Kathmandu after breakfast. We drove to Pokhara in about five hours. Our first day was spent in Pokhara – having lunch and exploring the city. Then, we head to Ghandruk, our final destination. In Ghandruk, campfire mode is always on – it’s an amazing thing to witness. We stay in Ghandruk.
Day 2: Ghandruk to Pokhara to Kathmandu
Our second day begins with our exploration of Ghandruk. We’ll explore the museums, enjoy the morning views, and go for a forest walk before heading over to Pokhara. You’ll capture amazing memories while we’re there.
- Hotel Gurung Cottage of tourist standard in Ghandruk
- Accommodation of Kathmandu- Pokhara Lakeside -Ghandruk
- By Scorpio or minibus, Pokhara-Kathmandu
- Breakfast, Lunch and, Dinner for 2 Days
- Insurance for travel
- Services related to extra transportation
- Gratuities and tips
- Fee for entrance
Best time to visit Ghandruk
In addition to clear skies, temperate, comfortable days are the best times to trek to Ghandruk in October and November. After the long Nepalese winter, it’s in April and early May that days begin to lengthen again. Although there are some rain showers in Nepal, the hillsides are filled with blowsy rhododendrons.
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Nepal’s Ghandruk Village is famous for its scenic beauty, view of mountain ranges from the village, and is a popular tourist attraction.
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