About Ghandruk Loop Trekking
Ghandruk Loop Trekking, though considered the easiest trek, offers superb mountain scenery. This trek doesn’t go very high, distances can be covered at a relaxed pace. It is a good Family Trek that even the younger children will enjoy. Each day you will be surrounded by nature, amazing mountain scenery and the traditional lifestyle of the mountain people. The Ghandruk Loop Trek begins from Pokhara. The first night is spent in the hilltop village of Dhampus, From Dhampus Hill, you will come face to face with spectacular views of the surrounding Himalayan maintain range, as well as some breathtaking sunrises and sunsets as well.
In addition to being a stunning mountain viewpoint, Dhampus is also an ethnic Gurung village, and this trip will give you an opportunity to observe the daily lives of villagers. From this vantage point we can see Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna South, 7195m, Annapurna I, 7647m and Annapurna IV, 7525m. You can also look down on the Pokhara Valley and its beautiful city.
We hike through terraced hillsides and typical Gurung villages with charming slate-roofed houses. The Gurungs are the predominant ethnic community in this area. They have earned world recognition as fearless and loyal Gurkha soldiers in the British and Indian armies. There are more amazing views of the snowcapped mountains from Pothana, 1990m, a small village on the path to Annapurna Base Camp.
The trail to Landruk, 1619m, leads through beautiful rhododendron and bamboo forests. From Landruk we can look across the valley to Ghandruk, 2012m, our next destination. Ghandruk is approximately 400m higher than Landruk, with a river in between which gives us an idea of what is ahead: a quick descent to the Kimlong Khola (river), over a bridge and then a pretty grueling climb up a steep stone stairway to Ghandruk. The final day descends to Nayapul where the vehicle will meet us to take us back to Pokhara.
This Trip can be enjoyed all year around. The departure dates depending upon the time and flexibility of the guests. Suggested as a Family Hiking Trip in Nepal. Please get in touch for further details.