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, Machhapuchure, 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. Gandruk 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.
Highlights of Ghandruk Loop Trekking
- enjoy incredible views of the Annapurna range
- experience Gurung culture
- easy Annapurna Trek
- typical Tea House Trek
- an ideal choice for those with limited time period
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- Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
- Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu, Two nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
- Accommodation in Pokhara, Three nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
- Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 4 days (Full board meals with twin-share rooms and beds)
- English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
- One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
- Porters: One porter for 2 Trekkers basis. (Max 25 KG per porter)
- Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
- Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
- Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
- Annapurna Foothill’s T-shirt.
- Energy Supplies (Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh Fruits on the Trek
- First aid medicine kit.
- Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
- All ground transfers Kathmandu –Pokhara
- All government and local taxes.
- Your Personal Travel Insurance.
- Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
- Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
- Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water, Boiled Water and beer).
- Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
- Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.
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Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group.
Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.
Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join.
Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates.
The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.
We have set dates for departure to the Amazing Ghandruk Loop Trekking. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin.
Ghandruk Loop Trekking is available and can be done throughout the year. So, if the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date.
We have listed the price up to 12 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 12 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.
Private Trips to Ghandruk Loop Trekking is possible on any date of the year. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones.
Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the trek. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking.
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The Best Time to Visit the Annapurna Region
The best seasons for trekking in the Annapurna region are spring (February to late April) and autumn (late September to late November). Winter trekking is also possible for Ghorepani, Poonhill, Ghandruk, Annapurna Base Camp, and Kali Gandki.
Tea Houses/Lodge Trek
Accommodation is included in the cost of your package. Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay.
In Kathmandu, our clients enjoy four nights in Hotel Holy Himalaya before and after heading into the remote regions.
During the trek, the nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses with plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. The family run lodges are a great place to get to know the Nepalese people. In Nepalese culture, a guest is equal to god, and surely this has become even more of a reality since the tourism industry has improved their meager opportunities to earn. You will be made very welcome!
Spending Money per Day
Although it depends on your spending habits, you should allocate US$ 10 - 15 per meal in Kathmandu. On the trek, your meals are included, but you may wish to purchase extras which are not included in your package, such as chocolate bars, Coca Cola or a beer. US$10 - 15 a day should be enough.
While trekking, it is important to keep hydrated; you should drink at least 3 liters of water each day. In the Annapurna Region there are Euro-guard filters, so all you need is your own water bottle and you can refill it easily. We suggest you bring a supply of water purification tablets in case Euro-guard water is not available. We request that you avoid using bottled mineral water, as the bottles are not easily disposed of.
If you have a reasonable level of fitness, this trek should be more than manageable.
It is strongly recommended to be sufficiently protected when you go into remote areas. You need specialized travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.
My girlfriend and I recently returned from two amazing weeks in Nepal, and the highlight was this four-day trek arranged by Annapurna Foothills Treks. I can’t say enough about the company and the people who run it. No question went unanswered and no need went unaddressed, from the moment we first contacted them by email (on short notice, no less!) to the moment we returned stateside.Ngima, the founder-managing director, was an incredible help early on in selecting an itinerary that fit our abbreviated timeframe, and then remained readily accessible throughout. (His reliably prompt email responses were a needed salve to the anxiety that can accompany a big trip like this.) He and our guide, Dawa, also met us at our hotel once we arrived in Kathmandu to introduce themselves prior to the trek and answer any remaining questions in person—a particularly nice touch that put me at ease. (An even nicer one: Ngima and his wife had us over for dinner once we returned to the city!)Dawa was likewise incredible. He was knowledgeable (about the mountains, but also Nepali history and cultures), always considerate, unwaveringly cheerful, and genuinely nice. We had never hiked with a guide before this and, as two generally shy people, were a little unsure of what it would be like to spend so much time with a complete stranger—but those concerns quickly fell away after meeting Dawa. He struck the perfect balance between giving us our own space and yet still always looking out for our safety and comfort. Our time in the mountains would have gone considerably less smooth—and been significantly less fun—if we had gone it alone.The rates were more than fair (and there were no unexpected charges/etc at any point). The chosen accommodations were great. The food at the teahouses was delicious. The mountain scenery was stunning. And to top it all off, the transportation that was arranged for us—cars from Kathmandu to the start of the trek, from the end of it to Pokhara, and from Pokhara back to Kathmandu—was all top-notch. The roads in Nepal can be exciting to say the least, but all of the drivers were professional and safe, and their cars were clean, well maintained, and air-conditioned. We’ve been back for less than a week and we’re already talking about a return trip to do a longer trek. If we do, we will definitely go through Annapurna Foothills Treks again.