Ghandruk Loop Trekking- 8 Days

The Ghandruk Loop  Trek, 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.

What can be better than celebrating your precious Christmas and New Year Holiday time with your Family, Friends, Loved ones at Annapurna Base Camp. Dates are available. 

 

Trip Highlights

 

  • 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 and stamina

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2 : Drive to Pokhara

Day 3 : Trek to Dhampus, 1650m 3 hours

Day 4 : Trek to Landruk, 1619m, 4 hours

Day 5 : Treks to Ghandruk, 2012m, 4-5 hour

Day 6 : Trek to Nayapul,1010m, 3hrs; drive to Pokhara

Day 7 : Pokhara to Kathmandu 6hrs by Road

Day 8 : Depart Kathmandu

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
03 March, 2019 10 March, 2019 US $490 Available
13 March, 2019 20 March, 2019 US $490 Available
22 March, 2019 29 March, 2019 US $490 Available
02 April, 2019 09 April, 2019 US $490 Available
11 April, 2019 18 April, 2019 US $490 Available
20 April, 2019 27 April, 2019 US $490 Guaranteed
01 May, 2019 08 May, 2019 US $490 Available
11 May, 2019 18 May, 2019 US $490 Available
19 May, 2019 26 May, 2019 US $490 Available
22 May, 2019 29 May, 2019 US $490 Available
07 September, 2019 14 September, 2019 US $490 Available
18 September, 2019 25 September, 2019 US $490 Available
27 September, 2019 04 October, 2019 US $490 Available
01 October, 2019 08 October, 2019 US $490 Guaranteed
15 October, 2019 22 October, 2019 US $490 Guaranteed
27 October, 2019 03 November, 2019 US $490 Available
05 November, 2019 12 November, 2019 US $490 Available
15 November, 2019 22 November, 2019 US $490 Available
27 November, 2019 04 December, 2019 US $490 Available

Cost Include(s)

  • 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, One night on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 3 nights (Full board meals with twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • 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.
  • 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 Tshirt.
  • 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 Kathamndu – Besi Sahar, Nayapul- Pokhara and Pokhara- Kathmandu.
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Exclude(s)

  • 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.

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. 

This is a 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.

Drinking Water

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.

Fitness/Health

If you have a reasonable level of fitness, this trek should be more than manageable. 

Travel Insurance

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.

 

Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 8 Days

Price : US $490 p/p

Trip Grade : Easy

Maximum Height:1800m

Minimum Height:900m

Minimum Group Size::2 Persons

Maximum Group size:12 Persons

Activities:Trekking, Sightseeing,Hiking

Transport By:Private Vehicles, Tourist Bus

Starting:Kathmandu

Ending:Kathmandu

Best Season:March- May and September- November

Permits:Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS permits

Hotel in Kathmandu:3 nights B&B plan (Bed & Breakfast)

Hotel in Pokhara:2 nights B&B plan (Bed & Breakfast)

Accommodation during Trek:local lodges 3 nights

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