Trekking Ghandruk In Seven Days

Trekking Ghandruk In Seven Days

Feb 21 . 2022
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A 4-day walk on one of the most popular portions of the Annapurna circuit is included in this Nepalese trip. Hike for spectacular vistas of snow-capped peaks such as Mount Fishtail and Annapurna South through the region's famous rhododendron forests. This is a guided walk that includes overnight stays in Gurung village teahouses or luxury lodges and is appropriate for all levels of trekkers, hikers, including novices, families, and senior age groups.

Highlights of The Seven Days Ghandruk Trek

  • Learn about Kathmandu's cultural and culinary treasures.
  • Hike through rhododendron, sandalwood, and pine forests to Gurung villages.
  • Spend your nights in one of the cosy teahouses along the trail.
  • Views of alpine lakes, farms, and mountains, notably Annapurna South, are highlighted.

Brief Itinerary Of The Seven Days Ghandruk Trek

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu(1,400m)

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu(1,400m) to Pokhara(1,400m) and the Trek to Pothana(1,860m)

Day 04: Trek from Pothana(1,860m) to Landruk(1,565m)

Day 05: Trek from Landruk(1,565m) to Ghandruk(2,012m)

Day 06: Trek from Ghandruk(2,012m) to Nayapul and then a flight from Pokhara(1,400m) to Kathmandu(1,400m)

Day 07: Leave Kathmandu(1,400m)

Descriptive Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu(1,400m)

The flight into Kathmandu Valley is breathtaking, with vistas of the Himalayas and the terraced valley level. One of our agents from the travel agency will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and take you to your accommodation.

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Caption: Kathmandu Valley

You will have time to tour the city depending on your arrival time. Popular tourist attractions are Kathmandu's Durbar Square and tiny lanes filled with small stores, ancient temples, and local restaurants. There's also Swayambhunath temple, where you can catch a glimpse of the sunset over the valley and the Himalayas to the north.

Thamel, Nepal's tourist centre in Kathmandu, is amongst the excellent place to start your lunch, with a selection of eateries that serves tourists both Western and indigenous Nepali cuisine. Then, if it's not too late, visit Asan Tole, the city's busiest bazaar, for an accurate display of spice, seafood, and vegetable stands that make for fantastic photo opportunities. Learn a few basic Nepali phrases and strike up a conversation with friendly people!

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu

In the early morning hours before the sun rises, when the city is slowly but surely waking up, Kathmandu has a distinct vibe. It's a great time for tourists to enjoy a stroll through the streets or unwind with a cup of chai while gazing out over one of the local courtyards or durbar squares.

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Caption: Kathmandu

Following breakfast, you have a variety of options for how to spend your day, considering the several notable landmarks in the Kathmandu Valley. You can either use today as a free day or arrange for a local English-speaking tour that is familiar with the city and can explain the history and significance of the sights.

Whatever you do with your day, you'll return to your Kathmandu hotel in the early evening to meet your specialist, who will go over the details of your trip, including what to expect and transportation logistics.

Later in the evening, go out to one of the city's famous restaurants for dinner, or have your specialist organize a home-cooked meal with a local family.

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu(1,400m) to Pokhara(1,400m) and the Trek to Pothana(1,860m)

You'll be picked up from your hotel/lodge and driven to the airport to catch your flight to Pokhara after an early breakfast. This city is located to the west of Kathmandu. Your specialist can assist you in securing a seat on the plane's right side for views of the Himalayas en route.

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Caption: Pothana

When you arrive, a jeep will be waiting to take you to Phedi, where the hike to Pothana begins. The trail ascends through rhododendron, oak, sandalwood, magnolia, and pine forests until you reach Dhampus town. This is an original Gurung village with spectacular views of the Annapurna mountains and famous peaks such as Lamjung Himal.

The trail continues ascending from Dhampus along a stone-paved road through more woodlands and mossy trees. When you get to Pothana, you'll find a variety of trekker amenities such as shops, teahouses, and cafés. Relax and take in the scenes of the breathtaking mountain views.

Day 04: Trek from Pothana(1,860m) to Landruk(1,565m)

You'll continue on a trail towards Landruk along the ridge to Deurali after breakfast in Pothana. You'll pass through rhododendron forests rich with unique birds, as well as welcoming Gurung settlements such as Tolka, Chandrakot, and Bheri Kharka. As you climb higher, keep an eye out for a tiny lake and spectacular mountain views, particularly the Annapurna South.

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Caption: Landruk

The trail then descends through more dispersed forests and traditional villages until you reach Landruk, where you'll spend the rest of the day.

Day 05: Trek from Landruk(1,565m) to Ghandruk(2,012m)

With breakfast in Landruk, savour the last minutes of your higher elevation views. The trek then begins with a sharp fall for approximately an hour to the Modi Khola (river), followed by a strong ascent for 2-3 hours via dispersed settlements to Ghandruk, with spectacular views of the Himalaya along the way.

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Caption: Ghandruk

You'll eventually arrive in Ghandruk, one of western Nepal's most populous Gurung settlements. You'll have enough time to enjoy the majestic scenery and snow-capped peaks of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Gangapurna, and Mount Annapurna once you arrive.

Visit the Annapurna Mountain Conservation Area Project (ACAP) headquarters if time allows. The ACAP is Nepal's first conservation area and the country's largest protected area. Over 1,000 kinds of blooming plants, animals, amphibians, and birds can be found in the area, which is rich in biodiversity. You can learn about tourist management (and its impact on the environment) and community-oriented activities.

Day 06: Trek from Ghandruk(2,012m) to Nayapul and then a flight from Pokhara(1,400m) to Kathmandu(1,400m)

Begin your sixth day with an early morning breakfast in Ghandruk, then trek to Nayapul through small towns and lovely rice fields. When you arrive, your private jeep shuttle will be ready to transport you back to Pokhara, where you will board your plane back to Kathmandu.

You have the remainder of the afternoon and evening to yourself. You can shop for souvenirs or walk, bike, or rickshaw around the capital's streets, seeing what you might have missed at the start of your journey.

Day 07: Leave Kathmandu(1,400m)

For the time being, Nepal must be said farewell. Have one final breakfast at a cafe in Kathmandu, have a city stroll, and/or do souvenir shopping. Our travel agency agent will meet you at your hotel and transport you to the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) for your return flight. It's always a brilliant idea to be at the airport at least a few hours before your trip.