Ghandruk- circuit-Trekking

Ghandruk Circuit Trekking

Code: THT109
07 Nights 08 Days

Description


Ghandruk circuit Trekking is located within the Annapurna region of Nepal simply needs no introduction. With its magnificent Himalayan ranges, colossal glaciers, emerald alpine lakes, and spectacular green lush forest. It is one of the most sought after trekking destination worldwide. Thankfully, Ghandruk circuit Trekking also the most versatile trekking in Annapurna region that offers trekkers with options ranging from all kinds of difficulty level.If you are someone who wants to be in close vicinity of the inspiring mountains, want to marvel at the astounding natural beauty of Annapurna region, but do not have the time or level of physical fitness to trek through highly off-beaten, and sometimes snow-laden routes, Ghandruk Circuit Trekking is the perfect choice for you. Ghandruk Circuit Trekking is suitable for Families, students, with all ranges of Travellers and all ages group, especially who looking for the short Trekking in Nepal.

The 8 days Ghandruk circuit Trek commences with a sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu valley. Once a prosperous medieval valley, Kathmandu is endowed with historical and cultural marvels that make the city the cultural capital of the nation as well. From Kathmandu, we will embark on a scenic 6-hour long bus ride to reach Pokhara, the Lake City of Nepal. At Pokhara, we can indulge in some laid-back activities like a visit to ancient caves and boating in serene Phewa Lake.

On the fourth day of your arrival, we will finally commence our trekking from Nayapul. From Nayapul, we will trek alongside the banks of choppy Modi River and trek through beautiful hamlets like Birethanti and Syali Bazaar. After trekking through winding hills and cobbled roads and passing the village of Kimche, we will reach Ghanduk village, one of the main focal point of the trek.

Ghandruk, which is known for its iconic Gurung civilization, a rich cultural people is also equally famous for the mind-blowing views of mountains like Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, and Himchuli. At Ghandruk, we will have the golden chance to experience the warm hospitality of the Gurung people, as we will stay in a traditionally-built tea house and indulge in yummy Gurung cuisine. On the following day, we will descend through the dense alpine forests, stone steps, and along the banks of Modi River once again to reach a small village of Landruk.

From there, as we trek down alongside terrace fields to reach Tolka, the distancing views of the western mountains will once again invigorate out energy. On the sixth day, we will trek down to a village called Kande and trek down to Pokhara. But first, we will on an hour-long uphill ascend to Deurali Hill, which once again offers fabulous views of mountain panorama including Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre. The trek journey comes to a full circle after we catch a bus to Pokhara from Kande village, where we can indulge in some much-deserved relaxation.

In this way, Ghandruk circuit Trekking proves to be a wholesome trekking experience that offers you everything the Annapurna region has to offer, minus the hassle and hard work of trekking in harsh terrains for a stretched period of time. Sounds too good to be true, but the eight-day long trek incorporates some of the main highlights of trekking in the region, such as experiencing a home-stay in Ghandruk village and a trek to Kande for other-worldly views of several mountains including some eight thousand peaks.

Trip Highlights

  • Nepal’s cultural rich Ghandruk village and biggest Gurung’s settlements in Nepal.
  • Incredible Ghandruk Circuit Trekking, Nepal’s most popular Trekking areas.
  • Within the world’s highest mountains in Annapurna southern area.
  • From low warm tropic to mid hills and over to high alpine terrains.
  • Into serene woodlands lined with beautiful rhododendron, pines and oaks trees.
  • Visiting traditional Gurung villages the home of legendary Gorkha.
  • An overwhelming everyday scenery of green hills and mountain panorama.

The trek is moderate as there will be no climbing with ropes and all. Most of the trails such as Mardi Himal Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek involve long paths that might need you to go up and downs. So, it might be difficult for some people with back and ankle problems. But, with proper guidance and enough break times, almost anyone can complete the trek.

The Poonhill trek’s elevation is 3,190 m while the elevation of Thorong-la pass is 5,416 m. Generally, people get the symptoms of altitude sickness once they pass the 3000m elevation. So, to avoid uncertain circumstances it is better to get a health checkup and get a doctor consultation before doing the Annapurna Region Trekking.

Yes, we have had many clients who have completed the ABC trek with their children. Our guides will make sure you and your children be well taken care of during the whole trekking adventure.

The weather in the Himalayas is uncertain. But during the spring and the Autumn seasons weather doesn’t fluctuate much. To be on the safe side, the time from September to December is probably the best time to do the Mardi Himal Trek and most other treks in the Annapurna Region. If you want clear skies during the trek then January-December is the answer. But then it can be really cold during that time. You are also not generally advised to go trekking during the monsoon season of June to Mid-September as there is heavy rainfall.

You might have heard of the typical term “Dal Bhat”, which is both fulfilling and healthy as well. Most of the foods you get are grown by local farmers. You might not have a lot of items on the Menus in the upper regions. You will get food items such as pasta, pancakes, bread, eggs, coffee, hot lemon, etc.

Traveling alone can sometimes be the best thing you can do for yourself. But, with our guide, you will be well taken care of during the trek. Our company keeps the safety of woman traveler at the top priority.

The altitude of the Tilicho Lake is 4,919 m.

It is not necessary to spend your night in tents as there are several tea houses along the trek. So, we will not be using tents during the trek unless you want to have that kind of experience. If you have then you should probably let us know beforehand.

Well, it depends pretty much on what trek you choose. Some treks involve a lot of difficult paths and routes so, it will be hard for you to carry heavy bags on your own. Hiring a porter can be beneficial as you can fully enjoy the trek without having a backache.

The mobile phone signal has reached most of the Annapurna Region. So, in case you miss someone from your home you can quickly check upon them. There are also many phone services like charging and recharge cards in almost every part of the Annapurna Region if you need it.

Unfortunately, there aren’t such facility of ATM. So, you need to use the service before and after the trekking at Pokhara.

Firstly, our guides will sort out the things for you. However, if there is an emergency then the evacuation through helicopter can be done. For this reason, travel insurance is really important for you as it will help to cover up the fees for the helicopter rescue.

You can easily get gears at Kathmandu. You can also rent the required gears easily so, you should not be worried much about forgetting the gears.

The guides you will be getting are all Nepalese. Each of our guides is experienced, knowledgeable, flexible and licensed. They are all highly experienced professionals and know how to care for our valuable guests.

You will be resting in tea houses and lodges. These hotels and lodges are small but comfortable. You will get pillows, sheets, mattresses but in case you need spare blankets, you can ask for it. Bringing your pillow would be a great idea though. And some of you might not be comfortable to sleep without a hot shower. For that, you can get a hot shower at a certain cost.

Itinerary

What is the trip about ?

Trip Standard Hotels / Lodge basis.
Trek Grade Moderate with High hills
Highest Spot 1,850 m at Gandruk village.
Trekking 02 nights 03 days (Pokhara to Pokhara).
Total Trip 07 nights 08 days Kathmandu-Kathmandu.
Season All season except mid June to August.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu received by Team Himalaya staff.

On arrival meet our TH staff for courtesy transfer to respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu at Thamel area, an interesting place for shopping and having meals in one of the many world class restaurants, pubs and bakery. Our guide will inform on details regarding the treks to Ghandruk Circuit Trekking .

Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.

Morning after breakfast at given time our city and cultural guide will guide you in and around Kathmandu at places of interest and importance, as Kathmandu Valley is full of World Heritage Sites the holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath (Little Tibet), Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing back to the hotel, preparation for the trip to Ghandruk Circuit trekking.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara 950m – 06 hrs journey.

With an option of driving or taking a flight, whatever your choice and interest a scenic drive takes about 6 hours to Pokhara, which is quite interesting on the Nepal’s main highway following the Trisuli river for a while and then heading west with views of Ganesh, Langtang Himal as it gets closer to Pokhara with Annapurna and Manaslu range of peaks. In Pokhara the haven for tourist a scenic place with mountains and lakes, here in Pokhara transfer to hotel by the lake Phewa (Fewa) for overnight.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul 1,100m and trek to Gandruk 1,850m.

A two hours drive away from Pokhara leading west, with fabulous views of Annapurna Himalaya ranging from A I, A II, A III and A IV with stunning Mt.Machhapuchare “Fish Tail” on reaching at Nayapul, begin the trek following Modi river for short distance to a nice village at Bhirethati and then following the Modi river upstream to Syali Bazaar, walk leads to a winding up hills with stone steps and passing the village of Kimche to reach at large hill village of Gandruk the gateway to many Annapurna treks and to Annapurna Sanctuary, here overnight in nice Gurung lodge with views of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and Machhapuchhre “Fish Tail” peak.

Day 05: Trek to Tolka 1,630 m – 04 hrs.

With lovely morning and views, starting with descend through dense alpine forest towards Gandruk in the forested area with couple of teashops and then on gradual trail with few short ups and down to reach Gandruk village, and then on a nice stone steps downhill to Modi River after crossing the bridge on the uphill uphill trail to Landruk village with great views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli at close distance, from here back to warm rice fields and terraces with pleasant walk for a while and then a short climb to a Tolka village for overnight stop.

Day 06: Trek to Kande 1,460m and drive to Pokhara.

With mountain views for breakfast, from here a winding nice walk for an hour and then a climb for 45 minutes to Deurali hill with super views of snowcapped mountains including Mt. Dhaulgiri and Annapurna mountain range, after Deurali on the downhill through nice woods to Potana a lovely spot with views of Annapurna and Manaslu, from this village Mt. Machhapuchhre looks magnificent, starting the last walk of this trip with an hour climb to Australian camp or Thulo Kharka with marvelous scenery of mountain panorama, from here an hour downhill to the road head at Kande village for the drive to Pokhara of an hour scenic journey reaching Pokhara check into fine hotel by the lake Phewa for overnight with afternoon at leisure.
(in Pokhara extension trips Paragliding, kayaking clinic, Ultra light flight, Zip Flyer on long cable wire or Bungy Jump called Touch the Lake)

Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.

From Pokhara a drive back to Kathmandu after 06 hours scenic journey reaching Kathmandu and people who wish to travel by air 30 minutes of panoramic flight to Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels.

Day 08: International departure homeward bound.

Last day in Nepal with wonderful memorable time in Nepal Himalaya around Annapurna with Team Himalaya and transfer to airport for the flight back home or to respective destinations.

Includes

  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airport.
  • Tourist star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and teahouses during the trek.
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and pokhara and all meals during trek. (BREAKFAST ,LUNCH AND DINNERS) .
  • Kathmandu To Pokhara  , pokhara to  kathmandu by tourist bus  and pokhara -nayapul ,kande – pokhara , kathmandu valley sightseeing by private vehicle as per group size .
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour guide with private vehicle.
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • All our government taxes ,vat ,tourist service charges.
  • An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English speaking guide and porter to carry luggage.(2 trekkers 1 porter)
  • Food, drinks ,accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment s, transportation and medicine all stuff.
  • Twins sharing comfortable and clean private rooms in trekking.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag by team Himalaya (which need to be returned after the trek).
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • Ghandruk circuit Trek  map .
  • Trip achievement  appreciation certificate
  • Official expense.
  • Travel and rescue arrangement

Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls ,laundry ,bar bills ,battery recharge ,extra porter ,bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu .
  • Travel and rescue insurance .
  • Kathmandu valley Sightseeing tour entrance fees .
  • Excess baggage charge
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early, late and early return from mountain(due to any reason )than the scheduled.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected)

Trip Map

FAQ


Ghandruk circuit Trekking is located within the Annapurna region of Nepal simply needs no introduction. With its magnificent Himalayan ranges, colossal glaciers, emerald alpine lakes, and spectacular green lush forest. It is one of the most sought after trekking destination worldwide. Thankfully, Ghandruk circuit Trekking also the most versatile trekking in Annapurna region that offers trekkers with options ranging from all kinds of difficulty level.If you are someone who wants to be in close vicinity of the inspiring mountains, want to marvel at the astounding natural beauty of Annapurna region, but do not have the time or level of physical fitness to trek through highly off-beaten, and sometimes snow-laden routes, Ghandruk Circuit Trekking is the perfect choice for you. Ghandruk Circuit Trekking is suitable for Families, students, with all ranges of Travellers and all ages group, especially who looking for the short Trekking in Nepal.

The 8 days Ghandruk circuit Trek commences with a sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu valley. Once a prosperous medieval valley, Kathmandu is endowed with historical and cultural marvels that make the city the cultural capital of the nation as well. From Kathmandu, we will embark on a scenic 6-hour long bus ride to reach Pokhara, the Lake City of Nepal. At Pokhara, we can indulge in some laid-back activities like a visit to ancient caves and boating in serene Phewa Lake.

On the fourth day of your arrival, we will finally commence our trekking from Nayapul. From Nayapul, we will trek alongside the banks of choppy Modi River and trek through beautiful hamlets like Birethanti and Syali Bazaar. After trekking through winding hills and cobbled roads and passing the village of Kimche, we will reach Ghanduk village, one of the main focal point of the trek.

Ghandruk, which is known for its iconic Gurung civilization, a rich cultural people is also equally famous for the mind-blowing views of mountains like Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, and Himchuli. At Ghandruk, we will have the golden chance to experience the warm hospitality of the Gurung people, as we will stay in a traditionally-built tea house and indulge in yummy Gurung cuisine. On the following day, we will descend through the dense alpine forests, stone steps, and along the banks of Modi River once again to reach a small village of Landruk.

From there, as we trek down alongside terrace fields to reach Tolka, the distancing views of the western mountains will once again invigorate out energy. On the sixth day, we will trek down to a village called Kande and trek down to Pokhara. But first, we will on an hour-long uphill ascend to Deurali Hill, which once again offers fabulous views of mountain panorama including Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre. The trek journey comes to a full circle after we catch a bus to Pokhara from Kande village, where we can indulge in some much-deserved relaxation.

In this way, Ghandruk circuit Trekking proves to be a wholesome trekking experience that offers you everything the Annapurna region has to offer, minus the hassle and hard work of trekking in harsh terrains for a stretched period of time. Sounds too good to be true, but the eight-day long trek incorporates some of the main highlights of trekking in the region, such as experiencing a home-stay in Ghandruk village and a trek to Kande for other-worldly views of several mountains including some eight thousand peaks.

Trip Highlights

  • Nepal’s cultural rich Ghandruk village and biggest Gurung’s settlements in Nepal.
  • Incredible Ghandruk Circuit Trekking, Nepal’s most popular Trekking areas.
  • Within the world’s highest mountains in Annapurna southern area.
  • From low warm tropic to mid hills and over to high alpine terrains.
  • Into serene woodlands lined with beautiful rhododendron, pines and oaks trees.
  • Visiting traditional Gurung villages the home of legendary Gorkha.
  • An overwhelming everyday scenery of green hills and mountain panorama.

The trek is moderate as there will be no climbing with ropes and all. Most of the trails such as Mardi Himal Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek involve long paths that might need you to go up and downs. So, it might be difficult for some people with back and ankle problems. But, with proper guidance and enough break times, almost anyone can complete the trek.

The Poonhill trek’s elevation is 3,190 m while the elevation of Thorong-la pass is 5,416 m. Generally, people get the symptoms of altitude sickness once they pass the 3000m elevation. So, to avoid uncertain circumstances it is better to get a health checkup and get a doctor consultation before doing the Annapurna Region Trekking.

Yes, we have had many clients who have completed the ABC trek with their children. Our guides will make sure you and your children be well taken care of during the whole trekking adventure.

The weather in the Himalayas is uncertain. But during the spring and the Autumn seasons weather doesn’t fluctuate much. To be on the safe side, the time from September to December is probably the best time to do the Mardi Himal Trek and most other treks in the Annapurna Region. If you want clear skies during the trek then January-December is the answer. But then it can be really cold during that time. You are also not generally advised to go trekking during the monsoon season of June to Mid-September as there is heavy rainfall.

You might have heard of the typical term “Dal Bhat”, which is both fulfilling and healthy as well. Most of the foods you get are grown by local farmers. You might not have a lot of items on the Menus in the upper regions. You will get food items such as pasta, pancakes, bread, eggs, coffee, hot lemon, etc.

Traveling alone can sometimes be the best thing you can do for yourself. But, with our guide, you will be well taken care of during the trek. Our company keeps the safety of woman traveler at the top priority.

The altitude of the Tilicho Lake is 4,919 m.

It is not necessary to spend your night in tents as there are several tea houses along the trek. So, we will not be using tents during the trek unless you want to have that kind of experience. If you have then you should probably let us know beforehand.

Well, it depends pretty much on what trek you choose. Some treks involve a lot of difficult paths and routes so, it will be hard for you to carry heavy bags on your own. Hiring a porter can be beneficial as you can fully enjoy the trek without having a backache.

The mobile phone signal has reached most of the Annapurna Region. So, in case you miss someone from your home you can quickly check upon them. There are also many phone services like charging and recharge cards in almost every part of the Annapurna Region if you need it.

Unfortunately, there aren’t such facility of ATM. So, you need to use the service before and after the trekking at Pokhara.

Firstly, our guides will sort out the things for you. However, if there is an emergency then the evacuation through helicopter can be done. For this reason, travel insurance is really important for you as it will help to cover up the fees for the helicopter rescue.

You can easily get gears at Kathmandu. You can also rent the required gears easily so, you should not be worried much about forgetting the gears.

The guides you will be getting are all Nepalese. Each of our guides is experienced, knowledgeable, flexible and licensed. They are all highly experienced professionals and know how to care for our valuable guests.

You will be resting in tea houses and lodges. These hotels and lodges are small but comfortable. You will get pillows, sheets, mattresses but in case you need spare blankets, you can ask for it. Bringing your pillow would be a great idea though. And some of you might not be comfortable to sleep without a hot shower. For that, you can get a hot shower at a certain cost.