This is a beautiful Shortest Trekking you can do in Annapurna region. The trail takes you through beautiful valleys, dense mossy forests and icy waterfalls. One can view majestic Himalayas around every corner in the trek. No doubt, the trek also offers a unique experience to every visitor which cherish in the Rest of their live.
The region is dominated by the Gurungs and Magars. Dense Rhododendron Forests, Varities of bird species, deep sub-tropical Valleys, Traditional villages, age-old Tradition and Culture, Hospitable People, Ever-Smiling faces of the people, Majestic Mountain Views are some of the major attractions of this Trek.
Ghandruk Trekking Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, (1350m)
When you arrive in Kathmandu, you will be collected from the airport and transported to your hotel.If you arrive early in the day, you can explore the city, rest in your hotel.
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (915m): 7 hours
Pokhara is a lovely lakeside town that has an ideal climate and is the launching point for trekking in Annapurna.It has a slow and relaxed atmosphere, an abundance of tourist shops selling artisan products and trekking equipment, and many delightful restaurants and cafes.
We will arrive in Pokhara around mid-afternoon.You will have the option to go boating on the lake, take a yoga, or just relax and explore the town.
Day 03: Trekking from Nayapul to Ghandruk (1940m): 6 hours
From Pokhara we drive for 1.5 hours to Nayapul along a route that will give us our first glimpse of beautiful Nepalese countryside. We trek through terraced fields to Birethanti (1025m) and then continue up the trail to Ghandruk. On route will we be rewarded by a beautiful landscape and breath-taking panoramic views of the Annapurna Mountain Range including the mountains of Lamjung Himal and Manaslu.
Ghandruk is the second largest Gurung village in Nepal and is interesting due to its Gurung arhitectural designs. Gandruk is also a major recruitment ground for the famously fierce and brave Gurka's who form part of the British Army.
Ghandruk is a picturesque village and with the Himalayan Mountain Ranges prominently in the distance, Ghanruk has an awe inspiring feel and captures the essence of the Himalayas.
Day 04: Ghandruk trekking to Pothana 5.5 hours
Leaving Ghandruk we use a suspension bridge to cross the river and follow the trail to the Modi Khola valley. The trail then continues to the villages of Tolkha and Deorali before passing through an oak forest and arriving in Pothana.
This long day of trekking will be rewarded with stunning views of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Fishtail (6997m), Annapurna III (7755m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m) and the Lamjung Himal (6930m).
Day 05: Pothana trekking Phedi drive to Pokhara: 3 hours
On our last day of trekking the trail gently descends and we will trek through a rhododendron forest and arrive at Dhampus. After a break we will descend through fields and forest to Phedi and then drive for 45 minutes to Pokhara.
Day 06: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 7 hours
We travel back to Kathmandu in the same way that we came. The afternoon is free for you to relax and explore the city, buy souvenirs from many artisan shops, visit the attractions, or indulge in the tasty cuisines served up by Kathmandu's many cafes and restaurants.
Day 07: Free day and fly home
-Three times meal (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner while in trekking)
-Guide/porters salaries, their's food and accommodation/Insurance
-Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) Permit
-Ground transport (pick up and drop airport)
- 2nights hotel at kathmandu and 2nights hotel at pokhara with B/B plan and basic lodge during trek
-International flight and visas charge.
-Food while in Kathmandu/pokhara
- Kathmandu-Pokhara Domestic flight
-personal equipment ( jacket, sleeping bag)
-Personal members insurance (we suggested, you should do insurance your country)
-Rescue operation or emergency evacuation
-Soft / hard drinks as like mineral water, cold drink, alcohol boiled water and showers etc.
-Tips for staffs