Ghandruk Circuit Trek-10 days
Ghandruk Circuit Trek is an astounding hiking into the lap of alluring Machhapuchhre( Fishtail) experiencing the biggest classical Gurung village in Nepal. Gurung are one of the ethnic people of Nepal rich in culture and civilization. Ghandruk Circuti Trek is considerably popular among both internal and international tourists. In the peak season ( Sept- Nov) thousands of trekkers flock on Ghandruk Circuit Trekking trail and enjoy the mesmerizing sunrise and mountain views.
Ghandruk Circuit Trek connects us with different popular viewpoints and picturesque traditional settlements include Dhampus, Tolka, Pothana, Landruk and Ghandruk. These villages are very popular for picturesque country settlement and friendly people as well as magnificent mountain views. Machhapuchhre, Annapurna massif, Gangapurna, Himchuli, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu are dominant views of Ghandruk Circuit Trek.
Ghandruk Circuit trek begins from Phedi or Ghattekulo or alternatively begins from Kande and to Asutralian Camp and ends at Nayapool. From Dhampus or Asutralian Camp, we trek via lush rhododendron and natural creeks befriending with friendly ethnic people which finally takes us to mesmerizing traditional Gurung villages include Landruk and Ghandruk. Ghandruk has a few special attractions like Gurung Cultural Museum, German Bakery and a show about Annapurna Conservation Area, the biggest conservation area in the world.
Highlights- Ghandruk Circuit Trekking
- Alluring and serene Pokhara Valley and its natural blessings: lakes, caves and fall
- Ghandruk, Landruk, Dhampus, Pothana, Tolka: traditional settlements and some of the most popular viewpoints in Annapurna Region trekking in Nepal
- Breathtaking Mountain peaks and stunning sunrise from Landruk and Ghandruk include Annapurna Massif and beautiful Machhapuchhre
- Traditional lifestyle and friendly people
- Annapurna Conservation Area, the biggest conservation area in the world and its flora and fauna
- Natural water falls, creeks, flowering rhododendron, winding rivers, picturesque settlements
We will offer three star accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara. If you want to upgrade the accommodation, you have to pay some extra. Mountain accommodation during the trekking days will be very ordinary and basic. All accommodation will be on twin sharing basis. For Single supplementary, one has to pay extra. We spend the night at lodges and guesthouses. We occasionally get attached bathrooms. eNepaltour Pvt. Ltd. tries its best to book the A grade accommodation in the mountain prior to the trekking unlike other populated regions.
We provide only breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara and during the trekking days. In the trekking days, you pick up the item mentioned in the menu at the lodge or guesthouse and you will enjoy it. Sometimes, in a big group, you may have buffet service too. This takes place especially in peak season (Sept-Nov). Breakfast will be provided at the guesthouse where we spent the night, lunch somewhere in the middle of the next destination and dinner at the guesthouse where we stay tonight. We offer you typical organic Nepali cushion which are really amazing. One item of meal costs between3-9 USD in this trekking route.
Best Time to Travel
Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and spring (March to May) are the best time for Trekking. The weather is delightful and pleasant during autumn. The mountain views are astonishing.
The hills are wrapped with beautiful flowering rhododendron during spring. Mjaority of the trekkers find spring best time for Ghandruk Circuit Trek since they love to see flowering rhododendron.
Winter( Dec-Feb) will be very harsh due to cold and cloudy weather which hide the mountain peaks.
Summer will be too hot for some trekkers. Heavy rainfall occurs and disturbs the transportation and even walk in the mountain.
Physical Condition and Experience
Those who can walk 4-5 hours in the mountain can do this trek. Ghandruk Circuit Trekking is an easy trek in Annapurna Region Trekking in Nepal . Regular exercise, jogging and short hiking enhance your stamina and confidence. No prior trekking experience and technical skills are required for Ghandruk Circuit Trekking. These prior skills will be an asset for it.
Getting to the trailhead and Away
We drive of fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It is short 25 minutes flight. But if you choose to drive, it takes 8-9 hours. Again from Pokhrara, we drive 1.30 hrs to Phedi or Ghattekulo. Phedi or Ghattekulo is the beginning point of Ghandruk Circuit Trekking. We again end our Ghandruk Circuit trekking at Nayapool and drive back to Pokhara. We either choose to fly or drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
Threats and Safety
We do not really face such terrible threats during this trekking. There is no any slippery trail. We do not face any glaciers and avalanches in Ghandruk Circuit Trekking. We will celebrate beautiful and pleasant walk in the lap of mountains. The Ghandruk Circuit Trek elevation ranges from 1300 – 900- 1940m
There is no any cases that the trekkers suffered from altitude sickness or some dizziness in Ghandruk Circuit Trek. We may have some dizziness. It may be because dehydration and lack of stamina. Report it to you trekking leader or guide if you have any health inconveniences. Drink plenty of hot drinks and do not smoke in the higher elevation. Have balanced diet and have sound sleep.
Note: If you have serious health problem, please consult doctor or inform us before departure to the trailhead.
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We need the following permits for Ghandruk Circuit Trek. These are:
- ACAP permit fee for foreigners: 3000 NPR (Approx. US $30)
- ACAP entry permit fee for SAARC nationals: 200 NPR
- TIMS card: 1,000 NPR (Approx. US $10)
- We do not need any special area entry permit for Ghandruk Circuit Trek.
Day 01 - Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
Arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport [Kathmandu] and transfer to your hotel at kathmandu stay overnight. 1Our representative will receive you at the airport and trasafer to the hotel. After you get refressed, we have a short orientation meeting introducing guide, porter and the description about the trip. We also prepare the necessary equipment. Be with 3 passport size photographs, passport and travel insurance. we have a welcome dinner this evening.
Day 02 - Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Preparation for the Trek
We begin our valley sightseeing after breakfast at around 8. This is a guided sightseeing. We have a van or car and a professional city guide.Our visit is to UNESCO World Heritage sites located withn the valley like Pashupatinath, Swyombbunath, Bouddhanath, Patan etc. We have lunch during our tour. After lunch we still continue our city tour and we end today's tour at around 4. In the evening, we can get the equipments that we require during the trek.
Day 03 : Fly or drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
If we choose to fly, it is 30 minutes scenic flight or if we choose to drive, it takes 7-8 hours. The road is , indeed not good enough, Sometimes, we have heavy traffic in narrow road. If we arrive early in Pokhara, we can do some sightseeing and other activities. Overnight in hotel in Pokhara.
Day 04 : Drive to Phedi and Trek to Dhampus ( 1750m) 1 hour drive and 2 hrs trek
We begin our drive after breakfast from Pokhara. We get Ghattekulo or Phedi within an hour. We meet all our trekking crew and begin hiking all the way up to Dhampus. We have a pleasant walk seeing awe-inspiring landscapes and traditional settlements. We are very happy to arrivae at Dhampus because Dhampus offers us magnificent Machhapuchhre and other alluring peaks. Overnight at guesthouse at Dhampus.
Day 5: Trek to Landruk (1565m)
We begin our trek after breakfast. We leave Dhampus and trek via lush rhododendron till we get Pothana. From Pothana, we follow the road till we get Landruk. It is beautiful walk via deep forest till we get Tolkha. Tolkha and Pothana are the beautiful settlements before arriving at Landruk. Landruk is a beautiful Gurung village located at the lap of Annapurna Himalayas. Overnight at Landruk.
Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk (1940m)
We first have descent till we get the suspension bridge and we have an ascent till we get to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the largest traditional village in Nepal located in the lap of Annapurna Himalayas. Traditional Gurung settlements, their hospitality and culture, fresh and organic foods, German Bakery and the show about Annapurna Conservation Area are the major attractions of Ghandruk. At the same time, we witness magnificent Machhapuchhre and Annapurna massif. Overnight at Ghandruk.
Day 07 : Trek to Nayapool and drive back to Pokhara
We first trek to Nayapool descending to the river. We follow the river and finally get to Nayapool. The bus or the private vehicle will be waiting for us. We catch the vehicle and drive back to Pokhara. We will relax in the evening exploring Pokhara and Lakeside. We go to enjoy the dinner to the restaurant of our choice. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 08 : Day 09 - Fly or Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu Duration: (7/8 Hours- drive) ( 30 mins, flight)
We either drive or fly from Pokhara ro Kathmandu today. If we choose to fly, it is 30 minutes scenic flight or if we choose to drive, it takes 7-8 hours. The road is , indeed not good enough, Sometimes, we have heavy traffic in narrow road. If we arrive early in Kathmandu, we can do some sightseeing and other activities like shopping. We have a farewell dinner this evening.
Day 09: Farewell/ Tour ends
According to your international flight schedule, we drop you at the 2 hours earlier so that you will be able to catch up your scheduled flight. This is the day to say good bye to you but it doesn’t mean that you won’t come back to Nepal again.
Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days
Trip Grade: Easy
Destination: Nepal, Asia
Group Size: 1- 14 pax
Arrival On: Kathmandu
Departure From: Kathmandu
Best Season: March-April/ Sept-Nov