This short trek provides a good introduction into trekking whilst also providing some wonderful close up views of both the sacred mountain Macchapuchre (Fishtail) and Annapurna South. Our destination is the beautiful and ornate village of Ghandruk, home to the Annapurna Conservation Area Project. Here you have a chance to visit the project to discover at first hand the conservation work being carried out. A refreshing three days allowing an insight into mountain life. Maximum altitude 2600 meters.
|Best season :||Sep – May|
|Trekking duration :||5 Days.|
|Trekking grade :||A (Easy)|
|Mx. altitude :||1,940 m.|
|Starting from :||Pokhara (drive to New bridge and start walking for the trek.\|
|Ending Point :||Pokhara via Phedi.|
|Culture :||Different communities with majority of Gurung, Magar and Poon.|
|Mode of Trekking :||Popular in Tea house style (Lodge trek). But the trek can be operated in both tea house and camping trek on request|
|Himalayan Sights :||Annapurna south, Machhapurchre (Fishtail), Hiuchuli , Gangapurna.|
|Highlight :||Very easy and short trek that offers a glimpse mountain with the beautiful village of Ghandurk and Gurung’s unique culture.|
Arrival In Kathmandu This is the first welcoming day that we meet upon arrival at the Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to Hotel. Short briefing will be followed about necessary formalities and rest of the program. Depending on your arrival time you will have choice of visiting nearby sanctuaries or rest of the time free for leisure come dinner await for you. Q/N in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu – Pokhara Today we drive to Pokhara (200km), approximately 7 hours away by tourist bus. We will see good scenery of countryside while driving. We will be arriving late afternoon at Pokhara around 2:00 o’clock. Pokhara is an enchanting Himalayan Valley of remarkable beauty. We can explore its scenic land on bicycle/on foot or as your own like boating in Fewa Lake over looking the region of Annapurna Himalayan ranges. In the evening prepare for the trek. Q/N.
Pokhara – Ghandruk (915m – 1940m) Leave Pokhara early in the morning by bus or taxi to New Bridge or to Phedi. From Phedi we take a path steeply up the hill to our right towards Dampus. Walking along this ridge gives fantastic views of Annapurnas, Manaslu. If we go to Birethati, we turn right after crossing the river (Modi) and aim to reach Ghandruk about 4-5 hours steep hill trial. Where there are good views of Machhapuchre (Fishtail) and Annapurna South for our rights stop in this pretty village.
Ghandruk (Explore the Ghandruk Village) Ghandrung, pronounced “ Ghandruk” by resendents, is one of the second largest Gurung villages in Nepal where the first one is “Sikesh” and Ghandruk is typical in many respects. Further more to the south of modern Ghandruk there is a beautiful traditional Gurung village ( Gairi Goun) with orderly rows of neat slate- roofed houses are clustered on the canyon wall amid a complicated network of terraces where wheat and barley are grown. I take my clients to this typical village to observe the life style of local people.
Ghandruk – Pothana We decent down to Modi Khola and start climb up to Landruk village, the trail pass thorough the paddy fields than again start climb up to Pothana via Deuarli.
Pothana – Pokhara Pothana is situated on the ridge of hill so the spectacular vies of Annapurna ranges, Fishtail and green valley can be viewed from Pothana. Most part of the trail to Pokhara from Pothana is one the ridge of hill and we walk into the forest from where the shining views of Himalayas can be observe. We decent down to Phedi through the village of Dhaupus than take our taxi to Pokhara.
Pokhara (Sightseeing day)
Pokhara – Kathmandu
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If you wish to cancel your trip for any reason the following scale of charges will apply:
Date of Cancellation Charge Incurred
2 months before departure Loss of deposit. (40% of Total Trip Cost TTC.)
29 days to 2 months before departure 50% of TTC.
10 to 28 days before departure 70% of TTC.
Less than 10 days before departure 100% of TTC.