Package Name: Ghandruk Trek
Highest altitude: 8091 meters
Activities: Walking and sightseeing
Culture: Gurung and Magar.
Accommodation: Hotel, lodge and camping
Transport: Bus/private car/ helicopter
Best Season: Spring and Autumn
Attraction: Spectacular mountain scenery, unique culture with nepali life style, culture and tradition of the villagers.
Duration: 8 days
Ghandruk is a mountain village which is located in the Modi Khola Valley towards north of Pokhara. It is a charming village inhabited by the ethnic Gurung and Magar community which offers the spectacular mountain scenery as well as the rich and unique culture. It still retains the age-old animistic and Shamanism (Jhankri) practices woven in their daily life. In this village you see the combined practice of the modern Tibetan Buddhism and ancient ‘Bon Po’ religion. This village is the centre for the recruitment of the British soldiers. Gurungs are famous as the Gorkha Soldier in the British army. In this tour you can explore the unique Gurung culture and their lifestyle. There you see headquarter of the Annapurna conservation area project. Here you also visit the Traditional Gurung Museum which displays the local traditional clothes and equipment used by the Gurung people. Ghandruk Tour offers the amazing view of the snow clad mountains like Annapurna (8091m.), Annapurna south (7273m.), Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri (6940m.), Machhapuchhre (7059m.), Hiunchuli Peak and many more. During the ghandruk Tour you walk through the river valleys, forest of rhododendron, ethnic villages, and bamboo bushes with the great views of the Annapurna.
Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Hiuchiuli etc which gives you the unforgettable experience. During the Ghandruk village tour you stay at home of the one of the villagers which gives chance to immerse yourself in the peaceful life of Nepali countryside and watch and get insight into the life style, culture and tradition of the villagers very. You will also enjoy the cultural performance of the local Gurung and Magar community.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive-6 hours/Flight- 25 minute from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and Trek to Ghandruk- 6hrs
Day 05: Trek from Ghandruk to Dhampus- 5hrs
Day 06: Trek from Dhampus to Phedi and Drive to Pokhara-5hrs
Day 07: Flight/Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 08: Departure to homeward