Ghandruk Moderate Trekking by The Great Adventure Treks is one of the most beautiful ways to get a feel of trekking in the Annapurna region. Lying in the lower elevations of the Annapurna region, it gives you glimpses into the culture of this region and some wonderful views of the mountains.
This trek starts after an exploration of two of the most popular valleys in Nepal- Pokhara, and Kathmandu. From here, you will trek two awesome villages in the Annapurna region- Ghandruk and Landruk. These Guring villages give you a glimpse into the Gurung culture of this region.
Not only are these villages great places to stay due to the amazing hospitality of the people but these are also splendidly set up against the backdrop of amazing mountain views. Another such place in this trek is Thulo Kharka.
After an exploration of these villages, you will trek back to Kande before taking a pleasant drive to Pokhara and finally to Kathmandu.
During this trek, you will get wonderful views of the surrounding mountains like Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri range, and Lamjung range. The trekking trail leads you towards dense rhododendrons and magnolia forests passing through rainforest and gorge between the massive green hill.
Picturesque scenery, paddy fields to the high mid-hills alpine area, constant views of towering mountains, lush forest of rhododendrons, and traditional villages make Ghandruk Moderate Trekking by The Great Adventure Treks one of the most pleasant in the Annapurna region.
Ghandruk Moderate Trek Highlights
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour in Kathmandu
- Explore the wonderful city of Pokhara.
- Trek to picturesque villages like Ghandruk, Landruk, and Thulo Kharka.
- Learn Gurung culture along the way.
- An easy and short trip in the Annapurna region.
- Delightful views of the mountains range like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Lamjung.
Ghandruk Moderate Trek Difficulty
Although the name of this trek suggests that this is a moderate trek, Ghandruk Moderate Trek is one of the easiest treks in the Annapurna Region.
Although this trek is 9 days in total, you will only trek for 4 days. You will spend the rest of your days exploring Kathmandu and Pokhara or driving to and from these cities.
The highest altitude in this trek is also merely 2230 meters in Thulo Kharka. The altitude gains are also quite mild in this trek. All of these factors make the Ghandruk Moderate Trek one of the easiest treks in the Annapurna region.
Ghandruk Trekking Map
Day 01: On Arrival in Kathmandu meet our staff and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (820m) (6-7 hrs) journey
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to (Gandruk 1940m) (4-5 hrs)
Day 05: Trek to Landruk (1565m). (3-4 hrs)
Day 06: Trek to Thulo – Kharka / Australian Camp (2230m) (5-6 hrs)
Day 07: Trek to Kande & drive to Pokhara (1hr walk and 1 hr drive)
Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 09: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.