Days: 9 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
Ghandruk Loop Trek is a famous short trek in the Annapurna area. It is a rather easy and peaceful trek. Ghandruk Loop Trekking is perfect and nice for children with their parents. It is famous for its culture, geographical diversity and spectacular views of mountains, stone built villages and Rhododendron flowers in the spring season. We can see various high mountains such as Annapurna South 7219m, Machhapuchre 6993m, Hiun Chuli 6441m, Annapurna III 7555m and Gandarba chuli 6248m etc.
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Fact of the Ghandruk Loop Trek
Trip Region: Annapurna Region
Types of Trip: Trekking
Duration: 9 Days
Highest Elevation: 2170m
Mode of Trip: Lodge or Tea-house
Average Walking: 4-5 hours in a day
Trip Start/End: Kathmandu
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and normal tea-houses/lodges during the trek
Best Season: Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) and Spring (March-April-May)
Transportation by: Domestic Flight and Private Vehicle
Culture Experience: Majority of Gurung
Major Himalayan Sights: Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) 6993m, Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna South 7219m, Hiun Chuli 6441m, Mardi Himal 5553m, Annapurna III 7555m
Highlights of the Trip: Exploring the Kathmandu city and its heritage sites, Panoramic and closed views of Annapurna massif, explore in the valley, unobstructed sunrise and sunset view, pictureaque villages, experiencing with life style and culture of Gurung people who is very famous for Gorkha arm, walking in the narrow and stone paved trail, ancient Monastery, old tradition Gurung Museum, waterfalls, scenic mountain flight to and from Pokhara, explore lake city of Pokhara, walking through dense Rhododendron forest and even more beautiful in Spring and hot spring.
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Ghandruk Loop Trek Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and you will be met at the airport by our representative who will be waiting with a Swiss Family Treks sign outside the terminal and transfer to Hotel by private car. Welcome drink and after you settle into the hotel there will be a group briefing with your tour leader. He will discuss the trek details and co-ordinate any last minute arrangements. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private van.
After brekafast in the hotel, Drive to Swayambhunath Stupa which is very close form the centre of Kathmandu. It takes some minutes to be there. This Temple is also known as Monkey Temple which is considered to be self made Stupa. Then visit to Boudhanath Stupa: the biggest stupa in Nepal and one of the bigger stupa in the world. You can basically experience Tibetan Buddhism, culture and way of life in Boudhanath Area. Boudhanath area is the authentic place to buy Tibetan stuffs. Again you will be visit Pashupatinath Temple and it is one of the most sacred temples in the entire Hindu world. It is a sacred place where Hindus come to die and to be cremated. The temple of Pashupatinath is a large double roofed, gilt pagoda, decorated with brass, the gateway is plated with silver. There are images of Shiva along with other statues, shrines and temples dedicated to other deities in the complex. A circuit of the Pashupati area takes visitors past a sixth-century statue of the Buddha, an eight-century statue of Brahma the creator and numerous other temples. There are rows of Shiva shrines and Hindu pilgrims from all over south Asia offering ceremonies to worship Shiva, the Lord of Destruction. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m by flight and drive from Pokhara to Kimche via Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk 1940m (2/3 hours).
In the morning flight with scenic mountain views including Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna Massif and once reach the Pokhara, drive 2 and half hour by private car/jeep to Kimche via Nayapul and begin your trek from Kimche with gently climbing many many stone steps till you reach the large Ghandruk village (2h). You have a very good view of Fish Tail, Annapurna South and other smaller snow peaks. In the evening time you should go with your guide to visit the monastery and the old Gurung museum. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 4: Trek from Ghandruk to Chhumrong 2170m (4/5 hours).
Morning after breakfast with the spectacular views of Annapurna South, Hiun Chuli, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre, The you will walk through the village for a while and leave the village passing several water mills to the small stream which takes just 30 minutes. Then you will gently climb on stonestaircase until reaching Kimrung Danda from where you still can be seen all the mountain very closely. It takes about 45 minutes to reach then. Now you will climb down to Kimrung Khola through the forest of oak and firs for an hour. You will cross the suspension bridge and start steep climbing up to the ridge which takes about 1 and half hour. Then after you walk on the level trail to Chhumrong and it takes about an hour. The views of mountain will be very closed from this large settlement of Gurung people. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 5: Trek from Chhumrong to Landruk 1565m (5/6 hours).
In the morning after breakfast, you'll leave this unique village. The trail descents steeply to Jhinu Danda about 1 and half hours. This place also known as Hot Spring due to it has small natural hot spring just down to the river which takes about 25 minutes walk down where you can take natural hot bathe in the ponds and back. Then after you will again steep walk down to the small stream and gntly walk through the bushes of nettle until reaching at New Bridge which takes about an hour. You will make your lunch break here. After lunch, you will walk for a while and cross above the Modi Khola and walk along the Modi Khola passing small water fall and several hanging bridge. until reaching Landruk Village. It takes about 1 and half hour. During the walk you can see hanging bee hives in the Rock walls. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 6: Trek from Landruk to Dhampus 1650m (5/6 hours).
The trail ascends gradually up until Tolka and you will climb the steep slope and zigzag up through the forests until you reach Deurali village. It takes about 3 hours, you have lunch there. After lunch, you descend the gentle ridge to Pothana. You keep descending the stone stepped path and you will reach in Dhampus village after 2 hours. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 7: Trek from Dampus to Phedi and drive back to Pokhara 820m (2/3 hours).
Today, you will get back to the Pokhara valley, descending the stone steps again. Finnaly you will arrive in Phedi, after about 3 hours. From there you return back to Pokhara by private car. Overnight in hotel.
Day 8: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Morning after breakfast, our car will pick you up from the hotel and transfer to Pokhara airport and flight back to Kathmandu with scenic views of Annapurna massif, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range and Langtang Himal for 25 minutes flight time and transfer to Hotel.
Day 9: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Your trip will come to an end today after breakfast. Your leader will be on hand to advise and assist with your onward travel arrangements and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by our private van around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home/other travel destination.
Note: Depending on the ages of children, they get discount in trek cost and domestic flight ticket cost accordingly. Also Horse renting in Annapurna Region is USD 75 per day per horse including horse man, his food, accommodation, salary and insurance.
Booking open now: Join with Us on a Ghandruk Loop Trek for families in 2018/2019
Our Trek Package Cost includes;
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* 5 nights deluxe accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 3*** hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
* Sightseeing Tour as per above itinerary and all entrance fees.
* Domestic flight ticket and airport tax.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
* Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipments & insurance.
* All transportation by private vehicle/Tourist Bus.
* Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
* All necessary permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.
Our Trek Package Cost doesn't include;
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...
Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.
Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will by arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH.The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.