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Ghandruk Trek

Ghandruk Trek

Annapurna Region
Ghandruk Village trekking
Ghandruk Village trekking
Ghandruk Village trekking

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Trip Facts

Duration : 4 Days Max-Altitude : 2120m Program Type : Tea House Best Season : 12 Months Per Day Walking : 5/6 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 2:

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.

Mode of Travel : Land/Hiking
All price inclusive
$450 $ 340

Overview

Pokhara To Ghandruk Trek 4 days Itinerary

Ghandruk Trek is a Gurung tribal cultural heritage village trek and still keeping the safe linguistic and speaks the Gurung language in its dialect which is known as Gorkha Ex British army village. Ghandruk village is one of the most beautiful villages in the Annapurna area.

Ghandruk village is one of the most developed villages in the Kaski district, the Annapurna Rural Municipality, and between Lumle and Chhomrong Villages, and the closest trek from Pokhara.  Pokhara to Nayapul takes 1 hour by bus or taxi. Nayapul to Ghandruk village is about 11 kilometers and 4 hours 40 minutes by hike, including all stops.

Gurungs culture of Garhdruk villages

The Gurungs of Ghandruk villages practice their own cultural identity and traditions based on Pye-Tan Lhu-Tan as well as Hinduism, who worship natureTotal deity. The Ghandruk village Gurungs have been practicing the ancient Bon religion (pre-Buddhist religion of Tibet), which is shamanic and animistic in nature, but later adopted Tibetan Buddhism. There is a Gurung Museum at the Gurung Museum, where you can learn about their lifestyle, old history, and culture. Visit the Gurung Museum and find out more about the Gurung people! 

Ghandruk village loop trek Itinerary is the best option for those who are searching for a relatively short trek and less altitude hike with equally magnificent Annapurna Himalayan View, and who Avoid long length and harder Trek like an Annapurna base camp, Ghandruk to Mardi Himal Trek is also possible if you have 4 more days extra during your Ghandruk trek, the Mardi Himal trek trail divide from Tolkha and ending to the Siden village after the Mardi base camp.

The 4 days Ghandruk Gurung village trek captures excellent mountain views of Annapurna Range, a mirror view of Himchuli 6,441 m. Fishtail 6,993 m. Gangapurna 7,455 m. Singu Chuli 6,501 m. And Gandharva Chuli 6997 m. from the Patio of the tea house. 

Ghandruk Village is dominated by the Gurung ethnic society, also there are a few of the other casts, Brahmin, Magar, Chhetri, Kami, Damai, and Sarki. they all respect and follow the Gurung culture.

Ghandruk Village is 2,010 m above sea level, most of the villages involve successfully capitalize tourist lodges, a short Ghandruk trek is doable with family, kids, solo, and with a group. 

Ghandruk trek Itinerary

Ghandruk village trekking 4 days itinerary starting from Pokhara city Driving to Nayapuland hike began from Birethanti Annapurna Conservations Area Project (ACAP) Checkpost, the Birethanti is the trail separated for popular trek Poon Hill and Ghandruk village. In addition, the Itinerary covers Jhinu Danda Hot spring, Tolkha, Dhampus village, and the drive back to Pokhara city at the end.

We lead Ghandruk Treks with a professional Expert guide and strong porters who are locally from the Annapurna region, they are experienced and familiar guides with peoples, Culture, histories, and natures, our trip prices are very competitive for the Gurung villages explore short trek package. 

Gurung Culture and languages 

Ghandruk village Gurungs class are one of 59 indigenous nationalities in Nepal, mainly residing in the Annapurna and Machhapuchre mountain ranges. The name Gurung comes from the Tibetan word “Grong” which means farmer in English. In the Tibetan language, Gurung is also known as Tamu, which translates to the horseman in English.

The language of the Gurung people is Tamukwyi, which belongs to the Tibeto-Burman family. Gurung has a distinct culture, customs, and practices that include a range of belief systems, festivals, birth and marriage rituals, and death rates. There are also other dances distinctive to it such as Kauda, Salaijo, Ghatu: a dance drama performed by virgin girls during the spring, and Rodhi: a gathering place where the young gather to dance and sing together as a company.

There is a traditional religious scripture known as Pye-ta Lhu-ta, which contains oral accounts of their tradition’s history, which they refer to as Pye-ta Lhu-ta. As a part of their tradition, they celebrate their feasts and festivals and perform ceremonies and practices related to worship, birth, death, and marriage according to the Bon and Buddhist religions.

Trip Highlights:

  • One of the clean and most developed a village in Nepal.
  •  the popular tourist destination of the Annapurna region.
  • historical Gurung culture hub.
  • best honey hunting beehive bottom of the Ghandruk village.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: your guide and porter will pick you up at 8 am in your hotel and drive to Nayapul (42 km.1 hour driving by taxi) and trek to Ghandruk village (2020 meter. 3 / 4 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 02: Trek to Jhinu danda hot spring 6 hours hike Stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 03: Trek back to Tolkha, 4 /5 hour stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 04: Trek back to Dhampus village and drive back to Pokhara.

Cost Included

  • Pokhara - Nayapul -Pokhara by private car or van
  • Clean Lodge accommodation on the way.
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, many other European Delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chose by Menu).
  • ACAP permit and TIMS card permit.
  • One fluent English speaking, government registered, experienced first aid trained guide who are friendly and familiar in this area and required porters, one porter, for every two pax.
  • Guides/Porter's: food, accommodations, bus transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, etc.

Cost Excluded

  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal equipment
  • all beverage, Soft and hard table drinks such as coke, beer, 
  • drinking water/mineral water, etc. during the trek.
  • dessert, etc
  • Hot shower, laundry  
  • personal insurance
  • Tip for guide and porter.

Reviews

Pokhara To Ghandruk Trek 4 days Itinerary

Ghandruk Trek is a Gurung tribal cultural heritage village trek and still keeping the safe linguistic and speaks the Gurung language in its dialect which is known as Gorkha Ex British army village. Ghandruk village is one of the most beautiful villages in the Annapurna area.

Ghandruk village is one of the most developed villages in the Kaski district, the Annapurna Rural Municipality, and between Lumle and Chhomrong Villages, and the closest trek from Pokhara.  Pokhara to Nayapul takes 1 hour by bus or taxi. Nayapul to Ghandruk village is about 11 kilometers and 4 hours 40 minutes by hike, including all stops.

Gurungs culture of Garhdruk villages

The Gurungs of Ghandruk villages practice their own cultural identity and traditions based on Pye-Tan Lhu-Tan as well as Hinduism, who worship natureTotal deity. The Ghandruk village Gurungs have been practicing the ancient Bon religion (pre-Buddhist religion of Tibet), which is shamanic and animistic in nature, but later adopted Tibetan Buddhism. There is a Gurung Museum at the Gurung Museum, where you can learn about their lifestyle, old history, and culture. Visit the Gurung Museum and find out more about the Gurung people! 

Ghandruk village loop trek Itinerary is the best option for those who are searching for a relatively short trek and less altitude hike with equally magnificent Annapurna Himalayan View, and who Avoid long length and harder Trek like an Annapurna base camp, Ghandruk to Mardi Himal Trek is also possible if you have 4 more days extra during your Ghandruk trek, the Mardi Himal trek trail divide from Tolkha and ending to the Siden village after the Mardi base camp.

The 4 days Ghandruk Gurung village trek captures excellent mountain views of Annapurna Range, a mirror view of Himchuli 6,441 m. Fishtail 6,993 m. Gangapurna 7,455 m. Singu Chuli 6,501 m. And Gandharva Chuli 6997 m. from the Patio of the tea house. 

Ghandruk Village is dominated by the Gurung ethnic society, also there are a few of the other casts, Brahmin, Magar, Chhetri, Kami, Damai, and Sarki. they all respect and follow the Gurung culture.

Ghandruk Village is 2,010 m above sea level, most of the villages involve successfully capitalize tourist lodges, a short Ghandruk trek is doable with family, kids, solo, and with a group. 

Ghandruk trek Itinerary

Ghandruk village trekking 4 days itinerary starting from Pokhara city Driving to Nayapuland hike began from Birethanti Annapurna Conservations Area Project (ACAP) Checkpost, the Birethanti is the trail separated for popular trek Poon Hill and Ghandruk village. In addition, the Itinerary covers Jhinu Danda Hot spring, Tolkha, Dhampus village, and the drive back to Pokhara city at the end.

We lead Ghandruk Treks with a professional Expert guide and strong porters who are locally from the Annapurna region, they are experienced and familiar guides with peoples, Culture, histories, and natures, our trip prices are very competitive for the Gurung villages explore short trek package. 

Gurung Culture and languages 

Ghandruk village Gurungs class are one of 59 indigenous nationalities in Nepal, mainly residing in the Annapurna and Machhapuchre mountain ranges. The name Gurung comes from the Tibetan word “Grong” which means farmer in English. In the Tibetan language, Gurung is also known as Tamu, which translates to the horseman in English.

The language of the Gurung people is Tamukwyi, which belongs to the Tibeto-Burman family. Gurung has a distinct culture, customs, and practices that include a range of belief systems, festivals, birth and marriage rituals, and death rates. There are also other dances distinctive to it such as Kauda, Salaijo, Ghatu: a dance drama performed by virgin girls during the spring, and Rodhi: a gathering place where the young gather to dance and sing together as a company.

There is a traditional religious scripture known as Pye-ta Lhu-ta, which contains oral accounts of their tradition’s history, which they refer to as Pye-ta Lhu-ta. As a part of their tradition, they celebrate their feasts and festivals and perform ceremonies and practices related to worship, birth, death, and marriage according to the Bon and Buddhist religions.

Trip Highlights:

  • One of the clean and most developed a village in Nepal.
  •  the popular tourist destination of the Annapurna region.
  • historical Gurung culture hub.
  • best honey hunting beehive bottom of the Ghandruk village.

  • Day 01: your guide and porter will pick you up at 8 am in your hotel and drive to Nayapul (42 km.1 hour driving by taxi) and trek to Ghandruk village (2020 meter. 3 / 4 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 02: Trek to Jhinu danda hot spring 6 hours hike Stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 03: Trek back to Tolkha, 4 /5 hour stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 04: Trek back to Dhampus village and drive back to Pokhara.

Cost Included

  • Pokhara - Nayapul -Pokhara by private car or van
  • Clean Lodge accommodation on the way.
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, many other European Delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chose by Menu).
  • ACAP permit and TIMS card permit.
  • One fluent English speaking, government registered, experienced first aid trained guide who are friendly and familiar in this area and required porters, one porter, for every two pax.
  • Guides/Porter's: food, accommodations, bus transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, etc.

Cost Excluded

  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal equipment
  • all beverage, Soft and hard table drinks such as coke, beer, 
  • drinking water/mineral water, etc. during the trek.
  • dessert, etc
  • Hot shower, laundry  
  • personal insurance
  • Tip for guide and porter.

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