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
Ghandruk Trek is a Gurung tribal cultural heritage village trek that still keeps 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, 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.
The Gurungs of Ghandruk villages practice their own cultural identity and traditions based on Pye-Tan Lhu-Tan as well as Hinduism, who worship natural deities. 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!
The 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 lengths and harder Treks 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 the 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 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 successful capital tourist lodges, and a short Ghandruk trek is doable with family, kids, solo, and with a group.
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, Cultures, histories, and natures, our trip prices are very competitive for the Gurung villages who explore short trek package.
The Gurung people are one of the indigenous ethnic groups from Nepal. They live mostly in the mountain region and Ghandruk villages are also one of them, These villages are known for their unique culture and traditions. One of the most important aspects of Gurung culture is their respect for nature. They believe that all beings are connected and must coexist in harmony. This is reflected in their traditional architecture, which is designed to fit seamlessly into the landscape. The Gurung also has a rich history of folk music and dance. Their music is often based on stories of history and legend, and their dances are a way to express joy and celebrate important events.
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.