Rishiram Bhandari

+977-9851031006

Kathmandu Nepal

Annapurna Ghandruk Trekking - 09 days

A small and beautiful village in the Gandaki zone of northern central Nepal,  Ghandruk is one of the most popular trekking trail in the Annapurna region. The eco-friendly domiciles that reflect on the traditional identity of the Gurungs is a main attraction of this village. Situated at an altitude of 2012 meters above sea level, Ghandruk is itself a viewpoint of Mt Annapurna, Mt Machhapuchhre and Himalchuli.

Annapurna Ghandruk trekking is popular among those trekkers who love soft and short trekking. The trek starts after a one-hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. After reaching Nayapul your trek to Ghandruk begins. It is an easy and exciting trek that steers you to a beautiful Gurung village. The Gurungs are known as "Gurkhas", the British soldiers who gloriously fought the Second World War. There is a Gurung museum which offers you a lot of information about Gurungs’ culture, religion, occupation, festivals, costumes, food habits, etc. Gandruk trekking offers an excellent view of Mt Annapurna (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6997m) and Himalchuli (7,893m). Walking through rhododendron forests is another exciting experience of this trekking.

Facts of the Trip

Highest access: (3180m/10433ft)

Duration: 09 Days

Group Size: Min.1 to Max 10

Co-ordinates: 27° 30′ 0″ N, 84° 20′ 0″ E

Location: Annapurna Region

Country: Nepal

Airport: TIA (Kathmandu)

Departure From: Kathmandu

Grade: easy

Accommodation: Three star to five star as request

Meals: During The Trek (B,L,D) , B/B plan in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Transportation: By Private Vehicles/Toursit Vehichles/Flights

Best season: (Autumn)September to December and (Spring)March to May

Major Activity: Trekking

Include Activity: Sights trip to Kathamndu and Pokhara

Culture: Gurung and Thakali

Mode of Travel: Tea House

Himalayan sights: Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri

Route Map:

28annapurna trekking region
Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (1350M/4430ft)

Day 02: Drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (915m/3,002ft.) Takes about seven hours by bus and 25 minutes by flight. Overnight at request hotel accommodation in Pokhara

Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1050m/3445ft) then treks to Tikhedunga (1540m/5052ft, 04-05 hrs) lodge accommodation.

Day 04: Trek from Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2675m/8776ft, 05-06hrs) Lodge accommodation..

Day 05: Trek from Ghorepani to Poonhill (3180m/10433ft) to Tadapani (2675m/8776ft, 05-06hrs) Early in the morning you will enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak, Nilgiri, Mt. Annapurna and Lamjung Himal from Poonhill lodge accommodation.

Day 06: Trek from Tadapani (2675m/8775ft) to Ghandruk (1950m/6397ft, 05hrs).lodge accommodation.

Day 07: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul(1050m/3445ft), which takes approximately five hours and then drive to Pokhara By Car (40km one and half hour around)

Day 08: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus  which takes about seven hours or You can also take a flight which takes about 25 minutes, overnight at request category Hotel accommodation. Farewell dinner with culture program In the Evening.

Day 09: Drop to airport for final departure, or alternatively join other programs.

Cost Include/Exclude

Price For the Trip

Package trip Cost Includes:

  • Assistance at the International airport by Satori Adventures representative on arrival and departure as per provided flight details.
  • Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both Domestic and International airport as per itinerary.
  • 02 Nights request hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast basis.
  • 02 night request hotel accommodations in Pokhara on Bed and Breakfast basis.
  • Necessary staffs including experienced guides and porters during the trekking period as per Itinerary.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners) along with available tea house/Lodge/ Guest house during trekking at twin sharing basis.
  • Per person 12-15kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter(we provide 2:1 ratio of the trekking porters)
  • Request mode of transportation from Kathmandu - Pokhara- Kathmandu (we have private jeep, car or public bus transportation)
  • Daily Weather Report Services from Seattle based.
  • Trekking Permit (Annapurna conservation area entry permit).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed, trekking guide as per group size.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved trekking staffs
  • Warm Down jacket and four seasonal sleeping bag will be provided during the trekking(down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip achievement)
  • Satori Adventures duffel bag and t-shirt
  • Annapurna region trekking map
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes
  • Complete Pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure.
  • Satori Adventures Special Gifts (T-shirt/Pashmina etc.)

Package trip Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu “except farewell dinner in Kathmandu”.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee, ( we have on arrival service  except 15 nationality )
  • Tea or Coffee, hot and cold drinks, hot shower.
  • Alcoholic beverages, Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, Internets.
  • All kind of Personal Expenses
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs for involved trekking staff .
Price for the trip

Satori Adventures has not able to include the cost of each package in the company website. Many of our clients have the same query: why Satori Adventures has not included the price in the package.  To provide you service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement we desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us breakdown the cost. That’s why, we have decided to clarify our customers that due to following reasons we have not included the cost in our website and package:

Please feel free to contact Satori Adventures for any information about in your selected package.

How to Book?

How to book holiday trip in Nepal?

Satori Adventures and Expedition aims at giving proper information to many travelers, trekkers and climbers who have some confusion regarding the booking process of the trip in Nepal.  Satori Adventures therefore desires to provide guideline for the first-time visitors or travelers so that they can comfortably start the process to book the selected package legally. Before starting the booking process we always advise our trekkers, travelers and climbers to intelligently check whether the company is genuine and whether they are fully safe to travel in the company’s guidance. We ask them to be acquainted with the company they want book their holiday trip with. Is the company genuine and authorized from Government of Nepal, Office of the Company Registrar, Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Nepal Rastra Bank ‒Central Bank of Nepal (authorized for foreign currency), Permanent Account Number (PAN), and the Department of Cottage & Small Industries).  Are they financially secured and environmentally conscious? We advise them to make sure about these formalities because there are some companies in Nepal that have been running business without abiding by the rules and regulation of the Government. Some companies were once registered but by now their licenses have already been expired and yet they have providing the services illegally.

On many occasions, Government of Nepal and Trekking Agency Association of Nepal have found that many foreigners’ tour operators, NGOs and INGOs have been involved in directly operating tours, trekking, and mountaineering holiday adventures without having government license and abiding by the Government rules. It has been also found that many individuals, freelance guides and porters have been arranging trips illegally by creating their own personal website. We have observed that many trekkers and climbers face a host of problems once they arrive in Kathmandu as they lack adequate information.  Many of them file complaints to Government of Nepal and Trekking Agency Association of Nepal for legal action such as the refund of the advanced payment. There is hardly any justice given to the cheated clients. Thus, so as to prevent all these probable problems we request our travelers to check the company before booking any trip to the Himalayas.

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