May 25 - May 28, 2018 | Change

Ghandruk Loop trek (4 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Ghandruk

Difficulty: easy
Starting at $191 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$30.08 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $40 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Sherpana prices are based on group size. We refund you the difference if more people join your trek.
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Included Services
  • Permits ACAP and TIMS Card
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
Optional Services (Porter)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance

This trip has optional side trips. Would you like to see the options?

If you’re looking for a short relatively easy trek that gives you a taste of the Nepal trekking experience this might be the trek for you. The trek boasts excellent views of the Annapurna Range including such iconic peaks as Gangapura, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Annapurna. The trail passes through forests, paddy fields, and villages, traversing rivers and streams before reaching the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk.

Available Side Trips

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Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Fri May 25 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Highlights: Australian Camp
Difficulty: easy
The small clearing At 2165 m (7,103 ft) known as Australian Camp offers a spectacular panorama of the Annapurna Range. An overnight here will deliver a sunrise to remember.

Public bus from Pokhara to Dhampus Phedi (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $2.00
Travel time: about 1 hour
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Private vehicle from Pokhara to Dhampus Phedi (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $15.00
Travel time: 40 minutes

Dhampus Phedi (1130 m)

Dhampus (1650 m)

About 1.5 to 2 hours from Phedi (trail climbs steeply through forest and then paddy fields)

Sat May 26 (day 2)

Pothana (1890 m)

About 1.5 hours from Dhampus (trail follows the ridge from Dhampus)

Deurali, Kaski (2100 m)

About 1 hour from Pothana (trail follows the ridge)

Tolka (1700 m)

About 2 hours from Pothana or 1 hour from Deurali (trail descends through forest after Deurali)

Landruk (1565 m)

About 4.5 to 5 hours from Dhampus, or about 1 hour from Tolka (trail descends further through forests and villages)

Sun May 27 (day 3)

Ghandruk (2000 m)

About 3-4 hours from Landruk (trail descends steeply towards the river for an hour then after crossing the river there is a steep ascent for about 2-3 hours with Himalayan views passing through several small villages)

Highlights: Ghandruk and Poon Hill
Difficulty: moderate
A moderate hike in the Annapurna region for those who want a taste of trekking without the high altitude. While relatively easy by Nepal standards, this trek still packs a punch, with some steep climbs and awesome views, including the famed Himalayan panorama from atop Poon Hill. Images from via Ghorepani (Poon Hill) Side Trek

Mon May 28 (day 4)

Syauli Bazaar (1170 m)

About 2 hours down from Ghandruk

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 3 hours from Ghandruk (1 hour easy walk from Syauli Bazaar)

Naya Pul (1000 m)

About 45 minutes from Birethanti

Public bus from Naya Pul to Pokhara (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $2.00
Travel time: about 2 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Private vehicle from Naya Pul to Pokhara (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $20.00
Travel time: about 1 hour

Pokhara (827 m)

you can add extra rest days after the itinerary is created

by Marie Chiara (United States of America) on Sep 29, 2017

Ghandruk Loop led by Nirmala Subedi

Ghandruk village is the highlight of this trek-- with absolutely STUNNING views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Fishtail. If you want to beat the crazy crowds at Ghorepani-Poon Hill and the very slim chance of seeing the Annapurnas on a cloudy day from the Poon Hill viewpoint, take this trek! We saw hardly any tourists on our 4 day journey.