Aug 23 - Aug 26, 2018 | Change

Ghandruk Loop trek (4 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Ghandruk

Difficulty: easy
Ghandruk Loop
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.

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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.

Weather Conditions in August

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The peak of the monsoon is in early August and marks the wettest time of year. Be prepared for lots of rain and wet trails

At a glance
On average there are 22 days with precipitation in August. The highest point on the trek is Deurali, Kaski at 2100 m. During August, expect high temperatures of around 24.8°C (77°F) and lows down to 15.8°C (60°F) at Deurali, Kaski.

Ghandruk Loop Trek
(Elevation Profile)

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.

Thu Aug 23 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 32.4°C (90°F) and lows of about 23.4°C (74°F) in August.

Pokhara

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)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.6°C (87°F) and lows of about 21.6°C (71°F) in August.

Dhampus (1650 m)

About 1.5 to 2 hours from Phedi (trail climbs steeply through forest and then paddy fields)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.5°C (82°F) and lows of about 18.5°C (65°F) in August.

Fri Aug 24 (day 2)

Pothana (1890 m)

About 1.5 hours from Dhampus (trail follows the ridge from Dhampus)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.1°C (79°F) and lows of about 17.1°C (63°F) in August.

Highlights: Australian Camp
Difficulty: easy
An option with a more gradual start to go to Australian Camp but requires an out and back over the same trail from Pothana. This small clearing At 2165 m (7,103 ft) offers a spectacular panorama of the Annapurna Range. An overnight here will deliver a sunrise to remember.

Deurali, Kaski (2100 m)

About 1 hour from Pothana (trail follows the ridge)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.8°C (77°F) and lows of about 15.8°C (60°F) in August.

Tolka (1700 m)

About 2 hours from Pothana or 1 hour from Deurali (trail descends through forest after Deurali)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.2°C (81°F) and lows of about 18.2°C (65°F) in August.

Landruk (1565 m)

About 4.5 to 5 hours from Dhampus, or about 1 hour from Tolka (trail descends further through forests and villages)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.0°C (82°F) and lows of about 19.0°C (66°F) in August.

Sat Aug 25 (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)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 16.4°C (62°F) in August.

Ghandruk

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

Sun Aug 26 (day 4)

Syauli Bazaar (1170 m)

About 2 hours down from Ghandruk
Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.4°C (87°F) and lows of about 21.4°C (71°F) in August.

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 3 hours from Ghandruk (1 hour easy walk from Syauli Bazaar)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.3°C (88°F) and lows of about 22.3°C (72°F) in August.

Naya Pul (1000 m)

About 45 minutes from Birethanti
Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.4°C (89°F) and lows of about 22.4°C (72°F) in August.

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)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 32.4°C (90°F) and lows of about 23.4°C (74°F) in August.

Pokhara
you can add extra rest days after the itinerary is created

by Marie (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.