Oct 11 - Oct 14, 2018  confirmed

Ghandruk Loop via Australian Camp (4 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

Rating: | 1 review
Difficulty: easy

Public trek | 1 confirmed trekker

Ghandruk Loop via Australian Camp
$120 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$16.16 /day per person for guide
+ $15 per person for guide's insurance
+ $40 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

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

Guide
Nirmala
Languages
English, Nepali
Ratings
great
Currently 1 Trekker
1 confirmed trekker
confirmed

Carrie (USA)


Hired 1 porter

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.

Side trip via Australian Camp: 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.

Weather Conditions in October

October begins the most popular time to trek, with moderate temperatures, clear skies in the wake of the monsoon, and a low chance of rain and snow. In recent years, the monsoon rains have receded later with weather patterns typically stabilizing in mid-October.

At a glance
On average there are 4 days with precipitation in October. The highest point on the trek is Australian Camp at 2165 m. During October, expect high temperatures of around 22.4°C (72°F) and lows down to 8.4°C (47°F) at Australian Camp.

Ghandruk Loop via Australian Camp
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(4 days / 3 nights )
created by Carrie (USA)

Thu Oct 11 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.4°C (87°F) and lows of about 16.4°C (62°F) in October.

Pokhara
Public bus from Pokhara to Kande (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 Pokhara to Kande (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $17.00
Travel time: about 1 hour

Kande (1770 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.8°C (77°F) and lows of about 10.8°C (51°F) in October.

Australian Camp (2165 m)

About 2-4 hours up from Kande
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.4°C (72°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in October.

Australian Camp
Nirmala Subedi
Fri Oct 12 (day 2)

Pothana (1890 m)

About 1 hour from Australian Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.1°C (75°F) and lows of about 10.1°C (50°F) in October.

Deurali, Kaski (2100 m)

About 1 hour from Pothana (trail follows the ridge)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.8°C (73°F) and lows of about 8.8°C (48°F) in October.

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 25.2°C (77°F) and lows of about 11.2°C (52°F) in October.

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 26.0°C (79°F) and lows of about 12.0°C (54°F) in October.

Sat Oct 13 (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 23.4°C (74°F) and lows of about 9.4°C (49°F) in October.

Ghandruk
Sun Oct 14 (day 4)

Syauli Bazaar (1170 m)

About 2 hours down from Ghandruk
Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.4°C (83°F) and lows of about 14.4°C (58°F) in October.

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 3 hours from Ghandruk (1 hour easy walk from Syauli Bazaar)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.3°C (85°F) and lows of about 15.3°C (60°F) in October.

Naya Pul (1000 m)

About 45 minutes from Birethanti
Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 15.4°C (60°F) in October.

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 30.4°C (87°F) and lows of about 16.4°C (62°F) in October.

Pokhara