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Ghandruk Trekking

Ghandruk Trekking in Annapurna Region is one of the most popular as well as short trekking destinations of Nepal. Ghandruk is situated towards the northwest of beautiful valley Pokhara. It has an altitude of 1,940m above the sea level and is populated by Gurungs, an ethnic group of Nepal, with their own culture and religion. The Ghandruk trekking offers the magnificent mountain views along with attractive villagers. The Ghandruk trail passes throughout rhododendron forest and charming traditional Gurung villages.

From this Ghandruk trial we can have a great opportunity to observe the culture and tradition of countryside peoples in Nepal. The Ghandruk trekking presents a good introduction of trekking and it also provides some wonderful close up views of both the holy mountains Mount Macchapuchre (Fishtail) and Mount Annapurna South.

The Ghandruk trek is easy & it can be done all through the year even in summer season. Average walking is 4-5 hours per day and there is no risk of altitude sickness because highest altitude of the Ghandruk Trekking is only 1,940m. So even those travelling with children or the aged trekkers can do & enjoy from this easy trek.


Outline Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport & transfer to the Hotel.

Day 03: Drive/flight to Pokhara [820m/2,690ft].

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul & Trek to Ghandruk [1,940m/6,365ft].

Day 05: Trek from Ghandruk to Pothana [1,880m/6,168ft].

Day 06: Trek from Pothana to Phedi [1,130m/3,708ft]. And further drive to Pokhara [820m/2,690ft].

Day 08: Final departure to international airport.


*Note: This is an outline trip itinerary of Ghandruk Trekking. Sure we will customize the itinerary as per your request and holiday frame, so feel free to contact us.

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The Trip cost will be different depending on the Group Size, duration of trip and services required please contact us through our email info@mountainnepaltrek.com  with details to get better quote.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport drove/pickup.
  • Guided sightseeing tour & entry fees with private car.
  • Tourist Bus or flight ticket to/from Pokhara.
  • 3 night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  • All lodge, tea house accommodation during the trip.
  • 3 meals per day during the trekking.
  • All necessary paper work and permits.
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking guide & Porter.
  • Trekking Certificate from Gold Mountain Nepal Treks & Expedition.
  • Medical supplies [First Aid medical kit will be available].
  • Farewell dinner after your trekking.

Cost Excludes:

  • International airfares along with taxes & visa fees.
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • You’re Travel Insurance. [We request to all our valued clients to bring your complete travel insurance package. Their insurance must cover against medical, emergency evacuation, personal accident, trip cancellation, natural calamity, lost of gears, theft of or damage your baggage etc.]
  • Any extra transportation except in the itinerary. [we can arrange upon request]
  • Any kind of personal expenses such as laundry, phone calls, internet and others.
  • Helicopter rescue due to out of control. [ If you have an insurance with including it, we will claim from your insurance agency]
  • Some extra assistance like if you cannot walk properly our guide will arrange you horse to came back. [if applicable this you have to pay them directly]
  • All Drinks & Bar Bills.
  • Tips to staffs.
  • Single supplement charges. [if required]
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the inclusive price.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport & transfer to the Hotel.

Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport you will transfer to the hotel by our airport representative. After your freshness we will have talk about your trekking plan in the hotel or our office. You will meet your guide also. You can ask your question about the trek. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing Tours in Kathmandu Valley [1,338m/4,389ft].

After your breakfast we will start sightseeing tour with our excellent tour guide. Including Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Monkey Temple (Swyambhunath Stupa), Kathmandu Durbar Squre, Patan Durbar Squre etc. In the tour you have to chances to learn historical, cultural and traditional background of Nepal. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Drive/flight to Pokhara [820m/2,690ft].

Today morning we leave to Pokhara, which takes 6-7 hours by bus and half an hour (30 minutes) by flight. Today you will have a free time in Pokhara you can visit yourself around Pokhara.  Pokhara is gorgeous lake city which offers panoramic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machapuchre, Mt. Manaslu and Mt Annapurna. Stay overnight in hotel of Pokhara.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul & Trek to Ghandruk [1,940m/6,365ft].

After taking breakfast in Pokhara, we drive to Nayapul the trekking opening point which takes one and half hour drive from Pokhara. Then we turn along the bank of Modi River, to attend Birethanti. And then to Ghandruk. 4-5 hours of walking.

Day 05: Trek from Ghandruk to Pothana [1,880m/6,168ft].

We continue our trip to Pothans after having breakfask. We walk down to ModiKhola and the path again climbs up to Landruk village. Then we reach to Pothana via Deuralli Village. 4-5 hours of walking.

Day 06: Trek from Pothana to Phedi [1,130m/3,708ft]. And further drive to Pokhara [820m/2,690ft].

After having breakfast we walk into the forest from where we can observe the views of Mountains. We decent down to Phedi through the village of Dhaupus (about 2-3 hours) then we have further drive to Pokhara & stay overnight at hotel.

Day 07: Drive/flight back to Kathmandu [1,338m/4,389ft].

Today we will come back Kathmandu. It takes 6-7 hours by bus and half an-hour by flight. In evening we will offer you farewell dinner in neighboring restaurant in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 08: Final departure to international airport.

Team of Gold Mountain Nepal Treks say good-bye and takes you to the international airport to catch your flight back to your home with wishing you a nice journey.

Information of passport and visas

You must to have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date of your trips.  You can easily get visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport (Tribhuwan International Airport). Nepalese visas cost is USD 25 for 15 days & USD 40 for 30 days. 

Information of money & credit card

In Nepal you have to pay 3.5 % credit card commission as per Nepal’s Bank rules, on your payable amount of the total cost.  So, please be positive that you bring some cash in USD to pay us. The same, for your extra expenses as well which are not included in our cost. We would like to request you not to change your money in the Airport expect your emergency case. You get the exchange rate is very low there. Our office well provides you the facility to exchange your money. Or, you can change from Money Changers or bank as well. Master Card, Visa Card, Paypal also accepted in major shopping center and in most of the tourist class hotels. 

Bring required personal/official document

We want to suggest that to bring some of the required documents like valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), your travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon arrival at Kathmandu. For details information about the required official papers don't be hesitate to ask us. 

Case of flight delay

Flight by plane and helicopter are might be cancellations or delay cause of bad weather in remote areas. Some other times, operational complication may occur which is more possible to happen in Everest Region- Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight, Annapurna region- Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara flight, Dolpa, Simikot , Jumla region etc. As these flights have some problem with fixed schedule, it is also suggested to carry extra money for food and accommodations. Trekking in the remote areas, especially during unusual season, you’re advised to keep extra days to prepare with some delays and avoid frustrating result. In case of delay in flight previous to trek departure or at the end of the trek, you need to manage your accommodation and food costs by yourself. 

About your travel insurance

We request to all our valued clients to make and bring your complete travel insurance package. Your insurance must cover against medical, emergency evacuation, personal accident, trip cancellation, natural calamity, lost of gears, theft or damage your baggage etc. 

Electricity Crisis Problem in Nepal

It is difficult to told you that Nepal has an electricity problem because Nepal is 2nd richest country in water resource but it is true Nepal still facing the problem. It means there is electricity off for some hours in day and night time. Most of the hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other cities are possible to have no battery backup. In that case Air condition may not work and, sometimes, TV and other electric utensils may not run. Some hotels have possible to run the TV and AC as well. But, only few of them are lies in this standard category.

So, be organized for this while you are traveling in Nepal.  For that situation, we suggested you to bring the flashlight with extra batteries. 

Clothing and Equipment for Traveling in Mountains of Nepal

Trekking in the Mountains require to arrangement of equipment as you have to find yourself comfortable at higher altitude of Mountains. The basic clothing items are listed here please notice that.

Personal Equipment

  • Down jacket or sweater.
  • Wind/Water proof jacket (opt).
  • Down vest and/or jacket (opt)
  • Gloves (2 pairs).
  • Sun hat or scarf.
  • Sunglasses with UV protection.
  • T-shirts minimum 2.
  • Underwear (3).
  • Hiking shorts (2).
  • Lightweight cotton long pants.
  • Light & Expedition weight thermal bottoms.
  • Wool pants.
  • Waterproof pants.
  • Thin, lightweight internal socks (4).
  • Thick, warm wool Trekking/Hiking socks (4).
  • Hiking boots with extra laces.
  • Camp shoes or sandals.

 Other Necessary Equipment

  • Sleeping bag at least rated to zero degrees F.
  • Head light with extra bulbs and batteries.
  • Basic First Aid Kit (Normal Medicine e.g. Sitamol, Diamox etc.)
  • Large plastic bags to keep dry inside items of trek bag.
  • Trekking Bag (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches is OK).
  • Water bottles (2).
  • Toilet paper.
  • Small washable towel.

 

*We manage all camping equipment for the Camping Trekking. 

Can I buy/rent equipment in Kathmandu

Yes, you can do that but it is not actually required to spend large amount of your money to buy extra equipment and clothing earlier to your trip because most of the trekking equipment can be hired from Trekking shops within Kathmandu. Most of the gear is locally contrived. Some Chinese equipment are possible to be more expensive but qualitative. You can take Sleeping bag and down jacket easily on rent. Each item can be rented for less than USD 1 per day. You have to manage other items buying them yourself. Surely these items are more possible to be cheaper than those in your Country or hometown. We will display all the necessary equipment you need on the second day of your arrival. 

How to book my trip

First choose the trip which you want to do? Then contact us through mail or phone, email is more effective and clear as well, after getting your email or call we will process for your booking. To confirm your booking, we need 20% amount of your total amount the payment can be made throughout the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa Card) or through online money transfers also Western Unions, Money Gram or others. After we get the 20% amount your booking will be confirmed and you will get the official booking and payment receipt from us. The rest amount you can pay after arrival at our office or hotel.

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Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking-Aug-2015

I would say this for sure is one of the most beautiful experience I've ever had. Bishnu is such a nice, sweet and well organized person. As a solo female traveler, it's quite a bit nasty to made such decision to trek during the raining season especially after massive earthquake. Luckily I stayed at a nice and decent hotel where I almost could made myself at home, and the building, the places and all the stuff I worried about really didn't effected by the earthquake. Thanks again Bishnu for all of your effort, and hopefully I could go ABC next year or 2017. I'll see you then! 

Chihhan Chang,

Taiwan.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking - Dec-2014

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

From 20th of December 2014 to 5th of January 2015 we went spent some gorgeous weeks trekking in the Annapurna region. First, we hiked to Poon Hill which rewarded us with a very nice sunrise. Then, we continued our trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). Both at the ABC and on the way to and from it, we were blessed with amazing sunsets and sunrises. We even saw monkeys and eagles. Views were spectacular and the weather was great.

The organization of the trek was immaculate. All transfers (Kathmandu airport – Hotel – Pokhara– Kathmandu Hotel – airport) were perfectly organized. In addition, both the guide and porter did a great job. They were very flexible and always agreed when we wanted to change the program. This allowed us to reach the ABC two days earlier than planned and gave us more time to visit additional places when going down. We also paid a visit to hot springs which was very nice. In sum, we recommend Gold Mountain Nepal Treks & Expedition as a reliable trekking agency which is very eager to comply with the customers’ wishes.

Best regards,

Werner and Heidi

Everest Base Camp Trek - Oct-2014

I trekked with Gold Mountain Nepal Treks to Everest Base Camp in October-2014. It was my first alone abroad trip but Gold Mountain Nepal Treks made it so easy to me by providing airport pick-up/drove and hotel accommodation as well. The trek was so fantastic along with all the staff of this company. Guides to porters, everyone was so helpful and friendly.

Definitely it would be one of the best experiences of my lifetime and I recommend Gold Mountain Nepal Treks to those who are looking for trekking in Nepal.

Thank you.

Nehal Nasr,

Ismailia, Egypt.

Trip Facts

Activities: Tours & Trekking.

Trip Duration: 08 days in total.

Trip Grade: Easy.

Maximum Altitude: [1,940m/6,365ft] at Ghandruk.

Best Trekking Season: The Ghandruk Trekking can be done all over a year.

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Lodge or Tea-house during the trek. (We can upgrade or downgrade hotel category in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per your request). 

Meals: Breakfast in hotels in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.

Transportation: Our private vehicle and domestic flights or tourist bus.

Group Size: Minimum 1 person.

Price: Contact Us.