• Dec 22, 2019
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Are you looking for a short tour outside of the Kathmandu valley? If so, the Kathmandu to Ghandruk tour in the pristine Annapurna region is perfect for you. Ghandruk (1940m) is a beautiful village lying in the Kaski District in the western region of Nepal.

Located 169 km away from the capital city, Ghandruk is a famous community village in the Annapurna region. It is also a famous acclimatization point for trekkers hiking the foothills of the famous Annapurna Base Camp trek, and Ghorepani Poon hill trek. The views of the majestic Annapurna range of mountains including Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Machapuchhre (Fish Tail mountain), Himchuli and others are enchanting.

The small Gurung community of the village welcome all travelers with open arms. You can enjoy and experience the culture and heritage of the beautiful Gurung village. The different perspective of the magnificent Annapurna and Machhapuchhare (fishtail) will blow your mind.

The Kathmandu to Ghandruk tour takes you away from the dirt and pollution of the capital city. The fresh air of the mountains and the warm hospitality of the local people will refresh you to the core. The tour is perfect for those travelers you want to explore the incredible nature in a short time.

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You will also get to experience the unparalleled views of the glorious sunrise and sunset views from the village. We are offering this tour at a reasonable price. Read further for the detailed itinerary and other information regarding the trip and book your trip now.

    Significant Highlights of the Kathmandu to Ghandruk Tour

    • Breathtaking views of Annapurna mountain range including Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and others
    • Exploring the Gurung community culture and Heritage
    • Perfect for children and senior citizens
    • Spectacular homestay facility at Ghandruk
    • Spectacular sunrise and sunset overlooking the majestic mountains
    • Delicious local cuisine and meals
    • Incredible hospitality of the local people
    • Incredible local cultural exploration

    Kathmandu to Ghandruk Tour

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    Kathmandu to Ghandruk Tour Itinerary

    Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and Drive to Pokhara, sightseeing in Pokhara (1350m)

    Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. After quick refreshments you can start your journey to Pokhara.

    The drive to Pokhara take about 7 hours and passes through the scenic settlements of hills. We will go on a short sightseeing tour of the beautiful city. Since, we don't have much time on our schedule we will not be able to tour all the major landmarks of Pokhara.

    We will explore the Lakeside area of the city which is a major tourist hub. We will also visit the Tal Barahi mandir through a boating adventure in the Phewa Lake. we will stroll around the beach area of Lakeside and stay overnight at a hotel.

    Day 02: Drive from Pokhara to Ghandruk (1950m)

    After breakfast, we will drive for almost an hour and a half to arrive at Nayapul. We pass through the Beni Baglung highway to arrive at Nayapul and start our hike to the scenic village settlement of Ghandruk. The route passes through the lush forests, rivers, and we move along observing the beautiful mountain views.

    We arrive at Ghandruk village situated at the lap of the pristine Annapurna range of mountains. The beautiful Ghandruk village welcomes us in all its glory. We stay overnight at a homestay in Ghandruk and enjoy the welcoming ceremony followed by a traditional dance by the local Gurung community. In the evening, we have a delicious dinner of Nepali cuisine and stay overnight at the homestay.

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    Day 03: Drive back from Ghandruk to Pokhara

    We observe the early morning sunrise from Ghandruk. The golden rays of the sun falling upon the silver mountains is an incredible sight. After having breakfast, we will descend back to Nayapul passing through terraced farmed hills and unique village settlements.

    After arriving at Nayapul, we have our lunch and resume a short drive to Pokhara. We stroll around the city in the evening and experience the vibrant atmosphere of Lakeside in Pokhara. We stay overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

    Day 04: Drive back to Kathmandu

    After breakfast, we start our drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. The drive takes around 6-7 hours and passes through the winding hilly roads. We celebrate the completion of the wonderful tour from Kathmandu to Ghandruk with an evening dinner.

    When is the Best Time for the Kathmandu to Ghandruk Tour?

    The Kathmandu to Ghandruk tour is ideal for all seasons. However, the peak seasons of Autumn and Spring are the best time for touring Ghandruk from Kathmandu. The months of March - May is the spring season whereas the months of September - November is the Autumn season in Nepal.

    The post monsoon period of autumn is generally stable and has less precipitation. The clear views of the mountains and the stable weather makes the season favourable among travellers. The scenic beauty of the place and the festive atmosphere around the place is another highlight of the tour in the autumn season.

    The spring season turns the hills green and many wildflowers bloom all over the hills turning the hills pink and red. The sky is generally clear and stable which makes touring the beautiful place easy and smooth. Spring also increases the wildlife activity around the region after long harsh winters.

    The trails might get muddy and slippery in the monsoon season due to heavy rainfall. The winters on the other hand brings freezing temperatures and might be a hassle for travellers. Hence, the Kathmandu to Ghandruk tour is best avoided in the monsoon season and the winter season.

    However, if you love touring in the quiet or looking for a budget friendly travel then the off season tour is ideal.

    Food and Accommodation during the Kathmandu to Ghandruk Tour

    There are many teahouses, lodges, and homestays along the Kathmandu to Ghandruk tour. These teahouses, and lodges provide incredible food and accommodation services. The accommodation provided is of basic nature so you should not expect anything fancy.

    A basic room with twin beds, blankets, and furniture is available along the trail. One important thing to note is that you should carry your own toiletries like toilet paper, shampoo, soap, towel etc. In Ghandruk, there are many homestays available run by the local community. The homestays of the locals provide you with a sense of warmth. There are many hotels in Pokhara that range from basic to five star facilities.

    The food provided in the teahouses, lodges, guest houses are basic in nature. The “ Dal Bhat and Tarkari ” is a famous dish found in every Nepali household. Dal Bhat consists of rice, cereal, vegetables, lentils, pickles, meat, and others. You can find western and continental cuisine dishes like burgers, pizza, momo, chowmein, pasta, and others in the quaint city of Pokhara.

    There are fresh drinks like tea, coffee, beer, lemon water, and other alcoholic beverages too. You should book the accommodation facilities in advance to save yourself from any kind of hassles.

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    Price Details

    The detailed list of price includes and price excludes in the Kathmandu to Ghandruk tour package is as follows:

    Price Includes

    • Airport pick and drop on a private vehicle
    • Sightseeing at Pokhara and Ghandruk as per the itinerary
    • Accommodation facilities in the tour
    • First Aid medical kit
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the tour
    • VAT and office service charge
    • Necessary Permits including ACAP, TIMS etc
    • Professional guide
    • All government taxes

    Price Excludes

    • Anything not included in the price includes section.
    • Personal expenses
    • Drinks (tea, coffee, soda, cold beverages, and other alcoholic beverages)
    • Tipping costs

    The Final Say

    Kathmandu to Ghandruk Tour is a perfect weekend getaway in the beautiful Annapurna Region. The beautiful village of Ghandruk in the lap of Annapurna range of mountains welcome you. The scenic view of the mountains from the village will enthral you.

    The trip is ideal for everyone from children to senior citizens. The short tour gives you an opportunity to relax at the tourist hub of Lakeside in Pokhara. You can experience the tranquillity of nature away from the polluted and crowded capital city. Overall, the Kathmandu to Ghandruk tour is an excellent short tour in Nepal.

    Contact us if you need any information regarding the trek.