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Dhampus Ghandruk

Trip Length ; 9 days
Activities : Trekking, Sightseeing
Difficulty : Easy to Moderate
Max Elevation : 4,210m/at Annapurna Base Camp
Meal : Full board on trek, Breakfast at Kathmandu
Accommodation : Hotel/Guesthouse
Transportation : Tourist bus
Best Month : Jan - May and Sept - Dec.
Group Size : 01 Minimum and 12 Maximum

 

The Ghandrukis a popular trekking destination situated towards the northwest of Pokhara, and has an altitude of 2012 meters above sea level and is inhabited by Gurungs, one of the many ethnic groups of Nepal, with their own religion and culture. It is suitable for the children or weary trekkers because it doesn't entail any particularly long walking days and there is always plenty to see. The trek evolves no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes.

The Annapurna short trek explore majestic Himalayas views from every corner including Dhaulagiri (8,167m.), Annapurna I (8,091m.), Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail) (6993m), Tukuche (6920m), Nilgiri ( 6940m), Homunculi (6441m), Annapurna South (7219m), Lamjung Himal (6931m), and some other smaller peaks.

The Annapurna Short Trek pass through Impenetrable rhododendron forests, varieties of bird species, deep sub-tropical valleys, traditional villages, age-old tradition and culture, the ever smiling faces of hospitable people and majestic mountain views are some of the major attractions of this trek.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu.
You are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program upon arrival. Overnight at Hotel. B.B

Day 02: Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour.
Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at Hotel. B.B

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m) 6 hours.
After breakfast at your hotel we will depart at 8am; take a scenic drive to Pokhara via the Prithivi Highway (approx 6 hours). While driving we will have many chances to observe rural people & various cultures along the highway. Overnight at Hotel. B.L.D

Day 04: Drive to Phedi and start trek to Dhampus.
Leave Pokhara and travel by road to Suikhet Phedi, 20 KM drive 30 minutes away. From here, the trail ascends steeply through forest and later through paddy fields to the village of Damphus. Overnight at guesthouse. B.L.D

Day 05: Trek to Landrung 6 hours.
Today the trail goes along the ridge to Deurali. Descend through forest again for some time to the small villages of Tolka and Bheri Kharka. The trail then descends through scattered forests and villages to reach Landrung. Overnight at guesthouse. B.L.D

Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk 4 hours.
The trail goes steeply down towards the river for an hour then there is a steep ascent for about 2-3 hours through scattered villages with beautiful views of the Himalayas. Eventually, reach Ghandruk, one of the largest Gurung settlements in western Nepal. You can have good views of Gangapura, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Mount Annapurna and other snow-capped mountains. If time permits, visit the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) headquarters, the local museum and the village. Overnight at guesthouse. B.L.D

Day 07: Ghandruk to Pokhara (910m) 5 hrs.
Today we descend from Ghandruk seuli Bazar & meet a flat trail along the Modi Khola, eventually we will make a circuit when we got Birethanti then we will have lunch at Birethanti, the place is very famous for fresh fish, trek continue towards Nayapul & drive to Pokhara by Taxi/Van. Overnight at Hotel. B.L.D.

Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu. 6 hrs. Overnight at Hotel. B.B

Day 09: Transfer to Airport for your onward Journey.

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