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Ghandruk Trek - 4 Days

Ghandruk Trek is a wonderful trekking alternative for people who are actually in Nepal for a quite short time period, or just would like to prepare a comparatively short adventure with different fun-based activities in Nepal. The trek is usually completed in 3 to 4 days. Furthermore, this is the best picturesque and recommended four days’ trek which can be done from Pokhara. The up high a mountain scene are fabulously breathtaking; the trail again is relatively simple. Additionally, the country side is incredibly stunning that make it possible for your opportunities to encounter the tranquil lifestyle in Nepali villages. Every one tends to make this trekking a brilliant option for every individual seeking for short form trek in the Annapurna base mountain hills, from the family and friend’s units with small children to the those who seek out a shorter outdoor camping adventure in Nepal.

The Ghandruk trek is also called Stone Village and Konda in local language. It is for sure that the trekkers will be more than happy and enjoy the Ghandruk trek as it provides clean stone steps up and downhill, beautiful mountain views, the trial is relatively easier and the highest point is only 2000 meters, so you do not even need to worry about altitude sickness. What a great combination, isn’t it? These may be the reasons why Ghandruk is the priority for those trekkers who want to go for a short trek in the foothills of Annapurna.

  • Day 01: Kathmandu or Pokhara – Nayapul- Ulleri (1960m, 6-7 hours).
  • Day 02: Ulleri-Ghorepani (2874m, 5-6 hours)
  • Day 03: Ghorepani-Poonhill-Tadapani-Ghandruk (1939m, 7-8 hours)
  • Day 04: Ghandruk-Kimche-Nayapul-Pokhara  (4-5 hours), overnight at Hotel Pokhara.
  • Day 05: Pokhara – Kathmandu Drive Back By Bus. (6-7 Hours)

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Standard Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the Annapurna base camp trek
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trekking Guide.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and Porter costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket,duffel bag (Trekking Bag) and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • T-shirt,trekking map and trip achievement certificate are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS) ,Note-Please Bring 2 passport size photos for permit
  • Medical kit (carried by your trekking Guide)
  • All government and local taxes

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of fast arrival, late departure, fast return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of fast return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance for High Altitude
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle water, boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guides, porters and drivers
  • Donation and Charity
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Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Trip Facts

  • 1-12 people
  • 5,554m/18,192ft
  • Nepal
  • Moderate
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek

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