Ghandruk Village Hike – Self guided trekking trip - 5 Days

Trip Facts

  • Plane-Tourist Bus-Jeep
  • 2,012 meters
  • Hotel-Teahouse-Lodge
  • less active
  • Village hike
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • In person
  • As per your request
  • 5
  • 78
To experience the culture and tradition of local Gurung community, Ghandruk village hike is regarded as one of the best cultural hike to do in Nepal. In this hike, the hikers will be offered to view the majestic Annapurna ranges, Mount Hiunchuli, Mount Manaslu and Mount Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail) along with exploring the villages, villages and wildlife of Annapurna Conservation Area.

The hikers will follow the trail through dense forest and rhododendron forest where they will be witnessing the natural beauty of the surrounding such as greenery and green hill landscapes.

During Ghandruk Village hike, the hikers will start the trip with the drive and hike several days to reach the famous Ghandruk Village.

Itinerary of Ghandruk Village Hike

The initiation of Ghandruk village is from Kathmandu. The 1st day of your trip will take you to Pokhara. You can either choose drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara to reach to Kathmandu. It will take you 8 hours by drive and 25 minutes by flight to reach to Pokhara

The next day, you have to take a short drive around 45 minutes to reach to Phedi. From Phedi your hike actually starts. You will hike complete uphill around 20 – 30 minutes and passes through the village of Dhampus and later pass through dense forest and reach to Pothana. You can find teahouses and shops at Pothana.

On the next day, you will continue your hike from Pothana to your destination Ghandruk. During the hike you will walk through lush forests and reach to Deurali. Once you reach to Deurali, you have to walk through downhill trail.

Walking through downhill trail will take you to Tolkha. Tolkha is also known for the settlement of Gurung people. Following the trail from Tolkha, you will reach to Landruk (ethnic village). From Landruk, the hikers have to pass through Modi Khola River which will take you to Ghandruk.

Reaching to Ghandruk will offer you to witness the majestic view of mountain ranges. Exploring Gurung museum and culture and tradition of local people during your overnight at teahouse/lodges is major part of Ghandruk Village hike.

Early breakfast at Ghandruk and hike through villages and views of paddy field will lead you to the place Nayapul. Driving in a jeep from Nayapul to reach to Pokhara will offer you some surrounding beauties to witness.

As like 1st day of your trip, the last day of your trip also offers you to choose either flight or drive to reach to Kathmandu.

Self – Guided Ghandruk Village Hike

Ghandruk Village hike is self – guided means that you will be walking solo during you hike where all the necessary information about the route is provided by phone guide through satellite phone.

The accommodation and transportation facilities will be all arranged by Nepalgram Adventure which can be ease for the hikers. Following the safety guidelines and necessary information by the phone guide, you can make Ghandruk Village trek successful.

Porter to carry the stuff is also not included in this hike but if you want the porter then our company can make an arrangement of porter for you.

NOTE: If you want to hike Ghandruk village along with the guide. Feel free to Contact us.

What can you find in Ghandruk Village Hike?

Generally, this hike is the mixture of culture and natural beauties. The rhododendron forest and lush forests along the trail is considered to be one of the major attractions of this trek.

Staying overnight in hospitable teahouse/lodges during the hike is very special. You can explore the local lifestyle in each and every day of your hike.

Snow – capped mountain ranges which can be seen from the trail is similar like energy booster which will give you more spirit to walk.

You can wear Gurung Dress and take some pictures in front of old Gurung houses as well as click the photos in mountain background.


Major attraction to see in Ghandruk village Hike

  • Scenic drive or flight Kathmandu to Pokhara and Vice – Versa
  • Drive to Phedi
  • Dhampus Village
  • Pothana Village
  • Deurali
  • Tolkha Village
  • Landruk Village
  • Walking through dense forest
  • Walking through rhododendron forest
  • Snow – capped mountain ranges
  • Exploration of culture and tradition of local Gurung community of Ghandruk Village
  • View of paddy fields
  • Drive from Nayapul to Pokhara


Day 1
Drive or fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (1400 meters); 25 minutes flight or 7/8 hours

Day 2
Short drive from Pokhara to Phedi and hike to Pothana (1890 meters); 45 minutes drive; 2/3 hours hike

Day 3
Hike from Pothana to Ghandruk (2012 meters); 5/6 hours

Day 4
Hike from Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (1400 meters); 4/5 hours

Day 5
Drive or fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1380 meters); 25 minutes flight or 7/8 hours drive

Cost Details of Ghandruk Village Hike – General Inclusions

  • Transportation to and from Kathmandu to hiking start & finish point
  • 1 night Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and 2 Nights in Pokhara (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • All your accommodation during the trek.
  • All necessary paperwork’s (ACAP), entry permits & Trekker`s information management system (TIMS).
  • Fluent English speaking, Government licensed guide including all his salary during the hike.
  • Satellite Phone
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit) with regular oxygen saturation check up with oxymeter.
  • All government taxes and office expenses
  • Credit card fee for online payable amount
  • Added Value - (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the hike
  • (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt and Cap - to take away
  • (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box

Cost Details of Ghandruk Village Hike – General Exclusions

  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks during the hike
  • Gratitude for the guide and driver
  • Anything not included in the cost inclusion

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Ghandruk Village Hike – Self guided trekking trip

Trip Facts

  • Plane-Tourist Bus-Jeep
  • 2,012 meters
  • Hotel-Teahouse-Lodge
  • less active
  • Village hike
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • In person
  • As per your request
  • 5
  • 78



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