Ghandruk Village Trek: Explore Unique Culture

Hotel, Lodge and Tea house
Annapurna Region
24 km
Start / End Point
3 Nights 4 Days
Max. Altitude
1940 m
Meals Included
Group Size
Nature of Trek
Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Best Season
March-May August-November
Trip Code
Activity Per Day
5-6 hrs
Jeep & Car


Nepal is a popular trekking destination for travelers from all over the world. The diverse landscape, along with the sanctuary of wildlife and the Himalayas make Nepal an ideal destination. Moreover, diverse cultures and customs make it more appealing. However, many treks are physically demanding and take 10 to 15 days to complete. For people who prefer an alternative to this, there are also some short and easy treks. And Ghandruk trek is one such Trek. A hike to a gorgeous village to the north of Pokhara, Ghandruk Trek is one of the most beautiful and popular treks of Pokhara that offers captivating scenery and authentic rural lifestyle. It offers some grandiose views of Annapurna and stunning sunrise and sunset. Moreover, the place has a beautiful Gurung community with excellent views of Machhapuchhre and Himchuli as well.

Trekkers Information for Ghandruk Village Trek:

    total trekkers in Ghandruk Village

Explore Unique Culture

The major attraction of Ghandruk is the distinctive culture of the Gurungs. They will entertain visitors with their traditional dances and also offer them ethnic dresses and ornaments. Moreover, the local cuisines are also popular food among tourists who love the unique taste and flavor. Additionally, you can experience horse riding in the village and snow during winter on the upper hill.

The village is also called a stone village. It has steps made of stone, and even the roofs of the houses are made of stone. The trail of the Ghandruk trek is also easy, and the Ghandruk altitude is 2,012 meters, so it is perfect for first-time trekkers. In addition, Ghandruk village mostly has pleasant weather and moderate temperature.

What to Expect From This Trek?

The Rhododendron forests, breathtaking mountain views of Machhapuchre and Dhaulagiri along with the unique culture and tradition of the Gurung community make this trip perfect for recreation and relaxation. This beautiful village of the Annapurna region reflects the ancient cultures and traditions recited by the Gurung people. The hospitality and charm of the people of this village hypnotize us and the cultural dance and the rituals of this place are a wonder of their own.

This short trek is a distinct destination for a combination of culture, vegetation, and scenic panoramas of ever-lasting beautiful mountain ranges. Moreover, this place is also perfect for a family trek. Another equally famed similar trek is Sikles Village Trek.

How Hard is this Trek?

The culturally and naturally enriched Ghandruk village trek is one of the easiest and most rewarding treks in Nepal. This trek is applicable to all age groups as the chances of altitude sickness are almost nill. The Gurung village can be mentioned as a family trekking hike because all the members of the family from infants to old people can complete the trip.

Ghandruk Village Trek: Explore Unique Culture Photo

Ghandruk Village Trek

  1. day 1

    Arrival at the Kathmandu Airport

  2. day 2

    Flight or Drive to Pokhara

  3. day 3

    Drive from Pokhara to Hemja and Trek to Pothana

  4. day 4

    Trek from Pothana to Landruk

  5. day 5

    Trek from Landruk to Ghandruk

  6. day 6

    Drive from Ghandruk to Pokhara

GHANDRUK Trek Map and Altitude Graph

everest base camp trek map


    • Teahouse accommodation during the trek, during the trek.
    • All meals, during the trek. You can choose dishes from the lodge menu which mostly includes options as follows:
      • Breakfast: Cereal, Porridge, rice pudding, egg dish with bread and toast, bread with jam and honey, Pancakes with jam and honey, with tea or coffee.
      • Lunch Items: Dal Bhat (mostly recommended), noodles soup, fried noodles, momo, spaghetti chapati, Spring roll, macron,  sizzlers, swiss rosti, pizza, veg curry with plain rice, Tibetan Momo, Thukpa, Thenthuk, french fry, fry potato, boil potato and much more.
      • Dinner: Mostly same as lunch items but may vary in some hotels.
      • Note: The menu also depends on the Teahouse or Hotel, so the food items may vary.
    • Most ground transportation is as per the itinerary, during the trek.
    • Professional English-speaking, Eco Trained trekking guide his meals, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, transportation, etc.
    • Sleeping Bag and Trekking sticks (to be returned after trip completion).
    • All necessary paperwork
    • All government and local taxes.


  • Other transportation except Included in the section.
  • Personal expenses (bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather conditions, in case of itinerary modification with a view to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment, etc.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.
  • Porters
  • Hotel and accomondations in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Any Transportation form Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • Anything not mentioned in the Included section.


You can include porter ( carries upto 20 kg ), with an extra cost of $ 25 per day.

You decide what is best and we’ll take care of the rest

  1. The itinerary mentioned is a standard guideline. It can be readily modified according to your needs and requirements.
  2. The cost of the trek can also be changed according to your group size, needs, and time boundary.
  3. You can easily add additional activities to the Itinerary. You just have to let us know before confirming the trip.
  4. This trip can also start from the capital city of Kathmandu. You have to let us know if you want to begin there. In that case, the Itinerary will extend by a few days. Consequently, the cost will also increase.            
  5. The addition or removal of activities will increase or decrease the cost of the trip respectively. This will be done through mutual understanding between the agency and the client(s).

Written by: Mohan Bhandari

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