Gandruk Moderate Trekking

This panoramic adventure with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions to Gandruk moderate trekking passes through a varied range of climate, vegetation, and cultures, walking from green vegetation of rain and temperate forests to the terraced rice fields and to the alpine region offering an idle introduction of Nepal’s cultural and natural beauty.

The trip with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions to Gandruk region leads to short circuit in the southern part of Annapurna Himal range, the treks start from Pokhara, a magnificent scenic town-city with awesome of views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu including the towering Mt.Macchhapuchere (the Fish Tail) the unclimbed peak, Pokhara with its beautiful lake Phewa and Begnas with reflection of the snow-capped mountains and hills, This trek combines wonderful mountain scenery and with ancient traditions cultural variations of rural farms and villages. The trail leads towards the dense forest of rhododendrons and magnolia passing through rainforest and gorge between the massive green hill, then completing this wonderful short journey in Pokhara the scenic landmark of Himalaya with its pristine lake Phewa, a short remarkable trip with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions to the mid-hills Gandruk moderate trekking.

Trip Highlight: “On the trek with varied picturesque scenery, from paddy fields to the high mid-hills alpine area, constant views of the world’s highest mountain range including Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri, lush forest of rhododendrons,  traditional villages.”

 

Day 01: On Arrival in Kathmandu meet our staff and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu with half day sight-seeing tour.
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara 860m. 200 k.m. 5 – 6 hrs journey / 30 mins flight.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara and begin trek to Gandruk 1,950m.
Day 05: Trek to Landruk / Landrung 1,430m. approx: 5 – 6 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Australian Camp 2,050m. (Thulo Kharka) via Pothana Approx: 5 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Kande & drive to Pokhara. Approx 1hr walk and one hour drive.
Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 09: In Kathmandu at leisure guided tour on request.
Day 10: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.

Trip Extension:
2 days rafting (Seti or Trisuli River) with 2 – 3 days Jungle Safari in Asia’s best Chitwan National Park.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport meet our staff with GA complimentary transport transfer to relevant Hotels, our guide will give you briefing of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, and related information that you might require while in Nepal with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions.

Day 02: Half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest if booked in advance.

Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m. 5 – 6 hours journey 220 k.m. / 30 mins flight
The morning after breakfast, transfer by private vehicle to Pokhara on the busy scenic highway, an interesting drive through the towns and farm villages with views of snow-capped mountains. The road has been greatly improved in recent years. Or take a flight to Pokhara. On arrival at Pokhara transfer to the Hotel by the lake Phewa for the overnight stop, afternoon free.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul 1,100m. and begin the trek to Gandruk1,950m.
After breakfast drive of near 2 hrs leads you to Nayapul (new bridge) to
start this wonderful adventure, the walk passes through the busy areas encountering all types of people from local, trekkers and mule and donkey trains, the path joins at Bhirthati village from here the route heads north following the Modi river for a while through several farm villages and waterfalls on reaching at Kimche an uphill walk on stone steps all the way to Gandruk village, approx. 3-4 hours walk. Gandruk, a large village in the mid-hills of Annapurna region, the people here are Gurungs an ethnic hill tribe of Tibetan Buddhism sect, unlike the Buddhism of Everest or from other high areas, Gurung people are Sheppard’s of Buddhist religion and culture, they are famed as Gurkhas soldiers in the British and Indian Army. Most of the Gurungs since last centuries, recruited as gallant soldiers in Nepal, Indian and British Army. At Gandruk (also pronounced as Ghandrung) village with time to visit around Gurung houses.

Day 05: Trek to Landrung / Landruk. 1,640m. 5 / 6 hrs walk.
A leisure morning after breakfast and lunch trek continues on the ridge, passing through several huts, farm villages and small patch of forest,  the walk from here is all downhill to the bridge at Phedi for an hour or more, after the bridge over the raging Modi River, a slow uphill walk for another hour to the village of Landrung for the overnight stop.

Day 06: Trek to Thulo – Kharka / Australian Camp 2,050m. 5 hours.
From Landrung the walk is gradual on the winding path through the villages and terraced fields, after two hours of good walk the trail leads you to the last hour uphill to a small pass at Deurali ridge 2,150m. After Deurali, a nice downhill walk through the forest with magnificent view of the Annapurna and Mt.Manaslu range all the way to the small village of Pothana, situated at a lovely spot in the midst of the woods overlooking magnificent view of snow-capped mountain range, valleys and as far up to the Phewa lake in Pokhara, from here another 50 minutes of good walk through the cool shade of the forest brings you at Thulo Kharka also known as Australian Camp a wonderful spot in the midst of the forest with large meadows overlooking magnificent views of the Himalayan range of mountains from Annapurna to Manaslu. This place also offers a great view of the sunrise and sunset as well.

Day 07: Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara 1 hr walk with 1 hr drive.
From this fabulous spot, an easy downhill walk leads through the village of Kande by the Baglung-Pokhara highway; it is also the start and ending point of various trekking around Annapurna region. From here an hour drive reaches you to the Hotel by the Phewa Lake in Pokhara.

Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu 180 km 5 hrs journey.                            
After a wonderful time in Pokhara and in the Himalayan mid-hills, a scenic drive brings you back to Kathmandu.

Day 09: In Kathmandu for independent activities.
In Kathmandu at leisure for last minute shopping and please inform GA staff for an extra guided tour in and around Kathmandu Valley.

Day 10: Transfer to Airport for International departure.
Today as per your international flight time, Great Adventure staff will transfer you to the airport with complimentary transport for your final departure from this most scenic country, Nepal.

POKHARA VALLEY:

Pokhara is one of a unique sub-tropical valley in the Himalaya and probably in the world, where one can marvel the beauty of the Himalayan landscape and reflection of the Annapurna massif including the towering majestic peak of Mt. Machhapuchare on its beautiful lakes. Pokhara is situated in the mid-western Nepal. It is linked by the main highway of 200 km driving distance from Kathmandu and by air approximately 20 to 30 minutes flight with sweeping panoramic views of the mid-east to western Himalayan ranges.

Mother Nature has certainly blessed this fertile valley with the outstanding scenery of the landscapes, snow-capped mountains, moderate tropical climate, and beautiful pristine lakes of Begnas, Rupa, and Phewa.

The most stunning of Pokhara’s sights is the magnificent panorama of the Annapurna range which forms its backdrop. Annapurna massif includes Annapurna I to IV and Annapurna South.
Among these high peaks, it is the towering majestic Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish Tail) which dominates all others in this range. Pokhara with its natural beauty is also a starting point of Nepal’s most popular adventure destinations. Most of the trekking, mountaineering expeditions begins from this remarkable place and it’s an also an ideal spot for all types of holidaymakers.

  • Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu as your Budget.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing and prepare for trek
  • A  professional Sherpa Guide with Government License
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage(2 people 1 sherpa porter)
  • Food in Trekking(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  )
  • All Accommodation during Trekking(Tea House/ Camping)
  • Necessary Trekking permits
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system card)
  • Necessary Equipment( sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • All programme as per Itinerary
  • Necessary flight Ticket/ Land Transport(Domestic only )
  • Food, salary  Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • First-aid kit from The Great Adventure Treks
  • Rescue  Help
  • Lunch and dinner in kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Any kinds of Drinks( soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: On Arrival in Kathmandu meet our staff and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu with half day sight-seeing tour.
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara 860m. 200 k.m. 5 – 6 hrs journey / 30 mins flight.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara and begin trek to Gandruk 1,950m.
Day 05: Trek to Landruk / Landrung 1,430m. approx: 5 – 6 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Australian Camp 2,050m. (Thulo Kharka) via Pothana Approx: 5 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Kande & drive to Pokhara. Approx 1hr walk and one hour drive.
Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 09: In Kathmandu at leisure guided tour on request.
Day 10: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.

Trip Extension:
2 days rafting (Seti or Trisuli River) with 2 – 3 days Jungle Safari in Asia’s best Chitwan National Park.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport meet our staff with GA complimentary transport transfer to relevant Hotels, our guide will give you briefing of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, and related information that you might require while in Nepal with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions.

Day 02: Half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest if booked in advance.

Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m. 5 – 6 hours journey 220 k.m. / 30 mins flight
The morning after breakfast, transfer by private vehicle to Pokhara on the busy scenic highway, an interesting drive through the towns and farm villages with views of snow-capped mountains. The road has been greatly improved in recent years. Or take a flight to Pokhara. On arrival at Pokhara transfer to the Hotel by the lake Phewa for the overnight stop, afternoon free.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul 1,100m. and begin the trek to Gandruk1,950m.
After breakfast drive of near 2 hrs leads you to Nayapul (new bridge) to
start this wonderful adventure, the walk passes through the busy areas encountering all types of people from local, trekkers and mule and donkey trains, the path joins at Bhirthati village from here the route heads north following the Modi river for a while through several farm villages and waterfalls on reaching at Kimche an uphill walk on stone steps all the way to Gandruk village, approx. 3-4 hours walk. Gandruk, a large village in the mid-hills of Annapurna region, the people here are Gurungs an ethnic hill tribe of Tibetan Buddhism sect, unlike the Buddhism of Everest or from other high areas, Gurung people are Sheppard’s of Buddhist religion and culture, they are famed as Gurkhas soldiers in the British and Indian Army. Most of the Gurungs since last centuries, recruited as gallant soldiers in Nepal, Indian and British Army. At Gandruk (also pronounced as Ghandrung) village with time to visit around Gurung houses.

Day 05: Trek to Landrung / Landruk. 1,640m. 5 / 6 hrs walk.
A leisure morning after breakfast and lunch trek continues on the ridge, passing through several huts, farm villages and small patch of forest,  the walk from here is all downhill to the bridge at Phedi for an hour or more, after the bridge over the raging Modi River, a slow uphill walk for another hour to the village of Landrung for the overnight stop.

Day 06: Trek to Thulo – Kharka / Australian Camp 2,050m. 5 hours.
From Landrung the walk is gradual on the winding path through the villages and terraced fields, after two hours of good walk the trail leads you to the last hour uphill to a small pass at Deurali ridge 2,150m. After Deurali, a nice downhill walk through the forest with magnificent view of the Annapurna and Mt.Manaslu range all the way to the small village of Pothana, situated at a lovely spot in the midst of the woods overlooking magnificent view of snow-capped mountain range, valleys and as far up to the Phewa lake in Pokhara, from here another 50 minutes of good walk through the cool shade of the forest brings you at Thulo Kharka also known as Australian Camp a wonderful spot in the midst of the forest with large meadows overlooking magnificent views of the Himalayan range of mountains from Annapurna to Manaslu. This place also offers a great view of the sunrise and sunset as well.

Day 07: Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara 1 hr walk with 1 hr drive.
From this fabulous spot, an easy downhill walk leads through the village of Kande by the Baglung-Pokhara highway; it is also the start and ending point of various trekking around Annapurna region. From here an hour drive reaches you to the Hotel by the Phewa Lake in Pokhara.

Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu 180 km 5 hrs journey.                            
After a wonderful time in Pokhara and in the Himalayan mid-hills, a scenic drive brings you back to Kathmandu.

Day 09: In Kathmandu for independent activities.
In Kathmandu at leisure for last minute shopping and please inform GA staff for an extra guided tour in and around Kathmandu Valley.

Day 10: Transfer to Airport for International departure.
Today as per your international flight time, Great Adventure staff will transfer you to the airport with complimentary transport for your final departure from this most scenic country, Nepal.

POKHARA VALLEY:

Pokhara is one of a unique sub-tropical valley in the Himalaya and probably in the world, where one can marvel the beauty of the Himalayan landscape and reflection of the Annapurna massif including the towering majestic peak of Mt. Machhapuchare on its beautiful lakes. Pokhara is situated in the mid-western Nepal. It is linked by the main highway of 200 km driving distance from Kathmandu and by air approximately 20 to 30 minutes flight with sweeping panoramic views of the mid-east to western Himalayan ranges.

Mother Nature has certainly blessed this fertile valley with the outstanding scenery of the landscapes, snow-capped mountains, moderate tropical climate, and beautiful pristine lakes of Begnas, Rupa, and Phewa.

The most stunning of Pokhara’s sights is the magnificent panorama of the Annapurna range which forms its backdrop. Annapurna massif includes Annapurna I to IV and Annapurna South.
Among these high peaks, it is the towering majestic Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish Tail) which dominates all others in this range. Pokhara with its natural beauty is also a starting point of Nepal’s most popular adventure destinations. Most of the trekking, mountaineering expeditions begins from this remarkable place and it’s an also an ideal spot for all types of holidaymakers.

Cost Include

  • Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu as your Budget.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing and prepare for trek
  • A  professional Sherpa Guide with Government License
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage(2 people 1 sherpa porter)
  • Food in Trekking(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  )
  • All Accommodation during Trekking(Tea House/ Camping)
  • Necessary Trekking permits
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system card)
  • Necessary Equipment( sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • All programme as per Itinerary
  • Necessary flight Ticket/ Land Transport(Domestic only )
  • Food, salary  Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • First-aid kit from The Great Adventure Treks
  • Rescue  Help

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Any kinds of Drinks( soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost
Enquiry

Trip Facts

  • 2,210 m at Deurali
  • Moderate
  • On Tea-House / Lodge
  • Private vehicle & flight
  • Yes
  • 4 season
  • low lands Hindus Brahmin, Chhetries, Dalits mid hills Gurungs-Magar with few Thakali of Buddhist religion