Annapurna Ghandruk Loop Trek

Annapurna Ghandruk Loop Trek

Annapurna Ghandruk loop trekking is culturally and traditionally rich and famous trek in Annapurna region. A pleasant trekking, no issue with the high altitude sickness, this trek offers a magic blend of spectacular views of high mountains, monumental landscapes, unique culture, religions, people and their lifestyle. Annapurna Ghandruk Loop trekking tour is a complete introduction to trekking in the Himalayas passes through the stunning foothills of Annapurna ranges, lush rhododendron forests, fascinating villages and terrace farmlands.
Annapurna Ghandruk Loop hiking begins in the vibrant city of Pokhara. This trek is suitable also for children or weary trekkers as it doesn’t not require any particularly long hiking days and there is always a lot to see. During the trek we will spend the nights at locally owned mountain lodges. The trek offers breathtaking views of Annapurna ranges such as Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Fishtail, Mardhi Himal, etc…

 

  • Itinerary
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Itinerary

Trip Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 01  Drive to New Bridge and trek to Ghandruk, 1 hour 30 minutes drive and 4 hrs walking
Day 02  Trek from Ghandruk to Pothana, 5 to 6 hrs walking.
Day 03  Trek from Pothana to Dhampus and drive to Pokhara. 

Note: If above itinerary couldn’t meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.

Date & Cost

 

Cost Includes

  • Necessary transfers to/from trek starts and ends point
  • Annapurna Conservation fee with trekking permit
  • Tims card (trekking information management system card)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking period
  • Accommodation (Teahouse) during the trekking period
  • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company
  • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara 
  • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Any bottled drink such as coke, Fanta, beer, wine, mineral waters, etc
  • Internet/wifi, hot shower, phone calls and laundry services
  • Your travel insurance and tips for guide and porters. 

Trip FAQ

Trip FAQ

The length of the trail depends on where you start and end your trek, therefore it can be anything between 160- 230 km. It can be done in as few as 10 days, or as many as 28 days, if doing side trips. Usually it takes either 10 or 14 days to do the shorter version, and 18-21 for the full route.

The Ghandruk trek trail is beautiful and easy to accomplish any time of the year except the rainy seasons. Mid September until May are the favorable season to trek around Annapurna that offers a lovely views. Summer (June to July) is also not preferred to trek in Ghandruk because trekkers may miss the amazing views from Poon Hill due to rainfall.

There is a risk since you will be hiking above 3000m. Different people react to altitude in different ways, no matter their fitness level or experience in the mountains. That’s why you should learn and understand what altitude sickness is and what the symptoms are beforehand. You can ask your local travel medicine specialist, search online or attend one of the lectures organized in Kathmandu. There’s also an option to attend the high altitude sickness lecture in Manang organized by the Himalayan Rescue Association.

Most guesthouses will offer Wi-Fi, either for free or for a small charge. However, since you will be in the mountains the Wi-Fi might not be working on any given day for many reasons, so don’t rely on it. And anyway, being offline for awhile can be surprisingly beneficial!

Annapurna Ghandruk Loop trek is suitable for all kind of people who are moderately fit, not any previous adventures experience is required. Some physical fitness activities such as running, swimming and walking are recommended before your Annapurna Ghandruk trek. Persons suffering from a pre-existing medical flaws must seek medical advice before considering the trek. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.

Normally there are hot water shower services in various tea houses and lodges. In the absence of such facility, the tea house/lodges will provide you hot water bucket. The payment for the shower has to be made by yourself and the cost varies with the places.

Most of Teahouse cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare Pasta, Tuna Bakes, Noodles, Potatoes, Eggs, Dal-bhat, Bread, Soups, Fresh Vegetable ( variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like Apple Pies, Pancakes and some interesting attempts at Custard. You will find a lot of garlic items on the menu, eat some every day because it assists with acclimatization. In many larger villages you may find some meat on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, coffee, hot lemon as well as soft drinks. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination.


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