Dhampus to Ghandruk Village Trekking 4 Days, Short and Easy

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It is one of the shortest treks in the Annapurna region

The main aim of this trek is to visit one of the most beautiful Gurung villages Ghandruk. It is located on an elevation of (1090m) and you can witness the Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and Fish Tail.

Best Season
Any Season
Transportation options
Private AC Vehicle


Dhampus to Ghandruk Village trekking is one of the best of the Annapurna treks which starts from Nayapul and ends at Phedi. It is one of the shortest treks in the Annapurna region. The main aim of this trek is to visit one of the most beautiful Gurung villages Ghandruk. It is located at an elevation of (2012m) and you can witness the Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail).

It is a huge Gurung village where you can visit the old and new Gurung museum which shows the real culture of the Gurung Community. Gurung is one of the ethnic groups of Nepal and they have their distinct language and customs. They are known as Gorkhali because most of the British armies are from their community.

This trek goes along the tiny villages of Syauli Bazar, Landruk, Tolkha, Pothana, and Dhampus. You can behold the excellent view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, Annapurna III, Lamjung Himal, and the entire Pokhara Valley. The unique culture of Gurung and Magar, different sorts of flora and fauna, and the green view of the rural areas of Nepal and Pokhara Valley are the main attractions of this trek. The best season is from August to May.

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Day by Day Activities

Drive to Nayapul (1070m) which takes one and a half hours and trek to Ghandruk through the beautiful countryside with a panoramic view of Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Gangapurna. The way gently climbs up from Syauli Bazar and finally arrives at Ghandruk which takes around 6/7 hours.

Ghandruk is a huge Gurung village from where the trail descends to Kyumi Bridge and a short climb to Landruk. It is one of the most beautiful villages. From here, we continue to Tolka with the beautiful scenery of the green countryside. We spent a night there.

On the next day, we started the trek after breakfast.  The way goes through dense forest and finally arrives at Deurali. From the trail continue through the green jungle to Pothana and arrive at the Australian camp at last. Australian Camp is a beautiful village best known for its sunrise, sunset, and view of the Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, and beautiful green hills. We stayed there for a night.

Then catch the transportation drive to Pokhara and transfer to a hotel (Breakfast will be served at Tea House Lodge restaurant). All the way follows a gradual descent to the final point Phedi. You will pass many cultural hamlets and their hill-terraced traditional Farmland. At the ending place, you will be picked up by transport and driven to Pokhara for lunch and rest overnight at a hotel.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

– You can enter Kathmandu by international flight from Europe and other parts of Asia, Australia and USA with stopover and transit on route flight to reaching Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International airport),

– Overland from Delhi, Sikkim, and Darjeeling from India

– To enter from China catch a flight or train to Lhasa (Tibet) and then drive/fly to Kathmandu.

All valid Passports are required with a proper visa for you to enter Nepal. Visa can be obtained from your countries through Nepal Embassy and Consulate, or one can get a permit on arrival at any port of entry at the border or Kathmandu international airport. Minimum visa of a week and a maximum of 1 month can be obtained from here. If you urge to elongate the stay, your visa extension can be done for an extra cost per day or week basis.

Most of the travel agents in Nepal, especially in Kathmandu and other touristic areas, are reliable and certified by the government. Some of these agencies have been running for more than a decade with the utmost experience in travel line. However, as per your taste and duration in Nepal, you can book with us as we provide topnotch services with a flexible period of your journey.

We have an expert knowledgeable local guide with complete training and experience in culture, history of the destination you will visit. With us, you will be able to experience the destinations to your fullest without missing a thing. We keep in touch with you throughout your journey till your departure and aid you in your tour. Similarly, we have a wide range of transport vehicles for your ease and a standby team for any complications during your trip.

Nepal has four seasons including the monsoon (wet months). The climate is not too cold in winter and mildly hot in summer. The country experiences a moderate climate in every other time of the year.

You can experience the destinations differently in each weather, and the memories will be equally delightful. As for sightseeing and cultural tour, You can visit this country at any time of the year. However, the best time will be from the month of March to May and October to November when the views are clear especially of the high snow-capped mountain range.

Depending upon the duration and area of your tours, you can expect something new in every destination. Nepal will surprise you with delights as this place is like no other when it comes to traveling. Famous for numerous historical, cultural monuments which are mostly listed in World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, Nepal is a travel lover’s Zion.

Nepal is a melting pot of Hindu and Buddhist with small minority of Islamic, Christians, Jain and Sikh religions.

Most of the monuments temples and monasteries are of Hindu and Buddhist religions, other places of interest are old historical Durbar squares as the palaces of former kings.

Nepal embraces you with its unique Himalayan setting full of mountains, rivers, and thick jungles as well. One can take an elephant safari in one most famous national park of Chitwan to observe wildlife and nature from close. Rare Royal Bengal Tiger, one-horned rhinoceros many different types of deer and other wildlife and 700 species of exotic birds live in these jungles.

The other experience of Nepal is its panoramic scene of snow-capped mountains in the comfort of nice and cozy hotels and resorts and with the warm hospitality of native villagers in homestay facilities.

Whatever your taste and interest are? Nepal is an amazing country with everything you would want in a travel destination.

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