It is a beautiful short trek in the Annapurna region.The trailhead of the Ghandruk Trek is located in Phedi, a less than 1-hour drive from Pokhara. The trail takes you through dense rhododendron forests, paddy fields and up steep stone-slab steps through picturesque villages of the lower Annapurna region, while snowy mountains are towering over you.
Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Pokhara is tourist’s paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains.
Day 02: Drive to Nayapul (1010 m) and trek to Tikhedunga. (1570 m)
After our breakfast, we take an early morning drive to Nayapul and the starting point of our trek. We follow the River Bhurungdi east, passing lowland rice fields, local villages and a small waterfall. We reach Tikhedunga at night.
Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani (2860 m)
We climb 3300 stone steps to Ulleri, from here we will have magnificent views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. Later in the trek we will also see Fishtail Mountain. After you have walked thousands of steps, the trail becomes easier as we pass Banthati and walk through the rhododendron forest.
Day 04: Hike up to Poon Hill (3210 m) and trek to Tadapani. (2660 m)
We hike to the top of Poonhill where we will look at a spectacular sunrise over Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Then, we descend to Tadapani through pine and rhododendron forests.
Day 05: Trek to Ghandruk. (1940 m)
We start the day on flat ground to Bhaisi Kharka before a steep descent to Ghandruk. Ghandruk offers sensational views of Fishtail Mountain, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Annapurna South and Himchuli. While you are staying in Ghundruk, a trip to the local monastery and Gurung meseum are worth a visit.
Day 06: Trek to Nayapul (1010 m) and drive to Pokhara. (850 m)
A gentle descent back to Nayapul following the Modi River and a short drive to Pokhara.
Day 07: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
En route, you can enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city.
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