Short Ghandruk Loop Trek
This short Ghorepani Ghandruk Loop Trek is an ideal trek for everyone with a reasonable level of fitness with limited time in the Annapurna region that offers an introduction to Nepal with breathtaking landscaped, alluring Gurung culture, and mind-boggling views of mountains. The journey involves no difficulty while climbing or ascents to high altitudes. The trek passes through lovely traditional Gurung villages and rhododendron forest at Dhampus and Ghandrung; a pleasant chance to observe the tradition and culture of the Nepalese countryside.
This Ghandruk loop trek starts and ends in the central city of Pokhara, a scenic flight from Kathmandu. An awesome journey over the center slopes takes you to Nayapul for the start of the journey. The journey begins from Kimche and from there we will head towards the lovely village of Ghandruk (the biggest Gurung village in the Annapurna region) where you will get to experience traditional and cultural practices. The path follows steps that go through densely forested paths filled with pine, rhododendrons, and oak trees. This trek not only entices you with rich culture, but also offers a fantastic view of snowy mountains like Machhapuchhre (6993m), Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and numerous different peaks. Short Ghandruk Loop Trek is an ideal journey for individuals who want to experience traveling in Nepal in a short time period as the trek is the combination of witnessing the local tradition and culture with a great mountain panorama.
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Short Ghandruk Loop Trek Outline Itinerary
|Day 01:||Drive to Pokhara Drive: 6-7hrs|
|Day 02:||Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Ghandruk Altitude: 1540m | Trek: 5hrs| Meal: BLD|
|Day 03:||Pothana Altitude: 2870m | Trek: 5-6hrs | Meal: BLD|
|Day 04:||Trek to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara Trek: 3- 4 hrs | Meal: BL|
|Day 05:||Drive back to Kathmandu Meal: B|
Short Ghandruk Loop Trek Detail Itinerary Expand All
Day 01: Drive to Pokhara
Day 02: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Ghandruk
Altitude: 1540m | Trek: 5hrs| Meal: BLD
Day 03: Pothana
Altitude: 2870m | Trek: 5-6hrs | Meal: BLD
Day 04: Trek to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara
Trek: 3- 4 hrs | Meal: BL
Day 05: Drive back to Kathmandu
- Ground Transportation: Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu drive in a deluxe tourist sharing coach
- Ground Transportation Pokhara: Pokhara/ Nayapul/Pokhara drive in private vehicle
- Accommodation: 2 Nights accommodation in twin sharing basis in Pokhara in the BB plan
- Accommodation during Trek: 2 Nights'basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share rooms. [Attached bathroom in available places]
- Meals: 3 Meals per day during the trek (BLD: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. Each meal consist of one course of the meal)
- Guide: Nepal Government licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
- Porter: The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Permit: Annapurna Conservation Area Project [ACAP] Permit and Trekkers' Information Management Systems [TIMS] Card
- Souvenir: Duffle Bag, Trekking T-shirt, Trekking Maps
- Equipment: Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket during Trek (upon request)
- Food, accommodation, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
- Medical Supply: Exclusive medical kit bag and oximeter carried by trekking guide
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Official expenses
What's Not Included ?
- Nepal Visa - (Cost- US$- 75 for 15 days & $- 90 for 30 days)
- Travel insurance
- Meals (Lunch and Dinner) at Kathmandu and Pokhara except for Welcome and Farewell Dinner
- Cost of personal nature expenses, Beverages (Mineral water or coca-cola), cost of extra meals, snacks, phone bills, Internet, WiFi, laundry, etc.
- The cost incurred during the emergency, evacuations
- Tips for Guide/porters/driver
PASSPORT AND VISA:
All the foreign nationals (except Indian nationals) are required to display Visa while entering Nepal. Nepalese Visa can be obtained either at the Nepalese Embassy of the respective country or can be obtained during your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu or from Nepal’s border entry point in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.
Certain nationals are requested to arrange Visa prior to arrival in Nepal. The listed countries are- Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia and cannot secure Nepalese Visa on arrival.
VISA FACILITY DURATION FEES
Multiple Entry 15 Days US$ 80 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 30 Days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 90 Days US$ 175 or equivalent convertible currency
You can also download the VISA form and fill it up. Please go through the link as below: http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa
MONEY & CREDIT CARD INFO
Most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in a problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. Be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. If you want to exchange money, we provide you with the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel.
While traveling to Nepal, you are requested to have travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay, and cancellations.
Traveling in the Himalayas is full of adventurous; hence it is wise to choose a proper insurance policy. While choosing your insurance policy, make sure that it will protect all such unforeseen expenses. You must ensure that the policy you do take provides an adequate level of protection, well familiar with your itinerary and covers you for the activities involved. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday or send us a scanned copy and it must be issued from your homeland.
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Please, kindly note, these given references of the insurance company above is only a recommendation, which based on the recommendation of our previous travelers. You could review their update insurance policy by contacting them directly.
VACCINATION FOR NEPAL
Travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or the health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities). For traveling to Nepal, we recommend you to take vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, etc. However, it is not mandatory but recommended.
ALTITUDE SICKNESS (ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS)
Altitude sickness, also known as AMS (acute mountain sickness), is caused by a lack of oxygen at high altitudes (normally above 3,000m). It occurs as the result of our bodies’ inability to adapt to a sudden increase in altitude. If given time, our bodies will adjust and a gradual ascent will decrease the possibility of altitude sickness.
PREVENTION OF AMS: Go slowly, drink a lot of water, and pay attention to the sensations of your body. If symptoms occur you have climbed too far for the day. Rest at the same altitude will give you time to acclimatize and usually relieve mild symptoms.
MILD SYMPTOMS: Headache, nausea, loss of appetite, and mild shortness of breath with minimal exertion, difficulty sleeping, dizziness or lightheadedness, mild weakness, fatigue, a general unwell feeling.
SERIOUS SYMPTOMS: The inability to recover from shortness of breath with rest, severe persistent headache, low urine output, vomiting, confusion, delirium, loss of coordination. These require immediate descent as acclimatization will not take place at the same altitude.
The key is to trek slowly, carry a light pack and just take it easy. Allow your body the time it needs to acclimatize.
Upon your arrival at TIA International Airport, our company's representatives are stationed to pick you up. They will be holding your name sign along with the company's name in it. Our office representative will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Short Ghandruk Loop Trek Departure dates and price
The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
Short Trek to Ghandruk !!
We recently returned from a vacation to Nepal, where we participated in a five-day Ghandruk trek with Alpha Adventure Treks. They contributed to the success of our trip by offering a secure and trustworthy platform via which we could connect with a fantastic team, make secure payments, and communicate efficiently before, during, and after the trip. We had a great day seeing the cultural Gurung villages and taking in the breathtaking views of Annapurna. AAT and their staff come highly recommended by us for anyone planning a trip to Nepal.- Danny K. ( )