- Trek through the beautiful rhododendron forests of the lower Annapurna Region
- This is one of Nepal's best short treks, taking you through picturesque villages while offering epic Himalayan views
- Visit the Gurung village of Ghandruk, with views of Annapurna and Fishtail
About this Trek
|Max. elevation||1940m (Ghandruk)|
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.
The main attraction of this 3-day trek is the bustling heritage village of Ghandruk, with its a relatively prosperous Gurung population. Staying in Ghandruk is a wonderful experience, as the village has a friendly vibe to it and offers amazing views of Himalayan giants Annapurna, Hiunchuli and Machapuchare (Fishtail).
The Ghandruk trek is typically done in 3 or 4 days. Here we describe the 4-day itinerary which will give you plenty of time to stop to enjoy the scenery, chat with locals and take your time to explore the picturesque villages.
|Day 1||Drive to Phedi, Trek to Pothana||1890m / 6,200ft||1 hour drive / 3-4 hours trek|
|Day 2||Landruk||1590m / 5,200ft||4 hours|
|Day 3||Ghandruk||1940m / 6,300ft||3-4 hours|
|Day 4||Trek to Nayapul / Drive to Pokhara||1070m / 3,500ft||2.5 hours trek / 2 hour drive|