-This trek gives the magnificent views of Mt. Annapurna, Machhapuchhre Himchuli and many more.
-You will be able to get close with Gurung people and their cultures.
-You will go through the attractive Rhododendron forest just below Annapurna region.
-Get chance to experience Gurung attire and play with snow in the upper hill of Ghandruk.
-Ghndruk museum which showcases traditional Gurung equipment, tools and weapons.
Ghandruk village is the most picturesque village in the Annapurna region. It is one of the most recommended short trek which can be done from Pokhara. This trek is a great trekking option for those who are in Nepal for a shorter time or want to combine a relatively short trek with other fun based activities in Nepal. This trek is typically done in 4 days. You can experience homely peace environment and immense relief from your hustle city life. From Ghandruk you can see beautiful sceneries of Machhapuchre, Himchuli, Annapurna South, Gangpurna and many more in a very close distance. The high up the mountain scene are fabulously breathtaking and the trail is relatively simple. Ghandruk offers the majestic view of Annapurna mountain and splendid sunrise and sunset.
Ghandruk trekking is an easy trekking experience involving trekking and excursion of historical and cultural heritage. You need to have an average level of fitness to go for this trek. The trek will began after a short drive from Pokhara to trail head. As the trek ascends slowly, it winds through the forest and passes through lovely village Dhampus. From sub-tropical jungles to more temperate rhododendron forests, the trek passes through authentic Gurung villages. Ghandruk is well known for well preserved of Gurung culture and traditions, along with the village with traditional houses weaved by stone paved, narrow street and excellent hospitality. In Ghandruk and Landruk village, you will get the best hospitality of Gurung people and get chance to know more about their culture and tradition. The Ghandruk village is also called stone village or konda in their local language. It is for sure that the trekkers will be more than happy and enjoy this trek as it provide clean stone steps up and downhill, beautiful mountain views, the trail is relatively easier and the highest point is only 2,000m so you do not even need to worry about altitude sickness. This might be one of the reason why trekkers choose Ghandruk mostly for a short trek in the foothills of Annapurna.
Attractions of Ghandruk Village
The major attraction of Ghandruk is the unique culture of Gurungs living here. The local food, horse riding experience and get chance to play with snow in the upper hill of Ghandruk are also the major attraction of Ghandruk. Likewise, the locals entertain the tourists with Gurung dances and allow the tourists with the opportunity to wear the traditional Gurung dresses and ornaments. The tourists are very pleased to experience new Gurung attire and take pictures in the traditional style.
Best Season to Trek
Except the rainy season this short trek trail is easy to accomplish in any time of the year. The trekkers may miss the amazing views from Poon Hill due to rainfall. Mid September until May are the favorable seasons to trek around Annapurna that offers amazing views.
Get ready your back pack and join with Higher Path treks for this amazing short trek. You will return back with full of beautiful memories and amazing pictures.