Ghandruk Village Tour

Ghandruk is a perfect choice for short trek lovers who want to spend quality time in village in a close proximity to the city.

Ghandruk Village is a small and culturally rich village situated at the northwest of Pokhara city. It is the entry‐point to both Annapurna and Machhapuchre mountains. It is a popular tourist destination, stop‐over for trekkers and representative of Gurung culture with an old‐world charm. It is at an altitude of 2050 meters above sea level.

The Ghandruk village tour offers excellent views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchre and Himalachuli peaks. It is accessible after a five hours trek from Birethanti, which lies along Pokhara-Baglung road. Ghandruk valley is also known as “Land of the Gurung’s”.

Trek to beautiful Ghandruk is one of the popular small treks in Nepal with a scenic beauty and cultural knowhow about local Gurungs settlement.

Ghandruk trekking offers spectacular view of Machapuchhre and Annapurna Mountain and lets you explore the culture and tradition of Gurungs.

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Itinerary

 

Welcome dinner in Hotel.

Kathmandu Valley city tours and preparation for upcoming trek.

Kathmandu Valley city tours and preparation for upcoming trek.

Trek from pokhara to Ghandruk village.

Rest day at Ghandruk village.

Trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara.

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, evening farewell dinner.

If you have additional time, you can join other activities  like: Hiking, Expedition, Climbing, Safari, Rafting, City Tours. OR Departure

 

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  1. Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle.
  2. Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 Nights twin sharing with breakfast.
  3. Full day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  4. Domestic flights and airport taxes.
  5. All meals and accommodation during the trekking period.
  6. An experienced English speaking guide trained by government of Nepal.
  7. Highly experienced trekking staffs.
  8. All governmental procedure permits fees and local taxes.
  9. Sleeping bag, duffel bag, medical kit etc.
  10. Travel and rescue arrangements.
  11. Welcome and farewell dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant.

 

 

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Ghandruk Village is a small and culturally rich village situated at the northwest of Pokhara city. It is the entry‐point to both Annapurna and Machhapuchre mountains. It is a popular tourist destination, stop‐over for trekkers and representative of Gurung culture with an old‐world charm. It is at an altitude of 2050 meters above sea level. Though mainly inhabited by the Gurungs, Ghandruk has a heterogeneous population ‐ Kamis, Magars, Sarkis, Damais, Brahmins, Chhetris, Newars and Rais. The village offers excellent views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchre and Himalachuli peaks. It is accessible after a five hours trek from Birethanti, which lies along Pokhara-Baglung road. Ghandruk: Land of the Gurungs.

The geographical conditions of Ghandruk VDC’s is remote with fragile compositions, stone paved, high hill, low hill with rivers, steep slope, rhododendron forest and inaccessibility of bitumen road provision. But Ghandruk altitude and Ghandruk weather is favorable.

A good model of community-based conservation practiced in the locality of the Ghandruk village. The objects of cultural heritage are conserved in this area. The traditional dresses are still conserved in this area. Their ornaments include gold and coral necklaces, gold earrings and nose rings and bangles. Similary, the instruments like Flute, Maadal, Dhumpu, Girling, Jhurma, Sankha, Dhyangro, Karnaal and Damai Baja known as NauBaja are still preserved as a cultural heritage in this area. To preserve and conserve the tangible and intangible cultural heritage, the active body known as Conservation Management Committee (CMC) is taking the responsibility of all aspect including natural heritage in the Ghandruk village.

People are mostly active in this area to preserve their culture, traditions, customs and natural heritage. People are mostly active to preserve their dress, instruments, their village form, and their traditional society. Traditions and Culture The Gurungs are vibrant. The Gurungs have very interesting dance tradition. They perform Sorathi, Ghado, Ghatu and others on one or many occasions.

In the realm of religion, the villagers perform life rituals and practice northern Buddhism. They have institutionalized the post of the Lama (priest), Dhami and Jhankri (shaman and faith healer). Contact and advice seeking with the Brahmin-Chhetris are common, indicating the villagers ‘reverence for Hindu gods and goddesses.

Gurung’s village settlement seems to be compact and close by. The traditional houses are built of stones slabs, mud and timber. For roofing, slate is used. The houses are rectangular in shape and are often two-storied. Inside, there is a simple arrangement of just a kitchen and a bedroom.

The income source of the Ghandruk village people are mainly based on agriculture, animal husbandry, tourism, services in the police and military, and engaging in their own profession to sustain their lives. Mostly over the total population, each one of the member has joined British army, Nepalese army, Indian army, Nepal police force. And mostly today, many people flew to the Arabian countries for jobs for generating income source to sustain and protect their people lives in village from marginality. Another source of income comes from the small and cottage industries and local merchandize run by the local people. They also derive their subsistence from sheep breeding for meat and wool.

Ghandruk trekking

Trek to beautiful Ghandruk is one of the popular small treks in Nepal with a scenic beauty and cultural knowhow about local Gurungs settlement. Ghandruk village is inhabited by Gurungs, culturually rich ethnic community of Nepal. Ghandruk trekking offers spectacular view of Machapuchhre and Annapurna Mountain and lets you explore the culture and tradition of Gurungs. Ghandruk is a perfect choice for short trek lovers who want to spend quality time in village in a close proximity to the city.
Ghandruk trekking commences from Nayapul, which is one hour drive from Pokhara and ascends the valley of Modi Khola after crossing the bridge at Birethanti. You will be accompanied by a team of professionals who hold expertise in this region, to climb up through the villages and terraced agricultural farms before reaching Ghandruk Village. Ghandruk trekking is an easy trek and can be done all around the year.

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