Balcony of Annapurnas: Ghandruk trekking

Duration : 6 days

Nepal, Annapurna

Level : easy

from 700 € / p. from 4 to 10 persons

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I'd like to take you to one of the most visited areas of the Annapurna region, with its easy climbs and varied landscapes.

The trekking of Ghandruk is suitable for all levels of hikers, even beginners, children, family holidays and groups of seniors. Everyone will appreciate the "tea houses" and the logistical facilities for comfortable accommodation along the way.

This trek is also suitable for those who have little time but who dream to see the snowy peaks and who wish to live a true Himalayan cultural experience at least once in their life.

In spring you will see nine different species of wild rhododendron flowers. Throughout the trek you will pass through typical villages like Ghandruk, Landruk, Dhampus, etc, which offer magnificent views of the Annapurnas.

I also propose another route of the Annapurna balcony: the trekking from Ghorepani to Chitwan, as well as the Annapurna tour.


D1: Kathmandu.
Arrival and reception at the airport then transfer to your hotel.

D2: Kathmandu - Phedi - Dhampus (1650m).
Approximately 8 hours trip by Deluxe bus then 1 to 2 hours of walking through the lush forest and the countryside to the village of Dhampus where you spend your first night.

D3: Dhampus - Landruk (1620m).
From Dhampus a beautiful climb to Deurali Pass (2100m) awaits you, before the descent to the village of Landruk and its superb views of the Annapurna South (7219m) and Hiunchuli (6441m).
About 5 hours of walking.

D4: Landrung - Jhinu Danda (1730m).
About 4 hours of walking on an easy path that crosses the Modi Khola river.

D5: Jhinu Danda - Ghandruk (2050m).
30 minutes descent to cross the Modi Khola river, then climb to Gandrung through terraces cultivated by farmers. Gandruk is a beautiful Gurung village with rich houses of dried stone. The view is superb on Annapurna and Machapuchare. We stop there for lunch and stay for the night.
About 5 hours of walking.

D6: Ghandruk - Nayapul - Pokhara.
After about an hour of trekking you reach Birethanti then Nayapul. The trek ends here before about a drive to Pokhara. The rest of the day is free to walk for example. Nnight at the hotel in Pokhara.
About 4 hours of walking and 1 hour drive to Pokhara

D7: Pokhara - Kathmandu.
About 7 hours drive by comfortable bus.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the experienced guide.
  • Airport / hotel / airport transfers.
  • Kathmandu / Phedi trip in deluxe bus.
  • Nayapul / Kathmandu trip in private minibus.
  • Hotel in Pokhara including breakfast.
  • Pokhara / Kathmandu trip in deluxe bus.
  • Full board accomodation in lodge during the trek (except drinks, mineral water, beers).
  • License for conservation of Annapurnas (ACAP).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management Service).
  • Two assitant guides from 8 to 11 participants.
  • 1 porter for 2 participants (in accordance with the regulations of the Union of Nepalese Porters, a porter carrying a maximum of 20kg, you will have to hire an additional porter if your luggage exceeds 10kg).
  • Insurance for the whole Nepalese team.

The price does not include

  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Meals in Pokhara.
  • International flight.
  • Personal equipment (sleeping bag, hiking poles, water bottle, backpack, sunglasses, sunscreen).
  • Personal insurance (mandatory: check that your insurance covers you in case of accident, ie all medical expenses, the cost of a helicopter evacuation and repatriation to return home).
  • Drinks.
  • Entry visa to Nepal (check that your passport is valid for another 6 months after your return date).
  • Transport for the visits in Kathmandu.
  • Fees in the city (museum, monument, monastery, etc).
  • Costs caused by exceptional events (road cut, landslide, general strike, bad weather, snow) that can not be expected.
  • Tips.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".

Any trip interrupted or abridged, any change of program at the request of the participants (accident, illness, mountain sickness, early return, trek abbreviated) can not give rise to any refund.


  • In lodge durind the trekking.
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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