Dhampus Ghandruk Trek

Trip Overview

This trek is planned for trekkers on a limited time schedule and will offer some of the best views in the Annapurna region without having to contend with the altitude. The trek is start from Naya Pul near by Pokhara valley. Instantly after leaving Pokhara valley, it is not such a long wait before we get fantastic views of the mountains including the common shape of Machhapuchhre "The Fish-tail". From the next day trek, we follow the Modi gorge valley through rhododendron and orchid hang forest before we climb to Ghandruk. Ghandruk, a large & prosperous Gurung village, is beautifully set against the backdrop of Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and holy Mount Machhapuchhre (6993m). The reminder of the treks follows the Modi valley and will drive back to Pokhara from Naya Pul.

Highlights

  • Excellent views of Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchchhre and Himalchuli
  • Exploring the scenic and magnificent beauty of the rich Nature
  • Traditional Gurung Museum
  • Unique hill cultures to explore

Trip Map

Dhampus Ghandruk Trek Map

Short itinerary

Day 01: Drive west to Pokhara (215Km./7 hours) by bus and than transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02: Pokhara to Phedi and start trek to Dhampus.

Day 03: Dhampus/Landrung. (5100 feet and 5/6 hours walking)

Day 04: Landrung/Ghandrung. (6500 feet and 3 to 4 hours walking)

Day 05: Ghandrung/Birethanti/Nayapul/Pokhara. (3 hours walking)

 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Drive west to Pokhara (215Km. / 7 hours) by bus and than transfer to the Hotel.
This morning you will be driving to Pokhara (215km), depart in the early morning, approximately 8 hrs away by tourist bus Absorb a scenic route through the country lanes. You will be arriving at Pokhara in late afternoon. A Pokhara Lakeside village sits, "front row centre" to one of the most beautiful Himalayan panoramas in the world. The Annapurna and famous "Fishtail" mountain peak of Machhapuchhre tower over the tropical setting of Pokhara and you spend there will be the scenic highlight of your trip. Enjoy yourself for the trek to Poon Hill in the evening. Overnight camp in Pokhara near the lake.

Day 02: Pokhara to Phedi and start trek to Dhampus.
Leave Pokhara and travel by road to Suikhet Phedi, 20 KM drive 30 minutes away. From here, the trail ascends steeply through forest and later through paddy fields to the village of Dhampus where you stay overnight in lodge.

Day 03: Dhampus/Landrung. (5100 feet and 5/6 hours walking)
Today the trail goes along the ridge to Deurali. Descend through forest again for some time to the small villages of Tolka and Bheri Kharka. The trail then descends through scattered forests and villages to reach Landrung for overnight in lodge.

Day 04: Landrung/Ghandrung. (6500 feet and 3 to 4 hours walking)
The trail goes steeply down towards the river for an hour then there is a steep ascent for about 2-3 hours through scattered villages with beautiful views of the Himalayas. Eventually, reach Ghandrung, one of the largest Gurung settlements in Western Nepal. You can have good views of Gangapura, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Mount Annapurna and other snow-capped mountains. If time permits, visit the Annapurna Mountain Conservation Area Project (ACAP) headquarters, the local museum and the village.

Day 05: Ghandrung/Birethanti/Nayapul/Pokhara. (3 hours walking)
Today the trail descends to Sauli Bazaar for about two hours and then an easy walk for another hour to reach Birethanti after 45 minutes to Nayapul. From here, drive to Pokhara, about one hour away.

Includes/Excludes

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop. 
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP and TIMS ).
  • Trekking equipment: walking poles and duffel bag.
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Guide and porter’s salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging.
  • Private transport from Pokhara to Phedi (trek starting point).
  • Private jeep or taxi from Nayapul to Pokhara (trek ending point). 
  • Full meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) on your choice. 
  • Water purifier for Safe Drinking water.
  • Accommodation (twin sharing private room with share toilet). 
  • 2 star Hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast for 2 nights. 
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit.
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa fee; A single-entry visa valid for 15/30/90 days costs US$30/50/125 - you may easily obtain the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport - Kathmandu.
  • Hot shower during trek. 
  • Wi-Fi in the mountain.
  • Electronic device recharge in tea houses.
  • Hot and cold beverages.
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance and medical evacuation. 
  • Tipping for guide and porter.
  • Service not mentioned above.

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Trip Facts

  • Grade: General
  • Best season: February, March, April, May, October, November
  • Per day walking: 6 hours in average
  • Type of trek: Tea house
  • General Duration: 5 days
  • Maximum Altitude: 1980m

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