Annapurna Culture Trek
Annapurna Culture Trek covers Ghandruk Loop hike for 3 days which is suitable for children or weary trekkers, as it doesn’t require any particular fitness and long walking days and there is always plenty things to see. The trek envolves no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitude range. The trail passes through rhododendron forest and fascinating traditional Gurung villages at Dhampus & Ghandrung a nice opportunity to witness the culture and tradition of Nepalese countryside in Annapurna midhill around.
Annapurna Culture Trek gives great views of the Annapurnas Himalayas, The hikestart from Birethanti and ends at Phedi. Along the trek you will pass through Nepal’s famous Gurung Village Ghandruk which provides you magnificent views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli. Together you will be exploring the scenic and magnificent beauty of the rich Nature, encounter Gurung culture in Ghandruk , Landruk , Pothana and Dhampus villages.
Duration: 6 days
Activities: Short Hiking-3 days
Maximum altitude: 1900m
Best season: March/ Apr/ May/ June - Sep/ Oct/ Nov/Dec
Trip starts/Ends: Pokhara to Pokhara
Accommodations: Eco Teahouse lodge room managed by local community inclusive breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Transport: Necessary as per package you have required depends on group size – car /van/bus/flight/ to and from starting and ending point and drive or flight from gateway town
Annapurna Culture Trek Itinerary
Day 01: Fly or drive to Pokhara
Early in the morning after breakfast we will drive you to the Domestic Airport to fly Pokhara (30 min). Or you can take a tourist bus to Pokhara from scenic Prihivi high way which will take you about 6 to 7 hour drive and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Ghandruk (1960m)
Start hiking from here we start walk along the terraced fields beneath the splendid panorama of awe-inspiring glaciated Himalayan mountain ranges. After passing a flatland, forest, cultivated lands and a suspension bridge we arrive at the beautiful village of Ghandruk after walking for 3 to 4 hours. An ideal vantage point in this pristine village offers breathtaking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli.
Day 03: Trek Ghandruk to Pothana (1990m)
We descent down through stone steps of Ghandruk village past several tea houses, After crossing a stream on a suspension bridge the trail drops in to the Modi Khola valley and reaches Landruk-Tolka and ascent couple of hour to Pothana.
Day 04: Trek Pothana to Phedi and drive to Pokhara
The trail follows through rhododendron forest before arrive Dhampus,it is inhabited by a mix of people: Gurung, Brahman, Magar communities. From here work down to mostly downhill through forest to Phedi from here 30 minutes drive to Pokhara.
Day 05: Pokhara to Kathamndu:
Drive or take a flight to Kathmandu. It is 30 minutes flight to Kathmandu or 6 to 7 hour drive by tourist coach and overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Final departure, transfer to airport.
Cost: Please contact us.
Minimum Group size: 2
Season: All around the year
Departure date: as per your convenience.
- Daily itinerary as described,
- all inclusive camping or lodge trek with English speaking guide and porters,
- all meals on trek, all fees and land transportation,
- camping gear such as twin sharing tent,
- toilet tent, dinning/kitchen tent,
- necessary staff.
- Bottled beverages,
- items of a personal nature,
- delay due to weather,
- equipment failure or situations beyond our control.
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