Kathmandu to Ghandruk Tour via Pokhara is best holidays trip to explore nature and culture of Nepal. Pokhara is nearly 200 km far-west of Kathmandu. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village in Annapurna. Pokhara to Ghandruk is perfect tour for families with children to seniors and adults. Ghandruk is the best travel destination in Pokhara to enjoy majestic views of Annapurna and Machhapuchhare. Also, the people and culture of Ghandrung village is exotic. You will visit Bandipur, an incredible old bazaar, enrich with Newari art, architecture and culture. Please email us at [email protected] and call or leave message on WhatsApp at + 977 9851023742 to customize and book Kathmandu Pokhara Ghandruk Tour Nepal cost, itinerary and fixed departure dates 2023/2024.
Name: Kathmandu Ghandruk Tour
Trip Type: Group Tour
Trip Duration: 10 Days
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Trip Season: All Season
Trip Cost: USD 950-USD 1050
Group Size: 01 - 12 people
Mode of Transfer: Car/Hiace/Coaster/Flight
Start/End of Trip: Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Nepal Tour Kathmandu Bandipur Pokhara Ghandruk Trek-10 Days.
Kathmandu Pokhara Ghandruk Tour is cultural exploration tour to Kathmandu,Bandipur, Pokhara and trekking to Ghandruk village in the Annapurna region.You will visit Pashupati, Monkey temple, Boudha and Kathmandu durbar square during short Kathmandu tour. After Kathmandu city tour, we drive to Bandipur, an ancient Newari town. Bandipur offers spectacular mountain views on a clear day. Pokhara is popular for the best mountain views.From Pokhara, we go for Ghandruk trek. Ghandruk is a beautiful village.You will trek through rhododendron forest and beautiful villages, enjoying an amazing views of Annapurna and Fishtail. After Ghandruk trek and Pokhara trip, we tour to the cultural attractions sites of Bhaktapur and Patan.
Accommodation during Nepal Tour
Accommodations are consisting of 3 star hotel accommodations with breakfast in the city like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Nagarkot, Lumbini, Bandipur and Dhulikhel. The basic neat and clean tea house accommodation will be in the trekking.The rooms are sparse with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. Most bathrooms are shared and toilets can be either squat type or western style. Most tea houses have running water. The majority of tea houses only have cold showers, a few may have hot water available at an additional cost. There is normally no electric lighting in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric power. The dining room usually has solar lighting. Some tea houses now also have electricity for charging small appliances - mobile phones and cameras - and there may be a small charge for this.During the trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the tea house, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants. Every tea house serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. Some have Nepali versions of western food such as pizza, pasta and french fries. Soft drinks, snacks and beer are available in most of the tea houses and trail side restaurants. And, of course, Nepali milk tea is served everywhere.All tea houses have boiled water for trekkers. We discourage the purchase of bottled water while on the trail. The plastic bottles are difficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem.
Meals on Nepal Tour
Meals-Lunch and Dinner are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your guide will be able to suggest favorite restaurants during your trip. Included Breakfast is included and consisting of noodles or congee (rice porridge) or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. While trekking in remote regions food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients.The food in Nepal is vegetarian and vegan-friendly. For gluten-free diets, we recommend you bring some supplementary foods and snacks with you.
Nepal Tour Cost
Bhutan Travel Package cost ranges from $ 250 USD to $ 290 per person per night. The visa cost $ 60 and the flight price are not included in the package cost.In the package price, it includes guide, transfer, guide, accommodations, meals-breakfast, lunch and dinner, permits and taxes, but the drinks and personal expenses are excluded.
Difficulty of Nepal Tour
All travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate Nepal Tour. A reasonable level of fitness is required to enjoy this trip. A moderate fitness level is required for the hike in Pokhara and walks in Chitwan National Park. Our Nepal tour does not go to high altitude, so acclimatizing will be relatively easy. Nepali infrastructure is not so good, so some delays are inevitable. Embracing the slow pace and meditative atmosphere will go a long way toward your enjoyment of this beautiful country.The drive like Kathmandu to Pokhara, Chitwan is on very windy roads as you climb up and down mountains, be prepared for a lot of corners and don't forget to buckle up.
There is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary,and desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Itinerary is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
Best Time to tour in Nepal
Autumn, Spring and Winter is the best time tour in Bhutan. Monsoon rains from June to mid-September, and mild winters through December, January and February.Bhutan features cold, dry winters and warm summers with monsoon rains.The Himalaya rise above 2500 meters (8202 feet), the winters are cold and while the summer can be warm, the valleys are generally protected against monsoonal rain.The best weather lasts from September after the monsoon through to Jun and the mountains are best admired, with greater air clarity in the autumn. Spring from mid Mar-May is cool and often stormy. Autumn is from Oct to mid Nov with clear skies, warm days and cool sometimes cold nights. As in any high mountain area it can rain, hail or snow at any time of year
Nepal tour guide speak English fluently. Your guide will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to local people.
Group Size on Nepal Tour
We do organize both private and group tour.There will be 1 to 16 people in the groups.The groups are consisting of Children above 12 years, adults and seniors, boys and girls from different parts of the world.You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied Bhutan tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
Day 1: Arrive to Kathmandu(1300m)
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, your guide will receive you at the airport and drive to hotel. Leisure day on your own walking around to explore the city, walking through through narrow alleyways teeming with small shops, ancient temples, and local restaurants.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sigthseeing Tour
Breakfast, and your tour guide receive you at your hotel with car and take you to Kathmandu sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa, Kathmandu durbar square and Swoyambhunath stupa.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Bandipur(2100m,160km, 6 hours)
Breakfast, and takes you drive on a scenic 6 hours drive through the foothills of Nepal. You'll follow the banks of the Trishuli River, past traditional villages and terraced fields.Bandipur, a historic town near Gorkha that offers excellent views of the Annapurna range, including the eastern high peak, Lamjung Himal.Conveniently located between Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan, Bandipur was once the center for trade between the lowlands and highlands, as well as between British India and independent Tibet. Today, Bandipur remains a popular mountain town to retreat to. Discover Bandipur's former grandeur, take a stroll through orange groves, appreciate the simple architecture, and admire the pink-tinged Himalayan sky at dawn.
Day 4: Bandipur to Pokhara(900m, 80km, 3 hours)
After enjoying the sunrise early morning, you'll leave Bandipur behind and travel overland to Pokhara, one of the enchanting places to view the Phewa Lake and the magnificence of Machhapuchhere (6,977 m) rising behind it create an ambiance of peace and magic. After arriving in Pokhara, we will check in to our hotel and then head out to explore the lakeside.Pokhara is Nepal's second largest city, and the starting point for many of Nepal’s famous treks and rafting destinations. The valley surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forests, gushing rivers, clear lake and the world famous views of the Himalaya.
Day 5: Pokhara to Phedi and Trek to Pothana (1,860m, 7km,6 hours)
Today is the first day of the trek. After breakfast, you will drive to Phedi where the trek begins towards Pothana.The trail ascends through forests of rhododendron, magnolia, oak, sandalwood, and pine until you reach the village called Dhampus. This is an authentic Gurung village, which gives you an opportunity to look at the magnificent views of the Annapurna ranges, as well as notable peaks like Lamjung Himal.From Dhampus, the trail continues to ascend along a stone-paved path through more forests and mossy trees, keep an eye out for orchids. Once you get to the small village of Pothana, you’ll find a range of trekker facilities including shops, teahouses, and eateries. Relax and enjoy the magnificent mountain views.
Day 6: Pothana to Landruk (1,56m, 7km, 4 hours)
After breakfast in Pothana, you'll continue on a trail towards Landruk via the ridge to Deurali. You'll pass through rhododendron forests teeming with exotic birds, as well as friendly Gurung villages like Chandrakot, Tolka, and Bheri Kharka. Keep an eye out for a small lake and panoramic mountain views, especially of the Annapurna South, as you get higher.The trail then descends through more scattered forests and villages with traditional houses until you reach Landruk where you'll spend the rest of the day.
Day 7: Landruk to Ghandruk (1,940m, 5km, 6 hours)
Enjoy the last moments of your higher elevation views with breakfast in Landruk. Then, the trail begins with a steep descent towards the Modi Khola/river for about an hour, followed by a steep ascent of 2-3 hours through scattered villages to Ghandruk, with great views of the Himalaya en route. Eventually, you'll reach the village of Ghandruk, one of the largest Gurung settlements in Annapurna Nepal.Enjoy the landscapes and snow-capped peaks like Gangapura, Machhapuchhre/Fishtail, and Mount Annapurna.If time permits, visit the Annapurna Mountain Conservation Area Project (ACAP) headquarters. The ACAP is the first conservation area and the largest protected area in Nepal. Rich in biodiversity, the area offers over 1,000 species of flowering plants, mammals, amphibians, and birds. You can learn about tourism management and its effect on the environment and activities that benefit local communities.
Day 8: Ghandruk to Nayapul(1000m, 9km,6 hours) and Drive to Pokhara(60km, 2 hours).
Start today with an early morning breakfast in Ghandruk and then trek past small villages and picturesque rice fields to reach Nayapul. Once you arrive, you'll meet your car or jeep transfer waiting to take you back to Pokhara.
Day 9: Pokhara to Kathmandu(1300m, 200km, 7 hours)
After breakfast, either drive or flight back to Kathmandu.Both options are available.Once arrive in Kathmandu, enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening at your leisure. Explore Kathmandu's streets on foot, bicycle, or rickshaw, perhaps shopping for souvenirs and seeing anything you may have missed at the beginning of your trip. In the evening, choose from a selection of Nepali, French, Vietnamese, and Middle Eastern dishes in Kathmandu.
Day 10: Kathmandu Airport
It's time to say good bye to Nepal. Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu with breakfast, a final stroll through the narrow alleys and templtes, and some final souvenir shopping. A driver will be waiting for you at your hotel to take you to the airport for your return flight home. It's best to be at the airport at least 3 hours prior to departure.
Your passport has a minimum of 6 months validity remaining. Your passport details are required to complete your booking. We recommend taking copies of the main passport pages and other important documents with you as well as leave copies at home with family or friends.
All foreign nationals except Indian passport holders require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad, land borders including borders with India and Tibet, and on arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan Airport.Getting a visa at the airport or land borders can sometimes take time due to long queues. There have been instances when travellers are asked to show proof of exit from the country, i.e flight tickets. You may also need to provide two passport photos and the following fees in US dollars subject to change, cash only. Multiple entry visa valid for 15 days costs US$30, 30 days costs US$50 and 90 days costs US$125
It is customary to tip your guide and driver for outstanding service provided during your trip. You are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length and involvement of your guide on your trip. Tips are greatly appreciated as a gesture of thanks for their professionalism and leadership during your trip. The amount is entirely a personal preference; however, as a guideline is from $10 USD-$15 USD per person (in a currency relevant for your destination) per day can be used.
What to take for Nepal Tour
We recommend you to pack as lightly as possible, ensuring that you are able to carry and lift your own luggage and walk with it for short distances or up or down a flight of stairs. A lockable suitcase with wheels is ideal for this trip. It is recommended that you keep your main luggage weight around 15 kg and certainly no more than 20 kg. A small or medium-sized backpack (45-50 litres) is another good option.You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water, camera, jacket, etc. when you’re exploring during the day. During the colder months (Oct-Apr) the mountains can be very cold, so please make sure you pack warm clothes.
Long-sleeved shirts or sweater
Modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders (Long pants, long skirts, shirts that cover shoulders)
Shawl or scarf (for temple visits)
Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
Passport (required) (With photocopies)
Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
Vouchers and pre-departure information (required)
Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
Cash, credit and debit cards
Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes,
antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra
prescription drugs you may be taking)
Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
Locks for bags
Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
Reusable water bottle
Small travel towel
Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
Watch and alarm clock
Windproof rain jacket
Health & Safety:
Face masks (required)
Hand sanitizer (required)
Pen (Please bring your own pen for filling out documents.)
Hiking boots/sturdy walking shoes
Hiking pants (Convertible/Zip-off and quick dry recommended)
Smart outfit (For evenings out)
Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended)
The official currency of Nepal is the Nepali rupee (NPR). Its symbol is often displayed as Rs. USD is also widely accepted in Nepal. ATM can only be found in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Bhaktapur. Make sure you carry sufficient cash to cover your needs when travelling outside of these cities. Money exchange facilities are available in Kathmandu, Namche, Pokhara, Chitwan only outside the park, and Bhaktapur. Credit cards are not widely accepted.The Government of Nepal has banned the import, export, and use of 500 and 1000 Indian rupee notes in Nepal.You should ensure you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may be fined.The old, torn, and fade notes is very difficult to exchange when exchanging at banks and money exchanges. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes. Before departing on a trek, make sure you have enough Nepalese currency to purchase meals and drinks, in the smaller denominations where possible, as there are no ATM.
Phone and internet access
The signal of phone and internet is very good during Nepal Tour. Every hotel and restaurants you will get free WiFi services.Trekking in the mountain, the internet and telephone network signal is poor. Wifi is available at some tea houses, paying an extra cost.
Travel insurance is compulsory for Nepal tour. We require that a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend all travellers have a policy that also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage or personal effects. It is nice to send us the copy of your travel insurance and the insurance company's 24-hour emergency contact number. If you have credit card insurance, we will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number, and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and your credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.Comprehensive travel insurance is strongly recommended.
Solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Enjoy an early morning flight on a small aircraft with a window seat for an hour of spectacular scenery over the tallest mountain peak on earth. You will be able to
view some of the most incredible, and famous sights that Nepal has to offer. This is weather permitting so tour might be delayed or an alternative day may be
scheduled.It costs USD 260 per person including airport transfer.