This is one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna Region. It offers spectacular mountain scenery and the trail passes through beautiful villages inhabited by mid-hill tribes called Gurungs, many of them are Gurkha soldiers working for British and Indian armies and some are engaged in farming. Trekkers will have an opportunity to experience the local culture and learn the tradition of the Gurung communities. Ghandruk is a beautiful village with a number of slate-roofed houses, paved courtyard, a museum, Buddhist monastery and the trip will remain ideal for those wishing to experience Nepal’s mountain scenery and ethnic culture within a short time. Accommodations and food in the region are highest standard with electricity, hot showers as per the clients taste and budget. Dhampus is another beautiful village heavily settled by Gurung communities similar to Ghandruk. After leaving Ghandruk we head down to Dhampus through the paved trail while enjoying views of the soaring mountains.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m), transfer with assistance to hotel. Day 02: Full day visit in Kathmandu city and evening free, preparation for trekking. Day 03: Kathmandu - Pokhara (2,986ft): 6hrs drive or 30 minutes flight Day 04: Pokhara - Birethanti (1050m) - Ghandrung (1940m) 02:00hrs drive & 5:00hrs trek. Day 05: Ghandrung - Pothana (1890m) 06:00hrs. Day 06: Pothana - Dhampus (1650m) - Phedi (1130m) - Pokhara (820m) 03:30hrs. Day 07: Pokhara - Kathmandu Drive by Car / Van / Tourist Bus (6:00hrs) or Fly (30minutes). Day 08: Departure transfer to onward destination.
All transport as per in itinerary.
Twin share hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara on BB (Bed & breakfast) basis.
Twin share or multi share basic lodge accommodation on trek.
All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trekking.
1 Porters on each 2 trekkers to carry personal gear
15kg luggage allowance while on trek
English speaking trekking guide
Comprehensive medical kit
Nepal visa fees.
Personal expenses such as drinks, postage, laundry.
Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
Tips and gratuities.
Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of our company.
Domestic flight ticket (optional)
Hadi and I really enjoyed our stay at Kathmandu, your country is beautiful and we enjoyed all that we saw and did. It was a big pity we had to return early for work.
We would like to give a special thanks to our guide, Ramesh, he always greeted us with a smile, was very helpful and courteous. Our driver was very punctual and pleasant aswell.
We will certainly recommend you to our friends.
Thank you once again for the wonderful time I had in Nepal during my 6 days stay in July 2007. Nepal is one of most amazing places I have ever visited and due to your professional services I felt perfect and was able to discover most for the quite short time I stayed. Beautiful country and extremely nice and helpful people. Big thanks goes also to all member of your team and especially to Ashok who supported me during the city tour in Kathmandu. Many thanks and best wishes to Mr Chaman Thakur, Manager of Discovery Full Circle tours, your partner touroperator in Delhi, who arranged my stay in I