Pokhara-Ghandruk Tour - 4 days

Things to Know
  • Duration4 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Altitude 2012 m
  • Trip Type Sightseeing
  • Start and End kathmandu and Kathmandu
  • Best Time Autumn and Spring
What You’ll Do
  • Experience for yourself the breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Machhapuchhare (6993m) and, Annapurna II (8,091m)
  • Witness a breathtaking sunrise over the Annapurna range from Sarangkot hilltop
  • Take a relaxing boat ride on Phewa Lake
  • Experience authentic Gurung culture
  • Experience the typical cultural show program in traditional Gurung entertainment
  • Experience the warm hospitality and culture of the Gurung community
  • Taste the local cuisines and wear the traditional dress as well as ornaments
  • Explore the Gurung village as well as the Gurung Museum

The Pokhara and Ghandruk tour is a fantastic journey through beautiful landscapes and cultural treasures of Nepal. Starting in Pokhara, nestled amidst the majestic western Himalayas, this tour takes travellers on an unforgettable adventure filled with natural wonders.

Pokhara is known as the City of Lakes and is renowned for its breathtaking scenery. The city is situated beside the serene Phewa Lake, reflecting the magnificent Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges in its crystal-clear waters. Visitors can take a peaceful boat ride on the lake, surrounded by lush green hills and accompanied by a gentle breeze. One of the main attractions in Pokhara is the World Peace Pagoda, a striking Buddhist stupa perched on a hilltop. From this vantage point, travellers can soak in panoramic views of Pokhara, the Annapurna range, and the surrounding countryside. The pagoda is not only a place of tranquility but also a symbol of peace and harmony.

The Pokhara and Ghandruk tour takes you to the picturesque Ghandruk village. Located in the Annapurna Conservation Area, Ghandruk village offers a glimpse into the traditional Gurung culture and lifestyle. The village is adorned with old stone houses, terraced fields, and vibrant gardens, providing an idyllic setting to immerse oneself in the local way of life. While exploring Ghandruk, travellers have the opportunity to interact with the friendly locals and learn about their customs and traditions. The Gurung people are known for their rich heritage, distinctive clothing, and warm hospitality. Visitors can also savour authentic Gurung cuisine, which often includes delicious dishes made from locally grown organic ingredients. The trekking routes around Pokhara and Ghandruk are renowned worldwide for their natural beauty. Adventurous souls can embark on trekking expeditions to explore the Annapurna region, including the famous Annapurna Base Camp trek or the Poon Hill trek. These trails take trekkers through dense forests, cascading waterfalls, and picturesque villages, offering breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks at every turn.

Pokhara and Ghandruk tour truly presents the best of both worlds – the tranquility and natural splendour of Pokhara and the cultural immersion in the Gurung village of Ghandruk. This journey allows travellers to make cherished memories as they discover Nepal's diverse landscapes, engage with local communities, and embrace the captivating charm of the Himalayas.

 

Itinerary
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  • Altitude2,012 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time8-9 hours

We will start early in the morning with a drive to Pokhara via the Prithvi Highway. After stopping for breakfast somewhere near Naubise/Dharke, we continue our drive to Pokhara. Lunch will be served on the way. After reaching Pokhara, we take the Pokhara-Baglung Highway and drive to Nayapul. From there, we leave the highway and drive to a small bus station at the foot of the Ghandruk village. From there, a hike of around an hour will take us to Ghandruk and enjoy the evening Gurung show in Ghandruk. We will end the day by returning to our lodge for a warm overnight stay with delicious food.

  • Altitude822 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time7-8 hours

After breakfast, we will explore the Ghandruk village. Ghandruk is a quintessential Gurung village rich in the culture and tradition of this ethnic group. Enjoy the view of Mt Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Himchuli and other peaks, towering above the village. The neatly arranged stone-roofed houses are a treat to the eyes. Also visit the Gurung museum to learn more about Gurung culture, tradition and lifestyle. After lunch, we hike downhill to the bus station and drive back to Pokhara.

  • Altitude1600 m Sarangkot
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time6-7 hours

We begin the day with a drive to Sarangkot to watch the sunrise and see the mountains glitter in the morning sun. After breakfast, we will visit other attractions like Mahendra Cave, Devis Falls, Seti River Gorge, and Bindabasini Temple before having lunch. After lunch, we will visit the International Mountain Museum to learn about mountains, mountain culture and mountain people. Late in the afternoon, we will enjoy boating in Fewa Lake, visit the Tal Barahi temple, and experience the nightlife of the bustling lakeside.

  • Altitude1,400 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time7-8 hours

After breakfast at our hotel, we drive toward World Peace Stupa to enjoy magnificent views of mountains, and the Pokhara city. Then, we come down to Pokhara and start moving toward Kathmandu. Lunch will be served along the way.

Trip Cost Details
Included
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle 
  • Three nights’ accommodation with lunch, dinner and breakfast at a tourist standard hotel in Ghandruk and Pokhara
  • All guided sightseeing tours & activities
  • Sightseeing entry fees
  • The required number of ground staff during the tour
  • All administrative expenses and government taxes
Excluded
  • Items of Personal Interest
  • Tips for hostess and driver. (Tipping is expected).
  • Any expenses other than the Price Include section
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