Ghandruk village (1,940 m), a culturally inhabited region of Nepalese Gurung community. The village is located in Kaski district, in between Lumle and Dangsing village. It’s one of the most recognized overnight halt during the trekking time in Annapurna region. The village also attracts local travelers from across the country with it’s unique identity. The view of Annapurna Mountain ranges including Machhapuchre and Himchuli can be a lifelong memory for the visitors.
Ghandruk village is a most visited trekking area in Nepal
Ghandruk village, the second Gurung village of Nepal is promoting rural tourism with the local resources. The major attractions of Ghandruk village are friendly Gurung community and the people. Beside this, the unspoiled culture, rural lifestyle, local foods, guest reception and the mesmerizing view of glittering Himalayas will capture your heart. Alternatively, slate roofed houses, courtyards, a museum and Buddhist monasteries are other delightful things you can observe there. The main income source of the people of Ghandruk is tourism. They are promoting village tourism with providing neat home stays or cottages which are better than star hotels of the city area. They provide quality food, clean bed and toilet for the visitors with fine hospitality.
The village is a halt of trekkers at the time of trekking in Annapurna region. People who are going for the Annapurna Base Camp trek, Poon Hill trek, Annapurna Circuit trek and lower Mustang trek stays a night at this place.
A short day trek (approx. 6 hours) from Nayapul will take you towards this attractive village. One doesn’t need a hard climbing and down falling and to take long and exhausting walking. Also, there is no worry about high altitude sickness. Foreigners require a TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) and ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit before to enter Ghandruk village. Those who are looking for a public vehicle to reach Nayapul from Pokhara (72 KM, approx. 3 hours), you will find a public bus in every next 20 minutes from Prithivi Chok. Trek lovers can enjoy the walk through the bank of rivers and lush green forest with the diversity of birds.