Our Ghandruk Village trek and tour for true connoisseur! Experience the mountains of Nepal to easy walks to the foot of the Annapurna and let us pamper you! After the long journey you can relax in a comfortable and quiet Gokarna Forest Resort. A short scenic flight along the Himalayan chain takes you to Pokhara, the starting point of the walks. Here you can explore the famous Lakeside. In good panoramic paths you walk on relaxed stages through the green mountains of the Himalayas. Your route takes you to the foot of the mighty Annapurna group from lodge to lodge. We discover the one of the beautiful gurung Village Gandruk on this trek.
These are the most beautiful vantage points - enjoy the sight of the snow-covered 8,000 m with a sundowner! Our 13 day Ghandruk Village trek includes two days excursion in Bhaktapur, the ancient Newari city in the Kathmandu Valley, at the Heritage hotel with sightseeing trips and excursions.
At Kathmandu international Airport, After Visa formalities complete, we have to come downstairs to collect Luggage and proceed to outside from terminal Building. Please check our Company Name board, Our Guide will be waiting with Guide Nepal Holidays display board at the arrival gate. Upon our arrival at Kathmandu international airport, we will be warmly welcome by our Airport representative guide with Silk scarves as per Sherpa customs.
You will be transfer to Gokarna Forest Resort by Private Vehicle. The luxurious Gokarna Resort is surrounded by forests, which the kings of Nepal were used as hunting grounds in earlier times. A winding road leads through the forest to the main building. It offers an architectural mix of the Malla and Rana era.
Gokarna Forest Resort
In the morning we visit with our guide the historic city of Kathmandu. We stroll through the shopping district of Thamel and through busy bazaar streets to the largest and oldest temple in the city , the Taleju Pagoda. Around the Royal Palace Hanuman Dhoka are numerous Hindu temples to be seen; harmonious effect of the warm rusty red bricks and the richly decorated with carving bar from brown black Salbaumholz .
In the afternoon we walk up after Swayambhunath . The local Stupa is the biggest sanctuary of the Newar Buddhists and stands on a panoramic hill over the Kathmandu Valley. 365 pilgrims steps lead from the foot of the " monkey temple " to be really steep for gilded stupa with the numerous surrounding memorial shrines and temples. Many monkeys jumping in the trees, between the statues and the temples around.
Gokarna Forest Resort
In the morning we fly west to Pokhara. The town is nestled in a valley below the Annapurna massif. Impressive is the view of the Machhapuchare (6,997 m) , the so-called " fishtail " . The valley of Pokhara is situated 800 meters above sea level significantly lower than Kathmandu. Has lush vegetation, it owes its subtropical climate and the monsoon rains. Thrive here citrus trees and banana. , we see rice and mustard fields, fig trees and thorny euphorbia hedges, dotted with red flowers.
We source our rooms at the 4 * Atithi Resort and have plenty of time to explore Pokhara. We walk along the famous “Lakeside “of Phewa Lake and let us (optional) translate with boats to the south shore . From here the trail in about 1 hour takes us through the forest steeply to pilgrims system with the gleaming white Shanti Stupa, the " peace stupa " . From the ridge opened up in good weather a great panoramic view over the eight-thousand - Massive Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu and down to Phewa Lake.
Atithi Situated on the Lakeside of Phewa Lake Resort & Spa is a unique place to escape from everyday life. A fine mixture consisting of sky high mountains, crystal clear air, lush green hills and the fast-access center of Pokhara make the location of the resort so special. A discreet and not exuberant luxury completes the overall picture. Atithi Resort
Our will reach 35 km away Lumle (1,600 m) by drive, the starting point for our hike Birethanti (1,000 m). The village is located at the start or end point of the Annapurna circumnavigation - depending on where you start this famous trek. Again and again offers us beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. In Sanctuary lodge of Birethanti living mostly retired soldiers who have served with the British in the famous Gurkha regiments. Women sit in front of the houses on their looms or work out in the field. We take a hostel in the Sanctuary Lodge (1,000 m). A warm welcome is guaranteed.
In the Sanctuary Lodge in the valley of Modi Khola comfort is a top priority. 18 rooms in traditional style are available. The lush forests surrounding the lodge and the view of the holy mountain Machapuchare (Fishtail) will make your stay a pleasure. Walking time: about 3 hours
Sanctuary Lodge (B,L,D)
1,000 meters ascent to Ghandruk (2,000 m) to be faced. Add up to 6 hours we will head over natural stone steps and past rice terraces up to this unique viewing platform. The Gandruk is framed by the mountains like a mandala. The “Summit Show" is to describe in words barely. Awaits us a warm welcome in the blooming garden of the Himalaya Lodge, in which we relate lodging for two nights.
At over 2,000 m, above the village Ghandruk, the Himalayan Lodge is located. In earlier times, the famous Gurkha soldiers were recruited in this place. The lodge has 11 comfortable rooms. An al fresco breakfast overlooking the Annapurna Mountains is an incomparable experience. Walking time: about 5 hours
Himalaya Lodge/ Gurung cottage (B, L, D)
Today, Leisure announced. Enjoy photography, relax, panorama ... Anyone who wants to can in 4-5 hours to Tadapani and walk back (about 2,700 m) or Kimrung Deorali go or just take a tour of the spacious , well -kept village with its scattering many flowers and trees make .Walking time : about 4 hours
Himalaya Lodge (BLD)
About an alternative route we reach our destination for the day , turn the Sanctuary Lodge ( 1,000 m ) . Our path leads through rice terraces , but also by many forests and villages that are off the normal routes. Upon arrival at our lodge is still time to chill out by the river in the afternoon and watch the original life there. Walking time: about 5 hours
Sanctuary Lodge (BLD)
First, we have time to make a 30 -minute detour to place Birethanti . There to meet two of the biggest mountain trade routes, and sometimes you'll encounter the mule caravans , those " Truck of the mountains", which supply the outlying villages with goods and food. Then we climb uphill through some dense vegetation, in about 3 hours to Gurung Lodge (approx. 1,450 m ) near Majgaun . Each comfortable room there offers great views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli .
The Gurung Lodge is built in a typical Gurung, a ethnic of more than 70 ethnic groups style. 11 cozy rooms are available. The view of Annapurna South, Putha Hiunchuli and Machapuchare is fantastic.Walking time: about 3 hours
Gurung Lodge (BLD)
It is initially high above the river Ghatte Khola after Pothana ( 1,900 m). The path leads through jungle-like vegetation and offers yet again superb views of the Annapurna massif. In Pothana we meet again on the main road and can be enjoyed from one of the cozy "tea houses" the panorama. From here we descend through rhododendron forest and clearings down to Dhampus ( 1,650 m). Our goal is to Basanta Lodge (approx. 1,600 m) - maybe we can enjoy a very beautiful sunset there.
The Basanta Lodge offers spectacular views of the valleys of Phedi and Mardi . Glorious is the panorama of the Annapurna Group. Another highlight are the nearby forests of bamboo, conifers and rhododendrons. Estimated Walking time: about 5 hours
Basanta Lodge (B, L, D)
Comfortable we go down to Suiketh (1,100 m), possibly to our trekking. We say goodbye to our Sherpa guide and the beams and go in an hour by bus to Pokhara. In the afternoon we fly back to Kathmandu and returned to Bhakapur . Here we stay for the last three nights at the Heritage Hotel on the outskirts of the historic city.
The Heritage Hotel in Bhaktapur is the first and only luxury hotel in the city. The medieval old town was included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1979. History comes alive at the Heritage Hotel, where the architectural influences of the Malla , Rana , Mithila and Newari eras are tangible .Estimated Walking time: about 2 hours
Should we expect the detailed visit of the royal city of Bhaktapur, this city is considered the most beautiful city in the country. A unique feature is its well-preserved, restored in the 1970s, medieval cityscape. On the Durbar Square we admire the Hindu temple with painted wood carvings and stone shelter animals and the gilded entrance to the Royal Palace. We come to the place with the highest pagoda of Nepal, the five-story Nyatapola . Near the pottery district attracts a detour before we walk in the east of the city to the Dattatreya Square. Here we admire the former priest houses with ornately carved window frames brown black Salbaumholz . In the afternoon we will have time to stroll through the old streets or to visit the museums (optional).
This last day in Kathmandu valley is at our educational trips and tours available. Our guide offers you can run program ( payable locally ) - for example a visit to the prospect ridge of Nagarkot early in the morning and visit to the Hindu shrine of Changu Narayan - or a trip to the mountain village Dhulikel early in the morning and walks in Panauti or Namo Buddha.
In the evening we are invited to a farewell dinner at a restaurant in Bhaktapur.