Ghandruk Village Homestay is a popular weeklong package that offers you the panoramic beauty of mountains in the Annapurna range, while you also get to immerse yourself in the warm hospitality and unique culture of indigenous Gurung and Magar people.
Ghandruk Village Homestay lies on the lap of majestic Mt. Macchapucchre (popularly known as fishtail mountain) accompanied by Mt. Himchuli. This village has a little over thousand individual households and one will be quite amazed to see the local architecture, cultural practices, and way of life. The food served is entirely homemade, authentic, and organic.
During Ghandruk Village Homestay one can also see the south side of Mt. Annapurna from this vantage point. This is also the route towards Annapurna Base Camp and Poon Hill another popular tourist destination. The sight of blooming rhododendrons, picturesque mountains, traditional villages, and kind and welcoming people will amalgamate into an immemorable experience, one that enriches your soul.
Trek Venture Nepal airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu displaying Trek Venture Nepal signboard outside the airport terminal. You shall be transferred to your respective hotel in private tourist vehicle.
Overnight at hotel. No meals included.
We start the day by a visiting one of the most revered, ancient and believed to have self-emerged atop green hillock west of Kathmandu, the great stupa of Swayambhunath, a site over 2,500 years old. Our guide will brief you while exploring the sites.
Afterwards, we drive towards east of Kathmandu valley to one of the important World Heritage Sites “Pashupatinath”, a renowned Hindu temple. The main deity is Lord Shiva, both destroyer and creator of the world according to Hindu belief system.
At the end of the day we return back to the home stay and go through per-briefing about our next schedule. Our guide will assist you to prepare your necessary gears as per the need of upcoming trek.
Trek Venture Nepal staff will receive you from your respective hotel at 6.30 am and take you to the tourist bus station if you prefer bus travel. The bus journey will start after an hour with offering a beautiful view of hills and rivers. Beautiful city in the band of Phewa lake with panoramic views of first glimpse of Annapurna and Machapuchare which is seen like a tail of a fish in the north, Manaslu in the east and Dhaulagiri in the west. If we are taking a flight to Pokhara,the flight time is approximately 25 minutes with the distance of 146 km (straight line) with free 20 kg baggage and 7 kg hand carry. This alternative can give you spare time in Pokhara for leisure, shopping etc. Tonight, homestay with pokhara host, breakfast Included.
We take the road drive to Kimche early morning. Once we arrive at Nayapul, we turn to the Modi Khola River, which we follow to the village of Birethanti. The track becomes bumpier until Kimche. If the view is clear, the sacred summit of Machhapuchhre (6993m) stands proudly beyond the village of Shyauli. We leave the bus at Kimche and start walking. The path goes winding. In the village of Chane, the beautiful panoramas await us. From Chane, the trail climbs up the village of Ghandruk, where we stop to spend the night. Superb views of the Annapurnas and the Machhapuchhre with the hospitality of local Gurung host. In the evening, we would learn about Ghundrug ko Achar, which isfermented leafy green vegetable and a popular food in Nepal. We share our smile, story tales, beliefs in peaceful settlement of Gurkhas.
The morning the sunrise over the surrounding Mountains can be the best reward for your morning wake up. We have our breakfast with our host family and bit farewell to them. We will trek to Pothana for our day trip which is another beautiful point for relaxing and overnight sleep with sound ambience. We engage our time in the evening with the host family and learn about Tongba making and taste for the experience.
We bid our farewell to our host family.and trek to Phedi, which can take us 2 hours. Later, we catch our vehicle to Pokhara from Phedi towards our homestay guest house in Barang village which is a beautiful model village andit is located 15 km west of Pokhara lakeside. This village is inhabited mostly by the Brahman and Bhujel Communities. The stay permits us to experience the local village lifestyle with the breathtaking views of the surroundings himalaya. In the evening, culture, history sharing with authentic local music and food.
We wake up for our tea and Breakfast prepared by our host family. Our trip to Bandipur hill is 80 km from Pokhara and the place is at the elevation of 1,030 m (3,380 ft). Bandipur is a hilltop settlement and a municipality in Tanahun District, of Nepal. During 17th century, the place was used as the main center of trade route in between Tibet and India but after the development of Prithivi Highway road, the place went down due to inaccessibility and difficulties. Moreover, the preserved, old time cultural atmosphere has increasingly been coming to the attention of tourism and is a beautiful Newar settlement for stay. We explore the hills and library of the area followed by musical chair game in the evening.
The distance to kathmandu from Bandipur is 146 km. Hence, we follow the schedule program and time set by our guide and driver. If we are rock climbing enthusiast, we may take the chances of good spot of the climb on our way back. In the evening, dinner with Trek Venture Nepal family intypical Nepalese Restaurant followed by exchange of information, question and answer of course. Overnight in Homestay house in Kathmandu.
Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is 11 am. In case your flight is late evening please let us know if you require half day use of the hotel.
Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport. Farewell.