Ghandruk is a town and village development committee in Kaski District in Gandaki zone of northern-central Nepal. At the time of 1991 census it had a population of 4748 people living in 1013 individual households. Ghandruk is popular for treks in Nepal‘s Annapurna range, with easy trails and various accommodation possibilities. This is by far the most sought after trek. It is a 3 day trek from Pokhara. The trek starts just outside Pokhara valley ascending through the Modi river valley. The climb leads you to stunning trails and luscious green forest taking you deep into the Gurung village of Ghandruk. The view of sun rising and setting as seen from this small village is a view worth dying for. Till today the Gurungs of Ghandruk have been able to protect their tradition and culture. Generations have come and gone by but the culture is very much alive here. After a long day’s trip you can halt in Ghandruk and save your energy for the next day’s trail. On day two, you can walk through the villages of Landrung, Deurali and finally retire in Pothana. You can opt for home stay or there are a couple of cheap lodges available with the thick forest view. Third day you can walk back to the city trying to catch up on the views and glimpses of the eternal Himalayas just in case you had missed anything while climbing up.
Day 01: Pokhara to Ghandruk
Day 02: Ghandruk to Pothana, decent down to Modi Khola and start climbing up to Landruk village, the trail passes thorough the paddy fields then again start climb up to Pothana via Deuarli.
Day 03: Pothana to Pokhara. You can descend down to Phedi through the village of Dhampus enjoying the scenic and picturesque view of the mountain range.