Ghandruk: Second largest village in Nepal

Ghandruk is second largest Gurung village in Nepal and Village Development committee in Kaski District. It lies in the northern central part of Nepal. Ghandruk offers majestic views of Himalayas and beautiful landscapes. It is mainly a village of gurung community. One can also get to experience the diverse culture and the daily lifestyle of gurung people. Travelling to Ghandruk will be a perfect escape from citylife to feel peace and beautiful nature.

Ghandruk is also famous for short trek destinations. Non- trekkers can also conquer trekking this place. Also, it is the gateway to many trekking spots.

What can be done in Ghandruk?

A beautiful escape from busy city life to this village life is worthwhile. One can experience culture and tour around the gurung village. Ghandruk also offers horse riding activities to both domestic and international tourists. The village also organize cultural dance programs and invites the travellers.

An interesting thing to do here is wearing Gurung ornaments, their cultural dress and taking pictures on it. Such beautiful moments can be captured with marvelous scenery around.

Mountains like Machhapuchhre, Annapurna seems to be very close. On top of all, mountain sightseeing, hiking rejuvenates one’s soul.

Attractions of Ghandruk

The magnificent views of Himalayas and the enchanting nature rich in diverse flora and fauna. The place is a perfect blend of natural beauty with cultural diversity. Travelers can easily get the accommodation facility with good service.


Ghandruk is one of the most popular trekking routes and the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp. Trekking to Ghandruk is one of the short and easy trail of Nepal. There are two ways to reach Ghandruk from Lakeside Pokhara. It is either by trekking or a short drive.

Option I: Drive To Ghandruk

  • Kathmandu to Nayapool( New Bridge)/Ghandruk
  • You can get a direct bus from Kathmandu to Ghandruk. Incase, if you book your tickets up to Nayapool you can reach Ghandruk after more 1.5 hr drive from Nayapool. And, you can reach Ghandruk village after hike for 1 hour.

Option II: Trek to Ghandruk

  • Kathmandu to Pokhara
    You can book your tickets to Pokhara from Kathmandu.
  • Pokhara – Ghandruk (915m – 1940m)
    The next day, leave from Pokhara in the morning. Get a bus or taxi ride to Phedi. From Phedi, we take our paths up the hill to Dhampus. While walking this trail gives us marvelous views of mountains like Annapurna, Manaslu. While we reach to Birethati, turn right after crossing the river(Modi) and continue your walk for 4-5 hours up the hill until you reach this beautiful Gurung village.