Ghandruk Village is one of the famous tourist sites in Nepal. The village is in the beautiful heart of Annapurna Rural Municipality in the Kaski district. Ghandruk is very much famous for its typical local village house and the view of Annapurna and Machhapuchre Mountain. The village is also a gateway to Ghorepani as well ABC
Ghandruk Village, Annapurna Gaunpalika, Kaski
Ghandruk is at an altitude of around 1800 mt. from sea level. And yes the temperature here is a bit cold. The village is very much famous nowadays. People from many places visit Ghandruk. Especially those from the city areas to see and experience the typical village style culture and tradition. Almost all the locals are of the Gurung community in these area.
How to reach Ghandruk?
The way to Ghandruk is from the Pokhara Baglung Buspark ko Baglung Highway. Heading toward Lumle, once you reach Birethati leave the highway and take the Right Turn. You can find the Birethati Bridge and some Landmarks there. Birethati is the separation point of Ghorepani and Ghandruk.
You can have some rest here and you will find hygienic food here. Also, the view of Machhapuchre Himal starts to see from here.
The road from here is a little bit off-road, so you might wanna be careful from here. Some of the roads are breathtaking. It is very difficult for heavy vehicles to go this offroad in the rainy season as the road will be heavily damaged. Always be sure about the road condition if you are planning to travel to Ghandruk in the rainy season. You can also have a view of Landruk on the way to Ghandruk.
It will take you around 1 hour to reach Ghandruk from Birethati if the road condition is clear. Otherwise, you might have to walk from here too. It will be best to hike to Ghandruk from here if you wanna feel the village experience.
Once you reach Ghandruk you will see the amazing beautiful Ghandruk Village.
Where to stay in Ghandruk?
Ghandruk is one of the famous Tourism sites of Nepal so you won’t have any trouble finding a residence in Ghandruk. Lots of Hotels, Lodges, Restaurants, and Homestays are available in Ghandruk.
But if you want to truly experience village life, culture and tradition then I would suggest you stay in Homestay as they will serve you the typical local food and all the things here will be typical like bed utensils etc.
The village serves you local foods like local bread and beans.
What to see in Ghandruk?
Well, the first thing you might have to do is get up early in the morning to view the sunrise kissing the Annapurna Mountain. The Annapurna and Machhapuchre Mountain will be seen so close that you might feel to get there.
Then after going to see the typical village of Ghandruk. The movie Kabbadi 3 was shot here in this location too.
There is a tea garden in Ghandruk where you can visit. Also, a temple is near the tea garden too. I couldnot go there which is why I don’t have the photos too. Also, there is 2 museum in Ghandruk where all the typical item is placed. So don’t forget to visit there.
One of the most exciting things about Ghandruk is you can hire the Local Gurung cultural dress and wear it and take a snapshot as much as you like. So never miss this opportunity once you have reached Ghandruk. The cost is only 100 rs. You can get it in the homestay of Ghandruk.
So Ghandruk Village is one of the most exciting and heartwarming places in Nepal that I have found during my traveling period. So make sure to visit Ghandruk village once in your life.
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