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Ghandruk Loop Hot Spring Trek
Ghandruk Loop Hot Spring Trek
Ghandruk Loop Hot Spring Trek

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Ghandruk Loop Hot Spring Trek

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5 Days

Maximum altitude
2012 m.


Easy / Moderate

Best Season
October, November, December, February, March, April



Start/End Point
Ghandruk village to Phedi

Trek Highlights

The scenic drive from Pokhara to Ghandruk and Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara.

Panoramic view of Himalaya.

Ghandruk cultural village.

Gurung culture, custom, tradition, heritage and legacy exploration.

Natural hot spring pool bath.

Nepali cuisine and drinks.

Picture Dhampus village.

Accommodation mountain lodge.

Trek Overview

Ghandruk loop hot spring trek is an exclusive, short and sweet trekking package that takes you to the heart of diverse heritage, culture, scenery while you get an incredible experience of hot spring pool which rejuvenates you extracting all your pain, strain and allergy. This trip encompasses through ancient Gurung village of Ghandruk 2012m, refreshing hot spring pool, and picturesque Dhampus village. This journey is a complete recreational trekking trip which doesn’t require special mountain skill though you need to be fit physically. Ghandruk loop hot spring trek is a piece of cake, a bunch of flowers in a sense that every day we walk through the beautiful village where we greet by smiling hospitable people while difficulty level trek is easy.

Ghandruk loop hot spring trek starts with a scenic drive from Pokhara all the way to Ghandruk driving through mountain road which is half paved and half unpaved. After reaching Ghandruk we take the launch and go explore around Ghandruk village which is famous for Gurung culture, heritage, monastery, monument, museum, visitor center, and Himalayan panoramic view. The next day we trek to Jhinu danda which takes 4 hours. Jhinu Danda 1770m which is famous for its natural hot spring pool where we spend two-night taking hot spring pool bath which is a remedy for arthritis, muscular pain and neurological disorder.

Ghandruk loop hot spring trek, on the fourth day, we trek to Dhampus through Landruk, Tolkha and Pitamdeurali 2200m which takes six-hour. Beautiful scenery gives you company during the trek. We stop for launch at halfway place which is called Tolkha. The next day we wake up early morning to see the sunrise and take breakfast and go for a walk around the village. Dhampus village is very scenic and picturesque famous for Gurung culture, Typical Nepali houses and panoramic view ofAnnapurna Himalaya. After visiting around the village we commence our journey to Dhampus Phedi which takes 3 hours where we catch the car and drive back to Pokhara.

Ghandruk loop hot spring trek is the best rejuvenating journey in Nepal which can be done by all age group people and it’s even better for them who have a minimal number of days vacation. Himalayan Smile Treks & Adventure is leading trekking companies across Nepal if you have any queries regarding Nepal tour please feel free to contact us.

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Outline Itinerary


Drive Pokhara to Ghandruk 2012m.


Trek Ghandruk to Jhinudanda 1780m.


Rest day in Jhinu Danda.


Trek Jhinu Danda to Dhampus 1650 m.


Trek Dhampus to Dhampus Phedi. Drive to Pokhara.

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Detailed Itinerary

Early morning after breakfast we drive to Ghandruk taking a jeep. The scenic drive goes through the Pokhara Beni highway until Nayapul which is a paved road drive and rest of the halfway drive is through a gravel road. Magnificent Annapurna Himalaya view can be seen during the drive. After reaching Ghandruk we take the launch and go for a walk and explore around the village. We spend overnight tat mountain lodge. 4-hour drive. Overnight at mountain lodge.

We wake up early morning to observe the stunning mountain at the time of sunrise. Then we take breakfast and trek to Jhinudanda 1780m which is just a four-hour trek. The trek goes high above River Modi Khola and crosses river Kimrong through a high suspension bridge. We take launch after reaching there and take some rest. Evening we walk a 20 minute downhill natural hot spring pool where we spend a few hours. It takes 30 minute to walk back to Lodge from hot spring pool. 4-hour trek. Overnight at mountain lodge.

From Jhinu Danda 2 hour walk to the hot spring. From here the trail descends to the Modi Khola. After breakfast, we walk to a natural hot spring, spend a few hours there and we do the same in the evening as well. Jhinudanda is located at the foot of Mt Annapurna south and Machhapurchhre while Jhinudanda is located in the very bottom at the bank of river Modi Khola. We spend two nights at Jhinudanda. One course of hot spring bath requires one hour of the walk including up and down and this day we do two courses so we walk 2 hours. Overnight at mountain lodge

We start trekking early morning after having breakfast. The trail follows river Modikhola downward and ascends towards Landruk. Landruk is the sister village of Ghandruk which is very scenic and beautiful. We pass through some beautiful village-like Tolka, Bhedikharka and Pitam Deurali. After Pitam Deurali trek traverses downhill through a lush green forest. After reaching lodge we take hot shower and rest. 6-hour walk. Overnight at mountain lodge.

Trek Dhampus to Dhampus Phedi. We wake up early in the morning for sunrise in the Annapurna mountain range and have breakfast and we go for a walk around the village. It is very beautiful and scenic. The panoramic view of Himalaya can see from there. After coming back we start trekking downhill to Dhampus Phedi which takes three hours. We catch car at Dhampus Phedi and drive back to Pokhara. It’s just a 45-minute drive to Pokhara from there. Trek end.

Trek FAQs

You don't need to carry all your stuff which is not required for trekking. You can be left at your hotel or Himalayan Smile Treks office in Kathmandu. Nearly all hotels have a luggage deposit but we do not store clients valuables in our office. Also the hotel you will provide locker their you can store your valuables things. After you come back from trekking, we handover your luggage and other stuff to you.

We assign one of our officers to look after you, who constantly stay in touch with you during your stay in Nepal. We give you his mobile number. Or you may directly contact to our office number also.

In fact you don't need to be a mountaineer with rippling muscles to enjoy trekking. If you are reasonably fit, have a spirit of mountain journey and like walking, you are always qualified for any trekking in Nepal. You do not need any previous experience. However we suggest you some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking before you embark on journey.

If you're doing camping trek we offer standard meals as well as a vegetarian meal option. Just let us know if you want vegetarian meals when you book your trek. But we can't fulfill every trekkers requirement(i.e., dietary requirements or special meals ). Also tea house trekking you will get vegetarian meal. Please tell about your trekking guide about details of your food allergy.

If your solo trekkers we will provide you on single room in tea house. In peak season (October, November, December , March, April) you have to share room with a member of the same sex but it is rarely.

You will be served freshly cooked food during trekking. In all tea houses/ lodges along trekking trail Western, Continental and Nepali dishes are available. Three meals a day will be provided you in full board (Gold) package

Up to a maximum of 5-6 hours a day with lunch breaks along the trail. The maximum altitude is depends upon which trek you are going. In Nepal normally the maximum altitude of most of the trekking falls between 3500m to 5000m

To some trekkers when they go over 3000 m they may feel some affect of altitude sickness like shortness of breath and possibly a light headed which is fairly common. Sometime they may also get diarrhea as well as sprains and muscle aches. In such case our guide who is experienced in first aid treatment and high altitude sickness will advise you about any health requirements and also treat you. Altitude sickness is dangerous but it can be avoidable. If your follow a few simple rules you will not suffer from altitude sickness. Rules are trek slowly with your guide, drink at least two liters of water per day (not including beer or soft drinks), If you feel shortness of breath, a slight headache or dizziness, tell your guide and rest immediately. Lie down, drink water. If you are still feeling unwell you may consider going down a few hundred meters. Do not pretend you are okay, and do not go down alone. For further information of altitude sickness.

You must disclose at the time of booking any medical condition that could affect your ability to do the Himalaya trekking. The Himalayan Smile Treks advise to do trek who has with heart conditions, knee problems, severe asthma or pregnant should not participate in the trek. The Himalayan Smile Treks could not be responsible in Himalaya trekking due to the lack of the medical facilities any problems due to your special dietary requirements or medical condition

There is no government restriction on the age limit for the Nepal trekking. If the trekkers children under the age of 8 years old and adults over 70 years old. The Himalayan Smile Treks recommend to hire an extra porter(our package price including one porter for two people).

In our trek packages one porter is including for two people. The one porter can carry 20-25 kg your luggage( per person 12 KG). If you're interested to hire extra porter we will recommend to hire in Lukla for Everest base camp trek. The porter cost approximately USD 15. If you want to hire a porter then please let us know at the time you make your trek booking. After Lukla it is very difficult to get porter. if your hire porter above the Lukla or Namche bazaar the porter cost USD 20 to 30 but they cannot always be reliable.

As general rule, it is hot enough during the days to wear an open-neck shirt with shorts and you will not be cold. During the evening, it gets cold so, long trousers and a warm jersey is essential.

Please consult your local doctor and follow his advice. However, if you are taking any particular medicines, it would be best to bring them with you.

There are trekking shops at Thamel, in Kathmandu, where you can easily rent or buy items like sleeping bags, down jackets, walking sticks, rucksacks, duffel bags and other equipments on reasonable price.

We will recommend you to rent or buy sleeping bags as low as -30 °C. This temperature is suitable for Everest base camp trekking(above 4000m). We will suggest to buy /rent sleeping bags and so you can try it out. Also you can rent /buy sleeping bag in Kathmandu trekking store.

If you are flying from a remote mountain airstrip like Lukla, Jomsom, Simikot, Taplejung and Dolpo, you should keep at least two spare days before your departure for home.

Trekking areas like Everest, Annapurna and Langtang, all most tea houses/ mountain lodges have telephone facilities. From there you can make international calls to your home and friends staying any part of the world.

Nepal is absolutely safe country to travel. Our staffs do take every precaution to ensure the comfort and safety of the trekkers. Before 2006 when Maoist movement was going on, there was a kind of fear in few trekking destinations. But today they have also come to peaceful political stream. So there is no more any fear and need to give donation for any party.

We offer you an experienced trekking guide. He is in charge of your overall trekking. This is the person you should go to with all problems, concerns and questions. He is well trained in all aspects of trekking, high altitude medicine, first aid and emergency procedure. He is selected in terms of his professionalism. Remember that trekking guides are local citizens and their English may be basic and limited to trek related topics. About porters, they carry your luggage. They are also local citizens. Normally one porter carries 20 to 25 kg of stuff. Normally we provide one porter for every two trekkers.

Our group size is minimum 2 and maximum 12 however we will start trek from One people. We can organize trek according to customer requested date.

In Everest region trekking we offer you accommodation in tea house (mountain lodge). A Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. The rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Around 5000 m trekking you don't need crampons but if you're going cross the high pass like Larkya la pass(5,235 m), Throng la Pass(5216 m) and Cho La Pass( 5,420 m) it is recommended. We will provide clean sleeping bag during the trekking.

Most of the Tea Houses have running water facility. Many of them also available hot water for shower. The hot shower is bucket shower(not running hot shower) except Namche bazaar. Most bathrooms are shared and toilets can be either squat type of the western version.

In tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. In tea house your will get vegetarian food. Also we will recommend to eat Vegetarian food. Also in tea house has western food such as pizza, pasta and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses and trail side restaurants

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