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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.

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