Ghandruk and Australian Base Camp Trek - 4 days

Ghandruk and Australian Base Camp Trek - 4 days


The best way to spend your short vacation is in the foothills of the Himalayas of Nepal by taking the Ghandruk Village and Australian Base Camp trek. The four-day trek offers views of some of the tallest mountains in the world through the high ridges of the Australian Base Camp. Moreover, it gives a unique experience of interacting with the harmonious ethnic groups in the villages along the rhododendron-clad trails.

The trek begins on the day you land in Pokhara from Kathmandu. After a short drive to Kimche, begin trekking towards the lovely village of Ghandruk, then the next day to Landruk settlement. On the third day, you reach the Australian Base Camp, after which the next day’s trek loops back to Kande. The refreshing tour concludes following a drive to Pokhara and then a flight to Kathmandu.

How Much Does This Trip Cost?

The trip's price depends on the type of services chosen by our clients and the group size. The cost of each trip we organize is different because we see travelers as individuals having their own particular needs and preferences.

Get ready for an incredible journey tailored to your interests and preferences, whether you're looking for a budget-friendly adventure or a luxurious getaway. Leave the planning to us as we take care of all the details, ensuring your dream trip becomes a reality. You can relax and focus on creating unforgettable memories that will stay with you forever.

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Trip Highlights

  • Panoramic views of the Annapurna massif, Himchuli, Macchapuchhre, and Lamjung Himal in Australian Camp
  • Witness the culture and traditions of the ethnic Gurung communities in the Ghandruk and Landruk settlements
  • Enjoy a scenic flight to and from the city of lakes, Pokhara

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu and Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (800m), drive to Kimche (1,610m/5,281ft) and trek to Ghandruk (1,940m/6,365ft.) – 25 min flight, 2- 3 Hours drive & 2-hour trek
Day 2 Trek to Landruk (1,565m/5,134ft) – 3–4 hour trek
Day 3 Trek to Australian Camp (2,100m/6,560ft) – 4-5 hour trek
Day 4 Trek from Australian Camp to Kande (2,100m/6,560ft) and drive to Pokhara, flight to Kathmandu and evening departure – 1-hour trek, 1-hour drive, and 25 minutes flight

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu and Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (800m), drive to Kimche (1,610m/5,281ft) and trek to Ghandruk (1,940m/6,365ft.) – 25 min flight, 2- 3 Hours drive & 2-hour trek

Welcome to the land of the Himalayas, Nepal. After arrival in Kathmandu, you will take a domestic flight to the city of lakes, Pokhara. After a 25-minute scenic flight, the towering Mt. Machhapuchhre will be seen from the city built alongside the enormous Phewa Lake in the widening of the Seti Gandaki valley. 

Begin your trail leading to Kimche, a small hamlet northwest of Pokhara. Famous for the views of Mt. Machhapuchhre/Fishtail, Kimche is a first stop for the Annapurna Base Camp trek.

After lunch, you will start your trek to Ghandruk, following dense rhododendron forests and picturesque villages of the Lower Annapurna Region. In a short while, you will reach the Gurung village of Ghandruk, where you can witness amazing mountain views and visit the regional village museum.

Overnight stay in Ghandruk.   

Day 2
Trek to Landruk (1,565m/5,134ft) – 3–4 hour trek

After an early breakfast, another day’s trek begins in Landruk. Starting, take a steep descent through the scattered villages of Ghandruk. Follow a steep ascent towards the Modi Khola with beautiful views of the distant Himalayas en route. After a short break for lunch, you will continue on your way, passing streams and thick forests. Eventually, you will reach Landruk, a small Gurung village beside the Modi Khola. You will spend the rest of your day here. 

Overnight stay in Landruk.

Day 3
Trek to Australian Camp (2,100m/6,560ft) – 4-5 hour trek

Australian Camp Australian Camp

Today will be an exciting trek to the popular Australian Camp, a lodging camp located north of Landruk. The trail is covered by rhododendron and oak treelines with beautiful mountains. The abundance of greenery is soothing to the heart and keeps you enthusiastic throughout the trip. The trail is challenging, with many ups and downs, but it is equally rewarding, considering the scenic views.

After reaching the Australian Camp, you can enjoy the panoramic views of The Annapurna massif, South Himchuli, and Lamjung Himal. Enjoy warm Nepali cuisine and your loved ones in one of the lodgings.

Overnight stay in Australian Camp.

Day 4
Trek from Australian Camp to Kande (2,100m/6,560ft) and drive to Pokhara, flight to Kathmandu and evening departure – 1-hour trek, 1-hour drive, and 25 minutes flight

The sunrise view from the Australian Camp is magnificent, and the mountains appear golden on a clear day. After an amazing morning, you will pass through forests, suspension bridges, and paddy fields towards Kande, a departure point for numerous treks in the Pokhara region. There will be a vehicle waiting in Kande to accommodate you to Pokhara.

After reaching Pokhara, take the flight to Kathmandu, then take the departure homeward in the evening. Our representatives will bid you farewell in the international terminal, and we hope you plan another trip with us to the various spots of this beautiful country.



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Latest Trip Reviews

Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.

Sadie Palmer
flagsUnited Kingdom
Nov 13, 2023

Ghandruk BEST PLACE

his trek with Third Rock Adventures to Ghandruk and Australian Base Camp exceeded all expectations. The picturesque village of Ghandruk offered a glimpse into local culture, while the trek to the Australian Base Camp unfolded a mesmerizing Himalayan panorama. The attention to acclimatization, the well-maintained trails, and the knowledgeable guide added to the overall comfort and enjoyment of the journey. For those seeking a perfect blend of cultural immersion and mountain beauty, this trek is a definite recommendation.
Good Value,
Yes
Chloe Mccarthy
flagsUnited Kingdom
Nov 13, 2023

SUPERB TREK

The trek seamlessly blended the cultural richness of Ghandruk with the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Australian Base Camp. The well-planned itinerary allowed for a gradual ascent, ensuring acclimatization and maximizing enjoyment. The highlight, however, was the panoramic view from the Australian Base Camp – a surreal moment etched in memory. The expertise of the guide and the seamless organization by Third Rock Adventures made this trek an absolute gem.
Recommended by Friend,
Yes
Charlie Flynn
flagsAustralia
Oct 02, 2023

Australian base camp trek

My sister and I did this trek with Bmal from Third Rock. The weather was great, and we had the greatest view of the Himalayas from this trek. Lucky us, we got to have dinner with Naba, the owner of the company. We have amazing shots of Ghandruk and the AUstralian camp. Bimal was not only experienced but friendly as well. We had best time of the year. Thanks to Naba and Bmal.
Best Destination,Good Value,Recommended by Friend,
Yes
Aryanna Owens
flagsMexico
Oct 02, 2023

Beautiful trek

Venturing on the Ghandruk and Australian Base Camp Trek with Third Rock Adventures was an adventure filled with beauty, challenge, and camaraderie. The journey through picturesque landscapes and charming villages showcased the true essence of the Annapurna region. The team's professionalism and genuine care for our well-being were evident throughout the trek. The local culture and warm hospitality added depth to the experience. Accommodations were comfortable, and the food was a delightful blend of local flavors. This trek was an exhilarating exploration of the Himalayas, leaving lasting memories and a desire to return for more adventures.
Good Value,
Yes
Aryanna Owens
flagsMexico
Oct 02, 2023

Beautiful trek

Venturing on the Ghandruk and Australian Base Camp Trek with Third Rock Adventures was an adventure filled with beauty, challenge, and camaraderie. The journey through picturesque landscapes and charming villages showcased the true essence of the Annapurna region. The team's professionalism and genuine care for our well-being were evident throughout the trek. The local culture and warm hospitality added depth to the experience. Accommodations were comfortable, and the food was a delightful blend of local flavors. This trek was an exhilarating exploration of the Himalayas, leaving lasting memories and a desire to return for more adventures.
Good Value,
Yes
Patrick Cooke
flagsCanada
Oct 02, 2023

Best trek in 2023

Embarking on the Ghandruk and Australian Base Camp Trek with Third Rock Adventures was an adventure of a lifetime. The well-organized itinerary allowed us to savor the beauty of the Annapurna region at a perfect pace. The landscape transitions were mesmerizing, and the chance to interact with the Gurung community was a true cultural delight. The guides were experienced, always ensuring our safety and sharing insightful stories about the region. The accommodations were cozy and the local cuisine tantalizing. This trek was a perfect blend of challenge and awe-inspiring natural beauty - an experience etched in my heart forever.
Good Value,Best and Selected Tours,
Yes
Miles Bennett
flagsUnited States of America
Oct 02, 2023

Ghandruk Trek

Third Rock Adventures provided an unforgettable trekking experience on the Ghandruk and Australian Base Camp Trek. From the start, their team demonstrated exceptional professionalism and expertise, ensuring safety and comfort throughout the journey. The scenic beauty and cultural immersion were beyond words, with awe-inspiring views and interactions with local communities. The itinerary was well-planned, allowing ample time for acclimatization. Accommodations and meals exceeded expectations, providing a taste of local flavors. The guides were knowledgeable, attentive, and made the trek informative and enjoyable. Overall, a highly recommended adventure with Third Rock Adventures for an authentic and enriching Himalayan trekking experience.
Evan Till
flagsCanada
Oct 16, 2022

Ghandruk Trek

I was saddened to see that there have been road to Ghandruk, and the houses were modern. It damaged the real beauty of this beauty. Although it still has that beauty, the real was is gone. The company provided me the best guide who knows a lot of things about the village, people, mountains and culture. I had best experience but the Ghandruk face has changed.
Cody Knight
flagsUnited States of America
Sep 07, 2022

Lovely Ghandruk

My mom had this crazy idea of going to Ghandruk village in Nepal and spending 3 4 days there and getting back to Kathmandu for cultural tour and returning home. I loved the idea. I contacted Naba whom I got to know from my traveler brother. We had talk for about 15 minutes and he got me this itinerary. I asked for my personal itinerary and he did it instantly. We loved their unparallel service. The guide are humble and friendly. We loved the Ghandruk village. My mom was right. Eevery day we woke up to the mountain and got to taste Nepali lifestyle. It was amazing days in Nepal.
Gideon Hess
flagsUnited States of America
Aug 26, 2022

Ghandruk Trek

I did solo trek this time and I loved the itinerary. It didn't require to walk for 6-7 hours and it was easy. Naba ensured me that I would be served the best food and accommodated at the best available. Ghandruk is really the finest village in Nepal. Had opportunity to try Gurung dress and explored Gurung Museum there. It was really amazing trek.
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