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.

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

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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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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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