Located in the foothills of the glorious Annapurna Mountains, known as the main gateway to all the mountains, located in the Kaski district, the pride of the Gandaki region, full of natural beauty and full of the pride of the entire western region, is the most trekking destination in Nepal. ” It is a village development committee with a population of about 4,748 and 1,013 houses in the village. It is the place where Annapurna Bescamp and Punhil are visited. What is special about Ghandruk is that the entire village is inhabited by the Gurung community.
Another important thing is that this place is very popular as a night shelter for people going for Annapurna trekking. The reason why this place is so popular and popular is because of the good behavior of the people of the Gurung community here and the high reception of the guests. No matter how many tourists spend the night in Ghandruk, they will never forget the hospitality extended by the people of Ghandruk. Apart from that, the culture of Ghandruk, the village life, the local food, the sight of the lush mountains easily entice your mind.
You may be surprised to hear that the main source of income for the people of this place is tourism. Maybe that’s why the people of Ghandruk have kept the hotels and guest houses in Ghandruk so well and the big stars in front of them have faded away. In terms of tourism, this area is very popular and apart from that, the place has its own religious and cultural bisesta. The Gurung community has been living in the Ghoda-Ghodi area since time immemorial.
Although Ghandruk is in the foothills of Annapurna Himal, it is very easy for tourists to reach here. It takes only 6 hours to reach Ghandruk from Nayapul. You don’t have to walk very high to get there and there is no problem of height and slope. It takes 3 hours to reach Nayapul from Pokhara where the distance is only 72 km. There is a 20-minute bus service from Prithvi Chowk.