Ghandruk Village is a mountain village nestled in the Annapurna region of the Himalayas, located 2,000 m above sea level. Filled with shops and tea houses and surrounded by stunning mountain views, Ghandruk is a trekkers dream. Here are 5 reasons why you should make a trip up there:
– Resting in the foothills, Ghandruk is known as the gateway to the Annapurna. The village often provides trekkers with their first view of the magnificent Himalayas. With a stunning location and great hospitality you might not want to leave the village.
– Ghandruk is an important recruitment hub for the Gurkha soldiers. If you get chatting with some of the locals they are sure to have some interesting stories!
– Ghandruk is home to a small Gurung museum which is filled with traditional Gurung possessions and memorabilia. Situated in a traditional dwelling, it houses a myriad of items including weapons and tools each with some information as to their origin and use, giving you the opportunity to learn about the culture of the village’s inhabitants. This museum is a must see!
– Ghandruk is rich in its biodiversity and has an abundance of beautiful flora and fauna. The village is also part of the Annapurna Conservation area so its stunning natural surroundings are being protected! Meaning it can be enjoyed for generations.
– Everywhere you turn in the village you will be treated to stunning mountain views. Whilst there you will get incredible unobstructed views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre. Make sure to bring your camera!
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By: Molly Gaught