Published at : September 3, 2019
Updated at : September 3, 2019 14:49
Last week, Ghandruk, the beautiful village known for its homestays and the view of majestic mountains, was declared one of the most picturesque towns of Asia by CNN Travel.
The village in western Nepal, which serves the taste of its ethnic Gurung culture, has been among the most popular destinations for national and international tourists for decades and is considered a must-stop during the Annapurna Circuit trek.
Ghandruk provides one of the best views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre, and is home to a Gurung museum.
Next year, as Nepal begins its much-awaited Visit Nepal 2020 campaign, a record number of visitors are expected to visit Ghandruk, where natural grandeur and cultural diversity blend in perfect harmony.The village of Ghandruk, which is home to the Gurung community. mjols84/ShutterstockGhandruk is a small village in the Annapurna region. mjols84/ShutterstockLocal residents perform a folk dance during the Tihar Festival. Phuong D. Nguyen/ShutterstockHorse are taken as a means of transport in Ghandruk village and also a means of tourism for people as they come to see the local horses. Sunnypradhan977/ShutterstockPorter carrying large luggage on Annapurna Mountains in Ghandruk, Nepal. Phuong D. Nguyen/ShutterstockGhandruk is a town and Village Development Committee in Kaski District. Sundar Photo/ShutterstockView of Annapurna range includes Annapurna South and Himchuli from Ghandruk village in northern-central Nepal. Boyloso/ShutterstockA small suspension bridge on route to Ghandruk. Sundar Photo/ShutterstockA woman selling snack on street in Ghandruk, Nepal. Phuong D. Nguyen/ShutterstockGhandruk is one of the the most scenic and popular treks that can be done from Pokhara. Bimal Chhetri/ShutterstockLocal residents still use mules and donkeys transport supplies through the villages. Johnwoodkim/ShutterstockPart of the trekking route through the village features a long, winding staircase. rojan.shrestha/ShutterstockA beautiful waterfall in the village. Prashan Thapa/ShutterstockStar trails over buildings at Annapurna Base Camp, one of the major attractions in the Annapurna Circuit trek through Ghandruk. Maria_Janus/Shutterstock