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Ghandruk listed Asia’s 13 most beautiful

Kathmandu: Ghandruk, a beautiful village of Kaski district in Gandaki province has been enlisted as one of the top 13 most beautiful tourist destinations in Asia according to an international America based news media- CNN.

CNN further reported, “A mountain village in the Himalayan region of Nepal, Ghandruk (also known as Stone Village) sits more than 2,000 meters above sea level. Only accessible on foot, the village is about a five-hour hike from Pokhara, a lakeside city in central Nepal that serves as a starting point for the popular Annapurna Circuit.”

CNN also mentioned, “Ghandruk welcomes hikers with traditional tea houses, a mountain-top temple, horseback riding and cultural experiences which provide a peek into the lifestyle and customs of the Gurung people who reside here. Members of this Nepalese tribe have served in the British Army’s Gurkha regiments during many conflicts and there’s a museum in the village which provides lots of fascinating cultural and historical insights.”

“It’s a place you could stay for a few hours or a few days, to soak up the traditional atmosphere and admire the Himalayan scenery — with Mount Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Himalchuli all within view, “added CNN.

The list of top 13 destinations include Hoi An in Vietnam, Yufuin in Japan, George Town in Malaysia, City of Vigan in Philippines, Luang Prabang in Laos, Kamot in Cambodia, Kota Gede in Indonesia, Galle in Srilanka, Zhoushuang in Chian, Maulynnong in India, Saikung in Hongkong and Phuket in Thailand and Ghandruk in Nepal. Ghandruk has also homestays besides hotels. Hotels are more expensive than the homestays.

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