Ghale Gaun Trek

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Ghale Gaun home stay trek

Ghale Gaun Trek Summary

    1. Ghale Gaun Trek length: 8 Days
    2. Trek Dificulty: Easy Grade
    3. High Altitude: 1,595m/5,233 feet
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hours daily
    5. Hiking Group Size: 1 – 14 People
    6. Best Time: March, April, May, October, November and December
    7. Trip Mode: Home stay basis
    8. Meals on Trek Route: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/Bus

Overview

The Ghale Gaun Trek is very famous as a Gurung heritage trail, located in the foothills of Lamjung Himal into the depth of the Annapurna zone. It is another popular cultural trek destination in Nepal. The homestay-based trail Ghale Gaun is famous for the legendary Gurungs mid-hill people of western Nepal.

Gurung Heritage Trail offers natural beauty, picturesque Gurung inhabitants and brilliant mountain scenery, and fascinating terraced farmlands. The village additionally offers the high alpine meadows below the tallest mountains of Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, and Lamjung Himal are features of this trek.

The hiking trail is isolated and goes across the charming Gurung villages, their culture, and lifestyles will definitely win your heart. Ghale gaun Lamjung trek route is a short trek in Annapurna that is possible to complete within 4 days and possibly extend up to 8 days. Additionally, Pokhara to ghale gaun hike takes 2-3 days longer.

Ghale Gaun is a fascinating perfect town invested with an unparallel picturesque loftiness and a home to Ghales the popular Gurungs the incredible mid-slope individuals of western Nepal. Store of a special ethnic culture Ghele Gaun is a genuine microcosm of staggering normal excellence blended in with a pristine ethnic way of life.

Likewise, if you are a photographer with a light hiker and want to explore the typical Gurung heritage trip is truly wonderful. Likewise, the homestay cost for Nepali is a little bit cheaper comparing foreign tourists because of entrance permit fees.

Ghale Gaun homestay tour

Gurung, people of Nepal living mainly on the southern skirt of the Annapūrna mountain massif. 200,000 estimated Gurung people are living in the Annapurna zone and speak the language of the Tibeto-Burman family. They are not similar to mountain nomads but many are Lamaist Buddhists in religion, while others have adopted Hinduism. In addition, the trek to Ghalegaon hill station will be more interesting in spring as the whole forest along the trail turns red, pink, and white with rhododendron flowers and as it easy grade trek, the trek can be done at any time throughout the year.

How much is the Ghale Gaun Trek Package Cost?

The cost of the Ghale gaun trek package with a Gokyo Treks Agency (a local trek agency in Nepal) ranges between US$ 550 to US$ 790. Simply, the Ghale gaun trek cost will modify as per the group size you are traveling with and the service you choose.

However, we basically arrange private trips in order to avoid group tours with strangers. A private tour gives you a better experience on your hikes. If you value personalization, flexibility, and in-depth experiences, a private trip customized to your personal needs will be the best option.

It is the standard trip package price for 8 days trek. If you are 2 campers Ghale Gaun trek cost US$ 675 for 8 days trek as given trekking plan. We can modify the trek route and the price as per your advice also. Here is the price list for Ghale gaun hikes.

Price Per Person for 8 days hikes in the Annapurna territory.

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 790
2 PersonUS$ 675
3 PersonUS$ 670
4 to 6 personUS$ 625
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 590
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 550

If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.

Itinerary

Ghale Gaun Trek Itinerary detail

Our trek to Ghale Gaon Ghan Pokhara is a Gurung heritage trail in Nepal. The Gurung heritage trail hike is a community-based trek 6 days itinerary compared to most walks in the Lamjung district territory. If you are an independent trekker who wishes to hike quickly but walk with limited duration then ask us for a tailor-made itinerary.

01 Day Landing in Kathmandu. Drive from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar and trek to Khudi, 8 hours

In the morning, Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we receive you in a private vehicle and drop you at the New Bus Park, Gongabhu. Meet the entire team like the Guide and porter in the bus park and we catch a coach to Besisahar. But until that time, we also brief you about your Ghale Gaon trekking tour package.

Drive to the Bus station to take a bus transport to Bensisahar. As you arrive in Besi Sahar, you can either drive or hike continue to Khudi Bridge (790m/2,607 feet). Stay there overnight at Guesthouse.

02 Day Ghale Gaun Trek (1,540m/5,052 feet), 6 Hours

Today, we ascend steeply all the way to Ghale gaon Gurung community. We hike Ghale Gaon village passing paddy fields and the local village. As you arrive, the Gurung family will greet you with warm hospitality. Stay overnight at thier local homestay with super delicious local meals.

03 DayDiscover around Ghalegaun.

Early morning, hike to the hill station to see Annapurna Himalayas. Tourists can see the views of impressive mountains like Ngadi Chuli, Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Buddha Himal, and Manaslu North. In the afternoon, a soft excursion to explore Gurung downtown, visit the local inhabitants, look at typical houses, and interact with them. You can also taste local food and local honey.

04 DayGhan Pokhara trek and to Baglung Pani hiking (1,595m/5,233 feet.), 6 hours

The trail leads us to Ghan Pokhara for an hour and continue to walk further to Baglung Pani which takes about 6 hours as minimum day hiking today.

05 DayBaglungpani to Laxmi Bazar hiking (1,300m/4265 feet), 6 hours

We head to another beautiful typical Ghale Gurung settlement called Laxmi Bazaar where we stay overnight.

06 DayLaxmi Bazar to Begnas Lake hikes of Pokhara, 6 hours

The trail ends for trekking at Begnas Lake. You can stay overnight at Begnas lakeside hotel. Begnas lake and its surrounding are quiet and clean. Tourist standard hotel accommodation within Breakfast plan.

07 DayDrive to Phewa lakeside ! Day tours and Check Hotel.

Drive to the Fewa lake side area and check in at the hotel. leave the luggage and continue to drive further for city sightseeing or day tours. Today, we visit the great landmarks of Pokhara city which are given here.

Devi’s fall sightseeing

Devi’s fall is equally popular as a Patale Chango (waterfall),  2 kilometers southwest of Fewa Lakeside in Pokhara. According to the famous belief that a foreigner named David was swept away into this waterfall and vanished. It has made gorges and flows through the caves.

International Mountain Museums

The International Mountain Museum is a place to get historical information about mountaineering. It includes all information about the highest peaks, climbing activities, lifestyle in the Himalayas, and challenges.

Gorge of Seti Gandaki River sightseeing

This River flows near the city area by making its way to the underworld. It appears in some places and the view is thrilling from the Mahendra Pul. The River flows powerfully by making a deep gorge and dreadful rush.

Phewa Lake boating sightseeing

It is the second-largest lake in Nepal and a central tourist attraction in Pokhara. It is also a spot for water fun activities like boating and kayaking. Most of the hotels, restaurants and shops lie on its bank. The splendid views of the Annapurna Himalayan range are dazzling from the lake.

Barahi temple sightseeing

Barahi temple is a famous religious monument in Pokhara, which lies in the center of Phewa Lake. It is a two-storied pagoda-style Hindu temple. Visitors should ride the boat to reach there.

08 DayFly to Kathmandu city. Walk to the International airport.

You can fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu around noon and immediately walk further to the international terminal hall for your return flight.

An optional plan is, in the morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast & lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu, a guide will transfer to the hotel and rest. Stay overnight at the hotel. Trip finish.

Not satisfied with above plan?

Are you interested in planning a custom trip? this might take 2 to 3 minutes.

Cost

How much does Ghale Gaun Trek cost?

The cultural Ghale Gaun Trek price of US$ 675 per person is the standard trek price on double occupancy basis. Taking flights from Pokhara to Kathmandu saves your time likewise, riding the bus reduces the trip expenses. For the deluxe and luxury plan, we add Pokhara to Kathmandu flights.

Likewise, a 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and 2-star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) with attached bathroom while trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGE PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive complimentary.

Ghale gaun trek price Includes:-

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer with a private vehicle.
  • Single night double bedroom tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 3 nights Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan.
  • 7 Breakfast, 7 Lunch, and 7 Dinner during the trekking tour route.
  • Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days.
  • Micro Bus transfer from Kathmandu Bus Park to Besisahar for guests and guides.
  • Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guests and guide.
  • Fully escorted trek with English-speaking license holder local guide and every 2 guests 1 Porter basis.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
  • Pokhara city tour/sightseeing as above plan transfer by private vehicle.
  • Seasonal fruits like apples and pomegranates as a dessert after dinner for Gurung Heritage trekking.
  • Insurance, Food and accommodation, and salary of Nepali trekking guide and porter staff.
  • Updated Ghale Gaon trek map 1 piece for each guest.
  • Agency’s Certificate of appreciation after the successful trekking
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

Ghale gaun trek price excludes:-

  • Nepal entry visa fees are US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Domestic flight: Pokhara to Kathmandu airfare with airport departure tax.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trekking.
  • Trekker’s personal trekking equipments .
  • Personal nature expenses, any types of drinks and bar bills.
  • Guest travel trekking insurance to cover helicopter rescue in case of emergency.
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

Group join

We can organize a private Ghale guan Gurung Heritage Trail trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

FAQ

Question: Do I need the experience to do Ghalegaun Gurung Heritage Trail trek?

Answer: Actually for Gurung heritage trekking route is suitable for enthusiastic trekkers who can walk around 4 or 5 hours a day, with a lightweight daypack. If you have about a little experience already it would be better otherwise, you can trek slow to walk at your own pace to complete it.

Question: Is pick-up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight details and request us for pickup. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Can I store my luggage/stuff in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office for free.

Question: Is this trekking Safe for Solo Female Trekkers?

Answer: Absolutely. Nepal is a safe country to travel to for solo travelers; this trek is perfectly safe for solo female trekkers. We have been organizing the trek even for solo female travelers since its establishment.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Ghale Gaun homestay Trek?

Answer: We provide you with tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. The rooms along the routes are clean with cozy beds with nice mattresses and blankets. Be that as it may, we suggest to you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect on this trek?

Answer: Ghalegaon homestay lodges, have a normal but nice and clean local kitchen where they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian meals. They are Pasta, tuna bake, noodles, potatoes, eggs, rice with vegetable curry, bread, and soups.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Ghale gaon Gurung Heritage Trail express?

Answer: During the trekking route there is possible to buy mineral water en route. However, we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, tourists can either buy boiled water or bring aqua tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available on local taps.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.

Question: Are there any communication facilities on the Ghale guan trek?

Answer: You will have telephone services as well as 3G internet facilities en route.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Ghalegaon Gurung Heritage Trail?

Answer: No! You need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-minute bookings.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on the Ghale Gaun homestay treks?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries a maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: Is it possible to rent a guide? how to hire a local trek guide?

Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detailed travel inquiry.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances for each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk for roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking poles?

Answer: It is better to hike with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your trek.

Ghale gaun trek highlights

  • Excellent views of Annapurnas, Ngadi Chuli, Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Buddha Himal, and Manaslu North.
  • Walking through cultivated fields, rice terraces, and nice waterfalls along the trek routes
  • Experience the Gurung Heritage and other ethnic groups and their local lifestyles.
  • Discover domestic honey hunting with super delicious local food in Gurung’s kitchen.

Ghale gaun trek Note:

The homestay-based Ghale Gaun village trail as stated above is just a simple guideline for visitors. However, the trip is possible to customize at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary while on a trip.

It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. When a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

What makes Ghale Gaun trek trip special?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet. You just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. First safety and satisfaction is our concern.

We are a team of professional, trained, and licensed local guides to know the destination better than others. Moreover, we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduce costs and consumption.

Ghale Gaun Trek Review

Ghale Gaun Trail trek is short but worth to visit

Rated 5 out of 5
March 21, 2018

Very spectacular! The trek up to Ghalegaun with Ghanpokhara and Marshyangdi valley was great, along the riverside through rhododendron forests. We saw a group of Monkeys. We spent a day in Ghale gaon, made a day excursion, bought some local honey, and walked to Begnas lodge. It was tough, maybe not worth the effort.

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