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


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. A homestay-based trail Ghale Gaun is famous for the legendary Gurungs mid-hill people of western Nepal.

This Gurung Heritage Trail offers a fascinating blend of natural beauty, picturesque Gurung villages, and mind-boggling mountain vistas, and terraced farmlands. Nestled beneath towering peaks like Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, and Lamjung Himal, this trek showcases high alpine meadows and stunning landscapes.

Traversing through charming Gurung settlements, the trek immerses you in their rich culture and traditional lifestyles, leaving a lasting impression. The Ghale Gaun Lamjung trek is a concise journey in the Annapurna region, typically completed in 4 to 6 days, with an optional extension from Pokhara taking an additional 2-3 days.

Ghale Gaun stands as a picturesque village famous for its scenic splendor and as the ancestral home of the Ghale community, a prominent Gurung subgroup of western Nepal. It epitomizes a unique ethnic heritage amidst stunning natural surroundings, making it a photographer’s delight and a rewarding experience for light hikers.

Moreover, the trek to Ghale Gaun hill station is particularly enchanting during spring, when rhododendron forests along the trail bloom in vibrant hues of red, pink, and white. With an easy grade difficulty, this trek is accessible throughout the year, excluding the monsoon season in Nepal.

Ghale Gaun homestay tour

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$ 599 to US$ 890. 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’s a standard trip package price for 7 nights 8 days hike to Ghale Gaon in the Annapurna territory trekking in Nepal. If you are 2 campers for Ghale Gaun trek cost US$ 790 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 hike to Ghale Gaun in Lamjung.

Price Per Person for 8 days Ghale Gaon trek package for 2024 and 2025.

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 890
2 PersonUS$ 790
3 PersonUS$ 740
4 to 6 personUS$ 699
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 650
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 599

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.


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 Besisahar. 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.

03 DayDiscover around Ghale Gaun.

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 lakeside 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 on the center of Phewa Lake. It is a two-storied pagoda-style Hindu temple. Visitors should ride the boat to reach there.

08 DayDrive to Kathmandu city. Transfer to your hotel.

We arrange a tourist bus and drive out to Kathmandu city with a guide. The journey back to Kathmandu takes roughly 6 hours by adventure road. Travelers can fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu (extra cost of USD 70 PER PERSON). Transfer to your hotel in Thamel around. Trip finish.

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How much does Ghale Gaun Trek Package Price?

The cultural Ghale Gaun Trek Package price of US$ 790 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, 3-5 star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu & Pokhara with breakfast. Likewise room with an attached bathroom on the possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGE PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

Ghale gaun trek price Includes:-

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer with a private Car/Van.
  • Single night double bedroom tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 2 nights Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara with Breakfast Plan.
  • 7 Breakfast, 7 Lunch, and 7 Dinner serve with a cup of tea/coffee during the trekking tours.
  • Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days.
  • Micro Bus transfer from Kathmandu Bus Park to Besisahar for travelers [sharing basis]
  • Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu [sharing basis].
  • Fully escorted trek with English-speaking license holder local guide en route.
  • Professional porter to carry traveler’s luggage. Each porter will carry maximum 24 kilos of the backpack which means 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, accommodation, and salary of Nepali trekking guide and porter staff.
  • Agency’s duffel bag (50 liters capacity), and trek poles if Necessary – return after the trek.
  • First aid medical kit including Oximeter to check your Oxygen level, Pulse rate to monitor every day to prepare for higher risk.
  • 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:-

  • Lunch and Dinner on your stay 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 equipment’s .
  • 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 monument entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].

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.


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. Storing your things in the Gokyo Treks agency office for free.

Question: Is Ghale Gaun trekking Safe for a Solo female trekkers?

Answer: Yes, this Ghale Gaon trek is widely regarded as safe for solo female trekkers. However, as with any hikig adventure, it’s crucial to take precautions and remain aware of your surroundings.

Our team consists of honest and friendly guides who treat every trekker like a family member. We have been organizing treks for solo female travelers since our establishment, ensuring their safety and enjoyment throughout the journey.

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: To prevent any misunderstandings, we advise booking your trip with us as early as possible. While we aim to accommodate last-minute bookings, a 15% advance deposit is necessary to secure your reservation. The remaining payment can be settled upon 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 hire a local trekking guide for Ghale Gaon treks?

Answer: Yes of course. If you are travelling in a tight budget and have no wish to book the complete full board package trekking, you can hire our skilled local guide to make your holiday tour safer. Email to us to get a cost quotation for a local guide hiring in details.

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 Annapurna, 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.

Notes for Ghale gaun trekkers!

For trekkers planning to explore Ghale Gaun, it has an unique blend of cultural immersion and natural beauty. Ensure you pack essentials such as hiking boots, lightweight clothing suitable for varying temperatures, and a reliable backpack.

While the trek is generally accessible year-round, spring and autumn offer the best weather conditions and vibrant rhododendron blooms. Respect local customs and traditions, and carry sufficient water and snacks as amenities often are limited. Lastly, prepare yourself for moderate hiking trails with occasional steep ascents, and enjoy the serene beauty and hospitality of Ghale Gaun’s welcoming community.

The Ghale Gaun village trek is currently scheduled but possible to modify to accommodate specific requests. Factors such as local politics, landslides, flight cancellations, weather, or transportation issues beyond our control may necessitate itinerary changes during the trip. While major alterations are unlikely, our trip leader will carefully evaluate alternative options in the group’s best interests if adjustments are needed. We strive to minimize any disruptions caused by changes or delays, although we cannot be held responsible for their outcomes.

What makes Ghale Gaun trek trip special?

Your footsteps to the Ghale Gaun village holds a special allure for visitors due to its unique blend of natural beauty and cultural authenticity. Nestled amidst the majestic Annapurna range in Nepal, this Gurung community offers a rare glimpse into traditional mountain life. Village is surrounded by terrace fields and lush forests, with stunning views of peaks like Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal.

The warmth and hospitality of the Ghale community further enhance the experience, providing insights into their rich cultural heritage through music, dance, and local cuisine. Additionally, it also provides a deep cultural immersion that vibrates long after visitors depart, establishing it as an exceptional destination for travelers seeking authenticity and natural beauty in the heart of the Himalayas.

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

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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