Ghale Gaun Trek

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Ghale Gaun home stay trek

Trip Summary

    1. Ghale Gaun Trek length: 6 Days
    2. Ghale Gaun Trek Dificulty: Easy Grade
    3. High Altitude: 1,595m/5,264 feet
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hours daily
    5. Hiking Group Size: 2-20 People
    6. Best Time: February to 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 charming Gurung villages, their culture, and their lifestyles will definitely win your heart. Ghale gaun lamjung trek route is possible to complete within 4 days and possibly extend up to 8 days. Additionally, Pokhara to ghale gaun hike takes 2-3 days.

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 wanting 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.

Itinerary

Ghale gaun trek itinerary detail

Our trek to Ghale gaon ghan Pokhara includes Gurung heritage trail is base on a community-based trek 6 days itinerary compared to most walks in the lamjung district territory. If you are an independent trekker who wish to hike quickly but are walking with limited time wise then ask us for a tailor-made itinerary.

01 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with bed with breakfast. Our representative will brief you Gurung heritage (Ghale Gaon trekking) information.

02 Day Drive from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar and trek to Khudi, 8 hours

At morning, guide will come to meet you in your hotel. 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.

03 Day Ghale Gaun Trek (1,540m/5,082 feet.), 6 Hours

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

04 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, soft excursion to explore Gurung downtown, visit the local inhabitants, look at typical houses, interact with them. You can also taste local food and local honey.

05 DayGhan Pokhara trek and to Baglung pani hiking (1,595m/5264 feet.), 6 hours

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

06 DayBaglungpani to laxmi Bazar hiking (1,300m/4290 feet.), 6 hours

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

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

The trail ends for trekking at Begnas Lake. You can stay overnight on Begnas lake side hotel. Begnas lake and its surrounding is quiet and clean. Tourist standard hotel accommodation within Brekfast plan.

08 DayDrive to fewa lake side ! Day tours and Check in Hotel.

Drive to Fewa lake side area and check in the hotel. leave the luggage and continue 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 to 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 disappear. 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 of the underworld. It appears in some places and a 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.

Day 9Fly to Kathmandu city. Walk to the International airport.

You can fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu around noon and immediately walk further to 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

Cost

How much does Ghale Gaun Trek cost?

The cultural Ghale Gaun Trek cost USD 675 per person is the standard trek price on double occupancy basis. But of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. Taking flights from Pokhara saves your time and 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 CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive complimentary.

Ghale gaun trek Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights twin sharing tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 2 nights Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trek
  • Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days.
  • Micro Bus transfer from Kathamandu Bus Park to Besisahar for guest and guide.
  • Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
  • Pokhara city tour / sightseeing as above plan transfer by private vehicle.
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • Updated Ghale Gaon trek map 1 piece for each guest.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.

Ghale gaun trek Cost Exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost 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 shower during the trekking.
  • Trekker’s personal trekking equipments .
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Guest travel trekking insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
Group join

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

FAQ

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

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

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.

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

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. The rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress 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 bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, rice with vegetable curry, bread, 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: Is there any communication facilities on the Ghale gaun trek?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

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 trek?

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 (12.5 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 detail 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 a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk 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 trek.

Ghale gaun trek review

Ghale Gaun Trail short trek

100% 5 star based on – 210 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

Very spectacular ! The trek up to Ghalegaun with Ghanpokhara and Marshyangdi valley was great, along 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.- Rehan Hui Chan, Singapore.

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 life styles.
  • Discover domestic honey hunting with super delicious local food in Gurung’s kitchen.

Ghale gaun trek Note:

As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template that we provide you. 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 during on 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. Where 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. Your 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 helps to conserve natural resources which reduce costs and consumption.

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