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Ghale Gaun Trek

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Ghale Gaun Trek

Ghale Gaun Trek is a new and short trekking route in Annapurna region. Ghale Gaun, situated at an altitude of 2095m above sea level, is a cultural village of the Gurung- the world famous Gurkha soldiers. One can experience the unique lifestyles of Gurung and the lush green natural beauty with the view of stunnig mountains in this trek. Majestic panorama of Himalayas – Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Lamjung Himal, Boudha Himal and many more snow capped peaks awaits to mesmerize you. Not to mention the dense forests, villages, awesome waterfalls, lush valleys, beautiful landscape.

Ghale Gaun Trek itinerary can also be managed or extended as per your wish. This trek begins after you reach Beshisahar or Khudi via drive from Pokhara. You can trek from Beshisahar to Khudi. From Khudi we start to ascend crossing over rivers, passing through dense rhododendron forest with different animals and chirping birds all the way to Ghale Gaun. Traditional practices are still followed by the locals during important ceremony like births, deaths, marriages, etc. Old cultural dances like Jyaure, Serka, Dohori, Sorathi, Jankri, Ghatu,etc. are performed on the beat of traditional musical instruments in traditional dress on various occasions and festivals. We also visit Ghanpokhara – another Gurung village about 100m above Ghalegaun. This village also provides magnificent views of mountains and is famous for honey hunting sites. Various kinds of Himalayan birds and wildlife have made their home in the picturesque dense forests and green pastures of grasslands in this region. After exploring these villages we return back to Khudi and then to Pokhara. We can explore Pokhara for a bit if we like and then return back to Kathmandu.

Ghale Gaun offers home stay facility, a simple and clean accommodation. The people are warm and friendly and have a great respect for their guests. Ghale Gaun trek is a perfect trek to observe the traditional lifestyle of Gurungs and enjoy the beauty of nature. Best time for this trek is March to May and September to December.

Brief Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur city
Day 03: Drive to Khudi. 8 hours
Day 04: Khudi to Ghalegaun. 6 hours
Day 05: Ghalegaun tour
Day 06: Ghalegaun to Khudi or Besisahar
Day 07: Besisahar to Kathmandu
Day 08: Transfer to the airport for the final departure

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and breakfast
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder Guide and Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure
  • Emergency expenses like rescues, emergency medical treatment.
  • Personal insurance charges.
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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