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Ghale Gaun Trekking

Start from US$ 811 649 Group Discount

No. of people Price Per Person
0 - 1 988 US$
2 - 4 649 US$
5 - 8 584 US$
9 - 12 538 US$
13 + 499 US$
  • 11 Days
  • Easy
  • 2 - 4 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Private / Public Vehicle

Accommodation: Homestay+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 2,016m

Activities: Trekking, Cultural Tour

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The famous village Ghale Gaun is situated at 2,016 meters on top hill of Lamjung Himal in the north central Nepal. Our trip begins from the gateway of the famous Annapurna Circuit destination, Khudi. This is an exotic immaculate village gifted with unparallel picturesque Himalayan scenery, people cultural, rituals and a home to world famous Gurkha soldiers.

Promoting village tourism and practicing community based hospitality, Ghale Gaun Trekking offer wonderful experiences of the typical culture and lifestyles of the Nepalese. The Gurung ethnic group’s traditional customs and rituals are still followed during births, deaths, marriages, and other occasion. Age old cultural dances like Jyaure, Serka, Dohori, Ghatu, Sorathi, and Jankrim are performed on various occasions, often accompanied by different musical instruments and the dancers in traditional dress. Those places are true microcosms of astonishing natural beauty mixed with unspoiled ethnic lifestyles. They are developing nicely towards sustainably supporting ecotourism. The trekking route passes through dense jungle and villages and impressive waterfalls nearby the Talyngo Lake and Lami Lake. Activities around Ghalegaun include bird watching at Talangyo Lake and visits to the Utter Kanya Temple, Pempro Falls, Batase Cave and the Khudi hydroelectric dam site are worthwhile side trips. Ghale Gaun Trekking offers superb breathtaking views of the majestic western Himalayas including Machhapuchhare (6693m),
Annapurna (8091m), Annapurna II (7939m) Annapurna IV (7525m), Lamjung Himal, Bouddha Himal (6974m), Himalchuli (6747m) and many other snow capped peaks.

As a newly opened trekking route, the Ghale Gaun trek is an ideal trip for the home stay concept, trekkers who wish to explore ancient villager’s day to day lives and the indigenous rituals of Nepal. Nepal Mother House Treks operates the Ghale Gaun Home stay trek with our experienced guides and professional staff according to our client interests and holiday schedules. This trek can be done either as a Home stay Trek or Camping Trek. We offer you a very modest Ghale Gaun trek itinerary and reliable Nepal information to make your journey a safe one.

Trip Highlights

  • Situated at 2,016 meters on top hill of Lamjung Himal in the north central Nepal.
  • This is Home stay Trek, begins from the gateway of the Annapurna Circuit trail from Khudi.
  • An exotic immaculate village gifted with picturesque Himalayan scenery, people cultural.
  • A home of Gurkha soldiers, promoting village tourism and practicing community based hospitality.
  • The Gurung ethnic group’s traditional customs and rituals are still followed in occasion.
  • Age old cultural dances like Jyaure, Serka, Dohori, Ghatu, Sorathi, and Jankri are performed.
  • Breathtaking view of the majestic western Himalayas including Fishtail, Annapurna.
  • The trip begins from Besishahar – Khudi after 6 to 7 hours bus drive and ends in Pokhara Begnastal.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu.

Day 02:Trekking preparation and permit paper work day.

Day 03:Drive Kathmandu to Besisahar (825m) -5 to 6 hours, Khudi (790m) -1 hours

Day 04:Trek Khudi to Ghalegaun (1800m) -4 to 5 hours

Day 05:Ghale Gaun exploration day

Day 06:Trek Ghalegaun to Ghanapokhara (1470) -1 to 2 hours

Day 07:Trek Ghanapokhara to Baglungpani (1595m) -4 hours

Day 08:Trek Baglungpani to laxmi Bazar (1300m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 09:Trek Laxmi Bazar to Begnas Lake & drive back to Pokhara (950m) -2 to 3 hours

Day 10:Drive back to Kathmandu early in the morning by Tourist Bus - 6 to 7 hours

Day 11:Your own destination.

Cost Include

  • Free Airport picks up and drops all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport).
  • Star level 3+1 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara twin bed sharing basic.
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project), TIMS (Trekkers Information System) Cards.
  • All ground transportation during trip from Kathmandu to Beshishahar trek starting point (Nadi/…) by local bus and Trek ending point to Pokhara hotel by private car or Taxi.
  • Transportation from Pokhara to Kathmandu by comfort Tourist Bus.
  • Trekking equipments (worm down jackets, sleeping bag & Duffle Bag) during the trekking if you needed.
  • Nepal Mother House T-shirt /Cap and Appreciation Card of Trip (after trip end).
  • Three times meals (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), tea coffee in a cup each meal during trek.
  • Soft & comfort private accommodation entire Mountain twin bed sharing with share toilet.
  • Government license holder English Speaking experienced Local Guide with their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments.
  • A porter (between every 2 person basic) carries max.20-25 kg. Plus their food, accommodation, wage, insurance, all transportation.
  • One Sherpa (assistance guide) if group size more than 6 people. Plus their food, accommodation, salary, insurance and equipments.
  • Guide & porters insurance for their happy journey.
  • A Trekking Map of Annapurna Trip for a Group.
  • Supplementary snacks (cookies, fresh fruits) on the trek.
  • First Aid medical kit during trip & welcome and Fare well program.
  • Tourist service charge, vat, Governments Tax and official expanse if necessary.

Cost Exclude

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Chocolate, Cookies, desert, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek.
  • Clients travel Insurance and evacuation (compulsory).
  • If incase, flight cancel and charter helicopter or plane.
  • Tipping for Guide & porter, yours meals at Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Personal expenses like Shopping, souvenirs or gift, personal mountaineering gears.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend.
  • International airfare, airport departure tax and Visa fee.
  • Things which not mention above our services.
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.

Trip Note

If you do not need porter for the trip, the trekking cost will be reducing from the original price. Nepal Mother House gives you some clue to make less cost for the Solo traveler also. Please contact us in our email for more details with your requirements. 

If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: Bungee Jumping, mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, white water Rafting, Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving, Mt. Everest view flight, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu.Upon arrival at international airport, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport assist and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02 : Trekking preparation and permit paper work day. Trekking preparation and permit organize day. Please, check your insurance details and have a copy of your travel medical insurance policy with you.

Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu to Besisahar (825m) -5 to 6 hours, Khudi (790m) -1 hours Our trekking guide will pick you up at the hotel in the morning with private transportation to leave for Besi Shahar (185km). This will take us about 6 hours on along a nice scenic route. Along the journey you will witness stunning scenery of snow capped mountains, green hills, rivers, and villages. We take next bus for Khudi and stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 04 : Trek Khudi to Ghalegaun (1800m) -4 to 5 hours After breakfast, the trail sets out along the banks of the Khudi River, past waterfalls and villages. We continue our journey through the forests and rice terraces of various Gurung villages. This makes for a 4-5 hour climb. The view from the top is worth it! Annapurna and Manaslu at sunset and sunrise are absolutely spectacular. Lodging with families and an evening of cultural programs are some of the highlights of this trip.

Day 05 : Ghale Gaun exploration day Today is a rest day so we can have a late breakfast and hike around picturesque Ghale Gaun. This area is inhabited mainly by the Gurung ethnic group, most of whom are the subcaste of Ghale, hence the village’s name. Most of the houses are constructed in the same design with window engrained with unique carvings. The time passes so fast when talking with kind hearted, friendly people about their day to day lives and culture. The mountains vista is an incredible one indeed. You may visit Buddhist monastery in this village. At the evening you’ll have a great chance to see a Nepalese cultural program.

Day 06 : Trek Ghalegaun to Ghanapokhara (1470) -1 to 2 hours From here, the sunrise affords further stunning views. After having a locall breakfast we hit the trail. The trail leads us through a rhododendron forest with the chirping melody of birds, the hissing of waterfalls, and hillside farm terraces towards the traditional village Ghanpokhara. We may visit large traditional Gurung village Bhujung with rewarding mountains scenery and natural beauty. Stay overnights at a local house and enjoy the traditional Nepalese dish of “Dal Bhat”.

Day 07 : Trek Ghanapokhara to Baglungpani (1595m) -4 hours After breakfast the trail crosses the Midim River via suspension bridge. You then begin to climb to Khumre Danda (2000m) for three hours before descending to Pasgaun. During the trip we will visit the Buddhist monastery. After dinner we learn traditional Nepali songs and practice dances with a cultural show in the evening.

Day 08 : Trek Baglungpani to laxmi Bazar (1300m) -5 to 6 hours Today is another beautiful day. Our trip begins with a steep descent to the Rudi Stream across the suspension bridge. Afterwards we then follow for about half an hour to its ridge. We again are rewarded with spectaculars views of the Annapurna and Manaslu ranges. Stay overnights at a local house with a host family.

Day 09 : Trek Laxmi Bazar to Begnas Lake & drive back to Pokhara (950m) -2 to 3 hours The trail leads us through the village with breathtaking mountain vistas down a steep 3-hour descent to the Mandi River where we find the roadway at Thumsikot. We then drive by local bus 2/3 hours to Pokhara. The rest of the day can be spent relaxing in the Pokhara Hotel. Alternatively you can wander around the lakeside with its fascinating mountains panoramas and charming nature.

Day 10 : Drive back to Kathmandu early in the morning by Tourist Bus - 6 to 7 hours We should be ready by 6:00 in morning in hotel lobby in order to have breakfast or seek advice from your trekking guide. We will drive back to Kathmandu through on the main road passing terraces, streams, rivers, local settlements, and high hills. It takes about 7 hours (conditional) to reach your hotel in Kathmandu. If you are interested to fly from Pokhara to Katmandu (bear in mind the extra cost of the plane tickets) please request Nepal Mother House Trekking to book your flight ticket in advance. It takes about 30 minutes flying time with spectacular views of the Himalayas, high hills, terraces, local settlements, and forests.

Day 11 : Your own destination. In this pleasant day you may have full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore the around Thamel. Today is day of ending your journey, so we would like offer you farewell dinner in Nepali typical Restaurant and hand over you Trip Certificate, Trekking Permit and TIMS Card for memory of Nepal trip. Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until departure flight/drive. Our assist will be transfer to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination, taking with you the memory of a life time.

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Useful Info

Few things are worth arranging while you are at home. Please note down these list details before your departure, this tips will help to make your trip enjoyable:

  • Read travel advice, inform yourself before travelling and get advice locally when you arrive.
  • Make sure your passport valid date during your travel and consult about visa processing.
  • Estimate your budget and fixed holiday period then chose suitable destination.
  • Note down travel check list before leave home and preparer accordingly.
  • Inform your friend and family about your trip and itinerary details.
  • Make copies of your important documents as a backup in case you lose the originals.
  • Buy Guide book and study about Nepal’s general information (culture, custom, political, people, geography, weather, festival, religion, rule and regulation).
  • Buy insurance which will cover all overseas medical, emergency evacuation costs.
  • Batter to know at list few Nepali words while traveling in Nepal.
  • Make reservations with advance payment, especially during peak season, for trip, accommodations and local guides.
  • Call your bank for debit- and credit-card to let them know about fees and your travel destination. Get your bank’s emergency phone number if you have a problem.
  • Visit the doctor for your health report and take medicine and vaccine accordingly.
  • Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them.
  • Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behavior may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal.
  • Never step over anyone feet/legs, and pull in your own legs when somebody wants to pass.
  • Never touch anybody with your feet, also never point in a direction using your feet. The feet are considered the most impure parts of the body.
  • When entering a house, somebody's kitchen, temple or monastery take off your shoes.
  • As a woman you should always be dressed avoiding provocation, so keep shoulders and legs covered.
  • It is very polite to give and accept with your right hand, and even more so when you use your left hand for supporting the elbow of your right hand.
  • When in doubt how to behave in certain situations; keep a low profile, do not shout and keep your dignity.
  • It is better not to touch offerings or persons when they are on way to shrines.
  • Beef is prohibited among both the Hindus and Buddhists. No female animal is killed for food.
  • You may not be allowed entry to the inner sanctuaries of temples and Stupas.
  • You may be interested to take snaps of temples, Stupas and monuments. Generally temples, Stupas and monuments are permitted to be photographed, but it is better to have permission before using your cameras.  

For more details please visit Nepal Travel Tips.

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