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Ghale Gaun Tour with HomeStay Option
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Ghale Gaun Home Stay & Tour
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* Eastern Annapurna & Lamjung

Introduction:

Ghalegaun is located in Lumjung Himal area in the northern part of central Nepal east of the Annapurna range of mountains. It is an exotic traditional village abundant in mid hills, and Gurung tribe culture offering an unparallel scenic grandeur. Also a home to world famous Gurkha soldiers- the Gurung of a unique ethnic culture, Ghalegaun is where you can witness an unspoiled ethnic lifestyle. The settlers there nestle amidst mountains, rivers, streams, waterfalls and green forests. These places boasts of a superb breathtaking view of majestic western Himalayas including Mt. Machhapuchare (6,693m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna II (7,939m) Annapurna IV (7,525m), Lumjung Himal, Boudha Himal (6,974m), Himalchuli (6,747m) and several other smaller peaks of 6,000 m.

Cultural Attractions:


Ghalegaun is a model village for experiencing the typical culture and lifestyles of the Gurung people. Traditional customs are still followed during births, deaths, marriages and other rituals. Age-old cultural dances like Jyaure, Serka, Dohori, Ghatu, Sorathi, Jankri etc are performed on various occasions accompanied by different musical instruments and with dancers in traditional dresses. Visitors to Ghalegaun are welcomed by offering garlands and tika while music and dances are performed. Even traditional farewell songs are sung when guests depart. Nepali New Year and Buddha Jayanti are celebrated with traditional dance called Ghatu. The people of Ghalegaun keep goats and sheep and use wool from these animals to make woolen products. They make clothes and bags from nettle fiber (Allo Cloth) and scarf, towels and shawls from the wool of angora rabbits. Ironsmiths make different iron products. Craftsmen produce a whole of different products from bamboo.

This trekking area is diverse with cultural and ethnic variation. While most of the settlers are of Gurungs and Magars ethnicities, there are also Damai, Kaami, Bahun, Chhetries and many other castes of Hindu religion. Most of them are farmers. The walk allows one to observe the locals working on their fields. In spring, there will be rhododendrons and other flowers. In autumn you will see the harvest.

This trekking is mesmerizing and spectacular for its views which range from the world’s 8th highest mountain Mt. Manasalu (8,163m) and its range, Boudha Himal, Lumjung Himal, Mt. Machhapuchare, and the world’s 10th highest peak Annapurna I (8,091m) and its range. This trip includes a visit to the Museum of Gurung society in Ghale Gaun as well. This museum is in a small house filled with Gurung treasures collected from their ancestors.

Another fascinating thing about this trek is that the villagers here grow tea themselves. Unlike most of the city dwellers and people from other villages, they don't drink the composite tea. They make their own pure organic tea. You can even see the tea garden along the route.

At night, the group will be divided with 3-4 people assigned to each house. You will also be separated at lunch time. Villages are small so you will be able to meet each other at any time. Another point to be noted for this trip is that we have to get our lunch packed before heading out to some place that do not have lunch facilities. In some cases, we can even inform such places in advance to have our lunch ready for the day.

Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Half day guided tour in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Scenic drive to Besisahar 765m by bus or private vehicle
Day 04: Drive and trek to Ghale Gaun 1,700m via Khudi 8,10m.
Day 05: At Ghale gaon for local exploration.
Day 06: Trek to Bhujung 1,690m
Day 07: Trek to Pasgaun 1,630m.
Day 08: Trek to Singdi 1,650m.
Day 09: Trek to Pakhurikot 1,400m.
Day 10: Trek to Libiyani 1,050m.
Day 11: Trek to Kalikasthan 1,105m.
Day 12: Trek to Begnas taal same day drive to Pokhara.
Day 13: Transfer to Airport for the flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 14: Free day at leisure in Kathmandu.
Day 15: Transfer to Airport for International departure.
 Departure Dates  Availability
 11 Apr-25 Apr  Available
 24 Oct-07 Nov  Available
 21 Nov-05 Dec  Available
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m and transfer to Hotel.
  On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport you will be received by our staff and transfer to respective Hotels, where our guide will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Tour, do's and don't and other related information that you might require while in Nepal.
   
Day 02: Half day guided tour in Kathmandu.
  After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest. Sometime, depending upon your flight arrival if it's late in the night we will do this tour in the afternoon instead of morning to give you a nice rest before the sight seeing tour.
   
Day 03: Scenic drive to Besisahar 765m by bus or private vehicle
  Morning drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar the journey leads on the busy interesting highway following the river Trisuli for few hours, then our drive splits from the main road towards north to reach Besisahar, a large town the headquarter of Lamjung district overnight in the best available lodge or hotel with time to visit the local market.
   
Day 04:

Drive and trek to Ghale Gaun 1,700m via Khudi 8,10m.

  In the morning after breakfast start the second day of this trip with one hour drive from Besisahar to Khudi and trekking for four hours. The first leg of this trip leads to an up hill climb about 1000m from Khudi. On reaching Baglungpani the walk is moderate on the winding path to Ghale-gaon, the first night here in the homely comfort at Ghalegaun with the local villagers.
   
Day 05: At Ghale gaon for local visit.
  Free day at leisure to observe the village life and to visit the local museum of Gurung society in Ghale Gaun, this museum is in a small house filled with Gurung treasures collected from their ancestors.
   
Day 06:

Trek to Bhujung 1,690m

  After breakfast the trek from Ghalegaun leads to Bhujung for about four hours of walking up and down through the villages and their farms and with excellent views of the valley, on reaching Bhujung village transfer to the local built traditional cottage or huts with warm welcome ceremony like in Ghalegaon with ample time to spend with the local villagers.
   
Day 07:

Trek to Pasgaun 1,630m.

  From Bhujung to Pasgaun it’s a good moderate walk on the winding path taking near to five hours to reach Pasgaun after a wonderful a memorable farewell, the trail descends reaching at Mardi river and then with a climb to reach Pasgaun village, before Pasagaun village the walk leads to a small pass at 2,165m then finally reaching our destinations at Pasgaun village, with a warm welcome from the natives and then transfer to local homes for the overnight in this homely environment.
   
Day 08:

Trek to Singdi 1,650m.

  The walk to Singdi from Pasgaun is a gentle and gradual walk, trekking side by side on this mid-hills ridge for four hours, the walk leads to a descent to reach Singdi village, at Singdi a warm welcome awaits you by the local villagers with ample time to interact with the villager with rest of the afternoon at ease to make friends with the locals.
   
Day 09:

Trek to Pakhurikot 1,400m.

  After breakfast and farewell with a remarkable time at Singdi journey continues with a downhill walk to reach another river and a valley then crossing the bridge over the River Mardi the path leads uphill for an hour and then gradual walk with small up and down tracks. This will take approximately five hours to reach Pakhurikot from Singdi, on reaching at Pakhurikot transfer to local neat homes with warm welcome from the villagers.
   
Day 10:

Trek to Libiyani 1,050m.

  Starting our journey in the morning from Pakhurikot to Libiyani, with an up and down walks, this will be one of the long day walk for about 6 hours of this trip, to reach Libiyani crossing the same river and then with a climb uphill finally reaching at Liiyani a small farm rural village with a warm welcome from the locals, transfer to the local huts after a long day trekking.
   
Day 11:

Trek to Kalikasthan 1,105m.

  From Libiyani walking for about three hours to Kalikasthan the last mid hills village of this trip, the path leads to a small hill with slight ups and down, and then a gradual moderate walk at about 11.8 kilometers. This is the second last day of this trip as this walk heads near to city life and you will notice the cultural difference from this village at Kalikasthan, the last warm welcome from the hill people on arrival along with the friendly greetings transfer to the final home-stay traditional cottage or huts at Kalikasthan with grand views of the snow capped peaks overlooking the green verdant valleys.
   
Day 12:

Trek to Begnas Taal same day drive to Pokhara.

  From Kalikasthan the last day walk to Begnas Lake taking about three hours, depending upon the time might have lunch break here in this serene and pristine Lake Begnas, after a break here board on the vehicle for the drive to Pokhara. At Pokhara by the Lake Phewa check in at the hotel and take a nice walk by the lake side.
   
Day 13: Transfer to Airport for the flight back to Kathmandu.
  As per the flight schedule a short drive takes you to the Pokhara domestic airport, a short scenic sweeping flight of half hour brings you back to the Kathmandu, at the Kathmandu terminal after clearing the baggage; our staff will receive you for the drive back to the Hotel.
   
Day 14:
Free day at leisure in Kathmandu.
  A free day in Kathmandu, please inform our staff if you would like to go on another short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley or for scenic mountain flight.
   
Day 15: Transfer to Airport for International departure.
  Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, and your passport handy. Our Office staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.
Price includes following services:
 1.  Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights & Hotel in Pokhara for 1 night on Bed & Breakfast basis.
 2.  Airport transfers in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
 3.  Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with applicable entrance fees.
 4.  Internal flight Pokhara / Kathmandu with applicable airport taxes.
 5.  Trekking arrangement backed by Sherpa Guide and porter/s using local homes on full board basis.
 6.  Applicable Special Trekking Permit & Conservation Fees.
 7.  Transportation Kathmandu / Beshisahar & Trek / Pokhara by private Non AC Vehicle.
 8.  Insurance for Nepalese crew.
 
Our price does not include followings:
 1.  International flights to / from Kathmandu.
 2.  Nepal entry visa fees.
 3.  Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu & Pokhara Hotel.
 4.  Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.
 5.  Rescue evacuation in case of emergency.
 6.  Personal clothing and personal trekking gear including sleeping bag & down jacket.
 7.  Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.
 8.  Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
 9.  Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.
Extensions

If you are not tied up with time limitations, or have more time before or after your main trip with us, you can join / take following extension trips to make your holiday even interesting. According to extra time you have, you can choose a visit to National Parks for jungle safari viewing rare animals, migrant birds and exotic reptiles or enjoy the whitewater rafting or take a cultural tour of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nagarkot or even make a quick visit to neighboring countries of Tibet – Roof of the world, India – The country of wonders, Bhutan – The Dragon Kingdom. We can add these extensions before or after your holiday according to the flights that you have booked / can book. Beside these, if you even want just stay in Kathmandu for relax or any independent activities, we can book extra nights at the Hotel. You can book these extensions together with your main trip booking.


Chitwan National Park:

It is one of the oldest and popular National Parks in Nepal recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Site. More than 500 Asian one-horned rhinoceros and some 100 nocturnal Royal Bengal Tigers have made their home in this dense forest. There are an estimated 50 species of mammals, over 526 species of birds, 49 amphibians and reptiles and 150 species of butterflies. ...(More)

 

Bardia National Park:

The far west Nepal is one of the least explored regions of the Himalayas. Within this region is a seldom visited National Park, which still offers challenging adventure. Bardia National Park is the largest park in the lowland Terai covering an area of 968 sq kms and remains a very much untouched wilderness which appeals to the nature lovers. The park situated in Nepal’s Western Terai was established to protect representative ecosystems ...(More)

 

Kathmandu:

It is a treasure trove of ancient art and architecture that lie hidden in the labyrinth of manmade structures. The ancient pagoda temples and Buddhist stupas stand majestically above the rest of the landmarks. The Palace squares fascinate visitors with its exquisite woodwork and carving. You can extend your holiday from 1-3 days visiting these sites. ...(More)

 

Pokhara:
Pokhara is most popular tourist destination after Kathmandu, not because of its easy accessibility but because of its scenic beauty and proximity to many Himalayas. Rarely does a tourist miss a trip to this beautiful valley of lakes and mountain views. Ekai Kawaguchi who was the earliest visitor of this district, was awed by its beauty. The Annapurna range of the Himalayas dominates the landscape around Pokhara and many of treks and ...(More)

 

Nagarkot:

Nagarkot is one of the most popular hill resorts on the fringe of the Kathmandu valley. With an elevation of 2,195m, is 32 kms away from Kathmandu offers a panoramic view of the valley and is described by the visitors as a place whose beauty endures year round. The extraordinary view of the Himalayan peaks from Dhaulagiri to Kanchenjunga is stupendous. Sunrise view from here is truly magnificent. ...(More)

 

Tibet:

Encircled within Himalayan fortress, the image of Tibet has portrayed as “Shangr-la” in the western world. A ‘Land of Snows’ and the ‘Roof of the World’ is mysterious in a way that few other places are. Following virtual closure after the Chinese annexation of the Buddhist Kingdom, Tibet was opened to foreign tourism in 1984. Tibet has become dream adventure destination for the people living in the most sophisticated silicon cities. ...(More)

 

India:
The country of wonders, the lively bazaars, ornate architecture and the something puzzling customs of Indians make any visit a refreshing from the western life. Endowed with a backdrop of that can be anything from snow capped mountain to palm-lined beach, Indian rarely fails to delight adventurous travelers. India is considered to be the rich cultural melting pot with its colorful festivals of all the religion and people, blending well with magnificent landscape  ...(More)

 

Bhutan:

The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, commonly known as ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ is regarded as the last paradise on earth is slowly emerging from centuries of self-imposed isolation. Closed for the outside world until early seventies, Bhutan has adopted the regulated tourism policy for its visitors in this tiny Himalayan Kingdom by allowing to enter limited numbers of tourists every year. Bhutan has retained its religious and cultural values ...(More)

 

River Rafting:

Rafting is undoubtedly the best way to explore the Arcadian Nepal. It involves excitement, scenic views and challenge. Nepal has numerous fine rivers for rafting, kayaking or canoeing. The most prominent white water rafting regions are the eastern, the mid and the western rivers. Of all these regions, river Trisuli and the Bhotekoshi are the main popular rafting rivers for short trips. The rivers sometimes offer hair raising roller coaster rides. ...(More)

 

Mount Everest Flight:
Mountain flight is truly a memorable experience that one should not miss out in Nepal. If you feel you have not seen enough mountains, the mountain flight is the right choice to rejoice with spectacular panoramic mountains’ views. The bird’s eye view of the 6 mighty mountains above 8,000m out of the 14 from a close range is simply unbelievable. The one hour magic flight will make it possible for you to view uninterruptedly all the enchanting beauty ...(More)

 

Bungy Jumping:

(Jumping beyond imagination): Just imagination of jumping down from a bridge of 160m above a tropical gorge with the Bhote Koshi, one of the Nepal’s wildest rivers raging below is enough to make your heartbeat run faster. It is the thrill of Bungy jumping as it there is no fun for real adventure lover if challenge is not so hard and difficult. It is located within a reach of 4 hours outside Kathmandu and just 19 kms away from the Tibet Border. ...(More)

 

Paragliding:

(Flying like a bird): Paragliding is relatively new adventure sports in Nepal. Paragliding in this Himalayan country can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure seekers. You can experience unparalleled scenic grandeur as you share airspace with Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles, kites while floating over the villages, monasteries, temples, lakes and the jungle with a fantastic view of the majestic Himalayas. ...(More)

 

Ultralight Flight:

Ultralight aircraft is being operated from Pokhara. It has an unique blend of both mountain and plateau area. While flying over the Pokhara valley, you will not miss the scenic beauty of both the Himalayas and the most famous lake of Nepal, Phewa Tal. The flight will be a journey through nature. Don’t miss this truly unique experience. ...(More)

 

Hotels:

We have allowed our packages with just right number of nights of hotel accommodations which enables you to spend nights with quick visits of local market or monuments in the area. However if you have some extra days before or after your main package holiday, you can spend extra nights in Kathmandu or nearby destinations so that you can cover the interesting sights or just relax while you are here. ...(More)

 

Hotel Yak & Yeti:

The Hotel Yak & Yeti with the historic character, suitable for both short or long stay, is fashioned as the fusion of modern design and the noblesse of original heritage interiors. This exceptional city centre hotel is located minutes away from both domestic and international airport. It continues to be the city's leading luxury hotel for business and leisure. ...(More)

 

Hotel Shanker:

Shanker Hotel is housed in a palace built at the turn of the 19th century by a Rana Maharajah with a penchant for French architecture, international cuisine and Eastern hospitality. It was converted into a hotel in 1964. The façade and traditions were kept intact but the interior was redesigned to give travelers the kind of comfort they would expect of a world class hotel. You will live in palace when you live at Hotel Shanker. ...(More)

 

Hotel Malla:
Superbly located between the Royal Palace and Kathmandu's fashionable tourist district, Thamel, in the heart of the city. The Malla Hotel is only a 20 minutes drive from Kathmandu's International airport. Besides excellent accommodation and Central location the Malla Hotel is Offering a well equipped business center, extensive meeting and conference facilities, a health club with the latest work out equipment, sauna, massage, steambath and jacuzzi. ...(More)

 

Hotel Marshyangdi:

Hotel Marshyangdi situated in the heart of Thamel is the best choice for those who want to be in the main tourist hub of Kathmandu. Because of its friendly & professional staff, home like atmosphere, Marshyangdi has been a popular name and home away from home for most of the repeated visitors. The hotel now has 50 deluxe and 5 mini suite rooms besides the regular standard rooms. ...(More)

Trip Facts
  • Trip Name : Ghale Gaun Home Stay & Tour
  • Trip Duration : 15 Days
  • Trip Grade : Moderate
  • Trip Date :
  • Activity : Trek and Walks
  • Highest Altitude : 2165 m
  • Month : Mar-May, Sep-Dec

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