Ghalegaun (2100m) is a traditional Himalayan village inhabited by Gurung ethnic community famous for homestay or village tourism. The village is located in Kaski district of Annapurna region, northeast of Lamjung Himal (6983m).
The main highlights of Ghalegaun Trek are experiencing the culture of Gurung ethnic community as well as enjoying splendid views of snowcapped Himalayan peaks. The trek begins from Besisahar, a 4 hours drive from Kathmandu and ends at Begnas Lake in the beautiful city of Pokhara. The trail passes through several villages such as Ghalegaun, Pasgaun, Nadhighar, Pakhurikot which offer heartwarming village tourism facilities. You will be heartily welcomed by the Gurung community in all villages and arranged to stay in one of their homestay facilities that are run and maintained by local people.
Cultural dance programs such as Ghatu, Jyaru, Serka, Dohori will be performed by dancers group of the community. You will also enjoy local cuisines that are organic and involve yourself in the rural lifestyle of village people. The Ghalegaun trek passes through pristine forests and green hills buzzing with wildlife. Along the trek, you will capture impressive views of Annapurna I (8,091m), Mt. Machhapucchre (6,693m), Annapurna II (7,939m), Manaslu (8163m), Lumjung Himal, Himalchuli (6,747m) among others.
Other places of interest in Ghalegaun Homestay Trek are Gurung Museum, tea garden, local woollen handicraft, bird watching and visiting Buddhist and Hindu temples.