Ghalegaun Trek

Duration: 8 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel & Lodge

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 home stay 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 cuisine that are organic and involve yourself in 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 woolen handicraft, bird watching and visiting Buddhist and Hindu temples.

Highlights

  • Visit the community managed Ghalegaun tourist destination
  • Beautiful views of Annana, Macchapuchre, Manaslu, Lamjung, Himalchuli etc.
  • Ethnic Gurung community and their culture, Gurung museum
  • Home stay and organic food
  • Visit Begnas lake

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrivals and transfer to hotel
Day 02 Kathmandu valley sightseeing
Day 03 Drive to Khudi (760m)
Day 04 Trek to Ghalegaun
Day 05 Exploration of Ghalegaun and surrounding
Day 06 Trek back to Khudi
Day 07 Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 08 Final Departure