Ghale Gaun Home stay Village Trek

Duration: 8 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel & Lodge
  • Group Size: 1-16
  • Max Elevation: 2100

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.

Highlights

  • Visit the community managed Ghalegaun tourist destination
  • Beautiful views of Annapurna, Macchapuchre, Manaslu, Lamjung, Himalchuli etc.
  • Ethnic Gurung community and their culture, Gurung museum
  • Homestay 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
Day 01 Upon arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, Our airport representative will meet you and coordinates transfer to Hotel.
Day 02 Kathmandu to Besisahar 5hrs. 760m. Trek to Khudi and Overnight at Guest house.
Day 03 Khudi - Ghalegaun 5hrs
Day 04 Ghalegaun exploration day.
Day 05 Ghalegaun - Baghungpani 1595m.6hrs.
Day 06 Baglungpani 1595m - laxmi Bazar 5hrs.
Day 07 Laxmi Bazar - Begnas Lake & drive back to Pokhara.
Day 08 Drive/fly back to Kathmandu. Our Guide drop you in your Hotel.
Day 09 Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 10 After the breakfast, we transfer you to the Kathmandu airport for your final departure.

What's included

  • Airport pickup and drop off by private coach
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu, including 3 nights lodging with breakfast
  • Kathmandu guided sightseeing tour by private vehicle
  • All government and local taxes and fees
  • All ground transportation by luxury tourist vehicle
  • 4-night accommodation at the various available tea-houses or lodges during the trek (twin sharing)
  • All meals while in the trek (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)
  • Experienced English speaking trekking guide with government license
  • Insurance for Nepalese Staff
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos. You can apply for Nepal entry visa online as well. https://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa
  • Porter can be arranged if required with additional cost
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, Internet, Laundry, and Telephone call.
  • Personal trekking equipment (it can be rent in Kathmandu/Pokhara)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include section
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Useful Info

Group Size, guide and crew member:

We organize Ghalegaun Trek for single people to maximum 16 people at once or even if you have more than 16 people then we can split the group in to two or more groups (according to the number of trekkers) however you all can walk together and stay at same guest house and there are only different guide, and there are 1 guide up to 10 people and 2 guides for 11-16 people.

Trek as an Individual, Private Group or Join a Scheduled Trek:

Global Adventure Trekking specializes in organizing treks for individuals, couples, and small groups. You can trek by yourself as a private group on the date you select without paying extra, or you can choose to join a small group that is scheduled during your preferred time frame. We also now and then arrange groups on dates other than those shown on this schedule so feel free to contact us to inquire about other possible dates for group treks that you might be able to join.

Accommodation During Ghalegaun Trek:

 Accommodation at the local lodge known as Guesthouse is simple but comfortable. Toilet and washing facility are shared. In the guesthouse, travellers are provided twin sharing room with twin beds, mattress, and pillow. In some places, guest house depends on solar power. Hot shower facility is available in some guesthouse for a price but occasionally hot shower means a bucket of hot water which is enough to wash your body. Electricity and Wi-Fi are available in some place for an additional cost.

Passport and Visa: 

All the traveler should have a 6-month validity passport. Visa can obtain on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Visa cost 25 USD, 40 USD, 100USD for 15, 30 and 90 days respectively.

Medical and health information:

All travelers need to be good physical health in order to participate in this trip. Before buying this trip please read the details itinerary carefully.

You should consult your doctor for up to date for your Medical travel information or any necessary vaccination before departure. We suggest you to bring your personal medical kid.