About Ghalegaun Trek
Ghalegaun Trek is a short trek to makes a visit to a remarkable model village in a rural area of Lamjung District. The majority of the population in this area is of the Gurung ethnicity. Gurung people are well-known for their service as Gurkha mercenary soldiers in the United Kingdom, India, Singapore, Brunei, and Nepal. Gurung also has a reputation for hospitality, too.
Ghalegaunis the specific name of aGurung villagethat lies atop a ridge. This idyllic location offers a serene setting in a large village to take in a traditional lifestyle of the local inhabitants.
The ridge top setting also includes spectacular views of the majestic Himalaya. The village of Ghale Gaun is considered a model village for tourism. The people there are enthusiastic about receiving visitors and sharing with them their heritage and traditional culture and lifestyle in the mid-hills.
The village maintains much of its mystique and residents largely still follow traditional customs and rites and rituals when it comes to important life events including birth, weddings, funerals, and other festivals. Visitors often have a chance to witness ceremonies and festivals here. Customary dance and music is a large part of the culture here and local people are often happy for the occasion and excuse to display their talents. Traditional instruments and costumes are favored during these occasions and onlookers are in for a real treat usually welcomed with a garland of flowers and a drink.
The people of this area are traditionally farmers and practice animal husbandry with goats and sheep and are skilled at making products from the wool produced. The village craftsmen are quite good and making handmade products from local raw materials including bamboo mats and containers.
Ghalegaun Trekoffers cultural interaction and insights that cannot be found on the busier and more commercialized routes. The spectacular location along with and sunset and sunrise views of the Himalaya will be unforgettable!
Please Note: The Ghale Gaun Trek has set departure dates from both Pokhara and Kathmandu. This trek can be personalized to accommodate your specific wishes and timetable. We can arrange a combination of this trek with the iconic Annapurna Circuit Trek and other inviting options in the area.