What to Expect

  • Known  as the Gurung Heritage trail trek in mid hill range.
  • Inhabited by Gurung tribes and cultural houses of split stone with slate roof.
  • Rich culture and typical lifestyle of local people with their cultural show.
  • Exotic Pempro waterfall, Batase cave, Utter Kanya Temple and bird-watching site of Talangyo lake are the attractions.
  • World famous Honey-Hunting activity is another attraction of this area.
  • View of majestic Annapurna range, Lamjung Himal, Buddha Himal and Manaslu etc.

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.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 2Drive to Besisahar (760mt.) and further to Khudi (790mt.). Driving 7-8 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 3Khudi to Ghale Gaun (2,030 mt.). Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 4Exploration around Ghale Gaun village. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 5Ghale Gaun to Baglungpani (1,595 mt.). Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 6Baglungpani to Laxmi Bazaar (1,300 mt.). Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 7Laxmi Bazaar to Begnas Lake & drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 8Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Driving 7 hours by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 9Transfer to Airport for your final departure from Nepal.

What's Included

Price Includes

  • Pick up & Transfer to and from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to your hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Two nights accommodation at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu (breakfasts included).
  • One night accommodation at 2/3 star hotel in Pokhara (breakfasts included).
  • Transportation as per the itinerary.
  • Tea-house lodging during the journey.
  • Standard Meals during the journey (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • Expert Guide (registered and licensed by the government) with accompanying porters (generally, one porter for every two clients). (High Camp Adventure covers the staffs’ meals and accommodations as well as wages, transport,insurance, and essential gear.)
  • Equipment (Sleeping bag, Down jacket, Walking poles).
  • Conservation Area and National Park entry fees.
  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card.
  • Trekking Map.
  • Medical kit.
  • Government taxes.
  • Our service charge.
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu the eve of your international departure.

Price Excludes:

  • International plane ticket to and from Nepal.
  • Major meals in Kathmandu (other than breakfast).
  • Personal Expenses including laundry, telephone calls, bar bills, drinks and snacks.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Shower fees at lodges, fees for recharging electronic equipment, and personal expenses along the trail.
  • Tips for Guides, Porters and Staff.
  • Expenses incurred by cancellation and events beyond our control, for example, weather delays, trail detours, political unrest, illness and et cetera.
Departure note

Please take a look at our fixed departure dates for this Ghalegaun trek. If they do not fit with your schedule, then please let us arrange an itinerary that is more suitable to you and your requirements.

Useful Information

Accommodation

All the accommodation as per the itinerary is included in the package cost. We have chosen a 2/3 star hotel in the cities for your comfort and safety. The hotels can be upgraded to more deluxe ones upon your request. While trekking in the Mountain, our guides will choose the best available lodge of the village from their past experience. As some villages have limited number of lodges, in a peak season like in Spring and Autumn, you may have to share a room with some stranger trekker as well. Comfortable two men tent with mattress and four seasons sleeping bag will be provided for the camping trek. Our crew will try to set the camp in a scenic place. All the hotel and camping accommodations are as per twin sharing basis unless you are of different gender.

Meals

Nepal is such an easy place to get several vegetarian options so no worries if you are a vegetarian or vegan. You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental, Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Freshly cooked and hygienic dinner and breakfast are served at the camp and lunch will be served on the way to the next destination which will be prepared by our own chef. Only breakfast is served in Kathmandu whilst farewell dinner on the eve of your international departure is served from our side. All the meals (B/L/D) are on full board basis during the trek.

Trekking Crew

An experienced and licensed Guide and necessary porters will assist you during the trek. In a group with more than 8 clients, 2 guides will be provided for the betterment in service. In a teahouse trek, generally, one porter is provided for every two clients who carry between 15 to 20 kg. However, on a camping journey, more porters are required. All the camping equipment such as kitchen, dining, dome and toilet tents, kitchen equipment, fuel, and all consumable goods has to be carried from Kathmandu which needs more manpower. All of our guides and porters are fully insured so you don't' have to worry about them in case of emergency. Our team believes that our customer care is the first priority.

Physical Fitness and Experience

Ghalegaon Trek is an easy trek which is fit for those who has the ability to walk 5-6 hours of walking uphill and downhill in a day carrying the personal day pack. Some days are longer with 7- 8 hours of walking as well. Ghalegaon Trek is low altitude trek which demands less physical, however having strong determination, positive vibe and average physical fitness can complete this trek. Doing some physical exercise a few weeks prior to the trip is better but technical skill is not required for this trek. If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to High Camp Adventure.

Travel Insurance

Ghalegaon Trek is an easy trek which is fit for those who has the ability to walk 5-6 hours of walking uphill and downhill in a day carrying a personal day pack. Some days are longer with 7- 8 hours of walking as well. This is low altitude trek which demands less physical, however having strong determination, positive vibe and average physical fitness can complete this trek. Doing some physical exercise a few weeks prior to the trip is better but technical skill is not required for this trek. If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to High Camp Adventure.

Best Seasons

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Ghalegaon Trek. Where normally days are sunny, the temperature is perfect, the sky is clear and Mountain remains crystal. This trek can be done in Monsoon (June to August ) but you should not expect the great weather and Mountain view.  You can do it in Winter (December to February) if you are used to with extreme cold temperature.

Ground Transportation

Highway in Nepal is safe, however, sometimes transport can be halted due to landslide, strike or by political unrest. Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. We, therefore, advise that you schedule at least an extra days cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case, High Camp Adventure can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.