Ghale Gaun Cultural Trek
Trip Name: Ghale Gaun Trek
Trip Cost: $670
Activities: Sightseeing, Culture observation and Trekking
Trip duration: 8 Days
Accommodation: Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with BB plan/Tea house/Lodge during trek
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara/All meals during trek
Mode of Transfer: Bus
Maximum Altitude: 2200 m
Group size: 1-15 people
Suitable Time: March-May/Sept-December
Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu
- Detail Itinerary
- Cost Details
- Check list
- Altitude Map
Ghale Gaun is a touristic destination of Annapurna region. Ghale Gaun is a settlement of warrior ethnic tribe,Gurung. The Gurungs are serving as army in Nepal,Britain, Singapore and India. In short period you can explore the wonderful Gurung culture, lifestyle of local people and natural beauty. Ghale Gaun is located at 2,200 m height with majestic views of Lamjung Himal (6,983 m), Fishtail (6,993 m), Annapurna (8,091 m) and other many peaks. Local people have developed this area as a tourist destination and we can enjoy home stay facility with local food and clean accommodation. Ghale Gaun is the best place for honey hunting trip and most of the honey hunting takes place in Winter season.
Ghale Gaun is famous for typical culture of Gurung community. Every evening people of Ghale Gaun warmly welcome tourists with their ethnic cultural dance. Visitors can participate in traditional Rodhi every evening. If you really want to taste the blend of Nepalese culture and lifestyle with fascinating views of natural beauty Ghale Gaun can be the best destination for you.
Ghale Gaun cultural trip starts from Kathmandu and we drive to Besisahar. From Khudi we will trek to cultural place Ghale Gaun and hike to Ghan Pokhara. Our trek moves through Bhujung, Pasagaun, Pakharikot, Nangdidhar, Thumsikot and we drive to Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (172 km, 6 hours) to Khudi (21 km, 2 hours).
Day 02: Trek from Khudi (790 m) to Ghale Gaun (2,200 m).~ 4 hours
Day 03: Exploration day in Ghale Gaun and Ghan Pokhara.
Day 04: Trek from Ghale Gaun to Pasgaun (1,800 m).~ 6-7 hours
Day 05: Trek from Pasgaun to Pakharikot/Nagdidhar (1,900 m).~ 5-6 hours
Day 06: Trek from Nagdidhar to Thumsikot and drive to Pokhara (835 m).~ 3 hours Trek and 3 hours drive.
Day 07: Exploration day in Pokhara.
Day 08: Drive 205 km from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,400 m). ~6-7 hours
When you travel to the new place for your holiday, food is the most concerned part of travel. While, traveling with Yarsa treks, you can experience the delightful cuisine of typical Nepali food, continental food, Italian food, Chinese food and different international cuisines. You will be suggested by your guide for good food during your trip. During the trek do not order many dishes and waste food as they have to cater to more trekkers before they run off stock. It is very hard and takes a week or more for caravan and porters to bring the food in these places. You will take lunch in route side, breakfast and dinner will be arranged in the same lodge/Tea house.
During the trek you can get the bottled water but it is hard to dispose plastic and it will be the big problem for environment. We will provide purified mineral water during trek. In tea houses you can get bottled water and mineral water in additional cost. It will be better to drink mineral water rather than bottled water.
We provide you best touristic hotel in Kathmandu/Pokhara with best location. During the trek tea house is main accommodation for trekkers. A tea house is combination of lodge and restaurant. In the tea house lodges are fairly basic, in some tea houses you can get separate room but in the high altitude rooms are spared with two beds with blankets and little additional furniture. There will be large dining room where you can get the warmth by Bukhara stove. In the tea houses there will be solar electricity but these days most of the tea houses have electricity for charging camera, mobile phones and other small appliances.
Things to take:
This is very active trip we can’t stay in same place. You can take very light and necessary things. You will get a porter who will carry 30 kg which means 2 trekkers=1 porter. Porters are allowed to carry 30 kg of your stuff. Porters will carry your necessary stuff in a duffel bag.
Altitude Map & Route Map:
Yarsa Treks will provide you complete route map and altitude map. At the end of the trip we will provide you Yarsa Treks T-shirt for the memory of trekking with us.
Health & Fitness:
These treks are some of moderate and some of strenuous.Passionate trekkers should have ability to walk for 4-7 hours a day. Trekking to the high altitude is more challenging than the low altitude. To complete the trip we should have good health, average physical fitness, passion, confidence, determination and positive attitude. If you have past hiking experience or exercising habits it will be the better for your trek. If you have pre-existing health problems such as lungs, heart and other diseases, it is better to consult with your doctor or inform Yarsa treks before booking the trip.
Suitable Time to Trek:
For trekking to the high altitude we should concern about the weather condition. Autumn (Sept-Nov) and Spring (March-May) are the best seasons for trekking in Himalayas. Trekking in Summer and Monsoon (June-Aug) is affected by rain. You can also trek in winter but temperatures could be harsher for most trekkers.
Check available start date in our site and for cost please contact us.
If you’re confused to pack up your necessary things just see in the check list tab. Bring light and necessary things. You will need medium size bag to carry your daily usable stuff. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the trek.
Note: We can customize trip as possible as client’s time frame. We are delighted to take you Himalayan region according to the itinerary.
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (172 km, 6 hours) to
Khudi (21 km, 2 hours).
Today we will drive all the way to Besisahar and take jeep to Khudi. After breakfast we drive with the beautiful scenery of green valley, forest and small villages. We drive along the Trishuli river which is famous for rafting. When we reach Munglin then our trail turns to south and few hour drive will brings Dumre. From Dumre we turns our north and fallow the Marsyangdi river, passes several villages, valleys we will reach Besisahar. Next from Besisahar we will dfrive to Khudi for 2 hours (21 km). if we reached early we will explorre around and rest overnight.
Day 02: Trek from Khudi (790 m) to Ghale gaun (2016 m).
Today we trek for 4 hours all the way to cultural Ghale Gaun. We start our trail by ascend and walk through sub tropical vegetation. On the way we cross several rivers with suspension bridge and wooden bridge. Next gradually ascend will lead us to Ghale gaun. We will enjoy warm welcome with typical dance. You can participate in traditional Rodhi dance in every evening.
Day 03: Exploration day in Ghale Gaun.
Today early in the morning we will see the beautiful sunrise and Mountain View of Langtang himal, Fishtail, Annapurna, and other numerious peaks. We will hike to another traditional village Ghan Pokhara. These two villages will show the typical culture and lifestyle of Gurung community. Ghale Gaun and Ghan Pokhara has biggest settlement of Gurung community. At the evening we can enjoy the cultural shows of local community and rest overnight.
Day 04: Trek from Ghale Gaun to Pasgaun (1800 m).
Today we trek all the way to Pasgaun for 6 hours. Trail goes straight until we reach Bhujung and descend through small villages, forest with the chirpings sounds of birds. When we reach to the downhill we will start long ascend through forest with the view of waterfalls, forest and small typical villages. Next interesting trail will lead us to Pasgaun. If we got time we will explore around and rest overnight.
Day 05: Trek from Pasgaun to Pakharikot/Nagdidhar (1900 m).
Today we will walk for 5-6 hour all the way to Nangdidhar. This place has shortage of water so we should carry enough water. We start trail ascending through Jungle with the view of waterfall and chirping of birds. After ascend trail descend and walk through valleys and terraced field. Next we will reach Nangdidhar. Explore the village and rest overnight.
Day 06: Trek from Nagdidhar to Thumsikot and drive to Pokhara (835 m).
Today is our last trek to Thumsikot. We descend for 1150 m to reach Thamsikot. On the way we can see beautiful green valleys, scenery of mountains and local people cutting crops to store. Next we reach Thamsikot. Here we take jeep drive for 3 hours to reach Pokhara. The road is rough and muddy but you will enjoy trip intimating with local people. Enjoy the evening at lake side with great view and atmosphere.
Day 07: Exploration day in Pokhara.
Today we will explore the beautiful city Pokhara. Here we can visit Mahindra cave, Guptshowar cave, Devi’s falls, world peace stupa with the view of whole Pokhara valley and Phewa lake. After exploration you can enjoy your last night at Pokara at the lake side in the pub and restaurant. Rest overnight.
Day 08:Drive (6-7 hours, 205 km) from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1400 m).
Today we drive all the way to Kathmandu through several small towns, valleys, and drive along the Trishuli river. Next we reach Kathmandu and rest overnight.
- All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers. (3 hours public vehicle)
- Accommodation Tea House/lodge during trek
- All entry fee and tourist charge and National Park Permits fee throughout the trek.
- Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
- All national transportation fee.
- First aid medical kit
- Government taxes & office service charge
- Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Extra food and beverage charge.
- Snacks and other personal expenses
- Personal trekking equipment’s
- Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
- Emergency rescue charge.
This list of equipment will help you to bag pack for your trip. You can check the list while packing your bags. These lists may require vary or little according to the season and your trekking duration. The weight is limit for 15 kg (33 pounds), we suggest you to carry only the valuable things. Your luggage will be carry by porter but you require carrying bag pack with important and valuable things on your own.
1. Valid Passport, 2 passport size photos
2. Airlines tickets
3. Separate photo copy of your passport
4. Visa form (easily access in Nepal airport)
5. Insurance paper
6. Cash/credit card/ATM/Machine card for withdraw, checks
1. Sunhat or Scarf
2. Light balaclava or fleece hat
4. Head torch
Upper Body Wear:
1. Cotton T-shirt or thermals
2. Fleece Jacket
3. Down Jacket
Lower Body Wear:
1. Light weight cotton pant
2. Water proof pant
3. Hiking trouser or woolen trousers
2. Light weight fleece gloves
1. Thin inner socks
2. Thick warm wool socks
3. Comfortable hiking Boots
1. Sleeping bag
2. Trekking Bag/Duffel Bag
3. Large plastic Bag (for keeping things dry inside trek Bag)
4. Trekking poles (optional)
5. Water Bottle or Camel Bag etc.
1. Water purification tablets or filter
2. Anti-altitude sickness pills
3. Anti headache pills
4. Stomach antibiotic
5. Skin-blaster repair kit
6. Cold pills
7. First aid tapes and plasters
8. According to health prescription
1. Tissue/Wet wipes/Toilet roll
2. Anti Bacterial hand wash
1. Quick dry Towel
2. Toothbrush and paste
3. Multipurpose soap
4. Face and body moisturizer
5. Female Huygens product
1. Guide Book
2. Diary and pen
4. Voltage converter
5. Plug adapter
6. Cigarette lighter and Match box
7. Campus and Gps (optional)
8. Small alarm clock
9. Digital camera with extra cards and batteries
10. Small folding Knife etc.
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