Ghalegaun Trek

Price

USD 777

Trip Duration

8 Days

Trip Grade

Easy

Highest Altitude

2100m

Accommodation

Tea House, Home Stay Hotel

Transportation

local Bus, Jeep, Car

Group Size

1-10

Best Season

All around the year Except Monsoon(June-September)

Ghalegaun Trek Introduction

Ghalegaun Trek is located in the Lamjung district of Nepal, which is part of the Gandaki Province. Ghalegaun is a picturesque village situated at an altitude of around 2,070 meters (6,791 feet) above sea level.

The village is inhabited by the Gurung community, known for their warm hospitality and rich cultural traditions. It is approximately 205 kilometers (127 miles) west of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, and about 125 kilometers (78 miles) northwest of Pokhara, another popular tourist destination.

To reach Ghalegaun, you can take a scenic drive from Kathmandu or Pokhara to Besisahar, the district headquarters of Lamjung. From Besisahar, you can continue the journey by jeep or bus to Khudi, which serves as the starting point for the trek to Ghalegaun. The trekking trail takes you through lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional villages, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including Annapurna, Manaslu, and Lamjung Himal.

Ghalegaun Trek is renowned for its community-based tourism initiatives, where local families actively participate in hosting trekkers, providing accommodation, meals, and cultural experiences. The village has well-maintained homestays and community lodges that offer a glimpse into the authentic rural lifestyle and cultural practices of the Gurung community.

Ghalegaun Trek not only allows you to enjoy the natural beauty of the region but also provides an opportunity to engage with the local community, learn about their customs, taste local cuisine, and witness traditional dances and music performances. It is a wonderful way to experience the warmth and hospitality of the Gurung people while exploring the scenic landscapes of rural Nepal.

Highlights

  • Gurung Culture & lifestyles
  • Annapurna Himalayas
  • Life of Nepali villages
  • Beautiful & Historical Ghalegaun Village
  • Visiting Bhujung Village
  • Kathmandu Valley(city of Gods)
  • Homestay experience

 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Kathmandu to Besisahar
  • Day 3: Besisahar to Ghalegaun
  • Day 4: Explore Ghalegaun
  • Day 5: Ghalegaun to Bhujung
  • Day 6: Bhujung to Pasgaun
  • Day 7: Pasgaun to Khudi and drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 8: Departure day

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by our representative from the company who will transfer you to your hotel. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the vibrant capital city and preparing for the trek, Evening join for trip briefing & meeting with trekking crew. Stay at Kathmandu (1250m)

Day 2: Kathmandu to Besisahar

You will take a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar, the district headquarters of Lamjung. The journey offers glimpses of rural landscapes, terraced fields, and traditional villages. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Besisahar(760 meters). 

Day 3: Besisahar to Ghalegaun

After breakfast, you will begin the trek from Besisahar and hike through lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional settlements. The trail gradually ascends, offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Reach Ghalegaun and explore the village. Overnight stay at a home stay or community lodge at Ghalegaun(2,070 meters). 

Day 4: Explore Ghalegaun

Spend the day exploring Ghalegaun and engaging in various activities. You can take a village tour, visit the local monastery, interact with the friendly Gurung community, learn about their traditional customs and lifestyle, and enjoy cultural performances. Overnight stay at homestay or community lodge (2,070 meters) 

Day 5: Ghalegaun to Bhujung

After breakfast, you will trek to Bhujung, another beautiful Gurung village known for its traditional architecture and terraced fields. The trail offers scenic views and opportunities to observe the local way of life. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Bhujung(1,390 meters). 

Day 6: Bhujung to Pasgaun

Today’s trek takes you from Bhujung to Pasgaun, passing through forests and terraced fields. Enjoy the serene environment and observe the cultural practices of the local communities. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Pasgaun(1,740 meters). 

Day 7: Pasgaun to Khudi and drive to Kathmandu

After breakfast driving back to Kathmandu by bus 10 hours approximately enjoy the scenic ride on the mid hill range with field, river & lifestyles. Stay at Kathmandu 

Day 8: Departure day

After breakfast we will drop you off to the airport for final departure for your home or your next destination we bid our see you again until next time. 

Includes

  • Simple Home stay & basic community lodges in trekking on twin sharing basis with 3 times of meal. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner with 3 cup of tea each. 
  • A professional trekking guide & necessary number of porters (2:1) with their salary, meal, accommodation, transportation & insurance. 
  • Necessary permits & TIMS card, Annapurna Conservation area permit & local Municipality fees.
  • Bus transportation Kathmandu-Besisahar-Kathmandu
  • 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis & best available lodges/home stay on the trek with full board meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with a cup of tea each meal).
  • All grounded transportation like pickups & drops  
  • A group medical kit with an oximeter 

Excludes

  • All Kind of beverage. 
  • All extra expenses such as shopping trekking gears. 
  • International/domestic flights. 
  • Early arrival / late departure. 
  • Travel insurance (you must purchase one before starting the trek) 
  • Rescue evacuation if needed (it can be helped arranging)
  • Tips for driver, guide& porters. 
  • If plan change by any other problem such as, landslide, political disturbance, changing plan, cancellation of flight. Or the things not mentioned above 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ghalegaun, and where is it located?
Ghalegaun is a picturesque Gurung Community village in Lamjung District of Nepal, situated on the Lower lap of Annapurna Himalayas. It is known for its rich cultural heritage, very famous Gurung tribe who are known as warriors, stunning mountain views & lifestyle of the local people
How do I reach Ghalegaun?
The trek to Ghalegaun typically starts from either Besisahar or Khudi, its accessible by road from Kathmandu or Pokhara. The journey involves a combination of road travel and trekking both.
What is the duration of the Ghalegaun trek?
The trek to Ghalegaun 7 Ghanapokhara is relatively short and can be completed in about 5 to 7 days, depending on the specific route taken and individual trekking pace for the trekker.
What is the best time to visit Ghalegaun?
The best time to trek to Ghalegaun is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is clear, and the views are spectacular. Also visiting Ghale gaun in winter(Dec-Feb) also provides stunning views but colder than other season.
Do I need special permits for the Ghalegaun trek?
Yes, As this area is under Annapurna Conservation Area the trekker need to obtain ACAP Permit either from Pokhara or Kathmandu before starting their trek our company will be arranging your trekking permits to Ghalegaun.
What is the level of difficulty for the Ghalegaun trek?
The trek to Ghalegaun is considered easy to moderate trek in Nepal, making it suitable for trekkers of various experience levels. The trails are well-established, and the elevation gain is moderate here on this trek.
What kind of accommodations available in Ghalegaun?
Ghalegaun offers basic teahouse (upgraded Home stay type) accommodations with a cultural touch. The lodges are clean and provide a warm, homely atmosphere, allowing trekkers to experience the local hospitality.
What is unique about Ghalegaun's culture and traditions?
Ghalegaun is known for its rich Gurung culture. Visitors can experience traditional dances, rituals, and hospitality. The village also offers home stay options for a more immersive cultural experience.
Are there any viewpoints or attractions near Ghalegaun?
Yes, there are viewpoints near Ghalegaun that offer stunning panoramic mountain views of the Annapurna, Manaslu & surrounding mountain ranges. The Ghalegaun-Ghanpokhara Trail is famous for its breathtaking scenery & cultural heritage.
10. Can I do the Ghalegaun trek independently, or is a guide recommended?
The Ghalegaun trek is relatively straightforward, and independent trekking is also possible. However, hiring a local guide can enhance your experience by providing cultural insights and navigating the trails as village has so many trails to follow.

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