A fantastic village trek & stay amidst nature divine & viewing some astounding landscapes on the way.
People who relish easy-going walks at its best without the altitudes & wish to experience some of Nepal’s lesser-known beauty will choose to make an exceptional trek to fewer tread destinations like Ghale Gaun.
The most important features of Ghale Gaun trekking offers you an encounter with real Himalayan hubs, special experiences about native people & their lifestyles, varied cultures, socio-economic situations as well as total sustainable eco-trekking found in this region.
The program details which are figured out for Ghale Gaun homestay trek allows you to explore glimpses of grey-green silvery mountains mainly inhabited by the native communities of Gurung, Magar, Tamang, Sherpa, Rai, Limbu, Brahman and Chhetri communities and this also includes splendid views of snow-clad peaks in the backdrops of this beautiful village.
Day 1: Arrive; meet at the international airport in Kathmandu and a free transfer to your hotel down town
Day 2: Full day sightseeing around Kathmandu
Day 3: Drive to trailhead Besisahar (760m) - Khudi (790m)
Day 4: Khudi - Ghalegaun exploration day
Day 5: Ghalegaun - Baglungpani (1595)
Day 6: Baglungpani (1595m) - laxmi Bazaar
Day 7: Laxmi Bazaar - Begnas Lake & drive back to Pokhara
Day 8: Sightseeing in Pokhara
Day 9: Drive back to Kathmandu by a tourist bus at 7:00 AM in the morning (200 km. 6/7 hours driving) and overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan international airport, Kathmandu. You are welcomed by a hospitable meeting through our representatives from Rupakot Holidays & then you will be transferred to your hotel. After you have been refreshed, we will orient you by a short briefing about the necessary formalities and the rest of your program. Depending on your arrival time, you will have the choice of visiting nearby historical sanctuaries or enjoy a day of rest. Your first overnight in the valley of the gods.
Day 02: Half day heritage and cultural tour
After breakfast, we drive to Swoyambhunatha stupa which as per legends, Manjushree, patron of the temple is said to have discovered the Kathmandu valley, and also found the lotus of the ancient valley on a lake on which the site of this great stupa of swoyambhunath was later built. The omni sighted stare of Buddha greets visitors & residents with a compassionate look. This is one of the oldest Buddhist stupas in the world, & has been registered as a UNESCO heritage site. We then visit Kathmandu Durbar Square. Kathmandu durbar square situated in the center of Kathmandu where you can see the House of the Living Goddess”KUMARI” in the Kasthamandap temple” which is said to be built from single tree in the 16th century; we also view the big bells -& erotic carving in the old temple & old palace etc. We then finally end our sightseeing at Patan Durbar Square. Patan Durbar square is one of the beautiful Durbars in Kathmandu valley.It is very famous for its woodcarving, Metal works, Temples and Monasteries. Our Tour of Patan includes a tour of Krishna temple, Patan king’s palace, Golden temple and much more. Overnight at your hotel
Day 03: Drive to trailhead Besisahar (760m) - Khudi (790m)
After breakfast, we drive to Besisahar by a tourist bus. We cross a long airy suspension bridge on the way and enter the largest trading village of Khudi inhabited by the Gurungs. Overnight at a lodge
Days 04: Khudi – Ghalegaon exploration day.
The trail sets out along the banks of the Khudi River, past waterfalls and villages. It then begins a 4-5 hour climb; the view from the top however, is worth it – Annapurna and Manaslu at sunset. Lodging with local families and an evening cultural program is one of the highlights of this trek. Overnight at the home of a local family, giving you deep insights about the lifestyles of the local folks in Nepal’s ancient countryside
Days 05: Ghalegaun- baglungpani
The trail sets out along the banks of the Khudi River, past waterfalls and colorful villages. It then begins a 4-5 hour climb; the view from the top however, is worth it – Annapurna and Manaslu at sunset is a stunning experience. We enjoy our lodging with families and an evening cultural program is one of the unique highlights of this trek. Overnight with your village family, it’s a wonderful experience.
Days 06: Ghalegaun - Laxmi bazaar
Sunrise affords further stunning views followed by a local breakfast rich in natural vitamins. Visit Ghanpokhara village before descending for the short trek to Bhujung. This is a large, traditional Gurung village amid cascading waterfalls and rhododendron forests. It’s just so beautiful.
Days 07: laxmi Bazaar- Begnas lake and drive back to Pokhara
It is a steep 3-hour descent this morning to the Mandi River and the roadway at Thumsikot. On the way we view irrigated farmlands with different vegetable & lentils. We also see the local village folks lost & happy in their daily chores; some of them wave to us & smile too & ask us to come again. From here it is a 2-3 hours drive to Pokhara by a local bus. We then refresh & do some thrilling sightseeing in Pokhara which includes boating on the Fewa Tal, a serene & beautiful lake that’s wonderful to spend some time in. this lake is well known throughout Asia. We then do an overnight in the beautiful city of lakes, Pokhara.
Days 09: Half Day Sightseeing in Pokhara
Today we visit different sights in pokhara valley, the city of lakes.
Days 10: Drive back to Kathmandu by a tourist bus at 7:00 AM in the morning (200 km. 6/7 hours driving) and overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, we drive/ or fly to Kathmandu. If you choose to drive, along the scenic highway you can enjoy fantastic scenery of Nepal’s rural landscapes that look awesome in the backdrop of the silvery mountains right from the windows of your bus. We’ll be arriving at Kathmandu in the late afternoon. You're then free in Kathmandu to do your own things before departure. You can do some last minute shopping or just stroll around down the bright lively streets of Thamel, a major tourist hub famous throughout the world. It’s your last night in Kathmandu before your departure for home sweet home or Go for some exciting hikes or adventurous short trips. Just let us know!!!
This is an easy trail, a 5-6 hr. average walk in a day, with the temperate climate at a max. The altitude of 2000m approximately
You are accommodated in Village teahouse lodges managed by villagers at Ghale gaun, & for the rest of the trek up to Pokhara, we need porters for all the gear.
The best time to visit for a trip of this kind would be in the Spring and Autumn. It is wonderful duringthis time of the year when an overall beauties of the landscapes found in these trips are so distinct & stunning, due to clear weather pattern & sunny blue skies. Our program could be changed to accommodate individual group choices and preferences in order to give you proper holidays that become signature ventures for a lifetime.
Enjoy your prime holiday time with ‘Rupakot Holidays’ & discover an unknown world never seen before. We take you through green meadows & pristine valleys & some of the undiscovered spots in Nepal where you truly enjoy the wild & interact with the local folks to get upfront experiences of ancient traditions still practiced till this day. ‘Rupakot Holidays’ gives you vacations that turn your holiday dreams into realities for a lifetime of experiences…
Trekking Code: RH/AR/12
Duration: 9 Days
Max Altitude: 2200 m.
Minimum Pax: 2-12
Mode of travel: Land Transportation
Grade: Easy going
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