Ghale Gaun is a unique trekking destination for trekkers wanting to experience local culture and hospitality at its best. It is situated on the Annapurna Route; the trek can be started either from Pokhara or Khudi. Inhabited mostly by Gurung people there wouldn’t be any better place than Ghale Gaun to observe local culture, tradition and lifestyle while also enjoying magnificent scenery. It is situated at an approx elevation of 2095 m facing majestic Himalayan Views Lamjung Himal, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Annapurna and numerous other majestic peaks.
Comparatively very new trail for trekking, hence there are only basic facilities of lodging. However the home-stay service they provide is simply awesome that one finds it really fascinating to live with locals, eat local food and observe local culture and lifestyle at first hand. It’s really amazing to see a typical day for the local that includes work outside and inside the house like: ploughing or sowing in the fields, or cutting grass for livestock fodder, chopping firewood for cooking meals, milking cows, churning curd, fetching water from the spring, washing clothes etc.
As the name speaks for itself, each and every service provided is of superior quality than that of regular standard. Best of the camping services that includes deluxe tents, mattress, pillow, sleeping bags, kitchen tent, dinning tent, shower tent, toilet tent, all kitchen utensils including table and chairs, are provided. Tea and coffee anytime as requested, seasonal fruits and desserts with meals are included. An adequate number of qualified and experienced trekking guide, cook, Sherpa staff and porters who are well trained and up to date with knowledge and skills, staff to make all necessary arrangements before group arrives in camp site and also during the trek are provided. Clients and their every need are duly taken care of so that they feel safe and secure all throughout the trip. As the quality does cost the money, you will truly feel value for the money.
Ghale gaun Home stay is probably the best example of community tourism in Nepal. The concept of community tourism is growing in recent days and Ghale gaun has led by example. No doubt that tourism should also contribute to the development of community. Visiting Ghale Gaun would certainly help the community of the region in particular and develop the community tourism in general.
You will not be walking up in the mountain. It’s along the hilly state of Western Nepal at the foothills of Lamjung Himal and many more. It’s on the route of the famous Annapurna circuit trek and possesses stunning views along the way.
Probably the most popular Gurung village in Nepal for its culture and tradition, Ghale Gaun is becoming popular for community tourism as well. Although there are people from different ethnic backgrounds but Gurung is the main group. Despite Gurung being the main community, one can still observe the cultural diversity in Ghale Gaun.
|Day 1||Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu / warm welcome / transfer hotel / introductory briefing.
After breakfast, Drive by private to trailhead Besisahar (760m) – trek to Khudi (790m) overnight tented camp.
Khudi trek to Ghale gaun/overnight at tented camp/home stay. Ghale gaun is one of the most popular Gurung villages for its culture, Gurung lifestyle and home-stay tourism.
Excursion Ghale gaun, Ghanpokhara & Pasgaun and observe local culture, tradition, lifestyle etc at first hand. Overnight tented camp/home stay.
Trek Ghale gaun to Baglungpani (1595)/overnight at tented camp.
Trek Baglungpani to Laxmi Bazaar/overnight at tented camp.
Trek Laxmi Bazaar to Chisopani /overnight at tented camp.
Trek Chisopani to Begnas Lake/overnight at tented camp.
Drive Begnas Lake to Pokhara by private vehicle and sightseeing around Pokhara valley. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu by private vehicle.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Visit various historical and cultural heritages.
Transfer to airport as per your flight schedule / flight to onward destination.