Trekking Region: Annapurna
Trekking Name: Ghale Gaun Village Trek
Best Season: September to December & March to May
Trekking Type: Home Stay
Maximum HIght: 2200m.
Duration: 07 days
Mid -hills cultural area.
Inhabited by Gurung.
IVast range of bio-diversity on the trail
Himalayas can be seen from every home.
The typical culture and lifestyles of the Gurung people.
Dramatic views of Annapurna, Lamjung and fishtail.
Ghale Gaun is outstanding tourist destination in Annapurna region. It is situated on to the Annapurna Route. This trekking is popularity for short period of being wonderful Gurung Culture, natural scenery, and enthusiastic of Local peoples to develop as tourist destination. It is situated an elevation of 2200 Meters facing majestic Himalayan Views Lamjung Himal, Mt. Fishtail, Mt.Annapurna and numerous other majestic peaks. Being just newly developed tourist destination for foreign tourist, there are only basic facilities in the village. You can experience the clean accommodation and local foods with local family. We organize the both home stay and camping Trekking to experience the family environment. This is the best choice to travel here with your family and kids. This place also known as a “HONEY HUNTING” place. Be informed that all the Honey hunting takes Place during winter.
Home Stay with Gurung
Accommodation is offered at community-run home-stays in Ghalegaun and Ghanpokhara and other villages. Visitors have a chance to have a closer look at Gurung lifestyle by staying in their homes, sharing their home-cooked food and interacting with them as family guests. Food offered here is wholesome and organic, usually rice, dal, home-made buckwheat and millet bread, local vegetables and meat served with Pa (local millet alcohol). Visitors go to their allocated home for meals and to rest. Here guests are able to observe the lifestyle of the Gurungs of this region, who still follow traditional customs during birth, marriage and other important occasions. The home-stay experience is complemented by cultural shows performed by community members on request of visitors. The special feature of this village is that the Himalayas can be seen from every home.
Hunting for honey is an age-old tradition among the people of Ghalegaun and Ghanpokhara. The local honey hunters show exceptional skills as they hang from steep cliffs as high as 300 m using bamboo ladders and hemp ropes, while harvesting the honeycombs of wild bees. The honey is harvested twice a year during April-May and October-November. Honey collected in April-May from hives on the steep cliffs is highly flavored. It is used as medicine and has a high price n the international market.
Ghalegaun- Ghanpokhara is a model village for experiencing the typical culture and lifestyles of the Gurung people. Traditional customs are still followed during births, deaths, marriages and in other rituals. Age old cultural dances like Jyaure, serka, dohori, Ghatu, Sorathi, Jankri etc are performed on various occasions accompanied by different musical instruments and with the dancers in traditional dress.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1320m.)
Your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) and you will be meeting our airport representative then transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu - Khudi
Drive from Kathmandu - Khudi via Bimalnagar. On the way, hike to Siddha Cave from Bimalnagar. Touring Buddhist monasteries and walk along River Marsyangdi and observe local lifestyle.
Day 03: Khudi - Ghalegaun
Trekking from Khudi - Ghalegaun. Viewing mountains Mt. Annapurna and Manaslu ranges, and river valleys. Observing Himalayan culture on the way.
Day 04: Ghalegaun - Ghanpokhara
Hiking from Ghalegaun - Ghanpokhara. Viewing sunrise and surrounding mountains Mt. Annapurna and Manaslu ranges. Village Tour.
Day 05: Ghanpokhara - Khudi
Trekking down from Ghanpokhara - Khudi. Viewing waterfall and cave. Visiting construction site of Khudi Hydro Electricity Project.
Day 06: Khudi - Kathmandu
It is our day to explore this lively and exotic city. Our guide will take us to visit the World Heritage Sites of the valley and some other historically and culturally important places of the valley. In the evening, a farewell dinner would be served at Nepali typical restaurant.
Day 07: Departure your home destination
Note: Itinerary can be customized according to your needs and length of stay.