Ghale Gaun Trekking - 8 Days

Overview

Lamjung District is the gateway to the Annapurna region. This region is mainly inhabited by Gurung people. Nestled in this beautiful setting amongst mountains, rivers, streams, green forest and waterfalls you can find Ghale Gaun Village. This lovely village will enchant you with its stone houses and pristine setting. From Ghala Gaun you can see Buddha Himal, Hinalchuli, Manasulu, Mount Lamjung, Annapurna II, Machhapucchre and Annapurna South. The early morning is the best time to get spectacular views while you listen to the peaceful sounds of nature. This is one of the best newly opened trekking routes in Nepal that allows you to get in touch with nature and discover the rich culture of the region. Be sure to bring along your camera to get unforgettable images of native costume, vibrant dances and splendid natural scenery. You will return from this trek feeling as if you have been to a different world.

Outline Trekking Itinerary for Ghale Gaun Trekking
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 : Kathmandu City Tour
Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Khudi (2200m) 7 hours
Day 04 : Trek from Khudi to Ghalegaun (2000m)
Day 05 : Ghalegaun – Explore day (2000m)
Day 06 : Trek back to Khudi (2200m) from Ghalegaun
Day 07 : Drive Khudi to Kathmandu 7 hours
Day 08 : Transfer to Airport for your onward destination

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the panoramic mountain scenery
  • View spectacular Annapurna range
  • View mesmerizing mountain
  • Experience Vibrant culture
  • Get soaked in splendid natural scenery
  • Enjoy the Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Explore Pokhara City tour visitng various natural wonders

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Your Ghale Gaun Trekking package commences within your arrival in the airport, where you are received by a representative and get transferred to your allotted hotel. If the time persists, you can either visit city or relax at the hotel to overcome your jet lag. O/N at Hotel.

Day 2
Kathmandu Sightseeing

Today you enjoy the refreshing sightseeing of Kathmandu City following the appetizing breakfast. The sightseeing covers the popular areas of the Kathmandu city including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Syambhunath Temple and Boudhhanath Stupa. The heritage site” Kathmandu Durbar Square” along with its historical and cultural monuments, the sacred Hindu Temple of Lord Shiva “Pashupatinath”, and the famous Buddhist pilgrimage “Syambhunath” and “Boudhanath” certainly provides you a favorable opportunity to explore the culture, history and tradition of the country. O/N at Hotel.

Day 3
Drive from Kathmandu to Khudi (2200m) 7 hours

Early in the morning board a tourist bus and start your journey filled with numerous scenic beauty of nature including rivers like Trishuli and Marshyangdi, dramatic landscapes, beautiful green hills. With a scenic drive for about 6-7 hours we finally reach Khudi via the Besisahar, District headquarter of Lamjung. O/N at lodge.

Day 4
Trek from Khudi to Ghalegaun (2000m)

On the fourth day of Ghale Gaun Trekking package, we commence our first trek from Khudi to Ghale Gaun following the bank of the River and walking through the fertile field, villages, forest and waterfalls along the way. Within a short climb we finally reach our main destination, Ghale Gaun, which is settled with Gurung ethnic group. Later in the evening roam around the beautiful village. O/N homestay.

Day 5
Ghalegaun - Explore day (2000m)

Today we continue our exploration around the Ghale Gaun, which resides at the foot of the Lamjung Himal following the traditional breakfast with the homely environment of Gurung family. Stroll around the village and explore the traditional lifestyle, culture and religion of the local people. Also enjoy the breathtaking views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Himalchuli, Machhapuchhare, Annapurna IV offered by Ghale Gaun. At the evening after dinner we enjoy the cultural program hosted by the local people with their traditional songs. O/N homestay.

Day 6
Trek back to Khudi (2200m) from Ghalegaun

Keeping the heartwarming and precious memories in our heart during our homestay at Ghale Gaun, today we trek back to the Khudi following the same fertile field, villages, forest, waterfalls and rivers from before. O/N at lodge.

Day 7
Drive Khudi to Kathmandu 7 hours

After breakfast, trace the same route back to Kathmandu from Khudi. Upon arrival, check-in hotel and the rest of the time is free to relax at hotel. O/N at Hotel.

Day 8
Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination

As per your flight timings, you will be escorted by one of the representatives of Breakfree Adventures to the international terminal at the Tribhuvan International Airport approximately three hours before your flight schedule from your hotel in Kathmandu. A day to bid farewell to the glorious country situated in the South Asia. While waiting for your flight, you can make plans to venture other destinations of the majestic country in near future.
We hope you had a lovely time with us. Breakfree Adventures would be obliged to be your travel partner during your next adventure in Nepal. Have a safe flight back home!

Cost

What is Included

  • Airport pick up/drop off by private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Guided Kathmandu city tours inclusive of private vehicle and guide.
  • Accommodation at local houses with all meals (local/traditional) during the trekking.
  • Necessary permit and monuments entrance fees.
  • Transfers by car/van or tourist bus as per the itinerary.
  • Experienced English speaking guide.
  • All government taxes, VAT and office service charge.

What is Not Included

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation if needed.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs for faster service)
  • International airfare and travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, hot shower etc.)
  • Any kind of drinks (tea/coffee, hot chocolate, boiled water, bottle water, cola, beer etc.)
  • Tips for guide driver and porter.

Trip Information

Tour guide
We have a team of highly experienced and professionally trained tour guides who are thoroughly versed in culture and history of each place of the places you will be visiting.

Tour Availability
We operate Ghale Gaun Trekking privately with your personal guide so that you don’t have to confront with other people who might have different interests or attitudes. To keep our tours private and comfortable we limit our groups with 10 people per guide. Please contact us if you have a bigger group and we will arrange several guides for you depending on group size.

Vehicle
We use comfortable car/mini-van for the sightseeing tours. For up to 2 people, car is provided and mini-van is for the group 3-10 people.

Tour duration
The tour duration is 6 nights/7 days. The sightseeing is done at the cities of the Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu & Patan).

Clothing
Clothing varies with the type of tour and season. It’s warm in Kathmandu from April to October-end and from November to March-end, days are usually warm but evening colder. Summer clothes are okay during the day time but the evening requires a light jackets. Winter is from December till February so bring along sufficient winter wears like jackets, sweaters, trousers etc. Or you can purchase clothes of your choice in Kathmandu clothing stores too.

Meals
Breakfasts are included during your stay in Kathmandu. During the trek, all meals – local/traditional (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) are provided.

The sightseeing places we visit will include:

Kathmandu Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)
This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th- century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also three museums inside the palace building.

Swoyambhunath Stupa – The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site)
The huge stupa is one of the holiest Buddhists sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhu is also known the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises. The stupa is towards the western side of the Kathmandu valley atop a hillock commanding great view of the entire Kathmandu Valley.

Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site)
Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines located 5 kms east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temples existence prior to 400 AD. The holy Bagmati River flowing beside the temple is also the cremation ground for Hindus.

Bouddhanath Stupa (World Heritage Site)
The Bouddhanath Stups is the largest stupa in the valley located about 6 kms to the east of downtown Kathmandu. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating
specimens of stupa design. Buddhanath is also known as Khasti, or dew drops, after an account that builders had to use dew to mix the mortar as Kathmandu was suffering from a severe drought during the construction of Bouddhanath.

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Trip Facts

  • Nepal
  • 07 Nights/08 Days
  • Feb-May and Sep-Nov
  • Minimum 2 People
  • Private vehicle
  • Khudi (2,200m)
  • Easy
  • Khudi
  • Khudi
  • Cultural Sightseeing & Trekking
  • 4 - 5 hours each day
  • Home Stay trek
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Mt. Annapurna range, Ghale Gaun Village
  • Hotel in Kathmandu, Home-stay during the trek

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