Ghale Gaun Trek

   8 Days    Trip Id ( 001-A-111)

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Ghale Gaon, a pristine hamlet of about 95 houses situated at an altitude of 2029m; amidst the shade of staggering mountains like Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal, Himalchuli, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Annapurna I and other small peaks of the Annapurna region, is one of the newly opened yet the best trekking destinations in Nepal. The habitation of Ghales, the legendary Gurungs of western Nepal,Annapurna Ghale Gaon Trek allows you to enjoy the incomparable scenic magnificence accompanied by an unspoiled ethnic lifestyle and tradition of Gurung people.Apart from the authentic village life experience, the village is equally famous among honey hunters, especially during winter.

 Moreover, Ghalegaun cultural trekking presents you the opportunity to get closer to the Gurung culture, tradition and their sincere hospitality and lifestyle. This village in Nepal is also very famous for the production of interesting handicrafts and utensils. Additionally, the Gahlegaun hiking trail offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy rivers, waterfalls, rhododendron forest with chirping birds and insects, and a few other small villages en route. The trek is easy, requires no prior experience and is very much suitable for children and elderly people.

Amigo Treks & Expedition’s standard 8 days Ghalegaun trekking itinerary allows you to completely enjoy all the attractions of Ghalegaon together with some major attractions of Kathmandu Valley. However, the trek can be fully customized to your needs, requirements, budget and the number of your days in Nepal. All the customized packages come with a special group discount and the guarantee of 100% departure. The packages include full board during the trek and bed and breakfast before and after the trek.  Accommodation, before and after the trek, is managed in a tourist standard hotel; however, during the trek you have an option of home-stays or tented camps. A traditional Nepali  food prepared by the host family is served during your stay in Ghalegaon. Also enjoy the free map provided by the company.

Moreover, if you are looking for other short treks in Nepal, we offer you some of the best customizable packages that include, Khopra Trek 13 days, Everest Panorama Trek 10 days, Langtang Valley Trek 11 days, or even Ghorepani, Poonhill Trek 10 days.

Planning Ghale Gan treks in between March-May and September-December supports you with pleasant weather, clear visibility and suitable temperature. However, Amigo family can help you plan this trek any time of the year.

The Ghalegaun trek startswith a 7 hour bus ride from Kathmandu to Khudi, from where we walk to Ghalegaun. We then walk back to Khudi and then the trip ends with a bus ride to Kathmandu.


Trip Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • 3 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at 3* standard hotel with breakfast
  • One full day guided city tour by private vehicle
  • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance
  • Accommodation during trek (lodge/tea house/home stay)
  • Annapurna trekking permits and Tims permits
  • Bus transportation to Besisahar/Khudi and return
  • Breakfast in the city and full meals during the trek and jungle safari
  • Gov. licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
  • A porter (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Safe drinking water during the trek
  • Fresh fruits while on a trek (Every evening after the dinner)
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • All required local tax and Gov tax
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (Rental basis)
  • Amigo Duffel bag and Trekking Map (As a souvenir)
  • First Aid Serviuce (Basic)
  • Adventure certificate (after completion the trek)

Trip Excludes

  • Nepal arrival visa
  • Meals in the city except breakfast and above mentioned special dinner
  • Monument entrance fees (USD26 per person)
  • Your personal nature expenses eg. Mineral water, Beer, Coke and entire beverage etc
  • Travel insurance that covers trip cancelation and Helicopter evacuation
  • Tips and any other extending trips and accommodation.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 03: Drive to Khudi (760m/2,493ft) 7 hours

Day 04: Trek to Ghalegaun

Day 05: Explore day

Day 06: Trek to Khudi

Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 08: Departure day

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Welcome to Kathmandu – the capital city of Nepal. Today is your first day with Amigo Treks and Expedition. Therefore, we send one of our company representatives to receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), who will further escort you to a tourist standard hotel. If possible, we also schedule a meeting at our office for the briefing regarding the trek followed by an introduction session with other team members (especially Sherpas and guides). Today, we also arrange a welcome dinner in one of the most popular local restaurants, where you can also enjoy the ethnic dance and cultural music along with great Nepali food. If your flight arrives late, both the meeting and the dinner can be scheduled for the following day.

Meals included: Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Nepali food, Cultural music and Ethnic dance.)

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

The capital, Kathmandu valley itself, is a big storehouse of exclusive natural, cultural and historical sites. Therefore, today, we take you on a few hour tours to the major attractions of Kathmandu valley. After spending few hours observing these wonderful sites, we again meet for a few hours to finalize your clothing and trekking gears (down jacket, trekking boots, sleeping bags etc.) required during the trek. The night will be spent at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals included: Breakfast

(Highlights of the day: World Heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square (a historical structure offering architectural wonders), the Pashupatinath temple (a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva- lord possessing the power of destruction), Swyambhunath and Boudhanath (a Buddhist shrine dedicated to Lord Buddha- Light of Asia.

Optional site:Another World Heritage site ‘Patan Durbar Square’ along with other historical masterpieces like Mahabouddha Temple, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple and Kumbeshwor Temple.)


 

Day 03: Drive to Khudi (760m/2,493ft) 7 hours

Today our destination is Khudi which is 186 Kms and about 7 hours drive from Kathmandu. Therefore, early in the morning, our guide will pick you up from your hotel and transport you to the bus park to catch a bus to Khudi. Leaving Kathmandu, the bus moves west towards Dumre, following the Prithvi Highway along the Trishuli River. On reaching Dumre, the bus heads north towards Besisahar and then Khudi following the road along the Marsyangdi River.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Winding highway along the Trishuli and Marsyangdi River, incredible view of waterfalls, rivers, jungles, hamlets higher up on the hills, terraced fields flaunting seasonal crops, different vegetations,  and the curious faces of people running motels, restaurants and lodges along the highway.)

Day 04: Trek to Ghalegaun

Today is the fourth day of the trip and we finally reach the destination of the trek , Ghalegaon. With Khudi as a starting point, the trail continues through the beautiful forest; offering a wonderful opportunity to spot  a wide range of wildlife & birds and small villages; presenting the glimpse of the typical Himalayan lifestyle and culture. The evening will be utilized exploring the beautiful settlement of  Gurung people. The night will be spent at one of the houses of local people (home stay) enjoying the amenities provided by the host family.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: A walk through the beautiful forest and waterfalls, opportunity to spot various wild animals and birds, spending view of mountains including Annapurna and Manaslu ranges and river valleys. Last but not the least, an opportunity to observe small settlements of Gurung people; their lifestyle and culture.)

Day 05: Explore day

Today we wake up early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise view, have breakfast with the host family and then set off for the village tour. Ghalegaon is a beautiful village featuring typical Gurung tradition, culture and lifestyle. The day will be spent observing the village and the view of beautiful surrounding mountains. After dinner, we will enjoy the cultural show performed by the local people. Homestay at  Ghalegaon.

Meals included:  Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Sunrise view from Ghalegaon, magnificent view of snow capped peaks of Annapurna region, an  introduction of typical lifestyle, culture, tradition, language, food, songs, dances and dresses  of Gurung people, and warm hospitality of Gurung people.)

Day 06: Trek to Khudi

After spending a wonderful time with the Gurung people at Ghalegaon we trace back to Khudi. Following the same route used earlier, we walk down through the forest, crossing small villages, enjoying the view of snow capped mountains until we reach the bank of the Marsyangdi River at Khudi. The night will be spent at a lodge in Khudi.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Trail through the forest, opportunity to spot wild animals and birds, a number of waterfalls , small Gurung settlements and a wonder view of Annapurna and Manaslu range.)

Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu

Today is the last day of the trek; therefore, we drive back to Kathmandu from Khudi. Early in the morning, after having breakfast, the leaders will escort you to the bus station to catch a bus to Kathmandu.The bus first follows the road along the Marsyangdi River till Dumre. From here, the bus heads east towards Kathmandu on a Prithvi Highway along the Trisuli River. After 7 hours of scenic ride, we finally reach Kathmandu. You will be escorted to your hotel, where you can freshen up and relax. Or, you also have an option to walk around Thamel for the last hour shopping. Around the evening, the company representatives conduct a short meeting to discuss the trip, your experience and the feedback. The night will be spent at a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Scenic bus ride from Khudi to Kathmandu that allows us to enjoy the view of mountains, waterfalls, rivers, terrace farms flaunting seasonal crops and vegetables, small hamlets and a stroll around Thamel.)

Day 08: Departure day

This day is the last day of your trip in Nepal with Amigo Treks and Expedition. If your flight is scheduled early morning, then one of our company representatives will escort you to the airport as per your flight departure time. But, if the flight is scheduled later in the evening, you can go shopping and collect a few mementos or simply hang around shopping areas in Kathmandu. However, if you are planning to spend some extra days in Nepal, Amigo Treks and Expedition can also make the arrangements for some other top adventurous activities that you can attend while you are in Nepal.

Meals included: Breakfast

(The usual day for a trek: Every day, our guides will come to wake you up at around 7:00-7:30am. In case of special days like sunrise viewing days our guides will wake you up early in the morning at around 4-4:30am.

Breakfast will be served at around 8:00-8:30am. The lunch will be served from a teahouse menu at about 12-1pm. However, the lunch time can also be postponed on request. The dinner will be served at around 8:30-9:00pm. While you are at Ghalegaon, your breakfast, lunch, dinner as well as accommodation, is arranged at the host family’s house. The remaining day’s accommodation is either arranged at a lodge or in a tourist standard hotel (subject to availability), where we stop for overnight.

While you are walking, you can also request your guide to slow down and stop at the places where you want to take some snaps. After dinner and before going to bed your team leader will brief you regarding the next day’s schedule.)

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