Ghalegaun Trekking

Ghalegaun Trekking

( 09 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS )

overview

Ghalegaun is one of the most popular tourist destinations at an elevation of 2,100m above sea level. It lies in the Lamjung district only 12.5km from Pokhara. The spectacular Annapurna Circuit can be seen from this beautiful paradise like town. The backdrops of the Himalayan ranges and the green forest hills cascade form a stunning view. The best part about Ghale Gaun Trekking route is no matter the season chosen for trekking, the town doesn’t fail to impress you with it’s natural gifts and extremely friendly residents.

The Ghale Gaun Trekking in Nepal begins at Besisahar and ends at Thumbikot, followed by a three hours bus ride to Pokhara. Most of the people in the region are Gurungs and this exotic town in Nepal has been bestowed with a scenic grandeur that can hardly be compared to another trekking destination. The village of Ghalegaun is situated at the foot of the Lamjung Himal. There are rivers, streams, waterfall and many other scenic areas for adventure as well as meditation. Many of the areas in the town are still untouched and there are virgin trails through the barren moors, and widespread rhododendron forests.

itinerary

  • Day 01

    Arrival at the Tribhuwan Int`l Airport in Kathmandu (1,345 m ) & transfer to hotel.

    Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan Int`l airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying our agency signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.Reach hotel & check in. Free for your own time.

    Meals: No I Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Day 02

    Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley, Drive Nagarkot (32 km/1-2 hrs.)

    t around 8am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your tour. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring passport, two copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting.

     

    After the pre-trip meeting, your sightseeing trip will start at around 8:30 am. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide (if needed) at your disposal.

    Destinations we cover :

    Kathmandu Durbar Square

    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.

    Bouddhanath Stupa (the Buddhist largest stupa in the world)

    Bouddhanath stupa is another must visited place in Kathmandu valley enlisted in world heritage sites in 1979Ad by UNESCO .This colossal stupa is known by the bouddhanath, the God of wisdom. This Bauddha stupa was built just after the demise of Lord Buddha and is the largest single Chhorten in the World.

    Swoyambhunath Stupa /Monkey temple( 2000 years old Buddhist Stupa)

    A golden spire crowning a conical wooded hill, Swayambhunath Stupa is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible for many miles and from all sides of the valley built during the 5th century AD.

    Watches over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.

    Pasupatinath Temple(one of the biggest, sacred  and famous  Hindu temple in Nepal)

    Pashupatinath temple is also one of world heritage site listed by UNESCO. It is one of the holiest Hindu shrines in the world. It is dedicated to a manifestation of Shiva called Pashupati (Lord of Animals) which is built in the familiar pagoda style during fifth century by King Prachanda Dev.

    Meals:  Breakfast Only I Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Day 03

    KATHMANDU – KHUDI – 6 to 7 hours drive

    In between Kathmandu to Khudi you can view spectacular sceneries like picture in canvas. Once you cross the Kathmandu valley, you will get an opportunity to see LangtangHimal and GANESH Himal en route. On your way, Trishuli river will follow on which you can take pleasure watching rafting. This makes your journey more exciting and restless. After Mugling, the next river Marshyngdi will follow till you cross Khaireni. On the way to Khaireni, you can see Marsyangdi Hydropower.

    You will reach to small beautiful town called Besisahar which is headquarter of Lamjung. Your destination is Khudi, therefore, you will left Besisahar behind and hike to Khudi. This place also known as from the name of DrHarakGurung because of it is the birth place of Late Dr. Gurung-a legend of Nepal. From this place you can see HiuchuliHimal, Dr.HarkaGurungHimal, and ManasluHimal etc. Khudi is the habitat of Gurung people.

    Meals : Full Board ( B, L & D ) I Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 04

    KHUDI – GHALE GAUN- 6 hours trekking

    After breakfast your journey to Ghalegaun will start with new energy. After crossing the Marshyangdiriver you take a left turn and start to hike up the hill enjoying with stunning beauty of nature. The mountains which were seen from the Khudi become closer as you walk up. On the way to Ghalegaun many Gurung village are located; they are Sirung village, Thulo village etc. This day your lunch will be in Simpani- Thakali food.

    After lunch, you will walk around Simpani village which consists of 50-60 houses and observe their culture and view beautiful landscapes and mesmerizing Himalayas. Surprisingly, a temple on the top of jungle lures you to explore the hidden treasure of the village. The travelers worship with flowers in the temple to wish for their successful journey ahead. Sometimes you can see leopard, bear, monkeys and other wildlife can be seen. After walking few minutes you reach to your dream village – Ghalegaun.

    This village Ghalegaun embodies 100 different types of houses with majority of Ghale and Gurung communities. The Ghale community was the first inhabitant in this village that is why, the name of this village derived formGhale. This village is designed tourist friendly; therefore, all the houses are very clean, nice accommodation facility and hygienic Nepali gastronomy for the guest.

    The villagers arrange the accommodation to foreigners by dividing the number of total tourists so that each house will get opportunity to host the guest. The foods that they provide are local production and pure organic which ensures the quality of food that you take. In the evening, local wine will served with music and dance together which gives you very homely environment. The local wine will help you to keep your body warm and energetic in such cold environment. Ghalegaun situated at the height of 2100m and it would be quite cold during winter season. During winter local people specially the male population transfer to Beshi-down the hill farming and to escape out from the cold weather. A beautiful and famous temple called Uttar Kaniya is located in north side of the village.

    For the breakfast local made round bread, egg, local honey etc are available. After breakfast, the mother group of Ghalegaun will farewell putting garland on your neck and singing and dancing inviting you to visit the village again and again.

    Meals : Full Board ( B, L & D ) I Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 05

    GHALEGAUN – BHUJUNG -3 & 1/2 hours trekking

    After crossing the village of Ghalegaun you reach to Bhujung which is easy, simple and shorter way but have tempt scenery and many beautiful typical villages on the way. A biggest school is located on your way which was built by tourists like you and hard working local people many years ago. That school is considered as the light of Bhujung.

    The 300 houses of Gurung community made Bhujung alive. It is such a big settlement of Gurung people that you cannot see one corner of village from other corner of village, for this you have to go other side of village. The systems like GhaleGhaun are not available for accommodation but you can stay in one or two houses where 6 clean accommodation rooms with toilet are available. The meals item are also the same to Ghalegaun. In the evening you have enough time to sing, dance and to have fun with local people along with local wine.

    In this region the Head Quarter of ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) is lies and from where you can see stunning waterfall. This village has electricity facility built by local people themselves under the micro hydro project. The other day, your farewell will be the same like you had in Ghalegaun wishing you nice journey onwards and inviting you to visit the village again by the local Mother’s group.

    Meals : Full Board ( B, L & D ) I Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 06

    BHUJUNG – PASGAUN – 5 hours trekking

    After breakfast, you take farewell from local people and move ahead towards your next destination. After a while village walk you gradually climb down the river BhujungKhola from where you take left turn crossing the bridge. On your gentle walking in farm you can see the great view of waterfall in close and walking some distance, you will immediately find yourself in Jungle where you will see and hear the roaring and barking wild animals which makes your safari exciting in the jungle. Throughout the way, there are no tea houses, therefore, packed food will be taken for lunch on the way. As you walk up the hill, you will reach at the top of hill where you will get good resting place and fortunately that point is the highest point of your trekking which is in the 2500 meter altitude.

    From here you walk down and you will see many mountains and villages on the way. Finally, you will reach into Pasgaun village which again reminds you the Ghalegaun. There are 60 beautiful houses in this village. The majority of the population is from Gurung community.

    Meals : Full Board ( B, L & D ) I Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 07

    PASGAUN – PAKHRIKOT – 5 hours trekking

    After the PASGOUN journey you again reach to the top point and start with new excitement to walk. After finishing the village you walk down in adventure path. You take lunch at Bagaiecha/ Garden where you can swim in the river and take rest for some time. Passing thru the beautiful villages, forests and amazing landscape you rich to Rabidada where you take some rest and move ahead to Pakhrikot. Reaching on Pakhrikot village, you will find Gurung community welcoming you with mesmerizing smile and garlands. Your overnight stay at Pakhrikot again reminds you the Ghalegaon due to similar hospitality of the people and arrangements of your meals and accommodation like in Ghalegaon. The trekkers to Siklish – a famous trekking also passes thru this village.

    Meals : Full Board ( B, L & D ) I Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 08

    PAKHRIKOT – THUMBIKOT – POKHARA – 3 hours trekking & 3 hours drive

    This is your last day of the trekking. After the breakfast you start trek to Thumbikot which is just down the hill from Pakhrikot. After almost walking 3 hours, you reach to Thumbikot from where you take bus to Pokhara for 3 hours. Your overnight will be in Pokhara hotel.

    Meals : Breakfast Only I Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

  • Day 09

    POKHARA – KATHAMNDU – 7 hours driving

    You drive back to Kathmandu collecting unforgettable memories of Ghalegaun trekking. It is 6 hours drive to Kathmandu. On reaching upon Kathmandu, you stay at Hotel.

    Meals : Breakfast Only I Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Day 10

    Transfer to the airport for your final departure

    After breakfast, Then, our airport representative will drop you back to Airport for your final departure  before 3 hours of your flight time with “sweet memory” of Nepal.

    Tour ends… Sweet memories remain!

    Meals: Breakfast Only

prices

Per Person on Twin Sharing in US$ Suppliment
1 2-3 4-6 7-9 10-14 15 & ABOVE Single Room Half Board Full Board

include/exclude

cost include
  • Meet / Greet with flower on arrival terminal of Kathmandu international airport.
  • Transfer from International airport to hotel (vehicle will be provided as per group size). Luggage van extra depending on the group size.
  • A cell phone is provided on arrival to communicate between the group & agency.
  • Welcome drinks on arrival at Hotel.
  • 3 Star decent Heritage Hotel on twin sharing basis for 03 nights with bed and breakfast.
  • Ground transfers according to the tour itinerary.
  • Day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley covering major UNESCO listed sites.
  • Three course of delicious meals (tea/coffee, breakfast, lunch & dinner) each day as per the best availability during trekking. (Veg. & Non Veg.) Depending on the types of Trekking.
  • Twin sharing camping/lodge accommodation in the trekking route.
  • Travel crews including local Guide, Sherpa, Cook, Kitchen boy, Porter. The total no of crews are fixed as per the group size & route.
  • Trekking equipments including Two Men Tent, Kitchen Tent, Dining Tent, Toilet Tent, Shower Tent, Shower Bag, Table and Chair, Sleeping Bag, Mattresses and Pillows Etc.
  • All meals, lodging, trek allowances, gears, transfers, insurance and other expenses of travel crews.
  • Annapurna Conservation fees & TIMS permit.
  • First aid kit box / Gamow Bag / and other supplement equipments for high altitude treks such as; Upper Dolpa, Nar-Fu, AmphuLapcha, TashiLapcha, Manaslu round, Upper Kanchenjunga, Makalu high pass, Round Dhaulagiri, etc.
  • Emergency rescue services by helicopter from any parts of the country. (But not included in tour cost)
  • Trek memorial souvenir.
  • Farewell dinner (Typical Nepali Food with cultural show in ancient Nepali restaurant) including transfers.
  • Departure transfer from the hotel to Kathmandu international airport
  • All government taxes including 13% VAT. (Subject to change)
  • One Trekking Map for each Member.
cost exclude
  • Nepal entry & re-entry visa fees.
  • Extra flight & Airport Taxes (Domestic & International).
  • Entry fees for the sightseeing places in Kathmandu.
  • Personal equipments and clothing.
  • Expenses of personal nature like; shopping, alcoholic drinks etc.
  • Travel insurance, rescue expenses and medical expenses.
  • Donations, Tips & Gratuities.
  • Extra porters if asked by the group.
  • Other expenses beyond our control i.e. landslides, natural calamities, road blockade, political disturbance, flight cancellation etc
  • Extra services not mentioned in trek itinerary.

Fixed Departure Dates

Scenic Nepal Tour (06 D/05 N)- KTM-Chitwan Park / Pokhara

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

VEHICLE ALLOCATION

Pax Travelling Vehicle Type
2 – 3 ADULTS Toyota / Ford Figo / Tata Indica / Nissan Car
4 – 10 ADULTS Toyota Hi–Ace 13 Seated With Roof For Baggage.
11–14 ADULTS Toyota Or Nissan Jumbo Hi–Ace 16 Seated With Roof For Baggage.
15–21 ADULTS Japanese Costar Bus -24 Seated
22–30 ADULTS Deluxe Tata Mini Bus -35 Seated
31–35 ADULTS Deluxe Coach -40 Seater

HOTELS WE USE

Tour Category IN KATHMANDU IN POKHARA
Premium – With 5 * Hotels Soaltee Crowne Plaza / Radisson / Yak & Yeti  or similar Pokhara Grand /Fishtail Lodge  or similar
Deluxe A – With 5 * Hotels Shangri-La Hotel  / Hotel Himalaya / Similar Temple Tree or Hotel Shangri-La Village  /  similar
Deluxe B – With 4 * Hotels Hotel Grand/  Summit Residency / Vaishali   or similar Da Yatra/ Mt. Kailash / Athiti Resort or similar
Superior – With 3 * Hotels Hotel  Arts / Hotel Address Kathmandu or similar Lake View Resort / Hotel Queens Park or similar
Standard – With 2* Hotels Hotel Thamel / Harati or similar Hotel Snow land / Trekkers Inn or similar

Note

TRIP PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY

 

Payment Terms :

  • 30 % payments: At the time of confirmation.
  • Full Payment : 7 days Prior to Nepal arrival in our account only.

 

Cancellation:

  • 60 – 30 days prior to departure 10% of the tour cost
  • 29 – 15 days prior to departure 20% of the tour cost
  • 14 to 7 days prior to departure 40 % of the tour cost.
  • 6 days or less no refunds

 

Our cancellation policy applies in every instance. There will be no exception for any reasons therefore; we strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance. This low cost insurance protects all deposits and payments should you have to cancel your trip due to personal or family illness. Should you or anyone in your choice purchase this insurance, please deal directly with the insurance company. Baggage and accident insurance are also available.

 

 

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