Trip Overview

Highlights

Highlights

  • Visit Ghalegaun, famous center for village tourism
  • Spectacular views of Annapurna and Manaslu Himalayan ranges
  • Observing the traditional culture of Gurung community
  • Visit Gurung Museum and tea garden
  • Relax in the natural serenity of Begnas Lake

: You will be heartily welcomed by the Gurung community in all villages and arranged to stay in one of their home stay facilities that are run and maintained by local people. Cultural dance programs such as Ghatu, Jyaru, Serka, Dohori will be performed by dancers group of the community.

Ghalegaun (2100m) is a traditional Himalayan village inhabited by Gurung ethnic community famous for homestay or village tourism. The village is located in Kaski district of Annapurna region, northeast of Lamjung Himal (6983m).

The main highlights of Ghalegaun Homestay Trek are experiencing the culture of Gurung ethnic community as well as enjoying splendid views of snowcapped Himalayan peaks. The trek begins from Besisahar, a 4 hours drive from Kathmandu and ends at Begnas Lake in the beautiful city of Pokhara. The trail passes through several villages such as Ghalegaun, Pasgaun, Nadhighar, Pakhurikot which offer heartwarming village tourism facilities.

You will be heartily welcomed by the Gurung community in all villages and arranged to stay in one of their home stay facilities that are run and maintained by local people. Cultural dance programs such as Ghatu, Jyaru, Serka, Dohori will be performed by dancers group of the community. You will also enjoy local cuisine that are organic and involve yourself in rural lifestyle of village people.

The trek passes through pristine forests and green hills buzzing with wildlife. Along the trek you will capture impressive views of  Annapurna I (8,091m), Mt. Machhapucchre (6,693m), Annapurna II (7,939m), Manaslu (8163m), Lumjung Himal, Himalchuli (6,747m) among others.

Other places of interest in Ghalegaun Homestay Trek are Gurung Museum, tea garden, local woolen handicraft, bird watching and visiting Buddhist and Hindu temples.

Things To Do

Itinerary & Map

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  • 1
    Arrive in Kathmandu

    Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel and welcome dinner in the evening.

  • 2
    Sightseeing(Kathmandu)

    Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation for the trek.

  • 3
    Drive to Pokhara

    Drive to Pokhara by bus from Kathmandu - 8h or fly - 35 minutes

  • 4
    Drive to Thumsikot

    Drive to Thumsikot by bus - 3h and commence trek to Nagidhar (1300m) - 5h30.

  • 5
    Nagidhar - Pasgaon

    Nagidhar - Pasgaon (1600m) - 5h.

  • 6
    Pasgaon - Bhujung

    Pasgaon - Bhujung (1600m) - 5h.

     

  • 7
    Bhujung - Ghalegaon

    Bhujung - Ghalegaon (2015m) - 3h. Exploration to Ganapokhara.

  • 8
    Ghalegaon - Besisahar

    Ghalegaon - Besisahar (760m) - 5h.

  • 9
    Drive to Kathmandu

    Drive to Kathmandu by bus - 7h.

  • 10
    Free day

    Free day and farewell dinner in the evening.

  • 11
    Final departure.

    Final departure.

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