Trip Overview

Package Details

Experience village tourism in the Himalayas


  • Visit Ghalegaun, a popular center for village tourism.
  • Spectacular views of the Annapurna and Manaslu Himalayan mountains.
  • Observing the traditional culture of the Gurungs
  • Visit the 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 homestay 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 the Gurung ethnic community, which is well-known for homestays and village tourism. The settlement is located in Annapurna region's Kaski district, northeast of Lamjung Himal (6983m).

The main highlights of the Ghalegaun Homestay Trek are experiencing the Gurung ethnic community's culture and taking in the breathtaking views of snowcapped Himalayan mountains. The trek begins in Besisahar, about a four-hour drive from Kathmandu, and ends at Begnas Lake in the beautiful city of Pokhara. The trail passes through several villages, including Ghalegaun, Pasgaun, Nadhighar, and Pakhurikot, which provide heartwarming village tourism facilities.You will also be able to sample organic local cuisine and immerse yourself in the villagers' rural lifestyles.

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

Other attractions on the Ghalegaun Homestay Trek include the Gurung Museum, tea gardens, local woolen handicrafts, bird watching, and visits to 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 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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