Ghale Gaon Trekking

"Beautiful rhododendron and pine tree forests,awesome panoramic snow-capped peaks."

Ghale Gaon Trekking

Ghale Gaon cultural trekking led by expert guide and staff of Sherpa Royal Trek, one of the recently introduced and opened destinations for foreigners since last decade and least explored area of Lamjung Himal region of eastern Annapurna mountain range located west of massive Manaslu Himalaya.

Around these villages offers breathtaking view of majestic western Himalayas including Mt. Machapuchare (Fish-Tail) 6,693m Annapurna I 8,091m, Annapurna II 7,939m Annapurna IV 7,525m, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu peak with Boudha Himal 6,974m, Himal-chuli 6,747m. Starting Ghale Gaon cultural trekking on the popular Annapurna circuit scenic route for few days around warm areas of Lamjung and towards alpine on the mid hills of Lamjung Himal leading you to hidden ridges with awesome panorama of mountains on the least explored villages of Ghalegaon and Ghanpokhara the home of the gallant Gorkha, renowned soldiers for bravery and loyalty in British and Indian Army Gorkha battalion, beside as soldiers Gurung and Ghale tribe are farmers and cattle herders since hundred of centuries of Tibetan Buddhism religion with touch of Bonpa (pre Buddhism sect).

Around these marvelous villages enjoy interacting with the locals and observing the traditional life of the villagers and then heading back to warmer area of Khudi near the town of Beshishar (headquarter town of Lamjung district) for the drive back to Kathmandu where this fascinating and wonderful Ghale Gaon cultural trekking concludes with excellent management of Sherpa Royal Trek and its guide and staff.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.

Day 02: Preparation day in Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive to Khudi 960 m via Beshishar 800m – 06 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Ghalegaon 1,700m – 06 hours.

Day 05: Trek to Ghanpokhara village 2,670m – 05 hours.

Day 06: Trek back to Khudi – 05 hours.

Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu – 06 hrs.

Day 08: International departure for homeward bound.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport terminal Sherpa Royal Trek staff and guide will receive you with a warm welcome and then transfer to respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu around the interesting area of Thamel. After refreshment our guide / leader will brief with information regarding hotels, Nepali culture, tours and Ghalegaon trekking with a welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with folk cultural program.

Day 02 : Preparation day in Kathmandu
We separate this day for the preparation of the entire journey. You will be informed of all the trekking plans and the packing lists, what you can expect and how it can be more interesting. This day can be important to most of the people before beginning the journey. Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu is optional when if intended, you can visit a number of world heritage listed places .

Day 03 : Drive to Khudi 960m via Beshishar 800m – 06 hrs.
Morning with interesting and scenic long drive towards Nepal mid west, journey leads to Beshishar town then on the dirt road to Khudi following the Marsyangdi River upstream. Drive continues through rice terraces fields and villages to reach at Khudi village for overnight stop, an interesting village located on route to Manang and Annapurna circuit trekking trail.

Day 04 : Trek to Ghalegaon 1,700m – 06 hours.
Starting the first day walk with a climb most of the way to reach a ridge, where the warm temperature drops to cooler alpine climate. Walk into pleasant forest of rhododendron, oaks and pine trees passing through few spread out Sheppard’s huts and shelters over wide green meadows to reach a small farm village at Baglungpani with incredible views of Annapurna, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu mountain range. Another hour of good walk leads to Ghalegaon where you will be welcomed with traditional hospitality of Gurung / Ghale tribe of people. Afternoon free, exploring the nice villages and interacting with the locals observing their fascinating cultures and custom.

Day 05 : Trek to Ghanpokhara village 2,670m – 05 hours.
After an enjoyable time around Ghalegaon with interesting Gurung culture head past Ghalegaon to reach another Gurung village at Ghanpokhara walking into pristine forested area with amazing views of surrounding landscapes and snowcapped peaks. A lovely walk on the gradual winding trail with few ups and downs to reach at Ghanpokhara, a lovely large farm village with locals in active with farm works. At Ghanpokhara another warm reception with time to enjoy the village life with the surrounding views.

Day 06 : Trek back to Khudi – 05 hours.
From this nice village with wonderful experience a warm farewell of local culture and custom, walk is much easier than previous day with more downhill walk all the way to Khudi through Baglungpani village for overnight stop after a nice day trek.

Day 07 : Drive back to Kathmandu – 06 hrs.
Morning drive back to Kathmandu after a wonderful trip in the high hill of Lamjung and Annapurna area, on reaching in Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure for relaxation and shopping around.

Day 08 : International departure for homeward bound.
Your last day in amazing Nepal. As per international flight time our staff will transfer you to international airport for your flight back home or to next port of call, after a great enjoyable time at Ghale Gaon cultural trekking with grand service of Sherpa Royal Trek staffs.

Cost Include

  • Airport pickup and drop by car
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant
  • Kathmandu to Benshisahar by Bus
  • 3 night’s hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis
  • 4 night’s teahouse lodge on mountain
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea / coffee in cup for 4 days
  • Experienced and English speaking trekking guide his salary, travel, food, accommodation, equipments and insurance.
  • One strong porter his salary, food, travel, accommodation, equipments and insurance
  • Pickup from Khudi by car to Kathmandu
  • TIMS card fee (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Route maps, NAT t-shirt
  • First Aid medical kit
  • All government Tax and VAT

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal visa fee and International flight
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic
  • Personal expenses
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Travel and rescue insurance

 Trip Note

The groups safety is very important for us. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Even though every effort is made to go as planned, a little change might occur in the itinerary because of weather conditions, health condition of a person, unexpected natural disasters, etc. The leader will try to ensure the trip runs as planned, but please be prepared to be flexible just in case.

The whole trip is customizable so as to fit your requirements. Please contact us for further info.

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