Ghalegaon Trek

Starting From $300 | Duration: 8 Days
  • Maximum Alt: 2100 m
  • Group Size: 2 - 6
  • Activities: Trekking
  • Best Seasons: Spring / Summer / Autumn
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  • Ghalegaon is a traditional settlement of Gurung peoples located in the northern part of Lamjung district, 205 km Northwest of Kathmandu and 125 Northeast of Pokhara. A paradigm of “village tourism” concept launched by the Nepal government can be well noticed in Ghalegaon. The village situated in the Annapurna circuit trek is renowned for maintenance of herigage and culture by its inhabitants. In addition to the tradtitional aspect, the community is also popular for internationally acclaimed honey- hunting in the stiff cliffs, which was featured in Eric Valli’s (director of Himalaya: L’enfance d’un chef) documentary for the National Geographic –“Honey Hunters of Nepal”

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  • Day 01: Welcome to Nepal
    Upon your arrival at the international airport of Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representatives whom you will find carrying a placard with your name imprinted on. Subsequently, you will be escorted to your hotel. This is your free day; if your plane lands earlier in the day, you will have at your disposal enough activities to indulge in.
    Overnight stay at Hotel pilgrims ( or hotel of similar range)

    Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
    On the second day, you will explore major attractions of Kathmandu valley. Our city guide will meet you at your hotel at 9:00 AM to pick you up for the sightseeing tour. The observation sites include Swoyambhunath aka the monkey temple; Boudhanath, the holy shrine of Tibetan Buddhists; Pashupatinath, the largest religious complex in Nepal and Hanumandhoka Durbar square, one of the medieval royal plazas of the valley.
    Overnight stay at Hotel Pilgrims ( or hotel of similar range)  ; Breakfast and welcome dinner is included.

    Day 03: Kathmandu to Khudi (790 m)
    Early in the morning, you will embark on a vehicular journey over the circuitous but comfortable highway towards Besisahar. Besisahar is the district capital of Lamjung and also a big market. But you will not stay here, rather hike for 1.5 hours to Khudi for overnight.
    Overnight stay at Khudi; 3-course meal is included.

    Day 04: Khudi – Ghalegaon (2070 m)
    Approximate altitude gain: 1,280 m
    The trail Khudi from climbs steeply upwards after crossing a river via suspension bridge. A series of waterfalls make the route wonderful. If you’re lucky, you may also encounter some wildlife. Within 5 hours of ascent, you will reach the village of Ghales, literally Ghalegaon. The beautiful hamlet offers a wide view of the valley and spectacular mountain range of Annapurna and Manaslu.
    Overnight ( Home stay) at Ghalegaon; 3-course meal is included.

    Day 05: Ghalegaon Exploration
    After you have your breakfast, you will travel around the village exploring different aspects of the traditional Gurung village (Ghale is a sub-class of the Gurung ethnicity) like food, dance (Jhyaure, Sherka, Ghatu etc.), culture, tea garden, etc. You will also visit another scenic Gurung village Ghanpokhara, which is located at about 30 minute’s walk from Ghalegaon. Ghanpokhara is also a home to the Gurkha soldiers renowned for their astounding bravery.
    Overnight ( Home stay) at Ghalegaon; 3-course meal is included.

    Day 06: Ghalegaon to Khudi to Besisahar
    You will retrace back the same route
    Overnight at Besisahar; 3-course meal is included.

    Day 07: Besisahar to Kathmandu
    You will drive back to Kathmandu in the morning.
    On the eve of your departure, you will repose with our exclusive farewell treat – Spiritual session (Yoga / Meditation) OR Ayurvedic massage, according to your preference.
    Overnight at Hotel Pilgrims ; Breakfast is included.

    Day 08: Goodbye
    After this amazing trek if you are interested in partaking in other activities like Jungle Safari, Rafting, Biking, Tours, or Trekking to other regions, we’ll organize the trip accordingly. Or if you decide to leave Nepal, we will transfer you to the airport.

    Note:The itinerary is subject to changes due to factors like weather condition, health complication, or any unanticipated cause. All the activities mentioned in the itinerary will be covered, as long as the weather permits, although the guide/leader might make some modification in the schedule, at his/her discretion.

  • Ghale Gaon Trek Equipment List
    1. FOOT WEAR

    • Trekking boot: (Sturdy, ankle-support, water-resistant, well broken in)
    • Thick socks (4 pairs)
    • Light socks (3 pairs)

    2. CLOTHING

    • Sleeping bag (4seasons)  – 1  Provided
    • Down jacket -1 Provided
    • Daypack/Backpack – 1, Duffel Bag- for non trek items left in Kathmandu.
    • Water bottle – 1
    • Sun cream and moisturizer
    • Flashlight/Torch light with spare bulbs, batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
    • Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers (1)
    • Fleece jacket or pullover (1)
    • Warm cotton trousers (2 pairs)
    • Shirts and T-shirts (4 pieces)
    • Lightweight cotton long pants (3 pairs)
    • Thermal set (1 Pair)
    • Shorts (2 pieces)
    • Sun hat, woolen scarf (1)
    • Woolen hat (1)
    • Sunglasses (1)
    • Lightweight gloves (1)
    • Rain coat (1) – in rainy seasons 
    • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof (1)
    • Toiletries
  • Several Travel dates that you can choose from:

    First Tuesday of every Month

    • 5th May 2015
    • 2nd June 2015
    • 7th July 2015
    • 4th August 2015
    • 1st September 2015
    • 6th October 2015
    • 3rd November 2015

    Includes

    • Airport pick up and drop by a private vehicle.
    • Vehicular fare.
    • Trekker’s Information Management System(TIMS) card
    • All governmental procedure fees, permits and local taxes.
    • Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights
    • Full day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
    • All meals and accommodation throughout the trek.
    • An experienced English speaking trekking guide possessing valid license issued by the government of Nepal.
    • Highly experienced trekking staffs.
    • Down jacket, sleeping bag, and a medical kit.
    • Travel and rescue arrangements.
    • Welcome dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant.

    Excludes

    • Visa fees/ international airfare to and from Kathmandu.
    • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
    • Hot and cold shower, battery recharge during the trek.
    • Personal expenses phone calls, bar bills, extra porters etc.
    • Personal Everest base camp trekking equipments/gears.
    • Tips for guides, porters and drivers.
    • All others expenses not mentioned in “Trip Cost Includes” section.
    • Costs incurred due to unforeseen reasons like general strikes, accidents, or any event beyond the control of the company. 

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