Ghalegaun Trekking - is the short trek for those willing to see amazing view of Annapurna range, culture of Gurung social group and unique village. It is located on north central Nepal.
Ghalegaun trek begins from Besishahar and end in beautiful small city of Nepal (Pokhara). It is easy trekking route, where we can find neat and clean tea & coffee home lodges managed by villagers at Ghalegaun. Ghalegaun village is very popular for Gurung people. Normally one member of Gurung family has been joining either Gorkha Army (British Gorkha) or Indian Gorkha Army. Ghalegaun is promoting cultural tourism concept development, real mid-hills traditional life style observation, splendid mountain views of Annapurna II, Manaslu, Fish Tail, Lamjung Himal and more, inhabited by Ghale tribal cast, colorful photographic opportunities, unforgettable short trip. The Maximum elevation is around 2000m high so you can easily walk on this trail without any problem.
- Details Itinerary
- Trip Info
- Cost Include/Exclude
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
Day 03 Drive Kathmandu to Besishahar and then to Khudi (790m)
Day 04 Trek Khudi to Ghalegaun
Day 05 Whole day explore Ghalegaun
Day 06 Trek from Ghalegaun to Baglungpani (1595)
Day 07 From Baglungpani trek to Laxmi Bazar
Day 08 Trek and drive from Laxmi Bazar to Pokhara
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, meet our representative at the airport and transfer to hotel. Short Briefing of your Tour. Check in to the Hotel. Rest for free Afternoon. O/n at Hotel.
Day 02 Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
After Breakfast sightseeing Tour of Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square where you will visit Kumari -the Living Goddess of Nepal, Legendary Kasthamandap Temple, Hanuman Dhoka Palace and many other shrines. You will preoceed to Tour of Patan City to have a look and study many beautiful and interesting arts and architecture and historic and cultural phenomena. In the evening, typical Nepali dinner with folk dance performances. O/n at Hotel.
Day 03 Kathmandu - Besishahar - Khudi (790m)
After Breakfast you drive to Khudi through Prithivi Highway and facing the view of Marsyangdi River. (approx 6 hours drive).Then camp will be set with the beautiful view of River & greenery for the night. Lunch will be taken on the way.
Day 04 Khudi - Ghalegaun
After Breakfast made by our cook with the fresh air of Marsyangdi River. Trek will start. Today is the day the Trek will start for the main attraction place called Ghalegaun. Ghalegaun is the name by the caste of Gurung people. You will be welcomed by the mother's group of Ghalegaun.They will show you some local singing & dancing program. O/n camping at Ghalegaun.
Day 05 Ghalegaun
Full day exploration of whole Ghalegaun. O/n at camp.
Day 06 Ghalegaun - Baglungpani (1595m)
After Breakfast Trek starts for the next Gurung village called Baglungpani, where one can enjoy fully with the local people with view of Baglungpani. Tented camp will be made here.
Day 07 Baglungpani - Laxmi Bazar
Trek starts after Breakfast made by our crew to Laxmi Bazar after walking 5 hrs.O/n Tented camp.
Day 08 Laxmi Bazar - Pokhara
Trek to Begnas lake then drive to Pokhara. O/n Hotel.
Trip Duration: 7 Nights/ 8 days
Country: Nepal (Annapurna Region)
Trip Start from: Kathmandu
Trip Ends at: Kathmandu
Trip Grade: easy
Per day walking/Hiking: 4- 6 hrs
Minimum Group Size: 1 Person & above
Activities: Trekking, Hiking, Cultural and religious Tour
Meals during Trip: Breakfast in City & all meals during Trekking
Accommodation during Trip: Hotels in Cities, Lodges/Guest Houses or camping in trek
Mode of Transportation: Private Comfortable Car/van/Hiace/tourist bus or domestic Flights
Best Travel season: March - June, September - December, other months are also suitable
Trip Route: Kathmandu- Besisahar- Khudi- Ghalegaun- Baglungpani- Laxmi Bazaar- Pokhara- Kathmandu
Clothing and equipments
Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.
Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
2. Track shoes
A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.
Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
4. Shirt and Sweaters
Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.
Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.
A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
8. Sleeping Bag
As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)
9. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve
Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.
10. Personal First Aid Kit
You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)
11. Hat/ Glove/ Sandle/ Shocks/ Underwear
a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.
Equipments and Accessories
a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph
Accommodation as per Different standard of your choice in City and simple lodge or Tented Camp at Trekking. English Speaking Trekking Guide & porter. All the ground transportation as per Group Size & standard of Tour/Trek starting to end of Tour or Trek. Every day 3Meals Trekking portion. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner), Camping Trek Our Cook prepare & Tea House Trek will provide on local Lodge. All fees on Trek.
Cost Not Included
All the expenses of personal nature, drinks, lunch and dinner city portion, tipping, all the Delay due to weather, situation beyond our control Nepal Visa, (USD25 for 15days, USD40 for 30days) and Airport Tax etc.
Starts from: Flight:Besishahar
Price: Contact us
Accommodation:Hotel/ guest House/lodge
Trip Type:Short trek
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