- Typical Gurung House
- Fishtail Mountain View from Ghale Gaun
- Rice Straw Storage
- Gurung Culture Dance
- Homestay Kitchen
Ghale Gaun Homestay
- Duration : 6 Days
- Primary activity : Hiking
- Secondary activity: Nature and Culture
- Group size : Min. 1 Pax
- Max-Altitude : 1,700m/5,577 ft
- Country: Nepal
- Transportation: Private Vehicle
- Trip starts from: Kathmandu
- Ends in: Kathmandu
- Meals: Nepali and Continental
- Type: Homestay
- Accomodation: Lodge
- Trip Route: Kathmandu-Khudi-Ghale Gaun–Kathmandu
Ghale Gaun Homestay is the most popular homestay trekking in Nepal that give us chance to explore Gurung culture, tradtions, learn about their lifestyle and help to develop local community. We will be staying at local homes and visit the major attractions around the area which exhibits landscapes views and panoramic views of great snow capped mountains.
We initiate Ghale Gaun Home Stay after your arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to Hotel. Then we embark for sightseeing around UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. After completion of day tour around capital city, we drive to Khudi on a private vehicle from where we start our trekking activity towards Ghale gaun. Ghale gaun is a Gurung village where we will be welcomed with garland and red tika with a great hospitality following local culture and tradition. We stay overnight at one of the local homes and where we get to taste local cuisines and will be treated like a single family. Living at typical Gurung houses made up of stones, enjoying cultural dances at camp fire would create an authentic Nepali village atmosphere at Ghae gaun. During our Ghale Gaun Homestay, we also explore the local village and hike to nearby view points for great views of Himalayan peaks like Annapurna, Himchuli, Mt. Manaslu and other peaks. Finally with a heavy heart, we say good bye to locals and end our Ghale Gaun Trekking by driving towards Kathmandu
Join Ghale Gaun Home Stay Trek with Nepal Mountain Trekkers for unforgettable rewarding journey.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1,365m/4478 ft) and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing-tour of Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Khudi (810m/2,657 ft) 6-7 hrs journey by private vehicle
Day 04: Khudi to Ghale Gaun (1,700m/5,577 ft): 3-4 hours
Day 05: At Ghale gaun for local exploration.
Day 04: Ghale Gaun – Kathmandu by private vehicle
Day 06: Farewell Program
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1,365m/4478 ft) and transfer to Hotel.:
Today as you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport one of Nepal Mountain Trekkers representative will be there at the airport to waiting for your arrival. You will be warmly welcomed and then transferred to your representative hotel for some relaxation. There you can take some rest and prepare for your sightseeing tour next day. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Sightseeing-tour of Kathmandu.:
Today our tour guide will come to meet you at the hotel so that you can go for a sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu valley. The tour guide takes you on a tour to the UNESCO world heritage sites today. He will describe you about the history, cultures, religion of Nepal and so on. After exploring these heritages listed in UNESCO world heritage list, we shall interact with the trekking guide and get information necessary for the adventure beginning from the following day. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Khudi (810m/2,657 ft) 6-7 hrs journey by private vehicle:
We start our journey with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar and further up to Khudi. We drive along the highway from Kathmandu to Besisahar with a Trishuli River flowing on our right side until Muglin. After crossing Muglin, Marshyangdi River follows us passing several Gurung, Magar and other caste village to reach District Head Quarter of Lamjung called Besisahar. Further drive one hour to reach Khudi. The trail passes through the beautiful forest, with chances to see some of the wildlife’s. It is also famous for bird watching so you may have views of beautiful birds. It really can be a birdwatcher’s paradise. After arrival, visit Buddhist Monasteries and local markets of Khudi. Stay overnight at hotel in Khudi.
Day 04: Khudi to Ghale Gaun (1,700m/5,577 ft): 3-4 hours:
Our trek begins toward northwest of Khudi along the bank of the river. It is beautiful walk through the fertile field, villages, forest and many waterfalls along the way. The trail is not frequently visited by foreigner. You have to follow the local trail all the way up to Ghale gaun. The scenery and the country sites are beautiful and superb. You can see the mountain views as well while you are climbing up to the hills. It takes about five hours climb to reach the Ghalegaun. You will get tired today after long walk so better sleep early after welcoming you by the villager’s people there. After a short ascent, you reach Ghale gaun village which is nice settlement of Gurung. Gurung’s are the major ethnic group of Nepal. At evening you can spend your time walking around the village and over night at home stay.
Day 05: At Ghale gaun for local exploration.:
Today is a rest day at Ghale gaun. Today is the best day for you on this trip. You should wake up early in the morning to see the sunrise and all the mountain views of Annapurna. This is the amazing view place to see the sunrise and observe the mountain views. After enjoying the views back to the home stay and have breakfast, then look around the village. The village is beautiful; villagers are so kind and friendly. After lunch you can visit the nearest villages, and then back to the home in the evening. They have a nice community and the unity. The villagers show you their culture in a program specially done for you to observe. This is the place for home stay. They have very nice food and good hospitality. Once you visit this place, you will never forget it. You can see and know about Nepal exactly after visiting this place. Stay overnight at Ghale Gaun.
Day 06: Ghale Gaun – Kathmandu by private vehicle:
Drive back to Kathmandu. Today you get back to Kathmandu by a private vehicle. The bus leaves in the morning from Pokhara. It takes about 6-7 hours drive. You can enjoy the beautiful countryside, landscape, rivers and the scenery. Today you have farewell dinner in the evening. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 07: Farewell Program:
This is the official end to your trip to Ghale Gaun. You shall be escorted to the Tribhuvan International Airport for the flight to the onward destination at least three hours prior to the flight. We thank you for being a part of the trekking team to this trip and hope that you shall be back for some other adventurous activities here in Nepal. We shall say Goodbye and wish you a safe flight back to your respective destinations.
- Airport Pickup and drop
- 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Horizon Kathmandu)
- All accommodation and meals during the trek (Full Board)
- Domestic flights and airport departure taxes
- An experienced and professional English-speaking trekking guide, assistant trekking guide (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- Four seasonal sleeping bag, down jacket, Nepal Mountain Trekkers duffer bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (Note: down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- TIMS Card and Annapurna Conservation entrance fees.
- A comprehensive medical kit
- 13% VAT and 10% service charge
- Farewell Dinner
- Nepal Entry Visa fee (Visa Information)
- International airfare and excess baggage charges
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips for guides and porters