Overview

Duration :
6 Days
Secondary Activity:
Nature and Culture
Max altitude :
1,700m/5,577 ft
Transportation:
Private Vehicle
Trip ends in:
Kathmandu
Accomodation:
Lodge
Primary activity:
Hiking
Group Size:
Min. 1 Pax
Country:
Nepal
Trip starts from:
Kathmandu
Diffficulty:
Leisurely Plus
Meals:
Nepali and Continental
Best Season:
Autumn and Spring
Trip route:
Kathmandu-Khudi-Ghale Gaun–Kathmandu

Trip introduction

Ghale Gaun Homestay is the most popular homestay trekking in Nepal that gives us a chance to explore Gurung culture, traditions, learn about their lifestyle and help to develop the 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 Homestay 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 a day tour around the 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 as a single-family. Living at typical Gurung houses made up of stones, enjoying cultural dances at campfire 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 viewpoints for great views of Himalayan peaks like Annapurna, Himchuli, Mt. Manaslu and other peaks. Finally, with a heavy heart, we say goodbye to locals and end our Ghale Gaun Trekking by driving towards Kathmandu

Join Ghale Gaun Homestay Trek with Nepal Mountain Trekkers for an unforgettable rewarding journey.

Special Note:

If this itinerary doesn’t suit your requirement or if you want to customize it, please feel free to contact us. This trek could be customized as per your required time frame and budget limits.

Overview

  • Day 1
    Arrive at Kathmandu (1,365m/4478 ft) and transfer to Hotel.:
  • Day 2
    Sightseeing-tour of Kathmandu.:
  • Day 3
    Drive to Khudi (810m/2,657 ft) 6-7 hrs journey by private vehicle:
  • Day 4
    Khudi to Ghale Gaun (1,700m/5,577 ft): 3-4 hours:
  • Day 5
    At Ghale gaun for local exploration.:
  • Day 6
    Ghale Gaun – Kathmandu by private vehicle:
  • Day 7
    Farewell Program:

Day 1 : 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 representatives will be there at the airport 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 the next day. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 2 : 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 to you the history, cultures, religion of Nepal, and so on. After exploring these heritages listed in the UNESCO world heritage list, we shall interact with the trekking guide and get the information necessary for the adventure beginning from the following day. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 3 : 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 villages to reach the 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. 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 the hotel in Khudi.

Day 4 : Khudi to Ghale Gaun (1,700m/5,577 ft): 3-4 hours::

Our trek begins northwest of Khudi along the bank of the river. It is beautiful to walk through the fertile field, villages, forest, and many waterfalls along the way. The trail is not frequently visited by foreigners. 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 the hills. It takes about five hours to climb to reach the Ghalegaun. You will get tired today after a 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 the nice settlement of Gurung. Gurung’s are the major ethnic group of Nepal. In the evening you can spend your time walking around the village and overnight at homestay.

Day 5 : 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 an amazing view place to see the sunrise and observe the mountain views. After enjoying the views back to the homestay and have breakfast, then look around the village. The village is beautiful; the villagers are so kind and friendly. After lunch, you can visit the nearest villages, and then back home in the evening. They have a nice community and unity. The villagers show you their culture in a program specially done for you to observe. This is the place for homestay. 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 6 : Ghale Gaun – Kathmandu by private vehicle::

Drive back to Kathmandu. Today you get back to Kathmandu by 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 scenery. Today you have farewell dinner in the evening. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 7 : 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 on 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.

Price Includes

  • Airport Pickup and drop
  • 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Green Horizon)
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • All foods during the trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner; any items in the menu as much as you wish to consume.
    • We provide hygienic and safe meals to re-energize you.
    • We request you not to waste your meals for it is difficult to transport food in the rural area.
    • You are not allowed to share your meals with anyone else from another group.
  • Domestic Flights and Airport Departure Taxes
  • All required land transportations
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and food.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With experience of more than a decade in working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kind of critical situations which might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staff.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and food.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belong to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag, down jacket, Nepal Mountain Trekkers duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (Note: down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking Permits: Trekkers’ Information Management System(TIMS) Card and Annapurna Conservation Area(ACAP) fees
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Rescue Arrangement Service
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charge
  • Farewell Dinner

Price Excludes

  • Visa fee to enter Nepal (Visa Information)
  • International flight tickets
  • Food in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs  due to any change in the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
  • All personal expenses (Laundries, Electric accessories, Internet, and so on)
  • All Soft Drinks and Alcoholic Beverages
  • Tips for guide and porters

Trip Gallery

Equipments

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head Torch
  • Lip Balm
  • Sun’s Cream ( 40+)

Upper Body

  • Cotton t-shirts or thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Down jacket (Light-weighted)

Lower Body

  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof pants
  • Underwear and Half Pants

Feet

  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable hiking boots
  • Light-weighted sandals

Hands

  • Gloves
  • Creams

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to 0°C
  • Trekking bag (Rucksack)
  • Duffel bag
  • Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries

Miscellaneous

  • Medicines: We recommend you bring your regular medicines; we will provide a first aid kit from our side.
  • Light-weighted Towel
  • Swiss Knife
  • Passport and extra passport photos
  • Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer

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