Ghalegaun placed at the base of Lamjung Himal in the north of central Nepal, is an exotic pristine village endowed with an unparalleled picturesque magnificence and a home to world famous Gurkha soldiers- the Gurungs. Repository of a unique ethnic culture Ghalegaun is a true microcosm of stunning natural beauty mixed with an unspoiled ethnic lifestyle. Ghanpokhara is a beautiful village heading towards development with a concept of eco-tourism. It lies at north of Lamjung district in the close proximity of Ghalegaun at the top of Dashthar Danda at an altitude of 2100 meters.
Ghalegaun and Ghanpokhara are mainly Gurung settlements; they nestle amidst mountains, rivers, streams, waterfalls and green forests. These places command a superb breathtaking view of majestic western Himalayas including Machhapuchhare(6693m) Annapurna (8091m), Annapurna II (7939m) Annapurna IV (7525m), Lamjung Himal, Buddha Himal(6974m), Himchuli (6747m) and many more smaller peaks.
Home Stay with Gurung Community
Accommodation is offered at community-run home-stays in Ghalegaun and Ghanpokhara and other villages. Visitors have a chance to have a closer look at Gurung lifestyle by staying in their homes, sharing their home-cooked food and interacting with them as family guests. Food offered here is wholesome and organic, usually rice, dal, home-made buckwheat and millet bread, local vegetables and meat served with Pa (local millet alcohol). Visitors go to their allocated home for meals and to rest. Here guests are able to observe the lifestyle of the Gurungs of this region, who still follow traditional customs during birth, marriage and other important occasions. The home-stay experience is complemented by cultural shows performed by community members on request of visitors. The special feature of this village is that the Himalayas can be seen from every home.
Hunting for honey is an age-old tradition among the people of Ghalegaun and Ghanpokhara. The local honey hunters show exceptional skills as they hang from steep cliffs as high as 300 m using bamboo ladders and hemp ropes, while harvesting the honeycombs of wild bees. The honey is harvested twice a year during April-May and October-November. Honey collected in April-May from hives on the steep cliffs is highly flavored. It is used as medicine and has a high price n the international market.
Ghalegaun- Ghanpokhara is a model village for experiencing the typical culture and lifestyles of the Gurung people. Traditional customs are still followed during births, deaths, marriages and in other rituals. Age old cultural dances like Jyaure, serka, dohori, Ghatu, Sorathi, Jankri etc are performed on various occasions accompanied by different musical instruments and with the dancers in traditional dress.
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.
Our official representative will welcome you up on arrival,transfer to the hotel(different categories of hotel as per your choice) and fare well diner in the evening.O/N. (View Full Itinerary)
1. All transportation as per itinerary with airport transfers as stated.
2. Accommodation whilst in Kathmandu(as requirements with various categories as stated) on BB basis.
3. Guided city tour in Kathmandu with transportation.
4. Entrance fees of all temples, monuments and monasteries.
5. All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
6. Accommodation in best available Lodges, Guesthouses during the trek (mainly in twin sharing).
7. A local English speaking local government Guide during the trek.
8. The required number of staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
9. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking/tour staff.
10. ACAP(Annapurna Conservation Area Projects) permits and TIMS(Trekker Information Management System) and other necessary permits.
11. Trekking equipment’s i.e.- down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel/kit bag and trekking pole (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
12. First aid medical kid.
13. Fare well and welcome dinner as stated.
14. Official expenses.
1. Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
2. Your travel insurance (compulsory).
3. International airfare and airport departure tax.
4. Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for 90 days from date of issue.You will require 2 passport size photos, which we recommend to get in advance in your home country to hassle from the crew mainly in high seasons (March-May, September- November).
5. Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
6. Personal trekking gears.
7. Tips for trekking staff and driver. (which is not mandatory but highly appreciated).
8. Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Inclusion section. Back to Main Menu