Ghale Gaun Homestay Trek - 10 Days

Trekking, Hiking, Sightseeing, UNESCO World Heritage Sites Visit, Jungle Walk, Bird-watching, Educational Tours, Honeymoon Tours, Homestay, Recreational Tours Cultural Insight, Food and Culinary etc
Country
Region
Activity
Group size
1-15
Duration
10 Days Days
Mode
Home-stay
Max-Altitude
1,700m/5,577ft
Daily Walking
4-5 hrs
Grade
2
Culture
Gurung Culture
Best season
Autumn and Spring
Best season
Autumn and Spring

An authentic experience of living in the Himalayas with the locals as they do. Our Ghale Gaun Homestay trek takes you to the traditional village walking thru bushes sighting the eye-dazzling sceneries of mountaintops, exploring the subtropical vegetations and rare flora and faunas, experiencing the thrill of crossing suspension bridges and many more. The cascading waterfalls and mesmerizing whistling of birds add some more charm on the trek.

1. Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

  • Duration:Half Day
  • Meals:Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Thamel
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Boudhanath
  • Pashupatinath

Highlights:

  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Introduction with group members and trekking crew
  • Equipment checking and briefing about the trek

2. Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

  • Duration:Half Day
  • Meals:Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Thamel
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Boudhanath
  • Pashupatinath

Highlights:

  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Introduction with group members and trekking crew
  • Equipment checking and briefing about the trek

3. Kathmandu – Khudi(790m/2,592) via Besi Sahar(760m/2,493ft)

  • Duration:7-8hrs Drive(205Km)
  • Meals:Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel

  • Thamel
  • Dhading
  • Dumre
  • Besisahar
  • Khudi

Highlights:

  • Scenic Drive
  • Off-road Drive
  • Typical Nepali Lifestyle
  • Terraced Field
  • Mountainous Area Sceneries
  • Moderate Hike

4. Khudi – Ghalegaun(1,700m/5,577ft)

  • Duration:3-4hrs Walk(8-9Km)
  • Meals:Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Home-Stay
  • Ascend:910m/2,985ft

  • Khudi
  • Sera
  • Sikle
  • Ghalegaun

Highlights:

  • Walk through River Banks
  • Fertile Fields
  • Traditional and Typical Villages and Houses
  • Lush Forests
  • Number of Waterfalls
  • Unexplored Trail
  • Marvellous view of the Mountains including the Mighty Annapurna Ranges
  • Gurung Settlement – a unique ethnic group of Nepal
  • Prayer Flags
  • Lifestyle and Culture

5. Ghalegaun – Baglungpani(1,595m/5,233ft)

  • Duration:4-5hrs Walk(9-10Km)
  • Meals:Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Home-Stay
  • Descend:355m/1,165ft
  • Ascend:250m/820ft

  • Ghalegaun
  • Bhalamchuar
  • Lamagaun
  • Najare
  • Baglungpani

Highlights:

  • Blissful Nature
  • Typical Houses
  • Terraced Fields
  • Marvellous View of Mountains
  • Unique Lifestyle and Culture
  • Kind Hospitality of Locals
  • Prayer Flags
  • Bravery

6. Baglungpani – Laxmi Bazaar(520m/1,706ft)

  • Duration:5-6hrs(11-12Km)
  • Meals:Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Home-Stay
  • Descend:1,075m/3,526ft

  • Baglungpani
  • Natma
  • Nalma Phedi
  • Syauli Bazaar
  • Laxmi Bazaar

Highlights:

  • Terraced Fields
  • Fertile Fields
  • Lifestyle and Culture
  • Mixed Culture – Unity in Diversity
  • Off-the-beaten Trail
  • Subtropical Region
  • Suspension Bridges, Midim Khola

7. Laxmi Bazaar – Begnas Lake(650m/2,132ft)

  • Duration:5-6hrs(10-11Km)
  • Meals:Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:510m/ 1,675ft
  • Descend:420m/ 1,380ft

  • Laxmi Bazaar
  • Chyape(Karputar)
  • Ramkot
  • Sarka Bhanjyang
  • Talbesi
  • Begnas Lake

Highlights:

  • Lakes
  • Rupa Lake
  • Mountain Sceneries
  • Hindu Dominated Settlements
  • Begnas Lake
  • Boating
  • Blissful Nature
  • Prayer Flags
  • Waterfalls
  • Bushes
  • Herbs and Vegetations
  • Wildlife

8. Begnas Lake – Pokhara(830m/2,700ft)

  • Duration:1hrs(20Km)
  • Meals:Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Begnas Lake
  • Lekhnath Chowk
  • Prithvi Chowk
  • Pokhara

Highlights:

  • Scenic Drive
  • Pokhara City Sightseeing
  • Lakeside
  • Peace Stupa Hiking
  • Mahendra Cave
  • Mountain Museum
  • Boating in Fewa Lake
  • Marvellous Mountain Sceneries
  • Evening Walk at Lakeside
  • Sunset View

9. Pokhara to Kathmandu

  • Duration:200Km (5-6hrs)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Descend:710m/2,329ft

  • Pokhara
  • Malekhu
  • Dhading
  • Kathmandu

Highlights:

  • Scenic Drive
  • Farewell Dinner in the evening

10. Departure Day

COST INCLUDES

  • Airport Pickup and drop
  • 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Horizon Kathmandu)
  • 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 to 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.
  • All required Transportation
  • Domestic flights and airport departure taxes
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and foods.
    • 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 an 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 staffs.
  • 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

COST EXCLUDE

  • 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

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It is necessary to take a highly experienced and licensed guide to instruct you and help you explore the best of this trek as well as to take care of you during the trek. If you go trekking without a guide then you won't get to know the things you ought to explore as well as there might arise several problems on the trail. On the other hand, to enhance the comfort of trekking, you might need porters to carry your loads. 

Nepal Mountain Trekkers is a travel agency formed with the involvement of highly experienced and professional trekkers with an experience of more than 2 decades in trekking in the Himalayas. Moreover, we do have staffs from all the special parts of the country to provide you with the proper and adequate information and make you enjoy the best of your trip. In our years of experience, none of our clients had any complaint or dissatisfaction from our company and till now all our previous clients highly recommend our team to their friends and family which is the reason behind our dedication and diligence. Once you trek with our team, you will surely think of visiting Nepal time and again with us as our other clients.

You can go for Ghale Gaun Home-Stay Trek anytime around the year and since every season has its own speciality, the best season will differ according to the taste and requirements of the clients. Basically, we recommend our trekkers to go for this trek during autumn or spring so as to enjoy more vivid scenery and the blossoms of various vegetations including Rhododendron and Pines.

Well, the tip for guide and other trekking staffs like porters and drivers is not mandatory but since they contribute their time apart from family to make you enjoy the best of your trip ensuring your safety and satisfaction, we recommend you to contribute some amount of tip for them. In Nepal, it is practised that 10% of the total amount you pay for your trek and tour is contributed as a tip but if you appreciate and satisfied with their hospitality and services, you can also go for more amount tipping.

Yes, in most of the lodges and tea-houses, the telephone and internet facilities are available during your trek. But in some places, they might charge some amount for the service

During Ghale Gaun Home-Stay Trek, the tap water and well-water or even hand pumps are available abundantly but for safety purpose, you would need to carry water purifying pills or similar equipment or else you can buy bottle water/mineral-water as well.

Of course, since Ghale Gaun Home-Stay Trek is one of the most accessible treks and very popular among the trekkers, one can go for solo trekking without any worries. Because the people in there are very friendly and co-operative and you can also meet other trekkers along the way so that there won’t be any risk for solo trekkers or solo female trekkers to go for Pokhara Panorama Trek. Furthermore, our trekking staffs (guides) are highly experienced and dedicated to their job, so our company will be fully responsible for that note.

Yes, you will need a special permit for Ghale Gaun Home-Stay Trek because of its existence within the Annapurna Conservation Area, you would need to have Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).

Well, it is not compulsory to be insured but as we already know “Prevention is better than cure”. If you are insured then you can have a relaxed trip without worries and enjoy with a free mind.

Generally, Ghale Gaun Home-Stay Trek is 5-7 days long but you can customize/personalize the trekking days and the itinerary according to your requirement with Nepal Mountain Trekkers.

Ghale Gaun Home-Stay Trek is a short and easy luxury trek suitable for everyone despite their age, interest, and time-frame.

The trails of Ghale Gaun Home-Stay Trek are not so crowded as well as not deserted. During the off-season, there will be only a few trekkers but during the pick-season, the trail will be full of trekkers from different parts of the world. 

The foods provided during the trek are mostly the typical Nepalese food i.e. Dal Bhat and the accommodation are basic tea-houses as well as home-stays. Except for trekking, you can choose the food and accommodation according to your requirement during your stay in major cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara.

In the case of emergency, our highly experienced and determined trekking staffs and guides who are the inhabitants of this region and are professional in these fields would guide you with the best instruction according to the situation. They are well aware of every kind of risks and the solutions and they would be in touch with the company along with your trekking session, so there is no reason to worry about, just enjoy the trek.

No doubt about that, the itinerary is all yours and you can customize or personalize it according to your requirements with Nepal Mountain Trekkers.

While you are on Ghale Gaun Home-Stay Trek, you can get access to electricity for charging your electronic devices at lodges and tea-houses but you can only get access to the two-pin adapter in some of them so you should bring conversion plug or another converter if your device charger is not suitable with two-pin plug.

The average time to be spent each day during Ghale Gaun Home-Stay Trek varies upon the pace of your walk, but in general, 3-4 hours can be considered as the average time to be spent daily on this trek.

Of course, since Ghale Gaun Home-Stay Trek is based on cities and places of attractions, you can use ATMs and credit cards while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Ghale Gaun Home-Stay Trek is not a high altitude trekking so there won't be any problems related with the altitude. 

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