Ghale Gaun Homestay Trek - 10 days

Trip Overview

Duration: 10 days Country: Nepal
Max. Altitude: 1,700m/5,577ft. Walking Per Day: 4-5 hrs
Accommodation: N/A grade Grade: Moderate
Best Season: Autumn and Spring Group Size: 1-15
Mode: Home-stay Culture: Gurung Culture

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 to the trek.

Introducing Ghale Gaun Homestay Trek

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 to the trek.

Lifestyle and Culture

Ghale Gaun Village is very popular among tourists for homestay treks ever since the scope of trekking began. The trek is well-known especially for its close insight into Gurung culture, tradition, and lifestyle. As the name suggests, tourists will be staying in the local homes and visit around the places of attractions nearby Ghale Gaun. One of the major attractions of this also includes exposing the festivals celebration, cultural dances and uniforms, foods and cuisine, handicrafts, and so on.

Attractions of Ghale Gaun Homestay Trek

Astounding panoramas of Annapurna, Himchuli, Mt. Manaslu and other peaks will rejoice the trekkers from the physical tiredness of the hike. The small settlements and the mixed culture with unity in diversity represent the harmonious nature of the people. Whereas, various Buddhist monuments including the holy and spiritual Monasteries, Chortens and freely blowing prayer flags along the track conveys peace to everyone.

Eligibility for Ghale Gaun Homestay Trek

Ghale Gaun Homestay Trek is a short and easy trek nearby the capital city, Kathmandu which can be completed in less than 10 days. The trek can be suitable for anyone regardless of their age, time frame, profession, or whatsoever. However, one should be physically fit enough to walk at least 3-4 hours a day and have a passion for exploring and learning. Our professional and highly experienced team who belongs to the same region will take care of everything else during the trip.

Best Time for Ghale Gaun Homestay Trek

Time-frame is not a matter of big deal to organize the Ghale Gaun Homestay Trek. Nevertheless, to get a proper experience of exploring the blissfulness of nature and culture, we recommend our trekkers plan their schedules in the months of autumn and spring. Due to the blossoming of flora and fauna, favorable weather, vivid sceneries, and high season of festivals, that time frame suits the Ghale Gaun Homestay Trek the best.

Please feel free to contact Nepal Mountain Trekkers without any hesitation in order to get more information about Ghale Gaun Homestay Trek and grab the remarkable experience of your lifetime.


Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
    • Duration :Half Day
    • Meals :Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :

      » Thamel

      » Kathmandu Durbar Square

      » Boudhanath

      » Pashupatinath

    • Highlights :

      » Tribhuvan International Airport

      » Welcoming with Marigold Flower Garland

      » Group Photo

      » Sightseeing at Kathmandu

      » UNESCO World Heritage Sites

      » Introduction with group members and trekking crew

      » Equipment checking and briefing about the trek

     

  • Day 2 Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
    • Duration :Half Day
    • Meals :Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :

      » 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

     

  • Day 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
    • Location :

      » Thamel

      » Dhading

      » Dumre

      » Besisahar

      » Khudi

    • Highlights :

      » Scenic Drive

      » Off-road Drive

      » Typical Nepali Lifestyle

      » Terraced Field

      » Mountainous Area Sceneries

      » Moderate Hike

     

  • Day 4 Khudi – Ghalegaun(1,700m/5,577ft)
    • Duration :3-4hrs Walk(8-9Km)
    • Meals :Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Home-Stay
    • Ascend :910m/2,985ft
    • Location :

      » 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

     

  • Day 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
    • Location :

      » 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

     

  • Day 6 Baglungpani – Laxmi Bazaar(520m/1,706ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs(11-12Km)
    • Meals :Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Home-Stay
    • Descend :1,075m/3,526ft
    • Location :

      » 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

     

  • Day 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
    • Location :

      » 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

     

  • Day 8 Begnas Lake – Pokhara(830m/2,700ft)
    • Duration :1hrs(20Km)
    • Meals :Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :

      » 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

     

  • Day 9 Pokhara to Kathmandu
    • Duration :200Km (5-6hrs)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :710m/2,329ft
    • Location :

      » Pokhara

      » Malekhu

      » Dhading

      » Kathmandu

    • Highlights :

      » Scenic Drive

      » Farewell Dinner in the evening

     

  • Day 10 Departure Day
    • Meals :Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Location :

      » Thamel

      » Tribhuvan International Airport

    • Highlights :

      » Souvenir Shopping

      » Airport Drop with Khata/Khatag as a Symbol of Wishing Safe Journey

      » Group Photo

     

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Cost Includes

  • Airport Pickup and drop
  • 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Green Horizon or similar standard)
  • 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 on 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.
  • 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 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 an experience of more than a decade of working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kinds of critical situations that might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staff.
  • Four seasonal sleeping bags, 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
  • Airport Pickup and drop
  • 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Green Horizon or similar standard)
  • 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.
  • Breakfast during the trek
  • 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 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 an experience of more than a decade of working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kinds of critical situations that might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staff.
  • Four seasonal sleeping bags, 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

Cost Excludes

  • 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
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee (Visa Information)
  • International airfare and excess baggage charges
  • All meals during the trek except for breakfast
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Equipment Checklist

Equipment lists for 10 days Ghale Gaun Homestay Trek

HEAD

Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses
Head Torch
Lip Balm
Suncreams(40+) and Lip Balms

UPPER BODY

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

LOWER BODY

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

FEET

Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Comfortable hiking boots
Light-weighted sandals

HANDS

Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
Creams
Sanitizer

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 and Tissue Papers

First Aid Kits 

Personal Regular Medicines
Knee Caps
Bandages
Ointments
Blister Tape

MISCELLANEOUS

Medicines: We recommend you to bring your regular medicines; we will provide 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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