Ghale gaun trek is an exotic pristine village endowed with an unparallel picturesque magnificence and a home to world-famous Gurkha soldiers, Gurungs. Ghalegaun village trekking is a true microcosm of stunning natural beauty mixed with an unspoiled ethnic lifestyle. The beautiful villages of Ghale guan trek and Ghanpokhara are located in the district of Lamjung, approximately 20.5 km northwest of Kathmandu and 12.5 km North-East of Pokhara at an altitude of 2000m around. Ghale gaun trekking route passes through the dense forests, villages, and impressive waterfalls.
Ghale Gaun village tour offers 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 peaks. Apart from the stunning landscape and views of the Annapurna region, Ghalegaun also offers a real opportunity to experience village life, their local culture, tradition, and historical aspects.
Ghale gaun trek (Ghana Pokhara) starts from Pokhara, passing through Pakhrikot, Pasagaun, to Ghale Gaun. You can enjoy the beautiful Begnas Lake and other seven nearby lakes of the region during the trek. The Ghale Gaun village trail passes the beautiful Khudi and Midim rivers through the beautiful forest, with chances to see some of the wildlife. One can walk through jungles of rhododendron, chestnut, with undergrowth of raspberry, nettle, hemp, mugwort, and many other plants.
Ghale Gaun village tour is also famous for bird watching so that you may have views of beautiful birds. The region is home to many birds like partridges, nightingales, owls, doves, crows, eagles, kites, vultures, and barbets. There are animals like cheetahs, leopards, bears, deer, wild-cats, martens, porcupines, hedgehogs, and foxes in the region. Ghalegaun- Ghanpokhara is a model village for experiencing the typical culture and lifestyles of Ghale and Gurung people and has a fantastic moment enjoying the village lifestyle with amazing views of mountains.
Day 01 - Pokhara to Pakhri kot/Nangidhar (1900m)
From Pokhara today, we will have an exhilarating 3-hour drive on the rough roads and reach Thumsikot. The bumpy ride offers you the amazing natural beauties and flora and fauna throughout the journey. Trekking starts from Thumsikot. We will have the first part of the trek easy going. You can enjoy the beautiful Begnas Lake and other seven nearby lakes of the region. The next part of the trekking trail now becomes tough as ascending to Nangidhar or Pakhrikot. It is a beautiful Gurung village at an altitude of 1900m. Enjoy the traditional culture, customs, and lifestyle of the people. Spend your night in a local house with much respect.
Day 02 - Nangidhar trek to Pasagaun
The today trekking trail is several hours straight walks. The trekking passes through forests, beautiful waterfalls, and views of various birds or their chirpings. Then it is straight 2 hrs descending to a place called Bagaicha. We will have our lunch here and continue our trek to Pasagaun village. This village is much more cleanly compared to the Nangidhar or Pakhrikot. The living style of the people is well, and even the food and other facilities are sound. You have a beautiful and clean night to sleep.
Day 03 - Pasagaun to Ghalegaun/Ghanpokhara (2100m)
Today is the longest day of our trekking. Initially, it begins with a descending of about 3 hours and again ascending for another two and ½ hours. On the way, you can stop at Bhujung for the rest and lunch. Bhujung is a small and densely populated village looking attractive from the little downhill and on its way to the town. (If you can’t further move ahead, you can spend your night here.) After Bhujung, our journey is on a straight walk to Ghalegaun or Ghanpokhara for about two and ½ hours. Ghalegaun is a beautiful Gurung village. One can enjoy the incredible views of majestic mountain ranges from this village. In the evening, you will be accompanied by local cultural programs of Gurung people.
Day 04 - Ghalegaun trekking to Khudi drive back to Kathmandu
Today is the last day of the trek. It is a clear path downhill descending. It is almost continuous down trek for nearly four hours. The trail passes through the beautiful forest, with chances to see some of the wildlifes. It is also famous for bird watching so you may have views of beautiful birds. It really can be a birdwatcher’s paradise. Stop at Khudi for lunch and take a drive from here to Kathmandu.
In the evening, you can have your last night in Nepal, enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show, taking some beautiful snaps, and making up your mind for the returning journey. You can have greetings exchanging among friends and with all Nepalese people.
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