Ghale Gaun Village Home Stay Trek – 11 Days

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Ghale Gaun Village Home Stay Trek offers wonderful opportunity to get insights into local Gurung community while contributing to develop and prosper local village tourism. Visit to Gale Gaun, celebrating their way of life, getting insights into their cultures, traditions and lifestyles; Ghale Gaun Trek also allows us to view magnificent panoramic views of snow capped mountains making it one of the most popular home stay treks in Nepal.

We start our Home Stay Trek as we drive from Kathmandu to Bimalnagar via Khudi. From Bimalnagar we straight drive to Ghale Gaun passing though beautiful forested land, landscapes and natural sceneries. Initially after arriving at Ghale Gaun, you will be welcomed by locals with garland and red tika. Then we hike to Ghanapokhara for mesmerizing panoramic views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna South, Buddha Himal, Himalchuli, Mt. Manaslu and other neighboring peaks. During the trek, we will be staying at typical local Gurung houses made by stones and get to know about their local cultures and lifestyles. Cultural dances, songs will also be performed while local Gurung cuisines on offer. You will be treated like their own family in Ghale Gaun. Join Ghale Gaun Village Home Stay Trek with Icicles Adventure for professional arrangements and services.

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft)
  • Day 02: Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft): Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
  • Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Bimalnagar via Khudi (790m) -6 to 7 hours drive.
  • Day 04: Trek Khudi to Ghalegaun (1800m) -4 to 5 hours walk
  • Day 05: Ghalegaun exploration day
  • Day 05: Drive from Ghale Gaun to Kathmandu
  • Day 06: Drop to Airport and Kathmandu departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft)

As you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel by our office representative. You are then requested to meet up with our trekking leader who will be explaining you about your trip with necessary information and final preparation tips.

Day 02: Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft): Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Today we begin our day after having our early meal at hotel. Capital city Kathmandu offers blendful mixture of every Nepali culture; however, Newari communities are the local inhabitants. The city is rich in organizing happening festivals, arts and architectures built centuries ago. Visit palaces, museums, courtyards, temples and shrines.

We suggest you to take a walk around bustling streets of Kathmandu. Specially, go around world heritage sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square and also Swayambhunath Stupa is at walking distance from tourist area Thamel. If you are planning to stay couple of days in Kathmandu then, don’t miss exploring Patan and Bhaktapur also.

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Bimalnagar via Khudi (790m) -6 to 7 hours drive.

We start our Ghale Gaun Homestay trek as we take an approximately six to seven hours of drive from Kathmandu to Bimalnagar via Khudi. Bimalnagar is the starting point of the trek from where our journey begins. We explore the natural surroundings and green atmosphere taking fresh oxygen from the greenery. We stay overnight at home of local inhabitants.

Day 04: Trek Khudi to Ghalegaun (1800m) -4 to 5 hours walk

We start our enjoyable Ghale gaun village homestay trek today after having our meal. After around four to five hours of trekking, we arrive at naturally beautiful and culturally rich Gurung village of Ghale Gaun, the major highlight of this trip. Enjoy rest of the day exploring beautiful Himalayas. Overnight stay at local settlements.

Day 05: Ghalegaun exploration day

Wake up early in the morning, hike to Ghanapokhara  to enjoy sunrise and clear eye appealing enchanting scenery of a green terraces landscape, panoramic view of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Himalchuli, Bouddha Himal,   Mt, Manaslu, Annapurna South and sceneries of nature. In the afternoon, Sightseeing in the village to see a typical houses made by stones and the life style of local peoples. Cultural show in the evening with their own cultural dances and songs, local cuisines and overnight at   local home stay.

Day 05: Drive from Ghale Gaun to Kathmandu

Drive back to Beshisahar and towards Kathmandu. En-route, you will get a opportunity to see Manakamana temple by riding in cable car from Kurintar. And continue to Kathmandu

Day 06: Drop to Airport and Kathmandu departure

Your Ghale Gaun home stay concludes today. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your departure flight from Nepal. Farewell!

Price Includes

  • Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
  • Three nights’ twin sharing accommodation with breakfast in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • One nights’ twin sharing accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including temple/monument entry fees and private vehicle
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available local house home-stay accommodation (twin sharing ) during the trek
  • Staff– one professional, knowledgeable and friendly English speaking trekking leader along with assistant guide (6 trekkers : 1 assistant guide) and porters (2 trekkers : 1 porter) including their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, transportation, and accidental insurance
  • Pokhara – Kathmandu transfer by private vehicle (but tourist bus for solo trek)
  • Kathmandu – Beshishahar transfer by private car and Beshishahar – Khudi by public jeep
  • Duffle bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket for use during the trek
  • Icicles Adventure T – shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • All government taxes & office service charge

Price Excludes

  • All meals
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.).
  • All kind of meals and cold drink like alcoholic and mineral water, Coke, Fanta, Juice etc…
  • Hot and cold shower during the mountain.
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is Expected)

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