The Lamjung Ghalegaun Trek is a short, easy hike to the picturesque village of Ghalegaun in the Lamjung district, central Nepal. The trek provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the region’s rich cultural and natural diversity, as well as stunning views of the Himalayas and the Gurung people’s authentic way of life.
Ghalegaun is a colorful village with picturesque hills and mountain scenery. This is one of the unspoiled habitats of Gheles, the famous Gurungs, the legendary ‘Gurkhas’ of western Nepal. Ghalegaun is 205 km northwest of Kathmandu and 125 km northeast of Pokhara.
Perched at the ridge top at 2,095 m, the village hosts the close-up view of western Himalayas including Machhapuchhare (6693m), Annapurna (8091m), Annapurna II (7939m) Annapurna IV (7525m), Lamjung Himal, Bouddha Himal (6974m), Himalchuli(6747m) and other small peaks.
The trek allows you to experience the indigenous people, their lifestyle, culture, socio-economic status, and more in just a few days’ trips. You can attend cultural events while staying at the local peoples’ houses. And, enjoy tantalizing views of the Annapurna region, Ganesh Himal, Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu Himal.
The Gurung people with their traditional costumes, dances, and lifestyle with practices like Shamanism, Lamaism, herbal medication, etc allow you to experience a cultural trip like no other.
A little detour to the Ghanpokhara village lets you enjoy the mountain peaks, Himalayan flora and fauna, and the specialty of the place’s honey hunting sites. Comfortable stay in local’s house and lodges run by local people offers you memorable food with warm hospitality.
If you’re looking for a short, easy trek that offers a mix of cultural and natural experiences, the Lamjung Ghalegaun Trek is a great option. The trek is ideal for people with limited time because it can be completed in three to four days. By staying in homestays and purchasing locally made souvenirs and crafts, you can also help the local community.
Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel
Drive from Kathmandu to Khudi along the high way follow the Trisuli and Marshyangdi River.
Reach District Head Quarter of Lamjung called Besisahar.
After the Besisahar trek to Khudi
Transfer to the hotel or lodge in Khudi and refreshment
Overnight at lodge or hotel
Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel or lodge
After breakfast trek from Khudi to Ghalegaun with wonderful landscapes and some mountain views along the way.
At Ghale Gaun, you will be welcomed by the homestay community in their unique way.
Transfer to the homestay and refreshment.
After refreshment explores the local village and observes the local lives.
Hike up to the view tower and enjoy the sunset view
Overnight at a local homestay
Early in the morning breakfast at concerning homestay
After breakfast trek from Ghalegaun to Ghanapokhari
Explore the typical cultural lifestyles of Gurung community
Then further walking up to about two hours, to go to Bhujung.
Bhujung is the largest settlement of Gurung people in Lamjung district
Overnight at Bhugung or back to Ghalegaun
Early in the morning take breakfast
After breakfast trek back from Ghalegaun to Khudi
Transfer to the hotel or lodge and refreshment
Overnight at hotel or lodge
Early in the morning breakfast at hotel or lodge
After breakfast trek back to Beshisahar and drive to Kathmandu
Or, Drive back to Kathmandu from Khudi
Transfer to the hotel at Kathmandu
Overnight at hotel Kathmandu
Ghalegaun Short Trek is a fascinating village trek. It is situated on the foothills of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal around 2,100 meters above sea level. The usual route to reach Ghale Gaun is through the Besisahar-Baglungpani-Kapur Gaun. This is one of the admired homestay destinations in Nepal.
Ghale Gaun is probably one of the best examples of homestay villages among the South Asian villages which are promoting community-based touring with courteous hospitality. Thus, Ghalegaun Short Trek is a hilly settlement under Kholasothar Rural Municipality. As a result, it is on its way to becoming the first “smart village” in the country. To materialize this vision, villagers are currently working towards beautifying the village. By laying out new flower beds, and replacing roofs on old houses, among other overhauls.
Originally inhabited by Tamu (Gurung sub-caste) folks, Ghale Gaun features homestay facilities. In an idyllic rural setting that highlights the Tamu culture through its hospitality. Therefore, the village showcases the rich culture and history of the Tamu people. Through age-old cultural dances like Ghatu, Krishna Charitra, Sorathi, and Jhyaure Nach. These dances are always accompanied by traditional musical instruments. Brought to life by dancers bedecked in traditional Gurung dresses.Ghalegaun Trek
Experience the charm of Ghale Gaun Homestay, an enchanting destination nestled in the heart of Nepal. Immerse yourself in the warm embrace of the Gurung community as you embark on a journey of cultural discovery and picturesque beauty.
Nestled at an altitude of 2,100 meters, Ghale Gaun Homestay invites you to become part of the local tapestry, offering an authentic glimpse into the lives of the Gurung people. Step into the embrace of traditional village life as you stay with welcoming families who open their homes and hearts to share their customs, traditions, and stories.
Awaken to breathtaking vistas of the Himalayan peaks, including the majestic Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, and Lamjung Himal. Take leisurely strolls through the village, where every step unveils a fascinating insight into the rich tapestry of Gurung heritage.
Savor the flavors of authenticity as you indulge in traditional Gurung cuisine, a symphony of flavors that includes dal bhat, Gundruk, and sel roti. Be captivated by vibrant cultural performances, where traditional dances and melodious music come alive, filling the air with joyous celebration.
Ghale Gaun Homestay goes beyond providing a unique travel experience; it is a gateway to sustainable tourism and community empowerment. By choosing this homestay, you actively contribute to the development of education, healthcare, and infrastructure, ensuring that your visit leaves a positive, lasting impact.
Escape the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary at Ghale Gaun Homestay, where every moment becomes a cherished memory, etched forever in your heart. Discover the true essence of Nepal as you forge connections, create bonds, and become a part of something truly special.
Talking about the Ghalegaun Homestay Price, it depends upon the accommodation and amenities trekkers prefer.
Generally, this village is popular as a Ghale Gaun from the beginning. Ghale Gaun village tour upgrades the rural economy, local’s involvement, and typical culture. As well as the homestay village provides a solar hot shower, a basic room, clean outside toilet. Buffalo milk, fresh vegetables, and seasonal fruits are available.
In the same way, Locals make a tumpline, and baskets2 from Himalayan bamboo, rural lifestyle, Gurung, Ghale tradition, hospitality, and even daily lifestyle are interesting. Similarly, Annually approximately 20000 people and 1000 foreigners visit there. Ghanpokhara at 2175 m (60 households, 45 minutes hiking) and Bhujung at 1642 m (500 households.
Thus, Our trips fully support and offer personalized service to our guests. So, If you’re interested to involved in these trips by your interest, time, and physical and mental preparation it’s fine.
However, If you are interested in planning your tour and trek yourself according to your interest we manage it. According to your time duration and schedule, please go to our Plan Trip or Customize Trip.
Therefore, Robinson Crusoe Holiday is always ready to provide excellent services for our guests. Based on our cultural motto “Matri Debo Bhaba, Pitrii Debo Bhaba, Atithi Debo Bhaba.” Mother as a God, Father as a God, and Guest as a God.
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