Ghalegaun Homestay Tour
Are you in search of an easy hiking in Nepal that offers the views of valley, mountains, rivers, terraced rice field, stay in a community home in a village, eating locally made cuisines produced in organic garden, working together with villagers in in a paddy field or in a tea garden, sing and dance together with them at night and know completely about village lifestyle, culture, and traditions. Some of the village trek which are located in short distance from the city where you will gain a rewarding experience of your lifetime.
This is the place of the famous honey hunters who became more popular after the book of “Eric Valli- -The Honey Hunters of Nepal” who collects wild honey from the mountain cliffs as high as 300 meters with their bodies hanged in a hemp ropes. A village destined Homestay Tour in Nepal is, a tour to Ghalegaun village. The village is situated at the altitude of 2016m above sea level in the Annapurna region. The community resides in this village are the famous ethnic group of Nepal called Ghale and Gurungs who are also renowned by the name Gurkhas internationally. The first concept of community Homestay in Nepal was developed from this lovely village of Ghalegaun, which is nestled in the midst of green hills and surrounded by various mountains like Manasalu, Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna II (7,939 m), Himalchuli (6,747 m), Machhapuchchhre (6,693 m) Annapurna IV (7,525 m), and Bouddha Himal.
The approach to Ghalegaun consists of long hike or second possibility is by Jeep and then a short hike to reach the village, but to enjoy richness of the natural beauty it is advised to take a trekking route. People of this village are famous for their hospitality, simpleness, and welcoming nature. We can reach to this village crossing over the Marsyandi, Khudi and Midim rivers and also passing through dense rhododendrons forest and different villages, and big waterfalls. A unique culture of Gurungs and Ghales welcomes you in this village are very open hearted and friendly in nature.
Activities in Ghalegaun:
You can take part yourself in various activities in Ghalegaun; a wonderful hike to the top of the village to see the breathtaking views of mountains, village walk in a cobblestoned paved path inside the village, a visit to a natural cave and a temple nearby the village. Take another experience of living in a community homestay that assured you of your privacy and also use most modern technology. Take a taste of local barely porridge with local chicken curry) with green seasonal vegetables grown in their own garden. Do not forget to participate in local Gurung cultural Dance organized by village community and make your body move with the beats of Madal (Nepali Musical Instruments) and if you can also taste a locally made alcohol as an aperitif. These all wonderful and marvelous experiences you can only obtained through hiking or tour in Ghalegaun Trek.
Ghalegaun Hiking Tour Itinerary in Details:
Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport. Airport representative from our agency will pick you up from the airport. Rest at Hotel. Meeting with trekking team and guide to exchange information and welcome dinner in at the Nepalese Restaurant.
Day 2: Explore Kathmandu city World Heritage Sites like Swyambhunath, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur.
Day 3: Kathmandu- Beshisahar-Khudi: Take a bus ride to Kathmandu Beshisahar along the busiest highway of Nepal. A memorable bus ride journey in Nepal passing through the bank of Trisuli and Marsyangdi river. Overnight in Khudi.
Day 4: Khudi- Ghalegaun: From Khudi, our day hiking starts which usually passed through dense rhododendron forest equally between when flourish in March-May and with the great view of Manaslu and Annapurna range. This part of hiking is equally popular to watch different birds. Walk 5.30 hrs to reach Ghalegaun. Overnight at the community homestay in Ghalegaun.
Day 5: Mingle yourself with Gurung and Ghale culture rest day in Ghalegaun, hike to the top of the village to have breathtaking view of sunrise over the mountains. Visit the nearest sacred lake and more take a part in village activity. Participate in a Neplese culture program organized by the Ghale and Gurung community and be a part of the Gurung culture and shake your body. Overnight at Ghalegaun.
Day 6: Ghalegaun-Baglungpani: Leaving Ghalegaun, our hiking destination is Baglungpani village. Crossing Middim river we reach to Khumre danda after short hike. Continue our walk with beautiful landscape and arrive to the village of Pasagaun, a lovely village which is settled beautifully with a beautiful view of North range of Manaslu and Lamjung Himal. Overnight at Baglungpani. Home stay.
Day 7: Baglungpani to Laxmibazar: The downhill walk from Baglungpani takes us to the edge of the Laxmibazar, one of the old market for the people resides in the region. People gather their local production in Laxmibazar and transfer to Pokhara.
Day 8: Hike from Laxmibazar –Begnaslake –takes about 3 hours to reach Begnas lake and Rupa Lake. Rest day in Begnas lake. Paddle yourself in the lake or take part in fishing or swimming in the lake. Overnight in Hotel in Begnas Lake.
Day 9: Drive 45 minutes to reach Pokhara and visit Mountain Museum in Pokhara and Fewa Lake. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 10: Take a flight or bus ride to Kathmandu.
Day 11: Departure day.
This is an standard itinerary of Longwalk Adventures; however,it can be changed according to the request of our valued customers according to their demand. Please contact us for furthermore details.