“Nature goes her own way, and all that to us seems an exception is really according to order.”
Our Ghalegaun GhanPokhara trek takes you to the north central part of Nepal. Ghalegaun and Ghanpokhara trekking route offer model village for experiencing the typical culture and lifestyles of the Gurung people. Ghalegaun and GhanPokhara are mainly Gurung settlements promoting unique village tourism and practicing community based hospitality. Traditional customs are still followed during births, deaths, marriages and in other rituals. Age old cultural dances like Jyaure, serka, dohori, Ghatu, Sorathi, and Jankri etc are performed on various occasions accompanied by different musical instruments and with the dancers in traditional dress.
Ghalegaun trekking has substantially contributed to the promotion of village tourism in Nepal. As part of Nepal Himalaya trekking programs, Ghalegaun trek offers the opportunity for Ghalegaun village tour and village treks. Our trek will start with a drive to Pokhara and end at Khudi. Along this whole route you will have pleasant countryside walks to Ghalegaun in the Lamjung area with an awesome panorama of Annapurna, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu mountain range visiting typical Gurung tribe culture and traditions in the Himalayan mid hills into nice enchanting forest of rhododendron, pines and oaks tree lines. Ghalegaun, situated at the foot of Lamjung Himal in north central Nepal, is an exotic pristine village endowed with an unparallel scenic grandeur and a home to world famous Gurkha soldiers- the Gurungs. Repository of a unique ethnic culture Ghalegaun is a true microcosm of stunning natural beauty mixed with an unspoiled ethnic lifestyle. Ghanapokhara is a beautiful village heading towards development with a concept of eco-tourism. It lies at north of Lamjung district in the close proximity of Ghalegaun at the top of Dashthar Danda at an altitude of 2100 meters. Ghalegaun and Ghanpokhara are nestling amidst mountains, rivers, streams, waterfalls and green forests. These places command a superb breathtaking view of majestic western Himalayas including Machhapuchhare (6693m) Annapurna (8091m), Annapurna II (7939m) Annapurna IV (7525m), Lamjung Himal, Buddha Himal (6974m), Himalchuli (6747m) and many more smaller peaks. Activities around Ghalegaun also include bird watching at Talangyo Lake and visits to the Utter Kanya Temple, Pempro Fall, Batase Cave and the Khudi hydroelectric dam site.
The approach to Ghalegaun-Ghanpokhara Trek is a wonderful experience in itself as it goes crossing over the rivers and passing through rhododendrons blossoming along the way amidst the chirping of birds and wild insects. Normally the best months to do this trek will be from October to December and March to May. Average hiking per day will be 6-7 hrs so it is necessary to have an above average physical fitness for this trek. Join the Incredible Mountains team now to be part of this eye-catching trek that will make you fall in love with the Nepals Himalayan Mountains, and make you want to see more.