3 Days Ghale Gaun Homestay

"Explore Asia’s best heritage model villages in the shade of Annapurna Himalaya"
Good to Know
  • Duration 3 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude 2,157 m/ 7,077 ft
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Hiking and Homestay
  • Best Season September to June

Highlights

  • Enjoy ancient culture and old traditions that still exists in Himalayan villages
  •  Explore lovely rural farm villages adorned with time-less heritage and custom
  •  A wonderful visit around Nepal Mid-West Himalaya with stunning views of peaks
  •  Memorable experience of local glorious culture with dramatic mountain views

Trip Introduction: 3 Days Ghale Gaun Homestay

3 Days Ghale Gaun Homestay is a well-planned and designed program by Trekking Planner, where all age-group and various types of people can join in. An ideal and perfect cultural Himalayan holiday, for family groups, school/college students to high corporate executives, as this trip allows you to be in the fresh cool mountain air, in the harmony of fascinating local culture within the backdrop of the high Snow Mountain range.

A great place to experience Himalayan village age-old farm activities, where one will be able to quiet your mind and reduce stress to aid relaxation by learning how to mediate within a serene environment.

Ghale Gaon, a blend of traditional and modern influence represents here in everything from cuisine to the arts with a scenic panorama of high Annapurna, Lamjung, and Manaslu Himalayan peaks.

Ghale Gaon Experience is an exclusive Himalayan holiday to soak into local culture an opportunity to interact with local natives, one of the highlights of this trip and doing things as the villagers.

Around Ghale Gaon there are various ways that one can enjoy like taking a short scenic pleasant hike, or just relax and marvel the awesome views of the dramatic landscapes of the white-mountain range, and rolling green hills.

This lovely neat village with stone-paved path steps and a walking path, houses are made of stones and of special mud plaster with slate stones, and every house has a courtyard to dry their seasonal harvest as well a gathering place.

Ghale Gaun homestay begins with an exciting drive heading beyond Kathmandu valley or from Pokhara, as the drive leads through many villages and towns a chance to see more of Nepalese rural life and farm activities.

An interesting day drive of some hours taking more than five hours to reach our Himalayan Hill destination at Ghale Gaon. Where you will be received with a local traditional ceremony, villager welcomes with marigold garland and a silk Buddhist scarf called ‘Khada’.

After a joyous and merry reception check into your rooms in a well-built hut, serving as Home-Stay, a great way to enjoy your time traditionally as a village impressive life.

During your stay, enjoy fascinating moments with a short hike to the viewpoint with a glorious panorama of Annapurna Himalaya with towering Machhapuchare the famous Fish-Tail peak, which includes views of Lamjung Himal and Manaslu Mountain range.

Rest of the day get into local activities and witness the busy traditional life of village communities, with a joyful and exciting evening where local teenage performs traditional Nepalese and Gurung dance and folk songs.

Enjoying a wonderful and overwhelming stay in Ghale Gaon, depart from this lovely village with a farewell ceremony, and then an exciting drive brings you back to Kathmandu, after a great memorable, and exciting time on Ghale-Gaon Experience.
Important Note

Good Seasons to do Ghale Gaun Homestay

Ghale Gaon can be visited nearly all months of the year round, the best time is spring from March to May, with autumn/fall to pre-winter seasons of mid-September to early December months.

Springtime is lively surroundings when wild flowers especially the rhododendron are in seasonal bloom. With clear blue sky most of the day but cooler morning and late afternoon till night time.

The other peak season around the Himalayas as well for Ghale Gaon visit in the autumn-fall and pre-winter times of middle September to mid-December months when you can walk with pleasantly mild temperatures, with crystal clear blue sky facing a super panorama of the high snow-capped mountain range.

Culture, Religion, tradition, and Customs in Ghale Gaun:

Ghale Gaon and villages around Lamjung district and Annapurna Himalaya range are mainly populated by Gurung people, as well call Tamu of Mongolian and Tibetan origin. Practice Buddhism religion as well as their ancient cult called Bon a pre-Buddhist religion. Worships nature like mountains, rivers, forests, and ancestral spirits as well.

The name Ghale is one of the sub-caste of the Tamu Gurung ethnic tribe, the hill people of Nepal Himalaya region. Although Buddhists, but quite different from other Tibetan Buddhism as they follow Shamanism, where every village has a witch doctor to wade evil spirits and heal certain illnesses as well, do not have Buddhist monasteries only a few

Gurung villages have monasteries. However, every house is festooned with Buddhist prayer-colored flags called Lung-Ta (Wind Horse) that represent blue for the sky, white as cloud/water, red for thunder or fire, and green for vegetation with brown on the bottom for soil.

Gurung is mainly farmers as well as Shepard raising live-stock like sheep, goats, buffalo, and cow/ox, besides being farmers they are skilled craftsmen where women weave their traditional dress for the wool of animals.

Gurung is also famous as brave Gorkha soldiers in foreign infantry like in the British and Indian Army, as well as in Singapore police and security and bodyguards for the Sultan of Brunei.

At Ghale Gaon where you can witness traditional customs that still retains with many interesting rituals taking part in folk dances known as Jyaure, Serka, Dohori, Ghatu, Sorathi, and Janki are performed for the guests accompanied by different musical instruments with dancers in traditional dress.

Where all visitors are warmly welcomed with garlands, and a traditional dance called Ghatu while having time around lovely villages where you can observe woolen handicraft products clothes, bags made from nettle fiber (Allo Cloth), and scarf.

Climate and Weather Ghale Gaun :

Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to the first week of June will be the best time during spring times when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.

Morning and night time as well as in shade can be cold, other months from September and October great times for rafting, and most days are clear for views of mountains and beautiful landscape scenery.

Although much colder months of the autumn season an extremely cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter.

Important Note

  • Trip departures are available every day of the year.
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip per your need, please contact us.
  • This trip is available on both a Fixed Departure and a Private Group Basis.
  • This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or with your family.
  • Have a big group? We can accommodate all of your needs.
  • We can help you make it fit your budget.
  • We accept instant bookings and online payment
Itinerary
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3 Days Ghale Gaun Homestay is provided with standard Itinerary days where some day walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities, etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if it needs to be changed in case of weather, landslides, and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decide to hold full authority for Trekking Planner Treks and Expeditions.

    An overland journey on the country's main busy highway, where the drive takes you beyond Kathmandu valley, and lower towards warm farm villages and towns.

    As road follows the Trisuli River for sometimes, and diverts from the main highway at Mugling Bazaar, the crossroad of Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan beyond, as the drive heads west on the road to Pokhara to reach Dumre town.

    From here our route diverts heading towards Lamjung district within a wide agricultural country to reach Besar, the headquarters and administrative town of the Lamjung area.

    An interesting and busy town where high hill villager comes here for their daily necessary supply of goods, from here drives continues following the Masrsyangdi River fed from the glaciers of Annapurna, Manaslu, and Chulu mountains.

    On reaching a small farm village of Khudi, the drive diverts away from the main Manang road to reach higher green hills, as the drive climbs past farm villages and forests to reach finally our destination in Ghale Gaon.

    Welcomed with a warm traditional ceremony, blessed with garland and Khada, a silk Buddhist scarf, and then check into your room in a hut of simple and semi-modern western standards with local traditional heritage ambiance.

    Evening enjoys the folk program organized by ‘Ama Sama’ a mother's welfare committee followed by Nepalese and Gurung meals of great varieties and retire to your room after a lovely day.

      Morning enjoys a hearty local breakfast, served and run by the village Home-Stay community, rest of the morning enjoy a short hike to a view-point hill for a stunning panorama of Annapurna, Lamjung, and Manaslu Himalayan peaks with majestic Machhapuchare Himal, the famous Fish-Tail Mountain.

      Lunch is served with a mixed cuisine of continental, Indian, and Tibetan with Nepalese flavor, after lunch explore the villages and interact with the local people, or engage in farm activities. Evening program with traditional folk programs of dance and songs, and then enjoy your last dinner in Ghale-Gaon.

        After breakfast, and packing your gear the village will set a farewell ceremony similar to the welcome program, after bidding goodbye to all lively and cheerful villagers walk to your vehicle for an exciting drive back to Kathmandu.

        Drive takes you on the same route with a chance to observe more of Nepalese country and rural farm life till you reach Kathmandu, after a great enjoyable and haunting journey having a great experience on Ghale-Gaon.

        Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

        Inclusions
        What's Included
        • Kathmandu to starting point/Ghale Gau and ending point/ Ghale Gau to Kathmandu transportation by publishing bus/private vehicle
        • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
        • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance.
        • 02 guests to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation, and equipment
        • Twin/Double shearing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
        • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
        • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary
        • First aid kit box
        • Trekking Planner’s a sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
        • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
        What's Excluded
        • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
        • All the International airfare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flights)
        • All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu and in Pokhara
        • Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation
        • In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch, and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of the itinerary. We can help you arrange an extra night's accommodation.
        • Your personal expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
        • The tips to the trekking crews and drive
        • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions or any event out of our control
        Essential Info

        Suggested Equipment List

        • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip)
        • Day pack
        • Trekking shoes
        • Sports shoes or sandals
        • Sun Hat/cap
        • Warm woolen cap
        • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
        • Pullover or warm sweeter
        • Raincoat
        • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks
        • Hand gloves
        • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers
        • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
        • 3/4 pairs of underwear (noncotton preferred)
        • Sunglasses
        • Water bottle
        • 4-season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip)
        •  Flash or Torch light
        • Camera and batteries
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