Trip Introduction: 8 Days Ghalegaun Ghanpokhara Trekking.
Ghalegaun Ghanpokhara Trek takes you to the north-central part of Nepal. Ghalegaun and Ghanpokhara Trekking route offers a 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 other rituals. Age-old cultural dances like Jyaure, serka, dohori, Ghatu, Sorathi, and Jankri are performed on various occasions accompanied by different musical instruments and with the dancers in traditional dress.
Ghalegaun Trekking has significantly aided in the advancement of village tourism in Nepal. Ghalegaun Trek, as part of Nepal Himalaya trekking programs, offers Ghalegaun village Tours and village treks. Our journey will begin with a drive to Pokhara and conclude in Khudi. Along the way, there will be pleasant countryside walks to Ghalegaun in the Lamjung area with an awesome panorama of Annapurna Himal, Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu Mountain Range visiting typical Gurung community culture and traditions in the Himalayan mid-hills into the nice enchanting forest of rhododendron, pine, and oak tree lines.
Ghalegaun, located at the foot of the Lamjung Himal in north-central Nepal, is an exotic unspoiled village blessed with unrivaled scenic splendor and the home of world-famous Gurkha soldiers known as Gurung. Protector of a distinct ethnic culture Ghalegaun is a true pocket of spectacular natural beauty combined with a traditional ethnic way of life.
Ghanpokhara, on the other side, is a lovely community on the rise, with an eco-tourism focus. It is located in the Lamjung district, next to Ghalegaun, at the summit of Dash that Danda at an elevation of 2100 meters. Ghalegaun and Ghanpokhara are tucked away in the midst of mountains, rivers, streams, waterfalls, and lush green forests. These locations provide a spectacular perspective of the beautiful western Himalayas, including Machhapuchhare (6693m/22,943 ft), Annapurna (8091m/26,545 ft),Annapurna II (7939m/26,040 ft), Annapurna IV (7525m/24,688 ft), Lamjung Himal, Buddha Himal (6974m), Himalchuli (6747m/25,896 ft), and many other smaller peaks. Bird watching at Talang Lake and trips to the Utter Kanya Temple, Pempro Fall, Batase Cave, and the Khudi hydroelectric project site are also popular activities in the Ghalegaun area.
The approach to Ghalegaun Ghanpokhara Trek is a wonderful experience in itself as it crosses over the rivers and passes 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 hours so it is necessary to have 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 Nepal’s Himalayan Mountains, and make you want to see more.
How does Ghalegaun Ghanpokhara Trekking start and end?
The Ghalegaun Ghanpokhara trekking expedition, planned by Trekking Planner Nepal, begins with visitors' arrival in Kathmandu, an economic hub at an elevation of 1350 meters. Kathmandu, famous for its rich local culture and traditions, offers a fascinating introduction to Nepal's diverse past, providing an idea of the local culture and traditions they will meet on their tour.
After experiencing Kathmandu's vibrant environment, visitors take a scenic drive to Pokhara, a city tucked within the Annapurna Region noted for its tranquil lakes and stunning mountain views. Trekking Planner Nepal has the thrilling option of including rafting into the itinerary along the way, adding an adventurous dimension to their trip.
People continue their adventure from Pokhara by driving to Thumsikot, the starting site of their hike to Pakhurikot. Travelers can stay on teahouse and homestay hikes in the Annapurna Conservation Area and are treated to breathtaking mountain vistas and a taste of rural tourism as they journey through lush forests and agricultural farms.
Visitors continue their journey till they arrive in Pasgaun, a picturesque village where visitors can immerse themselves in local culture, savoring authentic local cuisine and feeling the warmth of the local residents. As they socialize with the locals and learn about their customs and traditions, the cultural part of the tour expands.
The peak of the trip waits as trekkers make their way to Ghalegaun and Ghanpokhara, where the local Gurung villages provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience mountainous village life. Trekkers are greeted with open arms, garlands, and tika while enjoying the splendor of the Himalayas taking local visits and thoroughly immersing in the cultural experience.
After finishing the trek, participants return to Kathmandu, remembering their breathtaking mountain experiences and cultural immersion. Trekking permits, lodging, and the leadership of an experienced trekking guide ensure a safe and well-organized excursion with Trekking Planner Nepal.
On the next day, before the departure, travelers can relish their final moments in Nepal, appreciating the natural beauty and cultural richness of the region. With consideration for trekking gear, weather conditions in Ghalegaun, and the best time to trek, they can depart with cherished memories of the Ghalegaun Ghanpokhara trek, an experience that combines mountain majesty, village traditions, and the enchanting allure of the Himalayas.
What is the best season for Ghalegaun Ghanpokhara Trekking?
The Ghalegaun Ghanpokhara Trekking can be done all year round. However, the best experience can be done in autumn (fall) and spring season. Autumn which usually lasts from September to December is one of the ideal times for this trek. The weather is dry with clear skies which offer breathtaking views of the Himalayan range. Similarly, the temperature during the day is also moderate and nights get cooler upon ascending to higher elevations. The trail becomes colorful with scenic landscapes and lush greenery. In addition, the cool breeze also gives a rejuvenating experience during the trek.
Another best time for the Ghalegaun trek is Spring which lasts from March to May. The weather in the area is usually moderate offering clear skies and blooming rhododendron forests. Trekkers can have excellent views of surrounding landscapes including Annapurna Mountain Ranges and Manaslu Mountain Ranges. The Ghalegaun region also hosts various festivals and cultural events during this season, thus enabling individuals to participate and immerse themselves in the customs and traditions of the Gurung community.
This trekking can be done in the winter season as well. But it becomes rather difficult due to cold weather which needs extra packing and cost may rise due to additional heating charges in different accommodation places. Likewise, in the monsoon, the trails might get slippery due to heavy rainfall. There is a probable chance of landslide and flood in certain areas which can result in blockage causing obstruction during the trek. It is recommended to take extra precautions if the trek is to be carried out in winter and monsoon season.
Note: It is important to plan your trip properly in advance, book accommodations and get a weather forecast before starting the Ghalegaun Ghanpokhara trek. Any confusion or questions regarding the trek can be solved by a representative from Trekking Planner Nepal who will assist you during the trek.
Why Ghalegaun Ghanpokhara Trekking with Trekking Planner Nepal?
- Trekking Planner Nepal has in-depth knowledge of the area including trekking routes, local culture, and accommodation facilities enabling trekkers with an opportunity to enhance their experience during the entire trip.
- Safety and customer satisfaction are our first priority, our employed staff or guides are well-trained with first aid and emergency procedures in case of any undetermined circumstances.
- We at Trekking Planner Nepal take care of all the necessary documents and permits, transportation facilities and advance booking saving visitors time and effort.
- We can also customize your trekking itinerary in relation to visitor’s personal preferences and fitness levels enabling trekkers to suit their interest in either challenging treks or leisurely experiences.
- Trekking Planner Nepal can also arrange for porters to carry your heavy bag packs and make arrangements for renting necessary equipment and gear for travel.
Outline Itinerary for Ghalegaun Ghanpkhara trekking.
- Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m).
- Day 2: Full day in Kathmandu.
- Day 3: Drive to Pokhara via rafting.
- Day 4: Drive to Thumsikot and Trek to Pakhurikot.
- Day 5: Trek to Pasgaun.
- Day 6: Trek to Ghalegaun/Ghanpokhara.
- Day 7: Drive back to Kathmandu.
- Day 8: Final departure.