Ghale gaon trekking makes a great home-stay trek suitable that can be approached anytime of the year. The village of ‘Ghale gaon’ lies along the popular ‘round Annapurna trekking trail’, starting from Besisahar around 43 km North from Dumbre, the popular stop at Prithvi highway. We take a few hours bus ride from Kathmandu to Besisahar, from there it’s a upward hike towards winding roads and agriculture farms. As we ascend upwards, you will see a lineup of giant snow-capped peaks of Machhapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail), Annapurna ranges, Lamjung Himal, Boudhha Himal,Himalchuli and a lot of other smaller peaks.
Ghale gaoun Trekking is the ‘hospitable ethnic Gurungs’ and their picturesque village coupled with an up close experience of their unique culture. The concept of ‘a guest is god sent’ is completely followed by the locals. The villagers welcome you with traditional Nepalese ‘red tika’ and ‘garland’, to make you feel like a family. The welcome program also follows up with the traditional dances, handicrafts exhibition and other entertaining activities. You get served with the tastiest local delicacies during the home-stay. You can request to Maximise the Days to connect other trekking as your interest.
Village cultural tourism concept development, real mil-hills traditional life style observation, splendid mountain views of Annapurna II, Manaslu, Fish Tail, Lamjung Himal and more, inhabited by Ghale tribal cast, colorful photographic opportunities, unforgatable short trip.
Drive to Bensisahar to trailhead from Pokhara or Kathamndu, by bus 6-7 hr. start the trek according to itinerary, after the trek drive back to Pokhara.
Easy trail, 5-6 hr. average per day walk, temperate climate, max. altitude 2000m.
Aug. to May, Rhododendron blooms in the spring.
Village teahouse lodges managed by villagers at Ghalegaun, for rest of the trek up to Pokhara need to porters for all gear and food.
Day- 01: Drive to trailhead Bensisahar (760m) – Khudi (790m)
Day- 02: Khudi – Ghalegaun
Day- 03: Ghalegaun exploration day
Day- 04: Ghalegaun – Baghungpani (1595)
Day- 05: Baglungpani (1595m) – laxmi Bazar
Day- 06: Laxmi Bazar – Begnas Lake & drive back to Pokhara