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Gurung Heritage Trail

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Trip Facts:
  • Activities:
  • Trekking & Sightseeing
  • Max. Height:
  • 2500m/8700ft
  • Duration:
  • 11Days
  • Transportation:
  • Tourist Bus/Private
  • Grade:
  • Moderate
  • Season:
  • Oct to May
  • Accomodation:
  • Lodge/Home-stay
  • Meal:
  • Full Board On Trek
 

Introduction


Gurung Heritage trekking trail and Ghalegaun village.

A middle of Annapurna conservation area is inhabited by a typical ethic group called Gurung. The Gurung Heritage trekking trail leads to Gurung villages. Namely the Ghalegaun village was a winner village of home-stay hospitality in 2007. Gurung heritage trail explores the Gurung music and Culture where guests will be entertained by cultural show like Ghantu, Sorathi, Krishna Charitra, Thado Bhaka etc. Gurung people have a unique life style with their typical culture. Ghalegaun people are the honey hunters in Nepal, collecting wild honey from deep jungle twice in a year. Gurung Heritage trekking trail is simple and non-strenuous through the native gurung villages at the foot of the Annapurna Himalaya range spreading to the center of Annapurna region. The trek can be done according to a trekker"s holiday period of stay from 4days to 12days. We offer 11Days trek itinerary of Gurung Heritage and Ghalegaun village trek and best season to do Gurung Heritage trail is in between October to May.

The trek starts from Kathmandu/Pokhara, through the gentle hill of Annapurna Conservation region, ending at Pokhara.  Along the way the view is very scenic right to Beshisahar/Khudi, a get way of the Annapurna circuit trek and Manang valley.The trekking trail leads through rice plantation, into the cluster of the gurung villages and breathless view of Annapurna Himalayan range.This trek is suitable for any age category and especially for the travelers who are interested in the Nepali culture and hospitality of the Gurungs. On arriving to the village, trekkes are welcomed with garland by the locals wearing their colorful costumes with rhythm of tradition music and dance and will reside with a host family for the most memorable Nepal home-stay. The rooms are clean with clean squat toilets. The food consumed is mostly organic (home grown).The head lady of the house called Aama meaning Mother does cooking. Trekkers get to see the kitchen work of the village life. Nepalese cuisine consists of Rice, Lentil soup, Spinach, Potatoes, Gundruk Achar (Dry spinach Pickle) and special welcome nettle soup. They also have flour paste made of millet, barley, corn. After dinner with your home family, you will be entertain by local music in community hall which is organized by the Mother group.

There will be a village walk around to see and greet other families around, not forgetting memorable pictures to be clicked.

The trek ends in Thumsiko, then a drive on back to Kathmandu/Pokhara.

 Trip Highlight
Sightseeing in the UNESCO World Heritage site.
 
Thrilling white water rafting.
 
Ancient culture show of ethnic Gurung.
 
Exceptional Mountain view with Marshyandi valley.
 
Sunrise over the Himalayan range.

Outline Itinerary.
Day01:  Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m. Overnight at hotel.
Day02: Kathmandu Sightseeing. Overnight at hotel.
Day03: Kathmandu – Khudi 790m- 6hrsby Driving. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day04: Khudi – Ghalegaun 2100m- 6hrs Trek. Overnight at home stay.
Day05: Ghalegaun - Bhujung 1700m- 3hrs Trek. Overnight at lodge.
Day06: Bhujung - Pasgaun 1900m- 5hrs Trek. Overnight at home stay.
Day07: Pasgaun - Pakhrikot 1400m- 5hrs Trek. Overnight at home stay.
Day08: Pakhrikot – Pokhara 850m- 3hrs Trekthen drive. Overnight at hotel.
Day09: Pokhara Sightseeing. Overnight at hotel.
Day10: Pokhara - Kathamndu30minute scenic flight or 7hrs by overland. Overnight a hotel. 
Day11: Departure.
Note: The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. Trek itinerary can be customized according to your interest, desire, time and requirements. The trip cost will be according to your require basis as a Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for a customized program.

  

Detail Itinerary


Detail Itinerary of 11Days Ghalegaun and Gurung Heritage Trail.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft. 
On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be received by official representative then transfer to hotel. 
Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing
Today you have full sightseeing in Kathmandu valley which are listed in world UNESCO Heritage Sites such as 
Pasupatinath Temple: Cremate of Dead body.
Swayambhunath: The confluence between the Hinduism and Buddhism. 
Durbar Square: home of the living goddess and fine Newari Architectures. 
Buddha Stupa: One of the largest stupa in the world.

Day 03: Kathmandu - Besishahar 790m/2590ft- 6hrs drive. 
Today we drive from Kathmandu valley along the Prithivi highway with spectacular sceneries and great views of the Himalayan ranges. The drive goes for 6hrs and bus stop for breakfast, Lunch before reaching Khudi. Khudi is small village confluence between Marshyandi river and Khudi river, most of people are gurung.
Overnight at guest house.

Day 04: Besishahar – Ghalegaun 2100m/6888ft- 6hrs Trek. 
The trail to Ghalegaun ascends, passing through typical Nepalese villages, cropped landscape, great view of massive mountains and the giant Marshyandi valley. While climbing up in the lush green forest we pass the secret goddess temple, sights of some wild animals. On arrival, trekkers will be welcomed by local villagers in their colourful costumes dancing and singing.
Overnight at home-stay.

Day 05: Ghalegaun – Bhujung 1700m/5576ft- 3hrs Trek.
This morning we see the awesome sunrise over the Himalayan mountain. After breakfast its fare-well to the villagers/trekkers with the fare-well ceremony. As we continue with the trek, we walk along animal pastures, scrubs reaching Bhujung- biggest Gurung village in Nepal. After dinner the local Gurung mother group will show the ethnic culture show. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 06: Bhujung – Pasgaun 1900/6232ft- 5hrs Trek.
The trail descends through villages, paddy cultivated land to Bhujung river where you see the water grain and local hydro power. As we trek up hill the trail takes us to a mesmerising water. The trail continues along villages and into the dense forest where we will hear the sound of barking Deer. We then reach at the ridge which is the highest point(2500m/8200ft) of the Gurung Heritage Trail. from here we descend to Pasgaun.
Overnight at home-stay.

Day 07: Pasgaun - Pakhrikot 1400m/4592ft- 5hrs Trek.
The trail today descends through villages, grassy hills, Oak trees, all the way to Bagaichha river. After crossing the bridge, we ascend through paddies filed, beautiful villages to Ravi Danda. As we trek gradually up hill, we pass through scrubs to Pakhrikot. After dinner the local Gurung mother group will show the ethnic culture show.
Overnight at home-stay.

Day 08: Pakhrikot – Pokhara 850m/2788ft- 3hrs Trek & drive to Pokhara. 
Its an early morning for an awesome view of sunrise over the Himalayan mountains. After breakfast we descend through beautiful landscapes of the Himalayas, crossing the same stream many times reaching Thumsikot. From here we board the local bus to Pokhara. While travelling in the bus we see the famous Begnas lake surrounded by greens. As today is the last day of the trek there will be a fare-well dinner with the trekking crew.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Pokhara Sightseeing. 
After breakfast you will be a sightseeing of Pokhara valley. 
David's fall: A beautiful waterfall,
Guptesware Cave: A Hindu temple in the cave.
Barahi Temple: A temple on the Island with a great view of the Himalayan range.
Bindabashini Temple: A Hindu Goddess temple.
Bat Cave: Bats in the cave. 
Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Pokhara - Kathamndu – 30minute scenic flight or 7hrs drive. 
A 30 minute scenic flight from pokhara to Kathmandu gives you a great view of the Himalayan mountains. On arrival at Kathmandu you will be transfered to your hotel.
Free time for shopping souvenirs for family and friends. You can do 7hrs scenic drive all way to Kathmandu.
Overnight at hotel. 

Day 11: Departure/Home Sweet Home. 
 According to your flight schedule, you will be transffered to the internatonal airport.

Include & Exclude


Cost Includes:
International and domestic airport pick-up and drop-off. 
Three meals a day(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)with hot drinks.
An English speaking guide and porter during the trek. 
Food, Accommodation, Transportation, Insurance for porter and guide.
TIMS, ACAP fess and Necessary Permits. 
All the entrance fee for Kathmandu and Pokhara sightseeing with tour guide.
3Nights tourist standard accommodation at Kathmandu with breakfast.
2Nights tourist standard accommodation at Pokhara with breakfast. 
White water rafting on Trishuli river. 
Trekking equipments on return basis Sleeping bag, Down jackets etc. 
Exclusive First Aids Kit 
Transportation Kathmandu – Khudi by Bus. 
Pokhara – kathmandu 7hrs by drive or 25minute by flight. 
Twin sharing basic accommodation entire your Nepal trip.

Cost Excludes:
✖Travel Insurance and any sort of rescue. 
✖Hot shower. 
✖Personal Expense such a laundry, internet, phone etc..
✖All kinds of bar drinks. 
✖Gratitude to Guide, Porter, Driver Hotel Staff etc.

 

Trekking Equipments

What you need to carry before your departure on your trip.
Daypack up to 50 litre. 
Down Jacket.
4Seasons sleeping bag.
Sleeping bag liner. 
Water bottle.
Trekking pole.

Upper Body – Head/Ears/Eyes.
Sun head or Gulf cap
Sun glasses 100% UV protection with side shields and hard-sided storage in case.
Headlamp or torch light with at least 1pair of extra battery.
Ear-muffs .
Sun Lotions /Sun cream.

Hand
1Pair liner gloves thin wool or synthetic.
1Elevation water proof wristwatch.
1Nail cutter.
1Pair wind/waterproof gloves.

Bodies.
2Cotton t-shirts. 
1Synthetic t-shirt. 
2Long sleeve polyester or synthetic lightweight for sunny days. V-neck 
zipper provides addition venting options which are good for changing temperatures. 
1Soft shell jacket water & wind resist. 
1Women swimming dress bathing in Hot spring. 
Inner cloths as you need

Lower Body—legs.
1Pair nylon hiking short paints. Quick drying type not cotton.
1Pair cotton paints(loose jeans/khakis).
1Pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
1Pair waterproof/windproof paint.
2Pair inner Thermal for day and night.
Inner cloths as you needed.

Feet
3Pair of trekking
1Pairs woollen socks wearing on evening.
1Pair light sport or shoes sneaker. 
Trekking boots.

Medicines & First Aid Kits.
Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
Imodium or Pepto Bismo capsules for upset stomach or diarrheal.
Diamox(commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please talk to with trek leader before taking medicine.
1Small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band aides,
anti-infection ointments, etc.
Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

Miscellaneous But Important
#Passport and extra passport photos (4Copies)
#Immunization Record
#Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport
#Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its' effectiveness over time
#Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type
#Mosquito repeal gel.
#Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc
#3-4 Large durable plastic bags, for keeping miscellaneous gear dry inside you pack. Also nice for separating clean from dirty laundry
#Nylon stuff waterproof sacks for food and gear storage
#2 bandanas
#Ear plugs 

 

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