Ghale Gaun Trek 8 Days

$805 USD
- 8 Days
- Easy
2-10 Pax

Trekking, Sightseeing

March-May\ September -December

Private Car & Bus

Hotel & Lodge

Tea House

2220mt

Breakfast in Kathmandu and full board meals during the trek

Kathmandu-Khudi-Galegaun-Khudi-Kathmandu

Ghale Gaun Trek Overview

Ghale Gaun trek is the perfect trek to experience the unique lifestyles of the Gurung (the world-famous Gurkha soldiers), along with panoramic views of snow capped mountains. This is a crowded trekking route to  famous Annapurnas. This route runs northwest of the Annapurna trail. The route splits from Khudi and leads to the beautiful, traditional village of Ghalegaun, located at an altitude of 2020meters above sea level. Traditional cultural practices are still followed by the locals during births, deaths, marriages and in other ritualistic activities. Locals perform old cultural dances such as Jyaure, Serka, Dohori, Ghatu, Sorathi, Jankri etc. on various occasions by using different musical instruments along with traditional, unique dress. The trail also leads you through the forest of rhododendron flowers, past waterfalls, and through many more traditional villages along the way.The walk on this trek is not challenging.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 03: Drive to Khudi (760m/2,493ft) 7 hours

Day 04: Trek to Ghalegaun

Day 05: Explore day

Day 06: Trek to Khudi

Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 08: Departure day

Ghale Gaun Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport, we will greet you and assist you to the Hotel.  We can meet later on that day (if possible) or the next day to take you to our head office to brief you on your upcoming Trek with us. Here, we will introduce you to your trekking guide and Sherpa. If your flight arrives on time, we will take you to one of the most popular local restaurants with delicious Nepalese food, cultural music and ethnic dance. This will give you a glimpse into the different ethnic groups of the country. If you arrive late in the evening we can do this the next day.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

After breakfast, you will begin a city tour of Kathmandu where you will see the main attractions of the valley. On this tour you will visit the Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square (the old palace). After finishing the city tour, we will meet again to check your clothing and trekking equipment (sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking boots). Overnight in Kathmandu.
 

Day 03: Drive to Khudi (760m/2,493ft) 7 hours

Our guide will meet you at the hotel as per departure time and takes you to the bus station where your journey starts towards west of Kathmandu through Prithivi highway till Dumre. After that the road turns towards north to Besisahar. This is an excellent drive which has interesting scenery of the Mountains, Rivers, waterfalls and Jungle as well as farm terraces and village on the mountains.  Overnight at the lodge.
 

Day 04: Trek to Ghalegaun

After breakfast, the trek begins toward northwest of Khudi along the bank of the river. It is a beautiful walk through the forest and many waterfalls along the way.  After a short ascend you reach Ghalegaun village which is a beautiful settlement of Gurung -  major ethnic group of Nepal. This evening spend your time to walk around the village. Overnight at a home stay.
 

Day 05: Explore day

Wake up early morning for beautiful sunrise and breakfast with Gurung family. After that, walk around the village to explore their traditional lifestyle. Evening cultural program takes place at the village where locals perform their traditional songs with traditional dress.
 

Day 06: Trek to Khudi

After breakfast the trail descends through the small village and forest to the river side. The trail continues leads along the bank of the river till Khudi where you stop for overnight.

Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu

Breakfast at the lodge and take bus ride back to Kathmandu. It is beautiful driving along the Prithivi highway which has beautiful scenery. Arrive evening in Kathmandu and walk around Thamel. Overnight at the hotel.
 

Day 08: Departure day

It is our last day or you can extend your holiday if you have time. If you schedule is to departure from Kathmandu we would drop you to the airport as per your schedule.

Ghale Gaun Trek Cost :- US$715

Include

-Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
-3 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel with breakfast
-One full day guided city tour by private vehicle
-Welcome dinner and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance
-Annapurna trekking permits and Tims permits
-Bus transportation to Besisahar/Khudi and return
-Breakfast in the city and full meals during the trek and jungle safari
-Gov. licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
-A porter (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
-nsurance of Guide and Porter
-All required local tax and Gov tax
-Down jackets and sleeping bags

Exclude

-Nepal arrival visa
-Meals in the city except breakfast and above mentioned special dinner
-Monument entrance fees
-Your personal nature expenses eg. Mineral water, Beer, Coke and entire beverage etc
-Travel insurance that covers trip cancelation and Helicopter evacuation
-Tips and any other extending trips and accommodation.

Ghale Gaun Trek Information

Nepal is a land located country which lies in between India and China. It is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical position and altitude variation. The elevation of the country ranges from 60 meters above sea level to the highest point of the world, Mt. Everest at 8,848 meter above sea level. Nepal has three major geographical range Himalayan region - Hill region and Terai low land.

Area: 147,181 sq. kilometers
Geography: Situated between China in the north and India in the south
Capital: Kathmandu
Population: 2,642,799
Language: Nepali is the native language. However, travel-trade people understand and speakEnglish as well.
Currency: Nepali Rupee
Political System: Multi-party democracy
Religion: The major number is Hindu. However, there is a harmonious blending of Hinduism and Buddhism.
Travel season: We do have two best seasons to visit Nepal. The best time is Spring and Autum.
Spring: - (March, April, May) - Best warmest time to trek. Rhododendron flowers in bloom excellent trails and clear skies, best visibility.
Autumn: - (Mid September, October and November) - excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility.
Winter months: - (December, January and February) are also good, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this.
Summer: - Monsoon, heavy rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August).
People: Nepal has more than 91 ethnic groups and 70 different spoken languages.
What to Wear: Lightweight clothing is recommended for May through October. Warm garments are required in October through March. An umbrella or raincoat is a must for the rainy season (June to August)
Climate:
Nepal’s climate varies according to elevation. The Terai of southern Nepal has a tropical monsoon climate characterized by rainy summers and the southwest winds of the monsoon, and almost dry winters. The effect of the southern monsoon climate extends northward into mountain valleys. In the Middle Himalayan valleys the amount of precipitation varies with the extent of exposure to the rain-bearing monsoon winds. Several high valleys located in the rain shadow (area where precipitation is partially blocked by mountains) are dry. In the Kathmandu Valley the average rainfall is about 2,300 mm (about 90 in), most of which occurs from June to September. Between elevations of about 500 and 2,700 m (about 1,640 and 8,860 ft) there is a warm temperate climate; between about 2,700 and 3,000 m (about 8,860 and 9,840 ft) a cool temperate climate prevails. Between about 3,500 and 4,100 m (about 11,480 and 13,450 ft) summers are cool and winters are very cold. Above 4,100 m (about 13,450 ft) a severely cold, alpine climate prevails.
Communication:
Postal Services: The Central Post Office located near Dharahara Tower, is open from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. The counters are open from 7 am to 4 pm and provide stamps, postcards and aerogram. Post Restate is available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm Express Mail Service (EMS ) is available at GPO and at Thamel, Basantapur and airport postal counters.
Telephone Services:
Telephone, fax, telex and telegraph services are available at the Nepal Telecommunications Corporation at Tripureshwar. Hotels and private communications centers provide long distance telephone. For calling from outside, country code for Nepal is 00977 and the area code for Kathmandu is 1. Nowadays anyone can buy a local Sim card to use while in Nepal (2 passport size photos and passport\visa copy).
Internet Services:
Several Internet cafes and communication centers have opened up in the Valley and around the country in the past few years. E-mail and Internet services are also offered by hotels in the city like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and major cities.
Electricity:
Major towns have electricity and the voltage available is 220-volts and 50 cycles. Load shedding is sometimes experienced. However, most major hotels havetheir own generators.
Medical Services:
All kinds of medicines, including those imported from overseas are available in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Valley also offers the services of major general hospitals and private clinics. Health posts have been set up by the government in different parts of rural Nepal.
Meals and Accommodation:
There are many different categories hotels are available. There are many different restaurants in the city. While you are on mountain especially for the trek basic mountain accommodations are available where basic facilities are available such as hot shower, toilets, comfortable mattress, solar electricity lights.
Insurance:
A travel insurance policy that covers theft, loss and medical treatment is recommended. Make sure the insurance also covers the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking, rafting.
Vaccination:
Vaccination is recommended to plan to your trip to Nepal. Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria etc. are the recommended vaccination for travel Nepal.
Medical Kit:
A simple but adequate medical kit can be very useful while traveling. The following items are recommended:
 
Aspirin or Panadol - for pain or fever; Antihistamine - as a decongestant for colds, allergies and to help prevent motion sickness; Antibiotics - useful if traveling off beaten track but they must be prescribed; Kaolin preparation (Pepto-Bismol), Imodium or Lomotil – for stomach upsets; Rehydration mixture - for treatment of severe diarrhoea; Antiseptic, mercurochrome and antibiotic powder or similar 'dry' spray - for cuts and grazes.
Other things to be included are:
Calamine lotion to ease irritation from bites or stings, bandages and band aids for minorinjuries, scissors, tweezers, thermometer, insect repellent, sun block lotion, chopsticks, water purification tablets, throat lozenges (Strepsils), moleskin, Sulamyd 10% eye drops, Acetaminophen (Paracetamol, Antacid tablets).
General Knowledge:
It would be useful togather information on altitude sickness (AMS), diarrhoea, giardia, dysentery, cholera, hepatitis rabies, typhoid, tetanus, meningitis diphtheria, malaria and HIV/AIDS Common sense can often save lives.
Pack list:
It is essential to have warm clothing and equipment to plan this trip. Here below are some suggestions for planning this trip.
Climbing:
Ice Axe
Crampons
Harness
Screw gate Carabineers
Descended abseil device
Prussic Loops
Plastic Mountaineering Boot
For your head:
Sunglasses with UV protection
Lip balm
Upper body:
T- Shirts (2)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/ or jacket
Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves/ mittens with a waterproof outer shell
Lower body:
Underwear (4)
Hiking shorts (2)
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Feet:
Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/ or sandals)
Gaiters (when hiking in winter)
Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small padlock or combination lock
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags- for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (you will carry your own small daypack)
Water bottles (2)
Hiking poles/ walking sticks
Toiletries:
Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothbrush etc
Ear plugs
Small wash towel
Extras:
Camera with extra batteries and cards/ film
Binoculars
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Reading book
Trail Map/ Guide book
Journal & Pen
IPod & Travel games (i.e. cards, chess, and backgammon)
 
Passport & Visa Information
Nepal visa is easy to obtain You may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Consulate or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You have to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip. Nationals of SAARC countries, India and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.
 
• Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
 
• Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
 
• Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
 
• Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
 
• Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
 
• Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
 
• Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
 
• Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)
 
Tourist Visa Fees
 
3 days transit visa - Free of cost
 
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
 
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
 
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
 
(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu
 
Tel: 00977-1 4433934 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868, Download visa form-: www.immi.gov.np