Ghalegaun Trekking - is the short trek for those willing to see amazing view of Annapurna range, culture of Gurung social group and unique village. It is located on north central Nepal.
Ghalegaun trek is a common and rudimentary short trekking route that takes you to a traditional Nepali village. Ghalegaun is the cultural village of Gurungs that lies on the floor of the Annapurna trekking area. It introduces the distinctive and indigenous culture followed by the Gurung people residing there. Apart from that it justifyingly showcases the famed natural beauty of Nepal. You will find yourself stunned with the view of the glorious Annapurna Himalayan range, Ganesh Himal, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu Himal, Harka crest and many other gleaming mountain tops. This region is regarded as a chasing territory for nectars. Ghalegaun is enveloped by lush green woods speckled with rhododendrons, mountains, rivers, streams, and waterfalls .These spots bring the illustrious western Himalayas a truly wonderful perspective. .Ghalegaun is one of the best short treks in Nepal suitable for people wanting a getaway in a restrictive time frame. Let us put together this experience for both the explorer and the nature lover inside you.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you up at the airport and will drop you off at your hotel. There, we will provide a short briefing about your tour. You will have a free afternoon today to rest in the hotel.
Driving Dynamics: 6 hour drive in a private vehicle
After breakfast, we will drive you to Khudi through Prithivi Highway where you can see the gurgling Marsyangdi River below.We will stop for lunch on the way.Then camp will be set with the beautiful view of the river & the greenery for the night in Khudi.
After breakfast made by our cook in the fresh air of Marsyangdi River, we will start our trek to the main attraction called Ghalegaun. Ghalegaun is inhabited by the tribe of Gurung people. You will be welcomed by the Gurung mothers there.They will amaze you with their beautiful local singing & dancing program. We will set camp at Ghalegaun tonight amidst the amiable company of the Gurungs.
Today we get to explore the whole of Ghalegaun meticulously for the whole day. We will again set camp for tonight at Ghalegaun itself.
After breakfast, we will Trek to yet another Gurung village named Baglungpani. You get to fully immerse yourself in the Gurung culture on this trip. We will set camp here for tonight..
Today a 5 hour trek to Laxmi Bazar commences after all of us have had our breakfast. You can enjoy the offerings of Laxmi Bazar for the day and we set camp for the night.
Our trek today will be to the beautiful Begnas lake. After we’ve reached there we drive to Pokhara, where for the rest of the day you can explore the city and relax in the various lakes that speckle Pokhara. After the day is done you get to rest in a hotel in Pokhara.
Note: This itinerary can be customized as per situation.
Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.
Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.
Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.
Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.
A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)
Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.
You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)
a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.
a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph