Ask to trip Expert

Himalaya Holiday Service
Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan & India Tours and Travel Operator

Any Queries? Write to the Expert | USA Number: 646-575-2536

ASTA member, American Society of Travel Agents.

Himalayas Tours
Nepal Tours Package
Nepal Trekking & Tour
Unbeaten Path/taack village (Ghale Gaun)
Khudi in Lamjung District is a major gateway to the Annarpurnas, a famous trekking destination. The beautiful villages of Ghalegaun and Ghanpokhara lie to the Northwest of Khudi at the top of the nearby hills. They are situated at an altitude of 2016 metres and 2050 metres respectively.

Ghalegaun and Ghanpokhara are mainly Gurung settlements nestled amidst mountains, rivers, streams, waterfalls and green forests. The view from the villages stretches from Buddha himal, himalchuli and Manaslu to the northeast, Mt. Lamjung and Annapurna II to the north and Mt. Machhapucchre and Annapurna South to the Northwest.

The approach to Ghalegaun-Ghanpokhara is a wonderful experience; the mists of the early mornings, the beautiful Khudi and Midim rivers; beautiful rhododendrons; chirping sound of the birds simply takes one to the far away place and completely with the nature. The trekking route passes through the dense forests, villages and awesome waterfalls.

Cultural Attractions:
Ghalegaun- Ghanpokhara is a model village for experiencing the typical culture and lifestyles of the Gurung people. Traditional customs are still followed during births, deaths, marriages and in other rituals. Age old cultural dances like Jyaure, serka, dohori, Ghatu, Sorathi, Jankri etc are performed on various occasions accompanied by different musical instruments and with the dancers in traditional dress.

Details Itinerary:

Day 1: Drive to Pokhara and stay hotel.

Day 2: Drive to Thumsikot/Trek to Pakhrikot/Nangidhar
Thumsikot is about 3 hours drive from Pokhara. The drive is a very exciting drive, the rough roads, the awesome beauties, the flora and fauna that one gets to see is simply awesome. One can also enjoy the beautiful Begnas lakes and other seven lakes of the region.

The trek kicks off with the crossing of a beautiful Madi River and a lunch at Gahatebesi, lying at an altitude of approximately 750 Metres. From this point onwards, it was trekking alongside the wardi khola for about 3 hours. This route is only prescribed during the winter and dry seasons, it is not recommended during monsoon.

After the initial easy trek, it now will be a tough ascend for Nangidhar and Pakhrikot; beautiful Gurung villages lying at an altitude of approximately 1900 meters.

In the villages one gets to see the beautiful cultures and the lifestyles of the gurungs. Dances like krishnacharitra, ghatu, sorathi, rodi, Bahramase, Chaidi, Serga etc. are very popular among the locals.

Day 3: Trek to Pasgaun

The trek starts with several hours straight walk, then after it is a straight descend for another 2 hours for a place called Bagaicha, for lunch.

The trekking routes passed through jungles, beautiful waterfalls and the chirpings of the birds.

After lunch, it again is a time for an ascending. It is a steep ascend; one has to ensure that one carries enough water as there is shortage of drinking water. The intense heat, humidity and the direct sunlight striking can really be unbearable.

Pasagaun village is much more cleaner compared to the Nangidhar or Pakhrikot and even the food is good and even the beds were much more comfortable.

Day 4: Trek to Ghalegaun/Ghanpokhara

The longest day of the trekking, it starts with a descending for about 3 hours and again ascended for another 2 and hours. One can stop for Bhujung for lunch or even stay overnight. Bhujung, a compact and a densely populated village looks really attractive from little down and on its way to the village.

After Bhujung it is a straight walk to Ghalegaun Ghanpokhara for about 2 and hours. This beautiful Gurung village, lying at an altitude of approximately 2016 and 2050 respectively is simply awesome. One can enjoy the majestic mountain ranges from this place; the early morning sunrise is simply spectacular.

Day 5: Trek to Khudi/Drive to Pokhara then Kathmandu

The day's trek is simply downhill. One has to continuously down trek for almost four hours before one can stop for Lunch at Khudi.

The trail passes through the beautiful forest, if you are lucky enough you will also get to see some of the wildlife. This area holds a tremendous potentiality for bird watching. It really can be a birdwatcher's paradise.