TRIP OVERVIEW

Trip Information

Ghale Gaun village homestay is for those explorers, who want to discover the indigenous life of Nepali societies. It is a lovely village in north central Nepal at the bottom of the lamjung Himal (6932meter). This place is mostly populated by the gurung communities. It is between the utmost common trekking like Annapurna circuit and Annapurna Base camp Trek between those much-frequented trekking itineraries nonetheless ghale gaun trek and this area is the place of mostly gurkha combatant and also rich in culture and natural splendor with mountains. This journey route is freshly unlocked for short trekking with moderate and calm trekking which you can do with your family fellows and with the children as well.

Our trip to Annapurna Ghale Gaun begins with a squat drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar. Our drives go for around 5-6 hours. After that we will follow the track of khudi and bank of Marshyandi River. This place  grasp a marvelous awe-inspiring view of imperial western Himalayas including Mt. Machhapucchre 6,693m Annapurna 8,091m, Annapurna ll7,939m, Annapurna iv 7,525m, lumjung  Himal, Boudha Himal6, 974m, Himalchuili6, 747m and many other small peaks can also sight.

Throughout our trail to ghale gaun we passes over some forests where we can grasp different rare of flora and fauna with dissimilar vegetation, with many small villages, spring waterfall, spotless and fresh valley and many other appealing views. After reaching ghale gaun you will be greeted with offering of garlands and tika and even music and dance are done by the dissimilar culture. Mostly populations of this village are folks of gurung, magars and other cultural tribes like damai, kami etc. After that you will be taken to your particular homestays of each family member where the group will be divided about 3-4 people in one family member but, you don’t need to concern because the community is small so, you can interact each other whenever you like. This journey also covers visiting museum of gurung where the treasure are collected from their ancestors and numerous other activity you will perceive alike locals working in their fields and some folks gathering wool of the sheep so, they make use of it like manufacture woolen garments, socks, bags etc. Beside that great thing about this tour is that villagers here produce tea by themselves. The village dweller doesn’t drink the composite tea so; they consume their own tea which is pure and organic tea and also get to visit tea garden along the way.

Our GHHT (Ganesh Himal Hiking Team) is endlessly in your front foot to support by making you to journey in this place throughout the year. We will make your trekking agenda according to your holiday. This tour gives you a flawless memory of traditional culture with their warm greeting as well as the great sights of Himalayas which will reflect on your heart throughout the life.

 

Outline Itinerary:

DAY 01: Pick up from the airport and transfer to your respective hotel

DAY 02: Drive Kathmandu - Besi Sahar (820m) & Hike to Khudi (790m)

DAY 03: Trek from Khudi to Ghale Ghaun (2,016m)

DAY 04: Explore Ghale Gaun (2,016m)

DAY 05: Hike to Ganapokhara (1,800m)\

DAY 06: Drive to Kathmandu about 6 hours.

DAY 07: Depart Kathmandu

ITINARARY

DAY 01: Pick up from the airport and transfer to your respective hotel

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu, our GHHT illustrative and driver will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and companion you to your respective hotel. The representative will help you to check into your hotel. In the hotel, you will be informed about your daily activities during the tour.

DAY 02: Drive Kathmandu - Besi Sahar (820m) & Hike to Khudi (790m)

In the morning after finishing your breakfast, you will be driven on a private tourist vehicle to Besi Sahar (headquarter of Lamjung district), which is positioned 180 km northwest from the capital city Kathmandu. The drive will tentatively take around six hours. On the way you get to relish lovely scenic hills, forest, rivers, local villages and towns. After reaching Besi Shahar, you will take a break for a while and then begin the trek to Khudi.

 DAY 03: Trek from Khudi to Ghale Ghaun (2,016m)

Today after breakfast, you will walk over the trail that tracks the path along the bank of Khudi River transitory waterfalls and numerous communities. Further 4 – 5 hours of walking will take you to Ghale Gaun from where you get striking views of Annapurna, Manaslu and other Himalaya range. It is also the best spot for observing sunrise and sunset.

DAY 04: Explore Ghale Gaun (2,016m)

After finishing breakfast you will trek around the Ghale gaun. You will discover that most of the houses are constructed in similar style with uniquely carved windows. You can also stopover to Buddhist Gompa in the community. In the evening you can enjoy Nepalese cultural programs done by dissimilar culture.

 DAY 05: Hike to Ganapokhara (1,800m)

From Ghale Gaun the hiking trail passes over the rhododendron forest with tweeting melody of birds and hissing cascades and hill side farm terraces lastly finally take you to the old-style community of Ghanapokhara. This settlement is mostly inhabited by Ghales folks.

DAY 06: Drive to Kathmandu about 6 hours.

Today after breakfast, you will either take a flight to Kathmandu or take a transportation to Kathmandu it will be your choice whether you want to take a flight or a vehicle via tourist vehicle which will take mostly around 5- 6 hours where you can relish the different villages with fresh terraced field and many local people doing their daily activities. After reaching Kathmandu You can take a rest or you can either go for a shopping where you can buy stuff to your loved ones and in the evening there will be a farewell dinner with the authentic cuisine.

DAY 07: Depart Kathmandu

After checking out of the hotel, our representative will take you to the international airport for your flight towards onward destination. Our GHHT travel agency will look forward to your other destinations where you can visit anytime if you like.

INCLUDES & EXCLUDES

What is included?

  • All the transportation between airport and hotel
  • 2 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Tashidharke inn or any other hotel of similar standard)
  • Standard lodges/teahouses or homestay during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All accommodation and meals during the stay in the trek
  • All domestic flight fares and airport taxes
  • An experienced English speaking guide and one porter for 2 persons each of the group
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
  • All government and local taxes

What is not included?

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

TRIP INFO

TRIP GRADE:

Easy trek. You should be moderately fit, used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking in the high altitude conditions.

CLIMATE AND BEST TIME FOR THE TREK:

The best seasons for this trek are autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May). Temperatures will drop considerably as you trek higher every day. The nights are chilly cold but the days are sunny and hot (between 10C to 30C). Trekking during the monsoon and winter is also possible; please contact us for weather condition on those months. The weather is clear and views are breathtaking. Winter obviously is a good choice but you need to withstand strong colds. Summer or Monsoon will be affected by rainfalls but a good choice if you are into botany.

ACCOMMODATION ON THE TREK:

GHH Team provides you 3 star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu and Lodge/Teahouse or homestay during the trek and the rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets. A few have electric lights and all have a spacious dining room-lounge. We will accommodate you and group in local lodge available each day. We send a porter ahead of us to book the required rooms for the group (rooms cannot be booked in advance in all places). Please remember that some of them are very basic and a sense of adventure is necessary. And there is 4-5 star luxury accommodation available in Kathmandu as well so, if you prefer to upgrade your accommodation in Kathmandu then please write us for the cost and the detail. Our package includes the luxury accomodation service in Kathmandu and Pokhara. If you want the accomodation with low budget you can contact us and inform about the grade of accomodation you want.

TRANSPORTATION:

We will provide private vehicles for the airport transfers and sightseeing tour. Private vehicle from Kathmandu-Besisahar-Kathmandu.

ELECTRICITY BATTREY RE-CHARGE:

There are electricity in many of the villages during trek where you can re- charges your camera batteries and there is solar power in some villages and you can recharges your batteries in those places. If they have enough power, you can charge your spare batteries as well.

FOOD ON TREK:

Meals are included in our price. You will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where you stay and lunch at the lodge available along the trail. You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks (coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, and beer). The drinks are not included in the package above.

WATER ON TREK:

We recommend you to bring water purification pills since you will have normal water for free. You have option of buying bottled water or boiled water. You can find safe drinking water at safe drinking water stations along the trail.

LUGGAGE:

During the trek your main luggage will be carried by porters. You simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc. A small load that allows full enjoyment of the trek. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes or anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotels locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu for free of charge. Weight allowance at Nepals domestic airlines is 15 Kg; excess weight is chargeable at USD 1 or more per Kilo depending on sectors.

GROUP LEADER AND CREW FOR THE TREK:

We provide Trained Trekking Guide (handles the logistics and guides you and your team on the trek) and a Sherpa when there are 8 or more members in the Group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members.

JOIN A GROUP OR PRIVATE TRIP:

Trek is available on both fixed departure and private basis. If you are looking for a group to join this trip please check our fixed departures dates link for availability, dates and price. If you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families colleagues, you are invited to choose any date at your convenient timeframe for any number of people (minimum 1 maximum 100 at a time).

If you want to do something that is not included in our package then we are ready to tailor a trip to suit your exact requirements.

PERSONAL EXPENSES DURING TREK:

Personal expenses depend largely on your habit and as all the meals are included, you only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/non alcoholic beverages), snacks while walking (some smaller shops are available along the trail in the areas), tips, souvenirs, hot shower (you have to pay in some places), if you do not drink alcohol and do sopping then 12-15 USD per day should be enough for the hot drinks, shower and snacks.

Tips are appreciated by your support team after the trip. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate 10 - 15% of the total tour cost as tips. You can do this if you feel the services have been good.

COMMUNICATION SERVICES DURING TREK:

While trekking in the remote parts of the Himalayas you may not have an access to telephone facility for some days. However, en route there may be few places where telephone facilities are available and there are internet facilities in some villages as well.

GEARS AVAILABLE IN KATHMANDU:

Its not necessary to spend a lot of money buying extra equipment and clothing before your trip. Majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu.

A TYPICAL DAY ON A TREK:

Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast, we set off on the days walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoons walk is generally shorter and we usually arrive at our destination in time for afternoon tea. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the days adventures, before retiring for a well-earned sleep.

OUR MEETING AND GREETING IN KATHMANDU:

You need to pass on your International flight details to us for a meeting and greeting service at the airport. You just pass through the Customs and come out of the Terminal building where you will see someone standing with a placard with either GHH Team or your name written on it. Our airport representative or tour officer will greet you and transfer you to the hotel.

ITINERARY CHANGES:

The itinerary for the trek should be taken as a guideline only. Depending on the prevailing situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into some of the most remote regions on earth, where many unforeseen events may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original program.

TREK DURATION:

We ensure liability as per indicated itinerary and list of services. If the trek is cut short or completed earlier than the projected period upon clients wish, we shall not be responsible or make refund against unutilized days or services. Clients need to pay extra for Hotels/services incurred in Kathmandu or elsewhere in such cases.

HEALTH ISSUES (important for you):

As vaccination requirements change frequently, we suggest you to consult your doctor at least 2 months prior to the beginning of your trek. We recommend protection against malaria, tetanus, typhoid, hepatitis and polio. The main health consideration in high altitude is Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). You may experience some mild symptoms initially, such as a headache, lethargy, nausea and difficulty sleeping, but these should lessen within a few days. To avoid Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), people take pills called Diamox. You can also use these pills after consulting with your doctor and purchase them in Kathmandu. Our itinerary will allow your body to acclimatize properly and to handle the low oxygen rate. For your service, out guide will have Diamox and basic medicine as well- We do not take any medical liability since our staffs are not qualified to prescribe medicines. If you have ever suffered from altitude sickness, or have a heart or breathing complaint, we highly recommend you consult your doctor about your suitability for traveling to this area before booking. We suggest that you take some pain-killing pills with you and enough medicine for cold, diarrhea, nausea and fever. Some nasal ointment and throat-moistening pills will greatly be of help for those who are sensitive to chilly or freezing weather conditions. Please visit Acute Mountain sickness page for more info about health issues.

INSURANCE / RESCUE / EVACUATIONS:

In case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we believe will not happen; we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure that you've insured yourself before doing the trip. Common sense dictates this. Its good for you and please visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.

RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL:

The Wonderful Environment of the Himalayas is also an extremely fragile one. Increasing population density and numbers of trekkers threaten the very beauty of Nepal. At GHH Team, we are extremely conscious about the environment and aim to minimize our impact as much as possible. As deforestation is one of the greatest environmental threats we face, we do not encourage camp fires and use kerosene for cooking as an alternative fuel to wood. We also discourage trekkers from using wood-fuelled hot showers in lodges along the way. Many lodges, however, now provide solar hot showers, a far more eco-friendly alternative.

Garbage disposal is another major problem and some of the busier trails can, at times, appear strewn with litter for miles. Our staff members are well motivated towards eco-friendly practices. We carry out all our garbage, apart from that which can be safely and easily burnt at the campsite. Our aim is to help protect and preserve this beautiful environment for future generations of trekkers to enjoy and we advise the same to you to keep the garbage on proper site and take return those with you to homes which are Non- biodegradable.

TRIP EXTENSIONS:

In addition to this trek, we can organize extensions your Trip both within Nepal and other neighboring countries. Pokhara, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal, it would be nice and relaxing for you to spend a day or two taking in the sights and sounds of this scenic City of Lakes or you may want to try water rafting or a jungle safari or Lumbini Tour or do a Nepal Cultural Tour. You may as well want take a trip to Tibet or Bhutan, whichever appeals more to you. We have several adventurous, beautiful, luxurious and relaxing packages which we can recommend you for your trip extensions. Contact us for the trip extensions.

BOOKING PAYMENTS:

You are required to make 20% payment in advance in order to book this trek along with your passport copy and the flight Detail (Arrival Detail) and the remaining 80% balance is payable when you arrive in Nepal. You have options of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card, so, do let us know which modes of payment is convenient for you then we will forward the detail.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

  • These trip notes represent the most current information for this itinerary however there might be changes recently so, contact us for the up to date information.
  • Note: A- Accommodation, B- Breakfast, L- Lunch and D- Dinner
  • Itinerary- The above itinerary should be taken only as a guideline; it could change due to fluctuating weather patterns, availability of clean water and campsite, trail or any other unforeseen conditions related to the environment. In case of any trek Itinerary alteration or if it needs to be re-routed to other areas, your Group Leader or senior Sherpa Guide will make the final decision after consulting the group.

Customer Reviews

Rating:


An amazing trip with Ganesh Himal Hiking to Kathmandu, Mt. Everest BC, Pokhara and Chitwas

hil32015 | Spokane, Washington | October 26 , 2014

Rating: 5 - Excellent

We received outstanding personal service from Binod and his team at Ganesh Himal Hiking Team. It was an exceptional experience in every way. We were met at the airport, he gave us personal transportation along with many great tours to cultural sites in Kathmandu, he took us to some wonderful restaurants and he set us up in a very nice hotel in Thammel. Binod really knows how to take great care of his clients with a personal touch. We also loved meeting his mother, father and his family which added greatly to our cultural experience in Nepal.

Additionally, Binod's brother Bishnu, was our guide on our trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp. Bishnu took excellent care of my trekking partner and me throughout the trek to Everest Base Camp and back. Our trek was also an amazing cultural experience as well as a remarkable trekking experience! We loved the Nepalese people and, of course, we loved seeing the incredible scenery. Also, Binod personally guided us on a trip to Pokhara, Nepal where he arranged for us a guided rafting trip, a paragliding trip and a trip to Chitwan National Park where we did a tour on the back of an elephant spotting wildlife and we were able to attend a nice cultural program. The accommodations in Pokhara and the food were fantastic. I highly recommend Binod and his Ganesh Himal Hiking Team to anyone who is interested in receiving the best service and the best trekking and cultural experience in Nepal.

Visited October 2015

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Duration: 5 Days

Difficulty: Easy

Activities: Trekking, Hiking, Excursion & Sightseeing

Departure City: Kathmandu

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Trip style: Homestay Trekking

Country: Nepal

Group size: Min 2 pax

Best Season: Feb to Jun & Sep to Dec

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