Ghale Group
"Earth-friendly, Safely and Responsibly Travel"

Sustainable Destination

  • Trip Duration: 4 Nights / 5 Days
  • Trip Type: Culture, History, Nature and hikes
  • Grade & Elevation: Moderate, 2070 meters (Max.)
  • Tour Start & End Point: From Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 or above
  • Trip Season: Sep - Dec & Feb - Jun
Trip Highlights: This tour is for those who love to travel for recreation and refreshment and it is specially designed by Ghale Treks to provide the chance to explore or achieve the glory of typical Nepali Historical achievements with the mix of Natural and cultural beauty.

Ghale Gaun eco tourismGhale Treks as a member of Sustainable Travel International and the International Eco-Tourism society, we are always aware of Natural environment and local Tradition and Culture. This tour is created to making a low impact on the environment and culture and the main aim of sustainable travel is to ensure that development brings a positive experience for the local people, visitors as well as tourism entrepreneurs, The Sustainable Destination - Ghale Gaun, also known as the second beautiful model village of Nepal after Sirubari, Syangja and it is recently crowned as no. 01 Village tourism destination in SAARC Region, is an exotic pristine village endowed with an unparallel scenic grandeur and a home of Ghales, the famed Gurungs and the legendary mid-hill people (also known as Gurkhas) of western Nepal. Located in the Northern part of Lamjung District,in Uttar Kanya VDC, Ghale Gaun is approximately 205km north west of Kathmandu and 125 km north east of Pokhara and is situated approximately 2070 meters from the sea level. Ghalegaun is probably the only place of Nepal from where you can see the nine different district of Nepal as well it also commands a superb breathtaking view of majestic western Himalayas including Dhaulagiri Range, Machhapuchhare/Mt Fishtail (6693m), Annapurna 1st (8091m), Annapurna II (7939m) Annapurna IV (7525m), Peak 29 (7,871 m), Lamjung Himal (6,983), Bouddha Himal(6974m), Himalchuli(6747m) and many more smaller peaks.

Taking advantage of such a unique location, Ghalegaun- a picturesque hamlet of about 105 Ghale and Gurung style houses, has recently been marketed as a new destination to experience Village tourism. Accordingly quite a number of houses have been prepared for domestic and international visitors with comfortable basic amenities.

Besides the scenic extravaganza of the peaks, the warm and sincere hospitality of the Gurung people is also bound to overwhelm the visitors. Here food items such as grain, vegetable, meat, milk, eggs, are all locally produced and are indeed for any chemical fertilizers. In addition, the life-style of the village truly reflects an exotic living ethnic tradition handed down since ages. The social life is replete with interesting rituals of life cycle; birth wedding, death etc., religious events and a lively cultural tradition of dance and music and it is well augmented by interesting locally produced exotic handicrafts and utensils.

Activities around Ghalegaun include bird watching at Talangyo Lake and visits to the Utter Kanya Temple, Pempro Fall, Batase Cave and Tea Garden.

Fast Facts:
. Location: 205 km northwest of Kathmandu
. Elevation: 2,016 m
. Highlights: Ghale (Gurung) lifestyle, Himalayan views
. Getting there: Four-hour walk from Khudi, which is connected by daily bus services from Kathmandu and Pokhara
. Accommodation: Home stay in Ghale Gaun lodges in Khudi

Cultural Attractions:
Ghalegaun are model villages for experiencing the typical culture and lifestyle of the brave ghale ,Gurung people. Traditional customs are still followed during births, deaths, marriages and at other important times in a person’s life. Age-old cultural dances like the Jhyaure, Serka, Dohori, Ghantu, Ghyabring, Krishna Charitra and Jhakri are performed on various occasions accompanied by different musical instruments with the dancers in traditional dress.

Visitors to Ghalegaun are welcomed with offering of garlands and tika while music and dances are performed and traditional farewell songs are sung when guests depart. Nepali New Year and Buddha Jayanti are celebrated with traditional dance called Ghatu.

Handicrafts:
The people of Ghalegaun keep goats and sheep and use wool from these animals to make woolen products. They make clothes and bags from nettle fiber (allo cloth) and scarfs, towels and shawls from the wool of angora rabbits. Ironsmiths make different iron products. Craftsmen produce a whole range of different products from bamboo.

HoneyHunting:
Honey hunting which is the collection of honey from the nests of wild bees built on steep cliffs is an age-old tradition. Local honey hunters show their exceptional skills by hanging themselves form cliffs as high as 300 meters using bamboo ladders and hemp ropes, while harvesting the honeycombs. Everyone is thrilled to watch honey hunters at work.

Getting There:
Ghalegaun lie 205 kilometers northwest of Kathmandu and 125 kilometers northeast of Pokhara. One can get there easily via besishar and again around 03 hrs drive by local jeeps or private vechicle(4wd).

Organized tourist groups are welcomed into Ghalegaun with traditional dances. Handicraft exhibition and other entertainment programs are also performed for visitors. Tourists can participate in traditional musical program organized by the local club or mother’s group”aama samuha. Trekking to and staying at Ghalegaun is an exciting and enjoyable experience for both international and domestic visitors. Special discount facilities are offered to groups of students, forest users, women and community members.

Lodging and fooding
There around 30 selected ghale,gurung houses for the visitors with Comfortable room, clean restrooms and organic local food like local tea, vegetables, milk products, eggs and meat prepared in traditional way is served to visitors. Basic menu includes plain rice, vegetable curry, vegetable fried rice, chicken curry, dal-bhat, egg curry, dhendo soup, chapatti, garlic soup, bread, vegetable mixed soup and many more.

  • 5 stars Accommodation on BB basis in Kathmandu
  • Expert tour guide during the trip
  • Luxurious vehicle(4WD) during the trip
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) at Ghalegaun Village with typical Nepali Meals.
  • International Airfares and airport departure taxes as applicable.
  • The cost of personal items like laundry & all kind of soft & hard drinks
  • Optional excursions (Others than not mantion at itinerary)
  • Travel visas and travel insurance
  • Tips
  • The single supplement payable on all bookings where only one person is traveling
  • All others except committed to provide in cost included section above.
How this trip makes a difference!
Creative Hands Every booking you make creates a donation. Ghale Treks is a proud supporter of Creative Hands a social welfare organization. We send part of your service charge to Creative Hands who support worthy causes in poorer communities. Your money will go to education, disabled or physically challenged people, street children, victims, and those living in rural and remote areas of Nepal. Read more about the great work that Creative Hands do and where your donation goes here: http://www.creativehands.org.np

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