Ghalegaun Village Trek 8 Days
Ghalegaun situated at the foot of Lamjung Himal is an exotic pristine destination with an elevation of 2,100 meters above sea level which is surrounded by the Annapurna Circuit. A lot of trekkers trek this destination every year, especially for a wonderful experience as the route goes crossing over the Marsyandi, Midim, and Khudi rivers, passing through rhododendrons blossoming along the way amidst the chirping of wild insects and birds.
Ghalegaun Village Trek 8 Days starts with the wonderful drive towards Kundi from Kathmandu along from there, takes us to Ghalegaun a fascinating beautiful village endowed with an unrivaled beautiful grandeur. Ghalegaun is mainly Gurung settlements as they are settled in the midst of waterfalls, streams, rivers, green forests, and waterfalls. In this trek, you will witness an amazing mind-blogging view of magnificent western Himalayas including Annapurna (8091m), Annapurna II (7939m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Machhapuchhare(6693m), Bouddha Himal(6974m), Himalchuli (6747m), Lamjung Himal and other several smaller peaks.
Ghalegaun Village Trek (8 days) is a simple moderate traveling trail suitable for people of all age groups and for any season. You won't need the best physical strength and professional mountaineering skills since the trek is pleasant and scenic.
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Ghalegaun Village Trek 8 Days Outline Itinerary
|Day 01:||Arrival day in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel|
|Day 02:||Kathmandu sightseeing and preparation -Meal: Breakfast.|
|Day 03:||Drive to Besisahar - Drive: 6/7 hrs | Trek to Khudi - Altitude: 760 m | Trek: 1/1.5 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 04:||Ghalegaun - Altitude: 2,016 m | Trek: 4/5hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 05:||Ghalegaun – (Exploring day). Meal: BLD|
|Day 06:||Kundi | Trek: 4/5hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 07:||Drive to Kathmandu - Drive: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 08:||Departure day - Meal: BLD|
Ghalegaun Village Trek 8 Days Detail Itinerary Expand All
Day 1: Arrival day in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Regarding your arrival hour at Tribhuwan International Airport, our frontman will be there for your deep warm welcome and for escorting you towards a fine tourist standard hotel. Later, we plan for our meeting to discuss further trek along to finish all official conditions also. The first night, we host for dinner at a popular restaurant to enjoy Nepalese ethnic music and dance with Nepali food items.
Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparation
Enjoying our morning delicious breakfast, today we step throughout major attractions of Kathmandu valley for sightseeing. Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) will be our aimed destinations to explore which are registered on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site. After inspecting these wonderful spots, we step back for preparing and finalizing our entire requirements and needs during the trek. This night will also be spent at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Drive to Besisahar - Drive: 6/7 hrs | Trek to Khudi - Altitude: 760 m | Trek: 1/1.5 hrs.
Following our schedule after attending a delicious breakfast, we will be shifted towards the bus station to catch our tourist standard vehicle by our private compact automobile. Therefore leaving Kathmandu, we head west towards Dumre following Prithivi Highway through the edge of Trishuli River along after reaching Dumre, the bus changes its direction and heads north towards Besisahar following the road along the Marsyangdi River to reach Kundi for stay overnight.
Day 4: Ghalegaun - Altitude: 2,016 m | Trek: 4/5hrs.
Leaving Kundi and triggering our trek forward, the trail takes us towards the pleasing forest; offering a wide range of harmless wild beasts bypassing numerous mini settlements; representing Himalayan lifestyle and culture with a spectacular view of mountains including Annapurna and Manaslu ranges to step Ghalegaun. Finally, after steeping Ghalegaun, we enter one of the houses of local people for a homestay along we also enjoy amenities offered by the host family.
Day 5: Ghalegaun – (Exploring day).
Today, we wake up early morning to sight impressive sunrise view throughout the attractive Himalayas of Annapurna region. Therefore enjoying delightful breakfast with a host family, the entire day will be spent by exploring Ghalegaun (beautiful Gurung village) with a magnificent view of surrounding mountains along evening hours will be spent by enjoying cultural show performed by local people and night will be spent on the home of local people.
Day 6: Kundi | Trek: 4/5hrs.
Leaving beautiful Gurung village and retracing the same earlier developed trail, we develop our walk down through the pleasing forest, crossing numerous of Gurung settlements and waterfalls enjoying stunning views of Annapurna and Manaslu range to reach our targeted destination. Ultimately after steeping Kundi, we spend our night at a lodge in Kundi.
Day 7: Drive to Kathmandu - Drive: 6/7 hrs.
Today early in the morning hour after having breakfast, we move forward towards the bus station to catch a bus to Kathmandu. Consequently, the bus heads forward following the road along the Marsyangdi River till Dumre. After that, the bus changes its direction towards east catching Prithivi Highway to reach Kathmandu. Finally, after extending Kathmandu, our private vehicle will be awaiting you to pick and shift towards a tourist standard hotel.
Day 8: Departure day
On the last day of the trip after finishing the morning breakfast, you can go for shopping or for visiting to purchase some gifts for your loving family of friends. We will be there to help for your packs and arrangements along with our private vehicle shifts you to airport focusing your flight time and a representative will be there to wish for your safe journey and further successful steps.
- Ground Transportation: Airport pick up/drop off service in private vehicle
- Ground Transportation: Kathmandu/Besisahar/Kathmandu drive in Deluxe Tourist sharing coach.
- Ground Transportation: Besisahar/Hundi/Besisahar drive in local sharing vehicle
- Accommodation during Trek: 4 Nights'basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally homestay.
- Accommodation in Pokhara: 3 Nights' accommodation in Kathmandu in twin sharing accommodation with Bed and Breakfast plan
- Meals: 3 Meals per day during the trek (BLD: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. Each meal consist of one course of the meal)
- Guide: Nepal Government licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
- Porter: The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Permit: Annapurna Conservation Area Project [ACAP] Permit and Trekkers' Information Management Systems [TIMS] Card
- Souvenir: Duffle Bag, Trekking T-shirt, Trekking Maps
- Equipment: Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket during Trek (upon request)
- Food, accommodation, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
- Exclusive medical kit bag carried by trekking guide
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Official expenses
What's Not Included ?
- Nepal arrival visa
- Your personal expenses for mineral water, soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, hot drinking water, bbar bills showers etc.
- Internet facility, battery chargers, multi plugs etc.
- Extra baggage excess while flying to Lukla.
- Medical expenses and trip cancellation.
- Any other extended trips and accommodation.
- Tips of ga guides, porters and driver as a token of appreciation.
- Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in “cost includes” list.
PASSPORT AND VISA:
All the foreign nationals (except Indian nationals) are required to display Visa while entering Nepal. Nepalese Visa can be obtained either at the Nepalese Embassy of the respective country or can be obtained during your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu or from Nepal’s border entry point in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.
Certain nationals are requested to arrange Visa prior to arrival in Nepal. The listed countries are- Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia and cannot secure Nepalese Visa on arrival.
VISA FACILITY DURATION FEES
Multiple Entry 15 Days US$ 75 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 30 Days US$ 90 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 90 Days US$ 150 or equivalent convertible currency
You can also download the VISA form and fill it up. Please go through the link as below: http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa
MONEY & CREDIT CARD INFO
Most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in a problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. Be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. If you want to exchange money, we provide you with the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel.
While traveling to Nepal, you are requested to have travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay, and cancellations.
Traveling in the Himalayas is full of adventurous; hence it is wise to choose a proper insurance policy. While choosing your insurance policy, make sure that it will protect all such unforeseen expenses. You must ensure that the policy you do take provides an adequate level of protection, well familiar with your itinerary and covers you for the activities involved. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday or send us a scanned copy and it must be issued from your homeland.
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Please, kindly note, these given references of the insurance company above is only a recommendation, which based on the recommendation of our previous travelers. You could review their update insurance policy by contacting them directly.
VACCINATION FOR NEPAL
Travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or the health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities). For traveling to Nepal, we recommend you to take vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, etc. However, it is not mandatory but recommended.
ALTITUDE SICKNESS (ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS)
Altitude sickness, also known as AMS (acute mountain sickness), is caused by a lack of oxygen at high altitudes (normally above 3,000m). It occurs as the result of our bodies’ inability to adapt to a sudden increase in altitude. If given time, our bodies will adjust and a gradual ascent will decrease the possibility of altitude sickness.
PREVENTION OF AMS: Go slowly, drink a lot of water, and pay attention to the sensations of your body. If symptoms occur you have climbed too far for the day. Rest at the same altitude will give you time to acclimatize and usually relieve mild symptoms.
MILD SYMPTOMS: Headache, nausea, loss of appetite, and mild shortness of breath with minimal exertion, difficulty sleeping, dizziness or lightheadedness, mild weakness, fatigue, a general unwell feeling.
SERIOUS SYMPTOMS: The inability to recover from shortness of breath with rest, severe persistent headache, low urine output, vomiting, confusion, delirium, loss of coordination. These require immediate descent as acclimatization will not take place at the same altitude.
The key is to trek slowly, carry a light pack and just take it easy. Allow your body the time it needs to acclimatize.
Upon your arrival at TIA International Airport, our company's representatives are stationed to pick you up. They will be holding your name sign along with the company's name in it. Our office representative will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Ghalegaun Village Trek 8 Days Departure dates and price
The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
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Visit to ghalegaun village homestay
We had a fantastic time at Ghalegaun Village Homestay. The locals in the village were quite nice and created a lovely and welcoming atmosphere, as well as excellent food. Our overnight stay at the homestay was equally fantastic and unforgettable.- Maggie Shah ( )