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Village Tour to Ghale Gaun, 8 Days

Ghale Gaun is an exotic pristine village endowed with an unparallel scenic grandeur and a home to Ghales the famed Gurungs the legendary mid-hill people of western Nepal. Repository of a unique ethnic culture Ghele Gaun is a true microcosm of stunning natural beauty mixed with an unspoiled ethnic life style. This village is located the district of Lamjung, Ghale Gaun is approximately 205km north west of Kathmandu and 125 km north east of Pokhara the picturesque hill town of western Nepal. Ghale Gaun Perched atop a ridge at an altitude of 2016 meters from the sea level, Ghale Gaun is probably the only place which commands a superb breathtaking view of majestic western Himalayas including Machhapuchhre(6693m) Annapurna(8091m), Annapurna II (7939m) Annapurna IV (7525m), Lamjung Himal(6932m), Bouddha Himal(6974m), Himalchuli(6747m) and many more smaller peaks. Taking advantage of such a unique location, Ghale Gaun- a picturesque hamlet of about 95 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 Ghale Gaun include bird watching at Talangyo Lake and visits to the Utter Kanya Temple, Pempro Fall, Batase Cave and the Khudi hydroelectric dam site.

Cultural Attractions
Ghale Gaun -Ghanpokhara are model villages for experiencing the typical culture and lifestyle of the 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 Ghale Gaun-Ghanpokhara 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

Fact of the Trek;
Trek Destination: Lamjung
Highest Elevation: 2160m
Best Season: Autumn (Oct-Nov) and Spring (March-April) 
Group Size: 02 to 16pax
Mode of Trek: Home-Stay
Trek Start/End: Khudi/Besisahar
Grade: Easy
Trekking Hour: 4-5hours
Transportation by: Private car
Types of trek/tour: Hiking and Village Tour
Culture:
Majority of Ghale
Himalayan Sights: Annapurna Range and Manaslu Range.
High Lights of the Trek: Stunning view of high Himalayan Range, unobstructed Sunrise & Sunset view, typical lifestyle and culture of Ghale, scenic and picturesque village, wildlife, beautiful terraced fields, dense rhododendron forest, Culture program and neat and warm hospitality.

Itinerary in details

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1340m,

You'll be met at the airport by our representative from the company, so look out for a office sign/logo with your name when you leave the airport. They will bring you back to the Hotel. Welcome drinks will provide by Hotel and short briefing about your treks and refreshment. Stay overnight in Hotel.

Day 2: Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley,
A free day to explore in the Kathmandu Valley. Our tour guide introduces as following Options: Climb the many steps to Swayambhunath (the monkey temple), with its commanding views of Kathmandu (1420m), its whitewashed Stupas and its unique synthesis of Buddhism and Hinduism. The striking Buddha eyes of Boudhanath Stupa watch over a lively and colorful Tibetan community and attract pilgrims from all over the Himalayan Buddhist realm. In the midst of traditional Gompas, and hung with long strings of multi-colored prayer flags, Boudhanath attracts Sherpas, Tibetans and tourists alike for daily circumambulations (Koras) of the Stupa. Durbar Square, one of the old capitals of the Kathmandu valley, is a synthesis of Hindu and Buddhist temples, stupas and statues, and is often the site of festivals, marriages and other ceremonies. Hindu Pashupatinath and its sacred temple complex on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here, monkeys run up and down the steps of the burning ghats, and trident-bearing saddhus draped in burnt-orange and saffron sit serenely meditating - when they’re not posing for photos-for-rupees. Stay overnight in Hotel.

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Khudi 790m (7/8 hours). Stay overnight in Hotel.

Day 4: Walk from Khudi to Ghale Gaun 2’095m (5/6 hours). Stay overnight in Home-Stay.

Day 5: Hike to Ghanpokhara Village 2’157m (1 hour). Stay overnight in Home-Stay.

Day 6: Walk from Ghale Gaun to Beshisahar 760m (4/5 hours). Stay overnight in Hotel.

Day 7: Drive from Beshisahar to Kathmandu (6/7 hours) and transfer to Hotel.

Day 8: Final departure to international airport as per your flight schedule.

Our Package Inclusive

# Int’l/Dom Airport/Hotel/Airport picks up and transfers by private car/van on arrival and departure.
# 3 nights accommodations in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at Standard Hotel in Kathmandu.
# Sightseeing Tour as per above mentioned itinerary and all kind of entry fees.
# Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea or coffee are included during the Home-Stay trek.
# Home-Stay accommodation during the lodge trek.
# 1 Experienced, helpful, friendly and well trained English speaking guide and necessary porters for camping trek, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples) during the trek and their food, accommodation, equipments, salary and insurance.
# All ground transportation by private vehicle.
# All necessary permits.
# Tourist Service Charge.
# Office Service Charge.
# All government tax.
# First Aid Medical Kit box.

Our Package Exclusive
# Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
# International Airfare to and from Nepal.
# Travel Insurance.
# Nepal Tourist Visa Fees.
# Items and expenses of personal nature.
# All kind of alcoholic drinks (beer, wine, whisky), cold drink (mineral water, coke, fanta, sprite, juice), laundry service, postage, phone calls, internet, donations, museum entry fees etc during the trip.
# Personal Trekking Equipments such as sleeping bags, walking poles, down jackets, walking boots. (It can be hired/bought in Kathmandu and Pokhara).
# Emergency Evacuation (Medical Insurance and Helicopter Rescue in case of accident and can be paid either insurance company or clients themselves).
# Any cost arises due to a change of the program/itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, strike and some accidental problems.
# Horse/Pony renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
# Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost inclusive.
# Tipping Tips for guide, porters, drivers and horse man.

Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory and can be treated end of the trip if satisfied.

N. B. This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailor-made”. The package itinerary can be redesigned or changed due to trekker’s fitness and time frame of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depend on your budget. Please email to us at mystiquenepaltreks@yahoo.com for more details and discussions for suitably programs.

P.S. In case of Emergency Evacuation during the trip, Helicopter Rescue will be arranged by Mystique Nepal Himalayan Trekking & Expedition (P) Ltd within 1-2 hours in first call. The cost of the rescue must be paid by the clients themselves or insurance company.

TREKKING/TOUR CANCELLATION PROCEDURES:
There will be a cancellation fee of 30% for any cancellation unforeseen problems shown one month prior to Trekking/Tour departure date, a cancellation fee of 50% two weeks prior to Trekking/Tour departure date and no refund thereafter. No refund for no shows & delay arrivals whatsoever reason.
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