Sunday, January 29, 2017

Trekking the Gurung Heritage Trail (Ghale Gaun to Pokhara)

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 Trekking the Gurung Heritage Trail (Ghale Gaun to Pokhara)
Annapurna Gurung Heritage Trail

Gurung Heritage Trail of Ghanpokhara One of the short, easy and popular Gurung Heritage Trail trekking in Annapurna area, lies western part of Nepal. Providing a wonderful insight into Nepalese rural life with few uphill climbs of any significance. This area is also home to the famous honey hunters of Nepal. This short trek is the perfect compliment to discovering some of the other highlights of Nepal – historic towns, white water rafting and the country’s most famous conservation area.
The view from the villages stretches from Buddha Himal (6673m), himalchuli and Manaslu (8156m) 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 he dense forests, villages and awesome waterfalls.
This route attracts novice trekkers and walkers and nature lovers because of its lower altitude although there are some very good views of the Himalayas without actually having to ascend into them. Trekkers carry only day pack and walk at their own pace.

Trip Facts

Trip duration - 11 days
Trek Duration - 4 days
Max. Altitude - 1400m.
Group Size - Min-1
Trekking From – Pokhara
Trekking End – Khudi
Grade – Easy
Transportation – drive
Type – Homestay
Culture – Buddhist and Hindu religon.
Himalayan Sights – Spectacular views of Annapurna, Fishtail, Hiunchuli and many other peaks.
Attraction of the trek – Gurung Village.
Activity – Trekking and Cultural excursion
Highlights of trip - Gurung’s settlements traditional lifestyles

Detail Itinerary of Gurung Heritage Trail
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m.)
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara.
Day 04 : Drive to Thunsikot, homestay
Day 05: Trek to Pas Gaon, homestay
Day 06: Trek to Bhujung, homestay
Day 07: Trek to Ghale Gaon/ Ghanapokhara, homestay
Day 08: Explore Ghanapokhara, homestay
Day 09: Trek to Khudi, homestay
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu hotel.
Day 11: Final Departure from Kathmandu.


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