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- Contact Person : Bhagwat Simkhada
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- Address : Thamel, Marg Kathmandu
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Max Altitude:2095 m
Activity:Trekking and Hiking
Route :Ghalegaun, Khudi, Kathmandu
Group Size :1-16
Tour Customize :On Request
Trip Grade :Easy
Best Season:Feb- May/ Aug- Nov
- Enjoy the panorama of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal ranges.
- Experience the culture and traditions of Gurung and Magar ethnic communities.
- Visit some of the famous landmarks in and around Ghalegaun.
- Spend your nights at local homestays and relish their hospitality.
Ghalegaun Trek is one of the shorter yet exciting trips in the company of the Annapurna Himalayas. Similarly, the trails on this trip allow you to enjoy the natural marvel of western Nepal. Likewise, the unique Gurung and Magar culture are the other attraction on the trip. Ghalegaun is the final destination on the trek and it ensures plenty of interaction with the local lifestyle and the nearby Himalayas. Thus, the trek is a magical journey to the beautiful mountains and ethos of Nepal.
Firstly, your arrival in Kathmandu marks the beginning of the trip. Here, you spend an extra day exploring the city, which is home to seven UNESCO world heritage sites. The city and the cultural heritages display Newar art, lifestyle, and norms. Next, the trip heads west towards Khudi as you drive across the Prithvi Highway. Khudi is the starting point on the trek, and the trail ascends ever so slightly from here. You will continue across a mix of human-made and natural trails while enjoying the views of the Annapurna and Lamjung Himal ranges. After walking for a few hours, you will reach Ghalegaun. It is also a popular place for wild honey hunting. Hollywood movies also visualized traditional wild honey hunting.
Ghalegaun is a vibrant village of Gurung and the Magar ethnic group. Here, you can participate in traditional dance and stay in local homestays. Also, the local museum and temple are other notable destinations in Ghalegaun. After exploring Ghalegaun to your heart’s content, you begin the return trek. The trail will descend for most parts and takes you through many villages on the way. Finally, you will reach Besisahar from where you drive back to Kathmandu.
The trek is a fairly easy one and anyone with average physical shape can do the trek. Also, the spring and autumn seasons are the best time for the trek. Similarly, you can also opt to do this trek during winter but we do advise you to avoid the monsoon.
At Himalayan Adventure Treks, we look to provide the finest services to our clients. Likewise, we have many other trips and offers around the countries with Nepal, Bhutan & Tibet.
- Detail Itinerary
- Trip Dates
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley & trek Preparation. (B)
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Chandisthan (790m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 04: Trek from Chandisthan to Ghalegaun (2070m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 05: Exploration day to Bhujung Ghalegaun (2070m). (B/L/D)
Day 06: Trek from Ghalegaun to Besisahar (800m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 07: Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu 5-6 hours. (B/D)
Day 08: Departure to Airport. (B)
- Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.
- Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley & trek Preparation. (B)
- Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Chandisthan (790m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 04: Trek from Khudi to Ghalegaun (2070m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 05 : Exploration day to Bhujung Ghalegaun (2070m). (B/L/D)
- Day 06: Trek from Ghalegaun to Besisahar (800m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 07: Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 08: Departure to Airport. (B)
Your arrival in Kathmandu will be marked by landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). A company representative of Himalayan Adventure Treks & Tours will receive you and transfer you to your hotel. Evening you can meet the participants and the trek members. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, we start for the Kathmandu city tour which includes four of the UNESCO heritage site in the valley.
Pashupatinath: The temple is one of the most sacred pilgrims sites for Hindus all over the world. It is the temple of Lord Shiva, the temple where the dead bodies are criminated on the Bank of Bagmati River.
Boudhanath Stupa: which is one of the biggest stupas in Asia and the holiest Buddhist Pilgrims and famous tourist destination in Valley. It is also famous for over 50 Tibetan gompas or monasteries.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: It holds the places of the ancient king who ruled over the then Kathmandu Kingdom.
Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple): It is located in the heart of the valley. It is another famous tourist destination and holiest Buddhist pilgrims.
Today after your breakfast you will embark on a vehicular journey over the circuitous but comfortable highway towards Besisahar. Besisahar is the district capital of Lamjung and also a big market. But you will not stay here, rather hike for 1.5 hours to Chandisthan.
After breakfast at the lodge, the trek begins toward the northwest of Khudi along the bank of the river. It is beautiful walking through the forest and many waterfalls along the way. After a short ascend you reach Ghalegaun village which is a beautiful settlement of Gurung which is a major ethnic group of Nepal. This evening spends your time walking around the village.
After you have your breakfast, you will travel around the village exploring different aspects of the traditional Gurung village (Ghale is a sub-class of the Gurung ethnicity) like food, dance (Jhyaure, Sherka, Ghatu, etc.), culture, tea garden, etc. You will also visit another scenic Gurung village Ghanpokhara, which is located about a 30-minute walk from Ghalegaon. Ghanpokhara is also home to the Gurkha soldiers renowned for their astounding bravery.
After breakfast the trail descends through the small village and forest to the riverside. The trail continues leads along the bank of the river till Khudi then we walk around through the village up to the Besisahar. This is a big town now and the headquarters of Lamjung district. where you stop for overnight.
Breakfast at the lodge and take a bus ride back to Kathmandu. It is beautiful driving along the Prithivi highway which has beautiful scenery.
Arrive evening in Kathmandu and walk around Thamel for the last shopping if required. Evening we will celebrate the farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with a cultural performance
A representative from Himalayan Adventure Treks and Tours will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
- Pick up from Airport and Transfer to the hotel.
- Three night’s 3* hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
- Kathmandu sightseeing by private vehicle with an experienced tour guide.
- Lunch dinner and breakfast during trekking.
- Kathmandu/ Besisahar/Kathmandu by local bus. (can upgrade to private vehicle)
- Trekking Park Permit (ACAP).
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
- All necessary paper works.
- All accommodations in homestay/tea houses during the Treks.
- An experienced, helpful, and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 clients).
- An arrangement of Travel rescue.
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- All government taxes.
- Last Night’s farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with a cultural performance.
- Nepal Visa fee you may obtain easily in Kathmandu airport.
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
- Entrance fees in Kathmandu.
- Extra night Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Ghalegaun because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) 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).
Entrance fees of Heritage Sites of Nepal:
Nepal is famous for world heritage sites, Tourist attractions places, and monuments areas. Tourism is the second income source of the country. Entrance fees, National park fees, climbing royalties are the backbone of the Nepalese economy. Foreigner tourists visiting heritage sites, attraction places, and monuments of the country and have to pay a certain entrance fee to get inside the area. The people of South Asian countries (SAARC) have to pay fewer entrance fees in comparison to tourists from other countries. Many tourists want to see the typical Nepalese art and cultural places, happily paying the entrance fee because it is worth paying to visit.
The 7 heritage sites of Kathmandu valley are amazing. Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Changunarayan have their own history. They are not only rich in art and architecture but also fountain spiritual places of Hinduism and Buddhism. Most of the constructions made have a tantric background and old history. Not only the Kathmandu valley but other parts of the country are also rich in nature and history. Lumbini (Birth Place of Gautam Buddha) Chitwan National park, Pokhara, Nagarkot, Trekking trails, Peak climbing, Expedition are the main tourist destination in Nepal and main income sources of the country. It is the government that keeps the price of priceless monuments and makes some money from tourists who visit them.
Please find the attached PDF file for the Entrance fees of World heritage and other attraction places in Nepal.
Many people have questions as to what level of physical fitness is required for trekking in Nepal and that is extremely reliant on what activity the visitor is engaging in Nepal With that said, for a standard easy trek to Extreme hard level of trekking. The daily activity (trek) would be 5-6 hours,(depend on the trekking trail) and elevation will generally not exceed 5,600 meters like Everest Base Camp, Throng la passes, Chola passes treks and other passes or Base Camp but some of them are less than 4000m. The trekking day is involving both long steep climbs, and descents with a variety of terrain underfoot from well-trodden paths, to rocks covered with ice or snow, depending on the season. Mostly a day would include a number of climbs or descents of 600 meters more or less, starting after the early morning breakfast, resting at a lunch place in the afternoon, then continuous trekking until arriving at the teahouse.
In preparation for the trekking in Nepal, it is important, to begin with, the basic training requirement at least 2 months before departing for trekking in Nepal. Two to three hours of aerobic exercise like running, walking, swimming, cycling & some gym work per week is the minimum and most will find it beneficial to add some basic strength training to their physical fitness routine required for the hard trekking and for normal and easy trek just have some physical fitness is enough. One of the best ways to prepare is to take practice hikes with a daypack roughly the same weight as what you will be taking during the trek. Your calf should be enough fit and prepare for trekking. Mostly during the trekking calf pain or tiredness is the main issue. Do this only after a baseline of fitness has been reached. Moving fast is not our goal, will provide a more enjoyable and safe adventure trekking in Nepal for all easy and hard level.
Trekking Seasons in Nepal:
There are main two seasons in which Nepal where the most amount of visitors visit. (September, October & November) being the most popular season which is also called the peak season in Nepal, and spring (March, April & May) coming in close behind which is also called the mini-season in Nepal. The summer months of June, July, and August are the monsoon season and most of the time raining as such the trails are mostly washed out sometimes, and roads can sometimes be impassible due to landslide activates. Nevertheless, you can trek to rain-shadow regions like Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang during the monsoon seasons. Nepal is a suitable destination for all seasons.
Winter is very dry & extremely cold and all the high passes become inaccessible due to ice and snow conditions. The temperature doesn’t usually fluctuate during the day time temperature is around 20-25 degrees. However, you gain altitude the temperature decreases. The temperature can drop to around 0 to -25 degrees at night when staying at tented camps in Himalayan regions. Winter trek in higher altitudes is not advised due to the danger of avalanches and also altitude sickness. Although some may enjoy the sight of the snow-covered mountains as you reach your destination. However, the temperature does not change as much in lower mountain regions the nights are slightly colder than days’ time.
Autumn &Spring is the best timing for trekking in Nepal because the weather is generally warm and dry, and flowers are in bloom in the lower elevations of the country on the same time you can see the many festivals during that period.
A typical trekking day begins with the early morning breakfast around 7 am in the hotel. (Depend on the trekking region). It would advise you to pack your trekking gears in a duffle bag and essential supplies in your day pack after having breakfast; we begin the trek and head along the trail at around 8 am. The morning walk is more energetic to be longer as we begin with refreshed bodies and enthusiasm. A good morning’s walk, we make a stop for lunch at around 11-12 pm. The lunch involves group meals enjoying the vicinity around the stop & enjoys the organic & local food in the mountain. After resting for about an hour or two, we resume our trek to reach the teahouse or camp by 2-3 pm. The afternoon walk is relatively shorter and can involve games and side trips as organized by the trekking experienced guides. You also can enjoy breaks during the trek to relax, read, and stroll around the area, or doing yoga. You can explore with the local people and observe their lifestyle & culture. Dinner is served around 7-8 in the evening to round off the day.
Meals and Accommodations:
During the trekking period, the accommodation is commonly referred to as teahouses. These are family-run basic lodges that fill the role of the restaurant, Dining hall, and boarding house for tourists. Now a day’s electricity can be found in the rooms, which means one light bulb, and one or two outlets for charging electronics. The common areas are also lit by electricity. Alternatively, teahouses may also use solar, hydroelectric, or have electrical lines running into the village, so the commonality and availability of electricity may vary. Still few of the trekking route electricity services are not available. Use the local traditional kerosene light.
Most of the teahouses have private rooms, though if the trek is in a more remote or high altitude place there are limited teahouses so season time dormitories are the norm. Most of the room has 2 single beds with basic bedding, and the bathroom is shared. Some of the places we can get the private bathroom also with a mix of western and squat style toilets in the bathrooms.
Breakfast and dinner are taken at the same teahouses and these lodges have large family-style dining rooms centered on a stove or coal to provide heat basically in mountain areas. Most of the area’s menu will have Nepali-style western foods such as pancakes, pizza, burgers, fries, etc. Also on the menu is the traditional Nepali food Dal Bhat meal. This is a lentil soup with rice, vegetable, Pickle, or meat curry. Most menus will also offer a smattering of local cuisine.
Internal Flight Delays:
Nepal is an incredible and beautiful country of mixed white Mountains, deep valleys, Landscape, rivers, and green rolling hills. With this incredible diversity of landscapes, road travel can be extremely time-consuming and flights within Nepal to reach popular trekking destinations is the easiest way. Not all the trekking destination has flight service so road transportation is the only option. Mountainous terrain also comes with the possibility of in-climate weather. It mentions the incredibly high number of visitors during peak seasons makes internal flight delays a very real possibility. To manage this situation it may be helpful to have a few extras days on either end of your tour. If any cancellations or flight delays do occur (high chances of flight delays from around Kathmandu to Lukla, Everest region, Pokhara to Jomsom, Annapurna region), we also provide services to arrange chopper on the last stage to help you to be on your schedule on the premises of Civil Aviation Rules in Nepal which state that helicopters can fly if the visibility is 1500m. The cost ranges from USD400 to USD650 according to the number of passengers. The payment can be made either to the helicopter company or to us directly and can be made either by cash or using a credit card. It will be very helpful to purchase and review your insurance as some of the alternative measures for travel may be covered by the insurance companies. Flight insurance may cover changing your international flight if it is necessary.
Most expeditions, Adventurous trekking, and tours require that travel insurance and it is purchased prior to arriving in Nepal, but other normal treks and tours may not require. However, travel insurance is definitely an important consideration. There are a number of reasons to consider insurance. Firstly, it may be required, so check to see what is being asked for by the company. Second, Nepal is a landlocked country, and there are only a few direct flights. Travel in and out of the country can encounter some disruptions if purchasing insurance, make sure flight delays and cancellations also included. Always choose insurance that, though every safeguard is in place during your Holiday, there are always extenuating circumstances that may result in an accident during trekking & tours. Read carefully printout of insurance policies to ensure that the trekking or any other activity you are engaging in is covered or not, as some policies have stopped covering trekking in certain places. If you are going above 5000 m or high always mention the policies so it’s cover the chopper service in the last condition. It is very important that if you have the comfort of good insurance, so do the research and choose carefully which makes your trip relaxing and joyful.
Nepal Visa Entry Procedure:
There is only one International airport which is the Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing visas on Arrival.
‘On Arrival’ visa procedure is very quick and simple. October, November, March, April can expect some queues during peak Tourist season and October is basically the Nepalese got the Main festival Dashain. You can also get Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. The choice is yours.
Visa obtains from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, and then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter Nepal.
Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are ‘Tourist Visas’. They bear multiple Re entry facilities. Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get a ‘Tourist Visa’ to get into the country. However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from the Department of Immigration by producing the required documents.
Please click below for the online Visa form.
The following visa rules apply for tourists:
For 15 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee US $ 30 or equivalent foreign currency.
For 30 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency.
For 100 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee US $ 100 or equivalent foreign currency.
According to the immigration regulations, a tourist is allowed to stay in Nepal only for 150 days a year. You can extend the visa up to another 90 days.
US$ 2 or equivalent Nepalese currency per day for extension.
Additional US$ 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency on visa fee, if Multiple Entry facility is required for the extended period
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Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS):
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is usually seen in un-acclimatized people shortly after ascent to high altitudes. The condition occurs due to the thinning of air as the altitude increases. The condition, if not taken seriously and treated immediately, can be life-threatening and its symptoms can be seen generally above 3200 meters. The symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness are nausea, vomiting, tiredness, shortness of breath, and cerebral pain. The itineraries are designed to properly acclimatize you to the change in high altitude climate and sufficient precautionary measures too are taken to take utmost caution for our valuable guests. Our staff also equipped with cell phones and satellite phones (Option) in the occurrence of any emergency cases. We are greatly driven to keep the safety and security of our clients as our foremost concern.
Water is essential for life, and clean water is imperative while on holiday. When visiting less developed countries like Nepal it is a concern that all travelers should consider. There are few options when trekking or traveling in Nepal that will mitigate any chances of drinking contaminated water. The first consideration to take into account is that tap water should not be ingested. That even means when brushing your teeth in an urban area. Most will choose to buy bottled water and if doing so make sure the cap has sealed properly. Plastic bottle reuse is a big problem, and with that being said there are other options on the market to assist in making water drinkable. Mountain spring water is drinkable but if you use the purified tablet. The conservation area project also sells this tablet for most of the trekking area. A guide will assist you to find out it also.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu Nepal, our company representatives are stationed to welcome you to the country. We request you to carefully look for your and company name placard being held by our representatives following the events upon landing. Our representatives will be responsible to escort you up to your hotel in Kathmandu. There are many brokers, Taxi drivers, and trouble maker people offering you to carry your luggage and take you to your destination as you exit from the gate. We request you to pay no attention to these people and follow the company representatives and follow their instructions.
How to Book Your Tour:
Before booking any tour or trekking please read all the terms and conditions thoroughly and call or email the company representative with any questions prior to making any payments. Begin by filling out a booking form and pay the non-refundable deposit. Fill out the form completely and if any confusion contacts the company person so as not to disrupt the expediency of the process. The form may be submitted online or by downloading the form and mailing or Whatsapp the form to your company representative.
It is very important to understand all aspects of the chosen trip, from what’s included and excluded, to the level of service, or even what trip may be right for your level of experience and fitness. Take the time to get all the questions answered so that when booking the trip, it is without trepidation.
Equipment List for Ghalegaun Trek:
Ghaleghau Trek is easy trekking in Annapurna Region. We do recommend the equipment for this trek and we hope, this information will be helpful to you to succeed in your trip.
You will require a duffel bag or a backpack for trekking (45- 55 L) max and all our trekking stuff is kept in this duffle bag and this will be carried by our porters. However, Himalayan Adventure also provides the duffle back if needed.
A day backpack:
You will need a day backpack and you will be carrying it every day by yourself and we recommend you it has to be at least 25L and you can carry important documents like Passport, credit card along with a need to carry a water bottle, snacks bar and clothing layers (hat, gloves, fleece, sunblock, poles, etc…).
It is very important to have good trekking boots and they should be waterproof (in case of snow, or rain) Make sure it should be fit on your feet and comfortable during walking.
You need to have a pair of sports shoes or sandals to use while you are in camp or tea houses after the trek.
Better to have trekking boots so sneakers are not suitable for this trek so you can leave your sneakers in the Kathmandu hotel until you get back.
You need to have a lightweight sleeping bag that works for minus 10 degrees for the summer season but during the winter we recommend minus 15 degrees for the Ghaleghau Trek. Himalayan Adventure can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek.
You need to have good quality fleece jacket at least 1 synthetic jacket or pullovers are a great alternative to fleece because they are lighter and more compressible and gives you enough warmth during trekking.
A Down jacket is compulsory and recommends you to bring warm enough so can keep you warm during the trek.
You need to have at least 2 pairs of thick socks during the spring & autumn but winter and monsoon need at least 3 pairs of socks for the Ghaleghau Trek.
Lightweight/ warm insulated pants:
You need to have at least 2 pairs of lightweight trekking pants like Lightweight Pants/ Nylon hiking shorts, Water/windproof trousers, and Casual pants so we can use as the weather condition.
You need to have 2 ice-breaker merino wool to keep you warm from the cold or synthetic shirts and if you are not allergic to wool products, merino wool is ideal for Ghaleghau Trek.
You need to have at least two shirts.
You need to have a few pairs of underwear and this can be as much as you need as there are no washing facilities during the trek so, we highly recommend you to have enough pair of underwear.
You need at least one waterproof jacket for the rain/snow and wind and waterproof pants may be an option.
Head and face gear:
Sun Hat or cap during the daytime, Woolen Hat for morning & Evening, and Polarized sunglasses are compulsory.
You need warm gloves.
Adapter Plug for Charging the Camera and Mobile, Camera belt, Passport belt ( nice to have), Swiss army knife (option), Flashlight, Headlamp, Water bottle, Extra camera battery, Hand sanitizer, Alarm clock, Hiking poles (optional ), and Binoculars (optional).
Razor, razor blades, shaving cream, aftershave toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, sunscreen, toilet paper, small towel, and period pads (for women).
First Aid Medical Kit box (can be purchased in Thamel Kathmandu), Altitude Medicines (Diamox), Tylenol, aspirin, ibuprofen, Anti-diarrheic, Powerful antibiotics, and Nasal Spray or Drops.
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