Gurung community of Nepal is Mongolian Tibetan ethnic people who are habituated mainly in the western region of Nepal. Most of these people also known as “Tamu” reside in district of Kaski, Lamjung, Baglung, Gorkha and Dhading. These people are well known across the globe because of their bravery during World War II under British Army. These fearsome fighters usually habituate in deep valleys and high hills. These people have their own language, culture and traditions. To understand such rich ethnic group of people in Nepal Gurung Heritage Trail is an ideal trekking package to choose. Unique Adventure International has planned the itinerary for Gurung Heritage Trail in such a way that people can reach almost 4 major Gurung/Ghale villages across Lamjung and Kaski districts of Nepal. Once you land in Kathmandu we will escort you to Lake City Pokhara which is heartland of Gurung Community as well. From this place for almost 4 days travelers will be staying in authentic local house of Gurungs. Home Stay concept is flourishing rapidly in Nepal and it is really very attractive for both international and domestic travelers. The village of Thunsikot, Pas Gaon, Bhujung and Ghale Gaon are nerve center of Gurung Civilization. These places are not only popular for the cultural understanding but also for spectacular mountain vistas and hilly landscape. Terraced farmlands, forests, rivers and local rituals will make the trip momentous. While you enjoy nature’s allures while walking on trail; evening at Gurung house will be full of fun. Local delicacies, locally brewed alcohols and traditional folk songs will definitely revitalize the soul. You will miss these villages and Gurung people once you return from the trip. Explore majestic Gurung Villages of Nepal with us. Participate in Gurung Heritage Trail and experience the grandest moments of strolling around mountains, hills, forests and Ghale villages.
Trek Facts

Country: Nepal
Grade: Easy
Area:  Ghalegaun Village
Total Duration: 10 Days
Season: February to June and September to November
Altitudes: 2200 m

Day 01:   Pokhara / Kathmandu – Beshi Sahar (823m): 6/7 hours
Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar. It takes six to seven hours to reach Besisahar  by bus. Overnight at hotel/ lodge.

Day 02:   Beshi Sahar – Ghalegaun (2050m.): 6/7 hours 
This day after walking 6/7 hours we will reach Ghalegaun. We can also hire a jeep which will take 3 hours and after walking 1 hour we will reach Ghalegaun. Here we will be welcomed by local villagers with garlands and Tika. This Ghalegaun village has major settlement of Gurung community (one of the ethnic groups of Nepal), at night we will enjoy Gurung cultural show organized by locals.  From here we can see whole Manaslu range including Lamjung himal, Annapurna III, IV, Machhapuchhre. Overnight homestay and enjoy local food.

Day 03:   Ghalegaun – Ghanpokhara (2150m.) – Ghalegaun: 2 hours
Wake up early morning, viewing the sunrise, Mt. Annapurna  and Manasulu range, Marshyangdi, river valley, Khudi river valley and many more, After breakfast, 1 hour hike to Ghan Pokhara village, we will explore the village then back to Ghalegaun and enjoy culture the local hospitality, tradition. Overnight at home stay.

Day 04:   Ghalegaun – Bhujung (1625 m) 2:30 hrs
After breakfast, 2 hour walk for Bhujung school, viewing the ever green waterfalls, Midim river valley, mountain village, half hour walk for Bhujung. Overnight at home stay and enjoy local food.

Day 05:   Bhujung (Rest day):
This is one of the biggest Gurunug village on this trail. We can explore the rich gurung culture , tradition and life style of the people of Bhujung. From Bhujung we can enjoy the view of Lamjung himal. Overnight at home stay and enjoy local food.

Day 06:   Bhujung – Pasgaun(1700 m): 5/6 hours
This day we will walk 5 to 6 hours to reach Pasgaun. The first 1 hour is downhill up to Midim river and then 3 hours uphill to reach Deurali and after 1 hour downhill we will arrive at Pasgaun.  The trail pass through terrain fields, village and jungle. Pasgaun village is rich in gurung culture and tradition. Overnight home stay and enjoy local food.

Day 07:   Pasgaun – Pakhurikot (1350 m): 5 hrs
This on the way to Phakurikot we pass through several villages on the way and we can see the  Manaslu and Annapurna mountain range and Pokhara valley. Overnight at home stay and enjoy local food.

Day 08:   Pakhurikot – Yanjakot (1440 m): 6/7 hrs
This day we will have long walk  to reach yanjakot .  on the way we pass through the villages and terrain fields .At Bhachok we will have our lunch and after lunch we will walk around 3-4 hours to reach yanjakot. Overnight at home stay.

Day 9:   Yanjakot – Tanting (1580 m) – Siklis (1980 m) 5/6 hours
This day we walk 3-4 hours to reach Tangting village the way is downhill and almost flat . Tangting is a beautiful village to experience people and culture of the local peoples. From Tangting it takes 2 hour uphill to reach Siklis . Siklis is one of the biggest Gurung village on this trail, in Siklis we can explore the local culture tradition ,architecture and life style of the people of Siklis as well we can enjoy panoramic view of Mt. Lamjung , Annapurna II , Machapuchhre .Overnight at home stay.

Day 10: Sikles – Pokhara : 5 hours
After breakfast, we will drive to Pokhara. It will take  around 5 hours by local bus to reach Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.

 

 

Note: This trek also possible to begin from Siklesh and end on Besi sahar. The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depending on your requirement.

  • Transfer airport – hotel – airport
  • 4 Nights Hotel/Resort in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Transportation Kathmandu – Besisahar and Siklis – Pokhara by private vehicle/local bus
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Fee
  • All local food (breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee) during the trek
  • Accommodation at home stay during the trek
  • Guide  and porter-s during the trek
  • Guide and porters all meal, accommodation, daily wages, transportation and insurance
  • Transportation Pokhara – Kathmandu by flight/private vehicle/tourist bus including guide
  • Porter-s transportation Pokhara – Kathmandu by bus
  • Farewell dinner
  • Company service charge
  • All necessary government taxes
  • Personal equipment
  • Personal and medical insurance
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
  • Bar bills and beverage (like mineral water, coke, beer and etc.)
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Any other services, which is not mentioned above
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