Ghalegaun Short Trek
Ghalegaun Short Trek is an attractive village. It is situated on the foothills of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal around 2,100 meters above sea level. The normal route to reach Ghale Gaun is through the Besisahar-Baglungpani-Kapur Gaun. This is one of the popular homestay destinations in Nepal. Ghale Gaun is probably one of the best examples of homestay villages among the south Asian villages which are promoting community-based touring with courteous hospitality.
Ghalegaun Short Trek is a hilly settlement that comes under Kholasothar Rural Municipality. It is on its way to becoming the first “smart village” in the country. To materialize this vision, villagers are currently working towards beautifying the village. By laying out new flower beds, replacing roofs on old houses, among other overhauls.
Originally inhabited by Tamu (Gurung sub-caste) folks, Ghale Gaun features homestay facilities. In an idyllic rural setting that highlights the Tamu culture through its hospitality. The village showcases the rich culture and history of the Tamu people. Through age-old cultural dances like Ghatu, Krishna Charitra, Sorathi, and Jhyaure Nach. These dances are always accompanied by traditional musical instruments. Brought to life by dancers bedecked in traditional Gurung dresses.
This village is popular as a Ghale Gaun from the beginning. Ghale Gaun village tour promoted rural economy, local’s involvement, typical culture. The homestay village provides a solar hot shower, a basic room, clean outside toilet. Buffalo milk, fresh vegetables, seasonal fruits are available.
Local make a tumpline, basket from the Himalayan bamboo, rural lifestyle, Gurung, Ghale tradition, hospitality, even daily lifestyle is interesting. Annual approximately 20000 people with 1000 foreigners visit there. Ghanpokhara at 2175 m (60 households, 45 minutes hiking) and Bhujung at 1642 m (500 households.
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Ghalegaun is a colorful village with picturesque hills and mountain scenery. This is one of the unspoiled habitats of Gheles, the famous Gurungs, the legendary ‘Gurkhas’ of western Nepal. Ghalegaun is 205 km northwest of Kathmandu and 125 km northeast of Pokhara.
Perched at the ridge top at 2,095 m, the village hosts the close-up view of western Himalayas including Machhapuchhare (6693m), Annapurna (8091m), Annapurna II (7939m) Annapurna IV (7525m), Lamjung Himal, Bouddha Himal (6974m), Himalchuli(6747m) and other small peaks.
The trek allows you to experience the indigenous people, their lifestyle, culture, socio-economic status, and more in just a few days’ trips. You can attend cultural events while staying at the local peoples’ houses. And, enjoy tantalizing views of the Annapurna region, Ganesh Himal, Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu Himal.
The Gurung people with their traditional costumes, dances, and lifestyle with practices like Shamanism, Lamaism, herbal medication, etc allow you to experience a cultural trip like no other.
A little detour to the Ghanpokhara village lets you enjoy the mountain peaks, Himalayan flora and fauna, and the specialty of the place’s honey hunting sites. Comfortable stay in local’s house and lodges run by local people offers you memorable food with warm hospitality.
- The village is surrounded by the Annapurna Circuit.
- Typical village Homestay is a destination to experience village tourism
- Magnificent Mountains view including Annapurna Range, Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu
- The warm hospitality of Gurung people
- Organic local food and culture and lifestyle of local people
- Country-side experience