Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House Lodge
  • Group Size: 1
  • Max Elevation: 2100 m


  • View of Mt. Machapuchare (Fish-Tail) 6,693m Annapurna I 8,091m, Annapurna II 7,939m Annapurna IV 7,525m, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu peak with Boudha Himal 6,974m, Himal Chuli 6,747m.
  • Unspoiled Gurung/Ghale ethnic culture and traditions
  • Untouched by city vibes and pollution.
  • Opportunity to closely observe and participate in cultural acts like dancing, and singing.
  • Warm Welcome and Farewell traditions
  • Serve Traditional Nepali foods

Short Cultural Ghale Gaun Trekking led by an expert guide and staff of Nepal Adventure Team, one of the cultured and open destinations for foreigners of the Lamjung Himal region of the eastern Annapurna mountain range located west of the massive Manaslu Himalaya.

Ghale Gaun is enriched by the Gurung and Ghale ethnic groups of Nepal. They own a range of languages, dresses, dances, songs, and cultures. Short Cultural Ghale Gaon trekking offers a breathtaking view of majestic western Himalayas, including Mt. Machapuchare (Fish-Tail) at 6,693m Annapurna I at 8,091m, Annapurna II at 7,939  m Annapurna IV 7,525m, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu peak with Boudha Himal 6,974m, Himal-Chuli 6,747m.

Beyond the touch of city vibes and pollution, enriched with culture and nature, Cultural Annapurna Ghalegaun takes the trekkers to the real ongoing experience of Nepali Gurung Village. Fresh meadows and green woods accompanied by mountain ranges set the stage for the trekkers to dance to cultural beats and flow with the cultural music to groom themselves for the next level of refreshment.

A short Cultural Ghale Gaun trek on the popular Annapurna circuit around the alpine mid-hills of Lamjung Himal leads you to hidden ridges of Ghalegaon and Ghanpokhara. They are the home of the gallant Gorkha, renowned soldiers for bravery and loyalty in the British and Indian Army Gorkha Battalion. Besides, they are farmers and cattle herders who run their daily life.

Nepal Adventure Team organizes the Short Cultural Ghale Guan Trek to offer the opportunity to interact with the locals, cherish their ethnic culture, and dance to their cultural beats with them. Basically, the Ghale Gaon trek is a short break in cultured village life. Nepal Adventure Team ensures to treasure trekkers’ level of desire for Nepal visit.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines
  • Day 02Preparation day in Kathmandu
  • Day 03Drive to Khudi (960 m) via Beshishar (800 m) - 06 hours
  • Day 04Trek to Ghalegaon (1700 m) - 06 hours
  • Day 05Trek to Ghanpokhara village (2670 m) - 05 hours
  • Day 06Trek back to Khudi - 05 hours
  • Day 07Drive back to Kathmandu - 06 hours
  • Day 08International departure for homeward bound
  • Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines

    Nepal Adventure Team’s staff and guide receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to the respective hotels in Thamel, tourist hub of Kathmandu. After refreshment, our guide / leader brief you regarding hotels, Nepali cultures, tours and Annapurna Base Camp Trekking along with welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant assisted by a folk cultural program.

    • Day 02 Preparation day in Kathmandu

      Briefing about the entire trekking schedule and associated team members will be carried out. Nepal Adventure Team helps to sort the required documents and tricks for the trek. You can utilize this day to take rest from long flight or for the sightseeing of Kathmandu valley which include the UNESCO’s World Heritage sites as Sawayambhu, Pashupatinath, Bouddha

      • Day 03 Drive to Khudi (960 m) via Beshishar (800 m) - 06 hours

        We have an early drive to mid west of Nepal aiming towards Besisahar. Besisahar is the main town on the trail heading to Manang and Ghale Gaun. Likewise, our night stop is Khudi which requires the ride on off road. We pass through the village and terrace farms while landing to Khudi village.

        • Day 04 Trek to Ghalegaon (1700 m) - 06 hours

          This is the first day to walk on which we reach to Ghalegaun. Speifically, we walk through ridges and feel the cooler alpine climate. The route passes through pleasant forest of rhododendron, oaks and pine and spread out Sheppard’s huts and shelters over wide green meadows guiding Balungpani , small farm village at with incredible views of Annapurna, Lamjung and Manaslu mountain range. From here, Ghalegaun is an hour away walk. Ghalegaon have the tradition to welcome guests with greater Gurung/ Ghale ethnic group traditions. You have enough leisure time to explore Ghalegaun village, locals, lifestyle, culture and attractive surroundings. Nearby, it has small tea garden, view point, temple and monasteries

          • Day 05 Trek to Ghanpokhara village (2670 m) - 05 hours

            Enjoyable time around Ghalegaon with interesting Gurung culture we move to Ghalegaon another Gurung village named as Ghanpokhara. This is the gratifying walk through pristine forested area with amazing landscapes and snowcapped peaks. Gradual winding trail with certain ups and downs guides to Ghanpokhara. Ghanpokhara is a large farm village embellished with local culture, lifestyle and farmlands. Warm reception with time to observe the village life and views is provided. 

            • Day 06 Trek back to Khudi - 05 hours

              With the enough exposure to Gurung/Ghale culture in Ghalegaun and Ghanpokhara, a warm farewell fills the energy to reach Khudi in a day. The paths seems easier as your breathe won’t raise due to downhill walk. You can just gradually walk watching the hills, village, trails below and your head covered with trees and mountains. After a long walk, rest at Khudi and enjoy the last day in village during this trek.

              • Day 07 Drive back to Kathmandu - 06 hours

                Drive back to Kathmandu after a wonderful trip in the high hill of Lamjung and Annapurna area. On reaching in Kathmandu, you are safely transferred to respective hotels with leisure for relaxation and shopping around.

                • Day 08 International departure for homeward bound

                  As per your schedule, Nepal Adventure Team drops you to Tribhuvan International Airport. Nepal Adventure Team is open to your feedback and reviews as well as bid you goodbyes with the hope to meet you soon in your next trip in Nepal. We are confident that you had great trip with Nepal Adventure team.

                  Trip Map

                  Ghale Gaun Village Trek map

                  What's Included


                  • Airport pick-up and drop-by car
                  • Welcome and farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant
                  • Kathmandu to Benshisahar by Bus
                  • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis
                  • 4 nights teahouse lodge on the mountain
                  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tea/coffee in a cup for 4 days
                  • Experienced and English-speaking trekking guide his salary, travel, food, accommodation, equipment, and insurance.
                  • Porter his salary, food, travel, accommodation, equipment, and insurance
                  • Pickup from Khudi by car to Kathmandu
                  • TIMS card fee (Trekkers Information Management System)
                  • Route maps, Nepal Adventure Team’s ( NAT) t-shirt
                  • First Aid medical kit
                  • All government VAT, and Local Taxes 


                  • Nepal visa fee and International flight
                  • Extra drinks as alcoholic and non-alcoholic
                  • Personal expenses
                  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
                  • Travel and rescue insurance

                  PRICES & DATES

                  Useful Information

                  Passport and Visa

                  All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Getting a visa must be the easiest one though. You just have to go to the Nepalese Embassy/consulate in your country or it can also be obtained upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. To get a visa, you need to bring 2 pp size photos, visa fees, and a valid passport.

                  Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost

                  15 Days – 30 USD

                  30 Days – 50 USD

                  90 Days – 125 USD

                  For more information, please contact the Department of Immigration.
                  Kalikasthan, Kathmandu
                  Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934
                  E-mail: [email protected].

                  Means of Transport

                  Tourist bus or private vehicle and walking. All the cost is already included unless otherwise noted.

                  Travel Insurance

                  Travel insurance is a must when you travel abroad. Therefore before you come to Nepal, please make sure you have your insurance documents with you since our insurance companies cannot insure foreign nationals. Because of the reason that they cover all the expenses if you face some unfortunate happenings and you have to be rescued or medically assisted during the trip or if your belongings are lost or stolen.

                  Solo Travellers

                  We have arranged for a single traveler to pay for a single trip only. He has to share the accommodation with other people of the same gender though while he can also join the other groups.

                  Foods and Accommodations

                  All meals are provided during the trek while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Generally, traditional Nepalese(daal, Bhat, curry, and pickle), Tibetan, Continental, Indian and other cuisines are available in the local lodges/teahouses. There will also be a welcome and farewell dinner for guests in Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you'll be staying in the best quality standard hotel, on a twin-sharing basis. On trekking, accommodations are simple yet comfortable on-mountain lodges. Toilets and bathrooms need to be shared in some teahouses.
                  Note: Single room is always available but only on special requests and spending extra bucks.

                  Health and Fitness Required

                  No previous experience is required since it's a moderate trek. But you being a healthy person, physically and mentally is very important. It is better if we prepare ourselves a few days/weeks prior to the start of the trek by jogging and running regularly since will be walking a lot of ups and downs in the hills, ridges, villages, and mountains. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions should inform us beforehand.

                  First Aid Kit/High Altitude Sickness

                  Nepal Adventure Team strongly suggests that you have your own personal first aid or medical kit. This trip takes you to some high altitudes though not much but the slow walks and regular stops between the walks will help you acclimatize to high altitude saving you from the high altitude sickness called AMS(acute mountain sickness). Gaining altitude without proper consideration of AMS is fatal.

                  Your Guide and Porter

                  Since mountain trekking takes you to remote places over high altitudes, the leader should have a piece of significant knowledge in the field so that he can wonderfully and safely lead you there clearing any obstacles on the way. We, Nepal Adventure Team can proudly say that our guides are highly qualified for the role. They are fully trained, experienced, and licensed. They have undergone a whole lot of training to make themselves useful in various situations and to make your journey a smooth and pleasant one.
                  Our porters are always fully equipped with the gears they need and as per the company policy, they are always insured and completely looked after. They are our backbone. We allow a maximum weight of 25 kg to be carried by one porter. We make sure that they are well-paid and well-treated.

                  Best Time to Travel

                  The best time for trekking to the Ghale Gaun Village trek is Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) because the weather is warm and moderate while the view and visibility are the best. The winter is also somehow fine but the monsoon is the less frequented time because of the occasional heavy rain and when the roads might be troublesome.

                  Equipment and Packing Lists

                  After booking with Nepal Adventure Team, please pack the necessary items as listed:

                  1. Travel documents: passport, visa(if you have one), travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, passport photo (x 2)
                  2. Bank cards or credit cards, travelers' cheques, etc
                  3. Comfortable boots and runners/sports shoes.
                  4. 6-8 pairs of socks woolen/cotton.
                  5. Fleece jacket, Down / Duvet Jacket, and Rain / windproof jacket.
                  6. Gloves- 2 pairs.
                  7. T-shirts 4-6 pcs, shirts(woolen/cotton).
                  8. A cap for the day and a woolen hat or Balaclava for evening/morning wear.
                  9. Trousers.
                  10. Short and tracksuits.
                  11. Sleeping bag (4 seasons) with inner liner.
                  12. Large and small towels.
                  13. Toiletries.
                  14. Water bottle.
                  15. Sun /snow glass.
                  16. Ski / walking poles(optional but useful).
                  17. First Aid/medical kit.
                  18. Rucksack/backpack.
                  19. Duffel Bags(carried by porters or animals).
                  20. Torch / Flashlights with spare batteries.
                  21. Pen knife/ Swiss knife.
                  22. Scarf/mask (for dust and wind).
                  23. Personal hygiene stuff.
                  24. Any other extras you feel are necessary like binoculars, cameras, books, journals, and more.

                  Precautionary Note:

                  Trekking has been long established in Nepal, so the itineraries are modified and moderated in such a way that you can take it easy and slow. DO NOT RUSH AND ENJOY. There is plenty of time and the guide will keep track of you all the time. It might be a bit harder or a bit colder but you will get used to it.

                  Additional Money

                  Every traveler is different and they spend their own way. Some spend on food and drinks while others on souvenirs. Either way, consider your own spending habits and also tipping, emergency fund ($200), etc before you pack up and leave.

                  Trip Specific Safety

                  Your guide is always there for your safety concerns and looking after your valuables. But you have to be equally careful. Carry some sort of wallet or belt for your important documents and money. The hotels have a safety deposit box where the lock is recommended before passing the luggage.

                  A Couple of Rules

                  Possession or use of any illegal drugs is totally intolerable. It is because of the law that respects the local people and their culture. The group will be expelled in such a case.

                  Responsible Tourism

                  Nepal Adventure Team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local people and the surrounding environment. Our clients too have an important role to

                  • Respect the local laws, customs, and beliefs
                  • Always ask for permission before doing something local or consult the leader
                  • Keep the area the same as you found it, wherever you go, and dispose of rubbish
                  • Support local skills to encourage positive sides of tourism.

                  Feedback and Reviews

                  This is very very important for us. After your travel, we want your feedback whether it is good or bad since that's the way we can thrive further. To motivate you to finish the review or feedback online, we are going to give you an 8% discount on your next trip with us. Outstanding, ain't it?

                  Additional Information

                  For all the additional information, go to Contact Us by message, and call Mr. Jeevan Thapa Magar at +977 9851234322 (Viber/WhatsApp) 

                  Client Reviews

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                    Rating Review by: David, United Kingdom

                    Hidden Gem in the Himalayas

                    Tucked away in the hills of central Nepal, Ghale Gaun welcomed us with open arms and stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains. Walking through the village, we were greeted by friendly smiles and curious children, eager to share their way of life with us. The homestay experience provided a unique insight into Gurung culture, from traditional meals to cultural performances.

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                    Rating Review by: Juan, Greece

                    Immersing in Gurung Hospitality

                    Staying in traditional homestays allowed us to experience their way of life firsthand, from participating in daily activities to sharing stories around the fireplace. The surrounding landscapes, with terraced fields and panoramic mountain views, added to the charm of the experience. It's a trek I'll never forget!!