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Home to Ghales, the famed Gurungs who made known to the whole world ferocity of Gorkhas, Ghale Gaun is a masterpiece of scenic grandeur coupled with hospitality rivaling the world. Repository of a unique ethnic culture Ghele Gaun is a true microcosm of stunning natural beauty mixed with an unspoiled ethnic life style. This village is located the district of Lamjung, Ghale Gaun is approximately 205km north west of Kathmandu and 125 km north east of Pokhara the picturesque hill town of western Nepal. Ghale Gaun Perched atop a ridge at an altitude of 2016 meters from the sea level, Ghale Gaun is probably the only place which commands a superb breathtaking view of majestic western Himalayas including Machhapuchhre(6693m) Annapurna(8091m), Annapurna II (7939m) Annapurna IV (7525m), Lamjung Himal(6932m), Bouddha Himal(6974m), Himalchuli(6747m) and many more smaller peaks. Taking advantage of such a unique location, Ghale Gaun- a picturesque hamlet of about 95 Gurung style houses, has recently been marketed as a new destination to experience Village tourism. Accordingly quite a number of houses have been prepared for domestic and international visitors with comfortable basic amenities. Besides the scenic extravaganza of the peaks, the warm and sincere hospitality of the Gurung people is also bound to overwhelm the visitors. Here food items such as grain, vegetable, meat, milk, eggs, are all locally produced and are indeed for any chemical fertilizers. In addition, the life-style of the village truly reflects an exotic living ethnic tradition handed down since ages. The social life is replete with interesting rituals of life cycle; birth, wedding, death etc., religious events and a lively cultural tradition of dance and music and it is well augmented by interesting locally produced exotic handicrafts and utensils. Activities around Ghale Gaun include bird watching at Talangyo Lake and visits to the Utter Kanya Temple, Pempro Fall, Batase Cave and the Khudi hydroelectric dam site.

Cultural Attractions
Ghale Gaun -Ghanpokhara are model villages for experiencing the typical culture and lifestyle of the Gurung people. Traditional customs are still followed during births, deaths, marriages and at other important times in a person’s life. Age-old cultural dances like the Jhyaure, Serka, Dohori, Ghantu, Ghyabring, Krishna Charitra and Jhakri are performed on various occasions accompanied by different musical instruments with the dancers in traditional dress. Visitors to Ghale Gaun-Ghanpokhara are welcomed with offering of garlands and tika while music and dances are performed and traditional farewell songs are sung when guests depart. Nepali New Year and Buddha Jayanti are celebrated with traditional dance called Ghatu

Highest Elevation: 2157m
Tour Style: Home-Stay
Major attraction: Magnificent Mountains view including Annapurna Range, Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu, unobstructed Sunrise & Sunset View, Buddhist Monuments, Waterfalls, Culture, Lifestyle, Wildlife, Natural beauty and warm hospitality.

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
    Day 2: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley by private car. Overnight in Hotel.
    Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Khudi 790m (7/8 hours). Overnight in Hotel.
    Day 4: Walk from Khudi to Ghale Gaun 2’095m (5/6 hours). Overnight in Home-Stay.
    Day 5: Hike to Ghanpokhara Village 2’157m (1 hour). Overnight in Home-Stay.
    Day 6: Walk from Ghale Gaun to Beshisahar 760m (4/5 hours). Overnight in Hotel.
    Day 7: Drive from Beshisahar to Kathmandu (6/7 hours) and transfer to Hotel.
    Day 8: Sightseeing tour to Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Square by private car. Overnight in Hotel.
    Day 9: Departure to International Airport.

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