Gurung Cultural Heritage Trail - 8 Days

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  • TRIP ID: SSNP198
  • TRIP NAME: Gurung Cultural Heritage Trail
  • DURATION: 8 Days
  • TRIP TYPE: Trekking in Nepal
  • TRIP DESTINATION: Ghalegaon, Bhujung
  • TRIP ROUTE: Kathmandu- Basisahar –Khudi-Ghalegaon-GhanPokhara- Bhujung-Pasagaon-Pakhurikot-Begnas Lake- Pokhara
  • BEST SEASON: August to May

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Gurung Cultural Heritage Trail

Gurung Heritage Trail is also popularly known as Ghalegaon trekking which is newly discovered trekking routes in the lower part of Annapurna region.

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Gurung Cultural Heritage Trail

Gurung Heritage Trail is also popularly known as Ghalegaon trekking which is newly discovered trekking routes in the lower part of Annapurna region. This trek provides and offers first-hand fantastic experience of wonderful Gurung Culture, tradition, lifestyle of densely populated Gurung villages, Local people, natural scenery, terraced filled in the hillside, gigantic forests along the routes, the natural beauty, diverse flora and fauna. Varieties of living styles, culture and traditions of different ethnic groups living in the Himalayan range and hill belt are also out standing features of the Gurung heritage trail. You can also have the fantastic and superb views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna ranges, Mt. Manaslu ranges, LamjungHimal and many more breath taking mountains.


The Ghalegaon, natural and cultural hub of Annapurna region is unique blending of beautiful landscapes situated between two beautiful rivers Marshyandi River in the east and Madi River in the south and west. This trip starts from Kathmandu by taking the bus or private vehicle. After 6 hours of driving from Kathmandu to Basisahar (760m), starts our trekking. From Basisahar trek traverse through Khudi, Ghalegaun, Ghanpokhara, Bhujung village, Pasagaun, Pakhurikot, Begnaslake and drive to Pokhara.

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Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Drive Kathmandu to Basisahar(760m) &Khudi (790m) 6-7hrs

Day 2: Khudi to Ghalegaon(2029m)& explore Ghanpokhara village 

Day 3: Ghalegaon to Bhujung village (1500m.) 3-4 hrs

Day 4: Bhujung village to Pasgaun Village (1650m)4-5hrs

Day 5: Pasgaun Village to Pakhurikot (1450m.) 4hrs

Day 6: Pakhurikot to Begnasvillage(710m) 4hrs

Day 7: Begnas Lake explore&drive to Pokhara 1.5hrs walk and 30min drive.

Day 8: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu 6-7hrs

Day 9: Final Departure

Trip Hightlights

  • Explore the Ghalegaon to observe the culture, tradition and their living style
  • Visit the Largest gurung village Bhujung (1625m) to observe different tribe
  • Glimpse of super Mountain View , Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna ranges, Mt. Manaslu ranges, LamjungHimal and many more mountains
  • Explore the Ghanpokhara village, known as capital of Gurung culture
  • Excurtion to the Wonderful Begnas Lake,
  • Excellent landscape, low land vegetation, farm lands and diverse flora and fauna
  • Best combination of Manaslu and Annapurna mountain range
  • Friendly Gurungpeople and their hospitalityand many more
  • Visit the Second largest city Pokhara and surrounding villages

Day 1: Drive Kathmandu to Basisahar(760m) &Khudi (790m) 6-7hrs
After breakfast in the morning, drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar& (Khudi/790m) 7 hrs/186km.
We drive along the Prithivi highway across beautiful villages, colorful peoples, landscapes and drive along the River Valley.
Overnight at Khudi

Day 2: Khudi to Ghalegaon(2029m)& explore Ghanpokhara village 
Start trekking to Ghalegaon from Khudi takes about 3 hours. At Khudi we explore the Walk start for GhaleGaon, arrive GhaleGaun, Welcome by GhaleGaon.
Overnight in Ghalegaon village.


Day 3: Ghalegaon to Bhujung village (1500m.) 3-4 hrs
In the morning Sightseeing (Sunrise, Mt. Manasalu& Annapurna Range). 1 hour Trek & Tour for GhanPokhara, 2 hour Trek for Bhujung School, Viewing the Medem river valley & water falls lunch / half hour trek for Bhujung village, tour to the Biggest village of Lamjung (365 House).
Overnight homestay at Bhujung village

Day 4: Bhujung village to Pasgaun Village (1650m)4-5hrs
Breakfast, Half hour walk for medem river, 3 hours adventure Jungle walk for Khumredanda, & Lunch, 1.5 hour jungle walk for Pasgaun Village.
Overnight homestay at Pasgaun Village. 


Day 5: Pasgaun Village to Pakhurikot (1450m.) 4hrs
After breakfast, 2 hours adventure Jungle walk for Bagaincha, 1 hour walk for RabayDanda, Lunch, 2 hours jungle walk for Nagidhar to Pakhurikot.Welcome by Villagers, Sightseeing, Dinner Rest.
Overnight homestay at Pakhurikot 



Day 6: Pakhurikot to Begnasvillage(710m) 4hrs
Morning sight seeing, Breakfast, 1 hour walk for Gahate Village, 2 hours adventure jungle walk for Thumsikot, Lunch, 3 hours adventure treks for Begnas village.
Overnight at Begnas lake village

Day 7: Begnas Lake explore&drive to Pokhara 1.5hrs walk and 30min drive.
Morning sight seeing 1.5 hour walk for Begnas lake and surrounding village, tour to bank of the lake, half hour drive to Pokhara, departure after lunch. On arrival to Pokara, check in to the hotel. In the evening you have option to stroll around the Fewa Lake.
Overnight at hotel in Pokhara

Day 8: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu 6-7hrs
After breakfast drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (200km/6-7hrs). Better to hold on the left panel of the vehicle to enjoy the diverse landscape and scenery en-route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. You can spend the evening leisurely; maybe catch up on some last minute shopping.
Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 9: Final Departure
You will be transfer to the international airport by private vehicle according to your flight schedule.

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