Ghalegaun Ghanapokhara Tour

  • Trip Cost:US$ 550 (P/P)
  • Duration:7 Days
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Grade:Easy

Meals: Full Board ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) on trek and breakfast on cities.

Transportation: Private Vehicle/Public Transport

Accommodation: Home stay During the Trek/Tour and Hotel in Cities.

Why This Trip?

  • To visit of the Cultural Heritages in Kathmandu Valley.
  • To have scenic Drive to Khudi and return.
  • To expereince of Himalayas from Ghalegaun.
  • To experience of the local lifestyle and culture of the people.

Escape Nepal offers Ghalegaun Ghanapokhara village tour and trekking, the Ghalegaun village is situated at the lap of Lamjung Himal of northern Nepal, it is an exotic pristine village gifted with an unparallel scenic grandeur and a home to world famous Gurkha soldiers, the Ghalegaun is a beautiful village set against the backdrop of surrounding hills and Himalayan ranges including Machhapuchhare(6693m) Annapurna (8091m), Annapurna II (7939m) Annapurna IV (7525m), Lamjung Himal, Bouddha Himal(6974m), Himalchuli (6747m) and many other smaller peaks.

The Ghalegaun -Ghanpokhara is a model village to experience the typical culture and lifestyle of the Gurung people of Nepal, The traditional customs are still followed during births, deaths, weddings and at other important times in the people's life. 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 Ghalegaun-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. The people of Ghalegaun-Ghanpokhara keep goats and sheep and use wool from these animals to make woolen products. They make clothes and bags from nettle fiber) and scarf, towels and shawls from the wool of angora rabbits. Ironsmiths make different iron products. Craftsmen produce a whole range of different products from bamboo.

Escape Nepal have designed 07day itinerary including your arrival and departure dates to and from Nepal plus a day sightseeing tour in the Kathmandu valley however we are flexible on tailoring different itinerary according to the time you have for your holidays to Nepal and we departure tour to the Ghalegaun privately on your desire date and offer the best rate for the tour since we are local company and there is not any middle man in between and if you have longer time and want to spend more days in the Mountain then we have longer Trek which you can join after visiting the Ghalegaun to the Full Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu: transfer to hotel and overnight at hotel: When you arrive in Kathmandu airport You will be received by our representative and transfer to hotel and check in to the hotel and a short brief about the Tour will be given after refreshment, free time, and overnight at hotel. ( A).

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing Tour: After a good night’s rest & a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we set out for a Sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu valley which begins in Kathmandu Durbar square, Swayambunath (Monkey temple) in the morning and sightseeing in Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhnath Stupa in the afternoon. Kathmandu is a wonderful mix of the ancient & the new & this includes western influences that sometimes makes visiting the capital an interesting place to spend time in as the old stubbornly jostles for its place with rising attractions from Europe & the west.  Some of the sites you visit are UNESCO declared world heritage sites & you will truly enjoy visiting these ancient monuments & learning of its mystic history you’re your professional guide, overnight at Hotel ( A, B).

Note: you can take one hour scenic Everest Experience mountain flight in the morning before the tours starts, you are on vacation & this only happens once probably in a lifetime…enjoy it today because tomorrow never comes and please inform us for the arrangement.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu – Khudi: After having breakfast you will drive to Khudi – Takes about 7-8 hours- overnight at lodge. (A, B, L, D)

Day 04: Trekking to Ghalegaun Village: After having breakfast at lodge you will trek to Ghalegaun village – visit the village and overnight at Lodge. (A, B, L, D)

Day 05: Ghalegaun Village Tour: After having breakfast at the lodge, we take you the surrounding villages as well, overnight at lodge. ( A, B, L, D)

Day 06: Ghalegaun – Kathmandu: After having breakfast at the lodge we will drive same way back to Kathmandu and overnight at hotel in Kathmandu- (A, B, L, D)

Day 07.Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure: You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loving home. Escape Nepal has taken pleasure in serving you all of these weeks; you counted on us & we didn’t let you down because we know how hard you’ve worked to enjoy this holiday. Meeting you was an immense pleasure & we do hope you will remember us down the years with memories of the time you’ve spent in this amazing country that’s Nepal, A safe BON VOYAGE home…take care!!! ( B)

A- Accommodation, B- Breakfast, L- Lunch and D- Dinner

Cost Details

Cost Include

  • All the airport transfers.
  • Three Nights accommodation in Kathmandu in 2/3 star hotel including breakfast as per the above itinerary.
  • Three Nights’ accommodation in Ghalegoun on full board basis in best available lodges.
  • All the Transfers such as airport transfers, Sightseeing by car/van and Kathmandu-Khudi-Kathmandu by Bus.
  • Tour guide for the whole trip.
  • All the applicable entrance fees, trekking permits and TIMS.
  • All the tax, VAT and service charge.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos, Nepal Visa Info.
  • Your Travel insurance (Compulsory).
  • Food (Lunch & Dinner) during the tour except in Ghalegoun.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Tips for the guide & driver. (Tipping is Expected But it is not mandatory).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.

Departure Note:

We have set date for the departure for this holidays so, please look at our list of the dates for the trip and select one from them or if you cannot find the date that is suitable for you then please contact us for your own departure date as we offer private departure for your holiday on any date that is suitable for you which is suitable for group of friends, couples, families and solo travelers.

Trip Note

Trip Itinerary- The itinerary given for the tour standard itinerary that we offer you however if you have any special interests on your holiday or if the given itinerary is not suitable for you and if you would like to add or remove any places from the itinerary then we are flexible with itinerary and we offer you tailor made itineraries according to your time and desire.

Trip price - The price given is per person on twin share basis for the Small group travel for fixed departure and we offer Group discounts for the booking of two or more than two person and group of 10 or more people will have maximum discounts with one person (tour leader) travel free in Nepal (land only) and if you even have maximum number of people even more than 10 people then contact us for the further discussion about the discounts and those want to travel in group and want to have private room ( where possible) on our holiday then that cost you extra single supplement cost, we have given the single supplement cost on our package however if you could not find it then please write us for the further information:

Trip extension - If you have time and are interested take Chitwan Jungle Safari, Bardia Jungle Safari, Pokhara Holidays or Lumbini Tour, then you can start now…we are on vacation & this only happens once probably in a lifetime…enjoy it today because tomorrow never comes and please inform us for the arrangement for any of these extra tours.

 Essential Info

The electricity is available in most of our holidays and in the cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Palpa, Lumbini, Chitwan, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel and in some of the villages on our trekking holiday, hiking holiday, climbing holiday and home stay trekking where you can re-charge your mobile phone and camera batteries, not all in all places of our trekking so, we advise you to have spare batteries when you do the trekking, hiking, home stay and climbing holidays  and there is not electricity available on our camping adventure trekking holiday so, you need to have enough spare batteries when you do those trips.

 

We offer professional licensed tour guide on all our sightseeing holidays and there will be local nature guide in the Jungle tours, rafting guide for the river holidays and there will be trained trekking guide (handles the logistics and guide you and your team on the trek)  on our trekking holidays, hiking holiday and adventure holiday and a Sherpa when there are 10 or more members in the group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members and a porter will carry about 20kg means 10 KG from each trekker and we will provide licensed climbing guide for climbing holidays.

We offer porters to your main luggage on our trekking holiday, hiking holiday, some stay treks and adventure holidays, you simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc. - a small load that allows full enjoyment of the trekking. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes and anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu for free of charge. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg; excess weight is chargeable at USD 1 or more per Kilo depending on sectors and a porter will carry up to 20 KG and there will be 1 porter for each 2 trekkers which mean 10 KG form each and if you will be planning for longer trek and need to bring much stuff then you might need extra porter as well.

When you have tours holidays in Nepal then the luggage is not a problem as our vehicle will drive from one place to other places.

 

Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast at campsite or lodge, we set off on the day’s trek and after walking for 3-4 hours, we stop for lunch at around midday at the camp or available lodge/restaurants which may take 1-2 hours for lunch and will start the trek again, The afternoon’s walk is generally shorter and we usually arrive at our destination in time for afternoon tea. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village and surroundings, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days, we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day’s adventures, before retiring for a well-earned sleep.

The Wonderful Environment of the Himalayas is also an extremely fragile one. Increasing population density and numbers of travelers threaten the very beauty of Nepal. At Escape Nepal, we are extremely conscious about the environment and aim to minimize our impact as much as possible. As deforestation is one of the greatest environmental threats we face in this region, we do not encourage camp fires and encourage use of kerosene for cooking as an alternative fuel to wood. We also discourage trekkers from using wood-fuelled hot showers in lodges along the way. Many lodges, however, now have solar hot showers, a far more eco-friendly alternative.

Garbage disposal is another major problem and some of the busier trails can, at times, appear strewn with litter for miles. Our staff members are well motivated towards eco-friendly practices. We carry out all our garbage, apart from that which can be safely and easily burnt at the campsite. Our aim is to help protect and preserve this beautiful environment for future generations of trekkers to enjoy and we advise the same to you to keep the garbage on proper site and take return those with you to homes which are Non- biodegradable.

We at Escape Nepal would like to requests the following things and to be a responsible tourist:

  • Leave only footprints and take only photographs.
  • Use designated routes, campsites and resting places to reduce trampling and other negative environmental impacts.
  • Respect local culture and traditions, use home stays, locally owned hotels/ lodges or campsites as much as possible to support the local livelihood.
  • Avoid/ minimize using firewood. Use common space for heating. Opt for alternatives to minimize deforestation.
  • Maintain cleanliness and hygiene. Use the litter box locally available. Carry back your own garbage while traveling through ecologically sensitive areas.
  • Encourage to place mobile toilets at a considerable distance from sources of water, river banks and springs while camping along the river sides.
  • Use the services of local guides and porters as much as possible to explore more about local environment and culture.
  • Money spent here will contribute directly to the local livelihood, women’s empowerment and environmental conservation.
  • Before you begin your journey we request you to abide by the above guidelines in order to safeguard the nature and culture of the area and be a responsible tourist.

This type holiday does not need any physical fitness level, you need is just desire to do it. This category includes all the city luxury tours, hiking holidays, day tours, jungle holidays, home stay villages tours and treks and some flight tours like Mountain Flight, Ultra light flight  Breakfast in Breakfast and city holidays in Tibet Like, Short Tibet-Lhasa Tour, Nepal Bhutan Tour,  5day Bhutan Tour, Nepal-Bhutan-Tibet tour as well.

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