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Nepal - Gurung Hill Trek (11 Days)

Our company, Asian Heritage Treks & Expeditions, has prepared the Gurung Heritage Trail where you'll visit major Gurung/Ghale villages across Lamjung and Kaski districts of Nepal. During the program, you'll explore the village of Thunsikot, Pas Gaon, Bhujung and Ghale Gaon which are the nerve center of the Gurung community and are famous for spectacular mountain vistas, hilly landscape, terraced farmlands, forests, rivers, and local rituals. During the visit, you get the chance to enjoy the local cuisine, home-brewed alcohols, lifestyle, and traditional folk songs which will definitely make your trip memorable.

This itinerary is a guideline only and we will follow the itinerary as far as possible but due to weather conditions, health conditions, natural disasters and other unfavorable phenomenon your guide might decide to amend or cancel the itinerary for your own safety. Your guide will help you at any time with providing information regarding conditions and safety during the treks.

Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Our representative will be there to meet, greet and assist you. After, you will be transferred to your confirmed hotel. You can spend the remaining time refreshing yourself after the flight or wander around in Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Overnight inYatri Suites & Spa or similar at Kathmandu.

Today is your free day in Kathmandu. After having breakfast in the hotel you have multiple options to spend the day, Kathmandu is a diverse and cultural city and has plenty to offer. You can visit (one of) the three most important religious sites: Swyamambhunath (also known as the monkey temple), Pashupatinath temple (one of the biggest pilgrimage sites for the Hindu religion) and/or Boudhanath Stupa (a one of a kind stupa reflecting Buddhism in the world). Furthermore, you can wander around the streets of Old Town or search for souvenirs or tokes of love for your friends, relatives or family.

Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites & Spa or similar at Kathmandu.

Have your breakfast in the morning before you will head towards Pokhara by car. Pokhara also called the lake city, is a peaceful place around 200 kilometers west from Kathmandu. Along the highway, you can enjoy the exciting views of rivers and different landscapes. Upon arrival in Pokhara, Check in to the hotel and have some rest. Later in the afternoon, you can stroll around the lakeside streets of Pokhara or explore the bank of Phewa lake.

Accommodation: Overnight in Batika Classic Hotel or similar at Pokhara.

After having your breakfast, check out from the hotel and then we start our drive to BijayapurKhola. From there we start our hike through flat paddy fields for about an hour before we cross the river. After the river, the trail starts to ascend to Kalikasthan. On reaching Kalikasthan, we drive to Thunsikot, were we spend the night.

Accommodation: Overnight inbest available local lodge in Thunsikot.

After having breakfast, we begin our trail to Pasgaun. We start hiking along a straight, plain steep trail. Pasgaun is a beautiful village located in the Lamjung district and has preserved its long history, its culture, delicacies, and architecture. Enjoy your remaining time roaming around the village and experiencing the culture.

Accommodation: Overnight inbest available local lodge in Pas Gaon.

After having breakfast, we head towards KhumeruDanda (2200 m). From KhumeruDanda, you can enjoy the stunning views of the Himalayan ranges including Mt. Manaslu, HimalChuli, NgagiChuli, Bhujung village, and BoudhaHimal. After the visit to KhumeruDanda, we move along a dense forest and descend to the Midim river. You can visit the small hydropower station located next to the river. After the visit, we hike for around 30 minutes to reach Bhujung, where more than 400 Gurung families reside. Enjoy the rich culture and interact with the local residents later on the day.

Accommodation: Overnight inbest available local lodge in Bhujung.

Today, we trek to the famous GhaleGaun. In GhaleGaun. We visit the long-established Gale and Gurung villages followed by the famous viewpoint from where various stunning mountain views can be witnessed. some views you can see during a clear day form this point include the LamjungHimal range, the Annapurna range, and the Manaslu mountain range.

Accommodation: Overnight in homestay/lodge in Ghalegaon.

Today, we have a leisure day. After breakfast, we explore Ghana Pokhara, which is a large Gurung village. surrounding this village, we will have the privilege of the scenic beauty of the river valley. Especially during the sunset, the valley offers magnificent views of the Mt. Annapurna and Manaslu ranges.

Accommodation: Overnight in a best available local lodge in GhanPokhara.

Early in the morning, we leave GhanPokhara and head towards our next destination, Khudi village. Along today's trail, we will visit a beautiful waterfall and a cave. Furthermore, you can visit the construction site of the Khudi Hydroelectricity project.

Accommodation: Overnight in a best available local lodge in Khudi.

Today, we will make our way back to Kathmandu. After having breakfast, we'll head towards Kathmandu which is about 186 kilometers away. During the drive, you can enjoy the views of the villages, MarsyangdiRiver, Trishuli river, rice terraces, mountain ranges and much more. On reaching Kathmandu, Check-in to the hotel and have some rest or stroll around downtown Thamel.

Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites & Spa or similar at Kathmandu.

Today is the last day of your Nepal program. After having breakfast, you will pack your luggage, get fresh and check out from the hotel. You will be transferred to the International airport by one of our representatives to catch the flight for your onward destination.

Includes

All land transportation by private vehicle.
1-night hotel accommodation at Batika Classic Hotel or similar in Pokhara including breakfast.
3-night hotel accommodation in the 4*Yatri Suites & Spa or similar in Kathmandu including breakfast.
6-nights accommodation throughout the trek in the hotel, lodge/homestay on room only basis.
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking guide.
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.
Trekking permit and TIMS card & All necessary fees.
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).


Excludes

Food and drinks/ Beverage bills.
Entrance Fees for heritage sites. 
Tipping (Tips) for guides, drivers and supporters.
Travel Insurance.
International Flights.
Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels.
Donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc.
Personal Hiking gear, personal kits.
Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind.
What’s not included in Includes.

To enhance your experience in Nepal, we give you the possibility to add one or more extra activities to this travel package. The step of adding these is available in the "Book now" process.

Do not hesitate to check each extra activity. They can be booked also separately.

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