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LEARN ETHNIC GURUNG CULTURE & LIFESTYLE BY TREKKING MIDHILLS OF NEPAL

  • 12N 13D
  • 3500 M
  • MAX 6 PEOPLE

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Nepal’s Beautiful Villages, Ghale Gaon (SAARC Model Village), Sikles, Tanting And Many More

  • Experience Great Himalayan View Of Annapurna, Lamjung & Manaslu Himalayan Ranges

  • Learn The Unique Culture, Tradition, And Lifestyle Of Gurung’s Throughout The Mid-Hills Of Nepal

  • Hike Through The Gurung Villages And Dense Forest

  • Encounter A Variety Of Wildlife And Mostly You Will Encounter Himalayan Bird Species

  • Many Viewpoints Like Tara Hilltop And Ghale Gaon For Spectacular Sunrise

  • Community Homestay And Traditional Nepali Village Tours

Traveling to the mid-hills of Nepal on this 12 night and 13days trip is the perfect way to learn the lifestyle and culture of the Gurung ethnic community of Nepal who is living on the foothills of Annapurna Himalayan region since many centuries. During this trip, you will have an opportunity to learn the culture of Gurung peoples and spend your overnight at Gurung’s Old traditional houses with their family or in Community Homestay run by the Local villagers. We will enjoy the unique hilly landscape, Farmlands, Dense Forests, Beautiful White rivers coming down from the Himalayas, Local rituals and Buddhist Monasteries on the trail with spectacular Mountain ranges.

MEAL GUIDE

YOUR INCLUDED

MEAL GUIDE: B= BREAKFAST, L= LUNCH, D=DINNER

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO POKHARA

We will meet you up at Pokhara Airport or Pokhara Tourist Bus park and Transferred for Overnight at Pokhara Hotel.

DAY 2:  POKHARA TO KHUDI VILLAGE: B/L/D

Today the trip starts early morning from Pokhara and Drive to Besisahar which is also known as the Gateway to the Annapurna region of Nepal. Following the curvy Prithivi highway along with white water Trishuli river and take left to Besisahar we will get off from our Drive and hike to typical Gurung Khudi Village.

DAY 3: KHUDI TO GHALE GAON: B/L/D

After Breakfast at Khudi Village, we will follow the route to Ghale Gaon which is also called the SAARC model Village and is situated at an altitude of 2070 M from the sea level. In this village, mostly the ethnic group Ghale and Gurung live below the beautiful landscape of Annapurna Himalayas. The village is very clean and all the roads are stone-paved, houses are very traditional. We stay at community homestay managed by villagers overnight by tasting local organic food with mountain Himalayan views.

DAY 4: GHAE GAON TO BHUJUNG: B/L/D

This day we will reach to Ghan Pokhara after some hour of Trek from Ghale Gaon which is another beautiful Gurung village, we will explore the Ghan Pokhara Village which is rich on Gurung Culture & Tradition and Trek to our final destination for today at Bhujung Village another Gurung settlement at Annapurna Foothills. We will also explore the Bhujung Village and if we are lucky, we can see the beehives of Wild bees on the rocky mountain and can taste the wild honey. Lots of Tourists come to this place for the Wild honey harvesting festival at this village. In bonus, we can see the beautiful landscape of Lamjung Himal from Bhujung Village.

DAY 5: BHUJHUNG TO PASAGAON: B/L/D

Bhujung is another Gurung Village on this trail where more than 400 family lives and very rich on their own culture and Tradition. We will cross the Midim river and can see the small hydro Power Project. After some hours of walk, we will reach Khumeru Danda which is situated at 2200 M from the sea level and this place is a perfect place to view the Manaslu, Himalchuli, Ngagi Chuli and Boudha Himal. We will stay overnight at community homestay at Pasagaon.

DAY 6: PASAGAON TO NAGIDHAR: B/L/D

Today the trail will continue to Rudhi Khola valley and reach to Nagidhar village. We will have a chance to view the beautiful landscape of the mid-hills village of Nepal and lots of Farmlands around Rudhi Khola Valley. We will also do a jungle walk which is very rich in Himalayan Biodiversity. We will stay overnight at Nagidhar.

DAY 7: NAGIDHAR TO YANGJAKOT: B/L/D

Yangjakot is another authentic Gurung village near to Pokhara valley. This is also a beautiful village covered with stone roof traditional houses in a dense loop structure and you can see the Local culture & lifestyle when we enter this village. People are using traditional tools and spending their day to day lifestyles on their houses and farmlands. Gurung peoples are also very rich with their Jewellery & ornaments especially, women wore them and old men wore traditional dresses called Bhangra.

DAY 8: YANGJAKOT TO TANTING: B/L/D

An early start takes you to Chasu which also has the checkpoint for Annapurna conservation office. Later in the evening, we will reach Tanting Village which is very near to Annapurna II. At Tanting they also have a beautiful community-run homestay for the Guest.

DAY 9: TANTING TO SIKLES: B/L/D

Tanting & Sikles Gurung villages are also very famous tourist destinations that were recognized by the Nepal Government for many years ago because of their unique culture and celebration. Sikles village is full of Traditional lifestyle and culture life. We will stay overnight at Homestay and eat organic food produced inside the village.

DAY 10: SIKLES TO TARA HILLTOP: B/L/D

This morning after breakfast, we will head towards the Tara Hilltop which is a very famous destination to see the Sunrise over Annapurna Dhaulagiri Himalayan Range from 2800 M altitude.

DAY 11: TARA HILLTOP TO GHALEKHARKHA TO LWANG: B/L/D

After Early Sunrise from Tara Hill Top we will head towards Ghalekharkha and after to Lwang village. Lwang lies in a picturesque view of Machhapuchhre Himalayas, which falls under the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), situated at an elevation of 1460m. Lwang is famous for organic Himalayan tea farming and has a beautiful tea Garden. The major occupations of villagers are tourism (Homestay), military service, overseas employment & agriculture.

DAY 12: LWANG TO POKHARA: B/L/D

This is the last day of Trekking and after breakfast, we will head towards the Hemja and drive back to Pokhara & enjoy your evening meal at Lakeside heart of Pokhara city.

DAY 13: POKHARA TO KATHMANDU: B

We will drop you off from Pokhara Hotel to Either Pokhara Airport or the Pokhara Tourist Bus Park

WHAT’S INCLUDED

All Essential Trekking Permits

English Speaking Professional Local Guide

Tea Houses/B & B Guest House Accommodation

Meals as Specified on The Day Itinerary

All Ground Transportation Involved During the Trip

A First Aid Kit with Basic Supplies

Staff Costs Including Their Salary, Insurance, Equipment, Food & Accommodation

All Government and Local Taxes

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

International flight’s Ticket

Nepal Visa fees & Airport Taxes

Porter hire is for extra Charge

Your other personal expenses along the trip

Evacuation in case of emergency

Personal Travel Insurance -Strongly Recommended

Gear or equipment for your Trek

Tips for your Guide, Porter & Drivers

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

Hiking Shoes & Pair of Slipper

Warm Jacket, Trousers

Extra Clothes

Hat or Cap to Avoid the Sun

Head Lamps

Trekking Poles

Water Bottle & Water Purification Tablet

Basic First Aid Supplies

Insect Repellent Sprays

CULTURAL HERITAGE TRAIL-(12N 13D)

  • Medium Trek with Rich in Gurung Cultural Heritage

  • Categorised as Sustainable Tourism package

  • Departure Dates are 100% Guaranteed

  • Best Value for Money

  • Extra money is charged if you Hire a Potter

USD 1105

/Per Person

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