Tour Details

  • 9 Days(s)

  • Professional Trekking Guide

  • English, French and Chinese

  • 2500 m

overview

If you are someone who would love to understand the culture and lifestyle of someone different than you, you can go for the Gurung Culture trek where you can stay overnight with a Gurung family in a homestay to explore their way of doing things and living their everyday life. The trekking path takes you along beautiful Gurung villages, namely, Ghalegaun, Pashgaun, Bhujung, of Lamjung district and the villages like Thumsikot and Pakhrikot of Kaski district. The Gurung community of Nepal includes the Mongolian Tibetan ethnic people who dwell in the western part of Nepal. A large number of these people live in Gorkha, Lamjung, Dhading, and Baglung with a distinct language, traditions, and culture. 

Along with the age-old culture, you will get the opportunity to witness the natural surrounding of the area with spectacular mountain peaks on the backdrop. You are sure to fall in love with the hilly terrain,  terraced fields, pristine rivers, lush green jungles and so on. This will be an unforgettable experience with the scenic natural beauty you get to enjoy throughout the trekking trail.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the Gurung culture and relish the panorama of the Himalayas
  • The fun homestay lodging experience
  • Exciting ascends and descends through lush green jungles
  • Delicious local delicacies, beautiful handicraft, interesting Gurung Museum, panoramic mountain views, and homes stay trekking; the main attractions of Ghale Gaon, the Gurung village

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Itinerary

  • 1 Day
  • 3 Star Hotel

Our representative at Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will receive you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel via private vehicle.

Note:

We shall have a meeting regarding the trek either on this day or on the following day. You will be introduced to the trekking guide or leader. Do remember to bring along your passport, a readable copy of your travel insurance policy, three copies of passport size photographs and your passport. Please clear any remaining amount left and signs the trip form and the non-liability disclaimer for seal the deal.

  • 1 Day
  • Guest House

On this day, we drive from Kathmandu to reach Khudi. We will visit the Buddhist monasteries in Khudi and then we will walk along the Marshyangdi river and the enjoy the local life of the folks among the other attractions.

  • 1 Day
  • Guest House

We trek from Gahlegaun to Ghanapokhara. Ghalegaun has amazing homestay facilities where we will get to witness Gurung cultural shows. We will relish the beautiful views of the sunrise as well as sunset here along with the spectacular Manaslu and Annapurna ranges.

  • 1 Day
  • Guest House

On this day, w trek to another beautiful Gurung village named Bhujung. We witness the local culture and lifestyle along with the exquisite Gurung cultural shows.

  • 1 Day
  • Guest House

We trek to the pace named Pasgaun which is a great representation of the village life in Nepal. We will visit the interesting hydro project at the river, Midim, the Buddhist Monastery, and the eye-catching Gurung handicraft.

  • 1 Day
  • Guest House

We trek to Nagidhar village and observe the century-old Gurung village in the hill and do a short hike to the pristine lake.

  • 1 Day
  • Guest House

Now, we trek from Nagidhara to Kande and then drive to Pokhara which will take around six or seven hours.

  • 1 Day
  • Guest House

You will get to Kathmandu from Pokhara within seven to eight hours. You can also take a flight if you want to.  You shall be received by our staff upon your arrival in Kathmandu and you will be conveniently transferred to the hotel.

  • 1 Day
  • Guest House

Your adventure in the land of Himalayas comes to an end today as you leave for your native country or your next adventure. Our representative from Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will accompany you to the airport, three hours before the scheduled flight. In this way, you bid your goodbyes to Nepal.

What’s included/excluded

Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop off facility
  • Accommodation facility at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Essential land transportation (domestic)
  • Accommodation facility throughout the trek at guesthouse or lodge
  • All three main meals while trekking
  • Experienced, licensed Sherpa guide proficient in English
  • Porter to carry your baggage (two people= one porter)
  • Salary, accommodation, food, and transport, along with insurance for guide and porter is included
  • All essential permits for national park
  • Trekkers Information Management System card (TIM)
  • All important equipment (Down jacket and sleeping bag)
  • First Aid box
  • Airfare for domestic flights
  • Emergency evacuation service if necessary (covered by your travel insurance)
  • Delicious farewell dinner with a cultural show
  • All the programs according to the itinerary

Excludes

  • Dinner and lunch at Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Expenses on personal items like alcoholic beverages, cold drinks, batteries, hot showers, laundry and so on
  • Fees to enter monuments at Kathmandu
  • Airfare for international flights
  • Tipping to porters, drivers, guides, and waiters
  • Evacuation and rescue charges

cancellation

Kindly contact us for cancellation.

Good to know

Do

  • Smile and greet the locals by saying the phrase “Namaste” or “Tashidelek”
  • Make sure you walk in groups and keep a distance from people you see walking in front or behind you
  • Please consult your guide if you are planning on trying something new while trekking
  • Ask the guide about the things you might require next day as you can pack it in your pouch while rest is carried by the porter for convenience
  • Please donations in the donation boxes at monasteries around the trekking zone where they do not have tickets for visitors
  • Inform your guide if you feel uneasy with your health when ascending higher altitude

Don’ts

  • DO not criticize the local culture and beliefs even though you are uneasy with it
  • DO not take pictures of the local people without prior permission
  • Do not feel awkward when people stare at you; they are just curious and have no ill intentions
  • Do not expect extravagant facilities around the trekking zone; basic facilities can only be provided given the geographical difficulties
  • Do not harm the floras and faunas during the trek; be responsible about the environment
  • Do not give money to people; children and beggars because it may increase them to beg more from visitors