Annapurna Ghale Gaun Trek

Facts of the Trip

Duration: 11 Days

Highest access: 2095m

Group Size: Min 2 to Max 14

Location: Annapurna Conservation Area project (ACAP)

Grade: Easy

Best season: Feb-May & Sept-Dec

Culture: Cultural program with Special Dinner

Transportation: Tourist Bus/Private vehicle

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea House

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + Tea or Coffee

  • Annapurna Ghale Gaun Trek
  • Itinerary:
  • Cost info;
  • Guidelines

Annapurna Ghale Gaun Trekking route is recently opened; one of the short hiking trail of Annapurna region.Ghale Gaun Trekking trail is located at the foothill of Lamgung Himal which is in the north central part of Nepal .This trail takes you to the typical Nepali Village which is also conserved as the cultural Gurung Village nestled on the lap of the Annapurna trekking area range lies with the height of 2.095m. Ghale Gaun trekking trail offers unique culture of the Gurung inhabitants and their warm hospitality as well as eye-catching views of the massif Annapurna Himalayan ranges.

Being one of the newly opened Trekking trail of Annapurna regions, that passes along the dense forest of rhododendron flowers, beautiful villages and waterfalls, lush valleys, an amazing landscape of Annapurna region. Where you can observe the rare flora and Fauna, enrich and unique culture of Gurung and Ghale community and scenery views of its surrounding.  Ghale Gaun is one of the alluring villages of the Annapurna region, where we can observe enrich different ethnics culture, their life style, typical Nepali houses and tradition of Gurung and Ghale community people. This trekking trail provides us splendid  views of Majestic Himalayan views including Annapurna (8,091m), Annapurna II (7,939m), Annapurna IV (7,525m),Machhapuchhare (6,693m),Lamjung Himal,Bouddha Himal ((6974m),Himalchuli(6,747m) and many more other smaller peaks. It is considered as the moderate trekking trail of Nepal. Also this trail offers to the guests home stay accommodation with breakfast, Lunch and dinner pursue by traditional Gurung dance and their warm hospitality

We Himalayan Magic Treks organize Ghale Gaun trek according to trekkers/ adventure seekers holiday’s schedule, so if you are looking for adventure trail with enrich and unique culture of different ethnics of Nepal please, we are here to provide our best services and to make your holidays unforgettable

Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport (TIA) welcome program by Himalayan Magic Treks than direct transfer to hotel, briefing with officially arrangements. Overnight at Hotel on bed & breakfast
Day 02Drive by Bus to Bensisahar (760m) – trek to Khudi (790m) overnight at Lodge(Breakfast,Lunch ,Dinner
Day 03Khudi trek to Ghalegaun(2,029m) overnight at  Lodge(Breakfast,Lunch ,Dinner)
Day 04Ghalegaun exploration day, during this day you can excursion around Ghalegaun village. Overnight at  Lodge(Breakfast,Lunch ,Dinner)
Day 05Ghalegaun trek to Baghungpani (1,595) overnight at Lodge(Breakfast,Lunch ,Dinner)
Day 06Baglungpani trek to laxmi Bazar overnight at Lodge(Breakfast,Lunch ,Dinner)
Day 07Laxmi Bazar trek to Begnas Lake drive by private vehicle to Pokhara overnight at  Hotel on bed & breakfast
Day 08Drive back to Kathmandu overnight at Hotel on bed & breakfast
Day 09Yoga course during the day and overnight at Hotel on bed & Breakfast
Day 10Yoga course during the day and overnight at  Hotel on bed & Breakfast
Day 11Departure transport to Airport for your onward destination- END of services of Himalayan Magic Treks

The Trip cost will be vary depending on the Group Size duration of days and Services required please contact us via our email info@himalayanmagictreks.com with your details to obtain a quote.

Cost includes:

  • Airport Pick up & Drops by private transport
  • Kathmandu/Bensisahar by bus
  • Pokhara/Kathmandu by Tourist bus.
  • All Ground Transportation above program
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) and Tea or Coffee
  • Accommodation on Guest House (Lodge) during the Trek
  • 4 night's accommodation Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & breakfast
  • 1 Night accommodation in Pokhara on Bed & breakfast
  • An English Speaking Guide
  • One porter for two Guest's to carry your Luggage 25 Kg
  • All Government local Taxes
  • Annapurna conservation fees
  • (TIMS) Trekker’s information Management System
  •  First Aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • General equipment for Porter during the Adventure trip
  •  Guide and porter salary
  • All Nepali Staff insurance during the trekking and extra services according to the guest per demand.
  •  Duffle Bags refundable to protect your Luggage
  •  Company T-shirt as a Souvenir
  •  Tour Certificate
  • Farewell Dinner with typical Nepali culture

Cost excludes:

  • Dinner & Lunch in Kathmandu/Pokhara
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as all Bar Bills Alcoholic or non Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects
  • Tips
Acute Mountains Sickness (AMS) sign:

Headache, often with the loss of appetite, nausea vomiting, tiredness, dizziness, distributed sleep. What to do? Stay at height for 1-2 days in lower place to acclimatization, descend or use diamox  (250mg every 12 hours).

HACE signs:

Severe headache, loss of balance/coordination, staggering, irrational behavior, confusion, drowsiness, coma, death (Sometimes in a few hours)
What to do? Check with straight-line heel-to-toe walking.  HACE victims cannot do it. DESCEND immediately , even at night, at least 1000m with someone else, oxygen, Gamow bag, keep patient warm, diamox to be safe also take hot garlic soup

HAPE Signs:

Breath (even at rest), dry cough/pink or rusty spit, blue lips/nails, very tired, low fever, gurgling breath, drowsy, coma, death.
What to do? See HACE + Nifedipine

PREVENTION:

Ascend slow (300-500m/day) don’t exert yourself, eat high carbohydrate foods, drink lots of water and locals recommend garlic soup avoid alcohol and caffeine.
For information in Manag / at least Listen Guide suggestion
Visit HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) doctors’ talk at 3pm( Mar-Apr, Oct-Nov)

Safety FIRST:

Sprains and stains

Probably the most common accident in the area, Steep terrain and rough trails may cause many people strain their knees and ankles. Remember stretch before you start walking, take your time avoid trekking in the night time, and bring joint support bandages if you require hem.

Health posts. There are at least one health post in every VDC of the Area. This facility is open to trekkers who require medical attention. A novel a you can help the Health post is to leave any unwanted medicines at the center at the end of your trek. This may help other fellow trekkers ho need urgent medical care.
Rescue operation- how to be prepared?
We will be serious in this case to protect our clients in the Mountain and it should be able to organize a rescue evacuation for you quickly in your critical situation. If not the following precautions may prevent a long wait for a helicopter for rescues during emergency.
  Have travel insurance and carry your insurance policy number with you.
  Carry a credit card with you.
  Do the coordination with your Tour Guide to connection with responsible person of HMT to quick Rescue services to safe your Life
  Clients should Keep in touch with Company Manager during your travel time and Do not trust only Guide for this Emergency case
  Guest should be able to check First aid kit with your Guide , who goes to Mountains to guiding you and avoid trekking on your own.

Other problems:

•    Sick, Doctors at VDC health posts, Foreign doctors in Manang ( March-April,  Sept-early December)
•    Helicopter evacuation, You have to call in Kathmandu HMT Office 01-4378206 or 9849166578 (Nabin) directly with your guide support
-    Have a credit card and travel insurance number
•    Donkeys/Mules/yak: stay on the uphill side of these beasts.
•    Leeches: stay on trail use salt to get rid of them, avoid the monsoon season.
•    Full lodges: stop early don’t arrive in a place with 1-2 lodges at dusk, carry a tent
•    Hypothermia: when cold and or wet. Starts with shivering, progressing to slurred speech, stumbling, confusion, death.

Safe and non-pollution drinking water

Please do not buy bottled water as most bottles end up polluting the environment. Using untreated rive and tap water is a sure bet to get diarrhea, giardia etc. Use:

Safe drinking water stations:

To reduce plastic after, ACAP & New Zealand Overseas Development Assistance have established these station. Refill your bottle with this Ozonated water, safer and cheaper than mineral water (mostly NRs 60-70) Settlement Price NRs/Liter

Stations

Settlement 

Price NRs/Liter

Settlement 

Price NRs/Liter

Muktinath

70

Pisang

70

Kagbeni

70

Chame

70

Jomsom

 70

Bagarchhap

70

Marpha

70

Tal

70

Tukuche

70

Jhinu Danda

70

Larjung

70

Ghorepani

70

Lete

70

Ulleri

70

Ghasa

70

Ghandruk

60

Letdar

70

 Tadapani

70

Manang

70

Landruk

70

Yakharka

70

Chhomorong

70

•    Iodine tablets: Use 1 tablet per liter and wait 30 min. Hide foul taste with lemon or orange flavored powder.
•    Boiled and filtered water  fairly safe but not so good if boiled with firewood
•    Your own water filter would be recommended during the Trek

Reducing pollution and environmental impacts

•    Carry out what you carry in
•    Take your empty batteries home stay / eat in loges than cook in gas/kerosene and have solar showers
•    Order the same  food for several people at the same time to cooking easily to saving time to reach for destination on time without any risk
•    Wear warm clothes rather than having the rooms heated
•    Don’t defecate new after sources
•    Dump garbage only at proper bins or pits
•    A high altitudes (4000m) do not even throw way biodegradable junk
•    Do not disturb wildlife
•    Do not hurt or remove animals and plants in the protected areas
•    Do not buy items made from wildlife parts, It will be illegal in the sum of dangerous case
•    Don’t accept “free” plastic bags.

Important to take along

•     Copy of passport , travel insurance and entry permit should have always with you or Guide
•    Credit card ( in case of evacuation)
•    Iodine tablets, water bottle sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, ha sun glasses, lip balm, insect repent.
•    Warm clothes, thermal underwear, gloves, good boos, trekking pole( optional)

Culturally acceptable behavior

You are a guest In Nepal and it is appreciated if you behave like one:
•    Dress decently( no short shorts or revealing clothes)
•    Do not show affection in public
•    Do not buy antiques
•    Do no point your feet(unclean) to people and point with full hand not with one  finger
•    Do not step over persons
•    Do not touch or step over offerings(re powder, flowers/rice)
•    Do not use your left hand( dirty)
•    Receive and give with two hands
•    Ask permission before taking people’s photographs.
•    Do  not ask local kids for school pens or sweets( don’t give either)
•    Discourage begging, pay fair prices
•    Take off your shoes before entering a monastery
•    Go clockwise around Stupas,  Temples or world Heritage sides etc
•    Do not eat smoke or be loud a religious sites
•    Women should avoid touching monks/lamas

Some ACAP activities:

Together with local communities
•    Visitor centers:  info + leaflets on local villages and culture, local guided tours, festival dates. In Bhulbhule- Check post, Koto-Check post, Manang-informaion center, Jomsom- Check post.
•    Mustang Eco Museum at S-end of Jomsom: Local culture, nature, geology
•    Garbage/pollution control: awareness, incinerators clean-up campaigns, toilets.
•    Conservation: tree planting oil conservation river bank protection biodiversity surveys n projection.
•    Alternative emery; micro Hyde plans, solar water heaters, light etc.
•    Trail improvement: widening, paving, bridges, signs.
•    Agriculture and endear development community infrastructure.
•    Health services support
•    Conservation education
•    Heritage conservation
•    Lodge management and training
•    Training of guides and porters
•    Signs and notice boards
•    Safe drinking water stations