Ghalegaun Homestay Tour package has been designed for the exploration of history, culture, religion, tradition and life style of both Urban and Rural areas of Nepal. This Ghalegaun Homestay Tour starts from the modern Urban city; Kathmandu with the exploration of exotic cultural heritage sites which includes Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square to the excursion of natural, cultural, traditional wonders of rural village; Ghalegaun.
Ghalegaun (2,095 m) is a beautiful traditional ethnnic Gurung village with picturesque hills and mountain scenery nestled in the lap of the Annapurna range. The majority of the residents of this village belong to the Gurung ethnic group, the famous Gurungs; the legendary brave Gorkhas. The village is splendid microcosm of Nepalese village with the blend of exotic culture and natural beauty. This village provides an opportunity to have experience of Gurung tradition, lifestyle and culture and close up view of Himalayas including Machhapuchhare (6,693m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna II (7,939m) Annapurna IV (7,525m), Lamjung Himal, Bouddha Himal (6,974m), Himalchuli (6,747m) and other small peaks.
Ghalegaun Homestay Tour is the best tour package to explore and experience the typical lifestyle,tradition and culture of village life in Nepal, especially Gurung community who still follows traditional customs during birth, marriage and other important occasions and use traditional methods for agriculture, livestock raising and making items for daily use.The Gurungs are indigenous to the hilly and Himalayan regions of Nepal. They have their original tradition, culture and festivals that are alive and unspoilt.Wearing traditional costumes and dancing to the rhythm of musical instruments during moments of joy and sorrow are a unique characteristic of the Gurung people.
Accommodation is offered at community run home stays with warm hospitality. It offers a chance for everyone to have a closer look at Gurung lifestyle by staying in their homes, sharing their home-cooked food and interacting with them as family guests. Food offered here is wholesome and organic; usually rice and dal, homemade buckwheat and millet bread, local vegetables and meat served with Pa (local millet alcohol).You can observe the panoramic view of snow capped Himalaya and beautiful landscapes, blooming rhododendron forests and fascinating waterfalls from this village.
So, Majestic view of snow capped peaks and heartwarming hospitality of Gurung indigenous people make everyone blissful and lifetime experience.
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, meet and greet at the international airport and transfer to hotel. Short briefing of trip. Check in to hotel and rest for refreshment. Overnight at hotel, Kathmandu.
Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour – B
After breakfast, pick up from hotel and head towards the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu especially UNESCO world cultural heritage sites which includes Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square for the experience of beautiful fusion of religion, culture and history. These heritage monuments reflect the centuries old culture, arts and architecture of Nepal which are unique in world. After tour, drop off to hotel. Overnight at hotel, Kathmandu.
Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu – Ghale Gaun (2,095 m) via Besi Sahar(06-07 hrs) – B/L/D
After breakfast, pick up from hotel and drive to Beshi Shahar for about 07 hrs through a scenic drive by public bus. Beshi Shahar, a beautiful town in the mid hills of Nepal, is the gate way to Annapurna Circuit Trekking. Drive further to Ghale Gaun for about 03 hours by local Jeep. Welcome reception by Ghale Gaun villagers and local dinner is served with the cultural programme show at community home in the evening. Overnight at homestay, Ghale Gaun.
Day 04 : Visit Ghale Gaun village and Drive Back to Kathmandu – B/L
Wake up early in the morning, make a visit to village and surrounding hills with tiny tea garden. After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu retracing the same route. After reaching Kathmandu, transfer to hotel. Check in to hotel and rest for refreshment. Enjoy the free time by shopping at souvenir shops or hanging around Thamel (Tourism hub city). In the evening, Farewell dinner (typical nepali cuisine) in a typical nepali restaurant with cultural dance performance. Overnight at hotel, Kathmandu.
Day 05 : Departure – B
Leisure time until departure. Transfer to international airport to board the flight
1. Airport pick up and drop off service by private vehicle.
2. Welcome drinks (non-alcoholic) and farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance show.
3. All accommodation in 3-star category hotels in Kathmandu on B/B plan whilst Homestay in Ghale Gauna on full board basis (All Meals).
4. Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour by private vehicle and local tour guide.
5. Kathmandu – Besi Sahar overland round transportation by public bus whilst Besi Sahar – Ghale Gaun by local jeep.
6. All Heritage monuments sightseeing entrance fees.
7. All government and local taxes.
1. Nepalese visa fee.
2. International airfare.
3. Travel insurance (Compulsory).
4. All personal expenses.
5. All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
6. Tips for the guide and driver (Tips is expected).