Located at the lap of the Annapurna Trekking area, Ghale Gau (2,080m) is a village of the ethnic Gurung people. To reach his unique and culturally rich village we drive 179km from Kathmandu to the village of Khudi in Lamjung. From there we start our hike up the hills to Ghale Gaun. We also trek to Bhujung and return back to Pokhara and take a ride back to Kathmandu.
This is a 4-days short trek that encompasses the culture of the Gurung People along with the beauty of the Annapurna ranges and other mountains, along with the thick forests. The eastern Himalayas are the major attraction along with the ethnic lifestlyle. Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Machhapuchhre, Annapurna Range and Niligiri mountains are clearly visible and serve a perfect backdrop for the scenery. Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Ganesh are also visible and provide a great view. The hydropower projects, Pempro waterfall and Talangyo lake also supplements in this beautiful trek.
Our Guides here at Happy Land Trek will pick you up from the airport and transport you to your hotel where you will be briefed about your trek. All the food, accommodation and luggage will be taken care of. The food reflects typical Gurung delicacies and the local cuisine.
Day 01: arrival in Kathmandu transfer to hotel preparation for trekking and over night in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu to Khudi (790m) by bus 6-7 hrs
Day 03: Trek Khudi to Ghale Gau (2029m)
Day 04: Trek Ghale Gau to Bhujung (1625m)
Day 05: Trek Bhujung to Pasagaon (1652m)
Day 06: Trek Pasagaon to Nagidhar (1310m)
Day 07: Nagidhar to Pokhara (820m) by bus 6-7 hrs
Day 08: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1336m) by tourist bus 7 hrs
Day 09: Departure to international airport or if you have few days extra in Kathmandu you can chill, do shopping, sightseeing, etc.
We trek per day between 4 to 8 hours it’s depending on the walk, we can always tailor the date to you and your needs. While trekking with Happyland Treks we recommends you to drink 3 to 5 liters water per day. Water is known to help when combating mountain altitude sickness.
During the trek almost every village you will have access to boiled purified drinking water, bottle of water and hot water for the drink which is cost started from 60 – 500 rupee per liters depends where you are. Cold shower is free but we are not recommends cold shower during the trek because it too cold up there, so it’s better to have hot shower which is possible by Gas Geysers or Hot Bucked and prices started from 100 – 500 rupee per head.
For the camera/mobile battery we always recommends you bring some extra batteries if possible, you can have Mobile/Camera Battery charge almost every tea house the places where you staying in the night. When trekking you will go through terrain that can be flat, downhill uphill and at points with lots of stairs. We are always there to help and support you and your journey.
Learning about local culture and their people. Reaching to Ghale Gau 2029m. During the trip we will sleep at a maximum altitude of 2029m. Ghale Gau.
We are in the tea house trekking
Tea house trek basically means small hotel with cozy room established along the trekking route that provide room and food. Most of this established family owned and home cooked meals are serve as well as different type of food European and western food its bit of different but it’s good.
Mountain Sickness and prevention
Mountain Altitude Sickness can affect anyone above 3000 meters. Altitude Sickness affects people regardless of sex. Age and fitness. If you are showing signs of mountain altitude sickness your safety is our first priority and we will facilitate you getting down as fast as possible. We suggest prior to trekking to ensure you are in good health and have consulted with your GP. It is recommended prior to departing walking training is done so you have the most enjoyable time whilst trekking. Please don’t hesitate ask more.
ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS!
Many people suffer from mild symptoms of AMS (ACCUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS)
A light headache, loss of appetite and disturbed sleep may occur when suffering from AMS. If you experience any of these symptoms do not continue ascend. Instead, stay where you are or go down to acclimatize.
Hace – High Altitude Cerebral Edema (swelling of the brain)
Hape – High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (fluids in the lungs)
Persistent severe headache, difficulty breathing, confused thinking, loss of appetite, rapid breathing or breathlessness at rest, vomiting, coughing up pink, brown or white sputum, sound of liquid in the lungs, blueness of face and lips, severe lethargy (not wanting to do anything), persistent bubbling cough, or persistent increased heart rate (110 per minute)
Prevention:- Drink plenty of water (not alcoholic beverage) and eat fruit - especially when crossing high pass.
Accommodation in Kathmandu
(Accommodation in Kathmandu not include in this prices because accommodation in Kathmandu always different prices according to the tourist season and it’s depends where would you like to stay. But we are always happy to help you if you need any help for book the accommodation or any information according to your choice.)
We were spending two months in Nepal and had been told by a friend that Happyland Treks was a great place to get started with our adventure. This was great advice: all the details and chores were sorted for us, meaning my friends and I could focus entirely on the experience itself. Those four days of trekking were astonishing, and when we got back, Happy showed us how to celebrate in style (and which tourist traps to avoid!) Next time I’m in Kathmandu, I’ll be visiting Happy again, for sure.
After a very long journey to Kathmandu, Happy was a breath of fresh air to deal with. Travel can be very unpredictable, but having a reliable guide made us rest much easier. The seven days of trekking, while arduous, were very rewarding, and the Gurung people were warm, welcoming, and accommodating. I would go again next week if I could.