Gurung Heritage Trek is the best way to experience the rich culture and lifestyle of Gurungs. It is a specially designed trekking package that will take you to the culturally vibrant villages in the Annapurna region. The main moto of Gurung Heritage Trek is to present you heritages of people from the Gurung community. During the trek, you will get to spend the night in the home of locals, that means it is a complete homestay trek. Usually, they are typical old house made with stone, mud, wood, and bricks. As you will stay overnight with Gurung family, you will get to interact with them and listen to their brave history. Likewise, this is also the best way to know their language, dress, and taste delicious delicacies. This trek is perfect for anyone who genuinely wants to discover the tradition and culture of one of the communities of Nepal.
Along with cultural experience, you will also get to see superb views of Himalayan mountains and landscape on Gurung Heritage Trek. Perfectly made colorful terraced fields, dense forests covering hills, various wild-flowers, cold rivers & streams, picturesque villages, and stunning snow-capped mountains, all of these factors made this journey even more joyful and satisfying. We, Mountain Rock Treks & Expedition have designed our Gurung Heritage Trek 8-days by combining the most beautiful villages of the region.
During the trek, you will get to see wonderful views of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Annapurna II, Boudha Himal, Mt. Himal Chuli, Lamjung Himal, Mt. Machhapuchhre, and many other mountains. Gurung Heritage Trekking is an easy trek that can be done in 8 days. Therefore, it is an ideal package for anyone who has limited time on their hands. the best time to go on Gurung Heritage Trek is in Autumn and Spring. During this time, the entire region gets bloomed up with numerous colorful flowers and weather also is more stable. There is no more cold or hot, perfect to traverse. Also, the views are also clear and excellent.
Gurung Heritage Trek begins from a long scenic drive to beautiful Besisahar. From here, you will begin trekking towards Ghalegaun, a famous beautiful village. The trail then passes by lush forests and take you to another village called Bhujung. In the next couple of days, you will spend the night in villages like Pashgaun and Pakrikhot. From Pakrikhot, you will drive back to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu, which brings the end of this wonderful journey. This trek is an easy trek. You do not need to have prior trekking experience to go on this trek. With normal health and strong will-power, you can complete this trek without any hassle.
What is Heritage Trek?
Heritage Trek usually made to showcase you the rich culture, tradition, and unique lifestyle of a particular region or village of Nepal. Gurung Heritage Trek is designed to take you along the vibrant culture of Gurung's, and their beliefs. During the heritage trek, you will stay overnight in a local people's house, which gives you a chance to know the villagers closely.
What kind of food, accommodation & culture do we get to see on Gurung Heritage Trek?
During the Gurung Heritage Trekking, you will stay overnight in the home of the local people. Therefore, you will have food as per their menu. The rooms will be pretty common and cozy with common toilet. Talking more about food, you will be offered their traditional food as well as some common dishes like rice, curries, momo, etc.
On Gurung Heritage Trek, you will see the culture, norms, and beliefs of Gurung people. Their daily lifestyle and practices.
Impressive mountain views and attractive landscape amid leisurely walks through friendly ethnic villages with just a day's backpack to carry and lots to discover. The Gurung Heritage Trail Trek walks through the village of the hyped honey hunters of Nepal besides exploring white water rafting and the preserved beauty of the conservation area. Views of majestic peaks like Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, and Annapurna ranges add to the charm of the trek.
Day 01:Arive at Kathmandu, 1350M
Day 02:Kathamandu to Besisahar
Day 03:besisahar to ghalegaun
Day 04: Ghalegaun to Bhujung
Day 05:Bhujung to Pashgaun
Day 06:Pashguan to Pakrikhot
Day 07:Pakhrikot to Pokhara
Day 08:Pokhara to Kathmnadu
from the airport to hotel and hotel to airport transfer by private vehicle
Three nights’ accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
Kathmandu to Kathmandu surface transportation ( road and flight )
Transportation road and flight for Guide and Nepali crews while applicable
An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide) and High Altitude trekking local Sherpa porters to carry your luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter maximum weight 20 kg) including their allowance wages, salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging expenses during a trek
Full board meals BLD ( breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) during the trek as per available food menu in tea houses/Lodges
Three times a cup of tea or coffee during the trek
Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis
Down jacket and trekking Equipment for local Staff
Annapurna conservation area Permit Fee (ACAP)
TIMS card Permit (Trekkers Information Management System) for responsible tourism and porter protects
Basic group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available)
Medical and health insurance for local crew members
All government and local taxes
Nepal Visa fee
International flight ticket to arrive in Kathmandu
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara
Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu if the early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Personal expenses ( Telephone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
Extra Tea coffee, Snacks, energy chocolates ETC
Personal travel and medical insurance and medicine if you using any regular medicine
Helicopter evacuation and emergency rescue
Tips for guides and porters
Any other items which are not in include section
Day 01Arive at Kathmandu, 1350MAfter arriving in Kathmandu representative of Mountain Rock Treks will pick up you by our private vehicle and transfer you to the Hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 02Kathamandu to BesisaharEarly morning after breakfast we will depart to Besisahar one of the main entry point of famous Annapurna trekking. It takes about 6-7 hrs drive. Overnight in Besisahar
Day 03besisahar to ghalegaunAfter breakfast around 3 hrs drives we will reach in Ghalegaun and attend welcome program organized by mother’s group of Ghalegaun. After lunch, we will sightsee of the surroundings. Overnight in Ghalegaun
Day 04 Ghalegaun to BhujungEarly morning after some tea we will take a 5 min walk to viewpoint tower and view of sunrise and snowcapped mountains. Then we return back to the village and sightseeing of Gurung museum. After lunch, we will trek 3 hours to Bhujung village, which is known as the village of wild bee honey hunters. On the way sightseeing of historical uttarkanya temple, community-based tea garden of ghalegaun and Bhujung village. Overnight in Bhujung
Day 05Bhujung to PashgaunOn this day we will trek to pashgaun another Gurung village which is still untouched by modernity. It takes about 5 hours walk. Overnight in Pashgaun
Day 06Pashguan to PakrikhotAfter breakfast, we will sightsee the village and after having lunch trek to pakrikhot which takes about 5 hrs. While moving on the way view of snowcapped mountains, historical forts and village blow your mind. Overnight in Parkikhot
Day 07Pakhrikot to PokharaAfter breakfast, we will take a short hike to thumsikhot and take a drive to pokhara. Rest of time we will do leisure activities in Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara
Day 08Pokhara to Kathmnadu
Above itinerary can be re-designed as per your interest & preferences. Let us know whether you would like some changes