Baglunpani and Ghanpokhara Trek is one of the fascinating short treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This less crowded trail provides trekkers the wonderful opportunity to experience the typical lifestyle and culture of Gurung people. Besides the cultural exploration, you can also savor the captivating views of Annapurna(8091m), Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Lamjung Himal, Himalchuli, Machhapuchhre, and many other snowcapped peaks.
Crossing over the meandering Marsyandi and Modi river and passing through the vibrant rhododendron forest, charming villages and impressive waterfalls, the trekking to the Ghanpokhara is truly mindblowing in every sense. The blissful journey to Ghanapokhara allows you to witness the abundance of flora and fauna. Further, birdwatching is another exciting activity that you get to cherish while doing the Baglungpani and Ghanpokhara Trek.
Located in the north of Lamjung district Ghanpokhara is the beautiful village inhabited by the Gurungs. With the concept of eco-tourism, this village is heading towards development. Strolling around the Gurung villages of Ghalegaun and Ghanpokhara trekkers can enjoy various cultural dances performed by the local dancers. Those dancers wear their traditional dress while dancing. These villages provide the home stay facility to the trekkers. Trekkers can interact and communicate with those locals. Doing so they can fulfill their curiosity about the lifestyle and culture of the people living in remote areas. The jovial nature and heartwarming hospitality of the people make the Baglungpani and Ghanpokhari trekking more wonderful and reminiscing.
As a newly introduced trail, the Baglungpani and Ghanpokhari Trek is an ideal choice for travelers who wishes to explore the ethnic villages and indigenous rituals of Nepal by staying in these ancestral villages.
Trip Duration: 10 Days
Trip Grade: Easy
Transportation: Private vehicles
Trip Style: Hotel or Homestay
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Maximum Altitude: 2157m
Best season for Baglungpani and Ghanpokhara Trekking
Trekking in Nepal is possible throughout the year. However, Spring and Autumn season is considered the best season for trekking all over Nepal. Similar to the other trekking the trekking to the Baglungpani and Ghanpokhara is also perfect during the Spring and Autumn season. Trekkers can enjoy the rejuvenating walk along the trails filled with varieties of vibrant rhododendrons and other wildflowers. Further, the stable weather and clear skies increase the visibility of the mountains and the surrounding environment during this season.
If you love to walk during the cold climate then you can join this trek in winter season also. However, it is not recommended to trek during the monsoon season as there you may have to face various risks while trekking.
Invigorating walk through the terraced fields, cultivated land and eye-catching waterfalls along the trail
Magnificent views of majestic mountains including Annapurna, Fishtail, Lamjung Himal and many more
Enjoy the cultural dance of Gurung ethnic people
Experience the heartwarming hospitality of Gurung people
Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to the hotel
Day 02:Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar
Day 04:Trek from Besisahar to Baglungpani
Day 05:Trek Baglungpani to Ghanpokhara
Day 06:Trek from Ghanpokhara to Tamagaun
Day 07:Trek from Tamagaun to Taksar
Day 08:Trekking from Taksar to Saklung
Day 09:Saklung to Pokhara
Day 10:Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 11:International Departure
Airport Pick up and drop off service by Private Coach.
2 night's accommodation with breakfast at standard Hotel in Kathmandu.
1 night accommodation with breakfast at standard Hotel in Pokhara.
Three time food in a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) while you are on trekking.
Tea House accommodation during the trek.
Professional English speaking trekking guide (trained by Ministry of tourism) his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment etc.
Local bus to go to besishar and Tourist Bus Ticket to Kathmandu.
Annapurna conservation permits & TIMS Permits.
Tourist service charge, Vat.
International airfare and Nepal Visa Fees.
Nepal Travel insurance.
Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Travel/Medical insurance and Emergency evacuation cost if needed.
Personal expenses such as phone call, drinks, donation, souvenirs etc.
Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.
Tips for guide, porter (it is expected).
Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to the hotelUpon arrival at Tribhuwan airport, our team member will meet you and greet you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. We will stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02Sightseeing in KathmanduAfter the morning breakfast, we will go on the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. We will visit Pasupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Sywambhunath, and Durbar Square and stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to BesisaharAbout 6 hours of scenic drive from Kathmandu we will reach Besisahar and stay overnight at lodge in Besisahar.
Day 04Trek from Besisahar to BaglungpaniToday we will commence our Baglungpani and Ghanpokhara Trek from Besisahar. Following the trail along the bank of Marshyangdi river for some time and then climbing up through the terraced field and forest we will reach Baglungpani. On a clear day, you can enjoy the panoramic views of Annapurna and Manaslu ranges. Stay overnight here in Baglungpani.
Day 05Trek Baglungpani to GhanpokharaContinuing the trek through the forest in the ridge, we will reach to the charming Gurung village (Ghalegaun) located at an elevation of 2050m. Observing the unique Gurung settlement of Ghalegaun we will further ascend to Ghanpokhara. We will get to see the cultural dance in the evening while staying in Ghanpokhara.
Day 06Trek from Ghanpokhara to TamagaunOn this day we will descend through the Bhujung village to Bhujung river. Crossing the bridge we will trek through the terraced field and forest and then we finally reach Tamagaun. We will stay overnight at Tamagaun.
Day 07Trek from Tamagaun to TaksarAfter the morning breakfast, we will trek along the trail that leads us to Taksar. We will stay overnight at Taksar.
Day 08Trekking from Taksar to SaklungContinuing the trek through the village, we will descend down to the Modi River. Crossing the suspension bridge we will climb steeply through the forest to reach Saklung where we will spend the whole night.
Day 09Saklung to PokharaAfter taking the early breakfast today we will head to Pokhara from Saklung. Stay overnight at Pokhara.
Day 10Pokhara to KathmanduRelishing the tranquil beauty of Pokhara today we will return back to Kathmandu. We will either take a drive or 30 minutes of flight from Pokhara. The flight cost will be an additional 120 USD per person.
Day 11International DepartureOur representative will depart you in an airport.