Gurung Heritage Trail Trek | Gurung culture & lifestyle : Himalayan Smile

Gurung Heritage Trail Trek

Gurung heritage trail trek offer Gurung culture and glimpse into traditional hill country life, where little known ethnic people other than Gurungs are found. The trekkers has a opportunely to spend overnight at homestay with Gurung family in typical old house and unique lifestyle

Gurung heritage trail trek offer Gurung culture and glimpse into traditional hill country life, where little known ethnic people other than Gurungs are found. The trekkers has a opportunely to spend overnight at homestay with Gurung family in typical old house and unique lifestyle. The trek route is the mixture of beautiful Gurung village like Ghalegaun, Bhujung, Pashgaun, of lamjung district and Pakhrikot and Thumsikot of kaski district and this tour is specially designed for travelers like researcher, students, backpackers who love to explore the village with traditional life style. These places are not only popular for the cultural understanding but also for spectacular mountain vistas and hilly landscape. Terraced farmlands, forests, rivers and local rituals will make the trip momentous. While you enjoy nature’s allures while walking on trail; evening at Gurung house will be full of fun.

Gurung heritage trail trek commence 6 hour drive to Gumle bazaar (606 m /1988 ft). The trail passes through the cultivated landscape in between two beautiful river Marsyandi in the east and Madi river in the south and west. Within the boundary of two beautiful rivers, the area comprises other small river valleys like Khudi river valley, Midim river valley and Rudi river valley which have a number of side tributaries. Gurung community of Nepal is Mongolian Tibetan ethnic people who are habituated mainly in the western region of Nepal. Most of these people also known as “Tamu” reside in district of Kaski, Lamjung, Baglung, Gorkha and Dhading. These people have their own language, culture and traditions.

Gurung heritage trail trek can view from the villages stretches from Buddha Himal (6673m), himalchuli and Manaslu (8156m) to the northeast Mt. Lamjung and Annapurna II to the north and Mt. Machhapucchre and Annapurna South to the Northwest. Gurung heritage trail trek can explore and understand such rich ethnic group of people in Nepal Gurung heritage trail is an ideal trekking package to choose with Himalayan Smile Treks.

Trip Fact

Trip Duration: 10 days
Trip Price:
Trip Code: HST-AN-22
Trek Start: Gulme Bazaar (606m)
Trek End: Khudi(790m)
Grade: Easy / Moderate
Highest Elevation: Ghalegaon (2090m)
Group Size: Minimum 2 People
Best time: September, October, November, December, February, March, April
Mode of Trek: Homestay / Teahouse
Distance: 45 Km (28 miles)
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Day by Day Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. O/n at Kathmandu hotel.

Arrival in Kathmandu International airport. Meet Himalayan Smile Treks airport representative. Transfer to  Kathmandu hotel. Orientation program about trek. O/n at Kathmandu hotel.

Drive to Pokhara. O/n at Pokhara hotel.

After breakfast drive 7 hour to Pokhara. Evening walk around the Pokhara  Lake side. Overnight at Pokhara hotel.


Drive Pokhara to Gumle Bazaar. 2 h. Trek to Nagidhar.

After breakfast drive two hours to Gumle Bazaar. Trek start from Gumle Bazaar, after crossing the Madi Khola from Gumle Bazaar, the route climbs t Gahate and on to Nagidhar(1260m)

Trek Nagidhar to Pasagaon. O/n at homestay/ Tea house

One the second day the trail descend  to the Rudi Khola valley and accent  up along the ridge to the village of Pasgaon(1652 m). The village is beautiful with Buddhist Kani and monastery. Overnight at homestay.

Trek Pasagaon to Bhujung. O/n at homestay.

Today is third day of the trek, the trail ascent  through the spectacular mountain view up to  2100m.  The valley of the Bhujung if the Modi Khola, which need to be cross . The Bhujung (1625m) is typical Gurung village the trail passes  through the  stone staircase. The aesthetically pleasing traditional village is currently notable as being the largest Gurung village in Nepal. O/n at homestay.


Trek Bhujung to Ghalegaon. O/n at homestay.

The Bhujung  the trail heads to Ghalegaon once the dominant  in the region. From Ghalegaon another side trail to Ghanpokhara a hilltop village with panoramic views of  Mount Manaslu (8163 m). The Ghale gaon(2092 m) is the  beautiful Gurung village. Overnight at homestay.

Explore around the Ghale gaon. O/n at homestay.

In Ghalegaon you can observe daily lifestyle of the Gurung people. Also you can study about eco tourism in Nepal village.  In homestay  you will serve local organic food with cow milk.

O/n at homestay.

Trek Ghalegaon to Khuldi. O/n at mountain Lodge.

After breakfast the trail descend to the Khuldi. The trail descend Balamchaur through the  forest   and Simpani, the village of the Temple the villagers used by devotees of a local deity. Thini Mai a well as by followers of Ganesh, Krishna and his consort Radha and Mahadev. The trek end at Khudi(790m). Overnight mountain lodge at Khudi.


Drive to Kathmandu. O/n at Kathmandu hotel.

After breakfast drive 7 hours to Kathmandu. Overnight hotel in Kathmandu.

Transfer to Kathmandu International airport for final departure

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