Baglungpani and Ghanpokhara Trek

Duration: 13 Days
Price: US $650 View dates & Prices
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • ActivityTrekking
  • TransportationPrivate Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • AccomodationHotel + Lodges
  • Max Person12
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Baglungpani and Ghanpokhara Trek in Annapurna region is one of the less trekked short treks in Nepal. The deep valleys and high mountains encircling the giant Annapurna Himal in the north of this trail hold a wide range of locals and terrains, from subtropical jungle to a geographic extension of alpine zones, dry, Himalaya and the Tibetan Plateau. The scenery is superb mix of lush vegetation, mountain peaks and an endlessly changing procession of people.

This short Baglungpani Ghanpokhara trek in less frequently traveled area is newly trail introduced for those who like to trek in the off the beaten major trekking route. The beautiful villages of Baglungpani and Ghanpokhara lies towards the north west of Khudi at the top of the nearby hills. Ghalegaun and Ghanpokhara are mainly Gurung settlements nestled amidst mountains, rivers, streams, waterfalls and green forests. Accommodation is offered at community run home stays in Ghale gaun and Ghanpokhara and other villages. Visitors have a chance 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, lentils, homemade buckwheat and millet bread, local vegetables and most served with Pa (local millet alcohol). Visitors go to their allocated home for meals and to rest. The home stay experience is complemented by cultural shows performed by community members on request of visitors. The special feature of this village is that the Himalayas can be seen from every home.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu or self sightseeing tour ( option are)
  • Day 03: Kathmandu to Besisahar by bus. Bus drive will take approximately 5-6 hrs.
  • Day 04: Besisahar to Baglungpani 4hrs.
  • Day 05: Baglungpani to Ghanpokhara
  • Day 06: Ghanpokhara to Tamagaun
  • Day 07: Tamagaun to Taksar
  • Day 08: Taksar to Saklung
  • Day 09: Saklung to Pokhara
  • Day 10: Free day in Pokhara or self sight seeing tour ( option are)
  • Day 11: By bus to Chitwan national park. the bus journey will take approx 5 hours.
  • Day 12: Activities at Chitwan national park.
  • Day 13: To Kathmandu from Chitwan

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 :Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Upon arrival in Kathmandu. Our airport representative will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few metres from the exit door. Please check your name at play card. He will bring you to hotel in kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes
  • Day 02 :Free day in Kathmandu or self sightseeing tour ( option are) Hanumandhoka ( Kathamdnu Durbar Square ):It is the historic seat of royalty. The Durbar Square , with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of people. It is here that kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronations solemnized. Interesting things to see here are, Taleju temple built by king Mahendra Malla in 1954 AD, the temple of Kal Bhairab , the god of destruction, Nautale durbar, the statue of King Pratap Malla, the big drum and the Jaganath temple. It was listed in the UNESCO world heritage monument list in 1979.

    On the right hand corner, a large wooden lattice screen hides an enormous gilded face of Sweta Bhairab. The screen is removed only during the Indra Jatra festival.. there are also the Numismatic museum and Tribhuban museum inside the Hanuman Dhoka palace building . Photography is prohibited inside the museums. Both the mseums remain closed on Tuesday and government holidays.
  • Day 03 :Kathmandu to Besisahar by bus. Bus drive will take approximately 5-6 hrs.
  • Day 04 :Besisahar to Baglungpani 4hrs. Trail follows the bank of Marshandi River for sometime than it climbs up through terraced filed, forest and old Gurung village to Banglungpani. In clear day there are 360degre panoramic views of Manasulu range and Annapurna range.
  • Day 05 :Baglungpani to Ghanpokhara Trail continues through forest in the ridge. There are good views of valley’s in both side. Passing through an interesting village(Ghalegaun) with a height of 2250m. from here trail gently ascent to Ghanpokhara.
  • Day 06 :Ghanpokhara to Tamagaun Trail descends through Bhujung village to Bhujung river. Cross the bridge and trek through terraced field and mixed forest to Tamagaun.
  • Day 07 :Tamagaun to Taksar It is a pleasant walk through terraced field and passing through gurung villages to Taksar.
  • Day 08 :Taksar to Saklung The trail continues through village and it descends towards to Modi river. Cross the suspension bridge and climb steep through forest to Saklung.
  • Day 09 :Saklung to Pokhara Trail descend through village and forest to Begnas tal. From here take a one and haif hour bus ride to Pokhara.
    Pokhara is set in a lovely valley at the foot of the Machapuchare so you get spectacular views of the mountains from all parts of the town. It is quite different from Kathmandu, with few temples, but it does have plenty of scenic attractions and is close to the mountains. There are some interesting short walks or bicycle rides from Pokhara, you can swim and canoe on Lake Phewa or just watch the last rays of the sun stream across the dip in the mountains that hold the lake. Along the lakeside road there is a continuous stretch of small hotels, restaurants and shops; it’s an area which still has a bit of the old hippy scene feel about it.
  • Day 10 :Free day in Pokhara or self sight seeing tour ( option are) Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty. Situated at an altitude of 827m from the sea level and 200km west of Kathmandu valley, the city is known as a center of adventure with several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panaromic views of Himalayan peaks.
    The serenity of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambience of peace and magic. So today the city has not only become the starting point for most popular trekking and rafting destinations but also a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.
    Pokhara is part of a once vibrant trade route extending between India and Tibet. To this day, mule trains can be seen camped on the outskirts of the town, bringing goods to trade from remote regions of the Himalaya. This is the land of Magars and Gurungs, hardworking farmers and valorous warriors who have earned worldwide fame as Gurkha soldiers. The Thakalis, another important ethnic group here, are known for their entrepreneurship.
    The climate of Pokhara is slightly warmer than Kathmandu with daytime temperature hovering around 15 degrees Celsius in winter and 35 degrees in summer. The monsoon season which lasts from mid-June to mid-September is very wet; in fact Pokhara records the highest rainfall in the country. Best time to visit is between October and April.
    The activities of foreign visitors to Pokhara focus around two districts known as Damside and Lakeside (or Pardi and Baidam, in Nepali, respectively). These two areas, with their strips of hotels and restaurants, are a few kilometers south-west of the main Pokhara bazaar. More
    Phewa Lake
    Begnas lake and Rupa lake
    Barahi temple
    World Peace Pagoda
    Devi’s Fall
    Gupteswar Gupha
    Mahendra Gupha
  • Day 11 :By bus to Chitwan national park. the bus journey will take approx 5 hours. After arriving and settling in, we are introduced to the camp staff and resident naturalists who will discuss our program at Royal Park Wildlife Resort. There is some flexibility and activities may vary with the time of year, and known wildlife movements and locations.
  • Day 12 :Activities at Chitwan national park. 06:00 Wakeup call
    06:30 Breakfast
    08:00 Canoeing, Bird Watching, Elephant ride, Visit to Elephant Breeding centre (2-4 hours)
    12:00 Lunch
    14:30 Elephant back Safari to see wildlife such one-horned rhinos, deer, tiger, bear, moneys.
    19:00 Dinner
  • Day 13 :To Kathmandu from Chitwan Back to Kathmandu by Tourist bus and trip with Wilderness Excursion ends.

Cost Includes

Transportation

  • All airport shuttles by private car or van depending on group size.
  • Kathmandu - Besi Sahar by local bus.
  • Pokhara – Pokhara by toursit bus.
  • Chitwan - Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • All transfer to/from trek starting/ending point by private transportation.

Accommodation:

In Kathmandu: 2 Nights deluxe room with breakfast in 4* hotel on double occupancy basis.

In Pokhara: 2 Nights sharing twin/double deluxe room in tourist standard hotel in Pokhara with buffet breakfast.

During trek : Comfortable, neat and clean accommodation on teahouse/Mt. lodge during trekking

Meal:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner: 3 Times meal are included while on trek and only lunch and dinners are excluded in Kathmandu except breakfast and farewell dinner.

Seasonal fruits during the trek are provided.

Hot Table Drinks: High altitude friendly different soups, tea, coffee and hot chocolate is served as cup basis in food time.

Farewell dinner in one of authentic Nepalese Restaurant with Live culture show after the trek.

Taxes and Trekking Permits.

All government local taxes and vat, office service charge.

ACAP (Annapurna Coservation Area Project) Permit.

TIMS Card.

First Aid:

Medical kit box during the trip

Trekking Support Staffs:

Guide: 1 Government Registered, well trained English Speaking mountain experience, First Aid and eco trained local guide escorts during your trekking.

Assistant Guides: We provide assistant guide walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size.

Porters: We provide two of you a porter to support you to carry trekking stuffs (Porter weight limit is 25kg)

Porter Equipment:

Gear and clothing for porter is included in the package price.

Insurance:

Emergency rescue arrangement

Guide / Porters: Wilderness Excursion provides insurance for our guide and porters as per state law

Cost Excludes

  • Linch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara except for farewell dinner.
  • All bar bills, beverages such as coke, Fanta, sprite and mineral water.
  • Travel insurance, Nepal Tourist Visa fees, Items and expenses of personal nature.
  • Personal Trekking Equipment and rescue operation in case of emergency.
  • Any expenses which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political trouble, and strikes etc.
  • Laundry, phone calls, internet, heater charge and wifi services.
  • Advance deposit transfer fee to book your trek.
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver. 

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Dates & Prices

Wilderness Excursion (P) Ltd is a local tour operator so we guaranty small private groups departures any dates that suits your date and time.

Trip Dates Availability Person Left Price
Start: September 20, 2018
End: October 02, 2018
Available Left US$ 650
Start: October 10, 2018
End: October 22, 2018
Available Left US$ 650

Why Wilderness Excursions

Wilderness Excursion (P) Ltd is a government certified fully and licensed best adventure trekking agency based in Kathmandu Nepal and documented by the tourism authority of the government of Nepal to run tours, travel, trekking, mountaineering expeditions, and other travel related activities. Wilderness Excursion is proud member of TAAN (Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal) NTB (Nepal Tourism Board) NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project) HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association etc. Committed and dedicated. Wilderness Excursion is run by committed and dedicated professionals with decades long experience in trekking and climbing having passion to our work. Our guide and field support staff are highly experienced, helpful and friendly to take care of all your trekking holidays needs in the Himalaya that enhance for your memorable trip. We are specialized for effectively planned trekking tours to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, India and Pakistan and beside this we arrange Cultural Tours, Village Excursion, Short Adventure Activities like; Bungee Jump, Paragliding, Ultra…

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