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NORTH POLE TREKKING PVT. LTD. 's Gurung Culture Trek offers a first-hand experience of the Gurung culture and a glimpse into traditional hill country life, where little known ethnic people other than Gurung, are found. The trekker has a opportunity to stay overnight at a homestay with a Gurung family in a typical old house and enjoy their unique lifestyle. The trekking route includes a mixture of beautiful Gurung villages like Ghalegaun, Bhujung, Pashgaun, of lamjung district and Pakhrikot and Thumsikot of Kaski district. This tour is especially designed for travelers like researchers, students and backpackers who love to explore the villages still living in the traditional ways. These places are not only popular for the cultural understanding, but also for spectacular mountain vistas and hilly landscapes, terraced farmlands, forests, rivers and local rituals making this a truly momentous experience. You will enjoy the splendid natural surroundings while walking the trail, and of course living in a traditional Gurung house will be loads of fun and a return to the past.

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

Day 01:   Arrival at Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel.

Day 02:    Drive to Pokhara by Tourist Bus 6 to 7 hrs.

Day 03:   Drive to Thumsikot and trek to Nangidhara 6 to 7 hrs.

Day 04:   Trek from Nangidhara to Pasgaun 5 to 6 hrs.

Day 05:   Trek From Pasgaun to Ghalegaun (shirubari) 6 to 7 hrs.

Day 06:   Explore around Ghalegaun overnight at Homestay .

Day 07:   Trek from Ghalegaun to Beshisahar 5 to 6 hrs.

Day 08:   Drive to Kathmandu 6 to 7 hrs.

Day 09:   Depature Day.


 
WHAT’S INCLUDED
  • Pick up and drop from airport/ hotel/airport.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu in a 3-star hotel.
  • Necessary Land Transport (Domestic only)
  • All Accommodation during Trekking (guest House/lodge)
  • Food during Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
  • A professional Sherpa Guide with Government License
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage(2 people 1 sherpa porter)
  • Necessary Trekking permits/ National park permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system) card
  • Necessary Equipment (sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • Food, salary Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • First aid kit from Sherpa Expeditions and Trekking.
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • Necessary flight tickets (domestic only).
  • Rescue Help in case of emergency (paid by your travel insurance)
  • Farewell dinner with a cultural show.
  • All program as per Itinerary

WHAT’S EXCLUDED
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Any kinds of Drinks( soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Kathmandu monuments fees.
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost
  1. 1-2 long sleeve T-shirts
  2. 4-5pairs of Socks
  3. A down Jacket
  4. A wind and waterproof thin layer jacket.
  5. 2 windproof/waterproof trousers
  6. A Thermal wears (specially a trouser)
  7. A pair of good trekking boot
  8. Pair of sandal
  9. Trekking Stick/s
  10. Winter hat
  11. A pair of half gloves for walking stick (if you prefer)
  12. Sunscreen (35 to 60spf)
  13. Sleeping bag
  14. Head light
  15. Water bottle and a water purifying pills 
  16. And a medicines which are necessary for you.
Doing treks in Himalayas of Nepal is the distinct culture and environment. Trekkers need to consider on following do’s and don’ts.
Do’s
  • Do smile and greet the local people with saying “Namaste” and “Tashidelek” to show respect.
  • Do walk in a group or keep a distance that you could see your front and behind fellow.
  • Do consult with your trekking guide before trying anything new during the trek.
  • Do ask question to the guide for the next day trekking necessity, so that you could pack in your small backpack because rest baggage will carry by porter and will get only in the evening.
  • Do give donation to the monastery in the trekking area where they don’t collect tickets from the visitors but there is a donation box.
  • Do inform your trekking guide if you are not comfortable with your health while approaching higher altitude.
Don’t
  • Don’t under estimate the local culture and belief even if you find uncomfortable with it.
  • Don’t take a picture of the people without their permission during the trek because some individual don’t like that.
  • Don’t be strange if local people stare at you because they are surprise to see you, not with a bad intention.
  • Don’t expect too many facilities in the trekking areas, most places provide you only the basic facilities.
  • Don’t harm wild animals, birds and plants during the trek and take a global responsibility to save the environment.
  • Don’t give money to the children and the beggars; it encourages them to beg from the visitors.
Note regarding itineraries.
Although, we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan; their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Sherpa Expedition & trekking Pvt. ltd  Walkers has led till now. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is successful.
Duration
Duration
9 days
Season
Season
Autumn/Spring
Region
Region
Annapurna
Grade
Grade
Medium
Altitude
Altitude
2500
Walking
Walking
6-7 Hrs
Accommodation
Accommodation
Homestay
Detail itenary
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Detail Itineary