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.