We start our journey with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar and further up to Khudi. We drive along the highway from Kathmandu to Besisahar with a Trishuli River flowing on our right side until Muglin. After crossing Muglin, Marshyangdi River follows us passing several Gurung, Magar and other caste village to reach District Head Quarter of Lamjung called Besisahar. Further drive one hour to reach Khudi. The trail passes through the beautiful forest, with chances to see some of the wildlife’s. It is also famous for bird watching so you may have views of beautiful birds. It really can be a birdwatcher’s paradise. After arrival, visit Buddhist Monasteries and local markets of Khudi. Overnight stay at hotel in Khudi.
Our trek begins toward northwest of Khudi along the bank of the river. It is beautiful walk through the fertile field, villages, forest and many waterfalls along the way. The trail is not frequently visited by foreigner. After a short ascent, you will reach Ghale gaun village which is nice settlement of Gurung. Gurung’s are the major ethnic group of Nepal. At evening spend your time walking around the village and over night at home stay.
Today you will have two options, either rest or explore around the village. Ghale gaun is located east of Marshyangdi River, between Gorkha and Lamjung district. This place offers superb breathtaking view of majestic western Himalayas including Machhapuchhre, Buddha Himal, Himchuli and many more peaks.
Wake up early in the morning for beautiful view of sunrise and mountains and breakfast with the homely environment of Gurung family. After having breakfast, walk around the village to explore their traditional lifestyle, culture, religion as well as theirs living standard. At evening, after dinner villager perform Gurung Cultural program where locals perform with their traditional songs with handmade dress gathering all villagers like: Ghatu, Ghyabru, Krishnacharitra, Jhakri/Lama etc. Overnight at Ghale gaun.
Commencing trek from Ghale gaun, we further walk through a fertile land and cross some traditional village. The roads are very zik zak types until Ghan Pokhara. Ghanpokhara is a model village for experiencing the typical culture and lifestyles of Ghale and Gurung people and has the amazing moment enjoying the village lifestyle with amazing views of mountains which gives you life time experience. The village is pre dominantly habited by Gurung of this region. You can also visit honey hunting place here.
Then we further walk to Baglungpani (1600 m) continuously for 4/5 hours. We will stay overnight at Baglungpani.
On this day, we commence our trek leaving beautiful village Baglungpani to trek typical mix village of Laxmi Bazaar. Laxmi Bazaar is a nice small town which lies 1345 meters above sea level. After walking for about 5/6 hours, we reach Laxmi Bazaar. At evening you could either explore the town or just relax. We spend our overnight at one of the lodge of Laxmi Bazaar.
On the very last day of our trek, we wake up for the morning views. After breakfast, we walk for about 90 minutes until we reach beautiful Begnas Lake. Begnas Lake is a fresh water lake for about 10 km away from Pokhara main city. The Begnas lake area has a number of swampy areas around it, many of which have been converted to paddy fields day by day.
After leaving the highway, a narrow road runs through a dead flat terrain of rice fields towards the hills that nestle the lakes. You can have a boat ride too. Then we drive towards Pokhara which will take about 30 minutes from the lake. Free time in Pokhara for self exploration. You will stay overnight at one of the hotels in Pokhara.
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