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Ghalegaon-Karapu Hill Trekking

The Ghalegaon-Karpo Hill Trekking is an off-the-beaten track trek in the Annapurna region. The unique GKH trek offers natural beauty, picturesque Gurung villages and stunning mountain views. Charming villages, fascinating terraced farmlands, dense forests, and high alpine meadows below the towering mountains of Annapurna II, IV and Lamjung Himal are some of the key features of this trek. The isolated charming Gurung villages, their culture, daily life and traditions will definitely win your heart.  

The Ghalegaon-Karpo Hill trek begins from Ghalegaon, which is a 7-8 hours jeep drive from Kathmandu. Here you will experience the local hospitality of the Gurung people and a cultural show. Ghalegaon also provides spectacular mountain views of Manaslu, Himal Chuli, Ngadi Chuli, Lamjung Himal and neighboring foothills. The trail passes through several big Gurung villages including Bhujung which is one of the largest villages in the area with more than 400 households. The trek continues to the west, climbing through dense forest to the top of the Karpo Danda approximately 3000m. Karpo Danda is the focal point of the trek and it provides absolutely stunning views of snowy peaks including all the Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ngadi Chuli, Himal Chuli, Buddha Himal and Manaslu North. The trek continues further west pass by another two large Gurung villages, Tanding and Siklis located just in front of Annapurna-II, IV and Lamjung Himal. There are a number of options for finishing the trek depending on plans for the next part of your holiday.

 

Trip Facts

Trip Grade:
Moderate
Max. Elevation:
3000m.
Starts Point:
Ghalegaon
Ends Point:
Bhurjung Khola
Trip Duration:
17 days
Max. Group Size:
10
Season:
Late September to December and end of February to May
Accommodation:
Camping
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Days Program Altitude Durations
01 Arriving in KTM and transfer to hotel 1300m  
02 Sightseeing around KTM (Boddhanath biggest Buddhist temple in the world, Pashupatinath the very important temple for Hindus and Patan Darbar squire.   6-7 hours
03 Drive to Ghalegaon by four wheel drive 2070m 7-8 hours
04 Trek to Bhujung 1650m 3-4 hours
05 Trek to Pasgaon 1640m 6-7 hours
06 Trek to Ghatte Khola 1300m 4-5 hous
07 Trek to Upper Kharka 2600m 5-6 hours
08 Trek to Dharmasala 2900m 3-4 hours
09 Trek to Tanding 1650m 3-4 hours
10 Trek to Siklis 1980m 4-5 hours
11 Rest Day 2580m 5-6 hours
12 Trek to Forest Camp 2200m 4-5 hours
13 Trek to Ghalegaon 2000m 4-5 hours
14 Trek to Road head and drive to Pokhara 820m  
15 Sightseeing around Pokhara and rest    
16 Fly to KTM    
17 Departure to Home.    

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