Baglunpani and Ghanpokhara Trek

Trip Overview
  • Duration 11 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate or Grade B (**)
  • DestinationNepal
  • Meals & AccommodationBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Trip Start & EndKathmandu-Kathmandu
  • Trip TypeTrek
  • Major Attractionviews of Annapurna(8091m), Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Lamjung Himal, Himalchuli, Machhapuchhre, and many other snowcapped peaks
  • Maximum Altitude2157m
  • Best TimeApril-May-June, September-October-November

Highlights

  • Invigorating walk through the terraced fields, cultivated land, and eye-catching waterfalls along the trail.
  • Views of mountains, including Annapurna, Fishtail, Lamjung Himal, etc.
  • Enjoy the cultural dance of Gurung ethnic people.
  • Experience the heartwarming hospitality of the Gurung people.

Baglunpani and Ghanpokhara Trek is one of the fascinating short treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This less crowded trail provides trekkers with the wonderful opportunity to experience the typical lifestyle and culture of the Gurung people. Besides the cultural exploration, you can also savor the captivating views of Annapurna(8091m), Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Lamjung Himal, Himalchuli, Machhapuchhre, and many other snowcapped peaks.

Crossing over the meandering Marsyandi and Modi river and passing through the vibrant rhododendron forest, charming villages, and impressive waterfalls, the trekking to the Ghanpokhara is genuinely mindblowing in every sense. The blissful journey to Ghanapokhara allows you to witness the abundance of flora and fauna. Further, birdwatching is another exciting activity that you cherish while doing the Baglungpani and Ghanpokhara Trek.

Located in the north of Lamjung district, Ghanpokhara is a beautiful village inhabited by the Gurungs. With the concept of eco-tourism, this village is heading towards development. Strolling around the Gurung villages of Ghalegaun and Ghanpokhara, trekkers can enjoy various cultural dances performed by the local dancers. Those dancers wear their traditional dresses while dancing. These villages provide the home stay facility to the trekkers. Therefore, Trekkers can interact and communicate with those locals. By doing so, they can fulfill their curiosity about the lifestyle and culture of the people living in remote areas. The people's upbeat nature and heartwarming hospitality make the Baglungpani and Ghanpokhari trekking more wonderful and reminiscing.

As a newly introduced trail, the Baglungpani and Ghanpokhari Trek is an ideal choice for travelers who wish to explore Nepal's ethnic villages and indigenous rituals by staying in these ancestral villages.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 10 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Easy 
  • Transportation: Private vehicles 
  • Trip Style: Hotel or Homestay
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude: 2157m

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Upon arrival at Tribhuwan airport, our team member will meet you and greet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. We will stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After the morning breakfast, we will go on a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. We will visit Pasupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Sywambhunath, and Durbar Square and stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

About 6 hours of scenic drive from Kathmandu, we will reach Besisahar and stay overnight at a lodge in Besisahar.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today we will commence our Baglungpani and Ghanpokhara Trek from Besisahar. Following the trail along the bank of Marshyangdi river for some time and then climbing up through the terraced field and forest, we will reach Baglungpani. On a clear day, you can enjoy the panoramic views of the Annapurna and Manaslu ranges. Stay overnight here in Baglungpani.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Continuing the trek through the forest on the ridge, we will reach the charming Gurung village (Ghalegaun), located at 2050m. Observing the unique Gurung settlement of Ghalegaun, we will further ascend to Ghanpokhara. We will see the cultural dance in the evening while staying in Ghanpokhara.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

On this day, we will descend through the Bhujung village to the Bhujung river. Crossing the bridge, we will trek through the terraced field and forest and finally reach Tamagaun. We will stay overnight at Tamagaun.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After the morning breakfast, we will trek along the trail leading to Taksar. We will stay overnight at Taksar.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Continuing the trek through the village, we will descend to the Modi River. Then, crossing the suspension bridge, we will climb steeply through the forest to reach Saklung, where we will spend the whole night.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After taking the early breakfast today, we will head to Pokhara from Saklung. Stay overnight at Pokhara.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Relishing the tranquil beauty of Pokhara today, we will return to Kathmandu. We will either take a drive or 30 minutes flight from Pokhara. The flight cost will be an additional 120 USD per person.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Our representative will depart you at an airport.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

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Cost Details

Includes

  • Airport Pick up and drop-off service by Private Coach.
  • Two nights' accommodation with breakfast at a standard hotel in Kathmandu.
  • 1-night accommodation with breakfast at a traditional hotel in Pokhara.
  • There is three-time food in a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) while you are trekking.
  • Tea House accommodation during the trek.
  • Professional English-speaking trekking guide (trained by Ministry of tourism) his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, etc.
  • Local bus to go to Besi Sahar and Tourist Bus Ticket to Kathmandu.
  • Annapurna conservation permits & TIMS Permits.
  • Tourist service charge, Vat.

Excludes

  • International airfare and Nepal Visa Fees.
  • Nepal Travel insurance.
  • Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel/Medical insurance and Emergency evacuation cost if needed.
  • Personal expenses include phone calls, drinks, donations, souvenirs, etc.
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events, i.e., road wrecks, flight delays, etc.
  • Tips for guide, porter (it is expected).

FAQs

  • Q1. What is the best season for Baglungpani and Ghanpokhara Trekking?

    Trekking in Nepal is possible throughout the year. However, Spring and Autumn season is considered the best season for trekking all over Nepal. Similar to the other trekking the trekking to the Baglungpani and Ghanpokhara is also perfect during the Spring and Autumn season. Trekkers can enjoy the rejuvenating walk along the trails filled with varieties of vibrant rhododendrons and other wildflowers. Further, the stable weather and clear skies increase the visibility of the mountains and the surrounding environment during this season.

    If you love to walk during the cold climate then you can join this trek in the winter season also. However, it is not recommended to trek during the monsoon season as there you may have to face various risks while trekking.

Client Reviews

  • Great to learn tradition

    My contacts with the local inhabitants of Baglunpani and Ghanpokhara were my favorite parts of our Trekking Trail adventure. Similarly, learning about their traditions, daily lives, and simply great cuisine while being greeted with open arms. And seeing the early sunrise illuminate these gorgeous snow-capped mountains. Absolutely stunning!Thank you, Mountain Rock Trek, for an incredible trek.

    G
    GuillermoSpainMay 11, 2022
  • relaxing journey

    The relaxing journey to Ghanapokhara allows you to see the abundant vegetation and fauna. Additionally, birdwatching is a wonderful pastime that you will enjoy while on the Baglungpani and Ghanpokhara Trek. A truly fantastic hike. Everything went as planned. There were no illnesses or problems. The mountains are breathtaking. Mountain Rock Trek Team - Outstanding.

    E
    ElizabethUnited KingdomApril 15, 2022
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