Hidden Village and Gurja Himal Trek

Trip Overview
  • Duration 11 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Meals & AccommodationBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Trip Start & EndKathmandu-Kathmandu
  • Trip TypeTrek
  • Major AttractionRhododendron forest, Dhaulagiri range, Churen Himal, Gurja Himal,
  • Maximum Altitude3250m
  • Best TimeApril-May-June, September-October and November

Highlights

  • Experience wilderness and adventure 
  • Observe stunning mountain views, including Gurja Himal, Churen Himal, Dhaulagiri, and many more
  • Revitalizing walk along the Rhododendron Forest
  • Witness diverse flora and fauna
  • Heartwarming hospitality of benevolent locals

Hidden Village and Gurja Himal Trek provide trekkers with an opportunity to discover the untouched beauty of Nepal by trekking through the traditional Magar villages. The Gurja Himal Trek passes through the rushing river, impressive farmlands, mystic villages, and beautiful Rhododendron forest. You can savor the beauty of the magnificent Dhaulagiri range, Churen Himal, Gurja Himal, and many more while trekking through this off-beaten path. Following the trails of Gurja Trek, you will admire the serene ambiance and wilderness. Besides, this newly opened trek allows you to interact with the pleasant and innocent local people.  

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 10 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Transportation: Private vehicles 
  • Trip Style: Hotel/Lodge/Camping
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude: 3250m

 

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Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, our team members will greet you and assist you in the hotel in Kathmandu. Then, if you wish, you can stroll around the hotel for some time. We will also discuss all the trekking plans. Finally, you will spend the overnight at the hotel.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After having the early breakfast, we will enjoy a long drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. From Pokhara, we will further move towards Beni. The captivating views of Annapurna astonish you while driving from Pokhara to Beni. We will spend the overnight at Beni.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We will drive up the Myagdi Khola to Darbang. The road from Beni to Darbang is quite bumpy and dusty. Hence, if you wish, then you can also trek from Beni to Darbang. Continuing the trek from Darbang, we will stop at Dharapani for an overnight stay. We will get to see the stone-clad water sprouts at the village entrance. Further, the views of Dhaulagiri and Gurja Himal are outstanding from here.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Passing through the picturesque village of Takam and Sibang, we will reach Phalyagaon.
From there, we follow the path that descends gently from Phalyagaon. Around one hour of trek, take us to the bridge across Dhar Khola. After crossing the bridge, there are two choices of the trail. The lower follows the trail along the river from where the trekkers climb gently towards Lumsung through an eye-catching waterfall. Another upper trail climbs directly to the main village of Lulang. Among these two trails, we will choose the second trail. Most of the people living in this village are either Bishwokarma or Kami. Stripes of red, white, and black mud adorn most of the houses of Lulang. We will stay overnight at Lulang.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today we walk early morning to enjoy the spectacular views from the Gurja Pass. A delightful climb through the Oak and Rhododendron forest takes us to the Gurja Pass. Around 3 hours of walk from the Pass, we will reach the bridge over Dhaula Khola. On the way, we will get to observe impressive landscapes and stunning views of Gurja Himal. Finally, we will climb on stone steps before reaching the hidden village of Gurja Khani.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Hidden Village and Gurja Himal Trek become more exciting and reminiscing only after visiting the beautiful Gurja village. While staying at the Gurja village, we can enjoy the pony riding and a day hike to the foot of Gurja Himal. Trekkers can also relish the nice hot shower bath in the bathhouse constructed by the villagers. The overwhelming hospitality of the local people adds an extra essence to our journey.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Enjoying the delicious local breakfast, we will trek along the trail, which leads us to the charming small settlement of Lulang. Crossing the small rivers, marvelous farmlands, and dense forest, we will reach Lulang.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Leaving the Lulang behind today, we will trek down to Darbang. We will stay overnight at Darbang.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

On this day, we will take a drive back to Pokhara. We can visit Talbarahi temple, World Peace Pagoda, Davis fall, etc. Strolling around the tranquil city of Pokhara, you will get astonished by the beauty of Pokhara. Stay overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, we will take a scenic flight or drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. We will spend the overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Our crew will drop you at the 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 the standard hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Two nights' accommodation with breakfast at the deluxe hotel in Pokhara.
  • Three-time food in a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) while you are trekking.
  • Tea House and tent accommodation during the trek. (twin sharing basis)
  • Professional English-speaking trekking guide (trained by Ministry of tourism) his food, housing, salary, insurance, equipment, etc.
  • Deluxe Tourist Bus Ticket to Pokhara, then Pokhara 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 time for Hidden Village and Gurja Himal Trek?

    Well, the trek to Gurja Himal is possible throughout the year. However, if you love the walk through the trails filled with Rhododendron blossoms, then Spring is perfect for you. During this season, the trails get adorned with beautiful Rhododendron flowers. Moreover, the stable weather during this season lets you enjoy the astounding views of mountains and nature. Spring falls between March to May.

    Autumn is another best time for trekking to the Gurja Himal. The stable weather and moderate temperature keep you away from natural disasters. The clear skies allow you to cherish the enthralling views of mountains and the beautiful landscape. Autumn lasts from September to November in Nepal.

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