|Trip Duration:||26 days|
|Trek Start Point:||Birethanti|
|Trek End Point:||Birethanti|
|Meals:||Breakfast, lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee|
|Mode of Travel:||Adventures|
|Transportation:||Car / Bus / Flight|
|Best season:||March - June / September-November|
Gorja Himal trekking, Which is recently explorer new route by Swiss Couple Mr. Dawan Pompe & Mrs. Joy Stefanie. The treks begin and end at Pokhara or Beni. The maximum altitude is 3850m. During your Gurja Himal Treks, you have great opportunity to view Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Himalayas Range including the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, GurjaHimala, Buddha Himal and ChurenHimala& many more other small peaks.
The trekking trails followed from Pokhara or Kathmandu by local bus journey to Beni (282 km) approx driving 9 hours. The first day we have overnight at Beni bazar Lodge or Guest House. Next day early breakfast, we catch the local transport for our next destination to Darbhanga Village and Overnight at Guest House or Lodge. After Breakfast, our treks will commence from Dharbhang to Lulang Village, GurjaKhani Village and return back to Pokhara in the same way. OR trek via DhorPatan Wildlife Conservation which is famous for Hunting in Nepal.
Gurja Himal Trekking is the virgin Trekking Trail in Nepal. This is located around Dhaulagiri Himalayan Range. Trekking is started from Baglung. Gurja Himal Trekking is new trekking routes to areas of scenic and cultural interest in Nepal. As a community-based and pro-poor initiative, it has the express support of Gorja Khani inhabitants and other villages along the described trekking routes. By walking these trails you will be helping to ensure that your tourism expenditure reaches those in need in remote areas.
In this Endeavor, we would like to acknowledge the contribution of Good Neighbors/ Nepal in providing Homestay training and other organizational support.
Deep in the Himalayas, stand by the Phupal Lake as the sun is setting, looking up towards the Churen Mountains on suddenly catches a glimpse of giant cliffs that true to shining silver and copper before the clouds shroud them in Grey. Visions like this are the mountaineer’s real reward for wandering down thousands of wild paths. Perhaps you too will experience a bit of the mountain magic when you arrive at the Phupal Lake.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport
Day 02: Rest and recuperate.
Day 03: Drive 6 hours to pokhara, or flight for 25 minutes the second beautiful city of
Day 04: From here the trail takes to Bhandara Dewrali fir camp in the late afternoon (walking time 6 hours)
Day 05: The route goes downhill in the morning to the village called sallyan.
Day 06: hike along the Kaligandaki River
Day 07: The walk is easy through flatland and rice field to the Dharbang Village
Day 08: Ascend uphill to Dharapani and lunch
Day 09: The trail ascends up through the highland Jungle to Jaljal pass.
Day10: Rest day
Day 11: Hike up to Gorja Base camp along the Gorja river
Day12: climb five or six hours up one of the smaller peaks in the area.
Day 13: Walk down to Gaon where the porters and other group members camp.
Day 14: The groups continues along the Gorja and Chure mountains
Day 15: The route now leads to phupal lake at 16000 ft
Day 16: From Phupal lake walk up to Syangja Khola
Day 17: trips to Jhangla Bhanyang or ups to the Base camp of the churen range.
Day 18: Trek down towards illmar Village and camp about a mile from this settlement.
Day 19: After breakfast the route leads uphill through dense forests
Day 20: In the morning walk uphill for about three hours and cross over the right at phagune Dhuri
Day 21: This day again leads you uphill in the morning up to Godi Khola and Godi Bhanjyang
Day 22: Trek to Okharbot or Meygdi Khola
Day 23: Trek to Kusma
Day 24: Trek to Karkineta
Day 25: Walk to suyangja Naudanda
Day 26: The groups drive to Pokhara
Day 01:- Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.):- Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) which takes about six hours. You depart early morning at 7 o’clock for the six hours drive by tourist deluxe bus to Pokhara (915m,), 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist’s paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with its beauty. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes.
Day 02:- Pokhara to Dhampus:- After breakfast drive to Suikhet fedi by privat vehicle about 45-minute from Suikhet fedi start to walk ascending the trial for 2 hrs. Than reach Dhampus and take the lunch. From here the trail takes to Bhandara Dewrali fir camp in the late afternoon (walking time 6 hours)
Day 03:- The route goes downhill in the morning to the village called sallyan. We have Lunch here. After lunch we the trekking trail descend the Kodi River called Dobila and then to a place near kusma bazaar for camp (Walking time 7 hours)
Day 04:- After lunch an easy hike along the Kaligandaki River art a place called Kathe Dobvan. The afternoons walk to Benighat for evening camp. “Ghat” in Nepali means a confluence of Two River. In this case Benighat is the place where the Kali Gandaki and Myagdi rivers meet. (Walking time 7 hours)
Day 05:- The walk is easy through flatland and rice field to the Dharbang Village. Lunch will be served at a convenient spot somewhere along the trail.( Walking tie 7 hours)
Day 06:- Ascend uphill to Dharapani and lunch. In the afternoon we start to hike up to the camping spot. Below the exotic Jungle area called Munasir.
Day 07:- This is probably the hardest day of the trek. The trail ascends up through the highland Jungle to Jaljal pass. We reach Gorja village before so we have Lunch and came same place Stay overnight at Gorja village in the ten tent camp.
Day 08: Rest day for Acclimatization After breakfast hike up to Gorja Base camp along the Gorja River and check ours time surrounded the high altitude and enjoy the incredible views and back to camp side stay overnight same place.
Day 09:- The groups continues along the Gorja and Chure mountains Lunch will be served at a spot near Dhoban and the evening camp will be made at Chalika Khola.
Day 10:- The route now leads to phupal Lake at 16000 ft surrounded by the spectacular Dhaulagiri, Gorja and Churen mountain ranges.
Day 11:- From Phupal lake walk up to Syangja Khola at 17000 Ft in the high thin air , so proceed slowly across the alpine tundra.
Day 12:- This is a good day to rest, of for those who are really energetic, to organize side trips to Jhangla Bhanyang or ups to the Base camp of the churen range. The area is known for beautiful hards of mountain sheep.
Day 13: Trek down towards illmar Village and camp about a mile from this settlement.
Day 14:- After breakfast the route leads uphill through dense forests. Lunch will be made at Kharka khola. During the afternoon walk to Gustung Kharka and camp in a meadow.
Day 15:- In the morning walk uphill for about three hours and cross over the right at phagune Dhuri ( 14,000 Ft ) After lunch there will be a three hours walk down in Dhorpatan where the group will camp for the Night .
Day 16:- This day again leads you uphill in the morning up to Godi Khola and Godi Bhanjyang. After lunch the trail descends to Bang Dovan where the group camps.
Day 17:- Trek to Okharbot or Meygdi Khola the lunch stop will be at Tamal Gaon.
Day 18:-Magdi Khola to Kusma In the evening visit with the local Villagers and enjoy their medieval music and culture.
Day 19:- The groups drive to Pokhara by local bus and Fly or Drive back by coach, For rest in a comfortable Hotel.
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Cost Is Included
Cost Is Not Included
• Food in Kathmandu Lunch & Dinner)
• Food in Pokhara (Lunch & Dinner)
• Bakery food during the trek. When you eat in the bakery that you need to pay by yourself
• Nepal Visa fee
• International airfare from your country to Kathmandu and from Kathmandu
• Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
• Travel and rescue insurance if guest get mountain sickness and need to rescue helicopter.
• Personal expenses example (phone calls, laundry service , bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
• Tips for guide and porters
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