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Gorja Himal Trekking

Facts of the trip

Trip Code: GHT18
Trip Duration: 26 days
Max. Altitude: 4550m
Grade: Challenging
Program Type: Trekking
Trek Start Point: Birethanti
Trek End Point: Birethanti
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee
Mode of Travel: Adventures
Transportation: Car / Bus / Flight
Minimum Pax: 05
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

Nepal

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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A private departures on any day all around the year can be arranged for this trek/tour, for more details and dates E-mail info@nepalfreelanceguide.com

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Your Program Duration = 26 days Days
All the Prices are in GBP (£) Per Person.

Cost Include

             Cost Is Included

  • 2 Night accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B Basie plan
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara transfer by bus or Car
  • Pokhara to Nayapul transfer by private vehicle
  •  1 Night accommodation in Pokhra with B/B basic plan
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  •  National permit & TIMS permit ( Trekking Information Management System)
  • Accommodation, food and Tea/coffee during the trek
  •  Guide:- including salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  •  Porter:- including salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
  •  For guest:-Down jacket, Good sleeping bag (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  •  All government and local taxes

Cost Exclude

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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  • Dammaru Niraula was our guide and confidant for our recent visit to Nepal. We went on a humanitarian visit to build a hothouse in the village of Phortse in the Khumbu region of Nepal but also included some trekking on a personal level before and after our project. Dammaru was a vital link in getting the project off the ground and…

    Testimonial from Bell Howse with hothouse group  Australia
    • Testimonial from Bell Howse with hothouse group Australia
  • Dammaru Niraula Trekking Guide Trip Leader I have had an association with Dammaru over the last three years. My first trek with Dammaru was to the Solu Khumbu region where he tailored a trek to suit our request to climb some remote passes and stay off the main tourist routes where possible. His knowledge of the area was very impressive and his attention to our safety was always his major concern. The second trek I did with Dammaru two years…

    Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
    • Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
    • Australia
  • Dear Dammaru I have been trekking to Ghorepani poon hill on Jan 07 for 6 days with Mr. Dammaru. Poonhill is so beautiful, so all I can do is just taking pictures on poon hill. If you were planning to trek in Nepal, I…

    Testimonial from Hajime / Tokyo.
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  • I was a member of a group of nine friends from Northamptonshire in 204 from the UK, on a trek of the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. Apart from one member, we were all approaching or over the age of 60 and were all well aware of the difficulties we could encounter at Thorong La which sits at an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769…

    Philip Pomeroy  Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • Philip Pomeroy Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • British
  • My husband and I embarked on a trip to Nepal in October 2006. We were hoping to avoid the large tour groups and were referred to Himalayan Holidays based in Kathmandu as a provider of customized tours. We had looked on the net to determine the tour we wanted to undertake and spoke to many people and eventually decided 6-day on Ghorepani Poon…

    Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie  South Australia
    • Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie South Australia
    • Australia
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  • Dammaru Niraula was our guide and confidant for our recent visit to Nepal. We went on a humanitarian visit to build a hothouse in the village of Phortse in the Khumbu region of Nepal but also included some trekking on a personal level before and after our project. Dammaru was a vital link in getting the project off the ground and then as a support person in Nepal before, during and after. He completed the following tasks with the utmost professionalism and patience. Arranged transfer of a large number of funds from Australian bank account to Nepalese bank account. Communications with the village before we arrived to ensure the walls were built. Organized our itinerary and necessary bookings for the trekking part of our journey for 8 adults. Once we arrived in Nepal he then assisted us in purchasing all the gear we needed for the finishing of the hothouse. e.g. Polycarbonate roof sheeting and the many other bits of hardware necessary. Transport of the roofing etc to Phortse village via helicopter, plane, yak, and porter. As well as being a part of the project Dammaru also was our trekking guide for the duration of our trip of 5 weeks. He organized everything for us from the hotel, in Kathmandu and everything in between our trek to base camp. He is honest, reliable and always puts the customer first. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dammaru to anyone who is considering a trip to Nepal.

    Testimonial from Bell Howse with hothouse group  Australia
    • Testimonial from Bell Howse with hothouse group Australia
  • Dammaru Niraula Trekking Guide Trip Leader I have had an association with Dammaru over the last three years. My first trek with Dammaru was to the Solu Khumbu region where he tailored a trek to suit our request to climb some remote passes and stay off the main tourist routes where possible. His knowledge of the area was very impressive and his attention to our safety was always his major concern. The second trek I did with Dammaru two years later. This trip was the culmination of a long term project to build hothouses in a village deep into the Solu Khumbu region. www.himalyanhothouse.org To complete this project Dammaru had a pivotal role in developing contacts, sourcing materials helping to manage the project finances. During the preparations for the Hothouse project, we found Dammaru to be honest, prompt and very hardworking. He also showed a great understanding of our requests and needs for the project to be successful. During the trek, itself Dammaru co-ordinated seven of our group and six porters as well as an extra climbing guide. He also acted as a very effective interpreter and liaison with the people of the village of Phortse. On a personal level, Dammaru is the most genuine man with a big heart. He shared the passion for our project and its humanitarian ideals. Once again our safety during the whole trek was his main concern. A phrase often used by Dammaru sums up his professional work ethic. Service is most important. I would not hesitate to recommend the services of Dammaru Niraula if you plan to undertake a trek or similar activity in Nepal.
    Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
    • Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
    • Australia
  • Dear Dammaru I have been trekking to Ghorepani poon hill on Jan 07 for 6 days with Mr. Dammaru. Poonhill is so beautiful, so all I can do is just taking pictures on poon hill. If you were planning to trek in Nepal, I would recommend you as one choice. His personality and professional guide skill makes me fun of Trekking and Nepal. so I am planning to go to Nepal again this August. He may meet all demand of you request on your trekking trip even though you join in the big group.  Because he has more over 10 years experience of  trekking guide for Many English and Japanese speaker. Actually, I have never met such a good Japanese speaker guide and I had no chance to speak in English with him. I can recommend him to all people who need great experience guide with English or Japanese. so you can get satisfaction for a great guide. Very Thanks,
    Testimonial from Hajime / Tokyo.
    • Testimonial from Hajime / Tokyo.
    • Japan
  • I was a member of a group of nine friends from Northamptonshire in 204 from the UK, on a trek of the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. Apart from one member, we were all approaching or over the age of 60 and were all well aware of the difficulties we could encounter at Thorong La which sits at an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet). Our group was led by Dammaru Niraula and we were most impressed by his leadership qualities. He introduced us gently to the lower altitudes and gradually encouraged us on longer and more arduous days of trekking. At Manang, he encouraged us to take a day trek up the lower slopes of Gangapurna and Annapurna III (see my photo below) and afterward to attend an altitude safety lecture in Manang. We are all convinced that, without his careful attention to altitude safety, we would not all have completed the trek over Thorong La and some of us at least would have joined the many trekkers who are forced to descend suffering from altitude sickness. We will always be eternally grateful to Dammaru and his team of Sherpas. Like many Nepalese, Dammaru has a very quiet and gentle nature with a keen sense of humor and fun. At first, he appears to be shy and reserved but is constantly attending to the needs of his guests, assessing their temperaments and abilities and adjusting the itinerary accordingly. After a few days in his care, you come to realize that you are in the hands of an experienced, competent and understanding mountain guide. I can recommend him too highly and know that he will continue to offer excellent trekking facilities in the Himalayas.
    Philip Pomeroy  Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • Philip Pomeroy Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • British
  • My husband and I embarked on a trip to Nepal in October 2006. We were hoping to avoid the large tour groups and were referred to Himalayan Holidays based in Kathmandu as a provider of customized tours. We had looked on the net to determine the tour we wanted to undertake and spoke to many people and eventually decided 6-day on Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. We live in a plain and therefore training for the trek was a challenge in itself. We spent our weekends climbing up and down a 700metre high hill that was regarded as sufficiently steep for our training needs. However, we were unsure of what to expect in Nepal and were concerned about our levels of fitness for the trek that we had in mind. We were introduced to our guide, Dammaru at the hotel we were staying in Kathmandu and our anxieties were quickly alleviated. This diminutive gentleman exuded confidence and assured us that he was able to accommodate our individual fitness levels and ensure that our time in his country was hassle free. And indeed he did! Without it being particularly noticeable, Dammaru controlled the tempo of our daily treks in order that the enjoyment factor always exceeded any physical discomfort. His relationship with the locals was both real & genuine which meant we never felt like intruders or uncomfortable in their presence. Dammaru's keen negotiation skills with the local tea house proprietors' meant the delay between arriving & unwinding from the challenges of our daily treks was minimal with the accommodation always being appropriate to our needs. His professionalism was faultless. He provided us with a wealth of information on all aspects of the history, culture, flora, and fauna of this remarkable country. Not only was he a fantastic guide, but his cheeky grin and sense of humor ensured Dammaru to be a fantastic traveling companion. Our dealings with Dammaru exceeded all expectations and we hope to make a return visit to this stunningly beautiful country.

    Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie  South Australia
    • Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie South Australia
    • Australia
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