Ghale Gaun

Standing at an elevation of 2100m, Ghale Gaun is the first “Smart Village” of Nepal situated in Lamjung District. The beautiful village with Gurung Settlement is surrounded by Annapurna Circuit and offers the splendid view of Mount Machhapuchare (6693m), Mount Annapurna (8091m), Mount Annapurna II(7939m), Mount Annapurna IV (7525m), Mount Lamjung, Mount Bouddha (6974m), and Himalchuli (6747m). The smart village is popular for Home Stay and preserves the typical culture and lifestyles of Gurung people.

Visitors to Ghale Gaun are welcomed very warmly and cultural and traditional dances are held every nights around 8-9pm. The villagers departs their guest offering the Tika and Garland with very warm hospitality. Nepali New year and Buddha Jayanti are widely celebrated with traditional dance called Ghantu.

One can easily reach the smart village from Kathmandu around 7-8 hours. There’s no direct bus available towards village, so one must first travel to Besisahar and then change the vehicle from Besisahar to Ghale Gaun. Although very few local bus are in function towards Ghale Gaun from Besisahar, it’s difficult to catch it due to inconsistent timing. But the Bolera frequently takes the guest towards the village so one can easily get to village without much effort. As the road towards village is quite in condition, one might even travel there in Bike, but might be difficult in rainy season.

Ghale Gaun also serves as the famous trekking destination. Trekkers commence their trek from Khudi the gateway to Annapurna Circuit. The village can be reached within the walk of 3-4 hours, the trails offers the superb view of mountains including the Annapurna Range with the beautiful villages on the way.

Black tea: Rs 25
Milk tea: Rs 40
Veg meal: Rs 180
Bed and Breakfast: 300/person