Gurja Himal trek is the beautiful and amalgam of natural and cultural trekking experience. The trek offers you the mesmerizing views of Annapurna, Gurja Himal,Dhaulagiri and Churen Himal. This trekking towards the off beaten trial and indulging with the locals of Gurja village provides you the immense joy and memorable experience. All the trails of Gurja valley makes you explore the lush green forests, wild environment, local surroundings and many more endangered species of plants and animals of the region. The village is quite undiscovered and unique will be the trekking trail. Throughout the trek you will get to engage with the local Magar people of the region who are very famous for their warm hospitality and cultural existence. You will get to explore their culture and traditions in a unique way. The rare beauty and purely unexploited village will make your trekking experience the one that you have never had.
The Gurja Himal trek is the part of the Jaljalja areas lays in the west of the Dhaulagiri range.The trek offers you the amazing views of Dhaulagiri with some exceptional close up of Gurja Himal south face. The trek leads you towards the village of Gurja in Midwest Nepal. The Gurja village is also considered to be one of the untouched and unexploited giving immense pleasure to the viewers and leave them with an amazing lifetime experience. It is visited by the less tourists but is really commendable trek experience to have. Hence the trek can experience to well beaten routes with an encounter with local people and your expenditure goes to help those most innocent villagers. The Chhantyal village the most people of Bishwakarma subsist of farming and herding. The village is a labyrinth of narrow alley ways the houses so tight that the slates of one roof touch those of the other house. The older homes display intricately carved wooden windows for which Gurja Khani craftsmen are reknowned. The trekking trail follow through the cluster of Rhododendron before the trail descend to Khagas a pleasant meadow and shepherd huts. Gurja Himal Trek route can typical local cultural dance performance by mothers group or youth club. Thus, the trek is full of adventurous as well as cultural exploration and one can never miss such opportunity to take chance of both at a time and have a memorable and unforgetable experience of lifetime.
14 Night / 15 Days
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (1400m) approx 25min drive from pokhara to (1020m) approx 6-7hrs.Overnight at teahouse/lodge.
Day 03: Trek from Baglung to Okhel (2000m) approx 6-7 hrs.Overnight at Homestay.
Day 04: Trek from Okhel to Phedi /Silpa (2210m) approx 6-7 hrs.Overnight at Homestay.
Day 05: Trek from Phedi/Silpa to Rum (1900m) Via Dansi Lekh pass (2800m) approx 6-7hrs. Overnight at Homestay.
Day 06: Trek from Rum to Bonga Khani (1800m) via Sole Lekh (2600m) approx 7-8hrs. Overnight at Homestay.
Day 07: Trek from Bonga Khani to Gurjaghat (3000m) via Gurjaghat Pass (3350m) 7-8 hrs. Overnight at Homestay.
Day 08: Rest day in Gurjaghat/Dhorpatan Valley .Visit to Chentung monastery. Overnight at Homestay.
Day 09: Trek from Gurjaghat to Gurja Khani (2700m) via Rugachaur pass (3900m) approx 7-8hrs. Overnight at Homestay.
Day 10: Rest day in Gurja Khani day excursion to Khegas Khola to foot of Gurja Himal. Overnight at Homestay.
Day 11: Trek from Gurja Khani to Phalyagaon (1800m) approx 6-7hrs. Overnight at Homestay.
Day 12: Trek from Phalyagaon to Darbang approx 5-6hrs. Overnight at Homestay.
Day 13: Drive from Darbang to Pokhara approx 6-7hrs. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 14: fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu approx 25min.Overnight t hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 15: Final Departure.
Duration: 15 days
Best season: Sep,Oct,Nov and Mar,April,May
Starting Point: Baglung
Ending Point: Darbang
Transportation: Car,Jeep,Bus (private vehicle)
No. of Pax
- Two nights Hotel accommodations at Kathmandu on BB sharing basis.
- One night hotel accommodation at Pokhara on BB sharing basis.
- Land transfer by private vehicle to Pokhara-Baglung-Darbang-Pokhara.
- All airport transfer.
- Accommodation in homestay on sharing basis during the trek.
- Three times meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
- One Porter for 2 people.
- One highly experienced male guide.
- ACAP entry permits fee , National Park Permit TIMS Fee- Trekkers.
- All personal nature expenses, bar bill, tips, laundry, travel and trekking insurance.
- Airfare to travel from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu.
- Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu and Pokhara.