Ghaughar Trekking / Mini Ganesh Himal Trekking - 7 Days

Trek Route Summary

Easy to Moderate
Gentle to Moderate
Maximum Elevation:
Group Size:
min 1 and max 10
Arrival/Departure city:

Trip Overview

Apart from the busy, post-modern, and hectic lifestyles, visitors who want to real Nepal and its way of living, Ghaughar Trekking becomes the best choice. Living in the neat, clean, and comfortable traditionally modernized homestays, trekkers are welcomed by the ever-smiling hospitable peoples in the villages. They get plenty of time to interact with and understand the authentic people of Nepal.  

The word 'Ghaughar' refers to a village. Trekkers who want to live a primitive lifestyle for a while engaging the activities done by the villagers can be a perfect choice. Staying in the homes of the villagers, interested trekkers can participate in the daily tasks as working in the field, grazing the cattle, milking them, and more.

Leaving the highways, trekkers walk through zigzag village roads exploring diverse terrains, landscapes, forested hills, and farmlands. Walking via quaint villages passing the tiny settlements with rich culture becomes a lifetime memory. Trekkers even can participate in the activities of villagers as working in the farmlands.

As the journey covers the lower parts of Ganesh Himal, this trek is defined as a 'Mini Ganesh Himal Trekking' as well. Of course, the explorers can swim in the neat and white water in the river, bath in the streams which is rare in other popular trekking. Having the beautiful views of the Himalayas, waterfalls, and whole surroundings, trekkers can spend hours and hours in the forested areas, terrains, and meadows.

This is not highly elevated trekking. Children, seniors along with other family members can join this trek. This easy trek can be organized all around the year. The next benefit of this journey is customizable according to your time restriction and interest. Trekking can be sum up in 5-6 days and can be extended up to 10-12 days.

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlight Overnight
Day 1 Drive to Jhumle Danda and trek to Karkigaun Karkigaun
Day 2 An exploration day Karkigaun
Day 3 Trek from Karkigaun to Danda Gaun Danda Gaun
Day 4 A day hike to Tinsure Danda Gaun
Day 5 Trek to Arughat Arughat
Day 6 Drive Arughat to Gorkha Bazaar Gorkha Bazaar
Day 7 Hike to Gorkha durbar and drive to Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary

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After breakfast, our journey commences driving towards Jhumle Danda from Kathmandu. Spending approximately 3 hours, we arrive at Jhumle. After some refreshments, we get our lunch. Exploring around here, we hike down towards Karkigaun. Walking around 2 hours, we reach our destination. On the way, there is a river with fresh water and you can swim there.  

Walking Hours:2-3
Meals:B, L, D
Overnight at: Karkigaun

This is an exploration day of the surroundings. After breakfast, we go for visiting the village, inhabitants, jungle, farmlands, rice/wheat fields, and more. You can understand the true local culture and lifestyle today. 

With the picturesque views of mountains, hills, landscapes, and terrains we spend the whole day with locals. Visiting the jungle nearby you can explore the diverse flora and fauna around. 

Meals:B, L, D
Overnight at:Karkigaun

The journey continues after the first meal in our homestay. Walking at a comfortable pace with the picturesque views of local settlements, hills, jungles, and pristine waterfalls we reach Dandagaun spending more or less five hours. 

If your body feels hot during the trek, you can bathe/swim in the natural swimming ponds/streams. 

Walking Hours:3-4
Accomodation:Homestay/Local house
Meals:B, L, D
Overnight at:Danda Gaun

After breakfast, we ascend to Tinsure hill. This is the vantage point that offers the all-encompassing views of the hills, territories, lustrous greeneries, and gleaming peaks as Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Ganesh, and their neighboring peaks. 

We enjoy the view and nature around which is peaceful, less crowded and yet to be modernized. Capturing the views and surroundings, we hike down to Danda Gaun and stay overnight there. 

Walking Hours:4-5
Accomodation:Homestay/Local house
Meals:B, L, D
Overnight at:Danda Gaun

Our journey continues to Arughat today. It's all way down. On course, we shall pass the dense forest of pine, oaks, rhododendron, and several others. Different ethnic settlements, springs, gorges, suspension bridges, rice fields, and magnificent scenic places should be passed during the journey today. 

After a 3-4 hours' walk, we reach Arughat. It is a bit developed area. We are check-in in one of the teahouses for an overnight stay. The rest of the day, we wander around the bazaar exploring the people and nature.

Walking Hours:3-4
Meals:B, L, D
Overnight at:Arughat

Driving in the hillside of Nepal always becomes scenic. Using the local bus, we drive to Gorkha Bazaar. From the windowpane of the bus, you will glimpse different landscapes, topographies, rivers, waterfalls, religious and cultural monuments. 

Reaching our destination, we check in the lodge and get some refreshments. The rest of the day we spend exploring religious and historical shrines around the town. 

Meals:B, L, D
Overnight at:Gorkha Bazaar

Early morning, we hike to Gorkha Durbar. It is a palace which was built in the 16th century using perfect Newari architecture and carvings. Art and style are vividly combined while building it. 

This durbar carries a historical importance as well. It is the birthplace of former King Prithivi Narayan Shah who unified Nepal is from small kingdoms. Not only these it is the vantage point of Trishuli valley and sky-high peaks of Ganesh, Manaslu, and Annapurna ranges. Being back, we get our lunch and drive back to Kathmandu using a private car/HiAce/bus

Meals:B, L, D

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in possible finest local lodges/homestays throughout the trek
  • Trekking crew- One professional English speaking trekking guide and porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, food, accommodation, equipment, transportation, and insurance
  • Duffle bag, sleeping bag, and a down jacket to use throughout the trek
  • Holy Mountain Treks T-shirt, trekking map, and certificate to mark the achievement of the trip
  • First aid medical kit
  • All government taxes and office service charge

Price Excludes

  • Trekking equipment and clothing for personal use
  • All kind of beverages (water, alcoholic or nonalcoholic hot/cold drinks)
  • Personal expenses including phone calls, internet usage/data, laundry, battery recharge, hot shower, extra porters, etc
  • Tips for guides and porters

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