Annapurna Terai (Gurung Heritage Trail) Trekking is newly explored trekking routes in the lower part of Annapurna regioni. This trek provides first-hand experience of Gurung lifestyle and culture. It is popularity for short period of being wonderful Gurung Culture, natural scenery, and enthusiastic of Local peoples todevelop as tourist destination with the fantastic and superb views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna ranges, Mt. Manaslu ranges, Lamjung Himal and many more mountains. Also explore the densely populate Gurung villages, terraced filled in the hillside, gigantic forests along the route, the natural beauty, flora and fauna so a
This trekking begins from Pokhara, the second largest touristic destination of Nepal, where one can reach by direct flight or by bus from Kathmandu. The trek begins from Bijayapur and head to Kalikasthan continue to Ghumti Bazar, Mijuri Dada, Pakharikot, Bagar, Pas Gaun, Bhujung, Ghale Gaun and Besisahar. In the trail, we explore the places, the jungles, the scenes of the Rocky Mountains along the Annapurna massif and Manaslu with its natural diversities of the gigantic forest.
Fact of The trek:
Name of the Trek: Annapurna Terai (Gurung Heritage Trail) Trekking
Major River: Madi River, Rudi Khola and Midim Khola, Marshyandi River
Climate: Tropical and Sub-Tropical
Predominant Language: Gurung, Nepali
Himalayan Peaks: Mt. Dhaulagiri, Machhapurchre, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Mt.
Annapurna I, II, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Mt. Manaslu, Ngadi
Chuli, Himal Chuli, Boudha Himal etc.
Maximum Altitude: 630m
Minimum Altitude: 2200m
Walking hours in a day: 4-5hours
Duration of Trek: 10 days
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel and welcome dinner
Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
Day 03: Kathmandu to Bijayapur by bus. Trek to Kalikasthan (1150m, 2 hours)
We leave Kathmandu early in the morning after a breakfast and drive till Bijayapur on the way to Pokhara along the highway of Prithivi Raj Marga. We will stop at Bijayapur of 6hours driving from Kathmandu. One can do drive till Kalikasthan but we recommend you to do trekking of 2 hours walking from where you will observe the massif views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Mt. Annapurna I, Machhapurchre, Gangapurna, Mt. Manaslu, Ngadi Chuli, Himal Chuli and many more mountains with Begnas Lake view from the top while walking. From Bijayapur, we climb up to Kalikasthan. In the evening, enj
oy nice views of Pokhara city and Begnas Lake.
Day 04: Kalikasthan to Ghumti Bazar (630m, 4hours)
From Kalikasthan, one can drive till Ghumti Bazar by local bus. But road are muddy with lot of dust and not pitched through tropical forest. About 30 minutes, you will walk in a gradual walk with the superb views of Annapurna ranges, Manaslu ranges, Begnas Lake and many more landscapes. Then after
, you will walk on the ridge of the hill with the superb views of mountains and landscapes and descend to Ghumti Bazar. On the way to Ghumti Bazar, you will explore different ethnic and communities group on the trail.
Day 05: Ghumti Bazar to Pakhrikot (1305m, 4hours)
After breakfast, you will cross the Swing Bridge over Madi River and head to Gahate of 30 minutes’ walk. Now, you need to climb up through the Tropical forest till Mijuri Dada of about 2 hours walking with zigzag trails. In the jungle, you can see different species of birds and other reptiles. From the Mijuri dada, the trail is gradual steep but not so difficult. From the top of Mijuri dada, you can see the superb view of Mt. Manaslu, Ngadi Chuli, Himalchuli and Boudha Himal. Overnight at Pakhrikot. Enjoy the sunset in the evening.
Day 06: Pakhrikot to Rudi Khola (Bagicha) (780m, 4hours)
Today, we will have little bit difficult day for the walking with descending and ascending. From Pakhrikot, the trails descend down till Pakhrikot Khola cross the swing bridge which takes about 30 minutes from the Pakhrikot through the terraced cultivated lands. From Pakhrikot Khola, one needs to climb up till Singdi Dada of 1 hour through the terraced cultivated lands, patches of forest and river valle
y. About 15 minutes gradual walk, we descend down till Rudi Khola of 1 hour. With gradual walk, we will stop at Bagicha for the tonight of about 15 minutes. You will no more mountain view today.
Day 07: Rudi Khola to Pasgaun (1636m, 4hours)
Today is the hard day for you. After the breakfast, we head to Pasgaun along the straight and leveled steep trail. In about 4 hours, you will be in Pasgaun a beautiful village of Lamjung District. Thi
s village has retained its traditional feel, evident in its architecture (e.g. slant-roofed houses), culture, and food. The visitor can observe the unique mount up of stones of various size and shape forming different metaphors. This area can be developed as stone park/garden. Enjoy sunset in the evening.
Day 08: Pasgaun to Bhujung (1960m, 5hours)
After breakfast, we will head to Khumeru Danda (2200m) of about 2 hours along the dense sub-tropical forest. From the Khumeru Dada, you can view the massif views of Mt. Manaslu, Ngagi Chuli, Himal Chuli, Boudha Himal and Bhujung Village. From the top, you need to descend down till Midim River of 2 hours walking. You can enjoy seeing the mini hydro power at the Midim Khola. From the Midim Khola, we need to climb up of about 30 minutes. Bhujung contains the largest Gurung population in the ar
ea, with over 400 households that pride themselves on their rich cultural heritage. They have even generated their own electricity supply and are considered pioneers in conservation and development in the area.
Day 09: Bhujung to Ghalegaun (2095m, 4hours)
After breakfast, we move to Ghalegaun. We ascend up of gradual steep of 30 minutes. After that the trail is straight with the super views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II and top of Machhapurchre. On the way to Ghale gaun, you will see hills of 13 districts with Midim Khola view. Till Nayu, we do not have good views of Mountain. We will have good views of Mt. Manaslu, Ngadi Chuli, Himalchuli, Boudha Himal, Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal and enjoy sunset in the evening.
Day 10: Ghalegaun to Baglungpani (1250m, 4hrs)
Early in the morning, enjoy sunrise. After the breakfast, we descend down to
Baglunpani; which provides best opportunity to see the best scene of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II and Manaslu Himal range from the lower elevation.
Day 11: Baglungpani to Besisahar (816m, 3hrs)
We descend down to Besisahar with the massive views of Lamjung Himal, Mt. Manaslu, Ngadi Chuli, Himalchuli and Boudha Himal. Overnight at Besisahar.
Day 12: By Bus: Besisahar to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
It's a hot, six hour drive back to Kathmandu, so we'll try to head off early and stop for lunch en route back. It is a different world back in the Nepali hills, and the gentle light sends us on our way back to the bustle of Nepal's capital.
Day 13: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping and other activities
Day 14: Departure
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