Gurja Himal Trek

Gurja Himal Trek

TripGrade: Moderate
Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

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Duration:

15 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

3,900 m Rugachaur Pass

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Private and comfortable drive (optional domestic flight Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu.

Best Season:

All over the year.

Trekking towards the off beaten trail and indulging with the locals of Gurja Village provides you immense joy and memorable experience. This virgin destination brings upon scenic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Churen Himal, and Gurja Himal. One can have an ample opportunity to enjoy and experience the culture and tradition of Magar people.

All the trekking trails of Gurja valley lead to explore the lush green forest, wild environment, local surroundings and eye-catching floras and faunas of the region. This village is unexplored, hidden, untouched and not yet fully discovered.

Located at the west of the Dhaulagiri range, Gurja Himal Trek makes you pass through the natural wilderness and indulge with the hospitality of Magar communities. Passing through the varied landscape to observe their unique way of living and culture

This newly explored route to Gurja Himal brings you the chance to discover the untouched beauty and further support the village though your tourism expenses, which can help, promote and make possible for other trekkers to know and explore this place.

Gurja village also has its preserved natural beauty, which is untouched and unexploited giving immense pleasure to viewers and hypnotizes viewers.


Why Gurja Himal trek?

  • Beautiful and amalgam of natural and cultural trekking experience
  • A mesmerizing view of Annapurna, Gurja Himal, Dhaulagiri, and Churen Himal
  • Great hospitality and friendly behavior of Magar people
  • Exploring the wild environment, lush greenery, local surroundings and having eye watch towards flora and fauna
  • Trekking towards the village of Gurja in Midwest Nepal

Trip Outline

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley and trek preparation
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (200km/6 hours). Boating and free time in Pokhara
Day 04: Drive to Dharapani (1560m), 5 hrs drive
Day 05: Trek to Lulang (2450m), 6 hrs walk
Day 06: Trek to Gurjakhani (2620m), 8 hrs walk
Day 07: Trek to Rugachaur Pass (3850m) and Gurjaghat (3015m), 9 hrs walk
Day 08: Explore Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve
Day 09: Trek to Jaljala Pass (3400m) and to Lumsung (2190m), 7 hrs walk
Day 10: Trek to Darbang (1070m), 8 hrs walk
Day 11: Drive to Pokhara (820m)
Day 12: Free day at Pokhara/ World Peace Pagoda hike (2-3hrs)
Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 14: Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley and Shopping in evening
Day 15: Final Departure

Starting Price

USD 1199 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu.

Meals included: BB

Your flight to Kathmandu will be scenic as you will see the panoramic view of the Himalayan Range with its very own natural beauty.

Upon your arrival in the country of Mt. Everest, a representative from Himalayan Trekkers will greet you at the airport in Kathmandu and assist you to the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

Day 2

Half Day Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Meals included: BB

Today after breakfast you will be picked up by your city tour guide and takes you to some of the landmarks of the Kathmandu Valley like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and so on.

You will visit some of these and the rest of the time you can do last moment shopping for trekking by consulting with your trekking guide.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Scenic drive to Baglung.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, you will be driven to the western region of Nepal. On the journey, you will witness the amazing attractions of real Nepal.

After reaching Baglung, night halt with good food and rest.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 8-9 hrs drive

Day 4

Trek to Okhle.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

With a delicious breakfast, you will begin the trek to Okhle via many villages, farmlands, forest.

After reaching Okhle, hight halt at a homestay.

Accommodation: Tea house/ homestay. Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 5

Trek to Phedi/ Tarakhola gaon.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After morning good tea and locally prepared breakfast, you will then trek to Phedi or Tarakhola gaon for overnight. 

Although the trek of the day is a bit longer, the trekking team members with your friends and scenic natural beauty will always motivate you to move forward. You can also take good pictures for memory.

 

Accommodation: Tea house/homestay. Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 6

Trek to Rum via Dansi Lekh Pass (2800 m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today you with your trekking team members will march towards Rum hight halt destination.

Today it will be a bit exciting trip as you will cross the Dansi Lekh Pass. After reaching Rum you will fall in good sleep with enjoying delicious food in a homestay.

 

Accommodation: Homestay/ tea house. Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 7

Trek to Bonga Khani via Sole Lekh (2600 m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

With warm breakfast, you will begin today's walk a bit earlier than that of previous days.

You will cross Sole Lekh by enjoying majestic Gurja Himal and other mountain views with green hills and beautiful valley.

For night halt you will reach Bonga Khani where locals will be waiting for you with delicious foods and drinks.

Accommodation: Homestay/ tea house. Estimated Walking Distance: 8-9 hrs

Day 8

Trek to Gurjaghat via Gurjaghat Pass (3,350 m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today you with your teammates will be reaching to Gurjaghat (lower Gurja village) for overnight stay. Today also you will be crossing the pass; Gurjaghat Pass from where you will get amazing and fantastic views.

After arriving at Gurjaghat take a good rest.

Accommodation: Tea house/ homestay Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs

Day 9

Acclimatization.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

it is a free day to get proper rest.

As it is a day to acclimatize, you can explore the Gurjaghat and also can hike to visit the Chentung monastery. You can take part in meditation, interact with monks and enjoy some quality time by spending in a monastery.

Return back to Gurjaghat for night halt.

Accommodation: Tea house / homestay

Day 10

Trek to Gurja Khani via Ragachaur Pass (3,900 m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today you will be reaching the highest point of the trek i.e Ragachaur Pass (3900 m).

After a good breakfast in the homestay, you will move towards Ragachaur Pass from where you can get a majestic and fab view with many snowcapped mountains, green hills, rivers, and valley at the same frame of your camera/phone.

From Ragachaur Pass, you with trekking team of Himalayan Trekkers will descend down to Gurja Khani for overnight.

Accommodation: Tea house/ homestay. Estimated Walking Distance: 8-9 hrs

Day 11

Trek to Lulang.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

With delicious local breakfast and tasty tea in the morning, you will begin today's portion of a walk which will lead you to an amazing small settlement called Lulang.

By crossing small rivers, farmlands, woods, and villages, you will reach Lulang where locals will welcome you with their smile into there home for night halt. 

Accommodation: Tea house/ homestay Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 12

Trek to Darbang and drive to Pokhara.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

Today is the last day of the trek as you will be leaving this amazing destination with bag full good memories and pictures only.

After breakfast, you will trek down to Darbang where your private vehicle will be stand by to pick you up and then drive to Pokhara. After arriving at Pokhara free on your own.

Pokhara is also known as the city of lake paradise where you can enjoy your free time by exploring around lakeside, enjoying drinks in a bar and visit the massage and spa centers.

Overnight at Pokhara. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 3 hrs trek and 5-6 hrs drive.

Day 13

Pokhara tour.

Meals included: BB

Today you will be exploring the beautiful city, Pokhara.

You will be visiting world peace pagoda, Tibetan refugee camp, Davis fall, Mountain museum, Talbarahi temple (Island temple). You can also visit markets for souvenirs and goods to remember this beautiful journey and destination.

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 14

Scenic flight /drive back to Kathmandu.

Meals included: BB

Today either you can fly to Kathmandu, which will be 30 minutes worthy flight, where you can see the changing natural vegetation with Himalayan Range or you can drive from Pokhara.

The drive will be scenic and you will get the opportunity to experience the highway of Nepal.

After arriving free on your own. In the evening, you will be part of farewell dinner with the team of Himalayan Trekkers where you will discuss your trekking experiences and share your reviews and suggestion.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

Day 15

Departure.

You can depart from Kathmandu to your home country or extend the trip and head for another trip within or outside Nepal.

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferred accommodation.

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges / home stays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • TIMS
  • Permit
  • Transportation
  • Guide and Porter
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with Tea)
  • Accommodation
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • All Taxes

Whats Not Included

  • International airfares and airport tax
  • Nepal Visa fees USD 25 Cash on arrival
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, and others
  • Beverage expenses
  • Tips to Guide, Porter, and Driver
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Any cost occurs from any unfavorable condition such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc.


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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