Ghalegaun-Asia’s model tourism village


Ghalegaun is popular scenic tourist destination with an elevation of 2,100 metres above sea level in Lamjung District. The village is situated at approximately 180 km northwest of Kathmandu and 113 km northeast of Pokhara, Nepal. The beautiful tourist village is surrounded by Annapurna Circuit. It is one of the most amazing tourism villages of Nepal. Ghalegaun is also known as Asia’s model tourism village. It lies in kwholasothar rural Municipality of Nepal. There are nearly 120 houses in ghalegaun village. This place is famous for its richness in art, culture, and traditions, Homestay is one of its major attractions. Total of 34 houses provides homestay facilities to the tourists till date. Ghale Gaun is not only to explore local life of Nepali people, it is also offer a superb breathtaking views of the mountain including Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Himalchuli, Mahhapuchhare, Annapurna IV, Bouddha Himal etc.

Homestay in Ghalegaun

Ghale Gaun Village Homestay is for that travelers, who want to explore local life of Nepali people. Ghale Gaun is a beautiful village in north central Nepal, at the foot of the Lamjung Himal (6932m). This village is inhabited mostly by the Gurung communities. Many members of Ghale Gaun who have served and are currently serving the British Army, are known as the famous Gurkha soldiers. Villagers welcome tourist with warm greetings by wearing their traditional customs . Local food, handicraft, Gurung Museum, Gurung Culture, spectacular mountains view are the prime attraction of the Ghale Gaun Village Home stay Tour.

Under the ‘Ghale Village Homestay’ program people get a firsthand experience of village life in Nepal, particularly Ghale Gaun, the Gurung village. Under this program tourists get to stay in the villages of Nandighar, Pasagaun and Ghalegaun. They also get to observe and participate in the day to day activities of these villages.

flower at Ghalegaun

Mountains seen from Ghalegaun

  • Mount Machhapuchare(6693m)
  • Mount Annapurna(8091m)
  • Mount Annapurna II (7939m)
  • Mount Annapurna IV (7525m)
  • Mount Lamjung (6932m)
  • Mount Bouddha (6974m)
  • Himalchuli(6747m)

view from ghalegaun

How to reach Ghalegaun

Kathmandu to Besisahar – Khudi – Ghalegaun

Besisahar is about 179 km from Kathmandu. You can get a micro bus from Bus park, it’s better to catch the earliest microbus that leaves at 6 in the morning so that you can reach Ghalegaun that same day.  If you’re planning to take it slow you can rest at Besisahar that day and then start the hike the next day ! Which can be done from Besisahar or from Khudi. You can take the Local bus to a place call Bahundada, and get off at Khudi then start your hike up the hills! The way is kind of easier at first, well its easy all the way but it gets a little tricky when you leave the normal trail or even the road trail and join the jungle trail. And there are no signboards or anything at all, so it’s better to keep asking if you see any locals! The climb gets a little steep towards the end. It will take around 5 hours max, to reach Ghalegaun from Besisahar. 4 hours if you can walk fast!

If You have  private vehicle than you can reach Ghalegaun easily .

Ghalegaun has no hotels, its known for having the ideal homestay . There’s an office right in front of the entrance gate, you can  register for stay, the personnel there will find you a home.



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