Sherpa Expedition & COVID-19, View Update here

GURUNG CULTURE TREK

Cloud 1 Cloud 1 Cloud 1 Cloud 1 Cloud 2
destination Annapurna
duration 9 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Annapurna
max altitude 2,500m
group size 2-15
meal All inclusive
activity 6-7 Hrs
accommodation Homestay
season Autumn/Spring

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
1 Pax USD 699
2 Pax USD 650
3 Pax USD 600
4 - 6 Pax USD 580
7 - 12 Pax USD 540
13 - 18 Pax USD 500
19 - 24 Pax USD 490
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Team of highly experienced Experts

All Inclusive Cost

USD 699

Per Person

BOOK NOW QUICK ENQUIRY

GURUNG CULTURE TREK

A CULTURAL EXPERIENCE OF AUTHENTIC GURUNG VILLAGES.

Gurung Culture Trek offers a close-up experience of the Gurung culture (one of the main Gurkha tribes), traditions, foods, and beliefs in the Manang, Mustang, Kaski, Lamjung, Gorkha, Parbat and Syangja and Lamjung districts. 

Homestay with a Gurung family in their traditional houses gives you a close and personal perspective of their unique lifestyle. Gurung Heritage cultural trek journeys to beautiful Gurung villages like Ghale Gaun, Bhujung (largest in Annapurna Conservation Area - altitude 1696m), Pashgaun, of Lamjung district and Pakhrikot and Thumsikot (693m) of Kaski district.

This trek caters for travelers with a curiosity of different cultures, like researchers, students, and backpackers who love to see a more authentic side of local village life. Besides the intriguing and educational aspects of this trek, there is always the abundance of natural beauty; the terraced fields perched on the mountainsides, forests (pink flowering rhododendron), rivers, and spectacular panoramic views of the soaring Annapurna Massif. The most authentic aspect of this trek is staying in Gurung home and seeing first -hand how they manage their day to day activities in these mountainous regions.

After a 6 hour drive, the  Gurung Heritage Trail trek begins at Gumle bazaar (606m) with the trail passing through farmland between the Marsyangdi in the east and Madi River in the southwest. Other tributaries flow between these two major rivers, such as the Khudi River, Midim River, and Rudi River, each flowing through valleys and connecting to the major rivers. 

The Gurung community of Nepal is also referred to as 'Tamu' which means horseman in the Tibetan language.  The name Gurung is derived from the Tibetan word 'Grong' which means farmers. Gurung is often known as Tamang and many reside in the following districts in the west of Nepal: Kaski, Lamjung, Baglung, Gorkha, and Dhading. They have their unique language, traditions, and culture.

Key Features of Gurung Culture Trek

  • Eco-community homestay & lodge trek. 
  • Experience Gurung culture, foods, handicrafts, and traditions.
  • Panoramic views of the Himalayas – especially Manaslu &  the Annapurna Massif.
  • Gentle peaceful trails through numerous forests, rivers, and valleys.
  • Visit a Gurung museum and the authentic Gurung village of Ghale Gaon & spectacular mountain vista backdrop.

ITINERARY

Expand All
Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met by a Sherpa Expedition & Trekking representative, and taken to your hotel. After checking in at the hotel, you will be briefed on what to expect on your trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill. This will be followed by a welcome dinner. Please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.
Today we drive from Kathmandu to Khudi with a visit to the Buddhist monasteries. After arriving at Khudi we begin our trek along the banks of the Marsyangdi River and observe the terraced farms and natural beauty.
Today we follow the trail to Ghale Gaun or Ghanapokhara. Ghale Gaun has first-class home stay options, and an opportunity to observe a traditional Gurung cultural show. From here you can sit back, relax and take in the amazing changing light of sunrise and sunset over the giant Mt. Manaslu (8154m) and the Annapurna Massif.
Today we trek to the predominantly Gurung village of Bhujung and again get to observe the lifestyle and traditions of this unique cultural group.
Today we head to Pasgaun a perfect example of a small Gurung village well known for its home stay accommodation. Pasgaun also has a hydro project on the Midim River that is worth a visit, along with a visit to a Buddhist monastery with its display of unique Gurung handicrafts.
Our trek today takes us to Nagidhar village which is known for the remains of a 200-year-old Gurung settlement on a nearby hill. Today we can take a short trek to a nearby lake to unwind. Tonight we stay at Pakhrikot.
The last leg of our journey today takes us to from Nagidhar (1159m) and then to Kande (1770m). From here we drive to Pokhara which takes about 5 to 6 hrs.
Today we head back on a 6 to 7-hour drive to Kathmandu with many fond memories of Nepal and its unique culture and geography. These memories will last a lifetime!
Sherpa Expeditions & Trekking staff will transfer you to the airport for your final departure from Nepal. We hope that this epic trek will be firmly ingrained in your memory and will be enough to prompt you to consider your next trek with us!

SERVICES

COSTS INCLUDED

  • All airport pick-up & drop off by private vehicle (international and domestic)
  • 2 Night accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Kathmandu to Khudi transportation by Bus.
  • One Night accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS card)
  • English speaking, government licensed guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance
  • Twin/double shearing accommodation in the mountains during the trek.
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek
  • Down jackets-sleeping bags and comprehensive medical kits.
  • Private transportation from Kande - Pokhara.
  • Bus transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu.
  • An arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • Trekking route maps
  • All necessary government taxes and service charges
  • Trekking Porter (One Porter for two-people)

Costs excluded:

  • Meals and hotel whilst you are in Kathmandu prior to the trek.
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Battery charging and hot shower during the trek on the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (Tipping is expected).

EQUIPMENTS

The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.

General

  • All season sleeping bag and down Jacket (we can provide if you need it,  but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag ( Sherpa Expedition & Trekking provide duffle bag during the trek but has to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (a must-have for morning and evenings above 3,000m)
  • Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyewear

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neckwarmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hands

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Upper Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal tops
  • wool jacket or pullover
  • Sports bras for women and girls
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trousers
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Footwear

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Sock liners
  • Light shoes and sneakers
  • First Aid Kits and Medicines
  • Assorted adhesive bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment cream or similar
  • Insect / anti-itch ointment
  • Ibuprofen or other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills

(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend you bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous - but must useful on the trek

  • 4  passport size photos with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because in case you want to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included toilet paper, plastic bags, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Quality energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power bank and music players 
  • Camera (memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at lodges/ teahouses. You may find comfort and better quality teahouses - having attached bathroom at lower levels- until you reach higher elevations, where the accommodation is more basic with bare necessities. 

Meals during the trek

 In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of these regions is potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew and Tibetan bread. Sherpa’s’ started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.

Transportation

We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We use public transportation or local buses during the trek. 

Physical fitness

This can be a challenging trek where you often have to walk 6-7 hours a day. You don’t need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus! We have met people from all walks of life, shapes and sizes who have completed the trek. The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake. 

Remember – The better prepared – the more enjoyable your trek!

MAP

Departures

Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left
Jan 22, 2022 9 Days $590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jan 23, 2022 9 Days $590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jan 24, 2022 9 Days $590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jan 25, 2022 9 Days $590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jan 26, 2022 9 Days $590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left
Jan 22, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jan 23, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jan 24, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jan 25, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jan 26, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left
Feb 02, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Feb 03, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Feb 04, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Feb 05, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Feb 06, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left
Mar 02, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Mar 03, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Mar 04, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Mar 05, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Mar 06, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left
Apr 02, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Apr 03, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Apr 04, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Apr 05, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Apr 06, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left
May 02, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
May 03, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
May 04, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
May 05, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
May 06, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left
Jun 02, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jun 03, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jun 04, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jun 05, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jun 06, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left
Jul 02, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jul 03, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jul 04, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jul 05, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jul 06, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left
Aug 02, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Aug 03, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Aug 04, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Aug 05, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Aug 06, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left
Sep 02, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Sep 03, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Sep 04, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Sep 05, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Sep 06, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left
Oct 02, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Oct 03, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Oct 04, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Oct 05, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Oct 06, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left
Nov 02, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Nov 03, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Nov 04, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Nov 05, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Nov 06, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left
Dec 02, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Dec 03, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Dec 04, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Dec 05, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Dec 06, 2022 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left
Jan 02, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jan 03, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jan 04, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jan 05, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jan 06, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left
Feb 02, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Feb 03, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Feb 04, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Feb 05, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Feb 06, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left
Mar 02, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Mar 03, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Mar 04, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Mar 05, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Mar 06, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left
Apr 02, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Apr 03, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Apr 04, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Apr 05, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Apr 06, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left
May 02, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
May 03, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
May 04, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
May 05, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
May 06, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left
Jun 02, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jun 03, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jun 04, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jun 05, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jun 06, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left
Jul 02, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jul 03, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jul 04, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jul 05, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jul 06, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left
Aug 02, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Aug 03, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Aug 04, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Aug 05, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Aug 06, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left
Sep 02, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Sep 03, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Sep 04, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Sep 05, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Sep 06, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left
Oct 02, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Oct 03, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Oct 04, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Oct 05, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Oct 06, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left
Nov 02, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Nov 03, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Nov 04, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Nov 05, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Nov 06, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left
Dec 02, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Dec 03, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Dec 04, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Dec 05, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Dec 06, 2023 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left
Jan 02, 2024 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jan 03, 2024 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jan 04, 2024 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jan 05, 2024 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now
Jan 06, 2024 9 Days $ 590
Seats: 10
10 Book Now

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
1 Pax USD 699
2 Pax USD 650
3 Pax USD 600
4 - 6 Pax USD 580
7 - 12 Pax USD 540
13 - 18 Pax USD 500
19 - 24 Pax USD 490
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Team of highly experienced Experts

All Inclusive Cost

USD 699

Per Person

BOOK NOW QUICK ENQUIRY

Latest Traveller’s Reviews

Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.

100%

Based On 1 Reviews

Christian

Australia

Jan 09, 2020

An Amazing Trip!

Pre-trip Info
Staffs
Accommodation
Meals
Transportation
Value for Money

Gurung Culture trek was a well-led trip with lots of logistical support from, and his assistant guide together with the willing porters who worked really hard, thank you.

Write Your Review

Average Customer Ratings

How The Travellers Have Rated This Package

5

1

4

0

3

0

2

0

1

0

Write A Review

People Considering This Package Right Now

Subscribe and Win a Free Everest Trek!