Walk the trails blended with culture and two major scenic rivers.
Meet the ethnicity referred to as the bravest in the world.
Gurung Heritage trek is the cultural trek to the village of one of the well-known fearsome fighters for their bravery since World War II. Gurung community is the Mongolian Tibetan ethnic group mostly residing in the mountains with difficult terrains. Gurung people have their own culture, festivals, dress, food and traditions. Trek to Gurung Heritages is a completely unique experience of culture and tradition in Nepal.
Apart from the cultural aspect, the trek to Ghale Gaun (Gurung village-2016m) is also infamous for its majestic Himalayan views that stretch to Bouddha Himal (6692m), Himalchuli Himal (7317m), Mt. Manaslu (8156m) to the northeast, Annapurna(8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Mt. Lamjung (6988m) and Mt. Machhapucchre (6693m). The trail exclusively blends the beautiful landscape and culture between the two major picturesque rivers; Marsyangdhi River in the east and the Madi River on the southwest.
The Gurung community dominates four major villages Thunsikot, Ghale Gaun, Pas Gaun and Bhujung. Likewise, these villages are incredibly beautiful along with the heart touching culture. The beautiful smiles welcome trekker in their home which makes the village and culture even more attractive. Along with lodges, homestays are quite popular in these heritage areas with basic amenities available for guests. During the stays in a culturally rich Gurung village, guests are welcomed with garlands and given farewell with traditional dances and musical instruments.
Uniquely, Ghale Gaun is crafted with 95 styles of homes representing the distinctive culture of the Gurungs casting the extravaganza of splendid Himalayan Peaks. Meanwhile, trekkers live the Gurung culture and traditions to the fullest and enjoy every evening at night stays. Having won the heart of the local people during stays in the village might make you experience the complete tradition, wearing dresses, eating traditional cuisine, dancing, and instrumental music.
Additionally, trekkers also visit the beautiful monasteries to see the lifestyle of monks. This trek is a true miniature of remarkable natural beauty infused with exceptionally unblemished ethnic culture. It is an overwhelming and unique experience of life during a cultural trek. The Rich biodiversity, beautiful majestic panoramic view of Himalayan peaks, unique culture and tradition of Gurung people, trails full of scenic unparalleled rivers, the chirping sound of the dense forest trees have made these Gurung Heritage Trails highly potential for cultural trek for tourists.