Gurja Himal Trek part of jaljalla areas lays in the west of Dhaulagiri range. All the trekking routes in and out of Hidden village offer stunning views of the Dhaulagiri range with some exceptional close up of Gurja Himal south face. This destination includes 5 trekking routes. 5th trekking route offers the best overall view of the complete Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges that you will find in Nepal. This range contain different mountains peak
including seventh highest mountain peak in world that is Dhaulagiri I. mountain peaks this range include are listed below with their height and best views:-
Dhaulagiri I: 8172 meters, best views Rugachaur pass, jaljalla pass, Gurjaghat pass, Mudi, Dansilek pass, and between Dharapani and Machim.
Dhaulagiri II: 7751 meters, best views Dhamja pass and Dansilek.
Dhaulagiri III: 7751 meters, best views Dhamja pass and Dansilek.
Dhaulagiri IV: 7661 meter, best views generally hidden by Gurja Himal
Dhaulagiri V: 7618 meter, best views jaljalla pass, Dhamja pass and Dansilek.
Dhaulagiri VI: 7268 meter, best views generally hidden by Gurja Himal.
Gurja Himal: 7193 meter, best views Gurja khani Deorali, between Dharapani and Machim; Rugachaur pass, jaljalla pass, Gurjaghat pass, Dansilek, Dhamja pass and tributaries along Dhaula canyon.
Churen Himal: 7372 meter, best views Rugachaur pass, jaljalla pass, Gurja Deorali and Gurjaghat pass.
Pyutha Hiunchuli: 7246 meter, best views Rugachaur pass, jaljalla pass, Gurjaghat pass and Dhamja pass.
Hidden village: Gurja khani
Gurja khani is one of the best hidden villages in the Nepal. It is awesome because it is so hidden and untouched. It is preserved natural beauty with various tenders and unexploited wild life, eastwards access to this village blocked by an impenetrable gorge; westward lays the high- altitude wilderness of the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, and in northern ward the majestic south face of Gurja Himal- 7kms high, 10kms horizontal from hidden village. You can find your self back to the time when life used to depend on land because people still depend upon the generosity of nature and the resources fullness of the local availability.
To have a unique and adventurous experience hidden village is the best place because it hasn’t been fully discovered. To enjoy the encounter with local people and ensure that most of your expenditure goes to help those most in need and also to enjoy the close up view of great rang of Dhaulagiri trekking to Gurja Himal is better then best option. People living here are from Tibeto-Mongolian ethic group of Nepal
They have their own distinct language. According to the local this village was established by there forefather some eight generation ago.
Following are the list of tourism activities that can be done in Gurja khani:
Walk to Gurja Himal view point (1 hour’s returns) and sheepfold at Khegas (2 hour’s to returns).
guided walk:- cliff bird watching, honey hunting ( entering the tunnels is entirely at your own risk)
trek to Churen base camp and glacier (3 day returns)
pony trekking( hourly, half day, full day basis)
Cultural program organized by youth club and mother group.
Trekking route to hidden village
Hidden village is best place for trekking. This site includes 4 trekking route which are as follows:
1. Baglung to Gurja khani via Gurjaghat and Gurja khani to Darbang via lulang
After reaching Baglung from pokhara though bus trek start. This trek include two passes, Gurja Ghat Deorali and Rugachaur and several minors one. It takes 8 -9 days to complete this trek.
1st day: Baglung to Okhle (7 hours crossing Raato maato, Dikichaur, kalimati, Bhim Pokhara, Sima, Majh Kateri and finally Okhle)
2nd day: Okhle to Tarakhola gaon or Phedi (6-7 hours crossing Sirkhu, Halpu, Waba, Bhat khane dhara and Tarakhola gaon)
3rd day: Phedi to Rum (5 hours)
4th day: Rum to Bonga Dobhan (7 hours crossing Pakhapani, lammela, Taman, bonga Dobhan).
5th day: Bonga Dobhan Gurja Ghat (8+hours Bonga khani followed by lamachaur to Gurja Ghat)
6th day: Gurja Ghat to Gurja khani vie Rugachaur pass (at 3900 m after 8 hours walk).
7th day: Gurja khani to lulang (8 hours) no habitation between lulang to Gurja khani except one teashop. Occasional snow on pass December to January but the pass is normally open.
8th day: lulang to Dharapani (5-6 hours) following main trial heading northwest passing village of Takam, Sibang, Machim and phalegaon (2.45 hours) up to the large village of lulang (2.45 hours).
9th day: Dharapani to Pokhara- (5 hours bus +1.45 hours trek)
Baglung to Gurja khani to tatopani via Gurjaghat and Lulang Itinerary [16days]
||Arrival TIA Kathmandu (1310), welcome by Himalayan Nepal Trek staff than transfer to hotel on BB plan.
|| Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley Patan, Pashupathinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath & stay in hotel on BB plan.
|| Drive to Baglung 7 hrs stay in hotel.
||Treks to Okhle 2310m-7 hrs, Homestay.
|| Trek to Tarakhola gaon (local lodges) or Phedi (homestay) 2210m – 7 hrs.
|| Trek to Rum 1904m-7 hrs, home stay.
|| Trek to Bonga Dobhan 1420m, -7 hrs lodges
|| Trek to Gurja Ghat 3015m-8 hrs
||Trek to Gurja khani 3900m- 8 hrs Camping .
|| Trek to lulang 2450m, 6 hrs homestay.
|| Trek to Dharapani 2600m, 6.3 hrs, local lodges
|| Trek to Tatopani (hot spring) camping - 6 hrs
||Trek to Beni 5hrs and drive to pokhara stay in hotel
||Tour in pokhara valley whole day.
|| Drive to Kathmandu stay in hotel
||Transfer to airport for final departure.
2. Gurja khani to Darbang via dhorpatan.
Routes two include two passes, Rugachaur and jaljalla. It takes 3-4 days. We can have views of western Dhaulagiri.
1st day: Gurja khani to Gurja Ghat (8-9 hours).
2nd day: Gurja Ghat to lumsung (7 hours).
3rd day: this follows days one and two route to reveres direction Darbang can be easily reached in one day from lumsung.