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Gurja Himal Trek part of Jaljalla areas lays in the west of the 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 contains different mountains peak including seventh highest mountain peak in world that is Dhaulagiri I. Trekking in Nepal, Trekking in Himalayas mountain peaks 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 the northern ward the majestic south face of Gurja Himal- 7kms high, 10kms horizontal from the 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 the great range of Dhaulagiri trekking to Gurja Himal is better than best option. People living here are from Tibeto-Mongolian ethnic group of Nepal
They have their own distinct language. According to the local, this village was established by their forefather some eight generation ago.

Tourism activities

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)
The Cultural program organized by youth club and women group.

Trekking route to hidden village
The Hidden Village is the best place for trekking. This site includes 4 trekking route which is as follows:

1. Baglung to Gurja Khani via Gurjaghat and Gurja Khani to Darbang via lulang

After reaching Baglung from Pokhara through bus trek start. This trek includes two passes, Gurja Ghat Deorali and Rugachaur and several minors one. It takes 8 -9 days to complete this trek.

1st day: Baglung to Okhla (7 hours crossing Raato Naato, 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 lama-chaur to Gurja Ghat)

6th day: Gurja Ghat to Gurja Khani view 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 tea shop. Occasional snow on past December to January but the pass is normally open.

8th day: lulang to Dharapani   (5-6 hours) following main trail heading northwest passing village of Takam, Sibang, Machim and phal-gaon (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)

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival TIA Kathmandu (1310), welcome by Himalayan Nepal Trek staff then transfer to hotel on BB plan.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley Patan, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath & stay in a hotel on BB plan.

Day 03: Drive to Baglung  273km ( 1020m) 7/8 hrs stay at Lodge

Day 04: Treks to Okhla (20310m) 7 hrs, Home stay 

Day 05: Trek to Tarakhola gaon or Phedi (2210m) 7 hrs Home stay 

Day 06: Trek to Rum (1904m) 7 hrs home stay  

Day 07: Trek to Bonga Dobhan (1420m) 7 hrs stay at Lodge

Day 08: Trek to Gurja Ghat (3015m) 8 hrs Home stay

Day 09: Trek to Gurja Khani (3900m) 8 hrs Home stay 

Day 10: Trek to Lulang (2450m) 6 hrs Home stay

Day 11: Trek to Dharapani 2600m, 6.3 hrs, local lodges

Day 12: Trek to Tatopani (hot spring) 6 hours Home stay 

Day 13: Trek to Beni 5hrs and drive to Pokhara stay in Hotel

Day 14: Sightseeing in Pokhara with trekking guide stay at Hotel

Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus evening farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant with cultural dance  stay in Hotel

Day 16: Transfer to airport for final departure 

2. Gurja Khani to Darbang via Dhorpatan.

Routes to 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 routes to reverse direction Darbang can be easily reached in one day from lumsung.

2.Darbang to Gurjakhani to Tatopani via Dhorpatan Itinerary [14days] 

Day 01: Arrival TIA Kathmandu (1310), welcome by Himalayan Nepal Trek staff then transfer to hotel on BB plan.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley Patan, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath n stay in a hotel on BB plan.

Day 03: Katmandu to Pokhara 7 hrs, stay in a hotel.

Day 04: Pokhara- Dharapani 2600m (5 hours bus +1.45 hours trek) stay in the local lodge.

Day 05: Dharapani to Lulang 2450m (5-6 hours) homestay.

Day 06: Lulang to Gurjakhani 3900m (8 hours) camping.

Day 07: Gurjakhani to Gurjaghat 3015m (8-9 hours) lodge.

Day 08: Gurgaghat to Dhorpatan 2870m, Dhorpatan to Gurjaghat 3015m (8 hours) lodge.

Day 09: Gurjaghat to Lulang 2450m, 6 hrs homestay.

Day 10: Lulang to Dharapani 2600m, 6.3 hrs, local lodges

Day 11: Dharapani to Tatopani (hot spring) camping - 6 hrs

Day 12: Trek to Beni 5hrs and drive to Pokhara stay in hotel

Day 13: Tour in Pokhara valley whole day.

Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu stay in hotel

Day 15: Transfer to airport for final departure.

3. Gurja Khani to Darbang via the Dhaula canyon.

This route doesn’t have a very high pass but a vertiginous descent. This route takes 3 days to complete.

1st day: Gurja Khani to lower Arche (8 hours).

2nd day: Arche to Sibang (5-6 hours following trial around a precipitous cliff).

3rd day: Sibang to Darbang (4 hours this is same as day one and day two of route one in the reverse direction.)

Darbang to Gurjakhani to Tatopani via Dhaula Canyon Itinerary [14days]

Day 01: Arrival TIA Kathmandu (1310), welcome by Himalayan Nepal Trek staff then transfer to hotel on BB plan.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley Patan, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath &  stay in a hotel on BB plan.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara 7 hrs, stay in a hotel.

Day 04: Pokhara- Dharapani 2600m (5 hours bus +1.45 hours trek) stay in the local lodge.

Day 05: Dharapani to Lulang 2450m (5-6 hours) homestay.

Day 06: Lulang to Gurjakhani 3900m (8 hours) camping.

Day 07: Gurjakhani to lower Arche 1820m (8 hours) homestay.

Day 08: Arche to Sibang 1680m (5-6 hours) local lodge.

Day 09: Sabang to Darbang 1560m (4 hours) local lodge.

Day 10: Darbang to Tatopani (hot spring) 6 hrs, stay in a hotel.

Day 11: Trek to Beni 5hrs and drive to Pokhara stay in hotel

Day 12: Tour in Pokhara valley whole day.

Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu stay in hotel

Day 14: Transfer to airport for final departure.

 4. Mini Trek Baglung to Tatopani

This small 2 days mini trek it includes one pass Dhamja pass. The panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges during the descent on day two are among the best in Nepal.

1st day:  Baglung to Okhla (7 hours).

2nd day: Okhla to Tatopani (4 hours).

Baglung to Tatopani mini trek Itinerary [8 days trek]

Day 01: Arrival TIA Kathmandu (1310), welcome by Himalayan Nepal Trek staff then transfer to hotel on BB plan.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley Patan, Pasupathinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath & stay in a hotel on BB plan.

Day 03: Drive to Baglung 7 hrs, stay in a hotel.

Day 04: Treks to Okhle 2310m-7 hrs, Homestay.

Day 05: Trek to Tatopani 890m- 4hrs, stay in a hotel.

Day 06: Trek to Beni 5hrs and drive to Pokhara stay in hotel

Day 07: Tour in Pokhara valley whole day.

Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu stay in hotel

Day 09: Transfer to airport for final departure.

Cost Includes

  • 2 Times airport pick up & drops
  • 3 Night 3*Star label Hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan
  • 2 Night 3*Star label Hotel in Pokhara on BB plan
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with private vehicle and cultural guide    
  • 3 Times food per day during the trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner including Tea or coffee
  • Kathmandu/ Baglung by public bus guest + staff
  • Beni/Pokhara by public van guest + staff 
  • Pokhara/ Kathmandu by tourist bus with staff 
  • Accommodation on Guest House Lodge during the trekking
  • Experienced English Speaking Guide
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest) porter will carry 25kg
  • All Government local Taxes
  • 2man sharing tent if needed during trekking
  • Annapurna Conservation entree Fees
  • ( TIMS) Trekkers Information Management System
  • First Aid kit and general equipment for Porter during the adventure trip
  • Guide and porter salary including their food, accommodation, transportation 
  • Refundable Duffel Bag during trekking
  • Company T-shirt as gift
  • Route map as gift
  • Guide & Porter insurance during the trek
  • And extra services according to the guest demand

Cost Excludes

  • Trekking equipment, any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone, and Laundry
  • Lunch & Diner Kathmandu & Pokhara except for farewell dinner 
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance
  • Trip cancellation cost, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects.
  • Hot Shower
  • Entrance fees temples and monastery etc
  • Tips and Gratuities 

AIRPORT PICKUP AND DROP

The representative will be there outside the Terminal Hall with Himalayan Nepal Trek logo along with your name thereon. You’ll then be transferred to your hotel.

TRANSPORTATION

We use a mix of native buses and taxis, non-public mini buses for city sightseeing and airport pickups and generally land cruisers for journeys into the mountains. The selection of auto will depend upon the scale of your group.

ACCOMMODATION

We book a hotel as per your preference but basically, we use 3* standard rooms in Kathmandu and Pokhara. We serve you twin sharing rooms and King bed for a couple. We use Lodges throughout the trek with twin bed room and sharing. 

SAFETY

Safety is our first priority; our team puts best effort to minimize the risk. We take care of any emergency that may occur within the path. First aid kit, oxygen bag and eventually emergency rescue via chopper are always ready just in case of an emergency. Besides we manage threat with rest days and our staffs will be there to advise you.

EQUIPMENT

Weather condition may invite the requirement of some equipment like crampons, trekking poles, raincoat etc. So, we tend to request you to carry only need types of equipment. Down jacket, trouser Ti-shirt, boot, knife, walking steak, lightweight bag, sunglass, gloves, suns cream, warm socks, head light, wind proof jacket etc.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Common to experience some discomfort before you become absolutely acclimatized to the altitude. Most treks are suitable for anyone who is moderately matched. No previous experience is needed. Some cardiovascular physical fitness programs like regular walking, running, swimming and hiking are necessary to increase the performance. Participants with pre-existing medical condition or diseases should look for a medical recommendation before considering a trek.

FOOD DURING THE TREK

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner each day, as per itinerary, is enclosed. Continental, Nepali and Sherpa food from the menu.

SHOWER IN TREK

Hot shower is available during the trek at your own expense about $5

CHARGING BATTERY

Electricity will not always be available, particularly in additional remote areas. Carry a second set of charged batteries with you.

COMMUNICATION FACILITIES

During the trek, it’s not possible to get a connection every where but there are certain places throughout the trek wherever you get the surplus over internet and telecommunication. We offer you satellite phone as per your preference. You can use our guide cell phone to communicate if you don't have your own number, they welcome you anytime. 

CREDIT CARDS

You can rely on credit cards in Cities however once we tend to begin trek we solely use the cash. Ensure that you just take spare Nepalese rupees. Dollars, Euros, and Pounds will be accepted.

ADDITIONAL CASH PER DAY

15 to 20 US$ every day will be enough to shop for bottles of water, chocolates, gifts and more.

PURIFYING TABLETS AND FILTERS 

You can buy bottle of water on a trek otherwise you can bring purifying tablets and filter to avoid extra expenses of day

STORE MY STUFF

You can leave you stuffs in Katmandu with Himalayan Nepal Trek with out any extra charge.

NECESSARY DOCUMENTS

A valid Passport

Passport size photos for trekking permits

Copy of Travel insurance if you've got

Flight tickets

Emergency contact numbers for family contacts.

Visa fees are:

US$ 25/40/100 for 15 days/30 days/90 days multiple entries that are collectible solely in USD money. The maximum number of days should be included in the section about extending a trek. 

STAFFS INSURANCE

Our company ensures all of our trekking staff: Guides, Cooks, Sherpa’s and Porters. 

PORTER SERVICE

15kg of baggage per person and porter carries 30Kg. you need to carry a small day bag with personal belongings, camera, water, windproof jacket, glass and sun cream and rain clothing etc.

WEATHER

We cannot predict the atmospheric condition in the Himalayas, weather pattern keeps on changing through the day. Nights are very cold and days are higher primarily trekking in Nepal we tend to recommend during March-May and September- Gregorian calendar month. March – could that is spring season is extremely counseled, the weather is clean and favorable, we will see flowers like a shrub and a lot of Beside mountain chain Kingdom of Nepal trek welcomes you anytime.

GROUP COMPLIMENTARY

10 participants in a group – free trekking packages for one leader.

18 participants in a group – free trekking package for 2 persons.

27 participants in a group – free trekking packages for 3 persons.

 EXTRA DAY

Definitely, need a rest day to bring back our strength and maintain latitude adoption in the Himalayas. 

RECOMMENDATION 

We recommend you the following tours just before or after the trek. Tours are basically for few days to relax and jump around the cities to get closer look towards the culture and lifestyle of Nepal. All the following packages contain the cultural show which is very interesting and memorable.  

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