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Gurja Himal and Hidden Village
Gurja himal,  is a part of the jaljalla are satiated  in the west of Dhaulagiri region . All the trekking routes in and out of   Hidden village offer amazing views of the Dhaulagiri region, with some extraordinary close up toward the south face of Gurja Himal. This destination includes five trekking routes. Fifth trekking route gives the most wonderful view of the complete Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges that is very rare  it can only be found in Nepal. This range covers different mountains peak including seventh highest mountain peak in world that is Dhaulagiri. Mountain peaks at this range included are listed right below with their height and 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.
 
Food and accommodation

This village has not been exploited, so there are no tourist lodges in Gurja khani  but there is the facilities of home stay, family run home stay   has been established and more being trained , family who provide home stay facilities  used to keep flag on top of their house which will help guest to identify the home to stay , people welcome guest with best hospitality  or there can be option of self camping and self flooding managed by  us.
 
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)
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)
Day 01: Arrival TIA Kathmandu (1310), welcome by Himalayan Nepal Trek staff than transfer to hotel on BB plan.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley Patan, Pashupathinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath n stay in hotel on BB plan.
Day 03: Drive to Baglung 7 hrs stay in hotel.
Day 04: Treks to Okhle 2310m-7 hrs, Homestay.
Day 05: Trek to Tarakhola gaon (local lodges) or Phedi (homestay) 2210m – 7 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Rum 1904m-7 hrs, home stay. 
Day 07: Trek to Bonga Dobhan  1420m, -7 hrs lodges
Day 08: Trek to Gurja Ghat 3015m-8 hrs 
Day 09: Trek to Gurja khani 3900m- 8 hrs Camping .
Day 10: Trek to lulang 2450m, 6 hrs homestay.
Day 11: Trek to Dharapani 2600m, 6.3 hrs, local lodges
Day 12: Trek to Tatopani (hot spring) camping - 6 hrs
Day 13: Trek to Beni 5hrs and drive to pokhara stay in hotel
Day 14: Tour in pokhara valley whole day.
Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu stay in hotel
Day 16: 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.
 
Darbang to Gurjakhani to tatopani via dhorpatan Itinerary: (14days) 
Day 01: Arrival TIA Kathmandu (1310), welcome by Himalayan Nepal Trek staff than transfer to hotel on BB plan.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley Patan, Pashupathinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath n stay in hotel on BB plan.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara 7 hrs, stay in hotel.
Day 04: Pokhara- Dharapani 2600m (5 hours bus +1.45 hours trek), stay in local lodge.
Day 05: Dharapani to Lulang 2450m (5-6 hours) homesaty.
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 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 reveres direction.)

Darbang to Gurjakhani to tatopani via dhaula canyon Itinerary: (14days)
Day 01: Arrival TIA Kathmandu (1310), welcome by Himalayan Nepal Trek staff than transfer to hotel on BB plan.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley Patan, Pashupathinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath n stay in hotel on BB plan.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara 7 hrs, stay in hotel.
Day 04: Pokhara- Dharapani 2600m (5 hours bus +1.45 hours trek), stay in local lodge.
Day 05: Dharapani to Lulang 2450m (5-6 hours) homesaty.
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: Sibang to Darbang 1560m (4 hours) local lodge.
Day 10: Darbang to Tatopani (hot spring) 6 hrs, stay in 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 include 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 Okhle (7 hours).
2nd day: Okhle 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 than transfer to hotel on BB plan.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley Patan, Pashupathinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath n stay in hotel on BB plan.
Day 03: Drive to Baglung 7 hrs, stay in hotel.
Day 04: Treks to Okhle 2310m-7 hrs, Homestay.
Day 05: Trek to Tatopani 890m- 4hrs, stay in 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.
Start Date End Date Availability Price  

Cost includes:
  • 2 times airport picks up and drops
  • Sigtseeing in kathmandu valley, cultural guide with privet vehicle
  • Drive to Baglung by Local Bus guest+ all staff.
  • Tatopani to kathmandy by bus, guest+ all staff.
  • 3 meals per day during the trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on homestay during the trekking
  • 3 night accommodation in star label  hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan
  • 1 night hotel in pokhara on BB plan.
  • Experience Guide languages gust per demand 
  • All Government local Taxes
  • ACAP(Annapurna conservation area project) fee
  • (TIMS)Trekkers  Information Management System
  • First Aid kit above 6 person
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest), the porter will carry 20KG/ 25 KG your Luggage during the trekking
  • All Filed Staff insurance during the trekking and extra services according to the guest per Demand.

Cost excludes:
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks,phone and Laundry.
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects. We advice you to take out personal Travel Insurance
  • Hot Shower
  • Tips and Gratuities.
  • Any entry fee for temple, monastery, museum etc

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 16 Days
Accomodation: Home stay
Altitude Height : 3900 M.
Seasons : October, November and March, April & May
Type: Classic and adventure
Activities : Trekking
No. of Pax : 2 to above
Maximum Access : 15 kg per person
Starts From : Baglung
Ends at : Tatopani ( Hot spring)

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