GURJA HIMAL & DHAULA CANYON



off the beaten treks Code #19
Duration 7D/6N
Country Nepal
Max Altitude
USD.30
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GURJA HIMAL & DHAULA CANYON

One of the best short OTB treks. Discover isolated, untouched Hidden Village (Gurja Khani), nestling near the foot of Gurja Himal (7193m).Features traditional villages, varied scenery, views of Dhaulagiri 1 (8172m) and Gurja Himal, One moderate pass (3250m) with amazing views. Snow possible Dec-Jan. Sleep/eat in Homestays and Teashops.


Itinerary


Day 1 - Pokhara-Dharapani(1560m)

From Pokhara take a bus to Beni (3 hours) on the Kali Gandaki/Jomosom road. From Beni catch a local bus up the Myagdi Khola river to Darbang (2 hours). Buses for Darbang leave from the western edge of Beni beside a road bridge over the Myagdi Khola. There are several every day; share taxis are also available (double the price, half the time). This is a bumpy dusty ride, sometimes teetering on the edge of landslides and precipices. If this doesn’t appeal, it is also possible to walk from Beni to Darbang (6 hours). It is a verdant scenic valley, strung with small hamlets, The original walking trail still remains in most places, though here and there you will have to walk on the dusty motor track.After darbang 1:45 hrs of walk to Dharapani.

Continue on the jeep track – it is dusty or muddy in a few places but little traffic except for mule trains and there are stunning views of the Dhaulagiri range to compensate. It passes through woodland interspersed with terraced fields, where you will see villagers busy with different tasks depending on the agricultural season – ploughing, planting, harvesting, or threshing.It take 7hrs walk to lulang.

There is no habitation between Lulang and Gurja Khani except for a rudimentary teashop at The Pass, so it is wise to eat something before starting and carry some snacks. around 8hrs to gurja khani.

we will be staying at village for a day for side scene and if you visit in November after the harvest is in, you may think you have arrived at an animal park as you walk the final 15 minutes to the village, for these fields will be covered with thousands of sheep, goats, cows and buffaloes, guarded by large but friendly sheepdogs, all of them wearing bells, including the dogs. As evening approaches a tremendous bleating and ringing arises as lambs that are penned call out to their mothers returning from grazing. Shepherds in homespun jackets wander around checking that animals are safe, and relocating those which have turned up at the wrong address.

Star on the trail heading eastward out of gurja village. Crossing the wild Dhaula river on a suspension bridge and climb up through rich virgin forest full of birds. It takes 8hrs to arche from gurja khani

Today the trail is with lots of ups and downs.heading southwards, veers westwards away from the Mudi/Myagdi Khola valley to contour into the Dar Khola valley. dropping down to cross the Dar river. It then climbs up through the lower reaches of Phalegaon village to arrive at Sibang in 2:30 minutes from Mudi.

Sibang to Darbang (1070m) 4 hrs. Reverse of Days 1-2. Bus to Beni or Pokhara


Package Hightlight


Dhaulagiri mountain, beautiful villages and locals, peaceful nature,etc.

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Only guide charge is included and you have to pay for other things on your won.

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GURJA HIMAL & DHAULA CANYON off the beaten treks, 7D/6N