GURJA HIMAL & HIDDEN VILLAGE
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. Return same route.
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.
we will return to falllegaunu by the same trail of our day 3rd. It takes around 7hrs to fallegaun.
We will take local bus to pokhara from fallegaun
Experience the beautiful hidden village "gurja khani" and their culture. Remote trail and peaceful environment with magnificent churen mountain.
Only guide charge is included and you can pay other like food, accommodation, transportation etc and other essentials by yourself.