2015/03/24Ghalegaun Home stay Trekking
Ghalegaun (2,095m) and Ghanpokhara ( 2,157m) are traditional Gurung villages nestled in the lap of the Annapurna range. The villages are predominantly inhabited by the Ghyabre gurungs of this region. The village offers a peek into the culture of gurungs at their home stays and through cultural programs. The local people also perform traditional Ghatu, programs. Krishna charitra, Jhankri lama dances for visitors dressed in traditional attire. One of the earliest settlements of the Gurungs ponjyu village falls in Ghalegaun VDC, while the Ghyabre Ghar, which is t he ancestral home of Gurung kings at kolasonthar are in Ghanpokhara VDC. There are Gurung pilgrimage sites in and around this region, including the samba chhyoling Gompa at Nassar Danda . Devotees throng Ghalegaun during Maghe sankranti ehwn a fair is held at utter kanya temple . Visitors can also visit the honey hunting sites in Ghanpokhara.
Ghanpokhara is about 100 m aboveGhalegaun and requires hiking for about 30 minutes from Ghalegaun. The villages offer spectacular mountain views when weather is clear. The peaks that can be seen from Ghalegaun and Ghanpokhara are Annapurna range Lamjung Ganesh Himal manaslu among others. The area has green pastures of grasslands and is rich in fauna including medicinal herbs, rhododendron forest. Various kinds of Himalayan birds and wild animals are also found here.