Ghale Gaun village (2016 m) is an attractive tourist place, located in Lamjung district of Nepal. This beautiful village is filled with natural beauty, tradition and cultural diversity. One can catch the wonderful view of majestic Himalayas, including Machhapuchre, Annapurna and its ranges, Lamjung Himal, Bouddha Himal, Himalchuli and other peaks.
Ghale Gaun lies in the north west part of the capital ‘Kathmandu’. The distance is approximate 186 KM from Kathmandu to Besi Shahar and another 15 km away from there. One can reach there by a private vehicle from Kathmandu. Alternately public vehicle also available to reach, but first they need to go Kathmandu to Besi Shahar and change another.
It’s a village to explore the unspoiled culture and daily lifestyle of local Gurung community. Traditional customs are still being followed by the local people on their important occasions as well as daily life. They perform cultural dances like Ghatu, Jhyaure, Serka, Dohori, Ghyabring, Krishna Charitra etc. on various occasion. The main occupations of the villagers are agriculture and animal husbandry. They keep sheeps and goats to make woolen clothes from their wool. They make handbags from nettle fiber and towel and other clothes from rabbit wool. Some of the youths also engage in military groups of the Indian army, Nepal army and the British army as well as some are running their local home stays for tourist.
Ghale Gaun Village is popular tourist palace for short trek and village tour.
The slogan “Atithi Devo Vaba” is completely followed by the people of Ghale Gaun. They welcome their guests by offering garlands and Red Tika. They are providing good hospitality with comfortable bedding and clean toilet facilities. Delicious Nepali food like Dhindo, chicken curry, vegetable curry, fresh yogurt and milk are served in a traditional way. Villagers grow the organic tea and coffee by themselves and serve it to the guests.
Some male people of the village go to the honey hunting at the seasoned time. They harvest the honey of Apis Laborious Bee (the biggest bee in the world). Honey hunting is a really very risky as we as adventurous. Several tourists from abroad visit the village to explore the honey hunting process by the villagers. At the time of honey hunting, they have to go to the high cliffs of the foothills through a rope ladder.
Ghale Gaun village is such a beautiful destination for nature lovers. Gurung Museum is the other attraction which reflects the local culture and tradition in a small house filled with Gurung treasures collected from the ancestors.