These days Ghale gaun has been Volunteers first choice because of its beauty and home stay facility. Village Tourism is definitely a new idea and concept emerging in the Nepalese Tourism Industry. Basically Village Tourism in Ghale gaun is introduced by Annapurna conservation area project, and has been promoted in Local level by Tourism management committee, Mothers groups etc. Beside this in central Leval promotional activities are well managed by private institutions, agency, media homes, scholars, politicians, and social workers etc. The arrival of Guest in Ghale gaun is frequently increasing day by day and the income is generated in Village in high rate.
A new and novel concept, village tourism gives you the opportunity to discover the true spirit of Nepal and to work as a volunteer in such a place is incredible. The experience of staying in an unspoiled village with a host family is not just quaint and unique, but also gives you a rare opportunity to know the locals and their culture.
A village stay with your host family will not give you five star luxury. But what you will get is the warmth of Nepali hospitality, and the experience of living the life of a Nepali villager.
The accommodation is simple, but comfortable. You will get comfortable bedding and clean toilet facilities with running water.
The food is the typical Nepali fare of rice, lentils and garden fresh, organically grown vegetables, with a non-vegetarian dish thrown in at times. And though you won’t get hot-showers, television, bottled beers and hamburgers, you’ll be so engrossed in the village life that you won’t even miss them.
You can participate in the traditional dances in the evening. Visit and study the local temples or monasteries, and trek or hike to the surrounding mountains. You could even do something as simple yet enriching as walking around with your host family as they go about their daily chores, tending animals, tilling fields, going to school… or simply sit and chat with the villagers.
Following volunteer activities can be done in Ghale gaun.
1. Part take in the botanical tea garden works
2. Visit the local forest to teach and learn about ayurvedic/medicinal plant
3. Heritage conservation
4.Overall village tourism and management activities
5.Developing Infrastructure in the village like roads community buildings etc
6.Bio diversity protection activities like as afforetation, awareness programs etc
7. Work with mothers group
8. Teach English in a school
9.Cultural exchange program
10.Organize health camps
11. work in the agricultural works with villagers
Ghale Gaun village the best village among south asian villages is the perfect example of home stay based tourism destination in Nepal which is situated at an altitude of 2070 m from sea level which belongs to warrior ethnic Gurung tribe. This beautiful village lies in along the round Annapurna circuit route a whole worlds as well as Nepal’s a popular trekking destination. Most of the mens serve in military groups in Nepal army, Indian army, British army as well as police services and besides that main occupation is agriculture and animal husbandry. The total houses are about 115 and majority inhabitants are Gurungs. This majestic village is only 205 km northwest of Kathmandu and 125 km northeast of Pokhara.
The rustic and traditional settlements, the ancestral home of brave Gurungs Ghale gaun lies in the Ghale utterkanya Village development committee. The lane of roads are stone paved and clean. One can feel peace and harmony when one will be there. These days everyone is praising the place and also in these few years Ghalegaun has developed tremendously and the home stay. It has attracted many foreign as well as the domestic visitors. Ghale women normally wear blue and red attire, called ghalek and lungi and men were kachad, bakchu etc.
Indeed 28 houses ( Village Resort ) in Ghale gaun are Providing home stays facilities for two Guest at a time Per Home. The home are well furnished with Local Products & have clean wash room. Guest are served Delicious Local Food with warm respect. Guest safety & standers are always maintain by Ghale gaun Village Tourism management committee which is the active Local body playing the vital role in village .
When you reach There :
Hospitality of the people out there is overwhelming. The villagers welcome with red tika and garland. The concept of “Atithi Devo Bhawa” is completely followed by the habitat of this village. Ghalegaun is famous for it’s home stay. The visitors are provided with accommodation in the villagers’ houses with home cooked meal and are treated as the family member not the outsider. The accommodations are simple but comfortable with good bedding as well as clean toilet facilities.
you are supposed to have ethnic food there, nothing else. Nice way to preserve culture and tradition and a great way to make people learn about it. Organic local food like cereals, vegetables, milk products, eggs and meat prepared in traditional way is served to visitors. The local cuisine, pure un-processed milk, curd and ghee they provide will give you the feeling of village life. We have to take meals in the home you are supposed to stay with the family.
The concept of “Atithi Devo Bhawa” is completely followed by the habitat of this village. Ghalegaun is famous for it’s homestay. The visitors are provided with accommodation in the villagers’ houses with home cooked meal and are treated as the family member not the outsider. The accommodations are simple but comfortable with good bedding as well as clean toilet facilities. Two persons will be permitted to live in a house but some times with request changes can be made too
Climate is most pleasurable in Spring and autumn but tour can be made any times round the year. The winter is colder some times with snowfall.
Welcome Farewell & cultural program:
Tourist groups are welcomed in Ghalegaun with traditional dances. Handicraft exhibition and other entertainment programs are also performed for visitors. Visitors can even participate in traditional Rodhi every evening. Trekking to and staying at Ghalegaun is an exciting and enjoyable experience for both international and domestic visitors. There are few Pahuna Ghars also which belong to the Aama Samuha. If you really want a new taste of Nepalese culture and life style, than Ghalegaun is one of the best destinations for you. The villagers welcome you with red tika and garland. The concept of “Atithi Devo Bhawa” is completely followed by the habitat of this village and they fare well you in their own way with songs blessings and tikas and the farewell they offer and their hospitality will remain in your hearts forever.
Traditional rituals are still followed during births, deaths, marriages and at other important times in a person’s life. Traditional cultural dances like the Jhyaure, Serka, Dohori, Ghantu, Ghyabring, Krishna Charitra and Jhakri are performed on various occasions accompanied by different musical instruments with the dancers in traditional dress. New Year, Lhosar, Buddha Jayanti is celebrated with lot of traditional Ghantu dance.