Trekking to Ghalegaon Tara Top takes you to the heaven world of “Gurung” community as the trek is mainly famous for Gurung settlements and is considered as the earliest Gurung settlements near the surroundings covered by the beautiful stunning Himalayas like: Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Bouddha Himal, Hiunchuli, Lamjung Himal and many other mountains. People living in this community follow their own different cultures, traditions, norms, languages and rituals. So, Ghalegaon/Siklis Tara Top Trekking provides you the great opportunity to explore the beautiful Himalayan views and Gurung cultures. The scenic views of terraced fields, rivers, hills and rhododendron forest provides you the unforgettable moments of your life.
Ghalegaon Tara Top Trek is 205 Km northwest of Kathmandu and 125 northeast of Pokhara. The village of Ghalegaon sits at the altitude of 2070 meters and is very exotic with greenery and surrounded by unpredictable natural beauty. While Tara Top (Hill Top) is at the altitude of 3056 meters and you get amazing breathtaking, close-up view of entire Annapurna Range. The trail is very new and only few tourists have ever visited the place. You can experience the untouched cultural practices and their local lifestyle. The route we take covers the famous Gurung settlements, which is surrounded by hills and some mountains. As we trail further and further, you can see rivers, waterfalls, streams, green forests, rhododendrons, alpine pastures, terraced fields and spectacular views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Bouddha Himal, Hiunchuli, Lamjung Himal and many other mountains.
Our trip starts from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. After preparing and making every document ready, we take flight to Pokhara. The flight is scenic with views of valleys, rivers, terraced fields, hills and mountains. We trek to Karuwa the same day from Pokhara, which should take about 4 hours. We stay in Karuwa and the next day, we trek to the popular Gurung settlement. The village is very beautiful with greenery, hills and mountains surrounding it. From here, we hike to Tara Hill Top (3056m) and serve ourselves with spectacular close-up views of Annapurna Massif, Langtang Himal and Machhapuchhre. We trek to Parche and along the way pass through rhododendron forest and Gurung village. The next day, we trek to Lamakhet, where the route covers some of the interesting vistas of Annapurna II and rivers. We trek to Nayapul from Lamakhet; the route is rocky and terraced slopes are common. From Nayapul, we take drive to Pokhara for overnight. Now, we finally drive back to the modernized city of Kathmandu.