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Gurja Himal Trek

Gurja Himal Trek

Annapurna Region
Gurja himal trek
Gurja himal trek
Gurja trek

Trip Facts

Duration : 10 Days Max-Altitude : 5850 M Program Type : Tea House Best Season : Sep to Jan, March to August Per Day Walking : 5/6 Trek Grade : Grade 4:

This is challenging and technical Trekking, climbing of Nepal, you most have to physically fit and mentally prepare, off the beaten trails, camping or challenging high passes Treks, at this level can he arranged for periods of 18 to 32 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft. or climbing 6540m.


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Group Price

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $900
2 Paxes $800
2-4 Paxes $780
4-8 Paxes $760
8-10 Paxes $740
10-15 Paxes $720
15+Paxes $720

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Gurja Himal Dhorpatan Trek

Gurja Himal Trek with Dhorpatan village is the most suitable circular route for the Hidden Valley variation of Route One. It returns from Gurja Himal via Dhorpatan 3 passes with stunning views. A local trekking guide is required for Rugachaur Pass (3850m). This trip features traditional villages, panoramic views of the Dhaulagiri Himal and Annapurna ranges, alpine landscapes, Tibetan settlements, and the Bonpo Monastery. Local teashops and homestays serve as places to sleep and eat. 

Trekking to Gurja Himal provides a magnificent view and the trails join with the Rara Dolpo trek route also, Few tourists have been visiting the Gurja Himal trekking trail. The trek passes through the Gurjand beautiful Dhaula valley, tucked away beneath the snowy peaks of the Dhaulagiri range. As a result, the hidden village is an undiscovered gem. You will be able to experience well-beaten routes while meeting local people, and your expenditure will benefit.


A highlight of the Gurja Himal trek is to see Mount Dhaulagiri (8172 m), the 7th highest mountain in the world. Dhaulagiri (8172 m), Gurja Himal (7193 m), and Churen Himal (7371 m) mountain range. In the Chhantyal village, most of the “Bishwakarma” people make their living from farming and herding. Traditional blacksmithing skills are being practiced. Dressed in thick wool jackets woven by women and felted to make them waterproof, their men wear thick wool jackets. In the summer, they ascend as high as 5,000 meters with their herds. During the winter when snow falls in the village, they descend to temporary dwellings in the lower valley of Dhaula. As the houses are so close together, the slates on one roof touch the roof of the house opposite it. The village is a maze of narrow alleyways. Gurja Khani craftsmen are famous for their intricately carved wooden windows, which adorn older homes.

Gurja Khani is the most pleasant village on the Gurja Himal trek, where you can stay for a few days for other activities. In the morning, you can hike to the Gurja Himal viewpoint. Continuing up the trail to the Gurja Himal, the trail climbs gently up to a former apple orchard. There are clusters of rhododendrons on the trail before it descends to Khegas, a pleasant meadow with shepherd’s huts. There are old copper mines, honey-hunting areas, and bird-watching opportunities after lunch. You can watch local cultural dances by young dance groups and mother groups along the Gurja Himal Trek route. Several homestays are available in Gurja Khani. Tourism and hospitality are among the owner’s areas of expertise.

Our Nepal Wilderness Trekking Dhorpatan Gurja Himal Trek itinerary will provide you with experienced trekking guides and porters at an affordable price. Our staff is locally based and our guides and porters know the trails from the locals’ perspective. 

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Kathmandu to Beni
  • Day 02: Beni - Darbang - trek to Dharapani (1565m) 2.5 Hours walk.
  • Day 03: Trek to Lulang (2450m) 6-7 hours
  • Day 04: Trek to Gurja Khani (2650m) via Gurja Pass (3255m) 8 Hours
  • Day 05: Extra day in Hidden Village. Side trip to the basehe base of Gurja Himal 5-6 Hours
  • Day 06: Trek to Gurja Ghat/Dhorpatan (3000m) via Rugachaur Pass (3850m) to 8-9 Hours
  • Day 07: Side trip to Tibetan Bonpo Monastery at Chentung (optional).
  • Day 08: Trek to Lumsung (2190m) via Jaljalla Pass (3400m) 6-7 Hours
  • Day 09: Trek to Darbang 6-7 Hours.
  • Day 10: Back to Pokhara.

Cost Included

  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • Local ground surface transportation to/from trekking. 
  • Pick up from your hotel in Kathmandu and transfer to a local bus station.
  • The itinerary includes 3 times meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 
  • One local experienced trekking guide will be provided during your trek.
  • One sharing porter to carry luggage between 2 trekkers (weight limit 25kg)
  • Salary, accommodations & meals for trekking crew.
  • First aid supplies, a purified water tab & everything you need in the mountains.
  • Conservation area fees if required.
  • 23% tax and VAT (Government tax and service charge).
  • Kitbag for storing your belongings
  • Sleeping bag for a comfortable night's sleep on a trek in minus-25 degrees
  • Guide, and Porter meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • A certificate of appreciation from Nepal wilderness trekking after a successful trek

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu and in Pokhara before and after our journey
  • Personal equipment for high and cold temperatures
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation covered by travel insurance
  • All beverages, Soft and caffeinated table drinks such as coke, beer,
  • Drinking water/mineral water, Dessert, etc. Hot shower, laundry
  • Tip for guide and porter
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.


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