Hidden Village Trek
There are countless scenic mountain villages in Nepal but few so hidden, isolated, and inaccessible as Gurja Khani. Nestling on a sunny shelf in its own private valley beneath the Dhaulagiri range, Hidden Village is remote from all its neighbours. The nearest village lies a day's walk to the south across a 3,300 metre high pass, to the east the approach is blocked by an impenetrable gorge; to the west lies the terrain of snow leopards in the high-altitude wilderness of the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, while northwards, the slope rises steeply above the slate roofs of the village to buttress the majestic south face of Gurja Himal peak - over seven kilometres high and a mere ten kilometres from the village in horizontal distance.
Only a handful of trekkers and climbers have found their way to Gurja Khani village over the past decade. But if you wish to escape the well-beaten routes, enjoy a closer encounter with local communities, and ensure that more of your expenditure goes to help those most in need - yet still enjoy stunning views of the Himalayas - this is the destination for you. You can download the trail guide and other information below. If you use it, please send us feedback on how it could be improved, or any other comments you may wish to share to: firstname.lastname@example.org