10D POON HILL TREK, GHOREPANI

Day 1

KATHMANDU

  • Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport, meet with our representatives and transfer to hotel. After check in free time on leisure and briefing on trekking program.

 

Day 2

KATHMANDU - POHARA (6hrs drive)

  • Today we will drive to Pokhara valley which is also known as the “Dreamland of Nepal” due to its beautiful landscape, lakes and amazing mountain views.
  • After arriving in Pokhara,check in to the hotel. In the evening proceed for boating in Fewa Lake for an hour and free time to explore the lake side area.
  • Guest may also wish to buy some trekking gears such as hats, tshirt, walking stick, trekking bags etc which is found everywhere in Lake side area.

Day 3

POKHARA - NAYAPUL - GHANDRUK (1,950M) 4-5hrs trek

  • After breakfast drive to Nayapul. Upon reaching Nayapul start walking to Ghandruk.

  • Once we start our trek we have a chance to see Modikhola Valley. On reaching our destination, we begin our highly panoramic Annapurna trek. The route skirts through lush forest leading finally to Ghandruk.

  • Ghandruk trek provides sights of beautiful village of Gurungs, Magars, Chettri’s & Brahmans and a good introduction to those people who has no time to do longer trek in the Himalayas. One can see wonderful close up views of sacred mountain Machhapuchare (Fishtail) and Annapurna south.

Day 4

 GHANDRUK - TADAPANDI (2,440M) 3-4hrs trek                       

  • After breakfast walk along the trail showcasing rich rhododendron forests, gloriously cascading sparkling mountain streams and other mystical vistas of nature.

  • After continuously hiking for 3 hours, we step on the territory of Tadapani at an altitude of 2440 meters. Tadapani offers the most magnificent mountain views of the overpowering peaks of Annapurna South.

Day 5

TADAPANI - GHOREPANI (2,780M) 5-6hrs trek

  • Nature spreads exotic sight of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, lush vegetation and rich plant life before you.

  • You will hike through rhododendron forest and reach a hamlet of cultivated fields.

  • Continue walking for 3 hours and finally you will find yourself in Ghorepani.

  • Ghorepani also houses lodges to provide food and accommodation to travelers.

Day 6

GHOREPANI - POON HILL (3,210M) - HILLE (1,500M) 4-5hrs trek

  • Early morning wake up and walk to Poon hill, one of the best Himalayan viewpoints in Nepal. Visit to Poon hill, provides an unobstructed view of the high Himalaya and beautiful sunrise.

  • After the visit to Poon hill, we will descend back to Ghorepani and take our breakfast. After breakfast start our trek to Tadapani. Trail descends steeply through dense moss-covered forest rich with bird life to Tadapani which provides you a close up sunset view. Reach Hille and overnight at a tea house lodge.

Day 7

HILLE - BIRETHANTI - NAYAPUL - POKHARA 3-4hrs trek

  • After savouring the mesmerizing sight of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and other Himalayan giants from the popular vantage point of beautiful Himalayas, you leave Hille and march ahead for Nayapul.

  • You further descend towards Birethanti. Birethanti lies stretched beside the Modi River and has a resourceful town.

  • Almost an hour beyond Birethanti, you come to the main road where you will be picked up by our vehicle and transferred to Pokhara.

  • In the evening, you are free to wander by the lake side of Pokhara.

Day 8

POKHARA - KATHMANDU

  • After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu.

  • Upon arrivel, check in.

  • Free & Easy

Day 9

KATHMANDU

  • After breakfast drive to Kathmandu durbar square, (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Kathmandu Durbar Square is the historic place that was also a politically important site until recently. The Kings of Nepal were crowned and their coronation ceremony was solemnized in this durbar square. The Durbar Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. Other famous landmarks around the area are the Temple of Living Goddess Kumari, the wooden temple of Kasthamandap, Ashok Vinayak. There are also museums inside the Durbar Square Palace.

  • Our next destination is Patan Durbar square.(UNESCO World Heritage Site).Patan Durbar Square complex is perhaps the most photographed of the three durbar squares. Located in the heart of Patan city, this was once the palace of the kings of Patan.

  • The square is a display of Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts. At the last we will be visiting Swoyambhunath Stupa. Swoyambhunath is believed to have been established more than 2,500 years ago. Swoyambhunath (UNESCO World Heritage Site) have developed into an important center of Buddhism.

  • In the evening proceed for farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese Restaurant.

Day 10

KATHMANDU

  • Transfer to airport for your flight back home

Includes

  • 03 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis

  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Pokhara on BB basis

  • 04 nights’ accommodation in Trek in a Tea House or Lodge on twin sharing

  • All meals while on trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

  • Airport – Hotel – Airport Transfers (Arrival & Departure)

  • Full day guided sightseeing of Kathmandu

  • Entrance fees to all sightseeing places and monuments

  • English speaking Trek leader/Guide

  • Porters to carry your bags (1 porter for 2 guests)

  • Food, Accommodation, Salary, Insurance and equipment’s for all staffs

  • Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) permit fee

  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Fee

  • Farewell dinner (Authentic Nepalese cuisine with cultural show)

  • All ground transfers on private air con car/van/coach

  • All government, hotel and other applicable taxes

 

Excludes

  • International Airfare and taxes

  • Travel Insurance

  • Nepal Entry visa (Visa is obtained in Nepal Airport immigration on arrival. USD 25 per visa for 15 days, USD 40 per visa for 30 days and USD 100 per visa for 90 days. All the visas are multiple entry visas. Please carry 02 passport sized photograph for the visa.

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara

  • All items of personal nature like telephone bills, laundry, drink etc.

  • Tipping to guide and driver

  • Any other item that is not mentioned in the price inclusion list.

 

Checklist

This is provided as a guide. It is good to travel light, but please pack right…

Recommended check list

  • Duffel bag ( a kind of big gym bag, but please waterproof with trash bags)

       - Upon arrival in the airport, carry your own bags, do not let anyone porter your stuff unless you intend to tip them for the service.

  • Pack all your stuff in plastic trash bags or large Ziplocs inside duffel.

  • Small duffel for left-behind stud ( i.e. souvenirs) in Kathmandu/Pokhara while on the tour

  • Sun Hat/ Cap; Sun Block/ Lip Balm (SPF 30); Sunglasses

  • Thermals as tour 1st layer

  • A sweater or fleece jacket as your 2nd layer

  • Windproof jacket or parka as tour 3rd layer

  • Comfortable trousers e.g. track pants or zip offs

  • Sufficient clothes to last the number of days on trek

  • Proper socks – suited to the type of shoes you will be wearing

Soft day pack to be carried by yourself – to contain essentials

  • Windbreaker or Parka (shell)

  • Water bottle – large neck-type preferred

  • A small first aid kit including medication for headaches, colds, cuts etc.

  • Torchlight with extra batteries

  • Camera, including extra film and spare batteries

  • Personal preferred snacks

Other back pack/duffel bag

  • Insulated sleeping bag (optional)

  • Change of clothes, socks, underwear, etc.

  • Towel (thin one for quick dying)

  • Toiletries e.g. toilet rolls, wet wipes, moisturizer, foot powder

  • Sandals and/or slippers

  • Extra food if preferred e.g. 3-in-1 milo, tea, raisins, sweets, muesli bars, etc.

  • Trash bags/large Ziplocs (to keep items dry – e.g. sleeping bags, spare clothing)

  • Extra film, tripod stand

  • Coloured tags tied to bags for easy identification in airports

  • Numbered lock

 
 

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