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Ghorepani Poon hill Trek with Wildlife Adventure

Duration 12 days
Max-Altitude 3210 m
Transportation Tourist Coach/Car/Jeep
Grade Easy
Accommodation Hotel/Lodge
Meals Breakfast
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Ghorepani Poon hill Trek with Wildlife Adventure tour combines the experiencing jungle Safari in Chitwan National park and witness the gigantic Himalayas while trekking to Ghorepani. From the top of the Poon Hill (3200m), you can get to see the fantastic views of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Nilgiri (6940m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7219m), Tukuche (6920m) etc. On the other hand, the trails to Ghorepani will offer an opportunity to view stunning sub-tropical valleys. We can also explore the deep rhododendron forests and icy waterfalls on the trail.

Poon Hill Trekking, begins from Nayapul. We will then walk up to Tikhedhunga. Our trail passes through grazing scenery and moves through oak as well as rhododendron woods. We will walk to Poon Hill, from where we can see the fantastic sunrise views over attention-grabbing peaks like Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and several more peaks. On the way to Ghandruk, you can view arresting sub-tropical valleys, thick rhododendron forests and frozen waterfalls.

After Poon Hill Trekking, we will drive to Chitwan National Park to visit the Park Visitor’s centre. We can see the sunset views by relaxing on the bank of Rapti River. We can able to see the Tharu cultural dance performed by the local villagers. And also we see an elephant bath or bird watching in the river beach.

Day 01 : Arrival Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 03 : Early in the morning drive by tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara(900m).

Day 04 : After breakfast drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga village 4hr (1960m).

Day 05 : Hiking up to Ghorepani though by Rhododendron Forest 5 hr (2860m).

Day 06 : Early in the morning Hiking up to Poonhill (3210m)

Day 07 : Trek to Tadapani to Ghundruk 4 Hr (1920m)

Day 08 : Trek to Ghundruk to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara.

Day 09 : Pokhara to Chitwan 160 Kms (6 Hrs).

Day 10 : Chitwan Jungle Safari Activities

Day 11 : Chitwan to Kathmandu 146 Kms (6 Hrs).

Day 12 : Final Departure

Day 01 : Arrival Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure representative will be waiting you outside the terminal gate holding play card with your name than transfer you to the respective hotel.  

 

Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

You will head for a day tour of the Kathmandu Valley to visit the major world heritage sites and beautiful attractions around the valley throughout today. Some of these might be as below:-

Swyambhunath Temple:

Also known as the ‘Monkey Temple’, this is one of the oldest heritage sites of Nepal. From the Temple viewpoint at the top, you can have a full-extent view of the Nepalese capital.

Pashupatinath Temple:

The Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Asia with over 500 small and big shrines, Lingams, and temples in the temple complex.

Boudhanath Stupa:

The largest stupa and center of Tibetan Buddhism in the Kathmandu valley. One of the best places to relax and take a hint of Buddhist culture in Kathmandu 

patan Darbar Square:

Patan Durbar Square is an enchanting combination of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. The former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone

Included meals: Breakfast  

 

Day 03 : Drive by bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

After breakfast, our guide will take you to the bus station near Thamel. You will take a scenic highway drive out from Kathmandu to the beautiful city of Pokhara. This thrilling road is packed with wonderful sceneries and views to enjoy. Throughout the drive, we will take small breaks for snacks and lunch too. You will drive straight to your hotel here and rest for the day. In the evening you can take short walks to the lakeside area near your hotel. Overnight at Pokhara.

Meal Included : Breakfast  

 

Day 04 : Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (4hr) .

After breakfast, About 1 and half hour Drive  through large village Lumle brings you to Nayapul. The trek starts from here, dropping at first on a staircase and then traversing high above the river on a wide, stone-paved trail to a large and prosperous town Birethanti (1000m). The trekking trail today follows winding bamboo forests and waterfalls with plunge pools inviting you for a refreshing swim. Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, the trail reaches a small village Sudami, where you can have your lunch. After lunch climb steadily up the side of the valley to reach Hille (1510m) and after a short walking, you will arrive at Tikhedunga, where you will spend the overnight at guest house.

Meal Included : Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner  

 

Day 05 : Hiking up to Ghorepani 4 hr (2860m).

On this day, we will trek to Ghorepani passing Ulleri Village. This is one of the most important days of the entire trek. Ghorepani actually lies at the height of 2860m and takes approximately 5 hours to reach. On the way, we will traverse TirkheDhunga and also go across a river through a bridge hung over Bhurungdi River. In addition, we will walk pass by grazing scenery and cultivated regions through oak as well as rhododendron woods. We will then arrive at Nangethanti and then finally reach Ghorepani. Overnight at tea house.

Meal Included : Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner  

 

Day 06 : Early in the morning Hiking up to Poonhill (3210m)and trek to Tadapani 4hr (2100m).

This day offers the memorable experience you ever had. We will move early in the morning to Poonhill which is located at the height of 3210m. Reaching at the top of the Poon Hill, we will be welcomed by the picturesque sunrise views over eye-catching peaks like Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and several more peaks. After that, we will walk to Tadapani taking just around 6 hours. Overnight at tea house.

Meal Included : Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner  

 

Day 07 : Trek to Ghundruk 4 Hr (1920m)

From Tadapani, we will trek to Ghandruk that lies at the height of 1900m and seems like the community is unaffected by modernity. On the way, you can observe striking sub tropical valleys, thick rhododendron woods and frozen waterfalls. Here, you can also see villagers, apart from agricultural spend their time knitting baskets, clothes, and handle their resources. We can also sight enormous Himalayan views of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Tukuche (6920m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Nilgiri ( 6940m), Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail) (6993m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and many other peaks. Overnight at tea house.

Meal Included : Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner  

 

Day 08 : Trek to Ghundruk to Nayapul to Pokhara (4 – 5 Hr)

Trekking for around 6 hours, we will walk downhill to reach Nayapul. We will also pass the grazing lands on the way in Modi River valley. We will wander downhill with green cultivated farms to Modi River. Then, we will go back to Nayapul. Next we will drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.

Meal Included : Breakfast and Lunch  

 

Day 09 : Pokhara to Chitwan 160 Kms (4- 5 Hrs).

We will drive to Chitwan taking around 4 hours. On this day, we will visit the Park Visitor’s centre where you can see the record of about plants and animals in Chitwan National Park. We can also see sunset views relaxing on the bank of Rapti River. In addition, you will also witness Tharu cultural dance performed by the local villagers.

Meal Included : Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner  

 

Day 10 : Chitwan Jungle Safari Activities

This is the second day in Chitwan National Park and experience jungle safari. The park holds 500 Asian one-horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tigers, elephants, python, crocodile, deer and more. You will also see an elephant bath. Or, you can go for canoe ride and have a jungle walk. Here one can also get pleasure from bird watching in the river beach and see over 250 kinds of birds in the park. Overnight at hotel.

Meal Included : Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner  

 

Day 11 : Chitwan to Kathmandu . 146 Kms/5 Hrs.

On this day, from Chitwan with striking memories of viewing different types of plants, animals and birds, we will return back to Kathmandu. It takes around 5 hours to reach Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Meal Included : Breakfast  

 

Day 12 : Departure on your own Destination

Our representative will pick you up and drive you to the TIA from your hotel a couple of hours earlier then schedule flight time. With some exciting stories and wonderful memories from the Himalayas, The trek with Himalaya Sanctuary will remain with you forever.

Meal Included : Breakfast

Price Included

  • Airport Pick up and Drop
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara Sightseeing by Private Vehicle
  • 3 Star Category Accommodation including Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during Chitwan.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu Chitwan and Pokhara by comfort Tourist bus.
  • 3 Star Category Accommodation in kathmandu and Pokhara including Breakfast
  • Transportation from Pokhara to Nayapul by comfort private Car/ Van.
  • Chitawan Jungle Safari Tour (including Guide, Elephant Safari, Cannoning, Jingle Walk, National Park Fee etc.)
  • Insurances for all Trekking Staff.
  • Government tax and office service charge
  • All paper works ( Tims and Permit)
  • Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure Duffel Bag
  • Teahouse/Lodge Accommodation including Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during Trekking

 

Price Not Included

  • Hot and Cold drinks( Tea, Coffee, cola, fanta, sprite, and mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, beer and bar bills).
  • lunch and dinner in Pokhara and Kathmandu.
  • Donation and entrance fee during sightseeing tour.
  • Travel Insurance and evacuation of yours.
  • Souvenir or other expenses during the trekking.
  • Personal Trekking gears and Tips for guide and Driver.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend.
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Entrance Fee for Sightseeing

The following personal items gives you a general idea that need to bring for the trek. The personal items are of individual interest and choice. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the Himalayas.

Upper Body – Head / Ears / Eyes

  • Sun hat
  • Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp
  • Neck warmer

Hand

  • Liner gloves
  • Heavier shell gloves

Core Body

  • T-shirts (2)
  • Lightweight expedition thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
  • Synthetic sports bras (for women)

Lower Body – Legs

  • Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
  • Nylon hiking shorts
  • Soft shell and hard shell trekking pants
  • Water/windproof trousers
  • Casual pants

Feet

  • Liner socks
  • Heavyweight socks
  • Waterproof hiking/trekking boots
  • Light shoes/sneakers
  • Gaiters (For monsoon and winter)

Other Essential 

  • Passport and extra passport photos (2 copies)
  • Airline tickets (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of yours)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Water bottle/bladder
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletries (Include toilet paper, wet wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap)

Medicines and First Aid Kit

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  • Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness
  • Anti-infection ointments
  • Band-aids
  • Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40)

Optional

  • Adjustable trekking poles
  • Favorite snacks
  • Paperback books, cards,
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and batteries)

Note:  This equipment list is only a guideline. You need to bring the listed items, however, you can choose from your preferred brands using your expertise.you can also shop the above equipment and clothing at a reasonable price at stores in Thamel, Kathmandu.

 

 

Will somebody  come to pick me up from the airport upon my arrival ?
Yes, our airport representative from himalayan sanctuary adventure will be there to pick you up  at the airport. S/he will be displaying your name outside the arrival terminal than you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight..

Can I extend my trek to Annapurna Base Camp ?
Yes, you can extend your trek to Annapurna Base Camp. However, it might get harder to extend the schedule in the peak seasons as our team members might be in a tight schedule. But you can do it nevertheless and the price will be changed accordingly.
 

Is there any risk of Altitude Sickness ?
No. There is little chances of  risk of altitude sickness during Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. 3000 m is the safe mark for altitude sickness and you will be crossing it only when you hike to Poon Hill. As you will not spend the night at that altitude, it will not be much of a problem. But you can always take precautions.

What opportunities will I have for shower along the trek ?
Yes, most of the guesthouses provide proper running common cold shower and Common toilet facility.

Are the guesthouses heated ?

The guesthouse does not facilitate with heater or air conditioner. However as it gets colder above 3,500m, they do have facility of hitting the dining area by providing kerosene or metal heater. USD 1 to USD 3 per person would be applicable to use this service and this is payable directly to the guesthouse.

Where do we go to toilet along the trail ?
Wherever possible we utilize the toilet facilities provided by the tea houses/lodges on the trail. However, in case of emergency trekkers are recommended to find a private, scenic spot!

What are the Toilet facilities in the tea house/guesthouse ?
Most of the tea houses do have western style flushing toilets however tea houses at higher elevations you could find the squat toilets made of either a ceramic basin on the ground or few planks precariously positioned over a hole in the ground which is always outside.

What is the best season for this trekking ?
From early September the monsoonal rains decrease. By the end of September through to December, the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, October, November, December is the best time to do Everest base camp deluxe trek.

Can I obtain a visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport ?
YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.  

How much additional money do I need per day ?

It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu and Pokhara you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 20 to USD 30 per person a day will be enough to buy meals, bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking.

Can I use credit cards in the places I visit in trekking ?

Yes, you can use your credit card in Kathmandu and Pokhara,  Once you are out of the cities, all you need is cash. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains

What mode of transportation do you use ?

We provide you only those options, which enhance your local experience while allowing you to travel comfortably and efficiently. We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and pickups. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, vans, tourist bus to and from Kathmandu/ Pokhara. 

Is water provided or is there  water available for drink at higher altitudes ? Is it filtered/boiled ?
Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and tea houses. You can buy bottled water at the cost of USD 2 at lower elevations and upto USD 3 to higher elevation per littler. You can also drink the normal tap or spring water if you bring the purifying aid with you.

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