Nepal is one of the richest countries in terms of bio-diversity, floras and faunas due to the unique geographical position and latitudinal variation. Nepal carries a long history of civilization, culture, tradition and heritage. Travelling only once to Nepal is not enough to realize and witness the beauty of this country. Annapurna-Ghorepani-Poonhill trek provides you the chance to not only trek in one of the most famous Annapurna circuit, but also gives the opportunity to explore the most popular destinations of Nepal.
In this trip you have a chance to do sightseeing in both Kathmandu&Pokhara and famous trek to PoonhillGhorepani. One of the best trails of Nepal lets you trek up the Poonhill which is very famous for the Panoramic view of sunrise and amazing view of Annapurna Mountain range of Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, Mt. Annapurna I 8091m, Mt. Nilgiri 7040m, Annapurna south 7219m, Annapurna II 7937m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Hunchuli 6441m, fishtail/Machhapuchhare 6998m, LamjungHimal 6986m, Tukuch peak 6920m, Dhampus peak 6012m etc. So come celebrate the beauty of this country with us through this trip.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu:
Our airport representative will receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and transfer to your hotel. Depending upon the time of your arrival, pre-trip meeting will be hosted either on the first day or the first hour of the second day. During the evening, you will be taken for a traditional Nepali welcome dinner with cultural performances.
Overnight at a Hotel. Welcome dinner included.
Day 02: Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu:
After your morning breakfast, you will be received by your guide for the sightseeing at Kathmandu. The sites you will be taken for are:
SwoyambhuNath Stupa: Located on the top of the hill, Swoyambhunath Stupa is a Buddhist holy site also known as the monkey temple. The dome shaped Stupa with eyes on all four sides is absolutely beautiful. The view of the whole Kathmandu valley from the top of the stupa is breath taking.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: Located at the heart of Kathmandu, Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the ancient palaces in Kathmandu Valley; Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square being the other two. The Durbar Square comprises of a palace, a courtyard, the temples and various statues.
Pashupatinath Temple: The holy Hindu temple, Pashupatinath is the temple of Lord Shiva and also comprises of many other temples. This UNESCO world heritage site is magnificent in structure and the holy BagmatiRiver that flows alongside is where cremation rituals is performed.
Boudhanath Stupa: Situated to the north eastern outskirts of Kathmandu, this is another holy place for the Buddhists. The dome, mandala, pinnacle, the umbrella and the whole Stupa itself is a true work of art and beauty. Recently renovated Stupa post-earthquake gives the serenity in the crowded city.
Overnight at hotel. Breakfast included.
Day 03: Drive/Fly to Pokhara. Sightseeing at Pokhara.
After breakfast, depending on your travel choice, you can either opt to fly or drive to the famous city of lakes, Pokhara. You can confirm about the flight/drive during the booking confirmations. The flight takes approximately 25-0 minutes whereas the drive takes you around 7 hours to reach this popular destination. Upon reaching the city, you are met and transferred to the hotel by our representative. The rest of the time can be spent by sightseeing around the Fewa Lake, boating etc.Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast Included.
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1575m):
After breakfast, we head on to Nayapul, the trekking point after a drive of 1:30 hours from Pokhara through a private vehicle. We start our trek from Nayapul and walk towards Tikhedhunga (1575 m) crossing the beautiful village of Birethanti from the bank of BhurungdiKhola. The trek will take around 2-3 hours.
Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 05: Trek from Tikhedhunga (1575m) to Ghorepani (2657m):
The morning breakfast takes us from Tikhedhunga through the steep ascent of the staircases of Ulleri. As we move ahead, the Himalayan ranges seems closer to us. The walk through the rhododendron forests, oak trees is overwhelming. From Ulleri we are able to have an up close view of Fishtail, Hiunchuli and Annapurna South. After brief rest and lunch at Ulleri, we head back to the trail full of forests, streams flowing here and there and the gigantic Himalayas ahead of us. After walking for next 5 hours we reach Ghorepani (2675 m).Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 6: Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m) and Trek to Tadapani (2675m) – 6 hours
We wake up early this day andhike up the Poon hill. The hike takes around an hour to reach the top of the hill to view the extravagant sunrise through the mountains and the changing color of the horizons. Upon sunrise, you can clearly see the mountain ranges of Mt. Dhulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), VarahaShikar (7847m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna I (7937m), Machhapuchhare (6993m), Annapurna IV (7525m), LamjungHimal (6931m) etc. the morning view is exhilarating. We return back to the guesthouse, have our breakfast and head out for Tadapani.
The trail to Tadapani first climbs up the hills and starts to descend time and again. The trail continues through the rhododendron forests, the oak trees and the Himalayas accompanies us. After the ascents and descents for around 4hours we finally reach Tadapani.Overnight at a Guesthouse. B/L/D Included
Day 07: Trek from Tadapani (2675m) to Ghandruk (1950m) and Nayapul – 6 hours
After breakfast at Tadapani, we get back to the trail that mostly passes through steep descents,the oak and maple trees, the beautiful forests and the Annapurna ranges. After walking for around 3-4 hours, we reach the beautiful Gurung village called as Ghandruk. We have our lunch at Ghandruk, witness the beautiful mountains and then walk down the staircases and walk back to Nayapul where we started our trek. The walk from Ghandruk will take approximately 2-3 hours. From Nayapul, we drive back to Pokhara.ON at Hotel.B/L/D Included
Day 08: Fly/ Drive back to Kathmandu
Wake up early morning and prepare to head back to Kathmandu. You can opt for flight or a drive which will take 30 mins and 7 hours respectively. The confirmation of the travel choice can be made during the bookings.Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will be met and transferred back to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included.
Day 09: Transfer to the International Airport for departure
This is your last day in Kathmandu. After breakfast, you will be fetched upon by our guide; 3 hours prior to your flight time and drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure.Breakfast Included.