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9 Days Nepal Ghorepani - Poon Hill Trekking Tour $1714

Most Popular Nepal Trek

The trek to Ghorepani - Poon Hill which is located in Annapurna region is a classic trek just few walking ahead from Pokhara. It is a rewarding trek that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape, and offers spectacular mountain scenery along with charming villages inhabited particularly by the Gurungs & Magars, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep subtropical valleys. One of the most important highlight of this trip is to make a climb on Poon Hill, possibly the most spectacular mountain scales on the earth.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Walk through beautiful mountain rural villages of diverse ethnic groups scattering on the high mountains;
  • Enjoy the astonishing scenery of traditional villages, lush forests, fertile fields and up-close views of some of the highest peaks on the planet;
  • Get the panoramic views of the high Himalaya in Nepal including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, etc;
  • Meet and share stories with other trekking lovers from different countries and regions.

Tour Brief Information

  • Tour price: $1714

    1. This price is based on a group of 2 adult travelers who will take our private tour and share one standard rooms in regular local 4-star hotel in lower seasons.

    2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate. If you want a lower price, you can get more people to join you, or use economy class hotels.

    3. This price is only valid to March 31, 2021.

    4. Reference exchange rate of USD 1= RMB 6.95. The final quotation will be adjusted accoring to the latest real-time exchange rate.

  • Tour code: TD-GP-09
  • Tour type: Private Customizable Tour Package
  • Destination: Kathmandu - Pokhara - Pool Hill - Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • Duration: 9 days & 8 nights
  • Departure: Flexible
  • Travel Theme: TrekkingPhotographyMountain
  • Best Time: SpringAutumn
  • Physical Level
  • Tour Pace
    Comfortable
  • Max Altitude
    3,210 m

Itinerary Details - Day by Day

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Day 1 Kathmandu Arrival (D)

Kathmandu Aiport Pick up & Check in Hotel

Welcome to Kathmandu, the colorful capital of Nepal. Upon arriving at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be welcomed by our enthusiastic local guide with smiles, then transfer to Kathmandu downtown to check in your hotel by an air-conditioned vehicle. The rest of today is on your own to relax. If you want to explore nearby, feel free to get some practical suggestions from your tour guide.

At evening, a "Welcome Dinner" will be held for you at an excellent traditional Nepalese Restaurant where you will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine dinner.

Free time ideas: 1) visit Garden of Dreams, Royal Botanical Garden; 2) Walk around Thamel, Ason or Indrachowk bazaar.

Day 2 Kathmandu - Pokhara / 200km, About 5.5hrs' Driving (B)

Today, you will be driven to Pokhara early morning after breakfast. Stay overnight in Pokhara.

Pokhara
Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty. Situated at an altitude of 827m from the sea level and 200 km west of Kathmandu valley, the city is known as a center of adventure. The enchanting city with a population of around 95,000 has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The serenity of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambience of peace and magic. So today the city has not only become the starting point for most popular trekking and rafting destinations but also a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.

  • Watching Himalaya Mountains from Pokhara Nepal Pokhara

Day 3 Nayapul - Tikhedhunga / 9km, About 4~5hrs' Trekking (B)

This morning after breakfast, drive to Nayapul (New Bridge) for an hour. You'll begin you trek at Nayapul, driving to the road head. After 15- minutes short walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, you'll reach Birethanti (1065m) a large village that has many shops & teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village. The trail follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola.

From there, the trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hile at 1495m & after the short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1525m, taking 3and half hours. This trek offers a short & relatively easy day, during journey & allows you to become used to the experience of trekking in Nepal.

Overnight at guest house.

  • Meet Local Kids in Tikhedhunga Meet Local Kids in Tikhedhunga

Day 4 Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani / About 5.5~6hrs' Trekking (B)

Leaving Tikhedunga, you'll begin our journey with steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2070m. Then the trail continues to ascend more gently, through fine forests of oak & rhododendron towards Banthanti at 2250m. Then you'll make our trek towards Nangethanti at 2460m. After an hour walk brings you to Ghorepani at 2850m. Today’s trek is taking 5 and half hours.

Overnight at Guest House.

  • Ghorepani Trekking Ghorepani Trekking

Day 5 Ghorepani - Tadapani / About 5hrs' Trekking (B)

This morning, you should get up early in the morning, and go for hiking to Poon Hill. From here you will see superb view of sunrise, and panoramic view of Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and so on. After visiting Poonhill, you will come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and continue walking to Tadapani.

Overnight at Guest House.

  • Poon Hill Poon Hill

Day 6 Tadapani - Ghandruk / About 4~5hrs' Trekking (B)

The day starts with short downhill. Leaving Tadapani, you'll descend steeply through forests and then the trail eases as we reach Ghandruk (2000m), which is the village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal, have their own dialect, typical culture, costume, and life style. This village is possibly the popular tourist destination that offers the beautiful mountain views and having easy connection with Pokhara or Kathmandu.

Overnight at Guest House.

  • Ghandrunk Trekking Ghandrunk Trekking

Day 7 Ghandrunk - Pokhara / About 4.5hrs' Trekking Plus 1hr's Driving (B)

Today you begin your journey from Ghandruk offering easy walking all downhill to Nayapul, you will then be driven to Pokhara. From Ghandruk to Nayapul, you will walk around 4:30 hours and then you will get a drive to Pokhara for an hour.

Stay overnight in Pokhara.

  • Taking Picture with Himalaya Taking Picture with Himalaya

Day 8 Pokhara (B)

Get up in the early morning and go to Sarangkot to enjoy breathtaking sunrise. When the sun picks out the peaks, they are transformed from a purple-pink to a celestial gold. As the day breaks thoroughly, you can admire a wonderful panoramic sweep of Himalayan peaks from west to east, which is praised as one of the most beautiful picture in Nepal. After the spectacular sunrise and landscape weeping at Sarangkot, you will drive to Peace Temple to see the brilliant World Peace Pagoda. The road to the pagoda is not in very good condition, but scenery is stunning. Constructed by the Buddhists from Japanese Nipponzan Myohoji organization, World Peace Pagoda expresses the good wishes of world peace. While seeing the enchanting natural sights around, you will also get a feeling of inner peace as well.

After lunch, you will visit Devil’s Fall, locally known as Patale Chhango (Hell’s Fall). It is an awesome waterfall lying about 2 km south-west of Pokhara Airport on the highway to Tanmen. Then, pay a visit to the nearby Gupteswar Gupha, which is a sacred cave. It has some big hall-size rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all fours. Afterwards, you will have a relaxed journey in Phewa Lake which is the second largest lake in Nepal. You can take one of the beautifully painted boats to cruise on the lake or enjoy a relaxing biking around the lake. You will then visit the most important religious monument in Pokhara - Barahi Temple which is built almost in the middle of Phewa Lake. The two storied pagoda is dedicated to boar manifestation of Ajima, the protector deity representing the female force Shakti.

Recommended optional activities:

1) Paragliding into the sky to witness the magnificent view of the snow peaks and pristine lakes with an experienced pilot; 2) Enjoy a relaxing biking around Phewa Lake.

Other available Pokhara day tours plans:

If you prefer some more adventurous activities, such as hiking, biking, rafting, we can also customize a tour for you.

Nature Day Hike from Australian Camp to Dhampus

After breakfast, drive about 40 mins from Pokhara to Kande, then start hiking to the Australian Camp, which costs around 2 hours. You can enjoy unobstructed scenery of snow mountains of both Annapurna Range and Dhaulagiri Range, beautiful terraces, peaceful villages along the hiking trail. After spending some time at Australian Camp, you will hike down through jungle to Dhampus, a community of local Gurang people with picturesque view of Annapurna mountains. Spend some time for lunching and exploring local culture, then walk down to Phedi, and drive back to Pokhara.

Seti River Rafting Day Tour from Pokhara

Located only about 1 hr’s driving from Pokhara, the Seti River is the perfect venue for a rafting adventure. It is a gentle river providing safe and comfortable rafting experience as well as a great variety of beautiful views including snow peaks, terrace fields, waterfalls, local villages, wild jungles, etc. It is suitable for family with kids either.

  • Beautiful Green-blue Phewa Lake Beautiful Green-blue Phewa Lake
  • Brilliant-white World Peace Pagoda Brilliant-white World Peace Pagoda
  • Watch Sunrise from Sarangkot in Pokhara Watch Sunrise from Sarangkot in Pokhara

Day 9 Pokhara Departure (B)

Today is free for you until your guide pick you up from hotel to the airport to catch your flight in time.

Tips: Please pack your luggage carefully, especially for small things like camera charge, power adaptor, mobile phone, phone charger, wallet and towel. If your flight is arranged in the afternoon, please make sure you check out the hotel before 12pm.

Price & Service Guide

The quotation for this trip is $1714 per person

1. This price is based on a group of 2 adult travelers who will take our private tour and share one standard rooms in regular local 4-star hotel in lower seasons.

2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate. If you want a lower price, you can get more people to join you, or use economy class hotels.

3. This price is only valid to March 31, 2021.

4. Reference exchange rate of USD 1= RMB 6.95. The final quotation will be adjusted accoring to the latest real-time exchange rate.

What's included in this price?

  • Flight ticket from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Private professional English-speaking tour guide.
  • Private vehicle and Luggage Transfers.
  • All accommodations, based on double-occupancy. Medium standard accommodation with attached bathroom on twin sharing basis. Guesthouse or tent in remote areas.
  • Meals noted in the itinerary as "B, L, D".
  • Admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary.
  • Service Charge (the planning, handling, operational and communication charges) & government taxes.
  • Tourists Accident/Casualty Insurance

What's excluded in this price?

  • Nepal visa (your local tour guide could help you get it if necessary).
  • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary (all lunches and dinners).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional tour activities, etc.
  • Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
  • Single room supplement.
  • Additional tour service and/or activities.

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  • Recommended groups: highly recommended for students, youth and couples, and especially mountaineers & photographers.
  • Conditions: This tour has 9 days trek just a few walking ahead form Pokhara. The road condition is good for most sections except for raining or winter season. And there are private vehicles with experienced driver to transfer to your next destination during the tour. A high level of physical fitness is needed for taking this trekking tour.
  • Nepal Visa Nepal visa is required for all foreign nationals (except Indian nationals), who wants to enter Nepal and spend a holiday there. Once the visa was issued, it must be used within six months from the date of issue. For foreign travelers who want a holiday in Nepal, there are three kinds of Nepal Visa to apply according to different tour durations and purpose, including Single-entry Visa, Multi-entry Visa and Transit Visa. Nepal Visa on Arrival is possible for UK, EEC, Australia, Canada and USA passport holders, and can be issued at Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • Best time: Available all year round. Highly recommend in February, March, April, May, September, October and November. Winter can be a bit cold. While June July & Augest are the monsoon season and the weather is hot and wet at times.
  • How to Get to Kathmandu
    Travelers can take inbound international flights to Kathmandu from Lhasa, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Kunming in China, Thailand, India, Qatar, Turkey, Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates directly. Overland travel from Tibet, India or Bhutan is also available.

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