Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking

DAY 01: ARRIVE AT AIRPORT, KATHMANDU

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by one of our Team’s representatives and will then be transferred to your hotel. After check in the hotel, we will discuss for further plans and programs. Overnight at hotel

DAY 02: FREE DAY/KATHMANDU VALLEY SIGHTSEEING TOUR

Leave from hotel with our tour guide and starts sightseeing.

The Kathmandu Valley has many historical sites and settings, and some of them are listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Site List as well. Among the many religiously and historically important places, the ones listed under the World Heritage List are the Pashupatinath Temple, the Bouddhanath Stupa, the Swayambhunath temple and the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Each of these sites carry important historical position in the country and are held sacred by the Hindu and the Buddhist people. Touring these sites is a great way to get to learn about Nepal’s past and to observe unique Nepali architecture closely. The Kathmandu Durbar Square holds many old temples, buildings, statues and palaces of the old kings who ruled over the city in medieval times, and many of the buildings in the square are built in the traditional style of pagoda and shikhara architecture that is famous in Nepal. The Pashupatinath temple is a holy temple located at the banks of the river Bagmati and is regarded as one of the abodes of Lord Shiva. It is a famous pilgrimage site where you can observe the cremation ceremony of the Hindu people as well. The Bouddhanath Stupa is the largest stupa in the country and is held sacred by the Buddhist people. The Swayambhunath temple is another popular site in the valley that is located atop a hill and is revered by both the Hindu and the Buddhist people. Touring these sites is a great way to really get acquainted with the valley’s many attributes.

Drive back to hotel & overnight at hotel.

DAY 03: FLY FROM KATHMANDU TO POKHARA, DRIVE TO NAYA PUL (NEW BRIDGE) AND TREK TO TIKHEDHUNGA (1495M), DURATION: 4 HOURS

After breakfast, we will transfer domestic airport then fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Our guide will receive you at Pokhara airport then we drive to Naya Pul. We starts walking for about 20 minutes further on out from Naya Pul then we reach Birethanti. The small town of Birethanti is a bustling town, and the main street of Birethanti is the path that we will take to continue on with the journey. After walking through the bamboo forests and passing a large waterfall and a swimming hole, we reach Ramghai, where we will have our lunch. After lunch, we ascend gradually up to the side of the valley until we reach Tikhedhunga. We will spend the night at a Guesthouse/Teahouse in Tikhedhunga.

DAY 04: TREK FROM TIKHEDHUNGA TO GHOREPANI (2850M/9348FT), DURATION: 4-5 HRS WALK

From Tikhedhunga, the trail crosses a stream via a suspension bridge near the camp site at Tikhedhunga. The trail ascends a steep stone staircase (which has about 3300 steps) to the large Magar village of Ulleri that lies at an elevation of 2080 meters. Above the village, the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields all the way to Banthanti. Amazing views of the Himchuli Himal can be seen from the village of Banthanti. The sight of the mountains in the distance, emerging from the clouds, is quite mystical. Commencing the trek further on, the trail is a gradual ascend to Nangethanti. “Thanti” is a Nepali word meaning “rest house”. In the winter, the trail to this settlement can be covered with snow. From Nangethanti, we will climb to Ghorepani, a famous village that lies at 2850 meters of elevation. From here, we can see spectacular panorama of the Himalayan peaks like Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and more. Ghorepani is also surrounded by rhododendron trees, which presents sights of beautifully contrasting terrains against the backdrop of the cerulean mountains. Overnight stay at the guesthouse/teahouse.

DAY 05: HIKE TO POONHILL (3210M) THEN TREK TO TADAPANI (2500M), DURATION: 5-6 HRS WALK

Today, early in the morning, we hike to Poon Hill, from where we will able to view a magnificent sunrise and a panoramic view of the Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, the Annapurna South, the Fishtail Himal, and many others. Poon Hill is famous for its sunrise view, and the phenomenon is quite breath-taking. Then we return back to Ghorepani, enjoy our breakfast and continue walking on to Tadapani. The journey to the village of Tadapani is also beautifully decorated with constant mountain views along the village’s periphery, terrace farms, pastures, woodlands and an abundance of rhododendron trees. We will stay the night at a Guesthouse/Teahouse at Tadapani.

DAY 06: TADAPANI TO GHANDRUK (1950M) DURATION: 2-3 HRS WALK

Today, we descend steeply through forests, and reach Ghandruk village at noon. We have the afternoon to visit the Annapurna conservation office and museum. We spent the night at Guesthouse/Teahouse.

DAY 07: GHANDRUK TO POKHARA (910M) DURATION: 4-5 HRS WALK

Today we walk down from Ghandruk village and meet a flat trail along the Modi Khola. Eventually we make a circuit when we reach Birethanti. We continue walk towards Nayapul. We drive back from Nayapul to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara

DAY 08: CITY TOUR IN POKHARA.

Pokhara, as mentioned, is the adventure capital of Nepal and there are many things to do here. A tour of Pokhara city consists of visiting the famous Mahendra Cave, the Davis Fall, the International Mountain Museum and the World Peace Pagoda. You can visit the Tal Barahi Temple as well, that lies on an island in the middle of Phewa Lake. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara

DAY 09: FLY FROM POKHARA TO KATHMANDU.

Today, we go back to Kathmandu. The journey back is relaxing and comfortable and you can view different terrains and landscapes as you make your way back to the capital. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu

DAY 10: FREE DAY IN KATHMANDU

These days are reserved as leisure days. You can spend the day shopping in the city or can explore the city on your own. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

DAY 11:  AIRPORT TRANSFER.

Morning have a breakfast & pack your baggage. We will transfer to the airport as per your flight time

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