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The Annapurna Himalayan (Ghorepani and Poon Hill) Trek starts and ends in Pokhara; a colorful foray into the Annapurna region. The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and past icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool your face. Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek. Trekking to the view point at Poon Hill offers you unobstructed mountain views.
An easy trek in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by Gurungs, Magars and other ethnic groups, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurna’s with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline.
Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300 m) overnight at a Hotel.
Guided sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley overnight at a Hotel.
Kathmandu drive to Pokhara (820 m) in a tourist bus 7 hours overnight at a Hotel.
Pokhara drive to Nayapul (1,050 m) and Trek to Tikhedunga (1,570 m) 4 hours. overnight at a guesthouse.
Tikhedhunge trek to Ghorepani (2,840 m) 5 hours overnight at a guesthouse.
Ghorepani hike up to Poon Hill (3,210 m) and trek to Tadapani (2,610 m) 7 hours. overnight at a guesthouse.
Tadapani trek to Ghandruk (1,970 m) 4 hours overnight at a guesthouse.
Ghandruk trek to Nayapul (1,050 m) and drive to Pokhara – 5 hours. Overnight at a Hotel.
Pokhara drive back to Kathmandu (1,300 m) 7 hours. overnight at a hotel.
Transfer to the International Airport for your final departure.
Arrival Kathmandu (1,300 m)
Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and he will be displaying an Adventure White Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.
Note: If you happen to arrive after 4 pm you would be briefed about the trip by our guide, this will be the pre-trip meeting for you, so please make sure that you ask all the questions. But if you arrive earlier than 4 pm, your pre-trip meeting would be on that very day at our office. During the meeting, we will introduce your trek guide. For the meeting, please make sure you bring the passport, three copies of passport-size photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.
Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley
Your sightseeing trek will be started after the breakfast. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. Today we will visit some heritages listed below:
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Though you are not allowed to go inside the temple as it is strictly for Hindus only, you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. It is a square two-tiered pagoda temple built on a single-tier plinth which is famous all over the world.
Boudhananath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. It was built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going around the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, famous five-storied temple of Nyatapola in Pagoda style Batsala temple, Bhairavnath temple, Duttatraya temple, Pujari Muth and Palace of 55 windows.
Note: The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area for trekking essentials.
Kathmandu Drive to Pokhara (820 m) in a Tourist Bus 7 hours
Our trekking staff will pick you up at the hotel at 6:30 am and escort you to the tourist bus station. The bus to Pokhara leaves at around 7:30 am. A beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake, Pokhara is also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna and Machhapuchhare (shape of fish tail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west and Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu, hence providing the perfect starting point for our trek.
Pokhara Drive to Nayapul (1,050 m) and Trek to Tikhedunga (1,570 m) 4 hours
We begin our trek at Nayapul after an hour drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara. After a short 15-minute walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1,015 m), a large village with many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at (1,495 m). After a short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at (1,570 m). Today’s walk is relatively short and easy, a prelude to the trekking experience in the Annapurna region.
Tikhedhunga Trek to Ghorepani (2,840 m) 5 hours
We move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri, a large Magar village at an altitude of (2,070 m). The trail ascends more gently from this point, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons, towards Banthanti at (2,250 m). Then we trek towards Nangethanti at (2,460 m). After an hour walk, we arrive at Ghorepani (2,840 m).
Ghurepani Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210 m) and Trek to Tadapani (2,610 m) 7 hours
Today, very early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at an elevation of (3,210 m), a brilliant mountain range spectacle; this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas. There we spend about 1 hour and returning to Ghorepani, we take a hot breakfast. Then we make a climb along ridges, and through pine and rhododendron forests, towards Deurali (2,960 m). After that, we descend to the Banthanti, then turn off to Tadapani.
Tadapani Trek to Ghandruk (1,970 m) 4 hours
From Tadapani the trail descends through forests to Ghandruk, a village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal. They have their own dialect, culture, costume, and lifestyle. Ghandruk is also home to many Gurkha soldiers. It is a famous destination for trekkers as it is known for its beautiful mountain views and also because it is within easy reach from Pokhara and Kathmandu. We have the afternoon to visit Annapurna Conservation Office and museums and explore the village.
Ghandruk Trek to Nayapul (1,050 m) and Drive to Pokhara 5 hours
Today, we are going to end our trek at Nayapul followed by a short drive back to Pokhara. After reaching Pokhara, you can have a relaxing afternoon and take some stroll around the lake side.
Pokhara Drive Back to Kathmandu (1,300 m) 7 hours
We will be driving back to Kathmandu in the morning.
Note: If you are interested in extending the trip, there are many options such as Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities.
In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.
Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Departure
The trip concludes today. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.
Cost Included (✓)
✓ Entry permit for Annapurna Conservation area
✓ TIMS (Trekking Information Management System)
✓ All meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch and Dinner)
✓ Accommodation in tea house
✓ All land transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Pokhara to Kathmandu and Pokhara to Nayapul and Nayapul to Pokhara or (you can use the flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu it will be your personal expenses)
✓ All pick up and drops (airports to hotel and airport to hotel)
✓ Duffle bag where you can put your trekking gears
✓ T-Shirt where our company’s logo will be printed
✓ One guide for below five persons below ten persons another guide will be add like same in groupism
✓ Each two persons get one porter (each porter can carry 25 kg of luggage)
✓ One day accommodation in Pokhara two-night accommodation in Kathmandu will provide you.
✓ Sleeping bag for negative twenty temperature
✓ Certificate will be provided by Adventure White Himalaya Treks Pvt.Ltd.
✓ Guide and porter’s salary
✓ Insurance for guide and porters
Cost Excluded (✗)
✗ Emergency mountain medical rescue (provided by your insurance company please buy it in your country you can’t buy it in Nepal)
✗ Personal nature of expenses such as drinking water, hot shower Wi-Fi etc.
✗ Lunch and dinner in city
✗ Your personal trekking gears
✗ Food and accommodation in city
✗ Light weight trekking boot
✗ Down jacket Two pairs of loose-fitting long skirts
✗ Two pairs of cotton T-shirt
✗ Sun glass and sun hat
✗ One pairs of sandals
✗ Two pairs of thin and two pairs of thick woolen socks
✗ First aids kits
✗ Flash light
✗ Sunblock cream
✗ Water bottle
✗ Chlorine for the water purification
✗ Some dry food and candy as well
Note: Tips for the guide and porter (tips are not compulsory but this is your satisfaction with them if you are really happy with them service of them you can give as respect as tips).
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