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GHOREPANI POON HILL TREK 9 DAYS


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Nov 04, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017 $645 Sold out
Nov 11, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017 $645 8
Nov 18, 2017 - Nov 26, 2017 $645 8
Nov 25, 2017 - Dec 03, 2017 $645 8
Dec 02, 2017 - Dec 10, 2017 $645 8

Trip Details


Group Size: Min. 1 to Max. 15 Pax Max-Altitude: 3,210m/10,528ft
Region: Annapurna ​Fitness Level: Easy
Duration: 9 Days Trekking Style: Tea House

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a short trek, and it is very popular and easily accessible from Pokhara. The altitude at Poon Hill is (3210m) and it offers a spectacular panoramic view of the Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna South II, Nilgiri, Tukuche, Dhampus peak, Butterfly mountain & Himchuli and the whole Annapurna range.
Descending on a narrow trail through rhododendron forests to Ghandrug, the route continues back to Pokhara on a ridge that offers frequent views of Machhapuchhre, the "Fishtail" mountain. This is also one of the special treks for bird and nature lovers because much of the walking trail is through forests abounding in bird life.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

All airport transfers from arrival to departure
Two nights of deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu
Two nights of deluxe accommodation in Pokhara
Tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Private, round-trip land transportation between Pokhara and Nayapul
Teahouse accommodation and three meals a day while trekking
Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Pokhara as per itinerary)
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP Permit, TIMS)
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide
Necessary porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment(2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Respective region (Annapurna) trekking map
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, food and accommodation
All government and local taxes

DAY 1 - KATHMANDU: ARRIVAL DAY

Welcome to Kathmandu, the lovely and historic capital of Nepal! We'll be at the airport waiting for you when you step off the plane, ready to transfer you to your hotel. You've had a long flight, so get some rest: your adventure begins tomorrow!

DAY 2 - FLIGHT TO POKHARA

Leave your hotel for a quick morning flight to Pokhara. Spend the rest of the day relaxing in this beautiful mountain city and prepare for the trek the following day.

DAY 3 - POKHARA TO NAYAPUL, NAYAPUL TO GHANDRUK

We'll kick the day off with a post-breakfast drive to Nayapul, where we'll take the first steps of our trek! Our path will take us past the TIMS checkpost and entry to the Annapurna Conservation Area (time for a permit check!), winding through charming farmland and the Kymche Waterfall. The walking is easy and the views are beautiful. Our first stopover is in Ghandruk, an ornate traditional village that is also the home of the Annapurna Conservation Project.

DAY 4 - GHANDRUK TO TADAPANI

We'll be doing some steep climbing today, although not terribly much of it. The path of ascent is a scenic one, winding through forests of magnolia and rhododendron. In flowering season, the sights and scents are absolutely amazing! If you keep your eyes peeled, you'll catch sight of the Nepal gray langur monkey chirping at his peers as he passes through the treetops overhead! Tadapani is a major stopping point on the Annapurna trekking circuit, featuring stunning views of Annapurna II, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machapuchare, the famed "Fish Tail" peak.

DAY 5 - TADAPANI TO GHOREPANI

The trek from Tadapani to Ghorepani is notoriously hilly, with lots of up-and-down along the way! Your legs will feel the stretch, but you will delight at the sight of the dense, flowering forests all around you. Our path brings us over stony steps surrounded on all sides by dense undergrowth and creeping vines, making this leg of the trek feel like a proper adventure! We'll cross the river by a handmade wooden bridge and gain Ghorepani, which has outstanding views of Dhaulagiri.

DAY 6 - GHOREPANI TO POON HILL, POON HILL TO ULLERI

The day kicks off early with an excursion to Poon Hill and an indescribably wonderful panorama of three Himalayan peaks (Dhaulagiri I, Annapurna I, and Annapurna South II) illuminated by the glowing rays of sunrise. From here, we'll also be treated to views of the 6,000m-deep Kali Gandaki Gorge and the visual border of Nepal and Tibet as divided by the trans-Himalayan ranges. It's back to our lodge for a late breakfast, and then we're back on the trekking path! The stone steps are back again, stretching our legs and making for a vigorous early afternoon. We'll stop for the night at Ulleri, where you can savor your last views of Annapurna South.

DAY 7 - ULLERI TO NAYAPUL, NAYAPUL TO POKHARA

It's not a long walk between Ulleri and Nayapul, allowing us ample time for the 1 hour drive back to Pokhara, and still leaving time for a half-day tour of the city that trekkers love. This is the home of the tranquil World Peace Pavilion, as well as the International Mountain Museum - an apt landmark for a team of newly-minted Annapurna trekkers! Be sure to take a look at the traditional Nepali jewelry on display at the market, as it is one of the area's specialty handicrafts.

DAY 8 - POKHARA TO KATHMANDU

The six-hour drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu brings us back the way we originally came, ending again in a comfortable hotel. Your long trek is complete: it's time for some rest! After an afternoon to nap and relax, we'll meet up one last time for a celebratory dinner at one of the town's finest Nepalese restaurants, where you can give us your feedback on the trek.

DAY 9 - KATHMANDU: DEPARTURE DAY

Every great journey must, unfortunately, come to an end. After breakfast at your hotel, there'll be a last bit of time to return any rental equipment, pick up souvenirs, and grab your things. We'll get you to the airport for your flight home with time to spare!

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

All airport transfers from arrival to departure
Two nights of deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu
Two nights of deluxe accommodation in Pokhara
Tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Private, round-trip land transportation between Pokhara and Nayapul
Teahouse accommodation and three meals a day while trekking
Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Pokhara as per itinerary)
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP Permit, TIMS)
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide
Necessary porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment(2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Respective region (Annapurna) trekking map
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, food and accommodation
All government and local taxes

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

Nepal entry Visa fees
Your travel insurance (compulsory)
International airfare and airport tax
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu/Pokhara
Trekking equipments
Tips for trekking staff
Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, beverage drinks, desserts, laundry etc.
Any other expenses which are not mentioned on the service included section.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Proof of travel insurance is mandatory before starting the trek. Standard policies often only cover medical evacuation to 4000m so make sure the policy you get covers up to 6000m. We usually suggest World Nomads which costs around $125. You only need to be covered on the policy for the days you will actually be trekking.

EXTRA COSTS AND EXCLUSIONS

Nepal entry visa ($40 USD). Sleeping Bag Rental $12 and Down Jacket $12 if needed. All the meals are included on the trek but we only include breakfast while you are in Kathmandu. We suggest a tip for the guide and porter after the trek - Plan on a at least $80 (more will be appreciated). We don't include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle). The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few for around $4 and charging costs about $1.50 an hour. Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights ($30/night) and meals in Kathmandu for any extra days in Nepal due to flight delays.

SOLO TRAVELERS

We generally don't charge solo travelers any extra fees. Solo travelers can expect their own hotel room in Kathmandu but will need to share a room with other group members during the trek. If availability allows we will arrange private rooms on the trek as well upon request. If you are a solo travelers and planning and not joining one of our group treks you will be charged an extra $10 a day for a porter.

CANCELLATION POLICIES

We understand things happen and plans change and will refund your fund minus a 25% cancelation fee. Once we have booked your flight between Kathmandu and Lukla your deposit is non-refundable. If your travel dates change we can generally reschedule you at no extra charge, but please provide at least 7 days advance notice.

HEAD

* Sun hat or scarf
* Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
* Sunglasses
* Head torch

UPPER BODY

* Cotton t-shirts or thermals
* Fleece jacket
* Waterproof jacket
Down jacket

LOWER BODY

* Lightweight cotton pants (long)
* Waterproof pants

FEET

* Thin inner socks
* Thick, warm wool hiking socks
* Comfortable hiking boots

HANDS

* Gloves

ACCESSORIES

* Sleeping bag rated to 0°C
* Trekking bag/duffel bag
* Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
* Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
* Water bottle or camel bag
* Toiletries

All inclusive price.

$645USD


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