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From Kathmandu: Ghorepani Poon Hill 5-Day Trek

Product ID: 346591
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Discover spectacular mountain scenery along with charming villages inhabited particularly by the Gurungs and Magars. Trek through dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys.
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Starting times 6:30 AM, 8:30 PM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Climb for an hour one morning to reach Poon Hill, the perfect viewpoint for a spectacular Himalayan panorama
  • Discover the Annapurna Range
  • Get to know the locals
Full description
• Day one: Kathmandu arrival (4,265 feet)

Meet your group at the meeting point in Kathmandu or get picked up from your hotel, where you will be warmly welcomed by a tour representative. Head to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free to explore this historic and vibrant city. Meals: welcome dinner.

• Day two: Fly to Pokhara (2,900 feet); drive to Nayapul (3,510 feet); trek to Tikhedhunga (5,053 feet)

After breakfast in the hotel, the tour starts with a 25-minute flight from Kathmandu Airport to Pokhara. In Pokhara, visit the deep, narrow gorge of roaring Seti River and then drive to Davi’s Falls and further to Gupteswar Cave and the Bat Cave. Laze by the Phewa Lake and take a leisurely row on its sparkling waters.

Drive 25 miles to Nayapul for the start of the trek. A steep trail from Nayapul directs trekkers down to a bridge over a small stream to get to Birethanti, a large and prosperous village. From Birethanti, take the left branch of the trail on the west side of the bridge at the ACAB post, where you'll need to show your ACAP permit and TIMS Card.

Following the trail through main streets of Birethanti, winding through bamboo forests and past a large waterfall and swimming hole, reach Sudami beyond a pasture used by caravans. Climb steadily up the side of the valley to reach Hille, and about 15 minutes above Hille is the Tikhedhunga. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

• Day three: Trek to Ghorepani (9,023 feet)

• Day four: Trek to Poon Hill (10,532 feet); trek to Nayapul, 3-4 hours, 3,280 foot descent; drive to Pokhara

After about an hour climb in the morning, reach Poon Hill, which is a viewpoint for the spectacular Himalayan panorama extending from Dhaulagiri to Annapurna to Machhapuchhre, stretching from Dhaulagiri I and Tukuche to Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, and Tarke Kang.

Take the main trail that leads south dropping at first on a staircase, and then traversing high above the river on a stone paved trail. Cross a stream at Chane (5,540 feet) and continue to Kimche (5,380 feet) and follow the ridge downhill to join the Modi Khola at Syauli bazaar (3,740 feet).

From there on, the walking is flat. Follow the river valley through a lovely birch forest and rice terraces before reaching Birethanti. Walk 30 minutes on a rough and rocky road to get to Nayapul, from where you'll drive back to Pokhara. Meals: breakfast, lunch, farewell dinner.

• Day five: Fly back to Kathmandu

Take a last memorable look at the Annapurna ranges and take a flight back to Kathmandu. Meals: breakfast.
Includes
  • Pickup from Pokhara and Kathmandu airports via private vehicle
  • 1-night hotel stay in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • 3-night stay in teahouse during trek (shared bathroom)
  • Experienced English-speaking trekking guide and porter during trek
  • Salary, food, insurance, and lodging cost for guide and porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tea/coffee during trek
  • Welcome and farewell meals in Kathmandu
  • National Park permit and TIMS for Annapurna
  • Round-trip flights between Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Use of down jacket and sleeping bag during trek
  • Souvenir kitbag and t-shirt
What’s Not Included
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • International airfare and departure tax
  • Bar bills, laundry, and other expenses of personal nature
  • Travel insurance including evacuation
  • One lunch in Kathmandu
  • Gratuities for local staff, guides, and porters
  • Desserts, mineral water, hot water, Wi-Fi
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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From US$ 799 per person

Organized by

Alpine Club of Himalaya

Product ID: 346591