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ANNAPURNA GHOREPANI POON

HILL TREK
PRICE USD 780.00 PER PERSON

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu


Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Our airport representative will welcome you
and explain the program further. There are no planned activities for the day,
so check into the hotel. Enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour


Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including,
Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa &
Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m/2984ft) Duration: 6


hrs

Your guide will pick you up at the hotel at 6:30am and escort you to the bus
station. The tourist bus to Pokhara leaves at around 7:30am. The scenery
along the road is dramatic and you will see the river, valleys, cascading rice
terraces and rocky gorges. Upon arrival, check in hotel, in the evening, you
may enjoy leisure boating on the scenic Fewa Lake and see the reflection of
the Mount Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Range on the crystal clear water
of the Lake. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

Day 04: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1570m/5150ft) Duration:


4 hrs
We begin our Annapurna Panorama 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 (1,015m) 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 1,495m and after a short climb, we reach
Tikhedhunga at 1,570m. Today's walk is relatively short and easy, a prelude
to the trekking experience in the Annapurna region. Overnight at
guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m/9348ft)


Duration: 7 hrs
From Tikhe Dhunga the trail crosses a stream on a suspension bridge near
the camp site at Tikhe Dhunga. The trail ascends a steep stone staircase
(which has about 3300 steps) to the large Magar village of Ulleri at 2080m.
Above the village, the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated
fields. There is a camp site for a rest and water stop one hours walk above
Ulleri. The trail crosses two sparkling streams before making a short, final
climb to Nangethanti where we stop for lunch. Thanti is a Nepali word
meaning "rest house. In the winter the trail can be covered with snow. From
Nangethanti we will climb to Ghorepani at 2850m, from here we can see the
spectacular panorama of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Nilgiri (6940m) Annapurna I
(8091m) Hiunchuli (6441m) and more. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast,
lunch and dinner included.

Day 06: Hike up to Poon Hill and onto Tadapani


(2,610m/8560ft) Duration: 7 hrs
This morning, we will get up early and hike to Poon Hill 3,210m/10529ft.
From here you will see a superb view of the sunrise and a panoramic view of
the Himalaya, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and
others. After visiting Poonhill, we will come back to Ghorepani, have a hot

breakfast, and continue walking to Tadapani. Overnight at guesthouse,


breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 07: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1950m/6396ft) Duration: 3


hrs
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 life style. 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's within easy reach from
Pokhara and Kathmandu. We have the afternoon to visit the Annapurna
Conservation Office, museums and explore the village. Overnight at
guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 08: Ghandruk to Pokhara (910m/2984ft) Duration: 5


hrs
Today we begin our journey, from Ghandruk village offering easy walking all
downhill to Nayapul we then transferred to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel,
breakfast and lunch included.

Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu


Scenic drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

Day 10: Farewell


Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from
Nepal Hiking Team will take you to the airport.

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE


TRIP:

Airport pick up and drop- off by private transport


Three nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel
in Kathmandu
Kathmandu city tours, including of all entry fees, tour guide and private
vehicle
Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in
Pokhara
Surface transfer to and from Pokhara on tourist bus
Surface transfer to and from Nayapul by private vehicle

Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during
the trek
Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the
trek
Guide and porter during the trek including their salary, insurance,
equipment etc.
Nepal Hiking Team down jacket, sleeping bag and duffle bags, T-shirt,
trekking map etc. And down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned
after trip completion.
A comprehensive medical kit
All necessary paper work and permits
All government and local taxes

OUR SERVICES EXCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE


TRIP:

Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'


Travel insurance
International airfare
Nepal entry visa.
All kind of cold drinks i.c. water, coke, Fanta, juice etc.
Personal trekking equipment
Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not
mandatory)

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