Trekking in Nepal | Adventure Altitude Treks & Expedition

Duration

12 days

Activities

  • Trekking in Nepal

Accomodation

  • 3* Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Normal Lodge during the trek

 

Meals

  • Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • All Meals during the trek

special offer

from $799 USD

7 -days Poon hill Annapurna trek highlights

  • Historical and Cultural UNESCO world heritage valley sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  •  A picturesque drive from Kathmandu valley to Pokhara.
  • Visit the lake city of Pokhara.
  • Oustanding mountains view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range.
  • Local culture of Gurung and Magar village.
  • Panoramic mountain view from poon hill.
  • Trekking through the rhododendron and dense forest.

 

7 -days Poon hill Annapurna trek Overview

       Poon Hill trekking is a family trekking package in Annapurna Trekking Region in Nepal. You will be exploring the great view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri from the top hills of Poon Hill. A beautiful sunrise is a major attraction of this place and the panoramic view during sunrise is beyond your imagination. As you can have lots of panoramic views from the top this route is also known as Annapurna Panorama Trek. 

             Gurung and Magar are the main castes who live in this area. Some of the local Buddhists have made beautiful monasteries on our route to reach Poonhill and Ghorepani. Short trekking of 4-5 days from Kathmandu will give you many experiences, adventures, and panoramic views. The green hills around our route are also awesome to stare at. Pine, Oak, and bamboo forest look even more beautiful when snowfall occurs in the month of November-February. Those Rhododendron forests covered with snow will take your breath away. 

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, one of our representatives will welcome you who will help you to transfer to your hotel. You can take a good rest in your free time, At 5 pm we will meet and provide you with a brief discussion about the trip. Subsequently, you will be provided a welcome dinner, and then you can visit around the lights of the city in your free time. Overnight stay at hotel.

On our second day, we will start preparing for your trek. One of Our representative will remind you to get all the permits necessary for this trek. You will be reminded to check your trek  insurance policy and provide us a copy of it. You will  meet your Team leader and other support professionals who will check your trekking gears to make sure they meet the requirements. After a brief introduction with the crew, one of our tour operator will take you to a city tour. You will be visiting 4 heritage sites, that hold historical, religious and cultural significances.A

1. Boudhhanath:

Boudhanath, also called as Jharung Khasor, is situated 8 km to the east from the city center . It is one of the seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Kathmandu. It can be viewed from the premises of TIA as you are about to land from your flight. The great Boudhanatha Stupa was built in 5th century which makes it one of the ancient and magnificent Stupa in the world. It is also the largest Stupa in the world. Considered the most holy pilgrimage for Buddhists all around the world, it is believed that the power and blessings of The Great Stupa  are far beyond the understandings of human beings. It is widely believed that whoever prays and worship with a pure heart at Boudhanath creates good karma therefore the way to hell and dark realms are closed to them, fulfilling their wishes.

An early morning or late evening visit to The Great Stupa gives you a vibe of Tibetian culture . The smoke from butter candlelights and incandescents fill the aura with pleasing smell, offering peace to your mind and soul. You can stroll around the area for buying souvenirs, metal handicrafts, Thangkas etc. or just catch a good breakfast or dinner with an aerial view of Boudhanath from the rooftop cafés and restaurants. 

2. Patan Durbar Square:

Patan , also called Lalitpur, is considered to be the oldest city among the three cities of Kathmandu valley. It is a home to the city's, better to say Nepal's finest craftsmen who have been able to preserve the ancient Newari culture and ancient technique of metal handicrafts. The city inherits one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Patan Durbar Square. Patan Durbar Square is an old palace of the Malla kings who ruled the city during Malla regime. The artistic handicrafts and metal crafts seen everywhere makes this place a living historical museum. Another place to see inside the Durbar square area is the Patan Museum. The museum lies inside the palace and has a collection of fine historical metal craft, wood carvings and historical Malla throne of the Malla regime. The Krishna Temple in the west premises of Durbar Square is another fine example of this artistic heritage. The temple was built by King Siddhi Narsingh Malla in 1637. Another must see place is the Mahabouddha , a magnificent terracotta temple built with Sikhara style containing 1000 images of Buddha. Filled with historical crafts and monuments that can be traced back to the 16th century, the Square is a home to 136 bushels (courtyards) and 55 temples. It is one of the major sacred sites for both Buddhists and Hindus. Beyond the temples, lie a lot of restaurants and cafés with rooftops, who serve different continental foods along with Newari traditional food. 

3. Pashupatinath :

Considered to be one of the four most important religious heritage for Hindus around the world, specially for the devotees of Lord Shiva, it is another UNESCO World Heritage Site worth a visit when you are at Kathmandu. Located 3 km north-west from the city, Pashupatinath is a home to 492 temples, 15 Shivalayas (shrines of Lord Shiva) and 12 Jyotirlinga (phallic shrines) which carry significant religious values. It is considered that the place has been existed there long before the millennia after the appearance of Shiva Linga. But the temple was built in 5th century by King Prachanda Dev of Lichhavi Dynasty and later renovated by the Malla kings of the Malla Dynasty. The temple is a common sacred site to Hindus and Buddhists. The main temple is fortified within the walls guarded by Nepal Police and Nepal Army and is denied entry to non-Hindus. Another new experience for the non-Hindu visitors is to watch the cremation ceremony. Though it is not recommended to faint-hearted people. 

4. Swoyambhu Mahachaitya :

Situated on a hilltop from a distance of 3 km from the main city, Swoyambhu Mahachaitya (Swoyambhunath) is one of the holiest Buddhist site in Nepal. The stupa has  been a paradigm of faith and harmony for centuries with Hindu temples and deities carved within  this  holy Buddhist site. It is believed that the glory and prosperity of Kathmandu valley was started from this point of time. Apart from being a sacred place, the hilltop also act as an overlook from where one can enjoy the panoramic view of the extensive valley.  Swoyambhu "self-existent one" was built by King Manadeva of Lichhavi Dynasty in 460 A.D. By the 13th century, it had become an important centre of Buddhism. Since then a lot of Hindus and Buddhists of whole world visit this place every year for prayers. The largest image of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Nepal rests on a high pedestal on the western side of Swoyambhunath. A temple dedicated to Saraswati (often called ManjuShree by Buddhists), goddess of learning is built behind the hilltop. The stupa premises is filled with Buddhist shrines, and statues of Hindu deities. The prayer wheels, the vibrant prayer flags, chanting of Buddhist Monks, the monkeys chattering, gives this place a combination of natural and religious vibe. One can feel the inner pace and tranquillity after visiting this Sacred place.

After visiting all those places, we will head back to the office. We will hold a final pre-trek brief. After that either you want to explore the city on yourself or you want to go straight back to your accommodation, depends on your choice.

Early morning, We will move to a tourist bus station for Pokhara. A scenic drive from Kathmandu valley to Pokhara takes 7 to 8 hours of drive. You can take a rest at your hotel. In the evening you can roam around the beautiful, lake side of Pokhara. Overnight stay at hotel.

 The next day morning, Pokhara to Nayapull 2 hours of a drive-by private vehicle. Then we will start trekking to Tikhadhung during the trekking we will see the local culture, the lifestyle of mountain people. After 4 hours of walk, we can observe the snow mountain and local forest area of the Annapurna mountain nearly. Overnight stay at tikhadhunga.

A tough yet wonderful trekking day. Today you will be trekking through the dense rhododendron forest. The hiking will be more special if it is in the spring as the rhododendron blooms around with seven colors. Upon you reach Ghorepani, you will forget all the pains you had during the walking as the mountain views are just perfect and refreshing. Enjoy a hot cup of tea with awe-inspiring views of the mountains. Overnight at the teahouse.

The best day of the trekking. Wake up early morning, take your torchlight and start the hiking up to Poon Hill. It takes one hour to get up to Poon Hill from Ghorepani. At Poon Hill, you can collect the superb sunrise view in Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan ranges.
After collecting the amazing views, trek back to Ghorepani for the breakfast, then start your trek to Tadapani.

Early morning after having breakfast we can see see the morning sunrise view of the Annapurna mountain and start walking to Ghandruk. The trail between Tadapani and Ghandruk is mostly forest area. There we can see a hill with green forest during the trek. When we reach our destination we will take our lunch. After that visit the Ghandruk museum office, and we will learn about local culture, tradition and then we will head back to the hotel. 

Ghandruck is a part of the most popular village in the Annapurna area. It is famous for the Gurung museum, ACAP office, and view of Annapurna mountain. After walking for 2 hours downhill, we will reach the riverside. There we will have a first tea break. Again 1 hour walk uphill to Landruck roadway we reach our hotel tolkha.  

Tolkha to Pokhara is a very beautiful area of the natural trekking trail and optional to the roadway by jeep as well on the way to Dhampush. There is a part of the forest area where we will get the opportunity to see the Annapurna mountain view. 

Today, we will explore the lake city of  Pokhara. we will visit David fall, Gupteshori cave, Bindabasini Temple, and Pokhara museum.

Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus 200 km.7 hours on the bus by seeing the view of the Trishuli riverside and Nepali hilly area. Overnight stay at Kathmandu hotel.

           Final departure to Tribhuvan international airport before 3 hours of your flight to your next destination.

Activities:
Trekking in Nepal
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Includes & Excludes

  • Airport pickups and drops 
  • 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara breakfast 
  • Welcome dinner in authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural program
  • All the transportation in Kathmandu by a private vehicle 
  • Experienced English speaking guide for Kathmandu valley sightseeing and his all expenses 
  • Pokhara transportation by tourist bus
  • 3-star hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Private transportation to and from Nayapul 
  • All the needed documents/permits for the trekking 
  • Experienced English speaking trekking guide and his all expenses including insurance 
  • Porters for carrying bags (1 porter for 2 trekkers and carries 15kg-20kg) and their all expenses including insurance
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek  
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets (Need to return after the trekking)
  • Walking pools 
  • Nepali Sim Cards 
  • First Aid Kit 
    • Nepalese visa fee
    • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
    • Travel Insurance
    • Excess baggage charges
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, later departure, and early return from the trekking
    • Personal expenses(phone calls,laundry,bar bills,battery recharge,extra poters,bottle or boiled water,shower)
    • Tips for guide, porter, and driver
    • Option by flight( Kathmandu -Pokhara)

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