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Nepal - Poonhill & Mardi Trek (15 Days)

High in the Himalayan Mountains, lays the small Kingdom of Nepal. The lofty mountains, deep valleys, and exotic wildlife in the lush forest make it a paradise. Diverse peoples along their unique cultures have increased Nepal's beauty. This tour will provide you with an opportunity to meditate in the serenity of the Himalayas. Also, you get a full insight into the cultural, traditional, and historical aspects of this place. 

Your itinerary begins with a drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. Then, you trek to Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani and Poonhill. We further continue to Tadapani, Landruk, Badal Danda, High camp to Siding and back to Pokhara.

This itinerary is a guideline only and we will follow the itinerary as far as possible but due to weather conditions, health conditions, natural disasters and other unfavorable phenomenon your guide might decide to amend or skip the itinerary for your own safety. Your guide will help you at any time with providing information regarding conditions and safety during the treks.

As you arrive, Asian Heritage Treks & Travel representative will welcome you at the Airport with your nameplate. Then, you shall immediately be transferred to the hotel. On the way to Hotel, you will pass by the Open cremation Place (Pashupatinath temple), Royal Palace Museum i.e. Narayanhity and Garden Of Dream before you reach Thamel. Your hotel will be in downtown of Touristic Hub. Our representative will facilitate you and discuss your travel itinerary. There will be enough time to stroll through the street of Thamel. 

Overnight accommodation in a hotel.

After Breakfast, our tour guide will pick you up along with the driver and a vehicle. Firstly you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO world heritage site where you can observe the typical wood-carved temples and buildings reflecting the ancient Kathmandu city.

Afterwards, we will head towards Swyambhunath- the monkey temple where you can observe the panoramic view of Kathmandu city. Then after, you will visit the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest pilgrimage sites for the Hindu religion people in south-east Asia. You will explore the surroundings and observe the ritual body cremating ceremony process of the Hindu people. We can also visit another pilgrimage site nearby to the Pashupatinath Temple i.e. Guweyswori Temple.

Lastly, we will visit Boudhanath Stupa, another UNESCO world heritage site. The stupa was built in 600 A.D. and is the only one of a kind of Stupa which reflects Buddhism in the world. We shall explore the surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa. After completing our sightseeing, you can get back to the hotel and enjoy some rest. 

Overnight in a hotel.

Today, we shall drive you from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It is about 5-6 hours of drive. On the way, you can enjoy the beautiful mountains scenes. Check-in at the hotel and rest. 

Overnight accommodation in a hotel.

In the morning, we shall drive to Nayapul. It is famous as the gateway to the Annapurna region. From Nayapul, you’ll hike to Tikhedhunga.


Overnight accommodations in a local lodge.

After breakfast, start ascending through the rhododendron forest.  We walk along with the stone-paved staircase. After Ulleri, the trail gets easier as compared to the earlier hike.


Overnight accommodation in a local lodge.


For the best sunrise view, we wake up around 4 A.M and start our hour-long hike to Ponn Hill. The path is steep uphill to the top. Here, you can get the 360-degree view of the Himalayas and hills. Enjoy the sunrise with Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri range, and the other Himalaya. Afterwards, get rest and hike to Tadapani village.


Overnight accommodation in a local lodge.


From today, you'll follow the path leading to Landruk which continues to Mardi Himal trek. Descending from Landruk, we cross the river and then ascend to Landruk village.


Overnight accommodation in a local lodge.


Start ascending the hill as we pass through the dense forest to reach Forest Camp. Take some rest and resume hiking to Low Base Camp. From here, it is 45 minutes ascend to Badal Danda. From Badal Danda, the view of Annapurna and Fishtail mountain is magnificent.


Overnight accommodation in a local lodge.


From Badal Danda, we keep climbing up to reach High Camp. The High Camp is just two hours of ascent from Badal Danda. On reaching High Camp, the view of Annapurna and Fishtail is even closer. Then, you can hike to the upper viewpoint and then to Mardi Himal Base Camp. Later, return to High Camp.

 

Overnight accommodation in a local lodge.


In the morning, enjoy the sunrise from High Camp and then start your descent to Sidhing village. The return journey is much easier as the trail is continuous downhill till Sidhing. From Sidhing, you’ll travel to Pokhara.

Overnight in a hotel.

Today, you will be sightseeing the beautiful Pokhara. The enigmatic Davi’s Falls is a few minute’s drives away. The Pardi Khola, an outflow from Phewa Lake makes the fall. Devi’s Fall disappears into a mysterious cavern in the ground as it creates magnificent sprays. Another attraction is the Seti Gandaki River, which flows right through the heart of the town. 

The limestone in the soil gives the river its milky color. At certain spots, the Seti Gandaki runs completely underground. Several Tibetan settlements around Pokhara sell handicraft goods & Tibetan carpets. Moreover, we will visit Davi's Waterfall, Gupteswor Mahade, and International Mountain Museum.

Overnight in a hotel in Pokhara.

Today, you begin with an early drive to Sarangkot. Here, we can capture the tranquil and magical view of the city before sunrise. The first rays of sunlight hitting the mountains in the background are magnificent. Further, Sarangkot offers panoramic views of the Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri and other mountains. 

Thereafter, we shall go for boating at Fewa Lake and we shall hike towards Peace Stupa. Pokhara Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist pagoda-style monument located on Anadu Hill of Kaski. The boat trip crossing Phewa Lake from Pumdi Bhumdi bay to Phewa Ghat lasts up to half an hour. It's a good opportunity to enjoy the sight of Himalayan peaks reflecting on the water. It is also a relaxing way to end a hiking day and a panoramic loop at the World Peace Pagoda.

 Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

This day you will have a scenic drive back to Kathmandu. The drive starts from Pokhara after breakfast. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. In the evening, you can stroll around the downtown area in Thamel.

Overnight in Hotel.

Today, our guide will receive you and then drive you to Patan. You'll be driven to one of the ancient cities inside Kathmandu valley i.e. Patan Durbar Square. In Patan, you will be visiting other Krishna Temple and Patan Museum. Here, you can learn more about the history of Patan and the kings who reigned here. Later, you visit the Golden Temple, a major attraction for both Hindu and Buddhist people.

Then after, you will be visiting Bhaktapur. Anyone will be amazed by the architecture of Bhaktapur. Until today, the city has been able to intact in its old form. You can observe the old wood carved buildings all around Bhaktapur. Explore the surroundings and afterwards visit the Nyatapola Temple. it's one of the biggest temples in Nepal. Here, you can also take the pottery making class using the traditional methods. You will visit the Pottery Square. You can also take the pottery making class using the traditional methods. Once you have your basic shape hammered out, you can lean to adorn your creation with beautiful patterns and inscriptions.

Overnight in Hotel.

Your trip will come to an end today after breakfast. You will be advised and assisted with your onward travel arrangements. Then, you will be transferred to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. You will reach the airport around 3 hours before your flight schedule.

Includes

All land transportation by private vehicle.
4-star hotel Yatri Suites & Spa at Kathmandu including breakfast. 
3-star hotel Batika/White Pearl or similar at Pokhara including breakfast. 
Accommodation throughout the trek including breakfast, lunch & dinner in the best available hotel or lodge.
ACAP, TIMS & other necessary permits.
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking guide.
All Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, and accommodation.
All government and local taxes.
First aid kit.


Excludes

Drinks/ Beverage bills not included in the cost.
Your personal expenses.
All entry fees for historical spots, heritage sites, and cultural spots, parks based on Program.
Tipping (Tips).
Travel Insurance.
Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels.
Donation in temples, schools, monasteries, etc.
Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind.
What is not mentioned in Included.

Includes

All land transportation by private vehicle.
4-star hotel Yatri Suites & Spa at Kathmandu including breakfast. 
3-star hotel Batika/White Pearl or similar at Pokhara including breakfast. 
Accommodation throughout the trek including breakfast, lunch & dinner in the best available hotel or lodge.
ACAP, TIMS & other necessary permits.
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking guide.
All Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, and accommodation.
All government and local taxes.
First aid kit.


Excludes

Drinks/ Beverage bills not included in the cost.
Your personal expenses.
All entry fees for historical spots, heritage sites, and cultural spots, parks based on Program.
Tipping (Tips).
Travel Insurance.
Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels.
Donation in temples, schools, monasteries, etc.
Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind.
What is not mentioned in Included.

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