Nepal cultural round-trip including the Poonhill trek

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15 Days
Availability : All year
Tribhuvan International Airport
Kathmandu
Min Age : 15+
Max People : 10
Tour Details

Nepal cultural round-trip including the Poonhill trek- A trip to Nepal is guaranteed to be a fascinating adventure. A country of awe-inspiring views, from the majestic Mt. Everest and the Himalayan mountains — home to eight of the world’s ten highest peaks — to the expansive plains in the south, Nepal is also the birthplace of the lord Buddha. So, whether you are admiring the country’s impressive peaks or exploring some hidden treasures off the usual beaten track, Nepal is a country that will prove to be simply remarkable.

Experience the best Nepal has to offer on this trip, covering the capital city of Kathmandu, the serene Dhulikhel in the Kathmandu Valley, the Jungle of Chitwan National Park, the Birthplace of Buddha in Lumbini, Pokhara, and the entrance to the Himalayas mountains. This itinerary includes not only must-visit places but also unique activities that allow you to connect with the culture and meet the local residents.
To get the full Nepal experience, a mountain trek will bring you deep into the Himalayas with magnificent views over the world’s highest mountains.

Price Includes

  • All airport transfer by private transport.
  • Private transport during sightseeing as specified in the program.
  • Tourist bus-ticket from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • 3 Nights hotel accommodation in 4* hotel Yatri suits and spa or similar in Kathmandu on Breakfast Basis.
  • 1 Night hotel accommodation in 4* Aagantuk resort or similar in Dhulikhel on Breakfast basis.
  • 2 Nights hotel accommodation in 4* Hotel Rain forest or similar in Chitwan on full board basis.
  • 1 night hotel accommodations in Sakya guest house or similar in Lumbini on breakfast basis
  • 3 Nights hotel accommodations in Hotel Crystal Palace or similar in Pokhara on Breakfast Basis.
  • 4 Nights hotel accommodations in available local lodge (during the trekking) on full board basis
  • As mentioned the hotel accommodations are a twin-sharing basic.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder Tour/trekking guide.
  • Porter service (one porter can carry 18 kilos of luggage and share between two clients. So both clients are suggested to bring 9 kilos of luggage each).
  • All necessary trekking permits , TIMS card and national park fees for trekking.
  • All heritage sites entrance fees during sightseeing (as specified in the program).

Price Excludes

  • Food except chitwan and during the trekking.
  • Drinks / beverage for all places.
  • Tips (Guide, Driver & supporter).
  • International/domestic flights.
  • Visa fees for Nepal.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Shower/mobile charging fees during trekking.
  • Any other items not specified in the include section.
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu

Namaste! and welcome to Nepal. A representative of Asian Heritage will welcome you at the airport with your name signed. After a warm welcome, you will be transferred to your hotel. There you can have some rest. Later, your guide will meet you at the hotel for the trip briefing on Nepal cultural round-trip including the Poonhill trek.
Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites & Spa or similar.

Day 2Kathmandu sightseeing

In the early morning, you will meet your guide who will take you for a full-day sightseeing program through Kathmandu. You will visit the highlights the city has to offer, including the famous Monkey Temple, Bouddhanath stupa, and the Pashupatinath temple.
Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites & Spa or similar.
Swayambhunath Gumba

Day 3Bhaktapur sightseeing and continue to Dhulikhel

Bhaktapur stands out as one of Nepal’s true highlights. When you walk through this ancient royal city, it feels like stepping back in time. Beautiful temples adorn the squares of Bhaktapur, and you can explore the charming small alleys. Your guide will take you to the best and healthiest places for tourists to try local street food around lunchtime. Bhaktapur is renowned for its pottery square, where local craftsmen create and sell clay pots.
In the late afternoon, you’ll continue your journey to Dhulikhel, a small and tranquil village in the Kathmandu Valley, known for its picturesque scenery.
Accommodation: Overnight in Aagantuk Resort or similar.
Bhaktapur, Nepal

Day 4Dhulikhel to Chitwan

Chitwan National Park is a preserved area in the Terai Lowlands of south-central Nepal, known for its biodiversity. Its dense forests and grassy plains are home to rare mammals like one-horned rhinos and Bengal tigers. The park shelters numerous bird species, including the giant hornbill. Dugout canoes traverse the northern Rapti River, home to crocodiles. Inside the park is Balmiki Ashram, a Hindu pilgrimage site. 
Accommodation: Overnight available at Rainforest Resort or similar.

Day 5Chitwan Jungle safari (Canoe ride+ Jungle walk)

An exciting day at the Chitwan Safari watching animals from a safely guarded vehicle with expert personnel who will tell details about the animals encountered. Picture opportunities will arise.
Accommodation: Overnight available at Rainforest Resort or similar.

Day 6Chitwan to Lumbini and Lumbini sightseeing

Lumbini is the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. It is a holy place and a tour through Lumbini brings peace and calmness to one’s mind. The places that will be visited during this trip are; Maya Devi Temple, Bodhi Temple, Maya Devi Pond, and Ashoka Pillar, an extensive trip through the monastery zone that includes monasteries built through various architectural styles.
Accommodation: Overnight in the Shakya Guest House or similar.
lumbini

Day 7Lumbini to Pokhara

The day will be dedicated to traveling to Pokhara. Driving duration: 6-7 hours
Accommodation: Overnight in the Hotel Crystal Palace or similar.

Day 8Pokhara sightseeing

On the 8th day of our Nepal cultural round-trip, which includes the Poonhill trek, we wake up early to witness the sunrise at Sarangkot Hill. You will behold a breathtaking sight that will leave a long-lasting impression on your memory. After breakfast, you have the option to partake in adrenaline-inducing Paragliding, but this activity is entirely optional. In the afternoon, we will arrange visits to the International Mountain Museum, Davis Falls, Gupteshower Cave, and Peace Pagoda. Just as we started the day, we will conclude it by experiencing the sunset from the top of Anadu Hill. After enjoying this remarkable experience, we will arrange transportation back to the hotel.
 Accommodation: Overnight in the Hotel Crystal Palace or similar.

Day 9Pokhara to Nayapul (1.5h driving) Start trekking to Ulleri (5/6h trekking)

The day begins by waking up fresh and having breakfast in preparation for the long day ahead. We are then transported to Nayapul, the starting point of the trek to Ulleri. Along the way to Ulleri, we will pass through small villages where we can witness local life, and we will enjoy the scenery of terraced rice fields while trekking to Ulleri. We will spend the night in the Mogar community.
Accommodation: Overnight in the available local lodge.

nayapul to pokhara

Day 10Ulleri to Ghode Pani (2750m) (4/5 hours)

From Ulleri to Ghode Pani the trek will go through a beautiful Rhododendron forest. The Annapurna South, Fishtail Mountain, and Hiunchuli can be seen during this trek. The night will be spent at Ghode Pani at a guesthouse.
Accommodation: Overnight in the available local lodge.

Day 11Ghode Pani via Poon hill to Tadapani (3210m) (6/7 Hours)

The day will start early to experience the sunrise from Poon Hill. The Poon Hill offers a panoramic view of the Annapurna Region including the Dhaulagiri Mountain. After returning to the guesthouse and having breakfast the trek to Tadapani starts. On the way to Tadapani, the view of Annapurna continues and the serene environment of the forest and mountain follows it up. Upon arrival at Tadapani, the night will be spent at a tea house.
Accommodation: Overnight in the available local lodge.

Poonhill Trek Nepal by Asian Heritage

Day 12 Tadapani to Tolka (7/8 hours trekking)

The day starts with breakfast and preparation for the long day of trekking to Tolka. The first couple hours are downhill through the forest and then Ghandruk village is the first village that is reached. Lunch is eaten at the Ghandruk Village and the Annapurna mountain range is still in sight from the Ghandruk village. Continuing from Ghandruk the trek goes to Landruk and the end destination for the day, Tolka. The overnight is arranged in a tea house.
Accommodation: Overnight in the available local lodge.
tadapani

Day 13Tolka to Pokhara via Australian base camp (5/6 hours trekking - 1.5 hours driving)

We will start the 13th day of our Nepal cultural round-trip, which includes the Poonhill trek, by eating breakfast and preparing for the last day of trekking to Pokhara. We will encounter the first village on this trek, which is Dewrali. This village will offer us a view of the Pokhara Valley. Continuing from Dewrali, we will trek to Australian Base Camp. From there, we will trek downhill for 45 minutes to reach Kadhe, the endpoint of the trek. We will arrange a taxi from Kadhe to the hotel in Pokhara. We will stay at the hotel for the night.
Accommodation: Overnight in the Hotel Crystal Palace or similar.

Australian Base Camp

Day 14Pokhara to Kathmandu

Return to Kathmandu is planned by a Tourist Bus. Driving duration: 6-7 hours
 
Accommodation: Overnight in the Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or similar.
Drive to Pokhara

Day 15Departure

Our representative will pick you up and drive you to Kathmandu. You will be advised and assisted with your onward travel arrangements and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by our private van around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home/other travel destination.
Have a safe journey onward.
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