Nepal Cultural Round-Trip with the Poon Hill Trek

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

The Nepal cultural round-trip with the Poon Hill trek, offers a captivating adventure. Nepal showcases 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. Additionally, Nepal holds the distinction of being the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Whether you’re admiring the country’s impressive peaks or exploring hidden treasures off the beaten track, Nepal proves to be simply remarkable.

This trip provides an opportunity to experience the best of Nepal, 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 gateway to the Himalayas mountains. The 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 fully immerse yourself in the Nepal experience, a mountain trek will take you deep into the Himalayas, offering magnificent views of the world’s highest mountains.

Price Includes

  • Airport transfer.
  • Private transport during sightseeing as specified in the program.
  • Tourist bus ticket from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • 3-night stay at the 4-star hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or a similar one in Kathmandu on a breakfast basis.
  • 1-night stay at the 4-star Aagantuk resort or similar in Dhulikhel on a breakfast basis.
  • 2-night stay at the 4-star Hotel Rainforest or a similar one in Chitwan on a full-board basis.
  • 1-night stay in Sakya Guest House or a similar one in Lumbini on a breakfast basis.
  • 3-night stay in Hotel Crystal Palace or a similar one in Pokhara on a breakfast basis.
  • 4-night stay in an available local lodge (during the trek) on a full-board basis.
  • The hotel accommodations are basic twin-sharing.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed guide.
  • Porter service (one porter can carry 18 kilos of luggage and share between two clients; 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 (as specified in the program).

Price Excludes

  • Food (excl. Chitwan and trek).
  • Beverage bills for all places.
  • Tips (for a guide, driver and other supporting staff).
  • International or domestic flights.
  • Visa fees for Nepal.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Shower and mobile charging fees during the trek.
  • Any other items that are not specified in the included section.
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal! Upon your arrival at the airport, an Asian Heritage Treks & Travel representative will be there to greet you, holding your nameplate. From the airport, you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Along the way, you’ll pass through some important landmarks, including the Pashupatinath Temple, the Royal Palace Museum (also known as Narayanhity Palace), and the Garden of Dreams, before reaching Thamel, the tourist hub where your accommodation is located. The streets of Thamel offer plenty of opportunities for exploration.

Accommodation: an overnight stay at Yatri Suites & Spa or a similar hotel in Kathmandu.

Nepal Cultural Round-Trip with Poon Hill Trek
Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport

Day 2Sightseeing in Kathmandu

In the early morning, you will meet your guide, who will take you on a full-day sightseeing program through Kathmandu. You will visit the highlights the city has to offer, including the famous Monkey Temple, the Bouddhanath stupa, and the Pashupatinath temple.

Accommodation: an overnight stay at Yatri Suites & Spa or a similar hotel.

Swayambhunath Gumba, Nepal Cultural Round-Trip with Poon Hill Trek
Swayambhunath Gumba

Day 3Sightseeing in Bhaktapur 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: an overnight stay at Aagantuk Resort or a similar hotel.

Bhaktapur, Nepal, Nepal Cultural Round-Trip with Poon Hill Trek
Bhaktapur, Nepal

Day 4Drive from Dhulikhel to Chitwan

On the fourth day of the Nepal cultural round-trip with the Poon Hill trek, you will journey to Chitwan and embark on a tour of Chitwan National Park. 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: an overnight stay at Rainforest Resort or a similar hotel.

Nepal Cultural Round-Trip with Poon Hill Trek

Day 5Chitwan Jungle Safari (Canoe Ride and Jungle Walk)

Enjoy an exhilarating day at Chitwan Safari, observing animals from the safety of a guarded vehicle accompanied by knowledgeable guides who provide insights into the encountered wildlife. Don’t miss the chance for great photo opportunities!

Accommodation: an overnight stay at Rainforest Resort or a similar hotel.

Nepal Cultural Round-Trip with Poon Hill Trek

Day 6Drive from Chitwan to Lumbini and Sightseeing in Lumbini

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: an overnight stay at Shakya Guest House or a similar one.

Nepal Cultural Round-Trip with Poon Hill Trek
Lumbini

Day 7Lumbini to Pokhara (6-7-hour drive)

Today, we will travel to Pokhara. Enjoy the stunning views through your window or get some rest.

Accommodation: an overnight stay at Hotel Crystal Palace or a similar one.

Nepal Cultural Round-Trip with Poon Hill Trek

Day 8Sightseeing in Pokhara

On the eight day of our Nepal Cultural Round-Trip with the Poon Hill 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 the 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: an overnight stay at Hotel Crystal Palace or a similar one.

Nepal Cultural Round-Trip with Poon Hill Trek

Day 9Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri (5-6-hour hike)

We start the day by waking up refreshed and having breakfast to prepare for the long day ahead. Next, we head to Nayapul, the starting point of our trek to Ulleri. Along the way, we traverse small villages, witnessing local life and enjoying the scenic views of terraced rice fields. Our overnight stay will be in the Mogar community.

Accommodation: an overnight stay in an available local lodge.

nayapul to pokhara, Nepal Cultural Round-Trip with Poon Hill Trek

Day 10Ulleri to Ghode Pani (2,750m) (4-5 hour hike)

From Ulleri to Ghode Pani, the trek will go through a beautiful rhododendron forest. Annapurna South, Fishtail Mountain, and Hiunchuli can be seen during this trek. The night will be spent at Ghode Pani, a guesthouse.

Accommodation: an overnight stay in an available local lodge.

Nepal Cultural Round-Trip with Poon Hill Trek

Day 11Ghode Pani via Poon Hill to Tadapani (3,210m) (6-7-hour hike)

The day will start early to experience the sunrise from Poon Hill. The Poon Hill offers a panoramic view of the Annapurna Region, including 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: an overnight stay in an available local lodge.

Nepal Cultural Round-Trip with Poon Hill Trek

Day 12 Tadapani to Tolka (7-8-hour hike)

After breakfast, we prepare for the long trek to Tolka. We start by trekking downhill through the forest for a couple of hours, reaching Ghandruk village as our first destination. We enjoy lunch in Ghandruk village, with the majestic Annapurna mountain range still visible. Continuing from Ghandruk, we trek to Landruk and ultimately arrive at our day’s end destination, Tolka. We will stay at a tea house.

Accommodation: an overnight stay in an available local lodge.

tadapani

Day 13Tolka to Pokhara via Australian Base Camp (5-6-hours hike), (1.5-hour drive)

On the 13th day of our Nepal Cultural Round-Trip with the Poon Hill Trek, we’ll begin with breakfast and preparations for the last day of trekking to Pokhara. Our trek will lead us to the first village, Dewrali, where we’ll enjoy a view of the Pokhara Valley. Continuing from Dewrali, we’ll trek to the Australian Base Camp. From there, a 45-minute downhill trek will take us to Kadhe, the endpoint of our trek. We’ll arrange a taxi from Kadhe to the hotel in Pokhara, where we’ll spend the night.

Accommodation: an overnight stay at Hotel Crystal Palace or a similar one.

Australian Base Camp

Day 14Pokhara to Kathmandu (6-7-hour drive)

The return to Kathmandu is arranged via a tourist bus.

Accommodation: an overnight stay at the Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or a similar one.

Drive to Pokhara

Day 15Departure

The Nepal cultural round-trip with the Poon Hill trek comes to an end today. After breakfast, our representative will pick you up with a private van and drop you off at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport approximately three hours before your scheduled flight back to your home or other destination.

Have a safe journey onward, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport
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