Poon Hill Trek with Kathmandu Tour

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

Poon Hill trek with Kathmandu Tour begins with extensive sightseeing of Kathmandu valley’s major attractions including two of its other sister cities – namely Patan and Bhaktapur. This Poon Hill trek with Kathmandu tour is specially designed to provide you with a real taste of real Nepal in a comparatively short period of time. This is a luxury tour where we will be making use of high-end accommodation arrangements wherever they are available (mainly in cities like Kathmandu, Nagarkot, and Pokhara). During the Poon Hill trek with Kathmandu Tour, we will be using the best possible accommodation with an en-suite bathroom wherever they are available.

Highlights of the Poon Hill trek with the Kathmandu Tour:

  • Visit Historic World Heritage Sites
  • Breathtaking panoramic Himalayan Range view from Poon Hill viewpoint
  • Unspoiled Nature with Rhododendron forests, birds, and wild animals
  • Taste Authentic Nepalese Cuisine along the trails
  • Learn and Experience the local Gurung and Magar Culture

This Poon Hill trek with Kathmandu Tour combines elements of cultural/historical and natural attractions in providing you with a real taste of the urban and rural settings of Nepal. The cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley is illustrated by seven groups of monuments and buildings that display the full range of historic and artistic achievements for which the Kathmandu Valley is world-famous.

The seven include the Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu), Patan, and Bhaktapur, the Buddhist stupas of Swyambhu and Bouddhanath, and the Hindu temples of Pashupati and Changu Narayan. The seven monument ensembles represent an exceptional testimony to the traditional civilization of the Kathmandu Valley.

Also Check: Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Price Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop services on a private AC vehicle
  • Private transport including driver as mentioned in itinerary
  • All accommodations as mentioned in itinerary including breakfast
  • Guided sightseeing tour with English speaking tour guide, driver, transport and entrance fees
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara flight ticket
  • All necessary trekking permits and national park fees
  • Overnight stay in local trekking lodge during the trek including
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and 3 hot beverages per day during trekking
  • One Professional Trekking guide and one porter (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)
  • Guide and porter's expenses such as food, accommodation, insurance, first aid kit and trekking gear.

Price Excludes

  • International airfare, Nepal visa fees (two passport photographs), travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation if required.
  • Personal nature expenses (bars and beverage bills, drinking water, bottled drinks, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc.)
  • Costs arising from natural calamities, mishaps or anything beyond our control (Costs are not refundable and transferable in any mean if you leave the trek voluntarily and want to return from the trek early.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the inclusion section

Day 1Kathmandu arrival (1400m) – Transfer to the hotel

After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, we will be greeted by a representative of Asian Heritage Treks and Expeditions who will drop us off at our hotel. We then check in at the hotel, freshen up, and take a rest.

Accommodation: Hotel Yatri Suites and Spa or Similar.

Day 2Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Kathmandu Durbar Square - Swyambhunath stupa, pashupatinath temple, boudhanath stupa)

Visit the UNESCO world heritage site, Kathmandu Durbar Square along with the tour guide in a private vehicle. Observe the typical wood-carved temples and buildings reflecting ancient Kathmandu city.  After then we will be heading towards Swyambhunath- the monkey temple where you can observe the religious harmony and tolerance between the Buddhist religion and Hindu religion along with that enjoy the panoramic view of Kathmandu city. Visit the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest pilgrimage sites for the Hindu religion people in south-east Asia, explore the surroundings, observe the ritual body cremating ceremony process of the Hindu people at the bank of the holy Bagmati river, and then visit another pilgrimage site nearby to the Pashupatinath Temple known as Guweyswori Temple, explore the surroundings and then you will go to visit the another UNESCO world heritage site Boudhanath Stupa. It was built in 600 A.D. and is the only one of kind of stupa reflecting Buddhism in the world. Explore the surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa and after completing your sightseeing get back to the hotel and rest.

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Yatri Suites and Spa or Similar.


Day 3Full day sightseeing in Patan, Bhaktapur and Changunarayan & Drive to Nagarkot

Once a fiercely independent city-state, Patan (pah-tan) is now almost a suburb of Kathmandu, separated only by the murky Bagmati River. Many locals still call the city by its original Sanskrit name of Lalitpur (City of Beauty) or by its Newari name, Yala. In Patan, we will explore many of its attractions before moving on to another city Bhadgaon (pronounced bud-gown), or the Newari name Khwopa, which means City of Devotees. The name fits – Bhaktapur has three major squares full of towering temples that comprise some of the finest religious architecture in the country.

The third of the medieval city-states in the Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur was always described as the best-preserved. Tragically, however, the 2015 earthquake caused terrible devastation and loss of life. Nevertheless, only a few temples were destroyed, there is still much to see here and tourism is vital to the community. After concluding the Bhaktapur sightseeing we will then drive on to Changunarayan. The Changunarayan temple is said to be the oldest Hindu temple still in use in the Kathmandu Valley. Built in the two-tiered pagoda style, the main shrine here is guarded on all sides by pairs of real and mythical beasts – elephants, lions, winged lions, and ram-horned griffons – and its roof struts feature some amazingly intricate carvings of Tantric deities. We will drive to Nagarkot overnight after completing the Changunarayan tour.

Nagarkot has a reputation as the top spot for enjoying Himalayan views from the comfort of your hotel balcony. Just 20 miles (32km) from Kathmandu, the village is packed with hotels lining a ridge, affording one of the broadest possible views of the Himalayas, with eight ranges visible (Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling, Everest and Number). However, timing is everything, as the mountains are notorious for disappearing behind cloudy skies. The best viewing seasons are October to December and March to April when clear skies are likely.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Yatri Suites and Spa or Similar.


Day 4Flight to Pokhara, drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga - Driving duration: 1,5 hours & hiking duration: 3 to 4 hours

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Kathmandu domestic airport then a flight to Pokhara, and drive to the trek starting point, Nayapul (1050m). You will bypass through old villages and meandering green hills. Terraced paddy fields along the neighboring yet distant hills and the wind gushing in your face make for a pleasant and smooth drive with much time to enjoy the landscape and contemplate the tiring but exciting journey ahead. Lunch will be at Hile or Birethanti. The initial part of the trail is gentle and passes along thin settlements and paddy fields and one will be very soon transported and immersed into a vastly different lifestyle – a very simple yet charming. The trail will lead to Tikhedhunga via Birethanti (1065m).

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, and coffee. 

Accommodation: In Available local lodge

Day 5Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani - Hiking duration: 6 to 7 hours

You will be ascending up at a slow and gentle pace, passing through Ulleri (2070m). Lunch will be at Ulleri and Banthanti, Magar villages where you can choose from a variety of dishes with a little bit of Magar twist to them. There will be ample opportunities to interact with the locals and learn, understand, and get a firsthand experience of their way of life. Along the way, one would enjoy the majestic view of Machhapuchhre (6997m), Huinchuli (6441m), and Annapurna South (7219m) and the world’s largest rhododendron forest. One can get a chance to view the unique and colorful scenery of forest flowers during March and April.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, and coffee.

Accommodation: In available Local Lodge

Day 6Ghorepani to Tadapani via Poonhill (3210m) - Hiking duration: 6 to 7 hours

You will start trekking from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3,210m) and then to Tadapani (2,650m). You will be covering the distance within six to seven hours of a normal trek. You will begin the trek to Poon Hill (3,210m) in the wee morning so as to catch the first ray of sunlight peeking from behind Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m)and slowly rising over Tukuche Peak (6,920m), Nilgiri (6,940m), VarahaShikhar (7,847m), Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Annapurna III (7,855m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Lamjung Himal (6,931m) and numerous other elegant snowcapped mountain peaks slowly unraveling their beauty leaving one with a surreal experience.

You can have your breakfast at Ghorepani, and the trek to Tadapani (2,650 m) will begin through the tranquil deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboo, and oaks. Lunch will be at Banthathi. En route, one can observe and appreciate nature’s beauty; waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, birds, and green valleys.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, and coffee. 

Accommodation: In available Local Lodge.

Day 7Tadapani to Ghandruk - Hiking Duration: 3 to 4 hours

A relatively easy day is ahead of us as we trek through oak and rhododendron forests, often alive with beautiful wildflowers. Our next destination is the mostly Gurung village of Ghandruk where we can view several peaks, such as Annapurna South, Gangapurna, (7455m), Machapuchare, Annapurna III, and Hiunchuli. Ghandruk happens to be the second biggest Gurung village in Nepal. Its Buddhist traditions and culture convey, a sense of tranquility and charm. It also has its own Buddhist monastery. What makes Ghandruk stand out is its distinct architecture with houses constructed of stone with slate roofs.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, and coffee

Accommodation: In Available Local lodge

Day 8Ghandruk to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara - Hiking duration: 6 to 7 Hours

Heading back along the route we took to reach Poon Hill we follow a steep track until we reach Syaula Bazaar. Continuing along the trail we pass several small villages and pass through the terraced fields planted in a various assortment of crops. Our trek ends at Nayapul from where we will drive back to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara we will have some time to stroll around the Phewa Lake and take in the beautiful scenery.

Meals included: breakfast and lunch

AccommodationIn Hotel White Pearl or Similar

Day 9Full Day Pokhara Sightseeing

Stretched along the shores of Phewa Lake and dotted with colorful bobbing paddleboats, this little slice of tranquility is one of the favorite places in Nepal. There are a number of epic things to do in Pokhara, especially for those chasing adrenalin, with white water rafting and some of the best paragliding on earth all available here. There are the 8,000 meter-high snow-capped giants of the Annapurna range, awe-inspiring in their size and stature. On a clear day, they can be seen from everywhere in Pokhara like watchful guardians over the sleepy town.

Time permitting the sites we cover today in Pokhara will be as follow:

  • Old Pokhara
  • Phewa Tal
  • Devi’s Falls
  • World Peace Pagoda
  • Gupteshower Mahadev Cave
  • Bhimsen Temple
  • Paljorling Tibetan Refugee Settlement
  • Bat Cave
  • Mahendra Gufa (Cave)

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: In Hotel White Pearl or Similar.

Day 10Drive to Kathmandu

On this day you will have a scenic drive back to Kathmandu, starting from Pokhara after breakfast. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will be then transferred to your respective hotel and have a rest. In the evening, you can stroll around the downtown area in Thamel. Later, on you can go shopping and buy gifts for your friends and family.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: In Hotel Yatri Suites and Spa or Similar.

Day 11Departure from Nepal

Approximately 3 hours before the departure of your flight, you will be transferred to Kathmandu international airport where we guide you to the check-in hall. From here we hope you had an amazing journey through our country, Nepal. And we hope to see you again.


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Couple Traveller

It was really a nice trek in Nepal. Excellent view, excellent place with excellent guides. It is really nice to find such a good guide when you are trekking. Our guide Rohit was very good and he had very much knowledge about everything here which explains the professionality of the employees of Asian Heritage. In a conclusion, I will recommend anyone to visit here and you’ll love it for sure. Thank you, Nepal, Asian Heritage…

April 27, 2021


Couple Traveller

Well, well, well! I’ve visited many countries in my life, have seen many beautiful places, views, but this country was some really different thing than others. It’s like a heaven in earth, that peace and chill that you’ll get ere can’t be explained in words. It was really an epic trek here. Oh! Also, our guides were soo good and friendly. Thankyou, loved it.

April 21, 2021


Couple Traveller

It was really a nice trek. A lot of stairs but very nice view. Especially our guide Rohit was very good and had much knowledge about the sightseeing destinations (temples…).

March 5, 2020


Group Traveller

Our family had a great Xmas trip with Asian Heritage trek. Nilam created great program for us. Our lovely tour guide Narabaj (Narresh) and 2 porters looked after us very well. Thanks to the team.

January 23, 2020


Couple Traveller

We were so happy to see the mountain after rickety bust journey up to ghandruk!
The tibetean bread and the meal so delicious and mouth watering in Ghandruk! We enjoyed our Visit!
Our trip was managed by Asian Heritage and we were happy to travel to Pokhara and Ghandruk!

October 17, 2019
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