Poon Hill Trek with Kathmandu Tour

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

The Poon Hill Trek with Kathmandu Tour offers extensive sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley’s major attractions, including Patan and Bhaktapur. This luxury tour provides a real taste of Nepal in a short time, with high-end accommodation arrangements in Kathmandu, Poon Hill trek, and Pokhara. Highlights include visiting historic World Heritage Sites, enjoying panoramic Himalayan views from Poon Hill viewpoint, exploring unspoiled nature, tasting authentic Nepalese cuisine, and experiencing local Gurung and Magar culture. The tour combines cultural and natural attractions, showcasing the Kathmandu Valley’s cultural heritage through its historic monuments and buildings.

Also Check: Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Price Includes

  • Private transport including driver as mentioned in itinerary
  • 4 Night accommodation in yatri suits and spa or similar in Kathmandu on Breakfast Basis.
  • 2 Night accommodation in Crystal palace or similar in Pokhara on Breakfast Basis.
  • 4 Night accommodation in Local availabe lodge during trekking on Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  • As mentioned the hotel accommodations are a twin-sharing basic.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara flight ticket
  • 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)
  • All government and local taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Drinks/Beverage bills in all places.
  • 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.
  • Personal nature expenses (bars and beverage bills, drinking water, bottled drinks, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc.)
  • Tipping (Tips for guide, driver and supporters).
  • Travel Insurance.
  • International flights.
  • Any items not mentioned in the includes section.
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)

After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, You will be welcomed by a representative from Asian Heritage Treks and Expeditions, who will then escort you to your Hotel Upon arrival, you’ll check in at the hotel, refresh yourself, and enjoy some relaxation. Later, Our Asian Heritage Representative will meet you for the briefing of your Tour package.
Accommodation: Hotel Yatri Suites and Spa or Similar.

Day 2Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Embark on a captivating UNESCO heritage tour of Kathmandu, guided in comfort. Begin your day at Kathmandu Durbar Square, where ancient wooden temples and structures exude the city’s timeless allure. Then, proceed to Swyambhunath, the monkey temple, and revel in the spiritual harmony of Buddhism and Hinduism, all while gazing upon Kathmandu’s panoramic vistas. Visit Pashupatinath Temple, a significant Hindu pilgrimage site in Southeast Asia, there you’ll witness the solemn cremation rituals along the Bagmati riverbanks, followed by a visit to the nearby Guweyswori Temple. Resume your journey to the Boudhanath Stupa, a UNESCO gem dating back to 600 A.D., representing Buddhism’s essence. Immerse yourself in its unique ambiance. After this enriching experience, return to your hotel, replete with vivid memories of Kathmandu’s heritage and spirituality.
Meals included: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel Yatri Suites and Spa or Similar.

Boudhanath Lively Atmosphere

Day 3Sightseeing in Patan, Bhaktapur and Changunarayan

Patan, once an independent city-state, now appears as a Kathmandu suburb, separated only by the Bagmati River. Locals often use its original Sanskrit name, Lalitpur (City of Beauty), or its Newari name, Yala. You’ll explore Patan’s attractions before moving on to Bhadgaon, also known as Khwopa, the City of Devotees. Bhaktapur, another medieval city-state, suffered damage during the 2015 earthquake but retains its charm with its well-preserved temples. Tourism helps the community recover. After Bhaktapur, we’ll visit Changunarayan, renowned as Kathmandu Valley’s oldest active Hindu temple. It features a two-tiered pagoda-style structure guarded by real and mythical creatures, with intricately carved Tantric deities on the roof struts. Finally, we’ll drive to Nagarkot for an overnight stay.
Meals included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Yatri Suites and Spa or Similar.

Day 4Flight to Pokhara, Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1,5-hour drive), (3-4-hour hike)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Kathmandu domestic airport. From there, you’ll take a flight to Pokhara, and then after arrival, you’ll drive to the trek starting point, Nayapul (1050m). Along the way, you will pass through old villages and meandering green hills, with terraced paddy fields dotting the neighboring yet distant landscape. The wind rushing against your face will make for a pleasant and smooth drive, offering ample time to appreciate the scenery and contemplate the exciting journey ahead. You’ll stop for lunch at Hile or Birethanti. The initial part of the trail is gentle and takes you through thin settlements and paddy fields, quickly immersing you in a vastly different yet charming lifestyle. The path will lead to Tikhedhunga via Birethanti (1065m).
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: In Available local lodge

Day 5Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (6-7-hour hike)

You will be leading upward slowly and gently, passing through the charming village of Ulleri (2070m). Lunch will be served in both Ulleri and Banthanti, traditional Magar villages where you can choose from a variety of dishes with a unique Magar culture twist. Throughout your journey, there will be plenty of opportunities to interact with the locals, gaining firsthand insight into their way of life. Along the route, you will also be treated to the breathtaking views of Machhapuchhre (6997m), Huinchuli (6441m), and Annapurna South (7219m), as well as the world’s largest rhododendron forest. During March and April, you’ll have the chance to witness the vibrant and diverse forest flowers, adding to the beauty of your experience.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: In available Local Lodge

 

Day 6Ghorepani to Tadapani via Poonhill (3,210m) (6-7-hour hike)

Today you will start your trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3,210m), followed by a journey to Tadapani (2,650m). This adventure spans six to seven hours of leisurely hiking. Commence your ascent to Poon Hill in the early morning, capturing the enchanting spectacle of the sun’s first rays illuminating the majestic Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) and gradually unveiling the grandeur of Tukuche Peak (6,920m), Nilgiri (6,940m), VarahaShikhar (7,847m), the towering 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 snow-draped peaks, creating an ethereal experience.

After a hearty breakfast in Ghorepani, venture into the serene depths of rhododendron, bamboo, and oak forests on your way to Tadapani. A nourishing lunch awaits at Banthathi. Along the way, immerse yourself in nature’s splendors: cascading waterfalls, rugged rocks, wildlife, avian wonders, and the lush green valleys.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: In available Local Lodge.

Poonhill Trek Nepal by Asian Heritage

Day 7Tadapani to Ghandruk (3-4-hour hike)

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 admire several peaks, including Annapurna South, Gangapurna (7455m), Machapuchare, Annapurna III, and Hiunchuli. Ghandruk is known as the second-largest Gurung village in Nepal, characterized by its Buddhist traditions, culture, and a sense of tranquility and charm. Moreover, Ghandruk boasts its own Buddhist monastery. What distinguishes Ghandruk is its unique architecture, featuring houses constructed of stone with slate roofs.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: In Available Local lodge

Day 8Ghandruk to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara (6-7-hour drive)

Heading back along the route we took to reach Poon Hill, we follow a steep track until we arrive at Syaula Bazaar. Continuing along the trail, we pass several small villages and traverse the terraced fields planted with a variety of crops. Our trek concludes at Nayapul, from where we will drive back to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara, we will have some time to leisurely stroll around Phewa Lake and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.
Meals included: breakfast and lunch
AccommodationIn Hotel Crystal Palace or Similar

Day 9Sightseeing in Pokhara

Stretched along the shores of Phewa Lake and adorned with colorful paddleboats gently bobbing on the water, this serene destination ranks among Nepal’s top favorites. In Pokhara, there’s an array of thrilling activities awaiting adrenaline enthusiasts, including white-water rafting and some of the world’s most captivating paragliding experiences. The Annapurna range, with its majestic 8,000-meter snow-capped peaks, stands as an awe-inspiring spectacle due to its immense size and grandeur. On clear days, these towering mountains can be observed from every corner of Pokhara, as if serving as vigilant guardians over this peaceful town.
Our schedule for today’s Pokhara exploration, time permitting, will include the following sites:

  • 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 Crystal Palace or Similar.

Day 10Drive to Kathmandu

On this day, you will have a scenic drive back to Kathmandu, starting from Pokhara after breakfast. After your arrival in Kathmandu, our team will assist you in transferring to your respective hotel, where you can relax. In the evening, take a leisurely stroll around the downtown area in Thamel. Later, consider exploring the local shops and selecting gifts for your friends and family.
Meals included: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Hotel Yatri Suites and Spa or Similar.

 

Day 11Departure

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.
Include  private transfer, Breakfast

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Purna

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

Sophia

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

Tobias

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

Hickin

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

Hari

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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