City or Town : Laos
State : Luang Prabang
Country : Laos
Postcode : +856
10 days / 9Nights
3210 (at PoonHill)
Mode of Trek
DAY 01: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU:
DAY 02: FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING TOUR IN KATHMANDU
DAY 03: DRIVE TO POKHARA (820M) 06 HRS
DAY 04: POKHARA DRIVE TO NAYAPUL AND TREK HILE (1490M)
DAY 05: HILE TREK TO GHOREPANI (1490M – 2850M)
DAY 06: GHOREPANI HIKE TO POONHILL AND TREK TO TADAPANI (2850M – 2590M)
DAY 07: TADAPANI TREK TO GHANDRUNG (2590M – 1940M)
DAY 08: GHANDRUNG TREK TO NAYAPUL AND DRIVE BACK TO POKHARA
DAY 09: DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU
DAY 10: FINAL DEPARTURE
DAY 01: ARRIVE AT KATHMANDU (1300M) AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by our staff, who will escort you to the hotel, where our Sherpa guide or the office staff will give you a brief orientation about the hotel, Kathmandu itself, trekking, and the do's and don’ts of the area. They will also review any additional information that you might require while in Nepal, including an overview of the next day's sightseeing tour. In the evening, you will enjoy a complimentary welcome dinner at one of the finest traditional Nepalese restaurants in Kathmandu, with the necessary transfer to and from the hotel by taxi, bus. Overnight in Hotel
DAY 02: GUIDED SIGHTSEEING IN KATHMANDU VALLEY
After your breakfast, you will precede to Kathmandu Durbar Square, where you will tour the ancient palace, the temple of Kumari, hailed as the living goddess of Nepal, Hanuman Dhoka and Kasthamandav Temple with a guide knowledgeable about Nepalese history, architecture, and religion. From there, you will proceed by taxi, bus to the Buddhist site, Swoyambhunath Stupa, also known as the "Monkey Temple" because of its lively troops of resident monkeys. You will then visit Pashupatinath Temple, the holiest shrine for Hindus, situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati River, a popular cremation site. Before returning to the hotel, you will visit Boudhnath Stupa, a Buddhist pilgrimage center and home to many colorful gompas, or monasteries. Once back at the hotel, you will receive a briefing about the trek and have a chance to meet your guides and ask any last minute questions before tomorrow morning's departure. Overnight in Hotel
DAY 03: DRIVE TO POKHARA (820M) 06 HRS
After an early breakfast, you will then travel by a Tourist Coach towards the scenic Pokhara highway. This is an interesting drive through the foothills of the Himalaya. The road has been greatly improved in recent years. The drive continues with several stops on route before Pokhara. On reaching Pokhara transfer to the Hotel with enough time in the afternoon for a stroll around the beautiful Phewa Lake side. Overnight in Hotel
DAY 4: POKHARA DRIVE TO NAYAPUL AND TREK HILE (1490M) (B/L/D)
From Pokhara to Nayapul, it takes about 1 ½ hour by driving. The road is reasonably good. At the place of Nayapul, within short walk, one can cross suspension bridge. After that, follows up bank of Modi River to Birethanti. From there mountain trail leads through bamboo forest and passes a large waterfall-summing hole. The trail stays on the north bank of Bhurundi River to Bajagara. Beyond a pasture used by Pony caravans, the trail reaches Sudami then climbs steadily up through the valley reaching Hile (1495m). Walking time takes about 5 hours, overnight at camp.
DAY 5: HILE TREK TO GHOREPANI (1490M – 2850M) (B/L/D)
From the place of Hile, after a short walk the trail crosses a steam on suspension bridge and leads the climb very steeply on a stone staircase. It leads continuously steep to the large village of Uleri at 2070m. From there one can see first eye catching mountain views of Annapurna south (7219m), Himchuli (6440m) and Fishtail (6996m). After that, the trail leads through deep magnificent oak and Rhododendron forest up to Ghorepani (2850m). Walking time takes about 7 hours, over night at camp.
DAY 6: GHOREPANI HIKE TO POONHILL AND TREK TO TADAPANI (2850M – 2590M) (B/L/D)
At the place of Ghorepani to Poonhill (3210m), trail leads climbing very steeply on a stone staircase. Walking time takes about 1½ hour to the top. From the Poonhill, one can see view of Sunrise and breath taking mountains views such as Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, and Annapurna south, Himchuli, Annapurna III, Fishtail, Annapurna IV, and Annapurna II and so on. After Poonhill, ascends to Ghorepani from there to Tadapani (2590m). Mountain trail leads several times ascending and descending. It passes several villages through oak and Rhododendron forest. Walking times takes approximately 6 hours, overnight at camp.
DAY 7: TADAPANI TREK TO GHANDRUNG (2590M – 1940M) (B/L/D)
Trail leads to Ghandrug from Tadapani all the way of descends and flat through the oak and Rhododendron Forest. Walking time takes about 3 hours, over night at camp.
DAY 8: GHANDRUNG TREK TO NAYAPUL AND DRIVE BACK TO POKHARA (B/L)
At the place of Ghandrug trail leads to Nayapul, the route almost descending and flat through the bank of Modi River and passes several villages such as Kimle, Shyauli Bazzar, and Birethani and comes Nayapul. Walking times takes about 5 hours, after Nayapul drives back to Pokhara.
DAY 9: DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU
After a wonderful time in the mountains, Pokhara is certainly great spot to relax after the trek and swap stories with fellow trekkers. After breakfast, we will board the bus for about 06 hour’s scenic journey back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel
DAY 10: FINAL DEPARTURE
Keep the departure time of international flight in mind, and make sure to keep your confirmed air ticket and passport handy! Our staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from beautiful Nepal.
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NOTE: KATHMANDU – KTM/ POKHARA – PKR
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Services as mentioned below are rendered complimentary upon confirmation of your booking with us:
- Complimentary tourist registration to respective consulate office or embassy
- Complimentary international flight ticket re-confirmation
- Complimentary Aaradhana logo indicate T-Shirt on behalf of Our Insight Travel Asia (subject to availability)
- Complimentary welcome dinner in one of the finest local restaurants in Kathmandu with cultural shows presented by different ethnic groups
- Complimentary use of sleeping bags and down jackets
Mode of Payment
To confirm your trip we request you an upfront payment of 40% of the quoted amount by wire transfer to our Bank account.
Note: If you pay by Master/Visa cards there is a bank service charge of 5% which will be charged as an extra; for payment through American Express there is a 6% bank service charge.
Terms & Conditions
- The Company is not liable for any refunds after the departure date of the scheduled itinerary.
- Cancellation should be made 72 hours before departure and a 40% cancellation charge is approved besides tax, transportation and permit. See specific information below
- No refund will be given if the program ends before the provided itinerary date.
- The Company is not to be held responsible for your early termination of a trek should our experienced leader feels it is unsafe for you to continue due to fitness and/or health issues
- The Company is not liable for an unconvinced or rescheduling due to natural, political or bureaucratic circumstances
- The Company is not responsible for delays caused by local weather conditions resulting in international flights being missed
- The Company is not responsible for the financial implications of rescue. Please ensure you have the appropriate insurance to cover these situations before you arrive in Nepal
- Our staffs are very experienced in leading treks at all altitudes. It is their responsibility to ensure your safety, their conclusions regard safety are final and should you not follow their advice the Company cannot be held responsible for the outcome.
If you wish to cancel your trip for any reason the following scale of charges will apply:
Date of Cancellation Charge Incurred
2 months before departure Loss of deposit (40% of Total Trip Cost TTC)
29 days to 2 months before departure 50% of TTC
10 to 28 days before departure 70% of TTC
Less than 10 days before departure 100% of TTC
CITIES OF INTEREST:
Kathmandu is the capital & also largest city in Nepal and is populated with 1.5 million inhabitants in the Kathmandu Valley along the Bagmati River. The city is encircled by the Ring Road and most travelers head to the old part of the city, between the Vishnumati River and Kantipath, the main north-south road. Durbar Square, home to the old Royal Royal Palace, lies between the river and Kantipath Ganga Path, the city’s busiest road. To its south is Freak Street, once the centre of hippy Kathmandu. Thamel, the new tourist epicentre, is about 20 minutes walk north of Durbar Square. Kathmandu is the hub of Nepal’s traditional culture and arts. This is the place for rest, relaxation and easy-day sightseeing of historic and artistic temples and monuments, and mountain views. Kathmandu is a fascinating portrayal of orthodox but vibrant Buddhist and Hindu traditions and well preserved architecture. The city will keep you entertained as long as you stay here.
Pokhara is one of the most unique sub-tropical valley in the Himalaya and probably in the world, where one can marvel the beauty of the Himalayan landscape and reflection of the Annapurna massif including the towering majestic peak of Mt. Machhapuchhre on its beautiful lakes. Pokhara is situated in the mid western Nepal. It is linked by the main highway of 200 km driving distance from Kathmandu, and by air approximately 20 to 30 minutes flight with a sweeping panoramic view of the mid western Himalaya.
Mother Nature has certainly blessed this fertile valley with outstanding scenery of the landscapes, snow capped mountains, moderate tropical climate, and beautiful pristine lakes of Begnas, Rupa and Phewa.
The most stunning of Pokhara's sights is the magnificent panorama of the Annapurna range which forms its backdrop. Annapurna massif includes Annapurna I to IV and Annapurna South. Among these high peaks it is the towering majestic Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail) which dominates all others in this range Pokhara with its natural beauty is also a starting point of Nepal's most popular adventure destinations. Most of the trekking, mountaineering expeditions begin from this remarkable place and it's an ideal spot for all types of holiday makers.