Ghorepani- Poonhill Trek with Jungle Safari 12 Days

$825 USD
- 12 Days
- Easy
2-10 Pax

Safari in the National Park, Trekking, Sightseeing

March-May\October -May

Tourist bus & Private Car

Hotel & Lodge

Tea house

3210m

Breakfast in Kathmandu and full board meals during trek and Safari

Kathmandu-Pokhara-Ghorepani-Ghandruk-Pokhara-Chitwan National Park-Kathmandu

Ghorepani- Poonhill Trek with Jungle Safari Overview

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek leads you to the popular view point of Poon Hill and a village of Ghandruk. Most of the trail leads through the village of Gurung and Magar then forest of rhododendron. The maximum altitude of this trek is 3210m at Poon Hill which does not need previous trekking experience. These trek suites those who have a short time in Nepal and still want to be close to Annapurnas. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking begins after short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and beautiful walk through Ulleri to Ghorepani then continues to Ghandruk to explore Gurung village and its culture. It ends to Nayapul to take short drive to Pokhara and next adventure is Jungle safari at Chitwan National park.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft)

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul & trek to Tikhadhunga (1,540m/5,052ft)

Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (3,194m/10,479ft)

Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2,590m/8,497ft)

Day 07: Ghorepani to Ghandruk (1,940m/6,364ft)

Day 08: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft)

Day 09: Drive to Chitwan

Day 10: Explore day

Day 11: Bird watching trip and drive to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 12: Departure day

Ghorepani- Poonhill Trek with Jungle safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport, we will greet you and assist you to the Hotel.  We can meet later on that day or the next day to take you to our head office to brief you on your upcoming Trek with us. Here we will introduce you to your trekking guide and Sherpa. If your flight arrives on time, we will take you to one of the most popular local restaurants with delicious Nepalese food, cultural music and ethnic dance. This will give you a glimpse into the different ethnic groups of the country. If you arrive late in the evening we can do this the next day.

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation(1,300m/4,264 ft)

After breakfast, you will begin a city tour of Kathmandu where you will see the main attractions of the valley. On this tour you will visit the Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square (the old palace). After finishing the city tour, we will meet again to check your clothing and trekking equipment (sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking boots). Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft)

After breakfast, you will board a tourist bus departing for Pokhara at 7:00 in morning. It is an interesting drive along the scenic Prithivi Highway. The bus makes two stops, breakfast and lunch. After a seven hour drive you will arrive in Pokhara. After a brief rest at the hotel, we then walk around the lake and explore the surrounding areas. 

Day 4: Drive to Nayapul & trek to Tikhadhunga (1,540m/5,052ft)

Today we will take a short drive to Nayapul, the beginning part of the trek. The trail begins with an easy walk towards Birethanti along the river. The trail leads you towards Bhurundi Khola along great scenery, passing through several countryside villages all the way up to Tikhedhunga. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 5: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (3,194m/10,479ft)

After breakfast, prepare for the long uphill hike to Ulleri which has 3,200 stone steps and amazing landscape with views of the valley and the Annapurnas. This scenery gives you inner power to climb up these steps and encourages you to keep going. After a short walk from Ulleri, the trail leads you through the rhododendron forest, home to the national flower of Nepal. Then the trail continues uphill to Ghorepani where we will have excellent views of the entire Annapurna Range and Dhaulagiri. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 6: Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2,590m/8,497ft)

Wake up early and take the hour-long walk up Poon Hill for a breathtaking view of the sunrise and surrounding mountains. After taking photographs from atop Poon Hill, we will drop back down to the lodge at Ghorepani and trek down to Tadapani after breakfast. The beginning part of the trail is a steep uphill walk to the ridge. At Deurali you can take a short break. Then the trail drops down through the valley to Banthanti, through a scenic forest. At the end, is a short easy walk to the ridge and steep descent to a river crossing via bridge. The day concludes with a steep climb to Tadapani, located on the top of the ridge. Overnight at a guest house.

Day 7: Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m/6,364ft)

After breakfast, the trail drops a bit down through the forest to Bhaisekharka and continue towards Ghandruk. After lunch at Ghandruk, explore around the village to visit Museum and overnight stay at lodge.
 

Day 8: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft)

Today is the last day of your trekking trip. It is a very pleasant walking today through the village and farm terrace which drops down to the Modi Khola and Sauli Bazzar. After that, anther  easy walk to Birethanti where we will have to sign out from ACAP office. After short easy walk to the bridge the trail leads last steep climb to the road point where we will able to take bus ride to Pokhara. Overnight at the Lodge.

Day 9: Drive to Chitwan

After breakfast at the hotel, you will board a tourist bus departing for Chitwan at 6:00 AM. This is an interesting drive along the scenic Prithivi Highway. The bus makes one stop for breakfast. After a four hour drive you will arrive in Chitwan. At the bus stand our representative will pick you up and take you to the Hotel. After welcome drink, trip brief with our nature guide and lunch. After short rest, you will be taking to the Tharu village for short walk or you can take Ox ride to explore village and museum. Sun set from the bank of the river. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 10: Explore day

After morning drink Elephant safari for an hour and half which will take you to the community forest then take you back at the hotel for Breakfast. Then proceed for further trips to do Canoe ride, Jungle walk, visit Elephant breeding farm center, Elephant bath view and overnight at the hotel.
 

Day 11: Bird watching trip and drive to Kathmandu

After morning bird watching trip at National park, breakfast at the hotel and proceed for Kathmandu. It is same route drive through the highway which is approximately 5 hours drive.  We meet at evening to discuss about your trip experience. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12: Departure day

Today is the last day of your trip with us. If you would like to extend your holiday, we will help you. Otherwise, we will assist you to the airport for your departing flight.

Ghorepani- Poonhill Trek with Jungle safari Cost :- US$825

Include

-Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
-3 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel with breakfast
-2 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara
-One full day guided city tour by private vehicle
-Welcome dinner and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance
-Annapurna trekking permits and Tims permits
-Bus transportation to Pokhara and return from Pokhara by tourist bus
-All meals during the trek and jungle safari (Lunch,Dinner & Breakfast)
-Gov. licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
-A porter (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
-Inurance of Guide and Porter
-All required local tax and Gov tax
-Down jackets and sleeping bags
-Official T-shirt
-Trekking route map
 

Exclude

-Nepal arrival visa
-Meals in the city except breakfast and above mentioned special dinner
-Monument entrance fees
-Your personal nature expenses eg. Mineral water, Beer, Coke and entire beverage etc
-Travel insurance that covers trip cancelation and Helicopter evacuation
-Tips and any other extending trips and accommodation.

Ghorepani- Poonhill Trek with Jungle safari Information

Nepal
Nepal is a land locked country which lies in between India and China. It is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical position and altitude variation. The elevation of the country ranges from 60 meters above sea level to the highest point of the world, Mt. Everest at 8,848 meter above sea level. Nepal has three major geographical range - Himalayan region, Hill region and Terai low land.

Area: 147,181 sq. kilometers
Geography: Situated between China in the north and India in the south
Capital: Kathmandu
Population: 2,642,799
Language: Nepali is the native language. However, travel-trade people understand and speakEnglish as well.
Currency: Nepali Rupee
Political System: Multi-party democracy
Religion: The major number is Hindu. However, there is a harmonious blending of Hinduism and Buddhism.
Travel season: We do have two best seasons to visit Nepal. The best time is Spring and Autum.
Spring: - (March, April, May) - Best warmest time to trek. Rhododendron flowers in bloom excellent trails and clear skies, best visibility. Good Temperature, warmest weather of the year.
Autumn: - (Mid September, October and November) - excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility.
Winter months: - (December, January and February) are also good, but it’s colder. 
Summer: - Monsoon, heavy rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August). Nepal can be visited the whole year round.
People: Nepal has more than 91 ethnic groups and 70 different spoken languages.
What to Wear: Lightweight clothing is recommended for May through October. Warm garments are required in October through March. An umbrella or raincoat is a must for the rainy season (June to August)
Communication:
Postal Services: The Central Post Office located near Dharahara Tower, is open from 9 am to 5 pm. Monday through Friday. The counters are open from 7 am to 4 pm and provide stamps, postcards and aerogram. Post Restate is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Express Mail Service (EMS ) is available at GPO and at Thamel, Basantapur and airport postal counters.
Telephone Services:
Telephone, fax, telex and telegraph services are available at the Nepal Telecommunications Corporation at Tripureshwar. Hotels and private communications centers provide long distance telephone. For calling from outside, country code for Nepal is 00977 and the area code for Kathmandu is 1. You can buy a local Sim card to use while in Nepal.
Internet Services:
Several Internet cafes and communication centers have opened up in the Valley and around the country in the past few years.  E-mail and Internet services are also offered by hotels in the city like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and major cities.
Electricity:
Major towns have electricity and the voltage available is 220-volts and 50 cycles. Load shedding is sometimes experienced. However, most major hotels have installed their own generators.
Medical Services:
All kinds of medicines, including those imported from overseas are available in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Valley also offers the services of major general hospitals and private clinics. Health posts have been set up by the government in different parts of rural Nepal.
Meals and Accommodation:
In the big cities, many different categories hotels are available. While you are on mountain accommodations are available where basic facilities are available such as hot shower, toilets, comfortable mattress, solar\electricity lights.
Insurance:
A travel insurance policy that covers theft, loss and medical treatment is recommended. Make sure the insurance also covers the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking, rafting.
Vaccination:
Vaccination is recommended for your trip to Nepal. Your doctor will have the information of vaccination you would require to the country where you will be travelling. Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria etc. are the recommended vaccination for travel Nepal.
Medical Kit:
A simple but adequate medical kit can be very useful while traveling. The following items are recommended: Aspirin or Panadol - for pain or fever; Antihistamine - as a decongestant for colds, allergies and to help prevent motion sickness; Antibiotics - useful if traveling off beaten track but they must be prescribed; Kaolin preparation (Pepto-Bismol), Imodium or Lomotil – for stomach upsets; Rehydration mixture - for treatment of severe diarrhoea; Antiseptic, mercurochrome and antibiotic powder or similar 'dry' spray - for cuts and grazes.
Other things to be included are:
Calamine lotion to ease irritation from bites or stings, bandages and band aids for minorinjuries, scissors, tweezers, thermometer, insect repellent, sun block lotion, chopsticks, water purification tablets, throat lozenges (Strepsils), moleskin, Sulamyd 10% eye drops, Acetaminophen (Paracetamol, Antacid tablets).
General Knowledge:
It would be hard to know all aspects of Nepal’s health problems. However, it would be useful togather information on altitude sickness (AMS), diarrhoea, giardia, dysentery, cholera, hepatitis rabies, typhoid, tetanus, meningitis diphtheria, malaria and HIV/AIDS Common sense can often save lives.
Pack list:
It is essential to have warm clothing and equipment to plan this trip. Here below are some suggestions for planning this trip. 
Climbing:
Ice Axe
Crampons
Harness
Screw gate Carabineers
Descended abseil device
Prussic Loops
Plastic Mountaineering Boot
For your head:
Sunglasses with UV protection
Lip balm
Upper body:
T- Shirts (2)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/ or jacket
Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves/ mittens with a waterproof outer shell
Lower body:
Underwear (4)
Hiking shorts (2)
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Feet:
Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/ or sandals)
Gaiters (when hiking in winter)
Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small padlock or combination lock
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags- for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (you will carry your own small daypack)
Water bottles (2)
Hiking poles/ walking sticks
Toiletries:
Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothbrush etc
Ear plugs
Small wash towel
Extras:
Camera with extra batteries and cards
Binoculars
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Reading book
Trail Map/ Guide book
Journal & Pen
IPod & Travel games (i.e. cards, chess, and backgammon)
Passport & Visa Information
Nepal visa is easy to obtain. You can obtain your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You have to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip. Nationals of SAARC countries, India and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal.  Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.
• Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
• Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
• Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
• Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
• Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
• Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
• Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
• Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)
Tourist Visa Fees

3 days transit visa - Free of cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Dillibazar Kathmandu
Tel: 00977-1 4433934 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868, Download visa form-: www.immi.gov.np