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Difficulty : Comfort

Reference Code: PHT

Maximum Altitude: 3,193m

Season: Winter, Spring, Autumn and Summer

Accommodation: Lodge

Destination: Nepal

Physical Rating: Comfort

Group Size: 4-16

Theme: Trekkking

For those with only a few days to spare the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is a colorful foray into the Annapurna region. The trail winds through patch work valleys, dense mossy forests and past icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool your face. Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek. One of the important highlight of this trek is to make climb on Poon Hill, probably the most popular route. From Poon Hill, Dhaulagiri (8,172m) and Annapurna (8,091m) Fishtail (6997m) Annapurna South, Himchuli and other famous mountain in this area can be viewed. Early morning sunrise over these mountain from Poon Hill is unforgettable experience in life time there gradually appear, just like magic that your eye could not believe. Besides, during journey, the natural beauties reward you in your each & every footsteps. During the work you can study the Gurung's culture, tradition and their living style.

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Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m.)

Namaste! And welcome to Kathmandu, the colourful capital of Nepal where ornately carved balconies mingle with beautiful shrines and temples. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting on arrival at the exit gate of Kathmandu airport. Our staff will welcome you and pick you to your accommodated hotel. Please seek our company palmplate to find our staff at the main exit gate of the airport. Rest of the day you can relax at the hotel or short evening walk around local market on your own as per your wish.

Day 02 Rest day in Kathmandu

A well deserved rest day at cosy of hotel after a long tiring flight. This day, one can move around nearby local market to purchase or hire trekking equipment that is necessary for the trekking like sleeping bags, walking sticks etc, exchange currency as requirement or simply walk around in the local market or Kathmandu Durbar squire nearby with small entrance fee as per your preference on your own. Evening at the hotel lobby there will be pre-trip briefing in which you will be introduced with your trekking guide and explained about your trip in short, instruction for safety etc.

Day 03 Drive to Pokhara(820m.)

Leaving Kathmandu behind early this morning, journey to the enchanting Nepalese town of Pokhara by private vehicle (approximately 7 hours). Pokhara enjoys a delightful setting on a lake beneath the snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna range, making it an excellent place to relax and contemplate what lies ahead. Pokhara is part of a once vibrant trade route extending between India and Tibet. This is the land of Magars and Gurungs – hardworking farmers and valorous warriors who have earned world-wide fame as Gurkha soldiers. The Thakalis, another important ethnic group here, are known for their entrepreneurship. This afternoon you’ll have your trek briefing and preparation, but depending on your arrival time, there may be time to hire a small boat for a quick paddle on the lake. There are also plenty of cafes where you can put your feet up and enjoy international cuisine, while the main street is full of shops and stalls selling a wide range of Nepali and Tibetan souvenirs. If you need to hire some extra trekking gear, then there are numerous shops available offering everything you could possibly need.

Day 04 Drive to Nayapul(1100m.) and Trek to Tirkhedhunga(1570m.)

At 8091 metres, Annapurna 1 is one of the highest mountains in the world. Its surrounding sister mountains are equally imposing and create magnificent panoramas from any viewpoint. This trek covers a wide variety of terrain, from lowland pastures and peaceful villages to powerful glaciers and stunning mountain views. In the rugged mountain scenery, you stay in mountain communities and meet friendly Nepali hill people as they go about their daily lives. The expedition is not only visually superb but also a chance to learn about local cultures. Along the way, see thundering waterfalls of melted snow, cross icy rivers and reward yourself with a soak in natural hot springs. An hour-long drive (remember driving times are always approximate in Asia – patience is your closest friend!) brings you to Nayapul where you commence your trek. Gear up and follow the Bhurungi Khola to Thikhedhunga, trek through farmland.

Day 05 Trek to Ghorepani(2874m.)

Ascend to Ulleri Village through a pleasant rhododendron forest, much more impressive than the trees your grandmother has in the garden! Stay overnight at Ghorepani.

Day 06 Ascent Poon Hill(3210m.) and trek to Tadapani(2610m.)

Early birds can bounce out of bed to witness the sunrise over Annapurna from nearby Poon Hill (1-hour uphill climb) – you have to do this at least once in your life, right? Then the adventure continues as you continue your trek on to Tadapani.

Day 07 Trek to Ghandruk(1940m.)

From Tadopani the easy trail descends and heads south until we reach the Gurung village of Ghandruk. The village is beautifully set against the peaks of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.

Day 08 Trek to Tolka(1130m.)

Ghandruk is a huge Gurung village from where the trail descends to Kyumi bridge and a short climb to Landruk. It is one of the beautiful villages. From here, we continue to Tolka with the beautiful scenery of green countryside. We spend a night there.

Day 09 Trek to Phedi(1130m.) and drive to Pokhara(820m.)

Our final day starts on a fairly level path then climbs steeply to a pass. There is then a gradual descent to Damphus and Phedi where we will reach the road head. After arrival of our kit we depart by coach to Pokhara and check in to our comfortable hotel and enjoy the luxury of a hot shower!

Day 10 Fly to Kathmandu(1350m.)

Say farewell to the Annapurnas during the 25 minute return flight to Kathmandu, where we return to the group hotel. Rest of day free.

Day 11 Departure to your next destination

We say 'Namaste' for memories that will last a lifetime. There are no activities planned for today and you are able to depart the hotel at any time. Check out time from the hotel is at 12 noon. If you are departing later, you can arrange luggage storage at the hotel. For your final departure, our staff will pick you up from the hotel and transfer to Kathmandu airport approximately 3 hours prior to your international flight time.

Inclusion

Lodge basis
All ground transportation as per itinerary
4 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B plan.

3 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with B/B plan.
½ day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with English Speaking Cultural guide

Full day sightseeing in Pokhara
TIMs (Trekking Information Management system) card
Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Fee

Domestic flight with airport tax: PKH-KTM(optional)

Food for the member during the trek( 3 meals a day as per lodge open menu)
Lodge accommodation on twin sharing basis

Medical supplies(First aid Kit will be available)

All required Nepalese staffs (salary, food, clothing, accommodation)

All Nepalese staffs insurance as per Nepalese government rules

Company service charge, VAT and government taxes etc.

 

Camping basis
All ground transportation as per itinerary
4 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B plan.

3 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with B/B plan.
½ day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with English Speaking Cultural guide

Full day sightseeing in Pokhara
TIMs (Trekking Information Management system) card
Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Fee

Domestic flight with airport tax: PKH-KTM(optional)

Cargo charges

Food for the members on camping basis
All camping equipment and camping charges

Medical supplies(First aid Kit will be available)

All required Nepalese staffs (salary, food, clothing, accommodation)

All Nepalese staffs insurance as per Nepalese government rules

Company service charge, VAT and government taxes etc.

Exclusion

International flight with airport tax.
Nepalese Entry Visa fee
Food during stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
All personal equipment and personal expenses
Photography Charges, Monument charges and Monument entry fees
Personal Medical and travel insurance(must cover helicopter rescue evacuation cost)
Personal Medicine
Telephone and internet charges
Laundry charges
Alcoholic beverage, bottled drinks and cold drinks during the trip
Rescue evacuation charges if required
Staff and porters Tips..

Clothing and Equipments List
» Pack to pack out - bring enough waterproof bags to carry all non-biodegradable rubbish back down the mountain.
» Remove all unnecessary packaging before leaving home.
» Bring enough warm dry clothes so that you can wrap up rather than burn firewood in the evenings.
» If you are going to trek higher than 5000m or you know it will be cold, buy an aluminum water bottle which can also be used as a hot water bottle at night.
» The easiest way to keep hydrated while trekking is to buy a 1 x liter platypus-drinking bladder to carry in your day pack.
» Make sure to buy proper trekking socks. Don’t buy synthetic socks as these promote sweating and can give you blisters. Always carry a few blister pads in your first aid kit and keep them handy in your day pack.
» Walking poles are very useful while trekking and helpful when descending.
» Please remember that waste disposal and recycling facilitates are limited in Nepal. When buying batteries make sure they are rechargeable and/or high quality so they last longer, and take them home to recycle.

More Lists
There is no definitive list. What you bring will vary according to the area, time of year and the length of your trek. Below is a suggested check list which you should adapt to your own needs. Ask yourself: Will there be snow/how long /high is the trek/are we camping?

» Good quality trekking boots with ankle support
» Lightweight shell/raincoat with hood
» Detachable fleece liner or separate fleece
» Fleece trousers
» Shorts and / or convertibles trousers- quick drying
» Sunglasses
» Sun hat and warm hat(good quality)
» Gloves
» Spare T-shirt x 3
» Sweat towel x 2
» Spare socks x 3 ( walking sock and thin inner sock)
» Small day sack
» Sun cream
» Small water bottle aluminum doubles as a hot water bottle.
» Iodine or water purifying kit,
» Soluble vitamin tablets to taste water or powder fruit drink
» Talcum powder
» Walking sticks or Trekking poles(good quality)
» Camp shoes/trainers/flip flops to wear in evening.
» Spare underwear 3
» Toilet kit
» Tissues
» Pen knife
» Bum bag
» Head torch(good quality)
» Biodegradable washing liquid / soap
» FILM
» CAMERA
» Ear plugs
» Sleeping bag liner(good quality)
» Sleeping bag(good quality-30)
» Bin bag/ gasbag to keep kit dry
» Small towel
» Lip balm
» Available in KTM

Personal First Aid (Aids Kit)
» Antiseptic
» Bandages
» Blister plasters
» Decongestant
» AMS medication like Diamox
» Eye drops – it can get very dusty on trails
» Paracetamol and/or ibuprofen
» Rehydration sachets, Imodium and antibiotics for traveler’s diarrhea
» Scissors
» Sterile dressing
» Sticking plasters and tape
» Throat lozenges / sweets
» Tweezers
» A sewing needle etc.

This trekking equipment list has been prepared by Adventure Zambuling Treks (P) Ltd.

Sep. 24/ Oct. 09/ Nov. 04, 2020

Mar. 21/ Apr.05/ May 03, 2021

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