Poon-Hill Ghorepani ABC Trekking - 13 Days

From: USD 990.00 (Per Person)

Duration: 13 Days

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Transportation: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

Accommodation: Lodge to lodge

Trek Style:

Group Size: 2 and up to 30

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Trip Highlights:

  • Tourist hub Pokhara
  • Sunrise views of Annapurna ranges - including Dhaulagiri I (8,167m / 26,795ft) , Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545m), Nilgiri (7,061m / 23,166ft) from the Poon Hill viewpoint
  • Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m)
  • Rich flora and fauna
  • Hot springs at Jhinu Danda
  • Amazing views of Hiunchuli, Annapurna South Annapurna I, Khangsar, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare
  • Pretty villages and farmland at Ghandrunk
  • Insight into rural Nepali life

The Annapurna Trekking offers the variety of the trekking options to choose for your trekking in Nepal experience. If you are searching for the most sacred and less explored trekking route in Nepal then the Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking ABC route is the best option to choose for your exciting and adventurous holiday in Nepal.

 Annapurna Sanctuary is the glacial basin situated approximately 40 km north of Pokhara. The sanctuary is believed to be the holiest place for the natives.  This oval-shaped plateau is situated in the heart of surrounding Annapurna Mountains range. The Gurung community of the region considers it as the place of the Nagas the Serpent Gods who have stored the gold and treasures in the plateau while Hindu followers consider it as Lord Shiva and the snow foams are considered as the incense smoked by lord Shiva. The place itself is holy for all the other religious background people mainly Buddhism and other old principles. The religious, as well as the natural essence of the place, made it must see destination of the Annapurna Region. 

The Sanctuary is under the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and a limited number of people could only get the pass. The entrance to the Sanctuary is only through the narrow pass of Himchuli Mountain and Mount Machhapuchhre. The trek to Sanctuary would be adventurous yet compelling experience as trekkers could encounter the change of ecosystem in the space of 5-6 days of a walk. The northern face of Sanctuary would treat you with the dry and desert atmosphere while the south face gives you the experience of green forests of rhododendron and bamboo. Therefore, the trek to Annapurna Sanctuary would leave you awestruck with the very beauty of nature as well as the vibrant changing ecosystem. If you are to witness the exemplary Gurung Community, The sacred Himalayan glacial basin, changing the eco system within a week and above all the trekking to the lap of Annapurna Mountain ranges, then join the team of Backpacker for the guided trek to Annapurna. Join the bandwagon of Backpacker Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. Pack your bags; Backpacker is here for all the trekkers.

Cost Details

Cost Include

  • Airport picks up and drops.
  • Transportation for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu on tourist bus
  • Private transportation from Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (trek start)and Ghandruk Phedi (trek end) to Pokhara
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu. 
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Accommodation (total 8 nights): Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • All standard meals (9 lunches, 8 dinners, and 9 breakfasts) during the trek
  • Government licensed Backpacker Treks (guide), an assistant trekking guide for 10 or more trekkers. Porters to help trekkers luggage ( 1 porter for two trekkers, max luggage limit per trekker is 10 kg)
  • Guides and porters costs - including meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fee
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses
  • Arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Backpacker Treks certificate of appreciation after successful trek
  • Farewell dinner at the end of the trek in Kathmandu
  • Medical supplies [First Aid medical kit will be available].

Cost Exclude

  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple entries on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 10 kg per person)
  • All meals in Kathmandu, before and after the journey
  • Extra night accommodation, meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, bottled water or boiled water, hot (tea, coffee) and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation along with medical coverage
  • Tips for guide and porters  (Recommended)
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances outside company control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc
  • All the costs and expenses, which are not listed in " Included items  

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Upon arrival at Kathmandu,Backpacker Expedition Treks Pvt. Ltd will be your trustworthy travel companion until you depart for your home country. We will accommodate our valued customers in the three-star hotel in Kathmandu. We take care of the room and breakfast of our valued customers during their stay in Kathmandu Valley.

Day 02Drive to Pokhara (820m / 2,690ft) west of the Kathmandu ValleyThe six hours drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara in the selected luxurious vehicle gives you the trailers of things to come in our journey. As we set our journey from the Valley i.e. Kathmandu down along the Trishuli and Marshyangdi river amidst green forests to the Lake city on the lap of Himalayas. The Pokhara City excites you with the ultra urban atmosphere to the natural setting.

Day 03Drive From Pokhara to Nayapul /Birethanti /Tikhedhunga (1,570m). Trek to Ulleri (1,540m / 5,050ft)From Nayapul onwards the trek starts until Tikhedhunga on this day. The trek takes you to the Tirkhedhunga covering the small riverside town Birethanti. The unique smell of authentic food being prepared in the wood fire would increase your apetite. The activities carried out by the locals and the tourists in Birethanti is also the view worth experiencing for a while. The trail gives you dual experience i.e. lavish rhododendron forest view and the steep upwards hill walk tiredness. The body starts draining out but the soul remains busy in the majestic view of the lust forests and the chirping sounds of birds on the route. The casual talk with the trekkers and porters on the way to Ghorepani would also gives you chance to explore the sociological and anthropological experience.

Day 04Trek from Ulleri (1,540m / 5,050ft) to Ghorepani (2,860m / 9,385ft)The unique smell of authentic food being prepared in the wood fire would increase your appetite. The activities carried out by the locals and the tourists in Birethanti is also the view worth experiencing for a while. The trail gives you dual experience i.e. lavish rhododendron forest view and the steep upwards hill walk tiredness. The body starts draining out but the soul remains busy in the majestic view of the lust forests and the chirping sounds of birds on the route. The casual talk with the trekkers and porters on the way to Ghorepani would also give you the chance to explore the sociological and anthropological experience.

Day 05Early morning hike to Poon Hill viewpoint (3,210m / 10,525ft) , then trek to Tadapani (2,630m / 8,630ft)The main feature of this part of the trek is the opportunity to see the sunrise from Poon Hill. We recommend fellow trekkers to move early to Poon Hill for the earliest view of sunrays in the snow capped mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), VarahaShikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), LamjungHimal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. We again descend back to Ghorepani for breakfast and get ready for trek Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650 m.). The Tadapani is gradual descend of 2-4 hrs downhill along the Gurung community settlement. The settlement in this route is scarce and can only be found in some parts only.

Day 06Trek from Tadapani (2,630m / 8,630ft) to Chomrong (2,165m / 7,105ft)After having the amazing experience of remote village settlement in Chomrong we take our trek to Himalaya. The Chomrong gave us the plenty of eye solution including paddy fields, corn fields, buckwheat fields, forests, rivers and hills while this part of trek slowly takes us nearer towards the snow capped mountains. The views of Mountains seems nearer than ever in this part of the trekking.

Day 07Trek from Chomrong (2,165m / 7,105ft) to Himalaya (2,890m / 9,425ft)This part of the trek is very nice and beautiful. The jungle walk all the way for up to 45 minutes will take us to the village called Bamboo,Dovan and further we trek we reach to the village called Himalaya. The lunch will be provided in either of these places.

Day 08Trek from Himalaya (2,890m / 9,425ft) to ABC (4,130m / 13,550ft) via Machhapuchhare Base CampTrek from Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m.) and it takes about 6 hours. From here onwards the green pastures starts to disappear and the route gets widen because this is the entry point of Annapurna Sanctuary the world famous conservation area. The base camp gives us the panoramic views of mountains up close. We will rest overnight in the base camp beside the splendid partnership of Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna peaks then gets ready for next day’s trip.

Day 09Trek from ABC (4,130m / 13,550ft) to Bamboo (2,350m / 7,700ft)Early morning we trek downhill to Bamboo. As the trail is to descend so it won't be tiresome as previous days’ trek however the majestic landscape will always cheer us up.

Day 10Trek from Bamboo (2,350m / 7,700ft) to Jhinu Danda (1,780m / 6,393ft) and nearby natural hot springsThis part of trek is the combination of uphill and downhill trek. We trek uphill until Kuldighar and then descend to Jhinu Danda (jhinu hill). There we will let go our all the trekking pain by enjoying in the hot springs.

Day 11Trek from Jhinu Danda (1,780m / 6,393ft) to Siwa/Ghandruk Phedi (1,150m / 3,770ft) and drive to Pokhara (820m) via NayapulFrom Jhinu Danda there are lots of other options like syauli Bazar but we will descend towards Pokhara which will take around 6 hours.

Day 12Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu.Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu in the selected luxurious vehicle gives you the trailers of things to come in our journey. As we set our journey from the Pokhara along the Trishuli and Marshyangdi river amidst green forests.

Day 13Departure to final Destination (Farewell)We always feel very sad at this very juncture that our companion of trekking for the moment ends here and in the meantime we also feel relaxed that we were able to serve you with the best trekking experience that you ever get in your lifetime while trekking. We would leave no stone unturned to make your customers feel important and happy. We always take suggestions and encourage our valued customers to promote Nepal and Trekking in Nepal.

Upon Arrival 

Welcome to Nepal!!! Upon arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport Backpacker’s Airport Representatives will pick you up. The travelling plans and agenda’s will be discussed.

Lodging 

Backpacker believes in providing home away from home experience for our valued guests. The accommodation in Kathmandu would be of your choice and level. However, the usual accommodation provided by the company is three star or similar upscale Hotel in downtown. The lodging in trekking would be clearly mentioned in itinerary.

Meals and drinking Water

The meal in Kathmandu would just be a Breakfast as the lodging in Kathmandu is of B&B (Bed and Breakfast) type. While trekking we provide breakfast, lunch and dinner to our guest. The quantity of the food would be unlimited and will be assisted by our guides for the selection of food. The varieties in food would depend on season and availability. However Soup, Noodles, Rice and Seasonal Veggies are common in the trekking area. For breakfast we provide bread, eggs and cereals. We provide necessary assistance while purchasing the water, biscuits, and tender beverages at shops in the location. There are some safe drinking public taps in the trekking area where our guides will escort you.You could purchase bottled mineral water or ask to fill your bottle with boiled water on the accommodation.

Visa requirement 

You may attain a Nepal access visa effortlessly upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan international airport itself. A multiple entry tourist visa for 30 days may be obtained via paying USD 40. Similarly, ninety days multiple entry traveler visas can be obtained for USD 100. Keep in mind to bring 2 passport size pictures with you.

International flight accessibility to Nepal

Tribhuvan international Airport is the only global airport in Nepal situated in Kathmandu, Nepal. High-quality connecting flight from Europe to Kathmandu are Silk Air through Singapore, Etihad from Abu Dhabi, Qatar airways via Doha, Thai airways through Bangkok and Dragon Air through Hongkong. In addition, from America, we've North West or Cathay Pacific to Hongkong and connect with Nepal airlines (RA) to Kathmandu. From Australia, we've Silk Air and Dragon Air that connects at once to Kathmandu or fly with the aid of Quantas to Bangkok and hook up with Thai airlines to Kathmandu. Airport tax: Airport tax is not relevant for both domestic and international flight.

Customs Formalities 

Your luggage should be declared and cleared via the customs of the port of access. Personal results are approved unfastened access. The duty on articles delivered through the traveler varies according to the extent and price of the products. A traveler can also bring dutiable items like tobacco and liquors, in the prescribed restrict free of responsibility. Wearing narcotic, hands, ammunition are strictly prohibited. Tourists are required to refill disembarkation and embarkation cards upon their arrival and departure.

Inexperienced Channel

The passengers who arrive at the Tribhuvan international Airport (TIA) with none dutiable items can access via the green Channel for short clearance without a bags test. If you are wearing any dutiable articles, you'll have to bypass thru the crimson Channel for exact customs clearance.

Import

 Passengers are allowed to deliver some objects to Nepal free of duty too. You could bring cigarettes (2 hundred)/cigars (50), distilled liquor (one 1.15 liter bottle), and movie (15 rolls). You may additionally bring the subsequent articles free of duty on a condition that you take them out with you while you leave: binoculars, movie or video camera, still digital camera, pc, and transportable track gadget.

Export

 Tourists are strictly prohibited to export items over a hundred year’s vintage (sacred photographs, paintings, manuscripts). They're valued for subculture and non secular reasons.  So, do not buy such objects. They are Nepal's cultural history and belong here. The branch of Archaeology at Ram shah direction close to Singha Durbar has to certify all steel statues, sacred artwork and comparable items before they are allowed to be sent or achieved.

Currency and Foreign Exchange

At the airport, there are foreign exchange counters in which you can exchange your currency. We propose you to trade the currency best via banks and licensed forex centre. Day by day overseas charges is determined via Nepal Rastra financial institution. The trade fees are posted on every day newspaper or the bank’s official website www.Nrb.Org.Np. The unit of the Nepalese currency is Rupee.  1 Rupee = 100 paisa. Nepal rupee notes come in Rs. Five, 10, 20, 50, 500, a thousand. Journey insurance We strongly suggest you have journey insurance while traveling to Nepal. You ought to depart with a replica of your coverage whilst you are away on tour.

High Altitude sickness

You might be afflicted by mild to extreme symptoms of high altitude sickness but our team of expert guides will assist you in avoiding the sickness. So, we endorse you to take good enough time acclimatizing inside the mountain surroundings. Consumption of plenty of water and liquid in ordinary basis is very critical to limit High Altitude Sickness.While you trek inside the Himalayas, we advocate you to halt the trek relaxation at the guesthouse. If the signs are serious, it becomes essential to descend to the lower altitude. In the case of emergency, you will be right away airlifted to Kathmandu city for further remedy.

Equipment

Discover the list of the advocated equipment right here on our internet site: www.Backpackertreks.Com

Booking method

To confirm your booking, you need to fill up a booking form and put up a copy of a cutting-edge passport. Similarly, we also require a 20% deposit to assure your booking; this permits us to make astute preparations on your behalf. Deposits can be made via bank transfer or by means of credit card. The last 80% of the reserving costs may be paid upon your arrival in Kathmandu.  We're government registered and the member of TAAN, NMA, and NTB. We assure that your trek and cash is secure with us. If you need further information regarding your journey please be in touch with us our representatives are ready 24/7 to serve you. See more at: http://www.backpackertreks.com 

Trip Note

If above itinerary doesn't address your plan,please feel free to enquire further. Our team of Package developer would develop the package as per your wish. Happy Journey and Welcome to the land of Himalayas. 

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