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GHOREPANI POON HILL TREKKING WITH WILDLIFE TOUR

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Pokhara, Mid-Western Development Region

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This is a short trekking in the Annapurna Himalayas of Nepal including the wildlife adventure tour in Chitwan National Park. The trip is designed for those kinds of travelers who are seeking for short and pleasant trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal including some wildlife tour and cultural visit of the major historical monuments of Kathmandu valley. The trip starts at Kathmandu with warm up day sightseeing of the major UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE sites followed by trekking in the Annapurna Himalayan range. We trek to the popular vantage point of entire Annapurna Region known as Poon Hill crossing the beautiful mountain villages of Ghandruk, Landruk and Ghorepani. After the days mountain journey we drive to Chitwan National Park. Chitwan National Park which is one of the best National park in Asia providing excellent jungle activities to see wildlife such as One Horn Rhino, birds, Crocodile and water birds at Rapti River etc. Spending few wonderful days in Chitwan, we will return back to Kathmandu. In fact the tour combines the experiences of trekking, cultural tour and wildlife adventure in the country of the Himalayas.

Massif Holidays is a local organizer of ghorepani poonhill trekking with wildlife tour.We are specialized for arranging various trekking, tours, adventures sports and customize holidays package for Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. Please feel free to contact us for the customize itinerary to address your specific requirements if the above presented itinerary is not suitable for you. We do operate the customize trip as per your requirements.

Trip Fact:-

Required Group Size:- 01-15 People

Trip Route: - Kathmandu-Pokhara-Annapurna Trekking-Pokhara-Chitwan-Kathmandu.

Fitness Level:- Moderate Fitness

Max Altitude:- 3210 m / 10531 ft

Arrival on:- Kathmandu, Nepal

Trip Departure from: - Kathmandu, Nepal

Meals:- Breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara and all meals in Chitwan and during the trek

Accomodation:- Hotel accomodation in Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara and teahouses during the trek

Best season:- March to May / October to December

Activities:- Sightseeing , Trekking and Jungle Safari

Trip Highlight:-

  • City tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Sunrise and sunset with excellent mountain views from Poon Hill
  • Explore Gurung culture in Ghandruk village
  • Walking through colourful rhododendron forests
  • Short and easy trek in Annapurna Himalayas
  • Jungle safari activities in Chitwan National Park

Detailed Itinerary:-

Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). A,B,L,D

We will receive you from Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer to your respective hotel. You will meet our airport representative there with your name board outside the airport terminal. Overnight at Hotel. (Accommodation only, No meals included)

Day 02- Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. A,B,L,D

In the morning, after breakfast, At around 8am, Massif Holidays arranges a pre- trip meeting at the lobby of your hotel or at our office. During this meeting, we introduce your trip guide, and talk in brief about the trip. You can ask questions with our trip leader to make sure that you are fully prepared for this trip. Please bring four passport size photographs, copy of your insurance policy for the legal formalities and documentation of the trekking. After the meeting we start sightseeing of Kathmandu valley with our expert and knowledgeable tour guide and private transportation. You will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Boudhanath and Pasupatinath during the day tour. You can explore the free evening and enjoy the dinner somewhere at your interested place. Overnight at Hotel. (Accommodation & Breakfast included).

Day 03 - Drive to Pokhara (900 m) by tourist bus - 7 hrs. A,B.

Our trekking staff will pick you up at the hotel at 6:30am and escort you to the bus station. The ride will be pleasant and go through one of Nepal’s major highways. For much of the ride’s duration, you will see gorgeous hills and the gushing Trishuli river. Once you reach Pokhara, you will be awestruck by the city’s natural beauty. The gorgeous Phewa lake overlooking the Annapurna range, Macchpuchare “Fishtail” mountain more prominently, will take your breath away. Pokhara is the perfect place for relaxation and adventure activities as well. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu, hence providing the perfect starting point for our trek. Overnight at Hotel. (Accommodation & Breakfast included).

Day 04 - Drive to Nayapul (1,010m) - 1 hr. Trek to Tikhedunga (1,570m) - 3 hrs A,B,L,D.

We begin our trek at Nayapul after 1 hour drive by private vehicle from Pokhara. After 15 minutes short walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1015 meters) a large village that has many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village. The trail follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille. We reach at Tikhedhunga after the short climb. Todays walk offers a short and relatively easy day, during the journey which helps us to be used of trekking in the Himalayas. Overnight at Teahouses. (Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)

Day 05 - Trek to Ghorepani (2,840m) - 5 hrs. A,B,L,D

We move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri, a large Magar village at an altitude of 2,070m. The trail ascends more gently from this point, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti at 2,250m. Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2,460m. After an hour walk we arrive, at Ghorepani (2,840m). Overnight at Teahouses. (Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)

Day 06 - Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m); and onto Tadapani (2,610m) - 6 hrs. A,B,L,D

To see the simply jawdropping sunrise from Poon Hill, we hike to the hilltop very early in the morning. At 3,210m, mountains ahead seem just a stone’s throw away and they radiate into blushing red and then orange as the first beams of sun hits the white snow-capped Annapurnas. After watching the sunrise, we head back to the guesthouse from where we trek to Tadapani, through pine and rhododendon forests. Overnight at Teahouses. (Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)

Day 07 - Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m) - 4 hrs. A,B,L,D

From Tadapani the trail descends through forests to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal; they have their own dialect, culture, costume, and life style. Ghandruk is also home to many Gurkha soldiers. It is a famous destination for trekkers as it is known for its beautiful mountain views and within easy reach from Pokhara and Kathmandu. We have the afternoon to visit the Annapurna conservation office, Museum and explore the village. Overnight at Teahouses. (Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)

Day 08 - Trek to Nayapul (1,010m) and drive to Pokhara. A,B.

Today, we are going to end our trek at Nayapul followed by a short drive back to Pokhara. After reaching Pokhara, you can explore in and around Phewa Lake with your guide. You will have a relaxing afternoon. Overnight at Hotel. (Accommodation & Breakfast included)

Day 09- Drive to Chitwan National Park on a tourist vehicle. Overnight at Resort in Chitwan. A,B,L,D

We have tourist coach to Chitwan today. After early breakfast at hotel, we leave for tourist Bus Park to take a tourist bus to Chitwan National Park. About 5 hours of bus journey takes us to Chitwan. On reaching the resort in the National Park, our Guest Relations Officer will brief guests after which you will be participating in an elephant safari, jungle walk, nature walk with boat ride as per the schedule they have designed for you. Dinner will be ready at about 8pm. Overnight at Hotel. (Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)

Day 10- Activities in the Chitwan National Park. Overnight at Hotel in Chitwan. A,B,L,D

An early morning wakeup call followed by tea/coffee. The early morning tour provides you one of the best times to see the wildlife at its best with bird watching, elephant safari and jungle walk. After breakfast a 45-minute walk through the grassland and forest upstream of the Narayani River. Climb aboard the local boats to observe crocodiles along the banks while floating back to the camp to enjoy lunch. Late afternoon a guide will take you for elephant safari and jungle walk, visit the observation tower, nature walk with boat ride, back to the camp and have dinner. Overnight at Hotel. (Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)

Day 11 - Drive back to Kathmandu (1,345m) and farewell dinner. A,B & D

You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, scenic Everest flight, mountain biking and other activities. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. (Your guide(s) and an office staff will accompany you.) Overnight at Hotel. (Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)

Day 12 - Transfer to the international airport for your final departure

The trip concludes today. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal. (Breakfast included). Check out time from the hotel is at 12 noon. If you are departing later, you can arrange luggage storage at the hotel. We will provide the transport anytime for your departure.

NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Fix Departure and Cost:-

The trip can be operated any time as per the request of the client throughout the year. Please feel free to contact us for package price and departure date.

Includes & Excludes:-

The cost includes the following services during the trip:-

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included. (3 nights)
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in three star hotel in Pokhara; Breakfast included (2 nights)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle.
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
  • Local licensed English speaking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
  • Annapurna Conservation Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag by the company (which need to be returned after the trek).
  • Kathmandu- Pokhara- Chitwan-Kathmandu by tourist coach.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on second last day.
  • Chitwan Safari Package with all meal and activities in Chitwan (Canoe ride, elephant ride or jeep safari, Elephant Breeding centre visit, Tharu village walk, Jungle walk and bird watching, Cultural dance show )
  • All our government taxes, vat and service charges.

The cost doesn’t include the following services during the trip:-

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation
  • International Airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Alcoholic, hot, cold drinks, any bottle drink.
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal trekking / tour equipments.
  • Tips for tour, trekking staff, nature guide and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on “cost Includes” section.
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