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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek-12 days Kathmandu Chitwan Tour with Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, an excellent 12 days tour to Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan National Park with Poon Hill Trek Nepal. The Ghorepani Poon Hill is the best trekking in the world, the trip is famous for its beautiful mountain views, unique landscapes and traditional mountain villages of Ulleri and Ghandruk. Kathmandu is famous for  medieval temples, monuments and old palaces. Pokhara is popular for its natural beauty of lakes, mountains and green hills. After Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, you will go for a wildlife and jungle safari tour in Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO heritage sites, and also home to hundreds of animals and plants. The world's most popular organized trip, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek departures everyday from Kathmandu throughout the year. For booking inquiry regarding Kathmandu Pokhara Poon Hill Chitwan tour cost and dates for 2023.2024,  please email us at [email protected] and call or leave message on WhatsApp at +977 9851023742.

Trip Fact

Trek Name: Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Tour

Trek Duration:  12 Days

Trek Difficulty: Moderate

Trek Season: Aug to Nov, Feb to Jun

Trek Altitude: 850m- 3210 m

Trek Cost: USD 999- USD 1199

Group Size: 01 - 12 people

Trek Package:  Private/Group Trek

Mode of Transfer: Bus/Jeep

Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu/Kathmandu

12 days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with cultural tour in Kathmandu and jungle safari wildlife tour in Chitwan National Park.

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with Chitwan tour is a beautiful natural and cultural Nepal tour to Kathmandu, Chitwan National Park, Pokhara and Poon Hill Tour. Kathmandu is the center of Nepal's history, art, culture, and economy. It has a multi-ethnic population within a Hindu and Buddhist majority. It is also the home of the Newar. Religious and cultural festivities form a major part of the lives of people residing in Kathmandu.

Tourism is an important part of the economy. Kathmandu rank the third among the top ten upcoming travel destinations in the world by TripAdvisor, and rank first in Asia. Kathmandu City Tour is the gateway to the Nepalese Himalayas and home to several world heritage sites: Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath. Stunningly beautiful, rich in culture, and time-friendly, Poon Hill Trek passes through quaint villages, thick jungles and over rivers, and up many stairs before ultimately ending up at altitude (3,200 m) to Poon Hill Tour with your head among the tallest mountains in the world.

Chitwan National Park Tour is the first national park in Nepal, established in 1973, enlisted in a World Heritage Site in 1984. It covers an area of 952.63 square km, locates in the subtropical Inner Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal. It is a rich natural and cultural diversity. A total of 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of fauna and 126 species of fish can find in the park. The park is especially famous for its protection of One Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger and Gharial Crocodile. Chitwan is popular for wildlife safari, jungle walk and elephant back safari trips. 

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Package
We offer budget, standard and full fledged package to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.Please write us email to know about these package price and what is inclusion in the cost. We come to see you soon by mail with all details price of budget, standard and full fledged trip. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Package price ranges from USD 350 to USD 950. 

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with guide
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with guide is much easier, more secure and enjoyable.The trail is well marked for most of the trek, but there are parts where it’s not clear which way to go.Guides aren’t expensive in Nepal that US$ 30 a day).They provide you with some company and their expertise will help you. Moreover, if something should happen, you will have someone to help you.

Accommodation and food on the trek
Most of the guest houses, hotels and tea houses in this area are very basic and provide minimum comfort.The bathrooms are communal with no toilet paper and in some of the hotels hot water is limited.Restaurants and hotels serve mostly vegetarian meals, the most popular dish is Dal Bhat (steamed rice and lentil soup that is generally served with vegetables), but you can also find dishes with beef or chicken.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Permit
All trekkers in Nepal must acquire the Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) Card. The TIMS Card is mandatory to ensure the safety and security of trekkers in the general trekking areas. In addition to the TIMS Card, you also need a to get a ACAP permit to do the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek.A copy of your passport and two passport-size photographs are required to obtain a TIMS Card and ACAP permit.

Private and Group Trek
We organize group and private trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill. The bigger your group, the more discount you can get. We handle all group sizes and assign one assistant guide for a group of 12 or more trekkers. Each group will lead by a guide and porters.We assign one porter for every two trekkers. The luggage weight limit is 9 kg per trekker. Hence, a porter will not carry more than 18 kg of combined weight.

Communication on Poon Hill Trek
During the Poon Hill Trek, you can use the internet at lodges/tea houses for an extra cost. However, at high altitudes, we will communicate using the phone. Depending on the kind of network you use, you might get signals at trekking regions, but they might not be strong enough. If you wish, you can buy a local sim card in Kathmandu

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Difficulty and Preparation
Poonhill is an easy grade trek. You need to walk generally 4 to 5 hrs a day, taking regular breaks enjoying stunning mountain views. Ghorepani trek trail ascend and descend fairly. So you need to have an average physical fitness and strong determination. Some days may require longer waking hours.Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

Last Minute Booking Trip
For those unable to book a trip in advance, We do accept a last-minute booking. To take advantage of this facility, you need to pay 100% of the trip cost 24 hours before the trip departures. We do our best to operate a trek at any time, but in case of last-minute booking, we can not be responsible for delays due to circumstances beyond our control such as bad weather or the unavailability of lodging. Contact us at 977-9851023742 (Jitendra) or email us at [email protected] for more information. 

Drive by bus and car or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
The distance from Kathmandu to Pokhara is just 210 Km (130 mi), so the bus travel time is around 6 to 7 hours.The hilly road from Kathmandu to Pokhara is quite dangerous with many curves and old trucks overtaking buses and cars at high altitude.On the top of it, the buses are old and can break down at any time and make your travel time even longer.If you can, you should definitely take a 45 min flight. Even though it’s more expensive than the bus, you will be safer and save your precious time.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu(1350m)
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport and you will pick up and  transfer to hotel. You will have free day in the afternoon. Stay night in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu  City Tour
Breakfast and you will visit an important heritage and historical sites in Kathmandu city tour with good speaking english guide. The sightseeing spots are Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa, Kathmandu durbar square and Monkey temple. Spend night in Kathmandu hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (850m, 200km, 6 hours)
Early in the morning, guide will pick up and drive to Pokhara. You will reach to Pokhara in six to seven hour and visit around Phewa lakeside. Spend night in Pokhara hotel.
Day 04: Pokhara to Nayapul(1070m, 45km, 2 hours) and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m, 7km, 2-3 hours)
Early morning take breakfast and drive to Nayapul. It takes about one and two hour in a private vehicle.  You will start the trek from Nayapul. The route is first gentle slow ascending up to Birethanti and steeply up from there by passing modi river.  Stay overnight at Tikhedhunga.
Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m, 17km, 7-8 hours)
After breakfast you will start the journey to Ghorepani through passing the dense rhododendron forests. You will have take lunch at Ulleri with viewing the  wonderful Himalayan Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna and Himchuli mountains. Stay overnight at Ghorepani.
Day 06: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2660m, 15km, 4-5 hours) via Poon Hill (3210m)
Early morning wake up and walk to Poon hill to witness the enthralling vista of sunrise with viewing mountian ranges Mt Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Machhauchhare, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri and Annapurna South and hike back to Ghorepani. Breakfast and you will follow the trail through the beautiful village of Tadapani. Spend overnight at Tadapani lodge.
Day 07: Tadapani to Ghandruk (2090m, 8km, 4 hours)
You will follow the trail steeply downhill from Tadapani to Ghandruk takes approx. 4 hours. You will closest views of Annapurna and Machhauchhare with celebrating Gurung culture and traditions. Stay overnight at Ghandruk. 
Day 08: Ghandruk to Pokhara ( 7km, 3-4 hours trek and 45km, 2 to 3 hours drive)
Breakfast and you will leads downhill trek for three to four hours to reach Nayapul. You will back to Pokhara by using private transport. And you will celebrate the night at Pokhara hotel.
Day 09: Pokhara to Chitwan by tourist bus ( 415m, 125km, 5 hours)
Breakfast and you will take bus from Pokhara tourist bus Station to Chitwan National park. You will pick up at Chitwan tourist bus park and transfer to your hotel. You will refreshment and give information about the Jungle wildlife adventure. Stay at Chitwan Hotel.
Day 10: Chitwan National Park Tour
After breakfast, you will be start your activities likes Jungle walking, canoeing in Rapati River. At afternoon you will back to hotel and take lunch. Again, you can enjoy Elephant bath and jungle safari on the back of elephant. Stay night in Chitwan.
Day 11: Chitwan to Kathmandu by tourist Bus (175km, 5 to 6 hours)
Early morning you will head for the bird watching after that take breakfast at hotel. Then you  will drive back to Kathmandu. You can utilize the afternoon with your friend member and shopping.
Day 12: Kathmandu Airport.
Breakfast and free day on your own until airport time. You will departure for your final onwards flight.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick and departure transfer
  • Twin sharing standard hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Kathmandu guided tour on private car with tour guide
  • Kathmandu/Chitwan/Pokhara/Kathmandu by tourist bus transfer
  • 2/3 days Chitwan tour package includes accommodation, meals-breakfast, lunch and dinner and all the jungle safari activities like village walk, jungle walk, tharu cultural dance, canoe ride, elephant back safari with nature guide, but the jeep safari excludes in the package.
  • All the necessary trekking permit -ACAP and TIMS card
  • English speaking guide during the trek and all his expenses like meals, transfer, accommodation, salary and  insurance.
  • All the teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • 3 times meals-breakfast, lunch and dinner during trek
  • All the government taxes and company service charge

Cost not Includes
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Entrance feel while Kathmandu sightseeing tour
  • Private car and flight cost Kathmandu/Chitwan/Pokhara/Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance in case of emergency for  helicopter rescue and other medication
  • Porter to carry your luggage during trekking
  • Expenses of personal nature like hot shower, wifi, cost for camera battery charging
  • Any kind of drinks like coke, fanta, beer, whisky, bottle of mineral water, tea or coffee and hot water
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes

Best Season for trekking Ghorepani Poon Hill
The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek can be done all year round, however it’s easier when there isn’t rain or snow on the trails.So, the best time to do the Poon Hill trek is from March to June and September to December. In these months, the weather is clearer and the temperature moderate, when only the morning and evenings are a bit chilly, leaving the days perfectly clear for splendid views of the mountains.

Equipment for Poon Hill Trek
In case that you’re travelling just with a carry-on suitcase or backpacking in Southeast Asia, you don’t need to worry about the clothes you need to bring for the trek because you can rent everything you need in Kathmandu and Pokhara. And the prices are really good.But you must bring:

Head
Sun hat or scarf
Warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Feet
Thin, lightweight inner socks
Thick, warm woolen hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter
Hands
Lightweight gloves
Lower Body
Under Garments
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Upper Body
T-shirts
Light weight thermal tops
Fleece jackets or pullovers
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jackets
Accessories
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare batteries
Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags – for keeping Items dry inside the trekking bags
Trekking Poles
Water bottles
Toiletries
Toiletries
Tooth brush/paste
Multipurpose soap
Nail cutter
Small mirror
Personal Hygiene:
Wet wipes
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti-bacterial hands wash

Altitude Sickness
The Ghorepani Poon hill trek has a very low chance of altitude sickness. The highest point is Poon Hill at 3250 meters high. Here you might experience some mild symptoms like being tired and more easily out of breath. However, as you will descend to lower altitudes on the same day this should not pose a problem. 

Passport and Visa
All foreigners except Indian nationals need a visa to enter Nepal. You can get an on-arrival visa at Tribhuvan International Airport or Nepal border regional offices. For a visa application, you need a passport valid for at least six months, a passport size photo, and visa application fees.The current visa cost for 30 days is US$50 which you have to pay in USD cash. Children under the age of 10 will get a free visa. Chinese citizens and citizens of SAARC countries:Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka get a free visa.The citizen of Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan will not get visa on arrival in Nepal.

Tipping in Nepal
Nepali culture accepts tipping and views it as proof of good service. However, tipping is at the traveler’s discretion and should reflect the quality of service provided.We advise you to tip at the end of the trek. 

Trip Extension
After completion of Poon Hill Trek, if you have extra days, we can arrange sightseeing tours around Kathmandu. Also cater your 2 nights 3 days Chitwan Jungle Safari tour, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, Everest Mountain Flight, Heli tour to ABC, EBC and Langtang.

Money Matter
Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency and 1 USD =Rs 120 NPR.You can exchange most foreign currencies in banks and other financial institutions or money exchanges in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Money exchanges display exchange rates visibly for the public.

Please note that only Indian Rupee Notes (INR) of 100 and 2000 denominations are legal in Nepal. We recommend you to bring cash and exchange them for Nepali Rupees at money exchanges instead of traveler's Cheque are not accepted now in Nepal.You can also withdraw cash in Nepalese Rupees using your credit/debit card from ATMs in Kathmandu or Pokhara. You can withdraw up to Rs. 35,000 for a fee of Rs 500. Most banks in Asia do not accept old, torn and faded foreign currency notes so bring clean new notes.

Travel Insurance 
Travel insurance is compulsory for Poon Hill Trek. Though this is an easy trek with low risk of AMS. However, this mountain journey is not a normal visit due to the possibility of unforeseen or unexpected events such as injury, illness, flood, landslide and sudden climate changes.All trekkers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation - including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes. We kindly request you to send your detailed insurance policy copy before trekking departures. In case of emergencies, we will use the documents you sent us for rescue. It will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help, etc. Please make sure with the insurance company that they cover helicopter evacuation at high altitude trek along with medical costs. 

Expenses of Personal Nature
Our package does not include meals and accommodation costs in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Moreover, all our valuable clients need to bring personal spending money to cover visa fee, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, hot (tea/coffee) and cold drinks, tips to guide and porter, souvenirs and so on. We recommend you to bring cash in major currencies which you can easily exchange for rupees in Nepal. Poon Hill Trek accept only Nepalese currency.

Water and Electricity
Electricity is available for camera and mobile battery recharge at an extra cost. You can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or fill your water bottle with boiled water at an extra cost. If you require, we can provide you with water purification pills. You shouldn't drink water from rivers, taps and wells in trek as the water might not be drinkable.

Solo Travelers-Single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

Minimum Age-You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a our tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

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