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Explore Nepal, Ghorepani – Poonhill Trek is a fascinating short & easy trek on the foothills of Annapurna passing by marvelous view point of Poon Hill, Ghandruk gives you as the natural amphitheater known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. The trail leads you through over small passes, village, rice fields, and rhododendron forests.
At the end visit historic & cultural places as Swoyambhunath, Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath with sacred monasteries.
- Destination : Nepal
- Trip Duration : 9N / 10D
- Max Altitude : 3,210 M (10,531 ft) M
- Group Size : 2 person Minimum
- Difficulty Level : Easy
- Travel Season : Jan-Dec
World Heritage Site, Historic & cultural medieval capital city:
Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Kathmandu, Patan & Bhaktapur,
Chitwan – The best preserved national park, once the royal hunting grounds of the Rana oligarchy,
Pokhara – Foothills of Mt. Annapurna with Panoramic Himalayan range views,
Ghorepani – Poonhill Trekking experience in the foothills of Mt. Annapurna
Mesmerizing views of the terraced farmlands, forests, beautiful villages
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, welcome & transferred to your Hotel, afternoon free for personal activities,
Day 02: Full day tour of Swoyambhunath, Kathmandu & Patan durbar square,
(Optional: Early morning you could take an optional Mount Everest flight tour – The Highest Mountain on Earth).
Day 03: Flight: Kathmandu – Pokhara, (820Mt) Trek to Tikhedhunga (1570Mt): 3 – 4 hrs.
Day 04: Treks to Ghorepani (2775Mt): 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 05: Sunrise at Poon Hill (3200Mt) – Trek to Ghandruk (1990Mt): 07 hrs.
Day 06: Trek: Ghandruk to Nayapool – drive to Pokhara 5 hrs.
Day 07: Drive: Pokhara – Chitwan National Park, 5 – 6 hrs. Afternoon jungle activities,
Day 08: In Chitwan, full day jungle activities
Day 09: Drive: Chitwan –- Kathmandu: Afternoon free for independent activities,
Day 10: Final departure transfer to the airport. End of our service.
Full day visit to the most important monuments of the Nepalese capital. Visit the Kumari Palace (Living goddess) where the Kumari acknowledges their greetings from her balcony window, Kathmandu Durbar square (The World Heritage site) where you could see the palaces of the Malla and Shah Kings, who ruled over the city. This square is surrounded by gigantic figure of Kal Bhairab (the God of Destruction), courtyards and temples. Currently the place is known as Hanuman Dhoka, a name derived from the statue of Monkey god adjoining to the palace entrance. A place with old temples and palaces is the place where Kings of Nepal were crowned and have their coronations solemnized.
Visit Swoyambhunath Stupa with its 2,500 year history, UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the definitive experiences of Kathmandu. An ancient religious complex mobbed by monkeys and soaring above the city on a lofty hilltop, the fascinating, chaotic jumble of Buddhist and Hindu iconography. Even the 2015 earthquake failed to topple Kathmandu's best loved temple, you could see ancient carvings everywhere and the smell of incense and butter lamps, the mystical atmosphere is heightened in the morning a devotees who make a ritual circumnavigation of the stupa, spinning the prayer wheels set into its base. The emperor Ashoka allegedly visited 2000 years ago, this famous stupa is surrounded by beautiful houses of priest, Chaityas and monastery.
Later we will visit the Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site), the city of fine arts & craft in metal, stone, terracotta, officially known as Lalitpur Metropolitan City, it is one of the largest cities of Nepal, It is famous for its rich cultural heritage, where you will see in its ancient palace with golden gate and window, temples of Krishna, Shiva, Golden temple (Hiranya Barna Mahabihar) as well as some monasteries & beautiful courtyard. Overnight at hotel.
Ghandruk is a gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary trek, in the afternoon explore one of the Nepal’s most famous Gurung ethnic village, rich in culture, known for their distinctive dialect, costume & life style. Ghandruk is also home to many soldiers from the famous Gorkha regiments. Overnight at local guest house.
Upon arrival you will receive and greet by resort staff, accompanied with refreshment & be given a briefing on our lodge & its facilities. After being given your programs for the day, your room will then be allocated to you.
In the afternoon, Village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu village where you will learn more about the life and lifestyle of the Tharu (inhabitant of Jungle). In the evening you will see amazing Sun set view from the bank of Rapti River.
In the evening, slide presentation. One of our jungle experts will introduce background data and history of the Royal Chitwan National Park as well as some other topics relating to wildlife. Your questions are most welcome.
Dinner & overnight at jungle resort.
Canoe ride along the Rapti River. An excellent opportunity for Bird Watching and you will see two rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial, Jungle Walk, on the way back one can enjoy the elephant bathing.
In afternoon, Elephant back Safari. An excellent opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, wild boar, monkey, leopard, sloth bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger (If you are lucky). You will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home.
In the evening, Tharu cultural dance presentation (which you will also participate in) by the local villagers.
Dinner & Overnight at resort / lodge.
Includes & Excludes
TOUR COST IN US DOLLARS, NET PER PERSON
HTLS IN KTM
HTLS IN POKHARA
RESORT IN CHITWAN
TOUR COST PER PERSON
- Meeting & Assistance on Arr. / Dep. at airport/ Hotel by Sampurna travels Representatives.
- All private transfers on A/C car, van or coach
- Nonalcoholic welcome drinks on arrival at hotel
- Flight: Kathmandu – Pokhara
- Dbl / Sgl / Twin sharing room onBB at KTM & PKR
- In Chitwan: all jungle activities on full board basis
- Sightseeing tour as per itinerary with any language Speaking local tour guide
- One time Monument entrance fees during visit/tour
- Presently applicable Govt. tax & service tax 24.3%
- Twin / Dormitory room in guest house inclusive of 3 simple meals, breakfast, lunch & dinner (During Tea house Trek)
- Porter (Permitting 12 kg. per Pax), official English speaking trek Sherpa guide, trekking permits (During Tea house Trek)
Service Not Included:
- International air fare / Nepal visa
- Any meal which is not mentioned in the program
- Personal Travel / Rescue insurance
- Photography fees inside the monument
- Extra cost due to natural and political causes such as landslides, unrest, snow, strikes etc.
- All personal / nature expenses of table drinks, telephone, laundry, tips to guide, driver, escort, airport porterage, restaurant etc.
- Any other service not mentioned in the service includes column