Ghorepani Poon Hill Family Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Family Trek
All Inclusive Price: 680
Travellers Rating:
5.00 based on 1 reviews
Trip Code:
NHT 69
Destination:
Nepal
Trip Grade:
Easy, Moderate
Max Elevation:
3210 m
Total Duration:
12 days
Best Time:
March - May and Sept - Dec
Group Size:
03 - 20 People
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Enjoy the lust in the nature and culture of Nepal with your whole family! Ghorepani Poon Hill Family Trek is all about being together with your family in a natural paradise of Nepal. Enjoy the authentic history of Nepal in the medieval palaces and get immersed in the Hindu and Buddhist culture at the stupas and temples in Nepal. The beautifully manifested art, culture and craftworks will leave you in awe. UNESCO listed sites are a perfect place for family photo with beautifully demonstrated art in the walls, pillars and building of palace, temples and stupas.

Relish a beautiful drive along a countryside landscape to Nagarkot a beautiful hill station near Kathmandu. The pristine environment with pinnacles of mountains rising high! Take your tea and lunch together under the backdrop of beautiful Himalayas. After endeavouring the lush in environment and spending some quality time with your family, move forward to Pokhara. A scenic drive along the Trishuli river will take you to Pokhara, the picturesque lakeside city. Once you reach Pokhara, drive to Nayapul and start a family hike together. Walk along the vibrant villages and pass the lush farmlands and forests. As your path undulates through ups and downs, you will find the real meaning of being together; helping hand on hand and being together. Family, talks, beautiful environment with backdrop of Himalayas, what more can one ask for?

The divine beauty of sunrise over the Himalayas namely Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Gangapurna, etc from Poon Hill, nothing could have being more tantalizing. Imagine your whole family together in one clear quiet morning, staring at the sky with the olden sun just above the snow clad Himalayas! The birds chirp will add some pleasant music to the moment. A moment to be captured in camera as well as in each other’s mind!

So, if you are thinking of a family vacation, join Nepal hiking Team for Ghorepani Poon Hill Family Trek. Family vacation is a matter of great joy so be in the hands of those who cares!

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour- Nagarkot
  • Day 3: Nagarkot to Kathmandu
  • Day 4: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m) Duration: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 5: Drive Naya Pul (New bridge), to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m) Duration: 4 hrs walk
  • Day 6: Tikhe Dhunga to Banthanti (2300m/7544ft) Duration: 4 hrs walk
  • Day 7: Banthanti to Ghorepani (2850m/9348ft) Duration: 4-5 hrs walk
  • Day 8: Hiking-Poonhill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2500m) Duration: 5-6 hrs walk
  • Day 9: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1950m) Duration: 2-3 hrs walk
  • Day 10: Ghandruk to Pokhara (910m) Duration: 4-5 hrs walk
  • Day 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Day 12: Farewell

Cost Includes

  •  Airport pick up and drop- off by private transport
  •  Three 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
  •  Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  •  Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  •  Surface transfer to and from Pokhara on tourist bus
  •  Surface transfer to and from Nayapul by private transport
  •   Nepal Hiking Team Sleeping bag & Down Jacket and Duffle bags (if required)
  •   Nepal Hiking Team T – shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  •  First aid medical kit
  •  Annapurna conservation permit fee
  •  TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  •  Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  •  Items of a personal nature
  • Any kind of drinks (hot and cold) during the trek
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver
  • Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu

    When you arrive at Tribhuwan International airport, you will be welcomed by our representative. You will be privately transferred to the hotel for check in. Overnight stay at hotel

  • Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour- Nagarkot

    Today, our sightseeing tour commences from the holy temple of Hindu devotees, Pashupatinath temple. Then we move to Boudhanath, 8 km east from Kathmandu. In the afternoon, we drive to Bhaktapur and explore architectural temples, shrines like Lion gate, Golden Gate, and the palace of 55 windows. We, then head towards Nagarkot to see the mesmerizing sunrise and sunset along with spectacular view of Himalayan ranges. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

  • Day 3: Nagarkot to Kathmandu

    Your morning starts with the enthralling sunrise along with the splendid mountain views. After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu. On arrival, we continue with sightseeing of Patan Durbar Square.

    We visit Krishna Temple, Patan Durbar with Royal bath, Hiranya Varna Mahavir - a Buddhist Monastery. Then we head to Kathmandu durbar square – a historical palace of Nepal where we see Kumari Temple (Kumar is living goddess of Nepal), Kasthamandap etc. Eventually, we move to Swayambhunath. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

  • Day 4: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m) Duration: 5-6 hrs

    We set off to Pokhara, the second largest city of Nepal. Upon arrival, check in hotel, in the evening, you may enjoy leisure boating on the scenic Fewa Lake and see the reflection of the Mount Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Range on the crystal clear water of the Lake. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

  • Day 5: Drive Naya Pul (New bridge), to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m) Duration: 4 hrs walk

    After breakfast, we drive to Naya Pul via Lumle village. We walk for about 20 minutes to Birethanti and then head towards the main streets of Birethanti. After walking through the bamboo forests and passing a large waterfall and swimming hole, we reach Ramghai where we have our lunch. After lunch, we ascend gradually up to the side of the valley until we reach Tikhe Dhunga. We spent the night at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 6: Tikhe Dhunga to Banthanti (2300m/7544ft) Duration: 4 hrs walk

    From Tikhe Dhunga the trail crosses a stream on a suspension bridge near the camp site at Tikhe Dhunga. The trail ascends a steep stone staircase (which has about 3300 steps) to the large Magar village of Ulleri at 2080m. Above the village, the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 7: Banthanti to Ghorepani (2850m/9348ft) Duration: 4-5 hrs walk

    In the morning you will graze the awesome views of Himchuli, then will commence the trek through the gradual ascends to Nangethanti. Thanti is a Nepali word meaning "rest house”. In the winter the trail can be covered with snow. From Nangethanti we will climb to Ghorepani at 2850m, from here we can see the spectacular panorama of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Nilgiri (6940m) Annapurna I (8091m) Hiunchuli (6441m) and more. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 8: Hiking-Poonhill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2500m) Duration: 5-6 hrs walk

    Today, we hike to Poon Hill, early in the morning where we will able to view the magnificent sunrise and a panoramic view of the Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and others. Then we return back to Ghorepani, enjoy our breakfast and continue walking to Tadapani. We spent the night at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 9: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1950m) Duration: 2-3 hrs walk

    Today, we descend steeply through forests, and reach Ghandruk village at noon. We have the afternoon to visit the Annapurna conservation office and museum. We spent the night at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 10: Ghandruk to Pokhara (910m) Duration: 4-5 hrs walk

    Today we walk down from Ghandruk village and meet a flat trail along the Modi Khola. Eventually we make a circuit when we reach Birethanti. We continue walk towards Nayapul. We then drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel breakfast and lunch included.

  • Day 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu

    Scenic drive back to Kathmandu by private vehicle. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

  • Day 12: Farewell

    Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Nepal Hiking Team will take you to the airport.

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Overall Rating 5.00 Review Date: 09 Nov, 2013

Where can I begin? From the very first inquiry email which was replied by the owner, Ganga, to the first meeting of the team and the final days in Pokhara and Kathmandu, everything was professionally arranged with proper care for our family and well-being.

Poon Hill

We chose Nepal Hiking Team after checking a number of factors: recent TripAdvisor reviews, familiarity of trekking with children, responsiveness, and ownership as we were looking for a Nepalese owned company. We are a family of 4 with two small children, almost 4 and just over 5 years old who have been on an extended tour around the world and we did not have much time to prepare. Plus, we did not originally planned on coming to Nepal. We have explored many cities and beaches, and we thought of getting into the peaks for some time. Trekking with a family with small kids and with such a wide range of fitness level was quite daunting, but Ganga did not flinch and proficiently recommended the wonderful trek (Ghorepani-Poon Hill-Ghandruk). We enjoyed right accommodations, planned extra stops for rest and for the kids to play, and put together with a team so incredible that my husband and I could not have been more delighted.

feeling good

We were quite worried to start, as we were doubtful concerning whether the kids would take pleasure from the days hiking or being carried as the paths are quite steep. We met our guide, Arjun, the night before we head off to Pokhara who made us really comfortable. He was very experienced: calm, attentive, and professional. We also met with the rest of the team: 3 porters named Mithu, Arun, and Surendra (one for our luggage and one for each child, just in case). All were fantastic people especially Arun who immediately distinguished himself as almost a second guide. He was much helpful and responsive, proactive to meet to any of our needs or concerns, and our generally shy kids mixed-up with him immediately.

Arjun and Arun were ever patient, always thought of ahead, carefully outlined the course of the day, pre-arranged the best accommodations, thoughtful to get the kids biscuits and entertain with their playfulness. Each morning, we set out at 8AM and typically had approximately 5 hours of hiking, with well planned water and tea breaks. The trek itself was lovely which included walking through several villages, crossing a lot of rivers and waterfalls, and definitely the views of the Annapurna range were stunning. We were lucky to have clear visibility to witness the sun rise over the snow-topped peaks. The accommodations were perfect. The team seems to know all the finest places and we always got the opportunity to see great views from the rooms.

Without any doubt, this trekking experience will be amongst our top highlights of our family adventure whole year around the world. The trip turned out to be an unforgettable trip with the amazing services of the impeccable Nepal Hiking Team. I could not give a higher recommendation for the company than NHT. We met a number of others who were also hiking with NHT, and they also shared about the same satisfaction. There is no doubt that we will make a trip to Nepal (with kids a few years grown-up with longer legs to match the steps!) and we will certainly seek out NHT as well as recommend the outfit to our closest friends and family.

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