Ghorepani Poon Hill Family Trek

  • Duration
    12 days
  • Trip Grade
    Easy, Moderate
  • Max Altitude
    3210 m
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax
  • Best Time
    March - May and Sept - Dec

Trip Overview

Ghorepani Poon Hill Family Trek is a beautiful trekking journey that is attainable for people of any age group. It is a perfect family getaway in the Himalayan region of Nepal to explore the exquisite Himalayan culture as well as a grand view of the mountains. Similarly, Ghorepani has been a celebrated destination in Nepal for various types of travel activities.

The essence of navigating through densely forested paths gives everybody a chance to reacquaint with Mother Nature. And the people along this trail are another factor that makes the journey even more interesting and fascinating. Any trip to Ghorepani poon hill is a perfect opportunity to do the Annapurna family trek.

The journey not only allows a chance of exploring mountains but opens a chance of experiencing trekking in Nepal as well. All in all, it is a brilliant gateway in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

Highlights of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Family Trek

  • Trekking around the Annapurna massif, savoring the perfect views and stunning landscapes
  • wake up early in the morning to capture the sunrise view over the massive Annapurna range
  • Capture the serene view of smoky clouds covering the Pokhara valley and high cliffs first thing in the morning
  • Have a warm breakfast with the views of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre from the traditional Gurung village of Ghandruk
  • Enjoy the tranquil essence of Phewa Lake of Pokhara city
  • Enjoy a relaxing time amidst the quaint nature and rural villages

About the trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Family Trek takes an individual to a place surrounded by the green lush hills and roofed by the massive snow-capped peaks. Annapurna Poon hill Family Trek is the perfect getaway that one can choose as an Annapurna family hike to do with an extended or small family.

The hills explored in this trek are not high-altitude hills hence, kids, as well as seniors, can ideally do this trek without experiencing many troubles. Hence, it explains why Ghorepani Poon Hill is among the praised viewpoints in Nepal for awesome mountain sights. On the same note, the village is set with the mountain backdrop and offers grandiose vistas of the white Himalayas for wonderment.

The journey to Ghorepani is ideal for short Hiking tours and has been viewed as it is for many years too. An experienced, as well as beginner mountain explorers, adore this place for its exceptional and breathtaking views.

The Annapurna Poon Hill Family Trek gives a chance to appreciate the lush nature and culture of Nepal with your entire family! This Family trek is tied in with being all together in the characteristic heaven of Nepal. Appreciate the real history of Nepal in the archaic castles and get inundated in the Hindu and Buddhist culture at the stupas and monasteries in Nepal.

The wonderfully shown workmanship, culture, and craftworks will leave you in amazement. This family tour starts with a visit to the culturally and artistically affluent places in Kathmandu that are recorded as world heritage sites by UNESCO. Also, you will witness many families getting ready for family photos with these brilliant structures as a background. Moving ahead, past the tour of the cultural sites of Kathmandu, the journey further allows you to relish the beautiful elements of Mother Nature.

You may relish a wonderful drive along with a wide-open scene to Nagarkot, a lovely station closes to Kathmandu. Nagarkot is a pretty popular hiking spot as well as a vantage point for spellbinding panoramic views of mountains. After attempting the rich in condition and investing some quality energy with your family, push ahead to Pokhara.

A beautiful drive along the Trishuli waterway will take you to Pokhara, the pleasant lakeside city. When you reach Pokhara, drive to Nayapul and begin a family climb together. Stroll along with the energetic towns and pass the lavish farmlands and backwoods. As your way undulates through good and bad times, you will locate the genuine importance of being together; assistance available, and being together.

Furthermore, Annapurna Family Hike also lets you have celestial excellence of dawn over the Himalayas. The views from Pooh Hill are all the more tempting. Envision your entire family together in one clear calm morning, gazing at the sky with the bygone sun simply over the snow-clad Himalayas! A moment here makes more sense why this particular destination is much popular or suitable for Family Hike.

So, if you are thinking about a family excursion, join Nepal Hiking Team for Ghorepani Poon Hill Family Trek. Also, if you want something less crowded on the trail to explore with your family, you may choose Langtang Valley Trek as well. And also, if you think your family is capable of attempting high altitude, then you can opt for Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Why Annapurna Poon Hill trek with family?

Annapurna Poon Hill Trek is a 12-day journey and the greatest height you will reach in this whole journey is at Poon Hill (3210m). Unlike other hikes in Nepal, it is an average height trek so there are fewer chances of getting altitude sickness. Besides, the trek gradually approaches the highest part of the trek hence it, even more, diminishes the chances of getting sick. Besides, the trail is not very rough on the leg so people of all ages can approach the trail steadily. Nonetheless, if kids find it difficult to walk, there are pony rides also available which one can take service of.

Furthermore, it is one of the fun trails of the Annapurna region. It is filled with interaction with nature and the locals. Hence, this lets kids learn about diverse cultural groups as well as different types of life they never envisioned. It is a perfect opportunity for parents to teach about different ethnic groups to their children as well as reacquaint them with nature. This generation’s kids are engraved in technology that in some way they are losing the interest in nature and the real world. Therefore, we believe it will be a great way to learn about life away from the modernization and reacquaint with the fine essence of Mother Nature.

Best Time for Annapurna Poon Hill trek

Annapurna Poon Hill Trek is doable all through the year. Nonetheless, the best that the trail will ever become is during spring and autumn. Spring is lush and full of greenery whereas, the weather in the autumn is just right and the mountain views are clearer than ever. The trek is doable during monsoon or summer and winter as well, nevertheless, an extra amount of research, as well as packing, is required to trek during these times. Similarly, during monsoon, the trail is slippery, muddy, and full of leeches due to rain. Henceforth, among other seasons, monsoon may not be the best time for Annapurna Poon Hill Trek to do with the family. Other than that, all the other three seasons are pretty awesome and have beautiful weather for family treks.

Fitness Level/Difficulty Level

To do Annapurna Poon Hill Trek, nobody has to be an expert hiker or trekker. Having good physical strength and determination is one of the things that is required to do the trek. Besides, the trail is steep and narrow, nonetheless, it is not a very difficult trekking trail. Nevertheless, people can prepare for the trek by doing a minor exercise routine at least 2 months before the trek. While training for the trek, please remember to include cardiovascular exercises. Overall, the Annapurna Poon Hill Family trek is not difficult and the trail is trekkers friendly too. We built this trek thinking it would be a perfect getaway for family trips and also, thinking it is one of the feasible trekking routes for kids as well as seniors.

Why choose this trek with Nepal Hiking Team?

Nepal Hiking Team operated treks in various parts of Nepal. The company operated trekking holidays in easy as well as difficult trails of Nepal. Similarly, the company is a leading trekking company in Nepal who is famous for organizing a diverse range of trekking trips in Nepal. Similarly, with more than a decade of trekking experience in hand, the company knows what type of trekking journey one is looking for.

Hence, the company knows people’s type and preference and has been excelling in providing a wide range of services to clients. So, with the Nepal Hiking Team, one can stay assured knowing they are in the expert hands. Similarly, our marvelous team of trekking leaders makes our company stand out even more. Their years of trekking experience and intensive knowledge about mountains and its culture has fascinated our long list of clients.

Besides, the gem of the team, Nepal Hiking Team understands their clients and delivers exactly what they were looking for in their trip to Nepal and fully satisfies their valuable clients. So, when traveling with NHT, you are in the expert hands who know how to do their job. Rest assured, you will be fully rewarded with what you pay.

Itinerary Expand all

Day 01 - Getting to Kathmandu

You will be welcomed by our delegate upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport. There are no planned events in front of you so you can enjoy the time you have left. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 - Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu then drive to Nagarkot

Today we launch our touring visit from the blessed sanctuary of Hindu pilgrims, the temple of Pashupatinath. Then we moved to Boudhanath, eight kilometers east of Kathmandu. Towards the evening, we drive to Bhaktapur and explore sanctuaries, altars such as the entrance to Lion, the Golden Gate, and 55 windows royal residence. We are going to Nagarkot at that point to see the dawn and nightfall alongside the wonderful Himalayan view. Overnight at Hotel, breakfast included.

Day 03 - Nagarkot to Kathmandu

The morning commences with captivating dawn alongside the stunning mountain sceneries. We drive back to Kathmandu, after breakfast. We’ll continue with a tour of Patan Durbar Square upon arrival. We explore Krishna Temple, Hiranya Varna Mahavir-a monastery of Buddhism, and Patan Durbar. Afterward, we’re going to visit Kathmandu Durbar Square – a registered royal Nepal residence where we see Kumari Temple (Kumar is Nepal’s living goddess), Kasthamandap, and so on. We eventually shifted to Swayambhunath. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

Day 04 - Kathmandu to Pokhara (910 m): Approx. 200 km, 6-7 hours

We set off for Pokhara. At night, you will cherish recreational sailing on the grand Fewa Lake and witness the mirror impression of Mount Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Range on the lake’s clear water.

Please Note: Instead of a drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you can also opt for a domestic flight. The ride usually takes 6-7 hours or more depending upon the traffic and can get exhausting. Whereas, the flight duration is 25 minutes on-air and the additional cost for the flight is USD 160.00 per person for round trip flight after offsetting the cost of ground transportation.

Overnight at Hotel, breakfast included.

Day 05 - Pokhara to NayaPul drive then trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m/4905ft) Distance: 9 km, Walking Duration: 4 Hours

After breakfast, we start driving up to NayaPul (an hour) along the Lumle road then we commence our trek. We walk through a few villages including Birethanti, Ramghai, Hille, etc. We climb steadily up to the side of the valley before we get to TikheDhunga.

After breakfast, we drive to NayaPul 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 then we ascend gradually up to the side of the valley until we reach Tikhe Dhunga.  Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 06 - Trek to Banthanti (2300m/7544 ft) Distance: 4 km, Walking Duration: 3 Hours

From TikheDhunga the path passes through a stream through an iron swinging bridge near the TikheDhunga trailhead. The trail rises to the huge Magar town of Ulleri at 2080 m with a lofty stone flight of stairs (which has about 3300 stages). The path climbs delicately across the town, through fields and small villages.

Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 07 - Trek to Ghorepani (2850m/9348 Ft) Distance: 9 km, Walking Duration: 4 Hours

You will be experiencing the glorious sights of Himchuli in the first part of the day, at which point the trip will begin to gradually rise to Nangethanti. Thanthi is a Nepali word that means “place of rest”. From Nangethanti we move to Ghorepani at 2850 m, for the glorious scene of Annapurna I (8091 m), Hiunchuli (6441 m), Dhaulagiri I (8167 m), Nilgiri (6940 m), and its neighboring peaks.

Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 08 - Morning Hike to Poonhill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2500m) Distance: 9 km, Walking Duration: 7-8 Hours

Today we walk to Poon Hill, early in the morning where we will be able to see the glorious sunrise and a panoramic view of the Himalayas like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and others. Then we go back to Ghorepani, enjoy our breakfast, and walk on to Tadapani.

We pass the villages of Deurali and Banthanti. There are plenty of ups and downs as well as the trail goes through the dense rhododendron forest. If the weather permitted, experience gorgeous views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Fishtails and Annapurna, etc. And Tadapani, itself the best location to witness the sunrise/sunset that drops on Annapurna South, Himchuli, and mt. Machhapurchhre.

Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 09 - Trek to Ghandruk (1950 m) Distance: 6 km, Walking Duration: 3 Hours

Today, we plunge steeply through timber forests and arrive around the early afternoon at Ghandruk village. It is worth it to stroll around the village visiting Gurung Museum, Annapurna Conservation office. Yet, the views of Mt. Annapurna, Himchuli, and Machhapurchhe is still stunning.

Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 10 - Trek to Kimche then drive to Pokhara (910 m) Distance: 2km, Duration: 1 Hour walk and 2 hours drive

Today we walk down from the village of Ghandruk and encountered a level path along the route of Kimche where we catch a jeep to Pokhara.

Overnight at Hotel, breakfast, and lunch included

Day 11 - Pokhara to Kathmandu

Travel back to Kathmandu, enjoying the beautiful scenery and seeing the changing landscapes as well as watching the passing villages and terraced farmlands.

Please Note: Instead of a drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you can also opt for a domestic flight. The ride usually takes 6-7 hours or more depending upon the traffic and can get exhausting. Whereas, the flight duration is 25 minutes on-air and the additional cost for the flight is USD 160.00 per person for round trip flight after offsetting the cost of ground transportation.

Overnight stay at Hotel, breakfast included.

Day 12 - Farewell/Tour Ends

A representative from Nepal Hiking Team will drive you to the airport about 3 hours before the scheduled flight.

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers.
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • One nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Nagarkot.
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek. You can choose meals from a menu.
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek. We provide 1 room between 2 people.
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter to carry luggage (1 trekker: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, meals and accommodation.
  • Nepal Hiking Team down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP and TIMS, please bring 2 passport size photographs)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Lunches and dinner whilst in Kathmandu, Nagarkot, and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance (Compulsory)
  • 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 the US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the 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
  • Domestic flight to/from Pokhara in case of requirement which costs USD 160.00 per person for a round trip fare.
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver

FAQs Expand all

Is airport pick-up and drop-off service available?

We do provide airport pick-up and drop-off services. Now you don’t have to think about hiring a cab and making a way to your hotel yourself. Our office representative will be at the airport carrying a placard with our company name, which will make it easier for you to locate us. Our office representative will escort you to your hotel smoothly in a private vehicle.

How would we be able to acquire our visa?

All things considered, getting a visa in Nepal is extremely simple. Nepal offers on Arrival visa at the Kathmandu (TIA) air terminal. Notwithstanding, individuals from a few countries are not qualified for on arrival visa. Also, these nations are Ghana, Ethiopia, Swaziland, Cameroon, Afghanistan, Palestine, Iraq, Syria, Liberia, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, and displaced people. They are mentioned to talk with Nepal embassy or consulate offices dependent on their country.

Besides these nations, individuals from all different mainland can apply for on Arrival Visa. It is a simple cycle. In any case, you may have to remain in a long line during top traveling season.

Essentially, individuals entering from India can likewise get a visa from Nepal – India outskirt. Furthermore, the same goes for individuals originating from Tibet. They can acquire a visa from Nepal – Tibet outskirts.

What documents are required for VISA to travel to Nepal?

You need an original passport with validity for at least six months. And after that, you need to bring two passport images and cash for the visa fee.

What sort of accommodation would we be able to expect in Kathmandu and Pokhara?

Our standard trekking bundles incorporate 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara. In Kathmandu, our customers are obliged to Wood Apple Hotel and Spa or comparable. It is a recently assembled property on the edges of Thamel and offers incredible administrations and courtesies to the esteemed visitor.

May we prolong our stay at Pokhara?

You can extend your stay in Pokhara. Pokhara is a lovely place, and people typically fall in love with the environment. We’ll make reservations for you at the same Pokhara hotel if you wish to prolong your visit. For extra nights in Pokhara, it costs USD 35 for single rooms and USD 40 for double rooms.

Could we upgrade our accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara?

Yeah, you can upgrade your accommodation to Kathmandu and Pokhara. You should contact us about your preferred hotel and we can book rooms in your preferred hotel.

Can we get family rooms for our stay in all places?

In Kathmandu and Pokhara, family rooms are easy to manage. However, during the trek, it is difficult to get family rooms in the teahouses/guesthouse. Nevertheless, we will try to manage family rooms for your family. Generally, 1 room has 2 beds during the trek.

If kids find difficult walking, what are the alternatives?

When kids find it difficult to walk, en route ponies are available for hire. You can hire ponies for some length of the journey to make your kid’s journey easier and fun.

How long would it take to get to Pokhara by vehicle?

You’ll get to Pokhara in 6-7 hours from Kathmandu by a private vehicle. However, the time varies depending on the flow.

Are we allowed to travel to Pokhara instead of driving? And how long is it going to take by plane? How much more?

You can take the option of traveling from Kathmandu to Pokhara instead of driving. It takes about 25 minutes to get to Pokhara from Kathmandu by air. And a one-way flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara will cost USD 80 extra per passenger for a single flight.

What kind of food/suppers are accessible on the Annapurna Poon Hill Family Trek?

You can discover a wide range of food/dinners on the journey. From international dishes to neighborhood Nepali food you can discover all sorts of dishes on the path.

Other than that, the teahouse does have a lot of menu with assortments of food. You can pick your favored dish from the menu on the off chance that you need to eat something different other than Dhal Bhat. Cooks at the teahouses will set up the suppers you like.

Similarly, in the event that you are a veggie lover or have dietary limitations like gluten-free suppers, at that point don’t stress. Since cooks at the tea house will set up the dinner according to your solicitation. Be that as it may, you may need to clarify them about what these conditions are and your inclination. Since a considerable lot of them don’t know about these limitations. All things considered; whatever dietary limitations you have it will be met.

How might we train ourselves for the trip?

For the Annapurna Poon Hill family trek, we would recommend you to begin preparing and training at least two months before the trip date. Any activity that will expand your continuance level is suggested. Other than that, we would likewise encourage you to do cardio works out, swimming, strolling, and climbing activities. Doing these exercises will prepare you for the journey. Furthermore, these arrangements are sufficient enough for the trip.

How might we dodge mountain sickness during the journey?

Initially, we would recommend you to not surge the journey even you are lively and figure you can stroll for another 4 or 5 hours. It is extremely undesirable and hazardous while journeying in the high elevations. In a similar note, remaining hydrated is additionally important. While traveling at any rate drink 4 to 5 liters of water day by day. This will abstain from getting mountain affliction.

Similarly, we would likewise exhort eat soupy and nourishments that can be effectively digested. Despite the fact that food doesn’t have a lot of connection with elevation infection anyway eating a hefty supper can give you processing issues. Also, you ought not to drink while on the journey. Drinking will effortlessly give you a headache which can bring about elevation disorder. Likewise, you can allow Diamox pills as well. You can buy these pills in the drug store without a specialist’s remedy. These are some yet significant hints to recall while journeying in Nepal. These will assist you with staying away from the opportunity of getting height disorder.

Besides, this is low altitude trekking journey so the chances of experiencing altitude sickness if less. Nevertheless, follow the above-mentioned tips so avoid any kinds of possible ailment.

Will there be power to charge our electrical gadgets?

Indeed, power is accessible to charge you telephones, camera batteries, or some other gadgets. You should pay the additional expenses for these administrations. Not all the teahouse charges cash for utilizing power to charge gadgets.

Nonetheless, many places will charge you additional expenses. So, it is our suggestion to examine the expense with the teahouse proprietor before utilizing the services. It cost approx. 100 Rupees to charge telephones and batteries.

How about the toilets, how is the state of the restrooms on the trail?

There are two types of toilets on the trekking. You’ll see the traditional squat down style of toilet and western form of a toilet flushing. In some teahouses, the toilets are in the home, and others are outside the housing district.

How might we shower during the trip?

Practically all the tea houses offer hot shower facilities. Regardless of whether it be a hot bucket shower or hot tap shower facility, you will get either one facility on the trail. Likewise, during the busy trekking season, tea houses struggle to provide hot shower facilities to everyone because of its mass appeal. And, must bring their own towels.

Is it necessary to make a down payment to the reserve a place on a trek?

To reserve a place, it is indeed necessary to make a down payment.  To reserve a place, a 20% down payment of the total cost is required.

What is Nepal Hiking Team’s cancellation policy?

Clients are welcome to cancel the trek whenever they like. However, they should inform us with a valid reason as to why they are canceling. Also, please note the deposit made to reserve a place is non-refundable. The reason for this is because, as soon as we receive the confirmation from the clients, we use more than the deposit amount to make reservations for hotels, airlines, transportation, and other things necessary to operate the trek efficiently. Also, if we cancel these services, they will charge us a cancellation fee.

However, we are free to postpone our reservation for any dates. Therefore, we ask our clients to postpone their trip rather than canceling it completely. Here is the link (Link) to our booking conditions.

Why Choose Nepal Hiking Team?

Nepal Hiking Team has been organizing trekking tours for more than a decade. We have made dreams come true of hundreds of trekkers by taking them to the lap of the world’s highest mountain. You can also read the praise that our valued customers have for us on our trip advisor page. Our great team helps us to run every trip, be it solo, private, or a group trek efficiently. Our foremost priority has always been the customer’s satisfaction and their health and safety.

During the journey, every trekker is accompanied by our highly talented, professional, first aid trained, and experienced team of trekking leaders who will always make sure you are okay and enjoying the time in the Himalayas. Our team of trekking leaders are qualified and licensed guides who earned certificates accredited by the Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHM). Also, we offer the provision of a custom made trip to our trekkers who wish to plan the itinerary as per their preference. And last but not the least, the price for our trek package is reasonable and affordable inclusive of the best services only.

All in all, we value your precious time and your satisfaction so we work hard to offer the best of best for you and make your time worthwhile, satisfying, and unforgettable.

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

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Reviews

Rebecca and Paul , UK

Birtday at Ghandruk

If you are wishing to visit Nepal and do some trekking, sightseeing or some other adventure, I’d say there is likely not many better companies to go with in Nepal. From the very first contact with them, Nepal Hiking Team and their Manager, Ganga, was prompt in his replies and provided all the necessary information. Ganga then advised on the best trip for us bearing in mind our time frames and what we wanted and then happily tailored a trip to suit us. On arrival, everything went absolutely smoothly from airport pick up to airport drop off and everything in between. The hotels and lodges we stayed in were very good and we always seemed to get preferential treatment from the owners maybe because we were from Nepal Hiking Team! The guide, Raj, was superb and made the trek even better than it was. Nothing was too much trouble for him. They even went to the efforts of organizing a surprise birthday cake when we were trekking for my wife when we finished one day in a Lodge. Also, when we stayed in Kathmandu after our trek, they very kindly offered to help us find some suitable accommodation at a discounted price they can get from the hotels. So in short, I’d have no hesitation in strongly recommending Nepal Hiking Team to anyone – you wont be disappointed. In terms of the trek we done, we tailored it slightly and omitted the Kathmandu sightseeing and in doing so, got a cheaper price. The trek was just about right for us and allowed time each day to relax in the lodge and small village we stayed in. On some days, we had the chance to get to know the local family. The trip is suitable for all ages who would likely go trekking with ample time to relax and spend some time in each location. Rebecca and Paul

Alexis and Staffan BJorlin , United States

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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