Cultural Heritage and Ghorepani Poon Hill Treks-12 Days

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    Highlights

    • Kathmandu, where you will explore the city's several UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
    •  Reach to the Poon Hill viewpoint (3210m) and be absolutely stunned by the massive peaks.
    • Chitwan is habitat for the famous Bengal Tiger and the endangered one-horned Rhino.
    • Panoramic view of the majestic peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri regions
    • Experience culture and heritage of the Gurung and Magar villages.

    Our Cultural Heritage and Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a perfect all-around journey through Nepal. The 12-day tour takes us through Kathmandu, Pokhara, Ghorepani Trek and Chitwan. The tour kicks of in Kathmandu, where you will explore the city's several UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambunath (also known as Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Each place is rich in culture and history. Swoyambunath is full of symbolism and is one of the oldest religious sites in Nepal (over 2000 years old!). The Buddhist temple offers an incredible view of Kathmandu. Pasupatinath Temple is the most famous Hindu temple in the country. You can see sadhus (holy men) meditating, pilgrims bathing, and bodies being cremated on the banks of the Bagmati River. Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest Buddhist shrines in the world. Here we can see monks and devotees circumnavigating the stupa. Finally, Kathmandu Durbar Square is an old palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom. It is one of three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley.

    Then, enjoy the 10 minute cable car ride up to Manakamana Temple, a famous worship site for Hindus. Pokhara is a beautiful city situated near Phewa Lake, with a HImalaya mountain backdrop. The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a short route into the foothills of the Annapurna Mountains. This trek is all about admiring the valuable gift of nature, from picturesque terraced hillsides to blooming rhododendrons to snow-clad peaks. The natural beauty is wonderful is this region.

    Our Cultural Heritage and Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a perfect mix of adventurous and tranquil. We feel the cool winds, subtropical climate, fresh air from the forests, and can feel the cold drops of water from the waterfalls. Nayapul is the place from where begin our trekking journey through forests and up hills. This walking will not be boring as you can take pleasure of spectacular views on the way. Eventually, we reach to the Poon Hill viewpoint (3210m) and are absolutely stunned by the massive peaks reaching up into the sky. In the morning, when the rays of sun little by little falls upon the snow capped summits, that view is beyond the description.There are plenty of photo opportunities so you can make these memories last forever.

    The Cultural Heritage and Ghorepani Treks will be paramount for those people who love nature. Moreover you will feel elated when you are warmly welcomed by the people of different ethnic groups like Gurung and Magar. This is the right place to experience the cultural diversity that is so prevalent in Nepal. Cultural Heritage and Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is an interesting trek and it is even extra beautiful during spring or during the months of October and November when the weather is near perfect and the skies are clearer. After finishing the trek, we drive back to Pokhara and then towards Kathmandu. For those who want to see what the Annapurna region has to offer, but does not have the time or energy for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Circuit Trek, our Annapurna Trek and Jungle Safari is the ultimate choice for you. You'll have the combination of mountains and jungle, along with the various cultural fascinations of each.This is a unique package as it includes and provides the mixture between Cultural Heritage and Ghorepani Poon Hill trek Side by side visitors can enjoy the dazzling beauty of Annapurna and an opportunity of sightseeing different wild animals with Flora and Fauna. After the trek, we head down to Chitwan for a day to ride an elephant, take a canoe ride, or take part in another activity that interests you.

    Itinerary
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    Welcome to Nepal! You will be welcomed by our representatives at the airport and then be transferred to the hotel. After reaching the hotel, we will give briefing about your trip itinerary. If you have any questions or doubts about your trip, they will clarified at this time. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu. 

      After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu city. Escorting by an English speaking guide try to give you a full taste of our culture, heritage and local people. Kathmandu Valley includes several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Pashupatinath (famous Hindu temple and cremation ground) Boudhanath (massive Buddhist stupa). We can also visit Swyambhunath, known as Monkey Temple, which was built roughly 2000 years ago. Finally, we can visit Patan, city of fine arts. Overnight stay at the hotel.

      • MealsBreakfast

      After breakfast, drive to Kurintar for Manakamana Temple visit. From Kurintar cable car ride to reach Manakamana. It’s taken about 10 minute. After Manakamana visit drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist’s destinations of Nepal. Several tourists are visit Pokhara Valley in order to view the stunning Himalayan range and gorgeous lakes. Pokhara is also famous for boating, trekking, rafting and thrilling adventurous sports like: Zip Line, Ultra Light Flight and Paragliding. In evening, you will be relaxed around Lake City of Pokhara. Overnight stay at hotel

      • MealsBreakfast

      Driving to Ulleri from Pokhara, the trek begins through the terraced hillside. It is bound within the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). A 3-hour trek leads you to Ghorepani, passing the paddy fields, Jungle and enjoying the scenery of the Bhurungdi Khola. Overnight at lodge. 

      • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner

      Wake up to catch the early morning sunrise view over the snow capped Himalayas. It’s extremely breathtaking and the views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail and the surrounding strike you. Hiking down to Ghorepani, have a breakfast and trek further to Tadapani Via Deurali and a lunch place at Banthanti. Overnight at lodge. 

      • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner

      The trail to Ghandruk descends steeply through lush forests.  The path is not too long or difficult and we will arrive to our destination around noon. We will stay overnight there so you can have the afternoon to visit the Annapurna Conservation Museum. Overnight stay at Tea House or Lodge.

      • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner

      Today is the highlight of our trip. We move down from Ghandruk Seuli Bazar & travel along the flat trail following the Modi Khola. Sooner or later we will complete the circuit when we get to Birethanti, where we will take a lunch. Birethanti, is very famous for it's tasty fresh fish. The trek will still go on towards Nayapul & we will drive to Pokhara by private vehicle. Overnight stay at hotel.

      • MealsBreakfast

      Early in the morning, you will drive to Sarangkot to view the sunrise. Sarangkot is one of the best places in Nepal where you can see sunrise and panoramic mountain views. Afterwards, you will drive back to hotel and take breakfast before proceeding to Pokhara City sightseeing tour: 

      Bindawasini Temple: Bindawasini is one of the most popular temples in Pokhara. The temple is dedicated to goddess Bhagwati, another manifestation of Shakti. Bindawasini is the mother goddess who fulfills the wishes of her devotees.  Davi's Fall: Locally known as the Patale Chhango, Davi's Fall (also known as Devin's and David's) is a lovely waterfall lying about two km south-west of the Pokhara Airport on the Siddhartha Highway.

      Gupteswar Cave: Another cave famous for it's religious importance located in the southern end of the city, Chorepatan. This cave is a sacred and natural cave where there is temple of Lord Shiva. Seti Gorge: Another of Pokhara's natural wonders that unfailingly interests visitors is the Seti River. Amazingly, at certain points the river appears hardly two meters wide. But its depth is quite beyond imagination over 20 meters. 
      Mountains Museum: Mountains and Mountaineering have a history of their own. Without preserving it, It will not be long before all the records and evidences will be lost forever. Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), established on 1Nov 1973, initiated the establishment of international Mountain Museum(IMM) in Pokhara. The basic objective for its establishment was made to record, document and chronicle the past and present development of mountaineering activities in the world in general and to preserve the saga of the momentous feats in the history of mountaineering in the Himalayan peaks in particular. In evening leisure, overnight stay at Hotel. 

       

      • MealsBreakfast

      You have breakfast early in the morning and then drive to Chitwan. After arrival then proceed to Elephant-back safari: You will ride on an elephant to explore the jungle and wildlife you will be able to see the one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard and, if lucky, the Royal Bengal tiger. This exciting ride lasts for 2-3 hours. Our guides will help you identify some species of birds, plants and other wildlife that you may encounter. In the evening, Tharu culture dance show: Farmers of the nearby villages will show some of their traditional skills and dances. Overnight stay at Chitwan.

      • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner

      After having breakfast in the morning, we go for an Elephant-back safari to explore the landscape and wildlife, which includes the one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard and, if lucky, the Royal Bengal tiger, among many other wild lives. This exciting ride lasts for 2-3 hours. Our guides will help you identify some species of birds, plants and other wildlife which you may encounter during Jungle Safari. Overnight at hotel in Chitwan.

      • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner

      After breakfast, then drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu by Private Vehicle, which takes about six hours. While driving from Chitwan to Kathmandu, En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. Overnight stay at hotel.

      • MealsBreakfast-Farewell dinner

      Our representatives will assist you in last moment preparation and will drive you back to Airport from where you will return to your beloved ones. We hope to serve you again!

      • MealsBreakfast

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      What's Included
      Includes
      • Arrival and Depature Transport 
      • 3 nights and 4 days of food and accommodation during trek (local lodge)
      • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara, from Pokhara to Nayapul, Nayapul to Pokhara, Pokhara to Chitwan, and from Chitwan to Kathmandu by  private Tranport 
      • Experienced and helpful tour guide and Trekking Guide  (trained by Ministry of tourism) 
      •  Porters(porter carry maximum 20 to 24 k.g and one porter between two person)
      • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees
      • Annapurna Conservation permit (ACAP)
      • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu at bed and breakfast, Three nights accommodation in Pokhara at bed and breakfast
      • Two nights in Chitwan with Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
      • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
      • Equipment & clothing for porter & staffs
      • Equipment (sleeping bag, first aid kit, oximeter etc.)
      • Insurance for all staff & porters.
      • Jungle Safari - elephant riding, canoeing, bird watching, village tour, etc.
      • Trekking achievement certificate
      • Adventure Himalayan Tshirt
      Excludes
      • Entrance fees during sightseeing.
      • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara 
      • Tips for guide and driver
      • Extra snacks/drinks
      • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc.
      • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Our cost include section
      • Manakamana cable car ride
      Dates and Prices
      Date PriceAvailability 
      Start DateStarts: MondayMar 04, 2024End DateEnds: SundayMar 03, 2024PricePriceUS$1175StatusStatusAvailable
      Start DateStarts: ThursdayMar 07, 2024End DateEnds: WednesdayMar 06, 2024PricePriceUS$1175StatusStatusAvailable
      Start DateStarts: MondayMar 11, 2024End DateEnds: SundayMar 10, 2024PricePriceUS$1175StatusStatusAvailable
      Start DateStarts: ThursdayMar 14, 2024End DateEnds: WednesdayMar 13, 2024PricePriceUS$1175StatusStatusAvailable
      Start DateStarts: MondayMar 18, 2024End DateEnds: SundayMar 17, 2024PricePriceUS$1175StatusStatusAvailable
      Start DateStarts: ThursdayMar 21, 2024End DateEnds: WednesdayMar 20, 2024PricePriceUS$1175StatusStatusAvailable
      Start DateStarts: MondayMar 25, 2024End DateEnds: SundayMar 24, 2024PricePriceUS$1175StatusStatusAvailable
      Start DateStarts: ThursdayMar 28, 2024End DateEnds: WednesdayMar 27, 2024PricePriceUS$1175StatusStatusAvailable

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