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Ghorepani Poon Hill trek with Jungle Safari and Trishuli River Rafting -13 days

Best Price
Price starting from $999
US $ 775 per person
No of people Price per person
1 - 1 $999
2 - 4 $799
6 - 8 $775
10 - 12 $750
14 - 16 $730
Duration
13 days
Max. Elevation
3210m
Group size
Min 2- Max 16 (Single Supplement $175)
Level
EASY
Transportation
All ground transport Services are as per the itinerary.
Best Season
Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun
Accommodation
Hotel and Lodge/Guesthouse, others as per the itinerary.
Meals
Rafting And Chitwan Full Board/Rest of Trip Breakfast
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu - Trishuli River Rafting - Chitwan Jungle Safari - Pokhara - Nayapool - Poonhill- Tadapani-Ghandruk Pokhara - Kathmandu

Highlights

    • A delightful short and exciting moderate adventure to scenic Ghorepani.

    • Enjoy the blissful and delightful treks to Poon Hill overlooking the stunning sunrise.

    • Grand views of the world’s highest peaks, Mt. Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas, from the highest point at Poon Hill.

    • Enjoyable walks visiting mountain villages in the shade of the Annapurna Himalayas.

    • From cooler hills to lower warm Terai belt at Chitwan National Park for safari and other Chitwan Activities
    • Enjoy passing through natural waterfalls, terraced fields, deep woods and local settlements
    • Enjoy the thrills of adventurous Trishuli River Rafting.
GHOREPANI-POON HILL TREK with JUNGLE SAFARI and Trishuli River Rafting 
‘enjoy the scenic walks on the southern hills of Annapurna Himalayas’
Poonhill and the mountain views.


13 Days Ghorepani - Poon Hill with Jungle Safari and Trishuli River Rafting is an exciting, enjoyable and adventurous combination holiday in Nepal. An exciting trip is suitable for all travellers and age groups, and families with young children are also can do this program.
Ghorepani Poon Hill trek with Jungle Safari and Trishuli River Rafting -13 days is one of the best introductions to Nepalese farm country life activities along with spectacular scenery and cultural and adventurous insights. Besides amazing mountain views, one can experience varied landscapes, vegetation, and changes in climates in a short time duration.
Are you a beginner or fresher for trekking in Nepal, you can read our article Best Beginners' Treks in Nepal and further have authentic information on various exciting Nepal Holidays to do for your vacation trips from city tours to adventurous climbing and trekking. 
The trek leads to the most famous and popular mountain destinations at Ghorepani and Poon Hill. Ghorepani village is surrounded by an enchanting forest of rhododendron trees, and it is renowned as the world's largest natural garden.
During springtime time the whole country is alive, with wildflowers in bloom making the hills and valley spectacular. Especially the rhododendron of
various species from bush to tall tree lines, truly a blessed country by Mother Nature.
Ghorepani - Poon Hill Trek starts from the beautiful city of Pokhara, located in a verdant valley. It is enclosed by tiers of green hills with awesome views of Annapurna, Manaslu, and Dhaulagiri Himalayas. Pokhara is a vantage spot for all types of adventure activities, where one can enjoy short and longer trekking.
A short drive from Pokhara leads west to the Himalayan foothills at Hille farm village. The walk begins heading high up to cooler hills at Ulleri village, and then entering the alpine region. The trail follows through lovely woodland to reach scenic Ghorepani village with grand views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna peaks.
Next early morning an hour's hike to Poon Hill for stunning sunrise views over a chain of Himalayan peaks. Enjoy the 360° panorama of the world’s three highest peaks, namely Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, and Mt. Annapurna. Includes majestic Machhapuchare Himal the famous Fish-Tail peak that dominates the southern Annapurna Hills.
After an exciting time at Ghorepani and Poon Hill return journey on an alternative scenic route to reach Pokhara city. The adventure continues with dramatic changes in landscapes, as the drive leads to low warm sub-tropical plains of the Terai belt.
Before heading for Chitwan National Activities and trekking to Poonhill, we celebrate adventurous and thrilling white water rafting in the Trishuli River. This white water river rafting will be fun to do on the way to Chitwan National Park. You enjoy the walks on the beach, do a campfire, have drinks and sing and dance during your overnight stay at Trishuli River Beach. 
Where Chitwan National Park is located, at a famous park for wildlife safari and jungle activities. It is also listed as Asia’s best park for jungle safari, where one can enjoy the thrills of elephant safari. The nature and jungle activities programs are well organized and guided by naturalists and jungle guides. Where visitors can catch a glimpse of rare mammals like the Royal Bengal Tiger and Rhinoceros with other animals.
Chitwan National Park listed in World Heritage Sites, the park is enriched with more than 43 species of mammals with more than 450 species of birds.
Jungle Safari in Chitwan great way to complete the holiday after major trips and trekking. From Chitwan after a wonderful experience with wildlife activities, an interesting drive brings you back to Kathmandu.
If you want to shorten your Poonhill Trek Mardi Himal Trek or Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you can go with the Poonhill Jeep Ride which saves your time and budget. 
Want to learn more about Chitwan National Park?
Chitwan National Park 
On reaching Kathmandu, after exploring all major tourist destinations like Trishuli River and the surroundings, Chitwan National Park, Pokhara City and one of the most popular vantage points of Nepal, Poonhill, our most delightful and marvellous Ghorepani - Poon Hill Trek with Jungle Safari and Trishuli River Rafting-13 days concludes.
Difficulty Level 
Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek is an easy trekking trip in Nepal in the popular Annapurna region. The highest elevation you get is 3200m which is Poonhill. Ghorepani is located at 2800m above sea level. 
Going up to 3200m above sea level in the mountain is not difficult and even the Ghorepani Poonhill trekking trail is not technical and slippery with rocky hills and steep slopes. The trail is cool and serene in Annapurna Conservation Area taking you all the way up through lush forest and natural waterfalls till you get to the highest elevation, Poonhill and Ghorepani. 
Summing up, the Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek is for beginners who want to experience an easy trek in Nepal witnessing the entire Annapurna mountain ranges. Trekkers trekking to Poonhill don’t require any technical trekking skills. Yes, beginners can do this trek. 
Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek is one of the best trekking packages in Nepal for beginners and for those who want to obtain some experience for doing other moderate and challenging treks like Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Everest Base Camp Trek
Required Permits 
Two types of different permits are required for your Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek. They are TIMS Card ( Trekking Information Management System) Card and Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit. The TIMS Card costs USD 20 and Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permits costs USD 30. You can obtain these Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek Permits from your local travel partner or you can collect them directly. 
 For Chitwan National Park, each of you has to have an entrance which will be managed by the national park guide and the cost is included in the cost of the trip mentioned. 
Food and Accommodation   
Until Pokhara, trekkers will enjoy luxury accommodation and they can have the food items they like. But, when they ascend to Ulleri and Poonhill-Ghorepani, they may not have much chance to have accommodation and food items. However, don’t be sad, there are plenty of lodges and guesthouses to organize your accommodation and food. Moreover, your guide will manage your beautiful food and accommodation for you during the trek. The local guesthouses and the lodges will offer you food items with certain criteria with prices mentioned in the menu during your Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek.
During the time of River Rafting at Trishuli River and Chitwan Activities, all foods and accommodations are included and you will enjoy hotel accommodation in both places, Trishuli River Beach and Chitwan. 
Transportation 
 If you are starting the trek from Kathmandu, you will have two options: air and land and if you are starting it from Pokhara, then, you have got the only choice which is land. The flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara is 40 minutes maximum and the road trip is 7-8 hours. Even, the road gets disturbed by heavy traffic and other issues. So, flight is recommended. 
But we are not directly going to Pokhara on his trip. We first drive to Trishuli Beach. It takes around 2.30 hrs and we enjoy white water river rafting there. Next, we drive to Chitwan and finally to Pokhara and then to the trailhead of Poonhill Trek. 
As you end the trek at Ghandruk, you can directly drive back to Pokhara by four-wheel jeep or by public bus. 
After you get to Pokhara, you again have to drive to Nayapool/Birethanti for 2 hours and begin the hiking. While returning from Ghorepani-Poonhill, you can drive directly from Ghandruk to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu. ( Flight from Pokhara is optional) 
Guide and Porter 
You require hiring at least a guide for your Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek. Without a guide, you are not permitted to do Poonhill Trek. 
The guide will be very smart with a government License, coordinating the local flora and fauna, Entire Mountain views, well-known precautions, and local culture and speak English very well. Even the porter will help in many ways like carrying your baggage and helping in walking if the trail is straight up and steep down. 
During Trishuli River Rafting and Chitwan National Park Activities, the affairs will be handled by the rafting leader and the national park guide. 
Major Places to Explore
Kathmandu: You enjoy a city sightseeing tour to World Heritage Sites including Swyombhunath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath Stupa.

Trishuli River and the Beach: You will celebrate an adventurous river rafting and relax on the Trishuli River Beach and have the foods of your choice

Pokhara: You will explore Phewa Lake, Davi’s Fall, Gupteswor Mahadev Cave, World Peace Stupa the massive Shiva Statue and the alluring mountain views, and Annapurna Mountain Panoramas.

Ghorepani: Located at 2810 m above sea level, Ghrepani/Ghodepani offers you magnificent mountain panoramas including Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Lamjungh Himal. You can enjoy a variety of food items at  Ghorepani.

Poonhill: Poonhill is one of the most popular mountain viewpoints in the Annapurna region located at an elevation of 3210m above sea level. The Poonhill is popular for witnessing mountain views and sunrise. These mountain views include Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Lamjungh Himal. You can also do yoga and meditation at Poonhill facing towards mountain panoramas.

How is Poon Hill? 

Poon Hill is a hill station with a tall view tower directly facing northern Himalayan parts like Dhaulagiri and Annapurnas including beautiful Machhapuchhre. This popular hill station is mostly crowded with hundreds of people every day to capture mountain views and sunrise early in the morning. The Poon Hill offers everyone who climbs from Ghorepani/Ghodepani stunning mountain views and sunrise and they celebrate it. The walk from Ghorepani to Poonhill is a maximum of 1 hour up with stone steps. The Poonhill is one of the most popular attractions in the Annapurna region of Nepal as a tourist destination for both internal and international tourists. 

Chitwan and the Chitwan National Park:  Chitwan is located at an elevation of 410m above sea level and offers the opportunity to experience jungle safari, canoeing, jungle walking, sunset view, elephant breeding centre and Tharu people's cultural show and their authentic cuisines. All activities of Chitwan National Park are thrilling to experience

Important Note

Trip Mode:  Kathmandu sight/Trisuli River Rifting/ Chitwan Jungle Safari/Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek/ Pokhara  
Trip Grade: Moderate (with Ups and Downhill walks, Jungle Safari and rafting activities)

Highest Point:  On top Poon Hill 3,210 m /10,531 feet. 

Local culture/religion:  A blend of Hinduism and Buddhism religions.

Jungle Safari:  02 Nights and 03 Days with various nature activities.

Trekking duration:  04 Nights and 05 Days from Pokhara to Pokhara.

Total Trip in Nepal:  12 Nights and 13 Days from arrival to departure.
Best Seasons for Ghorepani - Poon Hill with Jungle Safari and Trishuli River Rafting :
For Ghorepani -Poon Hill Trek with Jungle Safari and Trishuli River Rafting can be done all around the year Except the wet monsoon times from mid-June to August. The best seasons are spring and autumn/fall, the peak time for trekking and other adventures around Nepal.
Springtime: March onward to May, when wildflowers are in seasonal bloom. The day is much longer full of sunshine, fine sunny days for views and pleasant walks.
Autumn: Sep to Dec, days are mostly clear with enough sunshine. Experience colourful festivals, comfortable temperatures and Weather.
 This trip can be done during winter times, most days are crystal clear for views and pleasant walks. But shorter sunlight hours, cold mornings, and nighttime. 
If you want to know some more details about Weather in Nepal, Please Weather in Nepal 
Overall, Chitwan National Park activities and Poonhill Trek can be done all around the year as it is an easy activity to do in Nepal and the weather conditions favour the travellers all the time of the year. 
Things to know before deciding on a trip to Nepal
People type and search for things to know before deciding on a trip to Nepal on Google and other social media platforms and find several posts about the topic. Though you are fed several pieces of information about things you should do before deciding on a trip to Nepal, you have to be very selective about the authentic ones. If you go haphazardly through the article and the information, you may be misled while travelling in Nepal and before deciding on a trip to Nepal. Ultimately, your vacation trip will be nasty. So, you must be very watchful about the must-know things to know before departing to Nepal from your country. 

Various things are must-know things before deciding a trip to Nepal but a few things are much more important things to know before departing from your country. There are 5 must-know things before deciding on a trip to Nepal. They are Weather Conditions, Geography and Culture, Currency, Food and Accommodation and Health and Securities. Now, let’s talk about these 5 must-know things about Nepal before deciding on a vacation trip in Nepal in detail. For this click: 5 must-know things before deciding on a trip to Nepal. 

Nepal Travel Info

A small landlocked country situated between China and India, covering 0.03% of the whole continent, is Nepal. Also known as the land of the Himalayas, Nepal is a treasure cove for adventure activities. Eight of the fourteen highest mountains above the height of 8000m lie here. Trekkers are bound to come across countless forests, gushing rivers, turquoise lakes, and sparkling glaciers on the trekking routes. More: Nepal Travel Info

Trip Itinerary

Your trip starts from Kathmandu or Arrives at Nepal International Airport then the Haven Holidays representative will receive you. After getting introduced to the staff there at the Airport your baggage will be loaded either in car, coach or bus as per group size. A short drive to the centre of Kathmandu city, where your hotel is located. On checking into your lovely rooms, get refreshed from Jet-Lag, then get ready for group briefing at 4:30 pm, Where you will meet with other members who are going to do Ghorepani - Poon Hill Trek with Jungle Safari and Trishuli River Rafting. You will meet with the CEO of the Company, Tour guide and trek leader brief with related information regarding the trek, jungle safari and culture. Includes details on accommodation and food hours of walks and overnight stops and views along the treks.

Max. altitude

1338

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Non

 After Breakfast, your Sightseeing tour starts from 9 to 10 am and after around 4/5 hours touring world heritage sites in Kathmandu. Kathmandu is steeped with historical and religious interesting places, including many world heritage sites. Today, you will visit some popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Swyombhunath Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. 

After you end this exciting tour in Kathmandu, you will thoroughly prepare for river rafting, Jungle safari tours and trekking.

Max. altitude

1338

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

5hrs

Morning having breakfast, get a transfer into a Tourist coach, for the overland journey. An exciting drive 3 hours following the main Nepal busy highway, the drive leads along the Trisuli River. 

Before you get to the River Rafting destination/spot, you will pass through Malekhu, Krishnavieer and Benighat. 

You get down from the bus and walk to the riverside and begin this adventurous Trishuli River Rafting for around 3 hours and stay overnight at River Beach Resort. 

Max. altitude

550

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Hours

4hrs

After One of the most popular rivers for a rafting adventure, the drive then diverts due south towards low warm areas of the Terai belt. Where the dense green tropical jungle of Chitwan is located, along the drive one can experience the rural farm life. The drive heads beyond the main highway through farm villages to reach Sauraha, a town situated close to Chitwan National Park.  On arrival at Chitwan, then check into a nice hotel or resort, where a jungle guide or naturalist will receive you. The briefing is held before checking into your rooms, the guide offers information regarding jungle activities and safari. Afternoon enjoy short nature walks or visit the local Tharu village the indigenous tribes of the Terai belt.

Max. altitude

205

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Hours

3hrs

After a warm breakfast at Chitwan Hotel, you will go for bird watching with canoeing. You can see a large number of crocodiles and bird species. You will enjoy this trip to see a very peaceful surrounding of Chitwan National Park in Rapti River. 

After lunch, you will go on a jungle safari/ jeep safari. We avoid elephant safari because our ethics doesn't let us violate the rights of animals like elephants. We also go to see the elephant breeding centre and finally attend a Tharu Cultural Dance and entertainment program in the evening.

Overnight at Hotel in Chitwan. 

Max. altitude

205

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Hours

6hrs

Morning having breakfast depart from the hotel for an interesting drive from Chitwan to  Pokhara for around 4 hours.  The road follows the main busy highway along the Trisuli River most of the way. On reaching Mugling Bazaar, the drive heads west facing views of the Annapurna and Manaslu Himal ranges.
After hours of good scenic drive reach Pokhara for an overnight stop in a nice hotel, located close to serene Phewa Lake. At Pokhara after checking into your lovely rooms, have time to browse around the Phewa Lakeside where all good hotels, restaurants, shops and stores are located.

Max. altitude

822

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

6hrs

After breakfast at the hotel in Pokhara, you will take one and half-hour drive from Pokhara to Birethati by private Vehicle and then trek to Ulleri (1950m). Initially, you will drive to Kande via Hemja, Naudanda and Nayapul to Birethati.  our trek starts from Birethati heading to Ulleri. The trail leads through small villages. You can observe their lifestyle and farmland with nice terraces you get Tikhedhunga where you will have lunch there. After lunch crossing a beautiful bridge you will ascend to Ulleri. There are nice paved stone stair septs all the way commanding magnificent views.

Overnight at a lodge Ulleri. 

Max. altitude

1950

Accomodation

Lodge/Guesthouse

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

6hrs

After a refreshing break at Banthanti village populated by Magar and Gurung people, the main hill tribes of Western Nepal. Enjoy the views of Annapurna peaks. The walk continues, from Banthanti, as the trail gets better on the gradual winding path to Ghorepani.
The highest overnight stops of the trip, enjoy the lunch stop along the way and continue the trek on a winding path with short ups. The walk leads amidst beautiful woods of pines and rhododendrons to reach the main welcome gate, the entrance to Ghorepani village.

You will enjoy deep woods, serenity and natural waterfalls on the way to Ghorepani. First, you will reach Lower Ghorepani and after 15 15-minute walk, you will get to Upper Ghorepani or Main Ghorepani village.

Overnight at a lodge at Ghorepani. 

Max. altitude

2885

Accomodation

Lodge/Guesthouse

Meals

Breakfast

Start the early morning hike Poon Hilltop (3210 m) takes about an hour or a little more. On reaching the top and the highest point of the adventure enjoy the stunning sunrise views. Poon Hill with an observation tower to catch more panoramic views of the staggering mountain range. After bright and striking sunrise views along with a grand panorama of the world’s highest peaks of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Annapurna Himalayas with arrays of snow peaks.  Being refreshed with cool morning breathtaking views, head downhill to Ghorepani for breakfast, and then continue walking. From Ghorepani on an alternative route, offers more scenic views with new places of southern ridges of Annapurna Himalayas. Climb to the top of Deurali Hill, which is almost the same height as Poon Hill and walk down to the river.

After you cross the suspension bridge, you will ascend to Tadapani. From the river, it takes around 2 hours to get to Tadapani. 

Max. altitude

3210

Accomodation

Lodge/Guesthouse

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

7hrs

Morning enjoy another stunning sunrise view from Tadapani, from the lodge of overnight stay. Enjoy the close views of Annapurna peaks, having breakfast morning a short and easy walk to Ghandruk village.

Start the morning walk through beautiful woodland to reach the small settlement of Bhaise Kharka. Downhill starts down to a stream and then on a winding trail to Ghandruk. One of the largest Gurung villages around the Annapurna Himalaya range. The Gurung people with similar looks like Poon Magar of Ghorepani villagers. The Gurung follow Hinduism and Buddhism religion with their own ancient culture of the Bon sect of pre-Buddhism. At Ghandruk after checking into the best lodges available, after lunch explore the interesting village and its small Gurung museum.

Max. altitude

2640

Accomodation

Lodge/Guesthouse

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

4hrs

Another grand morning view to enjoy along with the last breakfast around the high hills of Annapurna Himalayas. After breakfast a short walk downhill to Sayauli Bazar.

An interesting drive of more than three hours, as the road follows through lovely farm villages and towns. After an hour more ride, our route diverts from the Modi River uphill to Lumle and Kande. Slowly the drive descends to Nau Danda and then enters the Pokhara city. On reaching the Phewa Lake side, enjoy the comfort of nice lovely hotel rooms.

Afternoon at leisure for individual activities and stroll around the Lakeside. Or you can explore Phewa Lake, Davis Fall, Gupteswor Mahadev Cave and World Peace Stupa along with a massive Shiva Statue facing Machhapuchhre mountain. 

Max. altitude

2012

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breaskfast

Hours

5hrs

Morning, after breakfast depart from the hotel for an interesting drive or fly back from Pokhara to Kathmandu around 30 minutes. The road follows on main busy highway, after leaving the Trisuli River, and then the road climbs on winding up to the outskirts of Kathmandu Valley. From the high end of the valley rim, the driver slowly enters the busy bustling city of Kathmandu. On reaching Thamel or near about then check into respective hotels, The afternoon is free for leisure for individual activities and the evening Farewell Dinner with a Nepali cultural program.

Max. altitude

822

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Last day in Nepal and at Kathmandu, as time for your respective airlines flight departures. Our guide, staff transfers you to the airport, then bid farewell to Nepal till you return for another exciting adventure.


Max. altitude

1338

Accomodation

non

Meals

Breakfast
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What's Includes

    • All Arrival and Departure from the airport to the hotel and vice-versa, vehicles according to group size. 
    • Best Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara.
    • Full Board Meal with Jungle activities in Chitwan.
    • Tourist Bus Transportation from Kathmandu-Chitwan-Pokhara-Kathmandu
    • private vehicle from Pokhara to till trekking starting point and after trek to Pokhara.
    • All necessary permits ACAP(Annapurna Conservation Area Project) And TIMS(Trekking Information Management System)
    • Twin-sharing accommodation is best available lodge/Guesthouse with Breakfast in the mountain.
    • Government License Holder guides and Porter as required (2 Trekkers 1-Porter)
    • Wages, meals, medical allowance of guides, trekking staff and porters.
    • Comprehensive Medical Kit carried by our staff if required for minor wounds and sickness.
    • We provide Duffel bags, T-shirt or cap 
    • Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

What's Excludes

    • Nepal Visa, Personal Medical & Travel Insurance.

    • Expenses of a personal nature, meals in Kathmandu, Pokhara.
    • Gratitude or tipping for trekking staff, drivers, porters and guides.
    • Personal trekking gear.
    • Emergency Evacuation if required by any means of transportation, including Helicopter Service.

    • Personal medical kit, as advised by your doctors.

    • Early return from the trek due to personal domestic or medical reasons, no refund will be entertained on breaking the journey.
    • Lunch and Dinner all round the trip except Chitawan.
    • Domestic tickets fare like Kathmandu-Pokhara and Pokhara - Kathmandu. 
    • Kathmandu and Pokhara sightseeing entry fee.

Trip Info

Arrival

You will arrive either by air or land to Nepal. If you arrive in Nepal by air, you have to use only Tribhuvan International Airport. Instead, if you use the road, you can enter or arrive in Nepal by land, you can different borders of Neighboring countries (India and China) like  Jogbani, Raksaul, Sunauli, Nepaljung, Dhangadi, Birjung, Kakarvitta, Jhapa, Morang, Tatopani, Tinker, Rasuawagadi, Kimanthanka etc. You can use whichever entrances you like to suit your comfort and convenience. 

On Arrival, you will have the on-arrival visa instantly if you have not applied for Nepal visa for Nepal through the consulate centre or Nepal Embassies near you or your city.  Within half an hour, you can get an instant authentic visa on your passport after producing all the required documents for the visa.

Tourist Visa Nepal

A tourist Visa is on arrival visa in Nepal. It means tourists who are visiting Nepal can get the visas instantly on arrival at International Airports by producing all required documents. It’s a quick and not a delayed process.TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing visas on Arrival. The 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. Within 5-10 minutes, you will get a visa on your passport. However, You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season (Autumn-Sep-Nov). If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting a Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad before your arrival. If you have possible, we recommend you obtain a visa before you enter Nepal from the diplomatic missions located nearby you so that you don’t need to bear any hassles during the process of obtaining a tourist visa on arrival. The choice is yours.

For more information plz click: https://www.havenholidaysnepal.com/tourist-visa-nepal

Transfer to Hotel

The majority of people/trekkers enter Nepal by air and that is via Tribhuvan International Airport. We receive you at the arrival of any entry point of Nepal or mainly at Tribhuvan International Airport without any delay according to your arrival time. It may take some time like 30   minutes to collect your luggage and for security checking at the airport. After that, you make your way to the exit of the airport and the Haven Holidays Pvt. Ltd. Representative will be waiting there holding the Board Witten “Haven Holidays Pvt. Ltd” As you see the board, you have to go with him or her and we will make a very comfortable transfer to the hotel you are staying overnight. The transfer from Tribhuvan International Airport and Thamel, the hotel where you are staying will take just 30 minutes drive. 

Get checked in the hotel take a rest and get refreshed. We will give you the time for orientation after you get checked into the hotel. 

Orientation, 

As you are given the time when you get checked in the hotel, you will be followed by our staff for the orientation. It may be on the same day or later the next day early in the morning at breakfast. We will briefly let you know the trip you are undertaking from the next day or the same day onwards. You will be stated about the highlights of the trip, preparations, equipment, food and accommodation, guide and porter, emergency rescue, travel insurance and many other important things to know beforehand.

We will introduce you to the trip crew and have a brief talk with them so that you can feel more comfortable during the trip. 

If you have any queries, you can put them in this orientation meeting before you depart for your trip. 

Last Minute Booking 

Last-minute booking is always open for you but the same package tends to be a little more costly than the regular departure dates trip packages. Those who approach for last minute booking with us; must pay a 10% additional cost of the total trip cost mentioned on our website. 

You can book the trip you like on our website even a day before the trip begins. 

If you are lucky, then, the last minute may be a golden opportunity for you to get the same price or even less than that if one of the members of the trip gives up and withdraws the trip plan at the eleventh hour. So, if you are late to book the trip you like to do with us, no worries, you still have the option and we will try our level best to make your trip as successful and grand as other normal trips. 

Don’t hesitate to hit the booking button at the eleventh hour, we are always open and here to organize your vacation trips in Nepal. 

Trip Extension 

We are always flexible and open to the extension of the particular trip you are undertaking. If you enjoy the trip you are doing, you can extend it to longer days or longer hours. But, for this, you must contact us one day prior so that we can arrange the required things like trip crew, accommodation, transportation and other minor needy things for your extended trip. If you let us know a day earlier directly or through the trip crew you are using in the field/route like through your trip leader, you will have a beautiful time ahead. For the extension of the trip, you must add some little additional cost which we will settle in mutual understanding. 

Currency Exchange 

You can exchange your currency even in the Tribhuvan International Airport at your arrival or you can exchange it after you check in at the hotel in Thamel or other several places of Kathmandu, trekking beginning points as well.  You can find several money exchange counters in different corners of Thamel city. If you are in a rush and cannot do this, you can pay USD, AUD or CAD to the people whom you need to pay for your accommodation, food, trip costs, tipping etc. You can even exchange your currency with Nepali on the trekking routes/trip routes like in Lukla, and Namche You can ask to exchange your currency with Nepal with local lodges/restaurants/hotels/ guesthouses too. But, you need to have your currency like USD, AUD or CAD. Even Indian currency does work in Nepal while paying but only Rs.100 rupees not 500 and 1000. You can pay with your currency with the current exchange rate wherever you go in Nepal.

Haven Holidays  Team

Haven Holidays Team is very professional, reliable and responsible. You can completely on them. They are well-trained, friendly and highly literate in their respective languages. You can share anything you like with them without any hesitation. They know local culture, civilization, history, foods and accommodation, weather conditions, expert in first-aid application and how to handle the sudden accidents on the trip. They are eco-friendly and better understand the non-human's rights and their lives. 

The Haven Holidays Team will assist you in every step of your trip to make it memorable and more convenient. 

Luggage and Storage 

If you are hiring a porter for your trip in the mountains, you can pack no more than 10 kg. in the duffel bag or your backpack. We provide you with a very reliable duffel bag to put your stuff to be carried on the trip. It will be very safe to be carried by a porter. Because it is the labour rule that a porter can only maximum of 20kgs in the mountain. Please, don’t pack unnecessary stuff in the duffel bag. Two people one porter put 10kg of stuff by each individual. 

If you think you don’t need the stuff you have with you in the mountains, you can store it at the hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.  They will keep your unnecessary luggage/stuff very safe till your return back. Ask your trip leader or hotel receptionist to do it for you before you depart for the trip. Take the luggage tag while storing the unnecessary luggage. 

Meals

Meals will be provided according to the itinerary and cost includes and cost excludes. If you are given the itinerary or cost like including BB only, you will be provided breakfast only and if you have booked the trip package including a full-board meal, you will get all the meals including breakfast, dinner and lunch. Apart from main meals, if you have extra tea, coffee, cold drinks and other alcoholic drinks, you have to pay them personally. 

During the trip, you will be given enough time to have a meal. You can enjoy the meal you like from the menu. Vegan, Vegetarian?? If you are vegetarian, you will still find the choice in the menu and our guide will take good care of you through the trip. 

You will have your meal at the lodge/local guesthouse, hotel or resort during the trip. You are supposed to have the meal where you stay overnight in the mountain during the trekking trip. 

Sometimes, you may not get the item you want in the mountain during the trekking trip/touring trip, at the time; you have to consider it very calmly. 

You will enjoy freshly cooked meals in the mountain during the trip days with local ingredient 

Trek Start 

After breakfast at the hotel in Pokhara, you will take a 1-hour drive from Pokhara to Birethanti. Birethnti is a small village in the Kaski District of Nepal, Located in the Annapurna Conservation Area. It serves as an entry point for trekking heading into the Annapurna Region, particularly those starting the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek (Annapurna Base Camp), and Ghorepani Trek. Birethanti is situated at the confluence of the Modi Khola and Burundi Khola making it a picturesque spot with a riverside view and lush greenery. It’s a peaceful and charming stopover for trekkers to rest and enjoy the natural beauty of the area before continuing their journey deeper into the Annapurna Region.

Electricity

You will get a good and undisturbed facility of electricity during the trip to Nepal. Even though you go to the mountain for trekking and other adventure activities, you can get the facility of electricity to charge your phones and backups. However, in some cases, you may have to face the problem of load-shedding and the local lodges and some places guesthouses may charge you some amount to charge your batteries, backups and phones in remote areas trekking. There won’t be an electricity heating system in the mountain while doing trekking or other adventure activities.  

Drinking Water

Drinking water must be pure, safe and contamination-free. You can get bottled or purified drinking water during the trip even in the mountains which is very safe for you to drink. The majority of the people who make trekking or adventure trips in the mountains go with boiled water which is prepared by the local lodges/guesthouses on the trail which is the best way to keep you safe from contaminated water. However, some people carry water purifying ingredients and they apply it to the drinking water and they drink it. But, don’t try to drink the water from the Local River, stream and taps. The bottled water you can buy along the trek in the guesthouse.

Communication 

You can enjoy excellent facilities of communication in Kathmandu. However, in the case of the trekking trip in the mountains, you may not be able to have such kind of facility as in the cities. But, most of the local teahouses/lodges/guesthouses/ hotels on the trail will offer you the facility of  Wi-fi. Sometimes, you get it for free and sometimes, you may have to pay for the installation of Wi-fi during the trip in the mountains. 

The best way to access good communication over your smartphone is to get a local Nepali SIM Card like NT and NCELL. You get these local Nepali SIM Cards easily in Kathmandu and even in International Airport, Tribhuvan International Airport. For this, you have to present a copy of your passport and a passport-sized- photograph. You can buy a data pack via this local SIM Card and you make a very good communication.  You can make a call, and access the internet over it.

Trek Ends 

Ending your trek at Sayauli Bazaar allows you to soak in the local culture, interact with residents, and perhaps even explore nearby attractions before bidding farewell to the beautiful Annapurna region. Sayauli Bazaar is often the endpoint for various treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It's a bustling market town located in the Kaski District, surrounded by lush green hills and terraced fields. Trekkers often conclude their journeys here before heading back to Pokhara or other destinations. From FromSayauli Bazaar, the Haven Holidays team arrange transportation back to Pokhara or continue your journey to other destinations.

Feedback

You can give feedback on the trek/trip you have undertaken at the end of Kathmandu. You can visit our office or you can do it in the farewell dinner we organize. Your feedback about the trip will always be taken positively. We need it to grow and sharpen our services and facilities in the coming days.

If you cannot attend the farewell dinner at the end of the trip in Kathmandu or you don’t have time to visit our office, you can write your feedback on the trip advisor page which will be more reliable and public. 

Trek Extra Personal Expenses 

How prodigal you are? Your trek extra personal expenses depend on it. If you love doing extra expenses on the trip, you will go to topics like alcoholic drinks, extra tea or coffee apart from the meal, tipping, some minor donations, extra snacks on the trail, some urgent personal stuff like clothing or any other equipment you immediately require on the trip in case it gets damaged or stop functioning. And, at the end of the trek, you have to give some tips to your trekking crew. For this, you have to allocate some dollars or Nepali currency. 

Typical Day

The typical trip day begins with a good breakfast. You will have breakfast at around 7-8 am and begin the day after it. Then, you will have to work/walk for 3-4 hours after breakfast and you will stop for lunch. The lunchtime will be around an hour. You will order your lunch item and the restaurant/hotel/teahouse will cook for you. Sometimes, you may have to wait for some time if the restaurant or hotel is crowded. You can find the item you want in the menu prepared by the local lodge/restaurant/hotel. If you are vegetarian, no worries, you can still find the ways. 

After lunch, you will resume your work/trek/trip again and end it in the after like around 3-4 pm. After that, you will check in the hotel/guesthouse/teahouse and get refreshed. Take rest, change clothing and go for dinner at around 6-7 pm. Your leader will help you to order the meals you like. At the dinner, your leader will share the important information for the next day’s trip and you can raise the question regarding it. The leader will orient you on what to wear, how to walk, what to carry and where to eat. Follow the instructions from the guide/leader very well. 

Why with Haven Holidays?   

  • Free Booking and Free Cancelation 
  • Veteran Crew Members 
  • Enhancing Eco-Tourism 
  • Prompt response, full safety and comfort guaranteed. 
  • No hidden cost 
  • Flexible 
  • Cost Friendly 
  • Wider Networks 
  • Expert in risk management 

Booking, Cancellation and Refund

If you want to book the trip featured by us, you require settling the 25 % payment of total trip cost. However, if you are in rush and instantly plan your trip to Nepal, then, you can make the trip payment by visiting our office in Nepal as well but we need a confirmation email prior to it.  

In case you cannot do the booked trip in the timeframe you wanted for some reasons, you have the right to postpone it. Even if you cannot do the trip after the postponement, you can transfer the same trip or other in exchange to your family, relatives and friends.

But for Everest Base Camp Trek or other any trip in Everest region, the cancellation must be made 2 months prior as we have already booked the accommodation, transportation and domestic flights in order to make your trip more consistent and convenient.

But, sorry to state that no refund will be made for the exchange of booked trip with us. We are ready to wait for months and years for your right time to do the booked trip in Nepal. Be confident that we won’t spoil your booked trip.

Travel insurance

Travel Insurance is a must thing to fix before the departure for a particular trip. In case you face sudden and unpleasant incident during the trip, you may need recue evacuation and medical expenses. For that, you must have travel insurance. Actually, life is more important than your trip. As long as you have life, you have everything. So that, have a authentic travel insurance that covers all rescue evacuation and medication expenses in case you have got some nasty accidents during the trip.

 If you have got some idea about travel insurance and the companies who do travel insurance for you, you can go with them, otherwise, you can search on Google and will easily get the travel insurance companies who will help you doing insurance for your trip.

Hot Shower

Actually, a warm or hot shower makes you refresh and offers your new energy during the trip and it is also very necessary. If you are travelling in the city area in Nepal, you will easily get the facility of hot shower. But, if you are making a trip in mountain also it may not difficult to get hot shower during the trip now a days.  However, local lodge and guesthouse will provide you hot shower with cooking gas and solar panel. If you want to do enjoy the hot shower in the mountain, you can ask the local lodge owner to manage it.

Why Everest Base Camp Trek with Haven Holidays?

  • Expert and professional local guides
  • Flexible trekking crew
  • Better understanding of weather condition and local culture
  • Immediate Rescue in case of emergency
  • Better Accommodation Food
  • Eco- Friendly and Sustainability
  • Expert in Communication 

Departure,

After farewell dinner with our team and the important feedback session, we will comfortably drop you to the Tribhuvan International Airport and to any other destination you want for your exit to your homeland or for the commencement of another trip. After we drop you to the destination you prefer, you can catch up your international flight and another trip you want. We wish you a very wonderful time ahead.

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Preparation For This Trip

Travel Documents 
  • Travel tickets and trip print/Pictures on the device.
  • Passport with at least 6 months validity
  • photocopies of the Passport
  • 4 copies of photos  Passport size
  • Visa available at Kathmandu Airport check the visa requirements for your nationality.Tourist visa Nepal
  • Insurance, documents that cover medical, rescue airlift(helicopter) in case of emergency on the trip

Electronics

Charging for the device: Camera or smartphone for capturing memories.  Maybe It’s hard to find charging devices that fit your mobile phone. So, keep the focus on your charger with multiple adapters

Power Bank- Charging your devices is not possible everywhere. So, it is recommended to carry a power bank for backup

Trekking Packing/Checklist  List
When preparing for a trekking trip in Nepal,  it's essential to have the right equipment and packing list to ensure your safety and comfort to complete your mission. You will need to pack smart and light. This packing list doesn’t mean you need to pack everything listed here. This list is a guideline, and your final list will depend on your preferences and judgment. Follow as per your personal needs and preferences by taking this as a reference.
Here’s a comprehensive list of items you should consider:
Travel Clothing
Headwear
Sun Hat/Cap for sun protection - A Sun hat protects the face from the strong rays of the sun. Carry a lightweight hat that can be easily packed. Or A wide-brimmed hat to cover your ears, neck, and face from the strong rays of the sun.
Thermal hat for warmth 
You will need a warm fleece or woollen hat to keep you warm in cold temperatures, especially during freezing nights and cold Himalayan mornings.
Buff 
At high altitudes, the air is dry and cold. A buff is an essential piece of gear to keep your neck warm and cover your mouth. It will help in protecting you against dryness as well as dust. It protects you from coughing and damaging your throat and lungs.
Body Wear 
Short Polypropylene sleeve shirts
Moisture-wicking fabric, Lightweight and good for hiking at lower elevations. Nylon or synthetic fabrics are the best.
Long Sleeve Shirts 
Moisture-wicking fabric, long-sleeved shirts for higher elevation. Breathable, and fabric shirts will be best. Avoid cotton shirts. We recommend Merino wool or synthetic fabrics.
Lightweight Thermal Tops 
To keep your body warm and protect from the deep cold of the mountain. Fleece and wind stopper jacket or pullover.
Hiking Pants 
We recommend bringing one or two pairs of trekking pants that are quick-drying and made of synthetic material. The type that can be zipped off into shorts can be helpful. You will need to have one pair of waterproof pants that can be worn over your trekking pants in case of rain/heavy snowMore: Trekking equipment list 

Frequently Asked Questions

Rhododendron Arboreum of bright red color is the national flower of Nepal, which flowers during spring time. From March till May, some rhododendron also blooms in autumn / winter times also. Ghorepani treks leads to Rhododendron forest for some days which makes the trek delightful. 


You will enjoy magnificently flowering rhododendron during your Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek with Trishuli river rafting and Chitwan. As you ascend up to Banthanti and Ghorepani via Nangethanti, you will massively enjoy the fascinating scene of this flower on the trail densely populated especially in Spring ( Mar-May). So, if you like to enjoy this breathtaking scene of flowering rhododendron on the trail from Pokhara to Ghorepani-Poonhill, you are recommended to do this trip in Spring. 

Total of approx. 34 km / 22 miles from Hille to Ghorepani and towards Ghandruk village. Although a short distance walks of 4 days treks covering 34 km, but due to steep uphill and downhill makes the treks longer. But, these days, the Poonhill Jeep ride will take you up to Ulleri or Banthanti directly. So, that total distance you walk from Banthanti-Ghorepani and Poonhill-Ghandruk is around 15 kms. 


This distance is not from Pokhara and even not from Nayapool and Birethanti. The distance 15 kms is from Ulleri/Banthanti to Ghandruk. From Ghandruk, again you will take jeep ride back to Pokhara via Nayapool and Birethanti. 

Yes, nearly all lodges have the facilities of hydroelectricity, some few small villages runs the electricity for guest by solar-power. All trekkers needs to pay extra for charging each electronic gadgets as per hour basis at minimum reasonable cost.


In Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan, you will enjoy all sorts of facilities including luxury hotels accommodation. And, even in the mountain on the trail ffrom Pokhara to Ghorepani-Poonhill- Ghandruk, you will have the facility of charging your gadgets with some extra payment per device. For example, if you charge you smart phone, you have to pay Rs. 200-300. 


Another important thing to bear in the mind that one may not find the charging plugs in their private rooms, but only at the dining. So, you may have to wait for your turn to charge your gadget during the peak trekking seasons like Autumn( Sep-Nov) and Spring ( Mar-May). So, you had better carry one power bank for you so that you can use it at emergency on the trail. 


Safeguard you gadget while charging at the dining or wherever you charge it. Don't leave it, the strangers may take it away.  

Nearly all villages running lodge and guest-house have the facilities of internet and Wi-Fi. But sometime on the mountain the connection is quite slow and disturbing due to terrain and weather wise. In the hotel at Chitwan, visitors can have facilities of internet and Wi-Fi. And of course, in Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will enjoy it. 


In case of mountain Wi-Fi and internet, you have to pay extra like per device  Rs. 200-300. It means, if you want to install Wi-fi in one of your device like smart phone, you are going to make a payment of Rs. 200-300 for unlimited service, not per hours. However, the internet or Wi-fi may work slow due to the deep mountain terrain gorges. But, it will work, make sure. 


Optionally, you buy one local SIM card like NT and buy some data pack to run internet on it. These days, the networks of NT ( Nepal Telecom) is very good even in the mountain regions. You can get this local SIM car either in Pokhara or Kathmandu presenting your copy of passport and photograph.  



The foods on every meals like breakfast, lunch and dinner are amazingly of best quality, prepared with care and hygienic. All lodge restaurants serves as per the food menu wise on La Carte basis or Set meals of Nepali Dal Bhat (boiled / steamed rice with lentil soup and mild vegetable curry served with pickles).


The foods on the menu includes from Continental, Chinese, Indian to Nepali, some restaurants on treks also provides bakery items as well.


Most popular is Nepali Dal / Bhat, noodle soup or fried noodle with veg and eggs or meats, Mo-Mo dumpling stuffed with meats or vegetable is also popular dishes found on the treks.  


All the food items and the costs are mentioned in the menu owned by local lodge/guesthouses and you can go with any food you want. Even, the vegetarian can get sufficient options to dine at the local guesthouses on the trail. No worries for vegans, still you can enjoy the trek. 

Poonhill and Ghorepani are 3210m and 2830m high respectively. The trail you follow is via Nayapool, Birethanti, Ulleri, Banthanti and Nangethanti to Lower Ghorepani. So ,the elevation ranges between 860m Pokhara to 3210m Poonhill in average. Ghandruk is 1900m high above the sea level.


So if you are statring your Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek with Chitwan and Trishuli River Rafting, you begin with 1350m, Kathmandu, 860m Pokhara, 3210m Poonhill and Chitwan 420m. You have to maintain the clothing and foods accordingly during this trip.  Actually, Chitwan is too hot during spring and summer and too cold during winter. And you may have mosquitoes during summer and spring in Chitwan and even  in Pokhara. Do some precautions. 

It is very important and necessary that all trekkers requires Travel and Medical Insurance and it is mandatory too. Which should be purchased after or before booking the respective trekking programs with Haven Holidays Nepal. The insurance should be made in your own home countries, which is much easier than in Nepal.


The travel and medical insurance should cover all needful transportation required on emergency evacuation by any means of transportation and using helicopter service. As well all medical expenses, if the trip is delayed and get cancelled due to political disturbance and strikes. As well if the trek needs to be rerouted to other areas in some cases due to bad weather and road conditions. 

Actually, this combination is to fulfill and satisfy the different interests and flavors of trips within one while doing a vacation in Nepal. Poonhill Trek offers you the magnificent taste of mountain sceneries, Trishuli River rafting a world-class thrills of adventure and Chitwan a jungle safari and other exciting activities. So, this combination is mostly sought by the tourists who come to visit Nepal and they really love doing or experiencing all sorts of activities during the trip. If you choose to Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek with Chitwan Jungle Safari and Trishuli River Rafting, you will definitely adore and enjoy/celebrate it and bound to do it again in your next vacation. 

Actually, it takes 4-5  days to hike Poonhill from Kathmandu and it takes 3-4 days to hike Poonhill from Pokhara. However, these days, people can hike to Poonhill within 2 days from Pokhara to Pokhara because the Poonhill-Jeep Ride takes you directly to Ulleri or Banthanti and then you can hike to Ghorepani and Poonhill.

 You will drive/fly to Pokhara  from Kathmandu, then drive to Ulleri and Banthanti. You can take the trek on the same day to Ghorepani spending 4 hours or stay at Bnathanti. The next day, you will trek to Ghorepani and the third day ,you will hike to Poonhill and trek back to Ulleri or Banthanti and then drive to Pokhara directly. Or, if you want to go to Ghandruk from Ghorepani, then you have spend one day at Tadapani and then to Ghandruk. So, you can do Ghorepani Poonhill Hike and Ghandruk in 3 days. But if you want to hike Poonhill from Pokhara, then, you can do in 2 or 3 days as well.  

The Poonhill Trek difficulty level is graded as easy trek in Annapurna region of Nepal. Since the Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek takes you only up to 3210m above the sea level with no steep and technical trekking trails, it is graded as an easy trek for the beginners. Those who are beginners for trekking and learn and earn some skills and stamina for other moderate and strenuous trekking, can go with Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek.

 People planning their Manaslu Circuit Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek do Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek for earning stamina and skills of trekking with their backpack. But, it doesn’t mean that it is worthless to do; the Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek rewards with magnificent highlights of Nepali country lifestyle, foods and accommodation, the charm of deep woods, fresh air and natural waterfalls and most importantly, the breathtaking mountain panoramas including the Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. So, the trekkers who are doing Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek will be rewarded with marvelous experiences. 

Actually, it doesn’t cost much money to do Poon Hill Trek, it only costs USD 400-500 to do the Poon Hill Trek in Nepal. However, it depends on the things and services you want to include in the cost you pay.

 This USD 400-500 includes the normal hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara  for two nights each, all accommodation during the trekking days in the mountain,  tourist bus ticket  to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu, Breakfast all round the trip, guide cost, guide foods and accommodation costs, all ground pick ups and drops cost and required trekking permits costs.

 If you want to upgrade your Poon Hill Trek to Luxury Poonhill Trek, then, the cost will include everything like all meals with luxury accommodation with domestic flight to and from Pokhara with guide and porter and all required trekking permits and the cost will be like USD 800-1000.

 You can also do your Budget Poon Hill Trek at USD 300-400 from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.

Actually, Mardi Himal Trek is to view Mt. Machhapuchhre just in front of you  and Poon Hill Trek is to view all the mountain summits in Annapurna region including Annapurna massif, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Gahesh Himal, Manaslu, Himal Chuli and Lamjung Himal. So, it depends on the people’s interest which trek to choose. But, it is believed that Mardi Himal Trek is better than Poon Hill Trek according to the trekkers who have done both treks in Nepal.

 The Poon Hill Trek takes you to the highest elevation 3210m above the sea level that is Poon Hill and the Mardi Himal Trek takes you to 3860 that is Mardi Himal Base Camp. If you want to experience a moderate trekking in Nepal, you can go with Mardi Himal Trek or if you are looking forward to experience an easy trek in Nepal, then, go with Poon Hill Trek. It‘s simple. But both trekking trips in Nepal are located in Annapurna region and both are equally rewarding.

Poonhill Trek costs depends on a few indicators like the services you prefer, TIMS Card costs, Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit cost, guide and porter cost, transportation cost, your foods and accommodation costs and the extras.

If you prefer luxury services including luxury foods and accommodation on the trail, the cost will rise and if you just wanna go with ordinary trek with ordinary foods and accommodation, the trekking price/cost will be mild.

The TIMS card costs Rs. 1000, Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit costs Rs. 3000, normal accommodation costs Rs 800-1500, one food items costs Rs. 200-1000, the flight costs from Kathmandu to Pokhara one-way costs USD 85 min (keeps changing according to the fluctuation of the fuel) bus ticket from Kathmandu to Pokhara one-way costs Rs. 1500, the drop and pick ups costs maximum Rs. 3000, guide costs Rs. 3000-4000 per day and the extra expenses you make for your drinks and tipping on during the trek.

The above-mentioned indicators determine the Poonhill Trek cost. Therefore, it’s very hard to predict and tell the exact cost for Poonhill Trek. However, the Poonhill Trek costs ranges between USD 499- 599. The cost you are quoted by the trekking company depends the type of service you are going to use. 

Yes, you can but only from Pokhara to Pokhara. If you begin your Poon Hill trek from Kathmandu, then, you need to spend at least 3-4 days from Poon Hill.

Yes, if you are in Pokhara or directly flying to Pokhara from your international flight, you will hike up to Poonhill next day after a jeep drive to Banthanti and then to Ghorepani village. The next morning, you will ascend up to Poonhill ( 3200m) and then trek back to Banthanti and finally take another jeep drive back to Pokhara. If you are a beginner and wishing to do an easy trek in Nepal, you can do Poonhill in a couple of days from Pokhara to Pokhara. 

The altitude of Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is 3210m. The trek begins from the altitude of 1400m, Kathmandu and then to Pokhara ( 910m) , then up to Ulleri (2050m) and Banthanti ( 2250m). Next, the trail takes the trekkers to Ghorepani village which is located at an elevation of 2800m and then finally up to Poonhill which is an altitude of 3210m. 3210m above the seal level is the highest elevation of the Ghorepani Ponhill Trek.

There won’t be any kind of altitude related issues while you are ascending up to Poonhil (3210m) in your Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. You don’t need to panic about and even the beginners and the people of old age can do Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. Even, this trek can be done all round the year. 

The objectives of visiting Chitwan National Park :

Wildlife viewing: Chitwan National Park is renowned for its rich biodiversity, endangered species such as the Royal Bengal Tiger,One-horned Rhinoceros, and numerous bird species.

Safari Experiences: The park offers various options, including Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari, and Canoe Ride, visitors to explore the diverse ecosystems of the park including grassland, forest and wetlands.

Cultural Immersion:  In addition to its natural wonders, Chitwan National Park is also home to the indigenous Tharu People. You have the opportunity to learn about Tharu culture, traditions and way of life through cultural programs, and village visits.

Carry the essential stuff that you need.

Put your sunscreen

wear a life jacket correctly

wear the Helmet

Handle the paddle appropriately

Take care of your position in the raft 

Rafting is a team work paddle together

Follow your guide's instruction

Trisuli Rivers is a popular river for rafting where beginners and expert rafters can enjoy the float. It is safe with all safety measures and precaution is undertaken with helmets, and life-jackets and the Captain of the boat is an experienced Rafting guide. The only dangerous and most challenging time rafting the Trisuli River is during the high monsoon seasons of July to mid-September. When the water level is high with fast currents, but rafting in spring and autumn and winter. The water level and currents are low. So Trisuli River is one of the safest and enjoyable rivers for exciting rafting. 

The cost of Poonhill Trek package is determined by the costs of these requirements for the trek. The cost for guide and porter ( if required), the cost of getting trekking equipment, the cost of food and accommodation, Poonhill Trek permits, transportation costs, extras and tipping guide and porter.

Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit costs Rs. 3000 per trekker, TIMS Card costs Rs,.1000, the cost of guide and porter cost between Rs. 2000-4000 per day, one item of food costs Rs. 200-800 and one accommodation costs Rs. 500-2000. And, also the cost of Poonhill Trek package depends on how you collect your trekking equipment, freshly or hiring the second hand ones. Finally, the transportation to Ulleri or Birethanti and back to Pokhara and Kathmandu costs Rs. 6000 in total one way.

Now, you can spend some extra expenses on tipping and drinks. In summary, your Poonhill Trek Package cost ranges between USD 455-495. If you want to upgrade your accommodation in Pokhara and in the mountain with domestic flights both way to and from Pokhara, then, the costs will be between 599-675 USD.  

You can Ghorepani and Poonhill from Pokhara even by walking after 2.30 hours drive from Pokhara to Nayapool or Birethanti. But, these days, the Poonhill Jeep Drive takes you up to Ulleri or Banthanti village and you can ascend to Ghorepani on the same day or the next day. This roadway connection from Nayapool to Ulleri and Banthanti has eased the trekkers to reach Ghorepani and then to Poonhill comfortably. Most probably, within a year, the road way will connect Ghorepani directly from Pokhara through Nayapool and Birethanti.

To go to Poonhill or Ghorepani, you can take a sharing jeep orprivate jeep from Pokhara for 2.30 hours and can begin walking to Ghorepani and Poonhill. You can get to Ghorepani within 3 hours from Banthanti or Ulleri village. The trail is all the way up till you get Ghorepani.

Yes, you need a trekking permit for Poon Hill. One requires collecting/ obtaining two types of trekking permits: TIMS Card and Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit. The TIMS Card costs Rs. 2000 and the Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit costs Rs. 3000. You can easily obtain these Poon Hill Trekking permits from the Nepal Tourism Board office located in Kathmandu or most of the trekkers obtain these permits via their trekking partners/trekking agents located in Nepal/Kathmandu. For this, you can provide your passport copy and passport sized photographs.

 If you go up to only Australian Camp via Dhampus, you don’t require any kind of trekking permits, but if you pass Pothana and then to Landruk and Ghandruk or Ulleri through Nayapool and Birethanti, you at any cost need to have ACAP but TIMS card is not necessarily to have these days. 

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