Ghorepani Poon Hill Family Trek - 10 Days

Overview

Ghorepani Poon Hill Family trek is another one family activity to a relatively hiking destination along with other members such as children and a bit aged. A bit of adventure in the rural parts of Nepal where the family can partake of, as a whole unit is the theme of such a trek. The climax of which this hike is, the top of what is known as Poon Hill, nothing like the other gigantic peaks, but relatively easy to ascent. This gives the younger members a taste of what the summit gives. No snow but shows the snow-capped peaks in the early morning with the sun turning them to a golden hue as it begins to rise over them. Making the moment almost magical. Something out of a fairy tale book.

This Ghorepani Poon Hill Family Trek all begins with your arrival in Kathmandu. With having spent a day in it visiting UNESCO Sites, you learn about the interesting facts from them. Then you head for Pokhara getting your first taste of rural Nepal along with your family on the way. Eventually, the hike begins along a relatively easy trekking route for a couple of days to climax at Poon Hill at Ghorepani. It not only takes you there but while getting there you hike along trails that give you majestic sights and sounds of the woods which you pass through, allowing the spotting of a bird which turns out a squirrel the laughing joke of the pack. The villages, you pass seem to be welcoming with their tradition, culture and religion. Then the pictures taken with the snow-capped Himalayan peaks as the backdrop is another story to tell of a family adventure to Ghorepani Poon Hill. Finally is over when you are beginning to have such fun as a family unit, that you might consider doing another family adventure with Short Everest Trek and Nagarkot Family Hike.

This Ghorepani Poon Hill Family trek gives one much to gain from a family unit while enjoying the majestic sight and sound of Nepal has to offer. Your visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites begins the show, with the visit to four of them; Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Temple cum Stupa and Boudhanath Stupa. Each of them is uniquely placed in the values of Nepal’s history, tradition and religion, glowing with the architectural splendors. The bus ride from one tourist town to another, Pokhara, is a tale of rural life, rolling lush green hills and fast flowing rivers. Then the daily hikes of a few days taking you from village to village, each letting out the secrets of their culture, tradition and religion – all seeming different but a part of the whole. The way between them lets out the secret of the terrain you travel over with the forest, the meadows and the animal life which all brings to a boil when you stand atop the Poon Hill wrestling the view of what the early morning sun does to the topography of the snow covered mountains which supposed to be white but now basking a golden sheen. The trek takes the whole family unit back to visit some model villages for a taste of what actual Nepal is about when it comes to family.

Is this tour safe for children?
Obviously, it is, but too small children like babies and toddlers might become a cumbersome issue for the mother as well as for other members. Children should be able to be active, and the same goes for the elderly who am a bit fit. Thus this is a relatively easy trek for most and is in a secure area.

Outline Trekking Itinerary for Ghorepani Poon Hill Family Trek
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara (6 – 7 hr bus ride)
Day 4: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1540m) (4 – 5 hr hike)
Day 5: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2870m) (5 – 6 hr hike)
Day 6: Ghorepani to Poonhill (3210m) to Tadapani (2710m) (6 – 7 hr hike)
Day 7: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m)
Day 8: Ghandruk to Nayapul (1070m) to Pokhara
Day 9: Pokhara to Kathmandu (25 Min Flight)
Day 10: Transfer to airport for your onward destination

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy sightseeing tour to various historical/natural/cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Explore around Pokhara, the most beautiful lake city of the country, also known for providing superb mountain views
  • Enjoy the magnificent view of sunrise from the Poon Hill, and sunset from Tadapani
  • Get along with ethnic people and their culture

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Today is when you hit the City of Kathmandu with your flight in. A representative of the company will be waiting to welcome the lot of you and then take you to the hotel lodging. If time is left in hand for the day, you might use it as it pleases you like checking out the streets of the city. The family stays at the hotel for the night.

Day 2
Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Trek Preparation

Today after breakfast, we take a tour of some important places in Kathmandu. We visit four of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites that have value in the history, culture, tradition and religion of the Nepali people. We first go to Kathmandu Durbar Square to see the city which has the old palace and many temples in its vicinity. Then it is onto the fourth century built temple by a King in honour of Lord Shiva, called the Pashupatinath Temple. After lunch, it onto the Monkey Temple known as Swayambhunath temple on a hill top, which is intractably linked to the formation of the valley and of high religious importance to the Buddhist. Then later it is to Boudhanath Stupa, which is said to hold the single hair of Lord Buddha in it. Later, we return to the hotel for our stay.

Day 3
Kathmandu to Pokhara (6 – 7 hr bus ride)

Today, we hop a tourist bus to Pokhara which will be about seven hours. The ride itself takes us through lush green rolling hills with villages in them along the River Trishuli with its rapid flowing waters and rafters showing their skills. We reach Pokhara and check into a hotel for the night.

Day 4
Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1540m) (4 - 5 hr hike)

Today, we take a private vehicle to Nayapul and begin hiking until we reach Birethanti that is the entrance to Ghorepani route. We gently ascend via stream till Tikhedhuna. On the way we catch sights of waterfall and traditional villages. We stay the night at a guest house in Tikhedhunga.

Day 5
Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2870m) (5 - 6 hr hike)

Today we head for Ghorepani from Tikhedunga along a trail which should us through some mesmerizing trails and steps to climb. Frequently crossing streams and passing woods and at times villages to finally get to Ghorepani. We stay the night at a lodge.

Day 6
Ghorepani to Poonhill (3210m) to Tadapani (2710m) (6 – 7 hr hike)

Today, we wake early and head for Poonhill which stands a vantage point at 3210 metres. We get to the top just in time as the sun rises for a spectacular view of the snow covered peaks of Annapurna, Machhapuchhare and others beginning to bask in a golden sheen. View the fine sight and take a galore of pictures, we finally begin trekking towards Tadapani which is mostly ascending. At Tadapani, we relax in the hot springs and stay the night in a lodge.

Day 7
Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m)

Today we continue trekking to the model village of Ghandruk, we lovely views of the Annapurna Range and others in the background. At Ghandruk, the sights of the mountains become all the more astonishing. We pay a visit to the village museum to see and learn about the walk of life in rural Nepal. We stay the night here at a lodge.

Day 8
Ghandruk to Nayapul (1070m) to Pokhara

Today, we spend the last day hiking while heading for Nayapul, where we will be picked up and driven to Pokhara by private vehicle. In Pokhara, we check into a hotel for our stay.

Day 9
Pokhara to Kathmandu (25 Min Flight)

Today, we fly to Kathmandu in a 25 minute flight where from the plane we get a taste of what rural Nepal looks from the air. At Kathmandu, we spend the remaining part of the day doing window shopping or as we might please. In the evening, you will be taken to an authentic Nepali restaurant for a farewell dinner with the staff of the company. You stay the night at the hotel.

Day 10
Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination

If you have no other programme in Kathmandu, you will be taken to the international airport and bid farewell by a staff of the company, three hours ahead of your flight out for check in formalities.
At Breakfree Adventures, we hope that you had a fine time along with other members that you came with. Our only consideration would be, were we able to provide you with the comfort and security necessary.

Cost

What is Included

  • Airport pick up/drop by a private vehicle.
  • Three night’s accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Guided Kathmandu city tour at 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites with private vehicle and guide.
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara transfers by a tourist bus. (Option: Flight or private vehicle)
  • Two night’s accommodation in Pokhara including breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Pokhara - Nayapul - Pokhara transfers by a private vehicle.
  • All accommodations during the trek at lodges/Teahouse.
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Experienced Government licensed English speaking trekking guide and necessary porters (1 Porter for 2 trekkers) on the trek.
  • Trekking staff costs like their transportation, food, accommodation, wages, and insurance.
  • Pokhara - Kathmandu by a flight with domestic airport departure tax.
  • Annapurna Conservation area (ACAP) entrance permit fee.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees. (Please bring 2 passport size photos for TIMS & ACAP Permit)
  • First Aid medical kit (carried by your trek guide).
  • Trek gears like duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag and walking pole. (To be returned after the trek)
  • Our souvenir to you - Breakfree Adventures T-shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
  • Farewell dinner in Authentic Nepali Restaurant after the trek completion.
  • All government and local taxes, VAT.

What is Not Included

  • Lunch or Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Monuments entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal visa fee (bring accurate USD cash, US$30 per person for 15 days, and two passport photos)
  • Extra accommodations in Kathmandu or Pokhara if required.
  • International airfare and travel insurance.
  • Any kinds of drinks or personal expenses (tea/coffee, hot chocolate, boiled water, bottled water, soft drinks, beer, phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, hot shower etc.)
  • Tips for guide and porters.

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Family Trek

Trip Facts

  • Nepal
  • 09 Nights/10 Days
  • All year round
  • Private vehicles, Tourist bus as per the Itinerary
  • Poon hill (3210m)
  • Moderate
  • Nayapul
  • Nayapul
  • Cultural Sightseeing & Trekking
  • 4 - 6 hours each day
  • Family holiday
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Pokhara City, Mt. Annapurna range, Poon hill,
  • Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara, lodge/teahouse during the trek

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