The ridges north of Pokhara are renowned for their stunning views of the Annapurna’s. One of the most famous viewpoints is Poon Hill, where trekkers gather at sunrise to gaze at a sensational panorama of towering peaks, from Dhaulagiri to Annapurna and Machhapuchhare. On this well-paced trek, which follows established trade routes, you’ll walk by centuries-old stepped terraces of rice paddies, surrounding the tidy villages of the Gurung people. Dipping into deep, shady valleys, you’ll descend through moss-clad rhododendron and oak forests to the tumultuous rivers that drain off the central Himalaya to the north. In all, this low-altitude trek offers a wonderful introduction to a part of Nepal that has charmed and enticed back many of its visitors to discover more. With just a week of trekking, there is still plenty of time to enjoy the city of Kathmandu and its valley, and the lake-side town of Pokhara.
A very warm welcome to the Kingdom of Himalayas. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport our representative welcomes you and assists you transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu i.e. Utsav or Nepali Chula (Kitchen). Here you will not simply experience the traditional Nepalese dish but will be entertained with Nepalese traditional dance and folk songs. After the dinner, you will be transferred back to your respective hotel.
Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Bauddhanath: Stupa with its 130 ft. dome. One of the world’s largest Stupa, Bouddha is generally acknowledged to be the most important Tibetan Buddhist monument outside Tibet. Pupshupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath is considered one of the holiest shrines of all the Hindu temples. The temple has remained the presiding deity of ruling Nepalese Royalty. -After the city tour, our leader or guide will do the final briefing of the expedition. They will also take the opportunity to check the members' personal equipment as the city bazaars and climbing shops will provide the last chance to correct any deficiencies. Overnight at Hotel.
This morning we will be departing the hotel early in the morning to avoid the traffic, the transportation will be either Bus/Mini Bus/Land Cruiser/Car according to the group size and the driving to Naya pool via Pokhara will take approximately 8.5 hours depending on the traffic. You will enjoy the scenery of Mountains, River, Terraced field, Local villages during the journey to Naya Pool, which you will missed if you take flight to Pokhara. Once we arrived at Naya Pool, we walk for half an hour to Birethanti where we will stop for the night in the Lodge. We cross a small stream at Naya Pool. Then another bigger river- this is Modhi River which originates at Annapurna Base Camp. We spend the night by the beautiful river side Lodge at Birethanti.
At Birethanti, we take the left hand side trail and follow the bank of Bhurungdi Khola. The trail is easier mostly and passes some pleasant small villages such as Ram Ghat, Sudame, Hile, Upto Tirkedhunga (1575m.), there is not much ascending. From Naya pool it is 4 to 5 hrs walk to Tirkhedhunga. We cross over a suspension bridge at Tirkhedhunga, then it is a steep up trail for 1-2 hours to Ulleri. The view from Ulleri is wider.
After breakfast we prepare for the long uphill and start with steeply ascends on the long stone steps to Ulleri village with the amazing landscape and the Himalayan scenery. We spend a pleasant day's trekking through rhododendron and oak forests. The scenery gives you inner power to climb up these steps and immerse you to walk more. After few hours of walking with several breaks in between reaching at Ghorepani, we can enjoy the fantastic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range.
An early morning start for 40 minutes hike up to Poon hill (3210m/10530ft), the route offers the glimpse of the pleasant rhododendron forest. This brilliant viewpoint provides us an unobstructed sunrise over the high Himalayas and the wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and all the way to Manasalu. After a great time return back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue trek to Tadapani for overnight.
Today, we have short and pleasant walking day through the forested and downhill path most of the way with occasional view of the Mountain leads us through the gradual path most of the way to Ghandrung village for overnight stop. This is heavily settled Gurung village, a modern village of Nepal and explore the surrounding area and simply relax at the hotel.
This is our last day walk through the scenic landscapes and local villages to get down to the Syalui bazzar settled in river bank of Modi. The walk is pleasant most of the way following the Modi River until Birethanthi and an easy trek to Nayapul. Our adventure ends here and we drive back to Pokhara for the overnight.
We fly back to Kathmandu after our wonderful trek in the foothills of Himalaya. The morning flight drops us at Kathmandu. Our representatives will eagerly waiting for you in the airport to transfer you to the hotel in our private Van/Coach. You can rest and relax throughout the day in your hotel. If you want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu then take the time to do that today! Remember, we will be hosting a fantastic celebration dinner together in occasion of successfully completing your Trek!
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you'll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.
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