PoonHill Trek With Chitwan Jungle Safari

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Trip Information
  • Trip Duration12 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
  • Activities Sightseeing, Hiking & Safari
  • Max. Altitude 3210m/10530ft
  • Group Size Min 1 Pax
  • Best Time Throughout the year
Highlights
  • Best Sunrise view from Poon Hill, Viewpoint for the 360° panoramic view of Mount Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range
  • Easy and Short trek in Annapurna region
  • Enjoy Scenic Private transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Nayapul
  • Trek through Small villages of Tikhedhunga, Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Ghandruk and Birethati
  • Option Available for Rafting in Trishuli, offers great scenery, exciting rapids and impressive gorges
  • Option to explore Pokhara City with adventure activities such as boating, paragliding, Bungee and Hot Air Balloon
  • Experience cultural tour in Kathmandu with visit to old Durbar square,Temple and Buddhist stupa
  • Two Days Yoga Class in Kathmandu, for best Yoga, Meditation and Ayurvedic retreat
  • Explore around Chitwan National Park, visit Tharu Village, Elephant Breeding Centre, Enjoy Elephant Safari or Jeep ride and Canoe Ride

PoonHill Trek with Chitwan Jungle Safari has been designed to meet your expectations for the lower altitude trekking in Annapurna Region and Wildlife Adventure in Chitwan with Combination of Cultural experience. These is a Short trip that offers the Himalayan Sceneries and at the same time you can enjoy the spiritual enchanting with the tranquil mind and heart, White water river rafting, Jungle safari in Chitwan National park with Wildlife experience at their habitat is one of the best adventure holiday trip in Nepal. This tour provides an exciting blend of adventure by combining annapurna poonhill trekking and a thrilling jungle adventure in chitwan. The highlight of the tour is the trek to Poon Hill that offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains along with witness of sub-tropical valleys, enchanting rhododendron forests, and majestic waterfalls. It is ideal trip for beginners or first timers visiting Nepal and looking for an introductory trek that showcases the beauty of country. As it is easy trip any age group can join the trip and gain the experience of lifetime.

PoonHill with Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour, River Rafting and Yoga commence after sightseeing of the Major UNESCO World heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. Drive to Pokhara En route experience the White Water river rafting at Trishuli River.

Poonhill trek is well known for beginners offering a easy to moderate level of difficulty suitable for all age groups. With a duration of around 4 to 5 days, it provides a unique trekking experience without requiring extensive time commitment. To begins trekking journey drive to Naya Pul and then follow the trail along the Modi Khola to beautiful village Birethanti via Tikhedunga Ulleri to Ghorepani. Early in the Morning at Ghorepani, guide will take you to Poonhill for Himalayan views along with Sunrise, one of the best panoramic view point in Annapurna Region. If you wish to shoot photos, you need to arrive at Poon Hill early in the morning to secure a good spot for your tripod.  This magnificent moment in the midst of the expansive views will live long in the memory. After Having View at Poonhill, we will hike down to Ghorepani take breakfast and our guide will take you take you to Tadapani Ghandrung village area, rich in culture and splendid forests. then trek to Naya pul through Birethati and by drive to Pokhara.

Finishing trek, you will leave City of Lake and Mountain then, move to the Plain terai fo Chitwan. Enjoy the best of Chitwan that include the colorful Tharu Culture, culture and tradition and heart touching Tharu Dance and Also Be prepared for activities like jungle safari on elephant back or jeep ride, jungle walk, canoe ride, visiting elephants center and many more.

If you want to trek in Annapurna region differently, try Ghorepani PoonHill Trek with Chitwan Jungle Safari which is strongly recommended by Aspiration Adventure. Itinerary to address your specific requirements if the above presented itinerary is not suitable for you. We do operate the customize trip as per your requirement and taste. Please, feel free to contact us for more details. If you are bound by time then, Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan Tour might be suitable for you.

Itinerary
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This trip idea is fully customizable. The itinerary has been created with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities. The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of trip. Throughout the trip-planning process, we will tailor your itinerary around your budget and needs.

From the beginning of enquiry, you will have travel representive to talk through email, phone call, social media or any desire medium who will give you an honest assessment of this trip and make sure to experienced difference. This personal service and warm welcome will also await at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu, Nepal where Aspiration Adventure English Speaking representive will be on hand all the time waiting with your name plate and transferred to hotel. There will be a pre-trip meeting, so make sure to ask all the questions. You can take this opportunity to hire or buy any trekking equipment at market or explore the tourist colorful market Thamel Bazaar down Town. Excellent books and coffee shops, extensive markets, novelty and handicraft shops variation with fantastic centres of cultural and spiritual significance.

  • Meals:Welcome Dinner
  • Accommodation:Standard Hotel in Kathmandu

After Breakfast at Hotel, we set out for a Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley as per our itinerary includes the tour of Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Instead of Kathmandu Durbar Square you will have option to visit Patan Durbar Square. All these sites are listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Pashupatinath Temple is considered one of the holiest place for the Hindus built in pagoda style and site is a collection of temples, ashrams, images, inscriptions and the cremation ceremony of the Hindus can be seen along the Bagmati’s river bank. Swayambhunath Stupa is located at top of hill which is believed to be around 2500 years old. The four sides structure represents the four elements of earth, fire, wind and water. There are 365 steps passing through which you will reach the holy site or there is option of driving. Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the oldest and biggest monument built in the Himalayan nation. Explore around the inspiring white dome reverberate with energy; observe and send a prayer where you wish. on each side are a pair of the all-seeing-eyes of the Buddha symbolizing awareness, look around for souvenirs. Kathmandu Durbar Square is also known as Hanuman Dhoka Palace. Many temples which are dedicated to different Hindu deities. Most of the buildings here were constructed from the 15th – 18th century. The palace is named after the Hindu god Hanuman, who is regarded as the protector of the entire palace. The Durbar Square of Kathmandu holds many old palaces, buildings, temples and statues from medieval times. Unique Nepali architecture, amazing wood-crafting, stone and metal works, rare carvings done on their doors and windows. After the tour, you will return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Standard Hotel in Kathmandu

After Breakfast at Hotel, Our trekking guide and office representative will come to Pick you up and transfer to tourst bus departing place at around 07:00 in morning. After bus head towards west leaving the valley we will continue ride towards Highway with a scenic view of Trishuli River and green forest on the side. It takes about 6-7 hours to reach this city of trekkers. You will have optipn to make stop at Charaudi for river rafting, after around 3 hours rafting then finish your rafting continue drive to Pokhara. Upon arrival at Pokhara, you will be transfer to Hotel. Free time on your own to stroll around the lakeside of Pokhara. You can also hire Private Vehicle to Pokhara or option of taking flight to Pokhara, available from Morning to late afternoon, depending upon on your tour budget. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.

  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Standard Hotel in Pokhara

Trekking Start! Our destination for today is Tikhedhunga. We drive to Nayapul by private vehicle which is approximately 2 hour long drive. On reaching Nayapul, luggage is prepared for the porters. The trail begins with an easy walk towards Birethanti set at the altitude of (1,025m) and located near the river Modi river. In Birethanti, our trekking guide will take care of all formalities at the ACAP office. After that, trail continues towards north bank of Bhurungdi Khola through villages. We climbs steadily up the side of the Hile (1495m) and after the short climb, reach our destination for today Tikhedhunga(1570m). Lunch will be serve en route. Overnight at lodge in Tikhedhunga. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Duration:1 Hours Drive; 2-3 hours trek
  • Max. Altitude:1,500 m
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Standard Lodge

After breakfast you will continue trek to Ghorepani via Ulleri Village. Ghorepani lies at the height of 2860m and takes approximately 5 hours to reach from Tikhedhunga. Firstly, We reach Ulleri, climbing more than 3000 stone paved step. After a short walk from Ulleri, the trail goes beyond the wonderful forest of Rhododendron and Oak, Passing through the Banthanti and Nangethati will take us to Ghorepani - a gateway to Poon Hill. During winter months, the trail can be covered with snow. Check-In at Lodge then, admire the amazing mountains views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range to the north and west with cup of coffee/tea. Overnight at the guesthouse in Ghorepani. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Duration:5-6 hours trek
  • Max. Altitude:2,840 m
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Standard Lodge

Today we wake up early in the morning and hike up to Poon Hill to catch the first ray of the sun striking the Annapurna Mountain range. You will be wake up by guide to take you to the marvelous viewpoint of the trip. It takes about 45 minutes to reach the view point. From the Viewpoint of Poonhill you will catch breathtaking views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Dhampus Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchare, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Lamjung and many more. Grab a cup of tea/coffee and enjoy the awe-inspiring views. After, spending enough time we return back to Ghorepani, take breakfast and continue trek to Tadapani. Along the view of Mountains and village settlement. We descend to the Banthanti, then turn off to Tadapani. Overnight at guesthosue in Tadapani. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

  • Duration:4-5 Hours trek
  • Max. Altitude:2,700 m
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Standard Lodge

Today is an easier day, wake up to a late breakfast and Begin our trek to Ghandruk. From Tadapani the trail descends through the forest of Ghandruk(1940m) passing numerous of temples, waterfalls, museum, mini-settlements and handicraft centers. You came across a famous destination where all the Gurung community residing here and home to many Gorkha soldiers. Morning walk is pleasant all the way to a village at Ghandruk for lunch and overnight stop. Upon arrival, Take rest and explore the village, museum and Gurung Culture. Get the views of mountains Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Fishtail. Overnight at lodge in Ghandruk. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner Included)

  • Duration:4-5 Hours trek
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Standard Lodge

Today is our last day in Annapurna region. You have done it! After Breakfast, we trek back to Pokhara via Birethanti and Nayapul. The trails begins from Ghandrunk and drops down to the Modi River crossing Imle, Chane and Kimche. While you take short rest at Birethanti our guide will complete the checkout formalities at ACAP office and trek to Nayapul then get back to Pokhara by Private Vehicle. Upon arrival in Pokhara, Check in Hotel and enjoy completation of trek in relaxed lakeside town. You can find plenty of cafés, restaurants, Pubs with live music and yoga studios. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.

  • Duration:4-5 Hours trek; 1 hours drive
  • Meals:Breakfast & Lunch
  • Accommodation:Standard Hotel in Pokhara

After Breakfast at hotel, Aspiration Adventure takes you a tour of Chitwan Jungle Safari. An approximately, the distance is 160Km, it takes around 3 to 4 hours drive. Upon arrival, we freshen up and have lunch at the hotel. After short rest, local jungle guide takes you to walk around the tharu village or you can take Ox ride to explore around. In the evening enjoying the sunset view from the bank of the Rapti river and you will also witness Tharu cultural dance performed by the local villagers. Overnight at Hotel in Chitwan. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

  • Duration:4-5 Hours Drive
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Standard Hotel in Chitwan

Wake up call followed by tea/coffee. Today you will have full day Jungle activities which includes Canoeing ride, Elephant Back Safari or Jeep Ride, Elephant Breeding Centre and at Rapti river you will take a bath by elephant. These all activities provide you an excellent opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceroses, wild boars, monkeys, leopards, sloths and even Bengal tigers (if you are lucky). Lunch will be provided in between the trip. A day may not be enough to explore the of Chitwan widlife but we try our best to squeeze it in a single day. The day will be over with buffet dinner served. Overnight at Hotel in chitwan. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Standard Hotel in Chitwan

Morning take out for bird watching activities, Back to Hotel for breakfast and drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus and on arrival check in at hotel. On the way, Enjoy view of green sceneries, terrace fields, Trishuli River and vegetable fields. You can also fly from Chitwan to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes (optional). Take Rest! In the evening, there will be a Farewell Dinner hosted by Aspiration Adventure to celebrate the successful completion of Annapurna Ghorepani Poonhill Trek with Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting and Yoga.

  • Duration:5-6 Hours Drive
  • Meals:Breakfast & Farewell Dinner
  • Accommodation:Standard Hotel in Kathmandu

It's your last day in Nepal! Grab hygenic breakfast, then take last-minute shopping and explore around the market or relax at hotel in kathmandu. You will be advised and assisted with your onward travel arrangements to make sure that you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport with plenty time before your flight back home. We will exchange our good-byes and now you will be leaving Nepal, armed with all the good memories and unforgettable Experience. We know and hope that you will always remember this trip and after return home tell stories of your amazing experiences in Nepal. Our airport representative will drop you to the airport for your International flight as per your flight schedule.

  • Meals:Breakfast

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Cost Details
Cost Includes
  • Airport and Hotel Pick up drop on a private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Accommodation in Pokhara in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara valley with private vehicles
  • All the rafting equipment’s i.e. boat, life jacket, paddles, waterproof bag etc. is provided.
  • Transportation Kathmandu-Pokhara by Tourist Bus
  • Pokhara- Nayapul- Pokhara by Private Vehicle
  • Pokhara to Chitwan Transfer by luxurious tourist bus
  • Transportation chitwan to kathmandu on Tourist Bus
  • Accommodation in Chitwan with full board meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) as well as all jungle activities in the national park.
  • All accommodations in standard lodges during the treks in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.(breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits and TIMS permit.
  • Local Aspiration Adventure Experienced, English-speaking and government-license trekking guide
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter) *(if needed)
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with the cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.
  • Official expenses
Cost Excludes
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • International flights airfares.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, alcoholic, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected)
Dates & Availability

Choose your own Departure dates according to your time and schedule. Being a local tour and trekking agency in Nepal we can organize your trip according on any dates and years of time. Our every trips are available on a fixed departure basis as well as a private group basis. You may make reservations on any date of your choice, from our "Book Own Date". We will be available to assist instantly, Send us email or call Us.

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Start DateStarts: ThursdayMay 30, 2024End DateEnds: MondayJun 10, 2024PricePriceUS$950StatusStatusAvailable
Useful Information

Best Time for Tour

You are welcome for this trip any time of the year. Spring Season (March, April, May) and Autumn Season(September, October, and November) are known as the best season for Nepal Tour. During this month the weather you can enjoy the fresh air, clear mountain view and pleasant sunrise. However, this trip is can also be done in winter, which runs from December, January, and February. Summer and monsoon season which runs from July to August is neither good nor bad to make this trip.

Accommodation

At Aspiration Adventure, We believe that the accommodation is one of the major factor that enhances your overall travel experience. On trip we will accomodate you on Standard Hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and teahouse/lodge while trekking to Poonhill on twin sharing basis. However, Single Supplement can be provided upon request at additional cost. Inspiring view from the rooms well equipped with guest amenities like – TV, air conditioning, Minibar, attached bath with 24-hour hot water, WI-FI. On your trek to Ghorepani Poonhill, you will stay in a teahouse which usually provides facilities with good food, accommodation,  and other such as hot or cold shower, Wifi, charging facilities, etc.

If you are looking for luxurious accomodation, we have pre-made itinerary of . Where, you will be accomodate you in Luxurious hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and Luxury Lodge during the trekking trail.

Passport and Visa

If you are travelling to Nepal for (tour, sightseeing, travel, trekking, mountaineering, visiting friends and families) then you need to have a visa to enter Nepal. Arrival Visa is available at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu’s where you can simply get the “On Arrival Visa” with the application that require at least a passport of 6 months’ validity, and a passport size photo. You will be charged USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50 for 30 days and USD 125 for 90 Days as visa application fee which can be paid in cash or card on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. It is recommended to fill up form prior to your arrival visiting official website of Immigration Department and bring the barcode print, it is valid for fifteen days before travelling date and becomes invalid then after. For those tourists who have Indian and Chinese passports then you do not need a visa (Free Visa). Most visitors will be able to obtain a visa upon arrival at the airport. The Certain country (Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria) are requested to acquire Visa prior their arrival from their local Diplomatic missions (Embassies/Consulates) of Nepal Government.

Trekking Grade

PoonHill Trek and Chitwan Tour itinerary is pretty easier and can be done without previous experience. It is one of the easier trekking experience in Annapurna Region that can be done from young to old age. It is well known as one of the easiest trek that can be done by any age group and is considered as a family friendly hike as well. The maximum height you will be reaching is 3210 m, which is the poon hill view point. Due to this AMS (Altitude Mountain Sickness) should not be a problem for trekkers. It is physically quite moderate which involves approximately 5 to 6 hours trekking along the way. The trekking days start from Pokhara for 5 days and while the sightseeing and wildlife safari can be experience in comfort ways.

Entry Permits Requirement for Poonhill Trek

Every trekkers going to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek require two permits which are

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permits
  • TIMS (Tourist Information Management System) Card.

Please be noted that, you do not have to pay extra for permit. It is organized and provided in the package by Aspiration Adventure – All of these permit are included in cost.

Last Minute Bookings and Customization

The last minute booking and trip customization is accept for this 8 Days Kathmandu Chitwan Pokhara Tour. If would are interested in trip and looking for last minute booking just directly get in touch with Aspiration Adventure team through the online form or, sending us an email, messages on WhatsApp, or by calling at +977 9813665337 (Anjan). For the last minute booking; we have special provision and it is available. Please ensure to provide the full details of the trip, the number of person, along with passport copy, flight details, meeting point and others. We will be flexible and understand the situation. We can customize the trip according to your ideas.

Client Reviewstripadvisor
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    Trip of a lifetime

    From planning to the travels all the way to the end Aspiration Adventure Nepal did an excellent job. Very responsive and they truly have your best interest at heart. Anjan and my guide Santos were so wholesome and made this trip an experience of a lifetime. Constant contact to make sure i was alright and of course the program was breathing. So many beautiful activities and views. I can only recommend, especially if you travel alone.

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    Casia PLuxembourg,August 26, 2022
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    Great time, unforgettable memory, Totally Recommended

    My college mate and I did 12 Days Ghorepani Poonhill Trek With Jungle Safari, River Rafting and Yoga and we did the right decision. We were 4 in the group so, guide was more friendly was humble to explain all the details. I enjoyed each second of this interesting adventure. Hotel in cities and Lodge while trekking, The food were pretty good, healthy, warm and clean.We had much knowledge local guide and his English was fantastic. With their experience, we were able to find a holiday that was unique and meaningful. Even after the completion of Poonhill trek, we want to stay longer at pokhara and they managed it within a one request and it was not at extra cost. A perfect organizer for trekking, jungle safari. I will definitely go for second time with Aspiration.

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    PatrickGermany,May 19, 2022
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