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This grade is between the altitudes of 900m to 3500meters, walking paths are rough and requires some physical fitness, good health conditions.
Poon Hill Ghorepani trek is one of the best destinations of Nepal trekking of Annapurna Himalayan region. Entire trek covers Pokhara- a magnificent, dreamy city of the travellers. The trail goes along the collaged valleys, forests, and waterfalls to get Poon Hill.
Poon Hill Ghorepani trek is one the best destinations of Nepal trekking of Annapurna Himalayan region. Entire trek covers Pokhara- a magnificent, dreamy city of the travellers. The trail goes along the collaged valleys, forests, and waterfalls to get Poon Hill.
During the trek you will visit Ghandruk, a historically significant village of Nepal, which is the inhabitant of Gurkha warriors; they participated during the Second World War. Once when you reached at top of Poon Hill, the rewarding views of Himalaya including above 8000m: Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna I and Mt. Manasulu and other lower peaks Machhapuchhre, Nilgriri, Dhampus peak etc. which always mesmerized the travellers.
Our airport representative will welcome you at the Tribuwan international airport and transfer to your hotel on a private tourist vehicle.
At around 8 am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your trek leader/guide.The meeting enables the opportunity to ask questions about the trek. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring the passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any and sign the legally binding the trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and unable to attend the pre-trip meeting.
After breakfast, a short meeting and then your sightseeing trip will start at around 9:45 am. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. We visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where you observe Buddhist monks praying in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhanath Stupa you visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy river Bagmati. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. You will also visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a collection of pagoda and shikhara - style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is The Lion gate, The Golden gate, The Palace of fifty-five windows, Art Galleries, The Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla.
The rest of your time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some shopping in Thamel area nearby your hotel. Later, you will be supplied with our Trek Pack and departure information for the next day.
Our trekking staff will pick you up at the hotel at 6:30 am and escort you to the bus station. The bus to Pokhara leaves at around 7:00 am. A beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake, Pokhara is also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre (shape of fish tail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu, hence providing the perfect starting point for our trek.
You begin your trek at Nayapul after a 1.5-hour drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara. After a short 15-minute walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, you reach Birethanti (1,015m) a large village with many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hile at 1,495m and after a short climb, you will reach Tikhedhunga at 1,570m. Todays walk is relatively short and easy, a prelude to the trekking experience in the Annapurna region.
After breakfast, you move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri, a large Magar village at the altitude of 2,070m. The trail ascends more gently from this point to Banthanti (2250m) through forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti at 2,250m, which is the lunch place. Trek through the jungle reach Ghorepani (2840m) via Nangethanti (2,460m). Ghorepani is the village of Poon Magar.
Today, very early in the morning, you start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at an elevation of 3,210m, a brilliant mountain range spectacle; this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas. There you spend about 1 hour, then returning to Ghorepani you will take a hot breakfast at a hotel. Then you make a climb along ridges, and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2,960m). After that, you descend to the Banthanti, then turning off to Tadapani.
From Tadapani the trail descends through forests to Ghandruk, a village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal. They have their own dialect, culture, costume, and life style. Ghandruk is also home to many Gurkha soldiers. It is a famous destination for trekkers as it is known for its beautiful mountain views and also because its within easy reach from Pokhara and Kathmandu. You have the afternoon to visit the Annapurna Conservation Office, museums and explore the village.
Trekking down towards Nayapul with crossing the beautiful views of Himalaya, valley, waterfalls, and reach the bank of Modi river at Syauli, which is the lunch place. The combination view of farmland and villages are exceptional. Trail joins at Birethati and continues to Nayapool. Take a car and drive to beautiful city Pokhara. Enjoy the evening.
After breakfast enjoys the city tour after a week mountain walks. The guide will pick you up from the hotel at 9 am. During the tour, you will visit different places you visit: Fewa Lake, Devis waterfall, museums, Tibetan refugee settlement and Gupteshwor cave. You will have a relaxing afternoon.
You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto Chitwan jungle safari, rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, scenic Everest flight, mountain biking and other activities. In the evening you will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. Your guide accompany you.
The trip concludes today. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.
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|30 Dec, 2017||09 Jan, 2018||US$1250||GUARANTEED||Start Booking|
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US$ 250 per person extra if you wish to take flight from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu (US$ 125 for one way).
If you need extra accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara, including breakfast.The price is USD 60 per person per night for single room and USD 75 per night for double (twin sharing) room.
Acute Mountain Sickness may happen when the travellers rapidly up to the height of 3000m. Our itineraries are designed with rest days. Once when you arrived in high altitude, your acclimatization line will rise your body to start adjust. The commonly happened in altitude are shortness of breath, light headache, whereas the mountain sickness is quite different which involves the severe headache, vomiting etc.
The trained and expert guides will everyday advise you about your health conditions, requirements and altitude sickness while you are trekking, hiking and climbing. That’s why you should not be worry about the sickness. Also we would like to recommend you to meet your doctor, advisor before you start your travel.
Given some information helps you to get rid from the Acute Mountain Sickness.
There are three stages of altitude sickness and symptoms.
Normal AMS Symptoms
The given altitude symptoms may every trekkers will have experience but no worries these are common.
Minor AMS Symptoms
The trekkers when they entry on high Himalayan Valleys get mild AMS that your having symptoms. The symptoms to be altitude sickness at least you have given one indication.
What to do when Minor Symptoms does not stop?
Serious AMS Symptoms
The given conditions are quite danger so descend immediately
Dangerous cases of AMS
High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)
The brain swelling with the fluid is HACE. It involves disorientation, lethargy and nausea. Before attacking the HACE, patient will have the symptoms of fever, ataxia, photophobia, and rapid heartbeat. Unconsciousness and coma from HACE can be lead to death within 12-20hrs from the onsets of symptoms. In the initial phase of ataxia begin treatment with medication, oxygen and dexamethasone.
Normally, 4 to 8mg of dexamethasone is given as a first dose, then 4mg every six hours, Diamox every 12 hours and 2-4 liters /minute oxygen. The patient must have to be descended.
High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)
The condition, that buildup the fluid in the air sacs of lungs is HAPE. HAPE symptoms start progressively within 2-4 days in high altitude. Shortness of breath at rest, cough, weakness and chest tightness and at least two of; fast heart beat rate, wheezing heard in lungs, bluish appearance of the skin are the symptoms of HAPE. Descent to the lower altitude is needed if patient does not get better with oxygen. The Gamow Bag may be use to the lower altitude if a person is in the backcountry unable to descend immediately because of weather.
Prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)
First Aid Kit
First aid kit is a basic list of common medicines.
This is a section where you get the general idea equipment that you need in Poon Hill Ghorepani Trek. The important and serious part of equipment selection depends on the trekking season, trekking days, and maximum altitude.
Trekkers personal goods such as money purse, cameras, cell phones and the cosmetic items that you need in day time, while you are hiking. Porter carries others your heavy equipment.
Lower Body – Legs
Medicine and First Aid
Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics.
Miscellaneous, but Important
The above list guides for you to buy the goods. There are so many options for you, they different brand and version, so it would be better to buy as per your experience. Most of the things are easily available in Kathmandu as well in cheap price.
Please Note: The tight fighting clothing such as made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals. So if you find these items comfortable please kindly wear top of them.
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I have never thought of myself as a hiker or a trekker, but somehow, the idea of trekking through the Himalayas and venturing through Nepals and the worlds highest mountain seems exhilarating and almost out of reach. I did the trek to Mount Everest Base Camp in October 2013, and it was and still is one of the best experience in my life. We had Gyanu as our guide for the entire trip and not only has he been patient with a beginner trekker like myself, he explained and shared with us his cult