2022 Poon Hill, Nepal

Poon Hill | Saturday 30th April - Thursday 5th May, 2022

Adventure cost = AED 5,200

Cost Includes:

  • An adventure experience of a lifetime!
  • 4 days trekking to Ghorepani Poon Hill
  • 3 nights accommodation in teahouses/trekkers lodges
  • 1 night stay at hotel in Kathmandu
  • 1 night's stay at hotel in Pokhara
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) until breakfast on day 6

Welcome and farewell dinners

  • English speaking trek guide, plus reliable porters.
  • Internal vehicle transfers
  • Internal airfare Kathmandu-Pokhara (return)
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit fees.
  • Trekking Information Management Service (TIMS) fees.
  • Experienced Gulf for Good support team
  • Discount with partner outdoor outfitters

Cost Excludes:

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Tips and spending money
  • PCR test in Nepal
  • Insurance
  • Kit items

Payment Deadlines

  1. AED 1,000 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit paid to GFG to reserve your space on the trip.
  2. AED 2,100 paid to GFG by February 4th 2022
  3. AED 2,100 remaining challenge costs paid to GFG by March 18th 2022
Day1

Day 1 - Saturday 30th April

Depart Dubai (DXB) 12:30

Arrive Kathmandu (KTM) 18:35

After in Tribhuvan International Airport, we transfer to hotel for refreshments, room check and a short briefing about the trek.

In the evening, we will have a welcome dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant.

Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day2

Day 2 - Sunday 1st May

After having breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to Kathmandu domestic Airport for the 25 min flight to Pokhara.

After arriving into Pokhara, we drive for about two hours to Nayapul through winding bamboo forests, waterfalls and beautiful villages.

We will start our trek in Nayapul and finish the day in Ulleri, passing through Birethanti and Tirkhedunga on the way.

Hike time: 7 hours - starting elevation: 1,000m - maximum elevation: 2,080m.

Overnight at Teahouse in Ulleri

Day3

Day 3 - Monday 2nd May

After having breakfast, we start our trek towards Ghorepani.

The trail ascends on a stone staircase before crossing sparkling streams and through refreshingly oak & rhododendron forests. After a short climb, we have a little rest with tea break at Nangthanti or Banthanti.

Later we continue the trek to reach the day’s destination at Ghorepani (2760m/9053ft).

Hike time: 6 hours - starting elevation: 2,080m - maximum elevation: 2,760m.

Overnight at Teahouse in Ghorepani

Day4

Day 4 - Tuesday 3rd May

Early morning excursion to Poon Hill (3210m), one of the best Himalaya viewpoints in Nepal, provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas.

The spectacular panorama stretches from Dhaulagiri I (8167m) and Tukuche (6920m) to Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiuchhuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m), Gangapurna (7454m), Lamjung Himal (6986m) and the Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhre 6997m) is breathtaking and a defining moment for many trekkers.

After breakfast, we start the trek to Tadapani. This includes a short early morning climb to the Deurali pass for a spectacular panorama over Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. The trail descends steeply through the dense moss-covered forest with rich bird life to Tadapani.

Hike time: 6 hours - starting elevation: 2,760m - maximum elevation: 3,210m.

Overnight at Teahouse in Tadapani

Day5

Day 5 - Wednesday 4th May

After having breakfast, we trek through rhododendron forests where we can see a wide varieties of birds along the way. The steeply descending trail takes us to Ghandruk, the second largest Gurung village in Nepal. We explore the maze-like streets of this thriving Gurung settlement and enjoy a good mountain view of Annapurna south and Fishtail.

We have lunch at Ghandruk village and then trek down to Syauli Bazar via Kimch, where the trail descends through amazing hillside landscapes, forests, and terraced rice fields. Our trek will end at Nayapul where we will be transferred to our hotel in Pokhara.

In the evening we have a farewell dinner at a restaurant in Pokhara.

Hike time: 8 hours

Overnight at hotel in Pokhara

Day6

Day 6 - Thursday 5th May

After breakfast, we check out from the hotel and transfer to the Pokhara Domestic Airport for the 25 mins flight to Kathmandu.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu we can explore the Thamel area for last minute shopping and souvenir/gifts.

Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport to arrive by 16:35.

Depart Kathmandu (KTM) 19:35

Arrive Dubai (DXB) 22:45

 

Notes: This itinerary may change due to changes outside our control. We will endeavour to keep to the planned itinerary, but cannot be held responsible for last changes that might occur. In all such circumstances, the group leader will have the final say.

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