Ghorepani Poonhill Sunrise Trek with Jungle Safari is a special trip that not only satisfies your eyes with the stunning beauty of nature but also excites your heart while traveling along the vibrant Himalayas. It is an easy grade trip, thus a vast range of travelers can enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the majestic Annapurna. The lush rhododendron, an abundance of flora and flora, natural waterfalls, picturesque traditional settlements, friendly people and mesmerizing sunrise and mountain panorama are the major highlights of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with Jungle Safari. In addition, you will explore UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu and experience Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park included in this package where you can enjoy the sight of rare wild lives in their natural habitat.
This trek route follows the beautiful mountains through charming ethnic villages, rhododendron forests full of birds, freshwater rivers, stone-paved ways, suspension bridges and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the beautiful Annapurna's. While trekking, you'll get nice and cozy feelings at the pretty neat and well-managed family guest house. You will have your accommodation in the well-reputed 4-star hotels in cities.
You will begin Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with Jungle Safari with Kathmandu full-day sightseeing visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyombhunath, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath and Patan. You will have an astounding insight into Nepali culture, religion, history and civilization during this day. Then, you drive to Pokhara and further drive to Nayapool to begin hiking. You will hike via picturesque landscapes, settlements, and lush forests. Your accent to Poonhill from Ghorepani offers you a magnificent Annapurna range and some part of Dhaulagiri. Then pass via Tadapani, Ghandruk and finally come back to Pokhara. Next, you will go to Chitwan to experience National Park activities like Jeep or Elephant safari, canoeing, bird and crocodile watching, jungle walk, Tharu Cultural Show and finally, drive back to Kathmandu to end your trip.
Ghorepani Poon Hill Sunrise Trek with Jungle Safari trip, thus, offers you an incredible insight into trekking in Nepal, City sightseeing tours and jungle safari activities. Going through this trip itinerary is having a wholistic Nepal experience from City to Mountain.
After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. At evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour and trekking guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide for your sightseeing tour. You will visit the following sites.
Swyambunath Stupa - The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site):
You can watch over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Swyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.
Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site):
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples of Nepal. It is located on the banks of Bagmati River on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is the most important temple dedicated to god Shiva.
Boudhanath Stupa is 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site):
Patan Durbar Square - located in central of city Lalitpur. It displays the Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts.
The rest of your time is free for further exploration and some shopping near to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Early morning after breakfast drive to Chitwan. On reaching Chitwan you will be greeted by the hotel representative will hand you the full schedule of the activities that you will be doing throughout your stay in Chitwan.
Activities in Chitwan include:
Lunch followed by a tour of Tharu village and park visitor center. - Sunset view from Rapti River, dinner & cultural program. Overnight in Chitwan.
This day will be filled with different types of jungle and non-jungle activities so in other words, it’s a day to have fun and to learn and observe new things.
Activities at Chitwan includes:
Canoeing & jungle walk or a visit to the elephant breeding center. Lunch followed by jeep safari with evening entertainment. Overnight in Chitwan.
After breakfast, leave Chitwan for Pokhara (known as The Lake City owing to a large number of lakes in the city). As you leave Chitwan, the landscape changes. You will see hills, small settlements and terraced farms. Drive to Nayapul which takes approximately one hour from Pokhara. Then start the first part of hiking to Tikhedunga (1577m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) this is a pretty easy flat hike as you pass through several small lively villages and settlements. After some time, you will ascend gently to the final destination Tlkhedhunga.
Overnight at guest house.
You will ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. This path gives you breathtaking views of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and the grand Annapurna (7219m) south on the way. Your trail now gets quite easy going as you pass through rhododendron and shadowy forests amidst the cackling of birds which gives you good feelings till you ascend gently up to the final camp.
Overnight at guest house.
Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3210m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountains in the morning then Hike down to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast at the Lodge and trek to Tadapani (2650 m.). Most part of the trail trek through rhododendron forest, the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom.
Overnight at Guest house.
After breakfast starts your trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. You will hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way. This is one of the popular destinations for bird lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There are a handicraft center and Gurung museum. From this village, you will see the views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail.
Overnight at Guest house.
This is a very easy trek by descending gently half of the way through the rice field and local villages to Syauli bazaar and walks flat part until Nayapul then drives from Nayapul to Pokhara. It takes around one hour to drive and Overnight in Pokhara.
After breakfast start your sightseeing. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. The places you visit are as below:
Lies in the center of the religious old bazaar. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati, yet another manifestation of Shakti. The park grounds offer a fine picnic and relaxing area.
Locally known as Patale Chhango and in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley is where the stream flowing from Fewa Lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge, leaping through several potholes. This is hugely popular with tourists and locals alike.
The revered Gupteshwor Cave is situated 2 kms from Pokhara airport. The entrance is right across from Devi’s fall and the cave is almost 3 kms long. It has some big hall-sized rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all four. This cave holds special value to Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered.
Phewa Lake and Barahi Temple:
Situated at an altitude of 800m above sea level, it is the second largest lake in the kingdom. With the Barahi Island Temple in the middle of the lake, it is the most important religious monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the middle of Phewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the female force Shakti. The reflection of Mt. Machhapuchhare and Annapurna can be seen in its serene water. Thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake.
Seti River Gorges:
Carved by Seti-Gandaki is one of the natural wonders of Pokhara. K.I. Singh bridge at Bagar, Mahendrapool & Prithivi highway Bridge near bus park, provides a perfect view of the river’s dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by the turbulent flow of white water.
Overnight in Pokhara.
After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. This will be a journey along the river banks with wonderful views of hills and the rural Nepalese lifestyle. After reaching Kathmandu, take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, you will have a farewell dinner with cultural program in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After a few days of fun and excitement, the day to bid farewell has arrived. Our representatives will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport as per your flight time.
After the wonderful opportunity to organize this tour for you we wish you a safe and happy journey ahead.
I had a first hand experience of Nepal trek with Jungle safari in Chitwan National Park. The whole trip was well organised and itinerary was perfectly designed. In a span 11 days you can get endulge and enjoy with many things like nature, culture, and historical monuments in Kathmandu. Nepal is a very beautiful country by nature and had very interesting history. Our tour guide provided lots of information about historical Nepal. He was so informative and caring. On the 3rd day of our trip we leave Kathmandu for Ghorepani and that day we had long bus journey but the road journey was so enjoyable. Road goes along the river, passes many small villages and settlements. We reached Ghorepani on the 4th day and hike to poonhill for the stunning sunrise view on the next day morning. The most enjoyed moment for me is seeing the sunrise from the view tower and mighty White Mountains in the north. Also, the time we spent in chitwan was also great, had many adventure activities during our stay in chitwan.
Many thanks to our trek leader Deepak, who is very friendly and caring. He was always there to help us. We loved his leadership. Thank you Deepak.Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
We had a wonderful experience of trek to the Poon Hill in Annapurna region and we owe a lot to our guide Rajan. He was great planner and could understand us. Every time he was making our experience more memorable and enjoyable. He was very attentive and caring to my wife who was recovering from a chest infection. And one member of our group was unwell. Rajan cope up with this in a great way and he led her to health post nearby. I really enjoyed the trekking trail to Poon Hill and back from another route. We all member of group enjoyed and share some good time with each other. After completing wonderful trek to Poon hill we depart to Chitwan for some more fun. Chitwan is very good place for adventure and nature lover.
The office team was also very responsive, caring and shows great deal of flexibility. I would recommend Luxury Holidays Nepal to plan your trip to Nepal.
Published: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Unbelievable trip with Luxury Holidays Nepal doing the Poon Hill trek with Jungle safari in Chitwan. From arrival at Kathmandu International Airport to transfering for our departure to airport, they took great care of us. Programme designed was excellent.
I can recommend our give our guide Deepak without thinking twice to you. His work and dedication was really impressive. He has the true leadership capability, he used to make sure we are enjoying and feeling comfortble every time. He looks young but he is the youth potential. He was always at hand with menus for meals, and arrangements for every meal. Deepak is more friendly and helpful guide. He's a friend who we could trust right from the start.
I will certainly be returning to Nepal, and the first person I will be calling is Deepak at Luxury Holidays Nepal.Published: Tuesday, January 2, 2018
I enjoyed everyday and every minute of our time in Nepal! The Itinerary was well planned and trek was of moderate. The splendid view of white Himalayas and sunrise was mesmesrising. I loved all the things about Nepal - the nature, the food, the Masala tea - our favourite thing of all is the people, in particular our guide Krishna. From the moment he greeted us at the airport, he was kind, friendly, and informative. Without him we don't think we could have made it up the mountain! He was so patient and knowledgable. He took care of everything guest and porters too.
Thank you - NamastePublished: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
My son (aged 8) and I had the best trip with LHN Company. We are really very thankful to LHN teams without them it would be a lot more difficult for me and my son to do this trek. The guide and porters were all friendly, knowledgeable, experienced and strong. They carried and helped my son a lot and at last, we were able to finish with lifetime memories with them. I will say LHN is a very good company with punctuality and experienced guides.Published: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you Hotel Holy Himalaya or Arushi Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu, in Chitwan (Hotel Seven Star or similar category) and In Pokhara (Mount Kailash Resort or similar category) and Standard Guest House/Lodge throughout the journey. Guest House has rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket and pillows. Some rooms have an electric lighting system and every teahouse/lodge has a capacious dining room and lounge. If you want the luxury accommodation of 5 stars then contact us for cost detail.
Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage is carried and moved by the porters. You should carry a water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag that will provide safety. You are provided with a free locker room in the hotel of Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 20kg and for more weight, you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.
Transportation on Journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you a private luxury vehicle for airport transferal, sightseeing and Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara and a Luxurious tourist bus for Kathmandu-Chitwan-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
Group Leader during the journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained traveling guide in your group. There will be a single porter for a couple of people.
Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment link). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.
Communication during Journey:
Ghorepani Poonhill trek is an easy level trek so you can find telephone and internet facilities in most of the place.
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to the availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).
You can get a visa at Kathmandu airport upon arrival. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy.
Tourist Visa Fee Details
Updated Tourist Visa Fees
15 Days (Multiple Entry)
30 Days (Multiple Entry)
90 Days (Multiple Entry)
Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period)
USD 3 per day
Visa Extension (With Multiple Entry)
Additional USD 25
Visa Extension (After Visa Expiration)
Late fee USD 5 per day
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Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com
They usually have good offers.
For more details: (See the international flights page)
When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends after the scheduled trip after breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel.
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting [email protected].
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.
Currencies are accepted in Nepal:
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both VISA and in general. There are plenty of ATMs in Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.
The altitude sickness will get from 3000 meters. Normally below three 3000 meters will not have altitude-related problems usually for people with stable health. But above it can cause altitude-related sickness. If you have a health condition that might cause problems, please consult a doctor about the advisability of doing the trek. For Your information, your traveling guide will also have pills for Altitude Sickness and other basic medicine. We recommend you take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever and nausea.
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. But you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place in the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page)
If you want to see a close view of Mt. Everest and the Himalayan peaks, we can arrange mountain flights. You can contact [email protected] to book. To know more about Mount Everest Scenic Flight by plane, please click here and Everest Scenic Flight by Helicopter click here.
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to India, Bhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Everest Trek, Annapurna Basecamp Trek, Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Bunjee Jumping, Rafting, Peak Climbing, Tours, etc.
A general rule of thumb for tipping is from USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide is getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip, however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.
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During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.