Ghorepani Poonhill Trek with Jungle Safari and Rafting 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. You will also experience White Water Rafting in Trishuli River where you will have heavenly pleasure with the freshwater river and Wildlife activities in Chitwan National Park is included in this package where you can enjoy the sight of rare wild lives at their natural habitat. Also, you will have a guided tour of the three most famous cities of Nepal: Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan. We offer 5-star luxury accommodation in cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan.
This trip begins from Kathmandu with a drive to Benighat/Charaudi from where we begin rafting. Actually, we are going to experience Trishuli River Rafting. We experience the thrills of white water river rafting for 4-5 hours and spend the night at a riverside beach resort. The next day, we drive for Chitwan. Now, we begin to experience Chitwan activities like Tharu Cultural Show, Canoeing, Bird Watching, Jungle Walk, Jeep Safari and visit Crocodile and elephant breeding center.
After spending two nights in Chitwan, we drive to Pokhara. Further, we drive to Nayapool and begin trekking to Poonhill after following 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 the nice and cozy feelings at the pretty neat and well-managed family guest house. Your accent to Ponhill in the early morning offers magnificent sunrise and Annapurna Massif. You will also capture some part of Dhaulagiri on a distant horizon. Ghorepani, Poonhill, Tadapani, Ghandruk are the best places to visit and experience local people's culture. You will have your accommodation in the well-reputed 5-star hotels in cities. This is one of the most famous travel packages of Nepal that includes an entry-level trek in Annapurna with Nepal Tour, rafting and Jungle Activities. You will begin and end the trip in Kathmandu.
In this trip, you'll have experience of all types of accommodation in Nepal from the standard family house while trekking and the luxury 5-star accommodation in the cities. Besides, we also offer half an hour massage at the end of the trip.
If you are looking for other similar trips in the same region of Nepal, we also offer a Luxury Nepal tour with Dhampus Sarangkot Trek, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, Poon Hill Sunrise Trek and Luxury Ghorepani Poonhill Trek with Jungle Safari.
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. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the pre-trip meeting, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Luxury Holidays Nepal. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine, which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. 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 nearby your hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast you will drive out of Kathmandu valley. You will reach Charaudi (2-3 hours-85 KM from Kathmandu) Rafting starting place. Do raft for 2-3 hour. Overnight at resort.
After breakfast drive to Chitwan. The road snakes through verdant forest to Chitwan. On reaching Chitwan you will be greeted by the hotel representative and will hand you the full schedule of the activities that you will be doing throughout your stay in Chitwan. Then you will have lunch.
Activities at Chitwan includes:Lunch followed by a tour of Tharu village and parks visitor center. Sunset view from Rapti River, dinner & cultural program. Overnight at Resort in Chitwan.
Today 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 in Chitwan includes:Canoeing & jungle walk or a visit to the elephant breeding center. Lunch followed by an jeep safari with evening entertainment. Overnight at Resort in Chitwan.
After breakfast, leave Chitwan for Pokhara (known as The Lake City owing to a large number of lakes in the city). The road first passes through the subtropical jungles and fertile vegetation in Chitwan. As you leave Chitwan, the landscape changes. You will see hills, small settlements and terraced farms. Upon your arrival in Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, you are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas, including Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,156m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m), the five peaks of Annapurna and others. Check-in to the hotel and take a rest. You may also stroll in the streets of Pokhara and just enjoy being in one of the most beautiful cities of Nepal. Overnight in Pokhara.
After having breakfast at the hotel, drive to Nayapul which takes approximately one hour. Then start the first part of your hiking out 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 Tlhedhunga. Overnight at Guesthouse.
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 Guesthouse.
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 Guesthouse.
Note: the trekking route to Jomsom Muktinath trek is separated from here (Ghorepani).
After breakfast start 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 the bird lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is 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 Guesthouse.
Note: The trekking route to Annapurna Base Camp and Annapurna Sanctuary Trek separate form here (Tadapani)
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 drive from Nayapul to Pokhara. It takes around one hour to drive and Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. 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 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.
Tibetan Refugee Camps:
The Tibetan village Tashiling in the south and the Tashi Palkhel village in the north of Pokhara are renowned for the production and trade of woolen carpets and other handicrafts. The original Tibetan settlers in this region migrated to Nepal in the ‘50s.
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 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.
We just returned from our 14 days trip. LHN are the best and we felt safe while travelling to Nepal with them and looked after us the whole time. And a big thanks to our lovely guide Bikash and our funny porters who made our trek absolutely amazing. If I have to recommend any Company for booking a trip to Nepal I would definitely look no further than LHN, they are fantastic…..Published: Wednesday, August 8, 2018
My friend and I did the 14 days Nepal trip with Luxury Holidays Nepal and we had such a beautiful and authentic experience. We were the only two people in our group so we got our lovely guide all to ourselves. Being very inexperienced trekkers, he helped us along when we needed it and always told us what was ahead so we knew what was coming. He was able to offer so much local knowledge and his English was fantastic - he even taught us some Nepalese! We encountered some bad weather near the end of our tour and the team at LHN were happy to accommodate our wishes to stay longer at Pokhara for no additional cost. Being two women traveling alone, I always felt safe with our guide and porter and their knowledge of the landscape and the guesthouses and towns. With their knowledge, we were able to craft a holiday that was unique and meaningful. Highly recommend Krishna as a guide and the whole team at LHN were great both before and during our tour.Published: Saturday, May 12, 2018
We had a trip of 14 days with Jungle Safari and Rafting. Our guide Ram was perfect and the trek was very wonderful. Our guide was flexible and ready to answer our question anytime. He took care of us a lot and also our porters and make sure everyone is fit and fine. And also a huge thanks to Luxury Holidays Nepal!!Published: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you 5-star hotel in Kathmandu, a 4-star hotel in Chitwan, a 5-star hotel in Pokhara and a standard Teahouse/Lodge throughout the journey. Teahouse and lodge have the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket and pillows. We will provide you and your group at the lodge which is locally available every day. In Kathmandu(Hotel Gokarna Forest Resort or Similar category), in Chitwan (Hotel Green Park or similar category) and in Pokhara (Hotel Pokhara Grande or similar category).
Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage are carried and moved by the porters. You should carry the 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 vehicles for airport transferal, sightseeing and Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara and Luxurious tourist bus for Kathmandu-Rafting-Chitwan-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
Group Leader during the journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained travelling 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). 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 the 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 on 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 at [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 visas and in general. There are plenty of ATM's 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 for stable health. But above it can cause altitude-related sickness. If you have a health condition which 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 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.
Trip Extensions/ Add on trips:
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.