Nepal is one of the few places in the world that can offer awe-inspiring mountain vistas and incredible trekking. This trek, at low altitude, has been arranged to allow you to enjoy some of the highest Himalayan peaks as you walk through the foothills of the Annapurna Range.
From the terraced rice-fields above Pokhara, we walk along trails through picturesque Gurung villages and one of Nepal’s biggest rhododendron forests which, in spring, bursts with many different hues, as we make our way to Poon Hill at 3,210m. The dawn view of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Machhapuchhre (6,997m) and Annapurna South (7,219m), from the world famous Poon Hill, is the highlight of this trek.
Short and fairly easy, this trek is a perfect introduction to Nepal’s mountain treasures. It is a good starter trek for those not sure of their walking ability, or simply for those who wish to make the most of only a few days. The trek finishes at the magnificent lake town of Pokhara, where you can relax and enjoy the tranquility of the lake and its backdrop of snow-capped mountains.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||TIA Kathmandu|
|HIGHEST ALTITUDE||4500 m|
Important Note: Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Epic Adventures. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Arrival in Kathmandu – 1,300m/4,264 ft
Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
Drive or /fly to pokhara (800m) 6 to 7 hrs. drive or/30 min fly to Pokhara
Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri [2050 m/6725 ft]: 1½ hrs drive and 6 hrs trek
Ulleri to Ghorepani [2750 m/ 9020 ft]: 4 to 5 hrs trek.
Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Ghandruk [2700m/8,860 ft]: 6 to 7 hrs.
Ghandruk to Pokhara: 4 hrs trek and 1½ hr drive.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6 hrs by bus.