Ghorepani Poonhill Trek and Jungle Safari is the most unique and worthy trek and tour package in Nepal. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek and Jungle Safari package includes sightseeing at heritage sites in Kathmandu, an adventurous trekking trip to the famous vantage point of Poon Hill, and a jungle safari in Chitwan National Park. This is a trip that consists of city tours to different sights, a jungle safari in the south of Nepal, and a six-day hike in the Annapurna region. Even though you will not hike that high, you will see the whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
Start your Ghorepani Poonhill Trek and Jungle Safari with a tour in Kathmandu at the world-renowned UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath. Then drive to Pokhara, a beautiful tourist destination known for its serene lakes and natural beauty. After spending the evening in this lakeside city, it’s time to head up to Nayapul, from where your actual trek to Ghorepani Poonhill Trek and Jungle Safari begins.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek and Jungle Safari will be full of adventure, culture, and enchanting Himalayan views as you walk through the rhododendron forests and traditional villages to reach the top of Poon Hill (3210 m). From there, you’ll witness a mesmerizing sunrise over snow-capped mountains like Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. After capturing the amazing Himalayan sunrise from the vantage point of Poon Hill, you’ll be rewarded with another wonderful sight: the spectacular sunrise over Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhare. From there, you’ll have a chance to explore the captivating village of Ghandruk, which seems to have been left unaffected by modernity. After that, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore Pokhara, a beautiful tourist destination filled with stunning lakes and waterfalls.
After that, you will head towards Chitwan National Park in Chitwan. You will get to enjoy a Jungle Safari Tour with a ride on an elephant's back or in a jeep, depending on your interest. It is a great opportunity for nature and wildlife lovers, as you can encounter some rare and endangered species of animals like the Royal Bengal Tiger and one-horned rhino during a jungle safari tour. Canoeing along the Rapti River with Marsh Magar and Gharials on a hand-made canoe is another interesting activity to do in Chitwan. You’ll have the chance to see rare wildlife like one-horned rhinos, clouded leopards, and crocodiles, as well as a wide variety of birds.
Moreover, you’ll have a chance to cross cultures with the locals of Gurung communities in Annapurna and Tharus in Chitwan on a visit to the museum, home stays, and cultural show.
For your convenience, we provide a range of accommodations in the valley and along the trekking route. These include hotels and lodges with proper amenities. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek and Jungle Safari is the perfect trek for people of all fitness levels and ages. In addition, it is a great option for families as it’s a relatively short and easy trek.
Our guides will accompany you throughout the entire journey and make sure that you have an enjoyable trip. They will be able to answer any questions you have and provide helpful advice.
You arrive to Kathmandu today. We will assist you to drive you to hotel after welcoming you at the Kathmandu airport arrival hall. We will have a trip briefing meeting today if your arrival is early in the day or if your arrival is late, we will meet tomorrow morning for the same.
Today you are driving to Pokhara by a Tourist Bus
After breakfast you are going to drive to Nayapul; from there you are going to start your Hike to Tikhedhunga (1300 m). The hike takes about 4 Hours.
The hike goes up to Ghorepani (2850 m) through Rhododendron Forest. We are going to hike through the villages Banthanthi and Nayathanti in which you are going to have lunch. The hike takes about 7 hours.
Early in the morning at 5:00 AM you will be accompanied up to Poon Hill (3210 m). There you will enjoy the sunrise and you will have a phenomenal view on the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range. After around two hours you will go back to the hotel where you are going to have breakfast. Afterwards the hike continues for 6 hours to Tadapani (2600 m).
Today’s hike takes about 3 hours downwards to Ghandruk, a Gurung village. Gurung is an ethnical group; many of them are Gurkha soldiers. The rest of the day you are able to stay in your lodge or spend looking around the village. There also is a small museum in which you can try on some traditional Gurung clothes.
Today’s hike takes you back to the start of the Hike, Nayapul. This takes about 6 hours. A plane will wait there for you to take you back to Pokhara.
Today the trip continues to Pokhara. Pokhara is a nice city in the Annapurna region. The rest of the day you are going to spend with a city tour. You can explore the area around the lake and you will find lots of small shops and garden restaurants at the lake side where you can enjoy the view on the lake and the mountains. Alternatively you can make a trip to the “World Peace Stupa”, which is built with Japanese help on top of the hill. In the evening there is going to be a cultural program with traditional music and dances
Today you will be driven with a tourist bus to the Chitwan National Park.
There are many activities in the National Park. Firstly you are going to ride on an Elephant in the Jungle. With some luck you will see Rhinoceroses, Tigers, Antelopes, Crocodiles, Anteaters and some other small animals. There also is an extremely species rich bird population to observe. In the evening will be a cultural program.
Today the day starts with a canoe ride. You will stop at an elephant breading center. There you will be able to see young elephants and you are allowed to pet them carefully. Afterwards an oxcart will bring you back to your hotel through Tharu villages. After that you would be driven to Kathmandu by Bus.
Time at your own disposal in Kathmandu
We are on the last day of the trip. We will drive you to airport for your departure flight. Get ready at your hotel three hours prior to your flight time.
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