Ghorepani Poon Hill Yoga Trek

This is very short, easy and sweet yoga trek route which is located to the west of beautiful city Pokhara in Annapurna region. This trek offers a wide varieties of blooming rhododendron flowers in spring season, multi ethnic cultures, excellent panoramic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan ranges including two peaks more than 8000m altitude and other several mountains of 7000m and 6000m. Our yoga specialist guide Ms. Poorvi Pandya will give you the yoga course each morning 1 hour 7 AM to 8 AM on mattress in green ground in sunrise time and mountain scenery. It will be really amazing experience yoga and trekking at same time. It gives two benefits for the trekkers, physical & mental release because of trek & yoga practice each day.

 

YOGA SPECIALIST MS. POORVI PANDYA

The highest altitude of this trek is 3200m Poon Hill. It is a very lovely and amazing view point for the trekkers from where we can see the super views of mountain peaks like Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri I, Barah Shikhar, Butter fly peak,  Nilgiri peak,Tukuche peak, Dhampus peak, Himchuli peak,sacred Machhapuchchhre peak, Gurja HImal, Glacier Dome,Gandarba chuli  etc.

Trip Summery in facts:
Trip Title: Ghorepani Poon Hill Yoga Trek
Maximum Elevation: 3200m.
Walking Level: 5-7 hours per day.
Trip Duration: 10 Days
Mode of Operation: Tea House Lodge Trek
Best Season: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May & Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec.
Trip Grade: Moderate
Group size: Minimum: 2 people to Maximum: 20 people

Outline Itinerary : Ghorepani Poon Hill Yoga Trek
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu international airport, welcome by ART member  and transfer to hotel 2 star in Kathmandu. Bed & Breakfast included. Yoga course 1 hour 7- 8 AM on mattress in green ground with sunrise. 
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) 6 hours by tourist bus and transfer to hotel comfort  near  Fewa Lake.  Lunch, Bed & Breakfast included. Yoga course 1 hour 7- 8 AM on mattress in green ground with sunrise. 
Day 03: Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050 m.) by tourist bus 3 hours trek to Tikhedhunga (1577 m.) 4 hours.  Stay overnight at lodge. Full board. Yoga course 1 hour 7- 8 AM on mattress in green ground with sunrise.
Day 04: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) 6 hours. Your trek begins with a steep ascent for the early 2 hours and then ascends gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, ethnic Magar villages. On the way, you will see good views of Machhapuchhre or Fish Tail (6997m.), Huimchuli peak (6441m.) and Annapurna (7219m.) south. Your trail then becomes much easier passing through dense forest of rhododendron until descending gently to the final camp. Stay overnight at lodge. Yoga course 1 hour 7- 8 AM on mattress in green ground with sunrise.
Day 05: Early in the morning,trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3200m.) 45mn to have echanting sun rise  views  of  Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks  and trek to Tadapani (2675m.) 6 hours. You frequently see waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, local birds and green vegetation. Stay overnight at lodge. Full board. Yoga course 1 hour 7- 8 AM on mattress in green ground with sunrise.
Day 06: Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.) 4 hours. It is an easy descent all the way passing through dense forests of oak, rhododendrons and fir. This is a popular destination for bird lovers. Ghandruk is a big ethnic Gurung village where you can visit two typical Gurung museums and a Buddhist monastery. Stay overnight at lodge. Full board. Yoga course 1 hour 7- 8 AM on mattress in green ground with sunrise.
Day 07: Trek from Ghandruk (1950m.) to Pothana (1990m.) 6 hours. First part of your trek is a steep descent following a stone staircase to Kimbu (Bee hive). Kimbu is located at the elevation of 1200 meters on the bank of the Modi Khola. Now, your trail steeply ascends following the stone staircase up to Landruk. The trail ascends gently for  2  hours and again ascends steeply for an hour to Deurali (2150m.) passing through Tolkha village (1850m.). From this point you can see panoramic views of Annapurna South (7219m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), Fishtail (6997m.), Annapurna III (7755m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.) and Lamjung Himal (6930m.). Stay overnight at lodge. Full board. Yoga course 1 hour 7- 8 AM on mattress in green ground with sunrise.
Day 08: Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi (1113m.) 4 hours . Your trail descend steeply descend to Phedi passing through Dhampus village, paddy fields and forest protected by the local community. Upon your arrival at Dhampus Phedi, where we can get our tourist bus to reach at Pokhara. Stay overnight at comfort hotel near Fewa Lake. Lunch, Bed & Breakfast included. Yoga course 1 hour 7- 8 AM on mattress in green ground with sunrise.
Day 09: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus  6 hours and transfer to hotel  2 star. Lunch, Bed & Breakfast included. Yoga course 1 hour 7- 8 AM on mattress in green ground with sunrise.
Day 10: International airport transfer from hotel and  final departure.

COST PER PERSON:

885 $ (Group 2-4 Persons)

835 $ (Group 5-8 Persons)

775 $ (Group 9-12 Persons)

700 $ (Group 13-16 Persons)

650 $ (Group 17-20 Persons)

COST INCLUDES:
-Airport-hotel transfers by private car or tourist mini bus according to group size.
-2 nights 2 star hotel in Kathmandu bed & breakfast twin basis.
-2 nights hotel comfort in Pokhara bed & breakfast twin basis.
-Trekking permits of Annapurna Conservation Area Project and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System).
-Accommodation in tea house lodge twin basis during the trek.
-Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner  with hot drinks: tea, coffee, milk, hot lemon etc.) during the trek.
-Salary, insurance, transport, food and accommodation for guide, assistant guide  and porters.
-Transports: Kathmandu to Pokhara round trip tourist bus tickets, Pokhara to Nayapul by tourist bus and Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara by tourist bus  as mentioned in above itinerary.
-13 % VAT compulsory government tax and other local taxes.
-Experienced & professional English speaking yoga guide, trekking guide, assistant guide and porters.

COST EXCLUDES:

-Nepal visa fee 25 $ for two weeks & 40 $ for a month. Nepal visa can be obtained at your country in Nepalese consulate office before arrival in Nepal or you can get Nepal visa after arrival in Kathmandu airport.
-International Airfare to and from Kathmandu.
-Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
-Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara  also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary.
-Travel, Trekking and Helicopter Rescue insurance.
-Cold and alcoholic drinks.
-Personal high altitude medicines, first aid kits, equipment, gears, cloths etc.
-Personal expenses: phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge of camera or mobile and gas shower in mountain.
-Tips for guide, assistant guide and porters according to custom of trekking in Nepal since long.

Clothing & Equipment Check List:
Important documents and items
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.
Head
Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
Sunglasses with UV protection
Prescription sunglasses (if required)
Upper Body
Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket *
Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
Hands
1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)
Lower Body
Non-cotton underwear briefs
1 pair of Hiking shorts
1 pair of Hiking trousers
1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
Feet
2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
Cotton socks (optional)
Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version
Sleeping
1 sleeping bag (- 15 degrees C)*
Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Rucksack and Travel Bags
1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carry on)
1 large duffel bag *
A small day bag/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
Medical
Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills
Anti-headache pills
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
Practical Items
1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
1 compass or GPS(optional)
1 alarm clock/watch
1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
large Zip lucks
2 water bottles (1 liter each)
1 small folding knife
Binoculars (optional)
4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
Toiletries
1 medium-sized quick drying towel
Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Deodorants
Nail clippers
Face and body moisturizer
Female hygiene products
Small mirror
Personal Hygiene
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti-bacterial hand wash
Extras/Luxuries
Reading book
Trail map/guide book
Journal and pen
iPod
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at tea houses and/or camps)
1 modest swim suit
Binoculars (optional)
Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
Lightweight pillow case (in case your tea houses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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