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Poon Hill, Nepal 5-Day Trek


Details

Enjoy the spectacular sunrise at Poon Hill, walk through the dense rhododendron forest, and enjoy the hospitality of the local people on this 3-day trekking adventure at the base of the Himalayan mountain range.

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrive to Kathmandu, overnight

DAY 2: Fly to Pokhara, drive to Nayapul (1.5 hours) and trek to Hile

Hours Walking: 4
Difficulty: Easy to moderate.
Elevation reached: 1540m.
Terrain: Gentle inclines, well defined paths, riverbank trails.
Description: We start our trek in Nayapul and hike through farm land, villages, and passing through rhododendron forest before reaching our destination . Along the way we will enjoy the views of the towering, snow-capped Annapurna range. Overnight: Tea House in Hile

DAY 3: Hile to Ghorepani
Hours walking: 6.5
Difficulty: Moderate to difficult.
Elevation reached: 2810m
Terrain: Stone staircase, steep inclines.
Description: Today we gain over 1000m of elevation beginning right after we cross the suspension bridge in Bhurungdi Khola and are greeted by the more than 3300 steps to the Magar village of Ulleri. Yes, more than 3300 steps to Ulleri! The trail continues to gently climb through oak and rhododendron forests, passes by streams, and continues to delight hikers with stunning views of the Himalayans. Overnight: Tea House in Ghorepani.

DAY 4: Poon Hill and Tadhapani.
Hours walking: 6
Difficulty: Moderate to difficult.
Elevation reached: Poon Hill (3210m) and Tadhapani (2700m)
Terrain: Steep, hilly descents and jungle paths.
Details: This is what we’ve hiked toward, an amazing sunrise, panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges! We will begin our trek an hour before sunrise to reach the top of Poon Hill. After spending as much time as we need at the top, we will begin our descent taking a small detour through the village of Durali and the where we’ll see an abundance of langur monkeys before heading back to Pokahara. Overnight in Pokahara.

DAY 5: Return to Dubai.

COST:
5 Days (3-Day Trek) 3800 AED

COST INCLUDES:
Airport pick-up/drop-offs in Nepal
2 nights deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu incl. breakfast
All meals on trek
Accommodation at tea houses on the trek
1 highly experienced local trekking guide
UAE Trekker guide with Wilderness First Aid Training
1 porter per person (20kg limit)
Domestic Flights to and from Pokhara
Annapurna Conservation permit and TIMS permit
Tourist deluxe accommodation in Pokhara, incl. breakfast
Government tax and office service charge

COST EXCLUDES:
International Air tickets to Kathamndu from Dubai
Tourist sites in Kathmandu entry fees.
Travel Insurance
Items of personal nature
Alcoholic beverages, hot water, hot shower charges on trek, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet
Tips for guide, porters and driver

HOW TO PAY:

In order to cut down on cost and save you money, we prefer big trip pay by bank deposit at a RAK Bank ATM or by an online bank transfer. The important this is you keep your receipt and communicate with us once the payment is made (uaetrekkers@gmail.com). This is how it works:

OPTION 1: BANK DEPOSIT by CASH at the ATM

Account number: 0042319472001

  • Go to any RAK Bank ATM machine and touch the screen. It will give you a deposit options.

  • Type in the account number (0042319472001) and deposit the correct amount.

  • Save your receipt

  • Send an email message to uaetrekkers@gmail.com with your full name, the name and date of your trip, and a picture of the receipt.

  • We will send you a verification notice.

 You don’t need your ATM card and you don’t need any personal information.

OPTION 2: ONLINE BANK TRANSFER with IBAN

You will need to set up UAE Trekkers as a beneficiary before you will be able to transfer money. Its pretty easy and every bank requires different information.  If you are a RAK bank customer, you only need the account number. This option is very fast.

ACCOUNT NAME: UAE TREKKERS FZ LLC

IBAN:  AE 6804 000 000 423 194 72001

RAK Bank

Address of Bank:  Tourist Club Area

Account name: UAE Trekkers FZE

Account number:  0042319472001

Swift:  NRAKAEAK

After you make the payment:

  • Send an email message to uaetrekkers@gmail.com with your full name, and the name and date of your trip.

  • We will send you a verification notice

CLIENT’S RESPONSIBLITY:
Nepal Tourist Visa can be obtained online or issued upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. Please check http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa for the latest prices and regulations. Visa’s are not included in the tour price.

Clients are responsible for ensuring that their passport is up-to-date. Countries can and will deny travelers entry if a passport has less than six months before it expires. This is the clients responsibility.

We highly recommend buying travel insurance to cover any unexpected events. We’ve been using World Nomad (https://www.worldnomads.com/) for years, although you are welcome to use a different company. This trip is non-refundable 60 days prior to arrival.


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