Fact Information

Duration
14 Days
Destination
Nepal
Difficulty
luxurious
Accommodation
Hotel & Lodges
Activity
Trekking, Jungle safari & Sightseeing
Transportation
Tourist Bus, Car, Jeep, Air-plane
Meals
BLD (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Max Person
25
Min Person
1
Maximum altitude
3,210m, (10,531ft)
Best season
Autumn, Spring & winter

About Trip

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek and Chitwan National Park Tour combine the pristine beauty of Himalayas of Nepal with the diverse vegetation of Terai. This tour is an easy tour and is a felicitous choice for trek enthusiasts, culture fanatics and multi-adventure seekers. Providing the perfect blend of 2 most popular tours and activities in Nepal (Chitwan National Park tour and Ghorepani Poonhill trek), this tour is definitely one of the best adventures out there which is appropriate for all travellers of all ages.

As you make your way to this trek, you will be taken to the Annapurna region from where you can witness the heart-warming Annapurna chains, Manaslu mountain, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri peak and so much more. As you progress from Pokhara to the picturesque hill of Ghorepani Poonhill, you will trek through the trails with scattered rhododendron and oaks forest, numerous waterfalls, alluring hills and serene environment. You also get to witness the culture and lifestyle of local ethnic groups i.e. Magar and Gurung of Ghorepani Poonhill and Ghandruk respectively.

Chitwan National Park, likewise, is a world heritage site of Nepal and is characterized by thick green forest, noteworthy vegetations, rare wildlife etc. It provides nature lovers and travel enthusiasts with numerous possibilities like bird watching, canoe riding, Elephant safari, Chitwan National Park Jungle safari etc. You might witness rich vegetations like King Cobra, One horned rhinoceros, clouded leopards, sambar deer, Bengal foxes, crocodiles, hundreds of species of bird here etc.

Trip Highlights

  • The UNESCO world heritage located in Kathmandu valley.
  • Wonderful views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Manaslu, Fishtail, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak etc. from Poonhill.
  • The green lush forests of rhododendron and oaks along the trekking trail.
  • Chance of cross culture with the locals of Annapurna region and Chitwan.
  • The rich vegetations and fauna of Chitwan National Park.
  • An opportunity to witness wildlife like Royal Bengal tiger, elephant, one-horned rhinoceros etc.
Difficulty of Ghorepani Poonhill trek and Chitwan jungle safari Tour

Ghorepani Poonhill trek and Chitwan National Park tour is an easy tour. The highest elevation of this trip is 3210 meters and you will be travelling in Himalayan as well as Terai belt of Nepal. Although this trip is not a taxing one, we highly recommend you to decide the visiting time wisely. The difficulty of this amalgamation tour also depends upon your trekking experience and fitness level. However, this trek is an easy grade trip and any new or even inexperienced trekkers can take it as long as they are physically fit and can walk in uneven topography.

Best time for Ghorepani Poonhill Trek and Chitwan National Park Tour

Individually speaking, the best time for Ghorepani Poonhill trek is Autumn, Spring and Winter season due to great mountain visibility, safe trails, clear skies and predictable weather. Likewise, the most favourable time for Chitwan national Park tour is the Winter season followed by ending weeks of Autumn and starting weeks of Spring season. Chitwan National Park, being located in the Terai belt of Nepal can get excessively hot in the Summer season with heavy chances of rainfall. Overserving the felicitous time of both these trips, the best time for Ghorepani Poonhill Trek and Chitwan National Park tour is late early November to late March.

What are the Meal and accommodation like?

During this tour, you will be served 3 meals a day which you can pick from an open Menu as per your choice and preference. The meals that you can pick from are bread with jam or honey, rice pudding, oats porridge with fruits, boiled egg or scrambled egg, vegetable or cheese omelette, French or plain toast, vegetable fried potato etc. for breakfast. Likewise, your meal option for lunch and dinner will have meals options like spaghetti with cheese or vegetables, veg fried rice or meat fried rice, Dal Bhaat set (veg or non-veg), roasted potatoes with hot sauce, pasta, pizza, Momo, veg and non-veg soup etcetera.

Talking about accommodation, in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan, you will be accommodated in a decent hotel with proper amenities. During the trekking route, you will be accommodated in a lodge or guesthouse.

Outlined Itinerary

  •  Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport [1,350m/4,429ft], transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley the world’s heritage sites.
  • Day 03: Drives to Pokahora [820m/2,690ft], 200km, 7hrs transfer to.
  • Day 04: Drive bus to Hille [1,220m/4,002ft], trek to Ulleri [1,960m/6,430ft], 7 hrs.
  • Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani [2,860m/ 9,383ft], 7 hours of walk.
  • Day 06: Hike to Poon-hill [3,210m/10,531ft] the Sunrise view, trek to Tadapani [2,630m/8,628ft].
  • Day 07: Trek to Ghandrung [1,940 meters/6,364ft], 6 hours of the downhill trail.
  • Day 08: Journey towards to Sarangkot [1,552 meters/5,092ft]. 7hrs.
  • Day 09: Trek down to Lakeside Hotel [820 meters/2,690ft] 2 hours.
  • Day 10: Drive to Chitawan Chitrasari or Tadi.
  • Day 11: Entirely sightseeing.
  • Day 12: Half-day for sightseeing and drive to Kathmandu Hotel.
  • Day 13: Spare Day, on this day you can be shopping or free sightseeing.
  • Day 14: Departure for home.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport 1,350 meters (4,429ft) transfer to hotel included breakfast service by tourist bus or in a car:

One of the representatives from Himalayan Diamond Adventure will have reached Tribhuvan International Airport to welcome you to the mountainous country of Nepal. After picking you up and collecting your luggage, we will drop you off to your hotel room where you can take a brief refreshment and leisure time. You will host a welcome dinner in the Nepali cultural dance restaurant for you while also dropping some ideas and briefs on tomorrow’s program. We will then drop you in the same hotel room where you will be staying the night.

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley (With a proficient tour guide, private vehicle service): 

 Kathmandu valley is home to the biggest Hindu shrine Pashupatinath temple, the largest Buddhist stupa in town Boudhanath, the revered Patan Durbar Square the 15th-century palace of 55 windows Bhaktapur and Swayambhunath stupa. We are going to explore these famous ancient sites and architectures of Nepal which depict the wonderful mixture of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and western impact in the Valley. You will visit these sites with a proficient guide who will provide you some intriguing facts about the places that you will visit. In the evening, a trip orientation meeting will be organized after which you will be dropped back to the hotel room for the overnight stay.

Day 03: A scenic bus drive to Pokhara at 820 meters (2,690ft)- 200km, 7 hours:

Today we will drive 200km west from Kathmandu towards Pokhara via a tourist bus.  This scenic drive uncovers to you the stunning mountain terrain view (Ganesh Himalaya range, Ngadi Chuli, Manasalu, Lamjung, Machhapuchhare, Annapurna III, Annapurna II, Annapurna south and so much more). Apart from these, you will see the landscape of forest, cultivated lands, hills, waterfalls as you drive down the path following down Trisuli river, Marsyangdi river, etc. Overnight stay at a hotel (lakeside) in Pokhara.

Day 04: Drive Jeep or tourist bus to Hille 1,220 meters (4,002ft), the trek starts at Ulleri 1,960 meters (6,430ft), about 7 hours. Overnight at the lodge:

We will enjoy a scenic drive from Pokhara to Nayapul for about 1 hour and 30 minutes after which our trek will officially begin to Hille. Depending upon the client’s physical fitness, this will take us about 3 hours of walking along the off-road trail etc. The trail passes through several settlements and farmer’s cultivated lands, such as rice fields, potato, barley, maize, and vegetables. The trail continuously passes following up the north bank of Burundi Khola and villages (astounding views are waiting for you here) to Hile - Tikhedhungga. We will continue trekking and reach Ulleri region where we will stay overnight at Lodge.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 2,860 meters (9,383ft), walk 7 hours through Oak, rhododendron green lush forest. Overnight at the lodge:

Our destination today is the legendary Ghorepani which is mostly inhabited by the local Magar. Ghorepani is one of the most touristic places in this Annapurna region which provides picturesque views that can inspire everyone. Our steps will ascend more up way gently as we leave Ulleri and inch through Poon Magar’s tea houses and green luxurious forests of oak, rhododendron, and magnolia, towards Banthanti at 2,250 meters and Nangethati at 2,460 meters. Eventually, we will reach Ghorepani looking at the magnificent view of Machhapuchhre Himal (situated at 6,993 meters. After trekking for about 7 hours from Ulleri we will reach Ghorepani where we will stay overnight at a Lodge.

Day 06: Hike to Poon - hill 3,210 meters (10,531ft) the Sunrise view, trek to Tadapani 2,630 meters (8,628ft), 7 hours trek- Overnight lodge:

The sixth day of this tour we get up early in the morning and head towards Poonhill (3,210 meters) for the best panoramic viewpoint. From an elevation of 3,210 meters (10,531ft), we can have an outstanding view of sunrise over Annapurna Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, Tukuche peak, Nilgiri, Manaslu and many other adjoining peaks. After the picturesque climb and enchanting mountain view, we will trek back to Ghorepani lodge. After our usual breakfast time, we will move towards Tadapani through the trail amidst the rhododendron, bamboo, oak and pine jungle with a captivating landscape. We will spend overnight at a lodge in Tadapani that includes dinner and breakfast with hot drink services like tea and coffee.

Day 07: Trek to Ghandrung 1,940 meters (6,364ft), 6 hours of the downhill trail, under the rhododendron covered green lush forest. Overnight at the lodge:

Today we will descend in a gentle downhill trail through the thriving rhododendron forests to Bhaisi Kharka which is a seamless place for a tea break. After refreshment, we will trek down to Ghandruk (Gorkha army Gurung’s village). There is a large Gurung community, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal in Ghandruk and the locals of this region have their own dialect, unique culture, costume, and lifestyle. This village is possibly the popular tourist destination that offers beautiful mountain views,  a chance to witness Nepali unique culture from close and have an easy connection with Pokhara or Kathmandu. Overnight at Lodge in Ghandruk includes dinner and breakfast with hot drink services like tea and coffee.

Day 08: Journey towards Sarangkot 1,552 meters (5,092ft) drive to Nau danda

We will trek down towards Kimche. Kimche is getting busier due to the vehicle station.  Today we will drive up to Nau danda (this takes around 1.5 hours) through the terraced rice fields, villages, Tikhedhunga and Nayapul. We then start the trek towards Sarangkot which will take us another 2 hours along the road. Sarangkot is a hillock which grants captivating neighbouring mountain views and fascinating scenery of Pokhara valley. We spend overnight at a guesthouse which includes dinner and breakfast service.

Day 09: Trek down to Lakeside Hotel 820 meters (2,690ft) 2 hours of down vertical way. The hotel includes breakfast service:

After the remarkable trekking experience and astounding mountain sights from Sarangkot, we will trek down to Pokhara valley with a captivating lake’s view. After walking off 2.5 hours down a vertical way to the lake we will reach a hotel in Pokhara. Upon arrival in the hotel, you can rest for a while and then also take some time to explore Pokhara. We will stay in the hotel which includes the breakfast service.

Day 10: Drive to Chitwan (Our company staffs will meet you and guide you to your destination):

Via a tourist bus, you will drive from Pokhara to Chitwan. Our staff will meet you at either Chitrasari or Tadi and accompany you to the resort where light refreshment awaits! After refreshment and a short break, we will provide you a brief of Chitwan exploration and sightseeing.

13.00 hours: Lunch.

15.00 hours: You will take a village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu village with your tour guide where you will learn more about the lifestyle and unique culture of the Tharus. Next thing to look forward to is the National Park visitor's centre where you can learn more about the history of the National Park and about wildlife. At last, don’t forget the sunset view from the bank of the Rapti river.

19.00 hours: Your last outdoor activity demands you to be a part of the cultural dance of the local Tharus of the region. Chitwan is famous for the Tharu cultural dance performance which is hosted and performed by the local villagers or slide show presentation that surrounds Chitwan.

20.00 hours: You will have dinner and return back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 11: Chitwan Exploration or Chitwan sightseeing Day:

You will start the day early and enjoy the delicious breakfast while enjoying the serenity of the Terai region of Nepal. One of the first activities that you will get indulged in is Canoe riding. You might also see rare birds, crocodiles etc. after this follows the jungle safari. The detailed time and itinerary is-

06.00 hours: Wake up call.

06.30 hours: Breakfast.

07.00 hours: Canoe ride along the Rapti River. An excellent opportunity for bird watching, for seeing the rare species of crocodiles (the marsh mugger and fish-eating gharial) and jungle walk on the way back where one can enjoy the scene of elephant bathing (this one will replenish all your energy).

13.00 hours: Lunch.

15.00 hours: Elephant Safari - An excellent opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, boar, monkey, leopard, sloth bear and the royal Bengal tiger (If you are lucky). You will also encounter many other smaller mammals – the residents of Royal Chitwan National Park their home.

19.00 hours: Tharu cultural dance presentation or slideshow presentation.

20.00 hours: Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 12: Half-day for sightseeing and drive to Kathmandu Hotel with bed and breakfast service:

We will visit some remaining places of Chitwan before going back to Kathmandu. If you have any other thing left in “to do activities in Chitwan National Park”, today is the day to do so.

06.00 hours: Wake up call.

06.30 hours: Breakfast.

07.00 hours: Visit the government elephant breeding centre.

10.00 hours: Departure for onward journey.

Day 13: Spare Day- farewell dinner in the evening:

Today is the leisure day for you. You can even adjust the itinerary and get going with the departure or you can take a day off to relax, buy some souvenirs, take a spa etc. In the evening, we will host a dinner program for you.

Day 14: Departure for home, drop you in International Tribhuvan Airport at the terminal room, in your flight checking time:

The final day of the tour. We wish you all the very best for your future endeavours. Farewell.

Cost Details

  • Airport pickup and drop off by the private vehicle as per itinerary.
  • Three Nights 3 star standard of Hotel in Kathmandu included breakfast service.
  • Two Nights tourist standard  Hotel in Pokhara included breakfast service.
  •  Chitawan royal national park fee,  Hotel all serviced included according to our package service.
  • The menu on your choice, three times meals in a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert with hot drinks any (Tea or Coffee) during the trek.
  • T- house (Lodge trek) clean and comfortable accommodations for the whole trip.
  • Trekking permits:- ACAP, TIMS and Chitawan national park fee or all necessary permits for trekking.
  • Transportation: Kathmandu to Pokhara tourist bus, Pokhara - Hile Jeep or tourist bus, Ghandrung – Naudanda, Pokhara to  Chitwan, Chitwan – Kathmandu.
  • One day full  valley sightseeing, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan with city guide with transportation
  • Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur entry fee.
  • License holder, helpful, English speaking guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport.
  • Strong and helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people maximum 30Kg).
  • Assistance guide for group caring above 8 members in a group or as trekkers requirement.
  • The insurance policy covered for Nepalese health, medical treatment and emergency Helicopter rescue evacuation and accidental.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Duffle bag and hot bag services.
  • Down jacket (12*C) and sleeping bag (-15*C) (extra pay $ 2each item each day).
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in a tourist standard restaurant.
  • Meals while you are staying in Kathmandu/Pokhara Hotel Lunch and Dinner.
  • Personal trekking equipment and gears, furthermore information ask us or look at our equipment checklist.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Your travel insurance policy should be covered an emergency Helicopter rescue evacuation, medical treatment and accidental.
  • Nepal entry visa fee 40$ for one month.
  • Any entry fee for temple or monastery and donations or charity. 
  • International Airfare.
  • Your personal expenses like WIFI, Internet, Hot shower, Laundry, Battery charging, telephone, and shopping, etc.
  • Alcoholic and nonalcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal equipment and first aid kits, personal medicine.
  • Tipping for Nepalese staff like a guide, porters, drivers (tipping is expected).

Useful Info

Himalayan Diamond Adventure is stand-by for all times, the best quality services for our regular clients as well as new guests. We are quite thoughtful with our distinguish trekkers or hikers or Mountaineers joy, fun, and safe trip through our company. We are very aware that only our clients and guests can make a pleasant trip with the company’s extensive service and a local professional guide and faithful, helpful cook and porters. We accompany you with local experienced, faithful, helpful and intelligent good English-speaking guides and porters, informative in all sectors including weather forecast and caring personals.

Guide/ Porter service:

We have a different category of guides, such Porter guides, Trekking guides, Support Climbing guides, Mountain guides, French-speaking guides, German-speaking guide, Chinese speaking guides, Culture tour leaders, as your requirement.

Equipments/ Gears service:

We provide you (-25*C) down-filled sleeping bag and (-20*C) down-filled jacket (Pay extra $2 each item each day). For mountaineers if you do not have own climbing gears we will provide you climbing gears on hire at a reasonable price particularly for your convenience, such Union of International Alpinist Association (UIAA) tested gears. Like a Black Diamond, Helmet, Harness, Crampon, Jumar ATC guide or Figure of 8, Ice axe, Carabiners, and La Sportiva alpine boot.

We provide you with sufficient and hygienic meals and dessert with hot drinks as your choice and book clean and comfortable rooms (hotel) on a mountain in advance of your trip in mountain lodges.

Packaging trips service:

There are more than 300 different trekking routes and 326 peaks open for climbing including 20 royalty-free peaks. Climbing peaks have been divided into 3 categories: A, B and C. in Nepal, we will help you to organize the trip according to your time, budget and choice. We organize the trip for especial solitary (alone) personal as well as packaged trips for big groups.

Our Extra services:

We also help you to get permits, hiring trekking equipment and other related services i.e. bus reservation, aeroplane ticketing, and hotel booking in Kathmandu and in Mountain.

The conditions stated in the itinerary are especially for the trekker who prefer full package service. At the same time, we also customize the itinerary based on your choice and time. The selection of itineraries and the staffs depends on your need and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.