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We will be staying at Hotel Royal singi Hotel Manaslu or similar hotel 3 star in Kathmandu : and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Discovery Mountain Trek will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. Nepalese, Tibetan, the more common continental and Indian cuisines are common choices in the menu.
PHYSICAL CONDITION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Gorepani Poonhill Trek- 9 days is a moderate trek. Travelers who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will find this trek fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the Annapurna trek by jogging and exercising regularly at least a month prior to the start of the trek. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp should be relatively easier for those who have experience walking/trekking in a high altitude environment. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is also important that we consult our doctor. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Discovery Mountai Trek before booking the trek.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
The best time to trek to the Gorepani Poonhill Trek is Spring (February to May) and Autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
LEADER(S) & STAFF ARRANGEMENTS
The most significant thing that makes this trek enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful leader(s) and crew members who have the ability of guiding our trek on the mountain smoothly. Our trip will be led by the best and most professional leaders. All of Discovery Mountain leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Discovery Mountain only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region(s). The trek and expedition leaders have undergone the following trainings:
We are firmly committed to porter rights. We make sure that all our porters are well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members and we have previously used helicopters – at our expense – to rescue porters from dangerous situations. We support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters. (International Porters Progress Group.
The Everest Region is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as much as we do. Therefore, we believe that the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. Discovery Mountain employs a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. Discovery Mountain, therefore, enforces a number of do’s and don’ts. Please talk to your trek leader to avoid environmental impacts.
It is a condition upon joining any of Discovery Mountain’s trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don’t arrange or sell insurance.
This trek’s itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. During this trip, we take rest in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude.
EQUIPMENTS & PACKING LIST
This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk (*) are provided by Discovery Mountain inclusive in the service. The weight limit for your luggage is 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS
RUCKSACK AND TRAVEL BAGS
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Discovery Mountain Trek & Expeditions Company is a trustworthy and registered Company under the laws of Nepal Tourism Industry and accepts your bookings under the following terms and conditions.
All bookings are made with Discovery Mountain Trek & Expeditions P. Limited, Registered Company Number 161822/073/074 (hereinafter referred to as The Company) whose registered office is The Kapan 14, Kathmandu, Nepal. The Head of The Company is Ang Chhiri Sherpa.
Payments should be wired to one of my following banking Accounts
NCC BANK LIMITED
Current A/c No: 014000136121U
A/c Name: Discovery Mountain Trek & Expedition P.LTD
Bank wire service charge should be paid by the clients themselves at the time of deposit.
RISK & RESPONSIBILITY
Your safety and enjoyment is my prime concern. I therefore carry out my responsibility honestly & sincerely to ensure your holiday trouble – free as well as you have desired. Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, trip may be change under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as land-slides, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents etc. Any extra cost incurring there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Discovery Mountain. 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 travelling 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.Please note that often the Jomsom to Pokhara flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have a few days of your buffer days left then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which can be arranged by Discovery Mountain upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc. In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.
THE TREKKING GROUP
For this trek there will be one leader, assistant leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters for carrying luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the trek for groups of any size but we after years of experience we have found a maximum of twelve people to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you’d like to book this trip for a larger group then that can be arranged too.
And I big hope you will have very good trek with enjoyment and run smoothly in advance.
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Annapurna Sunrise Trek is an ever popular trekking program in Nepal. Poon Hill at 3,200 meters is a famous place for one of the best sunrise views in Nepal. The vantage point of Poon Hill offers spectacular panoramic views of the Annapurna mountain range. You will hike up to Poon Hill before the break of dawn to watch the sun come up from behind the mountains, offering colorful views of sunrise and charismatic shades of golden color scattered over the Annapurna range. This is probably the best viewpoint of sunrise in the entire range.
A trek to Poon Hill starts with a short hiking trail from Nayapul near Pokhara, taking you to the village of Ghorepani and back. This trek provides you an opportunity to capture exceptional views of mountain that are over 8,000 meters in height. Some prominent mountains visible from Poon Hill are Mt. Annapurna (8,093 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) and other peaks such as Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Lamjung apart from green hills and valleys below. The views are glorious, the route is enchanting – all of which you will cherish from memories of Nepal.
Considered an easy trek in the Annapurna region, it is the most relevant trekking program from Discovery Mountain for those who wish to see the grandeur of the majestic Annapurna Massif and beyond. The almost surreal views in the morning will make you think and wonder about the beauty of Nature at this far-flung location on the planet. Ironically enough, it is a reality that one can only witness nature’s exotic beauty in truly remote places!
In this trek you will also be introduced to the general nature Nepal’s trekking trails. You will see hamlets and villages scattered throughout the hills; you will see how people live in harmony despite the geographical isolation. You will also live in the hospitality of the Gurung people, who are known for their bravery and are renowned as the Gurkha!
This is an exciting trek suitable for beginners and experts alike. This region can be visited throughout the year, but we recommend you to avoid the monsoon season (July-August) as the mountains can be hidden in the rain-clouds. For views that are above excellence, try booking this program in late autumn to mid winter.
A quick welcome at the airport and transfer to your hotel. You will be given a brief of the program and introduced to your trekking guide. Later, take an evening stroll around and stay overnight at the hotel.
To Pokhara, you will be taking a scenic route along Trishuli River. The drive will take around seven hours through winding hilly roads. One you arrive there take a brief stop, drive to Nayapul and begin the trek to Hile. First you will pass the bank of river, cross dense forests and take a scenic route to Hile where you will stay overnight a guesthouse.
After leaving Hile behind, we continue across the Bhurungdi River. Follow the excitement-crunching, stamina-testing steep climb to Ulleri, a chiefly Magar village at 2,070 m. The trail then continues to ascend gently through oak forests and rhododendron bushes. From there we trek towards Nangethanti at 2,460 m, and after about an hour, we reach Ghorepani located at 2,775 meters. The village has wonderful views of several mountains in the Annapurna range. Sleep early at a guest house.
You will get up early, even before the break of dawn, and hike up to Poon Hill from where you will see superb sunrise views over the panoramic mountain range. Later in the morning we return to Ghorepani, have breakfast and trek to Tadapani. You will come across a couple beautiful places today as you will pass through rhododendron forests, waterfalls, and have close-up views of several picturesque mountains. You can enjoy in the evening looking at photos of the tour and sharing your stories, while staying overnight at a guest house in Tadapani.
Upon leaving Tadapani behind, we descend through forests and along easy trail to reach Ghandruk. It is a village of the Gurung, a people with their own dialect, culture and fame. From here, you can have more scenic views of the mountains. Rest for the night in one of the home-stays or if you prefer, in a guest house. The trekking duration today is around three to four hours with plenty of stopovers for rest, drinks, and photography before arriving at the popular village of Ghandruk at 1,930 meters.
The total trekking duration today is a little under five hours. After breakfast in Ghandruk, we continue our journey with an easy walk all way down to Nayapul via Birethanti. From Nayapul, we drive for about an hour to reach Pokhara.
Today you will drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Once you are in the capital, have a free day enjoying shopping, hot-water bathing, relaxing in a sauna, or simply seeing around town. Stay overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, we will take you on a sightseeing tour of some iconic places in the Kathmandu Valley, that will essentially include UNESCO World Heritage sites. In the evening, you are invited to join us for a farewell dinner.
According to your schedule, we will take you to the airport for your flight ahead.
This is our 2nd trip in Nepal, the 1st we made Everest base camp with Kalapathar, and 2nd is Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, easy trek specially for family, and i recommend in spring season is the best because the national flower rhododendron is blooming in month April.
Special thanks to Chhiri for good organized.
It is an area of spectacular scenery, trekking through charming villages inhabited by the Gurung’s. Dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep subtropical valleys can be enjoyed by every lover of nature within this beautiful landscape.
Thanks to Mr Ang Chhiri Sherpa for very good organized our journey in Nepal.