Poon Hill Trek with Himalayan Whitewater Rafting

Handcrafted Travel
Daily Departure
  • Off The Beaten Path

Overview

  • Day 1: Kathmandu – Arrival
  • Day 2: Kathmandu Exploration Day
  • Day 3: Kathmandu – Trishuli river
  • Day 4: Trishuli river – Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 5: Pokhara – Nayapul– Trekking to Tikhedhunga
  • Day 6: Tikhedhunga – Trek to Ghorepani
  • Day 7: Ghorepani – Poon Hill – Sunrise view
  • Day 8: Ghorepani– Trek to Chomrong
  • Day 9: Syauli Bazar – Nayapul – Drive back to Pokhara
  • Day 10: Pokhara – Free day
  • Day 11: Pokhara – Kathmandu
  • Day 12: Kathmandu – Departure

Customizable itinerary

This ‘Poon Hill Trek with Himalayan Whitewater Rafting’ is built so that you can fully enjoy the incredible nature of Nepal with different activities. Go on the Kathmandu sightseeing tour to discover the cultural charm of Nepal’s capital. Challenge yourself with a rafting experience at the riverbank, following with a fun camping night next to the Trishuli river. Start your trek from Nayapul. You will reach Poon Hill for its fantastic sunrise view, then pass through beautiful local villages, where you can observe the traditional Nepalese life. At the end of the trek, you will have time to admire the tranquil beauty of the lake city Pokhara and watch an interesting cultural show in Kathmandu.

Your private tour guide will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) and will escort you by private car to your selected hotel in Tribhuwan. Your knowledgeable guide will be happy to answer any questions along the way regarding your adventure in Nepal and will assist you with check-in and registration at the hotel.

In the evening, you will have a Yoga and Meditation class.

Overnight at Kathmandu


After breakfast, you will go on the Kathmandu sightseeing tour. You are going to take part in the UNESCO CULTURAL HERITAGE TOUR today which includes:
Swoyambhunath – The oldest Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu Valley, a beautiful abode for lots of monkeys thus also known as Monkey Temple, is also a perfect vantage point to see Kathmandu valley.
Pashupatinath – A holy pilgrimage for Hindus and Hindu Crematorium, watch as the Hindu dead bodies are cremated in the most unique way in the world; we come across men with ash rubbed body, matted locks and dreaded look, which is the typical look of a Hindu Holy Men known as Sadhus.
Boudhanath – the biggest Buddhist temple in the world; a site for Tibetan Buddhism where we can visit monasteries, watch the Holy Monks busy in their chanting ritual going around the temple.
Patan Durbar Square – A Medieval Royal Palace area which is also known as the city of fine arts, we can see the finest example of metal and stone carving back to 14th century and also the amazing Nepali Architecture.

Overnight in Kathmandu
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After the morning Yoga class and breakfast, you will have a 3-hour drive to start rafting in Trishuli river, an experience of Himalayan white water rush. Once you reach the riverbank you will have some briefing about rafting and on the equipment start doing rafting for about 3 hours. After that, you will stop for lunch and continue rafting for about an hour. Tonight, you will stay by the romantic riverbank, with exciting tented camp, barbeque activities, camp firing music and more.

Overnight at Kathmandu
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After breakfast on the riverbank, you will drive to the lake city– Pokhara in about 4 hours by your Private van / bus.

Overnight in Pokhara
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After breakfast, you will take a 1.5-hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and start trekking to Tikhedhunga / Ulleri.

Overnight in Tikhedhunga
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4 hours trek
On trek, client Practice his or her own Yoga and Meditation

After breakfast, you will trek to Ghorepani – spend 5 to 6 hours walking through village and jungle (watch out for the steps and the donkeys, too).

Overnight in Ghorepani
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In the early morning, you will hike to Poon Hill to watch the fabulous sunrise and mountain view. In clear days, you will have an opportunity to see panoramic and close up view of 10 different Himalayan peaks. Then you will trek back to Ghorepani and enjoy your breakfast. After breakfast, you will start trekking to Tadapani – spend 5 to 6 hours enjoying a nice wild walk through the forest.

Overnight in Ghorepani
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After breakfast, you will start trekking down to Chomrong. Then you can choose to stay in Chomrong – a beautiful Gurung Village or walk down to Jhinu (for a natural hot spring bath).

Overnight in Chhomrong
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Trek to Syauli Bazaar and then to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara by van or bus.

Overnight in Pokhara
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This day will be yours to explore at your leisure. You can take times to enjoy boating in Phewa Lake of Pokhara, paragliding, zip line, etc.

Overnight in Pokhara
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You will drive back to Kathmandu today after your breakfast. It takes about 7 hours to reach Kathmandu. You also can fly back with an extra cost. Later in the evening, you will go for a farewell Nepali dinner with cultural show in Kathmandu and can have a discussion about the trip experience.

Overnight in Kathmandu
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After breakfast and a leisurely morning on your own, you will check out by midday and your private driver will pick you up and take you to the airport for your departure flight home. Namaste!

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Useful Information

This tour is built upon our firsthand knowledge & experience, offering you the best choices available. The price of this trip varies depending on the number of people in your party, dates of departure, and availability of ground services. Please click on REQUEST A FREE QUOTE (above) and supply the required information, enabling us to send you your personalized quote within 24 hours!

Note: Amendments CAN be made to this tour to suite your requirements.

What’s Included?

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Private Vehicles and Drivers
  • Private English Speaking Guides (Other languages if available, upon request)
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes

What’s Not Included?

  • Your International Flights to and from Nepal
  • Nepal entry Visa Fees (contact us for further information)
  • Personal Expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Any bank fees or charges at your end
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Tips for guides and drivers
                           

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