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Nepal Ghorepani Poonhill Trek with Cultural Tour in Kathmandu

  • Off the beaten track
This 10 day itinerary offers a spectacular trek to Ghorepani, a visit to Poonhill, a chance to explore local culture at Gurung village, a walk through a rhododendron forest, a cultural tour in Kathmandu and a typical dinner with a live cultural show! Perfect for more active types looking for a balance between nature and culture.

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This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, where you will meet our representative to be transferred to your hotel. There, you will be offered welcome drinks and a briefing of the tour program.
Night at Yatri Suites and Spa in Kathmandu. 

Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu

Day 2: Sightseeing at Bouddhanath

After breakfast, start a full day of sightseeing at UNESCO heritage sites. Visit Bouddhanath, one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage sites, and Pashupatinath Temple on the banks of the Bagmati River. This "extensive Hindu temple precinct" is a sprawling collection of temples, ashrams, images and inscriptions raised over the centuries. You will also visit Patan Durbar Square, which is a distinct place for arts and architecture. Here you can see temples, monuments and palaces built during the Malla period between 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. The rest of the day is free for you to explore!

Night at Yatri Suites and Spa in Kathmandu. 

Kathmandu Bouddhanath Pashupatinath Patan

Day 3: Magnificent Himalayas

After breakfast we will drive to Pokhara, around 6-7 hours from Kathmandu. Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty, situated at an altitude of 900m and 200km west of Kathmandu. This enchanting town has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks, creating a peaceful ambience. We will check into the hotel, and then you can spend the evening boating on Phewa Lake and visiting Tal Barahi Temple in the middle of the lake.

Night at Hotel Batika in Pokhara. 

Day 4: Short walk along the banks of Modi Khola

After breakfast, the guide will escort you to Nayapool in a private vehicle for the start of the trek to Hiley. After a short walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, we will reach Birethanti (1065m), a large village that has many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola, and then climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hiley at 1495m.

Night at Tea House Lodge in Hiley. 

Day 5: Climbing to Ulleri

Today’s easy journey takes us from Hiley to Tikledhunga. Leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey with a steep climb to Ulleri, a large Magar village. Then the trail passes through forests of oak and rhododendron towards Banthanti at 2250m. We will climb to Nangethanti at 2460m, and Ghorepani at 2775m. 

Night at Tea House Lodge in Ulleri. 

Pokhara Tikhedhunga Ulleri

Day 6: Hiking to Poonhill

We will get up early this morning for a hike to Poonhill. From here, you will see a superb sunrise, and a panoramic view of the Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South and Fishtail. After visiting Poonhill, we will come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and continue our trek. Today we will pass through Ghorepani, Deurali and Bahnthali, and we may spot monkeys and Langur along the way! We finish the day at Tadapani. 

Night at Tea House Lodge in Poonhill. 

Tikhedunga Poon Hill Ghorepani Tadapani

Day 7: The beautiful village of Ghandruk

From Tadapani we will head through the jungle to Ghandruk, a very beautiful village. Here, you can visit the Gurung Museum and take a stroll around the village.

Night at Tea House Lodge in Ghandruk. 

Tadapani Ghandruk

Day 8: Phewa Lake

We will walk to Nayapool, and from there we have a 1&1/2 hour drive to Pokhara. We will check into the hotel and have a rest after all the hiking! In the afternoon, why not take a walk around Phewa Lake, hire a boat and visit the Barahi Temple in the middle of the lake?

Night at Hotel Batika in Pokhara. 

Day 9: Typical Nepali dinner with cultural show

After breakfast, we will drive back to Kathmandu and check into the hotel where you will be offered refreshments. In the evening, we will go for a typical Nepali Dinner with a cultural show.

Night at Yatri Suites and Spa in Kathmandu. 

Pokhara Kathmandu

Day 10: Departure day

Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, our representative will transfer you to the airport for final departure to your home country. Thank you!


Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu Bouddhanath Pashupatinath Patan Pokhara Lac Phewa Nayapul Birethanti Tikhedhunga Ulleri Tikhedunga Poon Hill Ghorepani Tadapani Ghandruk

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $800 / 10 days
Excluding international flights
2 pax Single Supplementary
Price per person in double room $830 $190

Included in price:

  • Private car with a/c  for all transfer and tours as mentioned in an itinerary
  • Accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on BB plan
  • Trekking Package: Tea House Accommodations, English Speaking License Holder Guide and all his expenses, all meals during trekking
  • An experienced English speaking guide during Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Annapurna conservation area permit (ACAP), TIMs card
  • All Breakfast, 6 lunches  and 5 dinners during trekking
  • All Government taxes and service charges

Not included in price:

  • International Airfare, Nepal VISA Fees ($25 per person), Excess baggage charge in Domestic flight, Travel Insurance
  • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
  • Cost for Porter: if required who can carry maximum 25 kg of luggage
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary (Except during trekking)
  • Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
  • Any extra expenses incurred from flight cancellation or delay, sudden price escalations in hotels, transport, flight or any other items, any form of rescue

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