Poon Hill Ghorepani Trek - 10 Days

Poon Hill Ghorepani Trek is short and easy trek and offers a spectacular view of waterfalls and takes you to the largest rhododendron forest of the world. In addition to these, it also takes you to the viewpoint, which offers the spectacular view of Annapurna Ranges, which constitute Annapurna I, (8,091 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Annapurna III (7,555 m), Annapurna IV (7,525 m), Gangapurna (7,455 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Nilgiri, and Hiunchuli (6,441 m). Equally, the stunning view of sunrise on these mountains impresses you immensely.

On the trek, you see a panoramic view of Fishtail Mountain (6,993 m), Manaslu (8,156 m), and Lamjung Himal from Pokhara. You will also experience the rugged, stony, steep, and flat trails, oak forest which follows the Burundi Khola (river).

As you know, Poon Hill is a famous viewpoint which offers a panoramic view of mountains. You will also find Ghorepani and Tadapani (2,170 m), abounding with beautiful nature and offering you the fantastic view of Annapurna South and Fishtail mountains. This trekking trail also traverses the green-forested hills, bamboo plants, and terraced fields of rice. The trail also takes you to the fields of maize, millet, and marigold, in addition to, suspension, steel, and wooden bridges, which are across the glaciated rivers and streams and on which you walk. “Poonhill and Ghorepani Region” is trekking in the beautiful 1/4 region of Annapurna, which is a famous trekking destination of Nepal, and which has been listed as the second best trekking destination in the world.

Day 1

Arrival at Tribuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345 m). Stay Overnight in a hotel

Day 2

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara in a tourist bus - 7 hrs. Stay Overnight in a Hotel

Day 3

Drive to Nayapul (1,010 m) - 1 hr, and trek to Tikhedunga (1,570 m)- 3 hrs. Stay Overnight in a Guesthouse

Day 4

Trek to Ghorepani (2,840 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight in a Guesthouse

Day 5

Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210 m); and Trek to Tadapani (2,170 m) - 7 hrs. Stay Overnight in a Guesthouse

Day 6

Trek to Ghandruk (1,940 m) - 3 hrs. Stay Overnight in a Guesthouse

Day 7

Trek to Nayapul (1,010m) - 4 hrs and Drive to Pokhara - 1 hr. Stay Overnight in a Hotel

Day 8

Leisure Day in Pokhara. Stay Overnight in a Hotel

Day 9

Drive Back to Kathmandu (1,345 m) in a tourist bus- 7 hrs. Farewell Dinner in Traditional Nepali Restaurant with Cultural Program. Stay Overnight in a Hotel

Day 10

Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for Departure

Trip Highlights

  • Trishuli River, Famous for Short River Rafting and Kayaking
  • Poonhill, One of the Famous Viewpoints in the World to see the Panoramic View of Mountains
  • Dhaulagiri Ranges and Annapurna Ranges
  • Beautiful Forests of oaks, pines. and rhododendrons
  • Villages of the Gurung and the Magar People
  • Ridge Walking
  • Day 1Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal (1,345 m)The representative of Ace Holidays receives you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. You see the representative displaying the signboard of Ace Holidays outside the airport terminal. You will be transferred to your respective hotel by the private vehicle of Ace Holidays.

    Note: We will organise your pre-trip meeting at our office or at your hotel on the same day. In this meeting, you are requested to bring your passport, 3 passport-sized photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance. Also in this meeting, you must clear all due balance, sign a legally binding trip form, and a non–liability disclaimer. In this meeting, you are also requested to ask any questions of your trip. Ace Holidays provides you Duffel Bag and Cap (yours to keep).

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: No Meals

  • Day 2Drive to Pokhara in a tourist bus – 7 hrsIn the morning, your trek guide comes at the hotel to take you to the bus to Pokhara. Pokhara is also called a city of lakes which has Phewa lake, Begnas Lake, Rupa Lake and more. It also offers the panoramic view of Fishtail Mountain (Machhapucharre 6,993 m), Annapurna (8,091 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Manaslu (8,156 m), and Lamjung Himal.

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Pokhara
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 3Drive to Nayapul (1,010 m) – 1 hr and Trek to Tirkhedunga (1,570 m) – 3 hrsFrom Pokhara, you go to Nayapul, which is the starting point of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, and you drive from Nayapul to Birethani, which is a small beautiful village, abounding with rhododendron trees and from this beautiful village, the trekking trail leads you to Hille and Tirkhedunga and passes by the Bhurungdi Khola (River).

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Tirkhedunga
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 4Trek to Ghorepani (2,840 m) – 5 hrsTrek on the steep hill to reach Ulleri village, which offers the stunning view of Annapurna South (7,219 m), and you pass through the rhododendron and oak trees and Bangthanti and Nangethanti villages.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Ghorepani
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 5Trek to Poonhill (3,210 m) and Trek to Tadapani (2,170 m) – 7 hrsIn the early morning, trek to Poon Hill (3,210 m) to see an excellent view of Annapurna I, ( 8,091 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Annapurna III (7,555 m), Annapurna IV (7,525 m), Gangapurna (7,455 m), and Annapurna South (7,219 m) and the unobstructed view of the sunrise. Spend at least 1 hour on Poonhill and then trek to Ghorepani and Tadapani (2,170 m), passing through the pine and rhododendron forest, and Deurali and Banthanti villages.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Tadapani
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 6Trek to Ghandruk (1,940 m) – 3 hrsFrom Tadapani, you descend through the forest to Ghandruk, a village of the Gurung people, and this village offers the view of Annapurna I ( 8,091 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Annapurna III (7.555 m), Annapurna IV (7,525 m), Gangapurna (7, 455 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), and Machapucharre (6,993 m).

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Ghandruk
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 7Trek to Nayapul (1,010 m) – 4 hrs and drive to Pokhara – 1 hrYou trek a descendible trail that is made of stones, that runs through terraced fields and Birethani, and that connects with the valley, and from Birethani, you will take half an hour to reach Nayapul.

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Pokhara
    Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

  • Day 8Leisure Day in PokharaPokhara is very beautiful valley full of lakes. You can go for sightseeing on your own or walk around lake side, do street shopping and enjoy your day.

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Pokhara
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 9Drive to Kathmandu in a tourist bus – 7hrsDrive to Kathmandu. Take a walk in the streets of Thamel or stroll in Basantapur area, and if you are interested in a Jungle Safari, River Rafting, Paragliding, Helisightseeing, Shopping and Mountain Flight, then you can start through Ace Holidays. In the evening you will have farewell dinner in traditional Nepali restaurant with some cultural program.

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

  • Day 10Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for DepartureToday is the departure day; therefore, you are picked up from the hotel and transferred to Tribhuwan International Airport on time.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • IMPORTANT NOTE

    During the trip, weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially changed. If changes are necessary, the leader will decide what is the best alternative. Taking this into consideration, as well as the best interests of the whole group, including a change, we do everything to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results, arising from changes or delays.

Arrival and Departure Upon arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you see the guide holding the signboard of Ace Holidays, and your guide accompanies you from the airport to the hotel. Similarly, on the departure day, your guide accompanies you from the hotel to the airport. Important Note: The local porters at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, may ask tip/money to you. BUT PLEASE DO NOT GIVE ANY MONEY TO THEM, not even to the person, who is holding Ace Holidays' sign board. There will be many local boys wanting to help with your luggage for a fee. Begging is one of the harsh realities of this country, Ace Holidays believes that it should not be encouraged. Ace Holidays will not repay you if you give money to anyone at Tribhuwan International Airport. Accommodation and Food Accommodation includes rooms in Two to Three Star Hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast. During the trek we accommodate you in guesthouses and occasionally dormitory style in the remote Mountains. All the accommodation in hotels and guesthouse will be on twin sharing basis. The guesthouses basically are clean and provides basic facilities. You may bring your own sleeping bag, but Ace Holidays provides sleeping bag and down jacket which should be returned after the trek. Most guesthouses cook a delicious range of foods, such as pasta, tuna bakes, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables, and desserts. You’ll find a lot of garlic on the menu, as it helps you to acclimatize in thin air. In many villages, you may find meat on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, hot lemon drinks, soft drinks, and sweets. During the trek, you have meals in the same guesthouse where you have checked – in but lunch can be ordered anywhere on the trail. A Typical Day on the Trail We will have a hearty breakfast between 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. before setting off. At the right moment, we pack our bags and then assemble in the dining hall before setting off on the day's trek. After approximately 2-3 hours of trekking, we take a break for lunch somewhere in the trail. After a good lunch, we typically spend around 2-3 hours or even more on the trail before reaching our stopping point. Throughout the day, we will take frequent breaks and take time to admire the fascinating mountains views. We further take plenty of pictures of ourselves backed up by the incredible panoramic mountains, rivers, landscapes, prayer flags, temples, shrines, cairns, and monasteries. Once we arrive at our tea house, we take a brief rest, shower, and have a light snack with tea or coffee. If we are so inclined to natural beauty, we may take a short walk through the village and surrounding neighborhoods. After checking into our rooms, we have time to read or chat with fellow trekkers or with our crew members. Enjoying a warm dinner in a cozy dining hall, your trek leader briefs you on the next day's itinerary. We give breakfast order which allows our guide to have everything ready for us for the next morning. Extra time can be spent on reading and on playing cards. Our Sherpas love to teach various Nepali card games, as well as learn new Western games. Finally, it is off to bed before starting all over again for tomorrow's trek. The Group Size Our minimum group size for this trip is two people to maximum 14 people, the average number is normally 8 people. We provide 1 lead guide, 1 assistant guide (if the group size is 6 or more), we assigned 1 porter for every 2 trekkers. Acclimitazation All Ace Holidays' itineraries are 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 the oxygen in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000 m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. Our itineraries generally allow sufficient time to acclimatize. So, for a safe trek, it is absolutely essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is, therefore, required to minimize the risk of AMS. We advise trekkers with known heart, lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before trekking. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders are the symptoms of AMS. Check out our “High Altitude Sickness Page”. Our itineraries are designed to try to prevent AMS as much as possible. But it is important to remember that some visitors are more vulnerable than others. Guides and Staffs Arrangements The most significant thing that makes our trips successful, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful trek leader and the crew members with an ability of operating trek in the mountain smoothly. The best and most professional local leaders will lead your trek. All of Ace Holidays' leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, we only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local regions. The trek, tour, biking and expedition leaders have undergone the following trainings: -Intensive Wilderness First Aid -Trekking Guide Training -Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet -English Language -Conservation and Biodiversity -Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders) Best Seasons September to December and January to June are the best seasons for the Poon Hill Ghorepani Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. Trekking in Summer or Monsoon (July to Aug) will be affected by rain, but Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist. This is low altitude trek and can be done during the winter season. Change on the Itinerary Your safety is of paramount concern when you travel with Ace Holidays. 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. 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 your plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required. Giving to the Local Community Ace Holidays works closely with local community and is one of the main supporters of Sambhav Nepal, a non-political and non-profit social organization. We contribute our support to the remote villages of Gorkha and to other parts of Nepal through donation, sponsorship program and partnership in various projects. Donation We donate a percentage of our business profit to the foundation on a yearly basis, and we also support the ongoing maintenance cost of the local schools, community-based schools in Gorkha region Sponsorship One of the major activities of the Sambhav Nepal is the children sponsorship program, which is conducted with full collaboration with Ace Holidays. Partnership for Volunteering Program The Arupokhari Volunteer Program, devised by Ace Holidays and Sambhav Nepal, aims to mobilize teams of experts and interested individuals as an effective and economic measure in providing the human capitals for education, health and community development in Arupokhari village of Gorkha district, western Nepal. For more details, visit Sambhav Nepal's website www.sambhavnepal.org

Equipment and Packing List

The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the trek. The personal items are of individual interests and choices. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the Himalayas. In a supported trek, heavy items are carried by porters and personal belongings that you may need for the day like money, water bottle, rain gear, camera, sun cream and toilet paper etc. should be carried by yourself. So, you are briefed to pack items in two different bags before the trek. We will supply complimentary water and windproof duffel bag which you can use on the trek and is carried by porters. The duffel bag is to be kept by yourself after the trek. You can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel in Kathmandu and collect them after the trek.

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Lower Body

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Fleece or wool pants (If you are trekking in winter i.e December, January and February)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants (If you are trekking in monsoon i.e June, July, August and September)
  • Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (If you are trekking in winter i.e December, January and February)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter (If you are trekking in winter i.e December, January and February)
  • Upper Body

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover (If you are trekking in winter i.e December, January and February)
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (If you are trekking in winter i.e December, January and February)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket (if you are trekking in monsoon i.e June, July, August and September)
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (If you are trekking in winter i.e December, January and February)
  • Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Water bottle (2) or camel bag
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
  • Toiletries

  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash
  • Extras/Luxuries

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • iPod
  • Pencils and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • Swimming customs (for Kathmandu)
  • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket from Ace Holidays

    Ace Holidays provides Sleeping Bag and Down Jackets to its clients during the trek to keep you warm. It should be returned to office after trek. Or you can bring your own if you would like.
  • First Aid Kit

    Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However, we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit bag.
  • Additional Information

    Have more questions and if you wish to discuss any aspects of this trip or your suitability for it, please visit our FAQs page tab or contact us.

Please Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.

Ace Holidays states the price per person below when booking minimum of 2 participants. For booking of the single person, there will be supplement charge of USD 270. Group Discounts of 5 % to 15% is available for booking of 4 or more than 4 people. A group booking of 12 or more people is subjected to a maximum discount with an availability of a free trip to 1 person. You can also customize a trip, according to your requirements.

Small Group Journey - The departure dates currently available to join our fixed group departure

Start dates are your arrival date in Nepal where as the End dates are the returning date from Nepal

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  • End Date
  • Adult PP
  • Status
  • Oct 24, 2017
  • Nov 2, 2017
  • USD 860/-
  • guaranteed
  • Oct 31, 2017
  • Nov 9, 2017
  • USD 860/-
  • guaranteed
  • Nov 7, 2017
  • Nov 16, 2017
  • USD 860/-
  • guaranteed
  • Nov 14, 2017
  • Nov 23, 2017
  • USD 860/-
  • guaranteed
  • Nov 21, 2017
  • Nov 30, 2017
  • USD 860/-
  • guaranteed
  • Nov 28, 2017
  • Dec 7, 2017
  • USD 860/-
  • guaranteed
  • Dec 5, 2017
  • Dec 14, 2017
  • USD 860/-
  • guaranteed
  • Dec 12, 2017
  • Dec 21, 2017
  • USD 860/-
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  • Dec 19, 2017
  • Dec 28, 2017
  • USD 860/-
  • guaranteed
  • Dec 26, 2017
  • Jan 4, 2018
  • USD 860/-
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Private Journey - Customize the Suitable Date for You

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Tailor Made Journey - Itinerary Personalized According to Your Specifications

You can also use this trek as a base for a tailor-made itinerary. For example, you could add on more time exploring the Kathmandu Valley or relaxing in Pokhara, or add some wildlife safaris in Chitwan or Bardia National Parks. You can also adjust the trekking route and add some exciting white water rafting on the Seti, Trisuli or Bhote Koshi River. To discuss your ideas or to get some suggestions from the specialists of Ace Holidays, please fill in our tailor-made form.

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Price Includes
  • Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in two to three star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara (breakfast included.)
  • Farewell dinner in traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural program.
  • Accommodation in lodges and guesthouses (Mostly twin sharing and occasional dormitory style) during the trek.
  • License holder English speaking trek guide.
  • Porter to carry your luggage in the trek (Ace Holidays assigns 1 porter for 2 trekkers).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for guide, porter, and driver.
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag by Ace Holidays (which need to be returned after the trek).
  • Trek Permit and other necessary permits required for trekking.
  • Tourist Bus Transportation from Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • Tourist Vehicle Transportation from Pokhara to Nayapul and vice - versa
  • Free Ace Holidays' duffel/kit bag, sun hat (Yours to keep).
  • All government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
 
Price Does Not Include
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day)
  • Drinks, chocolates and snacks in the mountain (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day)
  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency rescue and evacuation. (See Travel Insurance Page)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal Entry Visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and USD 100 respectively. Please bring 1 passport size photo).
  • Tips for trek guides, tour guides, and porters (Tipping is expected).
  • Any other expense, which is not mentioned in 'Price Includes' section.

Trip Highlights

  • Trishuli River, Famous for Short River Rafting and Kayaking
  • Poonhill, One of the Famous Viewpoints in the World to see the Panoramic View of Mountains
  • Dhaulagiri Ranges and Annapurna Ranges
  • Beautiful Forests of oaks, pines. and rhododendrons
  • Villages of the Gurung and the Magar People
  • Ridge Walking

How far have you done Poon Hill Ghorepani Trek successfully?

We have 98% successful rate and 100% safety records of our Poon Hill Ghorepani Trek.

How do I book the trip?

To secure your booking, we require you to fill in and return the final booking form. The word or PDF version of final booking form will be sent to you via e-mail then you can e-mail or fax the complete booking form. In addition, we also require minimum 30% per person deposit to guarantee your place as it enables us to make the pre-arrangements on your behalf. The remaining 70% can be paid when you arrive in Kathmandu. The deposit can be paid by the bank transfer or credit cards (Master, Visa or American Express cards). There will be 4% bank levy for all the payments done by the cards.

What is the weather & temperature like in trekking?

Every trekking trip up to the mighty Annapurna presents its own amazing, unforgettable moments that live forever in the hearts and minds of those brave enough to make the climb. One of the most unpredictable elements of the Annapurna region is the weather. If you’re not properly prepared for the twists, turns and volatility of the conditions that occur in this breathtaking region, you might find yourself in an uncomfortable and unpleasant situation. Here are some weather basics to help you ensure that you come to the Himalayas, well equipped and with preparation to face anything.

Generally speaking, the nights are much cooler than the daytime in the Annapurna region. Many first-time trekkers are surprised to learn about the incredible range that may occur in a given day. Above 3000 meters, during the day, the thermometer could reach as high as 25 degrees Celsius, only to dip down as low as -5 degrees Celsius in less than 24 hours. While there’s no way to know exactly what each day in the mountains will bring, the weather and temperature ranges tend to be somewhat predictable based on the months and seasons.

Spring - March / April / May / June Spring happens to be one of the best times of the year to visit the Annapurna, although it can become somewhat crowded. The beautiful clear blue sky can be seen, as well as different species of flowers in the lower altitude.

During springtime, the average temperature is 20 degrees Celsius with a maximum of 28 degrees Celsius and a minimum of -2 degrees Celsius in the morning and for areas above 3000 meters at night.

July / August to Mid-September is Monsoon Season This season is not really recommended to travel as it rains in the lower altitudes, below 3000 meters. The excess rainfall can provide ample chance to see spectacular views of the waterfall and it is also the best season to avoid the crowds. The maximum temperature during the monsoon season averages 30 degrees Celsius during sunny days with a minimum 10 degrees Celsius in the morning and at areas above 3000 meters at night. The average temperature tends to hover around a comfortable 25 degrees Celsius.

Autumn - End of September / October / November Similar to springtime, autumn is also crowded in the Annapurna region, but it’s one of the best times to trek. While it lacks the beauty of flowers, the clear blue sky can be seen, including the incredible views from the trail.

Winter - December/January/February Cold and less crowded season. The average temperature during the fall is 15 degrees Celsius with a maximum temp of 20 degrees Celsius during sunny days and a minimum of -5 degrees Celsius in the morning and at night, for areas above 3000 meters altitude.

Regardless of time of year, trekkers should always plan accordingly and bring clothing for both cooler and warmer temps. Layering is always recommended, as are pants that can double as shorts. For a full list of clothing and materials to bring to account for various temperatures and weather changes that can occur in the Annapurna region, trekkers should work closely with their travel provider. This will ensure that the adventure will be enjoyable no matter what the weather is, and there is every possible scenario to be taken into account.

Does the staff of Ace Holidays come to pick me up?

Yes, they will come to pick you up in a private transportation,

Does this trip run even if I am alone?

Yes, it runs even if you are alone.

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu Nepal?

Yes, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and USD 100 respectively. Please bring 1 passport size photo

What kinds of food can I expect in trekking?

You can expect a range of delicious foods, such as pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, 'daal bhat' (rice and lentils), bread, soup, apple pies, pancakes, custard, fresh vegetables, meat items, tea, and coffee. You find a lot of garlic on the recipes, as it helps you to overcome altitude mountain sickness.

Does the guide of Ace Holidays have trekking guide certificates from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center? Have they received the first aid training?

Yes, they have all received 45 days trekking guide certificates from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center of Kathmandu. They have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).

What safety equipment do your guides carry during the trek in order to deal with sickness and accidents?

The guides of Ace Holidays carry first aid kit bags and mobiles during the trek. Guides also carry satellites phones while trekking in remote areas, which are out of reach of telecommunication. They are well trained to deal with altitude mountain sickness, as well.

Can I charge my digital camera or other equipments during the trek?

Yes, you can charge your digital camera and other equipments during the trek by paying a certain amount. Please also bring two or three pin travel adapter.

Is there any communication facility during trekking?

Yes. There is, for examples, there are telephones in some villages, from where, you can make international calls and pass the mobile number of your guide to your family for the callback. From the trekking trail, you can also make a call from the guide’s mobile, and you can pay him or her later in the Nepalese currency

How much additional money do I need per day while trekking?

It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu and Pokhara, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. While trekking, you need roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per day to pay for the drinks, snacks, chocolates, hot shower and gadgets charging facilities.

How much do I have to pay for shower?

Some lodges at the Ghorepani & Tadapani charges extra for the hot shower, it will be not more than USD 1 to USD 2 per person.

Is there toilet along the trail? Is it exactly like Kilimanjaro or can I do wherever there is a privacy?

At most cases, you can use the toilets that are nearby the teahouses and lodges, but in the case of emergency, you can pee, whenever there is privacy.

Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?

Yes. You can. If you want to extend your trip, then please inform to the operation manager of Ace Holidays

Is water provided and available at higher altitude also? Is it filtered or boiled?

Drinking water is not included in the trip price, you can purchase the bottle mineral water easily from the lodges or shops. It will cost you minimum USD 1 at lower elevation to maximum USD 2 at higher elevation per litter bottle of water. Apart from this, you can also buy the water from the safe drinking water stations in most of the villages (but not all). You can also drink the normal tap water or spring water if you have your own purifying aid. It is not recommended to drink boiled or filter water from the lodges because it is not boiled that good enough.

I am a Vegetarian, is that a problem?

No problem at all. We always suggest our clients to eat vegetables in the mountain because the non-vegetarian meals are not really that hygienic to eat.

Can I use credit cards in the places while trekking?

No. You can only use the Nepalese currency. That is why, before trekking, you should change your currency into the Nepalese currency. There are lots of banks, ATMs and money exchange counters nearby your hotel in Kathmandu.

What is the temperature rating of the sleeping bag that you have?

The temperature rating of the sleeping bags we provide are about -10 Degree Celsius, we can provide liner or extra blanket if the sleeping bag is not warm enough for you.

Do you use yaks/porters in the trek, or do I have to carry all of my gears by myself?

Yes, Ace Holidays uses yaks or porters in the trek, and you have to carry all your personal belongings, such as camera, water bottle, sunscreen cream, etc in your daypack by yourself.

What type of accommodation do I get in Kathmandu, Pokhara and during the trek?

Accommodation includes twin sharing rooms in Two to Three Star Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara including breakfast and in guesthouses/lodges (mostly twin sharing and occasional dormitory style) during the trek. The guesthouses are basically clean and it provides basic facilities available in the Mountains. You may bring your own sleeping bag but Ace Holidays provides sleeping bag and down jacket when required which must be returned after the trip.

What are the kinds of transportation that Ace Holidays use?

Ace Holidays uses different kinds of transportations, depending on the nature of the travel. It provides the transportation to and from the destination. And the transportation includes from domestic airlines to a local bus, from helicopter to yaks or mules, and from an air – conditioned private vehicle to a tourist bus and local bus. Ace Holidays provides you only those options, which enhance your local experience, and which allow you to travel comfortably and efficiently in Kathmandu and to other places of Nepal.

Will there be a place to store items/clothing not required for the trek?

The hotel we provide in Kathmandu and Pokhara includes the free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel.

Is Ace Holidays' staff insured?

Yes, the trek guides, tour guides, cooks, drivers, and porters are insured completely. They have health insurance, altitude mountain sickness insurance, life insurance, accident insurance, and casulty insurance.

How much should I tip to my guide and porters?

Ace Holidays recommends you to tip about 10% to 15% of the total trip cost to the guides and porters (60% to the guide and 40% to the porters). The tip should reflect the level of satisfaction. More information about the tipping is provided during the pre-trek meeting in Kathmandu.

I would like to extend my holiday, any recommendations.

Yes, you have plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after trekking. For more information, please check our special trips in this website.

Do I need to book my international flight ticket to and from Nepal by myself?

Yes, you should book your International flight ticket by yourself because Ace Holidays is a local agent, and it would cost you significantly higher, if you book through us.

What vaccination will I need?

Vaccaination is not complusory, but it is better if you vaccinate against diphtheria, hepatitis, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Ace Holidays would like to know your blood group because it is important in case of emergency. Please tell Ace Holidays if you are suffering from any disease.

What type of shape do i need to be in, is this trip for me?

Poon Hill Ghorepani Trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatised.

To prepare for a strenuous trek you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest. They are physically strong, sharp-witted and have an incredibly positive attitude towards a life that we would consider extremely tough. There is something about a trek in the Himalaya that draws you back time and time again. For keen walkers it is a paradise and even avowed non-walkers find that one foot just seems to follow the other, drawn by the appeal of what lies beyond.

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