Annapurna Foothills and Poon Hill Tea House Trek, Nepal

£1,670.00

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Duration:
13 nights including 1 overnight flight
Event Category:
Walking Holiday
Group size:
Minimum 4 Maximum 12
Holiday Dates
13 - 26 March 2021, Sat - Fri
Location
Nepal
Walk Grade
Moderate
Deposit Required
No deposit at this stage due to Covid 19. Register your interest ASAP.

Trekking in Nepal is an experience of a lifetime and will create lasting memories. The landscape and the people combine to make this an extraordinary adventure and I am delighted to be returning.

Trekking in the Annapurna foothills makes Nepal accessible to many walkers as the trail is well-trodden, below the height where altitude may be an issue and the pace is not rushed with plenty of stops and relatively short days. The walking is through the lush foothills of the Annapurna range with homes and small villages perched on the hillsides. There are terraces fields, people cultivating the land, rhododendrons in flower and well-made paths connecting the villages. As we progress, the views are more mountainous in nature as we see sheer, snow clad slopes and the distant peaks that loom above. The highlight, and the high point, of our trek is the early morning ascent of Poon Hill with its magnificent 360-degree view of majestic Himalayan peaks.

However, out trip is not just about the trekking as Nepal has so much more to offer. We will spend time in Kathmandu exploring its fascinating history and culture and also take time out in Pokhara to enjoy its position on the shores of Lake Phewa Tal. Taking time to explore and acclimatise to a different country and culture will certainly add to our trekking experience.

Itinerary (subject to change)

Day 01: Overnight flight to KathmanduDay 02: Arrival and private transfer to your hotel in Thamel

Day 03: Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley

Day 04: Flight to Pokhara and afternoon sightseeing in the Pokhara Valley

Day 05: Early morning drive to Sarankot and acclimatisation hike back to hotel

Day 06: Drive to Nayapul and hike to Sauli Bazaar (2 hours)

Day 07: Sauli Bazaarr to Ghandruk (5 hours)

Day 08: Ghandruk to Tadapani (5.5 hours)

Day 09: Tadapani to Ghorepani (6 hours)

Day 10: Early morning hike to Poon Hill to view mountains and then hike to Ulleri (6 hours)

Day 11: Ulleri to Birethati (5.5 hours)

Day 12: Birethati to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (2 hours)

Day 13: Morning flight back to Kathmandu. Free day for relaxing, shopping, further sightseeing

Day 14: Final departure transfer to airport

This trek is designed for walkers who have a reasonable level of fitness and stamina and is one of the more moderate treks in the Himalayas. In Nepal it is better to think in terms of hours rather than distance as the latter are relatively short but the terrain involves a lot of ups and downs within the same day and we walk at a relaxed pace for acclimatisation purposes. Naturally, the fitter you are, the more enjoyable it will be and some preparation in advance is recommended to ensure you get the most out of the experience. In terms of altitude, we will be walking mainly below 3000m and only going beyond this on the Poon Hill morning where it is easy to descend should you feel the need to do so. The altitude may still affect you in some way and it is important to listen to your body and descend if necessary. Nobody can predict who will be affected by altitude sickness so the key is to acclimatise as we go along and the itinerary we have chosen gives you the chance to do this.
12-nights B&B accommodation in twin shared rooms: 3 nights small hotel in Kathmandu 3 nights small hotel in Pokhara 6 nights tea houses Single rooms are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara for a total supplement of £275. No single rooms on trek. Very occasionally it may be necessary to share a three or four bed room on trek although this is unlikley.
Clare Kelly alongside a highly experienced local Sherpa and porters.
There will be a single transfer meeting certain flights which are to be confirmed towards the end of 2020. If you prefer to arrive at a different time, we can arrange for you to be met by one of the local team who will ensure you get a taxi to the correct hotel –approx. $10. Please do not book any travel before the holiday has been guaranteed by Her on a Hill. You can purchase your flight independently via the airline. If you prefer to have a flight booked on your behalf that has ATOL protection and / or you would like to add on extra days at a different accommodation then please contact our preferred partner, Paul Graham at Explorer Travel. You can call Paul on 01213 573 866 or email him with your enquiry: paul.graham@explorertravel.co.uk
Price and Booking Information £1,670 in a shared twin room Single ensuite room available on 6 nights £275 total Included in the price Bed and breakfast accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara – 6 nights Full board accommodation on trek (excluding drinks) – 6 nights Airport transfer meeting certain flights Return flight Kathmandu – Pokhara All internal transfers by private vehicle Sightseeing trip in Kathmandu Local guide and porters Trekking permit Not included Flight to / from Kathmandu Insurance – must include altitude up to 3210m Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara Personal expenses – drinks, snacks, laundry, hot showers and battery recharge on trek, etc Entrance fees to sites on sight-seeing tour Tips for local guides and porters

£1,670.00

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  • 13/03/2021
Total: 1670

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