Poonhill Yoga Trek
Price From$ 1280 USD
- Highest Airport in the World
- Great hospitality of Sherpa People
- Beautiful Gokyo Lake
- Spectacular view of Mountains include Mt. Everest
- Whats Included
Ghorepani- Poonhill Yoga Trek is a short and easy Trek that offers panoramic views of mountains and sceneries with an opportunity to learn and explore Yoga. This package offers morning and evening yoga session throughout your stay in Nepal. A professional Yoga teacher will be with you not only in hotel in Kathmandu but also in Himalaya’s meadow. The Ghorepani- Poonhill Yoga Trek leads you to the popular viewpoint Poonhill and a beautiful Ghandruk Village. Poonhill is reached after crossing some Gurung and Magar villages and Rhododendron forest. You don’t need a previous trekking experience for this trek. The maximum altitude reached in this trek is 3210m at poonhill. If you are planning to stay in Nepal for short period and still willing to go near Annapurna, then this Trek is perfect for you. The Trek starts after a short drive from Pokhara to nayapul. The sunrise view from Poonhill is one of the most beautiful views of Himalayas that offers glimpses of more than 30 mountains including 3 mountains above 8000m.
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by email. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: 00977-98511-67236
If mention program itinerary doesn't suit to you and wish to modify above itinerary then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary especially for you. It is also possible to combines above trip with Jungle safari, rafting, Mountain flight or with any travel plans, just shares your interested with us. We will design and arrange your holiday accordingly.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, we will meet and greet you then assist you to the hotel. Later that day we will meet you again at our head office and introduce you to your Yoga instructor and Guide. You will be provided your first Yoga session later that evening if you prefer. If your flight arrives in time, we will take you to one of the most popular local restaurants with delicious Nepalese food, cultural music and ethnic dance. This will give you a glimpse into the different ethnic groups of the country. If you arrive late in the evening we can do this the next day.
Your 2nd day in Kathmandu will start with a relaxing Yoga class led by your instructor at your Hotel. After breakfast, you will start your Kathmandu Valley Tour. On this Tour you will visit the main attractions of the Valley such as Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square (the old palace). After finishing the city tour, we will meet again to check your clothing and trekking equipment (sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking boots). You will have your evening yoga session at the hotel in Kathmandu.
After your Morning Yoga and breakfast at the hotel, you will take a tourist bus going to Pokhara at 7 am. This is a scenic drive in Prithvi Highway. Bus will stop for breakfast and lunch at two spots. You will reach Pokhara after 7 hours drive. You can walk around the Lake after having your evening Yoga session.
After morning yoga we will have a short drive to Nayapul from where we will start trekking. We will have an easy walk towards Birethanti to reach Bhurundi Khola. The trial passes through many countryside villages with great scenery to reach Tikhedhunga where we will spend that night in a lodge. You can either have your yoga session inside the lodge room or outside wherever you prefer.
After breakfast and Morning Yoga, we will prepare ourselves for a long hike of 3200 stone steps towards Ulleri. This trail offers an amazing view of landscapes of the Valley and Annapurna. What makes you keep going in this trek is the scenery. After reaching Ulleri we will have a short walk which goes through Rhododendron forest. Then we will continue uphill walk to reach Ghorepani where we will have excellent views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. we will stay in a lodge that night. You can have your evening Yoga session in the cool weather outside in nature or in the lodge room where ever you prefer.
We will wake up before sunrise and take an hour-long walk up Poon Hill for the sunrise and Mountain View. You can have your morning Yoga in Poonhill itself that morning. After observing the view and taking photographs, we will again go back to Lodge at Ghorepani and start trekking to Tadapani after having breakfast. The beginning of the trial is a steep uphill walk to the ridge. we will take a short break at Deurali. we will again go down through Banthanti. The day comes to an end with a steep climb to Tadapani, located on the top of the ridge. After your evening Yoga session we will stay at a Guest house that night.
After morning Yoga and breakfast at the lodge, we will start to walk downhill through the Forest to Bhaisekharka and continue towards Ghandruk. We will have our lunch in Ghandruk and after having lunch we will go around the Ghandruk village to explore the people, culture and Tradition. we will also visit a Museum there. That night after your Evening Yoga we will stay at a lodge.
This is our last day of Trekking. After having your morning Yoga we will have a pleasant walk in the village to reach Modi Khola and Sauli Bazar. We will sign out from ACAP office at Birethanti which is reached after a short walk. we will reach that last steep climb after crossing a bridge. After climbing that steep we will take a bus to Pokhara. You will have your evening yoga in Pokhara and we will stay that overnight in a Hotel.
At 7:00 in the morning after your Yoga session, we’ll drive back to Kathmandu along the Prithivi highway taking the same route we came to Pokhara. The drive is about 7-8 hours. That afternoon after arriving Kathmandu, you will have your evening yoga in the hotel and at night we will host a farewell dinner to you in a Nepalese Restaurant. That night you will stay at a hotel.
This day is the last day of your trip with us. If you would like to extend your holiday with us, we will help you otherwise we will assist you to the airport as per your flight departure time. That morning you will be provided your last Yoga session at your hotel. If your flight is on the late evening, you can do final shopping or manage your photos of the trip.
Along with warm cloths you will also need the following:
Head: Hat (with a wide brim), Sunglasses (with UV protection), Sunscreen lotion and Lip balm
Upper body: T-shirts (2), light and expedition weight thermal tops, Fleece jacket and pullover, Fleece wind-stopper jacket (Optional), waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket, down vest/jacket (included)
Hands: Lightweight gloves, heavy-weight gloves/mittens with a waterproof outer shell
Lower body: Underwear (4), hiking shorts (2), lightweight cotton long pants, light and expedition weight thermal bottoms, Fleece or wool pants, waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Feet: Thin, light-wear inner socks (4), thick, warm wool hiking socks (4), hiking boots with spare laces, camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals), gaiters (only for winter)
Accessories: Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F (included), headlamp with spare bulb and batteries, small padlock or combination lock, basic first aid kit, large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag), day pack, water bottles (2), hiking pole/walking sticks, small ear plugs
Toiletries: Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, small wash towel
Extras: Cameras with extra batteries and cards, binoculars, light balaclava or warm fleece hat, reading books, trip map/guide book, journal & pen, iPod & travel games (like cards, chess, and backgammon)
Spring: (March, April, May) – Warm weather when Rhododendron flowers are at the bloom, trail is excellent because of clear sky and best visibility
Autumn:(Mid September, October and November) – excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility.
Winter months: (December, January and February) are also good, but you should be prepared for the cold.
Summer: (from Mid June, July and August) Rain and visibility can be an issue however Nepal can be visited whole year around.
Accommodation and Meals
We always make sure that our customers get the right value for their money. Therefore, we always attempt to make some of the best arrangements for our customers. To ensure a comfortable stay, we book tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu before and after your trek. Normally, the rooms are twin share, where you will have to share your room with another member of your group. However, this totally depends on the size of your group and the availability of rooms in the hotel. On request, triple share can also be arranged. Moreover, if you are looking for a single supplement room, extra charges will be applied. During the trek, your stay is arranged in a local guesthouse or lodges with shared amenities. You can also enjoy hot shower in these lodges. In the absence of shower few buckets of hot water can also be arranged on request. A full board meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea &coffee) will be provided from the teahouse menu during the entire trek. Usually, porridge, toast or chapattis, oatmeal and local bread are served for breakfast. The food served for lunch and dinner are simply great.
Your health and safety are always major concern while traveling with A One Treks. Please note that your leader/guide 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 leads to travel in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deflect 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 adjustable if required.