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Trip Duration 07 Days
Max-Altitude Poon hill (3210 m)
Group Size 1-16 Days
Start & End Point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Trip Difficulty Easy
Best Season Mar-May & Sep-Dec
Accommodation Lodge/ Tea House during the trek
Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
Transportation Drive (KTM-Nayapul & Ghandruk to PKR)
Trip Price
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Trip Introduction

Overview of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is one of the best shortest trek options for you to immerse yourself in the Himalayas. Your desire to visit Ghorepani Poon Hill, take in the breathtaking Himalayan range scenery, and for other reasons is fundamental and is directed accordingly. Our guidance intends to help your desire transform into a qualitative recreation, such as blissful completion.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is denoted as Nepal’s second-best Himalayan viewpoint. Most trekkers start hiking from Ghorepani early in the morning to catch the dawn and go to the Poon Hill trek. The hour-long early morning hike up stone stairs is worth it for the breathtaking views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. From this journey, you may see the mountain ranges of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Mt. Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Barasikhar, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Hiunchuli, and Manaslu.

Interest in being in the presence of the Ghorepani Trek filled with dense rhododendron forests full of birds and imaging valleys is valued as transcended interest. This kind of interest in remote Himalayan existence, such as Ghorepani, may have that whole intensity, potentially able to realize and transform you toward joyful wholeness.

We welcome you to join the Ghorepani trekking holiday itinerary to be at joyful wholeness, for your realization and evolution.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Route Map

After a one and a half-hour drive from Pokhara, the Poon Hill trek begins in Nayapul. This trek takes you through the scenic communities of Ulleri, Ghorepani, and Ghandruk. The trek will take you through beautiful mountain scenery and charming neighborhoods surrounded by Gurungs and Magars.

Around every edge is a fascinating glimpse of the high Himalayas, with entire horizons opening up to you as you reach the high points of your trek. The best view of the mountains and sunrise is from Poonhill (3210m).

Is Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek hard?

This trail demands average fitness and is graded as moderate due to its steep terrain, high elevation, and basic facilities. Moreover, trekkers must be pretty active, follow a healthy lifestyle, and train physically at least two months before the trail to build up stamina and endurance.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the most economical, time-friendly, and accessible packages in the Annapurna Region Trek. So, the Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek has become a famous trek for everyone, i.e., among beginners, individuals, and trekkers with families.

The sparkling snow-capped mountains and pristine scenery with a typical cultural village experience in a short period could swap away all the moderate difficulty you faced during your trek.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Permit

For the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, you must obtain an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit that can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Kathmandu, and Damside, Pokhara.

There are two different permits: the ACAP permit and the TIMs card. You will be asked to show these permits in the various areas inside the Annapurna Conservation Area. Your permit fee will be utilized to improve the conservation area and the community.


Trip Schedule

Itinerary of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

01
Max-altitude 1400 m/4593 ft
02
Bus 6-7 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, DInner
Max-altitude 823 m/2,699 ft

The first day of this Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill 6 days itinerary is an adventurous travel day to Pokhara. The journey time from Kathmandu to Pokhara can range from 6 to 7 hours, depending on traffic, road conditions, and the number of stops. After the rough ride to even roads with scenic green hills, we will finally reach Pokhara.

03
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, DInner
Max-altitude 1480 m/4,855 ft

Our trekking starts when we drive a 1.5-hour ride from Pokhara to Nayapul. The lower mountain slopes surrounding Nayapul are carved by layers of fields, making it a stunning picture of a rural Nepalese town.

You will pass through the village and green hill, cross the suspension bridge, and have your Permits and TIMs cards checked at the Bantanthanti checkpoint. We were ahead, following the Bhurungdi River through a peaceful farming village. After some more walking, we cross Lambdawi and then finally to Tikhedunga.

04
Trekking 7-8 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, DInner
Max-altitude 2,853 m/9,358 ft

After early morning breakfast, we are ready for our next day to walk into the exciting trails. We will also share the path with the other trekker fellows, horses, and mules. After some stairs ascent, we will reach the Ulleri. Today most of the trail covers the stairs so it will be more complex than the previous walk.

From Banthanti, you will notice the change in landscapes. Thick forests, moss-covered bark, green ferns, and flowing waterfalls make the forest unforgettable. From Nagethanti the walk might be slow and steady, and the ascent is somehow vertical. You will also pass through the beautiful rhododendron forest, not in bloom; they will be magical in April or May. Finally, you will reach Ghorepani after 7 to 8 hours of walking.

05
Trekking 6-7 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, DInner
Max-altitude 3210 m/10,531 ft

Today is the day to have the best view in your entire trek if the weather is on our side. You need to walk 45 minutes to reach the Poon Hill summit. As you reach the top to see the beautiful sunrise view over the dazzling white peaks, it feels like the world is starting to wake with a pinky glow. You will be greeted with the most stunning sight imaginable, including the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna range, Fishtail, Nilgiri, and many more, illuminated by the sunrise.

After enjoying the view, we will return to the Ghorepani for breakfast. From there, we will then go back to the Tadapani. The day’s destination will be Tadapani, along with some incredible mountains.

06
Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Max-altitude 823 m/2,699 ft

The Tadapani to Ghandruk will be a long walk but rewarding on many levels. You will see many great views of peaks, villages and green mountains. Within minutes the forest swallowed us again; the pathways were colorful, with brown leaves falling on the ground. Endless waterfalls and water streams made their way under prayer flags now and then.

After about 3.5 hours of walking, you will be delighted to see the Gandruk village below. The trek ends at the Gurung settlement of Ghandruk after passing through dense forest with breathtaking vistas. Colorful flowers swaying from the windows of traditional homes and lodges make this village wonderful. After some rest and lunch, we will travel back to Pokhara by Jeep.

Note: If you would like to extend your stay in Ghandruk, it’s possible upon special request before the trip starts.

07
Bus 7-8 hrs
Max-altitude 823 m/2,699 ft
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Includes/Excludes

What's Included?

  • KTM-PKR-KTM tourist bus
  • PKR–Nayapul-PKR
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Pass and TIMS Card
  • Experienced Himalayan trek guide for six days
  • One porter for two of you for trekking for five days (prepare to give max. 15 kgs’ luggage from each of you so that it will not exceed 30 kg. for your porter)
  • Basic yet comfortable accommodation for three nights on a twin-sharing basis during the trekking as per itinerary
  • Staff insurance
  • 3 x set breakfast, 5 x set lunch and 3 x set dinner while on the trek
  • Purified drinking water during the entire trekking as per itinerary
  • General first aid medicine kit
  • Complimentary T-shirt
  • Duffle bag during the trek

What's Excluded?

  • Food and Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personnel expenses of any kind
  • Excess baggage cost during your domestic flight
  • Any Travel Insurance
  • Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances.
  • Tips for any staff and guide
  • Anything that is not listed in the “PRICE INCLUDES” section above

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Departure Dates

DateDurationPriceAvailability Join
Jun 21, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024
07 DaysUS$ 373Available
Jun 28, 2024 - Jul 04, 2024
07 DaysUS$ 373Available
Jul 05, 2024 - Jul 11, 2024
07 DaysUS$ 373Available
Jul 12, 2024 - Jul 18, 2024
07 DaysUS$ 373Available
Jul 19, 2024 - Jul 25, 2024
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Jul 26, 2024 - Aug 01, 2024
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Jul 31, 2024 - Aug 06, 2024
07 DaysUS$ 373Available
Aug 02, 2024 - Aug 08, 2024
07 DaysUS$ 373Available
Sep 01, 2024 - Sep 07, 2024
07 DaysUS$ 373Available
Sep 06, 2024 - Sep 12, 2024
07 DaysUS$ 373Available
Sep 13, 2024 - Sep 19, 2024
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Sep 20, 2024 - Sep 26, 2024
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Sep 27, 2024 - Oct 03, 2024
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Oct 04, 2024 - Oct 10, 2024
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Oct 11, 2024 - Oct 17, 2024
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Oct 18, 2024 - Oct 24, 2024
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Oct 25, 2024 - Oct 31, 2024
07 DaysUS$ 343Available
Oct 31, 2024 - Nov 06, 2024
07 DaysUS$ 373Available
Nov 01, 2024 - Nov 07, 2024
07 DaysUS$ 373Available
Nov 08, 2024 - Nov 14, 2024
07 DaysUS$ 373Available
Nov 15, 2024 - Nov 21, 2024
07 DaysUS$ 373Available
Nov 22, 2024 - Nov 28, 2024
07 DaysUS$ 373Available
Nov 29, 2024 - Dec 05, 2024
07 DaysUS$ 373Available
Dec 01, 2024 - Dec 07, 2024
07 DaysUS$ 373Available
Dec 06, 2024 - Dec 12, 2024
07 DaysUS$ 373Available
Dec 09, 2024 - Dec 15, 2024
07 DaysUS$ 373Available
We offer discounts

Special Group Discount Price

Group Size Price
1 Person US$ 476 Per Person
2 People US$ 373 Per Person
3 People US$ 343 Per Person
4-6 People US$ 331 Per Person
7-9 People US$ 323 Per Person
10-12 People US$ 321 Per Person
Over 12 People US$ 318 Per Person
Good to Know

Essential Information - Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The weather of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The climate and temperature are generally mild at the lower altitude of the Ghorepani Poon Hill trail. It is not too hot or too cold. Because it is a low-altitude trek, any increase in height does not affect the temperature or weather of the trek route. Even a slight increase in altitude does not affect the temperature or climate of the trek route.

Also, whether in summer or winter, the temperature does not fluctuate dramatically. The temperature is quite pleasant here. In some winter months, the temperature may fall slightly below 0 degrees. However, this should not be a concern when packing warm clothing.

Accommodation for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Teahouses are the primary type of lodge in the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. The majority of rooms have twin beds or dorm rooms with shared bathrooms. Rooms in Ghorepani Poon Hill lodges are clean, tidy, and cozy.

Hot showers are also readily available in the majority of locations. Wi-Fi internet service is available by charging a certain amount.

Foods of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The majority of Nepalese treks include delicious food along the way. And the food even tastes best after a full day of walking in beautiful surroundings. You will find familiar foods like pasta, fried potatoes, momo, and pancakes, as well as less familiar but equally energizing foods like dal bhat.

During this journey, you will have the opportunity to learn about the current cultural traditions, values, beliefs, and faiths. This trek is ideal for experiencing the local and traditional meals of the people from the Annapurna region.

Best Season to trek Ghorepani Poon Hill

The best time for hiking the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is March to April and September to October at comfortable temperatures. However, the trek can be done year-round, but it is easier when there is no rain or snow on the trails.

In these months, the weather is clearer and the temperature is moderate, when only the mornings and evenings are chilly, leaving the days clear for splendid views of the mountains.

Altitude Sickness and Acclimatization on Ghorepani Poon Hill

Ghorepani Poon Hill is at a lower elevation of 3193 m, with a maximum daily height of 500 meters. There is a relatively minimal risk of altitude mountain sickness on Ghorepani Poon Hill.

Hikers typically begin to experience altitude sickness after crossing 3500 meters. So, it would be best if you were not very concerned about high-altitude mountain sickness during this short and easy trek. Just remember to stay hydrated throughout the journey.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Packing Suggestions

Below is a loosely advised Poon Hill Trek packing list that might help you on your trek:

  • Appropriate clothing (2 sets)
  • Woolen sweater or jacket
  • Thermal inner wear
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Sport Sandals
  • Waterproof (not water-resistant) shoes with a good tread/grip
  • Rain-proof pants and jacket with hood
  • Backpack with waterproof cover
  • Sleeping bag suitable for slightly cold temperatures around  (optional)
  • Camera (optional)

Other essential items:

  • Personal clothing
  • Toiletries
  • Water bottle (1 liter)
  • Sunscreen lotion (50 SPF or more)
  • Ziplock bags for clothing
  • Quick-dry Towel (not a regular one)
  • Toilet paper
  • Wet wipes
  • Sunglasses
  • Snacks: chocolates, biscuits, nuts, etc.
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Powerful flashlight or headlamp (with extra batteries)

Communication in EBC Trek

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking itinerary encounters different landscapes. The destination is located at a lower altitude, so the connection should not be much of a problem. As communication is significant in such an area, a guide has a mobile that may help connect you. Though it is not as reliable as in the urban areas we generally live in, much ICT has been developing. Wi-Fi may be available in various places on this route.


Most asked questions

FAQs about Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

For decades, it has been experienced that existence like Ghorepani Poon Hill, covered by the Himalayas, helps realize transformation into a qualitative being. As a pilgrimage or hermit, your presence in the mountains has applied for blissful wholeness since ancient times.

To be at home, enjoy the homely environment, travel choose luxurious means of facilities (transport, meals, accommodation) is an average interest that almost all human beings in nearly all time have. Interest to be in remote Himalayan existence such as Ghorepani Poon Hill is understood as transcended interest. Such interests may have that whole intensity, potentially able to realize and transform you toward joyful wholeness.

With this, we believe, YES, trekking in Ghorepani Poon Hill is more than just a trip; what you feel depends upon your interest and state of awareness.

Poonhill is the highest point of the Ghorepani Poonhill walk, rising 3210 meters above sea level. Here, you may take in the full 360-degree panoramic view of the Annapurna range, including other mountains.

Ghorepani Poon Hill is the perfect package to get started on a trekking and high-altitude experience. Plan the trek with doubts because, YES, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is ideal for beginners.

Just be sure to train yourself by engaging in easy activities like jogging, breathing techniques, or swimming at least two months before the walk. Spending the whole day on the rough pathways may terrify beginners, but being completely physically and mentally prepared will increase your confidence in your ability to handle the task. You do not need extra climbing or mountaineering experience for the trip.

You must get entry permission if you intend to enter the Annapurna area. A specific trek permit is always required to enter the limited regions of Nepal where the government permits trekking. Annapurna Conservation Permit (ACAP) and TIMS Trekkers Permit are needed for the Ghorepani Poon Hill permit.

Your safety when you enter the protected zones is directly related to the permit. While hiking in specific locations, a permit ensures your safety, and the amount you pay is also used to enhance the area and make it more inviting to tourists.

We are sorry to inform you that increasing, decreasing, or modifying the package we have created for our fixed departure schedule is unavailable. Fixed departure is a group departure where we won’t be able to change the programs. We assure you that the itinerary we have designed has covered every must-visit location of Poon Hill.

If you want the package as you want, we provide a customized package for that, and you are free to explore your options and extend, decrease, or modify the activities. Your vision ideal package may become a reality with the help of our team and you.

Moreover, for customization of the trek, please acknowledge that the itinerary we offer is one of the minimized days itineraries, taking health and other aspects into account. Shortening your trekking days more than this might go against your body if you have never been to high elevation.

Besides this, we offer the most effective alternative options if you need to extend the days and customize your schedule to meet your needs if you want to spend more time in the Himalayas. Please feel free to contact us; we will put together your ideal package under the direction of both you and our staff.

If you are traveling with an agency, you must go with a guide because we care about your security if you are traveling with us. Independent trekkers are permitted to complete the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek without a guide.

If you travel with an agency, the guide will always provide you with a more incredible selection of lodging, food, and other necessities during the trek. Throughout your journey, you will always have someone experienced to provide the most significant recommendations and help you if you catch altitude sickness or any other health issues. We highly suggest you go along with a trekking agency to hire a guide, especially if you are traveling to high elevations for the very first time.

This service may be a little fee, but most teahouses now provide power for charging small electronics like cameras and cell phones. Chargers for your electronic gadgets are typically available in public places like restaurants, lodges, and tea shops.

Many tourists like you today carry compact, foldable solar chargers that enable them to recharge their gadgets while hiking. A backup battery or portable power bank is another thing we strongly advise you to have. Extra batteries must be on hand in case of power interruptions or low voltage.

We are pleased to have you visit Ghorepani Poon Hill with your kids and family since we think nature benefits children in various ways. A low-elevation journey from Pokhara to Ghorepani Poon hill trek is ideal for families with young children and older hikers.

Please mention if you need a kid to carry service while making your inquiry.

Flights between Kathmandu and Pokhara are usually reliable, sometimes, the flight might get delayed, but it won’t usually be canceled. We cannot predict nature; hence we highly suggest you reserve a few extra after trekking days in Nepal as a different day.

We will rebook your ticket for the following day if your flight from or to Kathmandu is delayed. As an agent, we will do everything we can to work with the airlines to ensure your vacation is comfortable.

In the case of cancellation of the flight, extra hotel stays and food will not be included in the package. As requested, we are always ready to assist you with food and lodging.

We want to inform you that before starting your journey to Ghorepani Poon Hill, we already paid for several things on your behalf: permits, taxes, and others. Please also be aware that we must compensate our porters and guides even if you cancel or choose not to finish the trip because of their commitment to serving you.

Specific fees apply if you desire to cancel your reserved trips. Behind that, we welcome you to shift your trip days to Poon Hill or the package itself. We may charge a specific amount of money if you wish to reschedule/cancel the booking date. Both parties will benefit if you inform us as soon as possible. Please go through our terms and conditions to clarify the refund process.

In the event that hikers finish their journey sooner than expected or decide to terminate it early for any reason, kindly be aware that we do not grant refunds for any portion of the trek that is not used. This also depends on the circumstances, but we request that you not expect a refund for the above reasons.

Days before your arrival date to the trip destination and cancellation fees:

30 Days or less = FULL Balance paid/75% only 25% used as a deposit for the next trip that is scheduled
31-60 Days = 75% of the total trip cost per person
61 – 99 Days = 50% of the total trip cost per person
100-356 = 25% of the total trip cost per person
365+ = 25% lifetime deposit

Please note that the above does not apply to bookings that are transferred to future departure dates, in which case the original tour start date (before transfer) will be used to calculate any incurred charges.

Cancellation fees if rescheduled for a future date within 48hrs of the initial cancellation

30 Days or less = 75% Fee only; 25% used as a deposit for the next trip that is scheduled
31-60 Days = 50% Fee only; 50% used as a deposit for the next trip that is scheduled
61 – 99 Days = 25% Fee only; 75% used as a deposit for the next trip that is scheduled
100-356 = 0% Fee only; 25% used as a deposit for the next trip that is scheduled
365+ = 0% Fee only; 25% used as a deposit for the next trip that is scheduled

The new date must be decided within 48 hours from the client’s cancellation notice of the initial trip. Suppose HG Adventures do not receive the new date. In that case, it will be regarded as a FULL cancellation, and 100% of the payment will be non-refundable and non-transferable as per the above cancellation fee days before the arrival date.

Please note that you can reschedule for the same trip, but prices may change, and we will ask you to cover the increase. The standard cancellation policy will apply as per clause nine if you wish to cancel.

No refunds or compensation will be made or given for any unused hotel accommodation, air tickets, or any other unused service or feature of the tour. You understand that certain events may occur during the trip, including, but not limited to, accidents or illness in remote places without medical facilities, political instability, and the forces of nature. You agree to assume all risks associated with the journey to the maximum extent permitted by Nepalese law.

Cancellation by you when 30 days or less before the trip start date due to Major Impediments out of anyone’s control like but not limited to COVID travel restrictions, pandemic, lockdowns, strikes, political instability, terrorism, etc., will be given the option to use any paid amount towards another date or another trip of the same value, except any charges already incurred during the preparation of the trek. We understand this is a complicated situation, and we will try our best to work with you and make a fair decision.

It is strongly recommended that comprehensive travel insurance is taken out, which includes cover against cancellation charges.

If the visitor does not reach our target within the period mentioned, the Poon Hill trip will be shifted to a customized package. The targeted and fulfilled travelers are updated in the date and prices section. We will surely let you know about every change.

Due to the party size, we offer you a very affordable price on a fixed departure. The program will be revised if the group criteria are not met, which brings a change in the price, including terms and conditions. Go through the other pricing if you want to book the direct confirmed trip on your date, or contact us if you need to customize your trip.

Note: We do not add or deduct the activities on the fixed departure program. Please contact us for the unique customized package if you create your itinerary rather than taking part in a fixed departure. Our team will happily assist you in your Ghorepani Poon Hill journey with their experienced advice and recommendations.

Starting before three months of your vacation, we strongly advise you to get active to mentally and physically prepare yourself. Additionally, we offer the Soldhunga Hike as part of our quick acclimation training trip. You can utilize this hike as a very tiny preview of what to expect on your main journey in the existence of the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek.

We request you ask our ground team in Kathmandu for assistance in arranging day tours around the city. If you still have time extra a few days or a week after the trek, we can also arrange one of the following quick relaxation trips. Feel free to pick the one you think will best suit your interests.

  • Lumbini
  • Chitwan Safari

We anticipated that you would prefer to rest and recuperate after such a strenuous journey, so we gave you plenty of extra vacation time to do just that. If there are other places you would want to go instead of the ones we have suggested, please let us know.

Travellers Experiences

Reviews on Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

4.7

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Based on 4 Reviews

Robert Lee Ferrie
Robert Lee Ferrie
UK

Everything is OK

The airport pick up service is excellent and the Hotel Thamel is OK. Overall outdoor trip is O.K but it should be better if the tour guide manages the trekking distance to be suitable for tourists.

The public vehicle was very poor so Eco-friendly upgraded to a private van for transport back to Kathmandu. The trip arrangement capacity by Eco-Friendly management was O.K

 

David Gilmer Gratton
David Gilmer Gratton
USA

Trip to ghorepani was amazing!

The hotel and breakfast service is good in Kathmandu. The trip guide is very friendly and informative. He took good care of us and warned us if there was danger ahead.

I would like to recommend Eco-friendly treks to my friends.

Andrea C. Giroux
Andrea C. Giroux
Canada

Your outdoor services impresses me a lot!

The hotel in Kathmandu is very good and stay in downtown was also good. They had managed to book the hotel in a good location, as I can go shopping on foot.

The experience with day-to-day nature and local people was very impressive. I would like to recommend your outdoor service to my friends.

Newman A. Raine
Newman A. Raine
Lowa, USA

They have great skill in arranging the best holiday for you!

The use of an identification name card allows easy recognition at 1st contact. The pick up was good and smooth. The hotel in Kathmandu is clean and satisfactory, well located in the tourist hub of Thamel.

The trip guide was very helpful and informative. Porters is also very efficient.

Experience with day to day local lifestyle was also amazing. I was amazed to see and understand the agricultural lifestyle of the people.

The trip arrangement was great by Eco-Friendly trek. They are very prompt and was able to provide a compliment, detailed itinerary within a very short time.

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