Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
A representative of Ammonite will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and will transfer you to the hotel. If you are fresh enough and not tired by journey, you can take short walk over Thamel and enjoy the evening. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing
Our tour and trekking plan begins from the second day of your arrival and that is today! You visit Kathmandu—City of Temples—with experienced English speaking guide. Primarily, there are four touring destinations in Kathmandu—Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambhunath stupa (Monkey temple) and Bouddhanath stupa. All of these places are UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. On this day, Ammonite will introduce you with your trekking guide and he will brief you about trekking. Similarly, you can experience night life of Kathmandu and enjoy local meal, if interested. Overnight in a hotel. You can experience night life of Kathmandu. There will be Pre- trip discussion with your mountain climbing Sherpa guides for well preparation of the trek.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara
After breakfast, early in the morning we leave Kathmandu for Pokhara. We will travel in a private vehicle or a tourist bus. It is a beautiful ride of around six or seven hours where you will enjoy countryside of Nepal. You will go along Trishuli River. The view of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountain before entering Pokhara will make your trip worthy. By noon you will be at Pokhara—City of Lakes. You get an opportunity to walk at lake side. Boating is another option at Phewa Lake. You can also visit Davis Fall in Pokhara. You will spend a night at a hotel in Pokhara.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedhunga
After breakfast, early in the morning we leave Kathmandu for Pokhara. We will travel in a private vehicle or a tourist bus. It is a beautiful ride of around six or seven hours where you will enjoy countryside of Nepal. You will go along Trishuli River. The view of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountain before entering Pokhara will make your trip worthy. By noon you will be at Pokhara—City of Lakes. Nayapul is an hour drive from Pokhara and it is the starting point of our Jomsom Trekking. Tikhedhunga is our destination today where we will spend night. A 15 minutes walk along the bank of Modi Khola (river) will take us to Birethanti. There are many tea shops and teahouses here. Furthermore, we follow the north bank course of Bhurungdi Khola. A steady climb will take us to Hille and Tikhedhunga is a short climb from here.
Day 05: Tikhedunga – Ghorepani
Our trail begins after breakfast and Ulleri is our first destination today. Located at an altitude of 2,070 m Ulleri is a village with majority of Magar people. They are one of the indigenous people of Nepal. We move up and up to reach Banthanti. Crossing beautiful forests of oak and rhododendron we arrive at Nangethanti. An hour walk further walk will take us to Ghorepani where we will accommodate today. In past days, Ghorepani used to be a trade route place where people used to take their horse for water. The literal meaning off ‘Ghore’ is Horse and ‘Pani’ refers to water.
Day 06: Ghorepani – Poon Hill – Tadapani
Today is a special day. We rise early in the morning and walk an hour to reach at Poon Hill. It is a worldwide renowned hill station popular for sunrise/sun set view. Besides, to experience clear and unobstructed beauty of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, it is a right destination. It is a place where you find yourself above clouds. We will spend around an hour here. We return to Ghorepani for breakfast. Now we ascend and pass through pine and rhododendron forests to be at Deurali. Banthanti is our next on the way stop. We finally reach at Tadapani where we will halt for the night.
Day 07: Tadapani to Chomorung/Sinuwa
It is a steep downhill walk today. We cross forests to reach Gurjung. It is a place where Gurung people live. Gurjung to Chomrung is easy walk. The sanctuary Valley begins from Chomrung. Sinuwa is located a bit away from Chomrung where we will halt tonight.
Day 08: Sinuwa to Himalaya or Deurali
Bamboo is our next on the way destination from Sinuwa. We cross dense bamboo forest to be here. We further ascend through bamboo forest and cross Doban to reach Himalaya Hotel. We walk a bit more to reach Deurali where we will stay for a night.
Day 09: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp
Today is much awaited walk of our life. We climb through ‘Hidden Valley’ and reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp where we rest for some time. Machhapuchhre Base Camp is not a base camp in reality because the government of Nepal has not given climbing permit for Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountain. It is just named as base camp. Annapurna Base Camp is around two hours away from Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Annapurna Base Camp is at an altitude of 4,130m from sea level.
Day 10: Explore Hidden Valley and back to Bamboo
Today we explore the Hidden Valley and the glaciers. You are in such place that is surrounded by mountain from all sides. View of snow capped peaks and clear beautiful sky will make you feel good. Bamboo is our last destination for today. We walk for some time to be there where we will spend beautiful night.
Day 11: Trek to Jhinu Dada
Our trail today begins by climbing up. We head towards Kuldighar and from here we descend to arrive at Chomrung. We further descend to be at Jhinu Dada where we rest for the night.
Day 12: Jhinu Dada to Birethanti and drive to Pokhara
Trail to Birethanti is very simple and easy. We follow downhill course along Modi Khola to reach Nayapul. Here we have lunch. From here we head towards Birethanti. Here we catch vehile and drive to Pokhara. You will have some time to enjoy Pokhara. Lake side walk will make your trip really beautiful. Boatiing in Phewa Lake is equally nice. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Today, early in the morning after breakfast we will drive back to Kathmandu. We will follow the same route which took us to Pokhara. You will enjoy the evening with the staff of Ammonite as the company will offer you farewell dinner for the successfully accomplishing the trip.
Day 14: Back to your destination
Here ends your Ghoorepanni Poon Hill Trekking today. A representative of Ammonite will drop you in the airport three hours before scheduled flight to your onward destination.