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Poonhill Trek with Kathmandu sightseeing

  • Trip CodeThamelTT-032
  • Duration:9 Days
  • Trip Grade NA
  • Trip Costs: US$0.00 Per Person
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We will meet you at the airport and transfer to Shanker Hotel or similar. As you have hinted to arrive in the night time, today just sleep overnight at the hotel. 

The real name of the monkey temple is Swayambhunath temple. It is some 2000 years old temple on top of a small hill station in mid-north-west Kathmandu, 15 min away from your hotel. The most important place for both Buddhist and hindu in Kathmandu valley. 

Patan Durbar square is medieval town famous for Newari wooden and stone arts and architectures. The old medieval palace square also harbars one of the finest fine art museum in South asia. 

At Kathmandu durbar square. See the temple of living goddess and sometimes bychance the goddess herself on temple windows, medieval palace and courtyards. The biggest hindu bell in nepal and the tourists shops. There is also one political museum which depicts of modern Nepal developments. T

From Kathmandu Durbar Square, guided walk, about 30min, walk to Thamel through Ason grocery market. Ason is the oldest grocery and metal market in Nepal. It will be interesting walking. Overnight at same hotel in Kathmandu. 

Pashupatinath temple and Bouddhanath Monastery. 

These two places are UNESCO heritage sites and most famous Hindu and Buddhist shrine in Kathmandu. After Lunch at Bouddhanath monastery, transfer to Nagarkot, 1 hour drive. Overnight at Club Himalaya Nagarkot.

Early morning sunrise/himalayan views and breakfast. The sun will rise with snow covered mountains. It will be beautiful morning. Club Himalaya is the best view point. Your room will have balcony and you could see it from your room or from the top of the hotel as most tourists do. Enjoy your morning with Breakfast at your hotel and At about 10am, drive to Bhaktapur durbar square, 30min. Sightseeing of Bhaktapur durbar square and Changu Temple. Changu is the oldest temple in Kathmandu valley. Optionally, you could also hike to Changu from Nagarkot (3 hours of hiking). The cost will remain same. Overnight at Peacock guest house in Bhaktapur or similar. 

Fly to Pokhara about 10am. The airport transfers are included and stay overnight at Temple Tree Resort and Spa or similar in Pokhara. Afternoon, sightseeing of Peace Stupa which offers magnificent views of the Annapurna Himalayas and Pokhara valley. Eveninig free and easy walk around Lake side bazaar. Overnight at Temple Tree Resort or similar.

Morning Breakfast and drive to Tirkhedhunga ,2 hours. and trek to Ulleri, Ghorepani, 5-6 hours of trek. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea house accommodation are included. 

Early Morning sunrise views and Annapurna himalayan views from Poonhill. Back at hotel breakfast and trek to Ghandruk, 5 hours trek. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea house accommodation are included. 

Morning Breakfast and trek to Nayapool, 4 hours trek. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and Temple Tree Resort accommodation are included.

Optionally, Sunrise views from Sarangkot in the morning. This is put as an optional activity as you have already visited Poonhill which offers better views of sunrise and himalayas. Breakfast at hotel and free and easy mid day. Late afternoon, fly back from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Overnight at Shanker hotel or similar. 

Finally on day 10, fly back home from Tribhuwan International Airport. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:Arrive at Tribhuwan International airport, Kathmandu. We will meet you at the airport and transfer to Hotel Arts or similar.

Day 02:Morning Breakfast and guided sightseeing of Monkey temple, Patan Durbar square and Kathmandu Durbar square, Ason local market and tourist district Thamel. 

Day 03:Morning Breakfast and guided Pashupatinath temple and Bouddhanath Monastery.  Overnight at Club Himalaya Nagarkot.

Day 04:Sunrise from Nagarkot and Bhaktapur Durbar Square sightseeing. Overnight at Peacock Guest House in Bhaktapur.

Day 05:Fly to Pokhara. OAfternoon Peace Stupa sightseeing. vernight at Temple Tree Resort and Spa or similar.

Day 06:Breakfast, transfer to Tirkhedhunga, Trek to Ghorepani. Overnight at local lodge.

Day 07:Sunrise from Poonhill. Trek to Ghandruk. Overnight at local tea house.

Day 08:Trek to Nayapool. Transfer to Pokhara. Overnight at Temple Tree Resort and Spa or similar.

Day 09:Free and easy morning and afternoon. Fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel Arts or similar.

Day 10:Breakfast. Fly back home.

Cost Includes
    • 7 nights best 4-5 star hotel accommodation including daily breakfasts
    • ground transfers by private car/van
    • heritage sites entrance fees and guided sightseeing
    • airport transfers
    • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu flight fare and airport taxes
    • 3 Days of cultural trek to Poonhill including daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and local lodge accommodation 
    • Poonhill trek permits
    • 1 guide for the group and 1 Porter for each two trekkers
    • Trekking poles
Cost Excludes
    • Lunch and dinner 
    • personal expenses

Detail Itinerary

Day 1Arrive at Tribhuwan International airport, Kathmandu. We will meet you at the airport and transfer to Hotel Arts or similar.Arrive at Tribhuwan International airport, Kathmandu. We will meet you at the airport and transfer to Shanker Hotel or similar. As you have hinted to arrive in the night time, today just sleep overnight at the hotel. 

Day 2Morning Breakfast and guided sightseeing of Monkey temple, Patan Durbar square and Kathmandu Durbar square, Ason local market and tourist district Thamel. The real name of the monkey temple is Swayambhunath temple. It is some 2000 years old temple on top of a small hill station in mid-north-west Kathmandu, 15 min away from your hotel. The most important place for both Buddhist and hindu in Kathmandu valley. 

Patan Durbar square is medieval town famous for Newari wooden and stone arts and architectures. The old medieval palace square also harbars one of the finest fine art museum in South asia. 

At Kathmandu durbar square. See the temple of living goddess and sometimes bychance the goddess herself on temple windows, medieval palace and courtyards. The biggest hindu bell in nepal and the tourists shops. There is also one political museum which depicts of modern Nepal developments. T

From Kathmandu Durbar Square, guided walk, about 30min, walk to Thamel through Ason grocery market. Ason is the oldest grocery and metal market in Nepal. It will be interesting walking. Overnight at same hotel in Kathmandu. 

Day 3Morning Breakfast and guided Pashupatinath temple and Bouddhanath Monastery.  Overnight at Club Himalaya Nagarkot. These two places are UNESCO heritage sites and most famous Hindu and Buddhist shrine in Kathmandu. After Lunch at Bouddhanath monastery, transfer to Nagarkot, 1 hour drive. Overnight at Club Himalaya Nagarkot. 

Day 4Sunrise from Nagarkot and Bhaktapur Durbar Square sightseeing. Overnight at Peacock Guest House in Bhaktapur. Early morning sunrise/himalayan views and breakfast. The sun will rise with snow covered mountains. It will be beautiful morning. Club Himalaya is the best view point. Your room will have balcony and you could see it from your room or from the top of the hotel as most tourists do. Enjoy your morning with Breakfast at your hotel and At about 10am, drive to Bhaktapur durbar square, 30min. Sightseeing of Bhaktapur durbar square and Changu Temple. Changu is the oldest temple in Kathmandu valley. Optionally, you could also hike to Changu from Nagarkot (3 hours of hiking). The cost will remain same. Overnight at Peacock guest house in Bhaktapur or similar. 

Day 5Fly to Pokhara. OAfternoon Peace Stupa sightseeing. vernight at Temple Tree Resort and Spa or similar. Morning Breakfast and transfer to domestic airport, 20min. Fly to Pokhara about 10am. The airport transfers are included and stay overnight at Temple Tree Resort and Spa or similar in Pokhara. Afternoon, sightseeing of Peace Stupa which offers magnificent views of the Annapurna Himalayas and Pokhara valley. Eveninig free and easy walk around Lake side bazaar. Overnight at Temple Tree Resort or similar.

Day 6Breakfast, transfer to Tirkhedhunga, Trek to Ghorepani. Overnight at local lodge. Morning Breakfast and drive to Tirkhedhunga ,2 hours. and trek to Ulleri, Ghorepani, 5-6 hours of trek. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea house accommodation are included. 

Day 7Sunrise from Poonhill. Trek to Ghandruk. Overnight at local tea house. Early Morning sunrise views and Annapurna himalayan views from Poonhill. Back at hotel breakfast and trek to Ghandruk, 5 hours trek. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea house accommodation are included. 

Day 8Trek to Nayapool. Transfer to Pokhara. Overnight at Temple Tree Resort and Spa or similar. Morning Breakfast and trek to Nayapool, 4 hours trek. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and Temple Tree Resort accommodation are included.

Day 9Free and easy morning and afternoon. Fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel Arts or similar. Optionally, Sunrise views from Sarangkot in the morning. This is put as an optional activity as you have already visited Poonhill which offers better views of sunrise and himalayas. Breakfast at hotel and free and easy mid day. Late afternoon, fly back from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Overnight at Shanker hotel or similar. 

Day 10Breakfast. Fly back home. Morning Breakfast, we will arrange airport transfer 3 hours before your flight time. 

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