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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek – 08 Days

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8 Days

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Overview

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in Nepal: Walking holidays in the Nepal Himalaya

Want to do safe trekking in Nepal ? Yes, but don’t want to do a long one? Okay, here is the most suitable trekking in Nepal for you – Ghorepani Poon hill trek in the famous Annapurna region. The most picturesque short trek in Nepal, this trek offers you unreal mountain scenery that will leave you breathless.

Here is how Nikki Marshall explains her enjoyment of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with Earthbound Expeditions at her article “Inspired to take a peak” in the Traveller newspaper.

The Poon hill trek is oddly comfortable. There are rest stops all along the path and water taps are everywhere. The scenery is growing evermore gob-smacking, but I’m falling in love with the Nepali people. Almost everyone we see greets us with a smile and “Namaste”. At the top of the steps, we stop for lunch: platters of fried rice, dumplings and noodles. Three sorts of fried carbs! Delicious. Next, we enter a cloud forest, a magical place of mossy trees and running brooks. It’s a relief to be out of the sun.

You will hike 2 days from Pokhara to reach Ghorepani (which used to be a rest stop where ancient traders found water (pani in Nepali) for their horses (ghoda in Nepali).  You will experience sunrise at Poon Hill, with breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna Sanctuary, including Gangapurna, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Hiunchuli.  Along the trail, you will walk through bamboo and rhododendron forest  – it will be in full bloom in the spring – if you trek the Himalaya in March-April.

Enjoy the energizing fresh mountain air while you are totally enthralled with the breathtaking view of the dramatic Annapurna and Fishtail range. Hiking in the serene mountains is truly a blessing and it is made even better with the presence of the Himalaya. The sense of joy that comes to you while you see the snow-capped mountains is indescribable; you just feel it and enjoy it.

 200 km west of Kathmandu is the unbelievably beautiful city of Pokhara, a six hours bus ride or twenty-five minutes flight from Kathmandu, it is the main gateway to the Ghorepani Poon hill trek. From Pokhara, there is another one and half hour drive to Nayapul where your trek of the lifetime starts. As you walk the rugged trails, you will enjoy the beauty of nature as you cross small beautiful mountain streams, green hills that overlook the white Himalayan peaks and eventually watch the sunrise over the Annapurna mountain range.

The Annapurna short trek goes from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani, Poon Hill, then to Tadapani and Ghandruk or Jhinu  ( that have natural hot soring pool) then back to Nayapul where we drive back to Pokhara.  This short but spectacular trek to poon hill will make you fall in love with the Nepal Himalayan Mountains, and make you want to see more.

If you wish to do just 4 days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek only from Pokhara we can also arrange that for you.

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DAY 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Our representative of Earthbound Expeditions will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and he will be displaying an Earthbound Expeditions signboard. You will then be transferred to your hotel.

DAY 2: Sightseeing tour

After a delicious breakfast, we head for sightseeing in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley. They are:

• Swayambhunath Stupa: A journey up to this monumental stupa with glittering golden spires provides the travelers with a picturesque view of the Kathmandu Valley and it is a must visit for those who wish to dive in the knowledge of Buddhism. The word Swayambhunath means self-existent one and history dictates that it was made in the 13th century. At Swoyambhu, immerse yourself in the devotion of God by spinning the prayer wheels, with a backdrop of religious prayer ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ and the beautiful fragrance of incense.

• Boudhanath: The Boudhanath Stupa takes its place among the largest stupas in South Asia. The gigantic white mound spreads 36 meters, and on top of it, there\'s a square tower consisting of the holy Buddha eyes facing all four directions. Prayer flags tied to the stupa flutter in the wind carrying the hopes of people to heaven. As Tibetans inhabited the area in the 1950s, you can see the remains of Tibetan culture to this day too and enquire with them to get in-depth knowledge about their culture. Turn the prayer wheels and circle the stupa as you say your prayers amidst the crowd and pleasant yet strong fragrance of incense.

• Pashupatinath: One of the most revered Hindu pilgrimages in the world is ‘Pashupatinath.’ A small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva was built here in 879 AD, but the temple stood in its current format 1697 AD when King Bhupatindra Malla made it. This temple is an example of architectural magnificence as the gold-plated roof, silver roofs and woodcarvings of the highest caliber soothe and simultaneously amaze you. The temple comprises of Linga images of Lord Shiva along with numerous statues and shrines. A walk in this temple shows you the true meaning of life as in the yards you’ll see young boys doing ‘Bratabandha’ which starts their journey to adulthood and on the other hand you’ll witness the deceased being cremated in the banks of the holy river Bagmati, indicating that life is short. Talk with the sages residing there and expand your knowledge on Hinduism.

DAY 3: Kathmandu-fly to Pokhara-Tikhedhunga

Travel by plane to the second largest city in Nepal, ‘Pokhara.’ The scenic flight takes 25 minutes, and on a flight, you’ll witness the true beauty of these Himalayan nation as you’ll see the snow laden Himalayas, cloudy sky, and the surreal landscape.

After reaching in Pokhara, meet with our representatives and head to Nayapul which is a 1.5-hour drive from Pokhara. We venture towards Tikhedhunga which is 10 km from Pokhara. This small village is sparsely populated, and you'll enjoy walking in its rocky steps. The stone houses portray the story about its rich past, and the lush greenery is tantalizing.

DAY 4: Tikhedhunga - trek to Ghorepani

Many people consider the trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani to be the most challenging part of the trek. After a pleasant breakfast, you start the trek, and within the first 5 minutes, you'll see a vast suspension bridge and a sign that states the time required to reach Ghorepani.

The trail is mostly dominated by horses and en route; you'll see the picturesque scenery of mountains and settlements. The intimidating aspect of the trek is that you have to climb more than 3500 stairs.

You'll cross the village of Ulleri, and you'll gradually leave the corn fields and enter green forests full of rhododendron. The red beauty with a backdrop of the snow-capped mountains like Macchapuchre, Hiunchuli and Annapurna South will never let your fatigue take over you.

DAY 5: Ghorepani - Trek to Poon Hill - Tadapani

The aftermath of the previous day is sure to leave you tired, but the excitement that lies ahead of you is bound to make you jump with joy. Wake up early in the morning and head towards the famed Poon hill to catch a glimpse of the magnificent sunrise.

You’ll navigate through steep stairs amidst the dense jungles and even though you’re tired the freshness of the forest will invigorate your tired soul. At Poon Hill, you’ll witness the impressive sunrise lighting up the glorious snow-capped mountains like Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Annapurna, and Macchapuchre.

From there, return to your lodge and head towards Tadapani. On the route, you'll see prayer flags, and you'll cross paved paths with streams that flow aside it. Cross wooden bridges, escape from monkeys and protect yourself from leeches. The long walk finally ends at Tadapani where you’ll spend your night.

DAY 6: Tadapani - Ghandruk - Pokhara

In comparison to the previous days, today’s trek is relatively easy. The Tadapani to Ghandruk trek gives you the best of the Annapurna range and the delightful Gurung villages. The surrounding clouds add a certain mystique to the ambiance. As you make your way to Ghandruk, you'll see the mountains getting closer with each step, and it provides ample time to witness flora and fauna flourishing in that region.

The route is home to river gorges as well which makes the journey even more magical. After reaching Ghandruk, you’ll have lunch and then trek back to Nayapul. From there, it's a 1.5-hour drive towards Pokhara where you'll spend the night.

DAY 7: Pokhara - Kathmandu

After breakfast, we will drive back to Kathmandu which is about 6 hours’ drive, or we also have an option to fly for 25 minutes at an extra cost.

The flight will cost you USD 105 per person with additional taxes etc. In the evening at 18:30 we will meet to go for a Nepali farewell dinner along with a cultural show.

DAY 8: Departure

The trip ends, and our airport representative will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure from Nepal

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation in a 3 star category hotels in the cities
  • For the duration of the trek only basic lodges are available.
  • Ground transportation provided.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu where Earthbound Expeditions, tour guide will accompany you.
  • Full broad meals will be provided throughout the trek to Poonhill trek - 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Government trained guides and porters Earthbound Expeditions provides their insurance, salary and meals.
  • Farewell dinner along with one cultural show.
  • Entry fees and TIMS permit will be provided.
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets for trek will be provided.
  • One way flight ticket to Pokhara from Kathmandu.
  • International Flight tickets.
  • Museums and city monument entrance fees.
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.
  • Battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness will not be our responsibility since these factors are not within our control.

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southasiafan

04/24/2020

Gorgeous Poon Hill Trek

An "easy" Nepal trek means trek altitudes are less than 10,000 feet. I was a solo trekker who traveled with a great guide Shree and a fine porter. They made sure I had a safe enjoyable Trek. As a veteran of 8 trips to Nepal since 1989 I would highly recommend Rajan and his staff if you want to go trekking in Nepal. 2011 is Nepal Tourism Year so you must visit Nepal!
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mokkie

04/24/2020

Excellent Service!

I was in Nepal with my girlfriend and a few friends to do the Poon Hill Trek. All I can say is that Earthbound gave the best service I have ever experienced. Ajay, our guide, Davindren and Partun our porters took excellent care of us throughout our stay. 2 incidents summed it up: After the Poon Hill trek in the morning, we were going on to our next checkpoint. 45 minutes into the trek, Linda realised that she had left her jacket behind at our last lodge. Without hesitation, Ajay went down the hill to retrieve it, without a complaint! Our porters and us continued on and Ajay caught up with us within 20 minutes, with perspiration and a smile on his face. At Birenthanti, our last stop before heading back to Pokhara, Ajay noticed that we did not enjoy our dinner of Mashed Potatoes. He promptly ordered chocolate pudding and another plate of fried noodles (which I think he paid for out of his own pocket). For more pictures, our travel journal "the intrepid monster - travels in Nepal" is up at -- I would say, if you're going to Nepal, do engage Earthbound Expeditions!
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zanskriti

04/24/2020

Nepal is wonderful with Earthbound to guide your footsteps!

Our first trip to Nepal and no one could have been a better guiding hand than Earthbound. From the moment we sent our first email till we were wished a smiling goodbye at the airport, our every query and every need was seen to and dealt with so efficiently - it really was a wonderful holiday. We did the Poon Hill Trek and had the wonderful Nama as our guide and the equally great Krishna and Leki as our porters - who happily cajoled us up the mountains - especially when spirits were flagging! When one of us fell sick - Nama had medicines at hand and was so calm and in control - we were so impressed! Many, many thanks to Rajan and his dedicated team for all the great work they're doing both with treks as well as work with schools in the region. All of us have such happy memories of Nepal and all the beautiful people we met - pheri bhetunla - we're sure to meet again!
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Niconish

04/23/2020

We were well taken care of and left making friends

I didn't know Earthbound Expeditions was so highly rated on Trip Advisor, until after I had chosen to engage them.I could quickly see why so many people are pleased with the services Rajan's company has to offer. I chose to trek with Earthbound Expeditions because they were the most responsive to my emails and many little queries, patiently. I was very impressed with the prompt and efficient responses. I felt that I would be in good hands in Nepal, and indeed, that was so. We did the Poon Hill trek, and included white water rafting and mountain biking. Earthbound designed the itinerary according to the activities we wanted to do, and there were no slip ups. We were also really pleased with the guide Namaraj and porter Hari, for they were such great company! We had many pleasant conversations along the trek with them, and other trekkers, and were quite sad that we did such a short trek! As hard as it was for us, the encouragement of our guide and porters and patience was very nice to see. We wished we did a longer trek for we truly had much fun! Rajan gives his clients really good personal attention, and met us for dinner - the Nepali cultural show. Its really nice to meet with such a motivated and ambitious person who is truly making a difference in the industry. I believe he has one of the most comprehensive programmes and there are loads of activities you can choose to do with Earth bound - there is even a charity trek. Truly enjoyed it, and I could not had asked for more. I intend to go back, and will certainly engage Earthbound again because I do trust that they can do a good job, and they give the assurance that you need in a foreign country. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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AhmadOode

04/23/2020

Rajan and Kedar !! Out of this world !!

I have met alot of kind people .. but as kind and trustworthy as Rajan And Kedar there is no waay !! you really feel so shy dealing with them coz all that they care about it your satisfaction ... Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to trek but I will definitely go on a 10 days ABC and Poonhill trek soon .. I loved Nepal .. Sarangkot sunrise watching and then parachuting was amazing hiking throw the Nepalese villages for couple of hours before getting to the peace stupa then down the mountain forest to the lake was all incredible ... I would definitely come there again and if I would do it i would directly blindly head towards Earthbound expedition because as my 3.5 years of travelling I haven't dealt with such kindn and trustworthy people ... All the love from Dubai !!
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Flickballoon

04/23/2020

excellent guides and service

We recently did the Poon Hill trek with Earthbound, and could not have been happier. Our guide Nama and porter Sankar were fabulous, and everything expertly organised. Its easy to get dodgy guides and companies in KTM and Pokhara, and we were so relieved to have organised this in advance. Couldn't give a higher recommendation.
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shuntGeneva

04/23/2020

Poon Hill Trek and Thamel Eco Resort..an oasis of calm!

expected to have a wonderful time on my Poon Hill Trek but it surpassed all expectations. I was travelling by myself to Kathmandu to join a group and by having the first night at Thamel Eco Resort was a great way to meet my fellow 'trekkers'. The trek was amazing...so many unforgettable moments....scenery,people, smiles,lots and lots of laughter and very well organised. Rajan Simkhada was the organiser and did a wonderful job and was very forthcoming in a vast array of helpful advice.Our trek leader, Ghopal was incredible and seemed to pre-empt any potential issues. We had a nickname for him 'mountain goat' as he to moved incredibly quickly and was there with a helping hand. He led an equally helpful and wonderful team of Jayasing, Santosh and Shani. Thank you to all of them! The staff at Thamel Eco Lodge also had the highest standard of customer service and always done with a smile. A wonderful place to stay and recover from the 'business' of Kathmandu. Overall, my trip was absolutely wonderful and an experience that I will never forget for all the best
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Michelle K

04/23/2020

Nepal is breathtaking

My friend and I went on the Ghorepani/Poonhill trek and had an amazing time. Nepal is absolutely beautiful and the people are incredibly friendly. The trip was well organized, and our guide Namaraj was very helpful and attentive to our group's needs during the trek. One of the best experiences I've had traveling.
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Misha R

04/22/2020

Excellent Everest trek - fantastic company

My sister and I did the Poon Hill trek last year and enjoyed it so much we returned for the Everest trek this month. I can't say enough good things about Earthbound Expeditions. Mr Rajan is a smiling, warm and truly caring host. Our guide for both treks was Shree Ram Adhikari.. In a word, outstanding. In fact, the reason we were so keen to come back was down to our trust in both the company, and Shree's knowledge and experience. He's also lots of fun to be around. But remember, you're not in Kansas anymore. It's Nepal. It's a third world country. As hard as they try.. And believe me they do.. Nothing is going to run exactly to plan, so be prepared to go with the flow. Rein in your expectations (when it comes to accommodation standards in the mountains, timing of flights, etc) And you will be vastly rewarded. The scenery was epic and spectacular, but above 4000 metres, it gets hard.. VERY hard. We've decided we'll probably stick to lower altitude treks in the future, but thank you, Earthbound, for an unforgettable adventure, and for looking after us every step of the way.
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Paul A

04/22/2020

Exceptional service, guides and porters

I went on the shorter Gorepani circuit trek with this company. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Everyone in the four groups we were trekking with were taken very good care of, especially those that had trouble with the necessary exertion required for Himalayan trekking, and those unfortunates who had "tummy troubles. I cannot recommend highly enough, but make sure you are very fit before you go.
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pikling

04/22/2020

Wonderful nepal trek

It was an amazing trek to poonhill... thanks to Mr. Rajan and our tour guide for their professional services and hospitality.. we really enjoyed our trip in Nepal and will be looking forward to our next trip to tibet or bhutan with them... ^^
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Johny_daniel

04/22/2020

No one does it better!

We booked the Poon hill trek and had a wonderful wonderful time with our guide Ram and our porter Gopal. Right from the start when we met the owner Rajan we felt that we were in the hands of pros. Our guide Ram had 16 years of experience in trekking, had run the Mt. Everest marathon was certified in first aid and was also a certified chef. He was warm, cheerful and extremely knowledgeable about the terrain and the culture and made our trekking experience a memorable one. In addition, when we met and talked to other Trekkers we also realized that the price that was offered to us was the best anyone else had received. I highly highly recommend this trekking company and wish them luck for the future and hope to see hem soon again!!
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lifeisagame31

04/22/2020

Amazing Tiger Trek Poon Hill

This was an amazing experience and Naren our guide was great. The whole trip and the people we met made it amazing and the views and friendships we made were what made this trip great. The earthbound expeditions is also with Bomehian Tours out of Groupon so it is the same partnership but the porters the guides and our group made this trip of a lifetime. I for one will be back to go again to Everest base camp next year. If anyone is interested in this trip don't think twice it is heaven and you will love it. I lucky to have such a great group to trek and even celebrated my birthday there and thanks to new friends the best one yet. Low expectations and you will love it.
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J0hnandrhian

04/22/2020

Earthbound expeditions

We have just returned from Nepal after taking a 10day tour organized by earthbound. It was fantastic! Rajan organized it to perfection, we trekked on the Poon Hill circuit, our guide Badri and porter " JK " were excellent, looked after us on the trek, the mountains defy description they were so beautiful, food throughout superb( eat Nepalese food!).We went white water rafting, elephant riding, jungle safari, went downriver in a dugout canoe, experienced Kathmandu, had a flight to Everest and much more. Go to Nepal it is wonderful an experience!, go with earthbound expeditions you will not be disappointed. John and Rhian
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Martin G

04/22/2020

The best!!!

I 've done the poon hill trek with 2 friends and I have only good things to say about this agency. Our guide, Shree, was an amazing, great photograph. He was glad to modify our itinerary at our will to accommodate our schedule, which implied walking like 10 hours in one day carrying our bags. The quality of the food and accommodations was above expectations. If i come back to nepal i will do business with them again for sure and you should to!
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Tototss

04/22/2020

"Da best"

I went for a trekking trip to Ghorepani/poon hill to see the Himalayas. We had the best guide in Nepal (Shree Adhikari) and a very kind porter! Our guide was very cultivated and told us a lot of his country, the multiples mountain, but also from another country and where to trek. He was always open to our suggestions and change the planning on our needs. (He was also the best photographer!). All in all, we were very lucky with the weather so it worth every rupee we paid! We saw an amazing view of this trek. I will always remember my trip there!
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Punit F

04/22/2020

Earthbound Expeditions - Pravin Baniya tour guide - Nepal treks

We recently completed a short 6 day Ghorepani-Poon Hill trek. We booked through Earthbound Expeditions having found the price very reasonable and the service very professional. It was perfectly organised and we managed to see some breathtaking parts of Nepal in a very short space of time. Pravin was an excellent tour guide. He is a very proud, young Nepalese man with lots of trekking experience. He is full of character and provided a great company for the two of us. He looked after us every day and ensured we had a comfortable, fun and enjoyable trip. It was great listening to all his trek stories. His English was flawless and we had no problems communicating with him. In the end, he was our friend, not just our guide. We were very fortunate to have a great tour company and an exceptional tour guide. I would recommend Earthbound Expeditions and in particular Pravin, to anybody who is considering doing a trek or tour of Nepal! No complaints and great memories.
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Carol H

04/21/2020

Amazing

My friend Julie and I have just had the most amazing trip, trekking the Ghorepani Trail with two wonderful guys, Hari our guide and Ganesche our porter. Both were great fun, caring and informative, big thankyou to both of them for making our trip so rememberable. Everyone involved with Earthbound were fantastic, we didnt have to organise anything, it was all done for us. Special thankyou to Rajan, nothing was to much trouble for him. We cant wait to come back to do another trek. Thankyou to Neapalese people
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stephscheiber

04/21/2020

Poon hill 4D/3N trek

We had a great trek with Earthbound! We saw many people along the path doing it themselves, and while I am sure it is quite possible, it was nice to have someone to set the right pace, guiding the way and having everything planned ahead (nothing worse than getting to a village tired and having an argument with your partner about where is the best place to sleep and eat). It also felt safer in case something went wrong. We compared prices from several operators and EB was the cheapest. We thought a porter was a non-negotiable but in the end, we had only a small bag that he carried and we just carried the water…so you can maybe negotiate about a porter (though he bought such personality to the trip it was well worth the cost!). While this trek is listed as an easy one, I would caution people who don't like lots of stairs up and down! If you are going in Winter take some crampons with for the few snowy/icy patches. Accommodation is basic but pleasant. Food prices on the menus along the way were as high as Thamel, as stuff often needs to be brought in by donkey for the tourists. Our hotel back in Pokhara booked by EB (Pokhara Eco Resort) was fancier than any place we had stayed in so far!
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gege77coventry

04/21/2020

Magnificent!

We had a blast during the trek they organized for us. We went to Poon Hill, and the guides, porters were just amazing. They always find solutions to fit everyone's needs, whatever the circumstances are. This was one of my best experiences ever. The trek was just amazing, and I would definitely contact them again for any future treks or expeditions in the neighborhood.
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SHDuffy

04/21/2020

Wonderful trek, wonderful staff

We just returned from a Poon Hill Trek and a trip to Chitwan NP all organized by Earthbound. The guides and porter were all knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. They were flexible in making adjustments prompted by the fuel shortage and we didn't miss a day of our planned trip. The trip is easy to arrange via email and can be individually customized to your schedule and preferences- you are not bound by a package deal. We added transportation by car instead of the bus and switched to a flight from Chitwan back to Kathmandu with no problem. Rajan is a fantastic organizer and ambassador.
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Keegandave

04/21/2020

Nepal is a must do.

I'm not one for writing reviews good or bad, but after having such a fabulous trip to Nepal last October I felt the need to leave some positive feedback about this beautiful country. Through a recommendation, I booked my holiday with Earthbound Expeditions about five weeks prior to my trip and they were fantastic. They accommodated me as a solo traveler despite not having any treks scheduled for the period of time I was traveling in Nepal. Nothing was too much trouble for them, from the hotel staff in Katmandu & Pokhara to the President of earthbound, Rajan who made every effort to make sure my trip was tailored for what I wanted to do. I ended up doing the Poon hill trek, which was fabulous and relatively easy, along with some white water rafting. My guide, Ray was very knowledgable and enthusiastic, which made the trip even more enjoyable, if that's possible! Nepal is a fantastic, extremely friendly and very safe country to visit despite all It's problems after the earthquake and the ongoing fuel shortage. I would encourage anyone who likes a little bit of adventure to visit Nepal, it was everything I expected and more, and you won't go far wrong if you let Earthbound Expeditions organize your trip for you.
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xuser2013

04/21/2020

Trip of a lifetime!

I traveled solo on 4 days/3 nights Poon Hill Trek in Annapurna. From the moment I arrived at Kathmandu airport- Rajan's guides and drivers took great care of me. Kumar was great and showed me everything in Kathmandu. However, any words of appreciation would not be enough for my fantastic guide -Bharat Maule who guided me through the trek. He took me to the nicest guesthouses with great lodging and food and ensured everything during the trek went smoothly. Most importantly - I felt very safe during the trek knowing that he was the guide. Thank you Rajan for providing such a great experience - you allowed me to make changes to the itinerary even at the last minute. You truly practice "Athithi Devo Bhava". I hope to return to Nepal soon and I would love to book a longer trek with you again!
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Giovanna R

04/21/2020

Stunning trip in Nepal

I went on a solo trip to Nepal and am so happy I chose Earthbound Expeditions! They provide the perfect combination of cultural sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara and outdoor adventures including white water rafting and 5-day Poon Hill trek. Every guide was so kind and helpful and felt like family by the end of the journey. I can't wait to explore this stunning country again- thank you for the trip of a lifetime!
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lfgbaia

04/21/2020

Wonderful trek and overall service

We had an amazing trek in Poon Hill and Mardi Himal with a guide from Earthbound. They were great at dealing with us, arranged everything, accommodated our unexpected changes, gave us a good discount in hotels. We will always use this company when we trek in Nepal
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curiosisx100

04/21/2020

Tour company for all first timers to Nepal

I was well taken care of since the night I landed Kathmandu. Despite the busy airport, there was no trouble finding my Earthbound driver and arriving at the hotel swiftly to prepare for flying to Pokhara early next day for the 4-day Poon hill trekking. Once landed, my newly met travel buddies and I were immediately greeted by our tour guide Namaraj Sapkota who did not only arrange everything well planned but also made adjustments according to my new requests such as lengthening the stay in Pokhara and shortened the one in Kathmandu (which no doubt was the best decision in order to enjoy the lovely town with the new year fest). Certainly, the highlight has not come until we were on the trail! The joy of gathering around the tea house heater, meeting new friends from all over the world, and listening to our tour guide Namaraj Sapkota sharing about life & experiences in the mountains all exceeded my expectations of trekking in Nepal. Lastly, the views of Himalayas were simply something I couldn't get enough. I shall definitely come back to nepal and go again with Earthbound and request for the best tour guide Namaraj Sapkota. Namaste!
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6Whites13

04/20/2020

Wonderful Family Trek to Poon Hill and Chitwan

We had an amazing time trekking to Poon Hill with excellent guide Arjun and porters Kedhar, Passant and Barrat (apologies if misspelled!). We were travelling with our four children aged between 8 and 14 and they all loved the experience. The Himalayas are just stunning. We also went rafting for a few hours (maybe a bit too cold in January!) and to Chitwan for a couple of days where we really enjoyed the canoe, walking, jeep and elephant safaris. What a fabulous experience. A holiday to remember! Thank you Earthbound Expeditions for organising it all so well and for providing such great guides.
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Kat597

04/20/2020

Awesome tour company

We booked a tour with Earthbound Expeditions for our 20th anniversary. We spent a day in Kathmandu and 4 days hiking to Poon Hill. We were well taken care of the entire time by Rajan and his team. We enjoyed our time with Ramjee and Rajendra. They seemed to know when we needed rest and were also pushing us on the miss the rain which was very much appreciated. Poon Hill is with the steps and the “Nepali flat” hikes.
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Sabir K

04/20/2020

Poonhill Trek

An amazing journey through the Annapurna mountain range. Five-day trek made easy by our guide Amrit and porter Ajay. I bought the trip through Groupon offered by Bohemian Tours. We were received in Kathmandu by Keddar from Earthbound. Thamel Eco resort was a nice hotel in Kathmandu where we spent a night before departing to Pokhara to start our five-day trek from Nayapul. Our guide and Porter were very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The lodges along the way on the trails were very reasonable with the exception of one. Food is Dal Bhat 24/7. The trek is moderate to difficult at times but if you train for 6-8 week would do fine. The sunrise at Poonhill was amazing and worth the effort. Service we received and the amenities provided were as promised. I strongly recommend this tour operator for trekking in the Annapurna mountain range.
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WorldTraveler888776

04/20/2020

Poon Hill Trek

We did a five day trek with our guide Thakur and our porter Manoj. Their friend Niroj who is a great photographer also joined us which make this trek even more fun. We spent a night in Kathmandu before departing to Pokhara to start our five day trek from Nayapul. We met the owner of Earthbound Experditions Rajan in our hotel. He is a super nice guy. He explained everything to us and provided lots of information that we need to know before our trek. Thakur and Manoj were very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Manoj carried lots of stuff on his back and ran with his barefoot in the rain which was amazed by us. We enjoyed the trek and the scenery very much. We stopped at most of the tea houses for snacks and breaks. I loved the momos and masala tea. To be honest with you, I have never seen so many tea houses in my whole life. The lodges were basic, cleaned and comfortable. The trek is moderate to difficult at times especially with the stone steps. It was foggy when we were up at Poonhill. The sky slowly cleared out and finally we saw the sun rise. It was an amazing journey through the Annapurna mountain range. It definitely worth the trip.
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Junko C

04/20/2020

Poon Hill + ABC

Nine days trekking & had mountain sick on the second day. I don't think I can complete my journey.at that time. Lucky our professional guide Mr. Narayan take a very good care to me. Accompany me for a long way turtle speed trekking. After 2 days I am fully recovering & completed my wonderful journey. I sincerely thank you Mr. Narayan's patience & his professional team. Meanwhile I also deeply thank you & highly appreciate Mr. Rajan's all perfect arrangement. No doubt will join his company on my next trip!
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Jorge R

04/20/2020

Poon Hill and ABC

We had an excellent trek to Point Hill and ABC all very well organized by Earthbound with the services of two dedicated porters and our professional and knowledgeable guide Amrit that helped us to reach ABC and come back down safely.
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Anna K

04/20/2020

The business of yoga with Anna Taylor

We had a beautiful 5day trek up to Poonhill with wonderful guide Bishal and excellent porter Shubus, both very friendly and easy to be with, always looking out for us and helping with everything we needed...would definitely ask for them when i come back!
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Philip M

04/20/2020

Mesmerising trip Wonderful Nepal trek

Our first visit to Nepal did not disappoint, the quality of the service provided by Earthbound Expeditions was amazing. Rajan and the team could not do enough for me and my wife on our trip - they organized our flight to view Everest and arranged the flight tickets for the flights to Pokhara - nothing was too much trouble. The actual trek to Poonhill was outstanding, my wife and I were the only two people on the trek and we got to know our guide and porter very well. We had fun with them and the trek was outstanding - the tea houses were all of a great standard and the food selection in the tea houses was sufficient. It was my wife's birthday whilst we were on the trek and Rajan had put me in contact with the owner of the teahouse to arrange a cake on her birthday which was a lovely experience. I cannot recommend Earthbound Expeditions enough the team made the trip one to remember and this will not be our last visit to Nepal
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moho_c

04/20/2020

Trekking to Gokyo with Earthbound

Did a wonderful trek with Earthbound to Gokyo earlier this month. It was very well organized, and the trek information provided prior to the trek was also good. The team from Earthbound for the trek consisted of a guide Bishal Rai, and two porters Abhisekh and Patan. All were excellent. Bishal is not only a good guide, but he also was very patient and able to think on the foot, which is required as on treks last-minute changes do occur. Overall, I recommend Earthbound to other trekkers.
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Sopherl Z

04/20/2020

It was such a wonderful journey

What I liked most about our Guide Shree and our Porter that they were always joyful and also gave me and my friend some space if we needed it! We could walk at our own pace if we wanted to but also were there when we needed them! We saw and experienced so much and I will come back for sure! We gained wonderful friendships as well :-)
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Jagjeet Sohanpal

04/19/2020

Wonderful 3 day trek during Nepal monsoons

my first visit to Nepal was absolutely wonderful experience with Earthbound Expedition. Bharat took care of my stay and Arjun was a great companion and guide during the hike and also educated me with loads of information about everything in Nepal. Although I visited during the monsoon season I got glimpses of some of the peaks which was just mesmerizing. Arjun was very patient and took care of my safety on the wet trails. Earthbound Expedition made sure I catch my flight out of Katmandu on time. Special thanks to Bharat and Arjun for taking great care of me. I will definitely use earthbound services in my next visit to Nepal.
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Mike_and_Reena

04/19/2020

Ghorapani-Poon Hill trek, Chitwan, and more

My wife and I recently completed a wonderful 17-day trip in Nepal organized for us by Earthbound Expeditions (late October - early November). It included 5 days of hiking and exploring around Kathmandu Valley, a 5-day Poon Hill trek, and several days in Chitwan, interspersed with free days in Pokhara. We were extremely happy with all aspects of the trip. Rajan, the owner of Earthbound, was great from the word go. He was very helpful in planning the itinerary, very responsive to any questions and ideas we had, and quickly replied to emails before and during the trip. He’s a really dynamic and down-to-earth guy - we enjoyed meeting him in Kathmandu. We were pleased with all the accommodations he booked, which ranged from 4- and 5-star hotels to basic guesthouses on our trek. We also spent ten great days with Bishal, our guide. He was knowledgeable and patient, had a great sense of humour, and readily adjusted to our less-than-speedy pace (we’re both in our 60’s). We highly recommend Earthbound Expeditions.
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Lindsay C

04/19/2020

Perfect trip!

The company organized a trip to Chitwan and a Poon Hill trek with our amazing guides Gyaljen and Sarki. Everything ran smoothly and on time and we felt well taken care of every step of the way. I can’t say enough good things about Gyaljen and Sarki who taught us traditional trekking songs, shared food and stories, played card games, and went from strangers to friends in a matter of days. They were professional, chose excellent tea houses and lunch spots, and were incredible company throughout. Great experience!!!
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Belimble

04/19/2020

Gyalgen Sherpa was amazing!

Before we set off on the Ghorepani/Poon Hill trek, I saw other people heading off on their own and I wondered if having a guide was really necessary, but Gyalgen was so amazing that now I can’t imagine trekking anywhere in Nepal without him. He did everything to give us the best experience possible, always knowing where to find the best view, the best food, or the best rooms. He was very knowledgeable about the area and his English was amazing. We always felt in good hands. While I was with a friend on this trip, I’ve travelled a lot on my own as a single woman, and I can say without hesitation that I would feel 100% comfortable trekking with Gyalgen on my own. On top of everything that makes him an incredible guide, he’s also a very special person, and it was a delight to spend a week getting to know him. I can’t wait until the next trek! Also, Earthbound Expeditions was a great tour company - they made everything easy and seamless. Thank you for an incredible adventure.
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Garett B

04/19/2020

Annapurna Panarama near Poonhill Mountain

I hope to inform you of things that you can do so your experience will be just as beautiful as mine. I am an athletic 33 year old male. I came with my dad who is 64 years old and in good shape. The hiking was fairly easy. The mountains were breathtaking. The monkeys in the trees were fun to watch. We came in mid March so the Rhododendron trees were beginning to show their colors. Our guide was Namaraj (Nama), who spoke good English and who was very informative about the mountains and scenery, along with giving us background on the people of Nepal and their culture. My favorite part of the hiking was walking through the villages. I wish I would have brought school supplies to give to the school up in the mountain or to give to some children we passed on the trail. We had wifi at every place we stayed each night. Very inexpensive. We had warm showers as well. We were awakened one night from a little earthquake. Our guide moved us into a more secure living quarters. Our guide, Nama, was wonderful! Most people speak English, but the locals love it if you can say a couple of things in Nepali.
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