• Educational Trek in Nepal
group_size Group Size: 5 PAX
duration Duration: 11 Days
Max Altitude: 3210m Poon Hill
Accommodation Tea House / Mountain Lodge and Hotel
Apex Trip Gradeing System Easy Trip Grading: Easy
Trip Start: Kathmandu
Trip End: Kathmandu
Average Dist. per Day 12 KM
Average Time per Day 4Hrs

Trip Overview

Educational trek begins from Kathmandu city tour. We do have a day tour in Kathmandu and travel to Pokhara. On the way, we can enjoy the variety of landscapes, valleys, and cultivated fields. All the students and teachers fascinate the lifestyles and natural diversities.

We will reach Pokhara after about 6 hrs drive on a Tourist bus. A week trek complete the beautiful Poon Hill with different local villages. Ghandruk is a famous village, where we can learn more about Gurung culture. We visit the Gurung Museum in Ghandruk enjoy the view of the Himalayas and the ancient town of a stone roof.

Pokhara is a beautiful city of lakes, from where we can enjoy the view of Mt. Machhapurchhre ( Mt. Fishtail). During the Pokhara, we visit different historical and religious spots. Also, available some adventure sports activities such as bungee, paragliding, swing, and more.

Ghorepani trek is a famous, short, and sweet trek for all kinds of trekkers. Trekking through the different communities and villages with a magnificent view of the Himalayas makes the journey more enjoyable. A popular sunrise viewpoint of mid-western Nepal, poon hill is the highest point of the entire trek. The top offers the beautiful sun rays over Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayas.

Tour Highlight

  • Explore the Historical and Religious Tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Magnificient view of Mt. Machhapurchhre and Pokhara city
  • Amazing view of villages and local towns
  • Stunning Sunrise view over the Himalaya from Poon Hill

Itinerary Activities

ActivityDifficultyDuration
Kathmandu TourEasy2 Days
Pokhara TourEasy1 Days
TrekkingMedium5 Days

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport

    Welcome to Nepal! We will receive you the airport and transport you to hotel.

    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 2 Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around Kathmandu valley

    After breakfast, we organize a short meeting in the hotel lobby. The meeting finalizes the preparation of the trek. Soon, the day tour will start, and on the tour visit, the most highlighted places of Kathmandu.

    PASHUPATINATH TEMPLE

    Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most visited and sacred places of Hindus. According to Hindu mythology, Pashupatinath is one of four Dham. It is not only a religious place also a cremation place. The dead body is burning with firewood on the bank of the holy river Bagmati

    BOUDDHA STUPA

    Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the largest Buddhist shrines in the world. While touring in Buddha, you can meet the monks, learn Buddhism, gather information about Thankas and their significance.

    BHAKTAPUR DURBAR SQUARE

    Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a royal palace built centuries ago when Nepal had 22 and 24 state kingdoms. The palace is famous with the name of fifty-five windows durbar, Nyatapol Mandir the tallest temple in Nepal. The Lion Gate, Golden Gates, The statue of King BhupatindraMalla, and the pottery where the potter makes are the main attractions of Bhaktapur. After finishing the tour, the evening time is to review the luggage for the trek. If you are interested you can walk around Thamel, choose the restaurant for dinner.

    Meals: Breakfast,
    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 3 Drive to Pokhara (900 m) by tourist bus

    This is quite an exciting day for trekkers because, after breakfast, we reach the bus station for a drive to the scenic lakeside city of Pokhara. The drive is about 7 hours and goes through the scenic countryside of central Nepal. We stop for lunch at Gunadi at around 11:30 am and reach Pokhara in another 2 hours. Pokhara is a holiday city and looking at the lakes, hills, and mountains, it is no wonder why it is so well known. A wide panorama of the Annapurna range is visible from the city, most notably Machhapuchare (Fishtail mountain) which prominently overlooks Pokhara. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu also tower above.

    Meals: Breakfast,
    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 4 Drive to Nayapul (1,010m) - 1.5 hrs Trek to Tikhedhunga (1,570m)

    After 1.5 hour drive from Pokhara, you reach Nayapul then a short trek through the bank of the river of Modi Khola to get to Birethanti, a large village with teahouses and shops. When you reach Ramghai, we stop for lunch. After lunch, the trails continue to the north along the banks of Bhurungdi Khola. Then steadily up the trails, we head to the north to reach Tikhehdunga, at an altitude of 1570m. We stop here for the day and check into a guesthouse.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
    Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge
  • Day 5 Trek to Ghorepani (2,840m)

    After a steep climb to Ulleri at the start of the day, the most difficult part of the trek will be behind us. Ulleri is a large village of the Magar ethnic group that lies at an altitude of 2070m. Now the walking path gradually ascends from the point to Banthanti through the oaks and rhododendrons forest. Banthati is a place for lunch where you reach 3.5 hrs from Tikhedhunga. Trailheads up to Ghorepani (2840m) via Nangethanti (2460).

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
    Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge
  • Day 6 Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m), and on to Tadapani (2,610m)

    Get up early in the morning to hike up to Poon Hill (3210m). The stunning sunrise view over the mountains is worth all the effort and waking up early. After spending about an hour on the hill, we head to Tadapani. The first climb takes us to Deurali, which boasts amazing views of Ghorepani against a backdrop of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, we start heading down to Tadapani, with some uphills and downhills along the way through dense forests.

    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 7 Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m)

    From Tadapani the trail descends through forests to Ghandruk, a village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal. Ghandruk has its dialect, culture, costume, and lifestyle. It is a famous destination for trekkers as it is known for its beautiful mountain views. And also because it’s within easy reach of Pokhara and Kathmandu. Ghandruk is also the homeland of Gurkha Soldiers. You have the afternoon to visit the Annapurna Conservation Office, museums and explore the village.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
    Accommodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge
  • Day 8 Trek to Nayapul (1,010m)4hrs and 1.30hrs drive to Pokhara.

    Trekking down towards Nayapul we encounter more beautiful views of Himalaya, valley, waterfalls, and reach the bank of Modi river at Syauli, which is the lunch place. The views of farmlands and villages are exceptional. The trail joins at Birethati and continues to Nayapul, from where we drive to the beautiful city Pokhara. Enjoy the evening.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 9 Drive back to Kathmandu (1,345m).

    On a 7hr drive, we get back to Kathmandu. You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto Chitwan jungle safari, rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, scenic Everest flight, mountain biking, and other activities. You can get more information on our Activities Page.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 10 Sightseeing in Kathmandu (1,345m). Farewell Dinner at Nepali Restaurant.

    Patan Durbar Square:

    Decorated with artistic courtyard beautiful pagoda temples, Patan Durbar Square is another World Heritage Site. A noticeable temple of Lord Krishna, made of stone in the 17th century. There is a museum containing bronze statues and religious objects. The trip to Patan also covers the Tibetan Refugee Camp and handicraft center.

    Kathmandu Durbar Square:

    Another World Heritage Site, Kathmandu Durbar Square had built in the 12th/13th century, where Malla King Dynasty ruled over the city. King Prithvi Narayan Shah of Gorkha district had annexed the city almost 300 years ago. The Durbar has been ornamented with various exotic architectural designs, wood carving in windows and doors. The courtyard, temples, Kumari (a Living Goddess) is the main attraction. The museum belongs to King and reflects his regime period. In the evening you will be served a farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with Nepali folk music and dance. It is also the time of reviewing the trip with your guide.

    Meals: Dinner,
    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 11 Trip concludes

    The trip is over. Your guide will pick you up from the airport and drive you to Airport for your final departure.

    Meals: Breakfast,
    Accommodation: None

Itinerary Info

Standard Itinerary and Private Trip

It is the notice about Standard Itinerary and Private Trip. The provided itinerary is standard, and if you want to customize it, you can do it. OR you can go through our Plan Your Holidays page.

Travel Insurance and Covers

We strongly recommend you to have travel insurance that covers the adventure activities such as trekking/hiking above 15,000feets. And must include flights delayed/canceled by bad weather, accidents, evacuations, etc.

Keep in Mind

Sometimes, the unusual weather change, natural disasters, flight delays and cancellations, government rules, local political situation, health conditions of trekkers may change your itinerary. At that point, our leading guide will decide and try to minimize the impacts and run the trip smoothly, but we are not liable for any additional costs if needed.

Always options for Upgrade

Please you can upgrade your accommodation and transportation service than regular. We can provide you with 5Star hotel accommodation and the best available private car/ jeep services. And also domestic flights including the Helicopter Charter.

What Includes & Excludes

Includes

  • From and to airport transfer to hotel on a private tourist vehicle
  • All hotel accommodation as per your itinerary in BB Plan
  • Fullday guided sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Full Board Meals during the trip as per itinerary
  • From and to airport transfer to hotel on a private tourist vehicle
  • Accommodation, foods, insurance, salary, equipment, and medicine for field staffs.
  • Trekking/tour permits, entrance fees.
  • All ground transportion as per itinerary
  • Farewell dinner one night before the client’s final departure in a typical Nepali Restaurant with culture dance. Your guide will accompany you.
  • Farewell dinner one night before the client’s final departure in a typical Nepali Restaurant with culture dance. Your guide will accompany you.

Excludes

  • International airfare to and from Nepal.
  • Visa fees and travel insurance.
  • International airfare to and from Nepal.
  • International airfare to and from Nepal.
  • Personal trekking gears/equipment.
  • Anything not mentioned in the price includes.

HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT?

We operate this trip with aiming:

  • To improve the lifestyle of local people
  • To protect the environment
  • To respect and promote the culture of the local community
  • To create the Volunteering Opportunities
  • To donate 5% of each trip cost to the COSD Nepal organization

We hire the local people as trekking staff, which creates the opportunity to learn and share the cultures, get exposure to local traditions. You can enjoy the local product feasts in the teahouses and lodges that directly help their business.

  • Namaste [Namaste is usually spoken with a slight bow and hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointing upwards, thumbs close to the chest] is the respectful greetings in Nepal.
  • Walk-in clockwise direction around temples, monuments, MANE Stone, MANE-wall is the culture of Hinduism and Buddhism.
  • Enter temples and with removing shoes and also leather.
  • Ask permission to take any portrait of locals.
  • Use right while giving and receiving food, eating, wiping mouth, etc.
  • Please dress in loose-fitting clothes while entering temples and monasteries.

A small group of travelers led by the local trek leader, we try to minimize the impacts on natural resources and the environment during the trips. We emphasize reducing waste. Encourage travelers to use a refillable water bottle instead of a single-use bottle.

We are also a supporter of the Community Organization for Sustainable Development Nepal (COSD Nepal). And, we collect 5% of the total payment of each trek to contribute to the organization.

Volunteer Opportunity

We have a volunteer trip operating in a local school in Gorkha. Through this trip, you can directly support the children also the teachers’ educational status.

Equipment List

Here you will get a basic idea of the equipment and items of clothing that you need to carry on the trip. Apex Asia Holidays provide you with a gratis duffel bag in Kathmandu to pack your trekking luggage.

Note:

  • Non- trekking items can store at the Hotel lockers in Kathmandu.
  • If you are trekking in Everest Region: Kathmandu- Lukla Flight only allows the 15KG including hand-carry bag.
  • You must have to carry a down jacket from above 4000 meters to keep warms. You can hire a down jacket and sleeping bag for USD 30 with us.

Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes

  • A cap to protect your ear and neck from sunlight
  • Warm wool or synthetic hat
  • Neck Warmer
  • UV protective glaciers sunglasses - better to have side shield.

Hand

  • A pair liner woolen gloves for mild days and heavy for morning and evening

Core Body

  • Three cotton t-shirts
  • Three synthetic t-shirt
  • Two long sleeve polyesters, light colored shirts for sunny days.
  • A soft shell jacket, water resistant, with insulation, underarm ventilation zippers. The full front zipper is preferable for ventilation.
  • For women two synthetic sports bras, no cotton.
  • Two pairs of nylon hiking shorts.
  • Underwear, stay away from cotton.
  • Two pairs lightweight long underwear.

Lower Body

  • Two pair trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees.

Feet

  • At least four pairs of liner socks, synthetic. And three pair heavyweight socks to be worn over liner socks.
  • A pair of lightweight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail and also on lodges at the time of dinner.
  • A pair light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots. Make sure the size and should have to be avoidable for blister.
  • A pair light trekking shoes or sneakers to wear in and about camps or lodge.
  • Shoes

Other Essential

  • Small Day Pack

Medicine and First Aid

  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  • Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  • Anti-infection ointments
  • Band-aids
  • Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40)

Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport and extra passport photos (2 copies)
  • Airline tickets
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Water bottle/bladder
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletries

Important Info

  • TRANSPORTATION

    In Nepal, there are two kinds of transport, public and private. We mostly recommend you to use the private than the public because the roads two ways that make traffic, and the private vehicle can avoid the traffic by choosing the proper time for less traffic.

  • MEALS

    In Nepal, you will get the extensive food menu. From the international food menu to local foods. Dal Bhat is the main course of Nepal. Your guide will help you to choose the suitable food, on the trek and tour.

  • ALTITUDE SICKNESS

    Trekking is the popular trekking ventures in Nepal, which is always in the High Himalaya and where we have the chance to get altitude sickness. So, it is highly recommended to learn more about the High Altitude Sickness before you start the trek. Hurry can be deadly in Nepal Himalaya. Walk slow, and give enough time to your body to fit in the high altitude. Drinking more water and stepping slowly with rest is the best protection against altitude sickness.

  • INSURANCE

    It is necessary to have travel insurance before you embark on any trip. The insurance policy should include the cost of medical expenses, any damage or loss of your luggage, and cancellation.

  • SAFETY

    Nepal is one of the safe and more peaceful countries around the world. Even though you must have your Travel Insurance and the should cover the area which is on your itinerary.

  • RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL

    Traveling is the way of getting in touch with the local peoples. It is important to recognize what is acceptable in the society, such as dresses, behaviors, and language. There might be different than your own country. Most of the people can communicate in English in the cities and also some touristy towns but if you have learned a few words Nepali, like greetings “Namaste” that make a huge difference.

  • HEALTH & SAFETY

    Apex Asia Holidays always concern about the health and safety of the clients. Our guide carries a first aid kit with the directed medicine by the doctors. We also recommend you to discuss with your doctor about your visit at least a month ago. In case of severe or emergency, we transfer you to the nearest hospital. Safety is the first important for us as a responsible tour agency, so we do not take unnecessary risk.

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Why Book With Us

  • Great Value Guranteed
  • Small Group Size
  • Local Expert Guides
  • Hassel-Free Booking
  • Social Responsible
  • Excellent Service

Frequently Ask Question

  • What is the time zone of Nepal?
     NPT (UTC+05:45)
  • Do I need to tip the guide and porters? What is the standard tip?
    Tips is expected by your team members and normally the standard is 10% of your total trip cost.
  • Do you arrange the International and domestic flights?
    Yes, we can do as per clients’ require. Normally, we arrange all domestic flights and if you required we can arrange also international tickets.
  • Can I change my itinerary?
     Yes, customizing the itineraries is the feature of Apex  Asia Holidays. And you can also visit the Plan Your Holidays link.
  • Is it possible to extend trip?
    Sure, you can extend your entire trip and also you can do extended trip.
  • Is it possible to use credit card during the trek/ tour?
    Using card is not possible in all trekking town except Namche of Everest region. But in the cities you can use the cards.
  • Can I charge the batteries of cameras, phones?
    Yes, you can charge your devices, but recommended you to bring your plugs, chargers and also do not leave unattended anything while charging in a lobby or somewhere in trekking guesthouse. And if you are in camping trek it’s quite hard to charge the phone so advising to bring portable charge.
  • Is there any possibility to communicate in my hometown?
    Yes, you can. In the Everest and Annapurna region you can connect via Phone, Internet both is available in most of town and, in some remote routes you may need to use satellite phone that are carry by you trek guide or also get in the local town.
  • Do you provide any equipment for the trek?
    Apex Asia Holidays provides you a basic equipment like Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket, for tea-house trek. And for the climbing trip we provide the basic equipment. For camping trek check it once including section.
  • Is the shower facility during the tour/trek?
    Yes, you can have shower during the trek. In camping trek you will get shower in shower tent which is basically provide 3-4 times in whole trek it is depending on the duration of the trek. And in a tea-house trek we will provide you attached room where is possible and the rest of town you will payable shower.
  • What are the accommodations and meals like?
    All the meals that you provided are hygienic and fresh. While you are in camping trek you get meals prepared by professional camping cook. And if you are doing tea-house trek you will get the main course as like in the cities. For accommodation in the camping trek you will have a tent with good qualities mattress and sleeping bag. And if you are in tea-house trek you will normal twin sharing room in basic facilities with warm mattress and blanket, and also we provide sleeping bag if you need.
  • Is the drinking water okay? Or I need to use tablets?
    For drinking water you can buy bottle water that purified mineral water in tea-house trek and city tour. And in camping trek the camping cook provides you boiled water. For some case of remote area trekking it would be better to have some purification tablets that you can buy in Kathmandu.
  • How big is a group size?
    We will try to arrange small group of willing people, which immortalized the treks. Normally we encompass 12 -16 people in a group. (This is not to apply for them who want to do Private Trip, no minimum and maximum for them.)
  • Do you arrange the private trip?
    Yes, of course we will arrange private tour.
  • Should I need to join the group?
    Joining in a group is depending on your booking and option that you choose. If you have booked for Private Trip then obviously  you will not join. Otherwise normally the same trip is departing in a same day then the group will join.
  • Are the staffs insured of your company?
    Yes, all of the staffs and crew members are the insured.
  • What sort of ground transportation you use?
    Normally we assign a car up to 2 people and Jeep for up to 5 people and then Micro Bus for up to 14 PAX and Coster and Sutlej Bus depending on group size. There are some trekking routes, which are dirt road for them we assign 4WD Jeeps. It also depends on what services you opt.
  • Are the treks and tours secured? What about the security?
    Provide the security to our clients is principal of us. The government licensed holder guides and other crew members are carefully assign for your trip. Even though, would like to counsel you to take care of your personal equipment, bags. If you doing a tea-house trek your accommodation are in a local guesthouse, where you have to be precaution yourself at all time. And if you are in a camping trek always keep your own bags inside the tent and while in nighttime please keep your bag in the middle of the tent. The camping leader assigns a Sherpa as a guard throughout the nighttime.
  • Do my guide/porter speak English?
    Definitely they speak English. All the guides are professional and due to the professionalism they speak good English. The guide’s English is enough to explain about the local culture, activities, and religions.
  • Do you peak me up at the Airport upon my arrival?
    Yes, our airport representative welcomes you at airport and transfer to the hotel in a private tourist vehicle.
  • What is the fitness required for the treks?
    Generally, to trek in Nepal we should have good physical and health condition.  And also able to walk 4- 7hrs in day at high altitude with your little backpack.
  • When is the best season for treks in Nepal?
    From March to mid of June and September to December is the best season for treks.

Why travel with apex asia holidays

Since 2015, we have operated unique itineraries and happy trips that are a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We focused on the fun factor and challenged you aptly to reach that great feeling of personal accomplishment while enjoying the company of like-minded travelers.

Make your journey fruitful by choosing to travel with a local company. We know each holiday is different. With the guidance of our travel experts and first-hand experience, we can customize every element of your holiday. We create travel packages that transcend our clients’ expectations. We invite you to discover what you’ve been missing. These are some of the difference that makes All-Travel unique.

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Small-Group

Join a small group of like-minded travelers that, like you, are eager to safely and confidently experience all the things that make our world worth exploring.

While traveling in a small group of up to 15 people gives an opportunity of making lifelong friendships. We can appreciate more intimate, personal connections, share experiences, and cherish memories.

Local Guides

We employ all local guides and porters because of their local knowledge expertise. They can deliver first-hand information to our valuable clients. And trekking in High Himalayas, the local guides and porters can lead you even in the extreme weather and conditions. In addition, we aim to employ the local guides to enhance their skill and empowerment them. We are always concerned about the local community to improve and support them through tourism.

Health and Saftey

Your safety is our top priority. Our trained and experienced team is always concerned with providing fresh and hygienic food, keeping First Aid, 24/7 communication services, and more. Before commencing the trek or tour, we always make sure whether the clients have good enough equipment, clothes or not.

Responsible for Tourism

Responsible tourism is significantly important because it becomes the responsibility of each individual in the tourism industry. Our dependency is on the existing environment we talk about business or livelihood. We focused on our policy to organize outdoor packages that leave less carbon footprint as possible.