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Gorkha Barpak Homestay in Tent 2015-09-20 20:41:31 Poonhill Trekking information

‘Can I still go for Gorkha Barpak trekking after earthquake?’ is the question that we are frequently asked at Poonhill trekking. So, we are happy to inform you that Poonhill trekking has been offering Gorkha Barpak Homestay in Tent after the tragic Nepal earthquake of 25th April 2015. The epicentre of earthquake was in Barpak of Gorkha. Thus, Barpak is the most devastated place. Death toll reached 72 people in Barpak alone. Almost all of the houses are destroyed as the result of earthquake. People are staying in tents. Previously, there were 22homes available for home stay in Barpak which was able to accommodate 88 visitors in a single time.  We are working towards reviving tourism in Barpak by joining hands with locals. People are greeting visitors with garland and khada (Lama scarf) and inviting them to stay in tent. Since they have become homeless, they are compelled to live in temporary settlements like tents. Barpak became popular in national and international arena as the epicentre of earthquake and since then lots of visitors have taken Barpak Village Tour. Tent stay in Barpak can be something different experience than your regular homestays. Come and feel the difference. Show some support and pull smile on the innocent faces. This is your opportunity to do something for humanity that really matters. You can travel anywhere for the sake of pleasure but by joining our homestay in Barpak, you can put some ointment in the pain of locals and tell them that they are not alone in this difficult time. Barpak has also been the place of interest for those who wish to conduct research on earthquake. These visitors are finding difficulty in accommodation which led the initiators to reopen Gorkha Barpak Homestay. We operate Barpak Village Homestay package that includes your accommodation in tent, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Contact us for exciting Gorkha Barpak Homestay in Tent at best...

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Safe trekking routes after earthquake in Nepal 2015-05-21 21:21:58 Poonhill Trekking information

Nepal is still safe for travel after devastating earthquake of 25th April 2015. The tragic misfortune occurred in Nepal during peak trekking season and it has adversely effected some of the touristic sites. Things are slowly going back to normal. Places in and around Central Development Region were effected badly but other touristic sites have been unharmed. Nepal is heaven for touristic activities and tourism is one of the major industry. There are still lots of safe trekking routes after earthquake in Nepal. We would suggest you not to go for trekking in Langtang Region, Manaslu Region, Gorkha Region and Everest Region for at least a month. The landslide after earthquake has blocked the path at several points and government is working its best to resume the route as fast as they can. Also, many of the houses in these regions including the infra- structure have been either completely or partially destroyed. Everest Base Camp had misfortune of being hit by avalanche in which many people were recorded to be deceased. Annapurna Region is safe for trekking post-earthquake. It would not be wise to go for trekking package with longer itinerary as there will be difficulty in arranging for accommodation and food. So, if we were to recommend you, we would be suggesting you to go for Ghorepani Poonhill trek. It is an easy and short trekking in Annapurna. The itinerary is customizable. You can easily choose Poonhill short trek package that lasts for mere 5-days or you can go for 8-days Poonhill sunrise trek. Poonhill is the second best viewpoint for sunrise view lagging behind by viewpoint at Kalapattar. The calamity did not stop us from our job.  Many of our visitors are still helping in relief efforts and we are receiving increasing number of tourists each day. We are regularly organizing fixed departure tours and trekking to villages and we are contributing as best as we can with the relief efforts. Safety of our clients come first. Hence, we are recommending this trek only after our staff members and guides visited Poon hill and confirmed about the route, teahouses and other facilities. Tourism is one of the largest industry in Nepal and it will play the key role in its recovery. We can assure you that there will be no cancelled trip in Poon hill. So, you can enjoy Pokhara City Tour or go for Annapurna trails for scenic mountain views as these are among safe trekking route after earthquake in...

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Physical Requirement for Poon hill trekking 2015-04-15 23:21:48 Poonhill Trekking information

Since you will follow the easy trekking route that begins and ends at relatively low altitude, there are not many physical requirements for Poon hill trekking.  Anybody with moderate physical fitness can apply for this trekking. There is no age restriction and young ones and senior people can equally enjoy this trek. So, Poon hill trek is the complete family trekking. It is a holiday hike. Walk leisurely while enjoying each moment with incredible Himalayan views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna. Fish Tail, Manaslu and other snow- clad mountains and move in and out of culturally rich multi- ethnic villages. This is the trek that you would want to take if you are the first-time trekker. Take the steady pace and you will reach Poon hill well before you had expected. Having said this, it does not harm to be physically fit.  The more fit you are, the more you will have stamina and the more will you have fun. While engaging in Nepal trek preparation, you need to pay your attention to the aerobic, physical strength and mental elements. Although aerobic conditioning is not much significant in Poon hill trek due to not being in a very high altitude. There is no risk of High Altitude Sickness in Poon hill area. Better aerobic means better mobilization of available oxygen. Taking aerobic classes before arrival in Nepal helps you in your trek. You can also perform normal exercise like walking, cycling and hiking on not so smooth terrain. It is wise to go for trek in off the beaten trail before joining this trek. Focus on strengthening leg muscles and increasing your stamina level. Succesful and enjoyable trekking depends more on stamina, confidence and continuity than in speed. It would be a plus point if you could take Tai Chi class before coming for trek as it will teach you to maintain perfect body balance while climbing to the top and descending from the hill.  Mental preparation is equally important. Although Poonhill trek is a relatively safe activity but you should always know that chances of getting sick or not getting proper rest and sleep and other annoying and stressful things exist in any outdoor activity. Take this trekking as an opportunity to learn and collect...

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How to reach Poon hill? 2015-02-27 10:27:53 Poonhill Trekking information

Pokhara is the gateway to Annapurna region. There are two means of transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara. 20minutes of flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara will take you to Pokhara. The second option is to catch bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Follow Prithvi Highway for 5hrs to arrive at Pokhara. Take 40minutes of drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. Poon hill trekking route continues along Modi River to Tirkhedhunga. Take escalating trail through Ulleri and Banthanti to the top of Nangethati Hill. Descend from Nangethati to Ghorepani and climb to Poon hill. From Poon hill, lower down to Ghandruk and then retrace the route to...

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Where is Poon hill? 2015-02-27 10:25:07 Poonhill Trekking information

Poon hill is arguably Nepal’s second best view point after Kalapatthar. Short trekking in Annapurna region will take you to Poonhill. Where is Poon hill? Poon Hill is located in the busy Annapurna region. It exists to the south-west of Annapurna Mountain. Poon hill summit offers views of Annapurna Range, Fishtail Mountain, Nilgiri Mountain and Dhaulagiri Mountain. Poon hill can be climbed from two routes. One route stretches from Ghorepani while the other route continues through north. Ghorepani to Poon hill trekking is short but if you are going to try trekking to Poon hill from north, you need to be ready for a long climb of steep hill. You might experience slight difficulty in breathing if you follow the northern route. You will pass through the scenic rhododendron forest that supports wildlife, cross the river and traverse local villages of Gurung and Magar ethnics. Homestay in Ghandruk is another reason that you should take Poon hill...

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Poonhill trek cost 2015-02-16 23:12:55 Poonhill Trekking information

Poonhill trek cost is around USD 570. The price includes entry permission for Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) which has been determined at NRs2000 per person. TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) is another additional cost that has to be paid for Ghorepani Poonhill trek. Accommodation will be provided in a Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara while accommodation for the trekking will be at best available tea houses or lodges. Normally, there will be a single bed or twin sharing bed and you will be given one blanket per bed. Hot water and toilet facilities are available in hotels and lodges in Ghorepani Poon hill. Although, the hot water may come in bucket instead of running hot water. Three board meals consisting of lunch, breakfast and dinner will be provided while on trek. You can easily charge your batteries of cell phones and cameras in the lodge in which you will stay. An experienced and multi- speaking guide will take you to the top of poon hill and escort you back to Kathmandu. The accommodation, meals and salary of your guide is included in your cost. Airport pick up and drop will also be included in cost.    The cost does not include your personal trekking gears but we can recommend you a place in Thamel to hire or buy them. It does not cover your Nepal Visa Fee and your travel insurance fee. It does not include your personal expenses and drinks. Cancellation charge will be deducted if you cancel the trek that you book. We will not be liable to pay for additional expenses that incurs due to unforeseen circumstances. Tekking cost for Poonhill is cheap at Poonhill Trekking. The price may subject to change. Keep looking for the constant update on Poonhill trekking...

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