Himchuli, Nepal: Our most recommended tours and activities

Tandem Paragliding in Pokhara

1. Tandem Paragliding in Pokhara

Glide over spectacular mountains with villages and monasteries perched on the hill tops, enchanting deep valleys, river gorges, and lakes on this paragliding adventure in Pokhara. Nepal is one of the world’s best paragliding locations as there are always reliable updrafts to take you soaring for hours. The scenery is magic and unforgettable especially when viewed from a few hundred meters above. On a perfect day, you will see dozens of paragliders soaring above Sarangkot, Pokhara, and Lake Phewa above some of the world’s best scenery including a fantastic view of the majestic Himalayas. Tandem flights include the services of qualified and experienced pilots. You may even have some hands-on practice at controlling the glider yourself under careful supervision. In the morning after breakfast, drive to Sarankot Paragliding spot to meet the pilot. After an expert briefing you take-off with your pilot on the tandem Paraglider. The 30 to 45 minute flight affords unforgettable views of Annapurna Range, the beautiful Fish Tail, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Annapurna, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, and the great Dhaulagiri. Afterwards, you will be met at the landing location on the lake shore and transferred to your hotel or back to Sarangkot for another flight.

Pokhara: 4 Day Ghorepani, Poonhill & Ghandruk Mountain Trek

2. Pokhara: 4 Day Ghorepani, Poonhill & Ghandruk Mountain Trek

Poon Hill Trek, in Nepal's Annapurna region, is a short and scenic adventure that provides breathtaking mountain views, especially during sunrise from Poon Hill. With a manageable trekking difficulty level, cozy teahouses for accommodation, and a chance to immerse yourself in local culture, it's an ideal choice for both novice and experienced trekkers. Remember to obtain the necessary permits, travel during the best seasons (spring and autumn), and practice responsible trekking to make the most of this memorable journey. Day 1st: Pokhara to Nayapool to Ullerai (2,070 meters (6,790 feet) After breakfast at your hotel, we will be starting at Pokhara to Nayapool on a vehicle. We will start the trek from Nayapool to Ulleri (around 5-6 hours). As we settle down for the day, at Ulleri we will be experiencing the hospitality and culture of Magar community. Dinner and accommodation will be arranged. Day 2nd: Ullerai to Ghorepani (2,850 meters (9,350 feet) After breakfast, we will be hiking to Ghorepani, another scenic village on the lap of the Annapurna ranges. Explore the beauty of the rhododendron forest as well as local villages. Might come across to see some wildlifes too. Lunch will be arranged at Nangethati. Settle down at Ghorepani. We will be hiking for about 5-6 hours in total. Day 3rd: Ghorepani to Poon-Hill (3,210 meters (10,530 feet) to Ghandruk (1,940 meters (6,360 feet) We will be hiking up to Poon Hill for sunrise view. Poon Hill is a hill station overlooking the Annapurna Massif range and Dhaulagiri mountain range. Mountains such as an Annapurna I 8,091 m, Dhaulagiri I 8,167 m, Annapurna South 7,219 m, Machapuchare 6,993 m, Himchuli, Annapurna III, Dhampus peak, Dhulagiri II, and many other tall peaks can be seen from there. Then after sunrise viewing, we will hike back to the hotel, take our breakfast and continue on the trek to Ghandruk. Lunch will be arranged at Tadapani. We will then settle at Ghandruk for the day. We will be hiking around 5-6 hours for the day. Day 4th: Ghandruk to nayapool to Pokhara Enjoy the sun's first ray over the wonderful Ghandruk village, a Gurung village with its ancient traditions and culture preserved till date. Have traditional Gurung breakfast and then we will be hiking down to Nayapool, where a vehicle will be waiting for us to be dropped at respective hotels in Pokhara.

From Pokhara: Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Helicopter Tour

3. From Pokhara: Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Helicopter Tour

Annapurna basecamp Helicopter tour package is available on a daily basis from the beautiful city of Pokhara with both private and shared groups. The tour allows you to experience an aerial and panoramic view of mountain ranges including Annapurna I-IV, Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Machhapuchhre (6993 m), Gangapurna, Singu Chuli, Himchuli, Khangsar Kang and Tare Kang Glacier Dome among others. The helicopter ride also offers you an up close view of the Himalayas and its natural beauty in a very short period of time while you skip the multi-day trekking route. The 15 minute flight takes off from Pokhara Airport to Annapurna Base Camp. During the flight, you will have most enjoyable scenic view of mountains villages and Annapurna Conservation Area. The helicopter will be landing 30 minutes to observe the base camp and capture photos of your memorable trip. You will then fly back to Pokhara Airport. Outline Itinerary 07:00 AM: Tour begins from your hotel (Max Altitude: 830 m / 2723 ft) The tour begins with a pick up from your hotel in Pokhara. You will then be escorted to the Heli Terminal of Pokhara Airport. 7:30 AM: Board a 15 min helicopter flight to Annapurna Base Camp (Max Altitude: 4130 m / 13549 ft) You will then board a 15 min helicopter flight to Annapurna Base Camp. Annapurna Base Camp is most famous for its panoramic views of the surrounding mountains in hand touch distance. During your flight you will also have an aerial view over Annapurna Sanctuary, Ghandruk Village and Modi River. 08:15 AM: Fly back to Pokhara Airport (Min Altitude: 830 m / 2723 ft) After your trip to Annapurna Base Camp, you will take a 15 min helicopter flight back to ‘Pokhara Airport.’ 08:30 AM: Drop back to your hotel (Min Altitude: 830 m / 2723 ft) A tour representative will then escort you back to your hotel.

Pokhara: Guided Day Hike From Dampus To Australian Base Camp

4. Pokhara: Guided Day Hike From Dampus To Australian Base Camp

From Pokhara, Nepal, you can enjoy a beautiful day hike from Dhampus to Australian Camp. Pokhara is a popular tourist destination known for its stunning natural beauty and proximity to the Annapurna mountain range, making it an ideal starting point for various hiking adventures. Here's a brief overview of the hike from Dhampus to Australian Camp: Starting Point: Your day hike will begin in the village of Dhampus, which is approximately a 60 Minute drive from Pokhara. Dhampus Village: Dhampus is a charming Gurung village perched on a ridge with panoramic views of the Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges. Take some time to explore the village and enjoy the traditional architecture and local culture. Trail to Australian Camp: The trail from Dhampus to Australian Camp is relatively easy and well-defined. It passes through lush forests, terraced farmlands, and offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Scenic Beauty: As you ascend along the trail, you'll be treated to breathtaking vistas of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Lamjung Himal. The trail is dotted with rhododendron forests, especially during the spring season (March to April), when the blossoms create a colorful landscape. Australian Camp: After hiking for about 1 to 1.5 hours, you'll reach Australian Camp (also known as Australian Base Camp), which is a popular viewpoint located at an elevation of around 2,100 meters (6,889 feet). The site offers stunning sunrise and sunset views over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Return: After spending some time at Australian Camp and enjoying the mesmerizing scenery, you can retrace your steps back to Dhampus, where you can find transportation back to Pokhara.

From Pokhara: 5-Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek

5. From Pokhara: 5-Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Simrong and trek to Sinwa. After breakfast at the hotel, our guide pick you up. We drive to Simrong via Nayapul which takes easy 3 hours. On the way, our guide stopped by Birethanti to register our details for the Annapurna base camp trek permits post. Take a bit of rest at Simrong. We start our first day at Annapurna base camp short trek to Jhinu danda, Chhommrong (2170m). And to Lowe Sinuwa. This hike takes about 4 to 5 hours through the beautiful Gurung villages, High suspension bridges along with agricultural farmlands along the views of the mighty mountains of Fishtail, Annapurna, South, and Himchuli. The 3 hours drive also combines the best experience of a good and off-road. Day 02: Trek To Deaurali (3200m). We woke with sunrise and mountain view with a cup of fresh tea/coffee. After seeing a great sunrise view and having breakfast, we start our second day at Annapurna base camp short trek to the Deaurali. The total duration of this day trek is about 7 hours. We first ascend via a stone staircase to the top of Sinuwa and a little up again. Later we decent to Bamboo with stone stairs. Continue our easy inclined route to Dovan, and to Himalaya where we enjoy our lunch. Later we hike 2 easy hours to Dearuali. Day 03: Trek from Himalaya to Macchapuchchhre camp, 3 hours, and to Annapurna base camp (4130m) – 2 hrs trek Today is the shortest day of our Annapurna base camp trek 5 Days but as we start our hike we feel how easy it will be. The first 1 hour to Bagar is easy, later 1 hour to Macchhapuchre base camp is a little hard as it contains some steep parts. We enjoy our lunch here before we headed to Annapurna base Camp which takes easy 2 hours. Here you will not feel any easy difficulties your body recognizes since your mind is enjoying the magical beauty of Annapurna and other mighty mountains. Let’s not talk more, just don’t forget to experience the golden sunset at Mount Fishtail. Day 04: Experiencing sunrise at Annapurna base camp and trek down to Lower Sinuwa 8 – 9 hrs trek. The most beautiful and long day. Our day starts way ahead of the sun waiting for sunrise. From Annapurna base camp, you will be surprised by mountains and their panoramic scenes including the most iconic Machhapuchchhre aka Fishtail, Himchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I (the world’s 10th highest mountain), Annapurna III, Gandharva Chuli, Tharpu Chuli, Shinga Chuli, and Gangapurna along with deep and giant glacier below of Annapurna base camp. Later we enjoy breakfast and hike down to Lower Sinuwa. Day 05: Trek to Jhinu hot spring, lunch, and drive to Pokhara. 3-4 hrs trek and drive back to Pokhara (3 hrs) We start our day as early as possible to experience the natural hot spring pool, which takes about 20 minutes to detour hike. Later we enjoy our lunch, hike for 30 minutes, and drive back to Pokhara. Drop you at your hotel in Pokhara, and the 5-day Annapurna base camp trek comes to end.

From Pokhara: 5-Day Annapurna Basecamp Trek with Hot Springs

6. From Pokhara: 5-Day Annapurna Basecamp Trek with Hot Springs

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that takes you to the base camp of the majestic Annapurna mountain range. The trek offers stunning views of snow-capped mountains, including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). The trail passes through lush forests, charming villages, and traditional terraced fields, offering a glimpse into the unique culture and lifestyle of the local people. The trek typically takes around 5-7 days, depending on the route and pace, and is suitable for trekkers of all levels of experience. Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Matque and Trek to Chomrong (2170m) You'll start the trek with a scenic drive from Pokhara to Matque, followed by a trek to Chomrong. The trek takes around 4-5 hours and is moderately challenging, with some steep descents and a high altitude at the beginning. Day 2: Trek from Chomrong to Himalaya (2900m) You'll trek from Chomrong to Deurali through dense forests of rhododendron, oak, and bamboo, encountering steep ascents and descents along the way. The trek takes around 6-7 hours. Day 3: Trek from Himalaya to ABC (4130m) You'll trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), passing through Machhapuchhre Base Camp and enjoying stunning views of the surrounding peaks. The trek is challenging, with steep ascents and a high altitude, but the breathtaking views of the Annapurna massif make it all worthwhile. The trek takes around 5-6 hours. Day 4: Trek from ABC to Bamboo (2340m) You'll trek from ABC to Bamboo, mostly downhill with some steep sections, and passing through the same route you took to reach ABC. The trek takes around 6-7 hours. Day 5: Trek From Bamboo to Jhinudada/Hot Spring and drive to Pokhara You'll trek from Bamboo to Jhinudanda/Hot Spring (1780m) for around 5-6 hours, and then drive to Pokhara, which takes around 2-3 hours. Overall, the trek takes five days and is moderately challenging, with some steep ascents and descents, but offers stunning views of the Annapurna massif and surrounding landscapes.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 12 Days

7. Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 12 Days

Trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp is a moderate trip to the base of tenth-tallest peak in the world, which is located in the form of an open bowl. It is walled by the giant peaks of the Annapurna chain, and those who are looking for tranquil trekking on a magnificent trail will find this trek to Annapurna Base Camp appropriate. A combination of the adaptable altitude and awe-inspiring scenery have made this particular trek popular in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Beginning from Nayapul, your trek can be customized according to the choice of the trekkers. The recommended itinerary goes via Ghorepani Poon Hill and joins the base camp trail from Chhomrong. It is also popular to travel through the Annapurna Sanctuary, which leads you to an altitude of 4,130 meters. The upper section of the Annapurna base camp is rugged and offers different features of the surrounding hills and gorges. Even moderately fit trekkers can succeed on this trek, which passes through rhododendron forest and by the ethnic communities of Magar and Gurung. Poon Hill, at 3,210 meters, is one of the best viewpoints that lies on this route. It offers spectacular views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, and Himchuli, as well as other peaks. For meditation and yoga lovers, this base camp trek has become the preliminary choice due to its outstanding tranquil location at the heart of the Himalayas. Day-to-day itinerary: Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival Day 2: Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus (6 hours). Day 3: Drive to Nayapul and begin the trek. Trek to Ulleri (2,073m). Day 4: Trek to Ghorepani (2,856m). Day 5: Hike Poon Hill (3,210m) and then trek to Tadapani (2,630m). Day 6: Trek to Chhomrong (2,020m). Day 7: Trek to Dovan (2,500m). Day 8: Trek to Annapurna base camp (4,131m). Day 9: Trek back to Bamboo (2,345m). Day 10: Trek to Jhinu Hill natural hot Springs (1,760m). Day 11: Trek to Siwai / Ghandruk Phedi (1150m) and drive to Pokhara. Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara,

From Kathmandu: 11-Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek

8. From Kathmandu: 11-Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Start your trek to Annapurna Base Camp by meandering through lowland hillsides abundant with golden rice terraces. Explore small villages to witness the different cultures and lifestyles of the local people. Along the way, trek past the stunning Annapurna South and Machapuchare (‘fishtail’) peaks. Continue to the base camp to admire the great peaks of Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, and Machapuchare. Marvel at the deep glacier-covered amphitheater they create. Stay in teahouses and lodges where delicious hot meals are provided. Itinerary: Day 1: Get picked up from Kathmandu by private car and driven to Pokhara. Relax during the 6-hour drive and enjoy the views through the window. Stay overnight in a hotel in Pokhara. Day 2: After breakfast in your hotel, hop in the private vehicle for a 30-minute drive to Phedi, where you start the trekking excursion. Spend 4-5 hours trekking to Tolka with a break for lunch on the way. Stay overnight at a lodge/teahouse where you will also have dinner. Day 3: After having breakfast, trek from Tolka to Jhinu Danda (1,780 m). Spend about 5-6 hours walking, with a stop for lunch. Enjoy dinner at the lodge/teahouse where you will spend the night. Day 4: Trek from Tadapani towards Sinuwa (2,310 m)/Bamboo Lodge via Chhomrong. Walk for 6-7 hours with lunch provided. Stay in a lodge/teahouse overnight. Day 5: Hike for 6-7 hours to Deurali (3,020 m). Enjoy lunch on the way and overnight accommodation with dinner at a teahouse/lodge in Deurali. Day 6: Trek for about 4-5 hours to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m). Enjoy lunch on the way and stay overnight in a teahouse where you will also have dinner. Day 7: Start heading down from the base camp. Walk for 5-6 hours to Dovan (2,600 m), where overnight accommodation and dinner await. Day 8: Walk for 5 hours from Dovan to Chhomrong (2,170 m). Stay overnight at a teahouse. Day 9: Trek from Chhomrong to Ghandrung (1,940 m). Walk for 4 hours and stay overnight at a teahouse. Day 10: On the final day of trekking, walk for 3 hours from Ghandrung to Nayapul (1,070 m). Be driven back to Pokhara, where you will spend the night at a hotel. Day 11: Take a 6-hour bus drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, where you will spend the night in a hotel.

From Pokhara: Budget 2 Night 3 days Poon hill trek

9. From Pokhara: Budget 2 Night 3 days Poon hill trek

You will experience the lifestyle of Gurung and Magar communities, eat local foods, and make friends. The warm welcome of locals makes your trek further memorable. The Poon Hill Trek 3 days starts from Pokhara. You will have to travel for about an hour to reach Nayapul; which is the trailhead of Poon Hill Trekking within 3 days. You will then trek through rice fields, beautiful Gurung and Magar settlements; and crossing through green lush rhododendron forest to Tikhedhunga for overnight. On the second day, you will continue your trek to one of the most beautiful villages of Annapurna Region i.e. Ghorepani. Ghorepani, being a Gurung village offers warm hospitality to visitors. The clean and magnificent village offers you breathtaking views of the Annapurna range and other nearby mountains. The third day of the trek is the most entertaining one. The majestic trail with magnificent views of green landscapes and snow-covered mountains makes the day enjoyable. Today, you will reach PoonHill – the main highlight of the trek; and can witness the majestic sunrise view of Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, and other snow-covered mountains. Thousands of photography enthusiasts and travelers trekking to PoonHill to witness and capture the sunrise view of Poon Hill. After spending your time in Poon Hill, you will retrace your path back to Nayapul; and then travel back to Pokhara to end the trip. DETAIL ITINERARY Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul & Trek to Tikhedhunga Trek Hours: 4-5 hours Altitude: 1520m We will start our travel early in the morning after breakfast. We will travel from Pokhara to Nayapul via local bus, which will take us about one and a half hour to reach Nayapul. Nayapul is the starting point of our trek. Following our arrival at Nayapul, our permits will be checked. After that, we will set up our hiking to Tikhedhunga, a small village on the way to Ghorepani with a few numbers of lodges for accommodation The beautiful meadows, streams and suspension bridges on the trail will add extra flavor to your trek. It will take around 4-5 hours to reach Tikhedhunga from Nayapul. After walking half an hour on the bank of Modi River we will get to Birethanti(1100m), a small village at the bank of Modi River. After a hike of 4 hours from Birethanti, we will get to Hile(1500m). From Hile, it is just a short climb to Tikhedhunga. Tikhedhunga has a lot to offer us. Magnificent view of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Fishtail and Himchuli, splendid hospitality of locals, and traditionally-built tea houses are its identity. We will stay overnight in a tea house in Tikhedhunga. Day 02: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani Trek Hours:5-6 hours Altitude: 2800m Following our breakfast in Tikhedhunga, we will start our second-day trek. It is comparatively more difficult than our first-day trek. We have to ascend through a steep uphill section to Ulleri (2,070m). Today we will hike for nearly 5-6 hours. From Ulleri via pasture land, oak, and rhododendron forest, we will reach Banthanti(2200m). The views from Banthanti will take your breath away. Then from Banthali, we will hike up to Nangthanti(2500m) crossing several hillocks and babbling streamlets. On the way to Nangthanti, the splendid view of mountains like Annapurna, I and Annapurna South can be enjoyed. Ghorepani is a 1-hour hike from Nangthanti. After hiking for 1 hour, we will get to Ghorepani, the stop for our day 2 trek. Ghorepani is a small settlement area at 2850m with folk tea houses that provide lodging facilities to trekkers. Following our arrival at Ghorepani, we will be able to see a picturesque sight of snow-capped mountains, landscapes, and settlements. The views of mountains like Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South and more, crisp evening and the warm hospitality of Ghorepani will expunge your fatigue. We will enjoy the evening in Ghorepani by strolling around the village and spend a night in a well-maintained lodge in Ghorepani. Day 03: Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Nayapul & Drive to Pokhara Trek Hours: 7-8 hours Altitude: 3210m Today is the last day of our trek. We will hike to Poon Hill. From there, it will take us around 1 hour to reach the top. The major attraction of this trek is the beautiful sunrise view from Poon Hill. So, today we will start our trek before dawn, to make sure that we will not miss the sunrise. When we reach the top of the hill, the dawn will break down and slowly from the back of hills sun shows up in the horizon. Now, the majestic scene unfolds there. The view of the orangish sky and the sunrays-kissed mountains are so magnificent to look at and are worth trekking for three days. After enjoying valuable time on the top, we will backtrack to Ghorepani. Following our breakfast in Ghorepani, we will retrace our steps downhills through Tikhedhunga to Banthanti to Nayapul. Since we will be descending, our hike will be a bit easier. We will once again walk through picturesque settlements, rhododendron and oak forest, streamlets, and suspension bridges. The babbling of nearby rivers, chirping of birds and countryside will make you feel better and beat your fatigue. After hiking for around 7-8 hours we will reach to Nayapul. Following our arrival in Nayapul, we will take a shearing jeep or bus ride and drive back to Pokhara. After we reach Pokhara, our momentous 3 days trek to Poon hill will come to an end. If you like to join extra activities like rafting, kayaking, bungee, etc., or trekking to some other region, you can reach out to us.

Scenic Adventure: 2-Day Private Poon Hill Trek from Pokhara

10. Scenic Adventure: 2-Day Private Poon Hill Trek from Pokhara

Poon Hill Trek, in Nepal's Annapurna region, is a short and scenic adventure that provides breathtaking mountain views, especially during sunrise from Poon Hill. With a manageable trekking difficulty level, cozy teahouses for accommodation, and a chance to immerse yourself in local culture, it's an ideal choice for both novice and experienced trekkers. Remember to obtain the necessary permits, travel during the best seasons (spring and autumn), and practice responsible trekking to make the most of this memorable journey. Day 1: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga/Ulleri By 4wd drive then trek to Ghorepani (2,850 meters (9,350 feet) Embark on a comfortable 4WD drive from Pokhara to Tikhedhunga/Ulleri, which takes approximately an 3 hour. From Tikhedhunga/Ulleri, you'll start your trek, passing through enchanting villages, terraced fields, and verdant forests. The trail gradually ascends towards Banthati Via Ghorepani, where you'll spend the night. The friendly locals and the tranquil surroundings will make you feel welcome and immersed in the local culture. The combination of a scenic drive and an enjoyable trek sets the stage for the adventure that lies ahead. Day 2: Ghorepani - Poon Hill (3,210 meters (10,531 feet) and trek to Nayapool and Drive Back to Pokhara Trek is an exhilarating and challenging experience. In the early morning, around 4 am, you'll embark on a trek from Ghorepani to the summit of Poon Hill, situated at an altitude of 3,210 meters (10,531 feet). The ascent to Poon Hill is demanding, as you navigate through steep trails and push yourself to reach the summit. However, the reward is truly worth it. As the first rays of sunlight paint the sky, you'll witness a mesmerizing sunrise over the majestic Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The panoramic views will leave you in awe, making the arduous climb worthwhile. After soaking in the breathtaking scenery, you'll begin the descent back to Ghorepani, where a well-deserved. The trail continues through challenging terrain, including rhododendron forests and picturesque Gurung villages, as you make your way to Nayapul. This section of the trek requires stamina and determination, as you navigate uneven paths and overcome physical challenges.

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I gave 5-stars to support our guide who was amazing and extremely accommodating. That being said, I do not feel that this tour was listed accurately as a beginner tour with the expectation of climbing up multiple mountains and over three hours of ascent. That being said there were Nepali elderly and children on our trek so I understand why there might have been confusion. This tour, coming from someone who is newer to hiking and lives at sea-level, was advanced and as such, we had to end our trip a full day early as we physically could not proceed further in a reasonably safe manner. Our guide was extremely helpful in helping us return to Pokhara due to these limitations a day ahead of schedule.