When is this trip?
This trip is from 16th May to 24th May 2016. We will be meeting at Changi Airport in the morning of 16 May (Mon) and arriving back in Singapore on the 24th, also in the morning.
Where will we be going?
We will be going to Poonhill for its beautiful sunrise! Located at Ghorepani, it is a distance west of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
What is the cost and what does it cover?
The cost will be $1050, covering overseas and overland transport, accommodations, trekking package inclusive of permits.
What is the difficulty rating of this trek?
2 / 5. While the trek will span many days, the trek itself does not have many steep slopes and we will be walking for around 4 hours a day. It is perfect for those who wish to take it slow after a busy semester of university.
How many people will there be on the trek?
There will be 15 participants and 3 committee members.
What is the itinerary like?
Day 1 (16 May 2016) – Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel
Day 2 (17 May 2016) – Drive to Pokhara – stay overnight at Pokhara Eco Resort
Day 3 (18 May 2016) – Pokhara – Naya Pul – trek to Tirkhedhunga / Ulleri: 4 hrs
Day 4 (19 May 2016) – Tirkhedhunga / Ulleri – Ghorepani (2750m/ 9020 ft): 5 hr
Day 5 (20 May 2016) – Sunrise at Poon Hill (3200m) – Trek to Tadapani (2650m): 4 hrs
Day 6 (21 May 2016) – Tadapani – Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): 3-4 hrs
Day 7 (22 May 2016) – Ghandruk – Naya Pul – Drive to Pokhara, and drive back Kathmandu
Day 8 (23 May 2016) – Final departure from Nepal
Day 9 (24 May 2016) – Arrival in Singapore
Will there be a local guide?
Yes! All of our meals (lunch and dinner at hotels) and permits will be taken care of by them. Hooray!
Where will we be spending our nights?
While at Pokhara and Kathmandu (Nights 1, 2 and 7) – both cities – we will be staying at hotels. On the trek towards Poonhill, we will be staying at tea houses instead.
How will we be having our meals?
Except for the meals at the hotels, our food will be provided by our tour guides.
What will the weather be like?
The month of May is the spring time here and the weather is more than picture perfect during this month. During the day it will be very warm and you could actually walk wearing a T- shirt and during the night time we will be sleeping at local lodges which provide us comfortable bedding and warm blankets so the weather during this month should not be an issue at all.