Short Ghorepani “Poonhill” Trek – Jennifer Dombrowski (travel writers and photographers)

Posted Jul 21st, 2017 under Company News, Luxury Tours, Special Events, Trekking & Hiking,

Short Ghorepani “Poonhill” Trek Annapurna from Deurali

Interested in trekking to have panoramic views of Annapurna Region????? But you cannot trek for long days???? Yes, we have Poonhill trek which is suitable trek for you. Enjoy short trek with unreal mountain scenery that will leave you breathless. Annapurna foot hill trek is one of the most popular trekking routes for group of beginners, family holidays and for soft adventure seekers. This trek offers you the panorama view of Himalayas including Fishtail, Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, and Manaslu. Challenging uphill to burn your extra calories and detoxify the body physiology with snow town breeze in peaceful atmosphere.

                                                             Deurali (P.C: Jennifer)  

                                                              Glimpse of Annapurna (P.C: Jennifer)

This is one of the most popular trek; known as Annapurna Sunrise Trek or Annapurna Panorama Trek and relatively one of easy trek. Poon hill is the Photographer’s Paradise with maximum elevation 3210M. The trail passes and twists through the beautiful ethnic Gurkha Warriors villages and lush green rhododendron forest. Especially Ghandruk Village is known to be unique and special to represent traditional culture of Gurkha Soldiers. Covering main highlight of Annapurna Mountain ranges you will trek about 5-6 hours a day for 5-6 days. It is also the prime choice for first time trekkers.                                                                                           Poonhill tower

                                                                    Annapurna range from Poonhill

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara Approx. 220 km/ 6-7 hrs. Or fly to Pokhara which is about 20 minutes. Pokhara city is tourist zone of Nepal for domestic and international tourist. Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul about two hours/ 45 kms. This trek goes from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani, Poon hill,then to Tadapani and Ghandruk or Landruk then back to Nayapul where you will drive back to Pokhara. 

                                                     Descending from Tadapani to Ghandruk

                                      Trekkers enjoying their moment at Naya-pul (P.C: Jennifer)

Historical Event, Himalayan Travel Mart 2017 offered an opportunity for a group of traveler Bloggers to experience this Poonhill trek and have a close sight of the Himalayas. The post trek article written by professional travel writers and photographers, Jennifer and Tim Davis did this trek. They have some memorable experience while doing Ghorepani- Poonhill trek.  They sum to be enjoyed this trek. However, this trek is one of the most challenging tasks of their life as the pain of exhaustion and tiredness seem to have moved away by the sums of achievement, overcoming to a height and serenity observed in the wilderness of Nepal Himalaya even an acute pain caused by the cramping of her foot muscles feels nothing bad as her joy and ecstasy of happiness was indefinable after completing her memorable trek.   

You can also read their experience at http://luxeadventuretraveler.com/ghorepani-trek-nepal

                                                                                     Typical Nepali House

If you are interested in doing this trip, please have a look at the details about the trip in our website at https://www.explorehimalaya.com/packages/a-week-below-annapurna-poonhill-trek/

                                                                                   Poonhill: 3210m    

                                                                                                 Annapurna Ranges: on the way to Tada-pani from Ghandruk

                                                               

 

New Luxury Resort in Nepal- Rupakot Resort

Posted Jan 22nd, 2015 under Food & Accommodation, Luxury Tours,

Rupakot Resort- Resort in Nepal

The Rupakot Resort is a new luxury 5 star category property located in Kaski district, which was officially inaugurated jointly by the Non-Resident Nepali Association’s President, Mr. Shesh Ghale and Mayor of Tielt-Wenge, Belgium, Mr. Rudi Beeken on December 26th, 2014.

This five star category resort is located on the top of Rupakot village about 22 KM East from Pokhara spreading in 25 acres of land. The resort is a combination of nature, luxury and heritage.

 Nature is always at its best at Rupakot offering a wonderful view of Rupa & Begnas Taals (lakes), Himalayas (Annapurna, Fishtail & Manaslu), Pokhara valley and, of course, the sun-rise and the sun-set. This area with sub-tropical climate is a home to verities of flowers, plants, trees, birds, animals and butterflies. Therefore, the resort garden is green and lively with colorful floral species round the year.

Rupakot Resort- Resort in Nepal

 The rooms are carefully designed and decorated with modern amenities to create the richness of luxury. Every room has a specious balcony to offer a tempting view of lakes, jungles, local villages and the Himalayas.

The architect of the resort adheres the medieval mountain village set up theme, keeping the houses facing south so that every household gets enough sun and fresh air. A great deal of attention has been given to the design to retain and regain the heritage of the mountain. The cluster of tiny houses of the resort, looking as if like a small village keep and maintain the harmony with nature and the surrounding.

Rupakot Resort- Resort in Nepal

Services that include free wifi, DTH television,  drop & pick up facilities to and from Pokhara, Village tour / Hiking around resort, Sun rise & sun set views from resort makes Rupakot Resort an ideal place for researchers, nature lovers and holiday makers.

 

 

Helicopter Ride to Mt. Everest

Posted Mar 24th, 2014 under Luxury Tours, Photo Essay, Testimonial,

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Coming to Nepal for Ms. Norell Lee, aged 67 was just one of her customary holidays till she flew to Everest region. After she witnessed the immensity of the Himalayan Kingdom and the divine Everest itself, the visit became, exceptionally, the best part of her life.

Norell Lee came to Nepal on 04 March 2014 for her 9 days heli based holiday. During these days, she explored the best of Nepal, Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan. After the medieval insights at the heritage squares of Kathmandu Valley, she flew to Pokhara for her heli tour to Annapurna Base Camp.

Flying above the Annapurna trail, the enchanting Gurkha settlements, the alpine hills and the panoramic ranges, she got to observe the highlights of one of the most sought after trekking destinations. When she flew to the lowlands of Chitwan, she was just spellbound see the dramatically contrast elevation of the country. And the wildlife tours added extra excitement to her stay. On 19 March, she returned Nepal again for her most anticipated heli tour to Everest, which turned out to be an epic experience!

Nothing in Nepal has singular manifestation. However, within the span of few days, Ms. Norell got the opportunity to experience the multiplicity of Nepal. And effortlessly too!

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Nature is even more beautiful when its original color is “Black N White”

Here we have a short testimonial by Ms. Norell during the conversation we had at the end of the trip. After the testimonial have a look at Photo Gallery of Ms. Norell’s Helicopter Tour to Everest.

Best memory of the trip was helicopter ride to Everest. I would recommend fellow travelers to include the helicopter ride to Mt. Everest during their trip to Nepal.

Service of Explore Himalaya was excellent and faultless which I would rate with 5 stars. Kritee, my Tour Officer has been marvelous. She has made my tour seamless and taken responsibility for all arrangements.

One of the most thrilling airports of the world- Lukla 2840m - Everest Heli Tour

One of the most thrilling airports of the world- Lukla 2840m

Aerial view of Frozen glacial lakes of Gokyo Everest

Frozen glacial lakes of Gokyo

Snow covered highland habitat in Everest

Snow covered highland habitat

One more glimpse of Himalayan village covered by snow - Everest helicopter trek

One more glimpse of Himalayan village covered by snow

One more black and white beauty in nature - Everest Helicopter Tour

One more black and white beauty in nature

Ms. Norell witnesses Mt. Everest so closely - heli trek

Ms. Norell witnesses Mt. Everest so closely

Explore Himalayans experiencing boundless joys - at Everest

Explore Himalayans experiencing boundless joys

Walk over the fresh snow- Probably the softest walk - Everest heli Trek

Walk over the fresh snow- Probably the softest walk

Comfortable ride to the most beautiful corner of the world - heli trek to Everest

Comfortable ride to the most beautiful corner of the world

Kongde Resort, Everest 4250m where even the snowfall can be heard

Kongde Resort 4250m where even the snowfall can be heard

Amazing blend of soft white snow and black hard rocks - heli tour to Everest

Amazing blend of soft white snow and black hard rocks

A continuous series of Himalayan doors open during the ride to Everest in helicopter

A continuous series of Himalayan doors open during the ride

Isolated treasures of Himalayas that trekkers even miss - heli tour in Nepal

Isolated treasures of Himalayas that trekkers even miss

Closer to Kathmandu the landscape below now turns into green - view from helicopter

Closer to Kathmandu the landscape below now turns into green

What a beauty! Landscape possible to capture only during Helicopter Tour

What a beauty! Landscape possible to capture only during Helicopter Tour

Ms. Norell and Ms. Menuka post tour conversation - heli tour in Nepal

Ms. Norell and Ms. Menuka post tour conversation

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Three days tour package in Nepal offers diverse activities

Posted Mar 11th, 2014 under Luxury Tours, Testimonial, Wildlife & Bird Watching,

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Our German guests Mr. Michael Hermsdorf and Mr. Moritz Thorenz explored the diverse sides of Nepal during three full days excursion of Nepal. The Mt. Everest Flight took them above the towering peaks in the Everest Region whereas; they explored cultural heritage of Kathmandu on a guided sightseeing tour to the Temple of Living Goddess Kumari at Kathmandu Durbar Square. The walk through the colorful and vibrant streets of Asan was equally interesting. They also enjoyed the wildlife activities at Chitwan National Park.

Here we have few beautiful lines they said after the completion of the tour.

Explore Himalaya is a great organization which prioritizes customer preferences at first place. Everything was perfect.Sabin, our tour guide was very polite and arranged everything as per our wishes. Thank you, we had a great holiday in Nepal.

Heli Tour to Kalapattar

Posted May 13th, 2013 under Luxury Tours, Trip Report,

 

Three Indonesian visitors Mr. Leonard Julius Paisa, Ms. Eunike and Mr. Irwan Silawan were probably lacked time. Yet, they had the strongest desire to witness the highlands of Nepal in the mighty Everest region. Explore Himalaya made their dream come true, arranging the Heli Tour to this exotic location in a very short notice. On May 11, 2013 the Indonesian visitors flew to one of the most thrilling airports of the world- Lukla on the Fishtail AS- 350 B3 chopper. On the same day, as the weather was favorable to them they took the most delightful aerial ride on the chauffer to Kalapattar. Kalapattar is the best view-point to view the mesmerizing views of 4 8000m plus Himalayan giants including the mighty Everest. Their heli tour was perfectly adventurous and memorable. The same day they flew back to Lukla and ended their Heli Tour with the wholeheartedly satisfied hearts.

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Apart from a small organizational difficulty on the way, we had a fantastic trek to Rara Lake

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