Kaphuche Trek 7 days

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Kaphuche trek begins from the Aarmala goes through much human settlement and beautiful hills along with the dozen of attractions to reach the virgin ice lake called kaphuche, In the northeast of Kaski district. The route from the elevation of 1,573 meters at Aarmala to 3,450 meters at kaphuche offers the brilliant view of snowcapped mountains, green hills, wild lives, typical Nepali village culture and many more. At the same time, the route connects the village like Aatighar mauja, Thak, and sikles. The key attractions of this trekking route obviously are the kaphuche. Kaphuche (Virgin Ice Lake) has been claimed as a lowest elevation glacial lake of the world. The lake temperature falls below minus in winter season and sometimes the surface water changes into the stiff icy ground. The lake with 1,200 square meters in an area is tranquil glacial lake indeed. Regarding the name, kaphuche is actually a noun from Gurung language. It refers to the plain surface made of crumbled snow and ices.Kaphuche is also a place that offers the close view of small to mammoth avalanches sourced from the peak of Annapurna 2. A number of avalanches even in a single day, glaciers and the glacial lake format the small heaven in kaphuche area. However, there is no facility of boating in the lake as it is a virgin and newly explored lake in wild area beneath the high mountains. Before, reaching kaphuche, there is a placed named Hugu in two hours of walking distance. The specialty of Hugu is centuries old culture of animal husbandry in the elevation of 2,100 meters. From sea level. There could still be seen the goat and buffalo shades and the shade-culture in Hugu. Surrounded by more then half dozen high mountains. Hugu is 6 hrs far from the nearest human settlement called sikles.

Early to Hugu and sikles, Tara hills is one of the most attractive places in this trek. It is a green hilltop at 2814 meters that offers the view of a long array of Annapurna range. In this range, virgin peak Mt. Fishtail which is locally known as Mt. Machhapuchhre and the Annapurna could be witnessed from a very close distance of Tara Hill.
Bird watching , herds of deer, hanging hives of wild honeybees, hot springs, shrines, beautiful falls, river, and rhododendron forest are some of the major attractions of this trekking route suspension bridges, caves, beautiful valley view, sunrise and sunset view, sikles Eco museum also are the additional attractions of Virgin ice lake ( Kaphuche) trek.

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All about the Kaphuche Trek 7 days.

Kaphuche trek begins from the Aarmala goes through much human settlement and beautiful hills along with the dozen of attractions to reach the virgin ice lake called kaphuche, In the northeast of Kaski district. The route from the elevation of 1,573 meters at Aarmala to 3,450 meters at kaphuche offers the brilliant view of snowcapped mountains, green hills, wild lives, typical Nepali village culture and many more. At the same time, the route connects the village like Aatighar mauja, Thak, and sikles. The key attractions of this trekking route obviously are the kaphuche. Kaphuche (Virgin Ice Lake) has been claimed as the lowest elevation glacial lake of the world. The lake temperature falls below minus in winter season and sometimes the surface water changes into the stiff icy ground. The lake with 1,200 square meters in an area is tranquil glacial lake indeed. Regarding the name, kaphuche is actually a noun from Gurung language. It refers to the plain surface made of crumbled snow and ices.Kaphuche is also a place that offers the close view of small to mammoth avalanches sourced from the peak of Annapurna 2. A number of avalanches even in a single day, glaciers and the glacial lake format the small heaven in kaphuche area. However, there is no facility of boating in the lake as it is a virgin and newly explored lake in wild area beneath the high mountains. Before, reaching kaphuche, there is a placed named Hugu in two hours of walking distance. The specialty of Hugu is centuries old culture of animal husbandry in the elevation of 2,100 meters. From sea level. There could still be seen the goat and buffalo shades and the shade-culture in Hugu. Surrounded by more than half a dozen high mountains. Hugu is 6 hrs far from the nearest human settlement called sikles.

Early to Hugu and sikles, Tara hills is one of the most attractive places in this trek. It is a green hilltop at 2814 meters that offers the view of a long array of Annapurna range. In this range, virgin peak Mt. Fishtail which is locally known as Mt. Machhapuchhre and the Annapurna could be witnessed from a very close distance of Tara Hill.
Bird watching, herds of deer, hanging hives of wild honeybees, hot springs, shrines, beautiful falls, river, and rhododendron forest are some of the major attractions of this trekking route suspension bridges, caves, beautiful valley view, sunrise and sunset view, sikles Eco museum also are the additional attractions of Virgin ice lake ( Kaphuche) trek.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Airport Pick up and drop off service by Private Coach.
  • 2 night’s accommodation with breakfast at Standard Hotel in Kathmandu
  • 1 night’s accommodation with breakfast at Standard Hotel in Pokhara
  • Three time food in a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) while you are on trekking
  • Tea House accommodation during the trek
  • Professional English speaking trekking guide (trained by Ministry of tourism) his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments etc
  • Surface Transfer to destination from Kathmandu.
  • Tourist Bus Ticket to Pokhara then Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Annapurna conservation permits & TIMS Permits
  • Tourist service charge, Vat
  • One map of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking for the group
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International airfare and Nepal Visa Fees
  • Nepal Travel insurance
  • Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel/Medical insurance and Emergency evacuation cost if needed
  • Personal expenses such as phone call, drinks, donation, souvenirs etc
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.
  • Tips for guide, porter (it is expected)
  1. Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)

    Arrival in Kathmandu. Our Airport Representative will meet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport. A drop to the Hotel by private tourist vehicle is arranged. You can either take a rest or meet us at our office and know the detailed arrangement of the Trek. B&B at the hotel.

  2. Day 2 Kathmandu - Pokhara (8,23m): 5 - 6 hrs bus drive

    After breakfast, we drive to Pokhara which is 200 km from Kathmandu. We take our lunch in between this six hours bus ride. You can also opt for a flight which takes about 30 min, and then explore Pokhara, renowned for its scenic beauty and lakeside stays. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Pokhara.

  3. Day 3 Pokhara - Nayapul - Ulleri (2,050m): 6 - 7 hrs

    From Pokhara, the drive to Nayapool takes about an hour. Our trek begins from here. After a short walk along the banks of Modi River, we reach Birethani. Small teahouses are in plenty along the route. After crossing a village, we climb to Hille and then to Tikhedhunga. We then take a steep ascent up to Ulleri, a large Magar village, which is rather challenging. Overnight stay at Ulleri.

  4. Day 4 Ulleri - Ghorepani (2,750m): 4 - 5 hrs

    From Ulleri, the trail is a gentle ascent and we pass through rhododendron and oak forests to reach Banthanti. A couple of hours from here and we reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani stay is popular for the Poonhill hike which presents a spectacular view of the sunrise and a superb panoramic view of the mountain ranges. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.

  5. Day 5 Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Tadapani (2,700m): 5 - 6 hrs

    Today’s journey begins with a short hike to Poonhill, the best viewpoint in the trail and unmistakably a photographer’s paradise. A 45 min walk takes us to the top of the hill which is at a height of 3210m. We return back to Ghorepani for breakfast and then move to Deurali along a steep strenuous climb. The walk from here to Banthani is an easy jungle route where we may come across monkeys and Langurs. Further down, we reach Tadapani, our stay for the night.

  6. Day 6 Tadapani to Hot Spring 4-5 hrs

    After breakfast at Tadapani, we move down gradually along forests of rhododendrons, cross the Kimsung River and ascend to reach a Gurung village called Gurjung. Continue ascending to Hot Spring and enjoying the rest of day for Hot Spring. Overnight stay at a guest house.

  7. Day 7 Hot Spring to Birethanti and drive to Pokhara

    From Jhinu, we take the trail down to Modi Khola with magnificent views of Fish Tail and the Annapurna range. The walk continues through the banks of Modi Khola till we reach Birethanti, from where the trek started. A walk ahead for half an hour takes us to the van which takes us back to Pokhara. Overnight stay in a hotel.

  8. Day 8 Drive back to Kathmandu by Deluxe tourist Bus

    5/6 hours bus ride from Pokhara gets us to Kathmandu. The end of the journey is celebrated with a farewell dinner. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

  9. Day 9 Transfer to Kathmandu International Airport or onward for next program

    Departure from Kathmandu. A drop from the hotel to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled time of flight is arranged in a private tourist vehicle.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is a very popular short trekking trail offering a multitude of attractions: breathtaking mountain scenery, beautiful Gurung village, forest with rare birds et cetera.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Walking along the streams and forest by observing beautiful birds, dense rhododendrons (national flower of Nepal), green hills and valleys will give you a heavenly feeling. Another best part of this trek is that it has almost zero chances of altitude sickness.

  • Explore the cultural and natural beauty of the Annapurna region.
  • Visit Hindus and Buddhist holiest Muktinath temple.
  • Superb views of Mt. Manaslu, Pisang peak, Annapurnas, Himalchuli peak and fishtail mountain.
  • Thorong La pass (5,416m.) – one of the longest pass in world.
  • Hike along the world deepest gorge – Kali Gandagi river
  • Explore beautiful remote villages.
  • Sightseeing in UNESCO world cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley.

Sep-Dec/March-April

All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter into Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal and at nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended at the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np; Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport -size photo. The current cost of visa for 30 days is US$40(to be paid in cash) for 30 days that is required to make in cash. Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ.  Other nationalities should check entry requirements. visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended stay in Nepal. We recommended you schedule at least 1-2 day extra at the end of the trip just incase there is a delay. If no delay occurs we can arrange additional activity for your time in Nepal.To help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website www.timeanddate.com to be very useful. The children under the age of 10 will get free visa. Please be advised to check the current regulation. Visa regulation can change without prior notice. Citizens of china as well as citizens of south Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) get free visa. countries not entitled to get a visa upon arrival are Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.
(1 USD = ~ Rs.100 NPR).
We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel.
The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined.
Despite having security advantage of traveller’scheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card. If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about four percent or more depending upon the bank.  Please note that most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes

Depending on the season you wish to go trekking you may have to make adjustments to clothing and equipments however these are the necessities list we prepared keeping keeping your comfort and utility in mind.
We never recommend our clients to bring over equipments which are not necessary for the trek.
Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavy weight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt made of synthetic fibre
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T- shirts ( bring Light weight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • down jacket ( available in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Water proof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots that been worn in
  • Thick wool socks (Take a extra pairs of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trek)
  • Toiletries (toilet papers,  tooth paste, tooth brush, )

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Tooth brush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant/ floss
  • Bio degradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera
  • Extra items
  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binocular

The most importantly, tipping is at travelers discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form the part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tip is the accepted and honored way to saying thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget and appreciation of their work.

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