'Fixed departures' are assured departures that will start on the given date as per the given itinerary.
'Private departures' are departures customised for private groups with some degree of flexibility as offered by the operator.
Mar - May & Sep - Nov
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft)
Day 2 Fly Kathmandu to Pokhara Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m/5051ft)
Day 3 Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2860m/9380ft)
Day 4 Hiking to Poonhill (3210m/10531ft, and trek to Tadapani (2,630m/8,626ft)
Day 5 Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m/6360ft)
Day 6 Trek to Ghandruk to Nayapul drive to Pokhara and Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 7 Depart Kathmandu - Airport drop
Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
Two nights’ twin sharing accommodation with breakfast in deluxe Kathmandu Suite Home or similar hotel in Kathmandudu
Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Best available teahouse/lodge accommodation (twin sharing) during the trek
Staff– one professional, knowledgeable and friendly English speaking trekking leader along with assistant guide (6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, transportation, and insurance
Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu transfers by flight
Duffle bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket for use during the trek
Icicles Adventure T – shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
First aid medical kit
TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
All government taxes & office service charge
Nepal visa arrangement (more on Nepal Visa Information)
Excess baggage charges
Travel and rescue insurance
Added night/s accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara because of early arrival, delayed departure, early return from mountain (due to any cause) than the programmed itinerary
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu or Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the programmed itinerary)
All kind of drinks (alcoholic, hot, or cold)
Personal expenses such as phone calls, bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters, etc)
Personal equipments and clothing
Tips for guides and porters (tip is expected but not mandatory)
Icicles Adventure Treks and Tours, based in Kathmandu, Nepal, offers select guided adventures for adventure lovers from across the world, helping them discover the Himalayas and its cultural, ethnic, environmental, historical and architectural diversity, and its natural beauty which encompasses mountain ranges, glaciers, rivers, lakes, forests, and spectaculars waterfalls. Other than trekking, the company offers a wide range of other adventures and tours, including rafting, cannoning, wildlife safari, paragliding, and mountain flight.
To date it has operated approximately 1000+ adventure trips, taking around 10000+ hikers from 50+ different countries, in many trekking routes across Nepal, Bhutan, India and Tibet. The company has 16 full time guides and trek leaders.
Icicles Adventure Treks and Tours was founded by Mrs. Indira Bhatta and Mr. Hari Shreshtha in . It is one of the few adventure tour operators in Nepal, which was cofounded by and is run by a lady. Mr. Shreshtha has been an expert mountain guide and climber, with more than 12 years of experience as a professional trekking guide. He has lead mountaineering groups to many 6000m peaks of Nepal such as Mera Peak, Island Peak, Lobuche East Peak, Tent Peak, etc..
Icicles Adventure Treks and Tours is affiliated with Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Toursim Board. It's registered address is Puspalal Path, Khusibu, Naya Bazar-17 - 384, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Trip Terms & Conditions
A. Booking Terms
If the date of booking is before the midnight of the 8th day prior to the trip start date (to be calculated excluding the trip start date), then an advance, which is typically 25% of the total booking value including any applicable taxes is payable at the time of booking. The balance amount is payable before the midnight of the 8th day prior to the trip start date (to be calculated excluding the trip start date). If a customer fails to make the balance payment before the midnight of the 4th day prior to the trip start date (to be calculated excluding the trip start date), his / her booking shall stand cancelled.
If the date of booking is after the midnight of the 8th day prior to the trip start date (to be calculated excluding the trip start date), then the total booking value including any applicable taxes, is payable at the time of booking.
Payments for bookings shall be made online, through the payment gateway of reccytravel.com or other online modes, as advised by the Reccy relationship manager.
B. Loyalty Points
On making the full payment for a particular booking made through the reccytravel.com website, the customer shall earn Reccy Points equal to 5% of the trip value (excluding any taxes payable). Reccy Points earned can be redeemed towards making payment for any subsequent booking made through the reccytravel website.
Reccy Points earned for booking a particular trip cannot be redeemed until the start date of that trip.
Reccy Points cannot be earned in a booking, in the event the customer is availing any other benefit, such as a discount or is applying a promo code.
When redeeming Reccy Points in a transaction, the customer will earn Reccy Points only on the portion of the booking amount for which he / she is not paying through Reccy Points.
If you book a trip for INR 10,000, including 5% GST, total payable will be INR 10,500.
After you make the full payment for this booking, on the start date of this trip you shall receive 5% of the trip value as Reccy Points, in this case 500 Reccy Points will get deposited as your loyalty point balance.
On your next booking, let’s assume the trip value is INR 15,000, and total payable including 5% GST is INR 15,750. Your Reccy Point balance of 500 shall be applied at a 1:1 ratio to reduce your total payable for this trip booking by INR 500. Hence, you actual payable for this trip booking shall be INR 15,250, with a reduction of INR 500.
Not only that, you will again earn Reccy Points on the amount you paid for this trip, net of taxes and Reccy Points redeemed. In this example, on your second booking you will earn 725 Reccy Points (5% of INR 14,500), which will reduce your payable amount in the subsequent booking.
Of course Reccy guarantees the best price on every product listed on its website, hence your loyalty point benefit comes on top of the best prices you get for all your adventure and outdoor booking needs.
C. Group Discounts
Reccy offers discounts for large groups, typically comprising 6 persons or more. Please contact your Reccy relationship manager to know more.
D. Cancellation Policy
In the event a customer cancels his / her booking, for any reason, before the midnight of the 8th day prior to the trip start date (to be calculated excluding the trip start date), the amount paid by the customer for that booking shall be refunded to the customer, net of a 5% transaction charge, within 7 days of the customer notifying Reccy in writing, regarding his / her decision to cancel.
In the event a customer cancels his / her booking, for any reason, before the midnight of the 4th day prior to the trip start date (to be calculated excluding the trip start date), but after the midnight of the 8th day prior to the trip start date (to be calculated excluding the trip start date), provided the customer has paid the total booking value of the trip including any applicable taxes before the midnight of the 8th day prior to the trip start date (to be calculated excluding the trip start date), Reccy shall issue to the customer a voucher equivalent to the amount paid by the customer related to that booking. The voucher can be used by the customer for making any purchase in reccytravel.com or any affiliate site, within 12 months of the voucher issuance date. No voucher shall be issued if the customer has not paid the total booking value of the trip including any applicable taxes before the midnight of the 8th day prior to the trip start date (to be calculated excluding the trip start date) or earlier.
In the event a customer cancels his / her booking, for any reason, after the midnight of the 4th day prior to the trip start date (to be calculated excluding the trip start date), no amount shall be payable, and no voucher shall be issued to the customer.
E. Changes to and / or cancellation of trips
Reccytravel.com is a booking platform and is not involved, in any manner whatsoever, in the delivery of services related to the bookings made by customers through its website.
Itineraries shown are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. The operators reserve the right to change expedition / trek / package dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which the operator or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. The operator reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.
The Ghorepani Poonhill trek offers almost anyone the chance to explore the Himalayas. This trip is easy and friendly to people of varying fitness levels and ages, and you don’t have to sacrifice the feeling of adventure. The sunrise view from the top of Poon Hill is also a highly coveted one that’s known throughout the world.
This trek can be completed solo or with a guide. Due to the abundance of teahouses, well-traveled trails, and fellow trekkers constantly on route, it is completely safe to travel unguided if you feel comfortable doing so. There are no special permits required for this short trek. However, international visitors to Nepal will be required to present a valid international visa or purchase one at the Kathmandu airport, with the exception of Indian nationals.