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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with Visit Heaven Trek


Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with Visit Heaven Trek

Day one of our Trek to  Ghorepani, Poonhill: We drove about 45 minute to the drop off point with Saran and a lovely young man named Ganesh who was our porter for the trip…. We set off down a gravel path past some shops were we meet some kids on their way to school. After about 3 hrs we stopped for a lunch, but stopped along the way when ever needed and wanted to soak up our surrounding, Saran and Ganesh were very patient and encouraging. Our first night Saran showed as a couple of card games, he is a funny man, this was such a lovely way to end our first day.The food provided on our journey was so accommodating to everyone’s taste, like everywhere in Nepal you have the option for either Nepalese (which is so yummy and highly nutritious) Eastern or Western foods.

 

Day 2:We set off and tackled a lot of stairs meet some cute little local’s humans and animals.

The little villages along pebbled paths makes you realize how hard the people work to survive in the hills, the donkeys and farmers that walk theses paths over and over again to get supplies, the children that have to walk so far to get to school and the incredible strong individuals who carry such heavy baskets on their heads for such a long distance. We have such gratitude for the Nepalese people.

Adorable Locals 

We arrived at our next bed for the night in the afternoon, when we entered our rooms and opened the curtained the view of the mountains totally took us by surprise and took our breath away, within a couple of hours we witnessed the most amazing lighting show I have ever seen …the sky filled with the brightest purple lights …Wow!!

Day 3: We woke to it snowing …yay our first snow shower in Nepal. Unfortunately due to the early morning rain we missed sunrise at poon hill but that’s Mother Nature for you. We rugged up and ventured on through a light cover of snow, this was so exciting, we could not get over the fact we were trekking through snow, so good!!!


After a short walk through the snow we made it to the rainforest, the diverse landscape is unbelievable, I felt like I was walking through a rainforest in Australia. The moss and trees, so stunning. The silence, the peace, and the beauty… we were on a spiritual journey and felt in a state of complete contentment. We really had four seasons in one day and by lunch time the weather was quite warm. We arrived at the next resting place for the night and sat back with some masala tea and continued on with our card games with Saran and Ganesh.We were starting to realize our journey was coming to an end… we had to soak up this last bit of bliss. The reality that this was going to end hit us hard, not only for the adventure but because we made two new dear friends that will be missed.
Day 4: We woke with heavy hearts and sore legs, this was our last day. The hills (ha-ha, in Oz we call them mountains) was a reminder of how high we had climbed, the fresh air was so revitalising. Along the way we gave out small toys to some of the local children and to see their little faces light up and chocolate, how they love chocolate.

The bridge we started from

As we looked back at the last lot of stairs it reality hit us…our trek was finished and WE MADE IT… Stronger, happier and even more determined to tackle anything… What invigorating adventure!!!
It was time to say our goodbyes to Ganesh and Saran but we were going to see Saran again in Kathmandu. Next stop Chitwan.

 

Chitwan

We arrived in Chitawan were we spent the holy festival with the local children playing soccer, the girls won, they can play!!
Chitawan is a traditional little place with  beautiful little mud homes.We saw peacocks, crocodile, deer and even a rhino in the wild. We rode on an elephant and saw them walking down the main street. It is a peaceful quite relaxing place surrounded by nature.

 Holy festival Chitawan style 

We left Chitawan and headed back to Thamel where Saran was waiting and even know our trekking had finished Saran and Badri continued to help and show as around, we were even invited to local school as special guests to watch the children perform songs and dances… this was such an honour!! Saran did so much for us and asked for nothing in return just for us to be happy so if you are considering going to Nepal and trekking we totally 100 percent recommend Visitheaven treks, Saran will take care of you like you are his family, we cannot thank him and all the people at Visitheaven treks enough for making our time in Nepal truly wonderful…The memories and friends we have made will be with us always and we can’t wait to go back and tackle the Annapurna circuit.


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