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Karbakeli Eco trek
Karbakeli Eco trek
Karbakeli Eco trek

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Karbakeli Eco trek

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9 Days

Maximum altitude


Easy / Medium

Best Season
October, November, December, February, March, April



Start/End Point
Ulleri / Beni

Trek Highlights

Six-hour scenic drive to Pokhara

Phewa lake and mountain view from Pokhara

Amazing sunrise view from Poonhill 3210M

Panoramic view of Mt Annapurna and Dhaulagiri

Magar, Gurung and Thakali peoples culture

Typical Nepali terraced field and lush green forest

Local food and cuisine exploration

Karbakeli temple exploration

Trek Overview

Karbakeli Eco trek is one of the newly explored Annapurna trekking  trails which connects Poonhill with the headquarter of Myagdhi District via Karbakeli region. This journey will introduce you Karbakeli Thaan temple dedicated to Karbakeli baba (god of Pun Magar community) in Ramche. Karbakeli route is one of the most virgin routes which was not explored before even its very close to Poonhill. And the most convenient way for exploring Magar culture, custom, tradition, and way of life. You can see the panoramic view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Gurja during the journey and the walk through the largest rhododendron forest is a lifetime experience.

This journey starts at Birethanti which is the starting point for a bunch of trekking destination in Annapurna region. Then the trail follows the Poonhill route all the way up to Ghorepani which is really beautiful which passes through the flossing stream and lush green forest. The terrain can be hot until 2000m elevation after that it gets pleasant. Above 2500m we pass through a lush rhododendron forest which looks like heaven during its blooming period in Spring. After visiting the Poonhill the journey heads towards Karbakeli which roughly takes about 5hrs which is a scenic walk. The temple of Karbakeli is located at Kafaldanda at the elevation of 2200M above sea level. There is a statue of God Karbakeli baba and his two wives Himala and Fimala as well as two sons Ramchan and Kulchun.

Karbakeli eco trek is a precious journey which came as a golden opportunity to show the virgin route of Karbakeli region as well as Ghorepani poon hill region. During this trek, we get chance to explore local culture, custom, tradition, flora, fauna, and way of life. Likewise, until Ghorepani, we will experience teahouse and rest of it will be in a homestay which is the best factor of this journey. Our guide and research team has explored this route in-depth already thus we assure you for the wonderful journey.

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Outline Itinerary


Arrival in Kathmandu


Drive to Pokhara


Drive Nayapul and trek to Ulleri


Ulleri to Ghorepani


Ghorepani to Karbakeli


Karbakeli to Beni


Beni to Pokhara


Pokhara to Kathmandu


Fly back to destinition.

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Detailed Itinerary

Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Drive Pokhara by tourist bus / 6hrs drive / Overnight at hotel

Drive Nayapul and trek to Ulleri 2000m / 1.5hrs drive / 6hrs walk / Overnight at mountain lodge.

Ulleri to Ghorepani 2810M / 5hrs walk / Overnight at mountain lodge

Ghorepani to Karbakeli (2200m) with morning Poonhill sunrise hike / 6.5hrs walk including Poonhill hike which takes 1.5hrs back and forth / Overnight at local homestay

Karbakeli to Beni via Falamedanda / 6hrs walk / Overnight at mountain lodge

Beni to Pokhara by driving and sightseeing around Pokhara / 3hrs drive / Half day sightseeing / Overnight at hotel in Pokhara

Pokhara to Kathmandu by drive / 6 hrs drive / Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 09: Fly back to your onward destination.

Trek FAQs

You don't need to carry all your stuff which is not required for trekking. You can be left at your hotel or Himalayan Smile Treks office in Kathmandu. Nearly all hotels have a luggage deposit but we do not store clients valuables in our office. Also the hotel you will provide locker their you can store your valuables things. After you come back from trekking, we handover your luggage and other stuff to you.

We assign one of our officers to look after you, who constantly stay in touch with you during your stay in Nepal. We give you his mobile number. Or you may directly contact to our office number also.

In fact you don't need to be a mountaineer with rippling muscles to enjoy trekking. If you are reasonably fit, have a spirit of mountain journey and like walking, you are always qualified for any trekking in Nepal. You do not need any previous experience. However we suggest you some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking before you embark on journey.

If you're doing camping trek we offer standard meals as well as a vegetarian meal option. Just let us know if you want vegetarian meals when you book your trek. But we can't fulfill every trekkers requirement(i.e., dietary requirements or special meals ). Also tea house trekking you will get vegetarian meal. Please tell about your trekking guide about details of your food allergy.

If your solo trekkers we will provide you on single room in tea house. In peak season (October, November, December , March, April) you have to share room with a member of the same sex but it is rarely.

You will be served freshly cooked food during trekking. In all tea houses/ lodges along trekking trail Western, Continental and Nepali dishes are available. Three meals a day will be provided you in full board (Gold) package

Up to a maximum of 5-6 hours a day with lunch breaks along the trail. The maximum altitude is depends upon which trek you are going. In Nepal normally the maximum altitude of most of the trekking falls between 3500m to 5000m

To some trekkers when they go over 3000 m they may feel some affect of altitude sickness like shortness of breath and possibly a light headed which is fairly common. Sometime they may also get diarrhea as well as sprains and muscle aches. In such case our guide who is experienced in first aid treatment and high altitude sickness will advise you about any health requirements and also treat you. Altitude sickness is dangerous but it can be avoidable. If your follow a few simple rules you will not suffer from altitude sickness. Rules are trek slowly with your guide, drink at least two liters of water per day (not including beer or soft drinks), If you feel shortness of breath, a slight headache or dizziness, tell your guide and rest immediately. Lie down, drink water. If you are still feeling unwell you may consider going down a few hundred meters. Do not pretend you are okay, and do not go down alone. For further information of altitude sickness.

You must disclose at the time of booking any medical condition that could affect your ability to do the Himalaya trekking. The Himalayan Smile Treks advise to do trek who has with heart conditions, knee problems, severe asthma or pregnant should not participate in the trek. The Himalayan Smile Treks could not be responsible in Himalaya trekking due to the lack of the medical facilities any problems due to your special dietary requirements or medical condition

There is no government restriction on the age limit for the Nepal trekking. If the trekkers children under the age of 8 years old and adults over 70 years old. The Himalayan Smile Treks recommend to hire an extra porter(our package price including one porter for two people).

In our trek packages one porter is including for two people. The one porter can carry 20-25 kg your luggage( per person 12 KG). If you're interested to hire extra porter we will recommend to hire in Lukla for Everest base camp trek. The porter cost approximately USD 15. If you want to hire a porter then please let us know at the time you make your trek booking. After Lukla it is very difficult to get porter. if your hire porter above the Lukla or Namche bazaar the porter cost USD 20 to 30 but they cannot always be reliable.

As general rule, it is hot enough during the days to wear an open-neck shirt with shorts and you will not be cold. During the evening, it gets cold so, long trousers and a warm jersey is essential.

Please consult your local doctor and follow his advice. However, if you are taking any particular medicines, it would be best to bring them with you.

There are trekking shops at Thamel, in Kathmandu, where you can easily rent or buy items like sleeping bags, down jackets, walking sticks, rucksacks, duffel bags and other equipments on reasonable price.

We will recommend you to rent or buy sleeping bags as low as -30 °C. This temperature is suitable for Everest base camp trekking(above 4000m). We will suggest to buy /rent sleeping bags and so you can try it out. Also you can rent /buy sleeping bag in Kathmandu trekking store.

If you are flying from a remote mountain airstrip like Lukla, Jomsom, Simikot, Taplejung and Dolpo, you should keep at least two spare days before your departure for home.

Trekking areas like Everest, Annapurna and Langtang, all most tea houses/ mountain lodges have telephone facilities. From there you can make international calls to your home and friends staying any part of the world.

Nepal is absolutely safe country to travel. Our staffs do take every precaution to ensure the comfort and safety of the trekkers. Before 2006 when Maoist movement was going on, there was a kind of fear in few trekking destinations. But today they have also come to peaceful political stream. So there is no more any fear and need to give donation for any party.

We offer you an experienced trekking guide. He is in charge of your overall trekking. This is the person you should go to with all problems, concerns and questions. He is well trained in all aspects of trekking, high altitude medicine, first aid and emergency procedure. He is selected in terms of his professionalism. Remember that trekking guides are local citizens and their English may be basic and limited to trek related topics. About porters, they carry your luggage. They are also local citizens. Normally one porter carries 20 to 25 kg of stuff. Normally we provide one porter for every two trekkers.

Our group size is minimum 2 and maximum 12 however we will start trek from One people. We can organize trek according to customer requested date.

In Everest region trekking we offer you accommodation in tea house (mountain lodge). A Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. The rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Around 5000 m trekking you don't need crampons but if you're going cross the high pass like Larkya la pass(5,235 m), Throng la Pass(5216 m) and Cho La Pass( 5,420 m) it is recommended. We will provide clean sleeping bag during the trekking.

Most of the Tea Houses have running water facility. Many of them also available hot water for shower. The hot shower is bucket shower(not running hot shower) except Namche bazaar. Most bathrooms are shared and toilets can be either squat type of the western version.

In tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. In tea house your will get vegetarian food. Also we will recommend to eat Vegetarian food. Also in tea house has western food such as pizza, pasta and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses and trail side restaurants

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