Annapurna Chitwan

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Combine our introductory Annapurna Trek and Chitwan Safari

Details

Duration: 11 Days
Starts in: Nepal
Group Size: 4-16

Operated by:

World Expeditions

World Expeditions is an adventure travel and ecotourism company that offers guided small group trekking and adventure holidays.

Itinerary

Join Kathmandu (1330m).

You will be met by a representative of World Expeditions and transferred to the Radisson hotel. Remainder of the afternoon at leisure. A pre-trek briefing will be given around 4.30-5pm where arrangements will be made for the distribution of your kit bag, sleeping bag and down/fibrefill jacket. This evening we will head out for dinner, this is a great opportunity to get acquainted with your fellow group members.Overnight: Radisson Hotel

Fly to Pokhara, drive to Kimchi (1640m) - approx. 3.5 hours and trek to Ghandruk. approx 40min

We take a short 25min early morning flight to Pokhara, Nepal’s second largest city (820m). In good weather we are greeted with sights of the entire Annapurna range. From here we drive alongside the Kali Gandaki river and through foothills and valleys to Kimche. On arrival we will begin our walk to Ghandruk, our first overnight stop. Overnight: Private eco-camp

To Tadapani (2650m). Walk approx. 6 hours

Our trail meanders uphill through fields and into the forest of rhododendron and magnolia. We pass by waterfalls that cascade down narrow gullies that provide the perfect home for many small ferns and delicate plants. Tadapani is a clearing in the forest and a rest place for porters. We overnight in an eco lodge and observe the local people as they travel by.Overnight: eco-lodge

To Ghorepani (2880m) Walk approx 6-7 hours

The walk this morning offers excellent views of the Dhaulagiri range as the trail zigzags until we Ghorepani. This is a sizeable town on the main tourist trail. You may wish to wander through the bazaar, browse through Tibetan wares on display and enjoy local treats from the bakeries.Overnight: eco-lodge

Early morning Poon Hill & Trek to Ulleri, walk approx 5-6 hours

From Ghorapani a pre dawn 45 minutes climb brings us to the summit of Poon Hill (3200m). The view of the Himalaya are tremendous, with forested foot hills as a fore ground and some of the world's greatest mountain ranges surrounding us .The glow of the rising sun catches Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Annapurna, making the early morning rise more than worth the effort. We descend to camp for breakfast and during the morning we descend further through small settlements to enter a deep ravine where multiple waterfalls follow our trail. We over night in an eco lodge in the village of Ulleri. From Ulleri we will have an over view of our trek route, as well as views of the Annapurnas at the head of the valley. Overnight at our private eco lodge

Trek to Nayapul and drive Pokhara, walk approx. 4-5 hours, drive 2 hours

Today we take a short trek to Nayapul before being transported back to Pokhara for an overnight stay. Remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the Pokhara city. It is important to us that this trek follows few of the commercial tea-house trails. Accordingly the route and campsites may be varied at the discretion of the group leader. Note that the walking hours include rest stops, are a guide only and can vary due to trail or weather conditions.Overnight: Private eco-campsite

In Pokhara

Today you will have a free day to explore Nepal's second largest city, Pokhara. This relaxing city surrounds Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in Nepal and is a popular starting and ending point for trekking in the Annapurna region. This city offers plenty of modern restaurants, bars and a buzzing nightlife. There are countless stores to pick up last minute souvenirs or locally made goods. For those still in seek of adventure can choose to go paragliding, cycling tour, paddle boat across the lake or an ultra light scenic flight. You may also explore historical and religious sites including Devi's Falls, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave or Binyabasini Temple. Whilst there are plenty of options, nothing beats a gentle stroll to discover this relaxing city. Overnight: private eco-camp

Drive Pokhara to Chitwan. Approx 5 hours

This morning we transfer to Chitwan by road. On arrival we are briefed on the planned activities during our stay. Late afternoon and early morning are the best times to sight wildlife, so other times tend to be for less energetic activities. We will have lunch at our lodge and commence our activity program. Our accommodation is at the Chitwan Adventure Lodge outside the park, generally in 2-bed huts with a private bathroom. Solar heated hot water is available in the afternoons.

In Chitwan

A full day's activities are available including jungle walks, canoe rides, bird-watching and jeep safari, as well as lectures on other fauna. Our concession area is the territory of many species of wildlife including 3 tigers, 5 leopards, 7 rhino, and many deer, boar, bear, peacocks, an extraordinary number of bird species and is occasionally visited by wild elephants.Overnight: adventure lodge

Drive to Kathmandu approx 5-6 hours drive

After breakfast we transfer by road to Kathmandu.Overnight: Radisson Hotel or similiar

Trip concludes Kathmandu

After breakfast arrangements cease unless further arrangements have been made. Those people travelling by aircraft to further destinations will be transferred to the airport and assisted with check-in procedures.

Additional Information

We combine our Annapurna Trek with a wildlife safari at Chitwan National Park. This adventure is a fine contrast between trekking the remote foothills of the Annapurna's and a safari in the vicinity of Chitwan. We trek through traditional Hindu villages and pristine forests to ridge top camps that afford remarkable views of Annapurna South and Machapuchare. At Chitwan we undertake a wildlife safari in search of rhino and the Bengal tiger. (Our wildlife safaris take place inside the park boundaries.)

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