Duration: 16 Days
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Discover the natural wonders, cultures, lifestyles, wild animals and incredible sights of the 10th highest mountain in the world throughout this trip to Annapurna Base Camp with Chitwan Jungle Safari. An ideal combination of trekking and jungle safari provides an amazing opportunity to experience exhilarating moments in the foothills of Mt. Annapurna with surrounding overwhelming views of Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri, Huinchuli etc as well as to be closer to the wild animals enjoying adventurous activities.
The wilderness journey starts from the city of temples- Kathmandu, take a scenic drive to Pokhara popularly known as the "City of Lakes". The adventure begins from Nayapul crossing several villages like Ulleri, Tikhedhunga, and Ghorepani then to Poon hill, and behold the mesmerizing sunrise views over the magnificent Himalayan ranges. The trekking trail passes through the lush green forests, vibrant red rhododendron, peaceful villages, lowland pastures, icy rivers, and cascading waterfalls of melted snow finally to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna (8091m). Get closer to the striking mountains such as Annapurna I, Annapurna south, Barah Shikhar, Machhapuchre, Annapurna II, Annapurna III and many others. Relax your body as you descend to Jhinu danda in a natural hot spring. Acquire knowledge of the rich cultures, traditions and daily lifestyles of the locals over the region, not to miss a unique experience for a lifetime. Furthermore, the trip offers a visit to the UNESCO world heritage site - Chitwan National park for another exciting adventure after an amazing trekking experience. Worthwhile moments strolling around the subtropical forests and intimate encounters with the various wildlife species; one-horned rhinos, leopards, sloth bears, colourful birds, tigers, crocodiles and many more. The trip becomes more fascinating as the Tharu cultural dance and local museum give a complete insight into the Tharu community.
Come and join Himalayan Recreation Treks & Expedition for a wonderful twirling journey to the most beautiful destination of Nepal. Our teams are focused to provide an incredible experience throughout your vacation in Nepal serving with the best quality services.
Travellers should be comfortable with somewhat-demanding activities.
Narayan Baniya (nature pathfinder) and Sumir Gyawali (yoga teacher) guide me in
this adventure. Actually they manage perfectly my short time and all the noisy
burocratic thinks like documents or Covid control. They makes me feel safely and
had care of me since the moment I reserved .. now I’m at home and still feel the
power of their experience, friendship and good nature. They makes me “enter” in
the Nepali lifestyle, from metropolitan Kathmandu until the top of the mountain
were the vibes are soo deep. Their good vibes are compatible with all, Sumir had a
clinical yogi eye and Narayan the calm you need to arrive over the clouds.. it was
like a day dreaming and I never forget this experience out of time. Thank you
A great & well organised experience. I highly recommend Himalayan
recreation to anyone planning to trek to the Annapurna Basecamp. Everything from
start to finish was all taken care of, taking away all of the stress of
organisation so that I could focus on enjoying the trek.
Ashok was very responsive on whatsapp at all times and was able to adapt the tour
when circumstances changed. For example, when my flight to Pokhara was cancelled,
Ashok arranged for a friendly driver to take me all the way there by private car
instead (I did have to wait 1.5 hours for the driver, but traffic in Kathmandu is
difficult). My guide Santosh and porter Bal were very friendly and accommodating
and were good company during the trek. They have the English skills required to
answer the majority of questions, particularly relating to the trek. Overall, a
very good experience.
The trek itself is very beautiful. It has everything, including rural villages
with rice terraces, bamboo forests, and epic mountains. The accommodation is basic
but everything you need for a trek (much better than camping). The weather
forecast is inaccurate - I enjoyed decent weather despite the forecast being
constant rain/thunder. I found the difficulty to be much easier than others state,
and could have completed the trek in 5-6 days. Almost anyone with a decent level
of fitness would be able to complete this trek (adjusting the duration to
The Annupurna Poon Hill Trip is a lovely trek through the lower elevations of the
Annupurna range of the Himalayas. Starting from Pokhara, a 90 minute drive in a
taxi drops us off at the beginning of the trek and then goes up from there. My
guide, Raj, was absolutely awesome and provided a lot of great information about
the area during our trek over the several days that this trek takes place. The
second day of the climb takes us to the small town of Ghorepani, and then an early
climb the next morning to Poon Hill.
I went on this trip in the 2nd year of the virus. According to my guide, the
number of travelers was still way down from pre-pandemic years. So, in one way, it
is a great time to travel since you will have most of the trails to yourself. The
tea houses are also pretty empty. The negative side to this is that there are
limited menu items and several places didn't have WiFi.
There are a few recommendations I would make about this trip. The first is the
ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara. I took the bus and regretted it about halfway
there. While the distance is only 200 km, it took about 8 hours on the bus. If I
were to do this again, I would have opted for a 30 minute flight. It costs more,
but is so worth it.
Second, make sure you bring toilet paper with you on the trek. The tea houses I
stayed in during my trek didn't have any. So, bringing a roll of your own is a
huge help. And speaking of bathrooms, most of the toilets along the route are not
the western style sit-down toilets. Rather they are the hole in the grounds. So,
make sure to use the bathroom before leaving the tea house since the next
western-style toilet isn't until the next guest house, which could be a half day
Finally, if you have time after the trek, spend an extra day in Pokhara. It is
much more interesting than Kathmandu.
Otherwise, the trek was wonderful and the folks at Himalayan Recreation did a
great job in staying in touch, picking me up at the airport when I arrived in
Nepal, and provided excellent service all the way through.
This trip was the first we took with those guys. It was very nice, guide was
interesting and gave us a lot information about Bhaktapur and Nepal itself.
After they arranged few more trips for us. First was Chitwan national park and
jeep safari. After Pokhara and paragliding. And then return to Kathmandu. It was
very helpful to have someone local there who can arrange flights, pick ups, all
the activities and return wherever needed.
We didn't have more time, but all the time we had, they managed to organize for
us, without stressing or worrying.
I truly recommend them, because they are very responsible and helpful for any
situation. I firstly met them in Kathmandu for our first trip and they helped us
with all the others.
Our representative will be there at the airport to welcome you to Nepal. You will be picked up and transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. In the afternoon there will be a short briefing about the package itinerary. Take a rest in your leisure time in the hotel. Stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Early morning take a drive to the beautiful city Pokhara. As you reach you will be amazed by the natural wonders of the city. Then, you will be transferred to your hotel in Pokhara. In the evening roam around the Lakeside and the marketplaces enjoying the glimmering views of the city. Stay overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.
Today, after breakfast you will be driving towards Nayapal for about 1 hrs, which is the starting point of the trek. From there the trek starts to Ulleri passing through the charming small villages and following the Burgundi stream. Then, the trail takes you to the valley of Hile and Tikhedhunga from there you have to climb up 3300 steps to reach Ulleri, a beautiful Magar village. Stay overnight at the teahouse in Ulleri.
The trails to Ghorepani wind up through the rhododendron and oak forest crossing several villages. Enjoy the first glimmering views of Annapurna south, Huinchuli and Machhapuchre before reaching the beautiful Ghorepani village. You don’t even get a chance to bored along the way. Stay overnight at a teahouse in Ghorepani.
Wake up early and hike up to Poon hill, the popular vantage point in the Annapurna region. On reaching the top, witness the magnificent views of the sunrise over the glamorous Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri and many more. As the first glimmer of the sun gradually squander there will be gloom in the Annapurna region. And obscured villages, beautiful landscapes can be seen clearly. After spending an hour, starts to descend walking downhill passing beautiful bamboo and rhododendron forest and finally reaches Tadapani. Stay overnight at the teahouse.
Start your day descending to Kimrong stream through rhododendron forests. Cross the small stream and continue walking through the gentle flat trail finally you will reach Chomrong village, the gateway of the Annapurna Base Camp. On reaching, enjoy the close views of Annapurna south and Huinchuli as well the magnificent Machhapuchre. Stay overnight at teahouse in Chomrong.
Witness the morning views of the elegant Himalayas before starting the trek to Dovan. The trail starts with a steep decline to Chomrong Khola followed by a steep climbing after crossing the stream. Today’s trail is a bit more difficult than before as you descend you will reach Sinuwa village. From there, again descend through some rocky steps and past the beautiful bamboo village then the trail becomes easy to Dovan. Stay overnight at the teahouse in Dovan.
The trail to Deurali is short and beautiful and passes through the blooming rhododendron forests and Bamboo forests. The more you are in the higher elevation the close views you will get to see of the Annapurna ranges. Pass the Himalayan Hotel and trek to Hinku cave, a trail lined with petrified trees and burnt sienna foliage. From there, the trail drops closer to the river before climbing to Deurali. Stay overnight at the teahouse in Deurali.
Finally, the awaited day comes today to surprise you with the amazing views of Massif. Start your journey to Machhapuchre Base Camp passing through the alpine forests along with the majestic Himalayan views of snow-capped peaks. Upon reaching, you will be amazed at the close-up views of Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Gangapurna, Himchuli and many others. Spend some time in the Machhapuchre base camp and head to Annapurna Base Camp. Annapurna base camp at a distance of around 2 hrs awaits you to greet you with the close views of the world's 10th highest mountains. Leave all the vegetation and trees behind and enter the desert wilderness known as Annapurna sanctuary surrounded by majestic peaks from all corners. Find yourself in the midst of alluring vistas. Witness the 360-degree incredible views of glorious Himalayas including Annapurna I, Annapurna south, Barah Shikhar, Machhapuchre, Annapurna II, Annapurna III and others. And get a chance to enjoy the beautiful sunset view. Spend your day capturing the best views and making an unforgettable memory in the lap of the Himalayas. Stay overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
The journey from here onwards is mostly downhill. Trace your way back to Bamboo passing through the quaint village Deurali and Dovan. Enjoy the trail with the amazing views of the waterfall, cave, temples and the tranquil Himalayas. You will be walking through the lush forests of pine, bamboo and rhododendron until you reach Bamboo overnight.
From Bamboo, leave the Modi River and climb uphill to Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chomrong Khola. Pass the villages like Sinuwa and Chomrong before starting a steep descent to Jhinu Danda. Here, you can visit the natural hot springs water to bathe which helps to keep relaxing and rejuvenate your body. Stay overnight at the teahouse in Jhinu Danda.
Start the trek over the Modi Khola passing through lush woodlands, village settlements and terraced fields. With an easy walk from Syauli bazaar, you will reach Nayapul. From there, take a drive back to Pokhara on the bus. Upon reaching you will be transferred to the hotel of Pokhara. Stroll around the beautiful city in your leisure time on your own. Stay overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.
Say goodbye to the Himalayas and board a tourist bus making your way to the Chitwan, which takes you through the winding roads along the Trishuli River. Upon reaching, check-in the hotel and take a rest after a long drive. In the evening this day also offers you to visit Tharu village. Witness the cultural Tharu dance and get to know about their living style and culture. Stay overnight at the hotel in Chitwan.
Today, you will be heading to the Chitwan National for exploration and experiencing some thrilling activities. First, you are going for bird watching then the canoe riding in the Rapti river to get close views of Gharail and crocodile, dolphins, variety of water birds. Also, you will be able to take a close look at wild flora and fauna. After then, visit the elephant breeding centre to see the small baby elephant. Then, the exciting adventure begins as you mount on an elephant for the safari or you can choose a jeep safari also through the dense forests spotting the wild animals in their natural habitat. You will get to see the archaic rhino, trundling elephant, deer, beautifully coloured birds, leopards, Royal Bengal tiger and many others. After exploring the jungle and getting closer to the wild animals you will be transferred back to the hotel overnight.
With a lot of memories, you have made during the trip bid goodbye to the Chitwan and enjoy the scenic drive to Kathmandu. After arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. Make your last day a lot more memorable by visiting the local market, trying some Nepali delicious food and many more on your own. Stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Today, one of our company representatives will transfer you to the Tribhuvan International airport for the flight back to your country. Hope you had an amazing time with us.
All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
3 standard meals a day during the trek and in Chitwan
2 nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
2 nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
2 nights' accommodation with full board at a 3-star category hotel in Chitwan
Kathmandu to Chitwan to Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. (options private car at extra cost) (Round way)
All the activities as per the itinerary such as sightseeing in Pokhara and Chitwan jungle safari and more
Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
Himalayan Recreation’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide during the trip.
Porter services during a trek (1 porter = 2 trekkers).
All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment’s and medicines.
Duffel bag use while trekking, Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
Required Annapurna National Park Permit fee and TIMS Fee
First aid medicine kit
Farewell dinner with cultural show in a fine restaurant on second last day.
Government taxes & office service charge
Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
Personal Travel insurance, which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
Alcoholic drinks and any other beverages.
Hot showers during the trek (Approximately Extra 2 USD Per Showers)
Personal trekking equipment or expenses
Tips for trekking guides, porters and drivers (tipping is expected)
Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.