13 days-12 night
Duration

Tour Route:

Kathmandu-Pokhara-Ghandruk-Chomrong-Bamboo-Deurali-Annapurna Base Camp-Pokhara-Kathmandu
Extension to Chitwan National Park

Tour Cost:

No of pax / cost in US$ 2 pax  3 – 4 pax 5 – 6 pax
Per person in twin room trek AP US$ 1705 US$ 1620 US$ 1510
Extra to add per pax
Entry fees for tours per person* US$ 30
Annapurna Conservation Area Project* US$ 30
Trekkers Info Management System* US$ 20
Airfare Pokhara/Kathmandu* US$ 145

 

CHITWAN EXTENSION 3 DAY FROM POKHARA

No of pax / cost in US$ 2 – 4 pax 5 – 6 pax
Landmark Forest Resort per pax in twin room US$ 410 US$ 355
Per pax supplement for 2 nights in single room US$ 55
Barahi Jungle Resort  per pax in twin room US$ 685 US$ 630
Per pax supplement for 2 nights in single room US$ 190

 

Tour Highlights:

  • Kathmandu
    Royal Palace of the Malla kings
    Pottery lane
  • Phokhara
    Fewa Lake in Pokhara
  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  • Chitwan National Park

*Kindly note tour entry fees and airfare (subject to change without notice.)

RE : NEPAL VISA

On arrival at the airport on payment of US$ 25 (cash) for multi re-entry visa for 15 days – 1 color passport photo is required.

ACCOMMODATION

Place Name of Hotel/ Guest House or similar Nights
Kathmandu Rama Inn Boutique hotel 3
Pokhara Landmark hotel 2
Trekking Lodges/homestays/Tents 8 days

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Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu

Welcome, airport transfer to hotel.  After a quick relax your tour guide will take you on a short orientation walk through the old quarters of the city.  In the evening enjoy an introductory dinner hosted featuring local cuisine .  Overnight Kathmandu
Day 2

Kathmandu Valley Tour

After breakfast you will visit Bhaktapur (by bus), the third largest city in the valley. Tour this UNESCO World Heritage listed former Royal Palace of the Malla kings, its Durbar Square, Nyatapola Square and pottery lane.

Returning to Kathmandu, you will visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world. Join in with the pilgrims making their way around the Stupa with their beads and spinning wheels. Overnight Kathmandu

Day 3

Kathmandu-Pokhara

We travel by vehicle to Pokhara (6 hours) famous for its picturesque lakeside and its close proximity to the Annapurna mountain range.  This is a laid back tourist town. The highway is scenic and gives a perspective of the farming community.  Arrive Pokhara, check-in to your lakeside hotel, take a stroll through the streets and beside the lake. Overnight Pokhara
Day 4

POKHARA-GHANDRUK (1940m/6360 ft): 1.30hrs drive, 5 - 6 hours trek

After breakfast, get set to being your trekking adventure in the Himalayas.   We drive to Naya Pul (1.30hrs), trek from Birethanti winding up through terraced farmland to Ghandruk, a scenic village mostly inhabited by the Gurung community (at 1,940 metres) .  If time permits, we also visit the Gurung museum today. Overnight Ghandruk
Day 5

GHANDRUK-CHOMRONG (2170m/7120ft): 5 - 6 hours trek

From this point the trail ascends for an hour up to Kimrung Danda “ridge”.  Enjoy the great views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain “Machhapuchhre” and Gangapurna as you follow the trail along. There is a steep descent to the Kimrong Khola or river in Nepali followed by a steep ascent to Chere Danda.   From here it descends for a while and takes a gentle path to Chhomrong. This is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna in the background. Overnight Chomrong
Day 6

CHOMRONG-BAMBOO (2310m/7578ft): 4 - 5 hours

The day begins with a descent through almost 2500 stone steps and crosses a bridge above the Chomrong Khola. From here it is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. Next, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldi Ghar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo. Overnight in Tea House Lodge in Bamboo (B, L, D)
Day 7

BAMBOO-DEURALI (3230m/10,595ft): 3 - 4 hours

The first half the trail today passes through a bamboo forest (usually quite damp and cold)  then ascends steadily with a few steep sections.  After reaching Himalaya Hotel the forest opens up to reveal astounding views of the glacial river flowing below.  The trail becomes a steeper climb up through a drier forest before arriving at Hinku Cave. From here we can see the trail drop closer to the river before climbing again to Deurali, the most scenic stretch today.  Gaining higher elevation the vegetation thins out allowing scenic views of the valley, river below and rocky cliffs with bands of thread like mini waterfalls. Overnight in Deurali.

Overnight in Tea House Lodge in Deurali

Day 8

DEURALI-ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP “ABC” (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp “MBC” (3700m/12135ft): 5- 6 hours

Today, the trail climbs gently through a river bed then over a steep trail to the mountain side. At this higher elevation, the hike from Bagar to MBC is strenous. From the MBC there are excellent views of this majestic peak along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna – a truly spectacular panorama.  The trail to ABC has almost no vegetation and the path broadens into the Annapurna sanctuary. From here there are OMG views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above. The 360* view from this point is an awe inspiring spectacle.

Overnight in Tea House Lodge in ABC

Day 9

ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP “ABC”- BAMBOO: 7 – 8 hours

We retrace our steps from ABC to Bamboo.  Today’s trek is downhill and pleasantly while taking in the magnificent views on the trail. Overnight in Tea House Lodge in Bamboo
Day 10

BAMBOO-JHINU DANDA : (1760m/5770 ft): 5 - 6 hours

From Bamboo, it is an uphill walk to Kuldi Ghar followed by a descent to Chhomrong Khola. Continue with the ascending steps to Chhomrong.  Next the trail descends to Jhinu Danda for the night.  This is an excellent stop as there is a wonderful opportunity of enjoying the hot springs  (20 minutes downhill walk from Jhinu Danda) to sooth weary bodies! Overnight in Tea House Lodge in Jhinu Danda Overnight Khempur
Day 11

JHINU DANDA-NAYAPUL-POKHARA: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive

From Jhinu Danda to Naya Pul (where the trek started), enjoy the amazing hill landscape of central Nepal.  Lunch is on the way, and transfer to Pokhara.

To celebrate the successful completion of our trek, there will be a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight Pokhara

Day 12

POKHARA-KATHMANDU FLIGHT

Enjoy a relaxed morning in Pokhara and take the afternoon flight to Kathmandu.

On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be received and transferred to your hotel.  A day at leisure and on your own to souvenir hunt in the tourist district of Thamel, Patan or Durbar Square. Overnight Kathmandu

Day 13

KATHMANDU DEPARTURE

Our adventure in Nepal comes to conclusion today! We will transfer you to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. Flying home, there is plenty of time to contemplate and plan the next adventure to Nepal!

EXTENSION TO CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK…     

Day 12

POKHARA-CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK

Transfer by private vehicle to Chitwan National Park 148kms approx drive 5hrs.  Note : clients can also travel by flight Pokhara – Chitwan (25mins flying time and transfer by car – 1 hour).

Arrive at the Wildlife Resort in Chitwan 1200 sq kms park home of endangered species of wildlife that include the one horned Asiatic rhino, tiger, leopard, many small mammals and over 360 migratory and resident species of birds.  Here resident nature guides will organise and accompany you on the wildlife activities organized.  Enjoy the comforts of a well appointed jungle resort.

You will enjoy a ride on elephant back safari going through the tall elephant grass and hard wood jungle.  For those who prefer not to go on an elephant safari – an optional wildlife activity will be offered. Overnight at a Wildlife Resort

Day 13

CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK ACTIVITIES

Full day wildlife activities with nature guide dugout canoe safari on the Narayani river, bullock cart ride, elephant stable, and a nature and bird watching walk with resident nature guides.  Overnight at a Wildlife Resort
Day 14

CHITWAN-KATHMANDU FLIGHT or ROAD

Enjoy a relaxed morning in Chitwan and take the mid-day flight to Kathmandu 20mins or road travel 5.30hrs.

On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be received and transferred to your hotel.  A day at leisure and on your own to souvenir hunt in the tourist district of Thamel. Overnight Kathmandu

Day 15

KATHMANDU DEPARTURE

Our adventure in Nepal comes to conclusion today! We will transfer you to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. Flying home, there is plenty of time to contemplate and plan the next adventure to Nepal!

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

INCLUDE

Transfers and sightseeing tours as per itinerary.

Transfer Kathmandu – Pokhara by vehicle.

English speaking Guide for Kathmandu city tour.

03 nights hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast.

08 Days in Tea House Lodge with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner sharing common toilet & shower. Kindly note rooms are dormitory style with 3 to 5 beds per room.

English speaking Trek Guide.

1 Porter shared by 2 clients to carry their personal baggage (total of 25 Kgs)

Insurance coverage for Trek Guide and Porter.

02 nights hotel in Pokhara on Bed & Breakfast.

All Current taxes 10% Service Charge & 13% VAT payable to Nepal Government.

EXCLUDE:

Expenses of personal nature on trek : tea/coffee, snacks, soft drinks, hard drinks, telephone calls, mobile phone recharge, hot water showers, laundry, mineral water, etc to be paid as extra by clients directly.

Tips for trek crew, sightseeing tour guide, tour officer, bus driver, gratuity for porterage at hotels.

Travel, Medical, Heli Evacuation Insurance.

Nepal visa cost.

Anything not mentioned in the above inclusion.

CHITWAN EXTENSION 3 DAY FROM POKHARA

INCLUDE:

Transfer Pokhara – Chitwan – Kathmandu by vehicle.

Accommodation for 2 nights at wildlife resort of choice on full board.

Wildlife activities including canoe trip, elephant safari, nature tour, ethnic Tharu cultural performance with resident nature guides.

National Park Entry fee.

Current Govt tax.

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