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Annapurna Chitwan

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.)

Inclusions

11 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 8 dinners, including all meals on trek valued at US$400
flight Kathmandu/Pokhara US$133 approx
Airport transfers if arriving on day 1 and 12 or if you booked pre/post tour accommodation at the Radisson through World Expeditions
expert bilingual guide and group medical kit
private transportation
good quality accommodation in Kathmandu and Chitwan National Park
use of a trek pack including sleeping bag, down or fibre filled jacket and insulated mat, valued at USD $500
souvenir World Expeditions kit bag
all park entrance fees and trekking permits
porters to carry all personal and group equipment along with porter's insurance
sightseeing and site entry fees in Kathmandu
accommodation in a combination of our comfortable eco lodges and private eco campsites with off the ground camp beds, mattresses and pillows
Chitwan jeep safari
Hightlights
Savour uninterrupted views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges
Enjoy a fully supported camping based trek with hearty meals
Search for Asiatic Rhino and Bengal Tiger in Chitwan National Park
Explore the famous Hindu shrines and Buddhist stupas of Kathmandu
Experience a breathtaking mountain flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Tour Provider World Expeditions
Number of Days
12
Price From
AUD $2,490
Start Location
Kathmandu, Nepal
End Location
Nepal
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
4 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Adventure, Cycling/Trekking, Slow paced
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
11 Nov 201822 Nov 2018AvailableAUD $2,490
15 Nov 201826 Nov 2018AvailableAUD $2,490
18 Nov 201829 Nov 2018AvailableAUD $2,490
25 Nov 201806 Dec 2018AvailableAUD $2,490
09 Dec 201820 Dec 2018AvailableAUD $2,490
15 Dec 201826 Dec 2018AvailableAUD $2,490
26 Dec 201806 Jan 2019AvailableAUD $2,490
06 Jan 201917 Jan 2019AvailableAUD $2,490
20 Jan 201931 Jan 2019AvailableAUD $2,490
03 Feb 201914 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $2,490
17 Feb 201928 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $2,490
02 Mar 201913 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $2,490
17 Mar 201928 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $2,490
24 Mar 201904 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $2,490
07 Apr 201918 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $2,490
14 Apr 201925 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $2,490
21 Apr 201902 May 2019AvailableAUD $2,490
22 Sep 201903 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $2,570
29 Sep 201910 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $2,570
13 Oct 201924 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $2,570
20 Oct 201931 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $2,570
03 Nov 201914 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $2,570
10 Nov 201921 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $2,570
24 Nov 201905 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $2,570
08 Dec 201919 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $2,570
15 Dec 201926 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $2,570
25 Dec 201905 Jan 2020AvailableAUD $2,570
05 Jan 202016 Jan 2020AvailableAUD $2,570
19 Jan 202030 Jan 2020AvailableAUD $2,570
02 Feb 202013 Feb 2020AvailableAUD $2,570
16 Feb 202027 Feb 2020AvailableAUD $2,570
29 Feb 202011 Mar 2020AvailableAUD $2,570
15 Mar 202026 Mar 2020AvailableAUD $2,570
22 Mar 202002 Apr 2020AvailableAUD $2,570
05 Apr 202016 Apr 2020AvailableAUD $2,570
12 Apr 202023 Apr 2020AvailableAUD $2,570
19 Apr 202030 Apr 2020AvailableAUD $2,570
20 Sep 202001 Oct 2020AvailableAUD $2,570
27 Sep 202008 Oct 2020AvailableAUD $2,570
11 Oct 202022 Oct 2020AvailableAUD $2,570
18 Oct 202029 Oct 2020AvailableAUD $2,570
01 Nov 202012 Nov 2020AvailableAUD $2,570
08 Nov 202019 Nov 2020AvailableAUD $2,570
22 Nov 202003 Dec 2020AvailableAUD $2,570
06 Dec 202017 Dec 2020AvailableAUD $2,570
13 Dec 202024 Dec 2020AvailableAUD $2,570
23 Dec 202003 Jan 2021AvailableAUD $2,570
ItineraryExpand
Day 1
You will be met by a representative of World Expeditions and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. A pre-trek briefing will be given around 5pm where arrangements will be made for the distribution of your kit bag, sleeping bag and down jacket. Evening drinks are held in the hotel for all World Expeditions clients arriving today. Drinks and snacks will generally be served from 6:30 pm until 7:15pm, and this is a great opportunity to get acquainted with your fellow group members before heading out to dinner.
Day 2
This morning a sightseeing tour takes in the key attractions in and around Kathmandu. We will visit Pashupatinath and Boudhanath, returning to the hotel by 2pm. In the afternoon you may have time to explore Swayambhunath, Durbar Square, Patan or Bhaktapur, and the lesser-known towns that dot the valley on foot, by bicycle or trishaw. The area has an amazing range of fascinating highlights, whatever your interest. Excellent bookshops, extensive markets, and novelty and handicraft shops contrast with fantastic centres of cultural and spiritual significance - Kathmandu has more World Heritage sites than any other city in the world.
Day 3
This morning we take a flight west to Pokhara, Nepal's second largest town (820m). In good weather we are greeted with sights of the entire Annapurna Range. From here we drive for an hour to a pass between two river valleys to the village of Khare, where we commence our trek. There is no need to rush as this is a short day with plenty of time to reach our overnight stop. The trail ascends for the first hour, following a ridge through fields of bamboo clusters to magnificent rhododendron forest. Villagers greet us with "Namaste", the traditional Nepalese greeting, as we pass their homes and continue to the ridge top where at the crest the scale of the mountains astounds us. Machapuchare (6993m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Annapurna South (7219m) can be seen from our immediate viewpoint. Overnight eco lodge.
Day 4
The views from our campsite are excellent, and morning generally offers the best opportunity to view the huge peaks. As we walk, the peaks of the Annapurnas will be visible through the scattered rhododendron forest, offering a sample of the trek to come. After our longer uphill morning session, this afternoon will be a more gradual. We descend towards the Mardi Khola, trekking through dense forest of rhododendron, oak and birch until we reach the terraced fields of Landruk. We have time to explore the village and visit the nearby waterfall before spending the night at our private eco camp site.
Day 5
High on the opposite side of the river, you can explore the village of Ghandruk. From this point, the trial descends along terraced slopes & forest down to the river. After crossing the river at New Bridge, the trail ascends steeply 500m to join with the trail from Ghandruk. From here it is a short walk to Chomrong (1960m).Chomrong is a village which offers spectacular views of Annapurna South & Machapuchare. Overnight eco lodge.
Day 6
Our trail meanders downhill through fields and into forest of rhododendron, magnolia and lichen covered fig. We pass by waterfalls that cascade down narrow gullies that provide the perfect home for many small ferns and delicate plants such as exotic orchids bursting with color. Overnight eco-lodge.
Day 7
It is a wonderful traverse through the forest and a fine contrast from the previous stages on the trek. We gain views of Annapurna South from Bhaisi Kharka before heading through a series of clearings that define the trail to the substantial Gurung settlement of Ghandruk (1990 meters). We visit the local Gurung museum in the heart of the village and then overnight in our private eco campsite.
Day 8
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.
Day 9
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.
Day 10
A full day's activities are available including jungle walks, can 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.
Day 11
After breakfast we transfer by road to Kathmandu.
Day 12
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.