Annapurna Royal Trek with wildlife safari - Itinerary
Day 01 Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1350m).
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu, you will be greeted by one of our trek leaders and transfer to hotel. Rest and relax till evening. One of our tour managers will come to see you and take you for a welcome dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant. Enjoy the meal with short brief about your great trip. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu or Rest.
Rest and shopping for the trip, or upon your request we can organize a guided tour of Kathmandu valley, there are many nice features to see and visit, some of them are Kathmandu Durbar square, Pasupatinath temple, Buddhanath stupa, Shoyambunath (also known as monkey temple), and Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar square. All these places are listed as UNESCO world heritage sites. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (825m).
After breakfast being of the early morning before 7:00 AM. This morning we will be driving to Pokhara (200km), depart 7:00 AM in the morning, approximately 6hrs away by tourist bus. Lunch will be on the way to Pokhara. We will be arriving early afternoon at Pokhara approximately 1:00 O'clock. Pokhara lakeside villages sits, "front row center" to one of the most beautiful Himalayan panoramas in the world. The Annapurna and famous "Fishtail" mountain peak of Machhapuchhare tower over the tropical setting of Pokhara and we spend there will be the scenic highlight of our trip. Free in Pokhara Valley also called "Magic Land" or Dreamland" of Nepal, to explore the various interesting place on your own like boating in Fewa lake overlooking the region of Annapurna range of Himalayas. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara Vijayapur and trek to Kalikasthan.
After breakfast, we drive to Vijayapur Khola and begin our trek from here. We walk about an hour through the flat rice fields and cross the river. If you are doing this trek in the summer the river may be difficult to cross if it is flooded. After crossing the river the trail starts to ascend to Kalikasthan. Lunch will be served at the middle of the climb. Arrive at Kalikasthan and camp at the top of the grassy land or choose a good guest house for overnight stay.
Day 05: Trek from Kalikasthan to Syanglung.
After breakfast, we start walking through the villages. We walk on the ridge of the mountain with good views of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal. Overnight camping in Syaglung or find a guest house for overnight stay.
Day 06: Trek from Syanglung to chisapani.
Today we walk through the Gurung Village, rhododendron and Sal forest. Half way through the walk there is a 400 meter descent and 600 meter ascent to arrive at Chisapani (cold water place). This is the best point to see the Himalayan Panorama. You will see Dhaulagiri to the west of Annapurna. Overnight camping in Chisapani or find a guest house for overnight stay.
Day 07: Trek from Chisapani to Pokhara.
Today we walk half way down hill to Rupatal and climb about 200 meters to arrive at Sundare danda and walk 15 minutes down to Begnas Tal for an hour's boating to catch the transfer to Pokhara. Overnight hotel in Pokhara.
Day 08: Drive from Pokhara to Rafting point then to Chitwan National Park.
After breakfast, drive to rafting point (Trisuli River for White water Rafting) It takes approximately 2 and half hrs drive from Pokhara. This River is popular as access to the Prithivi Highway makes "breaking off" the journey easy. Trisuli River is also an ideal beginner's River. Lunch we'll be served after 3/4 hrs rafting in the riverside. After lunch, drive to Chitwan National Park upon arrival, rooms assigned and there will be a short briefing on the program and our facilities.
4:00 PM: Elephant-back safari: Guests will ride on an elephant to explore the jungle and wildlife you will be able to see the one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard and, if lucky, the Royal Bengal tiger. This exciting ride lasts for 2-3 hours. 8:00 PM: Dinner and overnight at resort.
Day 09: Jungle activities in the Chitwan National Park.
5:30 AM: Wake-up call followed by tea or coffee, and then proceeds on a Nature Walk. This encounter on foot with the environment will introduce the main features of eastern Chitwan. Sal forest, open grassland and reverie jungle. Our guides will help you identify some species of birds, plants and other wildlife that you may encounter.
8:30 AM: Breakfast 9:30 AM: Elephant briefing program: Learn more about these fascinating animals during a visit to our elephant stable. (For the brave ones there is even a crash course in riding and leading the elephants)
1.00 PM: LUNCH. After lunch, Canoeing: A traditional dug-out canoe takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti river to view aquatic birds and the animals of the river banks. Back to resort through the Jungle.
7:00 PM: Tharu Stick dance: Farmers of the nearby villages will show some of their traditional skills and dances. 8:00 PM: Dinner around the campfire. Overnight at resort.
Day 10: Drive from Chitwan national park to Kathmandu.
5.30 AM: Bird Watching (or another elephant ride) after early morning tea/coffee.
8.00 AM: Breakfast
9.00 AM: Luggage down and departure at
9.30 AM: to Kathmandu. The actual program for your stay, will be given to you on arrival at Resort / camp. The activities are adjusted to the season and weather conditions. Naturally, it may not always be possible to follow this schedule to the minute and the circumstances may force us to alter the program at short notice. On safari in the jungle you will be accompanied by expert naturalists who will advise on safety procedures and we request you to respect their judgment at all times. If you wish to stroll in the forest alone, a guide will have to accompany you for your safety. Overnight hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 11: Free day in Kathmandu.
Breakfast at hotel, rest, relax and final shopping. In the evening, we invite you to join the farewell dinner with culture show. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Final departure.
After breakfast we will transfer you to the international airport and fly back to home. We wish you have a safe and sound flight and see you again in the future.
How can I book Annapurna royal trek with wildlife safari?
Once you confirmed trip, we need photo copy of your passport and 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.
How can I enter in Nepal?
Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and none-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.
There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.
Can I do Annapurna royal trek with wildlife safari trekking?
This trek is suitable for any walker looking for something little more basic and local things with stunning views of Annapurna Himalayas. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.
When should I come for Annapurna royal trek with wildlife safari?
This trek is good for all seasons so any months from Jan to Dec are the best time to do this trek. Although, Feb, March, April, May and September, October, November and also December are the very best months to do a trek in this area.
Do I need to stay in Katmandu and Pokhara?
Kathmandu valley, one of the historical cities as well as the capital of Nepal, and Pokhara, is a beautiful city with lakes and caves, at least, you need to spend two nights in Kathmandu and two nights in Pokhara before and after your trip. In our program we are providing you the standard accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on bed and breakfast basis.
Can I join with group?
Yes, you can join with group, we guarantees a series of fixed group departures dates for Annapurna royal trek with wildlife safari. We can arrange small group trekking trip to suit your requirements. Please contact us for group departure dates.
Do I need to join with group?
It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departures dates, because private trip departs every day upon your request which are best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according by your selecting starting date.
Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?
Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient as per your travel plan.
What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?
Annapurna royal trek with wildlife safari is an exciting and easy trip. We trek up to 1730m walking through villages, rivers and green hills, so you need to have right equipments with you. Click here to have more info
What kind of meals I can have during the trip?
All Meals on full board basis will be provided during trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.
Do I have pre-departure meeting?
Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.
Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?
Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).
Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?
Definitely, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.
Travelling is an investment and we believe that an insurance makes your investment secure. It is a condition of joining any of our adventure trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medial issues or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.
A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with us. We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance make sure your insurer is aware of our adventure itinerary that you are going to undertake and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken in the trip. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage in Tibet trips. Also, check your insurance policy firmly to even include trip cancellation, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.
Please kindly provide us your copy of insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.
Alpine Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.
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Equipments & Packing List for Annapurna Royal Trek with wildlife safari
Gears are pretty much essential for your great trip. Please click here for the comprehensive packing list for this trip.
Food during the trip
Food on full board basis will be provided during the spent on trekking. Three meals (Sherpa, Nepalese and Tibetan, Continental, Italian and Indian dishes) a day will be served from the guesthouse/lodge menus. Every day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same guesthouse/lodge we spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination. Reception, farewell dinner with culture show will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu.