Annapurna Circuit Trek and Chitwan Jungle Safari - 17 Days

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Annapurna Circuit Trek and Chitwan Jungle Safari
At a Glance
  • Duration17 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 5400 M
  • Group Size Up to 10 Pax
  • Starts Kathmandu Airport
  • Ends Kathmandu Airport
  • Embark on one of the most adventurous treks in Nepal.
  • Cross the high pass, Thorang La Pass.
  • Pass through several remarkable traditional towns on the way.
  • Walk inside the Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • Get magnificent views of the Annapurna mountain range.
  • Visit and explore Chitwan National Park.
  • Enjoy a jungle safari, a Jeep ride, or a nature walk inside the park.
  • Witness a diverse range of flora and fauna.

An epic and iconic trip combined with a visit to the Annapurna Circuit and Chitwan, this incredible package is filled with magnificent mountain scenery, exciting activities, unique cultures, lifestyles, and wildlife. The classic trek, the Annapurna Circuit Trek, is the most famous and mesmerizingly diversified adventurous trekking trail in Nepal. The trek offers you an amazing opportunity to dwell in the glittering world’s 10th highest mountain peaks and the Annapurna ranges and enjoy the rugged, adventurous wildlife activities in Chitwan. It surely is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that every adventure seeker needs to try.

The challenging yet rewarding trip The 17-day itinerary officially starts in Beshisahar and takes you deep into the heart of the most geographically and culturally diverse Annapurna region. Traverse through the lush green forest, paddy fields, marvelous waterfalls, innumerable rivers, huge cliffs, and several charming traditional villages of Tibetan, Rai, Chhetri, Brahmins, Sherpa, and Gurung. Taking the beautiful opportunity to meet local people and acquire some knowledge about their distinct and unique cultures, traditions, and daily livelihoods makes the voyage enthralling. The world’s deepest gorge Kaligandaki River and Marshyangdi River will amaze you with the glamorous beauty glaring the region incredibly on the way as you move ahead. Gaze at the stupendous creations of nature and enjoy the thrilling adventure of walking in the wilderness of Himalayan land. Cross the mighty Throng La Pass, the highest navigable pass in the world, and the experience will be mystical and mythical. From there, the spectacular views of Mustang Peak and the snowcapped giant mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Machhapuchre, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Huinchuli, etc. will leave you in awe. The journey onwards goes to the sacred Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site, Muktinath. Make your way back to Pokhara, bidding goodbye to the Himalayan region. The next destination, Chitwan, is waiting for you to explore and enjoy your vacation. End the trip with exotic wildlife safari activities and intimate encounters with the various elusive wildlife species.

Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime audacious trekking experience. The unique consolidation of nature, culture, and wildlife is what makes the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Jungle Safari one of the most fascinating trips in Nepal. Enjoy your quality time here in Nepal with quality and warm services.


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    You will be greeted by one of the company representatives as you arrived at Kathmandu airport. He will help you to get to a hotel and a short briefing session about the trek will be done in the evening at the office. Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel

      Catch a local bus to Bhulbule early in the morning. The drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule takes around 7hrs along a scenic route. Drive through the Trishuli River and Marshyangdi River with views of lush greeneries, villages, farms, rivers and the vista of Lamjung Himal, Manaslu Peak etc. Explore the beautiful countryside of Nepal. Overnight in the teahouse.

        Today, the trek set off to the north from Bhulbhule takes almost 5 hrs to reach. You will pass through the deep gorge in the Marshyangdi Valley. And cross the suspension bridges over the region and walk through the rice fields to Ngadi village. The trail takes you through several villages like Bahundanda, Syange and meets the local people and know about their way of living and their cultures. You will completely get a different experience of their culture from different localities. The sights of the Annapurna ranges can be seen clearly as you descend to the Jagat village through the vibrant rhododendron forests. Overnight in teahouse

          Make your way to Dharapani, it comparatively takes 7 to 8 hrs. You will have to cross the suspension bridge to enter the Manang district at the Tal. Keep on noticing the changes in the landscape, people, culture and architecture as you ahead to Chyamje. The winding trail takes you to Karte and then finally to the Dharapani. Overnight in teahouse

            Leave the Dharapani village and head to Chame walking through the shelter of the steep ridge by green woods and some landslides too. Enjoy the beautiful sparkling peaks like Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II and Annapurna IV along the way. Ascend the river passing the Gurung village, Thonje and reach Bagarchhap. Move further along the left shore, you will ascend up to Manang Valley with the beautiful views of Mt. Manaslu. Later, you will reach Chame. Overnight in teahouse

              Start walking early morning observing the views of the Himalayas and the first glimmering of the sun which makes your day beautiful. You will be walking along the bank of Marsyangdi River making your way to Telukhu via dense pine forest. Continuing the journey takes you to Brathang, and then crossing the suspension bridge after a while you will reach Pisang as you pass some more pine forests. Overnight in teahouse

                Pace forward passing rich woodlands of pine and Juniper with the captivating background view of tranquil Himalayas. Make a stop at Geru and admire the 360-degree panorama of Annapurna II, Lamjung, Tilicho peak, Pisang peak and numerous peaks.  Travel past the Tibetan-influenced village and visit the monastery, get a complete insight into the cultural richness of the region. Continue your walk through the pine forests and ethnic settlement then finally to Manang village, a village beyond the Himalayas and the most famous touristic place. Overnight in teahouse

                  The day is separated for the rest and to acclimate your body as you have already gained a higher altitude. Today, you will have a chance to Gangapurna viewpoint or explore the Manang village and learn more about the Himalayan lifestyle. Take in the panoramic views of Gangapurna (7454m), Tilicho Peak (6920m) and Thorong Peak (6144m as you wander around the traditional villages. The fine views of blue Glacier Lake at the foot of the spectacular Gangapurna icefall can be seen as you choose to hike up the viewpoint. Overnight in teahouse

                    From Manang, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to the village of Tenkiand continues to climb out of the Marsyangdi valley turning northwest up to the valley of Jarsang Khola. You will be passing through the few pastures, juniper forests and meadows where you can see the horses and yaks grazing. Cross a small river and see the ancient old mani wall before reaching Yak Kharka. You will get the best sights in the Himalayas. Overnight in teahouse

                      Start your day ascending upwards to Thorang Phedi along the east bank of Jarsang Khola until you cross the stream on a wooden bridge. Blue sheep and leopards sometimes magically appear. If you are lucky enough you may get a chance to see it on the way. Moving forward, pass through the cliffs and reach Thorang Phedi. The majestic Himalayan peaks smile at you every time and make you feel wonderful. Overnight in teahouse

                        A challenging yet rewarding day of this trip awaits you along as you hike early in the morning before the hard breeze makes it even hard to summit the highest navigable mountain pass in the world. Today’s walk can be slippery so be aware of it. The trail leads all the way to pass and affords incredible views of Annapurna peaks. Capture the scenery of glamorous mountains in the 10th world’s highest Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Gangapurna and MT. Khatung Kang. Move downward to Muktinath, the sacred Hindu and Buddhist Pilgrimage site dedicated to Lord Vishnu and see the 108 water tap, the water from the tap is supposed to be holy and believed to wash off the sins. Overnight in teahouse

                          Visit Muktinath temple in, the early morning and explore for a few hours then move down to Kaligandaki river valley. Follow a clam trail and walk past meadows, streams and apple orchards to reach Kagbeni. Continuing walking for about an hour takes you to Jomsom, the largest city in the region. From there, you will get a superb view of Tilicho Lake along with the sights of some Himalayan peaks. Overnight in teahouse

                            Early morning you will transfer to the bus station, catch the bus to the beautiful city Pokhara. Enjoy the scenery of mountains, hills, landscape and Nepalese settlements on the way. On reaching, check into a hotel and take a rest. In the evening you can stroll around the lakeside and taste local Nepali cuisine. Overnight in Pokhara Hotel

                              Bid goodbye to the beautiful city of Pokhara and see the last glimpse of the majestic Himalayas. From here, the journey onwards goes to the next destination, Chitwan as it awaits you for the stirring activities. The journey brags a diverse set of landscapes starting from the lovely hills and lush green forests and the Terai flatlands where everything seems to be on the same level. After an hour of reaching Chitwan, check into a hotel and take a rest. Then after a short rest, head to Rapti River for the beautiful view of Sunset. Later on, you will be back at the hotel overnight.

                                The day set out into the jungle to explore the wild animals at a close look. Spot one-horned rhinoceros, deer, wild boar, bison, leopard, bear and the Bengal tiger as you take a safari in an elephant or Jeep. The experience is priceless while roaming around the jungles and seeing very closely the wild animals in their natural habitat. Canoe riding is another exciting must-do activity to be so close to the crocodile. You can walk into the jungle for bird watching. Over 400 species of birds can be viewed on foot in the jungle. The most interesting part is visiting the elephant breeding center where you can see the baby elephant with their mothers and how they feed. Later on, make your way to the Tharu village; enjoy the cultural Tharu dance the main highlight of the day. Explore the daily living styles, cultures and traditions. Get a unique experience apart from the Himalayan lifestyle. Overnight in Chitwan hotel

                                  Take a scenic drive back to Kathmandu enjoying the scenery of the Nepalese landscape and green hills. On reaching, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. The long trip was finally completed today with enough memory and a great experience! In your leisure time, wander around the area you want to on your own. Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel

                                    Our representative will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport for your next flight back home. We hope you had an amazing time with us. 

                                    Cost Details

                                    Cost Includes
                                    • 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
                                    • 1 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 and Kathmandu to Beshishar, Jomsom to Pokhara 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
                                    Cost Excludes
                                    • 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.
                                    • 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.

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