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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, lifestyle, and wildlife. The classic trek, Annapurna circuit trek is the most famous and mesmerizing 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 lifetime experience that every adventure seeker needs to try.
The challenging yet rewarding trip of 15 days itinerary officially starts from 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, marvellous 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 that 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 garner the thrilling adventure of walking in the wilderness of Himalayan land. Cross the mighty Throng La pass, the highest navigable pass in the world, 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 then the next destination Chitwan is waiting for you to explore and enjoy your vacation. End the trip with exotic wildlife safari activities intimate encountering the various elusive wildlife species.
Join us for this 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.
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.
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 the 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 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 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 the foot in the jungle. The most interesting part is to visit the elephant breeding centre 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 lifestyles. 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.
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
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.