Annapurna circuit trek and Chitwan Jungle Safari
All Inclusive Price:
- 17 Days
- Trip Level:
- ModeratePaths can be rough, steep and have many ups and downs with some exposure to altitude. Early in the season expect snow patches at higher altitudes. Good health conditions and level of fitness are essential. Generally we attain the altitude between 900m to 3,000m.
- Max Altitude:
- 5400 Meter
- Trekking and Safari
- Best Season:
- March, April, May, September, October and November
An epic and iconic trip combined with a visit to the Annapurna circuit and Chitwan, the impeccable package filled with the magnificent mountain scenery, exciting activities, unique cultures, lifestyle and the wildlife. The classic trek, Annapurna circuit trek is the most famous and mesmerizing diversified adventurous trekking trail of Nepal. Hem in the glittering world’s 10th highest mountain peaks, Annapurna ranges. Revel in the tumultuous adventurous wildlife activities in Chitwan. Definitely a frantic lifetime experience!
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. Travel 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. Take the beautiful opportunity to meet local people and acquire some knowledge about their different and unique culture, traditions and the 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. Gaze at the stupendous creations of Nature and garner the thrilling adventure of walking in the wilderness 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. 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.
ITINERARY Expand All Download PDF Brochure
Day: 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)
You will be greeted by one of the company representatives as you arrived at Kathmandu airport. He will help you to get in a hotel and a short briefing session about the trek will be done in the evening at the office. Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel
Day: 02 – Drive to Bhulbule via Besisahar (825m)
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 teahouse
Day: 03 – Trek to Jagat
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 the several villages like Bahundanda, Syange and meet 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 Annapurna ranges can be seen clearly as you descend to the Jagat village through the vibrant rhododendron forests. Overnight in teahouse
Day: 04 – Trek to Dharapani
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
Day: 05 – Trek to Chame
Leave the Dharapani village and head to Chame walking through the shelter of the steep ridge by green woods and some landslide 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
Day: 06 – Trek to Pisang
Start walking early morning observing the views of the Himalayas and the first glimmering of the sun which makes you day beautiful. You will be walking along the bank of Marsyangdi River making 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
Day: 07 – Trek to Manang
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 on 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
Day: 08 – Rest and Acclimatization day at Manang
The day 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 Throung peak (6144m as you wander around the traditional villages. The fine views of blue Glacier Lake at the foot of spectacular Gangapurna icefall can be seen as you choose to hike up the viewpoint. Overnight in teahouse
Day: 09 – Trek to Yak Kharka
From Manang, the trail crosses a stream, climb to a 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 of the Himalayas. Overnight in teahouse
Day: 10 – Trek to Thorang Phedi
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 leopard sometimes magically appear. If you are lucky enough you may get a chance to see 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
Day: 11 – Trek to Muktinath via Thorong La pass
Challenging yet rewarding day of this trip awaits you along as you hike early in the morning before the hard breeze makes 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 the incredible views of Annapurna peaks. Capture the scenery of glamorous mountain in 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
Day: 12 – Trek to Jomsom
Visit Muktinath temple, 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 about an hour takes you to Jomsom, the largest city of the region. From there, you will get a superb view of Tilicho Lake along with the sights of some Himalayan peaks. Overnight in teahouse
Day: 13 – Drive back to Pokhara
Early morning you will transfer to the bus station, catch the bus to the beautiful city Pokhara. Enjoy the scenery of mountains, hills, landscape, 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 tasting local Nepali cuisine. Overnight in Pokhara Hotel
Day: 14 – Drive to Chitwan,
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 landscape 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 on the hotel for overnight.
Day: 15 – Chitwan Jungle safari
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 elephant or Jeep. The experience is priceless while roaming around the jungles and see very closely the wild animals in their natural habitat. Canoe riding is another exciting must-do activities to be so close with 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 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 tradition. Get a unique experience apart from the Himalayan lifestyles. Overnight in Chitwan hotel
Day: 16 – Drive to Kathmandu
Take a scenic drive back to Kathmandu enjoying the scenery of Nepalese landscape and green hills. On reaching, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. The long trip finally completed today with enough memory and a great experience! In the leisure time, wander around the area you want to on your own. Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel
Day: 17- Final Departure
Our representative will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport for your next flight back home. We hope you had an amazing time with us.
WHAT'S INCLUDEDExpand All
TRAVEL INSURANCEProof of travel insurance is mandatory before starting the trek. Standard policies often only cover medical evacuation to 4000m so make sure the policy you get covers trekking as an activity up to 6000m. You only need to be covered on the policy for the days you will actually be trekking. We have some suggestions on finding an insurance company on our Terms of Service Page
EXTRA COSTS AND EXCLUSIONSOur trekking packages are pretty much all inclusive when you arrive in Nepal. Here are additional expenses that you can plan on while trekking:
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- Sleeping Bag Rental $20 and Down Jacket $15 if needed.
- All the meals are included on the trek but we only include breakfast while you are in Kathmandu.
- We suggest a tip for the guide and porter after the trek – Plan on around 10% of the cost of your trek.
- We don’t include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle).
- The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few of the tea houses for between $4 and $6. Charging electronic devices is possible in the tea houses and charging costs between $1 and $3 an hour.
- Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights ($40/night) and meals in Kathmandu or Lukla for any extra days in Nepal due to flight delays.
SOLO TRAVELERSWe generally don’t charge solo travelers any extra fees. Solo travelers can expect their own hotel room in Kathmandu but will need to share a room with other group members during the trek. If availability allows we will arrange private rooms on the trek as well upon request.
CANCELLATION POLICIESWe understand things happen and plans change and will refund your deposit minus a $150 cancellation fee. If your travel dates change we can generally reschedule you at no extra charge, but please provide at least 7 days advance notice.
EQUIPEMENTThe following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper prices, remember Nepal is the home of Mount Everest, there is plenty of choice and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotel’s storage room for no extra cost. HEAD
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Head torch
- Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
- Fleece jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Down jacket
- Lightweight cotton pants (long)
- Waterproof Pants
- Thin inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Comfortable Hiking boots
- Sleeping bag rated to – 20°C
- Trekking bags/duffel bag
- Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
- Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
- Water bottle or camel bag
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