Annapurna Panorama Wild Life SafariAnnapurna Panorama Wild Life Safari

Annapurna Panorama Wild Life Safari - 12 Days

Highlights
  • Stunning sunrise over 360 wide angle panorama of worlds highest mountains from Pun Hill
  • Within worlds largest natural rhododendron garden and other wild flowers around Ghorepani
  • Daily views of Annapurna Himalaya with majestic Machhapuchare Himal the Fish Tail peak
  • Exploring local Gurung and Pun-Magar traditional farm villages in the country of famous Gorkha
  • Beginning and ending at picturesque Pokhara blessed with natural beauty of mountains and lakes
  • Exciting thrills and frills at Chitwan National Parks one of the best safari in Asia with exotic wild-life

A scenic country walks into serene woodland with views of stunning sunrise over Himalayan peaks

Annapurna Panorama & Wildlife Safari is an adventure of a great unique combination of Himalayan green hills to the lowland of Terai.

An exciting, enjoyable holiday around scenic areas of the high Himalayan Hills in the close shadow of the Annapurna range of peaks. A perfect vacation for all types of people from families with young children including school, and college groups to corporate executives.

Annapurna Panorama & Wildlife Safari is a blend of scenic and cultural country walks with an adventure with an elephant safari. The journey takes you from the cooler picturesque hills of the Annapurna Himalayas to the dense deep tropical jungles of Chitwan National Park.

The first part of the adventure takes you to beautiful scenic Pokhara city, a renowned tourist destination of Nepal. Probably in the whole of Himalayan countries, the city is blessed with natural charm and beauty. Treasured with serene simmering lakes, surrounded by tiers of green hills with massif Annapurna and Manaslu Himalayas towards the north.

The trek takes you to the foothills of the Annapurna Himalayas, then heading higher through enchanting woods of rhododendron and pines.

As the walk advances reach the lovely village of Ghorepani amidst beautiful forest surroundings, at the base of famous Poon Hill.

The next morning an hour's hike up to Poon Hill for stunning sunrise views over the chain of Himalayan peaks. Enjoy the views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, and the massif range of Annapurna peaks with majestic Machhapuchare Himal.

After an exciting and mesmerizing view of towering snow-clad peaks, return journey to Pokhara, on an alternative route. Exploring the mountain village of Ghandruk, enriched with traditional farm life and culture of Gurung, the hill tribes of Annapurna region. Slowly the walk ends taking a drive to scenic Pokhara city, for our next adventure at Chitwan National Park.

From Pokhara an interesting overland journey to low warm southern parts of Nepal reaching Chitwan for a wildlife safari. An exciting thrill of a holiday at Chitwan in the comfort of lovely hotels close to the national park.

The naturalist and jungle guides take you to witness the exotic jungles full of wild mammals and bird life. Chitwan National Park is famous as Asia’s best national park where rare and endangered species of wildlife habitats. Like the Royal Bengal Tiger, One-horned Rhinoceros, 4 types of deer with Marsh Mugger and Gangetic Crocodile.

Includes more than 50 mammals with more than 500 different species of bird life, to observe jungle activities. Like the elephant ride, nature walks and jungle drive, dugout canoe float downstream of Rapti River. As well as bird-watching with local Tharu village tour, the indigenous tribes of southern Nepal around the Terai belt.

After a great marvelous time with various nature and jungle activities in Chitwan, then our adventure completes. Then heading back to Kathmandu with an interesting drive. On reaching the hotel in Kathmandu our wonderful experience on Annapurna & Wildlife Safari concludes.

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Itinerary

On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be warmly received by our guide and staff and then transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city.

First check into your hotel rooms on getting refreshed from the flight and with Jet-Lag, then join with other members of Annapurna Panorama & Wild-Life Safari for group briefing, where our expert guides will inform regarding your stay in Nepal, hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts information, evening welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with Folk cultural programs to entertain you during your meals.

    Morning after breakfast leave the hotel for exciting guided sightseeing around Kathmandu where our city guide will lead you to places of interest, Kathmandu a metropolitan city still retains its ancient heritage and varied ancient culture where you will visit world heritage sites around Kathmandu for half day or full day.

    After an interesting and wonderful tour of ancient historical and religious sites around Kathmandu, with afternoon free preparation for next day journey to Nepal Mid West at Pokhara.

      Morning taking an exciting drive to scenic Pokhara, which leads you on Nepal’s busy highway with grand views of peaks and landscapes, as drive leads past many towns and farm villages then reaching at Pokhara after 5-6 hrs of interesting overland journey where hotels located by the serene Phewa lake side Pokhara, blessed with natural beauty located on the laps of massive Annapurna Himalaya includes magnificent Machapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’, due to its twin summits, a virgin unclimbed peaks of Himalaya.

      Besides mountains and rolling green hills treasures calm lakes of Phewa and Begnas where most of the good hotels and international standard restaurants located by the Phewa Lake. (For flying options of 30 mins flights to Pokhara 30 minutes from Kathmandu)

        After a nice and pleasant stop in Pokhara with excellent views of Annapurna Himalaya with majestic Machapuchare Himal, having breakfast an exciting drive leads you for few hours beyond Pokhara valley to reach our starting point of Annapurna Poon Hill Panorama trekking.

        Drive leads past Pokhara valley outskirt with marvelous scenery of Annapurna peaks and farm lands and then reaching much warmer areas of Nayapul town by the road side of Pokhara and Beni highway. From here following Modi River to a nice and lovely village at Bhirethati and beyond to begin our first day walks through farm villages with uphill on stone paved steps to reach at Tirkhedhunga With short rest at Tirkhedhunga, walks continue with a climb on nice stone paved steps leading up to Ulleri village for overnight stop within Gurung and Magar tribe village with views of Annapurna peaks.

          From Ulleri short walk today of few hours leading to a gradual and slow climb entering into cool shade of forest full of rhododendron-magnolia-oaks and pines trees as walk progress reaching top of Ghorepani village also called at Deurali.

          Here the temperature gets cooler being close to the mountains with an altitude of above 2,840 m high surrounded by rhododendron forest with fabulous views of Dhaulagiri Himalaya with Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Nilgiris against blue colored houses of Ghorepani, populated by famous hill tribe known as Pun Magar.

            Early morning hike up to Pun Hill for stunning sunrise panorama over array of Himalayan peaks of more than 360° wide angle views from Dhaulagiri-Nilgiris-Vara Shikar (Annapurna Fang), Annapurna range of peaks with majestic Machapuchare extends towards Lamjung Himal and Manaslu towards eastern horizon, after a wonderful moment head back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue walk within rhododendron forest where climb leads you another Deurali offering views of snow capped peaks.

            Slowly walk leads downhill to another Banthati a small settlement located in a gorge then short descends with an hour climb up to Tadapani for overnight stop. Tadapani with views of Annapurna South-Huinchuli, Machapuchare and Annapurna II, Tadapani located within forest surrounding.

              With morning grand views walk is pleasant into cool shade of woodland with downhill to reach at Ghandruk village, one of the largest village around Annapurna areas populated by Gurung tribe of Buddhism religion and culture.

              From Ghandruk descend to Siwai farm village situated by the Modi River and then an hour climb to another large Gurung village of Landruk, where walks gets gentle on winding trail with short uphill to reach at Tolka for overnight stop with views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli peaks.

                Morning walk leads through farm fields and small villages of Bheda Kharka on moderate winding path and then a climb for a while to reach on top Pritam Deurali overlooking views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri with dramatic scenery of landscapes and then downhill to Potana with constant views of peaks and then finally ending our last day trek at Dhampus.

                Dhampus village located on a high ridge offering incredible panorama of snow capped mountain range, from here our walks completes with a short drive back to picturesque Pokhara by the Phewa lake side.

                  Morning taking an exciting drive towards Mid-South to reach warmer and flat-land of Nepal known as Terai belt for exciting wild-life safari and viewing games on elephant back or jungle walks, on reaching at Chitwan transfer to respective jungle lodge or resorts.

                  Afternoon with time for nature walks or visit Tharu village the indigenous tribes of Terai of interesting cultures and old traditions life.

                    Full day jungle activities starting before breakfast on elephant backs on the lookout for wild-life to get Glimpse of animals including Royal Bengal Tiger, one horned rhinoceros, four types of deer and many Other wild mammals’ including more than 700 different species of exotic bird life, where activities Includes elephant safari, jungle drive or walks with dug-out canoe ride to view water birds and crocodiles.

                    Keeps you busy with breakfast and lunch in between with buffet dinner entertains you with local Tharu cultural interesting program.

                      Morning transfer into a vehicles either by car-coach or in tourist bus (as per the size of the group), for overland journey back to Kathmandu with scenic views of mountains, green scenery of hills and farm fields within nice villages and towns as drive brings you back at hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu.

                      On reaching Kathmandu transfer to your respective hotels with time for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

                        Your last memorable day in Nepal after a wonderful experience on Annapurna Panorama and wild-life Safari with great service of Explorer Adventure, and as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.

                          Route Map

                          Annapurna Panorama Wild Life Safari - 12 Days map
                          What's Included
                          • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
                          • Three night hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B.B.
                          • Two night Hotel in Pokhara on twin sharing  Bassis with B.B
                          • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System
                          • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis 
                          • full borad in chitwan
                          • Two night hotel in chitwan on twin sharing bassis.
                          • Half Day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
                          • Government license holder guide 
                          • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
                          • Duffel bag for packing your things for the trek 
                          • Annapurna Conservation Area Project ( ACAP) Entry  Permit.
                          • transpotation  from kathmandu  pokhara by tourist. 
                          • transport from  pokhara to chitwan to kathmandu by tourist bus.
                          • Government taxes and official expense
                          What's not Included
                          • flight from Kathmandu -pokhara 
                          • All food pay your self  during the trek  >(excep Chitwan )
                          • Flight to Kathmandu, Nepal
                          • Tips for porters ($50-70) and guides ($60-80)
                          • Nepal Visa ($50)
                          • Insurance (must include emergency evacuation by helicopter, check worldnomads.com
                          • Food and drinks ($15-25 per day)
                          • In some places: hot water, wifi, battery charging - $2-5
                          • Drinking water, price depends on altitude (linear regression)

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                          Trip DateFeb 26, 2024 - Mar 08, 2024
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                          Trip DateFeb 29, 2024 - Mar 11, 2024
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                          Useful Information

                          Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:

                          Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.

                          Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………

                          Guide and Porters for 12 Days Annapurna Panorama Wild Life Safari: 

                          On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.

                          All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.

                          Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.

                          Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.

                          Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude.

                          What to Bring During 12 Days Annapurna Panorama Wild Life Safari?

                          **- can be bought in Kathmandu

                          Clothing and footwear

                          • Trekking boots (should be warm, waterproof, breathable, cover and fix the ankle)
                          •  Sports sandals with a closed toe or sneakers.
                          •  Flip flops , Sun cap , Wool or fleece hat , 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin, 1 thick,}
                          • Bandana or neckerchief ,  Fleece jackets (1 thin, 1 thick) .
                          • Thermal underwear (merino wool!), preferably 2 sets (one for walking, the other for sleeping), buy at home.
                          • Trekking socks - several pairs (there is a limited possibility of washing)
                          • Quick-drying sports T-shirts (e.g. Polartec PowerDry) - 2 pcs. or more.
                          • Down jacket , Windstopper , Windproof warm jacket with hood.
                          • Trekking trousers ,  Warm synthetic pants like ski pants , Rain poncho.
                          • Sun Screen Cream , Sunglasses ,  Trekking pole , Water bottle.

                          Equipment for Annapurna Panorama Wild Life Safari 12 Days 

                           *Duffel bags for trek will be perovided on Day 2 should be returned after the trek is over.

                           *Backpack 20-30 liters with rain cover (optionally with drinking system)

                          *Sleeping bag (comfort temperature around -5 C). On the upper lodges they usually provide woolen blankets. You can rent a sleeping bag in       Kathmandu, $1-2 per day.

                          *A good quality headlight with new batteries and a spare set of batteries.

                           *Sunglasses (category 3-4) + hard case , Trekking poles , Thermos 0.5-1 liter.

                          *Sealed packaging for documents and money , Sitting mat (optionally), Power bank.

                          * A roll of dense garbage bags 50 liters. You will pack your items in it when you put them in a duffel bag to protect them from moisture and dust.

                          Personal usage

                          > Towel (light and quick-drying)  - Washing accessories - Disinfection wipes

                          > Antibacterial gel - Moisturizing hand cream - Sun cream with a high factor

                          > Lip balm with sun protection - Reusable water bottle - Snacks, nuts, chocolate

                          Annapurna Panorama Wild Life Safari - 12 Days FAQs

                          • It is one of the most popular and moderate treks around the Himalayas of Annapurna region.

                            Depending upon the starting point of the walks, from Tirkhedhunga is a long steep climb to Ulleri village. Rest of the trek is on gradual uphill path, with an hour climb to Poon Hill.

                            On return journey to Ghandruk the walk leads ups and down, but more or less an enjoyable walks with grand views of snow peaks all the way to Pokhara.

                          • All age-group as well as family with young children can enjoy this short moderate treks to Ghorepani and Poon Hill. Including elderly people of more than 70 years can also enjoy the walk taking slow pace, and having enough rest in between the treks. The views and beautiful surrounding of lovely rhododendron forest makes the walk enjoyable.

                          • The facilities en route treks, staying overnights in nice cozy lodge with options for attached bath and toilets or common toilets. Ghorepani and Ghandruk can have the choices, but in few place like Tadapani having rooms with common bath and toilets. The rooms are nice and clean with large warm dining serving excellent quality of foods as per the choice from the menu. Offers Continental, Chinese, Indian and Nepali foods and snacks for afternoon tea time. All lodges have electricity either run by Hydro or Solar Power to charge electronic items.

                            All lodges offers hot and cold showers at extra cost for people using common bath.

                          • It will be a great experience of once in a lifetime adventure, it is worth the early morning climb to Poon Hill where one can enjoy fabulous panoramic views of Himalayan peaks along with stunning sunrise. Truly an unforgettable memory to capture in your camera, certainly worth the climb to Poon Hill.

                          • Chitwan and the national parkis located Nepal Mid-South around the low warm land of Terai belt. Chitwan areas are the bread basket for all Nepali with rich agricultural product that provides to all parts of Nepal.

                            An interesting low country with dense deep tropical jungle where one can enjoy exciting thrill of wild-life safari on the lookout for rare mammals Tigers, Leopard, Rhino, deer with various species of animals with exotic bird life.

                            An enjoyable place for pleasant holiday with touch of an adventure in the comfort of a nice hotels and resorts. 

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