Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.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.
Day 2: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour around world heritage sites.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.
Day 3: Drive / Fly to Pokhara 860m (220 k.m distance) of 06 hrs journey (30 min by air).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)
Day 4: Drive past Bhirethati and start trek to Ulleri village 1,720 via Tirkhedhunga 1,545 m - 03 hrs drive and 04 hrs walks.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 Pun 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.
Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani 2,840 m - 04 hrs.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.
Day 6: Morning Hike to Pun Hill 3,210 m and trek to Tadapani 2,700 m - 05 hrs.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 Bhanthati 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.
Day 7: Trek to Tolka 1,640 m via Ghandruk and Landruk villages 1,460 m - 06 hrs.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.
Day 8: Trek to Dhampus 1,530 m (04 hrs) then drive back to Pokhara 860 m - 01 hr.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.
Day 9: Drive to Chitwan national park for wild-life safari - 05 hrs.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.
Day 10: In Chitwan full day jungle activities and wild-life safari.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.
Day 11: Drive or fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels.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.
Day 12: Depart for international flight home ward bound or to respective countries.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.
- In all your arrival and departure private transportation
- Three night hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis in standard hotels on bed and breakfast basis.
- Full board trekking includes all meals with twin sharing rooms in local lodge on route trekking,
- TIMS (Trekking Information Management System
- Accompanied by our expert guides and field staff with their wages-transportation and insurance
- Half Day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
- Hire sleeping bag and down jacket for the trekking.,
- Annapurna Conservation Area Project ( ACAP) Entry Permit.
- All land transportation there and back
- Two night standard Hotel in pokhara on bed and breakfast basis
- full borad in Chitwan including Accommodation
- Government taxes and official expense
- Welcome Dinner.
- Nepal entry visa personal travel and medical insurances.
- Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu as well gratitude (tips).
- Emergency evacuation by any means of transport including Helicopter and personal medical kit.
- Lunch and Dinner whilst in Kathmandu
- Lunch and dinner whilst in pokhara
Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.