Short Annapurna Trek with Wildlife Safari

Explore mesmerizing lake city, villages, culture, Himalayan sceneries, eco trails and wildlife safari in ever enchanting Chitwan national park

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12 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu

  • Max. Altitude: 1730 meters
  • Group Size: Min. 1 / Max. 12
  • Best Time: Feb to Jun, Sep to Dec
  • Daily walking Hour: Approx. 4-6
  • Accommodation: Local lodge

Trip Grade: Trip Grade

Moderate

Moderate trekking involves 5 – 6 hours a day walking at a steady pace below 4000 meters for around 10 days trekking trip.

The Short Annapurna Trek with Wildlife Safari is a piece of cake for those adventure enthusiasts who are short on time but still want to explore and trek through the beautiful landscapes and experience the unique culture and traditions. The Short Annapurna Trek with Wildlife Safari is regarded as one of the most comfortable and altitude free treks in Annapurna region, that has a lot to offer with breathtaking views of fishtail mountain and Annapurna ranges. We commence our stirring trip from the ever so dazzling city of Pokhara. Serene Terrace fields, earthy jungles, white water Rivers, and beautiful villages and then a brilliant view point which treats us with the grand views of landscapes, high mountains, and sunrise/sunset views are a few exotic things that the trek offers. We can spend our nights by either staying at the local guest houses or by camping in the wilderness. The indigenous inhabitants in this area are the most genuine people you will come across with kind and friendly smiles to exotic trekkers which is why we offer you to spend a few nights in their homes.

Short Annapurna Trek with Wildlife Safari is a perfect blend of the two types of adventure holidays which Nepal has to offer. A jungle safari in the ever so enchanting Chitwan National park is the perfect locale to indulge in some fun activities such as Elephant back safari, Jungle walk, canoeing, village walk, culture show and a bunch of other activities.

Short Annapurna Trek with Wildlife Safari is the best choice for families. The kids will particularly enjoy this trip, and especially Chitwan National park will be quite the thrill for them!

Short Annapurna Trek with Wildlife Safari short itinerary

Day 01 Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1350m).
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu or Rest.
Day 03: Drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (825m).
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara Vijayapur and trek to Kalikasthan.
Day 05: Trek from Kalikasthan to Syanglung.
Day 06: Trek from Syanglung to chisapani.
Day 07: Trek from Chisapani to Pokhara.
Day 08: Drive from Pokhara to Rafting point then to Chitwan National Park.
Day 09: Jungle activities in the Chitwan National Park.
Day 10: Drive from Chitwan national park to Kathmandu. 
Day 11: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 12: Final departure.

Trip cost:Please contact us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trek so that we can send you a quote and other information according to your group size.

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.

Short Annapurna Trek with Wildlife Safari– itinerary

Day 01 Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1350m).
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu, you will be greeted by one of our trek leaders and transfer to hotel. Rest and relax till evening. One of our tour managers will come to see you and take you for a welcome dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant. Enjoy the meal with short brief about your great trip. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu or Rest.
Rest and shopping for the trip, or upon your request we can organize a guided tour of Kathmandu valley, there are many nice features to see and visit, some of them are Kathmandu Durbar square, Pasupatinath temple, Buddhanath stupa, Shoyambunath (also known as monkey temple), and Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar square. All these places are listed as UNESCO world heritage sites. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (825m).
After breakfast being of the early morning before 7:00 AM. This morning we will be driving to Pokhara (200km), depart 7:00 AM in the morning, approximately 6hrs away by tourist bus. Lunch will be on the way to Pokhara. We will be arriving early afternoon at Pokhara approximately 1:00 O'clock. Pokhara lakeside villages sits, "front row center" to one of the most beautiful Himalayan panoramas in the world. The Annapurna and famous "Fishtail" mountain peak of Machhapuchhare tower over the tropical setting of Pokhara and we spend there will be the scenic highlight of our trip. Free in Pokhara Valley also called "Magic Land" or Dreamland" of Nepal, to explore the various interesting place on your own like boating in Fewa lake overlooking the region of Annapurna range of Himalayas. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 04: Drive from Pokhara Vijayapur and trek to Kalikasthan.
After breakfast, we drive to Vijayapur Khola and begin our trek from here. We walk about an hour through the flat rice fields and cross the river. If you are doing this trek in the summer the river may be difficult to cross if it is flooded. After crossing the river the trail starts to ascend to Kalikasthan. Lunch will be served at the middle of the climb. Arrive at Kalikasthan and camp at the top of the grassy land or choose a good guest house for overnight stay.

Day 05: Trek from Kalikasthan to Syanglung.
After breakfast, we start walking through the villages. We walk on the ridge of the mountain with good views of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal. Overnight camping in Syaglung or find a guest house for overnight stay.

Day 06: Trek from Syanglung to chisapani.
Today we walk through the Gurung Village, rhododendron and Sal forest. Half way through the walk there is a 400 meter descent and 600 meter ascent to arrive at Chisapani (cold water place). This is the best point to see the Himalayan Panorama. You will see Dhaulagiri to the west of Annapurna. Overnight camping in Chisapani or find a guest house for overnight stay.

Day 07: Trek from Chisapani to Pokhara.
Today we walk half way down hill to Rupatal and climb about 200 meters to arrive at Sundare danda and walk 15 minutes down to Begnas Tal for an hour's boating to catch the transfer to Pokhara. Overnight hotel in Pokhara.

Day 08: Drive from Pokhara to Rafting point then to Chitwan National Park.
After breakfast, drive to rafting point (Trisuli River for White water Rafting) It takes approximately 2 and half hrs drive from Pokhara. This River is popular as access to the Prithivi Highway makes "breaking off" the journey easy. Trisuli River is also an ideal beginner's River. Lunch we'll be served after 3/4 hrs rafting in the riverside. After lunch, drive to Chitwan National Park upon arrival, rooms assigned and there will be a short briefing on the program and our facilities.
4:00 PM: Elephant-back safari: Guests will ride on an elephant to explore the jungle and wildlife you will be able to see the one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard and, if lucky, the Royal Bengal tiger. This exciting ride lasts for 2-3 hours. 8:00 PM: Dinner and overnight at resort.

Day 09: Jungle activities in the Chitwan National Park.
5:30 AM: Wake-up call followed by tea or coffee, and then proceeds on a Nature Walk. This encounter on foot with the environment will introduce the main features of eastern Chitwan. Sal forest, open grassland and reverie jungle. Our guides will help you identify some species of birds, plants and other wildlife that you may encounter.
8:30 AM: Breakfast  9:30 AM: Elephant briefing program: Learn more about these fascinating animals during a visit to our elephant stable. (For the brave ones there is even a crash course in riding and leading the elephants)
1.00 PM: LUNCH. After lunch, Canoeing: A traditional dug-out canoe takes you on a silent trip down the Rapti river to view aquatic birds and the animals of the river banks. Back to resort through the Jungle.
7:00 PM: Tharu Stick dance: Farmers of the nearby villages will show some of their traditional skills and dances. 8:00 PM: Dinner around the campfire. Overnight at resort.

Day 10: Drive from Chitwan national park to Kathmandu.  
5.30 AM: Bird Watching (or another elephant ride) after early morning tea/coffee.
8.00 AM: Breakfast
9.00 AM: Luggage down and departure at
9.30 AM: to Kathmandu. The actual program for your stay, will be given to you on arrival at Resort / camp. The activities are adjusted to the season and weather conditions. Naturally, it may not always be possible to follow this schedule to the minute and the circumstances may force us to alter the program at short notice. On safari in the jungle you will be accompanied by expert naturalists who will advise on safety procedures and we request you to respect their judgment at all times. If you wish to stroll in the forest alone, a guide will have to accompany you for your safety. Overnight hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 11: Free day in Kathmandu.
Breakfast at hotel, rest, relax and final shopping. In the evening, we invite you to join the farewell dinner with culture show. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12: Final departure.
After breakfast we will transfer you to the international airport and fly back to home. We wish you have a safe and sound flight and see you again in the future.   

Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.

Service Includes

  • The entire airport picks up and drops
  • Standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Necessary flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara, return trips or one way.
  • Annapurna Conservation fee with trekking permit
  • Tims card (trekking information management system card)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking period
  • Accommodation (Teahouse or tented camp) during the trekking period
  • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance
  • All necessary grounded transportation
  • 2nights 3 days wildlife safari trip on the basis of Full Board.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Welcome and fare well dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes

Service Excludes

  • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

Trek FAQ

Some essential questions and answers for Short Annapurna Trek with Wildlife Safari:

How can I book Short Annapurna Trek with Wildlife Safari?
Once you confirmed trip, we need photo copy of your passport and 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.

How can I enter in Nepal?
Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and none-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.
There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

Can I do Short Annapurna Trek with Wildlife Safari?
This trek is suitable for any walker looking for something little more basic and local things with stunning views of Annapurna Himalayas. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.

When should I come for Short Annapurna Trek with Wildlife Safari?
This trek is good for all seasons so any months from Jan to Dec are the best time to do this trek. Although, Feb, March, April,  May and September, October, November and also December are the very best months to do a trek in this area.

Do I need to stay in Katmandu and Pokhara?
Kathmandu valley, one of the historical cities as well as the capital of Nepal, and Pokhara, is a beautiful city with lakes and caves, at least, you need to spend two nights in Kathmandu and two nights in Pokhara before and after your trip. In our program we are providing you the standard accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on bed and breakfast basis.

Can I join with group?
Yes, you can join with group, we guarantees a series of fixed group departures dates for Short Annapurna Trek with Wildlife Safari. We can arrange small group trekking trip to suit your requirements. Please contact us for group departure dates.

Do I need to join with group?
It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departures dates, because private trip departs every day upon your request which are best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according by your selecting starting date.

Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?
Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient as per your travel plan.

What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?
Short Annapurna Trek with Wildlife Safari is an exciting and easy trip. We trek up to 1730m walking through villages, rivers and green hills, so you need to have right equipments with you. Click here to have more info

What kind of meals I can have during the trip?
All Meals on full board basis will be provided during trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.

Do I have pre-departure meeting?
Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?
Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?
Definitely, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

Travel Insurances

Travelling is an investment and we believe that an insurance makes your investment secure. It is a condition of joining any of our adventure trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medial issues or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with us. We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance make sure your insurer is aware of our adventure itinerary that you are going to undertake and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken in the trip. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage in Tibet trips. Also, check your insurance policy firmly to even include trip cancellation, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.

Please kindly provide us your copy of insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.


Acclimatization

Alpine Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff

http://www.treksafe.com.au/medical/altitude_illness.htm


Food during the trip

Food on full board basis will be provided during the spent on trekking. Three meals (Sherpa, Nepalese and Tibetan, Continental, Italian and Indian dishes) a day will be served from the guesthouse/lodge menus or at camp cooked our master cook. Every day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same guesthouse/lodge or camp we spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination. During the wildlife safari, all the meals will be provided at Resort. Reception, farewell dinner with culture show will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu.


Trek Checklist

Equipments & Packing List for Short Annapurna Trek with Wildlife Safari:

Gears are pretty much essential for your great trip. Please click here for the comprehensive packing list for this trip.

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Further Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).

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