9 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek with City Tour & Wildlife Safari

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9 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek with City Tour and Wildlife Safari

Adventure Nepal travel is a short introduction to trekking, which will showcase the picturesque beauty of the world-famous Annapurna region, the majestic safari wildlife and rushing rapids as we white water raft through the Himalayan paradise, making for the perfect adventure holiday in Nepal. 

9 Days Annapurna Base Camp trek with city tour and wildlife safari package offers a variety of adventure holidays which will cater to your adventurous side, whilst mystifying you with the magic of Nepal. From trekking the glorious Himalayan landscape, rafting down through unspoiled, thrilling white-water rapids, coming up close and personal to rare and endangered wildlife or the natural tropical national parks. 9 Days Annapurna Base Camp trek with city tour and wildlife safari package offers you the opportunity to trek through the mountains and brings you up close to wildlife with a memorable safari. Our adventure trip begins by visiting the historical medieval monuments and heritage sites in Kathmandu, many of which are recognized UNESCO heritage sites, and then a flight to Pokhara, which serves as the gateway for treks to the world-famous Annapurna region. 

Pokhara is one of the most picturesque places in Nepal, with refreshing lakes, and unbelievable views of the snow-capped mountains overlooking the entire city. We will spend a day in Pokhara, visiting the waterfall, deep caves, walking around the colorful market and a relaxing boat ride on Phewa Lake. The following day we will take a scenic drive from Pokhara to our starting point for the trek to begin our adventure.

adventure Annapurna base camp with jungle safari

Adventure Nepal travelincludes 09 days Annapurna Base Camp trek, it is known for its distinctive and incomparable view of the Himalayas and dramatic glaciers. This is the only trek that will take you to the base camp of such high mountains, in a relatively short time, the trek is not considered to be a difficult one, anybody with average physical fitness can complete and enjoy the adventure of this holiday. 

The trek is mostly an uphill walk, passing through river valleys and rice terraces, dense forests of rhododendron and magnolia and an abundance of waterfalls along the route to enjoy. On the fifth day of our trek, we reach the base camp of the Machhapuchhre also known as the Fishtail, for its unique peak, which overlooks the entire Pokhara valley. On the sixth day, we will arrive at the base camp of Annapurna South, a view that will never be forgotten, with 13 mountains reaching over 7,000m in the Annapurna region. On the way back to Pokhara, the undulating farm terraces and the culturally rich beautiful hill villages and its friendly inhabitants will be an immersive and cultural experience that will show you a way of living that is phenomenally rich in tradition.

Once we arrive back in Pokhara, we will take a drive to Chitwan National Park, and stay in a safari resort next to the park. We will then enjoy the natural surroundings, with activities such as canoeing, elephant back riding, rare bird watching, visiting the elephant breeding center, and much more. In the national park, we can expect to see such majestic animals as rhinos, bears, crocodiles, monkeys, tigers and multiple varieties of beautiful birds. 

When we arrive back to Kathmandu after this great adventure, we will enjoy a final, traditional Nepali meal together and a live traditional cultural show, leaving you with a trip you will remember for a lifetime. 

How to book or enquiry about this trip?

For INSTANT BOOKING or QUICK ENQUIRY, please call us now +977 9851036844 (Ram Kumar) 24 hours available on WhatsApp WeChat, Viber or send us an email atalpineecotrek@gmail.com for the best quote and detailed itinerary. 

Highlights

  • Enjoy an amazing verity of adventure holidays ranging from a Himalayan trek to the rafting trip, exciting jungle safari to city sightseeing
  • Explore the beautiful lakes and great snowcapped Mountains, waterfall, caves, boating on the lake and wandering around the lovely Pokhara 
  • Enjoy  a classic trek to the base camp of Annapurna south, known for the best Himalayan views and dramatic glaciers
  • Pass through river valleys and rice terraces, dense forests of rhododendron and magnolia and enjoy the several waterfalls along the trails
  • Explore the undulating farm terraces and the culturally rich beautiful hill villages and its friendly inhabitants. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport you will be received by our tour officer and transfer to the hotel. Rest and overnight at hotel.
  • Day 02Sightseeing tour of Swoyambhunath stupa and Patan Durbar square. In Patan we show you Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, Mahabouddha temple and other Buddhist sites. Overnight at hotel
  • Day 03In the morning, fly to Pokhara. Afternoon short tour around Pokhara and boating on the lake. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 04Drive to Phedi and Trek to Tolka (1810m). Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 05Trek from Tolka to Chhomrong (2040 m). Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 06Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo lodge (2340 m). Overnight at basic lodge.
  • Day 07Trek from Bamboo lodge to Machhapuchhre Base camp (3720 m). Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 08Trek from Machhapuchhre base camp to Annapurna base camp (4095 m). Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 09Trek from Annapurna Base camp to Dovan (2630 m). Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 10Trek from Dovan to Chhomrong (2040m). Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 11Trek from Chhomrong to Ghandruk. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 12Trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara.
  • Day 13Drive to Chitwan (5hrs), briefing on lodge facilities and safari activities. Overnight at resort.
  • Day 14Main safari day with activities like elephant back safari, canoeing, bird watching, elephant breeding centre visit etc.
  • Day 15Fly or drive back to Kathmandu, free day on your own, evening celebrate the wonderful trip with farewell Nepali dinner. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 16Drive to airport and fly back home
Detail Itinerary

Inclusion

  • • All surface transfers including arrival and departure transfers in a private car.
  • • Kathmandu to Pokhara airfare. 
  • • Guided tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara, all entry fees, boating fees, etc.
  • • Standard on bed and breakfast basis, in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • • An English speaking guide and necessary porters.  
  • • Trekking permit and Annapurna conservation fees. 
  • • Three meals with tea and coffee during trek days, accommodations on-mountain lodges.
  • • Salary, insurance and all expenses of our guide and porter.
  • • Chitwan safari package on full board, with all safari activities, meals, and accommodations.
  • • There will be an excellent safari lodge in Chitwan to stay.
  • • Bharatpur to Kathmandu airfare or luxury bus transportation.
  • • Farewell Nepali dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa (requires USD 25 and one photograph, granted upon arrival in Kathmandu.
  • • Water, alcoholic drinks, tips, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • • Your travel insurance.

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
25 Sep, 2020 - 10 Oct, 2020Guaranteed$1400 USD
30 Sep, 2020 - 15 Oct, 2020Guaranteed$1400 USD
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Useful Information

Adventure Nepal travel package is a mixed and one of the best adventure trips in Nepal, suitable for those who wish to explore entire Himalayan Nepal by doing a breathtaking hike (ABC), exciting wildlife safari, thrilling white water rafting and visiting the ancient temples, stupas, and world heritage sites. During the hike to Annapurna Base Camp, each and every stop provide decent guesthouses and mountain lodges.

We are organizing Adventure Nepal travel package as a small private group departure trip, so please feel free to contact us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trip so that we can send you a quote and other information as per your group size and requirements. 

If the above 10 Annapurna Base Camp trek with adventure travel package 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 Everest flight.

Why Nepal?

The presence of the great Himalayas throughout the country’s northern periphery, lush green hills sheltering different species of flora and fauna, and various monuments showcasing the country's rich culture and history makes Nepal an almost mythical country. 

Temples, medieval palaces, and pilgrimage sites line the Kathmandu Valley with modern places of entertainment like theatre and clubs. Mostly famous for the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the valley boasts narrow cobbled streets full of spice bazaars, shrines, and artisan workshops. 

The mountainous region of the country is sparsely populated and is the center for mountaineering and peak climbing. However, Nepal is not just for trekkers or mountaineers. There is something for everyone. The wide variety of travel options available offers experiences beyond the mountains. Adventure sports like white-water rafting, bungee jumping, rock climbing, and many more will make anyone wanting more of what this country has to offer. 

Quick Facts of Nepal

  • Capital of Nepal: Kathmandu
  • Currency: Nepalese rupee (NPR)
  • Population of Nepal: 29.5 million
  • Area: 147,181km²
  • Languages in Nepal: Nepali and tribal languages. English is widely spoken
  • Time in Nepal: GMT+5.45
  • Religions: Hinduism and Buddhism
  • International dialing code for Nepal: +977
  • Voltage in Nepal: 220V 50Hz AC
  • Internet TLD: .np
  • ISO 3166 code:  NP
  • Drivers on the:  Left

Is Nepal Safe to Travel?

Yes, Nepal is a very safe country for travelers. Tourists feel safe traveling in the country, perhaps due to the local people’s kindness and hospitality. The Nepalese people are very welcoming and are excellent hosts who always try their best to make you feel at home.

Over the past ten years, tourism in the country is growing at an exponential rate. In 2019, 1.17 million tourists visited Nepal. As the major source of income for the country, the government promotes tourism, ensuring the safety and ease of tourists.

Best time to visit Nepal

Autumn season (October to December) is the best time to visit Nepal as the skies are clear and the views are spectacular. The weather remains dry until April.

January and February are freezing, especially at night, but traveling in Nepal around this time will reward you with incredible panoramas and quieter trekking trails. March onwards, the temperature increases, and days are cloud-free. Late spring is a wonderful time to travel as well. The rhododendrons burst into bloom, and the trails become more mesmerizing.

The heat and humidity levels build-up from May until the monsoon rains arrive in June, and the clouds mask the beautiful views of the mountains. Nepal celebrates different festivals all year round, so there is often a festival or pilgrimage taking place. Ask us for more details as the festival dates often change from year to year.

Visa for Nepal

All foreign citizens (except Indian passport holders) require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are obtainable from Nepalese embassies and consulates abroad as well as on land borders and from the Immigration counter after landing at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). However, some nationals do not qualify for On Arrival visa.

Getting a visa at the airport or land borders can sometimes take time due to long queues. You also need to provide two passport photos and the following fees in US dollars (subject to change, cash only).

Visa Fees:

  • Visa valid for 15 days - US$30
  • Visa valid for 30 days - US$50
  • Visa valid for 90 days - US$125

Food and Drinks

Nepali food is generally less spicy than in the rest of the Indian subcontinent. The national dish is Dal Bhat – rice and lentils along with side dishes like seasonal vegetables, pickles, and salads. In Kathmandu, you’ll also find many restaurants serving Tibetan and Indian cuisine.

Local liquors include Chyang (barley beer), Arak (spirit brewed from potatoes), and Raksi (distilled rice wine). If you want something non-alcoholic, coconut water, and Lassi (a sweet yogurt drink) are great refreshers. Do not leave Nepal without trying a cup of Chiya – sugary, milk tea infused with cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves.

You should not drink tap water in Nepal. Filtered water is a better option and carries a refillable water bottle rather than buying bottled water. It is better to purify the filtered water with chlorine and iodine tablets before drinking.

Accommodation

In Nepal, you will have many choices for accommodation, depending on your trip budget. The major cities, Kathmandu and Pokhara, have the largest selection of hotels, ranging from historic boutique options to simple, family-run guesthouses and even international standard hotels like Marriott and Sheraton. 
However, while going for trekking in the rural parts of the country, the options are limited to family-run lodges and teahouses. Despite being small and not having modern infrastructures, these lodges and teahouses provide excellent service along with clean, healthy, and organic food.

Phone and Internet Access

Most of the hotels, restaurants, cafes, and bars offer free Wi-Fi accessibility in towns and cities.  While trekking, Wi-Fi may be available in teahouses and lodges for a small cost.

For phone communication, we advise you to buy a Nepalese SIM-Card. You can buy it for a very low price from the Nepal Telecom office at Sundhara or other local distributors. You will have to submit a form and other required documents like photocopy of your passport and a passport-sized photograph. You can use this SIM-Card for mobile data internet usage as well.

Please note that most teahouses do not have electrical outlets in rooms to charge devices but are shared in the main dining area, for an additional fee. You should carry a portable solar charger to stay on the safe side.  

Electricity in Nepal

Hydroelectric dams produce electricity in Nepal. The output voltage from the wall outlet is 220V AC, and the frequency is between 50-60Hz. Visitors from countries that use different voltages and frequencies should ensure that their adapter/charger can work within this setting. The United States, for example, uses around 120V AC. Thus the devices do not work in specific voltage ranges. In such cases, you will require a stabilizer or voltage adapter.

Similarly, the standard Nepalese electrical outlet is the Form D outlet (three round triangles) common to India but will accept Euro plugs, and some will be retrofitted to accept American and/or British plugs. You can purchase simple adapters inexpensively for around NPR 80.

Transport

We arrange private vehicles or planes, as appropriate for your travel to Nepal.

During the Monsoon:
The monsoon season lasts from June to September, and the entire nation experiences heavy rain showers. Flooding and landslides are frequent at this time. Long queues of buses and other vehicles are common in highways, and air travel is also disrupted. Please understand that your itinerary can change at short notice.

Road Travel:
Road works and infrastructure projects can cause significant delays on major roads within cities and even in highways. Road travel can also be disrupted due to strikes. Delays, heavy traffic, poor road conditions, and dust are common in Nepalese roads. You can protect yourself with a dust mask.

Air Travel:
Nepal's only international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport, has a single runway that services both domestic and international flights. Cancellations and delays of internal flights are frequent in poor weather conditions and airports like Lukla and Juphal. Please ensure that you have an extra day before your departure. 

Money 

The official currency of Nepal is the Nepalese rupee (NPR). Its symbol is often displayed as Rs. You can find ATMs only in bigger towns and cities. Please note that the ATMs of only specific banks like Nabil, Standard Chartered, Investment, and Himalayan accept international cards.

Make sure you carry sufficient cash to cover your needs when traveling outside of cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara. Money exchange facilities are available in Kathmandu valley, Namche, Pokhara, Chitwan (only outside the park). In cities, shops might as well accept credit cards, but having cash in hand is more comfortable.

Before departing on tour, make sure you have enough Nepalese currency to purchase meals and drinks (apart from the meals included in our tour package). 

Packing

Clothing depends on the place and time of your visit. Medium-weight and easy to wash cotton clothes are an excellent choice year-round in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, and most other towns. If you are traveling between Octobers to February, woolen sweaters, jackets, or other similar warm outfits are necessary. 

From March through May, light clothing such as shirts will do perfectly fine. For months from June to August, you should bring an umbrella or raincoat and a pair of rain boots or plastic sandals with you for the rainy season.

If you intend to go for trekking, a pair of work hiking boots, fleece jackets, joggers, warm gloves, and socks are mandatory. Also, bring warm inners, so that you can dress in layers. Specialized trekking gears are readily available, and you can rent them in a reasonably inexpensive charge in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Shopping

Arguably, the most exciting shopping centers, along with laneway shops offering different colorful art and handicrafts in Nepal, are located in Kathmandu. Before making a purchase, it’s a good idea to check with your local customs officials to ensure that you can bring the items back into your home country. Australia and New Zealand generally have strict quarantine laws.

Things to buy in Nepal

1. Prayer Flags
You don't have to be a spiritual person to appreciate the beauty of vibrant prayer flags. Take some prayer flags home as a memory of Nepal.

2. Scarves and Wraps
Travelers will find top-quality cashmere in the boutiques and markets of Nepal, so take the chance to stock up on colorful scarves, pashminas, and wraps at reasonable prices.

3. Buddhist Art 
If you like sculptures and paintings, you can get them to decorate your walls. 

4. Beautifully colored, Thangkha and mandala paintings 
These are commonly found in shops of Kathmandu and make a meaningful souvenir to take back home.

Travel Insurance

We do request that you have proof on day one of your trip to having sufficient insurance coverage. When buying a travel insurance package, you would find at least a package worth 100,000 USD with emergency medical cost coverage, including repatriation for emergency medical expenses.

Please ensure you have your policy number and emergency telephone number of your insurance company. If this is not available, please ensure that you have the details required to make a claim for your insurance in the event of an emergency.

You can also want to pick a package that provides benefits from trip cancellation. In certain situations, this can cover cancelation penalties if you have to cancel your trip unexpectedly because of unforeseen circumstances such as sudden illness. Please note that cancellation insurance will cover only for specific reasons stated in your insurance policy contract.

Important notes

  • We include an airport arrival transfer. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking.
  • A single supplement is available on this trip and is valid for all nights of your tour.
  • The weight limit for the internal flights is 20kg for checked luggage and 5kg for carry-on luggage. There are lockers available in most of the hotels in Kathmandu, where you may store your extra luggage while going on treks.

Further Information

We have tried to include all the information regarding traveling in Nepal on our website. However, if you have any queries regarding the trip or require any other details, please feel free to contact us. You can write an email to us on alpineecotrek@gmail.com or call on +977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).  We will reach back to you within one working day. You may use the same contact info for booking purposes as well.

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