Annapurna Ghorepani and Chitwan National park (#12 )

About this package

Spectacular mountains and rural ethnic villages. An interesting and relatively easy trek through picturesque mountain villages, forests of bright rhododendron and a variety of ethnic groups and cultures. Winding your way up terraced hillsides pass through villages of the Gurung and Chhetri peoples and emerge onto ridges to indulge in incredible views. The highlight, and high point, of the trek is Poon Hill, which offers the best panoramic views of the high Himalaya in Nepal – Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and the mesmerizing fish-tail pinnacle of Machhapuchhre.

Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National park is Nepal’s first National park situated 162 Km south of Kathmandu in the lowlands of the inner Terai. It covers an area of 937Square Kilometers.Thepark includes hilly areas covered by deciduous sal forest.One fifth of the park is made up of the floodplains of Narayani,Rapti & the Rues rivers and is covered by dense tall elephant grass intersperced withriverine forests of silk cotton, acacia andsisam trees.This ecologically diverse area is a heaven of a wide veriety of flora & fauna. This is the last remaining home in Nepal for the Asian one-horned rhino,rare Royal Bengal tiger and Leopard, varieties of deer,sloth,bear,rhusus, & Languor monkey, wild boar,blue cow,wilddog, jackals,civets,mongoose,cats,and snakes. The rivers and lakes are home for Crocodiles and the extraordinary gangetic dolphins.

Tharu Village and Machan:

You can join with Tharu for washing their elephants in the morning. Lunch at village and after accompanied by local guides, we spend a day walking to Kumroj, a village in another section of the park. We walk slowly and quietly to maximize our chances of seeing animals. Accommodation in Kumroj  is simple and there are shared facilities only. Early we walk back into the park for a short walk before meeting our jeeps, which return us to our base hotel on the edge of the park.

Day 1

 Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel,free day.

Day 2

Drive to Pokhara or you may choose to fly (USD100 one way – 35mins).

Day 3

Begin walking after the 2-hour drive to Birethanti. A wide trail leads through bamboo forests and pasture at Tikedungha.

Day 4

The next morning drop down to cross the Bhurungdi Khola before climbing the step stone staircase to the Magar village of Ulleri – – reputedly there are 3767 steps, the toughest section of the trek. As you climb the peaks of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli emerge from behind the foothills. Pasture and cultivated fields soon give way to deep forests of oak and rhododendron.

Day 5

 An early hour-long climb up to Poon Hill (3190m) provides a spectacular, unobstructed view of the high Himalaya. The trail initially climbs through thick forest before emerging to further resplendent views, eventually reaching the Gurung village of Ghandrung.

Day 6

Continuing via Dhampus to Phedi the trail crosses the Modi Khola and a number of its tributaries, commanding views marking most of the route

Day 7

From Phedi it is an hour’s drive to Pokhara.

Day 8

Pokhara  after breakfast drive to Chitwan National Park which is about 5 hours drive transfer to Sapana Lodge.. First day after Lunch you  will get one program and rest.

Day 9

Early morning walk to Jungle for watching animals and birds, after lunch we go for Elephant ridge about 2 hours which is one of the best fun in Chitwan jungle. And Evening we go to watch Local Tharu culture program.

Day 10

Chitwan national park with elephant washing programmed, Tharu village visit, and Visiting Tharu handicraft area. Stay overnight at Machan.

Day 11

Chitwan National park drive back to Kathmandu transfer to Hotel .

Day 12

Departure and transfer to the airport.

Health

There are no specific health requirements for entry into Nepal. However, you should consult your doctor for up-to-date information regarding vaccinations, high altitude medication and medications for any reasonably foreseeable illnesses whilst traveling in Nepal.

Be aware that some drugs, including anti-malarials, have side effects at altitude. Please discuss this carefully with your doctor.

Please be aware that we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities for some time during this trip. We strongly recommend that you carry a personal First Aid kit as well as sufficient quantities of any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses).

Weather

Nepal has a generally temperate climate, however altitude makes distinct variations. The monsoon sweeps up from India each summer, making mid June to mid September humid and wet. The three other distinct seasons are all suitable for trekking and each has its own advantages.

Changing global weather patterns have had their effect on the Himalayan climate and mountain weather is notoriously changeable. Always be prepared for a change in conditions and note that if severe or dangerous weather conditions occur your guide’s decision on any course of action is final.

Winter (December-February) It is cold and you will need to be prepared, but the air is very clear providing the best mountain views.

Spring (March-May) Days are increasingly warm and the rhododendrons are in bloom. Mist and clouds are not uncommon.

Summer (June-August) The monsoon season. It will rain every day, although generally in the evening and night. The hills turn lush and green and at higher elevations the alpine plants will bloom.

Autumn (September-November) The most pleasant trekking season where days are warm, but not hot; there is little chance of snow and skies are clear.

  1. Accommodation Pokhara - Twin share
  2. Accommodation on trek. Twin or multi share
  3. All domestic transport by private coach as listed in itinerary
  4. All National Park entrance fees
  5. Porters to carry personal gear
  6. 15kg luggage allowance while on trek
  7. Duffle Bag for your gear
  8. Sleeping Bag
  9. Trek guide
  10. 2night and 3days Chitwan Nationalpark with package
  11. 1night and 2 days Tharu Village with Machan.
  12. Comprehensive medical kit

  1. Personal expenses such as drinks, postage, laundry
  2. Meals
  3. International flights and departure taxes
  4. Visa and passport fees
  5. Travel insurance
  6. Emergency evacuation
  7. Tips and gratuities
  8. Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of Legend Nepal
  9. Accommodation in Kathmandu. You may choose to book accommodation from our hotel list.
  10. Kathmandu-Pokhara flight (optional) USD100 one-way.

12 DAYS EXCLUDING FLIGHTS



Highlights

: 12 days
: 3210 m.
: Accommodation in Pokhara is on a twin share basis with private facilities.
: No meals are included. In Kathmandu and Pokhara restaurants of every style and price-range abound. On the trek meals are available in tea houses, lodges and bhattis with limited menus.
: 20 km. per day
: Tourist Bus and Private car
: Trekking and Jungle saffari
:
summer (September – June)
: 0
: Trekking, Sightseeing
: Moderate