10-Days Nepal Sunrise Trek w/Safari Visit

Feast on Nepal's "incredible mountain scenery" (Lonely Planet) on this 10-day guided tour with Eve Holidays. This tour includes the popular Annapurna trek and a trip to the jungle safari in Chitwan.

Tour Highlights:

  • Scenic drive to the Lakeside city of Pokhara
  • 3 days trekking 4-5 hours daily
  • Trek to Poonhill for the close up views of Annapurna Range
  • Jeep Drive for 3 hours in Chitwan National Park looking for Royal Bengal Tiger, Rhinos, Deers, Birds and other animals 
  • Watch and participate in Traditional Tharu Dance in the evening 
  • Crocodiles and Bird watching Tour along Rapti River in Chitwan
  • Jungle Walk and Village Tour in Chitwan
  • Visit to Elephant Breeding Center

Trip Cost Includes: 

  • 2 Nights in Kathmandu in a standard hotel on a twin shared basis.
  • 1 Night in Pokhara in a in a  standard hotel on a twin shared basis.
  • 2 Nights in Chitwan in a Hotel with Swimming Pool on a Twin shared basis.
  • 4 Nights in lodges and guesthouses during trek
  • Kathmandu-Chitwan-Pokhara-Kathmandu in tourist bus
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in Chitwan and breakfast in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paperwork and Permit Fees for Annapurna Conservation Area and TIMS Permit
  • All Permit Fees, All Activities and All Accommodation and All Meals in Chitwan 
  • A Nature Guide ( A Naturalist ) for Chitwan Wildlife Safari
  • An English Speaking Licensed Trekking/Tour Guide 
  • Airport pick up drop off and sightseeing in Private Tourist Vehicles
  • Farewell Dinner with Nepalese Cultural Dance Program
  • All government and local taxes

Trip Cost Does Not Include: 

  • Tips, drinks and personal expenses
  • Lunch and dinners not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Porters if needed can be hired on request 

Day 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from our office will greet you at the airport and escort you to your pre booked hotel. 
Overnight: standard hotel on a twin shared basis.

 

Day 02: DRIVE TO CHTWAN AND DO THE VILLAGE TOUR AND JOIN CULTURAL DANCE

Driving for 5 hours we reach our Lodge in Chitwan National Park where we spend two nights. We freshen up and go for village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu village where you will learn more about the life and lifestyle of the Tharus and also visit the National Park Visitor’s centre where you can learn more about the history of the National Park and about wildlife & Sun set view from the bank of Rapti River. In the evening we watch and join the Tharu cultural dance presentation by the local villagers in which you can participate or Slide show presentation on almost everything under the Chitwan.

Overnight: Hotel with Swimming Pool

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 03: ACTIVITIES IN CHITWAN

After breakfast in the lodge we go for canoe ride along the Rapti River which is an excellent opportunity for Bird Watching and for seeing the rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial. + Jungle Walk + on the way back one can enjoy the elephant bathing. After lunch we go for Jeep Safari whcih is an excellent opportunity to see different kinds of animals such as deer, rhinoceros, wild bore, monkey, leopard, sloth bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger.

Overnight:  Hotel with Swimming Pool

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 04:  BREAKFAST AND DRIVE TO NAYAPUL;TREK TO TIKHEDHUNGA (4 Hours Walk)

An early morning wake up call followed by breakfast and drive Nayapul, the trek start point. Our walk today follows the river upstream past rice paddies, cultivated fields, alder and mimosa forest to Tikhedunga. During the walk we will be following the BurungdiKhola and we should spot some of Nepal's fine river birds including White Capped River Chats, Plumbous Redstarts, Dippers and Kingfishers.

Overnight:  Lodge/Tea House

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 05: TREK TO GHOREPANI (5-6 Hours Walk)

Today we cross the Burungdi Khola and then have a steep climb up a series of stone steps past wonderful terraced hillsides to the village of Ulleri. The trail continues climbing and now enters a beautiful forest. This lofty rhododendron forest is one of the highpoints of the trek as it is full of birds. We hope to see Rosefinches, Laughing Thrush, Woodpecker, Babblers and Warblers. We may also see Common Langur Monkeys and the very rare Red Panda or Muntjac. We eventually arrive at Ghorepani and can relax outside the lodge with great sunset views of the Annapurna Himal.

Overnight::Lodge/Tea House

 

 

Day 06: TREK TO TADAPANI ( 5 Hours Walk); POON HILL VIEW POINT
This morning there is an optional ascent of Poon Hill (about an hour's walk above Ghorepani) to see the spectacular sunrise over the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himals. As the sun pops out from behind the mountains the sky glows red and pink in the first rays of the sun and the panorama from the summit must be one of the world's great mountain vistas. Best seen at dawn, it's well worth the effort of the climb. After breakfast we head east, following a forested ridge to cross a pass at 3,193m. The trail then descends through dense forests of fir, spruce, oak and rhododendron home to many birds and a few mammals. Passing through Banthanti at 2,620m, we climb back to 2,745m, where we reach another small pass at Tadapani where we have a superb view of Annapurna South and the peak of Machhapuchhare.

Overnight: Lodge/Tea House

 

 

Day 07: TREK TO GHANDRUK
An easier walk today through wonderful uninhabited forest with great mountain views. This forest is one of the highlights of the trek. Look out for monkeys and high forest birds including Tragopan, Juniper Finch and Rosefinches. We emerge from the forest just above Ghandruk, the largest Gurung village in the area. This area is mostly populated by subsistence farmers who tend the carefully laid out terraces. Stretching thousands of feet down steep hillsides they are a work of art and the Nepalis are experts at using every piece of land. Wheat, rice and vegetables are grown throughout the year on the well-tended terraces. Although there are now many new modern lodges in Ghandruk there are still older traditional houses with their neat slate roofs. In the afternoon your leader will take you on a village walk and in the evening we can relax in the teahouse and watch the sunset on Annapurna South.

Overnight: Lodge/Tea House

 

 

Day 08: TREK TO NAYAPUL & DRIVE TO POKHARA
Descending on stone staircases towards the Modi Khola, and passing through Shyauli Bazaar we come to the pretty village of Birethanthi, where we have lunch overlooking the river. Another short walk brings us to NayaPul, where we will meet the road and drive back to Pokhara. There will be time this afternoon to explore the pretty lakeside Pokhara. You could go for a boat trip on the lake looking for water birds or just sit and relax in one of the many lakeside cafes.

Overnight: standard hotel on a twin shared basis.

 

 

Day 9: DRIVE BACK KATHMANDU

We spend our last evening in Kathmandu in a farewell dinner together sharing photos recalling the excitements of trip and exchanging emails in one of the traditional Nepalese restaurant.

Overnight: standard hotel on a twin shared basis.

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

 

Day 10:  AIRPORT TRANSFER
Today after breakfast you are in leisure on your own. You will be escorted to airport for your flight home at your flight time.

Meals:  Breakfast

 

IS THIS NOT WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ? DESIGN YOUR OWN TRIP

You can design your own trip exactly how you like it according to your requirements, travel dates and budget.

Please email us or call us at +977 9841414582 and we will organize your trip on the date appropriate for you.

Best Season

Autumn (Sept. to Dec.) and spring (March to May) is the best season when the sub-tropical weather is at its best. But you can visit any time of the year but better to avoid the rainy months of June, July and August.

 

Disclaimer

Your safety is our most important concern while traveling with Eve Holidays.  Every effort will be made to keep to the itinerary but your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns, without any pre consultation with clients. So please be prepared to be flexible if required.

 

Accommodation

We provide a standard hotel accommodation on a twin sharing basis in Kathmandu and Pokhara. During trek we will provide lodges and tea houses. In Kathmandu and Pokhara you can upgrade the accommodation to a five-star hotel or can have a single supplement for an additional charge.


Food

All the restaurants that we dine at cater for Continental, Chinese, Mexican, American based cuisine with some local influences, always plenty to choose from.

 

Nepal Tourist Visa & Visa Fee

You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos with accurate USD for visa fee.

15 days - US $ 30.00 for 15 days single/multiple entry.
30 days - US $ 50.00 for 30 days single/multiple entry.
90 days - US $ 125.00 for 90 days single/multiple entry.
 
For more information please visit Department of Immigration of Nepal

 

Weather

Weather depends on the season you are travelling. During the winter months of December, January and February it is cold at night and relatively warm during the daytime, with the temperature ranging from 4°C at night to 22°C. During the summer months of March, April and May, the weather stays prefect as the temperature averages 27°C during the day. From September to December, following the monsoon, the temperature gets cooler and allows for a great time to travel. The average temperature during this season is 20°C.

 

Tour Guides

All our tour guides are Government Licensed Experienced Tour Guides. 

 

Means of Transportation

We use private tourist vehicles and tourist bus for the trip.


Vaccination

No vaccinations are compulsory in Nepal, but we do recommend you are covered for Diphtheria, TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Typhoid, Polio and Tetanus. We also do recommend for a dental check-up prior to travelling and you should know your blood group in case of emergency in your travel.

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on your tour, you need to inform us.

 

Insurance Coverage

One MUST have travel insurance policy to join any of Eve Holidays trips. Your travel insurance must cover accidents, injury, illness and death medical expenses, including any related to pre-existing medical conditions, emergency repatriation (including helicopter rescue and air ambulance where applicable) and personal liability. We also recommend it covers trip cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.  We don't arrange or sell insurance.

 

Departure Dates

The trekking will be arranged for you according to your needs. So, please contact us for your required departure date.  Best Months: March to May & September to November. You can have a look at our fixed departure dates to see if that suits your plans.


Contact Us

Information required for this trip is provided here. If you want to consult us regarding any aspect of the trip, please feel free to email us or give us a call at  +977 9841414582

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