Annapurna Sanctuary trek & Chitwan safari

“A trekking break mixing jungle teeming with exotic wildlife, iconic Himalayan peaks and atmospheric Nepalese life.”

Highlights

Kathmandu | Annapurna base camp | Pokhara | Traditional villages | Lush forest and rice terraces | Diverse daily treks| Royal Chitwan National Park | Jungle safari: big cats and exotic birds

Description of Annapurna Sanctuary trek & Chitwan safari

Situated in north central Nepal, Annapurna is one of the most renowned trekking destinations in this fascinating mountainous country. This iconic Himalayan peak marks the high point of the trip in altitude terms, at least with an early morning trek to its base camp at 4132m. Other treks, however, will take you through delightful traditional villages, magical rhododendron forest, past graceful rice terraces towards awe-inspiring glaciers.

There's wonderful flora and fauna too. When you can tear your gaze away from jaw-dropping Himalayan vistas, spot some of over 450 species of exotic bird, including white capped river chat, brown dipper and white-breasted kingfisher.

The trip also include forays into the orchid-filled jungle of the Royal Chitwan National Park. Wildlife in one of Asia's finest nature hotspots includes rhinoceros, four species of deer, two types of crocodiles and sloth bear, plus two big cats leopards and Royal Bengal Tiger.

The iconic capital Kathmandu and the beautiful city of Pokhara provide perfect bookends to the trip the latter home to the World Peace Stupa and wonderful Fewa Lake.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
We employ well-trained & experienced local guides and hire local porters whose load limit is 20-25kg. Our guides will give a briefing about responsible tourism e.g. rubbish disposal, giving food scraps to domestic animals, paying the porters to carry out trash, using a fire pit when camping, not picking flowers, using kerosene instead of firewood, avoiding bathing/washing clothes in streams, using local tea houses or camping sites. In addition the small group size of 4-10 people helps to minimise the impact on the environment.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

Our trekking company is wholly committed to responsible tourism. On our treks & tours, tourism helps improve the standard of living for the local people by generating income for the local community through purchasing of local products such as fresh fruits, handloom products, meat, drinks, and fresh vegetables and providing job opportunities.

Our trekking company supports a local school & health post by financial donations and educational and medical materials. We also support the Kavresthali Women society with financial donations which provides goat farming and adult literacy for women. On this trip, our guests will have the opportunity to give donations to these causes, and visit the Annapurna conservation project to explore the activities of environment protection system in this region. This project plays a vital role in protecting the environment and developing the communities of this region. Visitors can share a moment with the project and see how it is moving ahead for the preservation of nature and culture in this region. Visit Ghorepani School, visitors may support by contributing educational materials such as copies, art books, pencils, and sports goods etc.

On this trek, we stay at local lodges/tea-houses operated by local people such as Himalayan Panorama lodge, Mountain views lodge, Panorama lodge These lodges operate with proper garbage disposal, use Gas for cooking rather than wood fires, and are solar energy facilitated.

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4 Reviews of Annapurna Sanctuary trek & Chitwan safari

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Reviewed on 07 Dec 2016 by

It was a great trip, I recommend it highly. My guide and porter whilst trekking were amazing, so supportive and professional, and fun too! Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2015 by

Holiday was great overall, trekking fabulous, Kathmandu an experience like no other and Chitwan great for wildlife especially birds. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Feb 2014 by

10 out 10! I had an adventure of a life time and made some new friends. I will be going back again definitely! Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Mar 2014 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was that I managed to get up to Poon hill 3210m even though I am in my late 70's. A lot was due to the wonderful guide and porter who encouraged me all the way. Read full review

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