October 2019 – May 2020
Cost:$1850 per person twin share based on 4 persons
ANNAPURNA TREKKING ADVENTURE OF NEPAL
EX KATHMANDU WEEKLY FROM DECEMBER 2019 – DECEMBER 2020
No other area in Nepal has such a splendid variety of natural beauties as the Annapurna region. It is a rare combination of long arrays of snow-capped peaks, crystal lakes, and turbulent rivers with deep gorges, Tibetan monasteries, and picturesque villages, inhabited by simple and friendly ethnic people.
On this trip, we will pass through many villages where we will have ample time to take photographs and chat with the local people. Language is not a big problem as many of the local people speak English. If not, our Guide will be happy to translate for us. There are many different ethnic groups along the trail, but the predominant people in this area are the Gurung. Together with the Magar and Chetrie people, the Gurung are famous as soldiers in the British Army, better known as Gurkhas. You will experience diverse terrain from glacial valleys to sub-tropical valleys with banana trees and rice paddies to high ridges clad in thick rhododendron forest.
INFORMATION ON ROYAL CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK
Royal Chitwan National Park where you will see yet another side of Nepal. The 2 days here are spent on trips into the jungle on an elephant’s back, swimming, jungle walks, and bird watching and if the river is up, even a canoe trip on the Rapti River to look at crocodiles. Or, if you prefer, you can stay at the lodge and just relax. The food is excellent – a combination of western and traditional Nepali. The friendliness and knowledge of the staff will be a highlight of your stay here.
Situated in the Rapti Valley, Chitwan National Park is approximately 80 miles southwest of Kathmandu by road. The region in which the park is situated is known as the Terai, a flat and highly cultivated plain that constitutes the entire southern quarter of the country. Extremely hot in the Summer while mild and cool in winter, this region produces most of the country’s food. Early this century, the Terai was a rarely visited jungle expanse with very few inhabitants, the only visitors being members of the Nepalese upper class on hunting trips.
Today there are only about a thousand one-horned rhinos left in the world, and over 300 of these are in the Chitwan National Park. Fewer than 2000 tigers remain in the subcontinent, more than 40 live in Chitwan. There are many other animals as the fish-eating gharial crocodiles, buffaloes, sloth bear, hog deer and wild peacocks. For a more in-depth study of all the animals in the park, you should read The Heart of the Jungle by KK Gurung. Remember that although there are many animals to be seen in Chitwan, it is not a zoo. Nor is it like the vast open plains of southern Africa. It is a small compact jungle park where you must go out and find the animals; it is possible that you may not see anything at all. If you rise early in the morning and go on a jungle walk or elephant ride with the park guides, you are very likely to spot some wildlife. It should also be noted that there are over 400 species of birds living in the park, and if you are interested in bird watching there will be plenty of opportunities. Just ask the Lodge guides all transport, meals and activities are included in your stay.
HOT PRICE! NEPAL ADVENTURE This is a great trip if you are a first-timer to Nepal. SAVE 30 per cent on an 11- day adventure where you will enjoy a moderate 5-day fully escorted Annapurna lodge trek, including all meals, 2 nights Chitwan National park including all activities and meals, All Pick up and Drop Service, 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast – 3 Star, 2 nights Pokhara 3 star.
- All required transportation:
- Domestic flights (Ktm – Pokhara and Bharatpur – Ktm),
- Private Vehicle Pokhara – Chitwan),
- Private Transport Pokhara – Trekking Start Point and Trekking End Point – Pokhara,
- Professional and Highly Experienced English Speak Trekking Guide,
- 1 Porter for 2 Pax with max load of 25 Kg, including their food, accommodation and insurance,
- Trek Permit: ACAP and TIMS Card,
- Comprehensive Medical Kit,
- Duffel Bag and Trek Map with Company Logo,
- Rescue Arrangement Service,
- Welcome and Farewell Dinner.
- All required transportation:
Departure: Mar - Dec 2019
Cost: AUS $1,200 twin share
Departure: March 2019 - Jan 2020
Cost: from AUS $2,550 twin share