Annapurna Comfort Trek with Rafting & Jungle Safari

TRIP OVERVIEW

Trip Information

Annapurna Comfort Trek offers a luxury trip around Annapurna, more than just a trek. The name lives up with great views of Annapurna region, rafting in Trishuli river and jungle safari in Chitwan. You can enjoy the diverse culture, local hospitality, and amazing views of Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II and Machhapuchare on this 14-day trek. You can experience once in lifetime with valley and mountain treks, river rafting, a jungle safari, and a tour of Kathmandu!

This trek is one of the most rewarded treks in the world. Developed with luxury guesthouses and offering breathtaking views, this trek will be a memory of your lifetime-vacation. As this trek is combined with Rafting and Chitwan Jungle Safari, you will experience adventure in most famous river for rafting of  Nepal and refreshment journey to jungle safari.

What you'll do?

  • Experience breathtaking views of Annapurna region.
  • Go for a jungle safari and lookout for over 30 species of large wild animals.
  • Enjoy adventourous rafting in Trisuli river.

What to Expect?

On this popular 14-day Annapurna Comfort Trek with River Rafting and Jungle Safari, you'll experience the spectacular beauty of the Nepalese Himalayas on various day treks and marvel at views of the Annapurna massif. You’ll go on sunrise hikes, valley and mountain treks, rafting on the Trisuli River, and a jungle safari in Chitwan. In addition, you’ll be shown the sights of Kathmandu and have to explore this exotic city on your own as well.

ITINARARY

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport

Prior to landing at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport, you may well have some stunning views of snow-capped mountains! After clearing customs, you’ll be met by our tour coordinator and taken to your hotel in Kathmandu – the Hotel Gaju Sweet or similar one.

 

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Culture Tour

After breakfast your guide will take you on a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu including Durbar Square in the heart of the city. This is home to the entire Royal Palace complex and is filled with monuments of historical significance. You’ll also visit the Boudhanath Stupa, known as Little Tibet. This is the largest stupa in South Asia.

 

Day 3: Flight to Pokhara and Trek to Ghandruk

In the early morning you’ll take a 30-minute flight from Kathmandu over the Himalayas to Pokhara. You’ll then travel on to Nayapul to begin your trek to Ghandruk. This is a 1950-meter ascent and a 5-6 hour walk through typical Himalayan valley scenery. You’ll enjoy magnificent views of Annapurna South, Himculi, Fishtail Mountain, and Gangapurna Himal. Your overnight accommodation is at a trekking lodge in Ghandruk.

 

Day 4: Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani

You’ll have breakfast at the lodge before beginning your 4-5 hour trek to Tadapani. The walk takes you through unique terraced terrain. You’ll stop for lunch on the way and continue the trek through hilly terrain, crossing a river and climbing up to Tadapani (2721 meters). Your walk will take you through a forest of rhododendrons, oaks, magnolias, and orchids. You’ll enjoy amazing views of Annapurna South, Himchulli, and Machhapuchare during the trek as well.

 

Day 5: Trek from Tadapani to Gorepani

After breakfast you’ll head out on a 6-7 hour trek from Tadapani to Gorepani. You’ll make a 2850-meter ascent through a wonderful forest of rhododendrons, oaks, magnolias, and orchids. The trail makes a descent for around 30 minutes and then ascends steeply for around 1 hour. At Deurali, you’ll stop for lunch and a rest and enjoy breathtaking views of the snowy mountains. From Deurali pass, the trail descends to Ghorepani.

 

Day 6: Early Morning Poonhill Visit and Trek from Gorepani to Hile

Early in the morning you’ll go on a 45-minute hike to Poon Hill, at 3210 meters. You’ll have spectacular views of the Annapurna massif including Dhaulagri (at 8167 meters), Mt. Lamjung, Tukuche Peak, Nilgri Himal, Thapa Peak, and Tent Peak. You’ll also enjoy beautiful sunrise views before heading back to Ghorepani. After breakfast you’ll begin the day’s trek through the rhododendron forest to Hile, a quaint village situated at 1495 meters. You’ll make the descent to Banthati, and have lunch at Uleri. After lunch, you make the steep descent to Trikhedunga, followed by a comfortable walk to Hile. Your overnight stay will be at a lodge in Hile.

 

Day 7: Trek from Hile to Nayapool and Drive to pokhara

After breakfast at Hile, you’ll trek to Nayapul and then travel to Pokhara via Naudada, where you’ll check in at the Hotel Center lake  or another hotel of the same category. You’ll have a chance to enjoy the beauty of nature in Pokhara.

 

Day 8: Sunrise Tour to Sarangkot

On an early morning drive to Sarangkot you’ll have excellent views of the snow-capped mountains and the spectacular sunrise. The driver will take you back to the hotel where you’ll have breakfast, and then on a sightseeing tour to a Tibetan refugee camp and David Falls. In the evening you’ll go on a boat tour around Fewa Lake.

 

Day 9: Trisuli River Rafting and Chitwan National Park

After breakfast you’ll head out to Point Charudi/Fishling for a morning rafting trip on the Trisuli River. You’ll then travel to Royal Chitwan National Park in a private deluxe car and, on arrival, check in at the Chitwan Riverside Resort or accommodation of the same category. You’ll have dinner at the resort and enjoy Tharu dancing during the evening. Your overnight stay will be in Chitwan.

 

Day 10: Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour

On this full-day jungle excursion you’ll be on the lookout for the great 1-horned rhinoceros, different species of deer and crocodiles, sloth bear, leopards, the royal Bengal tiger, and more than 450 species of exotic birds. You’ll walk through the jungle and travel by canoe on the river to spot crocodiles and birds. Your overnight stay will be in Chitwan.

 

Day 11: Chitwan to Kathmandu

In the early morning our naturalist guide will take you to a prime sport for bird-watching. You’ll have breakfast at the resort and then travel from Chitwan to Kathmandu.

 

Day 12: Bhaktapur and Patan sightseeing

Enjoy spectacular sunrise views over the Himalayan ranges. Afterwards, you’ll have breakfast at the hotel and then head to Bhaktapur, where you can see excellent examples of wood carvings. From there the drive continues to Patan, a city of art and beauty, before the trip back to Kathmandu, where you’ll check in at the Hotel Gaju Sweet or another hotel of the same category.

 

Day 13: Kathmandu You’ll have free time in Kathmandu.

In the evening, there is a farewell dinner held at a local traditional restaurant.

 

Day 14: End of Tour 

You will be met at your hotel for the transfer to Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure.

INCLUDES & EXCLUDES

What is included?

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Twin-sharing accommodation on B/B basis in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees during sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Flight charges from Kathmandu/Pokahra
  • 4-night/5-day Ghorepani Trekking on full-board basis
  • (B, L, D) and accommodation at trekking lodges
  • Well-trained and experienced trekking guide and porter
  • A day of rafting on the Trisuli River with well-experienced river guide
  • 2-night/3-day jungle safari in Chitwan on full-board basis 
  • All governmanet taxes

What is not included?

  • Expenses of a personal nature such as tips, liquor, soft drinks, and travel insurance.
  • Any loss or expense due to unforeseen circumstances such as road blockage due to landslides or snowfall or political problems.
  • Flight delay or cancellation due to weather or technical problems and accidents.

TRIP INFO


Trip Note

Hotel and Lodge:

Ganesh Himal Hiking team arranges the best comfy and pleasant accommodation and provides you the well-nourished hygienic foods. Throughout your stay in Kathmandu i.e. 3 nights you will be staying at the best standard hotel which will be rating at 2- 3-star hotel. Although if you want to stay at 4- 5-star hotel in the well sumptuous hotel and are able to pay for this expenses then you have this kind of choices but for the luxurious hotel the payment should be deposited by the clients itself. As the Ganesh Himal Hiking team company can only afford the hotel which is the rate at 2-3 star hotels. However once you are set for your trek there will be no such facilities like in the city of Kathmandu and one should not expect like Kathmandu as we are trekking to the remote area so, we will be staying at tea houses and local lodges. In such hotel there will be a usual bed and of course pillow. Most of the lodges of this region depend on lanterns or candle only a few has the facility of electric lights nonetheless you will be getting clean hygienic food which is most important. Most of the lodges will be already booked earlier before your trek however in some situation we will be not able to book in advance but not to worry we can book -in while reaching there because there are ample of lodges and some tea houses in this region and if not we can easily set a camp which will the most adventurous part of the trek itself is interesting and adventurous. 

Meals and Drinks:

We the company totally focuses on client’s meals by making sure that each and every client get the same portion which is clean hygienic and nourished which is most necessary while trekking. While trekking all the meals i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided but in the Kathmandu city sometimes breakfast and sometimes dinner are included where you can go through the each detail itinerary below. During trek breakfast and dinner will be served in the lodges or teahouses and for the lunch our expert trek leader or guide will be taking you the best clean hotels. However we suggest you carry a water purification tablets to purify the water as on the way you will get normal water but if you want bottled mineral water you will easily get in some shops or tea houses but the expense of the bottled water should be paid by the client itself as it is not included in package.

Best Season to Travel:

The flawless seasons for Nepal visit will be in the spring season in the month of March to May and autumn season on September and November. Even in winter one can travel but only if you can bear the cold weather season. We strongly recommended the clients not to trek on the monsoon season on the month of June, July and August because during this period it rains heavenly and in day afternoon the sun rays will be extremely blazing heat so, it will be difficult to trek. So, we suggest every client trek in the specific seasons.

Luggage/Backpack:

Throughout your trekking your luggage will be carried by our porters and you have to carry your own small baggage containing your own water bottle, towel, tissue or toilet paper, camera or any other stuff which you usually carry and this small baggage should be carried by yourself. Some of the gears and clothes which are not needed during your trek can be left in the hotel safe deposit box carefully locking it properly and for the deposit there will be no charges so, you can freely keep your belongings which are not needed. The Nepal domestic airlines do not exceed more than 15 kg which also includes your hand baggage. If your baggage exceeds more than 15 kg then some charge should be deposit which is not included in the package.  

Guide/Porter on Trek:

We the company Ganesh Himal hiking team will be providing you the well expert trained trekking guide who will be handling all your trip issue. Also we will be providing you a cordial and sincere porter who will be carrying your 10 kg luggage of each client. Like if you are trekking in a huge group like more than 10 people than we will be providing you an extra guide which will be divided into two groups or more than three according to the number of people in the group. 

Group Size, Guide and Crew Member:

Ganesh Himal hiking team arranges trek with the minimum solitary client to maximum 16 clients in a group. In the larger group we will be arranged by dividing the groups. However one can stay in the same lodge but during your trek you will be having a different guide. We the Ganesh Himal Hiking team offers one guide for maximum 10 people in the group and if the number exceeds more than 10 till 16 then we will be providing you 2 guides. 

Personal Expenses on Trek:

Your personal expenses should be deposited by yourself like if you addicted to alcohol and all the alcohol you consume during your trip should be paid by yourself that goes to snacks or any other additional meals. Though the cost of accommodation and meals are included in package but such additional meals and drinks- alcohol and non-alcohol beverage, snacks, tips for guide and porters, hot shower- accessible only in some hotel, entrance fee around $ 25 for visiting heritage sites of Kathmandu, meals while you are in Kathmandu and the normal meals will cost around $ 5-7. It is up to you whether you like to give tips to the guide and porter, if you are satisfied with their services then you can tip them.

Gears Available in Kathmandu:

For the trekking equipment you can easily get it at Nepal country stores at the reasonable price and if you like you can also rent the trekking equipment. You don’t have to carry or buy from your hometown because all the trekking gear can be easily available in this country –Nepal.  

A Typical Day on Trek:

On a customary day you are necessary to trek for 4-6 hours each day. After breakfast we will start to walk and then we will be stopping for a lunch and after lunch we will walk for 3-4 hours to reach our destination. After lunch we will be trekking only for few hours and we will reach our trekking destination in 1—2 hours. Like in some days you will reach your destination in afternoon hours and then you can have lunch and then relax, or take shower, read a novel or wander around the area and even you can play cards with the group, guide and all.

Our Greetings at Airport:

We suggest you that when you are confirmed for this trip we advise you to give us your international flight schedule so, we the team can easily get to you and pick you up from the airport on time. As soon as you finish processing the customs formalities and come out from there and there you can find our representative carrying a signboard of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team and the team will greet you and take you to the hotel in private vehicle. Like if you have already booked the hotel by your own then we advise informing the hotel that you are staying so it will be easy for our representative to drop you at the hotel.

Itinerary and Possible Changes on it:

Our usual itinerary of the trek is 18 days which is main customary and pragmatic. In this 18 days itinerary it has also included your arrival day, departure day or Kathmandu sightseeing day tour are all included in this package itinerary. If you like to adjust the itinerary we can set it for you as per your desire so, before that let us know before booking the trip and then we will arrange the itinerary and the cost. Like if you like to extend more days then we will even manage it for you as in our package we have kept extra day because we don’t know the situation of Himalaya weather it suddenly changes and faces problems like delayed flights or cancellation of flight.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation:

Client’s safety is our main priority and makes sure that each and every client is well taken care of.  If by chance anyone got sick during trek we will take you to the hospital and if one is seriously ill then we will rescue a helicopter and then they will take you to the hospital and all the expenses are carried out by the travel insurance company so, make sure to cover the insurance policy. For the further information you can go to the Nepal Travel Insurance page.

Booking and Payment:

For booking any trip, trek, expedition first you have to deposit 20% in advance if you are confirmed for the trek you have to send even your flight detail schedule, a passport photocopy and if you cancel the booking then this 20% is not -refundable.  The remaining 80% can be paid when you reach Kathmandu and if you want to pay in advance you can deposit it by transferring through a bank, credit card so, lets us know then we will be sending you the detail for payment.

Customer Reviews

Rating:


An amazing trip with Ganesh Himal Hiking to Kathmandu, Mt. Everest BC, Pokhara and Chitwas

hil32015 | Spokane, Washington | October 26 , 2014

Rating: 5 - Excellent

We received outstanding personal service from Binod and his team at Ganesh Himal Hiking Team. It was an exceptional experience in every way. We were met at the airport, he gave us personal transportation along with many great tours to cultural sites in Kathmandu, he took us to some wonderful restaurants and he set us up in a very nice hotel in Thammel. Binod really knows how to take great care of his clients with a personal touch. We also loved meeting his mother, father and his family which added greatly to our cultural experience in Nepal.

Additionally, Binod's brother Bishnu, was our guide on our trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp. Bishnu took excellent care of my trekking partner and me throughout the trek to Everest Base Camp and back. Our trek was also an amazing cultural experience as well as a remarkable trekking experience! We loved the Nepalese people and, of course, we loved seeing the incredible scenery. Also, Binod personally guided us on a trip to Pokhara, Nepal where he arranged for us a guided rafting trip, a paragliding trip and a trip to Chitwan National Park where we did a tour on the back of an elephant spotting wildlife and we were able to attend a nice cultural program. The accommodations in Pokhara and the food were fantastic. I highly recommend Binod and his Ganesh Himal Hiking Team to anyone who is interested in receiving the best service and the best trekking and cultural experience in Nepal.

Visited October 2015

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Duration: 14 Days

Difficulty: Easy

Activities: Trekking and Tour

Departure City: Kathmandu

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Trip style: lodge-to-lodge

Country: Nepal

Region: Annapurna/Central

Price: USD 1,500

Group size: Minimum 1

Best Season: All season

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