Images of Nepal

Raw, spiritual and extraordinary: a journey through Nepal is unparalleled. Wind through Kathmandu’s medieval old town and join the flurry of pilgrims circling its most sacred temples on this Images of Nepal tour. Drive through Chitwan National Park in search of the one-horned rhino and tiger. Journey to Himalayan villages to see mountain life. And inhale the sheer enormity of a majestic landscape that will get your heart racing.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu, the vibrant and ever-surprising capital of Nepal. Here, in the heart of the Kathmandu Valley, you’ll discover one of the world’s densest collections of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Receive a warm A&K welcome on arrival and transfer privately to your exquisite hotel, a beautifully preserved Newari building tucked into the quiet fringes of the bustling city centre. Settle in and spend the rest of your day at leisure. This evening, take your place in Krishnarpan, the Nepali speciality restaurant at Dwarika’s, for a culinary journey through this incredible region

Hotel: Dwarika’s Hotel, 3 nights

Day 2: Kathmandu

Rise early for your first real glimpse of Nepal’s mountain magnificence on a fixed wing or helicopter mountain flight (additional charge). Soar over a majestic landscape of snow-capped peaks, deep valleys and glaciers, dominated by the world’s highest mountain, Everest.

After breakfast, climb the 400 steps to Swayambhunath, the oldest shrine in the world. Explore the fifth century temple with its beautiful Buddhist stupa and drink in sweeping views of the city and valley below. Return to the hotel for some time to relax and unwind, taking advantage of the incredible facilities. Later, head to the temple of Pashupatinath, and marvel at its astonishing architectural beauty on the banks of the sacred Bagmati River. Continue to the imposing 14th century Bouddhanath Stupa, one of the holiest of Nepal’s Buddhist sites. Meet a local artisan for a fascinating insight into Buddhism and the Thangka paintings. Find your spot overlooking the stupa and sip sundowners as you watch pilgrims circling the site and spinning prayer wheels.

Day 3: Kathmandu

Enjoy a morning exploring at your own pace before travelling to Patan. Treat your tastebuds to a culinary surprise in a local home, where you will learn the secret behind some favourite Nepalese dishes and savour a delicious lunch.

Continue to Patan City, also known as Lalitpur, and discover an ancient city of arts and architecture. Visit Durbar Square with its palaces, shrines and temples bustling with flower sellers, pilgrims and orange-clad sadhus.

Explore many a magnificent and historic monument, including the Royal Baths, Mahaboudha, Krishna Mandir and Hiranya Verna Mahabihar (the Golden Temple).

Afterwards. immerse yourself in Nepal’s cultural heritage and art history in the Patan Museum, housed in a beautifully restored Malla palace.

The collection spans much of Nepal’s cultural history, primarily exhibiting metalwork sculptures from Hindu and Buddhist deities, typical of Patan’s tradition in craftsmanship. Written commentary explains their significance to Nepal’s art history, spiritualism, cultural heritage and contemporary life.

Day 4: Kathmandu – Bhaktapur – Dhulikhel

Leave the chaos and beauty of Kathmandu behind and journey to Dhulikhel. Pause at Bhaktapur City, an enchanting 9th century fortified town in the Kathmandu Valley, also known as the ‘City of Devotees’. Tread along the 17th century cobbled pavements surrounded by wonderfully preserved architecture. Watch bustling activity in the town square and admire the Palace of Fifty-Five Windows.

Continue to Dhulikhel, an ancient Newari town nestled in the foothills of the Pachkhal Valley. Find your luxurious sanctuary in Dwarika’s Resort and relax. Dip into the infinity pool or head to the meadow for yoga and meditation. This evening find a fireside spot in the bar to drink in the snow-kissed panoramas.

Hotel: Dwarika’s Resort, 2 nights

Day 5: Dhulikhel

Wake to spectacular sunrise views over the great Himalayan ranges. After a sumptuous breakfast, embark on a morning hike through rural hamlets, forests and rice paddies to Balthali village. Enjoy true Nepalese hospitality in a village home for lunch, before returning to Dwarika’s Resort.

This afternoon, explore your way with a choice of activities (additional charge). You can discover the charm of rural life along the walking trails, venture into the forest to seek out native birds and medicinal herbs or learn about Nepalese terrace farming at a local organic farm.

Day 6: Dhilikhel – Kathmandu – Bharatpur – Chitwan National Park

Return to Kathmandu and fly to Bharatpur and take the scenic drive to Chitwan National Park, Nepal’s most famous wildlife reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive at your safari lodge, where rustic villas face the rushing Rapti river and the forest beyond.

After lunch, glide down the Rapti River by canoe taking in beautiful views and enjoy the unique eco system around the river and flood plains. Keep your camera ready for rhino, gharial and exotic birdlife while naturalists explain the world around the water. Later, enjoy sundowners on the riverbank.

Hotel: Meghauli Serai – A Taj Safari Lodge, 2 nights

Day 7: Chitwan National Park

Embark on a half-day jeep safari accompanied by an expert guide. Get up close to the likes of the endangered one-horned rhino, Bengal tiger, Indian elephant, sloth bear and over 550 varieties of birds. Later this afternoon, led by your expert guide, take a walk through the dense jungle to catch a glimpse of endemic species in their natural habitat.

Day 8: Chitwan National Park – Bharatpur – Pokhara

Leave the wildlife sanctuary behind and drive to Bharatpur for flight to Pokhara, an enchanting town in the foothills of magnificent Mt Machhapucchre. Visit the nearby Tibetan Refugee Camp for a fascinating insight into Tibetan life.

Continue to the Pavilions Himalaya Resort in a tranquil valley alongside a meandering river. Relax at your villa, inhale the clean mountain air, and enjoy one of the finest mountain panoramas in the world before a delicious dinner at your hotel.

Hotel: The Pavilions Himalayas Resort, 2 nights

Day 9: Pokhara

Rise early and drive to the hilltop village of Sarangkot, balanced on the mountainside ridge at an altitude of 1,600m, for a breathtaking sunrise over the Annapurna range.

Return to your resort for breakfast and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stroll through the maze of markets and stall of Pokhara, soak in the views of peaceful Lake Phewa at one of the many cafes or for the more adventurous, Pokhara is one of the best places in the world to try paragliding.

Day 10: Pokhara – Kathmandu

Leave your Himalaya resort behind and fly to Kathmandu. Enjoy the rest of the day exploring at your own pace. Perhaps take a cycle rickshaw through Ason Market one of the region’s oldest and most famous bazaars, meander through markets to pick up some last-minute mementos, visit Durbar Square and the gilded roofs of Teleju Temple, or simply unwind in the luxury of your hotel.

Hotel: Dwarika’s Hotel

Day 11: Depart Kathmandu

Farewell Nepal as you transfer privately to the airport for your onward journey.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Kathmandu Daily: From $8,615.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners
Transport:Airport transfers & Air-conditioned vehicle
Flights:Air Ticket: Kathmandu - Bharatpur - Pokhara - Kathmandu
Accommodation:10 nights accommodation
Guide:English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Journey Through The Himalayas

Experience a jungle stay in Chitwan and explore the impressive jungle by jeep. Discover the lively and eclectic lanes and bazaars of Kathmandu, where you can find arts, crafts and delicious food. Visit one of the holiest Hindu temples in Kathmandu dating back to the fifth century.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Kathmandu to Dhulikhel

On arrival in Kathmandu be transferred to Dhulikhel.

Hotel: Dhulikhel Mountain Resort

Day 2: Dhulikhel to Kathmandu

Rise early to enjoy sunrise views in Dhulikhel before setting out on the scenic journey to Kathmandu.

Hotel: Vivanta Kathmandu, 3 nights

Day 3: Kathmandu

This morning, visit Pashupatinath which is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Day 4: Kathmandu

Explore Kathmandu Durbar Square which used to be the palace of the kings. Delve deeper into Hindu traditions as you interact with Ex-Kumari of Patan.

Day 5: Kathmandu to Chitwan

Fly to Bharatpur before continuing the drive to Chitwan. On arrival a naturalist will explain the schedule for your upcoming stay. Stay the next two nights at Jungle Villa resort.

Day 6: Chitwan

Gain a fascinating insight into Chitwan as you drive through the rugged trails of the jungle on a jeep ride. Continue on a local village walk and experience a local ethnic cultural dance.

Day 7: Chitwan to Lumbini

This morning, drive to Lumbini. Lumbini is the place where the Buddha, known as the Tathagata was born.

Hotel: Lumbini Hokke, 2 nights

Day 8: Lumbini

Venture to Lumbini Garden, this sacred garden is a small complex lying at the southern end of Lumbini. It marks the place where the Buddha is reputed to have been born.

Day 9: Lumbini to Pokhara

Travel to Pokhara. Pokhara is a remarkable place for its natural beauty as well as most dramatic sceneries in world.

Hotel: Temple Tree Resort, 2 nights

Day 10: Pokhara

Rise early to visit Sarangkot and be amazed as the sun rises over Himalayas. Later, visit Bindhyabasini temple. This is one of the oldest temples in Pokhara. Cruise the waters of Phewa Lake on a traditional boat.

Day 11: Pokhara to Bandipur

Rise early and drive to Bandipur. Bandipur has miraculously preserved its old time cultural atmosphere with passage of time.

Hotel: Old Inn Bandipur

Day 12: Bandipur to Kathmandu

Start your day with a drive to Kathmandu. This afternoon is free at leisure.

Hotel: Vivanta Kathmandu

Day 13: Kathmandu

Enjoy breakfast before being transferred to the airport for your onward journey.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Kathmandu Daily: From $3,577.00Price on application

Inclusions 
Meals: 12 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 1 dinners
Transport:Airport transfers & Air-conditioned vehicle
Flights:Air Ticket: Kathmandu - Bharatpur
Accommodation:12 nights accommodation
Guide:Local English-speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Vintage Nepal

Experience the diversity of Nepal from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Chitwan National Park. This Vintage Nepal adventure encompasses much of what makes Nepal so beloved by travellers. Whether you’re exploring the exotic capital of Kathmandu, discovering Pokhara, beneath awe-inspiring snow-capped peaks, or exploring the rural beauty around the hilltop village of Tansen, finding spirituality in Lumbini – the birth place of Buddha or exploring Chitwan National Park in search of big game. Undoubtedly the amazing flight to view Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) up-close will take your breath away. Nepal is incredible. You’ll be left with no doubt why so many return to the country time and time again.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal! On arrival in Kathmandu you will be met at the airport by a Peregrine representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Join an important group meeting at 6 pm, followed by an optional group dinner at one of Kathmandu’s fine Nepali restaurants.

Hotel: Hotel Shangri-La or similar

Day 2: Kathmandu

In the early morning, you will make an attempt at the Mount Everest scenic flight. This amazing experience will take you over Sagamartha National Park, through a crescendo of the highest peaks in the world, climaxing by getting up close to Mount Everest. Later in the morning, explore Kathmandu on an organised sightseeing tour. You will visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where you can observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. You will also visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you will see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing, and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. The rest of your afternoon in Kathmandu is free for further sightseeing and exploration.

Hotel: Annapurna Hotel or similar

Day 3: Nagarkot

Travel to Nagarkot in a private vehicle. On the 3-hour journey, there are two stops at UNESCO World Heritage Sites along the way, starting with Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is revered as one of the world’s few well preserved ancient cities, playing host to a wondrous range of exotically designed temples and statues. Then wander to the ancient temple of Changu Narayan, erected in dedication to the Lord Vishnu and site of numerous legends. Upon arrival to Nagarkot, prepare for an overnight stay at Club Himalaya, renowned for its unrestricted view of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Changu Narayan and the surrounding areas.

Hotel: Club Himalaya or similar

Day 4: Pokhara

Wake up and witness an early morning 180-degree sunrise view before travelling to Kathmandu airport by chartered coach. From here, you will fly to Pokhara with an estimated flight time of 30 minutes – if you’re lucky you might catch a glimpse of the spectacular Himalayan mountain chain to the north. On arrival, take a boat ride across the lake of Phewa Tal, the second largest lake in Nepal. The visit to the Peace Pagoda afterwards grants excellent views of the mountains including the Annapurnas, the famous fishtail peak of Machhapuchhare and a glimpse back across to Pokhara. Next comes a visit to the International Mountain Museum, which is full of fascinating tales and exploits from climbing expeditions of the past – some ending in triumph and others in tragedy. After this, you have the day free to explore peaceful Pohkara and its surrounds.

Hotel: Shangri-La Village or similar, 2 nights

Day 5: Pokhara

Enjoy a free day for further exploration of the peaceful surroundings of Pokhara. Your group leader can advise you of sightseeing opportunities – maybe take a boat for a row out on the lake, explore the Hindu temple or Buddhist monastery, or simply pick up some souvenirs and relax in your hotel.

Day 6: Tansen

Travel by private vehicle to Tansen on a 5-hour drive. Formerly known as the capital of the Magar kingdom Tanahun, Tansen is now known as the home of the United Mission Hospital, a partnership between 20 Christian organisations and Nepal that sees over 100,000 patients per year. During your stay, visit Tansen town, the palace museum, a dhaka topi (traditional hat) and brass bottle workshop and experience an interaction with the locals.

Hotel: Hotel Shrinagar or similar

Day 7: Lumbini

An optional hike to the Rani Mahal is available today. Rani Mahal translates to ‘Queens Palace’, as the site was built as a monument of love to the deceased youngest wife of former general Khadga Samsher Rana, Tej Kumari Devi. Your other option is to travel to Tansen Hill station where panoramic views of Annapurna and Tansen valley can be seen, and Tansen town lies nearby should you wish to continue exploring it. Later this afternoon drive to Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha.

Hotel: Hotel Hokke or similar, 2 nights

Day 8: Lumbini

This morning head out of Lumbini to Tilaurakot, which houses the ruins of ancient Kapilvastu – the capital of the Sakya kingdom and where Buddha spent his youth as Prince Siddhartha. Also, explore Nighlihawa and Gotihawa, which are closeby to Tilaurakot and have broken Ashoka pillars and other relics. Enjoy lunch and then return to Lumbini in the afternoon. There’s also the option to explore Lumbini’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lumbini is known as the holiest place of one of the world’s great religions and the area contains important evidence about the nature of Buddhist pilgrimage centres from as early as third century BC. Discover the serenity of the Maya Devi Temple, the statue of Little Buddha, and the Bodhi Tree, which is very close by your accommodation.

Day 9: Chitwan National Park

After breakfast, prepare to be picked up and driven to Chitwan National Park (approximately 4 hours). After arriving and settling in, meet the camp staff and resident naturalists who will discuss the park’s habitat conservation program. There’s some flexibility with activities in this area, which may vary depending on the time of year and known wildlife movements and locations. A late afternoon safari is an experience like none other, showing the varied and exciting flora and fauna of the park. Enjoy dinner with your group and relax at your accommodation’s bar while discussing the day’s sightings or listening to the song of the jungle.

Hotel: Kasara Resort or similar, 2 nights

Day 10: Chitwan

After breakfast, leave the lodge for an early morning trip to begin a dugout canoe adventure on the Rapti River. This exhilarating ride offers chances to spot marsh mugger crocodiles along with the various birds that inhabit the riverbanks. Tiger sightings are rare these days, but the magnificent creatures inhabit the park so it’s not to be ruled out. Upon your return to dry land, an organised program will help fill the rest of the day and may include further excursions by jeep or a visit to one of the nearby villages.

Day 11: Kathmandu

Drive to Chitwan Airport on a 1-hour drive before flying back to Kathmandu. The afternoon is yours to enjoy, so perhaps engage in some shopping or just relax at your hotel. A farewell dinner will be held at the Utsav Restaurant, featuring an authentic night of local cultural food and dance.

Hotel: Hotel Shangri-La or similar

Day 12: Kathmandu

Your Nepalese adventure comes to an end after breakfast today. Your leader will be on hand to advise and assist with any onward travel arrangements.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
October: 10$4,200.00$5,435.00
October: 31$4,085.00$5,320.00
November: 07$4,085.00$5,320.00
2021 Dates & Prices
March: 06$4,280.00$5,515.00
April: 17$4,280.00$5,515.00
September: 25$4,280.00$5,515.00
October: 09, 16$4,280.00$5,515.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport:Airport transfers & Air-conditioned vehicle
Flights:Air Ticket: Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu
Accommodation:9 nights Hotel accommodation & 2 nights Lodge accommodation
Guide:English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Annapurna in Style

Introducing Annapurna in Style, a unique itinerary that combines luxury mountain accommodation with all the hallmarks of a classic Nepal trek. Discover a stunning wilderness of alpine ridges, holy lakes and sensational mountain views. The Annapurna ranges, towering in excess of the magical 8000-metre height, is the great attraction, along with the beautiful fish-tail peak of Machapuchhare. Make the scenic flight to Pokhara; embark on awe-inspiring treks to Birethanti, Majhgaon and Lumle; explore the culturally and ethnically diverse mountain community of Ghandruk; and cruise across gorgeous Fewa Lake. Enjoy a touch of comfort at every step of the journey, staying in some of the finest lodges in the Himalayas.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Kathmandu (1400m / 4593ft)

On arrival in Kathmandu, meet your representative who will be waiting with a Peregrine sign outside the terminal. After you settle into the hotel there will be a group briefing with your trip leader in the late afternoon. They will discuss the trek details and co-ordinate any last minute arrangements. The evening is free, but the leader will usually organise dinner (optional) at one of Kathmandu’s fine Nepali restaurants.

Hotel: Shangri-La or similar

Day 2: Pokhara (1400m / 4593ft)

You will have an early departure from the hotel today for your flight to Pokhara. The flight often boasts spectacular views of the main Himalayan chain to the north. Retire for the evening at the Shangri-La Village, centrally located in Pokhara. Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool with beautiful Himalayan views.

Hotel: Shangri-La Pokhara or similar

Day 3: Ghandruk (2020m / 6627ft)

Drive in a private vehicle to Kimche (approximately 2.5 hours). From here you embark on a trek to Ghandruk (approximately 1.5 hours). Take in beautiful scenery and local village life along the way. The route soon climbs up to the village of Ghandruk, one of the biggest Gurung villages in the area. The difference in the Gurung’s lifestyle here to that of their neighbours in the lower areas is very apparent. Ghandruk is well known for the number of its men folk who have served in the British Gurkha regiments. Your accommodation for the next two nights, the beautiful Himalaya Lodge, is located in the shadow of Annapurna and overlooks the rest of Ghandruk, affording superior views of the mountains, agricultural terraces and various wildlife.

Hotel: Ker & Downey Himalaya Lodge, 3 nights

Day 4: Ghandruk (2020m / 6627ft)

Enjoy a guided tour of Ghandruk village. Observe a fascinating mix of co-existing cultures, mainly Buddhist and Hindu. Gurung people (who are Buddhist) have the majority of settlement, but Brahmin, Chhetri, Magar, Damai, Kami and Saarki people also reside here. Your tour stops in Gurung Cultural Museum, which is a good chance to learn more about local life and history. Visit ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) and the Ghandruk Monastery. This monastery has resident lamas, as well as a collection of religious scriptures. This is also the source of daily Tibetan chant music that is played out daily over the town. There may also be the option to venture south of Ghandruk to a beautiful traditional Gurung village (Gairi Gaon), which has slate-roofed houses clustered on a canyon wall.

Day 5: Birethanti (1097m / 3600ft)

Trek to Birethanti (approximately 5 hours). This is a fairly easy walk, passing through Modi Khola river, rhododendron forest, and Syauli Bazaar. Birethanti is situated at the other side of Nayapul. It is a small community set at the foot of Modi Valley and one of the main stops on the Annapurna Sanctuary and Annapurna Circuit treks. From here you can enjoy stunning views of the sacred Fish Tail Mountain in the distance. There are some souvenir and handicraft merchants in the village, so perhaps take the opportunity for some shopping. Later, relax and unwind at the Sanctuary Lodge, your accommodation for the night which was handcrafted by local artisans and offers spectacular views of Machapuchare in the distance.

Day 6: Majhgaon (1408m / 4620ft)

Following a leisurely breakfast, trek to Majhgaon (approximately 3 hours). Begin by crossing the suspension bridge near the lodge, then head up the banks of the Modi River. This is a little-used trail that starts off on a rocky path and winds through a forested area. Walk through the stone staircase and small farming hamlet before reaching Majhgaon. Then trek along this ridge to the small village from where you can see right out across the valley. The route then descends for a while to another bridge. Cross over and, after one more uphill push, pass through the small villages of Patlekhet and Majhgaon. Arrive at your lodge and enjoy some lunch. Afterwards, perhaps choose to hike to nearby Tanchok village (approximately 1.5 hours), where there is a museum set in a traditional house. Reaching the Majhgaon village, enjoy views of the beautiful surrounding valleys and take the opportunity for photos. The photo opportunities continue as you retire to the lovely Gurung lodge, a collection of tribal-style houses and manicured gardens located on the edge of Majhgaon.

Hotel: Ker and Downey Gurung or Mala Lodge

Day 7: Pokhara (1400m / 4593ft)

Walk to Lumle today (approximately 2.5 hours). Chartered vehicles will be waiting for you at Lumle. Along the way you can perhaps stop at the Tibetan refugee camp, one of the first that was established in Nepal. If you choose to stop, meet one of the monks, who will show you around and explain the symbols and significances of the Tibetan culture and religion. Drive back to Pokhara (approximately 1.5 hours). Explore the lakeside and beach of Fewa lake and perhaps try Chilli, Byanjan or Moondance restaurants – all great options for dinner.

Hotel: Shangri-La Pokhara or similar, 2 nights

Day 8: Pokhara (1400m / 4593ft)

In the late morning, embark on a boat trip around Fewa Lake. Visit Talbarahi Temple which is located on the lake itself (on a small island on the lake’s southeast section). This double-storey, pagoda-style temple is a place of both Buddhist and Hindu worship. Today you also visit the International Mountain Museum which is dedicated to the sacred peaks of Nepal and the people that live around them or have climbed them. Here there is a collection of equipment on display from many of the early expeditions in the Himalayas, as well information on their natural history.

Day 9: Kathmandu (1400m / 4593ft)

Fly to Kathmandu in the late morning. With free time in the afternoon, perhaps do some last minute shopping. Enjoy a farewell dinner at Utsav Restaurant, dining on excellent Nepali food and enjoying a traditional dance performance.

Hotel: Shangri-La or similar

Day 10: Depart Kathmandu

Farewell fellow travellers as your trip comes to an end.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
October: 16$3,320.00$4,090.00
November: 06$3,380.00$4,150.00
2021 Dates & Prices
March: 12$3,475.00$4,245.00
April: 02$3,475.00$4,245.00
September: 17$3,475.00$4,245.00
October: 08$3,475.00$4,245.00
November: 29$3,475.00$4,245.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
Transport:Airport transfers & Air-conditioned vehicle
Flights:Air Ticket: Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu
Accommodation:5 nights Hotel accommodation & 4 nights Lodge accommodation
Guide:English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Annapurna Sanctuary

Discover a world of breathtaking mountain peaks on this exciting expedition to the vast natural amphitheatre of the Annapurna Sanctuary. Leaving the terraced fields and forests of the foothills behind, pass under the great bulk of the ‘Fishtail’ Mountain and discover Machhapuchhre Base Camp. An early morning ascent to Annapurna Base Camp sees you surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of some of the world’s highest mountains.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Days 1: Arrive Kathmandu

Our trip begins in Kathmandu. Meet your Tour Leader and the rest of the day is at leisure.

Days 2: Arrive Kathmandu

Today we take a walking tour of Kathmandu’s top attractions.

Day 3: Kathmandu – Pokhara

Leaving the capital, we drive to Pokhara. The drive will take much of the day but the mountain views are spectacular.

Day 4: Pokhara – Ghandruk

Depart Pokhara and drive via Nayapul to Badaldanda village where we begin our trek. The walk follows a stone path of roughly hewn steps. We finish in Ghandruk.

Day 5: Ghandruk – Chhomrong

We then begin the long steep ascent towards Chhomrong. The high point above the main valley is a favourite place for soaring vultures and provides us with awesome vistas.

Day 6: Chhomrong – Dovan

Descending to cross the Chhomrong Khola by suspension bridge, we enjoy excellent views of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna South. We continue to climb steeply until we reach a welcome teahouse. This afternoon we continue our ascent towards Dovan through bamboo forest to our accommodation.

Day 7: Dovan – Deurali

This morning the track continues up past the so-called ‘weeping wall’ and the shrine of the ‘God of the Jungle’, to the Himalaya Hotel. Passing several spectacular waterfalls, we climb through bamboo forest to reach Hinku Cave. We ascend further until we reach the small settlement of Deurali where we spend the night.

Day 8: Deurali – Machhapucchre Base Camp

Today we pass between Machhapuchhre and Huinchuli – the ‘Gates’ into the sanctuary. Climbing over rocky moraine we arrive at Machhapuchhre Base Camp, an awe-inspiring setting in which to end our day’s trekking.

Day 9: Machhapucchre Base Camp – Annapurna Base Camp

We follow a classic route to a spectacular viewpoint, with peaks encircling us including close up views of the south face of Annapurna and of Annapurna South glacier.

Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp – Bamboo

We begin our descent as we head for Bamboo, crossing a number of rocky avalanche chutes.

Day 11: Bamboo – Jhinnu Danda

Descending through rhododendron forest full of birds, we cross the Chhomrong Khola and climb up to Chhomrong village for a rest. We then climb for a short while before descending to Jhinnu Danda, our home for the night.

Day 12: Jhinnu Danda – Pokhara

We descend to the Kimrong Khola which we cross and then tackle a short ascent. Descending further we follow the Modi River until we reach Simai. From Simai we transfer back to Pokhara.

Day 13: Pokhara

Pokhara is smaller and more relaxed than Kathmandu and is beautifully situated on the banks of Phewa Tal. Only foothills separate the town from the high mountains and there are superb views of the snow-capped Annapurna range.

Day 14: Pokhara – Kathmandu

Today we take the scenic six hour journey back to Kathmandu.

Day 15: Kathmandu

Our trip ends after breakfast.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Kathmandu on selected Sundays
March to April & October to November:
From $2,490.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners
Transport:Airport transfers & private air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation:6 nights standard hotel accommodation & 8 nights simple teahouse accommodation
Guide:Explore tour leader, guides & porters
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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