Prices vary according to group size and type of trek

Also, prices may change at any time for reasons beyond our control such as changes in transportation costs, government fees and currency fluctuations.

Due to the many treks and customizing we offer, we are using the Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary Trek as an example. This can be an 8 to 28 day program and reaches an altitude of 4,234m.

This is a 21 day example itinerary and  includes the trekking program, sight seeing and a jungle safari in the Chitwan National Park.  The trekking portion can be a camping program or tea house lodges.

Cost per Person for tea house lodging while trekking

Number of persons Deluxe Standard Budget
2 $1745 $1425 $1185
3-6 $1645 $1325 $985
7-10 $1545 $1245 $925

Cost per Person for camping while trekking

Number of persons Deluxe Standard Budget
2 $1845 $1545 $1300
3-6 $1745 $1445 $1125
7-10 $1645 $1345 $1035

The following is the detailed itinerary for our sample program:

Day 01 Kathmandu (D)
A representative will welcome group at Kathmandu Airport with a banner and drop them to their Hotel. After check-in at the hotel and refreshments,  office management and guide will formally introduce themselves and provide a trip briefing. Group should have handled International flight tickets reconfirmation and submit 2 passport size pictures and Passport copy to the office management. The rest of the day is free to explore the local area; the group reconvenes in the evening for a welcome dinner.

Day 02 Kathmandu (B)
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu stands at 1350 meters and the valley is surrounded by hills at an altitude of around 2400 meters. Escorting by an English-speaking guide, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people.  In our sightseeing tour we go to Katmandu Darbar square, Swambhunath (Monkey temple) and Pashupatinath.After lunch you will drive to Patan. The rest of the day can be spent browsing the hundreds of shops and stalls selling everything from Kashmir carpets & Tibetan handicrafts to the latest reading materials. Overnight in hotel.

Kathmandu Durbar SquareKathmandu Home
Kathmandu, Machhendra Nath Temple, a pagoda of high artistic beauty. Hanuman Dhoka, historic seat of Royalty with old temples and palaces. Temple of the Living Goddess (Kumari) with profusely carved wooden balconies and window screens. Kasthamandap, an edifice constructed from wood of a single tree.  The National Museum houses a splendid collection of ancient artifacts. Singh Durbar, an imposing stucco palace built in neo classical style as residence of the erstwhile Rana Prime ministers now acts as State secretariat. 

Swayambhunath is one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist stupa. It is said to be 2000 years old and visitors often call it the “Monkey Temple”. The stupa, which forms the main structure is made of a solid hemisphere of brick and clay supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a Pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sides of the spire are the –seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.It is three kms west of Kathmandu city,and is situated on a hillock about 7 meters above the level of the Valley.This hill is a mosaic of small Stupas and pagoda temples. Hindu Temple

Pashupati Nath, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival days.

Patan, 5 kilometers southwest of Kathmandu, Patan is full of Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples. It is also known as the city of artists. Visit Durbar Square, residential palace of Malla Kings. See Krishna Mandir with stone carvings from Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabarata, statue of bird God Garuda, Big Bell Royal baths, Ashoke Stupa, Taleju Temple, Temples of Maha Buddha and Jagat Narian. Visit the Tibetan refugee center to watch the spinning, dyeing and weaving of hand made carpets of intricate designs. 

Day 03 Kathmandu –Nagarkot (B)
First, we take you to Bhaktapur a great ancient city, The "Temple City" is located in the eastern end of the Valley, and is about 12 kms away from Kathmandu. It is a semi-fortified city that is very famous for its Palace of 55 Windows, the Golden Gate, Nyatapola Temple, Dattatreya Square and other historic monuments and heritage sites. Bhaktapur, renowned for its intricate woodcarvings and terra-cotta artistry, still preserves its precious culture and history .We have lunch in Bhaktapur and then drive to Nagarkot. This town, 32 Km east of Kathmandu, is situated at on altitude of 7,133 ft from sea level. The panorama of the Major peaks the eastern Himalaya, including Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest), can be seen from here. It is famous for Best sunset and sunrise view.  

Day 04/5/6 Nagarkot - Chitwan (Wildlife Safari). (B+L+D)
From Nagarkot, we travel by private vehicle to the Royal Chitwan National Park a world heritage site lies 146 km to the west from Kathmandu where. It is 932 sq. km of subtropical lowlands of sal forests, tall grasslands, ox-bow lakes and flood plains.  It is one of the Asia's best managed park and home to 50 species of mammals, 55 species of amphibians and reptiles and 525 species of birds. Wildlife found here includes the one-horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal tiger, Gaur, wild elephant, Gharial crocodile and the Gangetic dolphine. Tharus are the indigenous inhabitants of Chitwan.  

The days here are spent on trips into the jungle Safari on elephant back, jungle walks, bird watching, canoe ride on the Rapti River in search of crocodiles, village tour and Cultural dance Overnight at Resort. 

Day 07 Pokhara (B)
After breakfast, we drive 6 hours straight to Pokhara, another big natural Beauty City out of Kathmandu, set on the banks of the Phewa Lake, which is 175m from Chitwan. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu and is the perfect starting point for our trek. . It features mountain views peaceful lakes, rivers, deep gorges and picturesque village The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence view of the Machhapuchhre are rising  the beauty of Pokhara.  Over Night in Hotel 

Day 08 Pokhara Sight seeing (B)
After breakfast we do the sightseeing Mahendra Cave, Mahendra Pool, Devi's fall, and Barahi Temple. After lunch we will Boating on Phewa Lake. The remainder oPatanf the time is yours to enjoy either doing last minute shopping for the trek or packing your kitty bag for the following day's departure O/N Hotel  

Devi's falls: The amazing course is craved by Patale Chhango popularly known as "Devi's Fall in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley. At this point the stream overflowing Phewa lake suddenly collapses and surges down the rocks into a deep gorge, leaping through several potholes before taking a final plunge

Mahendra cave: It is another interesting natural site to the north of Pokhara. Is one of the few stalagmite-stalactite caves found in Nepal. The cave has not yet been fully explored and it may conceal more than the present first galleries.

Barahi temple: It is situated on a small island in the middle of the Phewa lake. A stop at this serene temple after a canoe ride is really a fantastic experience. 

Day 09   Trek to Annapurna  Base Camp (BLD)
Annapurna Area: The famous Annapurna region provides you with unparalleled access to spectacular horizons of snowy peaks, so high that you'll find ourselves looking twice to check they're not clouds. As well as providing the views for which the trek is famous, the trail takes you through an ever-changing landscape of rice fields, misty forests and tiny local villages.

Along the trail the views of Machapuchare and the Annapurnas are magnificent. The various trails from which we can choose lead us towards such Himalayan giants as Dhaulagiri (8167m), Lamjung, Annapurna II, and Machapuchare (6993m). Climbing higher, the winding trail passes through magnificent forests of oak and rhododendron that line the southern foothills of the Himalaya. The terrain varies from sub-tropical valleys with banana trees and rice paddies to high ridges clad with thick rhododendron forest. During March and April a blaze of red and pink rhododendron stretches for miles.

The highlight of the Annapurna area is the chance to camp among the mountains and views away from other trekkers, so you can have your own private connection with the landscape, while sampling some of the best local cuisine from the talented cooks on the tour. Each morning you wake to the warm voice of your Sherpa as he says "Good Morning, Tea!" and delivers a piping hot cup to your tent.

Pokhara – Birethanti After breakfast we drive an hour to New Bridge then walk through the lush, green Modi River valley, past waterfalls with plunging pools. The level path takes you along the left bank of the Modi Khola, whose headwaters are the Annapurna Sanctuary. You will soon reach Ekuwar, where you can stop for tea at the local bhattis. Once you cross the suspension bridge over the Modi Khola you will be in Birethanti (1140m). We will stop here overnight.

Day 10: Birethanti -Ulleri-Ghorepani BLDtemple
From Birethanti we ascend the steep staircase to the Magar village of Ulleri (2070m), where you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the valley below and the peaks of Annapurna south and Hiunchuli. From here, a gentle climbs through pasture and cultivated fields. As the trail climbs higher, you will walk up beside the cascading river through a cool oak and rhododendron
forest to Ghorepani (2840m).

Day 11: Ghorepani - Tadapani BLD
Early in the morning you will visit the famous Poon Hill where you will hopefully experience an unforgettable sunrise and a 360 view of the entire Annapurna Range including Annapurna South (7272m), Annapurna I (8091m), Mt Dhaulagiri (8157m) and the Dhaulagiri Range to the West. The views here are breathtaking as you sit and sip on a hot tea before heading down the trail to Annapurna Base Camp. After breakfast A short, early-morning climb to the Deurali pass for a spectacular panorama of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas, and all the way south to the plains of India. From here the trail descends steeply through dense, moss-covered forest rich with birdlife to Tadapani (2540m) for a beautiful sunset view of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare.

Day 12: Tadapani - Chhomrung BLD
The trail drops down from Tadapani, through lush rhododendron forest. From Ghandrung there are good views of the upper Modi valley. The route starts the long ascent high above the West Bank of the Modi Khola, and continues up to the village of Chhomrung (2040m). Towering above the village is the mighty peak of Annapurna South, with the Fishtail facing it across the
valley.

Day 13: Chhomrung -Himalayan Hotel BLD
We walk through the forest to Kuldi Ghar before the route goes steeply down a bank of rock and then levels out, running through riverside bamboo thickets along the base of the gorge. Then the track winds steeply up through deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Doban. We camp above Himalaya Hotel (2680m).

Day 14: Machhapuchhre Base Camp BLD
The track remains on the West Bank of the Modi, now flowing through a more open valley that eventually emerges into the sanctuary. Straight-ahead is the high lateral moraine of the South Annapurna glacier, and the Modi follows a deep cliff to the right. This is the site of Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3480m) from which can be seen a spectacular panorama of mountains. We either camp here or continue northwest, staying above the glacial moraine.

Day 15: Annapurna South Base Camp Visit BLD
The route begins on a broad, grassy path before climbing over the lateral moraine and down to the beautiful valley. We soon reach the British Expedition Annapurna South Face Base Camp (4234m) The best views are probably obtained from the crest of the moraine, which we follow until it is cut through by the glacier flowing down from Himal Chuli to the north.

Day 16: Annapurna South Base Camp- Dovan BLD
We descend and follow the same route to a pleasant camp spot at Dovan, which lies on the boundary of the Sanctuary.

Day 17: Dovan - Modi Khola BLD
The trail passes the small village of Khuldi Bikas before continuing through rhododendron and bamboo fields to the Alpine-style village of Chhomrung.Stony steps climb steeply to Kabre Chautara and soon after we turn off for Landrung, leaving the Ghandrung path dropping away towards the river.

Day 18: Modi Khola - Pokhara BL
It's a short climb down to Phedi where we meet the road and drive back to Pokhara. Sadly this is the last day of your trek. From here, you will return to Pokhara for a further 2 nights. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the many shops and bazaars and eating-houses of Pokhara. It will seem like a teeming metropolis after the serenity of the hills. You're last night in Pokhara is a great opportunity to throw a party for the Sherpa and porters. Overnight in hotel

Day 19: Pokhara – Kathmandu B
We say goodbye to Pokhara and head back to bustling Kathmandu by car or private bus. (There is an option to fly.) Overnight Hotel
 
Day 20: Kathmandu. BD
Free on your own. In the evening be treated to a cultural dance during dinner in Kathmandu.

Day 21 Departure (B)
All too soon it's time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure kingdom.

B= Breakfast
BL= Breakfast and Lunch
BLD= Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Cost Includes:

Deluxe
All land and domestic air transfer as per itinerary.
Arrival and departure transfers and internal flights as per itinerary. Twin share accommodation in five star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast as per itinerary.
All Jungle activities and full board in Chitwan in Deluxe hotel inside park.
3 day sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara with english speaking tour guide.
All accommodation and 3 meals while on the trek in Tea Houses as indicated.
 Fully escorted trek with English speaking guide and 1 porter between 2.
Trekking permit and National Park Fees.
Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs

Standard
All land and domestic air transfer as per itinerary
Arrival and departure transfers and internal transportation ( By Private Vehicle) as per itinerary.
Twin share accommodation in 3 – 4 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast as per itinerary.
All Jungle activities and full board in Chitwan in deluxe hotel outside park.
3 day sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara with english speaking tour guide.
All accommodation and 3 meals while on the trek in Tea Houses as planned.
Fully escorted trek with English speaking guide and 1 porter between 2.
Trekking permit and National Park Fees.
Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs.

Budget
All land and domestic air transfer as per itinerary.
Arrival and departure transfers and internal transportation (By Greenline) as per itinerary.
Twin share accommodation in two star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast as per itinerary.
All Jungle activities and full board in Chitwan in standard hotel outside park.
3 day sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara with English speaking tour guide.
All accommodation and 3 meals while on the trek in Tea Houses as planned.
Fully escorted trek with English speaking guide and 1 porter between 2.
Trekking permit and National Park Fees
Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs

Not Included:
International Airfare
Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges
Other meals not stated (Lunch/Dinner in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara)
Items of personal nature i.e. soft/hard drinks, tips etc.
Travel Insurance
Medical evacuation in case of emergency
Personal spending money

High altitude expeditions: On high altitude trekking expeditions above 5,500 meters, there will be an extra charge for guide and a special Sherpa team. (We will inform you individually of the exact cost depending on altitude and area). A government royalty is levied for treks above 5,500 meters.

Note: Lodge accommodations during Tea House/Lodge Treks may not always be as comfortable & high standard as hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Tea House/lodge treks are only possible in certain areas where there are lodge facilities for clients. Trekking in other parts of Nepal need to be organized camping treks.

Sleeping Bags: We recommend clients bring their own sleeping bags for comfort and hygienic reason. Quality sleeping bags with linings are also available for rent on a very reasonable daily/weekly rate (including dry cleaning after each use).

* Attention: For the following areas: Manaslu, Mustang, and Upper Dolpo the cost for a special trekking permit, conservation area/national park entry fee & liaison officer are not included in the above rates (we will inform you of the actual cost). Minimum of 2 persons are required for those areas.

 

 
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