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Kalo Bhairab, Kathmandu Durbar Square
Buddhas Eyes, Boudanath Stupa

Culture and Trekking Tour Annapurna Chitwan National park

Kathmandu City
SwayambunathKathmandu is the capital of Nepal and is the main centre for hotels, restaurants and shopping centers. There are places in this city where one can find all the modern amenities such as restaurants, bars, hotels with swimming pools, sauna, and internet and at the same time there are places with narrow streets, tiny shops, 2000 years old temples, stone gods, age old houses with beautifully carved peacock windows.

Chitwan National Park
ChitwanChitwan National Park is the most visited protected area in Nepal. A World Natural Site declared by UNESCO. The park has more than 500 Asian one-horned rhinoceros roaming the sprawling grass and wetland in the park and its surrounding areas. Some 100 nocturnal Royal Bengal Tigers hunt in the dense jungle. The two protected species - tigers and rhinoceros - speak volumes about the rich ecosystem of the park with an area of 932 square kilometers. The diverse ecology is home to around 600 plant species, 50 mammals, 526 birds and 49 amphibians and reptiles. Some of these flora and fauna are endangered.

ReindeerFar from the madding crowd, the seclusion in the park is evident thanks primarily to the two bog bordering rivers - Narayani and Rapti, that mark the entry points to the park. Local and migratory birds around the rivers and the aquatic animals are the first attractions for visitors. The chirping and preening winter birds including water fowl, Brahminy ducks, pintails, bar-headed geese, cormorants are what can be seen as visitors cross the river to reach the park land. This is also the place where migratory birds arrive from as far as Siberia during winter. Sharing the arboreal home with these birds are other animals like rhesus monkey, grey langur, python, different kinds of snakes, among others. On the ground there are four species of deer, including the hog deer, sloth deer, barking deer and chittals.

CanoeridePreying on these herbivorous animals are the tigers and leopards. These predators also have other choices like white stockinged gaur, wild boar, among others. Small animals like wild dogs and wild cats also inhabit the jungle.

It’s not just the flora and fauna that makes the Chitwan National Park a unique tourism product. Local culture, tradition and the way of life adds color and liveliness to tourists' experiences here. Perhaps no one knows the Chitwan Park as closely as Tharu community does. These were the local tribals that lived the park jungles even before it was declared a National Park in 1972.

Around the Chitwan National Park, there are many historic and religious sites. Topping the list is the Devghat Dham - a popular pilgrimage spot situated at the confluence of the Kali Gandaki and Trishuli Rivers just north of the Chitwan Park.

CrocsSitting on an elephant back and exploring the jungle is a memorable experience and while doing that one comes across different wild animals including rhinos, different kinds of deers, wild boars and in rare cases, tigers. Another way of watching the flora and fauna in the park is jeep drive - with open hoods that allows the visitors to have a 360 degree look around as the vehicle passes the jungle way. Another activity in the park is the boat/canoe riding on, mainly, the Rapti and the Narayani Rivers.

Annapurna Region
AnnapurnaThe wide range of climate and unusual geographic features of this area make it a naturalist's paradise. Trekking in this area is relatively easy and it allows you to witness the grandeur of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains along with scenic Gurung villages and beautifully terraced rice fields.

The tour starts with a domestic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. After reaching Jomsom the trail leads through pilgrim place Muktinath and Kagbeni into the valley of Kali Gandaki, which notched itself deeply between the summit of the Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna.

Trip Facts

Code: CTA 04
Duration: 18 Days
Max. Elevation: Muktinath (3,800m)
Walking Hours: 3 - 6 hrs per day
Difficulty: 2boots
Price: on request
Min. Group Size: 4 people
Best Season: Feb-May & Sept-Dec



Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Airport pick up, Drive to hotel, overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu (Swayambunath, Durbar Square), Welcome Dinner in the evening, overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 03: Sightseeing Kathmandu (Pashupatinath, Boudanath), overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 04: Drive by simple tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara (6 - 7 h), overnight stay in Pokhara
Day 05: Airport drop, domestic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom (2,720 m), day trip to Thinigaon (2,840 m) and back (4 - 5h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 06: Walk from Jomsom to Kagbeni (2,900 m) (3 h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 07: Walk from Kagbeni via Dzong to Ranipauwa (3,700 m) (5 h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 08: Early in the morning visit Muktinath (3,800 m) and walk via Lupra to Jomsom (6 h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 09: Walk from Jomsom to Kalopani ( 2,530 m) (5 h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 10: Walk from Kalopani to Tatopani (1,190 m) (6 h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 11: Drive by simple bus/jeep (ticket system) from Tatopani via Beni to Pokhara (5 h), overnight stay in Pokhara
Day 12: Free day in Pokhara for sightseeing or any other activities, overnight stay in Pokhara
Day 13: Drive by simple tourist bus from Pokhara to Chitwan (6 h), overnight stay in Chitwan
Day 14: Chitwan Nationalpark (jungle activities), overnight stay in Chitwan
Day 15: Chitwan Nationalpark (jungle activities), overnight stay in Chtiwan
Day 16: Drive by simple tourist bus from Chitwan to Kathmandu (6 - 7 h), overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu,  overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 18: Drive to airport, departure to home country

Includes / Excludes


  • All transfers (usually by private vehicle) according to tour plan (incl. transport during sightseeing)
  • Map
  • Accommodation (double room) in Kathmandu, Pokhara and in simple teahouses/lodges during the trekking tour *)
  • Entrance fees in Kathmandu, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and TIMS Card
  • English speaking travel guide/city guide in Kathmandu
  • English speaking trekkingguide and porter during the trekking tour
  • Food (full board) incl. country typical drinks (tea, coffee) during the trekking tour
  • Accommodation ( double room) and food (full board) incl. country typical drinks (tea, coffee) in Chitwan *)
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Domestic flight Pokhara to Jomsom (2013: Fee baggage: 15 kg incl. hand luggage per person)
  • Airport tax
  • Nature Guide in Chitwan
  • Jungle activities in Chitwan
  • Welcome- Dinner in Kathmandu

Not included:

  • Visa for Nepal
  • All kind of drinks in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, mineral water during the trekking tour and in Chitwan
  • Food (Lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Food and drinks during the drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Pokhara to Chitwan and Chitwan to Kathmandu
  • Other domestic flights
  • Excess baggage charges for domestic flights
  • Extra charge for hot shower during the trekking tour
  • Extra charge for recharging camera or mobile batteries during the trekking tour
  • Personal travel- and health insurance
  • Emergency transport / Emergency evacuation
  • Tips (for driver, city guide, trekking guide, nature guide and porter)
  • Personal expenses
  • Flight from home country to Kathmandu and back

*) single supplement charge has to be added, if requested.