• Annapurna: Lodge to Lodge

    NEW ADVENTURE! Easy trekking in the heart of the serene Annapurna Range and wildlife viewing at Chitwan National Park

    Join us for a short trek lodge to lodge trek through the foothills of the Annapurna Range. Take in majestic views of the Himalaya and visit the homes of locals for an in-depth cultural immersion. Cap your trip off with an exciting two-day visit to Chitwan National Park.

    best times to go: January - March, October - December

    departures: 9 scheduled datesview departures

    pricing: from $3,495 see detailed pricing

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Also great as a private trip. Call for details

NEW ADVENTURE! Easy trekking in the heart of the serene Annapurna Range and wildlife viewing at Chitwan National Park

Get up close to the Annapurna Range’s sacred peaks and intimate trails without giving up a good night’s sleep. Our lodge-to-lodge trek starts each day from the area’s most comfortable accommodations and takes us to some of the best vistas in the entire region—elevated encounters with the sacred and unclimbed Fishtail Mountain, sweeping views of the entire Annapurna Range. Hike beside terraced hillsides, through subtropical forests covered with tree orchids, rhododendrons, and magnolias, visit small mountain hamlets, and sleep in lodge rooms that look out on the mountains.

Top your trek off with an exciting visit to Chitwan National Park, Nepal's crown jewel of national parks.  Here, among the flat jungles of the terai lowlands, we take nature walks, ride elephants, and board dugout canoes in search of rhino, sloth bear, colorful birdlife, and-—the star of the show—the always-elusive and endangered Bengal tiger. Returning to Kathmandu, we have time for some last minute shopping, before heading home with a rush of lasting memories.

Activities

4 days of moderate hiking and 2 days of wildlife viewing

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy short, moderate hikes with magnificent mountain views
  • Visit the homes of our guides and immerse yourself in highland culture
  • Hike off-the-beaten-path trails that only locals and MTS know about
  • Ride on elephant back and by canoe and take a jungle nature walk to view wildlife inside Chitwan National Park.

Duration: 10 days Start Location: Kathmandu End Location: Kathmandu

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    Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu (4,500')

    Arrive in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.

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    Day 2 : Pokhara (2,800') to Modi River Valley (3,470')

    Morning transfer by road and then hike 3-4 hours to the Modi River Valley and the charming Sanctuary Lodge.

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    Day 3 : Majgaun (4,620')

    Following a leisurely breakfast, we leave Sanctuary Lodge and trek to Gurung Lodge at 4,620'.

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    Day 4 : Majgaun to Dhampus (5,000')

    Walk through sub-tropical forests and through villages of Tibetan traders all the while enjoying sweeping views of the Annapurna Range.

  • Day 5 : Pokhara (2,800')

    After breakfast, we depart along the ridge and descend through the wooded hillside and terraced farmland to the valley floor at 3300'. (Hiking time 1 ½ hours). We then transfer by vehicle to Pokhara (approximately 30 minutes).  En route, we can visit a Tibetan Refugee camp, on request.

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    Days 6 - 7 : Chitwan National Park

    Drive 5 hours from Pokhara to Chitwan National Park.  Upon arrival, check in to Tharu Tiger Tops Lodge.

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    Day 8 : Kathmandu

    Drive to Bharatpur for your flight to Kathmandu. (1 hour driving).

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    Day 9 : Kathmandu

    Morning tour of Bhaktapur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Free afternoon for relaxing, shopping, or sightseeing.

  • Day 10 : Depart Kathmandu

    Depart Kathmandu or join us for an extension trip to India, Vietnam, Laos or Cambodia.

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DATES: Best time to go: January - March, October - December Departures: Oct 5 - 14, 2014 Oct 24, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014 Nov 20 - 29, 2014 Dec 25, 2014 - Jan 3, 2015 Jan 13 - 22, 2015 Oct 5 - 14, 2015 Oct 24, 2015 - Nov 2, 2015 Nov 20 - 29, 2015 Dec 25, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016

PRICING:

2014 / 2015 Prices
$3,495 (9-12 members)
$3,795 (4-8 members)
$240 internal airfare – (Kathmandu to Pokhara; Bharatpur to Kathmandu) subject to change
$900 single supplement

  • Yak & Yeti Hotel
    Kathmandu, Nepal

    A 5-star deluxe oasis in the heart of Kathmandu, the Yak & Yeti is the perfect blend of contemporary international standards and time-honored Nepali tradition. Guests will find refuge among antique fountains, gilded temples and emerald gardens, while enjoying a state-of-the-art gymnasium, spa, shopping arcade, atrium, tennis courts and swimming pools.

  • Basanta Lodge
    Dhampus

    Lodge is built in traditional style. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. Gas is used for cooking, re-cycled briquettes for firewood and solar panels provide hotel water. For electricity, we use generators.

  • Gurung Lodge
    Majgaun

    Lodge is built in traditional style. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. Gas is used for cooking, re-cycled briquettes for firewood and solar panels provide hotel water. For electricity, we use generators.

Properties shown are representative of the accommodations we use on this trip, may not be inclusive of all accommodations we use, and are subject to change.

Expert leadership is the key to an exciting, unforgettable experience. Our trips feature gifted leaders for whom leading trips is a true vocation. Besides showing you wonders you’d never find on your own, they make sure everything runs smoothly and safely without a hitch. They are knowledgeable about all aspects of your trip, and take great pleasure in sharing their insights with you. More than just guides, they positively elevate your experience by being teachers, companions, and the best of friends. You’ll be in good hands with them every step of the way.

photo credits: ©Christopher Bettencourt



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Oct 5 - 14, 2014 Oct 24, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014 Nov 20 - 29, 2014 Dec 25, 2014 - Jan 3, 2015 Jan 13 - 22, 2015 Oct 5 - 14, 2015 Oct 24, 2015 - Nov 2, 2015 Nov 20 - 29, 2015 Dec 25, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016
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