Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure
Chitwan, Pokhara and Annapurna TrekChitwan, Pokhara and Annapurna TrekChitwan, Pokhara and Annapurna TrekChitwan, Pokhara and Annapurna TrekChitwan, Pokhara and Annapurna TrekChitwan, Pokhara and Annapurna Trek
Chitwan, Pokhara and Annapurna Trek
Chitwan, Pokhara and Annapurna Trek
Chitwan, Pokhara and Annapurna Trek
Chitwan, Pokhara and Annapurna Trek
Chitwan, Pokhara and Annapurna Trek
Chitwan, Pokhara and Annapurna Trek

What will you obtained from this 12 Days / 11 Nights  days family tour of Chitwan, Pokhara and Annapurna Trek? We have designed this Family Vocational Trip to experience the major sights and trekking destinations considering the family holidays.

Initial day of the Family Holidays Tour to Chitwan Jungle Safari commence with drive to Chitwan. Get the glimpse of the famous one horned Rhino and the Royal Bengal Tiger from the well-off elephant back and canoeing through the serene Rapti River which exhibits the Ghariyal species of crocodile. Spend the evening time on the river bank where you will find series of restaurant with a pleasant view of sunset and experience the local Tharu dance in a community hall at evening.

Situating in the lap of spectacular Annapurna mountain ranges and resting aside the tranquil Fewa Lake, the city that balancing the luxury and the nature which is popularly known as Pokhara. Hiking up to the World Peace Stupa and get a spectacular view of Pokhara Valley with Fewa Lake which reflect the image of Annapurna ranges. Get to the top of Sarangkot viewpoint in early morning hour to see the sunrise and day tour to Bat Caves, Gupteshowar Mahadev Cave, Tashi Palkhel Tibetan Refugee Camp, Davis Fall and famous Gurkha Soldiers museum and International Mountaineering museum. Pokhara also highlights the adventurous activities like Paragliding, zip flyer, bungee jump and boating.

Pokhara is also the gateway to the Annapurna Base Camp, Ghorepani Poon Hill, Khopra Ridge, Muldai View Point, Mardi Himal Base Camp, Upper Mustang etc. Focusing on the family trek, this program will meet you the features like close up view of Mt. Machchhapuchere, Annapurna South and Huinchuli from the view point of Australian Camp on the first day of the Trek. Hiking through the ridge of Pothana in a pleasant wood of Rhododendron forest and enjoying the glorious mountain views to the Northern part. From the village of Landruk, we will find a magnified spectacular view of Mt. Annapurna South and Mt. Hiunchuli in a welcoming pose. Resting at the Jhinu Danda on your mid trekking and taking the natural hot spring will keep you calm and relaxing. The natural hot spring which contain rich minerals such as calcium and sodium bicarbonate, is believe to be cure for many diseases including reducing stress, solves skin problem and promoting sleep. Besides these natural attributes of the trek, you will experience the culture, tradition and the daily lifestyle of the Gurung people of Ghandruk village. This village is the second largest village of the Gurung people from whole Nepal and apart from its natural beauty, Gurung Cultural Museum, Buddhist Monastery and the old village of Ghandruk are the main attraction here.

Focusing on nature and family, this holidays trip includes the activities which are directly involve in nature and try to bring the children more close to the natural world.


Accommodation

You will be accommodated for 11 nights at hotels and teahouses.

Included excursions

  • Village tour to experience the unique culture, art, architecture, and lifestyle of the Tharu community
  • Visit the National Park Visitor Centre which exhibits the history and the wildlife information of the national park

Highlights:

  • Jungle safari and walk
  • Canoe ride on the Rapti River
  • Annapurna private trek with family
  • Sightseeing in Pokhara
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • 11 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Trip Facts

11 days activity days in English

12 days / 11 nights

Private single room

Altitude: 415m - 2000m

Spoken languages: English

Transport : Private vehicle

Season: Spring/Fall & Winter

Starting / Ending: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel & Teahouse

The maximum participants in the group : 3 - 10

Activities: Jungle Safari, sightseeing,Trekking, Hiking etc

Airport transfer included: Tribhuvan International Airport

Permits: Annapurna Conservation Area Project & Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card

Itinerary

Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure Nepal Safari Itinerary

Situated in the lap of spectacular Annapurna mountain ranges and rest aside the tranquil Fewa Lake, there is the city balancing the luxury and nature which is popularly known as Pokhara. Hike up to the World Peace Stupa and get a spectacular view of Pokhara Valley with Fewa Lake which reflects the image of Annapurna ranges. Get to the top of Sarangkot viewpoint in early morning hour to see the sunrise and day tour to Bat Cave, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Tashi Palkhel Tibetan refugee camp, Davis Fall, and famous Gurkha Museum and International Mountain Museum. Pokhara also highlights the adventurous activities like paragliding, zip flyer, bungee jump, and boating.

Pokhara is also the gateway to the Annapurna Base Camp, Ghorepani Poon Hill, Khopra Ridge, Muldai View Point, Mardi Himal Base Camp, Upper Mustang, etc. Focusing on the family trek, this program will meet you the features like close-up view of Machapuchare, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli from the viewpoint of Australian Camp on the first day of the trek. Hike through the ridge of Pothana in a pleasant wood of rhododendron forest and enjoy the glorious mountain views to the northern part.

From the village of Landruk, you will find a magnified spectacular view of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli in a welcoming pose. Resting at the Jhinu Danda on your mid trekking and taking the natural hot spring will keep you calm and relaxing. The natural hot spring which contains rich minerals such as calcium and sodium bicarbonate is believed to be a cure for many diseases including reducing stress, solving skin problem, and promoting sleep. Besides these natural attributes of the trek, you will experience the culture, tradition, and the daily lifestyle of the Gurung people of Ghandruk village. This village is the second largest village of the Gurung people from the whole Nepal and apart from its natural beauty, Gurung cultural museum, Buddhist monastery, and the old village of Ghandruk are the main attraction here.

DAY 1

  • Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 meters / 4,429 feet)
  • Overnight at hotel
  • (Included: Bed)

DAY 2

  • Jungle safari tour at Chitwan National Park (2 nights / 3 days)
  • You will drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park at Bus station Sauraha and further three-minute walk brings you to Hotel Seven Star and you get a briefing from the representative of Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure about the whole program of 2 nights and 3 days. Afterward, you will be allocated to your room.
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 You will be taken to the village tour by hotel guide and experience the unique culture, art, architecture, and lifestyle of the Tharu community. Visit the National Park Visitor Centre which exhibits the history and the wildlife information of the national park. Then, you will enjoy the evening sunset from the bank of Rapti River.
  • 19:00 Visiting the Tharu cultural dance performed by the Tharu youth in a community hall and you can also participate in a final group dance of Tharu culture. On the same time, there is a slideshow which includes every information about the Chitwan.
  • 20:00 Dinner
  • Overnight at hotel
  • (Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

DAY 3

  • 06:00 Wakeup call
  • 06:30 Breakfast
  • 07:30 You will be taken to the canoe ride on the Rapti River which provides you an excellent view of birdwatching and two rare species of crocodiles, the marsh mugger and the fish eating gharial. The canoe ride will bring you to another end of the riverside toward the forest from where you will start the jungle walk.
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 You will have opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, wild boar, monkey, leopard, sloth bear, and the Royal Bengal tiger (if you are lucky). At the same time, you will see small mammals which make Chitwan as their home.
  • Overnight at hotel
  • (Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

DAY 4

  • After activities, continue to Pokhara (823 meters / 2,700 feet) by a tourist bus (six-hour drive)
  • After breakfast, you go to the Government Elephant Breeding Centre where you will see a baby elephant. Then, return back to the hotel and get on the tourist bus to Pokhara. You will enjoy the evening walk to the shops and restaurant aside the Fewa Lake.
  • Overnight at hotel
  • (Included: Breakfast and bed)

DAY 5

  • Pokhara sightseeing
  • This day, you will do Pokhara sightseeing tour in following stated popular attraction sites: Peace Stupa, Sarangkot, and international museum. You can customize the plan if you have an idea in your mind.
  • Overnight at hotel
  • (Included: Breakfast and bed)

DAY 6

  • Scenic drive to Kande (1,775 meters / 5,823.491 feet) and continue to Australian Camp (2,000 meters / 6,561.68 feet), 30-minute drive plus three to four-hour walk
  • Overnight at teahouse
  • (Included meals: Lunch and dinner)

DAY 7

  • Scenic trek to Landruk (1,565 meters / 5,134.514 feet), four to five-hour walk
  • Overnight at teahouse
  • (Included: Breakfast, lunch, and bed)

DAY 8

  • Trek to Jhinu Danda (1,750 meters / 5,741.47 feet), three to four-hour walk
  • Overnight at teahouse
  • (Included: Breakfast, lunch, and bed)

DAY 9

  • Trek to Ghandruk (1,940 meters / 6,364.829 feet), three to four-hour walk
  • Overnight at teahouse
  • (Included: Breakfast, lunch, and bed)

DAY 10

  • Trek to Kimche (1,640 meters / 5,380.577 feet) and drive to Pokhara (823 meters / 2,700 feet), three-hour walk plus two-hour drive
  • Overnight at hotel
  • (Included: Breakfast, lunch, and bed)

DAY 11

  • Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,350 meters / 4,429 feet), six-hour drive
  • Overnight at hotel
  • (Included: Bed and breakfast)

DAY 12

  • Departure from Kathmandu
  • (Included meals: Breakfast)

NOTE

The standard itinerary is 12 days. It can be shortened or extended depending on time and fitness.

Included Services

+ Jungle safari and walk

+ Annapurna trek with family

+ Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara by private vehicle and professional English-speaking trained guide

+ Private trek with an English-speaking government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide

+ English-speaking trained and experienced local tour guide plus duffel bag and trekking map (duffel to be returned after the trip completion)

+ One porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage (maximum 20 kilograms; i.e. 10 kilograms per person)

+ Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) registration card for all members

+ Sharing tourist bus from Kathmandu to Sauraha

+ Pickup and dropoff service from Bus station Sauraha

+ Sharing tourist bus from Sauraha to Pokhara and private vehicle from bus stand to hotel

+ Private vehicle at the beginning and end of the trek

+ All airport transfers

+ National park entrance fees

+ All government and local taxes

+Annapurna Conservation Area Project entry permit for all members

+ First aid medical kit carried by the guide

+ Necessary paperwork

+ 11 nights' accommodation

+ Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners

+ Welcome drinks upon arrival

+ Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu with a host family


Excluded Services

- Personal expenses
- International airfare to and from your country
- Nepal visa fee on arrival
- Travel and health insurance which needs to cover emergency helicopter rescue at altitude
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks, and boiled water as well as snacks, desserts, etc.
- Tips for guide and porter
- Hot shower, Wi-Fi, battery charges (available at an extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)
- Unforeseen expenses not under control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather-related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs, etc.
- Any other costs not specifically included

Equipment

Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality in good price.

Luggage:

01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.

Head and Face Gear:

  • Sunhat
  • A Bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm hat
  • Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor
  • Lip balm with a high SPF factor
  • An emergency light

Hands:

  • Lightweight gloves

Inner Clothing:

  • T-shirts
  • Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best
  • Underwear
  • 2 shorts
  • 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

  • down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)
  • Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)
  • Waterproof pants
  • Baggy pants
  • 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)
  • 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket

Footwear:

  • Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)
  • Spare laces
  • 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.
  • 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks
  • One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

Drinking Equipment:

  • Water Bottle

Purification equipment-Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

  • 30-40 liter daypack
  • Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius

Personal Medical Kit:

  • Bandage for sprains
  • Plasters/Band-aids
  • Iodine or water filters
  • Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters
  • Antiseptic ointment for cuts
  • Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
  • Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller
  • Oral rehydration salts
  • Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)
  • Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)
  • Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)
  • Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)
  • Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

Extras/Luxuries:

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pens
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Toiletries:

  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorant
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturize
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
 

Useful Information

Nepal Visas

You need visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

Travelers Insurance

While you do trips through Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you will submit copy of your insurance certificate. Your insurance policy must coverage accidents, medical expenses and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue and then personal liability. At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not. Incredible Himalayan Sherpa also advocated your Insurance policy coverage cancellation curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have must proof of the Insurance receipt, you will do initiative otherwise you can’t get any compensation.

Helicopter Evacuation

Sometimes, Helicopter rescue situations can come due to unexpected accident, bad weather, road obstruction/blocked or other reasons. Anywhere you options for a helicopter trip in order to back to home early due to health issue and due to an emergency that may arise during the trip. In any cases, the expense of any helicopter flight is the only responsibility of you or your policy should be coverage in this cases.

Money and Tipping

Money and Tipping; It is best to bring a mixture of cash and traveler’s checks in a major currency [some currencies are not convertible to NPR]. USD, GBP, CAD, EUR, and AUD are generally fine. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 8 - 10 per meal in Kathmandu / Pokhara and USD 30 – 35 per day whilst trekking in the Annapurna region (if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.

Tipping is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to tip their crews at the end of a trek but tips are not included in the trip price. If you are happy with the performance of the trekking staff, we suggest the following as a minimum: USD 7 per day of the wages or around one day’s wage for each week on trek. As a rule, and through tradition, the head cook should get a little more than the porters and ‘Sherpa’ and kitchen crews. The Sirdar and Leader/guide should get a little more again.

 

Clients Reviews 

Review by Marta Paroszczyk from Netherlands
I did Mardi Himal Trek with Tsering and his team. It was a very well organised experience. I love the mountains and that was the best I've done in my life so far. Amazing views, good food and nice company. I do recommend! And I will be back

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Review by Robertus Robet from Indonesia

We were in Nepal from 6 to 22 of September 2017. It was incredible two weeks experience. We spent two night in Kathmandu to prepare trekking equipment and all climbing tools such as: shoes, crampon, ice-axe, jacket. Yes, it was summer in Nepal, but trekking to the 5700 M altitude should be well prepared. We anticipate ice and snow in the peak during summer. The journey begun in 8 of september. We go by jeep to Briddim from Kathmandu, the trip took 9 hours. The Incredible Himalayan Sherpa prepare everything, they mean to make us success to climb Yala Peak. For three of us, the organizer involve 9 team members: the 5 porters, 2 guide, 2 chef. It was just like 5 stars trekking service. The trekking begun from Briddim, our last village is Kyangjing Gumpa. From Briddim to Kyangjing Gumpa we spent 3 night ad the tea house along the trek. We pass the legendary Lama Hotel. At first night we spent the old tea house. We enjoyed great breakfast with tibetan bread and original honey from the local farmer. The second day, we spent the night in tents because the only tea house in the area (The River Side) we were visit was closed by the owner. f From the Rover Side we directly go to Langtang. We pass the old beautiful langtang valley. We found the sites of previous Lantang, each of us spent some moment to commemorates and pay respect for everybody that been the victims of the Langtang earthquake tragedy two years ago. We pants one night in the New Langtang village. From Langtang we pass Mundu and continue the trekking to Kyangjing Gumpa. We spent two nights in Kyangjing Gumpa for acclimatization. We trek to Kyangjing Ri (4400 M) from Gumpa in return. After 2 days acclimatization, we continue to Yala Peak. We go to the base camp, 4100 M altitide, the site of the base camp is a place where Yak easily come and go around us. It was great adventure to sleep near the Yak. The all great mountains such as Ganjala Peak and Langtang Lirung reveal themselves so beautifully. From base camp we directly trek high to the high camp. The high camp is located in extraordinary place, a broad flat terra with shallow gletzier river, grass with all mountain panorama. We did climbing practice with rope, jumar, harness and carabiner in the hills around the high camp. In 4 o'clock in the morning we do summit attack. After 7 hours trekking, the glorious moment finally come true. We step on the Yala Peak Summit.

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Review by Karel Novák
In April 2017 I made trek with company Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure. It was 20 days trek – Kangchenjunga circuit. The trek was very nice. I was able to see different nature and culture – from rain forest to rocks and glacier, from Hindu culture to Tibetan. I walk alone only with guide-porter Dawa. With service of Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure I was fully satisfied. Guide take care about me, had very good knowledge of Nepal and Tibet history and spoke very good English. Whole trek was well organized. This trek and Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure company I can only recommend.

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Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure offers a wide range of services that center around exploring Nepal combing international standards with local knowledge. 

Duration
12 Days / 11 Nights
Season
Spring / Fall / winter
Region
Chitwan - Nepal
Grade
Medium
Altitude
415m - 2000m
Walking
5hr trekking & tour whole Day
Accommodation
Hotel in city & Tea-house during the trek
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