From a base at Pokhara, the foothills of the Annapurna Range offer great introductory treks to the Himalayas. Trekking through forests and ascending hilltops south of the Annapurnas, the spectacular peaks of these great Himalayan mountains will reveal themselves including Annapurna 1 (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m) and the fishtail mountain Machhapuchhare (6993m). The trails will pass through numerous colourful villages of the Gurung and other peoples, providing an itinery as rich culturally as it is naturally.
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This adventure is a fine contrast between trekking the remote foothills of the Annapurnas and a safari in the Chitwan National Park. We trek through traditional Hindu villages and pristine forests to ridge top camps that afford remarkable views of Annapurna South and Machapuchare. At Chitwan we undertake a wildlife safari in search of rhino and the Bengal tiger.
If you are looking for a short break easy walking holiday to Nepal and an introduction to Nepal Himalaya trekking then this is the perfect trip for you. Staying in Luxury Lodges whilst on our four day trek in the Annapurna region makes this holiday great for those who are not so keen on camping. We start in Kathmandu and take the short flight to Pokhara where we start trekking. We pass villages and contour around cultivated terraces seeing how the people in these foothills manage their humble dwellings. We walk through rhododendron forests with tree orchids and magnificent magnolias. From our comfortable mountain lodges we have spectacular views of the surrounding valleys and mountains. We return to Pokhara for one night before flying back to Kathmandu for a full day's sightseeing tour including Bhaktapur and Boudhanath. Using first class hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and absolutely the best standard of lodge available in each of the areas we visit, this really is a 'pampered' one week trekking holiday.
This trek offers the opportunity to escape Nepal's tourist trails, to venture into the deep forests and roam the high alpine pastures to the base of the sacred, fluted peak of Machapuchare. The emphasis of this trek is on the forest and wilderness zones, combined with a sense of exploration. We ascend through Hindu villages and pristine forests (magnolia, oak and rhododendron) to the superb alpine campsite at Guhe for sweeping panoramic views of the Annapurna Range. Forays to the base of Machapuchare provide a further highlight before a delightful return through Gurung villages to Pokhara.
On this tour we make a gentle four-day trek in the foothills of the Himalaya with spectacular views of the Annapurna range. We walk among traditional villages and beautifully terraced fields, with the iconic silhouette of Machhapuchhre's 'fishtail' often in sight. We also explore the bazaars of Kathmandu, whitewater raft along the Trisuli River and take an elephant safari through Chitwan National Park.
It would be hard to beat this introduction to trekking in the Annapurna's. Beyond the tea house trails we and trek through traditional Hindu villages where we are assured of a warm welcome, and follow trails through oak and rhododendron forest where the sound of the bird calls fill the air, camping in serene locations that showcase dramatic views of the Annapurna Range. All this in the company of our magnificent crew whose friendship, sense of humour and caring nature will ensure your trek is a memorable one.
This perfect introduction to Nepal combines a short, highly scenic trek through the Himalayan foothills with a wildlife experience in Nepal's premier National Park, close to the border with India. Arriving in bustling Kathmandu with its busy markets and multi-roofed temples, we then fly to the relaxed city of Pokhara on the shores of Nepal's second largest lake, lying under the gaze of the snowy Annapurna Himal. From here we start our 8 day trek through cultivated terraced hillsides, passing through rhododendron forests and villages where we have an insight into a world almost lost in time. Staying in comfortable lodges throughout, we follow the excellent trails built to assist trade and communications between the hill villages. One of the highlights of the trip is the dawn view of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas from the famous Poon Hill. After our trek we drive via Pokhara to Chitwan National Park. The jungles of southern Nepal are an interesting counterpoint to our trek in the foothills and during two days of wildlife viewing, you will be accompanied by expert guides on safaris by jeep, boat, on foot and by elephant back. While in Chitwan we stay in a comfortable modern lodge with air conditioning, ensuite rooms and well appointed communal areas. Finally we return to Kathmandu to explore the sights and bazaars of this ancient capital and enjoy an evening in one of the city's excellent restaurants. Presenting a magical mix of trekking through friendly villages, outstanding mountain views and a jungle safari experience, this is the quintessential Nepal insight holiday.
This popular circuit trek in the Annapurna region offers incomparable views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Our carefully researched itinerary is impressive, as within a few days we gain a sense of serenity as we gradually ascend through tiny settlements and pristine forests to the alpine heights of Kopra Ridge. The views from our camp are incredible with the colossal ramparts of Dhaulagiri plunging to the misty depths of the Kali Gandakhi - the deepest gorge in the world. A further highlight are the high pastures above Kopra Ridge beneath the awesome Fang Face of Annapurna 1, where ancient pilgrim trails lead to the sacred waters of Khayer Lake. Our route offers a broad experience of the Annapurnas today, as we pass through prosperous villages where western influence is minimal, traverse grassy ridges, pass through old growth forests with 1000 year old rhododendrons and camp underneath some of the most awe inspiring mountain scenery on earth.
This adventure provides a complete overview of Nepal. We combine two popular treks our Annapurna Trek and the Sherpa Everest trek - undertake a wildlife safari in the Chitwan National Park and savour the delights of the Kathmandu Valley. Contrast is the essence of this adventure. During our trek through the Annapurna foothills we visit villages where many of the Gurkhas were recruited and gain vantage points to view the peaks of the Annapurnas. After undertaking a jungle safari in the Chitwan National Park we head to the Everest region to experience the legendary hospitality of the Sherpa people and view Everest and a host of other spectacular peaks.
There are few places on earth that offer such stunning mountain vistas and incredible trekking. This carefully designed itinerary offers the first time trekker a wonderful introduction to Nepal's highest and finest mountain ranges - Annapurna and Everest. We commence with the delights of the Kathmandu Valley and the largest concentration of UNESCO sites in any one city of the world before our spectacular mountain flight whisks us off to Pokhara. We walk through the Annapurna foothills, experience picturesque villages, rhododendron forests on our way to our high point, the world famous Poon Hill. At 3190m the outstanding views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri are incredible. Our next trekking adventure takes us to the Khumbu region, home to Mount Everest. Now well acclimatised from our Annapurna trek, we ascend the Dudh Kosi Valley to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar and spend a day at Syangboche, with fine views of Everest and the picturesque villages of Khumjung and Khunde. This unforgettable journey showcases the contrasts of the best known regions of the Nepal Himalaya.
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