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Annapurna Panorama - 13 days

Experience a wonderfully varied and easy-paced trek through the stunning Annapurna region, while lodging in quaint mountain villages. Track tigers at Nepal's finest national park, relax by picturesque Lake Phewa in Pokhara and sightsee in fascinating Kathmandu.

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Trip Highlights

Annapurna Region - Enjoy a 5 day trek through Rhododendron forests and mountain villages with amazing panoramas of the Dhaulagari Himal and Annapurna Range
Chitwan National Park - see elephants, rhinos, striped hyenas and more on daily jeep drives
Patan - Explore Patan Durbar Square and watch a Singing Bowls performance by a Buddhist monk
Pokhara - Relax in this laidback town on the shores of Lake Phewa.
Kathmandu & Kathmandu Valley - Rickshaw ride through the city, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa & Bodhnath Buddhist Stupa
Bhaktapur - Durbar Square, visiting local families to watch Ju Ju Dhau (yoghurt) being made and try making pottery

Included

12 breakfast, 8 lunches, 8 dinners including dinner at a Nepali cultural evening
Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and day 13
Touring of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur
Annapurna trek with porter and mountain guide
Rickshaw ride in Kathmandu and pottery making in Bhaktapur
Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) Card
7 nights - 4 star hotels, 5 nights - simple tea houses (shared bathroom facilities)
Economy class flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Chitwan National Park jeep safari in the buffer zone and park fees
Services of local English speaking guides for all scheduled sightseeing
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air conditioned vehicles
Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) fee

Not Included

International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: USD$45-55, paid in local currency
Tipping - refer the 'Tipping' paragraph in the trip notes for a recommended guideline.

Itinerary

Day 1

Kathmandu

Friday. Welcome to Nepal. Upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel where you will receive a welcome drink and a briefing about your trip.
Overnight: Kathmandu

Day 2

The Kathmandu Valley

Today we explore the Kathmandu Valley, starting with the Buddhist Stupa of Bodhnath which is a fabulous example of Buddhist temple architecture and a great place to observe Buddhist life and culture. Our next stop is the ancient city of Bhaktapur, Nepal’s cultural gem which has maintained its traditional way of life and is famous for its pottery. We visit Bhaktapur’s incredible Durbar Square and visit a local family to see Ju Ju Dhau (yoghurt) being made and to try our hand at pottery making in Pottery Square. Our final stop of the day is Patan Durbar Square, home to more than 50 temples and shrines. This evening we enjoy dinner and a cultural Nepali dance performance.
Overnight: Kathmandu  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Days 3-4

Chitwan National Park

Kathmandu – Chitwan. On day 3 we travel to Chitwan National Park. Hailed as one of Asia’s finest game parks, Chitwan is home to the vulnerable one horned rhino, gharial crocodile, bison, sambar deer, elephants, sloth bears and striped hyenas. Included within our stay is a jeep safari through the buffer zone that adjoins the national park which will take place on day 3 or day 4. The remainder of our stay offers free time for you to choose from the various optional activities available in Chitwan National Park. You can opt for additional safaris within the NP or the buffer zone, take part in a nature walk or journey in a dugout canoe and admire the scenery - if you are very lucky you may spot rhinos or even an elusive tiger!
Overnight: Chitwan National Park  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 5

Pokhara

Chitwan National Park – Pokhara. Today we travel on to scenic Pokhara. Pokhara is the gateway to the magnificent Annapurna Range, which boasts five mountains over 7200m and has one of the Himalayas most distinctive mountains - Machhapuchare with its unique ‘fishtail’ peak. The local people believe Machhapuchare is sacred to the god Shiva and therefore is off limits to climbing. Arriving in the afternoon, there's time to relax and perhaps take a stroll around the lakeside market.
Overnight: Pokhara  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Annapurna Region

Pokhara – Nayapul - Ulleri. From Pokhara we drive to Nayapul, where we’ll start our trek heading towards Birethanti on the opposite bank of the Modi Khola. From here we’ll follow a trail on the north bank of the Hurungdi Khola up to Sudame Village. Our trail then climbs steadily up to the Hille Village where we’ll trek to Ulleri.
Overnight: Ulleri (lodge)  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Ghorepani

Ulleri – Ghorepani. Today after crossing over the Burungdi River, the trail immediately climbs very steeply up to the large Magar Village of Ulleri. As we climb, the tops of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli begin to merge from behind the hills. After Ulleri, the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields. The fields soon give way to deep forest as the trail climbs to Banthanti where we stop for our lunch. Beyond the village of Banthanti, there are magnificent oak and rhododendron forest. From here, Ghorepani is reached in about 3 hours, after passing some sparkling clear streams and tea shops.
Overnight: Ghorepani (lodge)  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

Tadapani

Ghorepani – Tadapani. An early morning excursion to Poon Hill provides spectacular unobstructed views of the High Himalayas. After enjoying the mountain scenery we return to Ghorepani for breakfast before continuing our trek. Our trail climbs a stone staircase until we reach the ridge where we’ll then trek downhill to the village of Banthanti for a lunch break. From Banthanti the trail starts climbing, leaving the high mountain forests behind and entering a field of cane. The trail then climbs steeply again before reaching our base for the night.
Overnight: Tadapani (lodge)  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9

Chomorung

Tadapani – Chomorung. Our trek today starts with a steep downhill run through the forest before the trail eases as we reach Gurjung, the village of the Gurung people. From here its an easy walk to Chomorung.
Overnight: Chomorung (lodge)  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10

Ghandruk

Chomorung – Ghandruk. Today our trail heads gradual downhill to Kimyo Khola. Crossing the river we start our ascent to Ghandruk village, where we’ll encounter Gurung tribal people.
Overnight: Ghandruk (lodge)  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11

Pokhara

Ghandruk – Nayapul – Pokhara. After breakfast we take the trail down to Syauli Bazar where we’ll stop for lunch. From here a local jeep takes us to Nayapul where we’ll then drive back to Pokhara. After a chance to freshen up, visit Lake Phewa, a popular tourist spot where you can hire sail boats, shop or simply relax and enjoy the picturesque views.
Overnight: Pokhara  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12

Swayambhunath to Burbar Square

Pokhara – Kathmandu. Fly back to Kathmandu this morning and in the afternoon we explore more of the city. After visiting the beautiful Swayambhunath stupa, we walk to Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is home to more than 50 stunning temples and shrines. We’ll also enjoy a rickshaw ride through the bustling back streets of the city which is a great way to observe the everyday life of the locals.
Overnight: Kathmandu  |  Breakfast

Day 13

Kathmandu

Wednesday. Our tour comes to an end today with a transfer to the airport.

An optional Everest scenic flight is offered on the morning of day 2 or day 13 (subject to availability) so if you’d like to book this please ensure that you onward flight on day 13 does not depart before midday.
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Trek Info

Area covered: Pokhara Valley - Annapurna region
Grade: Easy - Moderate
Walking duration: 4 - 6 hours daily
Altitude: Max. 3210m
Average group size: 2-8
Please read the Trip Notes for more information about the time spent trekking and the distance covered each day.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged provided there is another single traveller booked on the tour date of your choosing. If a roommate cannot be found the single room supplement will apply.

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Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Mulberry Hotel, Kathmandu

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Mulberry Hotel is an inviting oasis in the heart of Kathmandu. The elegant rooms are bright and airy with complimentary WiFi. Guests have a choice of two dining venues at the hotel with a rooftop infinity pool, spa and wellness centre to take advantage of also. The hotel is conveniently located in the popular entertainment district of Thamel and a 30 minute drive from the airport.

Jungle Villa Resort, Chitwan National Park

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Situated at the northern borders of Chitwan National Park, the Jungle Villa's cottages contain well-furnished rooms with fully equipped ensuite bathrooms. Wake up to the sights of the World Natural Heritage Site from your private balcony overlooking the Rapti River. The resort's restaurant and outdoor bar serve a variety of cuisines and cocktails crafted from local produce. During the day, the National Park is right on your doorstep, should you wish to view the endangered flora & fauna on a safari tour, or join a village tour to learn about life in local communities.

Atithi Resort and Spa, Pokhara

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Atithi (Sanskrit for 'guest') offers genuine Nepalese hospitality in central Pokhara. At the heart of the resort are its spa, which incorporates yogic methods into a range of modern treatments, and an intimate outdoor pool looking out upon the majestic Annapurna range. The all-day restaurant and lounge-bar offer comfortable spaces for guests to relax. All rooms are ensuite, with rosewood furniture, LCD television, and a mountain view.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 4.75 out of 5 based on 8 recent reviews

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Just arrived home from my first overseas holiday and my first ever trekking adventure. On The Go handled every detail of our trip with great precision and it was very well managed througout the entire 2 weeks. Our transport and city accomodation was always comfortable and air conditioned and our trek guides Dawa, Nishal and Tsewand were amazing. The trek itself was quite difficult but I managed to do the entire circuit even though I am aged 60. Some pre trek fitness training would be required for this one as there is a lot of uphill climbing, which was challenging, but the views of the Annapurnas made every step rewarding. I would not hesitate to travel with On The Go again and all which needs to be done now is to choose a destination. This was the best 2 weeks of my life, thank you On The Go!!

• Submitted 18 May 2018
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Our tour and guides were fantastic! The guided tours around Kathmandu at the beginning and end of the trekking were informative and well paced and gave us a great insight into the country, culture and history. This gave us a great platform for the rest of the tour. Transferring to the trek, via Chitwan National Park, was interesting with rough roads and a variety of road users ranging from donkeys to tankers. All of our drivers were excellent showing great patience at all times. Moving on to the trek our group leader, Srikishna Roy, was first class. He led the trek with experience, patience and humour and I felt completely safe in his hands as he described the trek and advised us at all times, “slowly,slowly....drink water”. Pemba, our ever smiling Sherpa led the pace from the front and kept us from too much exertion as we climbed, Our fantastic porters, Birkha and Shankar were immense! Carrying our packs in advance of the trek and usually arriving hours ahead of us. When we arrived at the lodges for our overnight accommodation our bags were already in our rooms, ready and waiting. The trek was challenging but not impossibly so. The exhilaration of the views and the friendliness of all the Nepali locals enabled us to feel comfortable at all times and we never felt over tired. I was amazed that when Roy pointed our next days trek, “all the way down to the river...and all the way up the other side” I no trepidation and was confident that I would be able to succeed.

The trek was a challenge to celebrate my wife’s 60th birthday and we are already talking about the next trek to celebrate my 65th!! I can thoroughly recommend On the Go, the guides and leaders and am looking forward to my next adventure.

• Submitted 11 Nov 2017
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Really good varied tour. Tiring but fantastic. The tea houses were a little more basic than we imagined but we were so tired from trekking that we didn't care and slept well. Great food everywhere we went and lovely polite, helpful people. Loved the variety of Kathmandu. Pokara, Chitwan Safari and Trekking. Are already considering returning.

• Submitted 30 Apr 2017
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Dawa, who led the trek, and his team were excellent.

In the Kathmandu and district sightseeing part of the holiday the yoghurt making demonstration and the "cultural evening" were a complete waste of time. Happily this did not spoil the overall experience.

I feel that it would be better to do the sightseeing in Kathmandu on before the trek as this gave a flavour of the capital where we were staying. The trip out to Pathan, Bodhnath and Bhaktapur could be done, if required, at the end.

• Submitted 02 Dec 2016
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Hi Sarah,

We are just back from our trip.

It was wonderful. We were so well looked after, enjoyed every day, and felt it to be one of the best trips we have had. We enjoyed the attention to detail, quality of the hotels and generally had little to worry about.

Thank you so much for all your help. We will be recommending this trip to our friends and family, and will definitely book with On The Go Tours again in the future.

• Submitted 03 Nov 2016
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A very good introductory tour of Nepal. Trekking through the jungle was a great experience and views of the mountains - simply amazing! We was very impreesed with the guides. They were gracious, knowledgeable and pleasure to trek with.

• Submitted 05 Oct 2016
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Hi Cherylyn,

Well, we just got back Sat. night from our fantastic trek. Everything about the trip went smoothly. On The Go in Nepal was fantastic. We had a really great guide and porter. The scenery was ever changing and on the high ridges we even had snow and saw yaks which was very rare. The lodges were basic but fine and I was constantly amazed how they could cook such delicious food in such tiny kitchens with only a wood stove.

I would say that if you are talking to future clients about this trip, I would inform them that it isn't easy and it is 90% steps straight up and down. Luckily we did a lot of training and were fine. Our guide said that, because of the steps, it is harder than Everest Base Camp except for the altitude. The Sherpa Society that ran our trek was very professional at all times. Also, I can highly recommend upgrading to the Yak and Yeti and Atithi hotel in Pokhara. Also, as the roads are a nightmare and the drivers even worse, I would really recommend a private car and driver. It was much safer and much quicker.

We are already thinking of our next trip--maybe trekking in Jordan.

• Submitted 23 Apr 2016
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Our guide Mohan and our porter Padam were the best and helped us the whole time. They made our trip perfect!

• Submitted 16 Apr 2016
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All of our guides were very friendly and informative in particular Mohan and Gilly on our trek were excellent.

Frances Quinlivan • Submitted 07 Mar 2014

hi Kelly,

I would like to thank On The Go Tours for a great holiday. Only one small hiccup so we will call that a big win.

This is the first time we have travelled on tour without a guide. Great introduction to independent organised travel. We have travelled many times independently. I will certainly consider it again.

Margaret Winzenried • Submitted 20 Nov 2012
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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
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Ends
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Departs
October to May
Hotel Rating
4 star & simple tea houses
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - for included sightseeing & trekking
Meals
Breakfast: 12, Lunch: 8, Dinner: 8
Visiting
Countries

Just arrived home from my first overseas holiday and my first ever trekking adventure. On The Go handled every detail of our trip with great precision and it was very well managed througout the entire 2 weeks. Our transport and city accomodation was always comfortable and air conditioned and our trek guides Dawa, Nishal and Tsewand were amazing. The trek itself was quite difficult but I managed to do the entire circuit even though I am aged 60. Some pre trek fitness training would be required for this one as there is a lot of uphill climbing, which was challenging, but the views of the Annapurnas made every step rewarding. I would not hesitate to travel with On The Go again and all which needs to be done now is to choose a destination. This was the best 2 weeks of my life, thank you On The Go!!

Suzanne Fry
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