More to Nepal: Annapurna trek with Chitwan - Novoto

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Overview

How about a trip to a place known for both its ethnicity and culture? Travel to Buddha’s own country with us and witness tourist hotspots like Pashupatinath and Swayambhunath in Kathmandu. Spot rhinos, elephants and sloth bears in Chitwan and participate in cooking activities with locals. This extensive 14-day tour consists of once in a lifetime trek across the majestic slopes of the Annapurna mountain. Visit village retreats, explore the Bazaars of Pokhara, and more; all while giving back!

Who's Leading The Tour?

Suraj, Tour Leader

Aniket, Founder

Trip Highlights

Experience high altitude destinations like Dhaulagiri mountains
Spot the famous one horned Rhinos at Chitwan National Park
Explore Pokhara’s vibrant music scene
Witness a traditional Nepali folk dance
Experience village retreats such as Gurung and Magar

What’s Included?

Accommodation: 13 nights

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Attractions & experiences: 13 included

Tour leader, 24X7 backup and pre-departure support

Meals: 13 breakfasts, 9 lunches & 9 dinners

All domestic transport and transfer

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Exclusions

  • 14 days, 9 stops
  • Is this for you?
  • Max group size: 12
  • Difficulty Level: Light
  • Age Requirement: Designed for 18-35s

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu

Swagatam!

Let’s kickstart this adventure already! After landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, meet your tour leader and head to the hotel. At the Meet Your Crew Session, you will meet your fellow gang members and your tour leader. Listen to all the dos and don’t and later explore the city with your new gang! Have a delicious Nepali dinner and see some cultural dance moves before heading for your Crew Bonding Night Out!

What’s included
  • Meet Your Crew Session
  • Cultural show with dinner
  • Crew Bonding Night Out
  • Twin Accommodation: Hotel Jampa
Impact inclusions

Enjoy an authentic dinner and behold a cultural dance show for a perfect introduction to Nepali traditions!

Day 2: Kathmandu/Chitwan

Time to empower!

Visit ‘Setu Nepal’ for Your Responsible Activity in the morning. This organisation fills the gap between isolated women and children with care, support, education, and providing support for rehabilitation. Indulge in activities like learning crafts, pottery, and cooking authentic meals. Later, drive to Chitwan National Park for Your Rural Experience. Next day is gonna be exciting!

What’s included
  • Your Responsible Activity: Setu Nepal
  • Your Authentic Stay
  • Your Rural Experience: Chitwan village walk
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Twin Accommodation: Community homestay
Impact inclusions

Experience an immersive session meeting marginalised women in the Kathmandu Valley region.

Day 3: Chitwan

Rhinos, sloth bears and maybe tigers

After your breakfast, leave for jungle safari on a jeep! The national park’s dense forests and grassy plains are home to rare mammals like one-horned rhinos, sloth bears, and the Bengal tigers. It also shelters numerous bird species, including the giant hornbill. Get your cameras ready for some exciting captures!

What’s included
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Chitwan National Park safari
  • Twin Accommodation: Community homestay
Impact inclusions

Chitwan National Park is home to so many species and a treasure for all the wildlife lovers out there!

Day 4: Pokhara

Meet the locals!

This morning, pack your belongings and head to Pokhara. The trip is full of alluring temples and lakes. On arrival, check into your hotel and take part in the orientation walk. Later, take a boat ride in Pokhara’s famous Phewa Lake. If needed, do some last minute shopping at the famous bazaars as a prep for your trek!

What’s included
  • Pokhara orientation walk
  • Breakfast
  • Twin Accommodation: Splendid View
Impact inclusions

The bazaars here in Pokhara have immense historical significance. Learn about various local businesses and maybe even support them with some shopping!

Day 5: Trek to Ulleri

The trek begins!

After a delicious breakfast, head towards Nayapul by road where your trek starts. The trail on the first day starts pretty easily. The ascent is gradual with beautiful views around you.. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant between the trek, after which you’ll head towards Ulleri, a beautiful village as old as time itself. Relax and spend the night in Ulleri.

What’s included
  • Activities during trek
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Twin Accommodation: Hotel Super View
Impact inclusions

Iinspiring rural life!

Day 6: Trek to Ghorepani

As rural as it gets!

A busy day today! You will trek to Ghorepani and witness some scenic landscapes with an amazing view of Nepal’s majestic Dhaulagiri mountain. Your crew will take a small break for lunch in between the trek. By evening, you will reach Ghorepani. It’s time to relax and fool around! Enjoy an amazing dinner while admiring your new surroundings. Spend the night in Ghorepani.

What’s included
  • Activities during trek
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Twin Accommodation: Snow View Lodge
Impact inclusions

Ghorepani’s village retreat is pretty well-known in the trek circuit. Meet locals and let Mother Earth teach you a thing or two or maybe a hundred!

Day 7: Trek to Tadapani

Don’t miss the Sun!

Wake up early to witness the majestic view of the sunrise following a hike up Poon Hill. After a delicious breakfast, start your journey towards Tadapani along the up and down trails. If you’re lucky, you will see some wild animals like ‘langur’ monkeys too before reaching Banthanthi. Following lunch, keep trekking through the beautiful rhododendron forests along the stone stairs till your destination. The evening is free!

What’s included
  • Activities during trek
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Twin Accommodation: Himalaya Tourist House

Day 8: Trek to Chhomrong

Can’t describe this beauty!

This morning, following your breakfast, continue your trek to Chhomrong. On arrival, you have the rest of the day free to enjoy the scenic beauty of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machupacharre from here with your new mates! There are also a few shops that sell trekking supplies and one that sells souvenirs. Spend the night surrounded by the stunning view of Chhomrong.

What’s included
  • Activities during trek
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Twin Accommodation: Tee Guest House

Day 9: Trek to Himalaya

Climb your way up!

After breakfast in Chhomrong, start trekking towards the Himalayas. While descending through Chhomrong, you can get a glimpse into the local life of the Gurung tribe inhabiting this area. You will be spending the rest of the night in the Himalayas, so feel free to explore its natural aesthetic with your crew.

What’s included
  • Activities during trek
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Twin Accommodation: Tee Guest House

Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

Off your bucket list!

This morning, after breakfast, head towards Annapurna Base Camp, your ultimate goal on this trip! It won’t take more than three hours to trek there. After lunch here, spend the rest of the day absorbing the local culture. You will also have the option to enjoy the local cuisine here at the base camp. Soak the beauty of mountains and the view during your night-stay!

What’s included
  • Activities during trek
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Twin Accommodation: Tee House

Day 11: Trek to Dovan

Down the Memory Lane!

After breakfast at the Annapurna Base Camp, head towards Dovan. Arriving at Dovan, take part in Your Impact Event, an interactive closure session to discuss the trip. At Novoto, we constantly strive to make sure our expeditions have a positive impact on both the host communities and our travellers. Exchange ideas, provide insight and let us know how we can make an even greater impact. Spend the night here with the gang!

What’s included
  • Activities during trek
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Your Impact Event
  • Twin Accommodation: Tee Guest House

Day 12: Trek to Jhinu Danda

Jacuzzi Time!

After breakfast at Dovan, start a five-hour trek to Jhinu Danda. When you reach here, explore various villages and terraced fields until you reach the suspension bridge over the Kimrung Khola. On arrival, relax a bit before heading downhill to the riverside hot spring. Yes, a natural hot spring! It will give you a newfound freshness and energy. This is your last night on the trek!

What’s included
  • Activities during trek
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Twin Accommodation: Breeze Guest House

Day 13: Pokhara

Bid adieu to the mountain view!

The trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul marks the end of your trek. The trail goes along some captivating farmlands. Stop for lunch in Syauli Bazar at a local restaurant followed by continuing your journey along the stone-paved trails to Nayapul. From Nayapul, you will take a private jeep to Pokhara. Make the most of it and spend the night in Pokhara! This is your last night, so gear up for the End With a Bang Night!

What’s included
  • Activities during trek
  • End with a Bang Night
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Twin Accommodation: Splendid View

Day 14: Exit Pokhara

Goodbye 🙁

The last 14 days have been a roller coaster! You will have experienced Nepal’s culture, relished the food, conversed with locals, made a lasting impact on them, and have a lot of memories to take back! However, just like all good things, this too has to come to an end. We assure you this is going to be the toughest part! Bidding goodbye to the new experiences and getting back home. Your friends and family will be waiting for you, undoubtedly jealous of your adventure!
What’s included
    • Breakfast

Impact

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Enabling sustainable travel to be a regular practice

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Supporting local businesses dependent on tourism

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Promoting the exchange of culture

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Promoting cultural exchange, via conversation with locals

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Supporting rural communities through your experiences

Orientation and Support

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Friendly Staff

Our staff is very friendly, and are there to make your experience comfortable!

Authentic Service providers

We partner up with local accommodations and activity providers

Get the right information

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Efficient Safety and health facilities

Travelling to a new country can be daunting but don’t worry cause your health is our priority

Cultural Exchange

Homestays

Authentic homestays and treehouses make up for most of your accommodations. Live the local way

Interaction with local individuals

Nobody can provide you with an experience as authentic as the truly amicable locals. Explore a whole new culture through them

Experienced personnel

Your tour guide, the sherpas and team leaders are extremely experienced, having served travellers like you for a long time. Learn the best from them

Visiting off-beat destinations

Besides the popular destinations, you will also get the chance to explore unique destinations like village retreats and the Dhaulagiri peak!

Try Local food

Whether it is the delicious Thukpa in Gurung, or world-famous Momos in Kathmandu, we make sure that you taste the local flavour. You’ve got travel experience, and so does your palate!

Usual day during the Trip

Look forward to what the day has to offer. Enjoy the breakfast which will be provided at 8:00 AM. Freshen up, and get ready for what the world has to offer. By 9:00 A.M, join your fellow travellers for an exciting day. After a small briefing by our team, regarding the trekking activities to be done that day, you join us in this adventure of discovering Nepal’s picturesque landscape.

At noon, we make a stop for lunch and refreshments. After some rest, we continue to trek towards our final destination for the day. Be ready to be amazed by the beauty of the rustic Nepali mountains and the majestic landscapes as you continue travelling with your group.

At around 5 PM, we shall reach our overnight destination. Relax, enjoy some cool refreshments as you go on to bond with your fellow travellers and the locals. Occasionally, there shall be organized social events in the evening. Finally, to call it a day, dinner is provided. Retreat to your tree houses for the next day of your adventure awaits at sunrise.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are flights included in my trip?

International flights booked for arrival/ departure have not been included in our travel fee. It must be purchased separately.
However, in case of any inquiries, you can contact us.

Which flight should I take?

There are multiple flights arriving and departing from Kathmandu. Take your pick.

What do I do about the visa?

You will be required to obtain either an Nepal E-Visa (you can check your eligibility here – https://www.visahq.co.uk/) or apply in person at your nearest Nepalese Embassy prior to your travels.

What are the extra costs that I should keep in mind?

The itinerary has been curated with the most observant prior due diligence. Any additional expenses individuals incurred during the tour are at their own discretion, such as any shopping and souvenirs they might wish to purchase, additional meals and activities not mentioned in the itinerary and of course, the booze.

What do I carry?

For a trip of 11 days, you would be better off with a light packing. Carry comfortable footwear for the trek, and necessary equipment like warm jackets and rucksacks. You should pack some summer clothes as well. Make sure you carry the essentials- your passport, VISA, flashlights, and Nepali currency.
Oh also, leave some room in your suitcases. You never know what you might like to buy here!

Is tipping included?

No, tipping has not been included in your travel plan. It’s up to you to decide the amount for the same. We totally respect your discretion.

Who are my travel companions?

We very much believe in privacy. Hence, we are sorry that we cannot reveal their names. However, we have a wide range of travellers from all over the world who you will meet on your first day.

How do I contact, in case of an emergency?

No need to worry! We have our on-ground team for your assistance. Besides that, you can get in touch with us through our social media handles on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can also call us directly on our helpline.

Can I join a trip late, or extend my stay?

As much as we would LOVE you to join us, it will be difficult for us to accommodate you in an already on-going trip.
Good news? You are more than welcome to extend your stay, but the expenses for the same have to be taken by you

Is there any minimum age requirement?

Although our trips are designed for 18-35s, we don’t believe in limiting it to them. So, as long as you’re 18+, feel free to be a part of the tours!

Does Novoto provide me a Travel Insurance?

Unfortunately, no. We leave that to your discretion to book travel insurance of your choice.

Will there be any showcase?

Definitely! Your entire experience would be well-documented in the form of videos, and also in other means as approved by the group.

What’s the weather like?

April to September is summer in Nepal where temperatures are generally pleasant around 25 C at most destinations in this tour. From October onwards the temperatures start going down averaging around 15 C during the day at most locations.

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