Annapurna Family Hiking is also known as Annapurna Family Trekking on one of the most popular trekking areas in Nepal. It lies between the western parts of the Himalayan country, Nepal. It is a sort of a mixture that can fulfill multiple interests for families such as adventure, cultural, pilgrimage trek, hiking and so on. This is a genuine Nepal adventure hike and tour. Moreover, this hiking tour is appropriate for a short family getaway. It pieces together a short, yet, reasonably difficult Himalayan Sunrise trek, two days rafting on the Seti River and a jungle safari.
The trekking is well far from the principal trails. Yet, it incorporates two basically astounding hilltop campgrounds at moderate elevations with views of the whole Annapurna Massif, Fishtail, and Manaslu with a glimpse of Dhaulagiri. Trek through untainted, traditional towns and meet local people en route. Taking to the waters of the Seti River, your trip proceeds through a sub-tropical valley that must be adventured by rafting. Also, with overnight camps on the river banks.
Next in line is Nepal’s most popular and well-preserved National Park, Chitwan National Park. Here, you’ll appreciate a day in the wilderness on safari looking for the Bengal Tiger, the One-Horned Rhino and much more. Likewise, an amazing exhibit of beautiful flying creatures is hard to miss.
DAY 1: ARRIVE KATHMANDU
Arrival at Tribhuban International airport. Meet & welcome by our representative & transfer to hotel. Welcome drink followed by tour briefing. Rest of the day is free for personal activities. Overnight in Kathmandu.
DAY 2: KATHMANDU CITY TOUR
After having breakfast you take a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You will visit many Buddhist and Hindu temples which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. In the afternoon you will be taken back to your Hotel.
DAY 3: KATHMANDU – POKHARA
You are driven from Kathmandu to Pokhara, arriving at lunch time. Take the afternoon to look around the lake side and return back to Hotel, B.B. O/N at Pokhara.
DAY 4: POKHARA – TIKHEDHUNAGA HIKING ( 1540M)
Take a one hour drive to Nayapul where your trek will start following the path of Modi Khola (river) passing Birethanti (1000m), a large and prosperous town. From there you will reach Tikhedhunga. O/N at Tikhedhunga.
DAY 5: TIKHEDHUNGA TO GHOREPANI HIKING ( 2870M)
The trail crosses Tikhedhunga continuing to the large Magar village of Ulleri (2080m) and climbs to Banthali (2250m). Observing the magnificent oak and rhododendron forest you climb to Nangathanti (2460m) and walking an hour uphill you will reach Ghorapani. O/N at Ghorapani.
DAY 6: GHOREPANI – POONHILL – TADAPANI HIKING ( 2720M)
Early in the morning you will climb about one hour to Poon Hill (3210m), here at sunrise you have magnificent views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Himchuli and Machhapuchchhre mountains. Back at the Hotel you will have breakfast and start your trek. You will climb to Gurung Hill (just like Poon Hill), crossing pine and rhododendron forests with excellent views you will trek down to Deorali (3090m), further trek down to Banthati (2650m). Passing Banthati trek down to the small river and climbing up the trail heads to Tadapani. O/N at Tadapani.
DAY 7: TADAPANI – GHANDRUK HIKING ( 1940M)
The trail descends steeply through the forest to Baisi Kharka. Then the trail further descends to a stream, crossing the stream the trail proceeds towards Ghandruk, a beautiful village where you have excellent views of Annapurna South and it is also the headquarter of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). O/N at Ghandruk.
DAY 8: GHANDRUK – NAYAPUL – POKHARA
From Ghandruk the trail descends to Chane (1690m) and to Kimchi (1640m). Follow the ridge downhill to Kehone Danda then to Kliu (1390m) and on to a suspension bridge crossing over the Sadhu Khola (river), finally arriving alongside the modi Khola you will reach Shauli Bazaar (1140m). Passing through the lovely birch forest you will get to Lamakhet and then to Birethanti (1000m). Walking about half hour you will reach to Napa Puland from Nayapul you will have 1 hour drive to Pokhara. O/N at Pokhara.
DAY 9: POKHARA- SETI RIVER RAFTING
Departing in morning from Pokhara, it takes around one and half to reach Damuli. On arrival at the river, its time to unload the bus, sort out the gear and it’s all on board the rafts, a safety briefing by the guides and onto the river. We have an easy afternoon of rafting with a few nice rapids before landing the boats at a secluded beach and making our camp. After the hustle and bustle of our road trip we will all relax in quite surroundings and savor the beginning or rafting journey.
DAY 10: RAFTING –CHITWAN DRIVE
Breaking camp after a delicious breakfast we travel on the river deeper into the vibrant scenery of rural Nepal. Tranquil section of river are broken up by class 3 rapids, exciting drops and a few rock gardens which require some well coordinated paddling. We pull out the river at GhaiGhat and after lunch head on back to Kathmandu or Chitwan.
DAY 11: CHITWAN SAFARI ACTIVITIES
Wake up call with tea / coffee followed by Nature walk and Bird watching tour. Breakfast & start jungle safari on Elephant back to see different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, Wild boar, leopard, monkeys, birds and many other smaller animals. After elephant back safari tour proceed for Dugout Canoe Ride along with Dungre / Rapti river to see 2 type of rare species of crocodile; the marsh mugger and the fish eating Gharial. Visit elephant breeding farm & drive back to the lodge. Late afternoon Village walk can be organized nearby Tharu village. Walk / drive back to the lodge/resort. Evening enjoy “Tharu Tribal Dance“presented by the local Tharu villagers. Dinner & overnight at the jungle resort / lodge.
DAY 12: DRIVE CHITWAN – KATHMANDU
Wake up call followed by tea / coffee. Breakfast & drive back to Kathmandu (186 KM/ 5 hours). Arrive Kathmandu and check into hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore your own. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
DAY 13: DEPARTURE FROM KATHMANDU
Breakfast & check out from hotel. Timely transfer to the airport for flight to your onward destination.