Annapurna Trek with Rafting and Chitwan Jungle Safari is a perfect combination trip that includes trekking in the popular Annapurna region in the Nepalese Himalaya, rafting in Seti River followed by a Chitwan Jungle Safari in the plains. It is an ideal combination trip for adventure seekers. This 13-day-long trip can be separated into three parts; short trek to Annapurna, white water rafting in Seti River and Chitwan Jungle Safari.
We start the trip with a sightseeing tour of some of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu. The sightseeing tour is your basic introduction to Nepalese culture and History. We drive to the picturesque lake city of Pokhara the next day and begin our short Annapurna trek the following day.We trek the beautiful Rhododen trail with white, pink and red flowers all around us on our way to Ghorepani. Views of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri range keep us company during this beautiful trek. The highlight of the short trek in the Annapurna region is the sunrise view from Poon Hill, one of the best vantage points in Annapurna.
We complete the 1-hour-long uphill climb to Poon Hill before sunrise. Enjoy the sun coming up over some of the world’s highest mountains- Annapurna I (8,091m) Dhaulagiri I (8,167m) and Mt. Manaslu (8,156m) along with over a dozen other mountains including Mt. Machapuchhre ( 6,993m).The next part of the trip is white water rafting on the Seti river. It is an important river in western Nepal originating from glaciers and snowfields around the twin peaks of Nampa and API in the south.
The rafting is a rejuvenating experience with exciting small, moderate to big rapids in the way. It is also an opportunity to see birdlife in western Nepal. Egret, Chat, and Kingfishers are three main birds here. Rhesus monkeys and Langurs are other attractions. We spend the night on the river bank in camps after enjoying a bonfire and some interesting group activities. The final but equally exciting part of Annapurna Trek with Rafting and Jungle Safari is the Chitwan Jungle Safari part.
We drive to Chitwan, an Inner Terai valley (because it situated between Mahabharata and Siwalik ranges also called the foothills of the Himalaya) for our Jungle adventure. Chitwan National park is popular worldwide for hosting the endangered one-horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal tigers, Asian Elephants, and Gharial crocodiles. You can choose whether to take the elephant back safari, Jungle walk or a jeep safari. The adventure also includes canoe ride and bird watching.
Other possible sightings during the safari include Swamp Deer, Sambar deer, Barking deer, Hog Deer, Spotted deer, Asian Elephants, sloth bears and monkeys among others. The national park is also renowned for its 543 species of birds. Annapurna Trek with Rafting and Chitwan Jungle safari with Adventure Club Trek is safe, reasonably priced and unlimited fun. If you are looking for other trips in the Annapurna region, Annapurna Base Camp-14 Days or Annapurna Sanctuary Trek-15 Days are worth exploring.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be then transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle and give you some time to freshen up. After this, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast, we gather up for a brief introduction of our Annapurna Trek with Rafting and Chitwan Jungle Safari trip. You will also be introduced to your guide for the trip, and any queries regarding the tour will also be answered. A sightseeing program is planned for the day. You will be visiting some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu including Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath among others. Overnight in a hotel at Kathmandu
We board a tourist bus to Pokhara after breakfast. It is a 7-hour pleasant drive on the winding Prithvi Highway alongside the Trishuli River. You can often see the sight of people rafting in the Trishuli below. We stop for lunch on the way. After reaching Pokhara, you’ll be transferred to your respective hotel rooms. We freshen up and take a tour of the lakeside area and enjoy boating in the Phew Lake if there’s time. However, you can opt to relax and rest in your hotel room. Overnight in a hotel at Pokhara.
Trek starts today. We board a private vehicle, an hour’s drive while enjoying the views of Mt. Machhapuchhre takes us to Nayapul, the starting point of our trek. It is an easy trek to Ghandruk, a beautiful Gurung Village, home to the Gurkha soldiers. The trail, however, is mostly an uphill climb. Once you reach the village, you’ll be rewarded with beautiful views of Annapurna South(7,219m), Gangapurna(7,455m), Hiunchuli(6,441m), Machhapuchhre(6,993m), and Annapurna III(7,555m). Overnight in Ghandruk.
Our destination for the day is Tadapani. Today, we gain 600m in altitude. It is an uphill climb but gradual and beautiful as we pass through the rhododendron forest trail. Sightings of white monkeys are common. Annapurna South face slowly unveils as we go higher. Overnight in a teahouse in Tadapani.
We head to Ghorepani today conquering many steep stone stairs and passing through the most beautiful part of the Rhododendron Forest Trail. Along the way, we see a few waterfalls and are dwarfed amidst the tall trees. Overnight in a teahouse at Ghorepani.
Wake up call before dawn! We plan to reach Poon Hill in time to observe the sunrise over some of the world’s highest mountains. It is the ultimate vantage point in Annapurna-provides 360 degree view of some of the world’s highest mountains- Annapurna I (8,091m) Dhaulagiri I (8,167m) and Mt. Manaslu (8,156m) along with over a dozen other mountains including Mt. Machhapuchhre ( 6,993m) and Mt. Hiuchuli ( 6,441m). After soaking in the beauty of the snow-capped mountains, we descend to Ghorepani for breakfast and then climb down to Tikhedhunga. Overnight in Tikhedhunga.
We retrace our steps back to Nayapul where we board a private vehicle that takes us back to the City of Lakes, Pokhara. We don’t have any planned activity for the rest of the day so you can either choose to go on a sightseeing tour in Pokhara or relax in your hotel Overnight in Pokhara.
One of the highlights of the day is rafting in the Seti River. The rafting starts from Damauli and ends at Gaighat. The thrilling rapids of the Seti River take us through green hills and jungle scenery. Overnight in tented camps.
After rafting, we move on to another activity on the list, a trip to Chitwan National Park. Relax for the rest of the day and later in the evening enjoy the traditional Tharu dance followed by dinner. Overnight in Chitwan.
The picturesque natural setting of Chitwan National Park is sure to wow anyone. The day starts with a jungle safari. You caneither ride on an elephant’s back, take a jeep into the jungle or opt for a jungle walk. Later in the evening, we canoe in the Narayani River to enjoy some time with the Gharial crocodiles. We also visit elephant breeding center. Overnight in Chitwan.
We return to the capital city of Kathmandu today. You can enjoy the rest of the day strolling around Kathmandu city or can take a rest in your hotel. If any assistance is needed to go round the city, we will be more than happy to provide our service. You can also shop for a souvenir. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Bid farewell to the guides and trek companions as today concludes your Annapurna Trek with Rafting and Chitwan Jungle Safari with Adventure Club Trek. Our representative will drop you to the airport a few hours before your flight.
Me and my brother did a 2 weeks trip with Adventure Club Trek. We first went to the Mountains (saw Annarpuna not far away) and then went south. It was a great trip! Birendra was very professional and was always aware where we were and if everything went like plan. And Chhabi, our guide: he was wonderful and helped to make the trip one of the best in my whole life :) always laughing and knew every step we took. The whole trip was planned so we could do everything we planned. We went Rafting and we had never done something like that before. It was so much fun, with a beautiful view all over the boat trip. We also made a trekking trip throgh the Jungle and it was raining, what made things not perfect but different. The green and the life in there are amazing. We even saw monkeys! Trekking was, as I mentioned before, the best I did in my whole life! At the end we saw, bath and ride with elefants. We did a wood boat and went to the jungle. Saw rhinos 5 meter away and met some nice people who became friends! And then comes the prices: believe me, I've been in India but could never do so much with so less, although it's said to be expensive in the mountains. I said I would come back and I will!!
My friend and I had 10 wonderful days in Nepal and I wish we had of had longer. However we were fortunate enough to do a wonderful 6 day Adventure Tour which incorporated rafting on the Trishuli River, 2 nights in beautiful Chitwan National Park where we had cocktails at sunset on the river, did a morning jungle trek and and elephant jungle trek as well. In our free time we were able to walk around the lovely tranquil village of Sauraha and observe village life amongst the rice paddy fields and do a spot of shopping at the local markets in the town centre. From there we headed to beautiful Pokhara and did an overnight relaxed trek to Sarangkot where the views are stunning. Trekked back into Pokhara and spent a couple of days in this lovely town which is nestled on the stunning Phewa lake. Birendra was very professional and worked hard to ensure that everything was perfect for our tour, which it was but also had loads of information on local temples and things to see and do in Kathmandu. The price was very reasonable and I highly recommend this company if you are looking to do any form of trekking or touring in Nepal.
I highly recommend this trip for strong and adventurous people since it is a unique experience both physically and spiritually. Himalayas are the highest mountain with beautiful views and friendly local people. The company is very well organized and the sherpas are friendly and nice. Besides climbing there were some other great activities. Rafting was a lot of fun and the rafting people were excellent and helpful.
Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.
Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.
The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.