• Wild and Natural Nepal

March 11th - 25th 2012 $2090 USD
Length: 15 Days
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Start: Kathmandu, Nepal
End: Kathmandu, Nepal

This tour, led by photographer and avid traveller, Red Hunt will take you off the beaten track and show you the hidden gems that Nepal has to offer. Get a taste of the famous Annapurna trail on a 5 day trek through spectacular mountain scenery, lose the crowds and search for tigers on an elephant safari in Bardia, Nepal's most pristine National Park. Also, connect culturally and meet a local family on a homestay in historical Panauti, an initiative created to provide extra income for locals and to promote tourism in the area. Don't miss this unique adventure!

Included Highlights:

  • Led by Red Hunt, travel photographer
  • 5 Day guided Annapurna Foothills trek
  • Elephant Safari in Bardia National Park
  • Cultural Homestay in Historical Panauti
  • Tour Kathmandu's temples and Historic sites
  • Private transport throughout
Day 1
Kathmandu – Arrive in Kathmandu, the bustling capital of Nepal. You will be met at the airport by an Original Trails representative
Day 2
Kathmandu – You will be met by your local guide in the morning to explore Kathmandu. Travel down the narrow and winding streets
Day 3
Pokhara – Today you will travel westward toward the city of Pokhara, the gateway to the world-famous Annapurna trek.
Day 4
Pokhara – Free day to explore Pokara and all it has to offer. Take a boat for a leisurely row on serene lake Phewa Tal,
Day 5
Annapurna Foothills Trek- Day 1 -The day starts with a drive to the town of Naya Pul where you will hike down through the village
Day 6
Annapurna Foothills Trek- Day 2 – Begin the day with steps as the path leads from Tikedhunga, passing over bridges and waterfalls
Day 7
Annapurna Foothills Trek- Day 3 – It’s up and trekking before dawn as you slowly make your way up the trail above Gorephani
Day 8
Annapurna Foothills- Day 4 – Enjoy your breakfast with a stunning view; overlooking the valley below with the snow capped peaks
Day 9
Annapurna Foothills Trek Day 5- Pokhara – You will make your way through the town before descending the many steps that will lead
Day 10
Bardia – Travel west ward along the plains on the road less travelled to the largest
Day 11
Bardia – Today, venture out into the park in the early morning on top of an elephant!
Day 12
Bardia – Today is a free day to enjoy other activities around Bardia. Relax on a raft on the Geruwa
Day 13
Kathmandu-Panauti – After a short flight back to Kathmandu, you will travel to the historical town of Panauti.
Day 14
Panauti-Kathmandu – In the morning after breakfast, take a walk with your guide through the town
Day 15
Return Home Have a safe journey back home!

What's included?

  • All accommodation within the itinerary
  • Incoming transfer from Airport to hotel
  • All ground transport and transfers within the itinerary
  • Photography tips and advice from Red Hunt
  • Fully guided 4-day trek in the Annapurna Foothills with porters
  • Elephant safari in Barida National Park
  • Kathmandu City Tour
  • Cultural Homestay
  • Tour and local walk in Panauti
  • Full-time adventure guide
  • Local expert guides
  • Meals indicated on the itinerary

What's not included?

  • International airfare
  • Meals and drinks not indicated in the itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included above
  • Tips and gratuities
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