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2011 Itinerary

A short trek in the famed Annapurna region of Nepal

Tour Leader: Kelly Sekhon assisted by local guides and experts

Read a trip report for the 2011 tour HERE

All photos on this page by ©Chris Harris   www.chrisharris.com

Combining lodge to lodge trekking in the Himalayan foothills, rafting on the Trisuli River and exploring the wildlife of Chitwan National Park, this is a perfect introduction to Nepal's spectacular and diverse landscapes, flora and fauna.



The tour includes five days of hiking in the mid elevation hills with impressive views of Mount Annapurna, Manaslu and the majestic peak of Machhapuchare also known as the Fish Tail Mountain. The walk passes through a diverse range of climate zones, cultures and flora varying from lush vegetation of the tropical and temperate forests to the terraced rice fields. The land and the people change as the elevation varies giving you an introduction to the diversity of Nepal's culture and beauty.



Thatched roofed houses set amongst terraced fields make an attractive scene with the backdrop of the magnificent snow ranges of Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri and the Machapuchare (Fish Tail) mountains.


The walking is not difficult and we have set this trip to be flexible so one can enjoy the beauty of the area at your own walking pace and rhythm. The high point is Deurali at 2,210 meter and you will pass through a number of villages along the route. The trail begins at the rim of the Pokhara Valley and the first section passes through lush green hill country typical of the heartland of Nepal.



From the mountains we drift on our rafts through the Trisuli River's subtropical green canyons. Finally, before heading back to Kathmandu we explore Chitwan National Park for birding and wildlife viewing from our resort base within the reserve.


Schedule

  • Day 1-3 Travel to Nepal
  • Day 3 Kathmandu
  • Day 4 Kathmandu
  • Day 5 Kathmandu -Pokhara
  • Day 6 Pokhara -Birethanti
  • Day 7 Birethanti - Ghandrung
  • Day 8 Rest day in Ghandrung
  • Day 9 Ghandrung - Landrung
  • Day 10 Landrung -Australian Camp
  • Day 11 Australian Camp - Kande - Pokhara
  • Day 12 Pokhara-Trisuli River Rafting - Chitwan National Park
  • Days 13 Chitwan National Park
  • Day 14 Chitwan National Park-Kathmandu -Bhaktapur
  • Day 15 Kathmandu -Delhi -Depart

Tour Leader


Kelly Sekhon has several years of experience both as tour organizer and field trip leader. He has successfully led seven natural history tours to India - to the remote Kinnaur region of the western Himalaya in 1996; to Assam and Sikkim in eastern India in 1999 and 2000; to the National Wildlife Parks of North, South and Eastern India including Rajasthan in 2003, 2006 and 2008 and a nature trek to the alpine Valley of the Gods in the Indian Himalaya in 2004.


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