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Nepal’s Classic Annapurna Trek

13 day Classic Annapurna Trek with return airfares, expert guides and porters, breakfast daily, sightseeing & more!

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$1,999
13 days | per person twin share | | Typically $3,110!
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  • The trip exceeded our expectations and we had an excellent tour guide to make our first trip to Nepal rank as one of the best of our many overseas trips… Julie C
  • The guides were fantastic and we really enjoyed being provided with options including flying back from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Adel W
  • Great trip, full of adventure and exotic culture and stunning landscapes Kevin W

Highlights

 

Surrounded by stunning snow peaks, monasteries, yaks and unparalleled wilderness, Nepal is a sensory masterpiece. Full of adventure and beauty, it’s easy to see why this is a bucket list destination to many.

Experience the breath-taking landscapes for yourself with a 13 day Classic Annapurna Trek. Begin with a fascinating city tour of Kathmandu and surrounding valley before experiencing the thrill of white water rafting! Trek to Tikhedhunga from Pokhara taking in the beautiful sights before moving on to Ghorepani. The trek takes you through one of the world’s largest rhododendron forests, on to Ghandruk and Nayapul. After the trek, enjoy a tranquil boat ride on the calm waters of Phewa Lake before heading back to Kathmandu. 

Extend your journey to experience incredible Chitwan National Park. Chitwan, meaning ‘Heart of the Jungle’ is famous for its spectacular wildlife viewing. 

Your package includes return international airfares, expert guides and porters, breakfast daily, sightseeing and more…

See the What You Get section for more. 

 
 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff – Kathmandu (D)

Today, depart Australia for your Himalayan adventure! Welcome to Nepal. On arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Tonight, join an orientation discussion while enjoying the evening with a welcome diner and cultural performance.

Please note: Some flights may depart 1 day earlier

Day 2: Kathmandu (B)

Kathmandu city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu Valley of central Nepal and is surrounded by four major hills: Shivapuri, Phulchoki, Nagarjun, and Chandragiri. This morning enjoy a relaxing yoga session before heading out on a day tour of Kathmandu city and surrounding valley. Visit Pashupatinath Temple, a sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Pashupatinath and is located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Enjoy the Boudhanath. This ancient Stupa is one of the largest in the world and is on the ancient trade route from Tibet which enters the Kathmandu Valley by the village of Sankhu in the northeast corner. The Stupa is said to entomb the remains of Kassapa Buddha. See the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Patan Durbar Square, one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

Day 3: Kathmandu – Charaudi – Manakamana Valley (B)

This morning after breakfast we head out towards Charaudi approximately 2 hours drive from Kathmandu. Hear, experience the thrill of white water rafting in the hands of experts on one of Nepal’s largest rivers the Trishuli. After about 4 hours, we make our way to our hotel in the Manakamana Valley. 

Day 4: Manakamana Valley—Pokhara (B)

After breakfast, hike to the spectacular temple of Manakamana. The Manakamana Temple is situated in the Gorkha district of Nepal is the sacred place of the Hindu Goddess Bhagwati. The temple is located on a distinguished ridge 1,302 metres (4,272 ft) above sea level and overlooks the river valleys of Trisuli in the south and Marsyangdi in the west. The pilgrimage to Manakamana is made by a great many people every year. This religious expedition to see the Goddess Bhagwati at Manakamana is hence referred to as Manakamana Darshan. We hike to the top of the ridge to view the temple and for spectacular views of Mount Manaslu. After, we have made our way back down we drive to Pokhara for our overnight stay.

Day 5: Pokhara – Nayapul  -Tikhedhunga (B)

After breakfast we drive to Nayapul by private transportation to begin our trek to Tikhedhunga. Today marks the day where our Annapurna circuit trek begins as we make our way through some of Nepel’s most stunning sights over the next few days. Making our way to Tikhedhunga, we will be following the Modi River, walking past forests of blooming rhododendron and crossing small streams. While the trekking is challenging, averaging 4-6 hrs walking a day on varying terrain, our Annapurna expedition into the Himalayas allows you to experience ‘the roof of the world’ without major issues associated with high altitude.

We arrive into Tikhedhunga this afternoon for our overnight.

Day 6: Tikhedhunga – Ghorepani (B)

Begin today with a slow ascent through woodland, with views of the Annapurna range stretching out ahead. Passing through dense forest, the route ends in Ghorepani, where there are incredible mountain views across the region.

Ghorepani is a village in Myagdi District in the Dhaulagiri Zone of northern-central Nepal. It lies 17 kilometres from the district capital of Beni at an elevation of approximately 2874 m. From here we can rest tonight before continuing up Poonhill tomorrow for spectacular views.

Day 7: Ghorepani –  Poon Hill – Tadapani (B)

This morning after breakfast take in the incredible mountain scenery that lines the route from Ghorepani to Poon Hill. Enjoy the views across rhododendron forests and of spectacularly coloured birds during the trek. Arrive at Poon Hil to enjoy some of Nepal’s best vistas. Descending from Poon Hill, the views of the Annapurnas continue as the hike heads for Tadapani. Views of Machhapuchhare are absolutely spectacular on a sunny day.

Day 8: Tadapani – Ghandruk (B)

Today our trek takes us on a trail which winds through one of the world’s largest rhododendron forests, where white-faced monkeys swing from trees and stare curiously. More waterfalls cascade over mossy boulders. We make our way down from an elevation of 2630 meters (8628 feet) to an elevation of 1945 meters (6381 feet) into Ghandruk. Ghandruk, known as the “Switzerland of Nepal”, a terraced mountain village primarily populated by one of Nepal’s many ethnic groups, the Gurung people. 

Day 9: Ghandruk – Nayapul – Pokhara (B)

Today, trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul. As the trail goes down you have fantastic views of the Annapurnas and Manaslu. Manalu is the eighth highest mountain in the world at 8,163 metres and the Annapurna range feature one main peak over 8,000 metres and thirteen peaks over 7,000 metres. From here your trail goes quite flat until you reach Nayapul. You need to walk almost half an hour to get to Nayapul. Our trekking ends here. We then drive back to Pokhara for our overnight stay and well earned rest. 

Day 10: Pokhara (B)

We begin today by exploring the sites of Pokhara on an in depth day tour. Noted for its tranquil atmosphere and spectacular natural scenery, Pokhara is considered by many to be the most beautiful place in the world. Visit sacred Hindu sites, hike to World Peace Pagoda, and see the unique natural wonder of Devis Falls. Surrounded by monkey-filled forests and high white peaks, Phewa Lake is the second largest lake in the Kingdom of Nepal, but second to no one in terms of beauty. Complete your day by enjoying a boat trip on the calm waters of this enchanting lake before returning to your hotel. 

Day 11: Pokhara – Kathmandu (B)

After breakfast, we begin our way back to Kathmandu by road. The trip takes approximately 5-6 hours which gives you plenty of time to relax and reflect on your unforgettable trek as we wind our way back to the capital city. On arrive the remaining afternoon is at leisure. 

Day 12: Kathmandu –airplane-takeoff – Australia (B) (Option to extend, please see below)

Today there is leisure time until you are transferred to the airport for your departure flight home.

Day 13: Australia

Arrive home today.

Extend your journey to a 15 day tour and experience incredible Chitwan National Park

Day 12: Chitwan National Park (B,L,D)

Today wake up in Chitwan National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the forested hills and changing river landscapes Chitwan, which is home to more than 60 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 126 species of fishes, and 56 species of reptiles and amphibians. The park is especially renowned for its protection activities of One Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger and Gharial Crocodile. This morning proceed for an elephant-back safari. Ride on elephants to explore the jungle and wildlife the one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard and, if lucky, the Royal Bengal tiger. After, visit an elephant-breeding centre where you will get a unique chance to know about the majestic creatures of nature. An expert naturalist will brief you about the behavior, nature and general habits of elephants. Learn about the life cycle of elephants and watch these fascinating creatures as they interact, bond and share with each other. Observe them multitask with their trunks from grabbing their food to scratching their backs. Tonight, a jungle experts will introduce the background data and history of the Royal Chitwan National Park as well as some other topics relating to its wildlife. 

Day 13: Chitwan National Park – Kathmandu (B)

Today, wake up early to enjoy the wide range of bird life in Chitwan National Park. Chitwan National Park is a magnet for avid bird watchers who can observe numerous species of resident and migrant birds here. Afterwards, we start making our way back to Kathmandu. The trip takes approximately 4-5 hours which gives you plenty of time to relax and reflect on your unforgettable trek as we wind our way through beautiful scenery. On arrival the rest of the evening is at leisure.

Day 14: Kathmandu –airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

Today, there is free time before your departure. You will be met at your hotel and assisted with your transfer to international airport for your onward flight.

Day 15: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

What You Get

 

Your package includes return international airfares, expert guides and porters, breakfast daily, sightseeing and more…

  • Return international airfares with a full service carrier 
  • Airport transfers
  • Superior twin share accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara and lodge accommodation while trekking
  • Breakfast daily plus a delicious welcome dinner
  • Highly experienced guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people)
  • All national park fees
  • Stunning sightseeing as per itinerary

Extend your journey to experience incredible Chitwan National Park. Chitwan, meaning ‘Heart of the Jungle’ is famous for its spectacular wildlife viewing. 

Receive all of the above plus: 

  • 2 nights accommodation in Chitwan National Park
  • Incredible elephant safari to explore the jungle

See the 15 day itinerary here

Highlights:

  • Be lead by some of the best guides in the industry with the comfort of trekking with porters to assist with your gear
  • Get to know the gentle spirit of the Sherpa people
  • Experience Kathmandu a city with a rich history, spanning nearly 2000 years
  • Trek the famous Annapurna circuit through Nayapul, Poon Hill, Ghorepani and more
  • Enjoy picturesque Pokhara with its stunning scenery and mirror lake
  • Get the blood pumping with a rafting trip down the Trishuli river
 

Fine Print

 

To book your Classic Annapurna Trek:

  • Bookings essential
  • Once you have purchased your voucher, please complete the following request form: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/bookings
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book 65 days prior to departure 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Airline:

  • Return economy airfares from Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane or Perth with China Southern (Malaysian Airlines, Singapore, Cathay Pacific or Etihad if unavailable)
  • An alternative airline cannot be requested. If you wish to fly with an alternative airline, you will be required to take the package as LAND ONLY and arrange your own International Flights to meet the itinerary. By doing so, you must also arrange your own airport transfers. 
  • Adelaide, Brisbane or Perth  – A $300 interstate surcharge applies per person. 
  • Please purchase the interstate fee from the extras page or after you click the Buy Now button or by clicking here in addition to your 13 or 15 day voucher. 
  • Including minimum 23kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. 
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only 

Flights:

  • Some flights may depart a day before the itinerary and involve up to 2 transits. These changes are beyond our control and are subject to availability and airline schedule changes.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Tour Excludes:

  • Travel insurance (we strongly recommend you hold a valid travel insurance policy for all domestic and overseas travel)
  • Visas
  • Meals not outlined in the itinerary
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the itinerary

Single Supplement:

  • 13 day tour – $449 per person in addition to the twin share price
  • 15 day tour – $499 per person in addition to the twin share price

You can purchase you single supplement by clicking here

Group Size: 2 – 14 people

Triple Share: Not available

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $1,000 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once your travel dates are booked and confirmed, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and the deposit becomes strictly non-refundable
  • Book early to secure your desired date
  • Final Payment is due no later than 180 days prior to departure. A final invoice will be emailed to you prior to 180 days.

Flight Variations: 

If you wish to modify the promotional airfare included in your Webjet Exclusives package, the following Flight Variations can be requested:

  • Extend your stay post tour
  • Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class (where available)

Note: All flights will be booked with the best promotional airfare. You will not be able to request a preferred airline. If you wish to fly with an alternative airline, you will be required to take the package as LAND ONLY and arrange your own International Flights to meet the itinerary. By doing so, you must also arrange your own airport transfers.

A minimum $300 per person “breakaway” charge will apply per person (plus any fare and tax difference where applicable). Fees are non-negotiable and must be paid before your flight variation can be confirmed.

If choosing to extend your stay, your departure flight must still depart from the departure city as per the tour itinerary. Webjet Exclusives cannot accommodate any flights departing from an alternative city or airport.

If you are wishing to arrange internal flights within India this must be arranged at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives cannot assist with the purchase of additional flights outside of the itinerary.

Also, Webjet Exclusives are unable to provide any additional accommodation outside of the tour itinerary and this will need to be arranged at your own expense.

Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the 2nd Instalment has been paid. Please contact flightdesk@webjetexclusives.com.au if you have not received your quote within two weeks of paying the 2nd Instalment.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the initial quote provided, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group, as per the tour itinerary and promotional airfare; 

2. Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available, or;

3. Cancel the vouchers purchased and receive a full refund. 

The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to confirm your flights as per the tour itinerary.

 

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable. 

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice. 

Note: If you have not yet selected your dates of travel or submitted your booking form, our 21 Day Money Back Guarantee allows you to claim a full refund within 21 days of your purchase. However, if you have selected your dates and submitted your booking form, your purchase becomes strictly non-refundable even within 21 days of purchase. See our Terms & Conditions for further details.

 

Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates:

 2017

3 April – SOLD OUT
18 April
3 May
18 May
3 June
18 June
3 July
18 July
3 August
18 August
3 September
18 September
3 October
18 October 
3 November
18 November  

2018

18 February 
3 March 
18 March 
3 April
18 April
3 May
18 May
3 June
18 June
3 July
3 August
18 August
3 September
18 September
3 October
18 October 
3 November
18 November  

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares
  • Airport transfers
  • Superior twin share accommodation
  • Breakfast daily plus a delicious welcome dinner
  • Highly experienced guide and porters 
  • All national park fees
  • Stunning sightseeing as per itinerary
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