School Expedition: Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park - 17 Days Trip

Trip Code: SEAB
Trip Duration: 17 Days Trip
Max Altitude: 4130m/13549ft
Group Size: Min. 10- Max. 30
Best Time for Visit: Jan to Jun,   Sep to Dec
Activity: School and College Expeditions
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School Expedition: Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park - 17 Days

Trip Overview

Trekking in the beautiful Annapurna Massif is astonishing in so many ways– where else could you embark on a trail which leads you, through so many variations of landscape and altitude, towards the base of some of the worlds highest peaks, in so short a time?
Annapurna Base Camp is spectacular, thanks to its setting within the famous Annapurna Sanctuary, a cirque amid the high and mighty peaks of Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m) Machhapuchhre (6993m) and Hiunchuli (6441m).
On the way to the Base Camp you will climb up to the famous Pun Hill, in time to enjoy a unique, sunrise 360 degree panoramic and uninterrupted view of peaks from Dhaulagiri  to Hiunchuli – all this, incredibly, before breakfast!
You will be amazed by the variety of this special trek which starts off in a low altitude area of rice paddies, and moves on, within the short period of less than two weeks’ trekking, to reach high alpine meadows, and glaciers, at altitudes of over 4000m.
Before embarking on the trek, you will have a day or two in Kathmandu, where you will visit various World Heritage sites to get an idea of the special cultural scene which is Nepal – where Hindus, Buddhists and many other religions exist together quite amicably.  Wonderful Buddhist stupas and Hindu temples will be part of your new experience, and you may even have the chance of enjoying a meal in a mediaeval palace courtyard.
A remarkably short and scenic flight will take you to Pokhara, and from the plane you will have your first view of the amazing Himalayas– an uninterrupted range of endless peaks during almost the whole of your flight! After arriving in Pokhara you will leave fairly promptly for the starting point of your amazingly diverse mountain trek.
The trekking trail takes you through dense Rhododendron and Bamboo forests, along narrow river canyons, and onto a superb ridge within striking distance of the 8000m+ Dhaulagari. You will get a taste of many different cultures on this varied trek, as you pass from lowland Brahmin and Chhetri settlements to the Gurung and Magar villages at higher altitudes.
Your trekking experience starts and ends in Pokhara, known as Lake City, thanks to its idyllic setting. Pokhara is very close to some of Nepal’s highest peaks, and indeed the stunning Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountain watches over the town and is unforgettably reflected in the waters of Lake Phewa: you may enjoy, and photograph, this reflection yourself if you take a boating trip on the lake. Pokhara is bursting with small cafes, souvenir shops, bookstores and all else to make your short stay here relaxing and restorative before the next leg of your Nepalese adventure, which starts with a fascinating and memorable bus drive down through gradually reducing climate elevations to an altitude of just about 160m above sea level!
Chitwan National Park is the focus of this last part of your trip to Nepal. The park is another sanctuary – in complete contrast Annapurna Sanctuary - this time for endangered animal species, such as the Royal Bengal Tiger and One-Horned Rhinoceros, situated in far south Nepal, at the border with India, with different ethnic groups and culture. It enjoys a sub-tropical climate, which invites new experiences and further relaxation. Whilst in Chitwan you will take an Elephant Safari into the jungle, ride in Oxcarts to the nearby Tharu villages, see the unique Breeding Centre with baby elephants, look out for crocodiles on the river banks, take a cross-river journey in a dugout canoe, see exotic birds such as Peafowl, Pied Kingfishers and Painted Storks, wash elephants during their daily river bath, join in local dancing, and relax at your resort among exotic plants and birdlife!
After this very special experience you will return to hustling, bustling Kathmandu for some souvenir shopping and a visit to a couple of charity projects for disadvantaged people, run by Jamarko, where you may meet young children at a daycare centre/informal school, and women who are being trained in the manufacture of traditional Nepalese textiles and other handicraft skills.
At last, and all too soon, it will be time to say farewell to Nepal, and the people you have met there, as you prepare for your bus ride to the airport, accompanied by our staff who will wish you bon voyage and hope to see you again.

Map & Elevation

Altitude Chart

Altitude (Meter)


Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu and transport to Hotel.
Day 02 Kathmandu world heritage sightseeing, and preparing for trek.
Day 03 Early morning fly to Pokhara (820m.), and drive to Nayapul (1070m.) and trek to Tirkhedunga (1540m.).

Altitude: 1540m/5052ft

Duration: 5 Hrs

Day 04 Trek to Ghodepani (2750m.)

Altitude: 2750m/9022ft

Duration: 6 Hrs

Day 05 Ascend to Pun Hill (3210m.)

Altitude: 3210m/10531ft

Duration: 7 Hrs

Day 06 Trek to Chhomrong (2170m.).

Altitude: 2170m/7119ft

Duration: 5 Hrs

Day 07 Trek to Bamboo (2235m).

Altitude: 2235m/7332ft

Duration: 5 Hrs

Day 08 Trek to Deurali (3210m).

Altitude: 3210m/10531ft

Duration: 7 Hrs

Day 09 Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) (3700m).

Altitude: 3700m/12139ft

Duration: 4 Hrs

Day 10 Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m.)

Altitude: 4130m/13549ft

Duration: 3 Hrs

Day 11 Trek back to Doban (m) or Bamboo (2335m).

Altitude: 2505m/8218ft

Duration: 7 Hrs

Day 12 Trek to Jhinu Danda (1780m).
Day 13 Trek to Pothana (1900m.).

Altitude: 1900m/6233ft

Duration: 7 Hrs

Day 14 Trek to Kande (1130m.)

Altitude: 1130m/3707ft

Duration: 12 Hrs

Day 15 Drive to Chitwan National Park, and transfer to jungle resort/lodge.
Day 16 Chitwan
Day 17 End of Chitwan activities and drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 18 Kathmandu
Day 19 Transport to international airport for departure.

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Private Group

This style of trip is organized for specific groups of people (families, friends,school and college students, colleagues, business associates etc.), and is closed to outsiders. If you are interested in this particular trip departure date then please get in touch with us.

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This trip departure is open to all. However, if you are interested in this particular trip departure date but want your own private group, then please get in touch with us.

Lodge Based Trip/Trek

This trip/trek is lodge (teahouse) based. All accommodation, including food, is provided in local lodges. Occasionally however, where a large group is concerned we may choose to send our own cook along, as well, to take care of your food hygiene and to cook some special additional items.We provide all necessary documentation, including permits, and arrange all internal transport. We provide trekking guide, assistant guide(s) and porters/animals for transport of your gear. You merely carry a daysack with essentials, including water.

Camping Based Trip/Trek

This trip/trek is camping (tent) based. We will provide one 3-man tent for every two people, also single tents, where requested, on payment of supplementary costs. All food and drinks are provided by our experienced cook and his kitchen team. We provide all necessary documentation, including permits, and arrange all internal transport. We provide trekking guide, assistant guide(s), cook, kitchen crew, food and drink, and porters/animals for transport of your gear. You merely carry a daysack with essentials, including water.

Guide, Accommodation & Porter only

In this trip neither food nor transportation is included. Clients are responsible for food and local transportation, and our responsibility is to provide insured guide, insured porter, and all necessary permits. All additional costs are the responsibility of the clients, including charges incurred as a result of delays or cancellation of services beyond our control. Clients pay for their own accommodation. Any additional costs are the responsibility of the clients, We can arrange hotels and international airport transfer, on request.

Self Guided Budget Trip

This trip is specially designed for low-budget travellers who prefer fairly basic facilities with reduced services. It is a pre-requisite that a porter is hired for any self-guided trip, which is an ideal set-up for those who enjoy independent travel with minimum cost. We have added support to minimise the hard work of planning and costing, and we will be available to help in the unlikely event of an emergency. We will arrange all documentation (including permits), before you arrive in Nepal, so that you are free to get on with your adventure, relying only on your porter to help you on your way. All additional costs are the responsibility of the clients, including charges incurred as a result of delays or cancellation of services beyond our control. Hotel accommodation, local transportation and international airport transfers may be arranged, on request.

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