Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Chitwan National Park - 14 Days

Good to Know
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-10
  • Max. Altitude 4100 M.
  • Best Season March, April, May and September, October, November

Highlights

  • Amazingly thrilling drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and vice versa.
  • Enjoy the astounding sunrise radiating over the whole mountain range while passing by Ghorepani Poonhill.
  • An impressive exploration of the unique lifestyles of Nepalese from the Himalayan region to the Terai
  • Greet the tenth majestic peak of the world, Annapurna I (8,091 m), from as close as possible.
  • A complete 360-degree mountain vista of Mt. Annapurna and other surrounding peaks such as Macchapuchare (fishtail), Hinchuli, Gangapurna, Himalchuli, Dhailigiri, etc. from the Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m)
  • Pass through the wild array of climatic zones, roaring rivers, terraced fields, and typical Himalayan villages.
  • Embark in the natural paradise of Nepal, Chitwan National Park.
  • Treat yourself to a very famous elephant ride to watch nature flourish in every way.
  • Get to bathe the elephant and take a canoe trip.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek with a side trip to Chitwan National Park in 14 days is a balanced expedition from the north-central of the Himalayas to the south-central region of the Terai, posing the opportunity of a lifetime that provides you with the greatest exposure to Nepal’s diverse landscape and culture.

The first section of the trek lets you explore the infamous base camp of the world’s tenth highest mountain, Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m), and its abundant rich tapestry, including the ethnic lifestyles, authentic valleys, and true sense of trekking in the Himalayas, while staying in the tea houses and local lodges opened by locals at the foot of Mt. Annapurna.

In the second half of the Annapurna Base Camp with Chitwan National Park, you will find yourself in the raw wilderness of the national park filled with the vibrant amalgamation of a wide range of flora and fauna preserved which once used to be the favorite hunting spot of the royals in old Nepal which is no longer legal in the country.

Yet, the adventure is real when you ride the elephant or jeep for a jungle safari to appreciate the hideout of untamed rhinoceros, four special species of deer, two rare breeds of crocodiles, the sloth bear, including the leopard, and the universally considered endangered royal Bengal tiger.

Therefore, the Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park are an ultimate sublime journey to utilize your holidays to the fullest while you leave your footprints from the high adrenaline-rushing mountain terrains to the low pasture lands of the Terai, fertilizing the unique Tharu culture for centuries.

About Annapurna Base Camp

The base camp of the tenth-highest mountain in the world, Mt.Annapurna (8,091 m/26,545 ft), is named after the Hindu goddess of food and nourishment as derived from the holy scripture of Sanskrit, where “Anna’ translates to ‘food’ and ‘Purna” into 'filled', is the Annapurna Base Camp at an elevation of 4,130m.

It falls under the Annapurna Conservation Area, spread over 7,629 square kilometers stretching across Manang, Mustang, Kaski Myagdi, and districts of Lamjung, and is no wonder one of the best places to be on earth, with a magnificent sight of several eight-thousanders of the world to behold, including Annapurna (8,091m) itself.

Apart from the mountains, the base camp of Annapurna is an extraordinary vantage point to overlook the stunningly dotted Himalayan valleys, landscapes, terrains, glacial lakes and rivers, dense forests, and a wide range of fauna. Hence, a trek here is a must to witness the best natural charm of the Annapurna region, which comes second to none, and expect:

The beginner-friendly terrains of the Annapurna Base Camp

It is not a hidden secret that summiting Annapurna requires a high level of climbing experience, technical expertise, and a high degree of endurance, which will be tested once and again.

But much to the delight of nature and mountain lovers, the Annapurna Base Camp has the same sense of tranquility and achievement as being atop the tenth tallest peak in the world, Mt.Annapurna (8,091 m), during your Annapurna Base Camp trek, which does not ask for past climbing and trekking experiences.

The highest point you will reach once you have begun to embark towards the Annapurna Base Camp is 4,130m which might be relatively easy to crack upon gradually ascending with adequate acclimatization.

Extraordinary Vantage points of Ghorepani and Poonhill

The internal tourist market of Nepal has been blown away by the Ghorpani and Poonhill Treks under the protected land of the Annapurna Conservation, with the magical views of some of the most predominating peaks such as the Annapurna Ranges, Dhaulagiri, Macchapuchre, etc.

In your 14-day Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park trek, you will pass by this lush Poonhill near the village of the Horse Water (Ghore translates to horse and Pani to water) to take a sight at the illuminating first rays of sunlight in the above-mentioned mountains and the popular Ghorepani Village.

These are set parallel to each other in the Myagdi District in the northern-central part of Nepal, adding extra spices to the Annapurna Trekking region, which offers the following scenic short treks:

Everlasting mountain views

From the exact moment of starting the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you will get to grasp some of the most radiant snow-capped mountains in Nepal, such as Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, and Annapurna ranges.

The epic Himalayas never set you free from their gaze. At the initial phase of trekking, you ought to receive a holy view of the 10th tallest mountain in the earth, Annapurna I (8,091 m), along with Hinchuli (6,441m), Gangapurna (7,455m), and Annapurna II and III, south dominating the skyline, some of which tail till Chitwan National Park as well.

Vast cultural exploration in the Annapurna Base Camp Region

The Annapurna Base Camp is situated in the lap of Mt. Annapurna (8,091m), the tenth-largest mountain on earth. This region is inhabited primarily by the native Himalayan tribes of Gurung and Magar, along with Thakali and Manange in the north, representing their distinctive culture, traditions, and learnings.

They are the people of the Himalayas with exceptionally kind hearts and smiling faces who love hosting guests. They consider travelers or visitors to be gods and are happy to include you in the biggest festival of the Annapurna region called Yartung, or horse racing, on the full moon of August or September.

Aside from it, the lower region of the Annapurna Base Camp celebrates the Gurung New Year, widely known as the Tamu Lhosar, and the festival of archery called Metha in the spring. Hence, the spring and autumn seasons of the year are considered one of the best seasons to trek the Annapurna Base Camp, offering lively local celebrations and festivals to enhance your cultural exploration.

About Chitwan National Park Tour

The Chitwan National Park Tour is an unforgettable exploration of the natural paradise of the Terai region of Nepal, covering an area of 952.63 square kilometers bordered by the Narayani (Gadak) and Rapti rivers to the north and the Reu river in the south.

It is the first national park of Nepal, declared in 1973, located in the subtropical lowlands of Nawalpur, Chitwan, Parsa, and Makwanpur. Flourishing in the inner Terai of Nepal, once the infamous royal hunting reserve, Chitwan National Park was listed in the Natural UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1984.

A trip to Chitwan National Park is must take that will surely quench the thirst of all naturalists who wish to see and be at the ultimate wildness of mother nature which offers:

The children-friendly nature excursion

The fertile empire of Nepal, Chitwan, and its national park seldom hear any misfortunate encounters, assuring the full joy of being amidst the unspoiled nature and its unbelievable creation to take your loved ones to venture to expand their vision into the wildlife.

Usually, any sort of tour, expedition, or adventure here is fully guided, mitigating the potential risks that could have been threatening at some point. Hence, with a licensed guide, the Chitwan National Park tour is the best among the best things to do with your children.

Uncountable wildlife encounters within the Chitwan National Park

The Chitwan National Park is marked for over 525 species of avians, 55 types of amphibians, and reptiles, including some world-widely endangered one-horned rhinoceros, gaur, Royal Bengal tiger, python, golden monitor lizard, and many more.

The forest area is mainly dominated by the perennial trees of Sal, with many other species of flora forming the most vibrant woods that you can ever imagine encountering, where the diverse species of birds sing and dance together with the melody of the wind.

No wonder the park is famous for bird watching and jungle safaris while riding the elephants or jeeps available at the time of your visit.

Haven for bird enthusiast

The Chitwan National Park covers an area of 952 square kilometers, which provides greater value to the whole ecosystem of the country and is a haven for bird enthusiasts, with over 500 species of birds in the lower subtropical jungle.

The park is home to some of the common birds, such as herons, egrets, kingfishers, woodpeckers, bulbuls, the very rare Bengal florican, the Sarus crane, and Lesser Adjutant, to watch from the river Rapti, Narayani, and several open grasslands.

So, make sure to pack a good pair of binoculars and a camera to enhance the overall birdwatching experience while you photograph some of them to take home and appreciate the shots.

In the meantime, as one of the leading travel, trek, and tour operators in Nepal guided by ecotourism, at Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks, we request that you maintain a considerable distance from the birds in Chitwan National Park to ensure their safety as responsible travelers.

Take part in different adventurous activities in Chitwan National Park

The other name of Chitwan National Park is a city of adventure, attracting domestic and international adventure lovers. The National Park offers every kind of electrifying thing to do that you must have dreamt of conquering in your lifetime.

From birdwatching to jungle safari while riding the elephants or looking at the extremely rare and dangerous species of crocodiles, tiger, one-horned rhino, or river rafting in the Rapti in the south and the Narayani.

The Chitwan National Park serves it all, including the canyoning that you can do at our 14-day Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park Trek.

Observe the authentic Tharu culture of Nepal

The Chitwan National Park area is highly dominated by the Tharus, Chepang, Bote, and Kumal, who possess unique customs, attire, and ways of living in contrast largely to the people of the Himalayas, which adds an extra thrill during the Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park Trek.

Therefore, the 14-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Chitwan National Park Trek is the best cultural raid that lets you observe the extensive multicultural, multi-religious, and multi-traditional Nepal in a short time to hop on right now!

Getting into the trailhead of the Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park journey begins in Pokhara after a 6-7 hour drive from Kathmandu in a local bus and later heads to Nayapul to officially start the walking, which takes a break for the day in Tikhedhunga.

The drive from Pokhara to Nayapul is gruesome on the bumpy roads, which takes around 1-2 hours at most, and the trek after that to reach Tikhedhunga takes 3–4 hours, passing by many rice fields and enjoying the fresh air of the Annapurna region.

You will ramble for at least 4-6 hours each day, which goes by Ghorepani, Poonhill, Tadapani, Chomrong, Doban, Annapurna Base Camp, Bamboo, Jhinu Danda, and again returns to Nayapul to begin the new roundtrip towards the national park of Chitwan in your 14-day Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park expedition.

After harvesting the memory of a lifetime in Chitwan National Park, you will ride a reversing local bus to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu, reminiscing about the picturesque landscapes and arduous alpine meadows from the Himalayas of Annapurna to the dry and pleasant lowlands of Terai in 14 days.

How difficult are the Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park Odyssey?

The pilgrimage to Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park is considered one of the most happening treks in Nepal, which involves a healthy amount of challenges and bountiful natural and cultural beauty along with uncountable adventure and is hence regarded as a moderately challenging odyssey.

The maximum altitude you will gain in the Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park traverse is 4,130 m at the base of the tenth largest peak in the world, Mt. Annapurna, which possesses tiresome routes with some steep ascends and descends.

Usually, the terrain is rugged, so you have to take extra precautions to avoid any injuries or accidents. On the other side, despite the Annapurna Base Camp being in the higher Himalayas, trekkers rarely experience the symptoms of acute mountain sickness.

The venture into Chitwan National Park, being simultaneously in the mild temperate zone, does not pose any difficulties related to altitude or terrain; however, watch out for the wild animals.

Thus, the Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park odyssey are taken as moderately difficult, with equal challenges and rewards from the upper Himalayas to the lower Mahabharata plain lands of Chitwan National Park.

Why 14 Days Itinerary best to go to Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park Trekking?

There are several factors determining your trekking itinerary, such as the region of your preferred destination, your time constraints, duration of the trek, altitude, acclimatization, pace of your walking, budget, level of fitness, logistics, and transportation.

This gives us the right to boast about our 14-day itinerary to go on the journey of Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park, as it is carefully set by our team of travel and trekking experts at Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks.

It is the best itinerary tailored by our group of highly experienced travel planners, which includes 6-7 hours of hiking each day and a bunch of exploration in the Himalayas necessary for proper acclimatization to adapt thoroughly to the mountain environment.

The guides and porters from us are the locals from the lap of the mountains who are familiar with every pros and cons of walking in the terrains of the mountainous land and who are further trained under the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) to resolve any uncertain Himalayan circumstances.

They will be capable of providing an extraordinary edge while you embark on the Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park 14-day itinerary at a cost-effective package suitable for all trekking enthusiasts, be they newbies or sharpened climbers and trekkers.

Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park Trek Cost 2024

Yes, the package cost to travel to Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park varies based on different factors, such as the local or international trekking and tour agency of your preferences, the level of comfort you are desirous of, the size of your group, solo or team departure, and the duration of your trek, etc.

Therefore, we insist that you plan your budget carefully. Leave your queries at Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks, as we are offering the best reasonable price to trek the Himalayas of Annapurna to the moisturizing land of Terai in Nepal.

With us, you will be touring the Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park at a group discounted price, which is:

  • USD 1,165 for 1 pax
  • USD 1,095 for 2-3 pax
  • USD 1,045 for 4-6 pax
  • USD 995 for 7–10 pax

This trekking package cost includes the expenditure of 14 delicious breakfasts, 12 lunches, and 12 dinners while en route to Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park, along with the salary, meals, accommodation, insurance, and other essential gear and equipment for your guide or porter in the 14-day trek.

Itinerary
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Before officially beginning the trek to the Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park, you will first take about 6-7 hours to drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara via the Prithivi Highway while enjoying the scenery full of streams, waterfalls, and terraced farms at the bottom of the hills until you reach the tourist city of Nepal, Pokhara.

The hustling, bustling town is famous for its fabulous backdrop of Machapuchare (fishtail), Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri in the bosom of nature, surrounded by Fewa Lake to go boating in your spare time.

  • Accommodation3 star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Today, the Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park trek classically begins from Nayapul to reach Tikhedhunga after a short drive from Pokhara through the terraced hillside farmed by the locals under the project of the Annapurna Conservation Area.

Approximately a 3–4 hour hike from the starting point of Nayapul leads you to Tikhedhunga after passing by the scenic paddy fields and landscapes of Bhurungdi Khola to stay overnight in the local lodge or tea house.

  • AccommodationLocal Lodge or Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,577m

The third day of jaunting is to reach the major viewpoint of the Annapurna region, Ghorepani which begins with a steep ascend uphill for about a couple of hours till Ulleri from where the woods of rhododendron and bamboo start to magnificently get visible.

You will take a lunch break in Banthanti that tracks down the trail to the village of Magar communities beautifully sprayed in the middle of the forests of rhododendron where you will call the day, Ghorepani.

  • AccommodationLocal Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,750m

This day you will wake up before the crows of the rooster to catch the blazing sunrise over the snow-clad mountains of the Annapurna region: Annapurna I, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail (Machapuchare), and others.

They are as breathtaking as ever, and you are stunned by just a glimpse of them. You descend for breakfast to charge yourself for further marching to Tadapani via Deurali and Banthanti to stay overnight in the tea house.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,650m

The route of this day follows the steep downhill from Tadapani moving through the vibrant forest of the national flower of Nepal, the rhododendron which later on crosses the stream to climb the green hill ridge to meet the Gurung village, Chomrong located on the hillside to spend the overnight.

  • AccommodationLocal Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,650m

The walkaway this very day is through the bank of the Kali Gandaki River with continuous ups and downs till the Himalayas from Chomrong, which involves crossing the landslide-prone area and the lively woods of rhododendron.

The stone-paved aisle is comparatively easy and catches up with the junctions of two streams called Doban, where you will take a rest for the day at the local lodge.

  • AccommodationLocal Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,170m

Your greatest day of the overall trek is here when you will chase the chain of mountains, which looks spectacular even from afar, and finally be at the ultimate serenity of the tenth tallest eight-thousander in the world, Mt. Annapurna (8,091m).

The whole ambiance of the natural amphitheater of the Annapurna region gives one the holy sense of heaven one could ever wish to be in, surrounded by the white Himalayan peaks and a mixture of all sorts of landscapes below to view from 4,130m from the lodging camp.

  • AccommodationAnnapurna Base Camp
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,130m

The descending trek from the Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo begins with the marvelous glowing rays of sunlight on the peaks of Mt. Annapurna and Fishtail in the base camp morning that tail you throughout the day.

You will bid farewell to the Annapurna Base Camp after the delicious breakfast, passing through another famous camp in the Annapurna trekking region, Fishtail Base Camp, until you make it to Bamboo for lodging.

  • AccommodationLocal Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,130m

After a 6-hour trek from ABC to Bamboo on the previous day, you will appreciate the 3- to 4-hour short trek that descends up to the Kimrong Khola and begins to ascend after that through the alpine forests of lush bamboo, rhododendron, and oak until Jhinu Danda.

The hot spring from here charms the tired muscles of each trekker at the Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park, where you will take a relaxing bath while taking in all the scenery, including the notable vegetation, to invest the evening soulfully.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,310m

The path of this day trek offers the most chilling walk with plain dust roads along the trailhead of the Modi Khola, which takes the best of three hours to arrive at Ghandruk Phedi to capture a last glimpse at the Annapurna Base Camp route.

Resting here for a while and watching the Gurungs of the village, you will move forth to ride the bus from Nayapul to Pokhara to begin a new journey to Chitwan National Park.

  • Accommodation3 star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude1,940m

After a comfortable night in Pokhara witnessing the astonishing Pokhara city, you will hop for another most popular stop for tourist activities in Nepal, Chitwan National Park, covering a distance of almost 120km in 4-5 hours, depending upon the road traffic of that day.

Once you make it to Sauraha, you will be blessed with the beautiful sunset when the sun teases you, hiding slowly behind the curtain of the hills from the Rapti River encompassment, where Gharial reptiles, kind of a crocodile species, like to take sunbaths during the day.

The Tharus are the indigenous people of the national park area who love welcoming guests with their cultural dances. You will be part of it in our 14-day Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park Trek on your first evening in Chitwan and stay overnight at a guest house.

  • AccommodationResort
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude850m

The first national park of Nepal, the ancient hunting ground of Nepalese royals, is a symbol of fully flourished and unspoiled adventure and nature, which offers daring jungle safaris, canoe trips, elephant washes, and many more.

Therefore, on the 12th day of the Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park adventure, you will venture into the never-forgetting wilderness of the national park and take a cozy nap at the guest house closer by.

  • AccommodationResort
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude850m

You are almost at the end of the Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park trek by now, as you take a returning four-wheeler from Pokhara to Kathmandu in around 5 hours to have a celebratory dinner in the typical Nepali restaurant in the capital city.

It is your final night in Kathmandu as per the itinerary set by Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks. So, we make sure you enjoy your night in Kathmandu as much as possible.

  • Accommodation3 star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast-Farewell dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,400 m

This day, you will say goodbye to the country of hills and mountains, Nepal, to catch up with your loved ones in your home country. Three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be assisted by our representatives with last-minute packing and transportation to the international airport of the country, Tribhuvan.

We hope you enjoy your trek with us and hope to see you back again. Thank you!

  • MealsBreakfast

This itinerary is not suited for you? Plan your own trip.

Route Map
Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Chitwan National Park - 14 Days Map
What's Included
Includes
  • 8 nights and 9 days of food and accommodation during trek (local lodge), and food and accomodation during Chitwan stay
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to trekking departure point, and back to Kathmandu after trek
  • English speaking local expert guide, porters(porter carry maximum 20 to 24 k.g and one porter between two porson)
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees
  • Annapurna Conservation permit (ACAP)
  • One night hotel kathmandu and two nights accommodation in Pokhara with Bed and Breakfast
  • Two nights in Chitwan with Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Chitwan Activities - jungle safari, elephant riding, canoeing, village tour, etc.
  • Airport transfers and escort
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Equipment & clothing for porter & staffs
  • Equipment (sleeping bag,duffle bag, first aid kit, oximeter etc.)
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Trekking achievement certificate
  • Adventure Himalayan Tshirt
Excludes
  • Nepal visa - Multiple Entry 30 days - USD 50  (Details in Visa Page)
  • International flight & all domestic airfare
  • Insurance for clients (i.e. helicopter evacuation, etc.)
  • Before trekking Hotel in kathmandu
  • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Pokhara
  • Hot Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
  • Alcoholic drinks, candies, etc.
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking.
Dates and Prices
Date PriceAvailability 
Start DateStarts: ThursdayMay 30, 2024End DateEnds: WednesdayJun 12, 2024PricePriceUS$1095StatusStatusAvailable
Useful Info

Foods and accommodation along the Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park voyage

During the first segment of hiking in the Annapurna Base Camp, meals are provided by teahouses and local lodges where you will be resting for the night. The rooms are furnished with simple rooms that come with twin beds and a common bathroom.

Relatively, the food menus also offer traditional Nepali and Tibetan dishes like Dal Bhat, veg and non-veg Thukpa, momos, pancakes, and local pastries handmade in the Himalayas that taste surprisingly finger-licking in the higher altitudes where necessities have to be transported with the help of porters or mules.

However, the traverse in Chitwan National Park offers a wide range of accommodation and food options, from budget hotels to luxury resorts, with some local and national international buffets on the menus.

If you prefer, the Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks ensure your comfortable stay in each section of the Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park 14 days Trek rambling 5-6 hours every day granting an excellent adventure while you savor the best of the best healthy and fresh delicacies throughout the journey to the base camp of Annapurna and National Park of Chitwan.

Wifi and electricity in adventure to the Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park

Let's keep it realistic! The Himalayan regions of Nepal are relatively remote due to their geography, and the nation struggles as one of the least developed countries in the world, yet the lower regions are not untouched by modern amenities like wifi, electricity, and cellular coverage.

While it tends to get more limited as you ascend to more elevation, they charge you a few extra dollars in the lower section of the embarking in the Himalayas, which is valid for the Annapurna region as well.

In the first half of venturing into the Annapurna Base Camp area, you will have access to modern amenities at some price in the tea houses and lodges at lower altitude zones and get to charge the electronic devices.

which might get to non-existent once you gain a significant altitude. However, in the Chitwan National Park encompassment, you will get full access to all the other 21st-century facilities, including wifi and electricity, free of charge, depending on the quality of the lodge of your preference.

When is the best time to trek the Annapurna Base Camp and visit Chitwan National Park?

The overall journey to the Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park is feasible throughout the year, while you might give extra consideration during the winter to the Annapurna region and the monsoon in Chitwan National Park.

During the winter that spans three months from December to February, the Annapurna trekking region observes heavy snow dumping at higher altitudes, such as the base camp at 4,130 m, which often comes with obstructed views, frost bites, and a high risk of altitude sickness.

While, in the monsoon, it rains frequently in both the Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park, with the spotting of active blood-sucking insects, leeches. The trekking trails of the Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park voyage during this season might get super slippery and muddy, adding much to the difficulties to overcome.

To sum it up, the spring and autumn of Nepal are the most ideal times to visit the Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park in 14 days when the routes are usually calm with mild temperatures and out-of-the-world crystal clear views of the surrounding area, including the full bloom of wildflowers and the national flower of Nepal, rhododendrons.

What are the permits to go to Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park Trek?

As Nepal mandates the compulsion of TIMs cards and essential licensed guides to take a trip in the trekking region since April 1, 2023, to trek the Annapurna Base Camp, you will also need to be permitted by specific cards to enter this precise trekking destination of your choice.

At first, you will have to obtain the TIMS (Trekkers Information Management) card, which will cost you according to the type of trekking you are doing, i.e., if you are hopeful of solo trekking with a guide, you will be charged NPR 2,000. When you have booked the group-organized trekking, you will have to pay only NPR 1,000.

The trekkers from SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) are on the additional good side, as their TIMS card comes at the price of NPR 600 for individual tours and NPR 300 for group departures.

Besides the TIMS card, you will need another trekking permit called the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) to formally begin the adventurous journey of Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park, as they fall under protected land.

The ACAP permit usually costs you NPR 3,000 for citizens from all nations, which comes at the special rate of NPR 1,000 for people from SAARC countries. For the ticket to the national park of Chitwan, you will be paying NPR 1,500, and for SAARC nations, it is a matter of NPR 750.

Why hire guides or porters to trek the Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park?

If you have planned to trek the Annapurna Base Camp and visit Chitwan National Park in 2024, that is a good choice, but wanting to go alone might not be the correct method to approach these strictly conserved areas.

especially if it is your first time in Nepal. You never know what these beautiful Himalayan landscapes hide behind; therefore, you must hire a local guide or porter who is highly insight into these terrains.

By hiring one, you will be on the safe side of the almighty tenth-highest mountain in the world, Mt.Annapurna (8,091 m), and simultaneously provide assistance to boost the economy of the local communities.

In addition, the Chitwan National Park tour is more about the exploration of raw wilderness, where the experienced local guides and porter's collective expertise come in handy to ensure your safety within the park region.

On the other hand, guides and porters help to fill the gap in cross-cultural encounters during your 14-day trip to Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park, enabling a greater array of cultural indulgence.

You will be happy to have them by your side, as trekking without them is fortunately not allowed in Nepal at all due to the safety concerns of the travelers. So, if you are interested in hiring one of the local guides or porters right now to begin embarking on the Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park, contact us now.

Our guides are professionals who have years of experience successfully navigating adventurers to their dream destinations safely and guarantee hassle-free trekking in the Himalayas as well as all parts of our home country, Nepal.

Learn about the advantages of hiring guides and porters in Manaslu Trek Guide: The Essential Guides and Porter Services.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Chitwan National Park - 14 Days FAQs
  • No, the Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park journey is considered moderately challenging and does not require any past climbing or trekking experience.

  • Well, primarily, whether you have to carry climbing or trekking equipment to visit the Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park is determined by the season you have selected to go trekking.

    In the winter and summer, you might have to, while in other seasons, your fitness level, age, and walking pace can play a crucial part in deciding whether to take some or not.

  • Not at all; the price of the TIMS card and ACAP does not differ based on the time of year you have decided to trek Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park.

  • No, the country of Nepal practices eco travel and tourism as does not allow the hunting of any wildlife. If you are found guilty, it is considered a criminal act, and be punished severely.

  • Yes, physically healthy and mentally determined children above seven years old can effortlessly do the Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park Trek with family.

  • Not exactly any age. As long as you are a fit and fine fellow with stable health, you can enjoy the pilgrimage to Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan National Park at any age you find yourself ready to go.

  • The non-vegetarian cooked in the Himalayas might not be as fresh as the organic seasonal vegetables and are usually imported from the lower regions, taking several days, which may lead to continuous diarrhea. Therefore, you are advised to not consume meat products as much as possible during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Client Reviews
  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Chitwan National Park - 17 Days

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    “Had a great trip to Annapurna basecamp with a group of 7. It was well organised by  Adventure Himalayan  with our guide Pasang making sure all our needs regarding food, lodging and entertainment were met. We have been Chitwan  jungle safari, we were adventurous activities like elephant riding, jungle safari, bird watching, village sightseeing, elephant breeding center, and many more. These activities will give you lasting memories. We went during the good season which was good as the route  busy as usual, recommend this trek  and Jungle safari to anyone looking for some great views of the Annapurna region and adventurous activities in Chitwan.”

    Samuel van Bentem,Erica van Bentem
    Samuel van Bentem,Erica van BentemNetherlands,Apr 25, 2018

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