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This journey offers the best of two adventures in one, a safari through dense jungles followed by a fascinating trek to one of Nepal's best viewpoints of the towering, snowy Himalayan peaks.
We begin with a visit to world-famous Chitwan National Park and a safari there. Chitwan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site full of rare plant and animal wildlife and scenic jungle landscapes. Then, we move on and up to the climax of Safari and Peaks -- Mohare Danda, a ridge top in the Annapurna region, featuring arguably one of the best panoramas of the Himalaya. Here you can enjoy a jawdropping vista of a broad array of snow-clad peaks spiraling into the skies.
Of course, Nepal is famous for its skycraping mountains. That said, we came up with this tour because a visit to this extraordinary land might be considered incomplete without experiencing the lush jungle splendor of the plains. Chitwan National Park was declared a World Heritage Site (Natural) in 1984. It was established to protect endangered animals and their natural habitat. Chitwan is a premier place in Asia to enjoy a genuine safari experience by foot, canoe, jeep and even elephant back like royalty of yore. The park's jungles are home to tigers, rhinos, leopards, wild elephants, sloth bears, monkeys, crocodiles, and several species of deer. The park also hosts over 480 bird species, more than any of Nepal’s other national parks and conservation areas.
At Chitwan for a safari, you can take in the soothing natural surroundings from our resort on the fringes of the park's boundaries. Jungle activities are a step away with day-trip excursion options into the heart of the jungle and a thrilling chance to encounter exotic wildlife in their own environment. Independent trekking or hiking is not possible in Chitwan. Jag is our local expert with years of experience there. In fact, he has been a naturalist and guide in Chitwan, his home territory, for nearly twenty years, and has probably seen more tigers in the wild than anyone on the planet!
Depending on your style, we offer several modes of travel for experiencing this riveting landscape, each providing a different perspective -- jeep safari, elephant back safari, canoe tours and even the thrill of going about on foot is an option with seasoned naturalist Jag expertly leading the way.
The next phase of this two part journey is a pleasant trek through scenic villages to the top of one of the most astonishing viewpoints in Nepal, Mohare Danda (3245 m, 10,646 ft) . After a picturesque drive from Chitwan with a stopover in the tourist paradise of Pokhara, we make a trek to Mohare Ridge that passes through fascinating landscape. The trek itinerary takes less time than most other treks while offering all the benefits and more because it is off the main pathways. Enjoy astonishing village scenery with cultural and natural attractions at every step of the trek.
From the ridge top of Mohare Danda, the highest point of the journey at 3245 m or 10,646 ft, the marvelous panorama showcases the soaring, snow-dressed Himalayan titans. Especially close and vibrant will be Machhapuchhre (twin-peaked Fishtail Mountain, 6,997 m, 22,956 ft), considered sacred and therefore off limits to climbing. Peaks of the Annapurna Range are visible, too. To the west is Dhaulagiri is 8167 m (26,794 ft), ranked as the seventh highest peak in the world, and Dhaulagiri holds the honor of being the tallest mountain entirely within Nepal’s borders. Please find more information about this fascinating area in the following article by Secrets of the Himalaya founder, Alonzo Lyons, in Nepal's leading cultural magazine, ECS Nepal: Rebirth of the Annapurna Circuit
The splendid views are highlighted by riveting sunrises and sunsets that will take your breath away. As the skyline lights up, the snowy peaks on the horizon and skies above them are drenched in radiant colors. Even Pokhara's Phewa Lake can be seen shimmering in the distance as Mohare Danda offers a commanding view back to the jungle plains of Chitwan where we recently were on safari.
This package is a wonderful introduction to the best that Nepal has to offer. It is an all-season package and Secrets of the Himalaya has departures year-round. We are happy to customize the Safari and Peaks journey to accomodate your style and preferences with other options in and around Chitwan and the Annapurna region and all points in between.
Please contact us anytime for more details, questions or concerns and booking using the inquiry form below or at [email protected]. We truly look forward to hearing from you, and ultimately, Secrets of the Himalaya and seasoned naturalist Jag hope to be given the pleasure of guiding you along one of Nepal’s most pleasant and satisfying combinations, Safari and Peaks.
Adventure in Nepal is calling, and Secrets of the Himalaya is ready to answer that call with you. Give us the opportunity to guide you, and we are sure that you will be satisfied with our services and the experience.
Safari and Peaks is a combination journey that is an ideal itinerary for people looking for a taste of Nepal's jungle attractions and Himalayan highlights in a combo journey.
Keep on trekking, and keep on enjoying the outdoor Himalayan paradise of Nepal.
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Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu’s International airport (1350 m / 4450 ft)We meet you at tWelcome to Nepal. You will be greeted at the arrival area of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu's international airport by our representative and escorted to your hotel. Take time to refresh yourself after your international travel. The first evening is open to enjoy as you like, rest and relax at the hotel or explore the surroundings.he airport and escort you to our hotel in the ancient city of Kathmandu
Day 02Kathmandu Valley TourFull day tours of Kathmandu Valley's ancient shrines and architecture. The whole valley is considered a World Heritage Site (Historic) and we take the day to get to know it.
Day 03Scenic Drive to Chitwan National Park (World Heritage Site, Natural)We begin after breakfast with a scenic drive in private vehicle to Chitwan, After checking into our hotel and freshening up, we begin a tour of the area and the its highlights including ethnic villages and more. (Lunch and dinner included)
Day 04Full Day Tour of Chitwan National Park We continue the tour after a leisurely breakfast with an exciting jungle safari. Today we visit the inner jungle on a guided tour with a Chitwan naturalist. We have the option to make a canoe journey along the Rapti River. After the jungle experiences we relax and rejuvenate at the hotel and then enjoy an indigenous people's traditional dance performance.
Day 05Drive to Pokhara (915 m/ 3000 ft)After breakfast we say goodbye to Chitwan and board a vehicle for a scenic return journey to Pokhara where the rest of the day is yours to explore this tourist destination.
Day 06Scenic Drive to Kushma (1294 m, 4245 ft) and Trek to Nangi Village (2225 m, 7300 ft) It's another picturesque drive today along the Baglung-Beni highway. We then get our hiking boots working as we have a serene hike through beautiful villages surrounded by terraced farmland and up through a to the unforgettable setting of Nangi Village.
Day 07Nangi to Mohare Danda (3245 m, 10,646 ft) We make an exhilarating hike through forest and pastureland to the exceptional viewpoint lodge on the ridge top known as Mohare Danda. Soak up the jaw-dropping panorama from the lowlands to some of the highest peaks on the planet--sunset and sunrise will be especially riveting
Day 08Trek to Beni by way of Nangi and drive to Pokhara It's a beautiful downhill trek to the relatively bustling town of Beni at the confluence of the mighty Kali Gandaki River and the Modi River. We then enjoy another scenic ride to Pokhara
Day 09Return to KathmanduWe take an early morning departure on a tourist bus to Kathmandu passing through scenic fields and villages along the way to the ancient capital of the Himalaya. The rest of the time is available to explore the city on your own, search for souvenirs for friends and loved ones back home, and relax and enjoy yourself after the jungle safari and trekking. We will enjoy a farewell dinner together this evening.
Day 10International Departure from KathmanduOur representative will escort you to the airport for your departure back home. We are sure that you will have enjoyed the experience and our services. As you travel to your own country, hopefully you will remember us and Nepal very fondly. Farewell friend.
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