- duration 13 days
- tour type Group
- age requirement 16+ yrs
- max group size 12
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- An excellent introduction to Himalayan trekking
- Luxury Ker & Downey lodges with suberb mountain views
- Dugout canoe ride down Chitwan's Rapti River in search of crocodiles
- Chance to spot rhinoceros and birdlife on a jeep safari and birdwatching walks in Chitwan
From a city tour of ancient Kathmandu to game viewing in Chitwan, this trip showcases the best of Nepal. The highlight is a short trek in the Annapurna foothills, surrounded by magnificent Himalayan mountain views and passing through traditional villages. Using luxury lodges, we offer a higher standard of comfort than is normally available on trek, and this premium tour also includes upgraded accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan. With comfort in mind, we fly back from Chitwan to Kathmandu.
Day 1: Start Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing tour including Durbar Square and Boudhanath Stupa.
Day 3: Drive to Pokhara; orientation walk
Day 4: Walk through farmland and forest down to the Modi River Valley to Sanctuary
Lodge, offering fine views of the sacred 'Fishtail' Mountain
Day 5: Picturesque trek through villages, padi rice fields and forest to Himalaya
Lodge in Ghandruk.
Day 6: Descend to cross the river by suspension bridge, then climb to La Bee Lodge
Day 7: Gentle walk to Gurung or Mala Lodge at Majgaon; afternoon free to relax in
the garden or explore the village.
Day 8: Trek through sub-tropical forests to Basanta Lodge at Dhampus, with
spectacular views of the entire Annapurna Range.
Day 9: Short descent through wooded hillside to Phedi; transfer to Pokhara; free
afternoon (optional boat trip on Lake Phewa).
Day 10: Drive to Chitwan; take an ox-cart ride around Tharu village and witness a
traditional Tharu dance.
Day 11: Explore the jungle on a bird-watching walk, take a dugout canoe ride down the
Rapti River in search of crocodiles and try to spot rhinoceroses on a jeep
Day 12: Morning flight to Kathmandu; free time.
Day 13: End Kathmandu
- 5 nights premium hotels, 5 nights luxury Ker & Downey mountain lodges and 2 nights premium jungle lodge , All accommodation
- All breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
- All listed transport and activities
- One internal flight
- (if booking incl. flights)
- 6 days point-to-point walking with full porterage
- Small group size (max. 16 clients)
- Min. age 16 yrs
- Low altitude throughout
- Good introductory Himalayan walking
- Happy hour drinks in the K&D lodges
- Tour leader throughout
- Arrival and departure transfers
- Trek Pack including a daypack, walking stick, rain poncho, sun hat and scarf
- Any international flights to/from Kathmandu are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
- Travel insurance is not included in this Annapurna & Chitwan in Luxury tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Annapurna & Chitwan in Luxury tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 12 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 12 August 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Annapurna & Chitwan in Luxury tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Annapurna & Chitwan in Luxury tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
- An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?
Do I require a porter for carrying water?
On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.
When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.