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Annapurna & Chitwan in Luxury with Valerie Parkinson



Get a taste of luxury in Nepal as you trek the foothills of the Annapurna’s, explore ancient Kathmandu, and search for wildlife in Chitwan alongside celebrated trekking guide Valerie Parkinson.

13 Days
Next Departure
Starting at
± USD 5,080.00
Price per day
± USD 391.00

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Annapurna & Chitwan in Luxury with Valerie Parkinson
Travel Style
Small Group Tour with More Flexibility
Group Size
4 - 12
Age Group
16 - 99 Years


Get a taste of luxury in Nepal as you trek the foothills of the Annapurna’s, explore ancient Kathmandu, and search for wildlife in Chitwan alongside celebrated trekking guide Valerie Parkinson.

Short Itinerary

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 In Landruk.
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 Safari.
Day 12.
Morning Flight To Kathmandu; Free Time.
Day 13.
End Kathmandu

Visited cities (4): Bharatpur, Chitwan, Kathmandu, Pokhara



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.Valerie Parkinson[[{"fid":"266046","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"default"}},"attributes":{"height":"366","width":"488","class":"media-element file-default","data-delta":"1"}}]]Valerie was born by the seaside in Blackpool and spent much of her younger days walking with her parents in the Lake District. After finishing her studies, Valerie worked in Germany and Switzerland, until 1984 when she took a break that would change her life forever. She travelled to India for a three-week trek through Kashmir and Ladakh and found her spiritual home in the high Himalaya and developed her passion for this part of the world. Valerie has spent the rest of her life leading treks (and bike trips) in the Himalayan Region and her knowledge of the culture, religion, art and wildlife of the area is second to none. Her enthusiasm for trekking developed into climbing and in 2008 Valerie became the first British woman to summit Mount Manaslu at 8,163m, without the use of supplementary oxygen, and in 2009 she attempted Everest. Over the years Valerie has been instrumental in setting up and running Himalayan Community Projects which now operate through the Exodus Travels Foundation. She will share some of her mountaineering stories as well as cultural insights into Nepal and its people along the way.



  • An excellent introduction to Himalayan trekkingLuxury Ker & Downey lodges
    with suberb mountain viewsDugout canoe ride down Chitwan's Rapti River in
    search of crocodiles Chance to spot rhinoceros and birdlife on a jeep safari
    and bird-watching walks in ChitwanKathmandu's historic sites,
    including Boudhanath Stupa with its huge mandalaPokhara, nestled on the
    shore of Lake Phewa in the shadow of the Annapurna Range
  • Included in Price

    • All breakfasts, 8 lunches and 7 dinners are included.The Ker and Downey
      luxury lodges and Kasara Lodge in Chitwan are on a full board basis. There is
      a daily happy hour in the K&D lodges, serving complimentary drinks.
      Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara is on a bed and breakfast basis.
      Please allow between £20 and £25 (approx. US$30-40) per day for meals not
      included in Kathmandu and Pokhara.Dhal bhat is the staple diet in Nepal and
      comes in many different forms but generally comprises some curried lentil
      dhal and meat or vegetables, some rice, and a pickle/chutney. Another popular
      snack is momos; a type of Nepalese dumpling, fried or steamed, filled with
      meat or vegetables.Meals in the lodges range from traditional Nepalese food
      to Chinese and western dishes. The food served is of good quality and is
      usually buffet style. You will be provided with safe drinking water whilst on
    • All breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinnersHappy hour drinks in the K&D lodgesAll
      accommodation All listed transport and activitiesOne internal flightTour
      leader throughoutFlights from London (if booking incl. flights)Arrival and
      departure transfersTrek Pack including a daypack, walking stick, rain poncho,
      sun hat and scarf

    NOT included in price

  • Travel insuranceSingle accommodation (available on request)Visas or
  • Travel Package

    DescriptionComing from Going to
    Tour (Round Trip) Kathmandu Kathmandu

    This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

    Tour Variations

    Annapurna Circuit (22 Days)

    This route is said to offer the most varied scenery of any classic Nepal trek

    Next Departure: 31-Oct-2021
    Starting at: ± USD 2,608.00

    Annapurna Sanctuary Trek (15 Days)

    One of the best treks through some of the most diverse scenery of Nepal

    Next Departure: 06-Nov-2021
    Starting at: ± USD 2,333.00

    Annapurna & Chitwan in Luxury (13 Days)

    An introduction to Nepal - from Himalayan views to Chitwan's wildlife

    Next Departure: 18-Dec-2021
    Starting at: ± USD 4,393.00

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