Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek

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Annapurna Luxury Lodge trekking holiday is the ultimate way of experiencing Nepal in style while staying in the comfortable mountain lodges of the Annapurna region; they are at a standard far better than anything else available in the region. The Ker and Downey lodges provide the highest level of service whilst on the trek with landscaped gardens, comfortable lounges, happy hours and bedrooms including hot showers and western toilets.

Hardly 40 kilometers north of Pokhara valley sits the most beautiful mountain range in Nepal - the Annapurnas. It was not until the mid-1950s that these majestic mountains were first explored by the outside world. Today the Annapurna Range is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world, and with good reason - it is easily accessible from Pokhara and offers tremendous potential for scenic walks and for alpine exploration in a splendid high Himalayan setting. The mountains forming the great Annapurna Range boast no fewer than eight peaks over 7000 meters, including Annapurna South, Hinchuli, Annapurna 1 (8091 meters), Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Annapurna V. Mount Fish Tail (Macchapuchare) is surely the most beautiful mountain in this range.

The trekking trail between lodges takes you through beautiful Nepalese villages with spectacular views of the Annapurna region. This trekking is a relatively gentle walk designed for the first time trekker in the low-lying hills fringing Pokhara. It is a culturally rich journey through Gurung villages with an ever-increasing build-up of mountain views. We trek for seven days through the Annapurna foothills with about four to five hours walking each day.

Highlights

  • Comfortable stay at 5 stars hotel with full option services
  • Visit world heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Scenic flight to Pokhara
  • Explore Fishtail lodges in Pokhara
  • 6 nights 7 days hike around Annapurna foothill with the deluxe lodge
  • Seti River camp with 2 days rafting.
  • 3 days Jungle safari in Chitwan National park (Tharu villages Resort) 
  • Gokarna Forest Resort with full option services 

Outline Itinerary

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Day 1:Arrive at Kathmandu Airport (1,345meters):

You will be met by our representative and transfer to hotel and a short brief about the trekking after refreshment. Overnight at hotel.

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,345meters

After breakfast, Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa. Overnight at hotel. 

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,345meters

After breakfast, drive to Kathmandu airport for a 35-minute flight to Pokhara, the rural capital of western Nepal. Transfer to fish-tail lodge. This is a first class lodge, superbly landscaped with magnificent tropical gardens, swimming pool and fantastic views of the snow-capped Himalaya. The rest of the day is free to explore Pokhara or relax at the lodge, over night at lodge.

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Pokhara

After breakfast, transfer to the trek start point (1.5 hour drive). Your walk will follow a ridgeline in the lower foothills of the Annapurnas with surrounding views of the Pokhara valley. This route then drops to the Modi River valley, where the Sanctuary lodge is located about 30 minutes walk from Birethanti. Hot lunch at the lodge with the afternoon free to explore the surrounding valley, the surrounding area is very lush and there is plenty of opportunity for bird watching and plant finding, over night at Lodge. 

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Birethati -Sanctuary Lodge
  • Maximum Altitude:1,100 meters

After breakfast, we leave the lodge walking out through the outlying farms following the Modi River Valley. Soon we begin to climb out of the valley & up towards the mountains. The trail passes through small hamlets, terraced rice fields and forests with spectacular views of the surrounding valley. Snacks are provided along the trail. Hot lunch is served on arrival at the lodge in the early afternoon. It is from this lodge that there are magnificent close up views of the surrounding mountains, over night at Lodge.

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Ghandruk -Himalaya Lodge
  • Maximum Altitude:2,000 metres

There are tremendous views of the surrounding peaks from Ghandruk, including Annapurna South and Machapuchare. Ghandruk is a picturesque town of slate roofed houses surrounded by terraced fields. The headquarters of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project are here. Today you will explore the area with your guide, returning to the Himalaya Lodge, over night at the Lodge.

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Himalaya Lodge, Ghandruk
  • Maximum Altitude:2,000 meters

After breakfast, on the lodge lawn we retrace our footsteps out of the village and descend to reach a landslip and the remains of bridges washed away by the monsoon rains. Here our trail continues straight and follows one of the routes down from the Annapurna Sanctuary. We trek down past terraces filled with crops and tiny villages. We continue descending until after about 2 or 3 hours we reach Shauli Bazaar. From here, we follow along the Modi River until reaching the cable bridge you negotiated on your first day. Then we ascend again partly on well-paved steps and partly on switchbacks, reaching the welcome sign of the Gurung Lodge after about 2 hours. Overnight at the Gurung Lodge.

  • Accommodation:Gurung Lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Gurung Lodge, Majgaun
  • Maximum Altitude:1,400 metres

After breakfast, we start our trekking through the unspoiled village of Patlekhet. Our walk takes us through sub-tropical forests that include tree orchids, rhododendrons and magnolias. Along the way, we will stop at the village of Pothana where many Tibetan traders live and sell their souvenirs. After about 3 ½ hours, we arrive at the Basanta Lodge. From the lodge, there are sweeping views of the entire Annapurna Range. After lunch at the lodge there will be an optional walk through the old village of Dhampus. Overnight Basanta Lodge: 

  • Accommodation:Basanta Lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Dhampus, Basanta Lodge

After breakfast, trek along the ridge and descend through wooded hillside to the valley floor and after about 1½ hours we reach the road at Khare Khola at 999 meters, where a vehicle is waiting to transfer us to Pokhara (40 mins). Afternoon free to explore Pokhara and perhaps take a boat on Phewa Lake. Overnight at the Fishtail Lodge hotel.

  • Accommodation:Fishtail Lodge hotel.
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Phedi and Drive Pokhara

After breakfast, drive to Seti River camp. Lunch will be at camp, after lunch 3 hours rafting. Overnight at Seti River Camp.

  • Accommodation:Seti River Camp.
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Seti River Camp

After breakfast, rafting then drive to Tharu Village resort. Lunch will be provided at Tharu Village resort. Jungle activities with nature guide, overnight at Tharu Village resort. 

  • Accommodation:Tharu Village resort
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Tharu Village resort, Chitwan National park
  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD

After breakfast, elephant back safari then drive to airport for flight back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Gokarna Forest resort. 

  • Accommodation:Gokarna Forest resort.
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu

    Inclusion

    • Airport pick up and drop by a private coach.
    • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with tour guide and private coach.
    • Flight fare from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
    • Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
    • Short and scenic sightseeing in Pokhara.
    • Necessary trekking permits and tims card.
    • Private coach drive to trekking starting point.
    • 7 days trekking with a guide and necessary porters.
    • Three meals a day with tea, coffee or hot chocolates.
    • Best lodges run by ker and downy with full hot shower and comfortable rooms.
    • Happy hour with delicious meals in every lodges.
    • Private coach drive back from trek ending to Pokhara (fish-tail lodge).
    • Transfer to rafting point (seti river camp).
    • One night two days rafting with full board(meals, camp, happy hours, raft with guide).
    • Transfer to Chitwan national park (Tharu Village resort).
    • Two nights three days jungle safari trip with full board.
    • Air fare from Bharatpur to Kathmandu.
    • Final transfer to airport.
    • Personal nature expenses.
    • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
    • Rescue & Evacuation.
    • Gratitude (tip) for staff.


     

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    Useful Information

    We need a minimum of two people to organize this luxury lodge trek but upon your request, we can also organize a private trek for solo travelers. You will get a good offer if you would be able to form a group of more than 6 people. Please contact us for the best and fresh price details.

    Most of our clients have asked us to make a whole package including rafting and Jungle safari to enjoy the mixed adventure holiday in Nepal so that we have designed a 14 day trip to cover all the activities but if you would like to skip any activity from the above-outlined itinerary then please let us know we are happy to re-design your program as per your needs and interest.

    Ram Kumar Adhikari
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