Annapurna Trek

(ANNAPURNA IN LUXURY)

14 Days 13 Nights

Trip Grade

Enjoy some of the most picturesque landscapes in Nepal. Lush, green farmland, terraced fields, tumbling streams, smiling villagers and the backdrop of some of the world's great peaks, including Annapurna 1 and the stunning 'Fish Tail' peak of Machhapuchhre.

Overview

This superb, easy-paced Annapurna Trek holiday package has been refined and extended for 2017 and provides the perfect introduction to the foothills of the Nepal Himalaya. We start out with a city sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, before flying on to Nepal's second city, Pokhara. Six days of Annapurna Trek expedition then takes us to some of the prettiest villages in the valley of the Modi Khola, on the south side of the Annapurnas. Staying in comfortable and characterful Ker and Downey lodges, with twin-share rooms and en-suite facilities, we will be able to enjoy some of the most picturesque landscapes in Nepal. Lush, green farmland, terraced fields, tumbling streams, smiling villagers and the backdrop of some of the world's great peaks, including Annapurna 1 and the stunning 'Fish Tail' peak of Machhapuchhre. Walking through rhododendron forest, with tree orchids, magnificent magnolias and several species of monkey, we will stay each night at a different lodge, each with its own particular charm, great food and outstanding views. Returning to Pokhara, we spend a night at a very comfortable resort hotel, before making the short drive to the Newari village of Bandipur. Famed for the quality of its architecture, which dates back several hundred years, this is a great place to spend a couple of nights, do some exploring, meet the Nepali people and soak up those final views of the Himalayas. Our Ker and Downey lodge close to Bandipur is called the Three Mountain Lodge for good reason. Three of the world's 8000 metre peaks can be seen from our private balconies - Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu. Using first class hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and absolutely the best standard of lodge available on the south side of the Annapurnas, this really is a 'pampered' one week trekking holiday.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival In Kathmandu

    • Depending on your arrival time, ourrepresentative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel.

      Stay: Gokarna Resort
  • Day 2 Fly To Pokhara And Drive To Birenthati (1025m)

    • After breakfast and depending on your booked flight timing, you will be transferred to the domestic terminal for the scenic flight to Pokhara. The flight takes about 20 minutes providing spectacular views of Langtang, Manasalu and Annapurna ranges. Once in Pokhara, our crew along with private vehicle will meet you at the airport. From here you will drive to Birenthanti which is about 1 and half hour drive to start the trek. Following the lower foothills of Annapurna region. Arriving at our comfortable lodge in that lies in the valley of Modi Khola; delicious lunch will be served after which you can rest in your room or hike up to the Birenthanti village to interact with the locals.

      Stay: Ker and Downey lodge (sanctuary lodge)
    • Meals: B/L/D
  • Day 3 Trek To Ghandruk (2012m)

    • Breakfast will be ready at the dining room. After breakfast, you will leave the lodge to start the trek through the scattered small farms. Following the Modi Khola and with constant view of Mt. Machhapuchhre ahead, you will soon climb the valley towards themountains. Passing through the ricefields and forest, you will arrive at theHimalaya Lodge in Ghandruk early
      afternoon to a hot lunch that is servedon arrival as you enjoy the spectacularviews of Annapurna Massif.

      Stay: Ker and Downey lodge (Himalaya lodge)
    • Meals: B/L/D
  • Day 4 Trek To Landruk (1565m)

    • Leaving the Ghandruk village, the trek descends steeply to the banks of Modi River. Crossing the suspension bridge, we trek further into the Landruk village enjoying the views of Annapurna range passing through the cliffs that where honey hunters climb up on the ropes to hunt the wild bee honey. Lunch will be ready as we arrive at our lodge. Afterthe lunch, you are either rest in your room to rest enjoying the spectacular views of the mountains or go on a sightseeing tour in the village with yourguide.

      Stay: Ker and Downey lodge (La Bee Lodge)
    • Meals: B/L/D
  • Day 5 Trek To Majgaon (1400m)

    • After breakfast, as your porters pack the bags to leave for the trek, you along with your guide will start your trek passing through the village and farmlands with views of Annapurnas at your back. An easy trek to Majgaontoday, you arrive at the Ker and Downy Lodge. You can enjoy the views of the mountains from your room itself relaxing after the trek or spend your time at the garden. You can also take a short walk to the village with our guide.

      Stay: Ker and Downey lodge (Gurung Lodge)
    • Meals: B/L/D
  • Day 6 Drive To Pokhara (830m)

    • As we end our trek today heading back to Pokhara, after breakfast we trek downhill along the scenic ridge to the farmland and scattered houses through the Yangdi Khola Valley. Our
      vehicle will be waiting for us after which we drive back to Pokhara, an interesting drive for about 45 minutes. Arriving in Pokhara, you check in hotel where you can enjoy the chilled beer and also book for a spa or massage in the hotel.

      Stay: Shangri La Hotel
    • Meals: B
  • Day 7 Drive To Bandipur (1030m)

    • Bandipur is a famous Newari village settled on the high ridge on the way to Kathmandu highway. A drive of about 3 hrs takes you through the scenic panorama of hills and river Trishuli flowing on the left. You will arrive around the lunch time. After the lunch you can take a walk around this traditional city Newari village with the local guide. After this, you will hike for about 40 minutes steady climb to arrive at Ker and Downey lodge that rewards your patience with the panoramic view of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Makalu.

      Stay: Ker and Downey lodge (Three Mountain Lodge)
    • Meals: B/L/D
  • Day 8 Village Excursion In Bandipur (1030m)

    • You can enjoy the views on a clear day from your room today as the lodge is situated high on the ridge about 1000M above Bandipur. After breakfast, you will visit some local schools for interaction and later walk to the higher viewpoint peak. You can return back to the lodge and after lunch your guide will take you to on a walk around the local villages and return back to the lodge for your second overnight in Bandipur.

      Stay: Ker and Downey lodge (Three Mountain Lodge)
    • Meals: B/L/D
  • Day 9 Trek To Seti River Camp (830m)

    • The Seti River Camp has no road access and the off road is under construction. This provides the river and surrounding valley to remain pristine. While descending towards our destination, we can see many birds, the Colobinaes and get a glimpse of the daily life of the villagers.
      Upon arrival at camp, everyone settles into the luxury safari tent. After the shower and lunch, we do jungle safari. If not, we can relax by the river bank of Seti River enjoying the peace and tranquility of this beautiful place.

      Stay: Seti River Camp
    • Meals: B/L/D
  • Day 10 Rafting For 3 Hrs And Drive To Chitwan (415m)

    • After having breakfast, we will have a briefing from our rafting team and then we gear up for it. Floating down the river will provide opportunity for us a chance to see village life along the banks as well as the abundant variety of birds.
      The Seti River has five rapids of Class II. It takes us almost 3 hours (lunch will be picnic on a sandy beach on the way) to reach Gaighat where we find our vehicle which will transfer us back to Kathmandu.
      Kasara Jungle Resort “Simple Luxury Jungle Resort”, exterior to Chitwan National Park.
      Upon our arrival, your guide will brief about the afternoon activities In the late afternoon, you will be taken for a jungle safari on elephant back so that you can penetrate deep into the jungle for viewing and photographing wildlife or a jungle walk is organized to experience the abundant bird life and the flora & fauna inside the park. If you are lucky, you may see the exclusive Royal Bengal tiger, one horn Rhinoceros, and deer both on nature walk as well as on elephant safari. In the evening, Tharu cultural show programs will be presented to you. Tharus are the inhabitants of Terai.

      Stay: Kasara Resort
    • Meals: B/L/D
  • Day 11 Full Day Jungle Activities (415m)

    • Today, we will do the rest of the programs like canoeing in the river (crocodile hunt), visit elephant breeding centre, jungle safari, bird watching and more.

      Stay: Kasara Resort
    • Meals: B/L/D
  • Day 12 Fly Back To Kathmandu Or Drive Back To Kathmandu (1300m)

    • After the breakfast in the Resort, you will be transferred to the Bharatpur Airport and take a 30 minutes flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we’ll transfer to the hotel. Then you’ve free time to relax or head into the city. We find most people want to simply unwind and enjoy the hotel facilities – whatever you choose, we’ll help!

      Stay: Gokarna resort
    • Meals: B
  • Day 13 In Kathmandu With Half Day Sightseeing Tour (1300m)

    • After enjoying a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we’ll be met by our guide for our day trip to a few of the Kathmandu valley’s most spectacular and important sights and some vibrant, colourful markets.
      With a meld of three ancient capitals and their associated palaces, temples and markets of Kathmandu has a lot to offer culturally and historically. However, we’re mindful not to overload you on your first day so will ensure the day has a good balance between sightseeing, exploring and relaxation time.
      The exact itinerary may change depending on the local conditions but we shall most likely visit:
      Pashupatinath, one of the most important temples in South Asia to the Hindu God, Lord Shiva;
      One of the three Durbar (Palace) Squares , a complex of palaces and temples which was formally the social, religious and administrative focal point of the ancient city.
      Boudhnnanath Stupa, a wonderful Buddhist site centred on a huge Stupa topped with the all-seeing eyes. If possible we’ll come here in the early evening to soak up the atmosphere of hundreds of Tibetan and Sherpa peoples walking their devotional khora

      Stay: Gokarna Forest Resort
    • Meals: B
  • Day 14 International Departure

    • Final departure depending on your flight schedules.

Trip Info

Trip Duration: 14 days / 13 nights
Trekking Grade:  Moderate to Strenuous
Trip Activity:  Comfort Lodge Trek
Maximum altitude: 2,000m
Accommodation:  7 nights' Luxury Lodge; 1 night' hotel; 4 nights hotel with swimming pool
Services: All internal travel and meals as per program
Trip Group Size: 2-10 people

Price
USD 2195 per person on twin sharing
Single Supplement: USD 625

Service Include

  • An English-speaking local leader
  • Kathmandu Airport transfers
  • Internal flights and all land transport included in the itinerary
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in Gokarna Forest Resort on BB Basis / Twin Sharing (Kathmandu)
  • 1 night accommodation in Atithi Resort and Spa on BB Basis/ Twin Sharing (Pokhara)
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in Ker and Downy Resort on FB Basis/ Twin Sharing (On Trek)
  • All meals throughout the holiday
  • Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley including guide and entrance fees
  • Once on trek the group will be assisted by porters and experienced Sherpa guides (1:4 ratio)

Service not include

  • Travel Insurance
  • Nepalese Visa
  • Tips for porters and other trek staff
  • Miscellaneous expenses - drinks and souvenirs etc.

Fixed Departure Dates

Start Dates End Dates Size Price (per person) Remarks Availability Booking
Feb 12, 2018 Feb 25, 2018 2-10 people USD 2195 - Open BOOK
Mar 12, 2018 Mar 25, 2018 2-10 people USD 2195 - Open BOOK
Mar 26, 2018 Apr 08, 2018 2-10 people USD 2195 - Open BOOK
Apr 23, 2018 May 06, 2018 2-10 people USD 2195 - Open BOOK
May 21, 2018 Jun 03, 2018 2-10 people USD 2195 - Open BOOK
Oct 25, 2018 Nov 07, 2018 2-10 people USD 2195 - Open BOOK
Nov 19, 2018 Dec 02, 2018 2-10 people USD 2195 - Open BOOK
Dec 03, 2018 Dec 16, 2018 2-10 people USD 2195 - Open BOOK
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