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Trip Code: NHT4100
Trip Grade: Easy
Total Duration: 9 days
Best Time: March - May and Setpt - Dec
Group Size: Min. 2 Pax
The Annapurna Luxury Trek is a grand adventure that presents the best features of the region in a luxurious setting. If you want to experience one of the best luxury treks in the country, then this trekking journey is the one for you! The journey is incorporated with the added benefit of luxurious accommodations along with the asset of the beautiful Annapurna. Experience the Annapurna Himalayas in their natural grandeur as you go through many dainty villages and foot-hill settlements of the region.
There is a reason why the region of Annapurna manages to pull in thousands of visitors every year- and a majority of the reason lies on the fact that the setting of the Annapurna is absolutely naturally brimming and gorgeous in an out-worldly sense. Blended together with the ethnic culture of Magar and Gurung, the region is a treasure-house of a grand trekking adventure that you should definitely not miss out on!
Furthermore, the Annapurna Luxury Trek has many highlights and features that make trekking a matter of great fun and pleasantry. The trekking trail goes through famous destinations of the region- like the popular Pokhara city, Birethanti, Ghandruk, Dhampus and Majgaon among others. Because of the naturally opulent terrain of the Annapurna, the trekking trail is blessed with the views and sights of amazing rice-terrace farms, wide open pasturelands along with the skyline of the mighty Annapurna massif and its neighboring peaks. The culturally rich villages also present an enlightening journey as you will likely encounter many small stupas and temples along your journey.
Moreover, the Annapurna Luxury Trek is also an easy trekking journey. You do not need to have any previous trekking experience to do it. Enjoy the virtues’ of the Annapurna in their most affluent and substantial form. Immerse yourself in the magnificent views of the cerulean Annapurna Himalayas like no other! Make way into the verdant rhododendron-covered canopy of woodlands and grasslands and enjoy the tranquility of Nepal’s trans-Himalayan terrain while simultaneously enjoying the most luxurious accommodations that the regions offer.
Correspondingly, start the Annapurna Luxury Trek from the bustling capital- Kathmandu, and make the most of your time as you build up memories of amazing experiences in the Himalayan countryside. Besides, the natural features, the trek also includes aspects like spending time at the Gokarna Forest resort in Kathmandu, the bountiful Shangri La Village Resort in the Pokhara city and Ker and Downey Lodges while on the trek. The comfortable lodges make the journey even more rejuvenating and refreshing! Thus, do not miss out on this opportunity and enjoy the allure of the Annapurna Himalayas in a congenial way!
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Day 01 - Arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by one of Nepal Hiking Team’s representatives. He will help you get transferred to your accommodation in Kathmandu. There are no planned activities today, thus- you can relax at the Hotel and get your bearings. The representative will also convey further plans and programs to you about the trip. Overnight stay at the Gokarna Resort in Kathmandu.
Day 02 - Fly to Pokhara and Drive to Birenthati (1025m) Duration: 30 min Flight, and 1.5 Hours drive.
We will fly to the Pokhara city- one of the most famous and popular tourist hub of the nation. It is 30 min short flight. Then drive to Birethanti to our starting destination of the trek. The drive follows a ridgeline in the lower foothills of the Annapurna, ornamented with the surrounding views of the Pokhara Valley. This route then drops off the Modi River Valley, where the Ker & Downey’s Sanctuary Lodge is located. The lodge presents magnificent views of the sacred Mount Machhapuchhre. A picnic lunch is provided with a late afternoon arrival at the Lodge. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 03 - Trek to Ghandruk (2012m), Duration: 5 Hours
After a heart breakfast at the dining room of the lodge, we will start the trek going through scattered small farms that decorate the terrain. Following the Modi Khola, and in constant company of the Machhapuchhre Himal, we will be climbing the valley towards the mountains. Passing through verdant rice fields and green thick trans-Himalayan pine and cedar forests, we will arrive at the Himalaya Lodge in Ghandruk in the early afternoon to a hot lunch served on arrival. You can also enjoy the spectacular views of Annapurna Massif.
Overnight stay at the Ker and Downey Lodge, Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 04 - Trek to Landruk (1565m), Duration: 3-4 Hours
Leaving the Ghandruk village, the trekking trail descends steeply to the banks of the Modi River. Crossing the suspension bridge, we will be trekking up into the Landruk village while enjoying the views of the Annapurna ranges. We will also be passing through the perilous cliffs where honey hunters climb up ropes to hunt wild bee’s succulent honey. Lunch will be ready as we arrive at the lodge. After lunch, you can either rest in your room- enjoying the spectacular views of the mountains or go on a sightseeing tour in the village with your guide. Overnight stay at the Ker and Downey Lodge (La Bee Lodge), Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 05 - Trek to Majgaon (1400m), Duration: 4 Hours
After breakfast as the porters pack the bags to leave for the trek, you will start today’s journey by passing through the villages and farmlands of the Annapurna with the views of the majestic Himalayas at your periphery. An easy trek to Majgaon commences today; you will arrive at the Ker and Downy Lodge situated at the village. The views of the mountains from your room itself are a relaxing boon after the trek. You can also spend your time at the garden or can also take a short walk to the village. The tranquil atmosphere of the village and the verdant beauty that surrounds it is something to be cherishingly behold. Overnight stay at the Ker and Downey Lodge (Gurung / Mala Lodge), Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 06 - Trek to Dhampus (1525m), Duration: 4 Hours
Today’s journey lets you continue trekking towards Patlekhet- a small village on the way towards Pothana where we shall stop. Pothana is another small village along the trek which is used by Tibetan traders to sell their souvenirs and gifts to the tourist trekking up and down the Annapurna Base Camp. As you reach your lodge in Dhampus, you will be greeted by spectacular views of the entire Annapurna range. Once at the lodge, you will be served hot lunch after which you can take a short walk into the gorgeous Dhampus village. Overnight stay at the Ker and Downey Lodge (Basanta Lodge), Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 07 - Trek to Phedi then Drive to Pokhara
After breakfast, we will depart along the bee-line ridge and descend through the wooded hillside and terraced farmland to the valley floor. The trek to the valley takes about 1 and ½ hours. We will then be transferred by vehicle to the hotel in Pokhara, which takes about 30 minutes.
Overnight stay at the Shangri La Village Resort at Pokhara, Breakfast included.
Day 08 - Fly Back to Kathmandu
Today, you will say goodbye to the Annapurna and fly back to Kathmandu. Once at the capital, you can spend the remaining of your time as you please, exploring the city or trying out different cuisines at restaurants.
Overnight stay at the Gokarna Resort in Kathmandu, Breakfast included.
Day 09 - Farewell/Departure
You will be transferred to the airport by one of Nepal Hiking Team’s representatives three hours before your scheduled flight, from where you will depart with beautiful memories of the trip. Breakfast included.
- All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
- Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at Gokarna Forest Resort in Kathmandu.
- 1 nights’ accommodation with breakfast at Hotel Shangri-La village in Pokhara
- Round trip airfare Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu
- Five nights accommodation with full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) at Ker and Downey Lodge during the trek as per itinerary.
- An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, meals and accommodation.
- Duffle bag, trekking map and T-shirt.
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP and TIMS, please bring 3 passport size photographs)
- All government and local taxes
- Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Personal Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Alcoholic drinks
- Snacks and other personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
Cost & Dates
Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.
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