Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek is designed for those comfortable keen trekkers in Nepal and still seeking bit of adventure to experience blend of Nepal with amazing Himalayan Panorama and unique Nepalese culture. This trek offers one of the best trekking in foothills of Annapurna region. It is an ideal introduction to hiking in Nepal that rewards the travelers a life time opportunity to experience a mixture blend of the natural and cultural wonders of Nepal. One can enjoy the view of continuously stretching ranges of majestic Himalaya, picturesque landscapes, green hills and lush farming farmlands, hospitality of friendly inhabitants along with their rich culture villages.
Annapurna Luxury trek goes traversing Nepal’s Middle Hills and is considered for those who have no experience of Himalayan trekking. The path of this tour passes through Annapurna hills with easy-paced walking. One can immerse oneself in the splendid beauty of Himalayas of the Annapurna range including Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna 1, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Annapurna V. Machhapuchhre seen throughout the trek. Besides it also provides an opportunity to interact with and witness daily village life of Gurung, Magar and Brahman people on the way.
Day 01:Meet and greet in Kathmandu. Overnight in Gokarna Forest Resort
Day 02:Fly to Pokhara and trek to Sanctuary Lodge (1150m/3750 ft)
Day 03:Trek to Himalaya Lodge, Ghandruk (1940m/6,363ft)
Day 04:Trek to, Landruk (5415 ft /1565 m). Overnight in La Bee Lodge
Day 05:Trek to Dhampus (1525 m/5000 ft) in Basanta Lodge
Day 06:Trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara. Overnight in Temple Tree Resort.
Day 07:Transfer to Kathmandu (1300 m). Overnight in Gokarna Forest Resort or Radisson Hotel
Day 08:Free and relaxing day in Kathmandu. Overnight in Gokarna Forest Resort or Radisson Hotel.
Day 09:Drive to Airport for Return flight
Arrival at TIA (Tribhuwan International Airport), in Kathmandu. A traditional warm welcome by our airport representative. Escort to hotel, welcome drink and short briefing about the package in the hotel.
Take scenic flight to Pokhara (800 m) and drive to Nayapul. You’ll have a briefing at the before transfer by road to airport with guides to the trek start point. 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 Ker & Downey’s Sanctuary Lodge is located. The lodge has magnificent views of the sacred and unclimbed Fishtail Mountain, or Machhapuchhre, as it is locally known. A picnic lunch is provided with a late afternoon arrival at the Lodge. (Trek time 2 hours).
After breakfast, you will leave the lodge walking out through the outlying farms following the Modi River valley. Soon you will 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.(Trek time 5-6 hours). It is from this lodge that there are magnificent close up views of the surrounding mountains.
After enjoying a relaxing breakfast and the glorious views from the Himalaya Lodge, we will continue our trek to Landruk. After leaving Ghandruk village, the trail descends steeply to the banks of t Modi Khola. Here, you’ll be at the base of the cliffs where the famed honey hunters of Nepal climb on ropes to collect the honey. You’ll then cross a strong suspension bridge to the opposite banks of the river. From here is it about an hour walk up switch backs and steps to reach the village of Landruk. Landruk offers more magnificent views of the Annapurna range. Trek time about 3 hours. Arrive in time for lunch. Your guide will take you on an exploration hike of this mountain village after lunch.
We begin our journey through the villages of Tolka, Bheri Kharka and Pothana. After walking you will pass through sub-tropical forests that include tree orchids, rhododendrons, magnolias and red sandal frees. Along the way, you will stop at the village of Pothana where many Tibetan traders live and sell their souvenirs. After about 5-6 hours, you will 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.
After breakfast, you will depart along the ridge & descend through the wooded hillside and terraced farmland to the valley floor. Trek time 1 ½ hours. You then transfer by vehicle to the Temple Tree Resort in Pokhara (30 minutes). On the way back to Pokhara, the vehicle can stop on request at the Tibetan refugee camp where you will have time to explore the temple complex. You’ll arrive at the centrally located Temple Tree Resort in time for lunch. The rooms at the Temple Tree are filled with ethnic touches. Surrounding the rooms are landscaped gardens, water features, a swimming pool and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. You’ll have a chance to enjoy lunch and dinner at local restaurants. The afternoon is free to explore the lakeside where most of Nepal’s Tibetan curio shops are located.
Fly to Kathmandu and visit to Bhaktapur or do shopping for loved ones back home. Free afternoon with the rest of the day and evening free.
Today; it is your free day in Kathmandu. You can have a full day cultural tour in Kathmandu that we can organize on your request or just stay at the hotel and enjoy the restful and peaceful day.
Your final day in Kathmandu is a free day to you to do as you choose. Many people take the time to shop, others enjoy exploring the cultural side of the city. Our local guide can advise you on the best shops in the area. Final Farewells! Our airport representative will travel with you to the airport.