Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek - 9 Days

Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek

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, escort to Hotel
Day 02: Fly to Pokhara and trek to (1150m/3750ft) Birethanti, overnight in Sanctuary Lodge.
Day 03: Trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6,363ft), overnight in Himalaya Lodge,
Day 04: Trek to, Landruk (5415 ft /1565 m), overnight in La Bee Lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Dhampus (1525 m/5000 ft), overnight in Basanta Lodge
Day 06: Trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara, overnight in Hotel Temple Resort and Spa.
Day 07: Transfer to Kathmandu (1300 m), overnight in Gokarna Forest Resort/Radisson Hotel.
Day 08: Free day in Kathmandu, overnight in Gokarna Forest Resort/Radisson Hotel.
Day 09: Drive to Airport for return flight

Day 01: Meet and greet in Kathmandu
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. Overnight in Gokarna Forest Resort or Radisson Hotel

Day 02: Fly to Pokhara and trek to Sanctuary Lodge (1150m/3750ft)
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). Overnight in Sanctuary Lodge

Day 03: Trek to Himalaya Lodge, Ghandruk (1940m/6,363ft)
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. Overnight in Himalaya Lodge

Day 04: Trek to, Landruk (5415 ft /1565 m)
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. Overnight in La Bee Lodge in Landruk.

Day 05: Trek to Dhampus (1525 m/5000 ft) in Basanta Lodge
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. Overnight in Basanta Lodge

Day 06: Trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara
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. Overnight in Temple Tree Resort.

Day 07: Transfer to Kathmandu (1300 m)
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. Overnight in Gokarna Forest Resort or Radisson Hotel

Day 08: Free and relaxing day in Kathmandu
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.

Day 09: Drive to Airport for Return flight
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.

Trip Cost Includes

  • All airport shuttles.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by domestic flight.
  • Guided sightseeing as per itinerary.
  • All Hotel accommodation as per itinerary.
  • All Transport on private coach
  • Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners.
  • Happy hours drinks for 4 days
  • Mineral/boiled/purified water drinking water.
  • Sleeping bag, duffel bag
  • Support stuffs: English speaking local trekking guide and porters.
  • A complimentary Annapurna Trekking Map

Trip Cost Excludes

  • All bar bills and beverages.
  • Lunch and dinner in the city.
  • Personal Insurance
  • Additional costs due to illness, force majeure, changes of flight and itinerary
  • Other things not mentioned.
  • Tipping and graditudes for guide, porter, bell boy etc.
# Start Date End Date Status
1 16 Oct, 2018 25 Oct, 2018 Available book know

Packing List and Equipment for this trek 

Footwear

  • A proper trekking boot or good hiking trail shoes or trainer or casual shoes, for walking or strolling around (optional)
  • 2-3 Pairs of warm socks for colder areas depending on trekking season.
  • Gaiters, in case of rain
  • 2-3 pair of smooth thin wool, nylon or Capilene Liner socks to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots and makes the outer sock last longer before needing to be changed. They should fit well with your heavyweight socks.

Leg wears

  • Trekking/hiking casual trousers and short, Thermal leggings if you are trekking in November or December.
  • Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers and Waterproof trousers.

Body

  • Selection of hiking/trekking T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
  • Thermal and warm shirts, possibly fleece shirt for colder time.
  • Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
  • Hard shell jacket with hood and hard shell pants if trekking in colder months/winter.
  • Windbreaker or waterproof jacket (optional)
  • Underwear 4-5. Comfortable underwear is essential. Pack both cotton and polyester in case of problems (Friction).

Head/Hands

  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
  • Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
  • Sunglasses or goggles, genuine UV protection sunglasses preferable
  • Warm gloves, buff or scarf.
  • Large handkerchief/bandana for neck
  • Head lamp/torch with spare batteries.
  • Sun/cold creams,
  • Personal Trekking Equipment
  • Day sack to carry your valuables such as passport, cash, camera, travel documents personally
  • Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag, Personal first aid kit to include essential items,
  • Adjustable 3 section trekking pole if necessary.
  • Camera and memory cards, charger, tripod if necessary, towel and toiletries, rain cover for yourself,

Optional items

  • Binoculars, Books or an eBook, Altimeter, Compass and GPS.
  • Playing cards, backgammon and chess set etc.
  • Tablets or smart phones, there are mobile networks in most trekking areas of Nepal.
  • Small light note books, pen/pencil for journal writing.

For water

  • Two water bottles one liter each is fine or preferably camel bag water bottle. Water treatment tablets: Iodine, Dioxide tablets, Taste neutralizer tablets remove iodine taste if necessary. Vacuum flask and a cup preferably is doing teahouse for Poon and and Annapurna Base Camp trek.


Personal first aid kit (small and simple) Aspirin, Moleskin, Adhesive tape, Band-Aids. Scissor, Blade,

Drugs/medications/prescriptions Climbers should bring Mupirocin (Bactroban) cream, excellent topical antibiotic for scrapes and cuts. Cirprofloxin (Cipro) 500mg tablets for travelers' diarrhea and for urinary tract infections. Loperamide (Lomotil) or Immodium for diarrhea. Acetazolamide (Diamox) 125 or 250mg tablets for alltitude sickness. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg tablets for altitude headaches, sprains, aches, etc. Excedrin for headaches. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325mg tablets for stomach sensitivity.
Again, this is not an exhaustive list but we hope it provides a loose guideline for your preparations. Do as much background research as possible – it never hurts to come over-prepared. And, of course, we are always happy to help so just give us a shout if you have any questions, comments or concerns. Happy preparations!

 

 

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Trip Facts

  • Max. Elevation: 1940
  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Best time: Sept, Oct, Nov
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Transporation: Domestic flight, car/van

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