A SHORT HIKE ACROSS THE VALLEYS OF ANNAPURNA
- Beautiful Annapurna mountains & valleys
- Stay in the Ker & Downey Luxury Lodges
- Visit picturesque Hindu farming villages
- Take the Scenic Everest Flight
- The famous Yak & Yeti Hotel in Kathmandu
- Jungle activities in the Chitwan National Park
Barely 25 miles north of Pokhara 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, Fang, Annapurna 1 (8091 meters), Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Annapurna V. Macchapuchare (Fish Tail) is surely the most famous mountain in this range.
The Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek is our newest walking vacation in the Annapurna area, is an ideal introduction to hiking in Nepal and offers the opportunity to experience a taste of the wonders of Nepal – big mountain views, picturesque farming villages, friendly locals and rich Hindu culture. Our Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek is also the ultimate way of exploring Nepal in style! The high-quality Ker and Downey Luxury Lodges provide the highest level of service while on trek with amenities such as landscaped gardens for relaxing, comfortable dining and bar lounges and bedrooms which include hot showers and western-style bathroom facilities.
Our trek offers a relatively gentle walk through Nepal’s Middle Hills and is designed for the first-time Himalayan trekker. This is a culturally rich journey through Hindu-caste Gurung villages providing opportunities to interact with and witness daily village life. We will hike for six days through the Annapurna foothills with about five hours of easy-paced walking each day.
The Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek is part of our Himalayan Classic Trek Series. Our Classic Treks are led by an experienced, English-speaking Nepali Guide and full support crew. We are able to arrange this unique Nepal adventure on custom dates only. Given the high demand at the Ker & Downey Lodges, we advise that you book your trip as far in advance as possible and reccomend traveling during the months of late March through May and late September through December. Please enquire with your group’s proposed travel dates and we can then check availability at the Ker & Downey Lodges for the nights required.
Day 1. Arrive in Kathmandu. Met by our local staff and transfer to the group hotel.
Day 2. In Kathmandu. Morning Everest Flight and afternoon guided sightseeing.
Day 3. Fly to the lakeside town of Pokhara at 2,690 feet.
Day 4. Trek to the Sanctuary Lodge near Birethanti (3,610 feet) – 3 hours of walking.
Day 5. Trek to the Himalaya Lodge in Ghandrung (6,600 feet) – 5 to 6 hours of walking.
Day 6. Day walk from the Himalaya Lodge.
Day 7. Trek to the Gurung Lodge in Majgaun (4,592 feet) – 5 to 6 hours of walking.
Day 8. Trek to the Basanta Lodge in Dhampus (5,097 feet) – 5 hours of walking.
Day 9. Trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara – 1 ½ hours of walking.
Day 10. Drive to Chitwan National Park. Lodge.
Day 11. To Chitwan National Park. Lodge.
Day 12. At Chitwan National Park. Lodge.
Day 13. Return to Kathmandu. Hotel.
Day 14. Depart Kathmandu.