Stay in the very best Nepalese trekking lodges in the beautiful Annapurna region. There’s no better way to end a day of walking than to relax in a comfortable lodge taking in the panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains.
Arriving in the legendary capital of Kathmandu, you’ll first enjoy a sightseeing tour of this fascinating city. The next morning a short flight takes you to Pokhara where the adventure begins. Here you’ll enjoy relatively low-level, straightforward trekking along village trails with spectacular views of the Annapurna range including the wondrous Fishtail Mountain.
Passing through cheerful villages, you’re sure to be greeted with ‘Namaste’ from the friendly locals, whilst staying in ‘Ker and Downey’s’ renowned luxury lodges along the way. Here at the lodges you’ll be able to enjoy superlative Himalayan panoramic views.
Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Kathmandu.
Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Enjoy a day of exploring the beautiful old city of Kathmandu, as well as the Swayambhunath Stupa and Patan City.
A short but dramatic flight takes you to Pokhara, from where you’ll be met by your guide and transferred by private car out of Pokhara to the start of the trekking trail. Follow a ridgeline down into the Modi Khola valley and on to the Sanctuary Lodge. The afternoon is free to relax or take a short stroll to the nearby village of Birethanti.
Enjoy walking through terraced farmland dotted with tiny settlements and cheerful locals before a steady ascent on a stone slabbed trail. You will be rewarded with fine views of Machhapuchhare (Fishtail) back across the valley. Reach the Himalaya Lodge in Ghandruk and enjoy the magnificence of your surroundings in comfort.
Sit back in the lush gardens of the Himalaya Lodge and watch a sunrise with a truly magnificent Himalayan panorama. Your guide will take you on an exploration of the mountain village and surrounding countryside.
Pass grazing buffalos and goats, as well as the donkey and mule trains that convey goods to and from the Gurkha settlements. Descend to Shauli Bazaar.
Walk through rhododendron and oak forest, with wonderful mountain views through the breaks in the forest canopy. Observe and appreciate local life in the Annapurna as you pass villages and a school along the way. Reach the lodge for lunch and spend the afternoon relaxing and enjoying sweeping views of the Annapurna range.
This morning is filled wth dazzling views of the Himalayas as you follow the ridge line and descend to the village of Phedi, before transferring by road to Pokhara.
Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to Bhaktapur for a sightseeing tour of the ancient Newari City. The extraordinary Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its monuments reflect the glory days of the Malla Dynasty.
Depart Kathmandu on an overnight flight back to the UK.
Day 12: Arrive UK
Price and Other Information
- Duration and price excluding international flights: 10 days from £1,999 per person
- Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 12 days from £2,799 per person
- Single room supplement: From £700
- Walking grade: Demanding
- Guiding: Private-Guided
- Max alt: 2,400m
- Min people: 2
When to go: View Dates & Prices
- Hotel x 4 nights, trekking lodge x 5 nights
- 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners
- Experienced English speaking guide
|Year||Daily Departures†||Price From (Exc. Flights)||Options|
|All prices are per person. † Daily departures subject to availability.|
|2018/2019||From 1 Oct to 31 May||£1,999||Book or Enquire|
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