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Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek | 14 Days

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At a Glance:
Tour Code: ALLT014
Style: Trekking | Hiking Holidays
Grading:
Maximum Altitude: 2000m
Transport: Private
Duration: 14 Days
Start in: Kathmandu |Airport
End in: Kathmandu |Airport
Price: US$ 2450 per person
Best Season: Feb-May, Sept-Nov
Trip Description

The Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek is one of the newest walking treks in the Annapurna area. It is an ideal introduction to hiking in Nepal in a luxurious way. It offers travelers a life time opportunity to experience a taste of the natural and cultural wonders of Nepal. One can enjoy the view of continuously stretching ranges of majestic peaks, picturesque landscapes, green hills and lush farming villages, the hospitality of friendly inhabitants along with their rich culture.
This trek takes the travelers through relatively gentle walk traversing Nepal's Middle Hills and is designed for those who have no experience of Himalayan trekking. The path of this passes through Annapurna foothills 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 villages falling on the way.
So, what are you looking for? If the unavailability of luxurious facilities during the trek had been the reason for you to not go trekking, then this trek has been made just for you, so, hurry up! If this trek doesn't encourage much, then there is also an option i.e. Everest Luxury Trek.

Outline Itinerary
  • Day 1: Arrival and transfer to hotel
  • Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Day 3: Trek to Sanctuary Lodge (3750ft/1150m)
  • Day 4: Trek to Himalaya Lodge, Ghandruk (6,600ft/2,000m)
  • Day 5: Himalaya Lodge
  • Day 6: Trek to Bee Village Lodge, Lhandruk (5415 ft /1565 m)
  • Day 7: Trek to Gurung Lodge, Majgaun (4620 ft / 1400m)
  • Day 8: Trek to Basanta Lodge, Dhampus (5000 ft / 1525 m)
  • Day 9: Trek to Pokhara (2640 ft /830 m)
  • Day 10: Seti River Camp (1000 ft / 300m)
  • Day 11: Seti River Camp (1000 ft / 300 m)
  • Day 12: Raft and transfer to Kathmandu (4265 ft / 1300 m)
  • Day 13: Day at leisure/ reserve day in case of flight cancel/Hotel
  • Day 14: Drive to Airport for Return flight
Highlights of the tour:
  • Luxury lodges and spectacular Annapurna views
  • Classic easy paced trekking holiday in Nepal
  • Panaromic view of mountains and himalayas
  • Visiting of ancient palace, temples of Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Explore white water rafting
  • Beautiful Pokhara valley excursion
What's Included:
  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • All sightseeing trip as mentioned
  • All entry fees during sightseeing
  • All Hotel accommodation
  • All Transport on Private Coach
  • 3 meals during trek
  • Pokhara valley tour
What's Not Included:
  • Lunch and dinner in the city
  • Drinks and bar bill
  • Tipping.
  • Personal Insurance
  • Additional costs due to illness, force majeure, changes of flight and itinerary
  • Other things not mentioned.
  • Nepalese visa 40$ for 30 days multiple
Holiday Information

Joining Arrangements & Transfers

All Clients travelling to Kathmandu will be met at the airport by a TTG representative who will arrange the transfer to the group hotel.  Please look at our logo at the arrival gate. 

 

Accommodation

While in Kathmandu the group will stay in a mentioned hotel or hotels with similar categories as on itinerary.  We choose hotels not too far from the main downtown. Most of our hotels will be in central Thamel so that you can shop, eat and go anywhere easily.

Whilst on trek we spend in best possible Luxury lodges/tea houses. The Nepalese trekking lodges also known as 'tea-houses' are simple, friendly and atmospheric. As they are far from the nearest road is it not surprising that they are simple establishments as everything must be carried up by porters or animals. Most of these lodges have heated dining areas which are often attractively decorated. Bedrooms are unheated with wooden beds and foam mattress and blanket but you will get bed heater or hot water bag in the evening if needed during cold season. No sleeping bag is needed for Luxury trek. The lodges have private washing and toilet facilities with solar powered showers and battery charging facilities. Staying at the lodges is a great way to meet fellow hikers and the locals. Most accommodation is arranged on a twin sharing basis and if you are travelling by yourself you will room with another single traveller of the same sex. Please note, however, that at several of the places we stay, there is a limited rooms. Where this is the case, the group will be split amongst the available rooms and this could be unsegregated male/female. Hotel nights in Kathmandu and on the trek single rooms are available for a supplementary cost. 

 

Solo Travellers

Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and we do not charge a single supplement. We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the entire trip. If you prefer to have your own single room then you have to pay single supplement, however the single room is only possible in Kathmandu not on the trek.

 

Food

Typical meals provided in the lodges will include some Nepali dishes and some international cuisine from pizza and chips. However as a responsible tour operator we encourage you to eat local food whenever possible because this will help the local economic and these local foods are always fresh.

We order meals in advance and your trip leader will suggest you what is safe and good to eat there. Breakfast will usually be porridge, eggs, bread, lunch will be a simple meal with a like noodle, rice, and dinner will be 2 courses consisting of soup, main meal. All drinks & beverages and Deserts are extra. In Kathmandu breakfast is included if you have booked the hotel with us. If you are vegetarian is great if not we still recommend you to stay vegetarian especially during the trek.

 

A Typical Day

Shortly after first light you should wake and start packing your kitbag and making preparations for the day. Coming down to the dining room we will be served breakfast from the lodge kitchen before setting off on the day’s trek. We will generally reach our lunch stop by mid-day after around 3 or 4 hours of trekking. Lunch is taken at tea houses along the route. This is normally a leisurely affair and is a great time for relaxing, reading and sitting in the sun. Our porters usually catch up with the group during lunch and then are well on their way to the evening’s stop by the time we set off again. It is usual for the afternoon’s walk to be shorter than the morning session. On arrival at the lodge the trek leader will organise everyone’s room. After checking in to your room you may wish to relax with a beer on the terrace of your lodge before taking dinner. Dinner is taken in the dining room which normally has some form of heating. This is a great time of day for reliving the events of the trek so far and for general socialising. By 9.00pm most trekkers will have retired to bed and by 10.pm the whole lodge will be asleep.

 

Group Leader & Support Staff

The group will be led by an experienced English-speaking local leader, and on trek will have the services of porters to carry luggage. 

 

Spending Money

Approximately US$400-600 (or equivalent Australian dollars, Euros etc.) changed into local currency, should be sufficient for miscellaneous personal expenses including tips for guide/porters, drinks for all trips & meals in the city. It is not necessary to obtain local currency (Nepali rupees) prior to departure. Sterling, US Dollars and Euros are equally acceptable for exchange in Nepal. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash, since you will exchange the majority of this on the day of your arrival in Kathmandu. If you prefer not to carry all of your spending money in cash, it is possible to withdraw money (rupees only) from ATMs in Kathmandu using your debit or credit card. During the trek it is possible to buy snacks, chocolate, tea, coffee, soft drinks and beer on most days. Please be aware that since everything has to be carried up, these items become more expensive as you gain altitude.

 

Guidance on Tipping

Tipping is the accepted way of saying ‘thank you’ for good service. Tips do not form part of the wages of your guides, porters and trek crew but they are very much appreciated. It is important to remember that tipping is voluntary and should be dependent on good service. Normally the tips are given at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group rather than from individuals. Most groups will give the tips with a bit of ceremony (or sometimes a party) on the last evening, to mark the end of the trip. The level of tipping should be determined by the group as a whole with everyone contributing an equal amount that all are comfortable with. As a rough guide, we recommend about 10% of your trip.  At the end of a trek many people also like to donate various items of their equipment to the porters and trek staff who work so hard to make the trip a success. Boots, gloves, hats, scarves and even socks (clean of course) are always warmly received by the porters. Technical clothing and equipment such as head-torches and trekking poles are highly prized by the Shepa crews. If you think you would like to donate equipment at the end of your trip, your local trip leader will make arrangements for a fair distribution among the trek crew.

 

Baggage Allowance 

Your baggage on trek will be carried by porters. The packed weight of your trek bag whilst trekking should be no more than 12kg. It is possible to leave clothes or other items not required on trek at the hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Domestic flight from Pokhara has 20KG of baggage allowance so it is not a problem at all.

 

Altitude

This holiday involves going to high altitude. During the course of your trip you will reach altitudes in excess of 4200m metres. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. When we plan an itinerary we consider this very carefully and plan our holiday so spend many nights before getting to high point. 

Here you can find further information about Altitude Sickness.

 

Equipment List

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 12 kgs for the porter.

You must bring the following items:

  • Hiking boots
  • Socks
  • Trekking trousers
  • Waterproof over trousers
  • Underwear
  • Baselayer shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Warm jacket (down)
  • Sunhat
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Daypack 30 litres
  • Headtorch and spare batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 Litre x2 ( one for hot and one for cold)
  • Sleeping bag (comfort rated -10°C)
  • Washbag and toiletries
  • Toilet paper (you can also buy this in the lodges if necessary)
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel
  • Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)
  • Small padlock (to lock trek bag)
  • Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets.

The following items are optional:

  • Trekking poles (recommended)
  • Trainers or similar
  • Spare laces
  • Shorts
  • Thermal baselayer - leggings
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Travel clothes
  • Camera
  • Pen-knife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)

Find more details about Equipment Checklist.

 

Notes

The Nepalese are still traditional and conservative in the way they dress. Therefore to avoid embarrassment on both sides we recommend that you respect this and do not wear revealing clothing or sleeveless tops while visiting Nepal. Shorts are acceptable, but they should reach to just above the knee and be modest and for women it is preferable to wear trousers or a long skirt.

 

Passport & Visas

A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice. If you are travelling outside the EU you should have at least 2 blank pages in your passport for each country that you visit. 

All nationalities require a visa. The visa fee is $30 for 15 days, $50 for 30 days, $125 for 90 days and is obtainable on arrival. Payment must be made in cash and USD, GBP or Euros are accepted. Please bring small change. Bring 4 passport size photos for different permits.

 

Trekking Permits – what do we need from you?

We need your passport copy to make the necessary permit and arrangement. Please make sure we have this one month ahead of your trip.

 

Health & Vaccinations

You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended in the UK e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. On holidays to more remote areas you should also have a dentist checkup. 

Know more about how you can stay healthy in Nepal: Staying Healthy in Nepal.

 

Currency

The unit of currency in Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee. We can change this money in Kathmandu which has better rate than hotels and Airports. Guides will show you the place after arrival.

 

Electricity Supply & Plug

We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at:

http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/

 

Preparing For Your Trip

It makes a lot of sense to spend some time before coming on a trekking holiday getting some additional exercise. The fitter you are, after all, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. We suggest that you adopt a weekly exercise regime leading up to your trip. Regular hiking in hill country is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardio vascular fitness and stamina. Note that you will encounter a lot of steps on the trail while ascending and you might wish to tailor your exercise to take this into account. Whatever your preparation you should make time to spend at least a few days prior to your trip making long walks in hilly country. It is also a good idea to do some reading about the country and the culture of the local people before you embark on an adventure holiday.

 

Climate

October to November and March to May are the best times for trekking in Nepal. These months either side of the summer monsoon season are neither too hot in the foothills nor too cold in the higher elevations and they offer the best conditions for trekking. Pre-monsoon is the best time to see the colourful blooms of the rhododendron at lower elevations. The post-monsoon months usually offer the clearest skies and the most settled weather. At either of these periods you will encounter a wide range of daytime temperatures during your trip from approximately 25ºC in Kathmandu to approximately 14ºC at 3000 metres, and approximately -1ºC at highest point. The ‘real feel’ temperature in the middle of the day will be much warmer than this but at night in the rarefied air the temperatures plummet and you can expect to experience overnight temperatures below freezing anywhere above 3000 metres. Extended periods of rain or snow are very unlikely outside of the monsoon period but short lived storms can and do occur.

 

Books

  • Lonely Planet Guide to Nepal. Lonely Planet
  • Rough Guide to Nepal. Rough Guides
  • Trekking and Climbing in Nepal. Steve Razzetti
  • Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya. Stan Armington
  • Kathmandu and the Kingdom of Nepal. Prakash Raj
  • Portraits of People: Nepal Himalayas. Eric Valli

 

Maps

Annapurna Base Camp. 1:50,000. Nepal Maps

A good scale map with contour interval at 40 metres. This is the definitive map for the Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek.

 

Not to forget?!

Please do not forget to come with a positive attitude, flexibility, a sense of humor and appetite of adventure and discovery.

What others are saying about us ?

What Lonely Planet said about us: “Long-established trekking company with a breadth of experience and an easy-to-find location.” 

What Rough Guide said about us: "A very reliable, super friendly agency offering top-notch service.”

What Stefan Loose said about us: Ein Absolut verlässlicher, superfreundlisher veranstalter  mit erstlkassigem Service.” 

What Petit Futé said about us: “une agence engagée avec une belle expertise du terrain.” 

Dates & Price:

The Following dates and prices are LAND ONLY itinerary joining in Kathmandu. Please make your own flight arrangements. If you need some help to arrange an international flight, we can suggest you some agents who are specialized on ticketing.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE - No surcharge guarantee whether you are booking for this year or the next, we have undertaken to guarantee that all of our Land Only prices will not change once you have booked your holiday.

DATE WITH FESTIVAL & EVENTS - recommended If you are planning your holiday and want to have once in a life time experience then chose the date that combined with events or festivals. It will enhance an experience of life time in your holiday.


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Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to hotel

Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. A traditional warm welcome by our airport representative. Short briefing about the package in the hotel. Typical welcome dinner in the evening.

  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals:B
  • Distance:6km
  • Time:30min

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing

You will be taken for sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley to explore the vibrant city after breakfast at your hotel.Drive to famous Buddhist Stupa Swayambunath, also known as Monkey temple, on the hill of Kathmandu Valley where you can see stunning view of mountains and Kathmandu valley.This temple attracts Buddhists and tourists from around the world.Swayambhunath Stupa is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible from far and wide.Next is Pashupatinath, the temple of Lord Shiva.This is probably the most famous temple for Hindu in Indian Sub-continent.There is crematorium beside the temple where dead bodies are burnt to ashes. After exploring Pashupatinath you will visit fascinating sights of Patan Durbar Square, one of the most glorious examples of traditional Nepalese architecture, full of centuries old temples and palaces.

  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals:B
  • Distance:15 km
  • Time:6 hrs

Day 3: Trek to Sanctuary Lodge (3750ft/1150m)

After an optional early morning flight to Mount Everest, You fly to Pokhara (3300 ft /1000 m). You'll have a briefing at the before transfer by road with guides & porters to the trek start point {1-hour}.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 3-4 hours).
Overnight in Sanctuary Lodge

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Distance:5 km
  • Time:45 min drive 2 hrs trek

Day 4: Trek to Himalaya Lodge, Ghandruk (6,600ft/2,000m)

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

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Distance:12 km
  • Time:5 hrs
  • Ascent:900 m

Day 5: Himalaya Lodge

You will wake up this morning with tea and coffee served in the garden and watch the sunrise over Annapurna South, Annapurna 1, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and the Fishtail. After enjoying a relaxing breakfast and the glorious views from the Himalaya Lodge, our guide will take you on an exploration of this mountain village and the surrounding countryside. Ghandruk was once a major recruitment centre for the famous Gurkha soldiers. The women of Ghandruk maintain a local industry of weaving traditional Nepalese rugs.
Overnight in Himalaya Lodge

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D

Day 6: Trek to Bee Village Lodge, Lhandruk (5415 ft /1565 m)

After enjoying a relaxing breakfast and the glorious views from the Himalaya Lodge, You will start your trek to to Lhandruk. After leaving the village of Ghandruk, the trail descends steeply to the banks of the Modi River. 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 Modi. From here is it about a hour’s trek up switch backs and steps to reach the village of Lhandruk. Lhandruk affords more glorious views of the Annapurna range. Trek time about 4 hours. Arrive in time for lunch. Your guide will take you on a exploration hike of this mountain village after lunch.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Descent: 435m
  • Distance:9 km
  • Time:4 hrs
  • Ascent:300 m

Day 7: Trek to Gurung Lodge, Majgaun (4620 ft / 1400m)

After breakfast, you will leave the Bee Lodge & trek to Ker & Downey's Gurung Lodge. Today’s trek contours the side of the hill, with small ups and downs, passing through villages and farmland. Trek time to the Lodge is about 4 hours. You’ll reach the Gurung Lodge in time for lunch with optional afternoon hikes to the surrounding villages.
Overnight Ker & Downey Gurung Lodge

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Descent: 200m
  • Distance:12km
  • Time:5Hrs
  • Ascent:300m

Day 8: Trek to Basanta Lodge, Dhampus (5000 ft / 1525 m)

This morning you will start out trekking through the unspoiled village of Patlekhet. After walking you will pass through sub-tropical forests that include tree orchids, rhododendrons and magnolias. Along the way, you will stop at the village of Pothana where many Tibetan traders live and sell their souvenirs. After about 3 ½ 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

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Descent: 465m
  • Distance:14km
  • Time:6Hrs
  • Ascent:590m

Day 9: Trek to Pokhara (2640 ft /830 m)

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.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B
  • Descent: 500m
  • Distance:8km
  • Time:3Hrs

Day 10: Seti River Camp (1000 ft / 300m)

This morning you will transfer to Damauli, a journey of some 1½ hours through the countryside. Here you will met our experienced boat crew, who will give you a full briefing prior to launch. The Seti River has no road access so the river and surrounding valley remain pristine. Floating down the river gives you a chance to see village life along the banks as well as the abundant variety of birds. There will be a picnic lunch on a sandy beach on the way to the camp. Today, there are 2 small rapids of no more than grade 2 and are no longer than 165 ft / 50 metres. The remainder of the trip is very much a float experience. Upon arrival, you will be shown to your safari style tent with beds, changing room, veranda and attached bathroom. Rafting time 2 to 3 hours depending on water levels.
Overnight Seti River Camp

  • Accomodation: camp
  • Meals:B L D
  • Descent: 530m
  • Time:2Hrs

Day 11: Seti River Camp (1000 ft / 300 m)

Today you will have a layover day at the Seti River Camp. This second day allows you time to truly relax. In the morning, you’ll hike through surrounding forests to remote nearby villages where no other travel companies go. After you hike, you can take a dip in the river. Lunch is at the camp. The afternoon is free to explore the landscaped gardens, riverbank, or just relax in a hammock or tree house. Evenings are spent around an open fire of driftwood, at this unique safari-style river camp.
Overnight in Seti River Camp

  • Accomodation: camp
  • Meals:B L D
  • Time:2Hrs

Day 12: Raft and transfer to Kathmandu (4265 ft / 1300 m)

The morning is spent rafting. There are 5 class 2 rapids. Again, each is no more than 165 ft / 50 metres. The remainder of the trip is a float when you can enjoy the surrounding countryside. Rafting time will be 2 to 3 hours depending on water levels. On completion of the rafting, you transfer to Kathmandu by vehicle, a 4 ½ hour drive. The road follows the Trisuli river before climbing over the ridge of mountains that surround the Kathmandu valley. Arrive at your hotel in the afternoon with the rest of the day and evening free. Overnight in Gokarna Forest Resort or Radisson Hotel

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B

Day 13: Day at leisure/ reserve day in case of flight cancel/Hotel

It’s a leisure time in Kathmandu, where the rest of the day is free for shopping, sightseeing or relaxing. This is an extra day in case of bad weather. Free time to explore Kathmandu before transferring to the airport for flight back.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B

Day 14: 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.

  • Accomodation: B
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Reviews:
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Tracy M

Jun 09 2017

I can't say enough about our friendly knowledgeable local guide Hari who lead us on our 10 day trekking adventure to ABC, as well as the professional, friendly service provided by Trekking Team Group from our first meeting. We were able to discuss and arrange all the important details of our trek within a day of our arrival to Kathmandu. The next day we were off and trekking. The company was very professional, and arranged all of the logistics for us as we had requested, without any pressure to amend our plans. We were able to relax and enjoy the experience and the beautiful Himalaya at our own pace. It was wonderful and I will definitely request their services again on my next (I'm certain) visit to Nepal.

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Cat G
United Kingdom

Jan 09 2017

We had a a really great time on our trek, excellent views and comfortable accomodation all round. Our guide, Hari, was very knolwedgeable and friendly. As it was our first ten day trek, we were a little cautious of the Winter weather and the high altitude, but with a bit of luck (no snow!) and an attentive guide, we felt very at ease. I decided to take a poter later down the road and Hari also helped organised a reliable and friendly gentleman to join us. The Trekking Team Group also help organise donations to a local Secondary School in need of stationary and school supplies, through a great charity called 'Pack for a Purpose'. It's worth checking out if you have some space in your backpack before leaving Kathmandu, all very organised and an easy way to support the community. Thank you for an enjoyeable experience!

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Wouter W

Sep 25 2016

We've been doing the Annapurna panorama trek with Trekking Team Group and we were very happy with our experience. Our guide, Bir, really took his time to tailor the trip to our needs. We had to change the itinerary halfway because of the weather conditions. Also his several anecdotes about the landscapes, fauna and flora, etc. were really interesting and helpful and allowed us to enjoy our trip even more.
Furthermore their ecological way of traveling seems to be unique, we didn't have to buy any (expensive) water bottles because we got to purify them in less than a minute by UV.
Of course, there's always room for improvement. First, our polite and enjoyable porter named Babu, didn't wear the appropriate shoes for the trekking. On his flip-flops he carried our backpack for six days. And yes he did excellent, and yes he often walked faster than us (!), but we didn't feel right about this. When we came across leeches, his feet were bleeding. When I addressed this matter to Bir, he said that 'They didn't knew this and if he had said this to them in advance, they would have given him appropriate shoes.' This is not right, you can not expect from a porter to give that information in advance (btw Bir knows Babu now for 4 years), it's the agencies' responsibility to make sure all their members have appropriate clothing and footwear. Idea for anybody who wants to do a trekking: there are companies who rent clothing and shoes for porters. Sadly enough we knew this too late.
Another issue is the slight male dominance present during the trekking. Some 'important questions' like "Would you like to drink some local alcohol-based drink?" or "What do you think, do we walk further to the next town or..?" were mostly only addressed to my boyfriend, while I was sitting next to him. Not a nice feeling, being a woman.
Overall, our trekking was a nice 6-day trip through jungle, forest, villages and beautiful landscapes with waterfalls en rivers. Our company, Bir and Babu, were also very enjoyable and we had a lot of fun together (playing games in de lodges for instance). Bir is a responsable guide and has so much knowledge about and experience with trekking, the mountains,... His boss from Trekking Team Group called him several times to make sure our team's health and atmosphere were ok. Definitely an agency and guide we recommend.

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This is ADVENTURE travel, and many of the trip destinations in this site are remote areas, within under developed countries, where events are less predictable than is usually the case in. The unexpected is the norm in these areas and, despite painstaking planning and organization, our adventure trips can never be taken for granted like regular trips. Many of the places that we visit do not have the same quality of emergency health and safety services that you are used to in the developed world. Internal flights can be canceled, road transport is generally uncomfortable and unreliable, and hotels often do not approach the standards of the West.

 

IF YOU ARE NOT PREPARED FOR THIS, YOU SHOULD NOT TRAVEL WITH US. This unpredictability also means that the itineraries that we put forward for each of our trips should be seen as statements of intent, rather than as contractual obligations. A variety of factors, including weather, transport difficulties and political instability, might dictate that we change any itinerary. The trip leader will make any changes that are necessary, after consultation with the group. Only rarely will such changes be significant, and we will always do everything within our powers to minimize the effects of the enforced changes. We cannot be held responsible for the results of changes or delays, irrespective of how they are caused.

What makes this trip different ?

Trekking Team Group is the major supporter of Ambe Foundation, an apolitical and not-for-profit organisation. We contribute our support for the development of some community schools in remote villages in Nuwakot district. We have been supporting Gramin Devi School and Khumbeshwori School, both community-based educational institutions, through donation, sponsorship and partnership in various projects.

Donation

Trekking Team Group donates one percentage of its total business profits to the foundation on yearly basis. The donated amount supports the ongoing maintenance of Gramin Devi School and Khumbeshwori School in Nuwakot.

Sponsorship

One of the major activities of Ambe Foundation is the children sponsorship programme. It is conducted in full collaboration with Trekking Team Group.

Partnership (Volunteering Program)

The Ambe Volunteer Programme, organised by Ambe Foundation and Trekking Team Group, aims to mobilise teams of experts and interested individuals effectively for education, health and community development in Nuwakot district.

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