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Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek | 14 Days

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At a Glance:
Tour Code: NALT005 Style: Trekking | Hiking Holidays
Grading: Maximum Altitude: 5400m
Transport: Private Duration: 14 Days
Start in: Kathmandu |Airport End in: Kathmandu |Airport
Price: US$ 2450 per person
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. It offers the 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, 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 to trek, then this trek has been made just for you, so, hurry up!

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

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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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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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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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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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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