Luxury Annapurna Lodge Treks - 10 Days

The  Luxury Annapurna Lodge Trek is one of the newly discovered 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. Additionally, the Himalayan wild animals along with rare and beautiful bird species can be encountered during the 11 Days of  Luxury Annapurna Trekking.

This Luxury Annapurna Trekking  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 Mountain 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.

Trip Highlights

  • Alluring views of gigantic mountain ranges including Annapurna Mountain Range
  •  Interesting cultures and unique way of living of Gurung and Magars residing in the Annapurna
    Region
  • Green rolling hills and lush forests of Rhododendrons, oak and pine
  • Tantalizing Sunrise views from Poonhill
  • Added adventure with Suspension bridges and steep walk
  • Chances to encounter wild Himalayan mammals and beautiful birds

The  Luxury Annapurna Lodge Trek is one of the newly discovered 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. Additionally, the Himalayan wild animals along with rare and beautiful bird species can be encountered during the 11 Days of  Luxury Annapurna Trekking.

This Luxury Annapurna Trekking  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 Mountain 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.

Some people think that trekking or walking trips is only for adventure travelers where you can’t get any kind of luxury things. But if only you can combine the adventure with luxury then it will be simply awesome. Trekking around Pokhara (low altitude) and staying in the luxury lodges where you can get better services either that is your accommodation or the food we provide. In your entire trekking days you can enjoy the wonderful views of Annapurna South, Himchuli, Annapurna I (8091 meters), Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Annapurna V. Mount Fish Tail (Machhapuchre).  The lodges where you will be staying provide the highest level of services with landscaped gardens, comfortable lounges, happy hours and bedrooms including hot showers and western toilets.

Luxury Annapurna Treks is a good combination of relaxation and exploration in the Annapurna Himalayan region, which is worthy enough according to the budget of this Luxury Trekking.  This Luxury Annapurna Treks simply provides the luxury with combination of the adventure and thrill.

Day 1
Arrival to TIA airport. Pick up from there then check in to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.

When you arrive in Kathmandu airport, our agency representative will be waiting for you in the airport holding our company and your name play card. From airport our agency representative will escort you to the 5 star hotel, which is specially booked for you. After you check in to the hotel, our agency representative will brief you about your trip schedule. Then you will rest and fed your flight sickness till next day.

Overnight in Kathmandu 5-4 Star hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2
Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

After breakfast, Free day in Kathmandu or you can visit to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, BodhanathStupa-the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world! Patan Durbar Square is the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley with age old tradition also called Lalitpur-the city of fine arts. SwayambhunathStupa-the 2000 years old legendary stupa on the hillock also nick-named as monkey temple. Your day tour ends Kathmandu Durbar Square Showcasing living goddess Kumari Temple. But one day is not enough to visit all places.

Overnight in Kathmandu 5-4 Star hotel in Kathmandu

Day 3
Fly to Pokhara

After breakfast at hotel, fly to Pokhara which will take 30 minutes by domestic flight. After arrived at Pokhara, transfer to hotel. Overnight at5-4 Star hotel in pokhara

Included meals : Breakfast & Bed

Day 4
Trek to Birethati - Sanctuary Lodge, (1100 meters)

After breakfast, transfer to the trek starting point Birethanti, you will take a private vehicle to reach the starting point of the trek which is Nayapul. After an hours ride, you will reach Nayapul.

From Nayapul you will begin your trek to the Sanctuary Lodge. You will trek along a ridgeline in the lower foothills of the Annapurna Region until the route drops to the Sanctuary Lodge at Modi River Valley.As the name suggests this lodge situated in a picturesque setting alongside the Modi River is the perfect place to enjoy nature.You will get amazing views of the sacred Machhapuchhre also known as the Fish Tail Mountain and other mountains from here.The rooms are clean with facilities like wifi, hot showers, central bar etc and the food here is amazing too.

Included meals : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 5
Trek to Ghandruk -Himalaya Lodge, (2000 metres)

Today we will head to the ghandrukour hiking will be for Ghandruk. After an amazing breakfast at the Sanctuary Lodge, you will begin your trek to the Himalaya Lodge at Ghandruk.This is harsh uphill hiking and it begins with a hike through small settlements of Gurung people, terraced rice fields and forests. The views of the surrounding mountains on the trail are eye-soothing.After some hours of hiking, you will reach Ghandruk, but the Lodge is on the top of the village, one hour of steep climb away.

Once you reach the Lodge, you will get to see smiling friendly faces with refreshments waiting for you.Snacks will be served on the trail while you’ll get the lunch at the Lodge shortly after you freshen up.This Lodge is the nearest one to the Annapurna Range and the view outside is dominated mainly by Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre. The sunrise and sunsets are also worth watching from here.Breakfast is one of the highlights of the lodge. They are served on the lawn with spectacular views of the mountains like the Fishtail as the backdrop emerging from the morning fog, makes it a picturesque moment.

Included meals : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 6
Trek to Majgaun - Gurung Lodge (1400 metres)

After delicious breakfast in the Himalaya Lodge, we will hike for Majgaun. We will descend down to Annapurna Sanctuary. We will trek down through terraces and small hamlets. In 3 hours we will reach Shauli Bazaar. Then our way follow the ModiKhola (River). In 2 hours we will reach Gurung Lodge for your luxurious overnight stay. This lodge is best known for the great hospitality and services.

Included meals : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 7
Trek to Dhampus, Basanta Lodge

After breakfast, you will begin your trek towards Dhampus. Your trek today is relatively easy, your trek will begin with a walk through the villages of Tolka, BheriKharka, and Pothana. The trail crosses forests of orchids, rhododendrons, magnolias and red sandal trees. Today you will stay at Basanta lodge. Once you reach the Lodge, you can enjoy a hearty lunch and then choose to go for a walk through the old village of Dhampus.

The Basanta Lodge at Dhampus offers panoramic views of the Phedi and Mardi Valleys along with the entire Annapurna Range.

Included meals : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 8
Trek to Phedi and drive Pokhara

After breakfast, you will commence on your last bit of trekking of this trip. It is an easy and fun 1.5 – 2 hours trek to Phedi.You will start your trek with descending through stairs and rippling terrain and finally through hilly land to reach Phedi.From here, you will take a private vehicle to Pokhara. On the way, you can choose to visit the Tibetan refugee camp. You can explore Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and their local market in the refugee camp. Overnight stay at 5 starhotels in Pokhara.

Included meals : Breakfast & Bed

Day 9
Fly from Pokhara to Katmandu

Fly from Pokhara to Katmandu 30 min by domestic flight as you wish to have in your package. Then you will be transfer to hotel, late noon shopping mementos around market and typical Nepali dinner party with culture show. Overnight at 5 star hotel in Kathmandu

Included meals : Breakfast & Bed

Day 10
Transfer to airport for International departure.

The journey comes to an end today! A representative from Nepal Trekking in Himalayas will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight

Price Includes

  • Airport Pick Up and Drop via private transport
  • 3 Nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 5-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • 2 Nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 4-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Welcome Dinner at Nepalese Typical Restaurant with Nepalese Traditional Music and Dance
  • Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guide and private transportation
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner while Trekking
  • All government taxes and Annapurna Conservation Area entry fees as well as local charge
  • Best available twin sharing lodges for accommodation
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • TIMS CARD (Trekking Information Management System). We need two photograph each for permit.
  • Required number of experienced English speaking guides ((trained by Ministry of tourism), and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment’s, their food and accommodation).
  • 07 days porter wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • 07 days guide wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • Rescue arrangement in emergency situation & worst weather condition
  • Necessary ground transportation depending upon your request (via tourist bus or private vehicle).
  • Domestic Airfare (Kathmandu to Pokhara, Pokhara to Kathmandu and domestic airport tax) for
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag, down jacket/duffle bag (we provide these if necessary).
  • All necessary Domestic airport taxes.
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish disposal.
  • Our service charge and government taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • All meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra Hotel night stay in Kathmandu.
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, such as ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare
  • Energetic chocolate/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food snacks etc
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fees which can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport
  • Sightseeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned herein
1. How difficult are the treks?

It depends on the individuals’ adaptation of walking in any situation and at any circumstances. It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available. Difficulty of the treks depends on the region of the trek and duration of it. Shorter treks tend to be easier while longer ones require some physical fitness.

2. How safe Women traveling alone with your company?

Completely, we assure the safety and security of the women travelling with us. We will provide the privacy that the women need. We will also give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking.

3. What is tea house trekking?

Tea House Trek – is a trek during which at the end of each trekking day you stay for overnight in Tea Houses. “Trekking Guide Team Adventure” also organizes Camping Treks during which you stay for overnight in tents which our guides will set up for you and food during such treks will be cooked by our experienced cook.

4. Can I get Nepal visa on arrival?

Yes, you can get it in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. As you arrive to airport fill the form and proceed to the visa line. You have to pay 25US$ for 15 days of visa from the day of issue, 40US$ for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days of tourist visa. For this you have to bring two passport size photos.

5. What is the best air route to my destination?

There are enough airline companies operating daily flights from Middle East of Kathmandu. Kathmandu only has got only international airport in Nepal so, where ever you are coming from you must come through tribhuvan international airport.

6. What type of insurance should I have before come to Nepal? Can I get it there?

For coming to Nepal you should have both medical and Rescue evacuation insurance. Yes you can get it here too, but we recommend purchasing it in your own country to avoid any last minute hassle and basal.

7. When should I travel to Nepal?

In Nepal it rains a lot between Junes to August. You too can enjoy great treks during this period of year in rain shadow region. But if you planning for more popular trek autumn and spring is the best time. As during this period climate will be moderate and will favorable for the trekking.

8. What kinds of banking facilities in Nepal?

Nepal has modern banking facilities having branches of some international bank. Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as American Express, Visa and Master card are accepted. Nepal also has ATM facilities.

9. When should I book my trip?

We suggest you to book your trip in advance to avoid the disappointment and hassles. We too will make an effort to accommodate last minute bookings but some time due to the last minute planning we may unintentionally make few mistake which may offend you so it will be better to do advance booking.

10. Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

Yes, our agency representative will pick you from airport. We will be displaying our placard of your name with our agency name.

11. How much spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will be at and package, facilities you may choose . However our trip profile will give you information about how to budget form additional meals, optional excursions and extra expenses that might occur in any specific trip.

12. Does your company help to arrange domestic flight, international flight, hotel bookings and other services?

Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home town. But domestic flight ticket will be included in our package. Other help like river rafting, city guided tour, mountain flight, jungle safari will be provided according to your necessities.

13. What is the physical conditioning level needed for trekking?

If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should do long day hikes at your home.

14. Is a Trekking permit needed?

Permit is not required for trekking in Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and some other regions. However, conservation permits or National park permits are required. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal where trekking permits are required.

15. Are the food / water safe to eat / drink?

All the meals are prepared with high standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetables are soaked in iodine before preparation. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

16. What happens if there is an emergency?

All of our guides are trained with first aid and have basic idea about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

17. What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 30% of total price as advance deposit to conform reservation before arriving to Nepal. Rest of the payment can be paid after arrival.

18. Can we bring some food from home?

You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

20. Is there any communication when we are on the mountain?

In the way in many villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephones from where you can make international calls. And now a days we have the internet facilities most of the trekking destination.

21. What’s the difference between trekking, hiking and mountain climbing?

You can do all day walk, where you stay overnight (or several nights) at three activities in Nepal, but they are quite different things. Trekking is a multi-the place you’ve walked to.
Hiking generally refers to a one-day walk. It might be two hours or eight, but if it takes place within a single day, it’ll probably be referred to as a hike.
Mountain climbing is another thing entirely. It takes special equipment, training and comes with more risk. Neither trekking nor hiking require any special skill, other than the ability to walk.

Permit & Entry Fees:

It is compulsory to pay Everest National Park entry fee and TIMS card to trek in this area.

Medical Support:

An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

Accommodation and meals:

During Deluxe Trekking we pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permit and transportation.

Water:

Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks. You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

Best Season for Everest Panorama View Trek 

  • Spring : March – May
  • Summer: June – August
  • Autumn: September – November
  • Winter: December – February

While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.

Check-list of personal equipment:

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swim wear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woollen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun block
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

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