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Annapurna Trekking in Style

  • Kathmandu
  • Pokhara
  • Annapurna Region
  • 11 nights from
  • £1,575 per person
  • Trip Code: MC-1159

Holiday Overview

Annapurna Trekking in Style

A magnificent holiday for any walking enthusiast. See the highlights of the majestic Annapurna range with this carefully crafted itinerary. Expect breathtaking views from the treks, generally around 4 hours in length and overnight in comfortable lodges en route. Please note whist trekking you will have a guide and  porter (1 porter between 2 trekkers with a luggage allowance of 13kg per person).

To enhance your experience, we have included sightseeing and touring in Kathmandu and Pokhara

12 Days / 11 Nights

Start and End - Kathmandu

Annapurna Trekking in Style includes:

  • Transfers and Sightseeing as listed
  • 3 nights accommodation Kathmandu
  • 3 nights accommodation Pokhara
  • 5 nights accommodation on trek
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Day 1 - Kathmandu

A representative will meet you in the arrival area of the airport after you clear all immigration and custom formalities and greet you by offering a Khada (a traditional ceremonial scarf common in Buddhist culture, it symbolizes purity and compassion).  Depart for your stay at Hotel which is just 25 minutes’ drive in regular day traffic. Check in and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Meals Included - None

Featured accommodation

Vivanta Kathmandu

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Day 2 - Kathmandu and surrounds

After breakfast visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square  Bhaktapur Durbar Square:  Bhaktapur literally translates to ‘City of devotees’. The best preserved of the three main medieval cities of the valley, Bhaktapur comprise some of the most breathtaking religious architecture in the entire country. It has three major squares, Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, and Dattatreya Square; studded with pagoda and Shikhara-style temples.  In the afternoon proceed to Swayambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square.  Swayambhunath Stupa: Perched on top of a conical hill is a white dome with glittering golden spire is visible from all sides of the valley for many miles. This most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath Stupa, is also known as the Monkey Temple. The main stupa can be reached from two access points; a long steep stairway with 365 steps (leading directly to the main platform), and a car road leading to a longer way from the southwest entrance. This stupa too has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Sites list.  Kathmandu Durbar Square: Durbar, which means palace, is where the kings were once crowned and where they ruled from. Kathmandu has its Durbar Square at its heart, here the charm of old town blends well with traditional architecture in a rich cultural backdrop. The entire square was designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. The massive complex consists of three main squares, which is home to palaces, temples, and courtyard.  Enjoy a Rickshaw ride from Kathmandu Durbar Square to Thamel via the small alley of Ason & Indrachwok. Spend some free time in Thamel before returning to your hotel.

Meals Included - Breakfast

Featured accommodation

Vivanta Kathmandu

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Day 3 - Kathmandu - Pokhara

After breakfast proceed for a scenic drive to Pokhara

Pokhara is the third largest city in Nepal, located 200km to the west of Kathmandu.

Upon arrival check in to hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure

Meals Included – Breakfast

Featured accommodation

Atithi Resort & SPA

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Day 4 - Trekking

TREK TO SANCTUARY LODGE: (3750ft/1150m)  Breakfast at the hotel and we transfer by road with guides & porters to our trek start point {1-hour}.  Our walk will follow a ridgeline in the lower foothills of the Annapurna’s 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. Lunch is at the lodge followed by an optional walk to the village of Birethanti. Or you may choose to spend the afternoon exploring the surrounding river valley (Trek time 3-4 hours). 

Accommodation – Birethanti Sanctuary Lodge

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Day 5 - Trekking

TREK TO HIMALAYA LODGE, GHANDRUK. (6,600ft/2,012m)  After breakfast, we leave the lodge walking out through the outlying farms following the Modi River Valley. Soon we 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. 

Accommodation - Himalaya Lodge 

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

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Day 6 - Trekking

TREK TO LA BEE LODGE, LANDRUK (5415ft /1565m)  After enjoying a relaxing breakfast and the glorious views from the Himalaya Lodge, we start our trek to Landruk. 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 an hour’s trek up switch backs and steps to reach the village of Landruk. Landruk affords more glorious views of the Annapurna range. Trek time about 4 hours. Arrive in time for lunch. Your guide will take you on an exploration hike of this mountain village after lunch. 

Accommodation - Overnight La Bee Lodge 

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Day 7 - Trekking

TREK TO GURUNG LODGE, MAJGAON (1400 m)  After breakfast, we 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. 

Accommodation -  Ker & Downey Gurung Lodge

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Day 8 - Trekking

TREK TO BASANTA LODGE, DHAMPUS (5000 ft. /1525 m)  This morning we start out trekking through the unspoilt village of Patlekhet. Our walk takes us through sub-tropical forests that include tree orchids, rhododendrons and magnolias. Along the way, we will stop at the village of Pothana where many Tibetan traders live and sell their souvenirs. After about 4 ½ hours, we 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. 

Accommodation - Basanta Lodge 

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Day 9 - Trek to Pokhara

TREK TO POKHARA (3300 ft /1000 m)  After an early breakfast, we depart along the ridge & descend through the wooded hillside and terraced farmland to the valley floor. Trek time 1 ½ hours.  We then transfer by vehicle to 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. 

Meals Included – Breakfast

Featured accommodation

Atithi Resort & SPA

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Day 10 - Pokhara

After breakfast enjoy one hour boating on Phewa Lake, then Visit Davis Fall and the International Mountain Museum. In the afternoon visit Matepani Monastery and experience av daily prayer by Monks. Matepani Monastery is located (approx. 10 km/ 30 min drive from Pokhara city) Southeast of Pokhara, on top of a mountain overlooking the city. The monks pray at least twice a day, in the morning and the evening. 

Meals Included – Breakfast

Featured accommodation

Atithi Resort & SPA

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Day 11 - Pokhara - Kathmandu

After breakfast enjoy the scenic drive to Kathmandu  In evening, proceed for the farewell dinner at local restaurant with Nepalese Cultural Dance Show 

Meals Included – Breakfast & Dinner

Featured accommodation

Vivanta Kathmandu

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Day 12 - Kathmandu

Today your tour concludes with a transfer to the airport.

Meals Included - Breakfast

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