On this Private Journey to Annapurna luxury lodge trek, experience this extraordinary Himalayan beauty on a delightful lodge-based trek under the gaze of mighty Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machapuchare and This is an ideal introduction to trekking in Nepal while staying at high quality Ker and Downey lodges in the Annapurna region.

Trekking in Nepal has always been associated with sleeping in small tents on hard beds or mats, washing in cold water, sharing communal toilets and living fairly basically. Located in the Annapurna Mountains, the Ker and Downey Lodges offer the perfect opportunity to experience trekking in the Himalaya in luxury and comfort. With hot showers, comfortable beds and great food, these lodges are the best on offer whilst trekking

The Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek is one of the newest and best of family walking treks in the Annapurna area. A short family lodge trek in the foothills of the Annapurna Himalaya, with luxury lodge accommodation and both Kathmandu and Bhaktapur sightseeing. The trail between lodges takes you through beautiful Nepalese villages with spectacular views of the Annapurna region. This trek is a relatively gentle walk designed for the first time trekker in the low-lying hills fringing Pokhara. It is a culturally rich journey through Gurung villages with an ever increasing build-up of mountain views. We trek for six days through the Annapurna foothills with about five hours walking each day. Using a series of luxury lodges we offer a much higher standard of comfort than is normally available while trekking. Each lodge has twin rooms, attached bathrooms, hot running water, a dining room, gardens and stunning views.

Trip Facts:

09 Nights / 10 Days
Kathmandu, Pokhara, Majgaun, Dhampus, Ghandruk, Landruk
MODE OF TOURS: Private transportation + 5 days trek from Pokhara + 45min Mountain flight
2 to 8 persons.
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Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival (1300m)
Our company representative will be on standby with our vehicle & a sign-board plaque displaying our your name & company’s name at the Airport to pick you up and transfer you to your Hotel. After you’ve freshen up, a senior executive from the office will give you a short briefing about your whole program. Get familiar with your surroundings, rest or take a short stroll down the road. Your first overnight at your hotel in the valley of the gods.
5* Accommodation: Shangri~La Hotel | Dinner – Included.

Day 02: Trek to Sanctuary Lodge (3750 ft / 1150m)
After an optional early morning flight to Mount Everest, we fly to Pokhara (3300 ft /1000 m). We’ll have a briefing at the Ker & Downey head office before 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 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.
Flight: 25min |  Walking: 3 to 4 hrs | Accommodation: Overnight Sanctuary Lodge (B, L, D) – Included.

Day 03: Trek to Himalaya Lodge, Ghandruk (6,600 ft / 2012m)
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.
Walking: 5 to 6 hrs | Accommodation: Overnight Himalaya Lodge (B, L, D) – Included.

Day 04: Rest day at Himalaya Lodge
We 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 us 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.
Rest Day | Accommodation: Overnight Himalaya Lodge (B, L, D) – Included.

Day 05: Trek to Bee Village Lodge, Lhandruk (5415ft /1565m)
After enjoying a relaxing breakfast and the glorious views from the Himalaya Lodge, we start our 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.
Walking: 4 hrs | Accommodation: Overnight Bee Lodge (B, L, D) – Included.

Day 06: Trek to Gurung Lodge, Majgaun (4620 ft / 1400m)
After breakfast, we leave the Bee Lodge & trek to Ker & Downey’s Gurung Lodge. Todays 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.
Walking: 4 hrs | Accommodation: Overnight Ker & Downey Gurung Lodge (B, L, D) – Included.

Day 07: Trek to Basanta Lodge, Dhampus (5000 ft / 1525 m)
This morning we start out trekking through the unspoiled 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 3 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.
Walking: 4 hrs | Accommodation: Overnight Basanta Lodge (B, L, D) – Included.

Day 08: Trek to Pokhara (2640 ft /830 m)
After 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 the Fishtail Lodge 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. We’ll arrive at the centrally located Fishtail Lodge in time for lunch. The rooms at the Fishtail Lodge 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.
Walking: 1 hrs | Drive: 1 hrs | Accommodation: Overnight Fishtail Lodge (B, L, D) – Included.

Day 09: Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu (4265 ft / 1300 m)
After breakfast we fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, we’ll visit Durbar Square. Kathmandu’s Durbar Square was where the city’s kings were once crowned and legitimized, and from where they ruled (Durbar means ‘palace’). As such, the square remains the traditional heart of the old town and Kathmandu’s most spectacular legacy of traditional architecture. We’ll then have lunch in a local restaurant, before visiting Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal. From here, we’ll return to the hotel, where the rest of the day is free.
Walking: 1 hrs | Drive: 1 hrs | Accommodation: Overnight Gokarna Forest Resort (B, L) – Included.

Day 10: Transfer to Kathmandu Airport
This has been a short holiday in Kathmandu valley, but we are sure that you have enjoyed a wonderful vacation with lasting memories for a long time to come. After you’ve had breakfast, our office escorts & our vehicle will be on standby at your hotel to transfer you to the Airport for your flight back home. We look forward to meeting you again in this amazing country of Nepal.
Breakfast – Included.

Guided city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara by private car / van / bus.
2 night’s 5* accommodation in Kathmandu breakfast included.
1 night’s accommodation in Fashitail lodge Pokhara with full board.
Kathmandu – Pokhara  – Kathmandu by flights.
Pokhara – Nayapul – Pokhara by private car / van / bus.
Six nights’ accommodation in Ker & Downey’s Lodges..
Local licensed English and other native language speaking Guide.
The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all trekking staffs.
Annapurna conservation Park permits.
Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
All our government taxes.
Nepali welcome dinner in typical Restaurant

Lunch and Dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks).
Personal Equipment.
Personal travel and medical insurance.
Any kind of personal expense.
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
Tips for trekking staff, driver (Tipping is expected).

Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
January 6, 2017

This was the most fantastic experience and credit goes to Nepal Tours for their care in arranging such a well thought out itinerary and using knowledgeable, well trained local staff. The Hotel Dwarika’s in Kathmandu was fantastic.

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