Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek is easy and short trek in Annapurna. Trekking in Annapurna is without a doubt one of the world’s most wonderful destinations- perfect for mountain and nature lovers. Rich in diverse flora and fauna and surrounded by stunning mountains – the Annapurna region has it all. A combination of snow-capped peaks, crystal clear blue lakes, chaotic rivers with deep gorges, sacred Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries, hot springs, and picturesque vintage villages inhabited by numerous ethnic groups. Annapurna Luxury lodge Trek is a new package that takes you to the beautiful vicinity of Nepal “Annapurna” with great pleasure and fun.
Due to a difference in latitude Anapurna’s natural environment is a very diverse one. From sub-tropical forests of oak, bamboo, pine, sandalwood, magnolia, juniper and rhododendron inside the south region; to the high alpine meadows and windswept barren plateaus up the north. While trekking in the Annapurna you can also encounter many colorful species of butterfly, striking birds, Blue Sheep, Himalayan Tahr, bear, leopard, monkey and many more of unique local fauna.
The 08-day Annapurna luxury Lodge Trek begins with the sightseeing tour of the historic and cultural monuments in Kathmandu valley. The very next day, the trek starts from the flight to Pokhara “Gateway of Annapurna region”. Heading towards we will enjoy the breathtaking views of the snow capped mountains, the picturesque landscapes, the diverse and unique culture, and traditions along with the warm hospitality of the local people.
The best time for the trek is from mid-Sept to Mid December and March to May, we can travel in the rainy season also in these part of the trek. When the days are crisp and of the scenery lovely. Consider “Above the Himalaya” for the best and adventurous journey with masses of experiences. We will ensure to make your trip the best trip ever.
Duration: 07 days
Trek Grade: Easy
Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September – November is the best season. Dec & January is Winter, July & August is rainy time, trekking can be done but visibility can be poor due to rain.
Departure Dates: We are able to offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November and December for a group of 1 to 12 people.
Equipment rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment.
Your trek Backpack/duffle bag: Your baggage on the trek will be carried by our porters, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg including your sleeping bag and down jacket, Other items not required on trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Transportation: Plane/ alternative local jeep drive.
We will be present there at the airport for your convenience to greet you and to transfer to your desired hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after a long fight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have a meeting with your trekking guide and discuss the equipment needed for the trekking. We will also process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have the same discussion in the next day morning, after breakfast.
The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit the center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites, also the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Visit Patan, the city of fine arts with Durbar Square full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. On a journey back to the hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies, and lifestyle. After your dinner, you can perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the famous streets like Thamel and Durbarmarg.
After an amazing breakfast at the Sanctuary Lodge, we will begin our trek to the Himalaya Lodge at Ghandruk. This is uphill hiking which 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 amazing. After some hours trekking, we will reach Ghandruk, but the Lodge is on the top of the village, one hour of the steep climb away. Once you reach the Lodge, there will be 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 here. 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. Overnight at the Lodge.
After enjoying a relaxing breakfast with an amazing view at the Himalaya Lodge, it is time for you to set off for your trek to the next destination, Landruk. Your trek will start with a steep descend until you reach the banks of the Modi River. Here, you will come across the base of the cliff climbed by world-famous honey hunters to collect honey from the bee’s nest on the cliff side. Next, you will cross a suspension bridge across the Modi River. After about an hour of the trek, you will reach the village of Landruk. Landruk, a village of Gurung community is famous for its honey hunters who climb up bamboo ladders to collect honeycomb from rock cliff faces. After lunch at the lodge, your guide will take you to a mini-tour of this beautiful mountain village. This village is famous not only for its honey hunters but also for its breathtaking views of the Annapurna Range. Overnight at the Lodge.
After breakfast, you will begin your trek towards Dhampus. Your trek today is relatively easy with much of the route being on fairly even ground. Your trek will begin with a walk through the villages of Tolka, Bheri Kharka, and Pothana. The trail crosses forests of orchids, rhododendrons, magnolias and red sandal trees. 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. Overnight at the Lodge.
After breakfast, you will commence on your last bit of trekking of this trip. It is an easy and fun 2 hours trek to Phedi. You will start your trek with descending through flights of stairs and undulating 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. You will be staying in good hotel at Pokhara located adjacent to the Phewa Lake and is also near the lake street of Pokhara. You will get amazing views of the Annapurna Range as well as Phewa Lake from your hotel room. Once in Pokhara, you can either explore the hotel, indulge in spas and massages or take a stroll around the lakeside. Overnight at the hotel.
You can take a flight or drive by tourist bus/Private car to Kathmandu. At the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show, taking some beautiful snaps and making up your mind for the returning journey. (Or stay longer for short tours such as drives at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking etc).
You can have a greetings exchanging among friends and buy some souvenir.
Meals included: Breakfast
We will drop you to the International airportto catch your flight back to your home. Wish you best of luck for rest of your life having very great experiences and adventures.
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