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Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek - 11 Days

Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek

Overview

Trip Standard

5-star Hotel & Ker and Downey Lodge

Trip Grade

Easy to Moderate

Total Duration

11 Days

Best Season

Mar-May / Dec-Feb & Sep-Nov

Highest Spot

1,970m

Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek Highlights

  • Stay at 5-star accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara before/after the trek
  • 6 days of moderate trekking in the Annapurna foothills region
  • Overnight stays at luxury Ker & Downey mountain lodges throughout the trek
  • Panoramic views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, and other Himalayan peaks
  • Explore traditional Gurung and Magar villages along the trail
  • Professional English-speaking guide leading your group through the entire journey
  • Option to enhance cultural experience through guided sightseeing
  • Opportunity to relax in Pokhara, the serene city of lakes after the trek ends

Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek Overview

The Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek is the ultimate Himalayan adventure for those who desire comfort without compromising the beautiful landscapes. Enjoy 5-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, with cozy mountain lodges from the renowned Ker & Downey chain throughout your 6-day trek in the Annapurna foothills.

Each day brings relatively easy walking along ridges and valleys through picturesque villages dotted with Gurung and Magar communities. Savor nightly Himalayan sunsets from your lodge perched on hillsides with panoramas of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, and more. The moderate trek allows you to immerse yourself in the culture and vistas at a relaxed pace.

Delight your tastebuds with farm-to-table meals at the lodges while porters transport your bags. An experienced English-speaking guide leads you through every step of the journey. 

Return to 5-star comforts in Pokhara and Kathmandu to unwind at spas and pools or over cocktails with newfound friends. From beginning to end, the Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek delivers an outstanding Himalayan experience without preceding exceptional hospitality and amenities in luxury travel.

Short Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,350m).
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing & Trip Preparation.
Day 03: Early Morning Flight to Pokhara (900m) and Sightseeing in Pokhara.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Birethati (1,150m).
Day 05: Trek to Ghandruk (1,970m).
Day 06: Trek to Landruk (1,565m).
Day 07: Trek to Majhgaon (1,400m).
Day 08: Trek to Dhampus (1,525m).
Day 09: Hike to Phedi (1,130m) and Drive Back to Pokhara.
Day 10: Drive Back to Kathmandu.
Day 11: Final Departure.
 

Itinerary Detail Expand All Close All

Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu (1,350m) .

When you land at the Kathmandu airport, our representative will be waiting to greet you, holding a sign with your name or sign of “TEAM HIMALAYA”. We will transfer you to a pre-booking 5-star hotel in the lively Thamel, where you can check in and freshen up after your long journey. 

Later, meet with your trek guide for a briefing about the Annapurna Luxury Lodge trek ahead. The briefing will cover all the details you need to know before starting your Himalayan adventure! 

In the evening, take some time to explore lively Thamel and its colorful markets, retro cafes, and tempting restaurants that give you your first taste of Nepal’s unique culture. We hope you enjoy your first day in mystical Kathmandu.
 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
5-star Hotel
Elevation
1349
Day 2 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing & Trip Preparation .

After a fulfilling breakfast at your Kathmandu hotel, we embark on a sightseeing tour of the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites within the lush, green Kathmandu Valley. 

The first stop is Kathmandu Durbar Square (also known as Basantapur), with its intricate wood and stone temples built during the Malla dynasty. Then, we visit the revered Pashupatinath Temple complex situated along the sacred Bagmati River flowing through the capital. 

The massive golden Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath is equally impressive, with monks chanting mantras and colorful prayer flags fluttering overhead. 

Our final destination before returning to your hotel is Swayambhunath - an ancient religious complex atop a hill offering panoramic views of Kathmandu city below. 

After checking the necessary trek preparations, the remainder of your day is free to wander fascinating Kathmandu at your own pace. Dinner tonight features authentic Nepali cuisine.
 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
5-star Hotel
Elevation
1350
Day 3 : Early Morning Flight to Pokhara (900m) and Sightseeing in Pokhara .

Rise and shine for an early morning flight to Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna Region! 

Pokhara is a peaceful lake town nestled at 900m elevation with jaw-dropping views of the Himalayas. After checking into your luxurious 5-star hotel, we will head out to explore charming Pokhara. 

Highlights include the serene Fewa Lake, World Peace Pagoda, and the holy Tal Barahi Temple. If the weather permits, get your first glimpse of the Annapurna peaks from Sarangkot. 

Tonight, rest in your comfortable accommodation and relax; you'll need to be well-rested before your trek begins tomorrow morning when we drive you to Nayapul to kick off this incredible adventure!
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
5-star Hotel
Elevation
900
Day 4 : Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Birethati (1,150m) .

The real adventure begins today! After breakfast, we'll drive about 1.5 hours from Pokhara to Nayapul to commence our moderate trek into the foothills of the Annapurna’s. 

Enjoy panoramic views of Pokhara and the Modi River Valley as you begin the trek at a relaxed pace. Around lunchtime, we arrive in Birethanti - a vibrant mountain village at 1,150m elevation.

Spend the night at the cozy Sanctuary Lodge, the first of Ker and Downey's luxury mountain lodges. Local artisans built the lodge in the traditional mountain style. 
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Sanctuary Luxury Lodge
Elevation
1150
Day 5 : Trek to Ghandruk (1,970m)


After having a hearty breakfast, prepare for a scenic day of trekking to Ghandruk village. 

We'll start with a gradual ascent through lush rice terraces and thick oak and rhododendron forests. Catch your breath as you pass traditional Gurung settlements along the way. By early afternoon, arrive at the famous Ghandruk village. 

Known for sweeping views and Gurung culture, relax at your mountain lodge after touring the landscape surrounded by stone houses. From here, behold majestic Himalayan peaks like Annapurna South, Gangapurna, and Hiunchuli towering on the horizon. 
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Himalaya Luxury Lodge
Elevation
1970
Day 6 : Trek to Landruk (1,565m) .

After breakfast at the lodge, we continue our trek, descending on steep trails leading to the raging Modi River. Cross over the suspension bridge before the final push of the day. As you continue walking for an hour surrounded by lush oak trees, keep your eyes peeled for rare wildlife like the vibrant danfe. 

By midday, we arrive at the charming Gurung village of Landruk at an elevation of 1,565m. Spend the afternoon exploring narrow alleyways lined with traditional slate-roofed houses ripened with age. 
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
La Bee Lodge
Elevation
1565
Day 7 : Trek to Majhgaon (1,400m) .

After a satisfying breakfast, we head out towards the village of Majhgaon at 1,400m elevation. Today’s trail outlines along the hillside, winding through quaint hamlets and fertile farmlands. 

Enjoy relatively flat walking with a few small ascents and descents. Majhgaon emerges with its red-roofed houses after roughly 5 hours of gradual trekking. 

Spend the remainder of your day unwinding amidst mountain views on the grounds of the Gurung Lodge. 
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Gurung Lodge
Elevation
1399
Day 8 : Trek to Dhampus (1,525m) .

As the trek ends, we’ll have a delicious breakfast at the lodge before setting out for Dhampus Village. 

We begin the trek through lush woodlands and pass by Patlekhet – a tiny village on the way to Pothana. In just a few hours, Dhampus appears at 1,525m with the soaring Annapurna’s in sight. 

Check into Basanta Lodge to relax amidst mountain panoramas on the outskirts of this peaceful village. Tonight, join your guides one last time to recall your accomplishments on this memorable luxury lodge trek in the Himalayas.
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Basanta Lodge
Elevation
1525
Day 9 : Hike to Phedi (1,130m) and Drive Back to Pokhara .

On our final day, we’ll bid farewell to the mountains with a relatively easy descent to Phedi village after an early breakfast. Walk 1.5 hours along the ridges, passing oak and rhododendron forests that give way to stepped rice terraces. 

Your private vehicle awaits in Phedi for the drive back to Pokhara – the perfect time to relax sore legs after an incredible week of hiking. 

Upon reaching the lakeside city, freshen up and spend the remainder of the day at leisure: explore old bazaars, enjoy a paddle boat ride, or just relax by the peaceful shores of Fewa Lake with the Annapurna peaks, keeping watch from afar. 
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
5-star Hotel
Elevation
1131
Day 10 : Drive Back to Kathmandu .

After an incredible Himalayan adventure, the day begins with a scenic drive back to Kathmandu as you reflect upon memorable moments in the Annapurna highlands. Soak in views of terraced farmlands and rolling green hills along the way. 

We'll reach Kathmandu by afternoon, freshen up at your hotel, and spend the remainder of your day exploring markets or sampling Newari cuisine. 
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
5-star Hotel
Elevation
1400
Day 11 : Final Departure .

On your final day in Nepal, enjoy one last delicious breakfast before our timely transfer to the airport. 

As the airplane glides up the runway, the mighty Himalayas come into sight one last time. Know that a piece of your heart now forever resides among the world's greatest mountain range after this unforgettable luxury lodge journey.
 

Food
Breakfast

Not Satisfied with this itinerary?

This represents our standard and highly recommended itinerary. Should this itinerary or date not align with your preferences, we are more than willing to tailor your vacation to meet your specific requirements. The following are our established departure dates. These dates and prices are applicable for joining a group. Allow our travel experts to assist you in personalizing this journey according to your individual interests.

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What Is Included ?

  • Private airport transfers
  • 3 nights in Kathmandu at Hotel Yak and Yeti with breakfast
  • 2 nights in Pokhara at Temple Tree Resort & Spa
  • Guided city tours in Kathmandu and Pokhara with monument entrance fees
  • Welcome and farewell dinners with Nepalese music and dance
  • Annapurna trekking permits and TIMS permits
  • Roundtrip flight tickets to Pokhara
  • All meals during the trek, including tea/coffee and seasonal fruits
  • Luxury trekking accommodation
  • Experienced English-speaking guide and porter services, including their insurance
  • All necessary taxes
  • Provided gear: down jacket, duffel bag, sleeping bag, trekking route map, and official T-shirt
  • Adventure Certificate upon completing the trek.
     

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal arrival visa
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and special dinners mentioned
  • Extra accommodation and meals in Kathmandu in case of early return from the trek
  • Personal expenses such as beverages (mineral water, beer, coke, etc.)
  • Travel insurance covering trip cancellation and helicopter evacuation
  • Additional porter, battery charging, and Wi-Fi (if used)
  • Tips and any additional trips/accommodation extensions.
     

Altitude Graph

FAQs

How difficult is the Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek?

The trek is moderately difficult, with 4-6 hours of hiking per day. There are gradual ascents and descents, reaching an altitude of just under 2,000m. It's suitable for active people with some prior hiking experience.
 

How is this trek considered a "luxury" experience?


You stay at high-end hotels in Kathmandu & Pokhara and sleep in luxurious mountain eco-lodges from Ker & Downey on the trail, with amenities like hot showers, heating, Wi-Fi, and high-quality food. Porters carry your luggage too.
 

What is the typical group size for this trek?


Groups tend to be small, with 2-18 guests. A dedicated trek leader guides the intimate group to ensure personalized service. Solo travelers can easily join these set departures, too.
 

When is the best time to do this trek?


Spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) have ideal weather, with fewer crowds. But the lodges operate year-round and offer off-season savings.
 

How much does this trek cost?

Rates start from US$2,000-4,500 and go beyond depending on the level of accommodation. The price includes guides, transportation, lodging, meals on the trek, and a National Park permit. 
 

How strenuous is the daily hiking?


On average you'll walk 4-6 hours each day on mountainous terrain, with ascents up to 600m. But the pace allows time to enjoy superb scenery while building endurance. Optional longer routes are available too.
 

What is the highest elevation reached on this trek?

The trail ascends to just below 2,000 meters, which is Ghandruk at 1,970m, making the trek achievable for most levels of fitness. The lowest point is around 1,100 meters.
 

Is trekking insurance required?


Yes, travel and emergency medical insurance are mandatory on all our trips for your safety. Adventurous activities carry inherent risks that must be covered.
 

What is the accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara like?

You'll enjoy premium luxury 5-star hotels with lavish furnishings, amenities, restaurants, and recreational facilities like pools and spas. Central locations, too.
 

What is the standard of the mountain lodges on the trek itself?

The eco-lodges blend into their settings beautifully with local building styles and have en-suite bathrooms. But you still have hot showers, organic gourmet meals, juice bars, and other comforts.
 

How fit should I be for this trek?

You can complete it as long as you exercise 3-4 times a week for at least 45 minutes leading up to the trek. Don't underestimate the trials. Prior hiking experience over undulating terrain helps, too!
 

Can my luggage be transported from lodge to lodge?

Yes! Your main bag stays secure in our private transport between lodges. Just carry a small daypack with essentials while hiking each day.

Additional Information

The Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek can be enjoyed throughout the year. However, spring (March-May) /  winter (December –February) and autumn (September-November) are considered the peak trekking seasons. These months provide ideal weather conditions for great views and pleasant hiking.

In the spring, temperatures are warm at lower elevations, with cool mountain air as you go higher. Rhododendron forests are especially colorful and blooming with pinks and reds. 

Autumn brings crisp blue skies for stunning mountain vistas. It’s also peak season for festivals like Dashain, and Tihar which lets you experience Nepal’s unique culture.

Summers (June-August) get hot, humid, and rainy, with risks of leeches and landslides.

 Winter (December-February) has chilly temperatures with possible snowfall blocking mountain passes. 

However, these “off seasons” see far fewer fellow trekkers. So, if solitude is a priority and you have suitable gear for the climate, consider a luxury lodge trek in summer or winter for discounted rates.
 

This trek's hallmark is the Luxury Lodges network carefully designed for comfort. The eco-lodges blend seamlessly with their surroundings and feature cozy, well-appointed rooms to unwind in after each day's hike. 

Delicious, hardy meals combined with local flavors are prepared using fresh organic produce from lodge gardens and nearby farms. The dining areas and outdoor terraces offer stunning mountain views along with excellent Nepali food and wine. 

With amenities like en-suite bathrooms, Wi-Fi access, backup generators, and hot showers, the lodges provide a high standard of accommodation unmatched by typical Himalayan teahouses.

The other highlight of this trek is staying in luxurious 5-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara before and after your adventure. The hotels feature lavish rooms and suites with amenities like plush bedding, soaking tubs, 24-hour room service, rooftop pools, and spas to relax those trek-weary muscles. 

Savor gourmet cuisine and creative cocktails at the various onsite bars and restaurants while enjoying panoramic views of mountain peaks or cityscapes. 

End your days with fine Himalayan dining coupled with outstanding hospitality that complements the comforts of luxury lodges in the high mountains.
 

The Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek is considered moderately difficult. It is achievable for people with average fitness levels and some past hiking experience. Daily distances range between 4-6 hours of walking along ridges and valley trails.

The path starts with gradual ascents and descents through rice terraces and lush forests with a few steeper sections around ridges and river valleys. The highest point reached is just under 2,000 meters. While physically demanding at times, the pace allows you to absorb the scenery.

The lodges provide hearty meals to fuel your days and comfy beds to recharge at night. Plus, experienced guides will assist you and handle your bags throughout. 

As long as you exercise regularly in advance to improve stamina, almost anyone over age 10 can complete this adventure-packed Himalayan trek that balances activity with luxury. With determination and pacing yourself, the rewards of completing the Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek make every step worthwhile.
 

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Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek

Trekking in Nepal 11 Days

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Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek - 11 Days

Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek

Overview And Highlights

Trip Standard

5-star Hotel & Ker and Downey Lodge

Trip Grade

Easy to Moderate

Total Duration

11 Days

Best Season

Mar-May / Dec-Feb & Sep-Nov

Highest Spot

1,970m

Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek Highlights

  • Stay at 5-star accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara before/after the trek
  • 6 days of moderate trekking in the Annapurna foothills region
  • Overnight stays at luxury Ker & Downey mountain lodges throughout the trek
  • Panoramic views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, and other Himalayan peaks
  • Explore traditional Gurung and Magar villages along the trail
  • Professional English-speaking guide leading your group through the entire journey
  • Option to enhance cultural experience through guided sightseeing
  • Opportunity to relax in Pokhara, the serene city of lakes after the trek ends

Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek Overview

The Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek is the ultimate Himalayan adventure for those who desire comfort without compromising the beautiful landscapes. Enjoy 5-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, with cozy mountain lodges from the renowned Ker & Downey chain throughout your 6-day trek in the Annapurna foothills.

Each day brings relatively easy walking along ridges and valleys through picturesque villages dotted with Gurung and Magar communities. Savor nightly Himalayan sunsets from your lodge perched on hillsides with panoramas of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, and more. The moderate trek allows you to immerse yourself in the culture and vistas at a relaxed pace.

Delight your tastebuds with farm-to-table meals at the lodges while porters transport your bags. An experienced English-speaking guide leads you through every step of the journey. 

Return to 5-star comforts in Pokhara and Kathmandu to unwind at spas and pools or over cocktails with newfound friends. From beginning to end, the Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek delivers an outstanding Himalayan experience without preceding exceptional hospitality and amenities in luxury travel.

Short Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,350m).
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing & Trip Preparation.
Day 03: Early Morning Flight to Pokhara (900m) and Sightseeing in Pokhara.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Birethati (1,150m).
Day 05: Trek to Ghandruk (1,970m).
Day 06: Trek to Landruk (1,565m).
Day 07: Trek to Majhgaon (1,400m).
Day 08: Trek to Dhampus (1,525m).
Day 09: Hike to Phedi (1,130m) and Drive Back to Pokhara.
Day 10: Drive Back to Kathmandu.
Day 11: Final Departure.
 

Itinerary Detail

Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu (1,350m) .

When you land at the Kathmandu airport, our representative will be waiting to greet you, holding a sign with your name or sign of “TEAM HIMALAYA”. We will transfer you to a pre-booking 5-star hotel in the lively Thamel, where you can check in and freshen up after your long journey. 

Later, meet with your trek guide for a briefing about the Annapurna Luxury Lodge trek ahead. The briefing will cover all the details you need to know before starting your Himalayan adventure! 

In the evening, take some time to explore lively Thamel and its colorful markets, retro cafes, and tempting restaurants that give you your first taste of Nepal’s unique culture. We hope you enjoy your first day in mystical Kathmandu.
 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
5-star Hotel
Elevation
1349
Day 2 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing & Trip Preparation .

After a fulfilling breakfast at your Kathmandu hotel, we embark on a sightseeing tour of the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites within the lush, green Kathmandu Valley. 

The first stop is Kathmandu Durbar Square (also known as Basantapur), with its intricate wood and stone temples built during the Malla dynasty. Then, we visit the revered Pashupatinath Temple complex situated along the sacred Bagmati River flowing through the capital. 

The massive golden Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath is equally impressive, with monks chanting mantras and colorful prayer flags fluttering overhead. 

Our final destination before returning to your hotel is Swayambhunath - an ancient religious complex atop a hill offering panoramic views of Kathmandu city below. 

After checking the necessary trek preparations, the remainder of your day is free to wander fascinating Kathmandu at your own pace. Dinner tonight features authentic Nepali cuisine.
 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
5-star Hotel
Elevation
1350
Day 3 : Early Morning Flight to Pokhara (900m) and Sightseeing in Pokhara .

Rise and shine for an early morning flight to Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna Region! 

Pokhara is a peaceful lake town nestled at 900m elevation with jaw-dropping views of the Himalayas. After checking into your luxurious 5-star hotel, we will head out to explore charming Pokhara. 

Highlights include the serene Fewa Lake, World Peace Pagoda, and the holy Tal Barahi Temple. If the weather permits, get your first glimpse of the Annapurna peaks from Sarangkot. 

Tonight, rest in your comfortable accommodation and relax; you'll need to be well-rested before your trek begins tomorrow morning when we drive you to Nayapul to kick off this incredible adventure!
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
5-star Hotel
Elevation
900
Day 4 : Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Birethati (1,150m) .

The real adventure begins today! After breakfast, we'll drive about 1.5 hours from Pokhara to Nayapul to commence our moderate trek into the foothills of the Annapurna’s. 

Enjoy panoramic views of Pokhara and the Modi River Valley as you begin the trek at a relaxed pace. Around lunchtime, we arrive in Birethanti - a vibrant mountain village at 1,150m elevation.

Spend the night at the cozy Sanctuary Lodge, the first of Ker and Downey's luxury mountain lodges. Local artisans built the lodge in the traditional mountain style. 
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Sanctuary Luxury Lodge
Elevation
1150
Day 5 : Trek to Ghandruk (1,970m)


After having a hearty breakfast, prepare for a scenic day of trekking to Ghandruk village. 

We'll start with a gradual ascent through lush rice terraces and thick oak and rhododendron forests. Catch your breath as you pass traditional Gurung settlements along the way. By early afternoon, arrive at the famous Ghandruk village. 

Known for sweeping views and Gurung culture, relax at your mountain lodge after touring the landscape surrounded by stone houses. From here, behold majestic Himalayan peaks like Annapurna South, Gangapurna, and Hiunchuli towering on the horizon. 
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Himalaya Luxury Lodge
Elevation
1970
Day 6 : Trek to Landruk (1,565m) .

After breakfast at the lodge, we continue our trek, descending on steep trails leading to the raging Modi River. Cross over the suspension bridge before the final push of the day. As you continue walking for an hour surrounded by lush oak trees, keep your eyes peeled for rare wildlife like the vibrant danfe. 

By midday, we arrive at the charming Gurung village of Landruk at an elevation of 1,565m. Spend the afternoon exploring narrow alleyways lined with traditional slate-roofed houses ripened with age. 
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
La Bee Lodge
Elevation
1565
Day 7 : Trek to Majhgaon (1,400m) .

After a satisfying breakfast, we head out towards the village of Majhgaon at 1,400m elevation. Today’s trail outlines along the hillside, winding through quaint hamlets and fertile farmlands. 

Enjoy relatively flat walking with a few small ascents and descents. Majhgaon emerges with its red-roofed houses after roughly 5 hours of gradual trekking. 

Spend the remainder of your day unwinding amidst mountain views on the grounds of the Gurung Lodge. 
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Gurung Lodge
Elevation
1399
Day 8 : Trek to Dhampus (1,525m) .

As the trek ends, we’ll have a delicious breakfast at the lodge before setting out for Dhampus Village. 

We begin the trek through lush woodlands and pass by Patlekhet – a tiny village on the way to Pothana. In just a few hours, Dhampus appears at 1,525m with the soaring Annapurna’s in sight. 

Check into Basanta Lodge to relax amidst mountain panoramas on the outskirts of this peaceful village. Tonight, join your guides one last time to recall your accomplishments on this memorable luxury lodge trek in the Himalayas.
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Basanta Lodge
Elevation
1525
Day 9 : Hike to Phedi (1,130m) and Drive Back to Pokhara .

On our final day, we’ll bid farewell to the mountains with a relatively easy descent to Phedi village after an early breakfast. Walk 1.5 hours along the ridges, passing oak and rhododendron forests that give way to stepped rice terraces. 

Your private vehicle awaits in Phedi for the drive back to Pokhara – the perfect time to relax sore legs after an incredible week of hiking. 

Upon reaching the lakeside city, freshen up and spend the remainder of the day at leisure: explore old bazaars, enjoy a paddle boat ride, or just relax by the peaceful shores of Fewa Lake with the Annapurna peaks, keeping watch from afar. 
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
5-star Hotel
Elevation
1131
Day 10 : Drive Back to Kathmandu .

After an incredible Himalayan adventure, the day begins with a scenic drive back to Kathmandu as you reflect upon memorable moments in the Annapurna highlands. Soak in views of terraced farmlands and rolling green hills along the way. 

We'll reach Kathmandu by afternoon, freshen up at your hotel, and spend the remainder of your day exploring markets or sampling Newari cuisine. 
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
5-star Hotel
Elevation
1400
Day 11 : Final Departure .

On your final day in Nepal, enjoy one last delicious breakfast before our timely transfer to the airport. 

As the airplane glides up the runway, the mighty Himalayas come into sight one last time. Know that a piece of your heart now forever resides among the world's greatest mountain range after this unforgettable luxury lodge journey.
 

Food
Breakfast

What Is Included ?

  • Private airport transfers
  • 3 nights in Kathmandu at Hotel Yak and Yeti with breakfast
  • 2 nights in Pokhara at Temple Tree Resort & Spa
  • Guided city tours in Kathmandu and Pokhara with monument entrance fees
  • Welcome and farewell dinners with Nepalese music and dance
  • Annapurna trekking permits and TIMS permits
  • Roundtrip flight tickets to Pokhara
  • All meals during the trek, including tea/coffee and seasonal fruits
  • Luxury trekking accommodation
  • Experienced English-speaking guide and porter services, including their insurance
  • All necessary taxes
  • Provided gear: down jacket, duffel bag, sleeping bag, trekking route map, and official T-shirt
  • Adventure Certificate upon completing the trek.
     

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal arrival visa
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and special dinners mentioned
  • Extra accommodation and meals in Kathmandu in case of early return from the trek
  • Personal expenses such as beverages (mineral water, beer, coke, etc.)
  • Travel insurance covering trip cancellation and helicopter evacuation
  • Additional porter, battery charging, and Wi-Fi (if used)
  • Tips and any additional trips/accommodation extensions.
     

FAQs

How difficult is the Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek?

The trek is moderately difficult, with 4-6 hours of hiking per day. There are gradual ascents and descents, reaching an altitude of just under 2,000m. It's suitable for active people with some prior hiking experience.
 

How is this trek considered a "luxury" experience?


You stay at high-end hotels in Kathmandu & Pokhara and sleep in luxurious mountain eco-lodges from Ker & Downey on the trail, with amenities like hot showers, heating, Wi-Fi, and high-quality food. Porters carry your luggage too.
 

What is the typical group size for this trek?


Groups tend to be small, with 2-18 guests. A dedicated trek leader guides the intimate group to ensure personalized service. Solo travelers can easily join these set departures, too.
 

When is the best time to do this trek?


Spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) have ideal weather, with fewer crowds. But the lodges operate year-round and offer off-season savings.
 

How much does this trek cost?

Rates start from US$2,000-4,500 and go beyond depending on the level of accommodation. The price includes guides, transportation, lodging, meals on the trek, and a National Park permit. 
 

How strenuous is the daily hiking?


On average you'll walk 4-6 hours each day on mountainous terrain, with ascents up to 600m. But the pace allows time to enjoy superb scenery while building endurance. Optional longer routes are available too.
 

What is the highest elevation reached on this trek?

The trail ascends to just below 2,000 meters, which is Ghandruk at 1,970m, making the trek achievable for most levels of fitness. The lowest point is around 1,100 meters.
 

Is trekking insurance required?


Yes, travel and emergency medical insurance are mandatory on all our trips for your safety. Adventurous activities carry inherent risks that must be covered.
 

What is the accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara like?

You'll enjoy premium luxury 5-star hotels with lavish furnishings, amenities, restaurants, and recreational facilities like pools and spas. Central locations, too.
 

What is the standard of the mountain lodges on the trek itself?

The eco-lodges blend into their settings beautifully with local building styles and have en-suite bathrooms. But you still have hot showers, organic gourmet meals, juice bars, and other comforts.
 

How fit should I be for this trek?

You can complete it as long as you exercise 3-4 times a week for at least 45 minutes leading up to the trek. Don't underestimate the trials. Prior hiking experience over undulating terrain helps, too!
 

Can my luggage be transported from lodge to lodge?

Yes! Your main bag stays secure in our private transport between lodges. Just carry a small daypack with essentials while hiking each day.

Additional Information

The Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek can be enjoyed throughout the year. However, spring (March-May) /  winter (December –February) and autumn (September-November) are considered the peak trekking seasons. These months provide ideal weather conditions for great views and pleasant hiking.

In the spring, temperatures are warm at lower elevations, with cool mountain air as you go higher. Rhododendron forests are especially colorful and blooming with pinks and reds. 

Autumn brings crisp blue skies for stunning mountain vistas. It’s also peak season for festivals like Dashain, and Tihar which lets you experience Nepal’s unique culture.

Summers (June-August) get hot, humid, and rainy, with risks of leeches and landslides.

 Winter (December-February) has chilly temperatures with possible snowfall blocking mountain passes. 

However, these “off seasons” see far fewer fellow trekkers. So, if solitude is a priority and you have suitable gear for the climate, consider a luxury lodge trek in summer or winter for discounted rates.
 

This trek's hallmark is the Luxury Lodges network carefully designed for comfort. The eco-lodges blend seamlessly with their surroundings and feature cozy, well-appointed rooms to unwind in after each day's hike. 

Delicious, hardy meals combined with local flavors are prepared using fresh organic produce from lodge gardens and nearby farms. The dining areas and outdoor terraces offer stunning mountain views along with excellent Nepali food and wine. 

With amenities like en-suite bathrooms, Wi-Fi access, backup generators, and hot showers, the lodges provide a high standard of accommodation unmatched by typical Himalayan teahouses.

The other highlight of this trek is staying in luxurious 5-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara before and after your adventure. The hotels feature lavish rooms and suites with amenities like plush bedding, soaking tubs, 24-hour room service, rooftop pools, and spas to relax those trek-weary muscles. 

Savor gourmet cuisine and creative cocktails at the various onsite bars and restaurants while enjoying panoramic views of mountain peaks or cityscapes. 

End your days with fine Himalayan dining coupled with outstanding hospitality that complements the comforts of luxury lodges in the high mountains.
 

The Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek is considered moderately difficult. It is achievable for people with average fitness levels and some past hiking experience. Daily distances range between 4-6 hours of walking along ridges and valley trails.

The path starts with gradual ascents and descents through rice terraces and lush forests with a few steeper sections around ridges and river valleys. The highest point reached is just under 2,000 meters. While physically demanding at times, the pace allows you to absorb the scenery.

The lodges provide hearty meals to fuel your days and comfy beds to recharge at night. Plus, experienced guides will assist you and handle your bags throughout. 

As long as you exercise regularly in advance to improve stamina, almost anyone over age 10 can complete this adventure-packed Himalayan trek that balances activity with luxury. With determination and pacing yourself, the rewards of completing the Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek make every step worthwhile.
 

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