• Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transport: Private Vehicle
  • Food: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: 5-Star Hotel with Luxury Lodge
  • Group Size: 2-10
  • Max Elevation: 2800m

The Annapurna Luxury trek takes you through spectacular Himalayan scenery while staying in premium lodges with delicious food. You’ll be staying in iconic villages such as Ghandruk, Lhandruk, and Dhampus, all with great views of the Annapurna Range.

The lodges, which offer stylish rooms with ensuite bathrooms, have breathtaking views of Annapurna I (8,091 meters, or 26,545 feet), Annapurna II (7,937m, 26,040ft), Annapurna IV (7,525m, 24,688ft), Annapurna South (7,219m, 23,684ft), Hiunchuli (6,441m, 21,132ft), and Machhapuchre, otherwise known as Fishtail, (6,993 m, 22,943ft).

Annapurna Luxury Trek, While viewing the Annapurna Range, you’ll be hiking at lower elevations compared to popular tea house treks that venture well above 4,000 meters, such as Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp. The highest point on this trek is about 2,000 meters. This allows for comfortable hiking, even in the winter, compared to the higher regions. We’ve done this hike in early-January with beautiful weather.

Annapurna Luxury Trek, However, despite the lower elevations, you’ll still get a workout. There are several stretches that climb steeply up steps, especially approaching villages, and on the second day, the hardest, you ascend about 900 meters during the course of the day. On the other hand, the daily distances are shorter than the higher-elevation treks, and never exceed 4 hours at a relaxed pace. On most days, you arrive just in time for lunch. All meals during the trek are included, including a “happy hour” every night with complimentary alcohol.

The Annapurna Luxury Trek,  lodges all have attached bathrooms with western toilets and hot showers. Please note that there is no heating, but temperatures are more moderate than other Himalayan destinations. Hot water bottles are provided if needed and there’s an ample supply of comfortable blankets.

Please note: This trip can be conveniently extended by 2 days by driving from Pokhara to the beautiful Newari village of Bandipur. From here you can enjoy two trekking days to and from the Three Mountain lodge.

If you have any questions or would like to further customize this itinerary, please e-mail us at :  info@nepalhikingtrek.com

Highlights

  • Exploring the Kathmandu valley, enjoy the sightseeing tour and its heritage sites
  • The most scenic and legendary trials
  • Comfortable hotel and lodge trek
  • Walk through the bamboo and rhododendron forest, local culture, and tradition forest.
  • Best of local and mountain cuisine
  • Close views of sunshine and sunset on the Annapurna massif
  • Magnificent views of the world iconic mountain like Mt Annapurna I, Annapurna south, Macchapuchhre, Himchuli, and few others.
  • Explore the picturesque village experiencing the remote lifestyle, the culture of the Gurung and Magar people.
  • Walking through the narrow and stone paved the path, crossing the ancient monasteries, Gompa, old tradition museum of the Gurung.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu (1,350m)
  • Day 02Optional City Tour of Kathmandu, or rest day
  • Day 03Drive to Pokhara (900m)
  • Day 04Trek to Birethati (1,150m)
  • Day 05Trek to Ghandruk (1,970m)
  • Day 06Trek to Lhandruk (1,565m)
  • Day 07Trek to Majhgaon (1,400m)
  • Day 08Trek to Dhampus (1,525m)
  • Day 09Hike to Phedi (1,130m) and drive back to Pokhara
  • Day 10Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 11Final Departure

What to Expect

  •  Airport pick-up and drop-off by private car/van/Bus.
  • 3 nights accommodation in a 5-star (***) hotel in Kathmandu with the BB plan.
  • 2 nights accommodation in a 4-star (***) hotel in Pokhara with a BB plan.
  • Luxury Teahouse accommodations on the trek.
  • Land transportation between Kathmandu and Pokhara by private Car/Plane.
  • Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara by Private Car.
  • Happy hour(6 pm to 7 pm) unlimited drink 
  • Hot Bag if you need 
  • Snack for the afternoon with tea or coffee.
  • Full board meals during the trek 
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek.
  • First Aid kit included Oxi-meters.
  • Expert, experienced, friendly guide and porter as well as their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance.
  • Duffle bag for trek duration,
  • All permits and Tims (please bring a passport copy and photos).
  • Government tax, Farewell dinner.
  • International flight tickets.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Nepal entry visa.
  • Tips for guide, porters and drivers.