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.
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