Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek
Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek

Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek

13 nights

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Explore the majestic Annapurna Range in comfort and luxury.

This Annapurna Luxury Lodges trek is perfect for anyone who desires to experience the grandeur of hiking in the Himalayas in Nepal without giving up too many luxuries. This trip is also good for guests who don’t want extreme altitudes or strenuous trekking conditions.

This trek is a wonderful introduction to the Annapurna region, offering you incredible views of the Annapurna mountain range and famous peaks such as Annapurna I, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhre, without going above 2,000 m in elevation.

The level of difficulty is moderate, and the trek is broken up with relaxing rest days in beautiful locations. You’ll also enjoy the opportunity to raft down the Seti River, gently exploring the countryside from a unique perspective. The experience is also enriched with opportunities to explore the history and culture of Nepal. Visit famous temples and cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu, and contrast these experiences with the small, remote villages you’ll encounter in the mountains.

While Himalayan trekking may conjure images of rustic camping conditions, the Annapurna Luxury Lodges trek is planned so that you can walk between comfortable lodges with the highest standards available in this remote mountain region. You’ll have access to hot water and showers in your private en suite bathroom. You can expect electricity and often Wi-Fi access, as well as excellent service from staff who pay attention to small details that help make you more comfortable. You don’t need to sacrifice comfort to have an incredible experience in the Himalayas in Nepal. Book your Annapurna Luxury Lodges tour today!

Highlights of the Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek

Explore the majestic mountains of the Annapurna range in the Himalayas, even if you aren’t a highly experienced trekker.
Learn more about the history and culture of Nepal, both in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, and in tiny, remote mountain villages.
Raft gently down the Seti River and see the countryside from a new perspective, then stay in a unique, safari-style river camp.
Spend each night along your trek in a luxury trekking lodge that provides you with electricity, hot showers in a private en suite bathroom, comfortable beds and linens, and excellent service.

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Annapurna Luxury Lodges Trek Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal! Fly into the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu where an airport representative from your tour will meet you. Your guide will brief you with more details about your tour package when you arrive at your hotel. Enjoy a traditional dinner to welcome you to Nepal.
Overnight Location: Hotel Manaslu (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Distance / Time: None
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Explore Kathmandu

After breakfast in your hotel, take a guided sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu Valley, experiencing the highlights of this vibrant city. Visit a well-known Buddhist temple called Stupa Swayambunath, or the “Monkey Temple”. From this point, high on a hill, witness the inspiring view of the mountains and the Kathmandu Valley that surrounds you. Stupa Swayambunath is the oldest and most mysterious shrine in Kathmandu, attracting Buddhist visitors and tourists from all over the world to view its distinctive white dome and sparkling gold spire. Next, drive to the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple on the Indian subcontinent, and the crematorium beside it. Finally, your tour concludes with a visit to Patan Durbar Square where you can see many notable temples and palaces from past centuries, each an excellent example of traditional Nepalese architecture.
Overnight Location: Hotel Manaslu (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Distance / Time: As Required
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Transfer to Pokhara, then trek to – Birethanti

If you choose, you can begin this day with an incredible early morning flight to see Mount Everest. Later, fly to Pokhara (1,000 m/3,300’) with spectacular views of the mountains from above. Here you’ll meet your trekking guides and porters and transfer by car for about an hour to reach the trailhead. Begin your trek by following the trail along a ridge that overlooks the beautiful Pokhara Valley in the lower foothills of the Annapurna range. The trail then descends into the Modi River Valley to reach the Sanctuary Lodge (1,150 m/3,750’). From this lodge, you’ll have a clear view of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain). This mountain is considered sacred by the local people and remains unclimbed by human beings. Enjoy a picnic lunch along the trail and arrive at the Sanctuary Lodge in the late afternoon.
Overnight Location: Sanctuary Lodge (1,060 m/3,478’), Birethanti
Distance / Time: 5 km, 2-3 hours, 105 m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Trek to Ghandruk

Follow the Modi River valley through the farms at the outskirts of the village. Soon the trail begins to climb up out of the valley and into the mountains. You’ll pass through forests, small villages, and rice fields, always with incredible views of the valley below. Snacks will be provided along your trek today, and you’ll be served a hot lunch in the early afternoon when you arrive at the Himalaya Lodge in Ghandruk (2,000 m/6,600’). This lodge brings you much closer to the mountains and the views are simply breathtaking.
Overnight Location: Himalaya Lodge (2,000 m/6,600’), Ghandruk
Distance / Time: 12 km, 5-6 hours, 900 m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Explore Ghandruk

Wake up early this morning and enjoy coffee and tea served to you in the garden as you watch an incredible sunrise over the surrounding mountains. From here you can see the peaks of Annapurna 1, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Mountain. Enjoy a slow morning with a relaxing breakfast at the Himalaya Lodge surrounded by these exquisite views, then take a guided tour of the village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk is well-known as a former recruitment center for the renowned Gurkha soldiers. Today, the local women drive the weaving industry, producing gorgeous traditional rugs. When you have fully explored the village and its surrounding countryside, return to the Himalaya Lodge to spend another night.
Overnight Location: Himalaya Lodge (2,000 m/6,600’), Ghandruk
Distance / Time: As Required
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Trek to Lhandruk

As you leave Ghandruk, there is a steep descent down to the banks of the Modi River. The cliffs that rise from this place are where the famous Nepalese honey hunters climb up ropes in order to collect honey. Cross the Modi River via the suspension bridge, then follow the trail up a series of switchbacks for about an hour until you come to Lhandruk (1,565 m/5,415‘). Once again, the village offers more beautiful Annapurna vistas. After a total of 4 hours on the trail, you should reach the lodge in time to eat lunch. Spend the afternoon on a guided exploration of the village.
Overnight Location: Bee Village (La Bee) Lodge (1,565 m/5,415‘), Lhandruk
Distance / Time: 9 km, 4 hours, 300 m of ascent, 435 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Trek to Majgaun

Trek for about 4 hours to the wonderful Gurung Lodge in Majgaun. The trail today follows the contours of the side of a hill, with gentle ups and downs. You’ll pass through farmland and villages on this leisurely walk, and you should reach the Gurung Lodge (1,400 m/4,620’) in time to eat lunch. In the afternoon, optional hikes are available to explore nearby villages. Spend the night in the Gurung Lodge.
Overnight Location: Ker and Downey Gurung Lodge (1,400 m/4,620’), Majgaun
Distance / Time: 12 km, 5 hours, 300 m of ascent, 200 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Trek to Dhampus

Leave Majgaun and start the day with a trek through Patlekhet, and unspoiled village. Continue walking through beautiful sub-tropical forests where you can see the abundant plant life, including rhododendrons, magnolias, and tree orchids. Stop along your trek in Pothana, a village inhabited by many Tibetan traders who sell souvenirs. After Pothana, continue hiking for about 3.5 hours and you’ll arrive at the Basanta Lodge in Dhampus (1,525 m/5,000’). Eat lunch in the lodge and enjoy the panoramic views of the whole Annapurna mountain range. In the afternoon, there is an optional tour through the ancient village of Dhampus. Return to Basanta Lodge to spend the night.
Overnight Location: Basanta Lodge (1,525 m/5,000’), Dhampus
Distance / Time: 14 km, 6 hours, 590 m of ascent, 465 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Trek to Valley, then Transfer to Pokhara

After breakfast in the lodge, leave Dhampus and follow the trail as it traces the ridgeline then descends through terraced farmland and wooded hillsides to reach the valley floor. This trek takes about 1.5 hours. Here in the valley, a vehicle will meet you to transport you to Pokhara. The drive to Pokhara takes about 30 minutes, with an optional stop to visit a Tibetan refugee camp and explore a temple. You should arrive at your hotel in Pokhara, the Temple Tree Resort, in time to eat lunch. You’re sure to enjoy this beautiful resort filled with local Nepalese details. In addition to comfortable rooms, enjoy a swimming pool, landscaped gardens, and water features. You can’t miss the amazing mountain views from the hotel. In the afternoon, you are free to explore the lakeside area as you wish. If you’re interested in shopping, there is a great concentration of Tibetan curio shops here. Spend the night in the Temple Tree Resort in Pokhara (830 m/2,640’).
Overnight Location: Temple Tree Resort (1,400m /4,600’), Pokhara
Distance / Time: 8 km, 3 hours, 500 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 Transfer to Damauli, Raft to Seti River Camp

Transfer to Damauli, a 1.5-hour drive through the beautiful countryside. In Damauli, you’ll meet your experienced boating crew and guides, and prepare for a rafting trip on the Seti River. You’ll be amazed at the pristine, untouched river and the surrounding valley, as there is no road access to the Seti River. As you float down the river, notice the many different species of birds that call this valley home. You’ll also have the chance to witness village life along the banks of the river from a unique perspective. Stop on a sandy beach for lunch then continue down the river to reach the Seti River Camp (300 m/1,000’). Other than two short sections of class II rapids, today’s rafting journey is a gentle float down the river. Depending on the water levels, it will take about 2-3 hours on the river to reach the camp. When you arrive, settle in at your comfortable, safari-style tent that has beds and room to change, a veranda, and a connected bathroom tent.
Overnight Location: Seti River Camp (300 m/1,000’)
Distance / Time: 2-3 hours (rafting), 530 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 Seti River Camp

Today is a day to rest and relax at the Seti River Camp. After breakfast, your guide will lead you on a hike through the forest to visit some truly remote villages nearby where tourists rarely visit. After the hike, enjoy a refreshing swim in the river before eating lunch at the camp. Your afternoon is unplanned and free for you to explore the riverbank, wander the lovely landscaped gardens or just put your feet up in a treehouse or hammock. In the evening, gather around a driftwood campfire under the stars.
Overnight Location: Seti River Camp (300 m/1,000’)
Distance / Time: As Required
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 Raft on Seti River, then transfer to Kathmandu

After breakfast, return to the river and spend the morning rafting. You can expect five short sections of class II rapids, but most of the trip is a relaxing float through the delightful countryside. Depending on the water levels, it will take 2-3 hours to reach your destination. Leaving the river behind, it is time for a 4.5-hour drive back to Kathmandu. Enjoy this scenic drive along the Trisuli River, then over the mountain ridge and into the Kathmandu valley. After arriving at your Kathmandu hotel in the afternoon, you have free time for the rest of the day.
Overnight Location: Hotel Manaslu (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Distance / Time: 2-3 hours (rafting), 4.5 hours (driving)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 13 Explore Kathmandu

Today is a free day to explore Kathmandu at your leisure. This extra day is added to your itinerary in case of bad weather delaying any part of your tour. It is up to you how you will spend your day, but there are plenty of opportunities for sightseeing or shopping, or you may choose to simply relax in the hotel.
Overnight Location: Hotel Manaslu (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Distance / Time: None
Meals: Breakfast

Day 14 Departure Day

Sadly, your tour has reached its end. Depending on your flight time, you may have free time to explore before it is time to return to the airport. There are options for souvenir shopping or exploring cultural sites near your hotel. Your guide can help you find what you’re looking for, then an airport representative will escort you to the airport and help with any details. Have a pleasant journey!
Overnight Location: N/A
Distance / Time: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek Price and Dates

Pricing for this guided trekking tour to Annapurna in Luxury Lodges depends on whether you choose to join an existing group on a specific date or if you prefer a custom tour for your group only.

This tour is available year-round. The best time to travel to Nepal for this trek is during the pre-monsoon season from March through early May, or post-monsoon in October and November. Monsoon season typically lasts from late May through September.

Private Guided Annapurna Luxury Lodges Trekking Tour

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:

  • Guided group of 2-5: $2,575 USD per person
  • Guided group of 6 and more: $2,500 USD per person

Join a Group on the Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trekking Tour

Make new friends and join a group trekking to Annapurna Base Camp. Prices below are per person:

Sep 25, 2020
Oct 08, 2020
From Kathmandu
To Kathmandu
USD$2,450
14 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Oct 09, 2020
Oct 22, 2020
From Kathmandu
To Kathmandu
USD$2,450
14 days / 5 Spaces Left
Oct 28, 2020
Nov 10, 2020
From Kathmandu
To Kathmandu
USD$2,450
14 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Nov 10, 2020
Nov 23, 2020
From Kathmandu
To Kathmandu
USD$2,450
14 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Nov 16, 2020
Nov 29, 2020
From Kathmandu
To Kathmandu
USD$2,450
14 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Dec 10, 2020
Dec 23, 2020
From Kathmandu
To Kathmandu
USD$2,450
14 days / 5 Spaces Left
Dec 12, 2020
Dec 25, 2020
From Kathmandu
To Kathmandu
USD$2,450
14 days / 5+ Spaces Left

Accommodation on Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Tour

This tour is based on staying in luxury trekking lodges by Ker and Downey along the trek. In contrast with other trekking lodges, these lodges provide private en suite bathroom facilities and hot showers without additional charge. While the rooms are not heated, comfortable bedding and a hot water bottle are provided to keep you warm and comfortable. Dining areas are heated by wood fires and are cozy places to relax until bedtime.

Before and after your trek, stay in a 3.5-star hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travellers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $650 USD to have a private room in a hotel. Contact us and we can try and match single travellers up, where possible. Private rooms are not available in some trekking lodges.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Hotel Manaslu, Kathmandu ★★★★

Hotel Manaslu is a true heritage hotel, equally dedicated to your comfort as they are to displaying Nepal’s proud heritage, rich culture, and beautiful artistry.

Sanctuary Lodge (Luxury Trekking Lodge)

Spacious rooms with private, en suite bathrooms, reliable electricity and great views make Sanctuary Lodge special.

Himalaya Lodge, Ghandruk (Luxury Trekking Lodge)

The Himalaya Lodge offers little extras to make your stay pleasant. Enjoy a cozy fire at the complimentary Happy Hour and amazing views.

Night 6

Bee Village (La Bee) Lodge, Lhandruk (Luxury Trekking Lodge)

Enjoy Gurung hospitality at its finest in a lodge that offers great views basic luxuries that are hard to find in the Himalayas, like hot water, electricity, and private bathrooms.

Gurung Lodge, Majgaun (Luxury Trekking Lodge)

Enjoy fantastic mountain views from your room in a semi-detached lodge with a terrace. The Gurung Lodge offers comfortable beds, hot water, private en-suite bath.

Basanta Lodge, Dhampus (Trekking Lodge)

Gather around the fire at Happy Hour to make new friends and enjoy breakfast outside with stunning mountain vistas.

Temple Tree Resort, Pokhara ★★★★

The Temple Tree combines the local charm of Nepali architecture and decor with Western hotel standards for a luxurious stay in this beautiful location.

Night 10-11

Seti River Camp (Luxury Camping)

Camp in a luxury tent, each comes with bathroom facilities, as well as a patio where you will be served coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon.

Hotel Manaslu, Kathmandu ★★★★

Hotel Manaslu is a true heritage hotel, equally dedicated to your comfort as they are to displaying Nepal’s proud heritage, rich culture, and beautiful artistry.

What’s included in the Annapurna Luxury Lodges Trekking Tour?

Meals

13 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners are included on this tour. This includes special welcome and farewell dinners.

Accommodations

Accommodations for all 13 nights are included. Along the trek, stay in the Ker and Downey chain of luxury trekking lodges. Enjoy a night in a 4-star hotel in Pokhara. Before and after the trek, stay in a 3.5-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Transportation during the Tour

Domestic flights and land transportation described in the itinerary is included, as well as a guide on the flight and all airport taxes. Airport transfers between the Kathmandu Airport and your hotel are also included.

Also Included

  • An experienced, insured, and equipped English-speaking guide
  • Guided sightseeing and entry fees as listed in the itinerary
  • Pokhara Valley Tour
  • Porter (Insured and equipped according to IPPG rules)

Not included

  • Flights to/from Kathmandu
  • Visa to enter Nepal
  • Meals not listed as included (lunches and dinners in Kathmandu/Pokhara)
  • Personal drinks / alcohol
  • Additional costs due to illness, rescue, force majeure, flight/itinerary changes
  • Tips for guides and other trekking staff
  • Anything else not listed as included

Frequently Asked Questions about Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek

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Trekking Team is a Travelife and FTA certified tour operator creating trips in the Himalayas since 1991. They are consistently highly-rated online and garner impressive word of mouth recommendations.

Trekking team focuses on a sustainable method of operation. They work with highly professional guides and offer clients flexibility and 24/7 service.

The company uses local guides, serves local food, and makes use of local homes and lodges to give back to the community. They support the local environment and in turn see many repeat customers.

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Is this tour for me?

This trekking tour in the Annapurna region is relatively easy for Nepal. We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. There are additional rest days, and daily walking distances aren’t as high as other treks in Nepal. The tour stays lower than most other tours as well.

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