Luxury Trekking in Annapurna

Luxury Lodge Trek in Annapurna has been a perfect trek for the luxury trekkers to explore one of the most beautiful trekking destinations in the world that is Annapurna staying in a comfortable hotel or lodges. Luxury Trekking in Annapurna combined of easy with majestic scenery and a mix of cultures of different ethnic communities unmatched by any other treks in Nepal. Before trekking in Annapurna region was just a camp or basic teahouses. Now, Luxury trek in Annapurna is possible by staying at comfortable and traditionally built lodges in Gurung villages with all the modern conveniences of modern lodges. Luxury lodges in Annapurna region provide you the highest level of service whilst on trek with landscaped gardens, comfortable lounges and bedrooms with hot showers and western toilets. You will experience a beautiful view of mountains, rivers, green hills with full of blooming flowers and the fascinating culture and custom of Nepal’s western mid hill communities.

Annapurna Luxury trek begins from the heaven of Earth that is Pokhara towards the beautiful Gurung villages. Further, Trek will lead you to Ghanduk (best village of Nepal) where the local people welcome you. You can now experience the real taste of typical local culture and spectacular views of natural sceneries staying in luxury hotels. Trekking Planner provide you a safe trip with a best co-operative service in high level of comfort.

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“Ready-Made itinerary presented in website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss about your tour plan.”

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

Up on arrival at the International airport in the Kathmandu, you will be picked up by our airport representative and transfer to the hotel. After check in hotel you will have free afternoon to explore the area by yourself (if you need any assistance from us please let us know). Later in the after you will meet one of our office representative for briefing about your tours, at that time if you have any question or queries could ask with us and then walk to one of the Authentic Restaurant for welcome dinner. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu

Today you have full day guided sightseeing tours to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu, probably to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath; combination Hinduism and Buddhism known as monkey temple as there are many holy monkey living in the north-west part of the temple. Pashupatinath a sacred Hindu temple situated on the bank of the Bagmati River. Then drive to Buddhanath stupa one of the biggest and oldest stupa in the world. Later in the afternoon there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding our trek as well as provides you opportunity to ask any question of upcoming trip with guide. And sty over night in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara (820m) 35min flight

According to given time you will be transferred from the hotel to Kathmandu domestic airport for the short but scenic flight to Lakeside city of Pokhara, while you are fling on the clear day you will get superb views of the Annapurna Himalayan range including Mt Fish-Tail. On arrival in Pokhara you will be transferred to hotel. You have the rest of the afternoon free to explore around the city. Stay overnight in Pokhara (Shangri La Village Resort)

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1080m) about 02 hrs and Trek to Sanctuary Lodge (1100m) about 02 hrs walk

After breakfast we drive for about 02 hrs along the Seti River valley from Pokhara, passing through several villages to the trek starting point. The trail follows a ridge in the lower foothills of the Annapurna where have a good views of the mountains and Pokhara valley. The route descends towards the Modi River through bamboo and terrace farmland. Our hotel located about 02 hrs walking distance from Birethanti village. After lunch at lodge you have free afternoon to explore the area to to relax in the garden. Stay overnight at Sanctuary Lodge.

Day 05: Trek to Ghandruck (1940m) about 05 hrs walk

Today after breakfast we start with gradual uphill to Ghandruck Village. The path passes through the small villages with nice view of farm terraces. As we start gradual uphill the weather became cool and fresh. In the way you will see various people with their different custom and tradition. After reaching Ghandruk you will be warmly welcomed with the enchanting view of green hill, snow capped mountain and clean organize Gurung village. The charming people with their respect toward you will really make your tour pleasant. Stay overnight at Himalayan Lodge in Ghandruk.

Day 06: Explore day around Ghandruk

Today we have easy day, explore Ghandruk Village and surrounding area. There are beautiful views from here of Annapurna South, Himchuli and Machapuchare (Fish-Tail). Stay overnight at Himalayan Lodge in Ghandruk.

Day 07: Trek to Tolkha (1810m) about 05 hrs walk

Today the path follows the route down from the Annapurna Sanctuary and after about 01 hrs you will arrive by the Modi River at Phedi between Landruk and Ghandruk. After crossing Modi River on a suspension bridge with a view of wild honey bee hives on the rocky cliff, from here the trail leads up to a slow climb all the way to Landruck village. From Landruk the path leads to a gradual walk on the winding trail to small settlement at Tolka. Stay overnight at Namaste Lodge in Tolka.

Day 08: Trek to Phedi (1080m) about 05 hrs walk and drive to Pokhara (820m) about 30min drive

After pleasant stay in Tolka, today after breakfast we start last day trek with ascend all the way to Deurali which is highest point of your trekking from where you will be able to see magnificent view of the Annapurna Mountain includes Mt. Fish-Tail and Pokhara valley. After about 01 hrs gradual walk you will arrive Pothana for lunch, then descend all the way to Phedi passing through several small villages with nice view of the Annapurna Mountain. With 30ming private transfer you will get to Popkhara. Stay overnight in Pokhara (Shangri La Village Resort)

Day 09: Drive to Chitwan (about 04 hrs drive)

After breakfast, in the morning you will have couple hrs guided sightseeing  tours to David waterfall, Museum than drive to Chitwan National park through  the scenic countryside for Safari activities. You will have some of the  activities today before the dinner. At the evening you will have cultural program. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 10:  Full day in Chitwan National park

Full Day Jungle activities include jungle safari on elephant back, nature walks, jungle drive, canoe ridge and bird watching in the park having 360 sq. miles of tall grassland and thick forests. We will attempt to search out some of the elusive animals of the Terai, and with the skill of the fully will encounter the one horned Rhino, various types of deer, boar and leopard and if we are very fortunate the elusive tiger. Later on this evening you will be able to watch Thru Cultural Dance. Stay overnight at the hotel

Day 11:  Fly back to Kathmandu (1350m)

Today in the morning you will have one of the activities before breakfast then after breakfast according to flight time you will be transfer Chitwan Airport for about 20min flight to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu Airport you will meet our office representative and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 12: Free/Leisure day in Kathmandu

Today is a free day to rest and relax or shopping or do more sightseeing around the city. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 13: Final departure from Nepal

Today according to given time transfer to the airport for your departure flight or Join another activity with us.

“Trekking Planner will try to keep day-to-day schedule as per the detailed itinerary but there might be some flexibility due to other factors beyond our control. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, difficulty with transportation and politics can lead to enforced changes. So, it is not possible to guarantee as per the itinerary. In the case, trip leader will manage it to minimize your inconvenience.”

We wish you have a wonderful time with us!

Trip Cost:

USD $1116.00 per person(3 star category hotel in KTM)
USD $1334.00 per person(4 star category hotel in KTM)
USD $1622.00 per person(5 star category hotel in KTM)

Single Supplement USD $320.0

Cost Includes:

  • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
  • welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
  • 04 Nights twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
  • 02 Nights twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Pokhara
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and Pokhara with privet vehicle
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and Chitwan to Kathmandu by flight
  • Pokhara to Chitwan by private vehicle.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
  • 02 guest=01 porter Insurance, Salary, Food, Accommodation, Equipment etc paid
  • Twin/double shearing accommodation at Luxury Lodge in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
  • Safe drinking water and first add kid box
  • 02 Nights/03 days safari activities on full board meals plan in Chitwan (Activities; Elephant Safari, Jungle walk, Elephant Breeding Center, Canoe Ride, Tharu Cultural Dance, Bird watching and Local Village tours with sunset view )

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate fee in USD and two passport size photo)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Meals during the traveling time
  • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • Extra night accommodation and lunch and dinner in city because of early arrival, late departure and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips to the trekking crews and drive
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes column

Suggested Equipment list for this trip;

  • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We will provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag but is to be returned after the trip)
  • Day bag.( Small handbag)
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sports shoes or sandal.
  • Sun Hat/cap
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket
  • Pullover or warm sweeter
  • Raincoat
  • 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock
  • Hand gloves
  • 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
  • 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  • Eye glass
  • Water bottle
  • 4 seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trip)
  •  Flash or Torch light
  • Camera and batteries.

Can you provide me more information about the lodges on this Luxury trek?
In Luxury trek, lodges offer the perfect opportunity to experience trekking in the mountains in luxury and comfort. Each room in every lodge has an attached bathroom with hot showers and western toilets, comfortable beds and great qualitative food. Everything is provided from sheets and blankets to hot water bottles, beautiful landscaped gardens and comfortable lounges.

How fit do I have to be for this trek?
Annapurna Luxury Trek is consider as easy trek but trekking in Himalaya means uphill and downhill walking in remote part. You must be healthy and fit to make your mind you can trek minimum 4-5 hours a day.

How many guides and porters will be there in our group?
A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on the trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs and all the gears. One porter will carry two trekkers baggage. A number of supporting staff will depend upon your group size.

At one time how many liter of water I have to carry in the trek?
Mostly 3-4 liters is sufficient. You will be able to refill bottles at lunch time. When you are in high altitude you have to drink more water to get rid of altitude sickness.

Is it necessary to carry Trekking poles?
Yes, Trekking Poles make you easy to walk in the rough ways. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. So, we suggest you to use it.

Is bottled water available everywhere in the trek?
Mainly luxury lodges on the way sell bottled water and other supplies that may be needed for you on the trek. There are no any plastic recycleable facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets and use filter water in the lodges.

Should I have to bring iodine tablets for purifying the water?
You have to bring iodine tablet with you.  Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odorless. Tablets can be bought cheaply and usually 1 tablet is sufficient to purify 1 liter of water. Neutralizing tablets can also be bought to get rid of the smell and taste of chlorine or iodine. This will need to be done for water obtained using hand pumps or streams in the trek.

What if I get ill while on the trek?
It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feel dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and quiet until you can get medical help. You will carry down if no progress we advise travelers to take a personal kit too.
In serious cases, you need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you to use it if its ver serious. So, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekker before you come to trek in this trek.

Would you recommend taking a Down Jacket?
The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you can expect to experience four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. While even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day, the higher the altitude, the colder the temperature and when high up the temperature drops significantly at night to around -10C in October/November, and to around -20C from December to February.

Is alcohol permitted on trek?

Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in lodges in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However we suggest you not to drink alcohol at high altitude.

What kind of weather can we expect during trekking?
Mountains weather is difficult to predict. Although at night it is generally cooler and the days are warm. Winter (January and February) will be colder but the days can be warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions.

Difficulties rating of Annapurna Luxury Trek
A trekker or walker who is able to hike normally 4-5 hours per day carrying a light weight backpack will be very fit enough to do this trekking. There are stone step up and down which are very uneven and due to some long descents your leg may feel shaky so we recommend to use walking poles to feel safer. Luxury Trek is normal and no need to feel altitude related risk.

Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items on the Trek
Hydro electricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, iPhone etc. Lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adaptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.

Extra Advice for Luxury trek in Annapurna 
You may see some beautiful and sweet children and you may want to distribute balloons, chocolates, money and pens as many trekkers have felt same. But better not to do so because it encourages them to beg and ask to every trekker.
In the trekking, keep your valuables safe. Do not left anything anywhere. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang any things outside at night.

Garbage Disposal
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage in the way where dustbin facilities are not available and conserve the environment.

Spending Money per Day
Mainly, depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 15-20 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates on trekking.

Travel Insurance for Annapurna Luxury Trek
Trekking in Nepal is mainly in remote area. You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.

Washing and Toilet facilities for Annapurna Luxury Trek
All the lodges offer hot showers, which will be in bathroom. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip

Trekking Planner is a government licensed trekking company in Nepal. You can see photos of legal documents in about us section. We accept your booking under following terms and conditions:

  • Bookings must be done 48 hrs. in advance
  • Free Cancellation
  • No Down payment
  • No Deposit
  • Accept Cash Payment, Bank Transfer, Western Union, Money Gram, or a Credit Card.

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