Luxury Lodges of Annapurna and Chitwan 14 days
Experience stunning Mount Everest views and hikes while staying in private luxury lodges on the mountain slopes of Annapurna and Chitwan.
The Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek is one of the most popular treks in Annapurna region. It’s a perfect introduction to luxuriously hiking in Nepal. It gives travelers the chance to experience a glimpse of Nepal’s natural and cultural wonders through lifetime. The view of majestic peaks, picturesque landscapes, green hills and lush farming can be enjoyed continuously. The Annapurna Luxury Trek offers the amazing views of the Annapurna Range like Annapurna I, III, V, Annapurna North, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, Dhaulagiri and many more.
Travellers will enjoy the beautiful views of the countryside and the Himalayas while trekking and staying overnight at Ker and Downey’s luxury lodges.
Representative of Footloose in the Himalaya will pick you up from the Tribhuban International Airport at Kathmandu and transfer you to your hotel. After a short rest, we will give you a brief about the upcoming trip and hand you the itinerary and introduce you with your trekking guide. If you have a late flight, we will do the briefing the next morning. Overnight at hotel.
Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
After breakfast, our representative will pick you up from the Hotel at around 9-10 AM on a private car/van for a sightseeing tour of some historically significant attractions of Kathmandu such as:
The SwayambhunathStuta-Swayambhunath is known as the Monkey temple, located in northwest of Kathmandu. Swyambhunath is one of the holiest chaityas for the Buddhist people.
And, the Patan Durbar square: Patan durbar square located in the oldest city of Kathmandu Valley- Patan. It is listed in the UNESCO world heritage sites. Patan durbar was built in the ancient Lichhavi era. But after the devastating earthquake, most parts of this durbar square were damaged and now are under-construction. Overnight at hotel.
Drive to Pokhara
We head out early in the morning for an approx. 6 hour drive to Pokhara. This is a good opportunity to get a glimpse into the lives of the countryside. You’re journey is accompanied by mighty Himalayan rivers and green rolling mountains.
Overnight at Pokhara.
Drive to Nayapul: Trek to Birethanthi 1015m/Sanctuary lodge
After breakfast, we head for an hour’s drive towards Nayapul where our trekking journey begins. You begin by climbing a ridgeline in the lower foothills of the Annapurnas. The route is filled beautiful views of the Pokhara Valley and the glorious mountains. Soon, the path descends towards the Modi River Valley. Soon enough, you will find yourselves at Birethanthi, where the Sanctuary Lodge of Ker & Downey is located. The location is known for views of mountains like Fishtail, Machhapuchre and other mountains.
Overnight Ker & Downey Santuary Lodge.
Trek Ghandruk 2012m/Himalaya lodge (5-6 hours)
It’s a long climb to Ghandruk today, so limber up! You will first walk along the Modi River Valley and then begin the climb to Ghandruk. You will pass by fertile terraces and up into forests of rhododendron and oak. The trail offers you a great deal of insight into the lives of the friendly locals and their lives. Nearly halfway through you will reach Kimche village at 1,554m/5,100ft; which will give you a great look into how far up you’ve come so far. After a couple more hours of climbing you finally reach Ghandruk. A gradual climb thereon leads you to the famous Himalaya Lodge. With the hard work done, just sit back on the terrace, have a lemonade, and soak in the beauty of the mighty white peaks.
Overnight Ker & Downey Himalaya Lodge.
Trek to Landruk 1565m/La bee lodge (3-4 hours)
Make sure to start early to enjoy a delightful sunrise over the surrounding peaks such as Annapurna South and Machhapuchare. After that you’ll have a relaxing breakfast and then begin today’s trek to the village of Landruk with a steep through terraces to the banks of the Modi River. Once there, you’ll find yourselves at the base of the cliffs where the brave Nepali honey hunters climb on ropes to collect the honey. You will then cross a suspension bridge over the Modi River and begin your ascent towards Landruk. Landruk offers magnificent views of the Annapurna range. Overnight at Bee Village Lodge.
Overnight Ker & Downey La bee Lodge.
Trek to Majgaon 1400m/Gurung Lodge (3-4 hours)
With breakfast done, you will leave Landruk following a trail that goes along the valley through tiny villages, farmland, terraces, forests and three rivers all heading towards the Modi River below. The first part of trail is pretty untouched, thus, you will totally find yourselves immersed in the sights and sounds of nature. Eventually, you will make your way down a few steps and a steep descent towards a small river. After a few more ascents and descents, you will find yourselves walking through an easy and gentle path round the hillside. Your last river crossing is on a sturdy suspension bridge which leads you onto the path into Majgaun. You will then gradually head towards the Gurung lodge where you will be greeted with smiling faces and a refreshing lemonade. Enjoy your lunch, rest and then in the evening explore the area and the views. You’ll reach the Gurung Lodge in time for lunch with optional afternoon hikes to the surrounding villages.
Overnight Ker & Downey Gurung Lodge.
Trek to Dhampus 1700m/Basanta lodge (4-5 hours)
After a nice breakfast, you will leave the lodge and begin your journey towards Dhampus. For the first part of the trek, you will climb steeply on a well-placed stone staircase through forests of oak, rhododendron, silver birch and silk-cotton. The path is wonderfully decorated with views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Lamjung. Make sure to spot some exotic birds as well. The trail soon levels out as you head towards the busy village of Pothana at 1,981m/6,500ft. From here, you will begin your descent to the beautiful village of Dhampus. After lunch, you walk through the old village of Dhampus.
Overnight Ker & Downey Basanta Lodge.
Drive to Pokhara (1 hour)
Leaving behind Dhampus you will head for a drive to Pokhara, the backpacker’s paradise, where you will spend the night in a private room at your hotel at Pokhara.
Overnight at Hotel
Drive to Damauli Bridge/rafting point
Today, you will head Damauli for an awesome R&R and some white water rafting adventures at the Seti River Camp. There will be a picnic lunch on a sandy beach on the way to the camp. Upon arrival, you will be shown to your safari style tent with beds, changing room, veranda and attached bathroom. Rafting time will be 2 to 3 hours depending on water levels.
Overnight Seti River Camp.
Drive to Chitwan
Today, you will head towards Chitwan which is famous for its exotic wildlife. The drive to chitwan is less than 2 hours. Once there, you will be greeted with refreshments and a tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu village to learn about their lifestyle. In the evening, you will be presented a Tharu cultural dance program.
Overnight at hotel.
Today we take jeep drive deep into the mighty jungle of Chitwan which is home to numerous species of animals and birds including the endangered one-horned rhino, Gharial crocodile, Asian Elephant and the elusive Bengal Tiger. You will also be taken for a canoe ride along the Rapti River on the western side of the Chitwan National park.
Overnight at hotel.
Drive to Kathmandu
Today, you will head back to Kathmandu by vehicle on a 4-5 hour drive. The road follows the Trisuli river before climbing over the ridge of mountains that surround the Kathmandu valley. Arrive at your hotel in the afternoon with the rest of the day and evening free.
Overnight at hotel.
And there you go, it’s time to say farewell. After breakfast, our representative will see you off to airport. We hope you will be filled with a ton of memories that will serve you a lifetime!
Rates are per person sharing
From $ 2 340 per person
*Prices are dependent on the size of your group and the travelling season.
Additional charges include car supplement and Single Room Supplement.
For an exact quote, please contact us.
Included in the price:
- Three nights’ Kathmandu hotel accommodation at Hotel Shangri-La or similar in twin bed (double room) sharing and breakfast basis.
- Two nights’ Pokhara hotel accommodation at Temple Tree Resort or similar on bed twin (double room) sharing and breakfast basis. https://templetreenepal.com/about
- Two nights’ Chitwan hotel accommodation at Kasara Resort or similar on bed twin (double room) sharing and breakfast basis. https://kasararesort.com/
- Five nights’ teahouse/lodges accommodation on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- One Night seti river rafting camp charges on Full Board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Trek Guide and porters and their wages, insurance, food, accommodation and necessary transportation.
- Airfare for clients/guide from Chitwan-Kathmandu on fix wing daily schedule flight including airport tax and flight insurance
- All the sightseeing entry fees as per the itinerary.
- Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
- Trekkers Information Management System card (TIMS)
- Transportation: International and internal airport arrival and departure transfers, Kathmandu-Pokhara by private vehicle, Pokhara-Birethanthi by private vehicle, Pokhara-Damauli Bridge(Rafting)- Chitwan by private vehicle
Excluded in the price:
- All the lunches and dinners in Kathmandu/ Pokhara/Chitwan and during the Trek.
- Personal medical insurance.
- Personal trekking gear.
- Alcoholic Beverages.
- Telephone calls
- International air ticket and airport tax.
- Nepal Visa Fee.
- Personal Nature Expenses
- Emergency rescue evacuation if needed.
- The services not mentioned in “cost Includes”.
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