Luxury Annapurna Lodge Trek
Nepal, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £1,195 (land only) - from €1,435 (land only) - from $1,970 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Kathmandu. KE Land Only package services begin with a complimentary airport transfer which is provided for all flights. After a briefing by our guide the rest of the day is free to explore and we meet for dinner at the hotel.
Day 2: After breakfast, we take a 30 minute flight to Pokhara. This spectacular flight offers views of the Langtang, Manaslu and Annapurna ranges. On arrival we transfer to the start of our walk which follows a ridgeline in the lower foothills of the Annapurnas with surrounding views of the Pokhara Valley. Finally we descend to the valley of the Modi Kola, and our first night's accommodation.
Day 3: Our trek today follows the Modi Kola before climbing and contouring through forests to our next lodge which is built to resemble a traditional Nepalese village and every room has spectacular views of the surrounding valley and mountains. After lunch we have a day walk to the local village of Tanchok. Overnight at Gurung Lodge.
Day 4: Our walk today takes us through sub-tropical forests of tree orchids, rhododendrons and magnolias, past the village of Pothana where many Tibetan traders live and sell their wares. We reach our next lodge in time for lunch and afterwards there is an option to walk through the old village of Dhampus. From the lodge, there are sweeping views of the entire Annapurna ranges.
Day 5: We descend wooded hillside and terraced farmland to reach the valley floor in one and a half hours. We then have a 30 minute transfer to Pokhara where we check in at our hotel. After lunch the afternoon is free to explore the lakeside with its array of colourful shops, or to take a boat out on the lake. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 6: This morning we take the flight back to Kathmandu. We have the afternoon free to relax either by the pool at the hotel or explore the busy streets for some souvenir buying. Overnight at the group hotel.
Day 7: We have a full day's sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley. In the morning we visit the ancient city of Bhaktapur and after lunch our tour will take in the ghats of Pashupatinath and the great stupa at Boudhanath. Overnight at the group hotel.
Day 8: KE Land Only package services end after breakfast. Complimentary airport transfers are provided for all flights.