Kathmandu & Lower Annapurna Trek


11 Days | 10 Nights

Overview

Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, our representative will assist you Thenafter you will be escorted towards arrival terminal where a traditional welcoming with garlands or Khada will highlight your visit. Then you will board our luxury coaches that will take you to your designated accommodation or for the sightseeing right through the city’s heart- the localized view outside your window is sure to grab your attention, new place and people.

Short Itineraries

  • DAY 1:
    Arrive in Kathmandu
  • DAY 2:
    In Kathmandu.
  • DAY 3:
    Fly Kathmandu To Pokhara. Drive To Nayapul. Trek To Sanctuary Lodge
  • DAY 4:
    Trek To Himalaya Lodge, Ghandruk
  • DAY 5:
    Trek To La Bee Lodge, Landruk
  • DAY 6:
    Trek To Gurung Lodge, Majgaun.
  • DAY 7:
    Trek To Basanta Lodge, Dhampus.
  • DAY 8:
    Trek To Phedi And Drive To Pokhara.
  • DAY 9:
    In Pokhara.
  • DAY 10:
    Fly To Kathmandu.
  • DAY 11:
    Departure

Detailed Itineraries

DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU (1300 M).

Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, our representative will assist you Thenafter you will be escorted towards arrival terminal where a traditional welcoming with garlands or Khada will highlight your visit. Then you will board our luxury coaches that will take you to your designated accommodation or for the sightseeing right through the city’s heart- the localized view outside your window is sure to grab your attention, new place and people.

Rest of the day at leisure.

Meals: None
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
DAY 02: SIGHTSEEING TOUR IN KATHMANDU

Take a domestic flight from Kathmandu Airport to Pokhara (approx 30 minutes). It is an exciting flight with clear visibility of the peaks of the Himalayan Range through the right-hand window as we travel westwards. Particularly prominent are Manasalu and the Annapurna range as we approach towards Pokhara.

Once in Pokhara, you are transferred to Phedi where you begin the trek. After couple of hours walking uphill on long stone paved steps you will arrive to Dhampus. The view of the mountains from this place is lovely but the best is yet to come.

Meals:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Lodge in Dhampus
DAY 03: FLY TO POKHARA. DRIVE TO NAYAPUL (APPROX. 1 ½ HRS) AND TREK TO SANCTUARY LODGE (1150 M).

Our representative will assist you till the departure terminal at domestic airport just in time before you will board a short-sweet 25 minutes flight to the beautiful Pokhara.

Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty. Situated at an altitude of 827m from the sea level and 200km west of Kathmandu valley, the city is known as a center of adventure. The enchanting city with a population of around 95,000 has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The serene of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambience of peace and magic.

Once in Pokhara, we transfer by road with guides & porters to our trek start point {1 ½ hour} Nayapul. From Nayapul, Our walk will follow a ridge line in the lower foothills of the Annapurnas with surrounding views of the Pokhara Valley. This route then drops to the Modi River Valley, where Ker & Downey's Sanctuary Lodge is located. The lodge has magnificent views of the sacred and unclimbed Fishtail Mountain, or Machhapuchhre, as it is locally known. Lunch is at the lodge followed by an optional walk to the village of Birethanti. ou may choose to spend the afternoon exploring the surrounding river valley.

Meals:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Sanctuary Lodge, Birethanti.
DAY 4: TREK TO HIMALAYA LODGE (2012 M).

After breakfast, we leave the lodge walking out through the outlying farms following the Modi River Valley. Soon we begin to climb out of the valley & up towards the mountains. The trail passes through small hamlets, terraced rice fields and forests with spectacular views of the surrounding valley. Snacks are provided along the trail. Hot lunch is served on arrival at the lodge in the early afternoon. (Trek time 5-6 hours). It is from this lodge that there are magnificent close up views of the surrounding mountains.

Finally we reach to Chomrong with.

Meals:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight Himalaya Lodge, Ghandruk.
DAY 05: TREK TO LANDRUK

Early morning tea and coffee is served in the garden and enjoy sunrise over the Annapurna Himalaya range. After breakfast, our trail steeply descends down to the Modi River and at the base of the cliffs where the famed honey hunters of Nepal climb on ropes to collect honey from beehives clustered on the cliff faces. After crossing a suspension bridge we trek up switchbacks and steps to reach Landruk in time for lunch. Later, etiher we explore the village or simply relax at the lodge. Trek time 4 hours.

Meals:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at La Bee Lodge, Landruk.
DAY 06: TREK TO GURUNG LODGE, MAJGAUN (1,445 M).

We trek through the villages and rhodondendron groves to reach our lodge at the village of Majgaun. After lunch, we enjoy an optional walk to the villages nearby.

Meals:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight Gurung Lodge, Majhgaon.
DAY 07: TREK TO BASANTA LODGE, DHAMPUS (1525 M).

This morning we start out trekking through the unspoilt village of Patlekhet. Our walk takes us through sub-tropical forests that include tree orchids, rhododendrons and magnolias. Along the way, we will stop at the village of Pothana where many Tibetan traders live and sell their souvenirs. After about 3-4 hours, we arrive at the Basanta Lodge. From the lodge, there are sweeping views of the entire Annapurna Range. After lunch at the lodge there will be an optional walk through the old village of Dhampus.

Meals:- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight Basanta Lodge, Dhampus.
DAY 08: TREK TO PHEDI AND DRIVE TO POKHARA.

After an early breakfast, we depart along the ridge & descend through the wooded hillside and terraced farmland to the valley floor. Trek time 1 ½ hours. We then transfer by vehicle to Pokhara (30 minutes). On the way back to Pokhara, the vehicle can stop on request at the Tibetan refugee camp where you will have time to explore the temple complex.

This afternoon is free to explore the lakeside.

Meals:- Breakfast
DAY 09: IN POKHARA.

Early morning, drive to Sarangkot for the sunrise and magnificent views of the Annapurna range.

Sarangkot: This place is located 9 kms to the north west of Pokhara and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. Conveniently perched high on the top of a ridge at 1,592m., the serene hill resort offers the spectacular panorama of the entire Annapurna range stretching from east to west and the unspoilt rural settlements just below those towering peaks. Viewing 700m. down from the top of Sarangkot you can have awesome sights of the stretching Pokhara Valley, Phewa Lake and many more.

Return back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, visit the following places:

Gurkha Museum: Gurkha soldiers joined the british army since 1815 and later into the indian army after its independence in 1947. The museum concentrates on their history to current british army and the indian army. The displays include hundreds of photographs of the many campaigns they took part in and their regimental life. The 3-floor galleries are brought alive by sound and coloured light. displays also include uniforms they wore, items they used and medals they won. details of the gurkha victoria cross winners, the highest bravery medal with their citations can also be viewed.

Seti River Gorge:‘Seti’ means White in Nepali and that’s how the famous Seti River got its name with its flowing silver white water. It silently flows in the centre part of the valley carving out a wonderful Gorge. The Seti Gorge comprises the deep rifts of the Conglomerate Mountains carved upto 40 to 50 meters deep which could mostly be witnessed from KI Singh Bridge at Bagar, Mahendra Bridge at Mahendrapool market and Chinese bridge at Lakhanchowk.

International Mountain Museum: With an objective of maintaining systematic records of the successful eight thousander, geographic flora and fauna and human activities in the range, the International mountain Museum has been established at the foot step of fishtail peak and gate way to the mountain region. The shape of the museum roof itself resembles mountain skyline to any visitor before entering the museum main gate.

Meals:- Breakfast
Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
DAY 10: FLY POKHARA - KATHMANDU

After breakfast at the hotel transfer to airport in Pokhara for a flight back to Kathmandu. Embark on the visit to Bhaktapur & Boudhanath.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Located 12 km east of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur or Bhadgaon literally meaning ‘the City of Devotees’ is the smallest city in the Kathmandu valley. Its Main Square or ‘Layaku’ is famous for the 15th century Palace of 55 Carved Windows with the Golden Gate as a royal entrance. In front of the palace building are innumerable temples and architectural showpieces including the Lion Gate, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla mounted on a giant stone pillar and the stone temple of Vatsala Devi; another beautiful example of Shikhara-style architecture. There is a bronze bell on the terrace of the temple, which is also known as the Bell of Barking Dogs. This was erected in 1737 by King Ranjit Malla; its sounding announced the beginning and end of a daily curfew.

Later visit Boudhanath Stupa, One of the oldest and the Biggest Buddhist monuments ever built in Nepal; Boudhanath is one of the holiest structures imposing a height of 36 meters with three massive level Mandala style platforms. It is surrounded by colourful buildings housing families creating a friendly enclosure. The Stupa is visited every year by tens of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world.

Meals:- Breakfast
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
DAY 11: FINAL DEPARTURE

We ensure that that you will leave Kathmandu with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime. Our representative will drive you to the airport in time for your flight back home.

Meals:- Breakfast

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