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Annapurna Lodge Trek

 

Annapurna Lodge Trek

Nepal Holidays - Machhapuchhare (Fishtail) Mountain

Kathmandu3 nights
Modi River 1 night
Ghandruk 1 night
Gurung 1 night
Dhampus 1 night
Pokhara 1 night
Kathmandu1 night

CHOICE OF ACCOMMODATION - See price grid below

 

10 days from £1089

International flights NOT included - see below

 

Guided walking in the Annapurna foothills staying in comfortable Ker & Downey ensuite lodges

 

NEPAL HOLIDAYS FACTFILE

 

DAY 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu.

On arrival in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, you will be met by a representative of World Discovery outside immigration and customs. You will then be taken by private car direct to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.  Recommended flight from London: Qatar Airways from London Heathrow via Doha (see below). If you are travelling from a country other than the UK we would be happy to give you guidance on your flight options.

DAY 2 – Kathmandu.

Your World Discovery Nepal holiday begins after breakfast, when you meet your private guide and spend the morning visiting the highlights of Kathmandu. The afternoon is at leisure, with the opportunity of taking an optional excursion to Patan.
Meals included: Breakfast.

 Nepal Holidays - Everest Mountain Flight

 

EVEREST MOUNTAIN FLIGHT

This experience of a lifetime offers you the chance to view the mighty Himalayan peaks including Everest, the highest mountain on earth.  This is the closest one can get to the peaks without having to trek or climb.  Everest Mountain flight details.

 

DAY 3 – Kathmandu.  Optional Excursions.

A day to relax at your hotel, do some shopping, or explore some of the other attractions within easy reach of the capital. For those with an interest in history and architecture, a must-see is the glorious medieval town of Bhaktapur. Also worth visiting is the Hindu holy site of Pasupatinath. Your World Discovery representative is on hand to organise these and other visits on your behalf.
Meals included: Breakfast.

 Nepal Holidays - Walking in the Annapurna region

DAY 4 – Fly to Pokhara.  Walk to the Modi River Valley.

In the morning fly to Pokhara. Your programme of guided walking in the Annapurna foothills begins this morning. In the company of your guide and porters you will be driven to the starting point, about an hour away from Pokhara Airport. Your walk will follow a ridgeline with surrounding views of the Pokhara Valley before dropping down into the Modi River Valley, where Ker & Downey's Sanctuary Lodge is located. The lodge has magnificent views of the sacred Machhapuchhare, or 'Fishtail Mountain'.
Walking time: 3 hours.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

DAY 5 – Walk to Ghandruk.

In the morning walk out through the outlying farms along the Modi River Valley. Soon you will begin to climb out of the valley and into the higher mountains. Lunch is a picnic en route with spectacular views of the surrounding valleys. The trail passes through small hamlets, terraced rice fields and forests. In the afternoon arrive at Ker & Downey's Himalaya Lodge at Ghandruk.
Walking time: 5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

DAY 6 – Walk to Gurung.

This morning's walking is along the tradional route to the Annapurna base camp so you may well encounter expeditions on their way to the mountain peaks. A 2 hour walk will bring you to Ker & Downey's Gurung Lodge, built in the style of a traditional Nepalese village, with every room enjoying a spectacular view of the surroundings. You will spend the rest of the day exploring the nearby villages of Majgaun and Patleket, including a visit to a school.
Walking time: 5 hours.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Nepal Holidays - Dhampus in SpringtimeDAY 7 - Walk to Dhampus.

A contrast today as you walk through sub-tropical forests amongst tree orchids, rhododendrons and magnolias. You will also pass through the village of Potana where many Tibetan traders live and sell their wares. Reach the Ker & Downey Basanta Lodge in Dhampus in time for lunch. There are sweeping views of the entire Annapurna Range from this lodge.
Walking time: 4 hours.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

DAY 8 - Return to Pokhara.

After breakfast walk along the ridge before descending through wooded hillside and terraced farmland to the valley floor. You will be met and driven to your hotel in Pokhara.
Walking time: 1 to 2 hours.
Meals included: Breakfast.

DAY 9 - Fly to Kathmandu.

After breakfast transfer to the airport for the return flight to Kathmandu. The rest of the day is at leisure. In the evening we recommend a special farewell dinner at the unique Dwarika's Kathmandu Hotel - cost, including transfers, £38pp (£30pp if you are already staying at the hotel).
Meals included: Breakfast.

DAY 10 – Depart.

Private transfer to the airport for your international flight home.
Meals included: Breakfast.

 

International Flights

There are no direct flights between London and Kathmandu. We recommend the services of Qatar Airways from London Heathrow to Doha with a good onward connection to Kathmandu. Flights are daily throughout the year. Current timings (subject to possible change) are as follows:
Heathrow/Doha. Depart at 15.05; arrive Doha at 23.89
Doha/Kathmandu. Depart at 01.05 (next day); arrive Kathmandu at 08.30
Kathmandu/Doha. Depart at 09.30; arrive Doha at 11.45
Doha/Heathrow. Depart at 12.30; arrive Heathrow at 17.55

You can book the flights yourself on the easy-to-use Qatar Airways website.  There are many other connecting routes, some of which may offer lower fares.  We recommend the Skyscanner website for searching for the best options.  Alternatively World Discovery can book the flights for you (we levy a service charge of £25 per person for this service).

 

Nepal Holidays: A Short Walk in Nepal (Tour Reference: WDNP003)
2018 Departures
Price per person based on a minimum of two persons travelling together:

Daily departures

Affordable

Standard

Superior

Jan to Apr £1089
£1220
£1450
Oct to Dec
£1095
£1235
£1468

PLEASE NOTE:  Trekking is not advisable in the summer months (16 April to September) due to weather conditions.

Affordable Hotels
Kathmandu - Himalaya
Pokhara - Shangri-La Village
During the trek the Ker & Downey eco-lodges will be used.

Standard Hotels
Kathmandu - Hyatt Regency
Pokhara - Shangri-La Village
During the trek the Ker & Downey eco-lodges will be used.

Superior Hotels
Kathmandu - Dwarika's Kathmandu Hotel
Pokhara - Shangri-La Village
During the trek the Ker & Downey eco-lodges will be used.

Single Room Supplements on request.

The price includes:

  • Hotel and lodge accommodation as listed above in twin-bedded rooms with private facilities.
  • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners as shown in the itinerary.
  • Scheduled flights between Kathmandu and Pokhara (and v.v.) including taxes.
  • Private transportation throughout.
  • All sightseeing as shown (unless indicated as ‘optional’), including entrance fees.
  • The services of a private English-speaking driver in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Private guide and porters during your walk in the Annapurna foothills.
  • Trek pack including loan of duffel bag, day pack, walking stick, poncho, water bottle, souvenir hat and scarf.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit Fee.
Not included in the price:
  • International flights (see our recommendation above). We are happy to discuss the flights with you and give you further guidance.
  • International airport taxes.
  • Optional sightseeing.
  • Tipping. We will give you guidance in this often sensitive matter
  • A Nepal Visa. This can be obtained before departure from Embassy of Nepal in London, or alternatively you can purchase the visa (current price US$25) on arrival at Kathmandu Airport (recommended).

A deposit of £250 per person is required at the time of booking. The balance of the price for your Nepal holiday must be paid at least 8 weeks before your departure date.

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