Journeys

Annapurna & Bandipur Trail

12 days Duration
2.012m Maximum Altitude
2-8 pax Group Size
$2620USD Standard Price

This complete dish of the Annapurna Gurung village circuit, plus Bandipur, hits all the high notes: locals, culture, hiking, and scenery, staying each night in comfort.

Overview

This superb, easy-paced Annapurna Trek holiday package has been refined and extended for 2018 and provides the perfect introduction to the foothills of the Nepal Himalaya. We start out with a city sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, before flying on to Nepal's second city, Pokhara. Six days of Annapurna Trek expedition then takes us to some of the prettiest villages in the valley of the Modi Khola, on the south side of the Annapurnas. Staying in comfortable and characterful Ker and Downey lodges, with twin-share rooms and en-suite facilities, we will be able to enjoy some of the most picturesque landscapes in Nepal.

Lush, green farmland, terraced fields, tumbling streams, smiling villagers and the backdrop of some of the world's great peaks, including Annapurna 1 and the stunning 'Fish Tail' peak of Machhapuchhre. Walking through rhododendron forest, with tree orchids, magnificent magnolias and several species of monkey, we will stay each night at a different lodge, each with its own particular charm, great food and outstanding views. Returning to Pokhara, we spend a night at a very comfortable resort hotel, before making the short drive to the Newari village of Bandipur.

Famed for the quality of its architecture, which dates back several hundred years, this is a great place to spend a couple of nights, do some exploring, meet the Nepali people and soak up those final views of the Himalayas. Our Ker and Downey lodge close to Bandipur is called the Three Mountain Lodge for good reason. Three of the world's 8000 metre peaks can be seen from our private balconies - Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu. Using first class hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and absolutely the best standard of lodge available on the south side of the Annapurnas, this really is a 'pampered' one week trekking holiday.

Day by Day Itinerary

Fixed Departure

Start Dates End Dates Size(Min 4 Pax) Price (per person) Remarks Availability Booking
2022
16-Oct-22 28-Oct-22 4-10 Pax USD 2620 Open Book Now
20-Nov-22 2-Dec-22 4-10 Pax USD 2620 Open Book Now
2023
06-Mar-23 18-Mar-23 4-10 Pax Open Book Now
20-Mar-23 01-Apr-23 4-10 Pax Open Book Now
10-Apr-23 22-Apr-23 4-10 Pax Open Book Now
24-Apr-23 6-May-23 4-10 Pax Open Book Now
11-Sep-23 23-Sep-23 4-10 Pax Open Book Now
02-Oct-23 14-Oct-23 4-10 Pax Open Book Now
16-Oct-23 28-Oct-23 4-10 Pax Open Book Now
06-Nov-23 18-Nov-23 4-10 Pax Open Book Now
20-Nov-23 02-Dec-23 4-10 Pax Open Book Now

Trip Info

Inclusions

  • 4 nights Gokarna Resort in Kathmandu on Full Board(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • 7 nights MLN Annapurna Region as per program on Full Board(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • 1 night Lakeside Retreat in Pokhara on Full Board(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • A full day Kathmandu sightseeing with English speaking guide
  • Flight: KTM- PKR(Regular Flight) with airport taxes
  • ACAP & TIMS Permit Fee
  • 1 English Speaking guide
  • One Porter (1 porter between 2 clients with luggage allowance of 13kg per person)
  • Trek Staffs insurance & daily wages.
  • All airport transfers
  • Happy Hour from 6pm till 7pm at MLN (Inclusions local alcohol and soft beverages)
  • Unlimited Tea and Coffee at MLN
  • Standard room amenities (Attached Bathroom, Hot Shower, Unlimited boiled & filtered drinking water, Bathroom slippers, Hair dryer on request)
  • Transfer: Pokhara airport to Nayapool, Phedi – Pokhara hotel, Pokhara hotel-Bandipur, Bandipur- Kathmandu hotel

Services Not included:

  • Personal Equipment & Insurance
  • Personal Expenses (hot & cold beverages, laundry, telephone and other personal expenses)
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Emergency Evacuation if required
  • Other personal Expenses
  • Tips for Staffs

Spring – Mid of April-June Come and visit when the rhododendrons and alpine flowers are in full bloom. Expect clear skies and sunshine in the mornings with some light cloud cover later in the day.

Autumn / Winter: Mid of September- First week of December October can be busy, but at this time of year the weather is normally very stable. Expect crisp sunny days and cold evenings.

Your journey begins with a stunning morning flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, continuing, a day at a time, to Birethanti, Ghandruk, Landruk, Majhgaon and Dhampus, in the gorgeous Modi Khola valley. Returning to Pokhara, you drive to the idyllic Newar trading town of Bandipur. Your stay that night is an easy hike to Three Mountains Lodge, where you’ll drink in the incredible views of three spectacular 8,000 metre peaks: Manaslu, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. A four hour walk through villages, farmland and forest brings you down to the Seti Khola and a return to Kathmandu for some well-deserved rest.

Lodges on This Journey

lodge exterior

Birethanti Lodge

1097m (3,599ft)

outdoor seating with mountain view

Ghandruk Lodge

1981m (6,499ft)

outdoor seating with mountain view

Landruk Lodge

1639m (5,377ft)

lodge with mountain view

Majhgaon Lodge

1408m (4,619ft)

front garden with mountain view

Tomijong Lodge

1432m (4,698ft)

outdoor seating with mountain view

Dhampus Lodge

1500m (4,921ft)

lodge with mountain view

Bandipur Lodge

1011m (3,317ft)

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