Annapurna & Bandipur Trail

12 days Duration
2,012m Maximum Altitude
2-8 pax Group Size
$2770USD 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.


This superb, easy-paced Annapurna Trek holiday package has been refined 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 Annapurna’s. Staying in comfortable and characterful MLN 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 as locally known. 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. The lodge close to Bandipur is called the Three Mountain Lodge for good reason. Three of the world's 8000 meter 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 Annapurna’s, this really is a 'pampered' one week trekking holiday.


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 meter 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.

Day by Day Itinerary

Fixed Departure

Start Dates End Dates Size(Min 4 Pax) Price (per person) Remarks Availability Booking
06-Mar-23 18-Mar-23 4-10 Pax USD 2770 Open Book Now
20-Mar-23 01-Apr-23 4-10 Pax USD 2770 Open Book Now
10-Apr-23 22-Apr-23 4-10 Pax USD 2770 Open Book Now
24-Apr-23 6-May-23 4-10 Pax USD 2770 Open Book Now
11-Sep-23 23-Sep-23 4-10 Pax USD 2770 Open Book Now
02-Oct-23 14-Oct-23 4-10 Pax USD 2770 Open Book Now
16-Oct-23 28-Oct-23 4-10 Pax USD 2770 Open Book Now
06-Nov-23 18-Nov-23 4-10 Pax USD 2770 Guaranteed Open Book Now
20-Nov-23 02-Dec-23 4-10 Pax USD 2770 Open Book Now

Single Supplement Rate USD 660

Trip Info & Details

  • 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).
  • MLN Lodges Standard room amenities (Attached Bathroom, Hot Shower, Unlimited boiled & filtered drinking water, Bathroom slippers, Hair dryer on request).
  • 1 night at Hotel Barahi 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.
  • Transfer: Pokhara airport to Nayapool, Phedi – Pokhara hotel, Pokhara hotel-Bandipur, Bandipur- Kathmandu hotel.
  • Personal Equipment & Insurance.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Visa fee.
  • Emergency Evacuation if required.
  • Other personal Expenses.
  • Tips for Staffs.

Spring: Mid of March-May: 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.


  • Walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof
  • Trainer or casual shoes, for trekking and/or for traveling
  • Warm socks for colder areas

Leg wear

  • Loose, casual trousers for trekking
  • Waterproof trousers


  • Selection of T-shirts, and long-sleeved shirts, Preferably not cotton
  • Warm shirt, possibly fleece, for colder areas
  • Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
  • Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment for Higher altitudes
  • Down jacket (optional for cold nights & mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)


  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
  • Sunglasses or goggles
  • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
  • Warm gloves
  • Strong rucksack or large hold all to be carried by porters

Other items

  • Day sack to be carried personally
  • Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear

Inside your main bag

  • One liter water bottle
  • Torch, ideally head torch
  • Camera and film! – for those not to be forgotten shots of the Himalaya

Optional items

  • Binoculars
  • Books (see Recommended Reading)
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
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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

Majgaon 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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