The Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek is a fantastic way to experience the beauty of the Himalayas in style and comfort. This trek takes you through the foothills of the Annapurna massif. It offers stunning views of the mountains, traditional villages, and lush forests. You'll stay in luxurious lodges along the way with all the possible amenities you could need after hiking.
Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek starts with your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Our team will welcome you and take you to your hotel, where you can relax and get ready for the fun days ahead.
On the first day after enjoying a delicious breakfast, you’ll take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. From Pokhara, we'll have a scenic 2-hour drive to Birenthati, where our trek begins.
For the next few days, we'll walk through places like Ghandruk, Landruk, Majgaon, Dhampus, and Phedi before returning to Pokhara. You'll be treated to breathtaking views of the Annapurna Region, towering snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, and traditional villages on the trekking days.
After spending the night in Pokhara, you will have to take a flight to Kathmandu to conclude the amazing Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek. Next day, we will drop you at TIA 3 hours before your International flight.
The Annapurna luxury lodge trek is graded as moderate, with the trail generally staying around 2000 meters/6000ft. Plan to walk for approximately 5 – 6 hours daily. This trip provides an ideal introduction to trekking in Nepal, catering to both beginners and experienced trekkers. The highest point reached during this trek is 2,012m/6,600ft at Ghandruk. Our expert local crew will guide and support you throughout the journey, ensuring a safe and memorable experience. Get ready for a trek filled with adventure and awe-inspiring natural beauty.
The first day marks your arrival day in Kathmandu. Clear all the visa requirements and customs clearance, if any, at the arrival section of the airport. As you come out, you will find a representative from World Alpine Treks waiting for you holding a board with your name. You will then be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. The representative will shortly inform you about the plans ahead.
Your Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek commences with a swift 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, swapping cityscapes for breathtaking Himalayan panoramas. Upon landing, You’ll be driving to Birethanti through verdant valleys, quaint villages, and cascading waterfalls.
Today you will start trekking to Ghandruk, a traditional Gurung village perched at 1940 meters (6365 feet). Immerse yourself in the rich culture, soak in panoramic vistas of the Annapurna Himalayas, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of the majestic Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Peak). Ghandruk offers a delightful respite before your next adventure, so wander its stone alleys, savor local delicacies, and embrace the magic of the mountains.
On this day, we will walk from Ghandruk to Landruk, a charming village nestled amidst rhododendron forests at 1565 meters (5135 feet). This trek winds through a wonderland of cascading waterfalls, lush rice paddies, and panoramic mountain vistas. Immerse yourself in the local culture, explore Landruk's traditional shops, and perhaps try your hand at weaving or pottery. As you arrive, let the tranquility of this haven wash over you. Relax, savor local delicacies, and soak in the magic of the mountains before your next adventure unfolds.
Today, We will trek from Landruk to Majgaon (1400 meters/4593 feet), a picturesque village nestled amidst lush rice paddies and cascading waterfalls. This trek offers a gentle change of pace, allowing you to soak in the tranquil beauty of the Annapurna region. Breathe in the fresh mountain air, observe the local way of life, and perhaps even try your hand at traditional farming practices. Majgaon welcomes you with its warm hospitality and breathtaking scenery, providing a perfect haven to relax and recharge before your next adventure.
Today, we will trek to Dhampus, a charming village perched at 1650 meters (5414 feet) on a ridge, offering panoramic views that will leave you breathless. This journey winds through rhododendron forests and traditional Gurung villages, showcasing the region's rich tapestry of landscapes and cultures.
Today, we will say goodbye to the mountain majesty and embark on a scenic descent to Phedi, the trailhead village at (827m/2713 feet). This trek offers a final glimpse of the Annapurna foothills and charming Gurung settlements before you bid adieu to the mountains. After arriving in Phedi, a comfortable drive takes you away to Pokhara, the vibrant lakeside city nestled amidst the Himalayas.
Today is the sightseeing tour in beautiful Pokhara City. First, we will visit the lakeside area. We can enjoy boating around the lake or relax by watching the fascinating views of mountains, hills, lakes, and colorful boats. Then, you will be headed to Gupteshwor temple and then to David’s Falls. Lastly, you will be driven to the International Mountaineering Museum which is the gateway to every trekking journey to the Annapurna region. In the evening, you will be driven back to your hotel. If interesting, you can visit the lakeside and enjoy the liveliness of the Pokhara city.
Today, we take a flight back to Kathmandu. It is around half an hour's flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to your hotel room in Kathmandu. The rest of the time is on your own. You can either visit some nearby places or go to the shopping malls to pick up some gifts for your family members and friends back home.
Before a few hours of your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the international terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport. (Inclusive of Breakfast).
Nepal's trekking season bursts with vibrant life in spring (March to May) and crystal-clear skies in autumn (September to November). These prime months attract the most travelers, drawn by the comfortable temperatures and stunning scenery.
This is the most popular time to hike, with clear skies, mild temperatures, and blooming rhododendrons. However, it can also be the busiest time of year, so expect higher prices and crowded trails.
Another great time to hike, with clear skies and comfortable temperatures. The monsoon season has just passed, so the trails are washed clean and the air is fresh. This is also peak season, so be prepared for crowds.
The trails are less crowded in winter, and you may even get some snow on the higher peaks. However, it can be very cold at high altitudes, so be sure to pack accordingly.
The monsoon season is not the best time for hiking, as the trails can be slippery and dangerous. However, it is a great time to visit if you want to see the lush green hills and rice paddies. You can also find some good deals on hotels and flights during this time.
The Annapurna Luxury Trek! It promises stunning Himalayan vistas, diverse landscapes, and pampering comfort after a day's adventures. We provide high-end accommodation that can elevate your experience, so let's explore some of the finest lodges along the trail:
1. Birethanti Lodge:
This traditional stone lodge with modern amenities is a great choice for budget-conscious luxury. Savor local dishes in the dining room with panoramic views, soak in the hot tub after a long day on the trail, and enjoy the warm hospitality of the Gurung staff.
2. Ghandruk Lodge:
Nestled in a Gurung village, this lodge offers breathtaking Annapurna views, cozy interiors with fireplaces, and delicious locally sourced-meals. Imagine sinking into a plush armchair by the crackling fire, a mug of hot chocolate warming your hands as you gaze at the snow-capped peaks.
3. Landruk Lodge:
Boutique charm meets mountain majesty at Landruk Lodge. Picture stone and wood cabins with private balconies overlooking the valley, a serene spa to soothe your trekking muscles, and gourmet meals showcasing organic Himalayan ingredients.
4. Majgaon Lodge:
This hidden gem in Majgaon village offers an intimate escape. Relax in the library by the crackling fireplace, savor a glass of local wine on the sundeck, or indulge in a rejuvenating massage. The lodge's commitment to sustainability and community engagement adds another layer of satisfaction to your stay.
5. Dhampus Lodge:
Perched on a ridge above Phewa Lake, Dhampus Lodge boasts panoramic views that will leave you speechless. Wake up to sunrises over Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Peak), enjoy gourmet meals on the terrace, and unwind in the cozy bar with a game of cards.
To embark on your Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek, you'll need two main permits.
1. ACAP Card:
Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit is mandatory for entering and trekking within the entire Annapurna region, irrespective of the specific route you choose. We will manage your ACAP permit for Annapurna Luxury Trek if you have booked a trek with us.
2. TIMS Card:
Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Card is mandatory for trekking in the Annapurna Region. This card helps track trekkers in the region and is essential for safety and emergency response purposes. We will obtain your TIMS card if you have booked a trek with us.
Choosing the right trekking company for your Nepalese adventure can make all the difference. While many operators exist, World Alpine Treks stands out for several compelling reasons: