Annapurna Foothills Trekking

13 DAYS
Category:
Grade: Star
Duration: 13 days
Highlights: Trekking through exotic Himalayan scenery and quaint villages. Sightseeing tours in cultural, historical & ancient cities of Kathmandu & Bhaktapur Stay at the ornately -furnished heritage hotel Dwarika’s Option of extending holiday to raft on Seti River or wildlife safari at Chitwan National Park
Maximum Altitude: 2400 meters
Departure: Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov

Our holiday begins with visits to the old palace of Durbar Square and astounding Boudanath Stupa, a world heritage site, before hopping off on 22 minute flight to the tranquil lakeside town of Pokhara where our trek commences. The trek in between the various lodges is approximately five hour slow walk through a luxuriant rural setting with a backdrop of the majestic peaks of Annapurna and Machhapuchare ( Mt. Fishtail ). We pass through a number of typical Nepali villages where people go about their business.
The stay at the lodges provide simple yet comfortable facilities like relaxing lounges, hot showers, flushable toilets, electricity and will help you to rejuvenate after a long trek/walk.. After the trek on the foothills, we make our way to the luxury of Fishtail Lodge to enjoy the evenings in serene and scenic surroundings. We recuperate and fly back to Kathmandu.
Staying at lodge located just above the city, with fantastic views, we visit the historical and cultural city of Bhaktapur with its traditional architectural wonders and Newari craftsmanship at its best on display before we spend the last night in Kathmandu.

Grade: Gentle / Moderate

Duration: 13 days from the day you begin

Duration on Trek: 7 days

Highest Altitude on Trek: 2400 metres or 8000 feet.

Maximum Group Size: 16 (Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 2 clients)

Land Only Connected City: Kathmandu

Accommodation Type(s): Hotels / Luxury Lodges

Meals: Bed and breakfast in Kathmandu, all meals elsewhere. Lunch on day 3 (sightseeing in Kathmandu) is also provided.

Day 1-2

Fly into Kathmandu and transfer to the heritage hotel Dwarika’s which serves typical mouth-watering Nepali cuisine or continental if you prefer. It also has a swimming pool in its traditional Nepali surroundings. This hotel scores a 10 for ambience and relaxation with its customers.

Day 3

The morning offers an option for an Everest flight or a day at leisure. Afternoon is reserved for sightseeing tour of Kathmandu for visits to Durbar Square and Boudanath Stupa.

Day 4

Fly to Pokhara and trek to the Birethanti Luxury Lodge; this is an approximately 4 hour trek. Everyday of the trek offers magnificent views of the mountains. Trekking through villages gives you an opportunity to experience the laid-back Nepali village life.

Day 5-6

Trek to Ghandruk Luxury Lodge (5-6 hour trek). The next day is spent exploring the village and a visit to a temple before returning to the lodge.

Day 7

Trek to Gurung Luxury Lodge (5-6 hour trek)

Day 8

Trek to Dhampus Luxury Lodge (3-3.5 hour trek)

Day 9-10

Trek towards Phedi (1.5 hour trek) and then drive to Pokhara. Take a short ferry ride across the lake to our hotel the Fishtail Lodge. The hotel has a tranquil garden and a delightful swimming pool. The next day can be spent shopping in Pokhara after taking a boat ride across the lake.

Day 11-12

Fly to Kathmandu and be accommodated at Lakhuri Lodge which is ideally located away from the commotion of the city. Take a walk to Bhaktapur to witness Newari architecture crafted by skilled artisans who have produced ornate carvings on wood and stone. Transfer to Kathmandu.

Day 13

Several extension options are offered and this includes a wildlife safari at Chitwan National Park or rafting on the beginners grade waters of the Seti River, or, transfer to airport for your flight back home.

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