Annapurna and Bandipur Trail

Trip

Overview

Starting and ending in Kathmandu, this 11 night / 12 day features the main reason why most people come to Nepal: Trekking in the Himalayas. The minimum amount of time is spent traveling between each destination, enabling one to make the most of their time in Nepal. The Annapurna Bandipur Trail features the Gokarna Forest Resort (in Kathmandu), the Temple Tree Resort & Spa (in Pokhara), the Ker & Downey Lodges (while on trek), and the Ker & Downey (in Bandipur)

Trip

Highlights

  • Enjoy your stay in our comfortable luxury lodges throughout the trek.
  • Experience the walk in the Annapurna and village life in Bandipur
  • Sightseeing options in Kathmandu
  • All inclusive packages with all meals included throughout the trek
  • Country
    Nepal
  • Duration
    12 Days
  • Difficulty Level
  • Accommodation
    Overnight at the Hotel
  • Guide
    English Speaking Nepali Tour Leader

Route

Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Depending on your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel.

Accomodation: Gokarna Resort.
DAY 02: Fly To Pokhara And Trek To Birenthati (1025m) – 3 Hrs Trek

After an optional early morning flight to Mount Everest, we fly to Pokhara (3300 ft /1000 m). We’ll have a briefing at the Ker & Downey head office before we transfer by road with guides & porters to our trek start point {1-hour}. Our walk will follow a ridgeline in the lower foothills of the Annapurnas with surrounding views of the Pokhara Valley. This route then drops to the Modi River Valley, where Ker & Downey's Sanctuary Lodge is located. The lodge has magnificent views of the sacred and unclimbed Fishtail Mountain, or Machhapuchhre, as it is locally known. A picnic lunch is provided with a late afternoon arrival at the Lodge. (Trek time 3-4 hours).

Accomodation: Ker And Downey Lodge (Sanctuary Lodge)

Meals: B/L/D.

DAY 03: Trek To Ghandruk (2012m) – 5 Hrs Trek.

Breakfast will be ready at the dining room. After breakfast, you will leave the lodge to start the trek through the scattered small farms. Following the Modi Khola and with constant view of Mt. Machhapuchhre ahead, you will soon climb the valley towards the mountains. Passing through the rice fields and forest, you will arrive at the Himalaya Lodge in Ghandruk early afternoon to a hot lunch that is served on arrival as you enjoy the spectacular views of Annapurna Massif.

Accomodation: Ker And Downey Lodge (Himalaya Lodge)

Meals: B/L/D.

DAY 04: Trek To Landruk (1565m) – 4 Hrs Trek.

Leaving the Ghandruk village, the trek descends steeply to the banks of Modi River. Crossing the suspension bridge, we trek up into the Landruk village enjoying the views of Annapurna range passing through the cliffs that where honey hunters climb up on the ropes to hunt the wild bee honey. Lunch will be ready as we arrive at our lodge. After the lunch, you are either rest in your room to rest enjoying the spectacular views of the mountains or go on a sightseeing tour in the village with your guide.

Accomodation: Ker And Downey Lodge (La Bee Lodge)

Meals: B/L/D.

DAY 05: Trek To Majgaon (1400m) – 4 Hrs Trek

After breakfast, as your porters pack the bags to leave for the trek, you along with your guide will start your trek passing through the village and farmlands with views of Annapurnas at your back. An easy trek to Majgaon today, you arrive at the Ker and Downy Lodge. You can enjoy the views of the mountains from your room itself relaxing after the trek or spend your time at the garden. You can also take a short walk to the village with our guide.

Accomodation: Ker And Downey Lodge (Gurung / Mala Lodge)

Meals: B/L/D

DAY 06: Trek To Dhampus (1525m) – 4 Hrs Trek

Starting your trek today, you continue trekking towards Patlekhet, a small village on the way towards Pothana where you stop. Pothana is another small village along the trek which is used by Tibetan traders to sell their souvenirs and gifts to the tourist trekking up and down the Annapurna Base Camp. As you reach your lodge in Dhampus, you get the spectacular views of the entire Annapurna range. Once at the lodge you will be served hot lunch after which you can take a short walk into Dhampus village.

Accomodation: Ker And Downey Lodge (Basanta Lodge)

Meals: B/L/D

DAY 07: Drive To Pokhara (1000m) – 1.5 Hrs Trek

After breakfast, we depart along the ridge & descend through the wooded hillside and terraced farmland to the valley floor. Trek time 1 ½ hours. We then transfer by vehicle to the hotel in Pokhara (40 minutes).

Accomodation: Temple Tree Resort & Spa (Pokhara)

Meals: B

DAY 08: Drive To Bandipur (1011m)

Bandipur is a famous newari village settled on the high ridge on the way to Kathmandu highway. A drive of about 2.5hrs takes you through the scenic panorama of hills and river Trishuli flowing on the left. After the lunch at Bandipur you will hike for about 3 hours to arrive at Ker and Downey lodge that rewards your patience with the panoramic view of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu.

Accomodation:Ker And Downey Lodge (Three Mountain Lodge)

Meals: B/L/D

DAY 09: Village Excursion In Bandipur – 4 Hrs Trek

You will be woken with a cup of tea or coffee at your room. If the mountains are clear, you can sit on your private veranda and enjoy the spectacular mountain ranges of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu. After breakfast we will set off to visit two local schools en route passing large orange groves. Other options include a walk to a higher peak from where there are mountain views to the North and views to Chitwan in the South. After lunch at the lodge, we will visit two local villages. To date few tourists have visited this area so it retains much of its charm. Many Gurkhas have been recruited from these villages over the years and we will also visit the house of one of these retired Gurkhas.

Accomodation:Ker And Downey Lodge (Three Mountain Lodge)

Meals: L/B/D

DAY 10: Drive Back To Kathmandu – 4 Hrs Trek

Walk back to Bandipur village after breakfast where your vehicle will be ready to take off to Kathmandu for another 4 hrs drive through the highway and arriving in Gokarna Forest Resort where you can rest for the rest of the evening until dinner.

Accommodation: Gokarna Resort

Meals: B

DAY 11: Free Day In Kathmandu

A free day in Kathmandu, today you can stroll around the hotel or take sightseeing tours.

Accommodation: Gokarna Resort

Meals: B/D

DAY 12: International Departure

Depending on your flight time, your airport check in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is 12PM. In case your flight is late evening please let us know if you require half day use of the hotel. Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the hotel.

Meals: B

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Cost

Includes

  • Airport/Hotel/Airport Transfers
  • 3 night Hotel Gokarna Resort on Bed and Breakfast in Twin Room
  • 1 night Temple Tree Resort & Spa on Bed and Breakfast in Twin Room
  • Trekking Staffs and Porters
  • All staffs daily wages/Insurance
  • 7 nights K & D Lodges as per program on FB with happy hour (6-7pm)
  • National Park & TIMS Permit Fee
  • Flight: Kathmandu – Pokhara with airport tax
  • Transfer: Pokhara to Bandipur & to Kathmandu
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu

Cost

Excludes

  • Personal equipment & Insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages & soft drinks
  • Expenses of personal nature.
  • Nepal Visa Fee US$ 40 Per person
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed

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