Annapurna Gurung Trail

Trip

Overview

Starting and ending in Kathmandu, this 9 night / 10 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 Sacred Mountain Trek features the Gokarna Forest Resort (in Kathmandu), the Temple Tree Resort & Spa (in Pokhara), and Ker & Downey Lodges (while on trek).

Trip

Highlights

  • Enjoy your stay in our comfortable luxury lodges throughout the trek.
  • Experience the Gurung culture and enjoy the panoramic views of the Himalayas
  • Sightseeing options in Kathmandu
  • All inclusive packages with all meals included throughout the trek
  • Country
    Nepal
  • Duration
    10 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 Drive 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: Gokarna Resort.

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: Fly back to Kathmandu.

Fly back to Kathmandu.

Accomodation:Gokarna Resort

Meals: B

DAY 09: Free Day in Kathmandu.

Your free day in Kathmandu. You can have a full day cultural tour in Kathmandu that we can arrange on request or just stay at the hotel and enjoy the heated swimming pool.

Accomodation:Gokarna Resort

Meals: B/D

DAY 10: International Departure

Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to airport. Your airports check in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is 11AM. 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

Trip Map

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
  • 5 nights K & D Lodges as per program on FB with happy hour (6-7pm)
  • National Park & TIMS Permit Fee
  • Flight: Kathmandu – Pokhara - Kathmandu with airport tax
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu

Cost

Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • 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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