Annapurna Luxury Trek is the lavish package designed to enjoy the Annapurna region in a luxurious and Deluxe way staying in the comfortable, high-class hotels and lodges while in the expedition. The Annapurna Luxury Trek is a grand adventure that presents the best features of the region in a luxurious setting.
There is a reason why the Annapurna region pulls in thousands of visitors every year and a majority of the reason lies on the fact that the setting of the Annapurna is absolutely natural and bewitching giving an out-of-world feels. Blended together with the ethnic culture of Magar and Gurung, the region is a treasure-house of a grand trekking adventure.
The difference in latitude of Annapurna's natural environment makes it a very diverse one. From sub-tropical forests of oak, bamboo, pine, sandalwood, magnolia, juniper and rhododendron inside the south region; to the high alpine meadows and windswept barren plateaus up north. While trekking in the Annapurna you can also encounter many colorful species of butterfly, striking birds, Blue Sheep, Himalayan Tahr, bears, leopards, monkeys and many more of myriad fauna.
Though a shorter one in duration Annapurna luxury trek is no less than any other treks of Nepal in terms of exotic Himalayan experience. Walking along the beautiful mountain stream, spending time at the riverside watching the flow of the rushing river and feeling meditative contemplating the sound of water, breathtaking view of Himalayan peaks, taking a bath in natural hot spring pool, staying in luxury lodges is a way of traveling in style.
Day 1 - Landing at Kathmandu
On your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives will pick you up with your name on a sign board and will escort you to the hotel.
At the hotel, we have organized a small welcome program just for you.
Day 2 - Sightseeing Kathmandu
After breakfast, we will be taking you for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit the center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swayambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites, also the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Visit Patan, the city of fine arts with Durbar Square full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. On a journey back to the hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies, and lifestyle.
Day 3 - Fly to Pokahara and reach Ghandruk (1940 m)
30 mins flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara enjoying the views gigantic Himalayan range on our right-hand side. Upon reaching Pokhara, we will be driving for one and a half hour to Birethanti along with our trekking guides and Porter from where we will be starting our trek.
Ghandruk is an ethnic Gurung village that holds an important ethnic cultural wonder. In addition to the ethnic cultural value, Ghandruk village offers the breathtaking view of mountain peaks in Annapurna range. About 4 hours of the walk takes us to the luxury Nepalese lodge in Ghandruk. We soak into the peaceful atmosphere of the place and relax into the coziness of our luxury lodge.
Day 4 - Trek to Landruk (1620 m)
After enjoying a relaxing breakfast and the glorious views, we will start your trek to Landruk. The trail descends steeply to the banks of the Modi River. Here, you’ll be at the base of the cliffs where the famed honey hunters of Nepal climb on ropes to collect the honey. You’ll then cross a strong suspension bridge to the opposite banks of the Modi. From here it is about an hour’s trek up switch backs and steps to reach the village of Landruk. Lhandruk affords more glorious views of the Annapurna range. Trek time is about 4 hours.
Day 5 - Majgaon (1400 m)
After breakfast, we will start today’s journey by passing through the villages and farmlands of the Annapurna with the views of the majestic Himalayas at your periphery. An easy trek to Majgaon commences today.
The views of the mountains from your room itself are a relaxing boon after the trek. You can also spend your time in the garden or can also take a short walk to the village. The tranquil atmosphere of the village and the verdant beauty that surrounds it is something to be cherishing behold. Trek time is about 4 hours.
Day 6 - Dhampus (1525 m)
After breakfast, we will begin our trek towards Dhampus. Trek today is relatively easy with much of the route being on fairly even ground which will begin with a walk through the villages of Tolka, Bheri Kharka, and Pothana. The trail crosses forests of orchids, rhododendrons, magnolias and red sandal trees.
Once you reach the Lodge, you can enjoy a hearty lunch and then choose to go for a walk through the old village of Dhampus. The lodge where we stay at Dhampus offers panoramic views of the Phedi and Mardi Valleys along with the entire Annapurna Range. Overnight at the Lodge.
Day 7 - Trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara
Today is the last day of trekking. After breakfast, we will depart along the bee-line ridge and descend through the wooded hillside and terraced farmland to the valley floor. The trek to the valley takes about 1 and ½ hours. We will then be transferred by vehicle to the hotel in Pokhara, which takes about 30 minutes.
Day 8 - Back to Kathmandu
In the early morning, we will be returning back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. We take flight back to reach Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we return to Hotel and have time to rest and relax. You can enjoy spa and massage treatments to soothe the body pain from trekking.
Day 9 - Final Departure
It may be an end to one journey, but another will surely begin! Your journey to Annapurna Luxury Trek has officially came to an end on this day.
Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight time, our representative will transfer you to the airport.
We will be staying at 5 Star Standard hotels during our stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All accommodations are on twin-share basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 300.
All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests. While on the short trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. The teahouse menu includes Nepalese, Tibetan and the more common continental cuisines for us to choose from.
This trek’s itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Experts agree that gaining elevation without proper consideration of AMS could be fatal. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. Therefore, our body needs time to adapt to an environment with less oxygen.
For our trek, There will be one guide (5 trekkers: 1 guide) and porters for luggage carrying (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that even if anybody in the group gets sick or is unable to carry on, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group. We can run the trek for groups of any size, but usually, it is a maximum of twelve people as we've found this to be the best size for a successful trip. If you would like to make a group booking for more than twelve people together, we can arrange this too.
Messenger Travel & Tours is definitely committed to porter rights. We make sure that all our porters are well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members and we have previously used helicopters - at our expense - to rescue porters from dangerous situations. We support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Travelers who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will find this trek fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the Annapurna trek by jogging and exercising regularly at least a month prior to the start of the trek. Trekking to Annapurna Region should be relatively easier for those who have experience walking/trekking in a high altitude environment. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skills are required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Messenger Travel & Tours before booking the trek.
Best Time to Travel
The best time for the trek is from mid-Sept to Mid-December and March to May, we can travel in the rainy season also in these parts of the trek. When the days are crisp and of the scenery lovely. Consider “Above the Himalaya” for the best and adventurous journey with masses of experiences. We will ensure to make your trip the best trip ever.
Note:There will be 2(percent) additional discount per person, if the group of people exceeds the minimum group of people (Min 12 Pax)