Annapurna Gurung Trail (Luxury Lodge Trek)

Lodge-based luxury trek in the Annapurna Himalaya

Annapurna Gurung Trail (Luxury Lodge Trek)

Starting and ending in Kathmandu, this 9-night / 10-day trekking itinerary takes you deep into the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is a low-altitude trek, reaching a maximum altitude of just over 2,000m. A minimum amount of time is spent traveling between each destination, enabling you to make the most of your time in Nepal. You will trek for approx. 5 hours each day, and stay in comfortable, heated lodges throughout.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu (4265ft / 1300m)

    You will be met on arrival in Kathmandu and transferred to the Gokarna Forest Resort.

  2. Day 2: Fly Pokhara / Start Trek to Sanctuary Lodge, Birenthati (3750ft / 1150m)

    After an optional early morning flight to Mount Everest (please contact us for costs), you fly to Pokhara. There will be a pre-trip briefing in Pokhara before you transfer approx. 1 hour by road to the trailhead at Nayapul, where your trek begins.

  3. Day 3: To Himalaya Lodge, Ghandruk (6600ft / 2010m)

    After breakfast, leave the lodge and start your walk through the surrounding farmland as you climb the Modi River Valley in the shadow of the looming Machapuchare.

  4. Day 4: To La Bee Lodge, Landruk (5135ft / 1565m)

    Today involves a more leisurely trek, as you begin your journey south back towards Pokhara. Leaving Ghandruk after breakfast, you descend steeply into the Modi River Valley.

  5. Day 5: To Gurung Lodge, Majgaon (4595ft / 1400m)

    Today will see you continue your journey south. Leaving Landruk after a leisurely breakfast, you’ll follow a gentle trail towards Majgaon Village, as the Annapurna mountains retreat into the horizon behind you. A hot lunch will be prepared upon your arrival at Gurung Lodge, Majgaon.

  6. Day 6: Trek to Basanta Lodge, Dhampus (5000ft / 1525m)

    Departing Majgaon this morning, you trek along an east trail to reach the pretty village of Patlekhet. The trail then continues through the forested lowlands, with tree orchids, rhododendrons and magnolias visible in season. Along the way, you’ll also stop at the village of Pothana, where many Tibetan traders live and sell their wares.

  7. Day 7: Trek to Pokhara (3300ft / 1005m)

    After breakfast, continue along the ridge and then descend through the wooded hillside and terraced farmland to reach the valley floor (trek time: 1.5 hours). Here you’ll meet with the support vehicle and make the return journey by road to Pokhara (30 minutes).

  8. Day 8: Pokhara to Kathmandu

    Take the morning flight to Kathmandu, where you will be met and transferred to the Gokarna Forest Resort.

  9. Day 9: Kathmandu

    Today is at leisure for you to relax at the hotel or to explore Kathmandu.

  10. Day 10: International Departure

    Transfer to the airport for your international flight home.

Price guide

Price based on two travellers in shared twin/double accommodation. Please contact us for group rates.
Pricing

10 days from £1596pp

Pricing

10 days from £1596pp

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