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Annapurna Circuit Trek Extension Itinerary

(B = Breakfast L= Lunch and D= Dinner)

13TH APRIL 2019

Trek to Sanctuary Lodge (3750ft/1150m)

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. Lunch is at the lodge followed by an optional walk to the village of Birethanti. Or you may choose to spend the afternoon exploring the surrounding river valley (Trek time 3-4 hours).

Overnight Sanctuary Lodge (L, D)

14TH APRIL 2019

Trek to Himalaya Lodge, Ghandruk (6600ft/2012m)

After breakfast, we leave the lodge walking out through the outlying farms following the Modi River Valley. Soon we begin to climb out of the valley & up towards the mountains. The trail passes through small hamlets, terraced rice fields and forests with spectacular views of the surrounding valley. Snacks are provided along the trail. Hot lunch is served on arrival at the lodge in the early afternoon. (Trek time 5-6 hours). It is from this lodge that there are magnificent close up views of the surrounding mountains.

Overnight Himalaya Lodge (B, L, D)

15TH APRIL 2019

Trek to La Bee Lodge, Landruk (3750ft/1150m)

After enjoying a relaxing breakfast and the glorious views from the Himalaya Lodge, we start our trek to Landruk. After leaving the village of Ghandruk, 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 is it about a hour’s trek up switch backs and steps to reach the village of Landruk. Landruk affords more glorious views of the Annapurna range. Trek time about 4 hours. Arrive in time for lunch. Your guide will take you on a exploration hike of this mountain village after lunch.

Overnight La Bee Lodge (B, L, D)

16TH APRIL 2019

Trek to Mala Lodge, Majgaun (4620 ft/1400m)

After breakfast, we leave the Bee Lodge & trek to Ker & Downey's Mala Lodge. Today’s trek contours the side of the hill, with small ups and downs, passing through villages and farmland. Trek time to the Lodge is about 4 hours. You’ll reach the Mala Lodge in time for lunch with optional afternoon hikes to the surrounding villages.

Overnight Ker & Downey Mala Lodge (B, L, D)

17TH APRIL 2019

Mala Lodge, Majgaun (4620 ft/1400m)

After breakfast at the lodge, we will walk through the surrounding forests for 1 1/2 hours to a viewpoint called the Gurung Hill. From here, there are magnificent views Annapurna South and the surrounding mountains. Lunch will be at the lodge. After lunch we’ll explore the picturesque villages of Tanchok and Patleket.

Overnight Mala Lodge (B, L, D)

18TH APRIL 2019

Trek to Basanta Lodge, Dhampus (5000ft/1525 m)

This morning we start out trekking through the unspoilt village of Patlekhet. Our walk takes us through sub-tropical forests that include tree orchids, rhododendrons and magnolias. Along the way, we will stop at the village of Pothana where many Tibetan traders live and sell their souvenirs. After about 4 ½ hours, we arrive at the Basanta Lodge. From the lodge, there are sweeping views of the entire Annapurna Range. After lunch at the lodge there will be an optional walk through the old village of Dhampus.

Overnight Basanta Lodge (B, L, D)

19TH APRIL 2019

Trek to Pokhara (3300ft/1000m) - Kathmandu

After an early 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 Pokhara (30 minutes). On the way back to Pokhara, the vehicle can stop on request at the Tibetan refugee camp where you will have time to explore the temple complex. (B) Arrive Pokhara and take a flight to Kathmandu.

Spend rest of the evening in Kathmandu at leisure.

Overnight Hyatt Regency (B)

20TH APRIL 2019

Depart Kathmandu

After a leisurely breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to the airport to board onward flight back home.

HOTELS

https://keranddowneynepal.com/lodges

13–14 April 2019 - Birethanti Sanctuary Lodge (1 night)
14–15 April 2019 - Gandruk Himalaya Lodge (1 night)
15–16 April 2019 - Landruk La Bee Lodge (1 night)
16–18 April 2019 - Majgaun Gurung / Mala Lodge (2 nights)
18–19 April 2019 - Dampus Basanta Lodge (1 night)
19–20 April 2019 - Kathmandu Hyatt Regency (1 night)

PRICE

Cost on twin sharing basis: £1249 per person
Cost for Single Room Supplement: £499 per person
Airfare for Pokhara – Kathmandu: Included in quote

The price includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation in deluxe Lodges in Annapurna area. Featuring:
  • Solar heated showers, flush toilets and electricity
  • All meals, snacks, drinking water, tea and coffee while in the Lodges
  • All laundry while on trek
  • All local beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic during happy hour between 6-7 pm every day.
  • Services of qualified guides and porters
  • The LOAN of Trek Pack, which include duffel bags, daypacks, hat and scarf (these items you may keep) walking stick, poncho
  • Down jackets, warm hats and gloves are provided in each lodges bedroom.
  • A comprehensive group First Aid Kit, carried by your guide
  • All permits required for the trekking in this area
  • Land transfers in Pokhara
  • Use of trained guides and porters throughout your trip
  • 1 night stay at Hyatt Regency Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast
  • Transfers in Kathmandu as per the itinerary in private cars

The price excludes:

  • Insurance, gratuities, items of personal nature
  • Any item not included in the costs above

 

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