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Made for Mountain Majesty: Hiking in the Annapurna Foothills of Nepal

Duration
10 days / 9 nights
Price Per Person
From $4,400
Interests
UNESCO, Tribal
Destinations
Nepal
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Known for its time-honored culture and pristine, panoramic views, Nepal is a unique combination of vibrant population and remote landscapes. While its larger cities provide endless opportunity for any visitor, the quaint villages scattered abundantly throughout the omnipresent mountains are indeed the most intriguing elements in this effervescent landscape. Begin your journey with an exploration of colorful Kathmandu. Then, continue on foot into the untouched mountains for an adventure unlike any other.

This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.

Highlights

  • Explore Kathmandu’s famous “Monkey Temple” of Swayambhunath
  • Watch the glorious sunrise over the Annapurna Foothills Shop in the charming village of Pothana
  • Relax on a peaceful, private boat ride across Phew Lake

Day-by-Day

Day 1 Kathmandu

Arrive right among the breathtaking, snow-capped mountains of Kathmandu, Nepal. After landing amidst endless natural beauty, greet your driver and allow yourself to be swept away by the tranquil grace of the panoramic views as he escorts you to your hotel. We recommend spending a beautiful night in the charmingly elegant Dwarika’s Hotel.

Day 2 Kathmandu

Enjoy a delicious breakfast before taking to the city’s historic streets to explore the UNESCO-designated Durbar Square, a cornerstone of cultural Nepal that allows any visitor to feel like the royalty for which the elaborate architecture of this square was once reserved. Kathmandu is also home to UNESCO-designated Buddhist stupas of Swayambhu and Bauddhanath and the Hindu temples of Pashupati and Changu Narayan. Finally, retire to your hotel for a relaxing evening of local food and drink.

Kathmandu

Day 3 Pokhara

Rise early and enjoy a brief flight to Pokhara, Nepal’s city of adventure. Once on the ground, indulge your senses in a scenic trek along the stunning foothills of the Annapurnas. Follow the glorious mountain ridgeline in the Modi River Valley, ending your journey at Ker & Downey’s Sanctuary Lodge, your secluded and peaceful destination for the rest of the evening.

Day 4 Ghandruk

Indulge in a reviving breakfast before setting off on the next portion of your unforgettable adventure. Return to the mountain path and fulfill your wanderlust as you treat yourself to scenic panoramas of the surrounding valley. After six hours of challenging terrain, interspersed with breaks for photography and nourishment, relax for the night in a cozy guest house.

Day 5 Ghandruk

Rise early and sip warm refreshments as you watch the colorful sunrise over the Annapurnas. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. After, enjoy a delicious breakfast and a guided exploration of the traditional mountain village of Ghandruk. Then, return to the guest house for a delicious dinner and a restful sleep.

Day 6 Tamijung

After breakfast, continue your magnificent adventure as you climb higher into the mountain peaks. Enjoy this unique exploration as you come across picturesque fields full of buffalo and goatherds. After the challenging hike is complete, reward yourself with a peaceful night in a charming and hospitable guest house.

Day 7 Dhampus

Return to the mountainous trail and continue your incredible journey through the untouched, sub-tropical village of Patlekhet. Enjoy a mid-day shopping break in Pothana, a village popular among Tibetan traders offering handmade goods. After reaching the beautiful Basanta Lodge, enjoy a delightful lunch overlooking the Annapurnas. After, indulge in a guided exploration of the surrounding village of Dhampus before retiring to ta guest house for the night.

Day 8 Pokhara

Rise early and descend from your soaring mountain heights. Enjoy a brief car ride back to Pokhara, stopping en route to explore a traditional temple complex. After returning to Pokhara, spend a lovely afternoon peacefully boating across Phew Lake, which offers astounding reflections of the towering mountains all around. Then, return to your hotel for refreshments and rest.

Pokhara

Day 9 Kathmandu

Enjoy a relaxing final day in Pokhara. Choose to partake in a guided journey in one of the several options: the colorful and exciting Pokhara Old Bazaar, the quiet and mystic Bindebasini Temple, the relaxing and beautiful Seti River Gorge, the amazing and folkloric Devi’s Falls, or the desolate and intriguing Gupteshwar Cave. After, board a brief flight back to Kathmandu and spend an evening of tranquil luxury in your chosen hotel.

Day 10 Departure

After breakfast, enjoy a brief stroll through the city streets as you bid Nepal farewell. It is time to head to the airport and return home… or embark on your next adventure!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.

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