Our low-altitude trek in the Annapurna foothills is designed with families in mind, offering a unique and enriching experience amidst the spectacular Himalayan landscape. What sets this trek apart is the emphasis on boutique-quality accommodation, ensuring your family’s utmost comfort and exclusivity throughout the journey.
Annapurna Luxury Lodge Wellness Trekking Tour
- Per Person Min 4 persons
- Private Tour Min 2 persons
Book this Nepal trek and get a complimentary one hour Trekker’s’ massage after the trek is over. The masseuses will be from a marginalized community. This is part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Experience this diverse trip in luxury.
This remarkable journey encompasses a wide range of experiences, from the captivating ancient city of Kathmandu and extending to the picturesque countryside of Nepal as you venture towards Pokhara and Chitwan. The itinerary also includes an exciting game-watching opportunity in Chitwan. However, the trip’s highlight is a short trek led by our expert trek leader and supported by porters. During this trek, you can visit enchanting villages in the scenic foothills of the Annapurna mountains, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks.
To ensure maximum comfort during the trekking portion of the trip, we have carefully selected a series of luxurious lodges. These lodges offer amenities far superior to those typically available during trekking adventures. You can expect twin rooms, attached bathrooms, hot running water, dining rooms, cosy lounges, beautiful gardens, and mesmerising views at each lodge.
It is worth noting that this trek is designed to be suitable for individuals with varying levels of fitness and age groups, ranging from children to seniors in their 80s. Whether you are an avid trekker or relatively new to hiking, this trekking experience caters to all active individuals seeking an unforgettable adventure.
Please feel free to reach out if you require any further information or assistance planning your trip. We are dedicated to providing a remarkable and comfortable journey for all our travellers.
Why Choose Us?
Upon arrival at the airport, our representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. In the evening, you will receive a comprehensive trip briefing where our team will discuss the itinerary, highlight key attractions, and address any questions or concerns you may have. We strive to provide a smooth and enjoyable travel experience from the start.
Our day in Kathmandu begins with an exciting sightseeing tour. We will depart from the hotel in the morning and head to Boudhanath, a remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you will witness the awe-inspiring Buddhist stupa adorned with its giant mandala. As one of Nepal’s largest stupas, its significance and beauty are truly captivating.
Continuing our exploration, we will proceed to Kathmandu Durbar Square, which also holds UNESCO status. This historic square is one of the three royal palace squares in the Kathmandu Valley and boasts a rich cultural heritage. The assortment of palaces, courtyards, and temples built in the traditional Newari architectural style will undoubtedly fascinate you.
Alongside these remarkable landmarks, you can expect a full briefing for the trip today. Our experienced team will provide detailed information about the upcoming journey, including the itinerary, highlights, and additional instructions or recommendations. This briefing will ensure you are well-prepared and informed for the adventure ahead.
Prepare yourself for a day filled with exploration, cultural immersion, and valuable insights as we delve into the wonders of Kathmandu.
We leave for Pokhara early this morning in a private vehicle. The drive to Pokhara can be delayed by traffic leaving Kathmandu. Once we are out of Kathmandu, the trip usually takes around 6 hours, depending on the road and traffic conditions. In the afternoon, your trek leader will take you for a familiarisation walk along the shore of Phewa Lake. Pokhara is a pretty lakeside resort at the foot of the Annapurna range.
After a short drive, we will reach the starting point of our trek. Our trail takes us along a scenic ridgeline in the middle hills of the Annapurna range. As we traverse this path, we will be treated to breathtaking views of terraced fields and forests.
Descending further, we will arrive at the Modi River Valley, where the Sanctuary Lodge awaits us. This charming lodge will be our accommodation for this segment of the trek. Here, amidst the tranquil surroundings, we will have the opportunity to catch sight of the sacred Machapuchare, commonly known as Fishtail Mountain. This mountain holds great significance and remains unclimbed due to its sacred status.
On clear days, the Sanctuary Lodge provides a remarkable vantage point to admire the majestic beauty of the holy Fishtail Mountain. The stunning views will undoubtedly leave you in awe as you immerse yourself in the region’s natural splendour.
Prepare yourself for a day filled with picturesque landscapes, serene surroundings, and the mystical presence of the unclimbed Machapuchare.
Commence the day after breakfast, setting out from the lodge and trekking through scattered farms. Following the Modi River upstream, revel in uninterrupted vistas of the majestic Machapuchare. Embark on an ascent up stone steps, traversing a blend of farmland and lush forests. Pause intermittently to hydrate, capture scenic photographs, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty.
Upon reaching the Himalaya Lodge in Ghandruk, a late lunch awaits, accompanied by awe-inspiring panoramas of the Annapurna massif.
As we continue our trek, the picturesque village of Landruk on the other side of the Modi Valley will come into view. We will undertake a steep descent to reach the valley floor, taking in the breathtaking scenery. The region is also known for its cliff bees, whose hives might be visible during our descent. It’s worth noting that the honey these bees produce is reputed to have hallucinogenic properties if consumed in large quantities. Ingesting as little as three teaspoons could produce these effects.
Once we cross a suspension bridge, we will embark on an ascent that lasts approximately one hour until we reach our designated stop for the day, Landruk. During this ascent, you can enjoy impressive views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli, which will undoubtedly inspire you to keep walking.
Upon arrival at our lodge, a delicious lunch will be awaiting us. After satisfying our appetites, you can rest and relax or join your trek leader for a leisurely walk around the charming village of Landruk. This village is known for its beauty and offers a delightful opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and surroundings.
Take in the stunning mountain views, relish a fulfilling meal, and explore the enchanting Landruk village in the company of your experienced trek leader.
Today’s morning hike to Majhgaon offers a level and gentle trekking experience. As we make our way through farmlands and villages, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the region’s rural beauty. The serene surroundings and scenic landscapes will create a tranquil ambience during our trek.
Upon reaching our lodge, we will stop for a well-deserved lunch, similar to the previous days. Afterwards, you will be free to choose how you spend your afternoon. You can opt to relax and unwind in the lovely garden of the lodge, basking in the natural tranquillity surrounding you.
Alternatively, if you’re curious and want to explore, the quaint town and its picturesque surroundings are yours to discover. You can take a stroll to soak in the local ambience, visit nearby attractions, or even arrange a guided tour to delve deeper into the cultural and natural wonders of the area.
Whether you choose to relax or explore, rest assured that you will have a delightful experience in Majhgaon, where the landscape’s beauty and the town’s charm create a serene and captivating atmosphere.
To begin our morning, we will embark on a hike towards Patlekhet, a small village along the Pothana route. As we go through the scenic trails, we will traverse through lush subtropical forests, immersing ourselves in the natural beauty surrounding us.
As we approach Pothana, we will be greeted with an open area where Tibetan traders often display their unique gifts and souvenirs. This is a perfect opportunity to engage with the traders and find a special memento to commemorate your journey. It adds an exciting cultural element to the trek as you witness the intermingling of traditions and the exchange of goods between traders and trekkers.
As we continue, we will reach Dhampus, a village known for its panoramic views. The breathtaking Dhampus vista will leave a lasting impression in your memory. The scenic beauty of the surrounding mountains and landscapes will captivate your senses, offering a unique and awe-inspiring experience.
Take in the remarkable panorama, immerse yourself in the cultural interactions at Pothana, and cherish the memories created amidst the region’s natural wonders.
After enjoying a satisfying breakfast, we will embark on our journey for the day. We will begin by following a scenic ridge, providing us with panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. As we descend, a stone staircase will lead us through a wooded hillside, offering a serene and picturesque trekking experience.
The descent will take us through terraced farmland, providing glimpses of the local agricultural practices and the rural way of life. After approximately 1.5 to 2 hours of trekking, we will reach the valley floor and arrive at Phedi.
From Phedi, we will board a waiting vehicle and transfer to our hotel in Pokhara. The journey to Pokhara typically takes around 1 hour, during which you can relax and soak in the beauty of the passing scenery.
Once we arrive in Pokhara, the afternoon is yours to enjoy. There are several enticing options to explore during your free time. You may choose to visit the fascinating mountain museum, providing insights into the region’s local culture, history, and mountaineering heritage.
Another popular option is to embark on a boat trip on Phewa Lake, allowing you to admire the tranquil waters surrounded by the breathtaking Himalayan peaks. Additionally, you can hire a bike and take a leisurely cycling tour along the lakeshore, immersing yourself in the area’s natural beauty.
For those seeking relaxation, you can unwind by the hotel pool or stroll along the lakeside, exploring the shops and indulging in local crafts and souvenirs. Your trek leader will provide further details and guidance regarding the available options, ensuring you make the most of your free afternoon in Pokhara.
No matter how you spend your time, Pokhara offers many activities and experiences to suit diverse preferences, ensuring a memorable end to our journey.
After spending some fulfilling time in Pokhara, we will proceed to the next destination in our itinerary: Chitwan. A private vehicle will be arranged for a comfortable and scenic journey to facilitate our travel. The drive from Pokhara to Chitwan typically takes around four hours.
As we make our way to Chitwan, watch for the awe-inspiring panoramic views of the Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges. On a clear day, these majestic peaks will be visible on the left side of the vehicle, treating us to a breathtaking display of nature’s grandeur.
Our route will take us back to Mugling and then southwards towards Nepal’s lowlands, eventually leading us to our resort in Chitwan. We aim to arrive at the resort by lunchtime, allowing ample time to settle in and prepare for the exciting activities.
Upon reaching the resort, we will have the pleasure of meeting our knowledgeable naturalist guide. The guide will provide an overview of the available activities and assist in planning our itinerary based on our preferences and the scheduled activities.
The range of activities in Chitwan is diverse and enticing. We can partake in jungle walks, immersing ourselves in the lush wilderness while our guide acquaints us with the local flora and fauna. Village walks offer a glimpse into the daily lives and rich cultural heritage of the local communities residing in the area. Birdwatching enthusiasts will be delighted with the opportunity to observe a variety of avian species in their natural habitat.
An unforgettable experience awaits as we embark on canoe rides along the tranquil rivers, allowing us to witness the captivating wildlife and pristine surroundings up close. Throughout all these activities, the knowledgeable staff from the lodge will accompany us, providing valuable insights and ensuring our safety.
Chitwan National Park is a treasure trove of natural wonders, and these carefully planned activities will allow us to make the most of our time there, creating lasting memories and providing a deeper appreciation for the region’s ecological significance.
So get ready to explore, learn, and connect with nature as we set out to discover the spectacular landscapes and wildlife of Chitwan.
During our stay in Chitwan, we can engage in activities that we may have yet to experience on the previous day. The region’s vibrant jungle ecosystem is home to diverse wildlife, ensuring our explorations are filled with unique encounters and sightings.
Chitwan National Park boasts an impressive bird population, with over 800 species inhabiting the area. Birdwatching enthusiasts will be enthralled by the chance to spot various avian species, from colourful and melodious to rare and elusive ones. This is truly a nature lover’s paradise.
One of the highlights of Chitwan is the presence of the majestic great one-horned rhinoceros, a magnificent creature that symbolises the region. We may have the chance to observe these incredible animals up close, marvelling at their size and unique features.
In addition to the rhinos, Chitwan is home to four types of deer, adding to the diversity of wildlife found in the jungle. Spotting these elegant animals in their natural habitat is a thrilling experience.
The playful antics of monkeys in the treetops provide lively entertainment as we navigate through the jungle. These mischievous creatures are often seen swinging from trees or playing in groups, showcasing their acrobatic skills.
The river systems within Chitwan National Park are inhabited by two types of crocodiles, adding a touch of adventure to our explorations. Luckily, we may even glimpse these prehistoric reptiles basking in the sun or swiftly gliding through the water.
Among the more elusive jungle animals are the sloth bear and the spotted leopard. These fascinating creatures are known for their stealth and elusiveness, making any sightings all the more special.
And, of course, Chitwan is also a habitat for the ever-iconic Royal Bengal tiger. While sighting a tiger requires a bit of luck and patience, the thrill of catching a glimpse of this majestic predator in the wild is unparalleled.
Throughout our activities, we will be accompanied by experienced guides and staff from the lodge who possess a deep understanding of the local wildlife. Their knowledge and expertise will enhance our exploration, providing valuable insights and ensuring our safety during encounters with these remarkable creatures.
Chitwan National Park offers a truly exceptional opportunity to immerse ourselves in the wonders of nature, with its rich biodiversity and captivating wildlife. Be prepared for a thrilling adventure as we venture deep into the jungle, where every moment brings us closer to a world teeming with life and natural marvels.
As our time in Chitwan draws to a close, there is an excellent opportunity for an early morning bird-watching walk before breakfast. This engaging activity allows us to witness the vibrant avian life in the area during the serene hours of dawn. The tranquil surroundings and the melodious songs of the birds create a truly enchanting experience.
Following the bird-watching walk, we will head back to the resort to enjoy a hearty breakfast, savouring the flavours of Nepal while reflecting on the incredible sights and experiences we have had in Chitwan.
After breakfast, we will bid farewell to Chitwan and go to Bharatpur airport. This short journey will take us to the airport for our flight back to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. The flight offers a chance to appreciate the aerial views of the stunning landscapes we have explored during our time in Chitwan.
Once we arrive in Kathmandu, we will have some free time to relax, explore the city, and indulge in souvenir shopping. In the evening, a special dinner will be arranged with our trek leader, providing an opportunity to reminisce about the many highlights of our tour. We can share stories, exchange insights, and express gratitude for our unforgettable experiences throughout our journey.
This final dinner will celebrate our successful exploration and give us a chance to express our appreciation to the trek leader for their guidance, support, and knowledge shared during the tour.
As we enjoy the delicious meal and engage in lively conversation, we can reflect upon the breathtaking landscapes, the diverse wildlife, and the rich cultural encounters that have made our journey genuinely remarkable.
The dinner will provide a perfect conclusion to our adventure-filled expedition, leaving us with cherished memories and a deeper connection to the wonders of Nepal.
So, let’s savour this last evening together, relishing the flavours of Nepal and sharing in the joy of our collective experiences before we part ways, carrying the spirit of our journey with us for years to come.
You will be brought to the airport three hours before your departure time.
- A family-owned Boutique hotel in Kathmandu on a bed and breakfast basis on twin sharing basis
- A Boutique hotel in Pokhara on a bed and breakfast basis on twin sharing basis
- All transportation
- Responsible Adventures’ expert trek leader or Hire Raj
- Complimentary T-shirt
- Use of trekking kit bag during the trek
- One assistant guide between 4 trekkers
- One porter between two trekkers
- Proper clothing for porters and crew
- Food for porters & crew members. (we are less than a handful of trekking companies that provide this facility)
- Insurance for team and porters
- All permits
- Two nights in Chitwan with game viewing
- All meals on the trek and in Chitwan
- Domestic airfare
- International airfare
- All optional additional tours or activities during free time
- Transportation outside of the tour program
- Travel insurance (compulsory to have insurance that covers helicopter evacuation)
- Tips (suggested amount; US$100 per week for staff only), Leader’s tipping up to your discretion
- Items of a personal nature, e.g., alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages, laundry, souvenirs, etc.
A Responsible promise
Despite the exceptional circumstances in which we find ourselves at the moment, we don’t want you to give up your holiday – and we want you to be able to book your trip without any worries.
To provide additional security for your booking, we have introduced a new rebooking and cancellation policy so that you can easily rebook or cancel your trip free of charge if the worst comes to the worst.
Free Cancellation With the Responsible Promise 100% Money-Back Guarantee
For new bookings made between May 10th 2021, and December 31st 2022, you may cancel your complete package (activities, hotels, tours, excl. flight) free of charge up to 30 days before your departure and get 100% of your money back. However, to stay flexible, we recommend that you choose a flexible fare when booking your flight.
Complete flexibility on your booking
Stay flexible with our new rebooking service until shortly before your departure. For new bookings made between May 10th and December 31st, 2021, you may rebook your package (activities, hotels, tours) free of charge up to 30 days before your departure (subject to availability). Rebooking is only allowed once, and you must inform us 30 days before your planned departure. Any additional costs incurred due to changes in your schedule or upgrades, such as additional fees in high season or upgrades to your accommodation, will still apply. To remain flexible, we recommend that you choose a flexible fare when booking your flight.
Do you offer hotel/airport pick-up?
We offer hotel and airport pick-up. As you continue with your booking, there will be an option to input flight details or hotel names.
Do I need a Visa?
A visa for Nepal can be acquired on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border, and Kerung on the Nepal-China border.
A visa can also be obtained outside of Nepal at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.
For more information, go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.
What should I bring on a Trek?
Being adequately equipped is one of the keys to a successful trek. For information to help you select the best type of clothing and equipment for your trip, please see our Clothing and Equipment Guide.
Also, see our Links page for details of specialist retailers who will offer further advice and assistance with purchasing new clothing or equipment.
If you have more questions, please check this article to reference equipment to pack or contact us.
Is this trip safe for solo/female/LGBT+/minority/POC travellers?
You are safe if you respect the culture, do not show affection in public, and dress decently (this won’t pose too much of a problem as you will be covered up in layers to stay warm).
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- What to pack for a trek?
- Do I need to train for a trek?
- What is a typical day on a trek like?
- What is the food like on the trek?
- The Benefits of Using Trekking Poles.
- What do I need to know about high altitudes?
- High altitude myths.
- How to trek safely?
- For more articles, you can go to our blogs.