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(N)Day 2: Kathmandu
Arrive and transfer to the Traditional Comfort hotel for 3 nights. (N)Day 3: Kathmandu
Morning sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath stupa. Afternoon tour of Patan Durbar Square. (B)Day 4: Kathmandu
Morning sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Afternoon sightseeing of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. (B)Day 5: Pokhara
Drive to Pokhara for an overnight stay at Temple Tree Resort & Spa. (B)Day 6: Birethanti
Travel by road with your guide and porter to the trek start point. Follow the ridgeline in the lower foothills of the Annapurnas for 3-4 hours. Lunch and overnight at Ker & Downey’s Sanctuary Lodge with views of Fishtail mountain. Optional afternoon walk to the village of Birethanti. (B, L, D)Day 7: Ghandruk
Walk through small hamlets, terraced rice fields and forests for 5 to 6 hours before reaching Ghandruk and the Himalaya Lodge. (B, L, D)Day 8: Lhandruk
After a leisurely breakfast, descend to the banks of the Modi river and the base of the cliffs where the famed Nepalese honey hunters climb on ropes to collect honey. Trek to the village of Lhandruk with its glorious Himalayan views. After lunch enjoy a walk through this mountain village. (B, L, D)Day 9: Majgaun
Pass through rural landscapes on a 4-hour trek to Majgaun and Gurung Lodge. After lunch, take part in an optional afternoon hike in the surrounding villages. (B, L, D)Day 10: Dhampus
Trek through the unspoilt village of Patlekhet, through sub-tropical forests that include rhododendrons and magnolias. See the Tibetan traders in Pothana before arriving at Basanta Lodge. After lunch, optional afternoon walk through the village of Dhampus with its magnificent views of the Annapurna range. (B, L, D)Day 11: Pokhara
Walk through wooded hillside and terraced farmland to the valley floor and return by car to Pokhara for 2 nights at Temple Tree Resort & Spa. Afternoon at leisure. (B)Day 12: Pokhara
Half-day sightseeing tour of Pokhara including the World Peace Pagoda, Tibetan monastery and a boat ride on Phewa lake. (B)Day 13: Kathmandu
Return by road to Kathmandu and an overnight stay at the Traditional Comfort hotel. (B)Day 14: Fly home
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Superior tour:
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.Single supplement
Available on request.Tailor-made travel:
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The Traditional Comfort is a modern hotel, located a 30-minute walk from Durbar square. The red brick building is traditional of Newar design, as are the wood carvings, bronze fixtures and decorative tile-work that feature at the property. As one of the tallest buildings in Kathmandu, the rooftop also offers excellent unobstructed views of the city and is an ideal place to sit with a drink and watch the sunset. Guestrooms are elegantly designed with wood furnishings.
Features: 37 rooms, restaurant & bar, library, BBQ terrace, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, tea & coffee making facilities.
The Sanctuary Lodge is situated on a promontory overlooking the Modi river at an altitude of 1,100m (3,600ft). It is 30 minutes easy walking from the scenic village of Birethanti, which straddles the ancient trading route to and from Tibet. The lodge has 800m (2,625ft) of river frontage and dramatic views of the magnificent, sacred and unclimbed 6,995-metre (23,000ft) Fishtail mountain, or Machhapuchhre. The lodge has been hand-built by local craftsmen to a traditional Nepalese design. Accommodation consists of 10 spacious, comfortably furnished twin bedrooms, each with a private en suite bathroom featuring flush toilets, solar-powered hot and cold running water and a generator for electricity. The gardens are beautifully landscaped and display much of the local flora and fauna. Features: 10 rooms, garden, library, dining room. Room amenities: Ceiling fan, extra blankets, desk.
The Himalaya Lodge is situated on the higher terraces of Ghandruk at an altitude of 2,000m (6,500ft) and overlooks the old quarter. Ghandruk is famed for its close proximity and spectacular views of the mountains as well as its connections with the Gurkha regiments. The lodge is built around a 150-year-old Gurung village house, which now serves as the dining room and main reception area. Built in traditional style, an attractive eight-bedroom wing has been added with a covered veranda. Each double bedroom is spacious and tastefully appointed, featuring private en suite bathrooms with flush toilets, hot and cold showers and electricity. Features: 8 rooms, dining room, garden.
Located in Lakeside, the tourist hub of Pokhara, Temple Tree resort is ideally situated near all the restaurants and shops in this area as well as being a short walk from the scenic Lake Phewa. Each of the 47 comfortably furnished rooms has its own small private terrace or balcony and looks on to the landscaped grounds. Facilities include two restaurants, a bar, infinity pool and spa.
Gurung Lodge is the newest of the Ker & Downey trekking lodges and is built along the lines of a traditional Nepalese village. There are 10 houses each with 2 bedrooms and a central restaurant/bar with a large open fire. Each room is en-suite. Every room has spectacular views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.
Low season from £2395 per person
High season from £2395 per person
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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