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Himalaya Highlights: Ker & Downey trek

Private Travel | General interest 14 Days & 12 Nights Lead-in price: £2395 Current prices from: £2395
Walk through the foothills of the mighty Annapurna range and stay in comfortable Ker & Downey lodges with separate bedrooms and en suite facilities.

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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Kathmandu


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


Meal basis:

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:

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Traditional Comfort
    Traditional Comfort

    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
    The Sanctuary Lodge

    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.

  • Temple Tree Resort & Spa
    Temple Tree Resort & Spa

    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
    Gurung Lodge

    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.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £2395 per person

High season from £2395 per person


Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

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  • Pokhara

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  • Pokhara

    The peaceful town of Pokhara lies on the shores on Nepal’s second largest lake, Phewa...

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  • Pokhara

    The peaceful town of Pokhara lies on the shores on Nepal’s second largest lake, Phewa...

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