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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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Bharatpur (Nepal)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2170 2475 2984 3391 3493 3391 3290 3290 3188 3086 2781 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 745 846 1355 1864 2170 2373 2475 2373 2272 1966 1254 846
Sunshine hours 6 6 8 9 7 6 4 4 4 6 6 6
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 211 231 351 833 1887 43417 71328 53321 38615 1054 100 181
Rainy Days 2 1 1 2 4 9 13 12 8 2 0 1
Humidity N N M VH VH VH VH VH VH H L N
UV 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 6/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Chitwan

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2272 2475 3086 3595 3595 3391 3290 3290 3188 3086 2781 2373
Min temp (C)(F) 948 1050 1457 2068 2373 2475 2577 2475 2373 2068 1457 948
Sunshine hours 6 6 8 9 7 6 5 4 5 6 6 6
Daylight hours 11 1 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 12 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 211 131 161 301 873 32913 46718 46718 28711 853 70 30
Rainy Days 2 11 1 2 4 9 12 13 9 2 1 1
Humidity M H VH E E E E E VH VH H M
UV 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 6/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Dhulikhel

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1864 1966 2475 2882 3595 2984 2882 2882 2882 2679 2373 1966
Min temp (C)(F) 236 439 745 1254 2373 1966 2068 2068 1864 1355 745 337
Sunshine hours 6 6 8 9 7 5 3 3 4 6 6 5
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 110 211 341 673 1385 31813 51720 45118 27711 743 80 161
Rainy Days 2 2 2 3 4 11 16 14 10 3 1 1
Humidity M H VH E E E E E E VH H M
UV 5/M 7/H 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 6/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Kathmandu

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1864 1966 2475 2781 2984 2984 2882 2882 2882 2679 2272 1966
Min temp (C)(F) 134 337 745 1152 1559 1966 1966 1966 1864 1355 745 236
Sunshine hours 6 6 8 9 6 5 3 3 4 6 5 5
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 161 241 392 753 1586 34113 54722 47419 32313 783 100 181
Rainy Days 2 2 2 3 6 11 16 14 10 3 1 1
Humidity N N N L M M M M L L N N
UV 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 6/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Kurintar

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1966 2272 2781 3188 3290 3188 2984 2984 2984 2882 2475 2068
Min temp (C)(F) 846 948 1457 1864 2068 2272 2272 2170 2170 1763 1254 846
Sunshine hours 6 6 8 9 7 6 4 4 4 6 6 6
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 12 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 221 231 392 823 1857 37515 53321 47219 29512 813 100 151
Rainy Days 2 1 1 2 5 9 13 12 8 2 1 1
Humidity M H VH E E E E E E VH H M
UV 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 6/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Lumbini

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2373 2679 3290 3799 38100 3799 3391 3391 3391 3290 2984 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 948 1152 1661 2170 2475 2679 2577 2577 2475 2170 1457 1050
Sunshine hours 6 7 8 9 8 6 4 4 5 7 7 6
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 211 120 161 211 452 26410 47219 38315 2409 843 40 70
Rainy Days 1 1 1 1 3 9 13 14 8 2 0 0
Humidity N N M VH VH VH VH VH VH H M N
UV 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 5/M 4/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Mende

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 541 541 846 1254 1457 1559 1559 1559 1457 1254 846 643
Min temp (C)(F) -916 -818 -523 -228 134 541 643 541 439 32 -523 -818
Sunshine hours 7 7 7 8 7 6 4 3 5 6 7 7
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 12 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 131 171 251 291 412 1406 24210 2299 1375 552 50 60
Rainy Days 3 3 4 5 12 16 23 24 17 5 3 2
Humidity H VH E E E E E E E VH H M
UV 6/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Pokhara

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1763 1966 2577 2882 2984 2984 2882 2882 2781 2577 2272 1864
Min temp (C)(F) 337 439 948 1355 1661 1966 2068 2068 1864 1457 846 439
Sunshine hours 6 6 8 9 7 6 4 4 5 6 6 6
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 221 311 532 914 1948 34213 47919 40516 27511 894 120 191
Rainy Days 2 2 2 3 5 11 16 15 10 3 1 1
Humidity N N N M M M M M M L N N
UV 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 6/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Kathmandu

(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

(B)

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.

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  • 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.

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  • The Himalaya Lodge
    The Himalaya Lodge

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

HMH2021

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

  • Kathmandu

    The capital of the ancient mountain kingdom of Nepal, Kathmandu has the air of a medieva...

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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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  • Pokhara

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

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