Lodge to Lodge Trek

LODGE TO LODGE TREK – 1

4 nights / 5 days trek itinerary

SANCTUARY LODGE- HIMALAYA LODGE- HIMALAYA LODGE- GURUNG LODGE

 

DAY 1: TREK TO SANCTUARY LODGE (3750ft/1150m):

sanctuary-lodge

We transfer by road with guides & porters to our trek start point {1-hour}. Our walk will follow a ridgeline in the lower foothills of the Annapurnas with surrounding views of the Pokhara Valley. This route then drops to the Modi River Valley, where Ker & Downey’s Sanctuary Lodge is located. The lodge has magnificent views of the sacred and unclimbed Fishtail Mountain, or Machhapuchhre, as it is locally known. Lunch is at the lodge followed by an optional walk to the village of Birethanti. Or you may choose to spend the afternoon exploring the surrounding river valley (Trek time 3-4 hours)

Overnight Sanctuary Lodge (L, D)

DAY 2: TREK TO HIMALAYA LODGE, GHANDRUK (6,600ft/2,012m).himalaya lodge

After breakfast, we leave the lodge walking out through the outlying farms following the Modi River Valley. Soon we begin to climb out of the valley & up towards the mountains. The trail passes through small hamlets, terraced rice fields and forests with spectacular views of the surrounding valley. Snacks are provided along the trail. Hot lunch is served on arrival at the lodge in the early afternoon. (Trek time: 5-6 hours). It is from this lodge that there are magnificent close up views of the surrounding mountains. Overnight Himalaya Lodge (B, L, D)

DAY 3: HIMALAYA LODGE: We wake up this morning with tea and coffees served in the garden and watch the sunrise over Annapurna South, Annapurna 1, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and the Fishtail. After enjoying a relaxing breakfast and the glorious views from the Himalaya Lodge, our guide will take us on an exploration of this mountain village and the surrounding countryside. Ghandruk was once a major recruitment centrefor the famous Gurkha soldiers. The women of Ghandruk maintain a local industry of weaving traditional Nepalese rugs.

Overnight Himalaya Lodge (B, L, D)

DAY 4: TREK TO GURUNG LODGE, MAJGAUN: (4620ft/1,400m)

gurung lodge majgaun

After breakfast, we leave the Himalaya Lodge walking out through the village of Ghandruk. Buffaloes and goats graze in the surrounding fields and you may have to make way for the donkey and mule trains that convey goods to and from the Gurkha settlements. You may also meet some of the trekkers coming down from or heading up to the Sanctuary itself. We continue descending for about 2 or 3 hours until we reach Shauli Bazaar.   We reach the Gurung Lodge after about 3 hours. (Trek time 5-6 hrs).

Overnight Gurung Lodge (B, L, D)

DAY 5: TREK TO POKHARA (3300 ft /1000 m):

sarangkot

After early morning tea and coffee served on your verandah, you’ll have the opportunity to photograph the stunning scenery of the Annapurna from several different locations around the Lodge. After breakfast we trek to the village of Chandrakot through forests with surrounding views of the valley and mountains. Chandrakot is at an altitude of 1580 m/ 5200 ft. After a further 30 minute walk we arrive at the village of Lumle, which is situated at 1620 m / 5300ft. This is where we meet our vehicle. From Lumle we will return to Pokhara, a 1 hour journey. En route we can stop to visit the Tibetan Refugee Camp upon request. Arrival in Pokhara will be in time for lunch. (B)

 

 

LODGE TO LODGE TREK – 2

4 nights / 5 days trek itinerary

SANCTUARY LODGE- HIMALAYA LODGE- GURUNG LODGE– BASANTA LODGE

Day 1: TREK TO SANCTUARY LODGE (3750ft/1150m):

sanctuary-lodge

We transfer by road with guides & porters to our trek start point {1-hour}. Our walk will follow a ridgeline in the lower foothills of the Annapurnas with surrounding views of the Pokhara Valley. This route then drops to the Modi River Valley, where Ker & Downey’s Sanctuary Lodge is located. The lodge has magnificent views of the sacred and unclimbed Fishtail Mountain, or Machhapuchhre, as it is locally known. Lunch is at the lodge followed by an optional walk to the village of Birethanti. Or you may choose to spend the afternoon exploring the surrounding river valley (Trek time 3-4 hours)

Overnight Sanctuary Lodge (L, D)

Day 2: TREK TO HIMALAYA LODGE, GHANDRUK. (6,600ft/2,012m)

himalaya lodge

After breakfast, we leave the lodge walking out through the outlying farms following the Modi River Valley. Soon we begin to climb out of the valley & up towards the mountains. The trail passes through small hamlets, terraced rice fields and forests with spectacular views of the surrounding valley. Ker & Downey’s Himalaya Lodge in Ghandruk is at 6600 ft / 2000 meters. Snacks are provided along the trail. Hot lunch is served on arrival in the early afternoon. (Trek time: 5-6 hours). It is from this lodge that there are magnificent close up views of the surrounding mountains.

Overnight Himalaya Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 3: TREK TO GURUNG LODGE, MAJGAUN: (4620ft/1,400m)

gurung lodge majgaun
After breakfast, we leave the Himalaya Lodge walking out through the village of Ghandruk. Buffaloes and goats graze in the surrounding fields and you may have to make way for the donkey and mule trains that convey goods to and from the Gurkha settlements. You may also meet some of the trekkers coming down from or heading up to the Sanctuary itself. We continue descending for about 2 or 3 hours until we reach Shauli Bazaar. We reach the Gurung Lodge after about 3 hours. (Trek time 5-6 hrs). Overnight Gurung Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 4: TREK TO BASANTA LODGE, DHAMPUS (5000 ft / 1525 m).

dhampus

This morning we start out trekking through the unspoilt village of Patlekhet. Our walk takes us through sub-tropical forests that include tree orchids, rhododendrons and magnolias. Along the way, we will stop at the village of Pothana where many Tibetan traders live and sell their souvenirs. After about 4 ½ hours, we arrive at the Basanta Lodge. From the lodge, there are sweeping views of the entire Annapurna Range. After lunch at the lodge there will be an optional walk through the old village of Dhampus.

Overnight Basanta Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 5: TREK TO POKHARA (3300 ft /1000 m)

sarangkot

After an early breakfast, we depart along the ridge & descend through the wooded hillside and terraced farmland to the valley floor. Trek time 1 ½ hours. We then transfer by vehicle to Pokhara (30 minutes). On the way back to Pokhara, the vehicle can stop on request at the Tibetan refugee camp where you will have time to explore the temple complex. (B)

 

 

 

LODGE TO LODGE TREK – 3

3 night / 4 day

SANCTUARY LODGE – HIMALAYA LODGE – GURUNG LODGE – OUT

DAY 1: TREK TO SANCTUARY LODGE (3750ft/1150m):

Modi Khola

We transfer by road with guides & porters to our trek start point {1-hour}. Our walk will follow a ridgeline in the lower foothills of the Annapurnas with surrounding views of the Pokhara Valley. This route then drops to the Modi River Valley, where Ker & Downey’s Sanctuary Lodge is located. The lodge has magnificent views of the sacred and unclimbed Fishtail Mountain, or Machhapuchhre, as it is locally known. Lunch is at the lodge followed by an optional walk to the village of Birethanti. Or you may choose to spend the afternoon exploring the surrounding river valley (Trek time 3-4 hours)

Overnight Sanctuary Lodge (L, D)

DAY 2: TREK TO HIMALAYA LODGE, GHANDRUK. (6,600ft/2,012m)

ghandruk
After breakfast, we leave the lodge walking out through the outlying farms following the Modi River Valley. Soon we begin to climb out of the valley & up towards the mountains. The trail passes through small hamlets, terraced rice fields and forests with spectacular views of the surrounding valley. Snacks are provided along the trail. Hot lunch is served on arrival at the lodge in the early afternoon. (Trek time: 5-6 hours). It is from this lodge that there are magnificent close up views of the surrounding mountains.

Overnight Himalaya Lodge (B, L, D)

DAY 3: TREK TO GURUNG LODGE, MAJGAUN: (4620ft/1,400m)

gurung lodge majgaun

After breakfast, we leave the Himalaya Lodge walking out through the village of Ghandruk. Buffaloes and goats graze in the surrounding fields and you may have to make way for the donkey and mule trains that convey goods to and from the Gurkha settlements. You may also meet some of the trekkers coming down from or heading up to the Sanctuary itself. We continue descending for about 2 or 3 hours until we reach Shauli Bazaar.   We reach the Gurung Lodge after about 3 hours. (Trek time 5-6 hrs)Overnight Gurung Lodge (B, L, D)

DAY 4: TREK TO POKHARA: (3300 ft /1000 m)

pokharaa-1

After early morning tea and coffee served on your verandah, you’ll have the opportunity to photograph the stunning scenery of the Annapurna from several different locations around the Lodge. After breakfast we trek to the village of Chandrakot through forests with surrounding views of the valley and mountains. Chandrakot is at an altitude of 1580 m/ 5200 ft. After a further 30 minute walk we arrive at the village of Lumle, which is situated at 1620 m / 5300ft. This is where we meet our vehicle. From Lumle we will return to Pokhara, a 1 hour journey. En route we can stop to visit the Tibetan Refugee Camp upon request. Arrival in Pokhara will be in time for lunch. (B)

LODGE TO LODGE TREK- 4

3 nights / 4 days trek itinerary

SANCTUARY LODGE – GURUNG LODGE – BASANTA LODGE – OUT

DAY 1: TREK TO SANCTUARY LODGE (3750ft/1150m):

sanctuary-lodge
We transfer by road with guides & porters to our trek start point {1-hour}. Our walk will follow a ridgeline in the lower foothills of the Annapurnas with surrounding views of the Pokhara Valley. This route then drops to the Modi River Valley, where Ker & Downey’s Sanctuary Lodge is located. The lodge has magnificent views of the sacred and unclimbed Fishtail Mountain, or Machhapuchhre, as it is locally known. Lunch is at the lodge followed by an optional walk to the village of Birethanti. Or you may choose to spend the afternoon exploring the surrounding river valley (Trek time 3-4 hours)

Overnight Sanctuary Lodge (L, D)

Day 2: TREK TO GURUNG LODGE, MAJGAUN: (4620ft/1,400m)

gurung lodge majgaun

Following a leisurely breakfast, we leave the Sanctuary lodge & trek to Ker & Downey’s Gurung Lodge at 1450 meters. The lodge is built along the lines of a traditional Nepalese village. Every room has spectacular views of the surrounding valley and mountains. Trek time to the Lodge is just 2 hours. After lunch at the lodge, you will be escorted to the local village of Tanchok. There will be a talk at a local house, now made into a museum. The contents of the house illustrate how the local people live, together with the tools and implements of day to day traditional village life. Overnight Gurung Lodge (B, L, D)

Day3: TREK TO BASANTA LODGE, DHAMPUS (5000 ft / 1525 m).

dhampus

This morning we start out trekking through the unspoilt village of Patlekhet. Our walk then takes us through sub-tropical forests that include tree orchids, rhododendrons and magnolias. Along the way, we will stop at the village of Pothana where many Tibetan traders live and sell their souvenirs. After about 4 ½ hours, we arrive at the Basanta Lodge. After lunch at the lodge there will be an optional walk through the old village of Dhampus. From the lodge, there are sweeping views of the entire Annapurna Range. The altitude of Dhampus is 5000 ft / 1525 meters.Overnight Basanta Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 4: TREK TO POKHARA: (3300 ft /1000 m)

pokharaa-1

After breakfast, we depart along the ridge & descend through the wooded hillside and terraced farmland to the valley floor (3300ft/1000m). Trek time 1 ½ hours. We then transfer by vehicle to Pokhara (30 minutes). En route, we can visit the Tibetan Refugee camp, on request. (B)