The Sacred Mountain Trek

Trip Facts

Duration : 11 days/10 nights-6 day fully inclusive trek Ker & Downey,1 night at the Shangri-La Village Resort, 4 nights accommodation at the Dwarikas in Kathmandu
Grade : Easy-Moderate (also suitable for children 5 years and over)
Accommodation : 5-star Heritage Hotel in Kathmandu and Comfortable lodges on trek


Starting and ending in Kathmandu, this 11 day/10 night itinerary features the main reason why most people come to Nepal: Trekking in the Himalayas.  The trek is not too long or too high on trails that are well used and within relatively easy reach of Pokhara and Kathmandu.   5-star Heritage Hotel in Kathmandu and accommodation on trek is in comfortable Ker & Downey Lodges with ample staff always at hand to look after you. All rooms are tastefully decorated and have attached bathrooms with hot and cold running water.



Arrive in Kathmandu-Dwarikas Hotel.

Upon arrival you will be met and assisted by an Asian Tour Company representative  and transferred to your hotel.

The Dwarika’s Hotel is Nepalese-owned and the family have created a heaven. Enjoy special Nepalese hospitality and devine culinary experiences in a variety of restaurant. Rest of the day at leisure Enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Overnight at the Dwarikas Hotel inclusive of breakfast.


In Kathmandu- Dwarikas Hotel.

A pre-trek briefing will be conducted today in which maps and other general information will be distributed.  This will also offer you the ideal opportunity to ask any last minute questions that you may have.  A half day sightseeing tour will also be arranged.

Overnight at the Dwarikas Hotel inclusive of breakfast.



Fly Kathmandu-Pokhara and begin trek.

Transferred to the airport for the 30min flight to Pokhara. After arrival in Pokhara, transfer by road with guides & porters to the trek start point {1-hour}. The 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 at 3470 ft/1060 meters. 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 nearby village of Birethanti or the afternoon is free to explore the surrounding river valley. (Trek time 3 hours) .

Overnight Sanctuary Lodge, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.



Trek to Himalaya Lodge.

In the morning, leave the lodge walking out through the outlying farms following the Modi River Valley. Soon you begin to climb out of the valley & up towards the mountains. Lunch is a picnic en route with spectacular views of the surrounding valleys. The trail passes through small hamlets, terraced rice fields and forests. Arrive in the afternoon at Ker & Downey's Himalaya Lodge in Ghandruk at 6600 ft / 2000 meters (Trek time 5 hours). It is from this lodge that there are magnificent close up views of the surrounding mountains.

Overnight Himalaya Lodge, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.



Leisure day at the Himalaya Lodge.

Wake up this morning with tea and coffee 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, the guide will take you on an exploration of this mountain village and the surrounding countryside. The maximum altitude will be about 8000 ft or 2400 m. Ghandruk is a major recruitment centre for the famous Gurkha soldiers. The women of Ghandruk maintain a local industry of weaving traditional Nepalese rugs.

Overnight Himalaya Lodge, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.



Trek to Gurung Lodge.

After breakfast, leave the Himalaya Lodge walking out through the village of Ghandruk towards the Modi River. Midway down, we pass through the village of Kimche. After about 3 hours, reach the village of Lamakhet where you will have a picnic by the banks of the river. After lunch, cross the Modi river and trek to the Gurung Lodge in the village of Majhgaun at 4750 ft / 1450 m. The uphill trek to the Gurung Lodge takes about 2 hours and passes through the village of Patlekhet and terraced farmland. (Total trek time 5 hours.). The Gurung Lodge is built along the lines of a traditional Nepalese village. Every room has spectacular views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.

Overnight Gurung Lodge, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.



Trek to Basanta Lodge.

This morning start out trekking through the unspoilt village of Majhgaun. Our walk then takes us through sub-tropical forests that include tree orchids, rhododendrons and magnolias. You will also pass through the village of Pothana where many Tibetan traders live and sell their souvenirs. After about 4 hours, reach the Basanta Lodge in time for lunch. After lunch there will be an optional trek to 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, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.



End Trek & drive to Pokhara.

After an early breakfast, 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) and on to the Shangri-la Village Resort which boasts a swimming pool and offers excellent facilities.

Overnight at the Shangri-La Village Resort inclusive of breakfast.



Fly back to Kathmandu- Dwarikas Hotel.

Transferred to Pokhara airport for your 30 minutes flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival back in Kathmandu you will be met and transferred to the Hotel.

This afternoon is at leisure to give you ample time for last minute shopping.  

Overnight at the Dwarikas Hotel inclusive of breakfast.


Day in Kathmandu-Dwarikas Hotel.

Leisure day in Kathmandu.

Overnight at the Dwarika's Hotel inclusive of breakfast.



Transfer to the International airport for your final departure from Kathmandu.


Price Guide & Trip Facts

  • From

    price shown is per person based on a sharing basis and a minimum of 2 persons in the final group. US$ 1195.00 single supplement for those person preferring not to share.


Cost Includes

  • All airport transfers and long drives as mentioned in the itinerary
    ½ day sightseeing of Kathmandu city
    Transfer by road Pokhara to trek start point and vice versa
    Domestic flights Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu
    x6 day fully inclusive trek arrangements with accommodation and all meals in comfortable Lodges
    X4 nights accommodation in Kathmandu


Cost Excludes

  • Kathmandu arrangements
    Personal insurance
    Price rises beyond our control (e.g.; increase in permit fees, airfares)
    Charges for unexpected expenses
    Personal expenses such as gratuities, laundry etc
    Personal clothing and equipment
    Visa fees
    International airfare


Departure Dates

  • 1st Apr 2016 To 11th Apr 2016

    31st Oct 2016 To 10th Nov 2016

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