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Nepal Annapurna Lodge-to-Lodge Trek Tour

Spectacular Himalayan Trails & Hidden Hamlets


Explore stunning trails on this perfectly paced trekking adventure in the foothills of Nepal's sacred Annapurna range. Ideal for active travelers looking for mountain majesty and lodge-based comfort, you'll follow ridgelines and valley paths to secluded hamlets, cross suspension bridges with fluttering prayer flags, and inhale the sweet scent of orchid trees and magnolias. Your lodge-to-lodge trek takes you straight from the area's most comfortable accommodations to the best vistas in the region. Top your trek off with a visit to Chitwan National Park, the jewel of Nepal's wildlife parks and home to elusive, endangered Bengal tigers. Experience the best Annapurna trek with MT Sobek, Nepal experts since 1969!

10 Days

From: $4,795

Explore stunning trails on this perfectly paced trekking adventure in the foothills of Nepal's sacred Annapurna range. Ideal for active travelers looking for mountain majesty and lodge-based comfort, you'll follow ridgelines and valley paths to secluded hamlets, cross suspension bridges with fluttering prayer flags, and inhale the sweet scent of orchid trees and magnolias. Your lodge-to-lodge trek takes you straight from the area's most comfortable accommodations to the best vistas in the region. Top your trek off with a visit to Chitwan National Park, the jewel of Nepal's wildlife parks and home to elusive, endangered Bengal tigers. Experience the best Annapurna trek with MT Sobek, Nepal experts since 1969!

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Highlights


  • Head out on moderate hikes with magnificent mountain views in the company of local expert guides
  • Follow trails to highland hamlets brimming with local tradition and warm hospitality
  • Look out for elusive Bengal tigers and one-horned rhinos in UNESCO-listed Chitwan National Park

Nepal Annapurna Lodge-to-Lodge Trek

Start: Kathmandu, Nepal  End: Kathmandu, Nepal

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Itinerary


  • Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal

    Day 1

    Arrive in Kathmandu in the early afternoon. An MT Sobek representative will meet you outside customs and immigration at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Join your group and trip leader for a short trek briefing, and enjoy a welcome dinner tonight.

    Accommodation: Yak and Yeti Hotel

    Transportation: 40-minute private van transfer

    Meals: Dinner

  • Fly to Pokhara & Trek the Modi River Valley

    Day 2

    After breakfast at the hotel, take a short flight to Pokhara (2,679'), where you'll receive your trekking essentials and pick up lunch. Drive on to Dhawa, the starting point of the trek to the Birethanti Lodge, which sits at 3,599 feet. Follow the ridgeline in the lower foothills of the Annapurna, savoring the surrounding Pokhara Valley views, before descending into the Modi River Valley. Check in at your lodge by the Modi River and take in splendid vistas of sacred Fishtail Mountain (22,943'), locally known as Machapuchare. After settling in, you can choose to walk to the nearby Birethanti village or relax at the lodge.

    Accommodation: Sanctuary Lodge in Birethanti

    Activity: 2-3 hours/3 miles hiking with 2,687' elevation gain and 1,961' loss

    Transportation: 25-minute flight, 1-5-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Trek from Birethanti to Majgaon

    Day 3

    After a leisurely breakfast, depart from the lodge and follow a little-used route beside the Modi River. The trail starts off rocky, then meanders through the forest before reaching a long, winding stone staircase. Trek up the staircase to a small farming hamlet, then follow the ridge to the village of Waday. Continue on, descending to another bridge before an uphill push to your lodge in Majgaon (4,619'). After lunch, choose to hike to the nearby village of Tanchok, where a traditional house museum illustrates local life and tools, or visit a local school.

    Accommodation: Gurung Lodge in Majgaon

    Activity: 2-3 hours/1-2 miles hiking with 879' foot elevation gain and 278' loss; optional extra hiking 1-2 hours

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Trek from Majgaon to Dhampus

    Day 4

    This morning, start out trekking through subtropical forests that include orchid trees, rhododendrons, and magnolias. Along the way, stop at the village of Pothana, where many Tibetan traders live and sell their souvenirs. After 4-5 hours, arrive at Dhampus Lodge (4,921'), where you'll enjoy a well-deserved lunch and sweeping views of the Annapurna Range, including Fishtail and Hiunchuli. After hot lunch at the lodge, you can choose to take a short walk and explore Dhampus village.

    Accommodation: Basanta Lodge in Dhampus

    Activity: 4-5 hours/3.5-4 miles hiking with 1,968' foot elevation gain and 1,804' loss

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Trek to Ghatte Kola & Drive to Pokhara

    Day 5

    After breakfast set off on foot from Dhampus, following the ridge and enjoying beautiful views. Descend through the wooded hillside and terraced farmland to Ghatte Kola, a river on the valley floor. Transfer to Pokhara, with the option of visiting a Tibetan refugee camp along the way. Enjoy Pokhara, the lake city, at your leisure this evening

    Accommodation: Temple Tree Resort and Spa

    Activity: 1-2 hours hiking/2 miles with 229' foot elevation gain and 2,306' loss

    Transportation: 1-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Wildlife Adventures in Chitwan National Park

    Day 6

    Drive on to Chitwan National Park, the jewel of Nepal's wildlife parks since its inception in 1973. The main highlights of your wildlife activities will be the jeep rides to see rare one-horned rhinos, sloth bears, four species of deer, a dazzling array of tropical birds, and perhaps a leopard or tiger. While rhinos and deer are frequently sighted, it's worth noting that the chances of seeing a leopard or tiger are remote. The birdlife is truly fantastic, with some 530 species having been sighted within the park. Seek out the fauna via jeep and on foot, and take wooden boat rides into the watery realm of crocodiles and waterfowl. Plus, you'll have the chance to observe elephants in their natural habitat.

    Accommodation: Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge

    Activity: Wildlife watching in Chitwan National Park

    Transportation: 5-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Explore Chitwan National Park

    Day 7

    Your wildlife adventure continues today with more opportunities to view elephants, rare one-horned rhinos, and endangered tigers in Nepal's most famous national park. Enjoy the final night at your comfortable jungle lodge on the edge of the park.

    Accommodation: Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge

    Activity: Wildlife watching in Chitwan National Park

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Fly to Kathmandu

    Day 8

    After breakfast, drive to Bharatpur for a 25-minute flight back to Kathmandu. Transfer to your luxury hotel and spend the afternoon resting or exploring the city on your own. Your guides will be able to give suggestions for local eateries outside of the hotel if you're looking for an authentic experience.

    Accommodation: Yak and Yeti Hotel

    Transportation: 25-minute flight, 1-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Explore Kathmandu & Ancient Bhaktapur

    Day 9

    Wake to experience the sights of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal and one of three former medieval city-states in the valley - along with Bhaktapur and Patan. Take a morning tour of UNESCO-listed Bhaktapur, a wonderfully preserved example of ancient Nepalese town life. In the afternoon, you'll have time to explore Durbar Square, with its temples and intricate Sun Dhoka ("Golden Gate"), at your leisure. Cap off your adventure with a farewell dinner with your group at a local restaurant.

    Accommodation: Yak and Yeti Hotel

    Activity: Half-day cultural touring

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Depart from Kathmandu

    Day 10

    Transfer to the Kathmandu airport and depart on homeward-bound flights. Or, extend your explorations by combining this trip with another MT Sobek adventure in Asia! You can add Cambodia's Angkor Wat, India, Bhutan, or see more of Nepal.

    Meals: Breakfast

Why Travel With Us?


  • MT Sobek is a pioneering outfitter, operating legendary adventures in Nepal since 1969.

  • This trip has been designed for active travelers who are looking for an authentic, introductory Himalayan adventure.

  • Hike with local expert MT Sobek guides who know the best trails and most beautiful views in the Annapurna range.

Dates & Prices


  • 2024
  • Go Private
  • Go Custom
  • Inclusions

2024

Scheduled Dates


Price is per person, double occupancy in USD.

The earlier you book, the more choice of available dates you’ll have and once you book, your price is guaranteed.

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Go Private

Go Private


Gather your favorite travel companions to share an MT Sobek adventure on an easy-to-book Private departure.

Call or email us to get the ball rolling.

*Private trips require a 25% non-refundable deposit.


Looking for a private family adventure?


This trip can accommodate guests with a
minimum age of 8.

Private Trip Pricing: 2024


1 guests from $9,295 per person double occupancy

2 guests from $6,595 per person double occupancy

3 to 4 guests from $6,295 per person double occupancy

5 guests from $5,795 per person double occupancy

6 to 9 guests from $5,495 per person double occupancy

10 guests from $5,095 per person double occupancy

Included Costs:

Internal Airfare: $300

Private Trip Pricing: 2025


1 guests from $8,995 per person double occupancy

2 guests from $6,295 per person double occupancy

3 to 4 guests from $5,995 per person double occupancy

5 guests from $5,495 per person double occupancy

6 to 9 guests from $5,195 per person double occupancy

10 guests from $4,795 per person double occupancy

*Seasonal rates may apply.

*Private trips require a 25% non-refundable deposit.

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Make Your Own Dates in These Months


Go Custom

Create Your Very Own Adventure


Dreaming of an adventure designed exclusively for you? With insider access and decades of experience, our travel experts create custom tailored adventures that are perfect for families, couples, and large groups. MT Sobek's custom adventures are designed to our exacting standards and led by our award-winning adventure guides.

When to start planning? Earlier is always better when designing a custom trip. More time allows for better availability of preferred accommodations, guides and your desired activities. Ideally, start the conversation with us at least 6 months before you want to travel. If you are looking for a custom trip that departs within three months, chances are greatly diminished in securing requested accommodations and the best guides.

*Custom trips require a 25% non-refundable deposit once an itinerary is agreed upon.

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Inclusions

Price Includes


  • Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
  • All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
  • Snacks and water between meals
  • Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
  • Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
  • Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
  • Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
  • Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Price Does Not Include


  • International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
  • Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
  • Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
  • Travel Protection Program
  • Personal expenses

Contact An Expert


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Your Guides


The best people to immerse you in a destination are the ones who live there, which is why we feature local Adventure Guides on our trips. Here are a few that you might meet on this adventure.

Pranoy R.

Pranoy R.

Pranoy was born in Nepal, studied in Darjeeling, India, and has always been a travel enthusiast. Since 1999, he has led numerous treks and tours to Nepal, Tibet and India, and has enormous experience in the field. Pranoy successfully completed his basic mountaineering course at the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute of Darjeeling with grade 'A' certificate and is trained in wilderness medicine. In addition to being fluent in English, Nepali, and Hindi, he speaks basic Tibetan and Chinese. Pranoy is very keen on birds, plants, and flowers, and he looks forward to sharing his knowledge with you on the trek.

Binoy R.

Binoy R.

Raised in the Himalayas and schooled in Darjeeling, Binoy has always been passionate about trekking and mountaineering. In addition to being a top guide on MT Sobek’s Everest Base Camp and Everest Lodge to Lodge adventures, he has undertaken an Advance Mountaineering Course from the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling and is well-versed in Wilderness First Aid. Binoy has climbed many peaks in the Nepal and Sikkim Himalaya, and enjoys studying the region’s flora and fauna. Above all, he is eager to share the wonders of his home country with you.

Sanjeev C.

Sanjeev C.

Sanjeev is a graduate of Delhi University, India, and has been leading treks in Nepal, Tibet, India, and the Alps since 1990. He is a top MT Sobek guide on many of our most popular Himalayan adventures, and is very knowledgeable of the cultures, religions, and traditions of each region. Sanjeev has a deep affection for Mustang (he got married in Lo Manthang) and recommends it for the absence of trekkers, stunning scenery, and authentic Tibetan culture. Sanjeev loves being outdoors and meeting people from different walks of life. He lives with wife and son in Kathmandu.

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Drive on to Chitwan National Park, the jewel of Nepal\'s wildlife parks since its inception in 1973. The main highlights of your wildlife activities will be the jeep rides to see rare one-horned rhinos, sloth bears, four species of deer, a dazzling array of tropical birds, and perhaps a leopard or tiger. While rhinos and deer are frequently sighted, it\'s worth noting that the chances of seeing a leopard or tiger are remote. The birdlife is truly fantastic, with some 530 species having been sighted within the park. Seek out the fauna via jeep and on foot, and take wooden boat rides into the watery realm of crocodiles and waterfowl. Plus, you\'ll have the chance to observe elephants in their natural habitat.

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Your wildlife adventure continues today with more opportunities to view elephants, rare one-horned rhinos, and endangered tigers in Nepal\'s most famous national park. Enjoy the final night at your comfortable jungle lodge on the edge of the park.

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After breakfast, drive to Bharatpur for a 25-minute flight back to Kathmandu. Transfer to your luxury hotel and spend the afternoon resting or exploring the city on your own. Your guides will be able to give suggestions for local eateries outside of the hotel if you\'re looking for an authentic experience.

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Wake to experience the sights of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal and one of three former medieval city-states in the valley - along with Bhaktapur and Patan. Take a morning tour of UNESCO-listed Bhaktapur, a wonderfully preserved example of ancient Nepalese town life. In the afternoon, you\'ll have time to explore Durbar Square, with its temples and intricate Sun Dhoka ("Golden Gate"), at your leisure. Cap off your adventure with a farewell dinner with your group at a local restaurant.

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Transfer to the Kathmandu airport and depart on homeward-bound flights. Or, extend your explorations by combining this trip with another MT Sobek adventure in Asia! You can add Cambodia\'s Angkor Wat, India, Bhutan, or see more of Nepal.

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Activity Level


This trip is rated activity level 3. On this gentler-paced Nepal adventure you'll be hiking approximately 3 to 4 miles per day for 4 days. Elevation gains and losses are moderate. This is the perfect alternative to MT Sobek's more challenging Everest Lodge-to-Lodge and Everest Base Camp treks.
Learn more about activity levels here.

Activity Snapshot

Day 2

2-3 hours/3 miles hiking with 2,687' elevation gain and 1,961' loss

Day 3

2-3 hours/1-2 miles hiking with 879' foot elevation gain and 278' loss; optional extra hiking 1-2 hours

Day 4

4-5 hours/3.5-4 miles hiking with 1,968' foot elevation gain and 1,804' loss

Day 5

1-2 hours hiking/2 miles with 229' foot elevation gain and 2,306' loss

Day 6

Wildlife watching in Chitwan National Park

Day 7

Wildlife watching in Chitwan National Park

Day 9

Half-day cultural touring

Accommodations


Rustic lodges and hotels on the trail, and 5-star splendor at the luxury Yak & Yeti hotel in Kathmandu.

Yak and Yeti Hotel
Yak and Yeti Hotel

A five-star oasis in the heart of Kathmandu, the Yak & Yeti is the perfect blend of contemporary international standards and time-honored Nepali tradition. Guests will find refuge among antique fountains, gilded temples, and emerald gardens while enjoying a state-of-the-art gymnasium, spa features, shopping arcades, atrium, tennis courts, and swimming pools.

Temple Tree Resort and Spa
Temple Tree Resort and Spa

Surrounded by the peaks of the Annapurna Mountain range, the Temple Tree Resort & Spa is a boutique hotel designed to combine modern amenities with the local Nepalese Himalayan charm. Relax and unwind at the spa featuring massages, scrubs and a sauna. The two story cottage rooms offer a private veranda overlooking the garden courtyard, Wi-Fi and LED TV.

Sanctuary Lodge in Birethanti
Sanctuary Lodge in Birethanti

Cross a prayer flag-lined suspension bridge over the Modi River and arrive at the charming Birethanti Lodge. Rest well in one of the lodge's 18 roomy rooms, each with en-suite bathroom, hot running water (hotter in the evening, when the solar cells are fullest), a comfy bed, cold bottled water, and hot water bottle — plus an Ayurvedic massage service, laundry, and Wi-Fi. Gather with other guests in the bar area with its fireplace and communal dining area and enjoy the views of the garden, lawn, and river.

Gurung Lodge in Majgaon
Gurung Lodge in Majgaon

Rest your legs at the hearty and convivial Majgoan Lodge, built in the style of a traditional village and reminiscent of an old tea plantation. The 11 simple en-suite rooms include thoughtful details, such as hot-water bottles. Guests have access to the central dining area and bar, with a large, open fireplace. Sit in the extensive gardens and drink in the views of the Annapurnas.

Basanta Lodge in Dhampus
Basanta Lodge in Dhampus

The eight twin rooms of the Dhampus Lodge are arranged in a row so that all can face the Annapurna Range. You'll have front-facing views of the impressive Machapuchare or Fishtail Mountain right from your front door. Enjoy some of the best food in the region and hospitable service. Gather on the grassy terrace for sunset before dinner in the cozy dining room. There's a happy hour each evening.

Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge
Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge

Nestled in the lush jungle of the Chitwan National Park, this longhouse-style Nepalese lodge features lush gardens and jungle sounds. Rooms, while rustic, are comfortable and feature large beds, mosquito netting, attached bathrooms — perfect for unwinding after a day's activities. Sip on sundowners while enjoying a boat safari at sunset, embark on guided walks to spot local wildlife, including majestic herds of domestic elephants, and experience authentic interactions with the local villagers! The restaurant offers a delightful culinary experience that cater to different dietary needs.

Weather


In March, April, October, and November, temperatures in Kathmandu range from lows of 40-50°F to highs of 70-80°F. In Pokhara, they range from lows of 50-60°F to highs of 70°F-high 80°Fs.

 
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FAQs


What trekking essentials do guests receive in Pokhara?

We loan duffle bags, day packs, walking sticks, and a water bottle.

How can I get to Kathmandu from the US?

There are no direct flights from the USA to Kathmandu. However, there are many airlines that offer connecting flights through major hubs in Asia, such as:

New York City (JFK): Air India, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Etihad Airways
Los Angeles (LAX): Air India, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines
Chicago (ORD): Air India, Turkish Airlines, Etihad Airways
San Francisco (SFO): Air India, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines
Houston (IAH): Air India, Emirates
Atlanta (ATL): Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines

The flight time from the USA to Kathmandu will vary depending on the hub you transit through, but it will typically take around 19-21 hours.

Do I need a visa for Nepal?

Yes, but you can get a 15-day visa on arrival for $30.

Do I need to bring a sleeping bag on this trip?

No, you DON'T need a sleeping bag - sheets, quilts and blankets are provided at the lodges.

Are there luggage weight restrictions on the flight to Pokhara?

No, the luggage weight restrictions are the standard 44 lbs of checked baggage.

Will I have wi-fi on this trip?

Yes, you will have wifi at the hotels and lodges throughout the trip.

What is the minimum age for this trip?
The standard minimum age for this trip is 18, but check out our private trip options for families and groups with younger guests.

Guest Reviews


"MT Sobek was a joy to travel with. Everything was handled in an excellent fashion which made me feel very confident from preparation to actual travel. All staff on the front end and staff guiding us on the trip were amazing. I would highly recommend them to anyone!r"

Andrea H.
MT Sobek Guest, Nepal Everest Base Camp Trek

"This trip is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see and learn. I went expecting to soak in the beauty of the Himalayas and learn about the overlapping cultures in Nepal. I left having learned even more about myself."

Audris G.
MT Sobek Guest, Nepal Everest Lodge-to-Lodge Trek