Walking & more in Nepal

Rustic luxury and a lodge based trek in Nepal's stunning Annapurna Himalaya

It’s our dream to see the Himalayas. We love the outdoors and are fit 50-somthings so hope we can manage a trek in Nepal but there’s no way we can rough it! ”

Stewart and Marianne

What we recommended and why

We recommended that that the clients travel in late March, as flowers are coming into bloom, the climate is ideal for walking,  days clear and sunny with views of the spectacular mountains.

After a couple of nights in comfort at a wonderful heritage hotel for exploring Kathmandu we suggested travelling overland towards the mountains and the chance for a couple of trek preparation walks around the traditional little hilltop town of Bandipur and lakeside Pokhara.

A four night trek in the foothills of the Annapurna was suggested, hiking through classic Himalayan scenery that many have in mind when they imagine this great mountain range: terraces of rice, small pretty villages, deep valleys, old trails of stepped paths and jaw-dropping views of snow-capped mountains.

Nights on trek are spent at small comfortable lodges en-route; each cosy room is en-suite with hot showers - quite a luxury in this area!

We recommended a day to relax in true comfort after the trek, before continuing to little visited Gorkha and a rustic lodge at Chitwan in search of rhinoceros.

The trip ended in bucolic luxury at a holistic spa in the hills outside Kathmandu.

The journey

Arrive in Kathmandu & explore the medieval city (2 nights)

Dwarika’s

Kathmandu

In 1952, when the late Dwarika Das Shresta found carpenters sawing a centuries’ old carved decoration off a building to use as...

Off the beaten track (1 night)

Bandipur

 

Almost untouched by modernisation, the little hilltop town of Bandipur has sweeping views of the Himalaya and the Marsyangdi River...

Lakeside base for a day hike (1 night)

Pokhara

 

Lying beneath the snow crested Annapurna Massif the lakeside town of Pokhara is a laid-back place to spend a couple of days...

Trekking in stunning Himalayan scenery (4 nights)

Ker & Downey Lodges

In the foothills of the Annapurnas to the west of Pokhara there are four excellent lodges, around five hours walk apart, built and...

R&R at a hill top retreat (1 night)

Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge

Pokhara

Situated in an enviable position on a hillside10km outside Pokhara and overlooking the Annapurna Range and the valley, Tiger...

On a jungle safari in Chitwan (3 nights)

Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge

Chitwan National Park

Situated in Chitwan's buffer zone near the river, Tharu Lodge is owned and managed by the famous Tiger Tops group who set up the...

Fly to Kathmandu. Holistic retreat in style (1 night)

Dwarika’s Resort Dhulikhel

Kathmandu Valley

This gorgeous property is perfectly situated for relaxing with stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas. Perched at 1700m on the...

Andrea did an amazing job putting together our trip. From our amazing guides to wonderful accommodations - everything was perfect. We especially appreciated the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people along the way. ”

Stwerat and Marianne

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