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Discover the Himalaya in Style: 11 Nights from £1595 pp
By: Corinthian Travel
If you have always liked the idea of a hiking in the Himalaya but did not like the idea of overnighting in basic mountain hut accommodation, Corinthian Travel's 11-night Walking in Nepal (https://www.corinthiantravel.co.uk/
This is an enticing private tour designed to explore the sublime Annapurna foothills in style, with easy to moderate day hikes over a period of four nights.
The itinerary will enable you to enjoy astounding views of the Annapurna Himalaya, and discover quaint mountain-top villages, walking from one village to another, as the trek follows a well-trodden mountain trail, accompanied by an experienced mountain guide for its duration.
This scenic trail follows the course of the pristine Modi Khola River and will take you through rhododendron forests, terraced paddy fields of the Annapurna foothills. with the sacred Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain) at 6900m, and the towering Annapurna 1 at 8091m, for company.
Enroute you will also be able to gain an insight into the everyday life of the local Nepalis and learn how Gurung village was turned into an important recruitment hub for the Gurkha regiment.
The Walking in Nepal tour is suitable for all age groups with daily walks of between four and a half to five hours.
The accommodation is the Ker & Downey lodges, which enjoy stunning locations, with fabulous mountain views and feature spacious ensuite rooms, with comfortable beds and running hot water.
The experienced guides will also ensure that you avoid trails usually followed by hikers. and hence it is unlikely you will come across other tourists.
The gentle nature of the trek and the relaxed pace makes the Walking in Nepal tour ideal for those seeking to discover the beauty of the Himalaya. without compromising on creature comforts.
The holiday is best taken in autumn or spring, and can commence on any day, flights permitting. It costs from £1595 per person (two sharing a room), which includes all land transportation on a private basis, 11 nights' B&B (plus five lunches and five dinners), and a guide for the trek (days four to eight). International flights not included.
Corinthian Travel (020 3583 6089, corinthiantravel.co.uk)
Mick Thompson, Travel Dog PR