Annapurna Foothills, Nepal
Experience the magic of the Himalaya while staying in cozy lodges that offer stupendous mountain views as well as easy access to nearby villages. Private rooms feature comfortable beds with linens, blankets, and down pillows, solar-heated showers, and en suite bathrooms. Hearty meals featuring authentic local cuisine are served, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. To protect the local environment, all food is prepared using gas for cooking (not wood), hot water for showers is solar powered, and a generator produces electricity. The 10-room Sanctuary Lodge overlooks the Modi Khola and is surrounded by colorful gardens and spacious lawns. Glorious views include the famous “fishtail” peak of Machapuchare (22,943'). At Himalaya Lodge, enjoy spectacular sunrise and sunset views of Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and Machapuchare. The lodge’s 11 rooms are simple but comfortable. Gurung Lodge features five small cottages (of two bedrooms each) spread along a terraced hillside. Each room offers views of the valley and the magnificent Annapurna range. At the end of the day, relax with a drink around the cozy central fireplace and reflect on the past week’s adventures.