Everest And Annapurna Trek

Trip

Overview

Starting and ending in Kathmandu, this 14 night / 15 day features the main reason why most people come to Nepal: Trekking in the Himalayas. The minimum amount of time is spent traveling between each destination, enabling one to make the most of their time in Nepal.

The trip truly lives up to its name with close up views of both the iconic Macchapuchre (Fishtail) capturing the skyline amongst the Annapurnas and of course Sagarmartha, Mother Goddess of the Earth as she (Everest) is known to the Sherpa people of the Khumbu. Whilst the trip offers an unparalleled breadth of colour and life the trekking days themselves are short and the accommodation luxurious allowing you time and space to savour the delights and relax into your holiday

Trip

Highlights

  • While in Kathmandu, stay at Gokarna Forest Resort
  • A trekking holiday that shows off each of Nepal's most popular regions
  • Exciting mountains flights to Lukla and Pokhara
  • Two great treks and the best Everest and Annapurna lodges
  • Country
    Nepal
  • Duration
    15 Days
  • Difficulty Level
  • Accommodation
    Overnight at the Hotel
  • Guide
    English Speaking Nepali Tour Leader

Route

Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Depending on your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel.

Accomodation: Gokarna Resort.

Meals: D

DAY 02: Fly To Lukla (2800m). Trek To Phakding (2610m)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Lukla. Your trek guide will join you on this flight. This 40 minute flight follows the Langtang and Jugal ranges before entering the Eastern region where you pass Rolwaling Himal. Gaurisankar and Menlumtse before approaching the Khumbu area. After arrival at Lukla Airport you set out on your trek to Phakding. You begin with a gentle climb up by the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Konge Ri dominates the sky line in Lukla– 6187 m / 20,418 ft. Nupla 19420 ft / 5885m and Kusumkang 21000 ft / 6367m can be seen in the distance. Following the left bank of Dudh Koshi River you reach Phakding in time for lunch. There are a number of optional walks in the afternoon. Trek time 4 hours.

Accomodation:Yeti Mountain Home

Meals: B/L/D.

DAY 03: Trek To Namche (3440m) - 5 hrs trek

After breakfast you trek to Namche Bazaar. The route initially descends until you reach a suspension bridge. After a short climb you come to Jorshale, the entrance to the National Park. Walking along the river you enter a forested mountainside and pass by a rocky area. After crossing a high winding path you descend to the riverbed and reach a V-shaped valley. Here the river forks – to the right is Dudh Kosi and to the left the Bhote Kosi that leads to Nangpa La. Crossing a suspension bridge you walk a short distance along the Bhote Kosi before ascending to Namche Bazaar. The afternoon is free to explore the bazaar.

Accomodation: Yeti Mountain Home

Meals: B/L/D.

DAY 04: Acclimatisation In Namche (3440m). 4-5 hrs explorations

After breakfast you can take the optional trek to the village of Khumjung (3790m), the largest village in the Kumbu district. You’ll visit the Khumjung Hillary High School and the Khunde hospital. The hospital & school were built by the late Sir Edmund Hillary. From this area, there are spectacular views of the Majestic Mountains such as Thamserku, Kangtega, and Ama Dablam, Lhotse and of course Everest at 8848 m / 29,198 ft. You’ll have lunch in Khumjung before trekking back to Namche. Trek time 4-5 hours. Or, if you do not feel like doing a day hike, you can explore Namche at your leisure. The mountain museum of Namche is excellent.

Accomodation:Yeti Mountain Home

Meals: B/L/D.

DAY 05: Trek To Thame (3800m). 4-5 hrs trek

After breakfast at our lodge we start the day with a 2 to 3-hour walk through forest of spruce, juniper and pine to the village of Thamo. This trail is much less used by trekkers and we will immediately notice the difference. It is, however, an important trail which leads all the way to Tibet via the Nangpa La on the shoulder of Cho Oyu (8012m). On today's trek we are likely to see few other trekkers. We stop for our lunch in Thamo which is the home village of the Ang Rita Sherpa, who has summitted Everest 10 times without oxygen. After lunch, we continue walking for another 2 hours to arrive at a deep gorge where the Bhote Koshi River thunders through the narrow defile. We cross a sturdy bridge spanning the gorge to reach Thame (3800m).

This important village is the home of many famous mountaineers including Tensing Norgay the first man to reach the summit of Everest along with Sir Edmund Hillary. Apa Sherpa who has reached the summit at least 18 times lives here now. The village is very picturesque and also has a magnificent 16th century Nyingmapa gompa (monastery) built by Lama Rolwa Dorje. We check into our deluxe rooms with breathtaking views of Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru.

Accomodation:Yeti Mountain Home

Meals: B/L/D

DAY 06: Trek To Monjo (2850m). 6 hrs trek

Trek Back Down To Namche Bazaar And Onwards Beside The Dudh Kosi To Monjo.

Accomodation: Yeti Mountain Home

Meals: B/L/D

DAY 07: Trek To Lukla (2800m). 4 hrs trek

Today you will retrace your steps back to Lukla passing through the village of Phakding. The trail is fairly easy with some steady climbs through scrub forests and a final steep ascent that leads to a Tamang village, and shortly thereafter to Lukla. Trek time 4 hours. The afternoon is free to explore this market town, the gateway to Everest. This is a good time to enjoy a farewell drink with you guide and porter. You may choose to go to take them to a local pub to say good bye and thank them for their wonderful support and help.

Accomodation:Yeti Mountain Home

Meals: B/L/D

DAY 08: Fly to Kathmandu

We will be up early today to catch the spectacular flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu you will be transferred to hotel. Rest of the day free. You can opt for cultural tour in Kathmandu that we can arrange on request or just stay at the hotel and enjoy the heated swimming pool.

Accomodation: Gokarna Forest Resort

Meals: B

DAY 09: Fly To Pokhara And Trek To Birethati (1025m) – 3-4 Hrs Trek

After an optional early morning flight to Mount Everest, we fly to Pokhara (3300 ft /1000 m). We’ll have a briefing at the Ker & Downey head office before we transfer by road with guides & porters to our trek start point {1-hour}. Our 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. The lodge has magnificent views of the sacred and unclimbed Fishtail Mountain, or Machhapuchhre, as it is locally known. A picnic lunch is provided with a late afternoon arrival at the Lodge. (Trek time 3-4 hours).

Accomodation:Ker And Downey Lodge (Sanctuary Lodge)

Meals: L/B/D

DAY 10: Trek To Landruk (1565m) – 4 Hrs Trek

After breakfast at the lodge, we have a pleasant morning of trekking alongside the Modi Kola (the river that flows out of the Annapurna Sanctuary). There are great views ahead of us of the Annapurna peaks and of the sacred 'Fish Tail' peak. We cross a suspension bridge to the opposite side of the river and from here it's about an hour's trek on a combination of a switchback trail and stone steps to reach the village of Landruk (1565m). Landruk affords more glorious views of the Annapurna range. We arrive at the Ker and Downey La Bee Lodge in time for lunch. After lunch, there is the option to accompany the guide on a sightseeing tour of this pretty mountain settlement.

Accommodation: Ker And Downey Lodge (La Bee Lodge)

Meals: B/L/D

DAY 11: Trek To Majgaon (1450m) - 4 Hrs trek

Leaving Landruk and the valley of the Modi Khola, today's walk contours the valley-side to the east and heads south, with fairly minor undulations, passing through picturesque villages and farmland with great views looking back to the Annapurnas. We will reach the Ker and Downey Gurung Lodge near to Majhgaon in time for lunch. The lodge is built to resemble a traditional Nepalese village and every room has spectacular views of the surroundingvalley and mountains. The afternoon can be spent in the lodge gardens or we can opt to do some exploration to nearby villages with our guide.

Accommodation: Ker And Downey Lodge (Gurung / Mala Lodge)

Meals: B/D

DAY 12: Trek To Dhampus (1525m). 4 hrs trek

This morning we start out trekking through the unspoilt village of Patlekhet. Our walk takes us through sub-tropical forests that include tree orchids, rhododendrons and magnolias. Along the way, we will stop at the village of Pothana where many Tibetan traders live and sell their souvenirs. Once again, we aim to reach our next lodge in time for lunch. Our accommodation for the night is at the small, but splendid Ker and Downey Basanta Lodge, where we are treated to sweeping views of the entire Annapurna Range. After lunch at the lodge there will be an optional walk through the old village of Dhampus.

Accommodation: Ker And Downey Lodge (Basanta Lodge)

Meals: B

DAY 13: Drive To Pokhara (1000m) – 1.5 Hrs Trek

After breakfast, we 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 the hotel in Pokhara (40 minutes).

Accommodation: Temple Tree Resort & Spa (Pokhara)

Meals: B

DAY 14: Fly to Kathmandu

We take the morning flight to Kathmandu. One of the attractions of any visit to Nepal is the chance to walk the streets of Kathmandu, which presents a fascinating mosaic of shops, cafes and restaurants, food markets and street vendors, as well as a bewildering array of colorful temples and shrines. This evening we will have a celebratory dinner to mark the end of a most excellent trip.

Accommodation: Gokarna Forest Resort

Meals: B/D

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Cost

Includes

  • Airport/Hotel/Airport Transfers
  • 3 night Hotel Gokarna Resort on Bed and Breakfast in Twin Room
  • 1 night Temple Tree Resort & Spa on Bed and Breakfast in Twin Room
  • Trekking Staffs and Porters
  • All staffs daily wages/Insurance
  • 7 nights K & D Lodges as per program on FB with happy hour (6-7pm)
  • National Park & TIMS Permit Fee
  • Flight: Kathmandu – Pokhara with airport tax
  • Transfer: Pokhara to Bandipur & to Kathmandu
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu

Cost

Excludes

  • Personal equipment & Insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages & soft drinks
  • Expenses of personal nature.
  • Nepal Visa Fee US$ 40 Per person
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed

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