Annapurna and Everest Trek

Annapurna And Everest Trek

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1200 | 21 Days

Trip Facts

  • Duration: 21 Days
  • Country visited: Nepal
  • Trip starts from: Pokhara
  • Trip End in: Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude: 3800m
  • Activity: Daily Walking - 5 to 6 Hrs
  • Trip Grade:
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Guest House, Lodge
  • Transpotation: Car, Bus, Plane
  • Group size: 2 - 21 pax
  • Activity Per Day: Daily Walking - 5 to 6 Hrs

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic flight Pokhara/Kathmandu & Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu.
  • Magnificent views of the Great mighty Himalayas.
  • Visit well known Poonhill at Annapurna Region & Tengboche Monastery in Tengboche.
  • Visit last commercial village Everest Area – Namche Bazaar with warm Sherpa Hospitality.

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”

Annapurna and Everest Trek offers an opportunity to experience the magnificence of both Annapurna and Everest trekking regions at a single go. Trekkers can visit the stunning Annapurna region while exploring some iconic tourist sites of Ghorepani Poonhill and explore the exotic Himalayan trails of Everest region where you can encounter extreme natural and cultural diversity of Nepal. Highlights of the trip includes the panoramic sunrise views of Annapurna Himalayan range from Poonhill and jaw-dropping views of Mt. Everest from Tengboche which are sure to take your breath away.

To begin our trek, we first drive to Pokhara city and then onward to Suikhet Phedi followed by trek to scenic village called Dhampus. Right from the first day of trekking, we will be witnessing the beautiful views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail and other Himalayas along the way. Leaving Dhampus behind, we pass through dense Rhododendron and orchid forests to arrive at large Gurung village of Landrung. Further moving towards the Modi river, picturesque valleys, terraced fields, the beautiful Ghandruk village will be waiting for us. Following our trekking trails, Ghorepani and short hike towards Poonhill exhibits mesmerizing panoramic views of glorious Himalayas. We get back to Pokhara and finally Kathmandu after couple of days trekking via Birethanti. After successful completion of Annapurna exploration, we head towards Everest region by boarding short flight to Lukla, gateway to Everest. Passing through Sagarmatha national park we trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. Namche is the beautiful Sherpa village, perfect for acclimatization and Khumjung excursion. Later, a visit to ancient monasteries at Tengboche gives us an insight to local culture, tradition and lifestyle. Tengboche also offers picturesque views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and other neighboring peaks. Finally, we conclude our Annapurna and Everest trekking and return to Kathmandu.

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Itinerary Overview

  • Day 01: Arrival
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 03: Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Suikhet Phedi and trek from Suikhet Phedi to Dhampus (1650 m)
  • Day 05: Trek from Dhampus to Landrung (1646 m)
  • Day 06: Trek from Landrung to Ghandrung (1951 m)
  • Day 7: Trek from Ghandrung to Ghorepani (2855 m)
  • Day 8: Excursion to Poon Hill (3193 m AMSL, Duration: 3 hrs) and leisure day at Ghorepani
  • Day 9: Trek from Ghorepani to Birethanti (1050 m)
  • Day 10: Trek from Birethanti to Pokhara
  • Day 11: Pokhara free day
  • Day 12: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu & Drive to Hotel. Rest day at leisure
  • Day 13: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2850m) and Trek to Phakding (2640m)
  • Day 14: Trek from Phakding to Namche (3450m)
  • Day 15: Rest Day at Namche
  • Day 16: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3860m)
  • Day 17: Trek from Tengboche to Namche
  • Day 18: Trek from Namche to Phakding
  • Day 19: Trek from Phakding to Lukla
  • Day 20: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 21: Departure

Day to Day itinerary

    Day 01: Arrival
  • Welcome by our representative at the airport, transfer to hotel in Kathmandu. In evening welcome dinner.

    Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • After breakfast we are going to do some sightseeing activities today. As planned, we are going to explore some of the most iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu city: Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Patan City, Kumari Temple and lastly Tibetan Refugee Camp evening drive back to hotel.

    Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

  • Day 03: Drive to Pokhara
  • After breakfast drive to Pokhara. A very scenic drive lasts for about 6 hrs through the beautiful riverbanks & gorges. After reaching to Pokhara you will visit Seti george, Davis fall & Bindubasini temple.
    Known as the city of lakes and the starting point for trekking destination and the second largest city of Nepal is Pokhara. The Barahi temple in the middle of the big lake which is the most fascinating landmark in Pokhara and the reflection of snow-capped mountain in the lake is so serene and magnificent that you will remember it for your entire life. With the closer view of Annapurna range and Mt. Fish tail you will feel close to nature and mysticism. The other destinations in Pokhara that you will not want to miss out are Devin’s fall, Bindabasini Temple, Seti George, Buddhist monasteries and the hike to Peace Pagoda which brings you close to the nature and to the different spectrum of life style in this magnificent city.

    Stay overnight at Pokhara.

  • Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Suikhet Phedi and trek from Suikhet Phedi to Dhampus (1650 m)
  • The journey to Annapurna and Everest begins shortly after breakfast, which is followed by a short drive from Pokhara to Suikhet Phedi located at an elevation of 1130 m. The trek begins shortly after stepping off the vehicle and meeting up with the trekking crew, and the trek begins with the ascent towards the village of Astam at the top of the ridge, following the ridge above Yangri stream. Follow the ridge through the west of Henjakot to finally reach Dhampus. Mesmerizing views of Mt. Machhapuchre and Annapurna South are on offer at Dhampus.

    Stay overnight at Dhampus.

  • Day 05: Trek from Dhampus to Landrung (1646 m)
  • Starting the morning with a quick hike uphill to Poon Hill, the Himalayan sunrise sets to mesmerize your memories. Starting at 5:00 hrs in the morning, you can hear the sounds of other trekking groups preparing for the pre-dawn assault on Poon Hill. Carefully walking on the possible slippery surfaces in the dark, an hour is all it takes to reach the top of Poon Hill. With the oranges and reds off the sun’s rays striking the beautifully standing crest of the wide Himalayan panorama stretching from Dhaulagiri 8167 m (the world’s seventh highest peak) to Manaslu standing at 8156 m (the world’s eighth highest peak) in the east, with the mighty Annapurna range in between them, the early wake up and an hour long climb certainly pays off all efforts.
    The group then heads back towards Ghorepani, and the rest of the day is spent at leisure or you can travel around the village of Ghorepani.
    Stay overnight at Ghorepani.
  • Day 06: Trek from Landrung to Ghandrung (1951 m)
  • After breakfast, the trip begins with an hour long downward trek towards the Modi River, followed by an ascent through the steep trail for two hours through the terraced fields to reach Ghandrung (1951 m). This picturesque village with slate-roofed houses surrounded by terraced fields is a pleasant place for the night halt. This is a huge Gurung village, with amazing guests, good humor and hospitality. The headquarters of Annapurna Conversation Center is also located in this village, which looks after the management of the lodges in the area. This village is beautifully situated in front of the peak of Annapurna South and Himchuli (6441 m).

    Stay overnight at Ghandrung.

  • Day 7: Trek from Ghandrung to Ghorepani (2855 m)
  • The trek towards Ghorepani begins as a long day, with almost 8 hours of walking involved over a single day. After breakfast the team gets ready for the four hour long gradual ascent to Tadapani, through a forest with different species of trees and Rhododendrons. Numerous lodges are situated in Tadapani. The walk begins again towards Bhainsekharka for an hour, followed by a steep ascent towards Deurali through a forest of conifers and Rhododendrons for two hours. After Deurali, the descent finally begins and after an hour of gradual descent, you will reach a traditional Magar Village of Ghorepani, located amidst a dense Rhododendron Forest.

    Stay overnight at Ghorepani.

  • Day 8: Excursion to Poon Hill (3193 m AMSL, Duration: 3 hrs) and leisure day at Ghorepani
  • Starting the morning with a quick hike uphill to Poon Hill, the Himalayan sunrise sets to mesmerize your memories. Starting at 5:00 hrs in the morning, you can hear the sounds of other trekking groups preparing for the pre-dawn assault on Poon Hill. Carefully walking on the possible slippery surfaces in the dark, an hour is all it takes to reach the top of Poon Hill. With the oranges and reds off the sun’s rays striking the beautifully standing crest of the wide Himalayan panorama stretching from Dhaulagiri 8167 m (the world’s seventh highest peak) to Manaslu standing at 8156 m (the world’s eighth highest peak) in the east, with the mighty Annapurna range in between them, the early wake up and an hour long climb certainly pays off all efforts.
    The group then heads back towards Ghorepani, and the rest of the day is spent at leisure or you can travel around the village of Ghorepani.

    Stay overnight at Ghorepani.

  • Day 9: Trek from Ghorepani to Birethanti (1050 m)
  • The trip today begins with a descent through the stone paved staircases. Following breakfast is a descent towards Banthani for two hours. Banthani has a few tourist lodges, which gives way to the beautiful forest full of varieties of Rhododendrons, most spectacular during March and April. The trip then continues towards Ulleri, on the stone steps for about an hour. Breathtaking views, including the beautifully slate-roofed Magar village awaits you at Ulleri. Magars are of Tibet-Burma origin and are very skilled craftsmen in stone and wood works. Another magnificent view of Annapurna South and Himchuli, as well as Bhurungdi Valley below, awaits your arrival at Ulleri.
    The trek then continues through the stone steps yet again for an hour and a half, crossing the Bhurungdi River to reach Hille. After a stroll of about two hours along the trail through the beautiful villages and terraced fields, a confluence of Modi Khola and Bhurungdi Khola is to be crossed, to follow the trail to reach Birethanti.

    Stay overnight at Birethanti.

  • Day 10: Trek from Birethanti to Pokhara
  • After breakfast, the trip continues with an hour long trek to reach the nearest road. The drive to Pokhara takes about two hours. Upon arrival in Pokhara, the rest of the day is leisure.

    Stay overnight at Pokhara.

  • Day 11: Pokhara free day
  • A leisure day at Pokhara. You can  roam around at city or you can have rest.

    Stay overnight at Pokhara

  • Day 12: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu & Drive to Hotel. Rest day at leisure
  • Fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara and rest at the hotel.

    Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

  • Day 13: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2850m) and Trek to Phakding (2640m)
  • A short 35 minutes of flight to the air-strip at Lukla actually opens all doors to possibilities and prospects of Himalayan exploration and adventure. The Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla was coined collectively after Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary, the first human step to successfully scale Mount Everest, in 1998. Attracting many well-experienced to novice mountaineers from all around the world and willing to pay substantial sums for a successful expedition, the Tenzing-Hillary Airport is the gateway to the Khumbu region, and ultimately to Mount Everest. Due to the unpredictable weather in the Khumbu region, almost all flights are concentrated in early mornings.
    After catching up with the trek crew in the airport and getting updates on various details, the journey continues towards the highest peak of the world. After an hour of walk on a straight trail, a small village of Chaplung is encountered. This is where the main trail from the west meets the trail from Lukla on approach to Mount Everest. The walk continues for another two hours to reach Ghat, and it finally ends at Phakding after an hour more.
    The day comes to a halt after reaching Phakding and an overnight stay in a local lodge accompanied by great local cuisine, imported and local spirits and hospitality on offer makes you forget the tiredness of the trip for the rest of the day.

    Stay overnight at Phakding

  • Day 14: Trek from Phakding to Namche (3450m)
  • Day four of the trip begins shortly after breakfast, with some catching up with the trekking crew. Trailing down towards the Bhotekoshi River and crossing a long suspension bridge over the Bhotekoshi River, Jorsele is the next destination after crossing the bridge and a walk of about two hours along the straight trail, passing a forest and few villages. Everest National Park check post, located at Jorsele welcomes you to the Khumbu Region and the national park permits are checked. Beyond this point, no firewood is allowed. Following the trail, the path drops steeply, and reaches a long suspension bridge to cross the Dudh Koshi River. Continuing on the straight trail for an hour more, the terrain becomes a bit steep. Going through various difficult terrains, a forest and several other Sherpa villagesfor almost two hours, the team reaches Namche. Namche is a great spot for the first close glimpse of the mesmerizing beauty of Mount Everest.
    The day comes to an end with a warm and hospitable welcome to a guest house by the local Sherpa’s, and the aroma of local cuisine, imported and local spirits, and a beautiful dinner.

    Stay overnight at Namche.

  • Day 15: Rest Day at Namche
  • Looking at the effort put in by all in the team, this day marks the day of rest, the acclimatization day. Due to change in weather, altitude and the rigorous exercise of walking terrains, a day is taken off the schedule for the guests to rest and enjoy, or then to have a picturesque excursion to Khumjung village. The major aim of this day is to prevent any possible AMS signs, which may hamper the rest of the trip.
    The day ends in a local guest house with hospitable welcome, good food, great spirits and plenty of rest.

    Stay overnight at Namche.

  • Day 16: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3860m)
  • Day  begins with new enthusiasm because of all the rest achieved off the previous day. You would leave for Tengboche, following the trail that traverses from Choi Gang to Kyanjuma Foundation, where the descent to the suspension bridge across Dudh Koshi River begins. After crossing the bridge and passing a few tea houses, the trail reaches Phungi Tenga. A pleasant walk uphill begins, pointing towards the next destination. Passing through a blend of forest and shrubs on a wide trail, you will get a great chance to spot Pheasants, Tahr and Deer. At the end of the climb, you would reach a Kani, an arched entrance with ceiling paintings of deities and forms of Lord Buddha, which is believed to cleanse people of the many feared spirits before entering the sacred area of the Himalayas. Three hours of the pleasant trail and the catch is the best glimpse of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku and Kangi Tenga, an opportunity to spot local animals of the region and to visit the famous Tengboche Monastery.
    The day ends in a local guest house, with taste-bud-tingling food, superb spirits in the cold temperature and the warm hospitality of the locals. This would be our point of return from the day following.

    Stay overnight at Tengboche.

  • Day 17: Trek from Tengboche to Namche
  • The way back from Tengboche to Namche takes about four hours since it’s a fairly pleasant downhill path. You get options to spot some local animals yet again, and take great pictures of the picturesque Himalayan mystical peaks.
    The day ends in a guest house in Namche.

    Stay overnight at Namche.

  • Day 18: Trek from Namche to Phakding
  • Yet another four hour trek from Namche to Phakding via the Everest National Park check post at Jorsele and crossing the Bhotekoshi River yet again.

    Stay overnight at Phakding.

  • Day 19: Trek from Phakding to Lukla
  • This trip marks the end of the trekking trip on return to Lukla and takes about four hours. Going across Ghat again, you will walk across the trekking route intersection at Chaplung, and reach Lukla to end the day’s trip in a guest house.

    Stay overnight at Lukla.

  • Day 20: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Transfer service to the hotel upon arrival at the airport. The rest of the day is off for leisure.

    In evening Farewell Dinner.

    Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

  • Day 21: Departure
  • After breakfast transfer to the airport to fly to onward destination.

Price Includes

  • All Transfer by Private Vehicle.
  • International Arrival and Departure transfer in Kathmandu.
  • 03 Nights Accommodation in Kathmandu with daily breakfast
  • Airfare Pokhara/Kathmandu & Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in Normal lodges with Full board during trekking.
  • Trek as per program with English Speaking Sherpa Guide and Porter.
  • TIMS Card and National park entrance fees.
  • 03 Nights Accommodation in Pokhara with daily breakfast.
  • Full day Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with guide and entrance fee.
  • Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner.
  • Duffel Bag, Sleeping Bag and T-shirt

Price Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fees ( US$ 40.00 for 30 days multiple entry).
  • Beverage expense of personal nature.
  • Airport departure Taxes.
  • Any cost occurred due to landslide, political disorder or natural calamities, flight cancellation or any unforeseen reason, etc.
  • Any services not included in cost include section.
  • Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu(Except Farewell Dinner and Welcome Dinner)