Everest And Annapurna Trek

15 Days 14 Nights

Price: US $ 3655.00 *  

Single Room Supplement : US $ 865.00
  • Destnation
    Nepal
  • Highest Altitude
    3820 m
  • Group Size
    Min 2 Pax - Max 8 Pax
  • Accomodation
    Hotel
  • Trip Starts
    Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends
    Kathmandu
For more details contact:
Ms. Jayanti Mukhia
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Overview

Starting and ending in Kathmandu, this 11 night / 12 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 Annapurna Bandipur Trail features the Gokarna Forest Resort (in Kathmandu), the Shangri La Village Resort (in Pokhara), the Ker & Downey Lodges (while on trek), and the Ker & Downey (in Bandipur)
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

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day : 1 Arrival In Kathmandu.

All clients are met at the airport in Kathmandu by a our representative who will arrange the transfer to the group’s hotel. After checking in the rest of the day is free and the group will formally meet together for the evening meal which will be taken in one of the city’s famous establishments.

Accommodation: Gokarna Resort
Meals
- Dinner

Day : 2 Fly to Lukla. Trek to Phakding.

An early start for the flight to the high airstrip in the Everest region known as Lukla. This incredible flight is a highlight of the trip, taking us through the Himalayan foothills and offering perhaps a glimpse of Everest as we come into land on the tiny airstrip at Lukla. After meeting our porters for this section of our trip, we will take lunch in the Yeti Mountain Home lodge and then start our trek with an easy, mostly downhill leg, from Lukla to Phakding. This trek takes us through Sherpa villages and individual farms. Many Sherpas now make their living exclusively from trekking and there are many tea-houses and basic lodges where it is possible to stop for a drink. We will also pass by many stones intricately carved with prayers in the evocative Tibetan script, as well as prayer wheels of all sizes. Everywhere in the valley colourful strings of prayer flags flutter from high points and bridges. Dropping down to a trail above the Dudh Kosi (river) we head north to reach our Yeti Mountain Home lodge at Phakding. The elevation at this first night's halt is actually lower than Lukla at 2610 metres.

Accommodation:Yeti Mountain Home
Meals
- Breakfast
- Lunch
- Dinner

Day : 3 Trek to Namche.

Leaving Phakding we head north along the west bank of the Dudh Kosi, passing several lodges and tea houses to a high thin waterfall at Benkar (2710m). Here there are sensational views of Thamserku (6623m). Beyond Benkar, we cross the river on a high suspension bridge and continue along the east bank below high cliffs clothed in rhododendron forest. The trail undulates as we negotiate several side valleys bringing melt water from the high peaks. Crossing the Kyashar Khola, we make a final climb to the village of Monjo (2835m) where we pass the entrance to the Sagamartha National Park. We then have a short but steep descent on stone steps to another suspension bridge where we cross once more to the west bank of the Dudh Kosi. We continue up the wooded valley on a good trail and cross the river again before reaching a confluence of rivers one coming down from Thame and the other from the main Khumbu Valley. We make a final crossing here on a spectacular highsuspension bridge and then begin an hour and half long ascent to Namche on a wide switch-back trail. This is the sting in the tail of today's otherwise gentle ascent, and one of the steepest of the trip. About half an hour below Namche, we gain our first views of Everest. On arrival in Namche, we can take a breather in one of the town's coffee shops before finishing off the climb to our Yeti Mountain Home lodge. The location of our lodge is superb giving us a bird's eye view over Namche and across the Valley to the serrated ridges of the Kongde range, while the magnificent peak of Thamserku (6623m) rises as a back drop. Just a short walk away is a classic view of Ama Dablam, one of the most beautiful mountains in all Nepal and of Lhotse and Everest.

Accommodation: Yeti Mountain Home
Meals
- Breakfast
- Lunch
- Dinner

Day : 4 Acclimatisation in Namche.

Namche Bazaar is tucked away between 2 ridges amongst the giant peaks of the Khumbu. An ancient market place where goods from as far away as Tibet were and still are traded, Namche today boasts an abundance of lodges, cafes, bars and souvenir shops. Close to our lodge is the internationally known Museum of Sherpa Culture and the traditional villages of Khunde (3840m) and Khumjung are a highly recommended half-day excursion. We spend a second night at our lodge in Namche Bazaar.

Accommodation: Yeti Mountain Home
Meals
- Breakfast
- Lunch
- Dinner

Day : 5 Trek to Thame.

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.

Accommodation: Yeti Mountain Home
Meals
- Breakfast
- Lunch
- Dinner

Day : 6 Trek to Monjo.

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

Accommodation: Yeti Mountain Home
Meals
- Breakfast
- Lunch
- Dinner

Day : 7 Trek to Lukla.

With a chance to take in all of the views that were behind us on the way up, we now walk back to Lukla. The prominent mountain of today is Kusum Kanguru which is prominent from this direction. Descending to ever more lush environs, we walk through several villages before making a final short but steep climb to the airfield at Lukla where we check in at the Yeti Mountain Home lodge. There should be some free time to explore this thriving settlement before returning to our lodge for dinner. This evening we will say goodbye to the trek crew who have been looking after us in the Khumbu.

Accommodation: Yeti Mountain Home
Meals
- Breakfast
- Lunch
- Dinner

Day : 8 Fly To Pokhara Via Kathmandu. Trek to Birethanti.

We will be up early today to catch the spectacular flight back to Kathmandu. Here we connect with the flight to Pokhara. This equally spectacular flight offers views of the Langtang, Manaslu and Annapurna ranges. 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).

Accommodation: Ker & Downey LOdge ( Sanctuary Lodge )
Meals
- Breakfast
- Lunch
- Dinner

Day : 9 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
- Breakfast
- Lunch
- Dinner

Day : 10 Trek to Majgaon.

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
- Breakfast
- Lunch
- Dinner

Day : 11 Trek to Dhampus.

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
- Breakfast
- Lunch
- Dinner

Day : 12 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: Shangri La Village Resort (Pokhara)
Meals
- Breakfast

Day : 13 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 colourful temples and shrines

Accommodation: Gokarna Forest Resort
Meals
- Breakfast

Day : 14 Free day in Kathmandu

Your free day in Kathmandu. You can have a full day cultural tour in Kathmandu that we can arrange on request or just stay at the hotel and enjoy the heated swimming pool.
This evening we will have a celebratory dinner to mark the end of a most excellent trip.

Accommodation: Gokarna Forest Resort
Meals
- Breakfast
- Dinner

Day : 15 Final Departure

Transfers to Kathmandu Airport are provided. There are lots of extensions that can easily be added to your holiday in Nepal. Extension packages are also available to include a visit to neighbouring Tibet or Bhutan. Contact our office for details.

Meals
- Breakfast


Packages Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport/Hotel/Airport Transfers
  • 3 night Hotel Gokarna Resort on bed & breakfast
  • 1 night Hotel Shangri-La Village Resort on Bed and Breakfast in Twin Room
  • Trekking Staffs and Porters
  • All staffs daily wages/Insurance
  • 6 nights Yeti Mountain Home as per program on Full board
  • 4 nights K & D Lodges as per program on Full Board
  • National Park & TIMS Permit Fee
  • Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu with airport tax
  • Flight: Kathmandu – Pokhara - Kathmandu with airport tax
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu

Cost Does Not Include

  • 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

Equipment provided

On Trek

  • Duffel Bags
  • Daypacks
  • Walking Stick
  • Water Bottle
  • Rain Poncho
  • Souvenir hat and Scarf
  • First Aid Kit
  • Sleeping bags with liners & hot water bags as well are provided for the tea house trek (ABC & PoonHill Trek)

In Lodge

  • Down jackets
  • Warm hats and Gloves ( In Ker & Downey lodges )

Fixed Departures


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