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Everest and Annapurna Trek - 18 Days

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Our Everest and Annapurna Trek features the best of two regions in a single itinerary.


Trip Highlights

– Two of the famous trekking region in one
– Everest and the mountains/Annapurna and the landscapes
– Panoramic views of Himalayas (Everest and Annapurna)
– Experience a wide variety of Nepal’s geography, climate and wildlife

Everest and Annapurna Trek is a wonderful exploration of the two most visited trekking regions of Nepal. Appropriate package for first-time Annapurna Poonhill and Tengboche monastery trek allows a perfect introduction to the natural and cultural grandeur of Nepal. Get close-up view of the world’s highest Mountains and rejoice in the warm hospitality of legendary Sherpas in Khumbu region and brave Gurkhas in the Annapurna region.

A great geographical variation in Nepal can be experienced through this trek. Geographical variation comes diversity in floras, faunas, and climate which gives the sensation of exploring two different hemispheres. Good management of lodges in these regions and you can also find tea houses in abundance these regions.

AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions brings you a unique Everest and Annapurna trek that combines the all-inclusive experience of exploring two world famous trekking routes in one package. You will visit Everest and Annapurna region. This exciting holiday package also includes scenic flights along the Himalayas.

Since the Everest Annapurna trek route starts and ends at a relatively low altitude, trekkers do not have to worry about getting acclimated to high altitude issues. An easy scenic trail will follow that can be traversed by anyone with normal physical fitness. Be prepared to walk for 5 to 6 hours every day.

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and walk to Phakding (2,610m) 3 hrs trek
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440m) 6 hours
Day 04: Hike up to Everest view hotel and back to Namche Bazar
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,800m) 5/6 hrs
Day 06: Tengboche to Namche Bazar (3,440m) 5/6 hrs
Day 07: Namche Bazar to Lukla (2,860m) 5 hours
Day 08: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 09: Contingency (free day in Kathmandu)
Day 10: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and (827m)
Day 11: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri (2,050m) 5/6 hrs
Day 12: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750m)
Day 13: Hike up to Poonhill (3,210m) and trek to Tadapani 5/6 hrs
Day 14: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1,940m) 4/5 hrs
Day 15: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (827m)
Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,350m) 6/7 hrs
Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu (1,350m) rest
Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu

HOW MUCH DOES-EVEREST AND ANNAPURNA TREK COST?

All inclusive Trek Price for individual/solo trekker; USD 1,975
This cost includes permit, guide, porter, airfare, transport, accommodation and food. But the cost varies according to the size of the group, customize your trek: this is a general itinerary, which can always be “tailormade” individually. Trek packages can be redesigned or redeveloped according to your taste.
Tell us about your travel needs. We will work together to customize your trip to meet your exact needs so you have a memorable trip.

WHEN IS THE BEST SEASON TO TREK THE EVEREST REGION?

Mid-September to November (autumn) and March to May (spring) are the best seasons for teahouse/lodge treks in Nepal.
June to August (monsoon) are the rainy months. Very difficult but the weather is perfect for keen botanists and the skies are sometimes clear.
During the trek, it offers a magnificent view of rhododendron flowers blooming in March, April and May.
We do not recommend the trek in winter (December February). But if you trek to your liking, the morning temperature is cool but not unbearable and it warms up during the day trek with clear skies on most days.

TOOLS AND GEARS

When deciding what to pack in your bag, it is important to check the features of the trek as well as the season/month you are coming to Nepal. If you’re wondering what to pack, here’s our recommended packing list and tools.
Check the equipment checklist.

Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. After completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggage at the airport, please exit the arrival hall. You will be waited for outside the arrivals hall and taken to your booking hotel. Please see the placard with your name on it when exiting the arrival hall. And upon arrival at the hotel will be served welcome drinks and after you freshen up, will inform you about your trip.

Day 2
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and walk to Phakding (2,610m) 3 hrs trek

After breakfast, we take flight from Kathmandu to Lukla at 2860m. The airstrip, built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas in the mid-1960s, has a flight time of about 35 minutes. After landing we will have time to explore the village while the porter team loads the trekking equipment in order. Then, we start the trek, and where we go to the main trail of Namche Bazar above Chowrikhark. We descend to Dudhkoshi river. The walk is easy and after passing the small village on the ghat it is a short walk to Phakding where we will stay for the night.

Day 3
Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440m) 6 hours

Today we leave Phakding and go to Namche market. Trekking along the Dudhkoshi River, and crossing suspension bridges, we pass through lush Himalayan forests of rhododendron, pine and juniper to reach Monjo Village. And then we enter Everest National Park to go to EBC. And our guide will take care of every permit needed to enter the park. After entering the park, we cross two suspension bridges on our way to Namche Bazaar. And we climbed steeply for 2 hours to reach Namche and finally we reached Namche market. Namche Bazaar offers a panoramic view of Mount Everest (8848.86 m), Lhotse (8516 m) and Thamserku (6623 m). En route and overnight at Namche Bazar Lodge.

Day 4
Hike up to Everest view hotel and back to Namche Bazar

We spend the second night in Namche to create an environment suitable for high altitude. Namche is a prosperous village, situated on a largely protected moat. After breakfast, there are several options: climb the beautiful Bhotekhola river valley towards Thame (3810 m), or visit the National Park headquarters to see interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture. There are mountaineering demonstrations and descriptions of the park’s flora and fauna. Your guides will be there to advise and help you along the way. And in the evening we also explore the market town of Namche. And overnight at the lodge.

Day 5
Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,800m) 5/6 hrs

After breakfast, we will walk along the Dudhkoshi river from Namche market. We will be greeted with views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Thamserku, and the Ama Dablam mountain. Our journey continues through the colorful forest of blooming rhododendron till Sanasa. The area is full of wildlife like musk deer and various colorful local birds. There is a junction point at Sanasa. One route takes us to Gokyo Valley and the other to Everest Base Camp. We will make a steep climb up to Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. The trip provides us with close-up views of many surrounding mountains.

Day 6
Tengboche to Namche Bazar (3,440m) 5/6 hrs

Today we say goodbye to Tengboche and continue to Funkitenga through beautiful forests of juniper, rhododendron, and fir. After a welcome break and a cup of tea, we headed towards Trasinga via Dudhkoshi. From here the footpath goes down to the valley through Shansa and then gradually reaches Namche Bazar.

Day 7
Namche Bazar to Lukla (2,860m) 5 hours

Our last day of Everest trek from Namche to Lukla via Dudhkoshi river. After descending from Namche, there is only a walking path along the Dudhkosi river. We have lunch on our way and make the final ascent to Lukla Airstrip. The rest of the day is free and you can relax under the warm sun and reflect on the emotional experiences we had while trekking these huge mountains. Later we celebrate the successful completion of the Everest trek with our Sherpa guides and porters whom we have come to know well and have now become good friends. Glad to end this wonderful trip on a happy note. Then we fell into a blissful sleep.

Day 8
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,350m)

We get up early in the morning, enjoy our breakfast and get ready for the arrival of our aircraft for the flight back to Katmandu. On our touchdown at the Kathmandu airport, we will be met by our office reps and transferred to your hotel.

Day 9
Contingency (free day in Kathmandu)

Including a contingency day in our itinerary ensures that our trekking follows the schedule even if we are delayed by some unknown factors.

Day 10
Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and (827m)

We will take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It takes 20 minutes of sweeping flight above clouds to take us to Pokhara airport. Being airborne, we can get close-up views of Annapurna and other mountains. From Pokhara airport, we will be transferred to a hotel near Lakeside. After refreshment, we will set out for exploring Pokhara. Davis Falls, Mountaineering Museum, Seti Gorge, Mahendra Cave, and Gupteswor Cave are places of interest in Pokhara.

Day 11
Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri (2,050m) 5/6 hrs

After having an early breakfast, we will drive towards Nayapul. It will take an hour to reach Nayapul from Pokhara. From Nayapul, we will begin the trek along the bank of the peaceful Modi River. We will reach Birethanti village in about 30 minutes. Birethanti is a scenic village where we can find tea shops and guest houses in abundance. Heading left from Birethanti, we will move towards Ulleri along the edge of the Burungdi River. We will move through the valley of Hile and Tikhedhunga (1525 m) to Ulleri (2073 m) which is a large Magar village.

Day 12
Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750m)

We will take a couple of hours of steep uphill climb on stone steps. The route is scenic with views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre Mountains in the backdrop. We will move past the sub-alpine forest of rhododendron to reach Deurali which greets us with views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and other mountains. Following the old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route, we will reach the Magar village of Ghorepani. We will enjoy the views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range.

Day 13
Hike up to Poonhill (3,210m) and trek to Tadapani 5/6 hrs

We will wake up early in the morning before dawn and then take an hour hike to reach Poonhill (3210m). Poon hill is the famous hill station in Pokhara. We will enjoy the sunrise view over Annapurna. Poon hill allows scenic views of surrounding mountains including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, and other peaks and mountains. After spending quality time on Poon hill, we will descend to Ghorepani for breakfast. Later, we will take 5 hrs of the trek through the rhododendron forest to Tadapani via Banthanti where we will stay overnight.

Day 14
Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1,940m) 4/5 hrs

Leaving Tadapani, we will follow the descending trail through the forest to arrive at the tiny village of Bhaise Kharka. The trail progresses through farmhouses and terraces. We can get views of Annapurna South, Huinchuli, and Machhapuchhre from most of the points. We will proceed through stone steps to Ghandruk village which is inhabited by Gurung ethnics.

Day 15
Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (827m)

From Tadapani, we will follow the rhododendron forest to Ghandruk which is the second-largest Gurung village in Nepal. We will descend to Birethanti and reach Nayapul. Our trek culminates at Nayapul. We will drive to Pokhara which is also known as the City of Lakes and the Gateway to the Annapurna Region. Tropical climate can be experienced in Pokhara. This is a peaceful city existing at the backdrop of Annapurna. Explore the market area in the afternoon.

Day 16
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,350m) 6/7 hrs

In the morning we can do some last hour shopping. Then we headed towards Kathmandu. We grab the left lane seats of the tourist bus for the best views of the rivers on the highway because this is our last time we will see them. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we transfer to the hotel; And we spend the day at our leisure.

Day 17
Free day in Kathmandu (1,350m) rest

Free and easy day to spend, perhaps doing shopping or rest at hotel’s beautiful court-yard.

Day 18
Departure from Kathmandu

Thanks for joining us on this trek and it’s been a pleasure getting to know you during this time. We hope this venture has enriched your experience with happy memories. Stay in touch. Your AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions representative will transfer you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, (SAFE TRAVEL!! We hope to see you again)

COST INCLUSION

  • All arrivals and departures at Kathmandu Airport are mentioned
  • Twin shared accommodation in Kathmandu 3* hotel
  • Comfortable lodge / tea house accommodation during the trek
  • All meals from the first day of the trek to the last day of the trek
  • All ground transport and listed activities
  • Internal flight Kathmandu to Lukla-Kathmandu then fly to Pokhara
  • All trekking permit/National park and conservation fees
  • (licensed by Govt.) Experienced and Qualified Trek Guide
  • With 1:4 assistant guide to client ratio (1 porter for every 2 trekkers)
  • Insurance for guide and porter which includes their emergency rescue
  • Staff salary, food and accommodation during the trek
  • Essential equipment for guides and porters
  • A comprehensive first aid kit for the trek
  • In case of emergency during the trip, a helicopter will be arranged by AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions. that will be paid for by your passenger’s insurance company.
  • You are advised to add a day after the trek as flights to and from Lukla may sometimes get canceled due to weather. However, there is an option of a helicopter, the cost of which has to be paid by the customer himself. If not cancelled, the day can be used for sightseeing or rest day.

COST EXCLUSION

  • Nepal Visa and International Flight
  • Travel insurance. (recommended)
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Any drinks on the trip
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Expenditure on personal toilet paper, medicine and confectionery etc
  • Any other else not mentioned in "price included"
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

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Everest and Annapurna Trek

Trip Facts

  • 17N/18 Days
  • Easy - Moderate
  • 3,800m/12,468ft
  • September - Mid December / March - Mid May
  • From Kathmandu
  • Departs, Kathmandu
  • A/C Private Jeep & Airplane
  • Hotel/Teahouse
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