Everest and Annapurna Trek: The best of Everest and Annapurna in one trip
Everest and Annapurna Trek is a wonderful exploration of the two most visited trekking regions of Nepal. Appropriate package for first-time trekkers, Annapurna Poonhill and Tengboche monastery trek allows a perfect introduction to the natural and cultural grandeur of Nepal. Get a close-up view of the world’s highest Mountains and rejoice in the warm hospitality of legendary Sherpas in the Khumbu region and brave Gurkhas in the Annapurna region.
A great geographical variation in Nepal can be experienced through this trek. With geographical variation comes diversity in floras, faunas, and climate which gives the sensation of exploring two different hemispheres. There is good management of lodges in these regions and you can also find tea houses in abundance in these regions.
AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions has come up with the unique Everest and Annapurna Trekking that combines the experience of exploring two of the world-famous trekking routes in a single package. The trekking itinerary has been meticulously crafted to be completed in mere 18-days. You will get 6 days each of exploration in Everest and Annapurna regions. This exciting holiday package also includes scenic flights along the Himalayas.
Since the Everest Annapurna trekking route commences and concludes at a relatively low altitude, the trekkers do not have to worry about acclimatization to high altitude problems. You will be pursuing an easy scenic trail that can be traversed by anyone with normal physical fitness. Be prepared to walk for about 5 to 7 hours each day.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 02: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,610m), 3 hrs
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m), 6 hours
Day 04: Hike to Everest view hotel and back to Namche (3,440m)
Day 05: Trek -Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,800m), 5/6 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m) 5/6 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Lukla (2,860m), 5 hours
Day 08: Fly to Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 09: Rest and Contingency day (1,350m)
Day 10: Fly to Pokhara and explore (827m)
Day 11: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri (2,050m) 5/6 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Ghorepani (2,750m) 5/6 hrs
Day 13: Hike up to Poonhill (3,210m) and trek to Tadapani (2,700m) 6/7 hrs
Day 14: Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m) 4/5 hrs
Day 15: Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara (827m) 5/6 hrs
Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu 6/7 hrs
Day 17: International departure
Join us on the Everest & Annapurna Trek in 2022/2023
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Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport and after completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggage at the airport, please exit the arrival hall. Your tour leader will wait for you outside the arrival hall and take you to your hotel. Please look for the AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions placard when exiting the arrivals hall. And upon arrival at the hotel, welcome drinks will be served and after you freshen up, your trek leader will brief you about your journey in the evening at your hotel lobby. And your free time. Get familiar with your surroundings by taking a walk down the street.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today, enjoy a leisure day in Kathmandu. This day can be used as a contingency for any possible delay due to flight cancellation etc. Cancellations may occur due to inclement weather. If the flight is canceled, outside or inside Kathmandu, you can explore the places and try to mingle with the locals where you live. You can meet local people and hear different stories from them. Try their traditional Nepali local organic food and enjoy the day in a wonderful atmosphere.
Please do not hesitate to let us know if you would like to extend your stay. Please message us for more details on extensions. We will be at your service 24 hours a day on how to make arrangements.
After breakfast at the hotel, we take a 22-minute flight from Kathmandu Airport to Pokhara. During the flight, your window seat gives you a panoramic view of the majestic Manaslu and snow-capped Annapurna mountains. We arrive at our hotel, refreshed and familiar with our surroundings. One can go to Fewa Lake and go by boat. We can also see the Fall of David and the Peace Stupa. The City of Lakes – Pokhara is a beautiful city that must be visited.
After breakfast, we proceeded to Nayapul. It takes one hour to reach Nayapul from Pokhara. From Nayapul, we will begin the trek along the banks of the peaceful Modi River. Birethanti is a picturesque village where we can find tea shops and guest houses in abundance. From Birethanti we walk left towards Uleri along the banks of the Burungdi River. We pass through Hile Valley to Tikhedhunga (1525m) to Uleri (2073m) which is a large Magar village.
Our journey today is a two-hour uphill climb of stone steps. But the view of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre Himalayas makes this route scenic. We cross a sub-alpine forest of rhododendrons and reach Deurali where 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 Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range.
We will wake up at 4 am and then trek for an hour to Punhill (3210m). Pun Hill is a famous hill station of Pokhara. We will enjoy the view of sunrise at Annapurna. From Pun Hill one can see panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail and other peaks and mountains. Again after spending quality time in the hills, we will descend at Ghorepani Hotel for breakfast. Later, we will trek for 5 hours through rhododendron forest via Banthanti to Tadapani where we will stay overnight.
From Tadapani we come to the small village of Bhaise Khark through a forest and a downhill path. The trail continues through farm houses and terraces. Annapurna South, Huinchuli and Machhapuchhre can be seen from most places. We go to Ghandruk village, where the Gurung tribe lives, through the stone steps.
Today we descend from Ghandruk to Birethanti and reach Nayapul. Our walk ends at Nayapul. We go to Pokhara, also known as the city of lakes and the gateway to the Annapurna region. One can experience the tropical climate in Pokhara. It is a peaceful town situated in the backdrop of Annapurna. Explore the market area in the afternoon.
Today we will return to Kathmandu. Kathmandu is two hundred kilometers away from Pokhara. Prithvi Highway connects Pokhara to Kathmandu. It takes 6 hours to reach Kathmandu by bus from Pokhara. We will start your journey from Pokhara at 7:30 AM. The left-side passenger seats are good for enjoying the scenery; The path follows the Trishuli river where you see many people rafting in the river. Around 2 pm you will arrive in Kathmandu (next to Thamel) and transfer to your hotel. And a free holiday for you to relax.
Thank you for joining us on this trek and it has been our pleasure getting to know you during this time. We hope this venture has enriched your experience with happy memories. So stay tuned. Today is the last day of the journey, saying goodbye to the trekking and the Nepal tour is ending today! No plans except to trade emails and organize photos with travel buddies. If you have more time you can go shopping in the tourist center of Thamel where you can buy souvenirs for your family. 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)
- All meals (B, L, D) whilst on the trek with tea & coffee
- 6 nights standard hotels and 10 nights teahouse/lodges
- All entrance fees for sightseeing in Kathmandu
- Flight (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu and Pokhara)
- Trekking permit, and national park/conservation and local fees
- Local trek leader with 1:4 assistant guide to client ratio
- 1 porter for every 2 trekkers throughout the trek
- Arrival and departure transfers in Kathmandu
- All transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
- Duffel bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket 'if necessary' (return after completing the trek)
- Employee equipment, insurance, and allowances
- High altitude medicine and first aid kit
- Helicopter rescue arrangement (If necessary)
- Group farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant
- International airfare & Nepal Visa
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Single accommodation (available on request, Kathmandu/Pokhara only)
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu/Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Horse renting & additional porters due to natural calamities on the trek
- Personal expenses & Personal trekking gears
- Drinks & Souvenirs
- Gratuities for staff
Trails of generally go above the 4000 meters and on a daily basis, you can expect to be walking for about 5 – 6 hours. The perfect setting for an introduction to moderate & challenging trekking in Nepal. Activity level/physical rating is slightly harder than leisure and involves occasional difficult days. Expect ups and downs as well for there will be hills to climb as well and the well-known ‘Nepali flat’ – a little bit up and a little bit down.
No previous experience of trekking is required but you should be moderately fit and have fun walking and adapting to high altitude conditions. Having previous experience is definitely beneficial but it is not mandatory to participate for this trip. To fully participate in this journey, all passengers must be in good physical health. We strongly advise you to prepare for your trip by exercising regularly, walking, running or going to the gym. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable the hiking experience will be. All of our travel itineraries have been designed with each aspect in mind and given enough time for adaptation.
The best season for Trek is from March to November. In both seasons, Mornings are usually clear, with clouds building up in the afternoon and disappearing at night. The given temperature may raise or lower with the change in weather factors: (Sunny, Snow, Rain, etc.)
Autumn/Fall (Sept to Nov)
This is when the rain settles after the monsoon (July to Mid September )and the weather gets dry. Slightly colder than Spring but presents clear views of the mountains. The mornings are clear providing the best mountain views, days are warmer, and nighttime will get cold and frosty. Temperatures will drop considerably as you ascend higher every day.
Spring (March to May)
Another weather window for trekking in Nepal comes during the month of the latter March to May. The temperature will be relatively warmer during this period of time but still, nights will be cold and frosty at a higher elevation. During the spring season, The trekking trails all over the country are filled with vibrant mixes of red, pink, and white floras offering surreal experience along the trek. Spring season offers warm temperatures, blossoming flora and temperate days.
In Kathmandu, we stay at the Manang Hotel in Kathmandu, in the heart of Thamel, where you can relax and have fun. Breakfast will be served at the hotel and your accommodation will be based on a twinning partnership.
Whether you’re returning from the mountains or touching the base from the airport, come and relax at the hotel, and order some good Italian espresso or a cold beer enjoy.
(Everest area) does not require large logistics accommodation for hiking as there are many clean and friendly lodges along the trail. Rooms are basic, usually a bed with pillows and blankets, but there is a wonderful view from your window. All teahouses/lodges have ample warm dining room lounges. The rooms are very basic. Blankets are usually provided by the teahouse but we will provide warm sleeping bags for everyone.
The Bathrooms are often shared and in many places, toilets are squat type. Please note that some of these are very basic and require a sense of adventure.
Those who want to build their own room in Kathmandu will have to pay only one supplementary fee. Especially when traveling in groups, we always pair up to share a room with people of the same sex and age. If in the case of single by default, customers do not have to pay for a single supplement. Please note that trekking, due to limited rooms in teahouses / lodges, is sometimes not possible for singles.
On Trek: Drinking Water
Staying hydrated is important during any physical activity but especially at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3 liters per person per day.
We urge you not to buy bottled water on the trek as it contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal.
Teahouses sell almost boiled water. Nepali Rs.150-300 per liter but (cost increases when traveling) which does not require treatment. It’s also perfect for bedtime refills as it can double as a hot water bottle.
Alternatively, all teahouses will provide free cold water on request. Although it is not good to drink without treatment, it is important to note that we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle and use an effective form of water treatment.
All meals are included in the trek and we will provide three meals a day (B, L, D) during the trek. Tea houses range from traditional Nepali dal bhat, and momo (dumplings) to Indian food to pizza and apple pie. During the trek, breakfast and dinner will be served at the tea house / lodge where you are staying and lunch will be on the way.
In Kathmandu, breakfast will be provided only to give maximum flexibility in deciding where and with whom to have lunch and dinner.
Daily wake-up calls will be between 6.00 am to 7.00 am while on the trek. The wake-up time and breakfast time will be decided the night before during the briefing time. The timetable for each day will entirely depend on your walking duration for that particular day.
Tea will be served in your room as a wake-up call. After a hearty breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. Before breakfast, you are required to pack your duffel bag as it will be loaded by the porter while you are having your breakfast. During the trek, Breakfast and Dinner will be served at the Lodge where you stay and Lunch will be along the way. We will arrive at our destination by tea-time and the evening will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day’s adventures, before heading off to bed for a well-earned sleep.
Our emphasis is always on maintaining small groups to make it easier to coordinate and cooperate with each other. Our group size is small and we only charge up to 12 pax per group.
If you join us, you can join people from different countries in any age group except minors. The size of the group varies, with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 12 people required to conduct the trip.
You will only carry your day pack carrying the essential items (Water, Cameras, Extra Fleece, Rain jacket, Sunscreen, Snacks, Valuable Items, etc.) that you may need during the walk. The rest of your stuff will be carried by the porter. We provide 1 porter for every 2 participants and we also provide a duffel bag to put your trekking gears.
We have a deep passion for alpine adventure and the outdoors, and with the small business group on board we have worked on the most isolated trails we are proud to be successful in every region of Nepal and this is all due to our diversity and qualified team of guides. So your journey will be led by a qualified guide with 1 porter for every 2 participants and 1 assistant guide for every 4 participants.
It’s mandatory and highly recommended to get travel insurance before embarking on any adventurous trips in Nepal. We advise all our clients to get travel insurance that covers emergency helicopter evacuation that may be needed in case of the occurrence of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or any other reasons in high altitudes where there are no other means of transportation available. It is advisable to review carefully the insurance and its coverages before making the final decision. Carry proof of your insurance with you on the holiday and leave a copy next to your kin. You must ensure that your insurance provides an adequate level of protection and covers you for the activities involved.
Trekking is an all inclusive journey which means you only need cash for your personal expenses and food in Kathmandu. At AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions, our goal is to provide a wonderful vacation in our part of the world and ensure that our customers enjoy the vacation with as little risk and worry-free travel as possible, whether monetary, physical or emotional. .All the logistical arrangements required for the trip will be provided to you hassle free before your arrival. On the walk, you will be led by an experienced and medically trained guide/leader with a high staff ratio. On the trek, we offer you an open/select menu option which means you can choose your food directly from the menu.
Our itinerary is designed keeping in mind every aspect like customization, good campsites, real life experiences, etc. (Down jacket, sleeping bag, and waterproof duffel bag), all the necessary permits for the trek, guide, and support staff, transfers, and transportation Kathmandu, etc. are included. The cost is mentioned in the inclusion
- Respect the privacy of local people and ask permission before photographing them or their children
- Appreciate and respect local culture and customs
- Always stay on the upper side of the road when crossing donkeys for your own personal safety.
- In landslides, fields quickly cross them or climb around them if possible.
- Smoking and drinking alcohol are not recommended at altitudes above 3000 meters
- Drink at least three liters of water a day
- Be aware of symptoms associated with altitude sickness and be honest with yourself and your guide about any symptoms.
- Although not mandatory, it is always beneficial to use the invaluable services of a guide on a hike.
- However it is always beneficial to consult with an easy or difficult guide as needed.
Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions. Please take care to note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. Therefore, the trek leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.