Trek Annapurna and Everest
There are few places on earth that offer such stunning mountain vistas and incredible trekking. This carefully designed itinerary offers the first time trekker a wonderful introduction to Nepal's highest and finest mountain ranges - Annapurna and Everest. We commence with the delights of the Kathmandu Valley and the largest concentration of UNESCO sites in any one city of the world, before our spectacular mountain flight whisks us off to Pokhara. We walk through the Annapurna foothills and rhododendron forests, and experience picturesque villages on the way to our high point - the world famous Poon Hill. At 3190m, the outstanding views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri are incredible. Our next trekking adventure takes us to the Khumbu region, home to Mount Everest. Now well acclimatised from our Annapurna trek, we ascend the Dudh Kosi Valley to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, spend a day at Syangboche with its fine views of Everest, and explore the picturesque villages of Khumjung and Khunde. This unforgettable journey showcases the contrasts of the best known regions of the Nepal Himalaya.
|DAY 1||Join Kathmandu|
|DAYS 2/3||Fly to Pokhara, trek to Ghandruk|
|DAY 4||Trek to Tadapani|
|DAY 5||Trek to Ghorepani|
|DAY 6||Early morning to Poon Hill, trek to Trikedhunga|
|DAY 7||Trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara|
|DAY 8||Fly to Kathmandu|
|DAY 9||Fly to Lukla, commence trek to Monjo|
|DAY 10||Trek to Namche Bazaar|
|DAY 11||Day trek to Syangboche for views of Everest, and visit Sherpa villages of Khumjung and Khunde|
|DAYS 12/13||Return trek to Lukla|
|DAY 14||Fly Lukla to Kathmandu|
|DAY 15||In Kathmandu, trip concludes|
It was truly a fantastic holiday. The sights and scenery we saw were amazing. It was very hard going – much harder than I thought it was going to be. So all my training well and truly paid off. Everything during the trip ran like clock work. Our guide was gorgeous and very encouraging. The support staff were wonderful. The sleeping bags were very warm. The food was amazing. I don’t know how they cook such great meals. The Nepalese are such lovely people. Namche Bazaar now has a wonderful permanent camp site. The accommodation in Lukla was an eco lodge, very nice too with an en-suite bathroom and a hot shower as well. Such luxury. Mr Lakpah is a wonderful man – so cheerful and helpful and efficient. So, all in all it was a wonderful holiday.