Total 26 days trip, 5 nights hotel, 2 nights lodge, and 17 nights camping. This is one of the best trips to do in Nepal for a first time visitor. It is not necessary to be the first time visitor to do this trip but most people choose this trip at the beginning. It gives an excellent view of both mountain regions. This trek is very popular for family, private and school trips too.. First, we visit the Annapurna region and after that, we visit the Everest region. We see a marvelous view of the Annapurna Mountain Range, the beautiful rhododendron forest and the daily life of the local people. On this trek, we visit a beautiful Gurung village. The Grunge people are very famous for the Gorkhas Army. We drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Pokhara is another famous city for tourists and local people.
Most of the Annapurna region treks start from Pokhara. The drive to Pokhara is a very scenic driving and takes about 7 to 8 hours. We stop at a few places to take a break and have lunch. We see a beautiful countryside village and much more daily life of the local people on the way. While we are in the Everest region we visit the beautiful monastery at Tengboche and at Khumjung. On this trip, we visit the Everest View Hotel which is the world's highest elevated hotel. On this trip, we get the chance to see and learn about the famous people the Sherpas and their cultures. We do depart this trip from Kathmandu. We do fly by a small twin water plane to Lukla. This flight will be 37 minutes and we do start our trek from Lukla.
Day 1. Arrival in KTM (1300m): Today you will our local leader at Kathmandu airport, pick you up from airport and transferred to hotel. There would not be much activities today. You will have a good rest at the hotel. Depending on your arrival time you may explore the There are many restaurants in Thamel for dinner. If you fell tired you may eat in the hotel, take good rest catch up with the jetlag.
Day 2. KTM Sightseeing: Today we will start our tour around 9 or 9.30 am. Our tour guide and driver will be waiting at the hotel lobby to pick up for tour. Today we will tour the famous Buddhist stupa the Bauddhanath that is called little Tibet as well. After that we will tour the famous Hindu temple the Pashupatinath. After completing this two places we will drive about 15 minute to Shyambunath (Monkey Temple). After Monkey temple we will drive for 10 minute to Thamel for lunch. After lunch we will walk for 10 minute to Kathandu Darwar Square. Our tour will be completed here for today. After the tour you may walk back to Thamel or drive back to hotel by a cab. If you are not interested in this tour you may do your own thing and prepare for your next day departure. (Brekfast only)
Day 3. Drive to Pokhara (940m): We will take a nice bus ride to Pokhara. It will take about 7 hours to get by bus. The total road distance is only 200 km (about 165 miles). The drive is very beautiful. We will drive through Nepali countryside along famous white water rafting river Trishuli. We will spend a night here in Pokhara. After you check in hotel, you can go look around the lake and have dinner there. There are many restaurants & shops to wonder around. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 4. Trek to Landruk ( 5 to 6 hours) 1600m: Our day will start early morning today. Today we will drive about 40 minute to Kande and start our trek from Kande. Our trail goes through small village, which is right off from the road. Than we go up slowly to Australian Camp. From here our trail goes gradual flat to Pothana. We will stop for lunch at one of these places. We will be walking through rain forest with a beautiful view of Fish Tail Mountain and others. Our trail goes through the beautiful forests gradual flats to Deurali. After Durali we will descent down to Bheri Kharka and then gradual flat to Tolkha. We will have our lunch at Tolkha and walk about 1 and half hour to Landrk. We will spend our night here in Landruk. You will have a good view of countryside and Mountain Annapurna shouth and Himchuli. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 5. Trek to Gandruk (1940m): Today we will trek to Gandruk, which is a small Gurung town. Guring is a name of ethnicity. It is famous stop place for trekkers. You will see the good view of Gandruk from Landruk. You will have a very fantastic view Gandruk during the night. Our trail descends down to the river and we will cross a small bridge than continue to go up to Gandruk. We will walk very slowly. We will trek only half day today and spend the rest of the afternoon at Gandruk village. You will have a fantastic view of Annapurna South and Himchuli Mt. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 6. Trek to Tadapani (2590m): Tadapani is small place where few lodges are available. We will gradually climb up through a beautiful forest. The forest is mixture of Rhododendron, Magnolia, and Oak etc. You may see some wild life today on the way like monkeys, barking deer etc. After walking about 2 to 3 hours we will have lunch at Bhaisi Kharkha. After lunch it will take about 1 and half hour to Tadapani. . (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 7. Trek to Gorepani (3194m): Gorepani is a very beautiful place. This is the highest elevation on this trek. You will see a really good view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, lower Mustang and upper mustang which is border between Nepal and Tibet. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 8. Trek to Trikhedunga (1540m): Today we will get up early in the morning and climb to Poon Hill to achieve the beautiful view. From Poon Hill we will achieve beautiful panoramic Mountain View. We will spend few hours here and then will go down to Gorepani and continue for half-day trek to Trikhedung or Helae. Our trail mostly goes down hill today. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 9. Trek to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara, (940m): This is our last day of trekking (Hiking). We will walk about 3 hours to Nayapul and catch a bus or cab to Pokhara. We will arrive in Pokhara by lunch time. Afternoon is free time. . (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 10. A leisure day in Pokhara: Today is a full free day in Pokhara. You can do paragliding, Ultra light flight or boating on the lake and walk up to the Buddhist Stupa. These are all optional program. We will arrange it as a group program among interested people. Later afternoon prepare for next day early departure to Chitwan. (Breakfast only)
Day 11. Drive to Chitwan: Today we will drive to Chitwan by standard tourist bus. It will take about 6 hours to get to Chitwan. You may take a private card to Chitwan as well. If you go by car you will get there by lunch time. If you go by bus we will stop for lunch on the way. After your arrival you be joining in one are tow activities. (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner)
Day 12. Explore in Chitwa: You will have a full day activities. Elephant ride, jungle walk or bird watching, canoe ride, slide show or local Tharu culture dance.(Breakfast Lunch & Dinner)
Day 13. Drive back to Kathmandu: Today after breakfast we will depart from Chitwan to Kathmandu. It will be about 6 hours journey by bus. You may take flight from Chitwan to Kahtmandu. The flight duration will be only 25 minute. After your arrival you can explore Thamel and take an easy afternoon. (Breakfast &Lunch)
Day 14 Fly to Lukla (2800m): We will fly to Lukla by early morning flight. The flight time will be about 35 minute to Lukla. This airstrip was built by Sir Edmand Hillary and his friends to serve the Everest region when he began his work of building schools and hospitals for the Sherpa people. It is a memorable flight, with marvelous views of the Eastern Himalayas. At Lukla we are closely overwhelmed by the huge peaks that surrounds the village but this is only a indication of what is to come. After our assembled we will head down hill towards the Dudh Kosi, a raging river that flows from the highest peaks. . The broad and well marked trail wanders around fields of potatoes and buck wheat and passes through small Sherpa villages and our first overnight stop in the village of Phakding. (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner)
We will see first our Mani walls today. These stone structures are a compilation of many stones tablets, each with the inscription "Om mani padme hum" which translates to (hail to the jewel in the lotus" and is a mantra (chant) venerated by Bhuddhists. Bhuddhists will walk to the left to these Mani walls and chorten but you may notice that people of the lowlands who have no knowledge of Buddhism do not follow this practice.
Day 15. To Namche Bazaar (3440m): We have to walk approximately 5-6 hours. This morning we cross the green aqua waters of Dudh Kosi and pass through the gates of the Sagarmatha National Park. The establishment of this national park is a significant attempt to stem the use of fire-wood in the area and the few local people who have a permit to cut wood must gain a approval from the authorities on the basis of it being primarily for the personal use.
We follow the river course to the confluence of the Dudh Kosi and Bhote Kosi and cross a spectacular high bridge before commencing our ascent to the village of Namche bazaar, the Sherpa Capital of Nepal. It is a a climb as the trail passes through forest of pine to a vantage point that provides our first view of Mt. Everest. The trail continues to climb and meander to Namche, and the sight of this prosperous village spread within a horse- shoe shaped valley opposite the beautiful peak of Kondge Ri is worth every step. (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner)
Day 16. Rest Day in Namche: This is a rest day in Namche Bazaar is very important for safe acclimatization. Sagarmartha National Park Headquarters on the hill above the village offers a very interesting display of photographs, memorabilia and information of the park, and is a wonderful vantage point for the spectacular view up the Imja Khola Valley towards Everest. The change from the narrow lowland valleys to the broad glacial ones is immediately obvious. The steep-sided glacial valley before us gradually winds towards the base of Everest, broken only by the moraines left by retreating glaciers. Its more gradual rate of climb is a blessing for those trekking higher. The Sherpa culture Center has an interesting collection of mountaineering items and photographs. (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner)
Day 17. To Thyangboche (3870m): We have to walk about 5 to 6 hours. The walk to Thyangboche is one of the most pleasant in Nepal. The trail takes us easily around the ridges and Everest can be clearly seen on the horizon ahead before we descend through splendid rhododendron forest for lunch. After lunch we cross the Dudh Kosi and began the ascent to the top of long ridge, which flows from the summit of Kantega. Our trail takes us through pine and rhododendron forest and as this is a devout Buddhists region, the wildlife is unharmed and not too shy. As a result there is possibility that we may see Hog Deer and other animals in the forest and around our campsite. As we approach the top we pass through a traditional gateway and pass around a chorten before cresting the ridge into a wide grassy meadow at the monastery village of Thyangboche.
The monastery was recently re-built with the assistance of Sir Edmund Hillary after it was destroyed by fire. Your leader will arrange for you to be shown around the monastery and will explain the relevance of the many ceremonies that take place and discuss the life of the monks in residence. The views of the Everest massif as well as all the other major peaks of the area are astounding and if we are lucky, we will see the glowing color of the sunset and perhaps even the moonlight on the mountains around us. Our lodge/camp will be situated near the Gompa giving us flexibility in how we wish to spend our spare time in the afternoon. There are a limited number of lodges in this area and it may be necessary to be in multi-share accommodation i.e. rooms with more than two beds. .(Breakfast Lunch & Dinner)
Day 18. Khumjung (3753m): We will trek back to Khumjung. Khumjung is a small Sherpa village where Sir. Edmund Hillary had made a High School and a small hospital. You may visit the Khumjung Monastery where you may see the Yeti’s scalp in the monastery. (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner)
Day 19. Trek to Monzo: We will trek Monzo via Everest View Hotel and Namche Bazar. You may call to your home or send email from Namche Bazar before you back to Kathmandu.(Breakfast Lunch & Dinner)
Day 20: Trek to Lukla: This is our last day of the trek. We will do half day trek and relax the afternoon. (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner)
Day 21. Fly to Kathmandu explore Thamel: (Breakfast )
Day22. Leisure day in Kathmandu: You may do sightseeing like Patan and Bhaktapur etc. This is optional program and cost is not included in the package.(Breakfast)
Day 23. Trip concludes: You can extend your stay or join other trip. (Breakfast)
NOTE: The itinerary is a general guide to the trek and my varied. There is sufficient time for a comfortable pace for people of average fitness to acclimatize adequately, and to vary the days in accordance with specific needs. You may add more days if you like to spend more times in the Himalayas. If you add some extra day while you are in the on the trek, you will be collected the extra amount when you com back from trek. Consulting with your guide you can make some changes in the itinerary.
Lumbini Tour the birth place of lord Buddha’s can be added on this trip. This itinerary is amendable