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  • Namche Bazaar
  • Dhampus, Pokhara

Everest and Annapurna Private Journey

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  • Duration
    Duration:15 Days
  • Accomodation
    Accommodation: 3 Nights (Standard Hotel)
    11 Nights (Lodges/Tea Houses)
  • Meals
    Meals :14 Breakfast, 12 Lunch
    14 Dinner
  • Location
    Service: Airport to Airport
  • Trip Grade
    Trip Grade : Moderate
  • Max Altitude
    Max Altitude: 3,820m/12,533ft

Overview

Everest and Annapurna private journey offers you an opportunity to visit the two most visited trekking destinations of Nepal. This trek introduces you the natural as well as cultural grandeur of the enigmatic beauty of Nepal and its people. You will not only have the close up view of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest including Annapurna and other magnificent snowcapped mountains but also enjoy the warm hospitality of the Sherpa people. You will also experience a great topological diversity, flora and fauna in a single package trip. The meticulously designed trekking itinerary offers you an opportunity not only to trek but also includes a scenic mountain flights along the high Himalayas.

Everest and Annapurna Private journey starts and ends in the low elevation and therefore there is no fear of high altitude sickness. Moreover, the whole of the trip seeks for accommodation in lodges or teahouses, which really is an added advantage of this trip.The easy scenic trails in both of these destinations do not require you to be mountain climber or an adventure veteran. Anyone with normal physical fitness can easily make up this trek. Most importantly, Everest and Annapurna Private Journey offers you the best Nepal can offer with an accommodation at basic teahouses or lodges that provide all the modern conveniences of a hotel in the city area.

Highlights

  • One of the world's 'must see' destination
  • Spectacular mountain environments
  • Comfortable lodges with all the modern conveniences
  • Mountain flight experience

Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu ( 1300m/4264 feet)

Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met by one of our representatives and makes an arrangement to transfer you to a hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel Encounter Nepal.

Dinner

Day 2Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2610m); 40 min. flight, 3 hours trek

We leave the hotel early in the morning to catch the morning flight to the high airstrip in the Everest region called Lukla. This incredible flight will take us through the Himalayan foothills. It offers 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 Koshi (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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3400m).

Leaving Phakding we head north along the west bank of the Dudh Koshi, passing several lodges and tea houses to a high thin waterfall at Benkar (2710m). During the trek, we come across very sensational view 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 melted 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 Koshi. 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 high suspension 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 trek otherwise gentle ascent, and one of the steepest of the trip. About half an hour below Namche, we gain our first view 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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4At Namche Bazaar. Optional day-walk to Khumjung and Khunde for views of Everest; 5 hours

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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5Trek above the Bhote Khosi River to the Sherpa settlement of Thame (3820m);6 hours

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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Trek back down to Namche Bazaar and onwards beside the Dudh Kosi to Monjo; 7 hours

We retrace our steps to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar with great views of the Khumbu peaks ahead of us. We have lunch at Namche before continuing our descent, steeply at first, to Monjo where we check in at the Yeti Mountain Home lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Trek back to Lukla, with the afternoon free to explore this thriving airstrip settlement; 6 hours

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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8Fly via Kathmandu to Pokhara. Then transfer to the roadhead and trek to Birethanti (1025m); Trek 3 hours

We will be up early today to catch the spectacular flight back to Kathmandu. Here we connect with the 30 minute flight to Pokhara. This equally spectacular flight offers views of the Langtang, Manaslu and Annapurna ranges. We are met on arrival at Pokhara Airport and taken by vehicle (1 hour) to the start of our walk. Together with our new local team, we then follow a trail through the lower foothills of the Annapurnas with surrounding views of the Pokhara Valley. Finally we descend to the very comfortable Ker and Downey Sanctuary Lodge in the valley of the Modi Khola. Lunch is at the lodge and there is the option in the afternoon to walk to the nearby village of Birenthanti (1025m). Alternatively, you can rest at the lodge and do a bit of local exploration.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9Trek beside the Modi Khola to Landruk (1565m). Optional afternoon guided village tour; 4 hours

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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10Trek to Majhgaon (1400m).

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 surrounding valley 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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11Trek to Dhampus (1525m) with great views of the Annapurnas; 4 hours

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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 Trek out to the road, return to Pokhara and overnight in a hotel.

After a leisurely breakfast at our lodge, we have a short downhill walk of about an hour and a half along a scenic ridge to the farmland and scattered houses of the broad Yangdi Khola Valley. Here, we meet the road and our waiting vehicle and make the 30-minute transfer to Pokhara, where we check in at a luxurious resort hotel. The afternoon is free for independent exploration of this friendly, lakeside town, before returning to the hotel for dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13Fly to Kathmandu. Afternoon free to relax by the pool or to do some independent sightseeing.

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. This evening we will have a dinner in one of Kathmandu’s excellent restaurants.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14A free day in Kathmandu with a half-day sightseeing tour

Today we have arranged a half day’s guided sightseeing tour of several of the main sights of the Kathmandu Valley such as the ‘monkey temple’ of Swayanabath, the Hindu Temple of Lord Shiva in Pashupatinath, Durbar square, and Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal. After our sightseeing tour the rest of the day is free to relax in the hotel gardens or beside the pool, or for further independent sightseeing. 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.Kathmandu is a very safe city (provided you watch out for the traffic) and exploring on your own is great fun. This evening we will have a celebratory dinner to mark the end of a most excellent trip.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15Departure day

Our scheduled trek comes to an end today! One of the representatives from Black Diamond Expedition will escort you to Tribhuvan international airport approximately 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight for the next destination.

Breakfast

Included

  • Welcome dinner in Nepalese Restaurant with cultural show
  • Farewell dinner
  • All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag and trekking map (Down jacket and sleeping bag must be returned after trek)
  • All transfers, sightseeing, airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • An experienced guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) during trek
  • Salary, insurance, equipments, transportation, food and lodge for the guide and porter
  • All necessary paper work and permits
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes.

Excluded

  • International airfare
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charge
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • All kind of drinks
  • Extra night accommodation than the scheduled itinerary
  • Tips for guides, porters and driver

Accomodation

You will be accommodated in Hotel Encounter Nepal or a similar category’s hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara and basic tea houses/guest houses during the trek when trekking with Black Diamond Expedition.
On most Everest Treks, the tea houses or lodges serve rooms on a twin-sharing basis with an attached bathroom and hot shower facilities. Single-supplement rooms are served with an extra charge of USD 495. This is for the Everest trek but if you go on a different trek then will be cheaper than this. However, it may be difficult to get one in higher points or during the peak season of trekking.
Some of the tea houses in this trekking region in both lower and higher elevations may have shared bathrooms and toilet facilities.

Meals

Your meal plan in Kathmandu includes only breakfast while you are on the trek, there are three-course meals will be served during the trekking.
The tea house where we spend an overnight will serve us a balanced diet for breakfast and dinner whereas lunch is taken at one of the tea houses on the way to our next destination. Black Diamonds has also prepared a special Welcome and Farewell dinner for the guests following a cultural performance in Kathmandu.

Best time to trek.

The best seasons for trekking to the Everest Annapurna trek are Autumn (Sept to Dec) and Spring (March to May). The weather is sunny and warm making the views outstanding in these seasons. The weather condition is the primary issue during the Winter (Jan to Feb) season for trekking to Everest Base Camp. The region offers a freezing cold during winter. Just opposite to this, the EBC and Annapurna trek gets affected by monsoons during Summer/ rainy season (June to August). Nevertheless, this time is the appropriate time for a keen and enthusiastic Botanist.

What to Bring?

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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite.

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