Everest and Annapurna Mountain Holidays

Everest and Annapurna Mountain Holidays involves fun activities like the cultural tours in and around the Kathmandu valley, rafting in Trishuli riverJungle safari in the Chitwan National Park and trekking in the most famous Everest and Annapurna region of Nepal.  The holiday beautifully explores both the natural and cultural beauty of the country. Everest region is known for the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest. The region offer stunning mountain views and wonderful experience in the Sherpa villages. Annapurna region is known for its rich cultural and natural diversity. The Annapurna region has rich flora and fauna making the region one of the most beautiful region to trek. The region also offers some of the most magnificent Himalayan Panorama. The view from Ghorepani poon hill during the trek is considered to be one of the best sunrise views.  Everest Annapurna Mountain holidays  Nepal  is the best experiences that one will have. in Nepal. Adventure in the Mountains, thrill in the river and relaxation in the river side camping accommodation and in jungle lodges offers you to be refreshed and revitalizing.

Everest Annapurna Mountain holidays is a journey packed with adventure, thrill and intense fun. the holiday is sure to give you beautiful memories for a lifetime.

The Trek Cost Includes:

    • All the International Arrival and Departure Transfers
    • Pre and Post Trek 4 nights in Deluxe Star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu & in Pokhara
    • Domestic airport Transfers
    • Flight to/from Lukla and Flight to Pokhara
    • Half Day Guided Cultural Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur
    • Comprehensive Trekking Map
    • Authentic Nepali Welcome Dinner
    • All the available best accommodation and full board meals and hot beverages on the trek
    • Annapurna and Everest Trekking permit
    • Our Extensive Knowledgeable Licensed Guides and porter services with porter gears
    • Field staff Insurances
    • Domestic Airport Taxes
    • Domestic Private Car Transfers to Rafting and to/from Chitwan Jungle activities.
    • Two nights three days Rafting full board and river side camping with Transportation and crews
    • Two nights three days Chitwan Jungle safari activities in full board and accommodation.
    • Down Jackets, Sleeping bag, walking poles, duffel bag, loan facilities provided
    • Extensive First Aid medical kit
    • Quick Rescue supporting services in case of Emergency
    • Extra snacks services
    • Satellite phone/Communication services in case of Emergency (We provide Satellite Phone services above 4000 m trekking)
    • Applicable government Taxes
    • Himalayan Eco Trek Team Management

 

The Trek cost excludes

    • All the personal expenses like Alcoholic beverages, Bottled drinks etc.
    • Medical and Travel Insurances
    • International Airfare and taxes
    • Visa Fees
    • Gratuities / Tips
    • Emergency Helicopter Rescue charges
    • Main Meals in Kathmandu

 

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Day 01- Arrival Kathmandu

Today is your arrival day. We welcome you upon your arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu or your choice of Hotel anywhere in Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur). After hotel check in, a short briefing will follow about your tour and trek program ahead. Depending upon your arrival time you may spend free time visiting nearby historic/countryside areas or resting. In the evening traditional Nepali welcome dinner in an authentic Nepali Restaurant with cultural dances. Overnight in Hotel, Kathmandu

Day 02 – Half Day Sightseeing in Kathmandu World Heritage Sites

Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu World Heritage sites wherein your guide will accompany you on a tour of UNESCO enlisted temples and palaces that are a unique fusion of Newari architecture, Hinduism and Buddhism. There is enough time to explore the city’s major places of interest with your guide and at your own pace. Our Trek Leader/Guide meets you in the afternoon for trek briefing and for the final trek preparation.  Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03 – Flight to Pokhara / Start Trek to Ulleri (2080m)

Our tour officer picks you up in the Hotel to drive to Domestic airport after breakfast. We take 30 minutes scenic flight to Pokhara, a naturally beautiful city located about 200 km west of Kathmandu where your trek commences and ends with fun and ever memorable time in close to Himalayan Mountains. Our Local trekking guide cum Leader will meet you at the Airport to pick you up for 1 hour drive by car to the trekking put in point at Nayapool. We will be ready to hit the trail within few minutes having optional tea break while in last minute preparation to Birethanti via the large village besides the river Modi Khola for about 25 minutes, a large and prosperous town. The trail follows the main street of Birethanti, going through mixed forests, terraces, ethnic people along up the river Bhurjung Khola(river). Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, the trail reaches green terraced Grurung area called Hille where you have lunch. After lunch, climb gradually up side of the valley, reaching Tirkhedhunga. It is an exciting about an hour steep up hills to Ulleri from thirsty stone at 1695m.We stop the first night of our trek in this spectacular view point ridge for next day’s easy trek to Ghorepani (4:30 hrs).

Day 04 – Ulleri to Ghorepani(2850m)

Having had breakfast in the morning, we arrange our porters and pack to start trek around 8 am. From Ulleri the trek starts gradually up to Nagethani viewpoint through this historic trader’s route with Tibetan stone-laid Gurung cottages, streams, mixed forests, bird’s song and butterflies encountering caravans of the ages old transportation in mules back. Having stopped over for optional tea breaks the trail goes through the deep rhododendron forest to Banthanti and to Ghorepani(Horse Drink).The views in between this trek are the highlights of this superb trek that makes all of us  excited for the coming major mountain views. The lunch can be taken on the way or in the scenic balcony at Ghorepani. In the winter this place gets lots of snow adding extra fun on top of this trek. This place always welcomes the spectacular butterfly Mountain panorama of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Tukuche Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Nilgiri (7193m). Our day trek to Ghorepani provides plenty of time to rest, reading, walking around to meet local people or to retire to bed early for next exploration. Overnight in Ghorepani (4:30 hrs).

Day 05 – Ghorepani to Tadapani(2640 m) after Poonhill Sunrise View

We start an early morning hike to Poonhill (3150m) which is also a maximum altitude to be in this trek for the majestic mountain views of Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Nilgiri in the spectacular sunrise. The viewpoint also provides you to see the Mustang valley behind the highest mountains. The God of Salvation. After spending an hour on the top with hot drinks, descend to Ghorepani for breakfast before we head to Tadapani. The trail to Tadapani is best for exploring unique and the colorful orchids. The trail leads along another scenic ridge and through mixed rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m). Then we start the descend and ascend through another tranquil rhododendron mixed forest through the gorges to Banthanti, leading to another close to Mountain -Tadapani. The Fishtail and the Annapurna south is best viewed here (9 hours altogether).

Day 06 – Tadapani to Ghandruk (1950m)

The trek to Ghandruk trail descends steeply comfortably through the rhododendron and mixed forests to the village of Ghandruk. There are lots of chances to hilly monkeys and colorful birds occasionally tracing Leopards footprints. We arrive around noon so that we will have plenty of time to explore the village of brave and the unique style of thatched roof houses and the village itself. Our guide will show you the museums, local carpet weaving. If you were interested to another top then the Barah temple could be interesting height for next morning tranquil and mountain panorama to view the gorges trail to Annapurna Sanctuary. (3hrs).

Day 07 – Ghandruk to Deurali (1645m)

Today we descend from Ghandruk to the Modi Khola River, which we cross by a suspension bridge. Our trail then climbs up a stone staircase to the village of Landruk, a Gurung village at 1620 meter. We will pass some unusual oval-shaped houses before ascending to the village of Deurali via Tolka and Bichhuk on a long stone staircase and tranquil forest. (5 hrs).

Day 08 – Deurali to Phedi (1050m) / End Trek and Drive to Pokhara

From here we descend on a stone paved trail to the village of Pothana (1990m) before reaching Phedi (950m). Arriving in Phedi mid-morning, from where we take our private transport to return back to Pokhara (4 hrs). Overnight Hotel in Lakeside Pokhara

Day 09 – Pokhara to Kathmandu

After Breakfast, we are ready for the scenic drive to Kathmandu. It takes nearly 6 hours to get back to Kathmandu witnessing highway life and travel in from the west of Nepal. Overnight hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 10 – Half Day Sightseeing in Bhaktapur World Heritage Sites

Half day Cultural sightseeing in Bhaktapur World Heritage sites where your guide will accompany you on a tour of UNESCO enlisted Hindu temples and the unique fusion shrines of Newari architectural Hinduism and Buddhism reflecting ancient golden era in local traditions of the glories. There is time to explore the city’s many places of interest with your guide or in your own or take a rest. Our Trek Leader/Guide meets you in the afternoon for the trek briefing and for the final trek preparation. In the evening sample a delicious traditional Nepali Welcome dinner in authentic Nepali Restaurant with the cultural dances that represents different customs and music instruments of Nepal. Private vehicle is there for you to pick up and drop in Hotel with our staff. Overnight Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 11 – Flight Lukla / Start Trek to Phakdingma (2650m)

We pick you up in the morning with our Local Leader/guide to the Domestic airport for the incomparable first scenic flight. We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m). The flight itself is exciting. We fly parallel to the Himalayan giants bordering Nepal and Tibetan side of China. Flight time is about 40 minutes and we land at an airstrip built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas in the mid-1960s. After landing we meet our porters who will carry our equipment during our trek. We also have time to explore the village before hitting the trail. The trek starts with a descent towards the Dudh Kosi River, passing through the many lucky prayers stones and prayer flags where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar and to the great areas of the Adventure destinations. (Dudh means ‘milk’ – the waters of the river are a strong milky white from glacial melt.) The walk is easy and after passing through the small village of Chheplung (2650),Ghat (2550m), we soon reach our lodge at Phakding. Our guides and porters will be happy to accompany you for the sidewalks and visiting local people around or rest reading books and exchanging new card games. (3 hrs)

Day 12 – Phakdingma to Namche(3450m)

We start the day from Phakding and cross the river to walk through tracts of blue pine and rhododendron forest that is very spectacular in the spring, when the flowers are in bloom. We cross the Dudh Kosi river  at the end of Phakdingma  staying on the east and west bank of the river, enjoy great views of the snow-capped peaks of Kusum Kanguru (6369m) and Thamserku (6623m). From here it is only a short walk to Monjo (2835m), where we arrive in time for lunch. Then the walking gets a little tougher and includes a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. It is a short walk to the entrance of the national park, where our permits are checked before we descend quite steeply to again cross the Dudh Kosi to Jorsale (2805m). The trek continues upstream on generally flat terrain, crossing back to the right bank, to the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi rivers. After crossing a large and stable suspension bridge high above the river we climb steeply to the village of Namche Bazaar. A slow and steady pace is recommended on this section of the climb and we are encouraged to make the most of the fantastic photographic opportunities as the peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Taweche come into view for the first time. You may notice you are travelling a little more slowly as the effects of altitude start to become apparent. Take your time on this path which is used by the local peoples as a ‘foot highway’ on this important trading route. At Namche we stay in a lodge in the heart of the village. (6:30 hrs)

Day 13 – Acclimatization Day in Namche

We stay at Namche for a second night to allow us proper acclimatization to the high altitude and to enable full exploration of the town and its surrounds. Namche is a prosperous village, situated in a large, protected hollow. It gained its importance during the period when Tibetan salt was traded for the lowland grains of Nepal. Today quite an amount of trade continues at Namche and Tibetans are sometimes seen in the village trading rugs and Chinese-made goods, clothing, salt and dried meat. It is recommended that you take the opportunity to see both the sunrise and sunset views from the national park headquarters above the village. The panorama can be stunning at both times of the day with a superb view of the Khumbu peaks, including great sightings of Everest. After breakfast there are various options, including a walk with a series of great peaks rearing to well over 6,000 meters just to the west. Alternatively you can visit the national park headquarters to see the interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture. Your guides will be on hand to offer advice and to escort you on the walks. Another option is the steep climb out of the village bowl to the flatter areas around and above Shyangboche, Everest View Hotel where beautiful views of Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Tawoche, Peak 38, Thamsherku abound.

Day 14 – Trek to Tengboche (3860m)

Our route of today to Tengboche weaves in and out of side valleys, making small ups and downs, to the teashops of Kenjoma, and joins the trail from Khumjung just before a collection of mani stones. The views of Everest and Ama Dablam are excellent from this part of the trek. We pass the small settlement of Sanasa from where the trail drops towards Phunki Thanga (3250m). From here the trail climbs steeply through forests and around mani stones as it follows the side of a hill to the saddle on which the monestary of Tengboche sits at 3870m. The view from here is rightly deemed to be one of the world’s most magnificent. Kwangde (6187m), Tawachee (6542m), Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse (8501m), Ama Dablan, Kantega and Thamserku provide an inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants. We will spend the night in Tengboche village (5 hrs).

Day 15 – Trek to Kyangjuma (3680 m)

From Tengboche we descend steeply to the suspension bridge at Phunkitenga and after a lunch break we cross the Dudh Kosi and ascend to Tashinga. From here the trail contours high above the valley through Shanasa before arriving at Kyangjuma, where we stay for the continuous view spot. ( 5:30hrs)

Day 16 – Trek to Monjo (2820 m)

It is a downhill walk from Kyangjuma to Monjo via Namche , but we are probably all in good shape by now. From Namche, we will descent steeply back to the Dudh Kosi river and continue our way past the national park checkpoint at Monjo. We stay near the around the checkpoint (4 hrs)

Day 17 – Trek to Lukla (2845 m)

It’s about three hours last day walking to Lukla. We walk along the River Dudh Koshi again and take a final uphills from  Chheplung to Lukla. It’s our last night where you never like to miss final chatting with our Guide and Porters.

Day 18 – Flight to Kathmandu

We take an early morning flight to Kathmandu which sometimes depends upon the erratic mountain Weather. Leisure in Kathmandu

Day 19 – Drive to Charaundi and Start Rafting to Kuringhat

Having had the breakfast we then take you to Charaundi west from Kathmandu nearly three hours drive to start Rafting where our crews will be waiting for you to start the exciting raft to Kuringhat. On the first day you will have exciting  raft briefing by your captain to raft nearly three hours experiencing white water rapids like Twins rock, upset, s –band, Ladies delights etc along with the accommodation in the river bank with the excellent cuisine prepared by our rafting crew.

Day 20 – Rafting to Gaighat

We continue our raft 10 am in the morning  from Kuringhat with the light rapids first and then various exciting rapids on the way to Terai region of Nepal Our rafting crew serve you very delicious meals on the  picturesque  sandbank. Normally rafting ends at Gaighat in the sandbeach and time to relax, reading, chatting with the rafting crew.

Day 21 – End Rafting and Drive to Chitwan , Start Jungle Safari

Today we pick you up from Gaighat to the Chitwan National Park where you start the Jungle exploration that includes Elephant riding, National park briefing and slide show followed by typical Tharu Cultural Dance. (Tharus are the aborigines of the area).

Day 22 – Continue Jungle Safari

You will start the jungle safari from early Morning as per the schedule of the Jungle resort having the break for the meals in between the scheduled Jungle Safari Activities. Nature walking, Canoeing, Elephant bathing, Elephant cookies serving, Bird Watching are the regular in schedule.

Day 23 – End Jungle Safari and Drive Back to Kathmandu

After the Breakfast we will be transferred by Lodge to drive to Kathmandu. It’s a short nearly 5 hours Prithivi highway that offers you scenic and stunning drives to Kathmandu. We meet you at Kathmandu to transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu. You have rest of the day free or can join one of our guided Cultural tour around Kathmandu valley.

Day 24 – Leisure in Kathmandu

Leisure time in Kathmandu. It’s indeed time for the souvenir hunting around Kathmandu’s noted places having optional trip to tranquil historic heritages on your own or with us or with our versatile guide. We provide extra drive and drop services anywhere.

Day 25 – Departure Kathmandu

Our Tour officer meets you in Hotel for the departure as you will be transferred to Kathmandu’s International Airport. We will always be waiting to welcome you back to Nepal for various other stunning Trekking.

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