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Nepal Everest and Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek

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This trip, ideal for family or friends, combines two treks in the impressive regions of Annapurna and Everest, as well as cultural visits in the Kathmandu Valley. Annapurna is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal, where the road goes through villages to discover its rural life combined with spectacular mountain views. In the Everest region, the Khumbu Val...

This trip, ideal for family or friends, combines two treks in the impressive regions of Annapurna and Everest, as well as cultural visits in the Kathmandu Valley. Annapurna is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal, where the road goes through villages to discover its rural life combined with spectacular mountain views. In the Everest region, the Khumbu Valley, discover the culture and traditions of the Sherpa village, ancient monasteries and the imposing view of Mount Everest. The itinerary is based on quality accommodation throughout the trekking of the "Comfort Lodge" chain. The journey concludes with cultural visits to temples and monuments in Kathmandu, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, to give you an insight into the richness and variety of traditions and religions in Nepal.

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Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Nepal

All clients are met at the airport in Kathmandu by our local representative who will arrange the transfer to the group’s hotel. After checking in, the rest of the day is free and the group will formally meet together for the evening meal in one of the city’s famous establishments.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Visited:
Kathmandu
Accommodation
Gokarna Forest Resort (Kathmandu)

Day 2: Trek Downhill the Riverside of Phakding

An early start for the flight to the high airstrip in the Everest region known as Lukla. This incredible flight is a highlight of the trip, taking us through the Himalayan foothills and offering perhaps a glimpse of Everest.

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, taking us through Sherpa villages and individual farms.

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 Kosi (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 meters.

​Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Visited:
Lukla Phakding
Accommodation
YMH -Phakding (Phakding)

Day 3: Reaching Namche Bazaar and Sagarmatha National Park

Head North along the West bank of the Dudh Kosi, passing several lodges and tea houses to a high thin waterfall at Benkar (2710m). Admire sensational views of Thamserku (6623m).

We follow a trail that undulates as we negotiate several side valleys bringing melt water from the high peaks. Crossing the Kyashar Khola, we make a final climb to the village of Monjo where we pass the entrance to the Sagamartha National Park. After crossing several spectacular suspension bridges, we begin an hour and half long ascent to Namche on a wide switch-back trail.

About half an hour below Namche, we gain our first views 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 lodge.

The location of our lodge is superb. 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 and dinner included

Visited:
Dudh Koshi̇̄ Nadi̇̄ Namche
Accommodation
Yeti Mountain Home Namche (Nanche Bazar)

Day 4: Exploration of Namche Bazaar

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. 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.

Optional day-walk to Khumjung and Khunde for views of Everest.
​Breakfast, lunch and dinner included


Visited:
Namche
Accommodation
Yeti Mountain Home Namche (Nanche Bazar)

Day 5: Trek Above the Bhote Khosi River

After breakfast, start the day with a 2-3 hour walk through a forest 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).

We stop for our lunch in Thamo, 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 river thunders through the narrow defile. We cross a sturdy bridge spanning the gorge to reach Thame village (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. The village is very picturesque and also boasts 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 and dinner included

Visited:
Bhote Kosi Thame
Accommodation
Yeti Mountain Home Thame (Thame)

Day 6: Trek Back Down to Namche Bazaar

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 lodge.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Visited:
Namche Monjo
Accommodation
Yeti Mountain Home Monjo (Monjo)

Day 7: Trek Back to Lukla

With a chance to take in all of the views that were behind us on the way up, we now walk back to Lukla. Today we see 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 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 and dinner included

Visited:
Lukla
Accommodation
Yeti Mountain Home (Lukla)

Day 8: Flight to Pokhara and Trek to Birethanti

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 beginning of our trek. Together with our new local team, we 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, where 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 and dinner included

Accommodation
Night at Ker and Downey Sanctuary Lodge (Birethanti)

Day 9: Trek Beside the Modi Khola River

After breakfast at the lodge, we enjoy 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.

After crossing a suspension bridge to the opposite side of the river, we trek for around an hour 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 and dinner included

Visited:
Landruk
Accommodation
La Bee Lodge (Landruk)

Day 10: Trek Across the Grain of the Country

Leaving Landruk and the valley of the Modi Khola, today's walk contours the valley-side, with fairly minor undulations, passing through picturesque villages and farmland with great views looking back to the Annapurnas.

We will reach the Lodge near Majhgaon in time for lunch. The afternoon can be spent in the lodge gardens or we can opt for some exploration to nearby villages with our guide.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Visited:
Birethanti
Accommodation
Night at Gurung Lodge (Birethanti)

Day 11: Trek to Dhampus With Great Views of the Annapurnas

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. After lunch at the lodge there will be an optional walk through the old village of Dhampus.

​Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Visited:
Pothana Dhampus
Accommodation
Basanta Lodge (Dhampus)

Day 12: Trek Out to the Road and Return to Pokhara

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 and dinner included

Visited:
Pokhara
Accommodation
Night at Hotel Atithi Resort (Pokhara)

Day 13: Free Discovery of Kathmandu

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, lunch and dinner included

Visited:
Kathmandu
Accommodation
Gokarna Forest Resort (Kathmandu)

Day 14: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

Today we have arranged a half day 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.

Afterwards, the rest of the day is free to relax in the hotel gardens or beside the pool, or for further independent sightseeing. 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 and dinner included

Visited:
Kathmandu
Accommodation
Gokarna Forest Resort (Kathmandu)

Day 15: Your Last Day in Our Country!

Transfer to Kathmandu Airport for your international flight. 

Visited:
Kathmandu

Kathmandu Lukla Phakding Dudh Koshi̇̄ Nadi̇̄ Namche Bhote Kosi Thame Monjo Pokhara Birethanti Landruk Pothana Dhampus

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $3,500 / 15 days
Excluding international flights
02 Persons Single Supplement
Price per Person $3,490 $760

Included in price:

  • All land transfers according to itinerary
  • All transfers during cultural visits in the Kathmandu Valley
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and vice versa
  • All transfers during cultural visits in the Kathmandu Valley
  • All accommodation in a double room in full board as stated in the itinerary
  • English speaking cultural guide during cultural visits in the Kathmandu Valley
  • Nepalese trekking guide and 2 porters for 2 people throughout the trek
  • Nepalese salary, equipment, accommodation, food, clothing, insurance and emergency rescue
  • Trekking permit (TIMS) for both trekkings
  • Entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park and the Annapurna Conservation Area
  • All entrances to cities, temples and monasteries mentioned in the program

Not included in price:

  • International flight
  • Travel insurance, which must cover: cancellation / interruption of travel, lost luggage, accidents, doctors and emergency rescue
  • Nepal visa-40 USD for 30 days
  • Personal expenses, beverages, alcoholic beverages, laundry, telephone calls, etc.
  • Tipping
  • Any expenses derived from the cancellation of the program
  • Any expenses derived from natural misfortunes
  • Everything that does not appear in "price includes"

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