Annapurna and Everest Trek 21 Days


Annapurna and Everest Trek package includes a beautiful trekking trail combining the Annapurna and Everest Regions as an Annapurna and Everest Panorama Trekking. The Annapurna and Everest Trek is an exclusive package that includes visits to the historical sites of Kathmandu valley, Pokhara City and its panoramic viewpoints, and short and beautiful trekking in the Annapurna and Everest region, and a white water rafting in the Bhote Koshi River. The Annapurna and Everest Trek offer is suitable for couples or families, or small group travellers to experience their first trip to the Himalayas.

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy the lush mid-hill nature of Annapurna region.
  • Experience the cultural diversities of in the shortest period.
  • Experience the indigenous way of life and sample of Magar, Gurung and Sherpa hospitality.
  • Admire the most magnificent panorama of Lamjung, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Cho- Oyu, Everest, Nuptse, Makalu, Amadablam and uncountable other beautiful summits.
  • Relax and enjoy the comfort and beauty of Pokhara city, Nepal’s one of the most preferred tourist destinations
  • Fly over Pokhara city to capture the exceptional sceneries.
  • Visit the Gokyo, a worldly know valley for its natural beauty.
  • See the largest glacier from its rim and enjoy seeing several beautiful mountain lakes.
  • Take the bliss of Annapurna and Everest in a single journey.
  • Take a Helicopter flight to enjoy the glittering mountain sceneries from its nears points.
  • Enjoy an adventurous white-water farting
  • Visit centuries-old monuments and medieval towns

Trip Profile

  • The total length of the trip: 20 nights/21 days
  • Trip grade: Moderate to strenuous
  • Elevation achievement: Gokyo-Ri 5,357m.
  • Stay, and activities in Kathmandu: 4-nights in Kathmandu / visit UNESCO sites
  • Stay and activities in Pokhara: 1-night in Pokhara / visit and Paragliding
  • Stay and activities in Bhaktapur: 1-night in Bhaktapur / visit UNESCO sites
  • Annapurna region: 4-days panoramic Ghorepani trek
  • Everest region: 10-days Gokyo Everest View trek
  • Rafting: 2-days Bhote Koshi river rafting
  • Domestic flight: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu
  • Domestic flight: Kathmandu – Lukla –Kathmandu by helicopter
  • Accommodation: Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Bhaktapur, Teahouse (Lodge) on full board basis on the trek, and tented resort in Bhote Koshi while in rafting.
  • Meals: An open menu for each meal to choose by clients.
  • Best season to trek: From the second week of March to end of May and from the first week of October to mid of December.

Short Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,350m, Nepal

DAY 02: Fly to Pokhara & trek to Ulleri 1951m. A 40-minute flight, 2 hours drive & 2 hours Trek.

DAY 03: Trek to Ghorepani 2874m. A 5 hours Trek.

DAY 04: Excursion to Poon Hill 3,210m. and trek to Tadapani 2730m. A 5 hours Trek.

DAY 05: Trek to Gandruk 1,950m. and drive to Pokhara 820m. A 3 hours trek and 2 hours’ drive.

DAY 06: Paraglide, visit and fly to Kathmandu.

DAY 07: Fly to Lukla 2,866m. and trek to Phakding 2652m. A 40 minutes flight and 3 hours trek.

DAY 08: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m. A 5 hours trek.

DAY 09: Trek to Khumjung 3,790m. A 2 hours trek.

DAY 10: Trek to Dole 4,084m. A 5 hours trek.

DAY 11: Trek to Machhermo 4,465m. A 3 hours trek.

DAY 12: Trek to Gokyo 4,750m. A 3 hours trek.

DAY 13: Day hike to Fifth Lake 4,980m. A 6 hours trek.

DAY 14: Excursion to Gokyo-Ri 5,483m. and trek to Phortse 3,840m. A 6 hours trek.

DAY 15: Trek to Namche and Jorsalle. A 5 hours trek.

DAY 16: Trek to Lukla 2,866m. A 6 hours trek.

DAY 17: Fly to Kathmandu and visit Bhaktapur. A 45 minutes flight and 45 minutes’ drive.

DAY 18: Drive to Khadichour and raft. A 3 hours’ drive and 2 hours rafting.

DAY 19: Raft to Sukute and drive to Kathmandu. A 3 hours rafting and 3 hours’ drive.

DAY 20: Visit UNESCO sites.

DAY 21: Departure.

Detail Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,350m, Nepal

Pick up at the airport and transfer to the hotel at Boudhanath. Leisure time to rest. In the evening, your guide will take you to visit the UNESCO site of Boudhanath, possibly the world’s largest Buddhist stupa and a place of great reverence and Tibetan Buddhism. The vast dome-shaped monument represents the Mind of the Buddha. Boudhanath stupa is the primary pilgrimage destination for Buddhists from all over the planet.
  • Overnight stay in the Hotel.

DAY 02: Fly to Pokhara & trek to Ulleri 1951m. A 40-minute flight, 2 hours drive & 2 hours Trek.

At around 8 a.m., you drive to Kathmandu airport to board a short flight to Pokhara in the morning. Reach to Pokhara at approximately ten a. m. where your porter and jeep will be waiting for your arrival. Meet and greet and drive about 52 kilometres to a small village called Hile, where we start our walk for the next four days. Leave the vehicle and walk about 30 minutes to reach Tikhe Dunga, where we make the lunch stop, a pleasant place where most trekkers from or to Ghorepani take a rest. After around 2 hours of relaxation and a hearty lunch, resume the trek, about 1 hour and 40 minutes walking up to Ulleri village. It is a village of Poon Magars (one of the ethnic groups of Nepal). Ulleri offers the first panorama of Mount Annapurna south and Hium Chuli.
  • Full board service
  • Accommodation in the Tea-house Lodge.

DAY 03: Trek to Ghorepani 2874m. A 5 hours Trek.

Breakfast and begin the second day's walk through a forest full of rhododendrons and pine and with a beautiful view of Mount Machhapuchhre (Fish-tailed Mountain). Ghorepani village lies on a hill saddle at an elevation of 2874m. It is one of the famous destinations of short trekkers for its exceptional Panorama of all the Mount Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Fishtail, Nilgiri and many other small peaks ranging along with the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. Stay in a guest house.
  • Full board service
  • Accommodation in the Tea-house Lodge.

DAY 04: Excursion to Poon Hill 3,210m. and trek to Tadapani 2730m. A 5 hours Trek.

This day you will go to the Poon Hill viewpoint. Before breakfast, early in the morning, take a short walk to the Poonhill lookout to enjoy the sunrise. We will start around 5 in the morning to reach the viewpoint in about 45 minutes. It's worth the lost sleep. When walking up, the eastern horizon lightens, and the stars begin to disappear behind the dazzling Annapurnas. The views from there are indescribable.

Then return to the Lodge for a good breakfast and begin the trek. The first part of the trek requires gentle climbing through a lovely hill ridge that provides a beautiful panorama of the Dhaulagiri Mountain range, Kaligandaki gorge, the deepest gorge on earth, and the mountain includes Tukche, Nilgiri, Annapurna range and Fishtail. To the southwest are a deep valley and rolling hills till the end of the horizon. Finally, you arrive at a Hill Saddle called Deurali with two teahouses, where one may want a rest / tea-stop. From here, the trail descends directly to Banthanti through a narrow gorge and a lush jungle area with tall pine and rhododendrons. Banthanti is a lovely warm place under a sheer cliff, where most trekkers stop for lunch. From Banthanti, the trail makes a level traverse through seemingly rain forest and arrives at Tadapani, another beautiful viewpoint to enjoy the panorama of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Fishtail!
  • Full board service
  • Accommodation in the Tea-house Lodge.

DAY 05: Trek to Gandruk 1,950m. and drive to Pokhara 820m. A 3 hours trek and 2 hours’ drive.

Tadapani to Ghandruk is three hours walk. From Tadapani, the trail goes down continuously to Ghandruk with views of Mount Fishtail and Annapurna South. Ghandruk is a village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal, which has its dialect, culture, dresses, and lifestyle. Ghandruk is one of the famous destinations of trekkers for its beautiful view of the mountains and easy access from Kathmandu and Pokhara. For many, this village is the starting point of Khopra, Ghorepani or the Annapurna sanctuary Trek and, consequently, the trek ending point, as there is a road to Pokhara.

We stop here for our lunch and take a Jeep drive to Pokhara in the evening. The road descends through the Modi River valley through sparse villages and fields. Once the trail descends from Naudanda, there are magnificent sceneries of Lamjung Himal, Phewa Lake, Peace Stupa and the city of Pokhara.

Arrive and get distributed into the rooms and free time. You are just in front of Phewa lake with many choices of restaurants and shops. Time permitting recommended walking through the bank of Lake Phewa for some stunning views.
  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation in the Hotel.

DAY 06: Paraglide, visit and fly to Kathmandu.

Before breakfast, drive to Sarangkot viewpoint to enjoy the sunrise views early in the morning. The view from the lookout covers Annapurna, Lamjung, Dhaulagiri, Pokhara, and its surroundings.

At Sarangkot, stop in one of the restaurants for a sunrise breakfast and prepare for a paragliding flight to Pokhara.

Walk to the Sarangkot Paragliding spot to meet the pilot. After an expert briefing, take off with a pilot on the Paraglider. The 45-minutes flight affords views of the Annapurna range, Fishtailed Mountain, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, and the Dhaulagiri range. The scenario also includes villages and monasteries perched on hilltops, deep valleys, river gorges and Pokhara City. Finally, get landed at the Lakeside paragliding landing location and transferred to our hotel.

After landing at the Lakeside, you will drive to the international mountain museum. The International Mountain Museum is devoted to the mountains of Nepal and the mountaineers who climbed them. Inside, you can see original gear from many of the first Himalayan ascents, as well as displays on the history, culture, geology and flora and fauna of the Himalaya.

You then stop for a hearty lunch and drive to the airport to board a short domestic flight to Kathmandu. We meet with our driver and transfer to the hotel on arrival at the airport. Evening in leisure, in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation in the hotel.

DAY 07: Fly to Lukla 2,866m. and trek to Phakding 2652m. A 40 minutes flight and 3 hours trek.

Early in the morning, at 07:30, we drive to Tribhuvan International Airport to board a flight to Lukla. It is an exhilarating mountain flight of 40 minutes. During the journey, we can enjoy exceptional views of the Himalayas and most of the villages and valleys. Upon arrival at Lukla, we meet the porters and Sherpa staff. At Lukla, we stop for about an hour for refreshments and to reorganize kitbags for porters.

After a short tour of Lukla village, we set out on a trek of about 3 hours to Phakdingma, where we will lodge for the night. A pleasant walk of the first day passes through several villages of Sherpa people with the view of Kongde Peak and Dudh Koshi River valley. Phakdingma is a lovely place for an overnight stop set on the bank of the Dudh Koshi river.
  • Full board service
  • Accommodation in the Tea-house Lodge.

DAY 08: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m. A 5 hours trek.

Today's trek goes through the villages of Toktok and Jor Salle and on to Namche. The entire route is picturesque and full of nature. The surrounding are dense forests and beyond them are mountaintops capped with snow. After a lunch stop in Jor Salle, you continue to Namche Bazaar. Along the trail, reach a resting point called Topdanda, near Namche Bazaar. From there, if weather permits, you can have a glimpse of Mt. Everest and the Tengboche valley and its famed monastery. Half an hour later your further trek, you will reach Namche Bazaar, the "capital of the Khumbu valley".

Namche Bazaar, surrounded by beautiful mountains from all directions, is the commercial centre of the Khumbu region. If you arrive on Friday, you can view the weekly bazaar the next day, when local people converge together from the surrounding area. In the Khumbu Valley, it is forbidden to kill any animals, so people from lower valleys come on Saturdays to sell meat and everyday supplies and the local people and hotel/lodge operator from around buying.
  • Full board service
  • Accommodation in the Tea-house Lodge.

DAY 09: Trek to Khumjung 3,790m. A 2 hours trek.

Today, your guide will escort you to the monastery in Namche, Sagarmatha National Park Museum and the Sherpa House Museum.

Instead of staying all day in Namche, you can take a walk to the village of Khumjung. After lunch, you take a scenic trek from Namche to Khumjung. The trail leads through the nose-ridge above Namche to Syangboche, a short landing field for Pilatus porter plane. The higher we ascend, the scenarios are more open. The Dudhkoshi Valley, Kongde Himal, Khumbila, Tawoche, Everest, Amadablam, Kangthega, Thamserku and Kusum Kangru are some of the great masses of mountains in the World surrounding you from all directions.

Travelling further to Khumjung, you come across several trails. Still, you travel through the Everest View Hotel, the only five-star hotel situated at the highest place in the World, at an elevation of 3880 meters above sea level. The hotel has a spectacular view of Mount Everest, 8,848m., possibly from every room. The hotel offers a panoramic view of Everest and many other high peaks, including the most imposing Amadablam (6,812m.), described by many as the most beautiful mountain ever seen. At this hotel, you will surely make a stop for a cup of tea/coffee and enjoy the most magnificent panoramic view that the property location offers.

You will then descend to the village of the Khumjung, where you can optionally visit the Khumjung monastery and its villages.
  • Full board service
  • Accommodation in the Tea-house Lodge.

DAY 10: Trek to Dole 4,084m. A 5 hours trek.

The trek starts with magnificent views of Ama Dablam and Thamserku. The trail exits east and then begin a direct climb, till Mongla, through a narrow gully on the cliff, which brings us above a barren hill with fantastic panoramas toward Tengboche and Everest. A hilltop called Mongla with some teahouses is a small resting place on a hill ridge with exceptional views of Phortse village, Tengboche monastery and lower valley, and the summits of the Khantega and Thamserku. The trail then descends to Phortse Tenga, where you will meet the river from Gokyo valley, a paradise valley to marvel at up to Gokyo. A gentle climb from Phortse Tenga offers a stunning view of the tip of Mt. Cho-Oyu, which rests like a smiling baby. The path then enters summer pastureland. Huge mountains surround the entire valley. Our destination, Dole village, is a beautiful place with an enchanting view of Mt. Ama Dablam.
  • Full board service
  • Accommodation in the Tea-house Lodge.

DAY 11: Trek to Machhermo 4,465m. A 3 hours trek.

The trail leads up a gentle incline and along an open ridge. It offers stunning views of the mountains, including Kang Thega, Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Tawu Che, Cho Lhatse and Machhermo Che. Machhermo lies watching over a small valley, which looks out east onto a fine panorama.
  • Full board service
  • Accommodation in the Tea-house Lodge.

DAY 12: Trek to Gokyo 4,750m. A 3 hours trek.

Today's trek passes along a cliff and crosses a rushing glacial river. Finally, you reach the first lake of Gokyo; one can often see colourful mountain ducks paddling on it and enjoying the harmony of the serene valley. Then it's on to the second and third lakes of Gokyo. Gokyo is a most impressive place of blue lakes, dazzling views of giant mountains and a breath-taking glacier.
  • Full board service
  • Accommodation in the Tea-house Lodge.

DAY 13: Day hike to Fifth Lake 4,980m. A 6 hours trek.

Today your guide will escort you to the fifth lake to the north of Gokyo. In about 2.30 hours walking, you reach the fourth lake known as Thonak Tsho (4,840m) and, further continuing, arrive at the fifth lake known as Ngozumpa Tso (4,980m). On the edge of the moraine to the east of the lake, there is a small hill adorned with Buddhist prayer flags. One gets to see the beautiful views of Mt. Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Ngozumpa glacier, Everest, Nuptse Lhotse, and Makalu. In the afternoon, retrace the trail down to Gokyo (4,750m).
  • Full board service
  • Accommodation in the Tea-house Lodge.

DAY 14: Excursion to Gokyo-Ri 5,483m. and trek to Phortse 3,840m. A 6 hours trek.

Your guide escorts you to Gokyo Peak this morning, a beautiful lookout above Gokyo lake. The foot of Gokyo Ri/Peak lies five minutes away from the stream that feeds Gokyo Lake. After an hour of steady and panoramic going up, you will reach the summit of Gokyo Peak. Your effort to achieve this summit will be rewarded with Everest (8848m), showing more of its northern flank than from Kalapatthar, Makalu (8475m) further to the east and Cho Oyu (8153m), just in hand reaching distance. After spending a wonderful break at the summit, taking the indispensable photographs, return to Gokyo for a hearty breakfast.

Then you will continue a pleasant trek to Phortse village. The trail retraces till the first lake and then gradually goes down following the river and traverses to the Phortse village. This part of the path is less frequented by locals and trekkers, which provide a peaceful sanctuary to the wildlife and birds, and you may enjoy seeing some of them. The magnificent mountain sceneries are in every direction. Phortse village is one of the typical Sherpa villages of the Khumbu region and offers an excellent panorama containing Mount Ama Dablam, Kangthega, Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru and Tengboche Monastery.
  • Full board service
  • Accommodation in the Tea-house Lodge.

DAY 15: Trek to Namche and Jorsalle. A 5 hours trek.

You descend to Phortse Tenga, cross the river that flows from the Gokyo Valley, and begin a steep climb to the hilltop to Mongla. There you take a tea break and enjoy the magnificent panorama from this beautiful lookout. The trail further descends to Sanasa, below the Khumjung village, where you will make your lunch stop, or one may continue further thirty-five minutes more to Namche.

From Namche, the trail directly drops to the Dudh Koshi River. You are getting back again to "European" altitudes as we descend towards the entrance to Everest National Park at Jor Salle, a pleasant place to spend a night after several days in the higher altitudes.
  • Full board service
  • Accommodation in the Tea-house Lodge.

DAY 16: Trek to Lukla 2,866m. A 6 hours trek.

From Jor Salle, the trail mostly follows the river retracing through some small Sherpa villages and arriving at Lukla. At Lukla, you spend your last night in the Khumbu Valley. This evening is the occasion to enjoy a farewell party with your Sherpa friends who have accompanied you. They depart separately on a one-long-day trek and one-day Jeep ride to Kathmandu or stay at Lukla to continue another trekking back to Everest Base Camp
  • Full board service
  • Accommodation in the Tea-house Lodge.

DAY 17: Fly to Kathmandu and visit Bhaktapur. A 45 minutes flight and 45 minutes’ drive.

Early morning, after breakfast, walk to the Airport for check-in formalities and fly back to Kathmandu. Arrive at Kathmandu airport, where a vehicle will be waiting for your arrival. You will arrive at Kathmandu before 9 a.m. and continue a drive to Bhaktapur, one of the most impressive medieval towns of Kathmandu valley. Arrive at the hotel and get distributed into the rooms — Rest, refreshing and lunch.

After lunch, in the afternoon, the guide will take you to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bhaktapur – the home of medieval art and architecture. The squares are some of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights some of the most exquisite medieval art and architecture of Nepal.
  • Breakfast.
  • Accommodation in the hotel.

DAY 18: Drive to Khadichour and raft. A 3 hours’ drive and 2 hours rafting.

In the morning, at 07:30, drive to Khadichaur, which will take around 3 hours. Arrive at rafting point and meet with the rafting guide and staff and briefing on river condition, safety, and paddling instructions.
Bhote Koshi River is a two-day run of pure adventure. The rafting site above Baharabise is located within a 3-hour thrilling drive from Kathmandu. The first phases of the journey take us out of Kathmandu valley to Dhulikhel, 30 kilometres east of Kathmandu. Then we drive downhill against the grandeur of a Himalayan backdrop toward Baharebise through Araniko highway, the only highway road between Nepal and Tibet, until 2015 April. This highway toward Tibet remained closed until June 2019 due to the damage of the 2015 earthquake. The trail continues through the vast valley with magnificent sceneries of villages scattered over the green mountains. On arrival at the rafting starting point, we will get welcomed with tea-coffee or cold drinks followed by a briefing on safety and other related topics. Then the twenty-six kilometres of continuous white water soaks rafters as they shoot through a veritable maze of canyons and boulders. It is one of the steepest rivers rafted in Nepal and requires much concentration and dedicated teamwork to make it a joy-filled rafting experience.
Then start the river journey with continuous hits of class three rapids. After rafting for about 16 kilometres, you reach your campsite. The rest of the day is free to enjoy at camp and around.
  • Full board service
  • Accommodation in the Tea-house Lodge.

DAY 19: Raft to Sukute and drive to Kathmandu. A 3 hours rafting and 3 hours’ drive.

Continue the rafting expedition driving up to Jambu, the second put-in point. It is a challenging and fun-filled day as we’ll be hitting a series of class three and class four-plus rapids, including Barking Dog, Midnight Special and the Great Wall, which aren’t run-able. After an hour of rafting, several significant rapids such as Liquid Bliss, Fake Right Go Left, and Golden Gate finally put us at our take-out point, at the Sukute beach, where we take lunch and head back to Kathmandu, another 3 hours’ drive.
  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation in the Hotel.

DAY 20: Visit UNESCO sites.

Today you will visit the UNESCO site of Patan. Believed to have been founded in the third century B.C. and later expanded in the sixth century, the ancient town of Patan is renowned for its rich Buddhist heritage. Patan was one of the significant Buddhist cities in Asia by the 7th century as Buddhist pilgrims, scholars and monks from India, Tibet, and China visited the city. In its one period, the entire population of Patan City consisted only of monks and artisans. At Patan, we see major Buddhist temples of Patan such as the Golden temple founded in the 12th century, Mahaboudha (Temple of thousand Buddhas) of the 17th century and other important Buddhist sites. Finalize the trip and drive to the hotel. At around the end of the tour, we'll also visit the Museum of Patan. Located inside the medieval palace, the Patan Museum is a must for anyone interested in Asian Art, the history of Nepal, curatorial science, or religion. It is a world-class museum that displays the traditional sacred art of Nepal in an illustrious architectural setting. Its home is an old residential part of Patan Darbar, one of the royal palaces of the former Malla Kings of the Kathmandu Valley. Its gilded door and window face one of the most beautiful squares in the world. The museum also exhibits a long span of Nepal's cultural history and some rare objects. Their meaning and context within the living traditions of Buddhism and Hinduism are explained in extensive labels.
  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation in the hotel.

DAY 21: Departure.

Have breakfast and have some relaxing free time for yourself. Our office representative and vehicle will arrive at your hotel to escort you to the airport at the indicated time. Drive to Kathmandu international airport (TIA), see off formalities, you will go through the immigration formalities and departure.
  • Breakfast


COSTS PER PERSON (per hotel category in cities)
NUMBER IN GROUP 3-Star Hotels 4-Star Hotels 5-Star Hotels
2 - 3 Persons 2998$ 3178$ 3328$
4 - 5 Persons 2855$ 3035$ 3185$
6 - 7 Persons 2793$ 2973$ 3123$
8- 10 Persons 2731$ 2911$ 3061$
Single room supplement 245$ 425$ 775$
CITIES 3-Star Hotels 4-Star Hotels 5-Star Hotels
Kathmandu Marshyangdi Shanker Del’ Annapurna
Pokhara Lakeside Resort Temple Tree Pokhara Grande
Bhaktapur Bhadgaun GH Milla Bhaktapur Milla Bhaktapur
Rafting In tented resort In tented resort In tented resort
During trek In the best lodges (attached double room) In the best lodges (attached double room) In the best lodges (attached double room)

What is included

  • Airport pick up and departure services as per itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • A Trekking Map of Annapurna and Everest region in group
  • A good sleeping bag for each member (if required)
  • A pair of a trekking poles for each member (if required)
  • A trekking duffel bag for each member (if required)
  • A medical kit box for first aid medical purpose.
  • Annapurna conservation area entry and TIMS permits.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu airfare (pax included)
  • 1 Nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Forty minutes paragliding service and visit international mountain museum, all transport included.
  • Everest and Annapurna Panorama Trek on full board basis.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu flight service (Tax included)
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu regional entry fee.
  • Everest National Park entry permit
  • Two days Bhote Koshi river rafting on full board basis and ground transportations.
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley with a language Speaking guide
  • 1 Trekking guide in the group and one porter between every two-member for both Annapurna and Everest panorama trekking period.
  • Insurance and all expenses of local staff.
  • All taxes and agencies service charges

What is not included

  • Travel insurance (Should include helicopter evacuation and cancellation charges as well)
  • Travel Insurance (please include emergency evacuation and cancellations eventualities as well)
  • International air tickets to and from Nepal
  • Nepal entry visa and visa fee.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Alcoholic and bottled beverages during the trek.
  • Tips and those not mentioned in the above price includes section.


Nepal has four primary seasons:
1. Winter: December–February
2. Spring: March-May
3. Summer: June–August
4. Autumn: September – November

General Weather:
The best time is from mid-September to the end of January or from mid-February to the end of May. July and August are rainy months for Nepal, but each season has its affluence. The jungles will be lush to the rain forest, and the rivers will swell, the lowlands or the fields of the hills will be full of rice and other crops.

During these months, Japanese tourists and tourists from other countries, loving the high Himalaya flower, come to vista flowers. And most of the tourists willing to travel to Tibet come from May to mid-October. And we also have a lot of Spanish tourists touring and trekking in Nepal in these months.

During rainy months the parts of Terai may experience floods and travel during these months is hot and temperature may at times reach around 38 degrees, but during this season the Indian tourists visit Nepal to escape the heat in their lowlands. During the winter months, the part of Terai will be misty and may find under winter mist until late morning (11 a.m.).

The end of February to mid-May is the best time for flora and fauna both in the mountains and in Terai. During this season one may find ample rhododendron flowers, magnolia, wild orchids and birdlife. The weather predominantly remains fine in all parts of Nepal.

January February is winter, and from the end of January to February, the high passes in the mountain valley will be in the snow. During this time, the temperature around the Everest Base camp will be -17 to -35 degrees (after sunset and before sunrise). During the day temperature rises around 5 to 11 degrees and more if sundrenched. Nepal is a sunny country, so the temperature, even during full winter, is much better than in some European countries, America and in Canada. Many of them from those countries travel to Nepal to escape their cold weather and to enjoy the sunny Himalaya Panorama.

Best months to take this itinerary is from the second week of March to the end of May and from the first week of October to the end of November. However, this region can be trekked in summer season and find the region in a beautiful setting of nature.

Spring season:
March to May is the second-best trekking season in Nepal with a long daylight period. The mid-hill starting from 1,400 to 3,800 metres is generally beautiful with a lot of Rhododendron flowers, magnolia and full of wild orchids. It is also the best time to enjoy the bird and wildlife in all parts of Nepal and famously in its nature reserves such as Chitwan and Bardia National Parks. It is also the primary mountaineering season, and more than 600 climbers reach Everest Basecamp targeting the summit of Everest. Bright days remain hazy and may expect some thunders and light rains in the lowland and light hailing all around the country. The temperature remains -5 to - 10 at Everest Basecamp to 32 degrees in the Terai belt.

Summer season:
June to August is the monsoon season of Nepal, the most important natural phenomena to recharge the mountains, hills to terrains, feeding with a tremendous amount of snow and rainwater. The primary rainy months are July and August and may expect daily rains after a late afternoon with heavy rains in the night. In this season of the year, the forest turns to lush rain forests; rivers swell to their full limit or destructive strength. The southern lowland of the country, known as Terai, may suffer from the flood. Low land to hill terraces get attractive with full of crops, and the highland valley gets carpeted with colourful flowers and beautiful streams. During these months, from May, people travelling to Tibet including Mount Kailash from Nepal flock to its capital Kathmandu. Indian tourists and others living in the hot-lowlands enjoy travelling to Nepal to escape the heat in their parts. Japanese and many other tourists arrive in these months to sight rare flowers and butterflies of the Himalayas. Summertime is also the best time to trek in the areas of Mugu, Upper Dolpo, Lower Dolpo, Manaslu and Tsum Valley, Naar Phu and Upper Mustang regions. At this time of the year falls several important festivals such as Janai Purnima, Gaijatra, Gaura Parba, Shree Krishna Janmashtami, Teej, Rishi Panchami, Dumjee, Indra Jatra, Saka Dawa, and Tiji etc. The temperature remains 17 to 35 degrees, and the average temperature remains 28 degrees.

Autumns season:
September to November is the most stable weather season in Nepal, characterised by crystal clear blue skies and very little precipitation. Autumn is the most travelled season to Nepal, especially to enjoy the crystal-clear mountain sceneries. The Autumn season is a prosperous time; the country collects all its crops.

During autumn/fall, several important festivals such as Dashain, Tihar, and mask dance festivals such as Manirimdu in Chiwang monastery and Tengboche monastery of Everest Region. The temperature starts dropping from mid-October and remains 0 to 22 degrees.

Winter season:
December to February is generally the coldest month, temperature ranging minimum 0 to -2 degrees in Kathmandu (after sunset to before sunrise) to -17 to -30 degrees at Everest Basecamp (after sunset to before sunrise), the winter's bitterest cold with a short daylight period. Above 1,500 metres the day remains sunny and the night sky remains crystal clear enabling one to count stars. The southern lowland of the country, known as Terai, and other lowland deep valleys remain under a misty cloud until late morning (11 a.m.). In this season, the southern lowlands of the country get beautifully decorated with mustard flowers and Papaya in ripe. From the mid of January, frequent snowfall could be expected in the hilly regions above 2,700 metres and into the deep mountain valleys. Wintertime is still an ideal time to visit Nepal; the mountain sceneries are wider all around the Himalayas, and famous destinations such as Everest and Annapurna with fewer tourists. The temperature is still much more favourable than that of many western countries. The nighttime temperature remains -17 to -30 degrees (Everest BC) to -0 to -2 degrees in Kathmandu (sunset to sunrise). The daytime temperature remains -5 degrees (Everest BC) to 8 to 15 degrees in Kathmandu.


Where do we sleep?
In Kathmandu and Pokhara, we stay in comfortable 3-5 star hotels with private en suite bathrooms. We stay in a comfortable non-star resort with private en suite bathrooms/toilets on the rafting trip. While trekking in Annapurna and Everest regions, we stay at Nepalese lodges operated by locals, offering welcoming but straightforward accommodation and wonderful traditional hospitality.

Lodges typically have one large communal room where you can sit and take meals, and there is an adjoining kitchen where you can order your food and drinks. Bedrooms are twin bedded with or without private bathroom, and dormitories with shared bathrooms.

What Equipment do I need?
You will need to bring appropriate warm outdoor clothing and a good pair of walking boots. A complete equipment list gets supplied when you sign up. Many of the necessary items can be purchased or rented in Kathmandu, so don’t worry if you can’t buy everything where you live. The guides will check your equipment and clothing before departing from Kathmandu, so there will be time to obtain anything necessary if anything is missing.

Can I arrive early or extend my stay?
Yes, you can! All you need to do is tell us what your flight details are and how many extra nights you need, and we will book your hotel accordingly. Additionally, suppose you would like to arrange a program of activities either before or perhaps after the trek. In that case, there is a range of options to choose from, including the jungle safari at Chitwan national park or maybe white water rafting on one of Nepal’s spectacular rivers, such as the Sun Kosi. Kathmandu has several not to miss UNESCO World heritage sites, and to visit all of them with time require at least 3-5 days.

Do we join a group during trekking?
We do not join/mix groups in Nepal unless you come as a group. The numbers of persons coming together with you are a group and served privately.

Can I have a single room?
Yes, you can! There is a single room occupancy supplement indicated in the price list.

What about insurance?
It is a condition of joining the trek that you have insurance in place which will cover you for the costs of medical treatment, cancellations, emergency rescue and repatriation to your home country. You must ensure that it provides cover for trekking to altitudes above 4000 metres and includes helicopter rescue. We do not sell insurance schemes so requires to manage on your own.

Do I need a visa?
Yes, you do. Everyone needs to get a visa for Nepal, but you can obtain it on arrival at Kathmandu airport. You will need to bring two passport photos and the appropriate visa fee, US $30 for 15 days, US $50 for up to 30 days, and US $125 for 90 days. Your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of entry to Nepal.

How fit do I need to be?
Anyone in reasonable shape and good health can accomplish this itinerary. Some days will be harder than others, but none require much more than 5 or 6 hours of walking each day, with a leisurely lunch stop to break up the day. There is no rush or need to ‘keep up, and you are free to walk at your own pace. We would recommend that you undertake some form of simple training in advance of the trek, such as a 30-minute walk each evening for a few weeks before the start of the trek. Another exercise, such as swimming, bicycling and playing tennis, is ideal.

Do I have to carry my pack?
We use porters to carry most of our equipment, so daily, you need only take a very light day pack that should contain no more than the camera, water bottle, a selection of snacks, and a warm or waterproof jacket. Everything else needs to pack into a large duffle bag and give to a porter each morning. The porter will carry the kit bag each day and deliver it to your lodge room each afternoon. You need to make sure you have everything you need for the day before giving your bag to the porter, as it can be difficult to access while trekking.

Will I be affected by altitude?
The Ghorepani trek is one of the most accessible treks, with a maximum altitude of 3200 metres (Poon Hill Viewpoint) above sea level. The part of Ulleri to Ghorepani is altitude gaining day, and you are unlikely to notice anything other than mild shortness of breath. Still, you will get acclimatised quickly and feel more adjusted to the altitudes.

The Gokyo trekking in the Everest region reaches an altitude of 5,383 metres from the Gokyo-Ri viewpoint. Still, the trekking to Ghorepani helps to gain acclimatisation and not worry about altitude problems for the Everest region>
What currency do we need to pay for everything?
It would be best to have Nepali currency, to pay for everything, which you can convert after arriving in Kathmandu. You can bring in euro or dollar or any convertible foreign currency.

How much extra money should we allow on top of the package?
Most of the major expenses are included in the trekking package cost; please check the price includes and excludes section. Still, you will need some extra money to bear the expenses, such as meals in Kathmandu, bottled drinks during the trek (Mineral water/Coke/Beer/Juice), laundry service, and a hot shower (the lodges does not include this service in the room!). In general, please, allow about 600$ per person, which should be sufficient and ++ if you plan to buy anything in Kathmandu.

What kind of transport are we going to get?
In Kathmandu and Pokhara, we use a comfortable, full air-conditioned tourist vehicle (Car/Van/HiAce) as required by the numbers of persons travelling together. For Pokhara to Ulleri and Ghandruk to Pokhara we drive in Jeeps. Between Kathmandu and Pokhara, we fly in a 70-passenger ATR 72-500 aircraft, and between Kathmandu and Lukla, we fly in a 19-passenger STOL utility aircraft or a (Do 228) twin-turboprop STOL utility aircraft. We will provide a helicopter flight without supplementary charges in case of flight cancellation between Kathmandu and Lukla due to weather or other factors.

What about the guide?
We provide government-certified local guides in any significant international language you require. The guides are not only fluent in the respective language, but also have a good experience of the local culture and geography.

Do I need vaccinations to travel Nepal?
No vaccination is required to travel to Nepal, but we suggest consulting with your doctor before travelling. You can get a vaccination in Kathmandu/Pokhara, but it is more comfortable if you get them before you travel.

How do I sign up?
All bookings need to be made through Annapurna Treks & Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. and to secure your place, we will require a non-refundable deposit of a minimum of US $200 or as indicated in the booking and payment conditions section.

Payment Options:
1. Bank Transfer -this is our preferred method. Payments in US Dollars should be sent to the following account:

Account Name: Annapurna Treks & Expedition
Bank Name: Nepal Investment Bank
Bank Address: Durbar Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal, PO. Box 3412
Account number: 001 611710T
Swift Code No.: NIBLNPKT

2. Payment by a Card - payments can only be processed in Nepalese rupees (NPR), so if you wish to pay by card, we will convert the dollar amount to Nepalese Rupees equivalent at the prevailing exchange rate. Card payment is accepted only on your arrival into the country. There will be a 3.5% service fee on top.

Booking Payment Conditions

Booking and payment conditions
As soon as we have your Booking, with a specific program and more or less number in the group, we will release an invoice of 400$ per person for the confirmation deposit.

1. The final confirmation will require at least three months in advance of the tours commencing with 50% of the tour payment.
2. The final and total payment will require at least 25-days before the program commences.
3. The banking transaction charges of each time payment will be needed to be borne by the sender, and a net amount of the total amount will require deposited in the company account.

Trip Cancellation
To compensate for the administrative charges, and other expenses in dealing with the booking process, the following cancellation fees will be charged.

  • Cancellation after the confirmation - loss of the deposit
  • Cancellation 45-days before trip commences - 20% of the total cost
  • Cancellation 25-days before trip commences - 50% of the total cost
  • Cancellation less than 21-days before the trip commences - 70% of the total cost
  • Cancellation after arrival or during the trip - 100% of the total cost
We, Annapurna Treks & Expeditions Pvt. Ltd., accept responsibility for ensuring that the services booked with us are as close as possible to the itinerary outfitted in our mutual understanding. You agree and understand that it may be necessary to adjust the program due to unforeseen factors. In such a case, the group leader and sirdar/guide will make the final decision.

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