The 20 Days Annapurna & Everest Panorama Trek
Isolated and forbidden by itself until 1950, the Himalayan country Nepal is becoming more popular as one of the unique natural, cultural and adventurous destinations in the world. The home of Mt. Everest, Buddha and Sherpas - Nepal is a place of eternal attraction with magical culture and people, ancient history, superb scenery and some of the best hikes on earth. Nepal offers an incredible diversity of sightseeing attractions and mountaineering opportunities found nowhere else on earth. The sights and sounds of Nepal are full of energy and life and rich with genuine excitement. Hundreds of thousands of tourists return to Nepal every year because of its beauty, simplicity and hospitality!
THE NATURAL BEAUTY
Nepal is a land of stunning natural beauty with hundreds of miles of forested hiking trails, rivers and streams, lush green valleys and hillside villages filled terraced fields. The snowy peaks of Mount Everest, Annapurna and over 1310 peaks over 6000 meters (19685 ft) draw thousands of trekkers and climbers from around the world. Nepal is a heaven for nature lovers.
GEOGRAPHICAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY
In the glittering length of the Himalayas, Nepal’s narrow breadth spans one of the most dramatic geographical and cultural transitions on earth. The elevation of the country ranges from 65 metres above sea level to the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest at 8,848 metres, all within a distance of 200 kilometres with climatic conditions ranging from tropical to arctic. Within this incredible variety of ecosystems and geography, there are 125 ethnic groups with their language and custom. The peaceful coexistence of multi-religious system and beliefs is one of the fascinating aspects of Nepal.
With a population of thirty million, Nepal is a melting pot of many races and tribes. The main characteristic of Nepali people is their simplicity and hospitality. Nepalese are simple in every way. Their means of livelihood, way of life, dresses, expenses etc. are all simple! They are very friendly and cooperative. Nepalese are well known for their hospitality and believe in “aateethee deva bhawa” which means “guest is a god.” The way Nepali respect and honour the guests are the finest in the world.
Trekking in Nepal is to travel on foot in the remote and unexposed areas where life has not changed in centuries. In the trekking, we walk through charming villages and valleys, river and forests, deep gorge and high passes, merging with the local people and seeing and experiencing the way of life they are living. And the breathtaking sceneries blends the physical challenge and mental relaxation, giving way to longevity and spiritual uplift. Nepal offers varieties of options of a day hikes to four weeks to four months hike.
Nepal possesses the most exceptional biodiversity in the world, ranging from the sub-tropical Rain forests to the Alpine deserts. There are more than 6000 flowering plant species in the country with several native plants. Himalayan Rhododendron is the most famous one.
Nepal has thirty species of large wild animals and approximately 180 species of mammals. The one-horned rhinoceros, the Royal Bengal tiger, crocodile, snow leopard, red panda, Himalayan black bear, and many other wild animals found in the forests of Nepal. Nepal has 840 different species of wetland, migratory and residential birds.
THE KATHMANDU VALLEY
The ancient city of Kathmandu is slowly turning into a modern metropolis, but within its bustling streets and squares remain numerous temples and monuments of great beauty and historical significance. The rich tapestry of the cultural heritage of Nepal is synthesized in Katmandu valley, representing a perfect example of harmony in urban design, elegant architectures, refined cultures, colourful bazaars and straightforward and hospitable people. Once separate kingdoms in it, Kathmandu valley contains three fabled cities - Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. Out of ten UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal, seven cultural heritage sites are in Kathmandu Valley. All those heritage sites are like open museums!
Some two hundred years ago a Western visitor wrote that there were as many temples as there were houses and many idols as there were people, in the city. Indeed Kathmandu boasts one of the largest assemblages of magnificent historical monuments and shrines ever built.
The Kathmandu valley surrounded with several most beautiful viewpoints such as Nagarkot, Dhulikhel and Namobuddha from where one can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the Himalayas: Manaslu (7,111m.), Langtang (7,246m.), Choba Bhamre (6,016m.) and even Everest (8,848m.). The view is particularly memorable at the end of the day when the sun slowly sets beyond the horizon, and the mountains glow in the evening light. Both sunrise and sunset, from these viewpoints, are truly breath-taking. Sometimes the lower valley remains under a thick cloud, setting off the mountains high above them.
TREKKING IN ANNAPURNA REGION
The famous Annapurna region is undoubtedly one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. The main attraction is the Annapurna range including its highest peak, Annapurna I (8,091m), the first of the 8,000-Metre Peaks to have been climbed (by a French team in 1950). Many other mountains are seen, such as Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna III (7,575m), Annapurna IV, Annapurna South and Dhaulagiri (8,167m).
TREKKING IN THE EVEREST REGION
Everest, the World’s highest mountain, rises in the eastern part of Nepal, in the Solu-Khumbu region, an area inhabited by the famous Sherpa people. The Sherpas started to become well known in the 1950s when the Tibet border closed following the occupation of Tibet. The trade between Nepal and Tibet stopped then, and the Sherpas, in search of a new means of livelihood, began to act as guides for foreign expeditions. Previously the Sherpas had never climbed mountains that are regarded by them as the abode of their gods.
The northern part of the district, the Khumbu, is encompassed in Everest National Park. To the east of Everest National Park is Makalu Barun National Park, a remote and wild stretch of mountain peaks and deep and densely forested valleys. To the west is the Rolwaling valley, a well-protected microcosm of cultures and ecology. The southern part of the district, Solu, is much less frequented by tourists, and consequently has retained much more traditional characteristics. The Peekye trek and the Dudh Kunda trek are two of the most beautiful destinations.
In this region, there are various established trekking routes one can optionally take a scenic walk of a week to 3 weeks. The significant passes that cross from one valley to another through some of its panoramas filed hill saddles are Renjo La, Cho La, Kongma La, which are also known as the three passes of Everest Region.
BHOTE KOSHI RAFTING
Bhote Koshi River is a two-day run of pure adventure. The rafting site, above Baharabise, is located in a distance of 3-hour thrilling drive from Kathmandu. The first phases of the journey take us out of Kathmandu valley to Dhulikel, 30 kilometres east of Kathmandu. Then we drive down-hill 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 to 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 team-work to make it joy-filled rafting experience.
THE CITY OF POKHARA
The town of Pokhara is situated next to the beautiful Phewa Tal lake with a stunning backdrop of the Annapurna Range behind. Pokhara is a relaxed place and is the ideal spot to enjoy relaxing after your trek has finished. There are opportunities to go boating on the lake, and for those interested in more extreme sports, you can do a tandem paragliding flight which will give you the most incredible view of the mountains.
Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu 1,350m., Nepal
Pick up at the airport and transfer to hotel at Boudhanath. Leisure time to rest. In the evening, we’ll 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 representing the Mind of the Buddha. Boudhanath stupa is the primary pilgrimage destination for Buddhists o from all over the planet. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 02 :Fly to Pokhara & trek to Ulleri 1951m.
A 40-minute flight, 2 hours’ drive, & 2 hours Trek.
In the morning, at around 8 a.m., we drive to Kathmandu airport to board a short flight to Pokhara. We will reach to Pokhara at approximately ten a. m where our porter and jeep will be waiting for our arrival.
We then start driving about 52 kilometres to a small village called Hile, from where we will start our walk for the next four days. Leave the vehicle and walk about 30 minutes to reach Tikhe Dunga, where we’ll make the lunch stop, a pleasant place where most of the trekkers from or to Gorapani makes a rest. After around 2 hours of relaxation and a hearty lunch, we start to walk, which is about 1 hour and 40 minutes walking up to Ulleri village. It is a village of Poon Magars (one of the ethnic group of Nepal). Ulleri offers the first panorama of Mount Annapurna south and Hium Chuli. Stay in a guest house.
Day 03 : Trek to Ghorepani 2874m.
A 5 hours Trek
After breakfast, we’ll begin the walk of the second day through a forest full of rhododendrons and pine and with a beautiful view of Mount Macchapuchare (Fish-tailed Mountain). Ghorepani village lies on a saddle of a hill 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. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Accommodation in Tea-house/Lodge.
Day 04 :Excursion to Poon Hill 3,210m. and trek to Tadapani 2730m.
A 5 hours Trek
This day we will go to the Poon Hill viewpoint. Early in the morning, before breakfast, 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 at the behind the dazzling Annapurnas. The views from there are indescribable.
Then we back to the Lodge for a good breakfast, and we will begin our trek a day ahead. The first part of trek requires a gentle climbing through a lovely hill ridge which provides a beautiful panorama of Dhaulagiri range, Kaligandaki gorge, the deepest gorge on earth, and the mountain that includes Tukche, Nilgiri, Annapurna range and Fishtail. To the southwest are a deep valley and rolling hills till the end of the horizon. Finally, we arrive at a Hill Saddle called Deurali with two teahouses, where one may want a rest / tea-stop. From here the trail descent direct to Banthanti through a narrow gorge and a lush jungle area with tall pine and rhododendron trek. Banthati is a lovely warm place under a sheer face, where we stop for lunch. From Banthanti the trail makes a level traverse through seemingly rain forest and arrive at Tadapani, another beautiful viewpoint to enjoy the panorama of Annapurna South, Hiumchuli and Fishtail!. Accommodation in 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 Gandruk is three hours walk. From Tadapani the trail goes down continuously to Gandruk with views of Mount Fishtail and Annapurna South. Gandrud is a village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal, has its dialect, culture, dresses and lifestyle. Gandrud 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 in the evening take a Jeep drive to Pokhara. The road descends through Modi River valley through sparse villages and fields. Once the trail descends from Naudanda, there are magnificent sceneries of Lamjung Himal, Fewa Lake, Peace Stupa and city of Pokhara.
Arrive and get distributed into the rooms and free time. We are just in-front of Fewa lake with many choices of restaurants and shops. Time permitting recommended to walk through the bank of Lake Fewa for some stunning views.
Day 06 :Paraglide, visit and fly to Kathmandu
Early in the morning, before breakfast, we drive to Sarangkot viewpoint to enjoy the sunrise views. The view from the lookout covers the entire Annapurna: Lamjung, Dhaulagiri, Pokhara, and it’s surrounding.
We will stop in one of the restaurants for a sunrise breakfast and prepare for a paragliding flight to Pokhara.
We walk to Sarankot Paragliding spot to meet the pilot. After an expert briefing we take-off with our pilot on the Paraglider. The 45-minutes flight affords views of Annapurna range, Fishtailed Mountain, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, and the Dhaulagiri range. The view also includes villages and monasteries perched on hilltops, and deep valleys, river gorges and Pokhara City. We finally get landed at Lakeside paragliding landing location and transferred to our hotel.
Just after landing, at the Lakeside, we 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. Evening in leisure.
Day 07 :Fly to Lukla 2,866m. and trek to Phakding 2652m.
A 45 minutes flight and 3 hours trek.
Early in the morning, at 07:30 hour, we’ll drive to Tribhuvan International Airport to board a Helicopter flight to Lukla. It is an exhilarating mountain flight of 45 minutes. During the helicopter journey, you can enjoy exceptional views of the Himalaya and most of the villages and valleys. Upon arrival to Lukla, you’ll meet the guide, porters and Sherpa staff. At Lukla, we stop for about an hour for refreshments and to reorganize and kitbags for porters. After a short tour of Lukla village, we’ll set out on a trek of about 3 hours to Phakdingma, where we’ll lodge for the night.
A pleasant walk of the first day passes through several Sherpa villages with the view of Kongde Peak. Phakdingma is a lovely place for an overnight stop set on the bank of the Dudhkunda river.
Day 08 :Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m.
A 5 hours trek.
Today’s trek goes through the villages of Toktok and Jorsalle and on to Namche. The entire route is scenic and full of nature. The surrounding hills are covered with dense forest and beyond them are mountaintops capped with snow. After a lunch stop in Jorsalle, we continue to Namche Bazaar. Along the way, we climb to a vantage point called Topdanda, near Namche Bazaar. From there, weather permitting, one can see Mt. Everest and the Tengboche valley and its famed monastery. Half an hour later and you are at Namche Bazaar, the “capital of the Khumbu valley”.
Namche Bazaar, surrounded by beautiful mountains from all direction, is the commercial centre of the Khumbu region. If you arrive on a Friday, you can view the weekly bazaar the next day, when local people converge from the surrounding area. In the Khumbu Valley killing of any animal is forbidden so people from lower valleys come on Saturdays to sell meat and everyday supplies and the local people and hotel/lodge operator from around to buy.
Day 09 :Trek to Khumjung 3,790m.
A 2 hours trek.
Today, your guide will take you to visit the monastery in Namche, Sagarmatha National Park Museum and the Sherpa House Museum.
Instead of staying all day in Namche, we move to the village of Khumjung. After lunch, we make a scenic Namche to Khumjung trek. The trail leads through the nose-ridge above Namche to Syangboche, a short landing field for Pilatus porter plane. The higher we go, 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 us from all directions.
Going to Khumjung, there are several trails. Still, we take the going 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., 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 they have ever seen. At this hotel will surely make a stop for a cup of tea/coffee and enjoy the most magnificent panorama that the place offers.
Then we descend to the village of Khumjung where we can optionally visit Khumjung monastery and its village.
Day 10 :Trek to Dole 4,084m.
A 5 hours trek.
The trek starts with magnificent views of Amadablam 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 house 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. Then the trail descends to Phortse Tenga, where we will meet the river that follows from Gokyo valley, a paradise valley to marvel at up to Gokyo. A gentle climb from Phortse Tenga offers a startling 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, is a beautiful place with an enchanting view of Mt. Amadablam.
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 Macchermo Che. Machhermo lies watching over a small valley, which looks out east onto a fine panorama.
Day 12 :Trek to Gokyo 4,750m.
A 3 hours trek.
The trail first passes along a cliff and crosses a rushing glacial river. Finally, we 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 itself is a most impressive place of blue lakes, dazzling views of giant mountains and a breath-taking glacier.
Day 13 :Day hike to Fifth Lake 4,980m.
A 6 hours trek.
Today we take a day hike to the fifth lake to the north of Gokyo. In about 2.30 hours walking, we reach the fourth lake known as Thonak Tsho (4,840m) and further continuing, we 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 from where one will get to see the beautiful views of Mt. Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Ngozumpa glacier, Everest, Nuptse Lhotse, and Makalu. In the afternoon, we retrace the trail down to Gokyo (4,750m).
Day 14 :Excursion to Gokyo-Ri 5,483m. and trek to Phortse 3,840m.
A 6 hours trek.
The foot of Gokyo Ri lies five minutes away from the stream that feeds the Gokyo Lake. After an hour of steady and panoramic going up, one reaches the summit of Gokyo Peak. Your effort to reach 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 essential photograph or whatever one wishes, return to Gokyo for a hearty breakfast.
Then we 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 less frequented by local and trekkers, provide peaceful sanctuary to the wildlife and birds, and we may enjoy seeing some of them. The magnificent mountain sceneries are in every direction. At Phortse village we check into the lodge. This village is one of the typical Sherpa villages of Khumbu region and offers an excellent panorama containing Mount Amadablam, Kangthega, Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru and Tengboche Monastery.
Day 15 :Trek to Namche and Jorsalle.
A 5 hours trek.
We go down to Phortse Tenga and cross the river that flows from the Gokyo Valley, and then begin a steep climb to the hilltop to Mongla. There we take tea-brake and enjoy the magnificent panorama once again. The trail further descends to Sanasa, below the Khumjung village, where we will make our lunch stop or one may continue further thirty-five minutes to Namche.
From Namche, the trail directly drops to the Dudh Koshi River. We are getting back again to “European” altitudes as we descend towards the entrance to Everest National Park at Jorsalle, a pleasant place to spend a night after several days in height.
Day 16 :Trek to Lukla 2,866m.
A 6 hours trek.
From Jorsalle the trail mostly follows the river. We retrace through some small Sherpa villages and arrive at Lukla. In Lukla, we spend our 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 two days’ trek and one-day bus ride to Kathmandu or stay at Lukla to continue another trek back to Everest region!
Day 17 :Fly to Kathmandu and visit Bhaktapur.
A 45 minutes flight and 45 minutes’ drive.
We’ll board an early morning flight, 08:00 hours, to Kathmandu and arrive at Kathmandu before 9 a.m. We then continue to 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.
Day 18 :Drive to Khadichour and raft.
A 3 hours’ drive and 2 hours rafting.
In the morning, at 07:30 hours, drive to Khadichour, 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. Then start the river journey with continuous hits of class three rapids. After rafting for about 16 kilometres, we reach our campsite. The rest of the day is free to enjoy at camp and around.
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, which is 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 there are several significant rapids such as Liquid Bliss, Fake Right Go Left, and Golden Gate and finally put us at our take-out point, at the Sukute beach, where we will take lunch and head back to Kathmandu, another 3 hours’ drive. A 3 hours rafting and 3 hours’ drive.
Day 20 :Visit UNESCO sites
A 6 to 7 hrs walking
Today we visit the UNESCO site of Patan. After visiting all these places, return to Patan city. Believed to have been founded in the third century BC, and later expanded in the sixth century, the ancient town of Patan renowned for its rich Buddhist heritage, 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 were comprised only with monks and artisans. We will visit major Buddhist temples of Patan such as Golden temple founded in the 12th century, Mahaboudha (Temple of thousand Buddhas) of 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, 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.
Day 21 :Departure
A 6 to 7 hrs walking
Breakfast and free time till the time limit. In the indicated time, our office representative and vehicle arrive at your hotel to serve you till the airport. Drive to Kathmandu international airport see off formalities and departure.
Number in Group Costs per person (per hotel category in cities)
3-Star hotels 4-Star hotels 5-Star hotels
2-3 Persons US $3598 US $3778 US $3928
4-5 Persons US $3355 US $3535 US $3685
6-7 Persons US $3243 US $3423 US $3573
8-10 Persons US $3131 US $3311 US $3461
Single room Supl. US $345 US $525 US $875
- Airport pick up and departure services as per itinerary Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu airfare (Tax included)
- Pokhara to Hile and Gandruk to Pokhara transportation by Jeep
- Annapurna conservation area entry and TIMS permits
- A Trekking Map of Annapurna and Everest region in group
- A good sleeping bag to each member
- A pair of a trekking pole to each member
- A satellite mobile phone for communication in an emergency (Personal usage available with 4$ per minute call)
- A small Medial kit box for first add medical purpose.
- 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 helicopter service (Tax included)
- Khumbu Pasang Lhamu entry fee
- Everest National Park entry fee
- 1 Trekking guide in the group and one porter between every two-member for both Annapurna and Everest panorama trekking period
- Two days Bhote Koshi river rafting on full board basis and ground transportations.
- Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley, with a language Speaking guide
- Entrance fees to the cities and monument sites for the whole programme
- Insurance and all expenses of local staff
- All taxes and agencies service charges
- Travel insurance, International air tickets, Nepal entry visa
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Alcoholic and mineral beverages during the trek
- Tips and those, not mentioned in above price include section.
3-Star hotels 4-Star hotels 5-Star hotels
Kathmandu Marshyangdi Shanker Del’ Annapurna
Pokhara Lakeside Retreat 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)
Nepal has four primary seasons:
1. Winter : December–February
2. Spring : March-May
3. Summer : June–August
4. Autumn : September – November
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 richness. 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 month Japanese tourists and from other countries, loving the high Himalaya flower, comes to sight flowers. And most of the tourist willing to travel to Tibet comes 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 see with flood and travelling during these months is hot and temperature may reach to around 38 degrees, but during this time the Indian tourists visit Nepal to escape the heat in their lowlands. During winter months the part of Terai will be misty and may find under winter mist until late morning (11 a.m.).
End of February to mid-May is the best time for fauna and flora both in the mountains and in Terai. During this time one may find a lot of rhododendron flower, magnolia, wild orchids and birdlife. The weather mostly remains fine in all parts of Nepal.
January February are 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 degrees (after sunset and before sunrise). During day time will be around 5 to 11 degree and more if sunny. Nepal is a sunny country, so the temperature, even full winter, is much better than some European country and in American and in Canada. Many of them from those countries travel to Nepal to escape their cold weather and to enjoy the sunny Himalaya Panorama.
The best months to take this itinerary is from the second week of March to end of May and from the first week of October to mid of December.
The total length of the trip:
20 nights/21 days
Moderate to strenuous
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
4-days panoramic Ghorepani trek
10-days Gokyo Everest View trek
2-days Bhote Koshi river rafting
Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu
Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu by helicopter
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.
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.
- Visit Nepal’s one of the most preferred tourist destination Pokhara.
- 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
- 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