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Himalayas, Nepal

Trek Nepal - Walk the Annapurna and Everest Trails

  • TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAY IDEA

Duration

13 Days

Prices Start from

$4,191pp (ex. flights)

Suitable for

Adventure Traveller Solo Traveller

Trekking in the world’s most spectacular mountain range, this 13 day holiday has been designed to experience the best that both the Annapurna and Everest regions of Nepal have to offer, without requiring any technical climbing experience.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Buddha Wisdom Eyes, Kathmandu, Nepal 1

Kathmandu

Explore the highlights of Kathmandu including a walk to Boudinath.

Bridge, Trek, Annapurna, Nepal 2

Annapurna Treks

Trek from Pokhara, following the Modi river, climbing towards the Annapurna Range.

Butter Lamps, Nepal 3

Namche Bazaar

Burn a butter lamp for your loved ones at Namche Monastery.

4

Landing at Lukla

Experience landing at Lukla, the highest airstrip in the world, carved out of the mountain side.

Why we like it

This trip has it all. Touching upon two of the world’s greatest classic treks. Experience the high mountains of Nepal. A dream come true for many, see the windswept peak of Everest, traverse high passes, meet holy men and take in nature. Aside from the trekking, one of the highlights will be your mountain flight in the Everest region which will allow you to view Everest and the surrounding peaks at close quarters.

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  • Day 1-2

    Kathmandu

  • Day 3

    Kathmandu - Pokhara - Annapurna Circuit

  • Day 4

    Annapurna Circuit

  • Day 5

    Annapurna Circuit

  • Day 6

    Pokhara - Kathmandu

  • Day 7

    Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (Everest Region)

  • Day 8

    Phakding - Monjo (Everest Region)

  • Day 9

    Monjo - Namche Bazaar

  • Day 10

    Namche Bazaar

  • Day 11

    Namche Bazaar - Lukla - Kathmandu

  • Day 12

    Kathmandu

  • Day 13

    Kathmandu

Day 1-2

Kathmandu

Buddha Wisdom Eyes, Kathmandu, Nepal

Explore the highlights of Kathmandu including a walk to Boudinath, the largest stupa in Asia.

Day 3

Kathmandu - Pokhara - Annapurna Circuit

Temple Bell, Annapurna, Nepal

Gently trek from Pokhara, following the Modi river, climbing towards the Annapurna Range.

Day 4

Annapurna Circuit

Day 5

Annapurna Circuit

Day 6

Pokhara - Kathmandu

Day 7

Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (Everest Region)

Experience landing at Lukla, the highest airstrip in the world, carved out of the mountain side.

Day 8

Phakding - Monjo (Everest Region)

Day 9

Monjo - Namche Bazaar

Going to Everest, Nepal

Every Saturday morning, Namche Bazaar gears up for the weekly market fair which lights up the place.

Day 10

Namche Bazaar

Day 11

Namche Bazaar - Lukla - Kathmandu

Day 12

Kathmandu

Day 13

Kathmandu

More details

Phewa Lake, Pokhara, Nepal
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Lake View, Pokhara, Nepal
Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara

A relatively small city and known as one of the main gateways to the Himalayas, Pokhara is one of the most popular destinations in Nepal. Visitors are greeted by the stunning Mt Machhapuchhre, which looms large and reflects in the still waters of Lake Taal. Activities in Pokhara include hiring a boat on Phewa Tal Lake, which is the second largest in Nepal. Pokhara has an interesting old area as well as an elaborate Hindu temple and a Buddhist monastery.

Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge, Pokhara, Himalayas, Nepal
Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge, Kathmandu, Nepal, Nepal
The Pavilions Himalayas, Pokhara, Nepal
The Pavilions Himalayas, Pokhara, Nepal

Ker & Downey Lodges

Stylish lodges, handcrafted by local artisans, Ker & Downey offer home comforts during these shorter treks. The Sanctuary Lodge offers stunning sunset views of the sacred Fishtail Mountain. The lodge is reached by walking alongside the Modi River passing quiet villages. The second stop is Gurung Lodge, depicting tribal style houses with views of the surrounding valleys. The walk takes you onwards through orchids, rhododendrons and subtropical forest, home to Tibetan traders. Basanta Lodge, in Dhampus, is the final stop on the Annapurna Circuit and offers views of the entire range.

Bridge, Seti River, Nepal
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Everest Trail

The starting point for many of the Everest treks is Lukla. After a spectacular mountain flight into the small town, the trekking crew meets you at the airstrip. A soft walk to Phakding Lodge, continuing the next day to the village of Monjo – crossing many of typical wire suspension bridges iconic in this area, to reach this destination. The third day is the climb to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar. You have now reached 3000 metres. From here there are a number of wonderful viewpoints to see the rockstars of the mountain world, spread out before you:Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest and Ama Dablam. Visit the delightful villages of Kumjung and Kunde with their health post and school both started by the Sir Edmund Hilary Fund.

Butter Lamps, Nepal
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Prayer Wheels, Nepal
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Nepalese Women, Nepal
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Tibetan Traders of Namche Bazaar

Once a major trading centre of the Khumbu region, Sherpas from neighbouring villages and traders from Tibet would gather to barter goods displaying exotic traditional arts and crafts. Namche Bazaar despite its prosperity still maintains its ancient culture, traditions, and heartwarming hospitality. Every Saturday morning, Namche Bazaar gears up for the weekly market fair which lights up the place. This fair puts the spotlight on the middle of the town, where traders from Tibet and other villages display their artefacts and essential goods to attract potential customers.

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Ker & Downey Lodges, Annapurna Circuit £££££

  • Nepal
  • Wilderness

Located in the Annapurna Mountains, the Ker and Downey Lodges offer the perfect opportunity to experience trekking in the Himalaya in luxury and comfort. With hot showers, comfortable beds and great food, these lodges are the best on offer whilst trekking. There are seven lodges on the circuit all set an easy day walk apart from each other. Each lodge accommodates between only 14 and 20 people. Every room in each lodge has an en-suite bathroom with hot running water and everything is provided from sheets and blankets to hot water bottles, down jackets, scarves and hats. You will trek for around five to six hours each day, with your English speaking guide and porter who will carry everything for you, even your water bottle.

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The Pavilions Himalayas £££££

  • Nepal
  • Farmstead and Ranches

The Pavilions Himalayas is nestled in the natural paradise of a lushly forested valley and set against the backdrop of the majestic Himalayan mountain range in Nepal. Set on an organic farm, guests enjoy the natural beauty of Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna Himalayas. Whether adventurous or contemplative, guests can be reassured of the resort’s deep commitment to the sustainability of the natural environment and the welfare of the people of Nepal. The entire resort and its 14 luxurious villas are powered by solar and renewable energy, and the organic farm is the source for fresh produce and dairy products used to make all meals. For even more adventure consider staying at the Pavilions Lake View tented eco-resort on the opposite side of Phewa Lake.

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Dwarika’s Hotel £££££

  • Nepal
  • City

Dwarika’s Hotel is a museum-like complex showcasing a wide range of traditional Nepali art. All of its 71 rooms display original works of art – they have four-poster beds and deluxe bathrooms with sunken baths. There is also a presidential suite and two further standard suites. Room service offers light refreshments and the hotel has two restaurants, a bar, a library, and a meeting room. Massages are also available. The hotel is close to the national heritage sites of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. It is in the heart of a busy and colourful street with people and farm animals constantly passing by.

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In Kathmandu, our guide Archie was fabulous. She was knowledgeable, thoughtful, fun, warm, open and a total pleasure to have with us. She really made sure we got the most out of our two days in Kathmandu - a real class act.

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A note on price

Prices will vary depending on the time of year you are travelling. Prices do not include international flights. Please ask one of our Travel Experts for an accurate quote. Flights purchased through Steppes Travel departing from the UK are ATOL protected.

This Itinerary
Price
From $4,191 Per person

When to travel

With two distinct seasons, dry and wet, Nepal is at its best from October through to December. This is when the monsoon, which runs from June to September, come to an end and the dry season begins, leaving the countryside green, lush and bursting with life. Mountain views are clear and crisp across the Himalayans.

Visitors going to Nepal in January and February should expect freezing temperatures in the evening but with this brings fewer crowds arguably making it a perfect time to discover the country. March, April and May see the temperatures begin to climb and the humidity reaching its height before the monsoon rains arrive. The springtime is warmer but cloud build-up over the Himalayan peaks occurs.

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