Everest, Annapurna Trek with Kathmandu, Chitwan Tour

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  • Duration: 16 Days
  • Max Altitude: 3,880 m/12,729ft
  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Arrival City : Kathmandu
  • Departure City : Kathmandu
  • Meals: 15 Breakfast, 11 Lunch, 12 Dinner
  • Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel and Teahouse during Trek

Everest, Annapurna Trek with Kathmandu, Chitwan Tour is the perfect blend of comfortable tour for some one who wants to see important highlights of Nepal doing both trek and tour and understand and see Nepal without much effort. This tour includes two most popular trekking routes in Nepal, Everest and Annapurna along with a cultural day tour of Kathmandu and wildlife tour in Chitwan National Park.  While Everest trek takes you to 3,880/12729 ft, Annapurna trekking route goes up to 3,210 m/10,531ft only. In both the trek you will be given enough time to walk in a slow pace for 3-4 hours a day along with rest and lunch time in between the walk. This rewarding tour offers spectacular mountain views  and an insight into the culture and wildlife of Himalayan country, Nepal.

Trip Highlights

  • Trek to 2 most popular trekking routes of Nepal, Everest and Annapurna trek
  • Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu Round Trip Flight
  • Walk through the beautiful villages of different ethnic communities
  • Highest point we reach at Everest trek is 3,880m and at Annapurna trek is 3,210m
  • Cultural day tour of Kathmandu
  • Wildlife Tour in Chitwan National Park

Trip Cost Includes

  • 4 Star Hotel Accommodation for 4 Nights in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • 4 Star Hotel Accommodation for 1 Night in Pokhara with Breakfast
  • 4 Star Hotel Accommodation for 2 Nights in Chitwan
  •  Tea house during trek for 8 Nights
  •  Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu Round Trip flight with airport taxes
  •  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trek and in Chitwan 
  •  Welcome and Farewell Dinner in a Traditional Nepalese Restaurant in Kathmandu
  • Jeep Safari and all activities and all entry fee in Chitwan National Park
  •  Highly experienced trekking guide and 1 Porter for 2 trekkers
  •  English speaking local guide for Kathmandu and jungle guide for Chitwan Wildlife Tour
  •  Annapurna Conservation Park permit and TIMS permit for trekking in Everest region
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit and TIMS permit for trekking in Annapurna region
  •  All ground transportation/airport pick up drop will be in comfortable private vehicles
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • All government and Local Taxes
  • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket [to be returned after trek]
  • Eve Holidays T Shirt, Cap and Duffel Bag.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Tips, drinks and Personal expenses (Laundry, battery recharge, bottle water, shower etc)
  • Meals in Kathmandu/Pokhara not mentioned in itinerary
  • Monument entry fee in Kathmandu Tour

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300 meters)

On arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative from Eve Holidays will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Included Meals: Welcome Dinner

Day 2: Guided Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour

Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath, a pagoda style Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is considered to be the powerhouse of Hindu spiritual power in religious terms. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple is 6 kms from Kathmandu city and just a few hundred meters from the end of the runway at Tribhuwan International Airport. Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the main temple, but you can view the temple from the east bank of River Bagmati. Pashupatinath is the center of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temples are the cremation grounds.

BoudhnathStupa: Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, this enormous stupa where thousands of pilgrims gather daily to make a ritual circumnavigation of the dome, beneath the watchful eyes of the Buddha, which gaze out from the gilded central tower. This is one of the few places in the world where Tibetan Buddhist culture, and the lanes around the stupa are crammed with monasteries and the surrounding is a paraphernalia for Buddhist life.

Swoyambhunath Temple: This Buddhist Stupa, said to be 2000 years old is a perfect architecture of gilded spire and white washed dome located under thousands of fluttering prayer flags. From the spire, four faces of Buddha stare out across the valley in the cardinal directions. The entire structure is symbolic. The white dome represents the earth,  the nose like shape below the piercing eyes is actually the nepali number ‘one’ signifying unity, and above is a third eye signifying the insight of the Buddha, while the 13 tiered beehive like structure at the top symbolizes the 13 stages that human being has to pass through to achieve nirvana. The base is ringed by prayer wheels which pilgrims circuiting the stupa spin each one as they pass by.

Patan Durbar Square: Located about 5 km south of Kathmandu in the Kathmandu Valley, on the southern side of the Bagmati River, Patan is one of the three royal cities in the valley. A paradise of fine arts, Patan is filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments. The city of Patan is believed to have been built in the third century B.C. by the Kirat dynasty. It was expanded by Lichhavis in the 6th century A.D. and again by the Mallas in medieval period. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara, to Nayapul and Trek to Birethanti (30 minute walk)

We leave early and drive westwards to Pokhara. This town is set in a beautiful valley and is overlooked by Machhapuchhare, one of the most distinctive of the Himalayan peaks. We continue on another 1.5 hour drive through Pokhara to NayaPul and from there have a 30-minute walk to the village of Birethanthi, where we stay overnight. Birethanthi is a riverside village at the confluence of the Modi Khola and the Burungdi Khola.

Overnight: Lodge in Birethanti

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Trek to Ghorepani (5-6 hours walk)

Today we cross the Burungdi Khola and then have a steep climb up a series of stone steps past wonderful terraced hillsides to the village of Ulleri. The trail continues climbing and now enters a beautiful forest. This lofty rhododendron forest is one of the highpoints of the trek as it is full of birds. We hope to see Rosefinches, Laughing Thrush, Woodpecker, Babblers and Warblers. We may also see Common Langur Monkeys and the very rare Red Panda or Muntjac. We eventually arrive at Ghorepani and can relax outside the lodge with great sunset views of the Annapurna Himal.

Overnight: Lodge in Ghorepani

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Trek to Tadapani (5 hours walk) Poon Hill Viewpoint at 3,210 m

This morning there is an optional ascent of Poon Hill (about an hour’s walk above Ghorepani) to see the spectacular sunrise over the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himals. As the sun pops out from behind the mountains the sky glows red and pink in the first rays of the sun and the panorama from the summit must be one of the world’s great mountain vistas. Best seen at dawn, it’s well worth the effort of the climb. After breakfast we head east, following a forested ridge to cross a pass at 3,193m. The trail then descends through dense forests of fir, spruce, oak and rhododendron home to many birds and a few mammals. Passing through Banthanti at 2,620m, we climb back to 2,745m, where we reach another small pass at Tadapani where we have a superb view of Annapurna South and the peak of Machhapuchhare.

Overnight: Lodge in Tadapani

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Trek to Ghandruk (1,970m)

An easier walk today through wonderful uninhabited forest with great mountain views. This forest is one of the highlights of the trek. Look out for monkeys and high forest birds including Tragopan, Juniper Finch and Rosefinches. We emerge from the forest just above Ghandruk, the largest Gurung village in the area. This area is mostly populated by subsistence farmers who tend the carefully laid out terraces. Stretching thousands of feet down steep hillsides they are a work of art and the Nepalis are experts at using every piece of land. Wheat, rice and vegetables are grown throughout the year on the well-tended terraces. Although there are now many new modern lodges in Ghandruk there are still older traditional houses with their neat slate roofs. In the afternoon your leader will take you on a village walk and in the evening we can relax in the teahouse and watch the sunset on Annapurna South.

Overnight: Lodge in Ghandruk

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Trek to Naya Pul ( 3-4 hours trek) and drive to Pokhara ( 1.5 hours drive)

Descending on stone staircases towards the Modi Khola, and passing through Shyauli Bazaar we come to the pretty village of Birethanthi, where we have lunch overlooking the river. Another short walk brings us to Naya Pul, where we will meet the road and drive back to Pokhara. There will be time this afternoon to explore the pretty lakeside Pokhara. You could go for a boat trip on the lake looking for water birds or just sit and relax in one of the many lakeside cafes.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel in Pokhara

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Drive to Chitwan

Today we drive to Chitwan National Park. On reaching the lodge in the National Park, our Jungle Guide will brief about the activities.

Chitwan is in the lowlands of Nepal, known as the ‘terai’. The National Park comprises 932 square kilometres of sal and riverine forest and grassland. It is a magnificent and unspoilt jungle environment with a greater variety of wildlife than any other part of Nepal. 543 species of bird have been recorded and we should be able to spot many of these as well as some of the 43 species of mammals and reptiles including Indian Rhinocerous, Gharial Crocodile, Sambar, Mutjac Deer, Rhesus and Monkeys. There are also Tigers, Sloth Bears and Leopards in the park but these are rarely seen. During our stay here we will be based at a simple lodge and will make excursions into the forest on foot and on elephant back. We also make trips along the Rapti River in a dugout canoe, looking for crocodile and observing the abundant bird life.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel in Chitwan

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Activities in Chitwan

After breakfast in the lodge we go for canoe ride along the Rapti River which is an excellent opportunity for Bird Watching and for seeing the rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial. + Jungle Walk + on the way back one can enjoy the elephant bathing. After lunch we go for Jeep Safari whcih is an excellent opportunity to see different kinds of animals such as deer, rhinoceros, wild bore, monkey, leopard, sloth bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger.

Overnight: Hotel with Swimming Pool

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu

An early morning wakeup call followed by tea orcoffee. Again your guide will take you for a Bird Watching / Elephant Safari / Jungle Walk followed by breakfast with a 5 hours drive to Kathmandu.

Overnight:  4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 11: Fly to Lukla; Trek to Phakding (2,652m)

We fly to the mountain airstrip of Lukla (2,800m), and set off on the first short leg of our trek, heading northwards up the valley of the DudhKosi. We descend from the small plateau, down into the forested valley. The trail offers some tantalising views before reaching the small settlement of Phakding (2,652m), where we spend our first night.

Overnight: Lodge in Phakding

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Trek from Phakding to Namche

From Phakding, we cross and re-cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve the fragile mountain environment. You then take a steep hike to Namche. If the weather is clear, you get the first glimpse of Mt Everest. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market – a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La.

Overnight: Lodge in Namche

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Acclimatization day in Namche

Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Tengboche. To acclimatize, you can do a strenuous day walk to a higher altitude, coming back down to Namche for sleep.

Overnight: Lodge in Namche

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Trek from Namche to Syangboche and Trek back to Lukla

After an early breakfast, the route starts by climbing upto the Syangboche airstrip. Above the airstrip is the Hotel Everest View, listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the highest hotel on earth from where you catch the nice view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. You trek back to Lukla.

Overnight: Lodge in Lukla

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu

In the early morning you take off from Lukla airstrip for a spectacular mountain flight back to Kathmandu. After being met at the domestic airport terminal and transferred to your hotel, the rest of the day is free to explore this wonderful city; shopping for souvenirs, trying out the various restaurants in Thamel or simply relaxing.

We spend our last evening in Kathmandu in a farewell dinner together sharing photos recalling the excitements of trip and exchanging emails in one of the traditional Nepalese restaurant.

Overnight:  4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Included Meals:  Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 16: Departure flight home

Today you will be transferred to airport for your departure flight home, few hours before flight time.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Accommodation during Everest, Annapurna Trek with Kathmandu, Chitwan Tour

In Kathmandu/Pokhara/Pokhara, you will stay in 4 Star Hotels with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, you stay in teahouses/lodges that generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. Accommodation are on a twin sharing basis. The accommodation in lodges in trekking routes can be single and double rooms, or a dormitory. The toilets in tea houses provide essential and basic facilities and are always outside the room. Single supplement will be provided on request and will cost an additional and depend upon availability. Although single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu/Pokhara/Chitwan and the trekking regions at lower elevation, it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations. Hotels in Kathmandu/Pokhara/Chitwan can be upgraded to 5 star in an additional cost.

Food during Everest, Annapurna Trek with Kathmandu, Chitwan Tour

In Kathmandu/Pokhara breakfast, welcome dinner and farewell dinner are provided. While on trekking and in Chitwan, we provide breakfast, lunch and dinner. Usually, each day dinner and breakfast will be at  teahouses/lodges where you will stay and lunch will be on the way. We make it sure that the food is hygienic and at the same time suits your palate. Foods cooked in lodges and guesthouses on the way are pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat (rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization. In many larger villages you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always find hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps.

Best Months for Everest, Annapurna Trek with Kathmandu, Chitwan Tour

The spring time from March to May and the Autumn months from September to November is considered the best months for Everest, Annapurna Trek with Kathmandu, Chitwan Tour

Experience Required for Everest, Annapurna Trek with Kathmandu, Chitwan Tour

Anyone who is fit and healthy and have a habit of walking for few of hours a day can do this trek. However walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance your stamina. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lungs and blood diseases are required to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Eve Holidays about the medical condition before booking the trek.

Acclimatization during Everest, Annapurna Trek with Kathmandu, Chitwan Tour

All of Eve Holidays trekking itineraries are planned keeping in mind the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Going up at higher altitude too fast causes a medical condition called AMS which is serious enough to kill if neglected. We are well aware that it is essential to allow you sufficient time for acclimatization to minimize the risk. However it is important to remember that some people are more vulnerable than others. So we suggest to avoid alcohol and drink enough water and get good night sleep during the trek.

Frequently Asked Questions

How difficult is Everest, Annapurna Trek with Kathmandu, Chitwan Tour?

This is an easy trek that goes only up to an altitude of 3,880 meters and if you have a habit of exercise and walking, you will have no problem at all. Rest of the trip is the Kathmandu Cultural Tour and the Chitwan Wildlife Tour

Can I change the travel date after the trip is booked?

Do I get refund if I cancel the trip?

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    Wow! this was an amazing trip we had. Thanks to my guides.

    May 9, 2023
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