EVEREST AND ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK

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destination Everest /Annapurna
duration 26 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Everest /Annapurna
max altitude 5,550m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hours
accommodation Hotel/Teahouse
season All season

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No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 2,990
Pax 2 USD 2,950
Pax 3 USD 2,890
Pax 4 to 6 USD 2,850
Pax 7 to 12 USD 2,790
Pax 13 to 18 USD 2,750
Pax 19 to 24 USD 2,690
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EVEREST AND ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK

Here is a trek that combines two of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal – Annapurna and Everest Base Camp, and traverses through the Sagarmatha National Park, and the Annapurna Conservation Area. 

The Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC - 5365m) will follow in the footsteps of New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal stood before their famous ascent of the world’s tallest mountain - Mt. Everest (8848m). You will be heading into the UNESCO and World Heritage Sagamartha National Park. You will visit the famous Tengboche Monastery where you can see this massive peak, as well as other 8000m plus peaks like Lhotse (8516m) and Makalu (8463m). You will ascend to Kala Patthar (5643m) which is the closest viewpoint of Mt. Everest and other massive snow-capped Himalayan peaks. At EBC you can see the Khumbu Glacier as it slowly descends down the face of Everest.

On the trail you will see numerous chortens (Buddhist stone monuments), prayer flags, yaks grazing, bamboo and rhododendron forests and the distinctive Tibetan style architecture of this region.

Here is a some of the soaring snow-capped peaks you will see along the Annapurna trail: Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m) Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.), Mt. Annapurna III (7555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m), Mt. Annapurna south (7219m), Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Machapuchare (6998m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m) and Tukuche Peak (6920m). 

From ABC you can view Tharpu Chuli (5663m), Singu Chuli (6501m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and South Annapurna (7219m). One of the main features of this trek is being exposed to the unique cultures of various villages and their enduring lifestyle high in the mountains, such as the Gurung, Tamang, Sherpa, Magar and Thakali people. Many of these villages have age-old Buddhist and Hindu temples. The trail takes us through Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chomrong, Deurali villages before reaching Annapurna Base Camp (ABC).

Sherpa Expedition & Trekking have been providing tours to the Himalayan region for over 40 years and have an excellent reputation for taking care of their clients; taking care of all permits, paperwork, meals and accommodation on the trail.

ITINERARY

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Your adventure begins at Kathmandu. On arrival, a staff member from the Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Our representative will give you a briefing on what to expect on the trek. You will stay here overnight at a hotel in Thamel – the tourist hub of Kathmandu.

Today you will be picked up from your hotel by our guide and taken to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla takes about 35 minutes, giving you time to view the spectacular Himalayan peaks. Your trek begins with an easy trek passing a Kani (ceremonial gatehouse) and then descends before heading above Kyangma village. We then head to Cheplung village where the trail passes through a forest close to the Dudh Koshi River. After crossing the suspension bridge you climb over the ridge to Ghat Village and then pass some Mani walls, Chortens, and prayer wheels. A short time later we reach Phakding.

Today we cross a number of suspension bridges over the Dudh Kosi River before heading through Tok-Tok, Benkar, and Monjo and then we arrive at the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park you will be requested to buy a permit. After following the river bed for several hours, and after the last Hillary suspension bridge, there is a steep uphill climb to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar has a good selection of restaurants, an internet café, pubs, post office, ATM and banks.

This is the perfect place set for "acclimatization". Health Specialists suggest we stay active during the rest day. We have set aside two days for acclimatization that is necessary before ascending to higher altitudes. We have several options open to us and can trek to Thame or visit Khunde. Alternatively we can explore Namche Bazaar and check out the weekly market that takes place on Friday evening and on Saturday morning. Your guide can also take you to the Tourist Visitor Center close to the headquarters of the Sagarmatha National Park that has a fascinating display of equipment and relics of the first Everest climbers. You can also learn a little about the flora and fauna of the region.

Today we follow the wild glacier waters of the Dudh Kosi River as it cascades down from the mountains. The trail also offers some striking mountain views as we gradually ascend to 3860m at Tengboche Village, well known for its decorative wall hangings and 6 meter Buddha, Tibetan musical instruments and vivid Lama Robes. A highlight of visiting Tengboche will be the evening prayer at the monastery that is both peaceful and calming to your soul.

Today we have an easy trek to Dingboche – except for the final leg where we have to climb a steep hill, which also reminds us that we are at higher altitudes making it more tiring. We will first pass through the villages of Somare (4010m) and Orsho. We will then come to a fork in the trail and take the left trail that heads to Pheriche Village, then cross a bridge before that steep huffing and puffing climb to Dingboche Village (4410m) where we will stay overnight.

Today is the second day set aside to acclimatize before heading to higher altitudes. In order to stay active we will climb 400m to Nangkartshang Gompa located on a ridge just to the north of Dingboche Village. From here we have some awesome views of Mt. Makalu (8,463m), the world’s fifth highest mountain, as well as Mt. Ama Dablam. If you have the energy then we can head to the summit at Nangkartshang (5090m).

We will first head to Dughla Village and then cross the steep moraine at the base of the Khumbu Glacier and across boulder-strewn slopes. We will continue to ascend to Chupki Lhara that has an assortment of stones with prayer flags placed around them as a memorial to climbers Scott Fischer (American) and ten-time Everest summiteer Babu Chiri Sherpa (Nepalese guide) who died while attempting to climb Everest. As we head to the Khumbu Glacier moraine a number of huge peaks are directly in front of us: Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori, and Mahalangur Himal. This scene will leave you stunned! We will stay in a lodge tonight.

We are slowly heading to higher elevations passing along the way Gorak Shep Lake and then come to a memorial that honors Indian mountaineers who have died on Mt. Everest. Walking now is more physically demanding as a result of the thinner air at this higher altitude. The trail has rocks, moraine and streams to cross before reaching EBC. The first thing we notice on arrival at EBC is the contrasting display of colorful tents of mountaineers anxiously waiting for the right conditions before attempting a climb to the summit. From EBC we can plainly see Nuptse, Khumbutse and Pumori and the snow glistening on their peaks. After a rest and explore of EBC we return to Gorak Shep for the night.

We head out in pre-dawn darkness with sub-zero temperatures and head to Kala Patthar. There is also the likelihood of strong winds that will add the chill factor. In the east are the peaks of Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse. Everest also starts to make an appearance. Once at the summit of Kala Patthar we will be overjoyed as we take in the 360-degree views and the massive and looming Mt. Everest that appears right before your eyes. Now is the time to have your camera out and to take some great photos of Everest that you can look back on later in life. We will then head back to Pangboche for the night.

Today we head back to Imja Khola and then ascend through the forest to Tengboche. We can also visit to the Tengboche Monastery – home to Buddhist nuns. This is also an excellent place for a lunch break before crossing a hillside dotted with juniper and rhododendron trees. Next we cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and then down a steep descent through the gorge and pine trees to Sansa Village. In this section of the trail you may see various animals, such as mountain goats, snow leopards (elusive) and the vivid colored pheasants – Nepal’s national emblem. Just before reaching Namche Bazaar we pass a chorten and then the army camp before arriving at Namche Bazaar.

This is our final day on this leg of the adventure as we head back Phakding. We should arrive at Lukla with time to spare where you can explore the village and surrounding hillsides. In the evening you may decide to party a little and have a few celebratory drinks!

Today we catch our flight back to Kathmandu – this time having a new perspective and appreciation of the mountains below. You have had a first-hand taste of the vast and beautiful Himalayas. In the afternoon you can unwind by wandering through Thamel and maybe head for a café before the next leg of your adventure.

Today we head out on the second leg of our adventure and have 6-7 hour drive toward the Pokhara Valley and its beautiful Phewa Tal (lake). We will then assist you in checking in to your hotel close to Phewa Tal. There is plenty to see and do along Lakeside with its many shops, bars and restaurants to choose from.

Today we head travel by jeep to Nayapul and then begin the trek following along the banks of the Modi Khola (river) until we reach Birethanti Village (1,015m). We will then follow the north bank of the Burundi Khola before climbing up through the valley to Hille (1,495m). We will soon arrive at Tikhedhunga (1,570m) where we will stay overnight. The day’s trek is not too strenuous and is relatively easy.

A steep ascent and we arrive at the Magar village of Ulleri (2,070m). From here we again head higher through rhododendron and oak forests until we reach Banthanti (2,250m) and then continue to Nangethanti (2,460m). An hour later and we come to Ghorepani (2,840m) where we will stay overnight at a guesthouse.

To truly appreciate and get the best views from Poon Hill, we have to get up before sunrise. It will take an hour to reach Poon Hill (3,210m) where the views are totally awesome. The mountains are glistening in the perfect light of the morning, reflecting various colors off the pure white peaks. After madly snapping photos we will head back down to Ghorepani (2960m) for breakfast. From Ghorepani we ascend across mountain ridges and through rhododendron and pine forests before reaching Deurali (2,960m). We then come to a cross-road at Banthanti and head to Tadapani. We will stay overnight a guesthouse.

The trail today descends down a steep hill through rhododendron forests before reaching a mainly Gurung village, not far from Chomrong Village (2,140m) where we will stay overnight at a guesthouse. We will stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Today the trail descends to Chomrong Khola (river) and then up to Khuldighar at 2,380m where there used to be an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area) checks point. We head down to the bottom of the gorge keeping to the west side of the river. We walk through bamboo and then climb up the steep staircase to Dovan. We will stay here overnight at a guesthouse.

Today we head higher through the rhododendron forest alongside the Modi Khola (river) to Himalaya Hotel (2,920m). We will pass Hinku Cave which used to be a landmark for the earlier Annapurna I expeditions where it was used as a camp and a supply depot. We then head up through the jungle trail to reach Deurali (3,200 m). We will stay here overnight at a guesthouse.

Today we ascend to ABC and pass along the way Hinko Cave, Deurali, and Machapuchare Base Camp before reaching Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) (4,130m). At this altitude you will have stunning clear and unobstructed views over the surrounding peaks. This is certainly another opportunity to get your camera out! We will stay here at a guesthouse overnight.

We head back down following the same route we took getting to ABC, descending an incredible 1,700m to the bank of the Modi Khola (river) and on to Bamboo (2,345m) where we will stay at a guesthouse for the night.

We will follow the trail back to Chomrong passing Khuldighar and then on through rhododendron and bamboo forests. There is a very steep descent to Chomrong and to Jhinu Danda where we can sit back and relax in the hot springs. We will stay here overnight at a guesthouse.

From Jhinu Danda we trek along the banks of the Modi Khola for around 4.5 hours until we reach Birethanti. The trek today is considered to be the most enjoyable of the entire trek. It is more like a gentle walk than what we have previously been used to. Once we reach Nayapul we drive back to Pokhara. After we have checked in at the hotel we plan to take a boat trip to Barahi Temple, located on a small island in the middle of Phewa Tal (lake). We will stay here overnight at a hotel.

The next morning we head back along the highway to Kathmandu. Along the way you will have time to look back on your trek to Annapurna Base Camp, while making a wish list of places to visit next in Nepal. There is of course, a Chitwan jungle safari tour, plunging down the rapids on a rafting adventure, mountain biking, or a guided shopping tour of Kathmandu. We will take you to your hotel after our arrival in Kathmandu.

Today is the day to say goodbye to the beautiful Himalayas and Nepal. A representative from Sherpa Expedition & Trekking will take you to the airport with plenty of time prior to your departure. On your way home you will maybe start thinking about your next adventure within the beautiful Himalayan Mountains of Nepal.

SERVICES

Costs included in your package.

  • Airport picks up and transports by private Car/Jeep.
  • Four night’s standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruit every evening after dinner.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS card)
  • Bus transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back Kathmandu.
  • Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara transportation by private car
  • Trekking Lodge (Tea House) accommodation during the trek.
  • All necessary paperwork including Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit & Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight with private airport transfer and domestic airport tax.
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completed).
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking T-shirt
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with private car/jeep.
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.
  • Assistant guide for groups of 8 or more people.

Costs Exclude

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu & Pokhara - lunch, and dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
  • Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic, soup, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cocoa, mineral water, extra food, cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the tea houses)
  • All desserts & sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging at the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)
  • Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees($30 USD per person)
  • Excess baggage of more than 15 kg for Lukla flight.

EQUIPMENTS

The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.

General

  • All season sleeping bag and down Jacket (we can provide if you need it,  but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag ( Sherpa Expedition & Trekking provide duffle bag during the trek but has to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (a must-have for morning and evenings above 3,000m)
  • Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyewear

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neckwarmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hands

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Upper Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal tops
  • wool jacket or pullover
  • Sports bras for women and girls
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trousers
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Footwear

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Sock liners
  • Light shoes and sneakers
  • First Aid Kits and Medicines
  • Assorted adhesive bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment cream or similar
  • Insect / anti-itch ointment
  • Ibuprofen or other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills

(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend you bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous - but must useful on the trek

  • 4  passport size photos with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because in case you want to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included toilet paper, plastic bags, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Quality energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power bank and music players 
  • Camera (memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at lodges/ teahouses. You may find comfort and better quality teahouses - having attached bathroom - until Namche which is a thriving town seeing many more tourists and a greater range of accommodation. It should be noted that at higher elevations the quality of accommodation may not be as good, with more basic rooms with the bare necessities.

Meals during the trek

 In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of the Khumbu region is potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew and Tibetan bread. Sherpas’ started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.

Transportation

We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We do not have to use public transportation or local buses during the trek. Our only flights are from Kathmandu to Lukla and return.

Physical fitness

EBC is a challenging trek where you often have to walk 6-7 hours a day. You don’t need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus!. We have met people from all walks of life, shapes and sizes who have completed the trek.The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake. 
Remember – The better prepared – the more enjoyable your trek!

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The Everest Base Camp Trek is a popular trekking route in the Everest region of Nepal. It takes you to the base camp of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

The duration of the Everest Base Camp Trek is typically around 12-16 days, depending on the specific route and your pace. This includes acclimatization days to adjust to the high altitude and minimize the risk of altitude sickness.

The Everest Base Camp Trek is considered a challenging trek. It involves long and steep ascents and descents, as well as high altitude. Prior trekking experience and a good level of fitness are highly recommended.

To trek to Everest Base Camp, you will need two permits: the Sagarmatha National Park Permit and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or Lukla before starting your trek.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a popular trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It takes you to the base camp of Mount Annapurna, one of the highest mountains in the world, and offers stunning views of the surrounding peaks.

The duration of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is typically around 8-12 days, depending on the specific route and your pace. This includes acclimatization days to adjust to the high altitude.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is considered a moderately challenging trek. It involves some steep ascents and descents, but the altitude is lower compared to the Everest Base Camp Trek. Some prior trekking experience and a reasonable level of fitness are recommended.

For the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you will need the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara before starting your trek.

Combining the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp Treks in one trip is possible, but it requires a longer duration and significant physical endurance. It is recommended for experienced trekkers who have enough time and are looking for an ultimate trekking adventure.

While it is not mandatory to book a guided tour for these treks, it is highly recommended, especially if you are not familiar with the region or do not have prior trekking experience. A guide can provide valuable assistance, ensure your safety in challenging terrains, and enhance your overall experience.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 2,990
Pax 2 USD 2,950
Pax 3 USD 2,890
Pax 4 to 6 USD 2,850
Pax 7 to 12 USD 2,790
Pax 13 to 18 USD 2,750
Pax 19 to 24 USD 2,690
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Team of highly experienced Experts
  • 24/7 Customer Support

All Inclusive Cost

USD 2,850

Per Person

BOOK NOW QUICK ENQUIRY

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Sherpa Expedition ensured that our accommodation in teahouses was comfortable and enjoyable. The teahouses offered a cozy atmosphere, delicious local cuisine, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Waking up to such breathtaking vistas was an experience like no other. We strongly recommend Sherpa Expedition for an unforgettable trek with great views.

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October 3, 2023

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The helpful porter provided by Sherpa Expedition was a great asset during our trek. They carried our heavy backpacks, allowing us to focus on enjoying the magnificent views and challenging trails. Their assistance and dedication were truly commendable, making our trekking experience much more comfortable. We are grateful for their support.

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The friendly guide provided by Sherpa Expedition made our trek even more enjoyable. Their warm and welcoming nature created a pleasant atmosphere throughout the journey. They not only guided us through the trails but also shared interesting stories and insights about the local culture. We highly appreciate their friendliness and professionalism.

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