Annapurna and Everest Luxury Lodge Trek

Annapurna and Everest Luxury Lodge Trek

Annapurna and Everest Luxury Lodge Trek

Prices

From $4,625USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels / Lodges

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Highlights

Experience Nepal's majestic Himalayas in style on this 20-day guided trek

Travel to two of the most spectacular regions of the Himalaya mountains in Nepal: Annapurna and Mount Everest.

Learn more about the rich history and culture in Nepal, both in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, and in small Gurung and Sherpa villages.

Witness the Himalayas from above as you fly to and from the Annapurna and Everest regions.

Spend each night of your trek in a luxury trekking lodge, with amenities like electricity, comfortable beds, and hot showers.

This Annapurna and Everest Luxury Lodge trekking tour offers you the best of the best when it comes to trekking in Nepal. The Annapurna range and the region around Mount Everest are the most scenic, awe-inspiring, and majestic in the Himalayas, and this tour takes you to both.

This relatively low-level trek allows Adventure Travelers who don’t want to experience the extreme heights to enjoy the most incredible mountain vies in Nepal. Best of all, Adventure Travelers to Nepal don’t have to choose between these two fantastic destinations because this tour combines them into one amazing itinerary.

Hike between villages, through some of the most dramatic and beautiful landscapes on earth and get a taste of daily life for the native Gurung people in the Annapurna region, and for the native Sherpa people near Mount Everest. Your tour will be enriched by your encounters with local people in these remote areas. You will also be able to explore important landmarks and cultural centers in the cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara.

This trek to Annapurna and Everest offers a surprising level of comfort along the way. Stay in luxury hotels while visiting cities, and in more remote areas along the trek, you will stay in luxury trekking lodges. These lodges give you access to electricity and hot water and provide a variety of amenities to make your stay comfortable. If you are looking to experience the wonder of the Himalayas, trekking to see both Annapurna and Everest, and the many majestic peaks that surround them, without sacrificing comfort, then this trip is for you. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity!

Annapurna and Everest Luxury Lodge Trek Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu

Distance / Time: None

Overnight Location
Hotel Manaslu (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Meals
Dinner

Day 2 Explore Kathmandu

After breakfast, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu Valley, exploring the highlights of this vibrant city. Visit the famous Buddhist temple Stupa Swayambunath, also called the “Monkey Temple”. From this point, high on a hill, pause to take in the amazing view of the mountains and the surrounding Kathmandu Valley. Stupa Swayambunath is the oldest and most mysterious shrine in Kathmandu, attracting tourists and faithful Buddhists from all over the world to its distinctive white dome and golden spire.

Distance / Time: None

Overnight Location
Hotel Manaslu (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Fly to Pokhara and trek to– Birethanti

Distance / Time: 5 km, 2-3 hours, 100 m of ascent, 100 m of descent

Overnight Location
Sanctuary Lodge (1,060 m/3,478’), Birethanti
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Trek to Ghandruk

Distance / Time: 12 km, 5-6 hours, 900 m of ascent

Overnight Location
Himalaya Lodge (2,000 m/6,600’), Ghandruk
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Explore Ghandruk

Distance / Time: None

Overnight Location
Himalaya Lodge (2,000 m/6,600’), Ghandruk
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Trek to Lhandruk

Distance / Time: 9 km, 4 hours, 300 m of ascent, 435 m of descent

Overnight Location
Bee Village (La Bee) Lodge (1,565 m/5,415’) in Lhandruk
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Trek to Majgaun

Distance / Time: 12 km, 5 hours, 300 m of ascent, 200 m of descent

Overnight Location
Ker and Downey Gurung Lodge (1,400 m/4,620’), Majgaun
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Trek and drive to Pokhara

Distance / Time: 8 km, 3 hours, 830 m of descent

Overnight Location
Temple Tree Resort (830 m/2,640’), Pokhara
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Fly to Kathmandu

Distance / Time: None

Overnight Location
Hotel Manaslu (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Meals
Breakfast

Day 10 Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding

Distance / Time: 10 km, 5 hours, 150 m of descent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Phakding (2,650 m/8,694’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 Trek to Namche Bazaar

Distance / Time: 16 km, 7 hours, 700 m of ascent, 200 m of descent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,286’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 Acclimatization Hike to Thamo or Synboche

Distance / Time: 6 km, 3 hours, 300 m of ascent, 300 m of descent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,286’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 Trek to Thame

After breakfast today, you will leave Namche Bazaar and trek to the village of Thame (3,800 m/12,467’). Thame is the biggest village in this valley, and the birthplace of many famous Sherpa mountaineers and climbers. Among them is Tenzing Norgay, who climbed Mount Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953 and was the first Sherpa to reach the summit. Another famous son of Thame was Apa Sherpa, who holds the record for climbing to the peak of Everest an impressive 21 times. Here in Thame, you will have the chance to learn more about Sherpa culture and traditions by interacting with the local people. You will also be able to explore both the village and the monastery while you’re here.

Overnight Location
Lodge in Thame (3,800 m/12,467’)
Distance
13 km, 5 hours, 400 m of ascent, 100 m of descent
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 Trek to Kongde

Set off early today from Thame, bound for the Kongde base camp. Today is probably the most difficult day of the entire tour, but also the most rewarding. Hike for 8-9 hours from Thame to Kongde, but as you ascend above the Khumbu region and reach Kongde’s crest, the mighty Everest comes into view along with its grand neighbors Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kusumkangru, and Thamserku. These panoramic views will take your breath away. Spend the night at Kongde (4,250 m/13,944’).

Overnight Location
Lodge in Kongde (4,250 m/13,944’)
Distance
17 km, 9 hours, 400 m of ascent, 200 m of descent
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 Explore Kongde

Today is a day for you to explore the incredible Kongde. A short distance from your lodge is a small peak that you will hike to after breakfast. From here, the already impressive view is even better. Take in the many peaks of the Khumbu valley, including Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, and of course the famous Mount Everest. There are more majestic peaks in your view than you can count, since the whole Solukhumbu range is visible from here. You can also see stunning views of the village of Tengboche. Take time to process this unbelievable experience, then return to the Kongde lodge to spend the night.

Overnight Location
Lodge in Kongde (4,250 m/13,944’)
Distance
6 km, 5 hours, 400 m of ascent, 400 m of descent
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16 Trek to Phakding

Descend from Kongde today, down a very steep trail toward the village of Phakding (2,610 m/8,563’). Enjoy the tranquil riverside walk and lovely gardens. You’ll find the lodge in Phakding on the shores of the Dudh Koshi River. On the opposite side of the river are dramatic cliff faces covered in pine forests. Relax in the sunroom, taking in the beautiful views, then gather around a warm, cozy fire in the evening.

Overnight Location
Lodge in Phakding (2,610 m/8,563’)
Distance
12 km, 4-5 hours, 1,500 m of descent
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17 Trek to Lukla

Complete your trek today! From the lodge at Phakding, the trail is initially steep down to the Dudh Koshi River, then continues at a gentle grade all the way back to the town of Lukla. When you arrive, take the opportunity to sit at a local tea house and celebrate a job well done, while looking back and the very mountains you have just explored. It’s time to say a fond farewell to the crew who accompanied you on your adventure. Spend the night in Lukla (2,850 m/9,350’).

Overnight Location
Lodge in Lukla (2,850 m/9,350’)
Distance
10 km, 5 hours, 100 m of ascent, 150 m of descent
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18 Fly to Kathmandu

Enjoy a parting view of the Himalayas from above on your return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. After landing, you will have several hours of free time to explore the city, go shopping or sightseeing, or to simply find a great cafe or roof-top restaurant where you can relax. Reward yourself with some fun and rest to celebrate completing the trek.

Overnight Location
Hotel Manaslu (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 19 Free Day in Kathmandu

Today is a leisurely, unscheduled day when you are free to explore Kathmandu as you wish. This extra day is included in your itinerary in case bad weather impacts your travel plans. Spend the day resting and relaxing or ask your guide to recommend points of interest or shopping areas that you haven’t seen yet.

Overnight Location
Hotel Manaslu (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 20 Departure Day

Sadly, your Annapurna and Everest Luxury Lodge tour has reached its end. Depending on your flight time, you may have additional time today to explore Kathmandu before leaving for the airport. An airport representative will escort you to the airport and help you as needed.

Overnight Location
N/A
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Annapurna and Everest Luxury Lodge Trek Price and Dates

This guided trekking tour in Nepal is run either as a private tour for your group only, however, sometimes there are options to join other groups (please enquire for more information). The pricing depends on the number of people on your group.

Pricing below is per person:

  • Guided group of 2-5: $4,925USD per person
  • Guided group of 6 and more: $4,625USD per person
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Accommodation on Annapurna and Everest Base Camp Trekking Tour

This tour stays in luxury trekking lodges along the trek. In the Annapurna region, stay in Ker and Downey lodges, and in the Everest region, stay in Yeti Mountain Homes.

In contrast with other trekking lodges, these lodges provide private en suite bathroom facilities and hot showers without additional charge. While the rooms are not heated, comfortable bedding and a hot water bottle or electric blanket are provided to keep you warm and comfortable. Dining areas are heated by wood fires and are cozy places to relax until bedtime.

Before and after your trek, stay in a 3.5-star hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travellers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $1,850USD to have a private room in hotels and lodges. Contact us and we can try and match single travellers up, where possible. Private rooms may not be available in some trekking lodges.

Hotel Manaslu, Kathmandu

Hotel Manaslu is a true heritage hotel, equally dedicated to your comfort as they are to displaying Nepal’s proud heritage, rich culture, and beautiful artistry.

Sanctuary Lodge (Luxury Trekking Lodge)

Spacious rooms with private, en suite bathrooms, reliable electricity and great views make Sanctuary Lodge special.

Himalaya Lodge, Ghandruk (Luxury Trekking Lodge)

The Himalaya Lodge offers little extras to make your stay pleasant. Enjoy a cozy fire at the complimentary Happy Hour and amazing views.

Night 6

Bee Village (La Bee) Lodge, Lhandruk (Luxury Trekking Lodge)

Enjoy Gurung hospitality at its finest in a lodge that offers great views basic luxuries that are hard to find in the Himalayas, like hot water, electricity, and private bathrooms.

Gurung Lodge, Majgaun (Luxury Trekking Lodge)

Enjoy fantastic mountain views from your room in a semi-detached lodge with a terrace. The Gurung Lodge offers comfortable beds, hot water, private en-suite bath.

Temple Tree Resort, Pokhara

The Temple Tree combines the local charm of Nepali architecture and decor with Western hotel standards for a luxurious stay in this beautiful location.

Hotel Manaslu, Kathmandu

Hotel Manaslu is a true heritage hotel, equally dedicated to your comfort as they are to displaying Nepal’s proud heritage, rich culture, and beautiful artistry.

Yeti Mountain Home, Phakding

Spacious rooms with en-suite bathrooms and hot showers await you in this beautiful lodge. Enjoy a wood fire or the upstairs reading room.

Yeti Mountain Home Namche, Namche Bazaar

Enjoy a spectacular mountain view from your clean, comfortable room. Enjoy comforts such as a private bathroom, hot showers and an electric blanket.

Yeti Mountain Home, Thame

The most luxurious lodge in this remote area, the Yeti Mountain Home is bright and spacious, offering en-suite bathrooms, hot showers, and a fireplace in the dining room.

Yeti Mountain Home, Kongde

There are few places on earth where you can sleep comfortably with a view of Mount Everest out your bedroom window, but this is one of them.

Yeti Mountain Home, Phakding

Spacious rooms with en-suite bathrooms and hot showers await you in this beautiful lodge. Enjoy a wood fire or the upstairs reading room.

Yeti Mountain Home, Lukla

All the comfort you’ve come to expect from Yeti Mountain Homes along your trek, the YMH in Lukla is in a pleasant, quiet location away from the noisy main street.

Hotel Manaslu, Kathmandu

Hotel Manaslu is a true heritage hotel, equally dedicated to your comfort as they are to displaying Nepal’s proud heritage, rich culture, and beautiful artistry.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Annapurna and Everest Luxury Lodges Trekking Tour?

Meals

19 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 15 dinners are included on this tour. This includes special welcome and farewell dinners.

Accommodations

Accommodations for all 19 nights are included. Along the trek, stay in luxury trekking lodges. Enjoy a night in a 4-star hotel in Pokhara. Before and after the trek, stay in a 3.5-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Transportation during the Tour

Domestic flights and land transportation as described in the itinerary are included, as well as a guide on the flight and all airport taxes. Airport transfers between the Kathmandu Airport and your hotel are also included.

Also Included

  • An experienced, English-speaking guide
  • Guided sightseeing and entry fees as listed in the itinerary
  • Pokhara Valley Tour
  • TIMS permit
  • National Park permit
  • Porter (Insured and equipped according to IPPG rules)

Not included

  • Flights to/from Kathmandu at the start/end of the trip
  • Visa to enter Nepal
  • Meals not listed as included (lunches and dinners in Kathmandu/Pokhara)
  • Personal drinks / alcohol
  • Tips for guides and other trekking staff
  • Anything else not listed as included

Frequenty Asked Questions about Annapurna and Everest Luxury Lodge Trek

How hard is the Annapurna and Everest Luxury tour?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. Sections of the trail are strenuous, but at higher elevations, even easier sections of trail become more challenging. Consult your doctor if you have concerns about trekking at high altitudes.

Should I be concerned about altitude trekking in Annapurna or Everest?

You should always check with your doctor before taking a trekking tour at elevation. On this trekking trip to Annapurna the sleeping elevation is a maximum of 2,000m (6,560’), below the level where it is a significant concern. On the Everest Portion, the trek goes higher, and you will feel the elevation. The maximum elevation you sleep at is 4,250m (13,944’), which is high altitude, and will impact your stamina, sleeping and could pose health risks. This trek follows a standard route in the Everest region designed to slowly gain elevation.

Do I need a Visa for Nepal?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included?

19 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 15 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have Health and Medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Kathmandu to start this tour?

The Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. If arriving in Nepal by air, you must fly to this airport. Transportation is provided between the airport and your hotel in Kathmandu.

Are the tours in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English speaking.

Where does the tour end?

The tour ends where it begins, in Kathmandu. Tour staff will escort you to the Kathmandu Airport.

What should I pack?

You will be given a complete packing list for your trek upon booking. Plan to layer your clothing to be comfortable in different temperatures. You should be able to add a waterproof layer (jacket and trousers) to stay dry, as well as protect yourself from the sun with a hat and sunglasses. A headlamp with extra batteries is also recommended. You will carry your own daypack (30 L recommended) during the day and your baggage on the trek is limited to 12 kg. You should also have dry bags, a padlock (to lock your trek bag) and a basic first aid kid. Please respect the traditional Nepalese culture by dressing conservatively (avoid bare shoulders and keep legs covered)

Can I charge my phone / camera / other device?

You may need an outlet adapter for any electrical items. PRESS HERE to find more information. Electricity will usually be available in your lodges along the trek.

How much spending money will I need?

Plan to have cash exchanged into Nepali rupees. It is possible to withdraw rupees from ATMs in Kathmandu but not outside the city. An estimated $400-600 USD per person should be enough for meals in Kathmandu, drinks, snacks and other personal expenses such as showers and charging batteries in the trekking lodges. This should also cover tips for your guide, porters, and other trek staff.

Do I need vaccines?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for this country?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

How much should I tip my guide and porter?

Guides and porters appreciate your tips, and this forms a large portion of their compensation. If you receive good service, you should plan on tipping your guides approximately $3-$5 / per day per person in your group. You should tip your porter $2 - $4 per person per day. A larger group would tip on the lower end of the scale, while a smaller group of 2-5 would tip on the higher end.

When is the best time to travel to Nepal for this tour?

This tour is available year-round, though the best time to travel to Nepal for this trek is during the pre-monsoon season from March through early May, or post-monsoon in October and November. Monsoon season typically lasts from late May through September.

Trekking Team Group is a Travelife and FTA certified tour operator creating trips in the Himalayas since 1991. They are consistently highly-rated online and garner impressive word of mouth recommendations.

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The company uses local guides, serves local food, and makes use of local homes and lodges to give back to the community. They support the local environment and in turn see many repeat customers.

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Prices

From $4,625USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels / Lodges

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. Sections of the trail are strenuous, but at higher elevations, even easier sections of trail become more challenging. Consult your doctor if you have concerns about trekking at high altitudes.

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Kathmandu, Nepal

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