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Lukla Flight Notice

As per Civil Aviation Association of Nepal (CAAN) decision, flights to and from Lukla airport will be operated from MANTHALI airport, Ramechhap. The Civil aviation association of Nepal (CAAN) has acquainted that there is rapid accession of traffic blockage at Kathmandu Airport and the Lukla sector is believed to be the busiest domestic flights sectors of Nepal. Flight to Lukla is one of the most occupied flights during the trekking season in Nepal and to avoid the traffic congestion and minimize the workload of TIA, they’ve drawn a conclusion i.e. all the flights to and from Lukla are rerouted from Kathmandu Airport to Manthali Airport, Ramechhap again.

The Chief of Tribhuwan International Airport, Raj Kumar Chhetri has informed that all the airlines have prepared for their morning flights to Lukla via Ramechhap. So, if you’ve already booked a trek to Everest region with us within the period above mentioned, make sure that you are prepared for a flight to Lukla via Ramechhap (Manthali airport) instead of Kathmandu. So, we would like to request all our admired guests who have confirmed trips in Everest region to have this information updated: We’ve to drive to Manthali Airport from Kathmandu at 2 am (approx.) to catch the flight from Manthali to Lukla. The 137 km drive will take around 4-5 hours.

Another reliable and a bit expensive option is going for a helicopter upgrade and flying to Lukla straight from Kathmandu. The Kathmandu helipad area will not be affected and you can have Helicopter flight to Lukla from 6.30 am onwards. The upgrade could cost you a top up of USD 350-500 per person depending on the payload and availability of the flights.

  • Duration:15 Nights 16 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group:1 - 12
  • Activity:Hiking & Trekking
  • Pickup:TIA Airport
  • Max altitude: 3860m

About Best of Annapurna and Everest

The Best of Annapurna and Everest Trek is a winning combination of the two most famous mountain ranges in Nepal. It includes both trekking around the Annapurna massif and trekking in the shadow of Everest in the Khumbu valley. A favorite for trekkers of all ages, as this alpine trek poses no risk of altitude complications while still offering the enthralling wonders of the Himalayan region.Trekkers on the Best of Annapurna & Everest Trek are immersed a wonderland of natural diversity and authentic local culture.The charming village tea houses are a welcoming sight at the end of each day.

The first five days of the trek are in the of the Annapurna foothills.The trailhead is at the beautiful Modi Khola River, about an hour’s drive from Pokhara. One highlight of this trek is an early morning hike up to Poon Hill, 3210m, from Ghorepani. From Poon Hill, you will try to capture the magnificence of the sun’s first rays touching the snow-covered Annapurnas, reflecting in shades of red, orange and pink, but you might want to give up and just enjoy the reality of it. A winding stone path leads through rhododendron forests, rushing streams, terraced farmland and open valleys. Traditional villages of the Gurung and Magar ethnic groups are scattered through the hills. Every day there are new and stunning views of the beautiful Machhapuchare, or ‘Fishtail’ in English and the Annapurna range. In between the Annapurna and Everest treks, there is a chance to relax at Lakeside in Pokhara, where you will find some luxuries which are not available on the treks.

We return to Kathmandu for the half-hour flight to Lukla, from where we start our six-day trek into the Khumbu Valley to see the best of the Everest Region.The alpine scenery, rich culture and comfortable tea houses of this region are distinctly different than the Annapurna Region. Walking through rhododendron and magnolia forests on the Everest Trek you get incredible views of the snow-capped peaks of Everest and Ama Dablam.

When we reach Namche Bazaar, we spend a day to acclimatize and explore this modern, bustling bazaar. A short hike from Namche reaches Syangboche, from where we can see Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and other mountains. We follow the Dudh Koshi (Milk River) on the popular Everest Base Camp trail to arrive at the famous Buddhist Tengboche Monastery, 3850m, "The Great High Place" where climbers seek blessings on their way to the summit of Everest. From here again we get spectacular views of the peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tamserku and Kantega.At this and other monasteries you will see Tibetan Buddhist monks in their daily rituals.This magnificent Everest Panorama trek also gives an insight into the lives of the brave Sherpa inhabitants who live in this harsh but spectacular region.

Ready to challenge yourself with an interesting climb of a 6000m peak? We organize exciting adventure climbs of Island Peak 6189m and Lobuche East Peak 6119m as an add on climb to any of the Everest region treks. We recommend our guests to do the Everest Base Camp Trek or Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp Trek or Khumbu Three High Passes Trek before attempting for either Island Peak or Lobuche East Peak.

Highlights of Best of Annapurna and Everest

  • two of the most popluar trekking regions of Nepal 
  • leisurely trek
  • fantastic views of two most famous mountain ranges in Nepal
  • enjoy comforts of Pokhara city 
  • unique culture of the mountain tribes of two regions

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped Annapurna mountain range. In the airport, after completing the visa formalities, collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be met by our representative carrying your name on a signboard as well as our company signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. You will be taken to your hotel in our vehicle, where you will be served free welcome drinks, tea or coffee or juice as you check in.

The Managing Director of our company will meet you in the hotel and provide more information about the expedition. Your dues must be cleared before we proceed on the trip. Afterward, you are free to relax or explore around the city. 

  • Hotel
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft
  • Private Tourist vechile

We will finalize paperwork-permit for your trip and make a final check of your equipment. In case you need additional trekking equipment, you will have a chance to buy it. Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu Valley are also an option. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft

You will be met at your hotel and taken to the airport for your short flight to Pokhara. This is a spectacular and exciting flight in its own right passing over the Himalayan foothills, with views of the Annapurna and Manaslu ranges on your right. On arrival at Pokhara airport you’ll meet your trekking guide and make the short 1-1½ hour drive north, towards the foothills of the Annapurna range. After completing formalities at a trekkers’ check point in Birethanti you’ll start your trek northwards alongside the waters of the Bhurungdi Khola.

Firstly, the trail ascends gradually up the valley through a series of small hamlets. There are a few points alongside the trail to sit and take a break above the falls and swirling waters of the river or at a friendly teashop Hile 1495m. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 3 hrs
  • , 1,400 m/4,529 ft
  • Domestic Flight

The trail up to Ulleri is very steep, but the next section up to Ghorepani ascends more gradually. You will walk the whole day through dense forests of Rhododendron, oak trees and bamboo grooves. The orchid flowers, waterfalls, streams, chirping birds and butterflies will help you to forget your weariness. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 7hrs
  • 2,855 m/9,365 ft

An early morning climb up to Poon Hill, 3210m will reward you with an amazing panoramic view of the sun rising on the Annapurna range. After breakfast we trek to Tadapani through dense forests; we will see monkeys, birds and other wildlife. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 5hrs
  • 2,610 m/8,561 ft

This is a relatively easy day trekking downhill all the way to Ghandrunk, a beautiful Gurung village with its rich culture and tradition. Most of the men from this village are of brave Gorkha Army Soldiers of Britian and India. Annapurna South, Hinchuli and Machhapuchhre are some of mountains that you will feast your eyes on as you trek!

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 4hrs
  • 1,940 m/6,364 ft

Today we end our trek by heading back down to Nayapul, where a vehicle will pick us up for the short drive back to Pokhara. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • Hotel
  • 3hrs
  • 9,00 m/2,953 ft
  • Private Tourid

It is well worth getting up early to see sunrise on the mountains – the moment when the first flush of pink colours the peaks is stunning. You may ask reception at the hotel to arrange an early morning call for you so that you do not miss this. The morning will be free to relax in Pokhara, either at the hotel or you may venture out into Pokhara town. Along the lake side are numerous bars and places to shop for souvenirs as well as internet cafes. There are also some nice walks in the area or you could visit the Tibetan camps at either Hyenja or Devis Falls – at Devis Falls (which is the closest) be sure to take a look at the strange nearby gorge and rock formation as well as the cute Tibetan kids in the kindergarten.

Here you may also watch carpets been woven or elderly Tibetan ladies spinning or dying the wool. There are good opportunities here to shop for souvenirs. You will take an afternoon flight back to Kathmandu where you will be met upon arrival and transferred to the hotel. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft
  • Domestic flight

Trek to Phakdingma, 2610m An early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla 2804m takes only 35 minutes. On arrival in Lukla, a guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakdingma, 2610m. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 4 hrs
  • 2,610 m/8,561 ft
  • Domestic Flight

Namche Bazaar, known as the capital of Khumbu and the gateway to Everest, has many good hotels and lodges. This is the biggest village along the entire Everest trail. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 6-7 hrs
  • 3,441 m/11,287 ft

We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinner air. We will visit a museum which displays the traditions and customs of the Sherpa people. We hike up to the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel where we can see the panorama of Khumbu peaks.


  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 3 hrs
  • 3,441 m/11,287 ft

We hike up to the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel where we can see the panorama of Khumbu peaks. Khumjung is a very old Sherpa village, with two monasteries, where Sir Edmund Hillary, who was the first to climb of Mount Everest in 1953 with Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, built a school. (He also built a spital 30 minutes away in the village of Kunde.) 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 4 hrs
  • 3,780 m/12,398 ft

Boosted by all our new red blood cells, we rush down the footpath toward Sagarmatha National Park gate, in Jorsale. Later, Lukla's footpath leads us back to the first villages The high peaks disappear behind the hills. In Lukla, this last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with your sherpa guides and porters, and a good chance to sample some chhang, try Nepali and Sherpa dance and look back on the memorable trekking experiences. The staff will be hoping for some precious and well deserved tips.


  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 6-7 hrs
  • 2,860 m/9,380 ft

You take an early morning flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu . 

  • BreakfastBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Hotel
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft
  • Domestic Flight

After breakfast, there will be free time for souvenir shopping and other independent activities.


  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft

will accompany you to the International Airport in time to board your flight

  • Breakfast
  • Private tourist Vechile

What's included

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu,  five  nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis. 
  • Accommodation in Pokhara, One night on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis. 
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 12 nights (Full board meals with twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress & pillows)
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder). 
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for 2 Trekkers basis. 
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Tshirt.
  • Energy Supplies ( Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh Fruits on the Trek 
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee, Sagarmatha National Park Fee,TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • Excess baggage charge(s) (Domestic Flights).
  • Round-Trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla (Airport Tax Included)
  • All ground transfers Kathamndu – Nayapul- Pokhara and Pokhara- Kathmandu.

What’s Excluded

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water,boiled water and beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Any personal expenses not mentioned in above services.
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu  because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.

Availabilities

FromToStatusPrice  
start date01 Apr, 2020end date16 Apr, 2020Available$2050
start date14 Apr, 2020end date29 Apr, 2020Available$2050
start date27 Apr, 2020end date12 May, 2020Available$2050

Departure Note:

Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group. 

Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join. 

Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates. 

The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.

We have set dates for departure to the Best of Annapurna and Everest. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin. 

Best of Annapurna and Everest is available and can be done throughout the year. So, if the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date. 

We have listed the price up to 12 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 12 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Best of Annapurna and Everest is possible on any date of the year. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones. 

Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the trek. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking. 

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Useful Info

Best Seasons for Best of Annapurna and Everest Trekking 

The best seasons for the Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek are from September to November and from March to May. These months are known for sunny and warm weather and outstanding views. The summer months from June to August are also beautiful, but the trek can be affected by the monsoon rains.
 

Best of Annapurna and Everest Trekking is a Tea Houses/Lodge Trek

Accommodation is included in the cost of your package. Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay.

During the trek, the nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses with plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. The family run lodges are a great place to get to know the Nepalese people. In Nepalese culture, a guest is equal to god, and surely this has become even more of a reality since the tourism industry has improved their meager opportunities to earn. You will be made very welcome!
 

Meals on the Best of Annapurna and Everest Trekking 

Three meals a day are included during your Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek. The menu will be fairly simple, but freshly cooked and hygienic. You can enjoy typical Nepali, Tibetan and Sherpa food, as well as all types of international cuisine. Dinners and breakfasts will be provided in the teahouse/lodge where you spend the night. Lunches will be eaten in a teashop on the way to the destination of the day.
 

Drinking Water onBest of Annapurna and Everest Trekking 

We suggest that you drink boiled water or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. There is a small fee charged for the boiled water. Although mineral water is available in most places, there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, so we encourage the guests to do what they can to protect the environment.
 

Fitness/Health

If you have a reasonable level of fitness, this trek should be more than manageable. The altitude becomes more noticeable the higher we go, so we walk at a slow pace and take plenty of breaks to rest and acclimatize.


Local Customs You Should Know About of Best of Annapurna and Everest Trekking 

Ethnic groups of the hilly and mountain regions are predominantly Buddhist, and you will see many mani stones, stupas, gumbas and prayer wheels. It is respectful to pass these objects with your right side nearest to the object, in a clockwise direction. Avoid sitting or standing on mani stones, stupas, tables used for worship or anything that is a religious symbol, as that is considered disrespectful.


Travel Insurance forBest of Annapurna and Everest Trekking 

It is strongly recommended to be sufficiently protected when you go into remote areas. You need specialized travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.
 

Safety for Best of Annapurna and Everest Trekking 

When travelling in remote mountain regions, uncertainties such as weather, health problems and natural disasters require a certain amount of flexibility.  While our goal is to follow the itinerary, that is not our first priority; your safety is always our first priority.  Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions request your cooperation to accept the decisions and advice of our trusted and experienced guides if they deem it necessary to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to safety concerns.
 

Flight Delay/Cancellation

Domestic flights to mountain regions can be delayed or cancelled due to bad weather. Be aware that you may have long waits in the airports. From our side, if a flight is cancelled we make sure you get on the next possible flight.

If flight cancellations at the start of your trek delay your trek to the point of disturbing your onward travel schedule, you will be free to choose an alternative trip; there are many excellent options in the Annapurna, Langtang and other regions. If you do not wish to take an alternative trek, and wait in Kathmandu for the flight to Lukla, your original trek may be shortened due to the days lost in waiting. In such case, the client will be responsible to bear all additional expenses including food and accommodation.

If the client wishes to make an alternative arrangement such as a helicopter flight, Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions will assist in making the booking, but will not cover the cost of the alternative arrangement. The refunded money of the unused flight ticket would be credited to the concerned client, however.

There will be no refund for the days of the trek that are missed. You will not be entitled to any refund for services in the package (ie hotel, transport, flight) that you did not use due to the cancellation.

It is advisable to allow one or two extra days at the end of your trip to allow for flight delay/cancellation.

In an emergency, or upon request by our clients, a heli-rescue can be organized. The helicopter costs around USD 3500, and can lift 4-5 persons per flight.

If flight cancellations at the end of your trek delay your return to Kathmandu, you will be responsible for all your expenses during the wait in Lukla.

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