• Duration:15 Nights 16 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Max. Altitude: 3860m
  • Group Size: 1-12
  • Activity: Hiking & Trekking
  • Pick Up: TIA Airport

About Best of Annapurna and Everest

The Best of Annapurna and Everest Trekking 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 foothills of mighty mount Annapurna. 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 Machhapuchre, 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, Thamserku and Kantega.At this and other monasteries you will see Tibetan Buddhist monks in their daily rituals. This magnificent Everest Panorama Trekking 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 and beautiful 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


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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,300 m/4,265 ft

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 towering peaks. After completing the visa formalities in airport, collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives carrying your name on our company’s’ signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. Moving forward, you’ll be taken to your hotel in our vehicle. Once you reach at hotel, you’ll be welcomed by them as well and after that you can relax in your room or go for a walk exploring the city.

  • Hotel

The Managing Director of our company will be there to meet you in the hotel and provide more information about the expedition. Your dues must be cleared before we proceed on the trip. We will finalize paperwork-permit for your trip and make a final check of your climbing equipment. In case you need additional trekking equipment, you will have a chance to buy it today. Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu Valley are also an option.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

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 your 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

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

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

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

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

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

Flying from Kathmandu to Lukla

We head to the domestic airport for our early morning flight to Lukla. From the twin otter plane, we will enjoy some amazing views of several of the world’s highest mountains including Cho Oyu, 8153m, Lhotse, 8516m, Gauri Shankar, 7145m, Menlungtse, 7181m, and Mount Everest. Because of Air Traffic Congestion (ATC), direct flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is only operated in off seasons (December - February, June - August. Usually, it takes around 40 minutes to reach Lukla.

Flying from Manthali to Lukla

Spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) are the busiest time in Everest region because of which Lukla airport gets congested. So, during these months, all the flights to Lukla are re-routed from Manthali. Drive to Manthali from Kathmandu is somewhat 5-6 hours. Accordingly, leave for Manthali at 1:45 a.m. (approx.) on tourist vehicle. By doing so, will reach Manthali on time to catch our flight to Lukla. From Manthali, it takes around 15- 20 minutes (depending upon weather condition) to reach Lukla.

 Helicopter Option

Flying in helicopter is a unique experience that adds a touch of luxury to your journey, allowing you to enjoy the pristine beauty of Khumbu Himalaya in style. You can book your spot for a direct helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla for an additional USD 300 Dollar per Person. Do note that the price is quoted on a sharing basis of 5 people.

At Lukla, our support crew will be waiting to welcome us. After distributing our luggage among the strong Sherpa porters who will so cheerfully carry our burdens for the trip, we set out downhill into the Dudh Koshi (milk river) Valley. The trails in these parts reflect the large roll Tibetan Buddhism plays in the lives of the Sherpa people. There are many mani stones, which are large stones withTibetan prayers chiseled into them, all along the trails. You will soon become familiar with the customary way of passing chortens, mani stones, and prayer wheels in a clockwise direction. We reach Phakdingma a small village beside the Dudh Kosi River. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

Today will be one of the hardest days of the trek. So, we take it slowly, giving our bodies a chance to acclimatize and our senses a chance to take in the sights and smells on this trail into the heart of the Khumbu. From Phakding, the trail follows the Dudh Kosi valley north for 2-3 hours to Monjo, the entrance to the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. There is a good view of Thamserku, 6608m. We follow the river to the Hilary Bridge, a fantastic suspension bridge that spans the deep chasm over the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and the Bhote Koshi. From here, it is a tough climb to Namche. The trail continues to climb through forests of pine. About half way up there, is a vantage point that provides our first view of Mt. Everest rising majestically from behind the great ridge of Nuptse-Lhotse.

Namche is a beautiful village in itself with colourful houses and lodges and prayer flags, and the setting is majestic as it is spread on the steep sides of a horse-shoe shaped valley facing the beautiful Kongde Ri Peak. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

If we are acclimatizing well, we will want to walk up a hill for spectacular viewpoint where we can see all the way up the Imja Khola Valley to where the glacial moraine begins below the towering Mt Everest, 8848m. Other spectacular peaks. We can see Taweche, 6542m, Thamserku, 6808m, Kantega, 6685 m, Ama Dablam, 6856m, Nuptse, 7896m and Lhotse, 8511m. Besides, the great bazaar with a wonderful variety of shops to visit, today gives us a chance to visit the Sherpa Cultural Centre which has an interesting collection of mountaineering items and photographs. There is also the option of a day walk to the pretty village of Khumjung where Sir Edmund Hillary built his “Schoolhouse in the Clouds” and the famed Khunde hospital. We can see the “scalp of a yeti” at the Khumjung monastery. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

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, the first to scale 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

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

Flying from Lukla to Kathmandu

During off season in Nepal which refers to months like December - February, June – August so travelers can enjoy direct flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. It approximately takes 40 minutes to reach Kathmandu from Lukla on a flight. From domestic airport, you’ll be transferred to your hotel on a private tourist vehicle.

Flying from Lukla to Manthali

The flight from Lukla to Manthali is takes approximately 20 minutes. Afterwards, we drive back to Kathmandu from Manthali which usually takes 5-6 hours (hours may differ depending on traffic condition). Expect to fly from Lukla to Manthali on peak seasons: Spring (March –May) & autumn (September – November). Upon reaching Kathmandu, you’ll be transferred to your hotel on a shared tourist vehicle.

 Helicopter Option

Flying in helicopter is a unique experience that adds a touch of luxury to your journey, allowing you to enjoy the pristine beauty of Khumbu Himalaya in style. You can book your spot for a direct helicopter flight from Lukla to Kathmandu for an additional USD 300 Dollar per Person. Do note that the price is quoted on a sharing basis of 5 people.


  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Hotel

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

  • Brakfast
  • Hotel

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

  • Breakfast

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 9 nights (With twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • All standard meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
  • 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 etc.
  • 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 (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.

Departure Dates

Start Date06 Sep, 2024End Date21 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$ 2300

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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