Annapurna and Everest Combination Trek

Nepal Pyramids Trekking & Climbing
Annapurna and Everest Combination Trek
At a Glance
  • Duration17 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Places to Visit Annapurna and Everest REgion
  • Max Altitude 3,860m/12,664ft.
  • Group Size 2-15
  • Starts Pokhara / Hille
  • Ends Lukla/Kathamandu
  • Activity Teahouse Lodge Trek
  • Best Season Spring/Autumn/Winter

Annapurna and Everest Combination Trek Highlights:

  • The enchanting journey to Pokhara, the second-largest city in Nepal and a beloved destination for tourists, is an experience filled with anticipation and excitement. Despite the long hours drive, the city's incredible beauty captivates visitors and makes it feel like a second home.
  • The intriguing Phewa Lake, set against the backdrop of majestic Himalayan peaks, creates a serene and delightful atmosphere. The sight of the mountains towering over the glistening lake brings a sense of peace and awe.
  • The scenic drive to Nayapul and the subsequent trek to Ulleri is an adventure in itself. The vibrant green hills and ancient farming terraces along the way add a touch of vibrancy to the journey.
  • Walking through the world's largest Rhododendron forest in Ghorepani and embarking on a morning excursion to Poon Hill for a breathtaking sunrise view is a cherished moment.
  • The panoramic view of the extensive mountain range, coupled with the awe-inspiring Kali Gandaki gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, leaves a lasting impression.
  • Arriving at Lukla, a small and remote mountain airport, and the picturesque town itself fills one with a sense of joy and excitement. It marks the beginning of an incredible adventure.
  • Trekking along the Khumbu Valley and witnessing the dramatic landscapes and deep gorges is truly astonishing. Each step reveals the beauty and grandeur of the surroundings.
  • Reaching Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Khumbu region, by crossing several suspension bridges is a daring and adventurous feat. The journey is filled with adrenaline and offers glimpses of the local way of life.
  • The beautiful walk on the high-elevated hill-cut trail to Pangboche from Phortse village is another highlight that provides you with the most phenomenal view of the region with Mt. Everest.
  • Spending a night at Tengboche monastery is a serene experience.
  • The monastery offers breathtaking 360-degree mountain views, and the warmth of hundreds of lit butter lamps and the soothing chants of Buddhist monks create a tranquil atmosphere. 

Annapurna and Everest Combination Trek Overview:

'Annapurna and Everest Combination Trek' is a mixture of two different but most popular destination, the Instant Everest and Annapurna panorama Trek for those who gravely wishes to experience real Nepal in a restricted time frame. This trip undeniably offers you the best of our country. For something like this millions of travelers from around the world come every year to attain the best travel experience. It has so much to offer in terms of the diversity that makes you comprehend the different cultures of Nepal. It bestows you with cultures of both eastern and western parts of Nepal, entirely diverse but in great harmony.

Being at the foothills of Annapurna is out of the ordinary. Furthermore, getting to an entirely different terrain of Everest is phenomenal. In a relationship, it is very dissimilar to one another with its own unique features. As there is a saying harmony brings about prosperity, significantly this trip allows you to appreciate the authenticity of Nepal which differs from one part to another and still it's quite amazing to see the unanimity among numerous ethnicities.

This 17-day delightful journey is one of the very popular treks that combines the honored trekking destination of Nepal. Very few people have the freedom to choose a trip like this.

“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.”

About Annapurna Region:

The Annapurna region is a popular trekking destination located in the central part of Nepal. It is named after the Annapurna mountain range, which is part of the Himalayas and includes several peaks over 7,000 and 8,000 meters (23,000 feet) in elevation.

The Annapurna region offers the biggest trekking variation. It is known for its stunning natural beauty, diverse landscapes, and rich cultural heritage. It offers a wide range of trekking routes, from relatively easy and short treks to challenging and long expeditions.

Some of the most famous treks in the Annapurna region include the Annapurna Circuit, the Annapurna Base Camp trek, and the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. The forbidden kingdom of Upper Mustang too falls on the Annapurna region.

The region is characterized by picturesque valleys, terraced fields, lush forests, raging rivers, and snow-capped peaks. Trekkers in the Annapurna region can enjoy breathtaking views of Annapurna I (8,091 meters/26,545 feet), Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters/26,795 feet), Machhapuchhre (6,993 meters/22,943 feet), and other majestic mountains.

Along the trekking routes, trekkers can encounter charming traditional villages inhabited by diverse ethnic groups, such as the Gurung, Magar, Thakali, and Manangi people. These communities offer a glimpse into their unique cultures, traditions, and warm hospitality. Trekkers often stay in teahouses or lodges along the trails, which provide basic accommodation and meals.

The best time to trek in the Annapurna region is during the SPRING (March to May) and AUTUMN (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally favorable, and the skies are clear. However, the region can be visited throughout the year, with each season offering its own advantages and challenges.

Trekking in the Annapurna region requires a certain level of physical fitness and acclimatization, especially for higher-altitude treks. It is advisable to have a professional guide or join a trekking group for safety and to make the most of your experience.

Overall, the Annapurna region is a trekker's paradise, offering a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and adventure in the heart of the Himalayas.

About Everest Region:

The Everest Region is a legendary and iconic destination that captivates the hearts of adventurers and trekkers from around the globe. Home to the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, this region is a treasure of awe-inspiring landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and unparalleled trekking experiences.

The journey into the Everest Region typically begins with a scenic flight to Lukla, a small mountain airstrip perched on the edge of the Khumbu region. As trekkers traverse the ancient trails, they encounter picturesque Sherpa villages, adorned with prayer flags and surrounded by towering peaks. Namche Bazaar, a vibrant hub and gateway to the Everest region, provides a cultural immersion with its bustling markets and stunning mountain vistas.

The trail leads through lush rhododendron forests, high alpine meadows, and remote monasteries, offering a diverse tapestry of natural beauty. The iconic Tengboche Monastery stands as a spiritual beacon amidst the towering peaks, providing breathtaking panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.

The Everest Region is not only a haven for trekkers but also a cultural crossroads, where the invincible spirit of the Sherpa people and their rich traditions come to life. The warm hospitality of the locals, the charming teahouses, and the prayer wheels spinning in the mountain breeze create an atmosphere that is both humbling and enchanting.

The Everest Region is a place that showcases the incredible beauty of nature and the adventurous spirit of people. Every step in this region is a journey into the heart of the Himalayas, leaving an indelible mark on the souls of those who dare to explore its heights.

Annapurna and Everest Combination Trek Summary

Annapurna and Everest Combination Trek starts with an overnight stay in the capital city of Kathmandu. Next, we Drive to Pokhara, The Lake City, very popularly known as the second home of the tourist. Pokhara is indeed a 'Paradise City'. The next morning we further drive to the region of Annapurna.

Gradually we walk into the most exclusive local settlements of Ulleri appropriately placed over the majestic hills. Eventually, we get to Ghorepani, a blue-roofed town of Rhododendrons and exquisite mountain views.

Poon Hill offers the most spectacular view of the mountain vistas. We walk into the world’s largest Rhododendron growing areas where the forest setting is very dramatic. Some have named it ‘Lord of the Rings Trail'. Once we are done with the magnificence of Annapurna we fly back to the Capital city. We take a break for a day and explore the two very pious World Heritage sites of Boudhanath and Pashupatinath.

The next morning we fly to the high Himalayan airport of LUKLA with the most thrilling experience. Now we enter into a different terrain, unlike Annapurna where things are different but stunning. We walk through the ancient settlements with prayer walls along the way and very Tibetan-style architecture.

Anybody can comprehend the influence of Tibetan Buddhism in the region of Everest which is vividly evident. Eventually, we get to Tengboche with a grandiose view of Everest and its neighboring mountains. Namche Bazaar and Tengboche Monastery is the highlight of this trip. It’s worth it and very spiritual to visit the monastery and light a butter lamp. Soon we trace back our trail and fly off the Lukla airport back to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu Airport (1400 m/4593 feet) and Transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02:Drive to Pokhara (820 m/2690 feet)
  • Day 03:Drive to Hille and Trek to Ulleri (1960 m/6430 feet)
  • Day 04:Trek to Ghorepani or Ghode Pani (2860 m/9383 feet) - "The HORSE-WATER"
  • Day 05:Morning excursion to Poon Hill (3,200 m/10,498 feet) and Trek to Tadapani (2,630 m/8,628 ft)
  • Day 06:Ghandruk (1940 m / 6364 feet) and Drive to Pokhara - Overnight at Hotel
  • Day 07:Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 08:Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Drive to Manthali (Ramechhap) (474 m / 1,555 feet)
  • Day 09:Fly to Lukla (2,800 m 9,186 feet) and Trek to Phakding (2,600 m/8,530 feet)
  • Day 10:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,450 m / 11,318 feet) - the Capital of Khumbu Region
  • Day 12:Trek to Phortse Village (3810 m / 12,500 feet) - the most picturesque village.
  • Day 13:Trek VIA Pangboche to Tengboche Monastery (3,860 m/12,664 feet)
  • Day 14:Trek to Monjo (2835 m / 9,301 feet)
  • Day 15:Retrace our trail back to Lukla (2,800 m 9,186 feet)
  • Day 16:Mountain Flight to the Capital City of Kathmandu OR MANTHALI AIRPORT
  • Day 17:Trek Ends - Transfer to international airport

Annapurna and Everest Combination Trek Detailed Itinerary

As soon as you are out of your plane in the Kathmandu airport, you will breathe in the mountain air of welcome. Outside the terminal, your friendly and professional Local Trek Leader excitedly welcomes you with a warm "Namaste!" Shortly your trek leader will transfer you to your hotel. 

As you drive along our narrow city highway you will be joining in the musical concert of honking horns motorbikes runs. Though chaotic, Kathmandu's dance is fascinating - street vendors, colorful markets under the strings of fluttering prayer flags, saffron-robed monks pacing along centuries-old temples, the distant clang of temple bells, and few of the locals in their traditional attire. Situated in the colorful tourist hub of Thamel, your beautiful hotel offers a soothing break before your Trek Briefing by your Trek Leader in the afternoon.

If your international flight brings you early to this magical town of Thamel you will have ample opportunity to explore this unique place. 

  • Altitude: 1400 m/4593 feet
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Welcom Dinner
  • Distance: 6 km

The journey to Pokhara, Nepal's second-largest city, is a highly enjoyable one. This 7/8-hour drive gives you a glimpse into the traditional villages and the rustic way of life. Leaving early allows you to take in fabulous mountain views without the stress of traffic jams.

After boarding the vehicle earliest in the morning, you will slowly snake out of the congested streets of Kathmandu. As you leave the city and cruise towards the winding roadway the daily life unfolds outside your window which is better than any movie. As you pass lush green rice paddies, farmers plowing their fields, and women carrying towering loads of stuff all give you the comprehension of our way of life in Nepal beyond the urban cities.

About halfway through the journey, we will pull into a roadside restaurant for a delicious lunch. You can stretch your legs while enjoying a hearty, comforting lunch. 

The final stretch holds some of the most stunning scenery as you wind through the roadway to Pokhara. Soon the snow-capped peaks and vibrant hills start disclosing before us. By the time you roll into lively Pokhara with the sun dipping behind the mountains, you’ll be bursting with anticipation for the adventures ahead. This Pokhara city, so lively, promises discoveries far different from Kathmandu. You’re hungry to uncover them.

  • Altitude: 820 m/2690 feet
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Walking Hour: 7/8 hrs. DRIVE
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Distance: 200 km
  • Transport: PRIVATE VEHICLE

The journey to the start of your expedition takes around three hours from Pokhara. We'll first spend an hour and a half driving along a narrow, winding road to Nayapul village. Keep your camera ready - the views of the Annapurna and Fishtail mountains are phenomenal along this stretch!

From Nayapur we will further drive to Birethanti, where we will register our permits and soon enter the ACAP zone (Annapurna Conservation Area Project). Shortly after that, we will drive further bouncing along rural backroads to Hille. If time allows, we'll stop in this charming settlement for a hearty lunch to fuel up for the afternoon hike ahead.

From Hille, the three-hour trek up to Ulleri begins. Get ready for an adventurous workout! You'll ascend thousands of ancient stone steps laid into the mountainsides that local porters have used for centuries. Terraced farms, lush forests, and a deep river gorge make for incredible scenery with every step.

The stone houses of Ulleri finally come into view perched dramatically on a high mountain ridge. After checking into our village Teahouse and enjoying a delicious local meal, your expedition leader will brief you on the coming days of your Annapurna adventure!

  • Altitude: 1960 m/6430 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Teahouse
  • Walking Hour: 3/4 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 4.5 km

After a hearty breakfast in Ulleri, our journey continues up to the small village of Banthanti nestled in the woods. Over the next four hours, we'll hike through utterly spellbinding forests filled with Bamboo, Rhododendrons, Maple, and Oak trees. Keep your eyes peeled for exotic birds and maybe even a mischievous monkey known as Langurs.

We push higher into the Annapurna Conservation Area, home to a wonderland of natural beauty and the world's largest rhododendron forest. When the blue-roofed lodges of Ghorepani finally come into view it's an extraordinary sight. Ghorepani or Ghodepani was an important stopping point for traders during Nepal's historic Salt Trade Era. After lunch, you will have a free afternoon to wander this beautiful town. From the lodge itself, you will have a grandiose view of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, and Annapurna South. Enjoy a delicious meal and well-deserved rest at our cozy teahouse lodge

  • Altitude: 2860 m/9383 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Teahouse
  • Walking Hour: 4/5 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 8.5 km

We will wake up early in the morning today for an excursion. An early morning hike up to Poon Hill rewards us with a glorious Himalayan panorama at sunrise. We will walk the lush Rhododendron forest through hundreds of Steps built trail to the summit at 3200 m. As the first rays of sun spill across snowy peaks like Dhaulagiri (8th Highest), Annapurna I (10th Highest), Nilgiri, and Holy Fishtail, you'll be moved by nature's beauty unfolding. This magical sunrise makes anyone emotional.

NOTE: A minimal fee of 200 NPR will be charged per person as an entrance fee to Poon Hill. At the summit, there is a teashop where you can buy yourself hot drinks that will sooth you a little in that bone-chilling environment and enjoy the sunrise.

Shortly after the sunrise view, we will head down to our Teahouse for Breakfast. After a hearty breakfast back, we will descend for a few minutes and then ascend through the world's largest rhododendron forest towards mountain ridges with nonstop views. They call this stretch the "Hobbit Residence" trail as it winds through mossy glens beneath pine, maple, and oak.

The walk from Ghorepani to Tadapani is 10.5 km. Gradually we emerge from the woods in time for lunch at Tadapani - where we will spend a night.

  • Altitude: 3,200 m/10,498 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Teahouse
  • Walking Hour: 4/5 hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 10.5 km

The trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk is like walking into a breathtaking natural wonderland. You will have the most stunning sunrise from the guest house porch itself at Tadapani. Soon breakfast will be organized in the outside veranda with the most stunning view of the mountains. Soon after a hearty breakfast, we will walk the most dramatic forested trail. Soon you will be surrounded by vibrant rhododendron forests and their colorful blooms painting an already beautiful jungle. 

This section of the trekking trail is like a serene staircase carved into the mountainside, with each step revealing the wonder of nature. As we walk this trail the rustling leaves and the bird creates a most serene and harmonizing beauty around you.
Today’s trail isn’t challenging rather it's enchanting allowing you to soak in the tranquility of the surroundings. 

As we descend further, Ghandruk, the charming village comes into view. It stands as one of the biggest GURUNG villages in the entire region. We will have lunch here in this Traditional Gurung Village and then Drive to Pokhara which will most probably take 2 hours. Once you get to Pokhara we can relax or explore the lake city. 

  • Altitude: 1940 m / 6364 feet
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Walking Hour: 3 hrs
  • Meals: Brakfast & Lunch
  • Distance: 7.5 km
  • Transport: PRIVATE VEHICLE

We will bid farewell to the Annapurna Region and the magical city of Pokhara, our first section of the trip. Shortly we will be flying to Kathmandu which is considered one of the most scenic short domestic flight routes in Nepal. As we leave, we will have a grandiose view of the luxuriant greenery, regal mountain, and extended landscapes that look like among the masterpieces of Leonardo Da Vinci.

Just in a few minutes when you are soaking into this mesmeric beauty, we will land in the Kathmandu Airport. You will be transferred back to the hotel. 

If time permits we will have our CITY TOUR today itself.

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Walking Hour: 25 min. FLIGHT
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transport: MOUNTAIN FLIGHT

Lukla flights being a hindrance to regular international flight landing and taking off schedule, all Lukla flights now have been diverted to Manthali airport, at Ramechhap District. Manthali airport is 132 km away and the drive takes approximately 4 hours. 

Today we will take casually - after a hearty breakfast, we will leave the hotel to drive to Manthali. This is a very scenic drive that will take you through the picturesque Nepal landscape with terraced fields, amazing mountain views, rivers, traditional villages, and a rustic way of life. We will stop halfway for a fabulous lunch and then further drive to our destination. Overnight will be in a basic hotel cos Manthali doesn't have ample good hotels to accommodate all tourists and guides flying to Lukla.

  • Altitude: 474 m / 1,555 feet
  • Accommodation: Basic Hotel
  • Walking Hour: 4 hrs. DRIVE
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 132 km
  • Transport: PRIVATE VEHICLE

We wake up early in the morning to catch our earliest flight to Lukla. Soon after we are done with our security inspection we will set out on a thrilling 20-minute flight to Lukla. As you board a twin-otter plane the excitement fills the air. As we soar above the clouds we will witness the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding landscape.

When we land at the inclined airstrip of Lukla airport at an elevation of 2840 meters, the real journey begins. Shortly after a few minutes break we begin our trek walking the town of Lukla and entering the Sagarmatha Buffer Zone area. After the first Local Permit Check Post, we will be trekking through the legendary trail, surrounded by the charming Sherpa villages. 

As you continue your trek, the natural beauty that unfolds before you is truly awe-inspiring. The easy 4-hour walk to Phakding takes you through a series of stunning Local Sherpa settlements, the deep valleys, and the magnificent Dudh Koshi gorge that seems to stretch endlessly.

Ultimately, we will arrive at the stunning village of Phakding. A fabulous dinner awaits us, accompanied by a briefing from your leader. 

  • Altitude: 2,800 m 9,186 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 4/5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 7 km
  • Transport: Mountian Flight

Since we are heading over 3000m we will take it a bit slow today which may result in longer hours in reaching Namche Bazaar. Due to this today we will start early in the morning after our hearty breakfast for Namche Bazaar.

The day's highlights are as follows. Your leader will provide a morning wake-up call at the designated hour. Enjoy a pleasant 3-hour hike through charming villages, ending in Jorsale where we will stop for lunch. Crossing 5 high suspension bridges, including the iconic Hillary Suspension Bridge, adds an element of adventure. The scenery is truly remarkable with deep gorges and towering cliffs. Arriving in the dream-like land of Namche is a considerable accomplishment that makes the effort worthwhile.

Namche Bazaar is the capital and administrative hub of the Khumbu region. Although situated in a distant, high-altitude area, Namche Bazaar is a surprisingly luxurious town with almost all the facilities from pubs, shopping marts, and banks, to bakeries. 

  • Altitude: 3,450 m / 11,318 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 6/7 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 9 km

The elevation where Namche Bazaar is situated means there is less oxygen in the air compared to sea level. Our bodies need time to adjust to this change. If we climb too fast, we risk getting altitude sickness, which can be serious. Symptoms like headaches, nausea, and trouble sleeping can happen.

That's why we take acclimatization rest days in Namche Bazaar before trekking higher. We will go on an acclimatization hike to Everest View Hotel with a jaw-dropping view of Everest, Ama-Dablam, Lhotse, and their neighboring peaks. Going high for an acclimatization hike and then sleeping at lower elevations can help the body produce more red blood cells. More red blood cells allow the body to get enough oxygen despite the thin air. Taking the proper time to acclimatize allows most people to continue the trek safely and comfortably instead of turning back early. It is a key part of a slow and steady climb up the world's tallest peaks. 

After lunch at Namche, you have a free afternoon for self-exploration

    Leaving Namche Bazaar, we ascend to the end of the town and soon we will follow a well-maintained trail that passes through two beautiful Buddhist Stupas. This section of the trail offers magnificent views of peaks like Thamserku, Kangtega, and Ama Dablam. Gradually we get to the small village of Khyangjuma, where we take a different trekking trail leaving the commercial EBC trail and walk the steep climb to reach Mong La. Mong La is a small pass that will connect the EBC trail with the Gokyo Valley trail and it is known for its magnificent view. We will have lunch here

    After lunch, we will descend into the awe-inspiring Gokyo Gorge and ascend through the forested trail o Phortse Village. This trail offers you an opportunity to spot musk deer as we walk up to the village.

    Unlike other settlements, the terraced Phortse village stands out as a truly special and unique place.

    • Altitude: 3810 m / 12,500 feet
    • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
    • Walking Hour: 6 hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Distance: 8.9 km

    As we leave the beautiful Phortse village behind, a wondrous high mountain path awaits. Considered one of the most exceptional trails in the region, it offers stunning vistas of soaring peaks including Everest. As you walk this beautiful high mountain trail you will be overlooking the Tengboche Monastery and the Dudh Koshi valley below. This moment of trekking and experiencing the serenity of a less-trodden trail is amazing. 

    Gradually we get to the prosperous village of Pangboche, nestled in the shade of the mighty Ama Dablam where we will have lunch. After lunch, we will descend through the Dudh Koshi Valley to Tengboche Monastery.

    The Tengboche Monastery is important in the Everest Region for more reasons than its awesome location in the Himalayas. This monastery is one of the most active monasteries in the region and is a religious and cultural haven, both for Sherpa locals and trekkers visiting the area. It plays a big role in Sherpa Buddhism, with ceremonies, teachings, and preserving Sherpa culture. More than religion though, Tengboche Monastery is also the local community center where Sherpa people come together and connect.

    Its location makes it an important resting spot too. After a long day of hiking, travelers can find some peace and energy surrounded by the incredible mountain views there. Travelers lit the butter lamp in this monastery. Climbers from around the world take the blessing from the highest lama before heading out on their mission to conquer the highest summits.

    • Altitude: 3,860 m/12,664 feet
    • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
    • Walking Hour: 6 hrs
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Today from the Tengboche Monastery we will take a different trail, a regular prominent trail to EBC. After breakfast, we will steeply descend a dusty trail through the forested trail of Pine and Rhododendron. We descend to a small settlement of Phunke Tenga @3250m -- from Tengboche, we literally descend 600m to this river village. Soon we will start climbing a switchback trail to the settlement of Khyangjuma (a place where we had lunch on the way up). Once again we will have our lunch here enjoying the view of Thamserku, Kangtega, and Ama Dablam.

    After lunch, saying goodbye to EVEREST we will retrace our trail back to Monjo via Namche Bazaar. At Monjo, we will check out our permits for exit from the Sagarmatha National Park area.

    • Altitude: 2835 m / 9,301 feet
    • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
    • Walking Hour: 6/7 hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Distance: 15 km

    From Monjo we will retrace our trail back to Lukla - our final destination of this trip. Walking back to the same trail is fun as you will realize how far we walked this legendary trail a few days back. It is often very exciting to catch up with the missed out view which we missed on the way up when we were so focused on getting to our next destination.

    Since this is our last night today we will dine together will our entire crew including our porters, assistant guides, and your Team Leader. We will share our stories, have lots of fun, dance, and say thank you to our ground staff with tipping culture appreciating their effort to make your trip a success.

    • Altitude: 2,800 m 9,186 feet
    • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
    • Walking Hour: 6/7 Hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Distance: 10.6 km

    Depending on the time of the year we are trekking - we will either fly to Kathmandu or fly back to Manthali Airport and then a 4-hour drive to Kathmandu. 

    • If we fly to Kathmandu it will be 35 minutes flight and 25 minutes drive to the Hotel at Thamel.
    • If we fly to Manthali Airport it will be an 18/20 minute flight and 4 hours Drive to Kathmandu City.

    No matter which airport we will fly - taking off from Lukla airport is one of the most thrilling experiences which is indeed once in a lifetime experience. And flying to both the airport will provide you with a most beautiful scenery view and of course the range of mountains that will keep you entertained all through. It's indeed a priceless mountain flight.

    • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
    • Walking Hour: 4 hrs. Drive
    • Meals: Breakfast

    Transportation will be provided 3 hours before your airport time which is a rule of Kathmandu International Airport. Your team leader will assist you and will escort you to the airport. 

    • Accommodation: HOME
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Transport: Airport Transfer
    What's Included
    • PERMITS: All Essential permits for BOTH destinations required to legally trek in these regions are organized before arrival.
    • PICKUP AND DROPS: Roundtrip airport pickup and drop-off facilities for both domestic and international flights are included.
    • ACCOMMODATION: Twin-sharing hotel accommodation in both KATHMANDU and POKHARA at three-star hotels on a bed-and-breakfast basis.
    • WELCOME DINNER: A traditional Nepali-style welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Kathmandu.
    • SIGHTSEEING: A half-day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu’s two most sacred UNESCO World Heritage sites with entrance fees included.
    • TAXES: All applicable local and national government taxes are covered.
    • GROUND TRANSPORTATION: Roundtrip PRIVATE VEHICLE ground transportation between destinations as per the itinerary.
    • STAFF TRANSPORTATION: All ground transportation for assistant guide, porter, and other trek staff as required.
    • EQUIPMENT: Fundamental trekking gear like a sleeping bag with fleece liners, Primaloft jacket, Rain Poncho, Yak-Track, Trekking Poles, etc. are provided.
    • LODGING: Local Tea-house accommodation on a twin-sharing basis – A single supplement is provided on request OVER MINIMAL COST, however, depends solely on the availability.
    • DRINKING WATER: Properly filtered and boiled water for drinking is provided each morning and evening. Trekkers are advised to carry reusable water bottles/bladder bags that can hold at least 3 liters.
    • GLORIOUS FOOD: All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with hot beverages are provided throughout the trek duration.
    • TREK LEADER AND ASSISTANT GUIDE: An experienced trek leader holding legitimate licensing leads the group, along with assistant guides based on group size. Groups of 3 or more are typically assigned at least 1 assistant guide.
    • PORTERS: The porter to trekker ratio is 1:2 - meaning 1 porter for every 2 trekkers. However, for groups larger than 4 trekkers, an additional porter is provided specifically to assist with hot water supply during the trek.
    • STAFF INSURANCE & ALLOWANCES: Insurance coverage, wages, and allowances for all trek staff are included.
    • SAFETY CONCERNS: Emergency equipment including oxygen cylinders and a comprehensive medical kit is available at all times during the trek.
    • COMPLIMENTARY TAKE AWAY: Trekkers receive a duffel bag, t-shirt, multi-functional headwear, baseball hat, trekking map, and completion certificate to take home.
    What's Excluded
    • NEPAL VISA: A fee of $50 that is levied on a 30-day Nepali visa.
    • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE: The cost of all international flights.
    • PERSONAL EXPENSES: All personal expenses that may include Nepalese SIM card, internet, battery charging, hot shower, laundry, fizzy drinks, Alcohol, etc.
    • EMERGENCY: A medical examination of any kind, High Altitude Evacuation over any circumstances, Air Evacuation and Rescues.
    • DONATIONS: Donations of any kind.
    • STAFF TIPPING: Tipping is entirely a personal matter, however, it’s a trekking culture.
    • EXTRA NIGHTS: Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival or Late departure.
    • SANCTIONS: Permits or the letter of Authorization that is required for special Filming, big Drones, and Filming Cameras.
    • INSURANCE: All-inclusive Travel or medical insurance is a must.
    • EXTRA PORTER: Over request Extra Porter or Assistant is provided that may include the cost of $25 per day.
    • OPTIONAL TOURS: Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.
    Essential Trip Information

    The Differences in Everest Region and Annapurna Region - Which is Best?

    The Everest Region and Annapurna Region are the two most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. Both of these regions offer phenomenal mountain views and a genuine trekking experience. Every year thousands of travelers from around the world come to visit these two prominent regions. They come to experience the local culture, feel the genuine trekking and climbing experience, test their endurance, push their limits, and so on. 


    The Everest Region centers around the iconic Mount Everest, which has so much history and legends. As the home to the highest mountain in the world, the Everest region has its own unique charm and never fails to attract thousands of travelers from around the globe.

    However, the Everest landscape is barren, rugged, and cold, and high elevations rule the area. Though you get very close to the mountain on the very first day caution will apply regarding altitude sickness. There are adventure thrills right from the moment you fly to the most thrilling airport in the world, Lukla Airport. Sherpa culture, Tibetan Buddhism, iconic mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, legends, history, and world records all play a significant role in your adventure to this region.

    However, the highest no of altitude sickness cases, helicopter evacuations, human casualties, and stories of trekkers not making it to their goal are a few drawbacks that travelers fear. 

    The major ethnicity is Sherpa, the Tibetan origin people who migrated 600 years ago so the region has a Tibetan Buddhist influence. As you walk the Everest trail, the monasteries, prayer flags waving in the wind, Prayer walls, prayer wheels, etc, all give you the influence of Tibetan Buddhism.


    In contrast, the Annapurna region is vast and provides you with so much landscape variation that one has to take months’ vacation if he wishes to complete the whole of Annapurna. The extension of the region being immense it offers with ample range of trekking and climbing options. The Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) is the largest protected area in Nepal covering around 7,629 sq. km. The landscape and cultural variation you find in the Everest region is nothing compared to the Annapurna Region. 

    Annapurna region emerges as a boundless ocean of landscapes and a rich mixture of cultural diversity. Its beauty and cultural richness are bigger than its geographical area. It's like Mother Nature put on a showcase of her best work - the landscapes offer a beautiful blend of green hills, rugged cliffs, deep gorges, and towering mountain peaks. It is a special place where ancient culture, traditions, time-honored monuments, and untouched valleys still flourish in the region. 

    Annapurna region stands out as a perfect example of religious harmony in Nepal. In this region, you can start from subtropical to tropical and from alpine to desert in a very short period of time. Once there was a beautiful saying “If you want to comprehend Nepali culture and feel the genuine trekking experience then opt for Annapurna Circuit Trek

    TO CONCLUDE: Both the regions have their own unique characteristics and are beautiful on their own. So whoever does Everest will always opt for Annapurna next and vice versa. 

    Permits Required for Annapurna and Everest Combination Trek:

    All foreign national requires 4 permits for this trip. The overall cost for the permits required is approximately USD 80 or 90 equivalent to NPR 10,000.

    What are 4 Permits?

    For Annapurna Region Trekking

    • ACAP Permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Project): The ACAP permit is one of the most essential permits to enter the Annapurna Conservation Area. The ACAP permit costs USD 25 or equivalent to NPR 3,000 per person. For SAARC country nationals the cost of the permit is NPR 1000 per person.
    • TIMS Card (Trekkers' Information Management System): The implementation of this permit has been disrupted due to COVID-19, however, there are plans to fully enforce it beginning in 2024. While this is the current intention, the details have not yet been finalized so the permit requirement is still uncertain. However, the cost of TIMS is USD 15 or equivalent to NPR 2,000. For SAARC country nationals the cost of the permit is NPR 400 per person.

    For Everest Region Trekking:

    • Sagarmatha National Park Permit - Cost - USD 25 / rough equivalent to NPR 3000 Per Person - For SAARC nationals NPR 115 Per Person - Locals are to pay NPR 100 Per Person.
    • Khumbu Rural Municipality permit - Cost - USD 17 / rough equivalent to NPR 2000 - price is the same for SAARC nationals as well.

    However, children below 10 years old don't require permits.

    Where you can obtain the permits?

    All of these permits can be obtained in Kathmandu itself or you can always get them at Monjo. Whereas for Khumbu rural municipality permit you have to get it from the Lukla counter. A copy of your passport or your original is required for the permits.

    Why Choose Nepal Pyramids?

    Nepal Pyramids is here to craft your Nepal dreams into reality. We assure you a trip extraordinarily out of the world with quality service and value for money. We propose comprehensive flexible packages with unbeatable price - without any hidden cost.

    • Team of Local Experts
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      Our team of local experts is the driving force behind our success. With their passion, experience, and commitment, our team of local experts ensures that we all are not just participants but integral contributors to the growth and well-being of the community we serve.

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