Everest and Annapurna Trek

Everest and Annapurna Trek

Best of Everest and Annapurna in one trip

19 Days 3,800m/12,468ft
BOOK NOW

Quick Facts

Trip Duration 19 Days Trip Grading Moderate
Max Altitude 3,800m/12,468ft Best TimeMarch - May
Sept - Nov
Trip ModeTeahouse / Lodge Group SizeMin 1 - Max 15
Overview

Our Everest and Annapurna Trek features the best of two regions in a single itinerary. 

Trip Highlights

  • Two of the famous trekking region in one
  • Everest and the mountains/Annapurna and the landscapes
  • Panoramic views of Himalayas (Everest and Annapurna)
  • Experience a wide variety of Nepal’s geography, climate and wildlife.

Everest and Annapurna Trek Overview

Everest and Annapurna Trek is a wonderful exploration of two most visited trekking regions of Nepal. Appropriate package for first time trekkers, Annapurna Poonhill and Everest view trek allows perfect introduction to the natural and cultural grandeur of Nepal. Get the close-up view of world’s highest Mountains and rejoice the warm hospitality of legendary Sherpas in Khumbu region and brave Gurkhas in Annapurna region.

A great geographical variation in Nepal can be experienced through this trek. With geographical variation comes diversity in floras, faunas and climate which gives the sensation of exploring two different hemispheres. There is well management of lodges in these regions and you can also find tea houses in abundance in these regions.

Highland Expeditions Nepal has come up with the unique Everest Annapurna Trekking that combines experience of exploring two of the world famous trekking routes in a single package. The trekking itinerary has been meticulously crafted to be completed in mere 18-days. You will get 6 days each of exploration in Everest and Annapurna regions. This exciting holiday package also includes scenic flight along Himalayas.

Since Everest Annapurna trekking route commences and concludes at relatively low altitude, the trekkers do not have to worry about acclimatization in high altitude problem. You will be pursuing an easy scenic trail that can be traversed by anyone with normal physical fitness. Be prepared to walk for about 4 to 5 hours each day.

Is this trek for you?

  Grade   Moderate
  Physical Rating   3-4
  Total Duration   17N/18 Days
  Trekking Duration   11N/12 Days
  Maximum Elevation   3,800m/12,468 ft at Tengboche

Duration for treks of this grade stretches up to two (2) weeks. Trails generally go above 4000 meters and on a daily basis, you can expect to be walking for about 5 – 7 hours. Perfect setting of introduction to moderate & challenging trekking in Nepal. Activity level/physical rating is slightly harder than leisure and involves occasional difficult days. Expect ups and downs as well for there will be hills to climb as well and the well-known ‘Nepali flat’ – a little bit up and a little bit down.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrive Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
  • Day 02 : Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding [2,600m/8,531ft]
  • Day 03 : Trek to Namche Bazar [3,450m/11,319ft]
  • Day 04 : Hike around to other places and overnight at Namche [3,450m/11,319ft]
  • Day 05 : Trek to Tengboche [3,800m/12,468ft]
  • Day 06 : Trek to Namche Bazar [3,450m/11,319ft]
  • Day 07 : Trek to Lukla [2,800m/9,187ft]
  • Day 08 : Fly back to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
  • Day 09 : Rest and Contingency day [1,350m/4,430ft]
  • Day 10 : Fly to Pokhara and explore [827m/2,714ft]
  • Day 11 : Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri [2,050m/6,726ft].
  • Day 12 : Trek to Ghorepani [2,750m/9,033ft]
  • Day 13 : Hike up to Poonhill [3,210m/10,532ft] and trek to Tadapani [2,700m/5,586ft]
  • Day 14 : Trek to Ghandruk [1,940m/6,365ft]
  • Day 15 : Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara [827m/2,714ft]
  • Day 16 : Drive back to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
  • Day 17 : Free day in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
  • Day 18 : International departure [1,350m/4,430ft]

Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with Highland Expeditions. Please take care to note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather or health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The trek leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Altitude Chart in Meter: 
Everest and Annapurna Altitude

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Maximum elevation of each particular day has been put into the graph, the overnight elevation may be lower than as shown in the graph. 

Map & Itinerary
  • Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. Upon completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggages in the airport, kindly proceed to the exit of the arrival hall. Your trip leader will await you just outside the arrival hall and will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Please look out for a placard of Highland Expeditions at the exit of arrival hall. Welcome drinks will be served and after you’ve refreshed, your trek leader will brief you about your trip in the lobby of your hotel in the evening. Get familiar with your surroundings by taking a walk down the street
    • Meal : None
    • Accommodation : Hotel
    • Trekking Hours : 0
  • Day 02 - Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding [2,600m/8,531ft]

    After an early morning b/fast, we take the mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla on STOL aircraft. Flight time is about 35 minutes to the airstrip built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas in the mid-1960s. At Lukla we are immediately overcome by the scale of the massive peaks that surround the village but this is only an indication of what is to come. After meeting the crew, we head up the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail and then stay overnight in Phakding. Overall elevation gain tonight from previous night: 1,250m/4,100ft
    • Meal : B, L, D
    • Accommodation : Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 3-4 hrs
  • Day 03 - Trek to Namche Bazar [3,450m/11,319ft]

    Early in the morning after breakfast, we will continue our journey along Dudhkoshi River. The trail stretches through pine forest. After crossing thrilling suspension bridges at several points and passing through small settlements of Zapute, Toktok, Benkar and Chumoa, we will reach Monjo which is known as the gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park. We will take sharp descend to the river and crossing another suspension bridge, we will proceed towards high Hillary Bridge located at the foot of the hill. Crossing this bridge, we will climb uphill to the Namche Bazaar. We can get view of Thamserku Mountain. If weather is clear, we can also have first view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Kusum Khangru mountains. Overall elevation gain tonight from previous night: 850m/2,788ft
    • Meal : B, L, D
    • Accommodation : Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 6-7 hrs
  • Day 04 - Hike around to other places and overnight at Namche [3,450m/11,319ft]

    We remain at Namche for a second night to allow for proper acclimatization to the altitude. Namche is a prosperous village, situated in a large protected hollow. After breakfast, there are a number of options: perhaps a hike up to Everest view hotel, Khumjung and Khunde, or walk towards Thame (3810m) above the beautiful Bhote Khola river valley, or a visit to the National Park Headquarters to see the interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture. There is also a mountaineering display and details of the park’s flora and fauna. Your guides will be on hand to offer advice and escort you on your walks.
    • Meal : B, L, D
    • Accommodation : Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 3-4 hrs
  • Day 05 - Trek to Tengboche [3,800m/12,468ft]

    Leaving Namche Bazaar, we will walk along the glacial water of Dudh Koshi River. We will be greeted with views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and, Thamserku and Ama Dablam Mountains. Our journey continues through the colorful forest of blooming rhododendron to Sanasa. The region is rich in wildlife like musk deer and different colorful local birds. In Sanasa lies the junction point. One of the paths leads us to the Gokyo valley while the other one leads us to Everest Base Camp. We will take sharp climb to Tengboche monastery which is the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. The journey rewards us with close-up views of many surrounding mountains. Overall elevation gain tonight from previous night: 350m/1,148ft
    • Meal : B, L, D
    • Accommodation : Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 5-6 hrs
  • Day 06 - Trek to Namche Bazar [3,450m/11,319ft]

    After breakfast, we say our byes to Tengboche and descend steeply through beautiful forests of juniper, rhododendron and fir to Phunkitenga. After a welcome break and perhaps a cup of tea we cross the Dudh Kosi, and ascend to Trashinga. From here the trail contours high above the valley through Shanasa and its then a gradual walk to Namche Bazaar.
    • Meal : B, L, D
    • Accommodation : Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 6-7 hrs
  • Day 07 - Trek to Lukla [2,800m/9,187ft]

    Our last day of Everest trek following the Dudh Kosi River down to Lukla. It’s only a gradual walk along the Dudhkhosi river after our steep descent from Namche. We’ll have lunch on our way and we make the final climb up to the airstrip at Lukla. Rest of the day is free and you can relax under the warm sun & reflect on the emotional experiences we had while hiking through these massive mountains. Later we celebrate our successful completion of Everest trek with our Sherpa guides and porters who we’ve got to know so well & are now good friends. It’s a pleasure to end this wonderful trip on a happy note. We then slumber into blissful sleep.
    • Meal : B, L, D
    • Accommodation : Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 6-7 hrs
  • Day 08 - Fly back to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    We get up early in the morning, enjoy our b/fast & get ready for the arrival of our aircraft for the flight back to Katmandu. On our touchdown at the Kathmandu airport, we will be met by our office reps and transferred to your hotel. Rest of your day is free to do your own things.
    • Meal : B
    • Accommodation : Hotel
    • Trekking Hours : 0
  • Day 09 - Rest and Contingency day [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Including a contingency day in our itinerary ensures that our trekking follows the schedule even if we are delayed by some unknown factors.
    • Meal : B
    • Accommodation : Hotel
    • Trekking Hours : 0
  • Day 10 - Fly to Pokhara and explore [827m/2,714ft]

    We will take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It takes 20 minutes of sweeping flight above clouds to take us to Pokhara airport. Being airborne, we can get close-up views of Annapurna and other mountains. From Pokhara airport, we will be transferred to hotel near Lakeside. After refreshment, we will set out for exploring Pokhara. Davis Falls, Mountaineering Museum, Seti Gorge, Mahendra Cave and Gupteswor Cave are places of interest in Pokhara.
    • Meal : B, L, D
    • Accommodation : Hotel
    • Trekking Hours : 0
  • Day 11 - Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri [2,050m/6,726ft].

    After having an early breakfast, we will drive towards Nayapul. It will take an hour to reach Nayapul from Pokhara. From Nayapul, we will begin the trek along the bank of peaceful Modi River. We will reach Birethanti village in about 30minutes. Birethanti is a scenic village where we can find tea shops and guest houses in abundance. Heading left from Birethanti, we will move towards Ulleri along the edge of Burungdi River. We will move through the valley of Hile and Tikhedhunga (1525 m) to Ulleri (2073 m) which is a large Magar village. Overall elevation gain tonight from previous night: 1,223m/4,012ft
    • Meal : B, L, D
    • Accommodation : Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 5-6 hrs
  • Day 12 - Trek to Ghorepani [2,750m/9,033ft]

    We will take couple of hours of steep uphill climb on stone steps. The route is scenic with views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre Mountains in the backdrop. We will move past sub-alpine forest of rhododendron to reach Deurali which greets us with views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South and other mountains. Following the old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route, we will reach the Magar village of Ghorepani. We will enjoy the views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range. Overall elevation gain tonight from previous night: 700m/2,296ft
    • Meal : B, L, D
    • Accommodation : Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 5-6 hrs
  • Day 13 - Hike up to Poonhill [3,210m/10,532ft] and trek to Tadapani [2,700m/5,586ft]

    We will wake up early in the morning before dawn and then take an hour hike to reach Poonhill (3195m). Poon hill is the famous hill station in Pokhara. We will enjoy the sunrise view over Annapurna. Poon hill allows scenic views of surrounding mountains including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail and other peaks and mountains. After spending quality time in Poon hill, we will descend to Ghorepani for breakfast. Later, we will take 5 hrs of trek through rhododendron forest to Tadapani via Banthanti where we will stay overnight.
    • Meal : B, L, D
    • Accommodation : Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 6-7 hrs
  • Day 14 - Trek to Ghandruk [1,940m/6,365ft]

    Leaving Tadapani, we will follow the descending trail through forest to arrive at a tiny village of Bhaise Kharka. The trail progresses through farm houses and terraces. We can get views of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and Machhapuchhre from most of the points. We will proceed through stone steps to Ghandruk village which is inhabited by Gurung ethnics.
    • Meal : B, L, D
    • Accommodation : Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 5-6 hrs
  • Day 15 - Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara [827m/2,714ft]

    From Tadapani, we will follow the rhododendron forest to Ghandruk which is the second-largest Gurung village in Nepal. We will descend to Birethanti and reach Nayapul. Our trek culminates at Nayapul. We will drive to Pokhara which is also known as City of Lakes and the Gateway to Annapurna Region. Tropical climate can be experienced in Pokhara. This is a peaceful city existing at the backdrop of Annapurna. Explore the market area in the afternoon.
    • Meal : B, L, D
    • Accommodation : Hotel
    • Trekking Hours : 5-6 hrs
  • Day 16 - Drive back to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    In the morning hours we might do some last hour shopping too. After that, we drive to Kathmandu. We grab seats on the left aisle of the vehicle for the best views of the rivers along the highway because it’s our last time we’ll probably see them. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we get transferred to our hotel; and we spend the day at our own leisure.
    • Meal : B, L
    • Accommodation : Hotel
    • Trekking Hours : 0
  • Day 17 - Free day in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Free and easy day to spend, perhaps doing shopping or rest at hotel’s beautiful court-yard. At eventide, we will relish a farewell dinner to celebrate your successful completion of the ‘Annapurna and Everest Trek.’ While enjoying our supper, we will also be entertained to a scintillating cultural dance performed by the local belles Please do not hesitate to let us know if you would like to extend your stay. Kindly email us for more details on extensions.
    • Meal : B
    • Accommodation : Hotel
    • Trekking Hours : 0
  • Day 18 - International departure [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Thank you for joining us on this trek and it has been a pleasure getting to know you during this time. We hope this venture has enriched your experience with happy memories. Keep in touch and hope to hear from you soon. Bon voyage for a safe and pleasant trip home.
    • Meal : B
    • Accommodation : None
    • Trekking Hours :
Dates & Price

Given below are the fixed departure dates for this trip. If the dates don’t match with your schedule, then kindly let us know and we will arrange a private trip customizing the departure dates suitable for you. The cost below is per person on group joining basis excluding the international flights. Group discount is available for booking of two or more than two persons. Kindly contact us if you have a bigger group for the discount.

2019 Departures
Trip Start Date Trip End Date Price
10 Mar, 2019 27 Mar, 2019 USD 2250 Available Book Now
01 Apr, 2019 18 Apr, 2019 USD 2250 Available Book Now
21 Apr, 2019 08 May, 2019 USD 2250 Available Book Now
05 May, 2019 22 May, 2019 USD 2250 Available Book Now
15 Sep, 2019 02 Oct, 2019 USD 2250 Available Book Now
06 Oct, 2019 23 Oct, 2019 USD 2250 Available Book Now
20 Oct, 2019 06 Nov, 2019 USD 2250 Available Book Now
03 Nov, 2019 20 Nov, 2019 USD 2250 Available Book Now
13 Nov, 2019 30 Nov, 2019 USD 2250 Available Book Now
Trip Info
expand all / collapse all

Cost Inclusion

  • All meals (B,L,D) on OPEN/CHOICE Menu whilst on trek with tea & coffee.
  • Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu guest house or similar category for 6 nights with breakfast
  • Twin sharing accommodation at Hotel Dandelion or similar category for 2 nights
  • All Internal flights
  • All required permits for Everest and Annapurna trek
  • Sightseeing of Kathmandu including guide and entrance fees
  • Experienced local trek leader with 1:4 assistant guide to client ratio
  • Full support crew with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers
  • Kathmandu airport transfers and escorts
  • Comprehensive first aid kit.
  • Duffel bag, Sleeping bag with liner and Down Jacket (Sleeping bag and down jacket must be returned after completion of trek)
  • Staff insurances and allowances
  • Trek completion certificate (Upon request)

Cost Exclusion

  • International airfare, Visa and travel insurance
  • Meals at Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason)
  • Personal expenses - Drinks and Souvenirs
  • Gratuities for staff

Optional Add Ons

  • Single supplement
  • Hotel upgrade

Important note

The day-to-day program is subject to weather, conditions and the progress and wishes of the group. Most importantly, the leaders will be making daily decisions, for example, about exactly how far or which way we go, and will be thinking ultimately about the safety and health of all in the party, as well as the enjoyment of the group and success in the outcome of the trek and climb. We ensure liability as per indicated itinerary and list of services. If the holiday is cut short or completed earlier than the projected period upon client’s wish, we shall not be responsible or make refund against unutilized days or services. Clients need to pay extra for Hotels/services incurred in Kathmandu or elsewhere in such cases.

Climate

The best seasons to trek in the Everest and Annapurna region are Autumn (from mid-September till November end) and Spring (from the beginning of March until mid-May). As it is a soft adventure trek, you can take on this trek anytime of the year, except during the monsoons (June to September). Temperatures will drop considerably as you trek higher every day. As this trek does not go too high and you can expect nights to be a bit colder (between 5 C to 10C) but the days are sunny and hot (between 15C to 25C). The mornings are usually clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon, disappearing at night.

TRIP GRADE – Moderate

Duration for treks of this grade stretches up to two (2) weeks.   Trails generally go above 4000 meters and on a daily basis, you can expect to be walking for about   4 – 5 hours.  Perfect setting of introduction to moderate & challenging trekking in Nepal.  Activity level is fairly easy but do expect some ups and downs as well for there will be hills to climb as well and the well-known 'Nepali flat' – a little bit up and a little bit down.

A Typical Day

Daily wake up calls will be between 6.00 am to 7.00 am while on trek. You will be given a small basin of hot water to wash up.  After a hearty breakfast, we set off on the day's walk.  Before breakfast you are required to pack your duffel bag as it will be loaded by the porter while you are having your breakfast. After 3-4 hours of walk, we stop for lunch mid-day.  The afternoon's walk is generally shorter and we usually arrive at our destination in time for afternoon tea. The rest of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, to wash your clothes or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunch time and the entire afternoon will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day's adventures, before heading off to bed for a well-earned sleep.

Meals

Meals are included in our package and are served in Lodges located along the trail. You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks (coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, and beer).

Accommodation

acco1 acco2

Kathmandu: In Kathmandu, we stay at Kathmandu Guest House, a well-known hotel where many famous celebrities like Beatles, Ricky Martin, Jeremy Irons and others have stayed. Centrally located in Thamel, the hotel also boasts of a beautiful garden where you can relax and enjoy the greenery.  Breakfast will be provided in the hotel and your accommodation will be on twin sharing basis and if you would like to have single room, upon request you are required to pay single supplement price.

Pokhara: Our Address in Pokhara (Hotel Dandelion), with a spacious and comfortable room this hotel is indeed a good place to chill and relax. Your accommodation will be on twin sharing basis and if you would like to have single room, upon request you are required to pay single supplement price.

Single supplement: Single supplement will be charged if someone wish to have their own room for the trip. Especially when travelling in a group, we will always pair you with someone of same sex and similar age to share the room with. If in case of single by default, then clients don’t have to pay for the single supplement.

On Trek (Teahouse/Lodge Trek): Trekking in the (Everest and Annapurna area) does not need tremendous logistics in accommodation as there are many clean and friendly Lodges along the trail. Rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets.  A few have electric lights and all have a spacious dining room-lounge. We will arrange for you and your group to stay in local lodges daily. Please remember that some of them are very basic and a sense of adventure is necessary. It is more cost effective to stay in a Lodge as in a camping trek.

Group size

Our emphasis is always on maintaining the small group so that it will be easy to coordinate and cooperate with each other. Our group size is small and we only take up to 15 pax in one group. If you opt to join our ‘fixed departure trip’, you are likely to be joining people from different countries of any age group except minors. The size of group varies, minimum no of persons required to operate a trip is 1 the maximum is 15 people.

Travel Insurance

It’s mandatory and highly recommended to get  travel insurance before embarking on any adventurous trips in Nepal. We advise all our clients to get a travel insurance that covers up emergency helicopter evacuation that may be needed in case of the occurrence of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness)  in high altitudes where there are no other means of transporation available. Medical expenses, Baggage lost, Delays and Cancellation, Death & Repatriation are also another important factor to include when purchasing your Insurance. It is advisable to review carefully the insurance and its coverages before making the final decision.

Tipping and Taxes

Though tipping is not compulsory but gratuity is appreciated.  A suggestion of an allocation of USD4.00-5.00 per day per person for teahouse/lodge treks – this can be handed to the leader/Sirdar at the end of the trek in the presence of the staff for distribution as gratitude.  You can also give away your trekking equipment such as boots, jackets, trekking poles, head torches to the crew.

On the last day of the trek, we will have a celebration night with all our trekking crew and we suggest the gratuity to   the staff be given only at the end of the trek.

Communication

Telephone facilities in the Everest and Annapurna region is a plenty. Connection for cell phones is fair throughout the trek in Everest and Annapurna Region. If you need to keep in contact with our family or others, kindly request from us in advance a local sim card.

First Aid Kit

We supply a first aid kit with standard medicines prescribed by doctors and Oxygen for emergency purposes.  Besides that, upon request and with additional cost, we can provide for a High Altitude Mountain doctor.  Your trip leader/Guide is experienced and has knowledge in medications. But if you are more comfortable, we suggest that you bring along your own common medication supplies such as pain-killers, for cold, diarrhoea, nausea and fever.  Some nasal ointment and throat-moisturising pills will be of great help for those who are sensitive to chilly or freezing weather conditions.  Age is no barrier to undertake an unforgettable trekking experience.

Personal Expenses

Since Meals and Accommodation are all included on trek, you need cash for table drinks (alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while walking (a few smaller shops are available along the trail in some areas) tips, souvenirs, hot shower (only available in some places).

Itinerary Changes

The itineraries for each trip should be taken as a guideline only. Depending on prevailing situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of trek completion must coincide with the original itinerary.

You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into a remote mountain region, where many unforeseen events may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original program.

Rescue/Evacuations

In case of a serious sickness or a casualty; we undertake to do everything possible to transfer you to the nearest hospital.  Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation, kindly ensure that all expenses are fully covered by your insurance before assigning it or must be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu.

Luggage While Trekking

While on the trek, your main luggage will be carried by porters.  You only carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc.  - a small load that allows full enjoyment of the trek. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes or anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box which is not chargeable in Kathmandu.  Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15kg, excess weight is chargeable at USD1.00 or more per Kilo depending on sectors.

Care For Porters And Staff

Our porters and staff are provided with adequate clothing and equipment for high altitude conditions.  They are also well paid and is well groomed.

Equipment Checklist

The gear listed below is recommended for these kind of trips. We encourage you to get all equipment listed below for the trip and kindly ensure you check and try every equipment .   You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu as they are available in the many trekking shops from branded to local manufacturers in Kathmandu.

Clothing and Footwear

  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • T-Shirts
  • Trousers
  • Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
  • Waterproof jackets and trousers
  • Thermal
  • Inner wears
  • Under garments
  • Warm socks
  • Warm Hat, Gloves and Bandana/Scarf
  • Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from trek.
  • Trekking shoes
  • Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
  • Daypack 30-35 litres (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jackets and others that you may require while trekking)

Documents

  • Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
  • 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and official formalities
  • Travel Insurance (Please refer to the general information page for more detail about it)
  • Flight tickets
  • Credit cards in case of emergencies
  • Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.

(Please carry the photo copy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)

Others

  • Headlamps with extra batteries
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Camera with charger or spare batteries
  • A pair of trekking poles
  • Water bottle one (1) litre
  • Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
  • Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
  • Padlock
  • Binoculars
  • Reading materials, note books and pens

Toiletries and hygiene

  • Quick drying towel
  • Small face towel
  • Toothbrush &Toothpaste
  • Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
  • Face and body moisturizer, Sun screen and lip balm
  • Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
  • Hygiene products
  • Basic first aid kit

The gears listed below will be provided by us for the trek. Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag must be returned after the completion of trek.

  • Down Jacket
  • Sleeping bag with Liner
  • Duffel/Kit Bag

Trip Extensions

In addition to your trek, we can organize extension trips to both within Nepal and other neighboring countries. For example, you may want to try water-rafting or a jungle safari in Nepal or even a Nepal Cultural Tours. If time permits, you may even want to include a trip to our neighboring countries i.e.  Tibet, India or Bhutan.

Media Gallery Reviews

Post Your Reviews

Book Now

BOOK TRIP

Step 1 of 2

50%
  • Trip Information

  • Traveler Information

  • Contact Information

Are You Interested?

If Interested please hit the button

Enquiry

  • DOWNLOAD TRIP DOSSIER

    Please fill the following form.

LATEST BLOG

REVIEWS Real People, Real Stories

I highly recommend Highland Expeditions to anyone looking for trekking and climbing in Nepal. I climbed Mera Peak together with the team of Highland Expeditions and what an experience it […]

Ian Morrison

JOIN THE NEWSLETTER

Affiliated with

We accept