Our signature program makes it ideal for those who have always wanted to be in the mountains, yet for some reason never made it.
Nepal Panorama 16 Nights / 17 Days
For those who want to incorporate the grandeur of Everest and Annapurna, this trip combines the best of both areas. From the world’s deepest Gorge to the highest place on the earth, one can’t ask for more to experience the diverse ecology, scenic beauty, and the cultural aspects of these regions.
This journey takes you from 800m to 3800m, elated and exhilarating.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, Transfer to Haatiban Resort on HB
Day 02: Excursion to Champadevi Hill and Dakshinkali Temple, Haatiban Resort on HB
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara. Fishtail Lodge on HB
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom, Trek to Kagbeni. Annapurna Lodge on FB
Day 05: Excursion to Lupra Monastery, Annapurna Lodge on FB
Day 06: Excursion to Muktinath, Annapurna Lodge on FB
Day 07: Fly to Kathmandu. Hotel Yak and Yeti on BB
Day 08: Day at Leisure. Hotel Yak and Yeti on BB
Day 09: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Monjo. ESL Monjo on FB
Day 10: Excursion to Thakchok Hill. ESL Monjo on FB
Day 11: Trek to Tashinga, ESL Tashinga on FB
Day 12: Excursion to Tengboche Monastery. ESL Tashinga on FB
Day 13: Return to Monjo, ESL Monjo on FB
Day 14: Return to Lukla, ESL Lukla on FB
Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu, Transfer to the Hotel Yak and Yeti on BB
Day 16: Sightseeing Kathmandu, Hotel Yak and Yeti on BB
Day 17: Departure, Transfer to Airport
Nepal Panorama 16 Nights / 17 Days
Day 1 : Arrival at KATHMANDU, transfer to HAATIBAN (1852 mts) You are met at the airport and then transferred to Haatiban Resort, an hours drive through the lovely countryside. Located south-west and around 400 meters above the valley, the view from here and the peaceful environment is most welcoming after a long flight. Overnight- Haatiban Resort.
Day 2 : Day hike to CHAMPADEVI (2278 mts/ 3/4 hrs) An early morning hike up the Champa Devi hill is recommended as a good preparation for your onward trek. Once at the top, the views of the mountains stretching from Manaslu in the west all the way towards the eastern Himalaya is a treat. Back at the hotel you can either take the afternoon off or do some sightseeing of the local villages and small towns of Pharping and Dakshinkali . Overnight - Haatiban Resort.
Day 3: Fly to Pokhara, 900m. Take a scenic 20 minute flight to Pokhara. On arrival drive to the lakeside, group baggage will go on to your hotel. After a coffee break at a lakeside restaurant, we take a short boat ride to the other side of Phewa Lake and begin the walk up to the Peace Pagoda. Walking up through dense tropical forests, enjoy the amazing views of the beautiful valley below and the mountains beyond. The whole climb up to the Pagoda does not take more than 2 hours. From the top of the hill you have a 180 degree panoramic view of Pokhara town. Walk down via a different trail to the pick up point (1 hour) and drive to your hotel. Late light lunch. The rest of the afternoon is free. Overnight. Pokhara
Day 4 : Fly to Jomsom, Trek to Kagbeni. Early flight to Jomsom (2800 m). Along the famous Kaligandaki valley, the worlds deepest gorge, situated between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Once in Jomsom you get the feeling that you are transported to almost a different time zone! Drive to Kagbeni- Afternoon visit Tiri Village
Day 5 : Day Excursion to Muktinath (3800m). The day offers two options, drive up to Muktinath (3800m) and walk back via an alternative route or walk up to Muktinath and drive back to Kagbeni. Muktinath is one of the most significant pilgrim places on earth for the Hindus. Its unique combination of cold water springs, natural gas fires and sea fossils that are millions of years old is considered sacred. Return to Kagbeni .Overnight :Annapurna Summit Lodge
Day 6 : Excursion to old Bonpa village of Lupra,2960 m. Visit the old Bonpa village of Lupra (2960 m), one of the oldest settlements of the region. Highlight of the day is a visit to the Lupra monastery which was founded in the 11th century by Lupragpa, a famous Bon master. It is very seldom that tourists or as a matter of fact even locals visit this place. Retrace your step back to Kagbeni Overnight: Annapurna Summit Lodge.
Day 7 : Fly to Kathmandu Early morning drive to Kagbeni, Fly to Pokhara and take the connecting flight to Kathmandu
Day 8: Day at Leisure
Day 9: Flight to Lukla (2743m) A spectacular mountain flight to Lukla, a short walk to our first lodge from the airport. After checking in and light lunch a pleasant walk of about 3 hours is in the program to the nearby village of Bom (2860 mts) and back. The walk offers a wonderful birds eye view of the small Lukla airport and the village. After teatime back at the lodge a stroll through this lively trekking village is interesting. Overnight – Summit Lodges – LuklaDay
10 : Trek to Monjo ( 2850m 5 -6 hrs) Our day begin's early enough to avoid the big crowd coming in from Kathmandu and returnee's on the way out. Bypass several villages before making a lunch stop at a beautiful spot alongside the Thada Koshi River below the base of the Kusum Kangru Himal. The second half of the trek to Monjo does not take more than 3 hours. The next big tourist village on the way to Monjo is Phakding. The entire walk from Lukla to Monjo is mostly easy walking over gentle up and down hills. Memories of the first day will include the sounds of porters with transistor radios, a cacophony of different languages, and strange sounding birds, the sights of porters with loads resting on sticks outside tea houses, tired trekkers on their way back to Lukla, prayer flag poles, the gaudy colors of the tea houses and of course the dramatic scenery. Overnight – Summit Lodge Monjo
Day 11 :Trek to TASHINGA (3450 m) 5 /6hrs. Five minutes walk from the lodge and you enter into Everest National Park area, where entry formalities have to be completed. Today will be one of the harder days of the trek but we take it slowly, enjoying the scenery as you climb gradually up to Namche Bazar. Along the way there are two suspension bridges to cross as you zig zag the Dudh Koshi River before you are at the base of the climb to Namche. The trail to Namche Bazar is a well-marked, comfortable broad to trail. Walking in the cool part of the morning it is easier to breath and get used to the increasing altitude. After an easy paced three hour's of walk you arrive at the heart of Khumbu - Namche Bazar (3,450 mts). A well-deserved break is planned for lunch and to look around this interesting small town. From Namche the trail to Tashinga follows the classical approach route to Everest. Follow the almost level, winding traiI for about 2.5 hours before we take a slight detour from the main trail and arrive at the lodge with the next 15 minutes. Overnight Summit Lodge Tashinga
Day 12 : Day excursion to TENGBOCHE Monastery (3,873 m) 5 /6 hrs Across the valley from the lodge, one can see the trail sloping diagonally up towards the famous monastery of Thyangboche. The day begins with a descent to the small hamlet of Phunki Tenga, beside the Dudh Kosi. From here we cross a suspension bridge before beginning a steep ascent for about an hour. This part of the trek is quite heavily forested by rhododendron and pine, so it is well shaded and cool. Once out of the forest, the trail becomes gentle and gradual for another 1.5 hours, all the way up to the monastery. The setting of Thyangboche is magical and it is incredible to think that the temple was burned down a few years ago and re-built largely through the efforts of the Sir Edmund Hillary Trust. After lunch and explorates of the monastery and its surroundings, return to Tashinga for the night. Overnight Summit Lodge Tashinga
Day 13 : Return to Monjo Retrace your steps back to Monjo, stopping at Namche for last minute souvenir hunting. After lunch descent down the trail to the already familiar Lodge. Overnight Summit Lodge
Day 14 : To Lukla via alternate route over the Gumila We try to avoid the crowded trail leading to the village of Phakding by walking on the opposite side of the Dudh Koshi river. A visit to the Gumila monastery on the way before we cross the river for the last time and arrive at Ghat. After the lunch at Tadi Koshi it is not too long before we make it back to Lukla for the last night in Everest country. Overnight : Summit Lodge Lukla
Day 15 : Farewell and flight back to Kathmandu and transfer to your city hotel of choice. Day at Leisure
Day 16 : Sightseeing : Patan Durbar Square, Syambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square
Day 17 : Departure
Nepal Panorama 16 Nights / 17 Days
Trip Includes - 2 Nights hotel Kathmandu in Yak & Yeti on Bed and Breakfast - 2 Nights Hotel Kathmandu in Haatiban Resort on Half Board - 1 Night Hotel Pokhara Fishtail Lodge on Half Board - Lower Mustang –Annapurna Summit Lodges as per program on Full Board - Flight: Ktm-Pokhara- Jomsom -Ktm with domestic Airport tax - Annapurna Conservation & TIMS Permit Fee - Everest – Everest Summit Lodges as per program on Full Board - Flight: Ktm-Lukla-Ktm with domestic Airport tax - Everest National Park & TIMS Permit Fee - KTM Sight Seeing with Guide & Entrance Fees - Trip Leader - 1 porter every two members - 1 Sherpa every 4 members - All staffs insurance & daily wages - All airport transfers
Trip Does Not Include - Personal Equipment & Insurance - International Airport Tax - Nepal Visa fee US$ 40 per person - Alcoholic Beverages, - Telephone & Laundry - Rescue and Evacuation - Tips and Donations