Numinous Nepal

Trekking Kathmandu, Nepal

Discover ecstasy and glory in the mountains of Nepal. Reach for the heavens as you explore the high-point of earthly existence with Mt Everest a staggering 8,848 metres above sea-level. Trekking in Nepal is a numinous and earthly experience. With breath-taking landscapes and mind-shattering geography alongside pilgrimage sites and mystical wonders. Enjoy great cuisine, and fabulous accommodation as you get a taste of Himalayan hospitality.

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Mind of the Gods - Manaslu Circuit Short Trek Trekking

Stride into the mind of the Gods. Enter into the heights of heaven and the world's eighth highest mountain. Spend 17 days delving into the Manaslu region. Walk your way into ecstasy and enlightenment as you traverse a region derived from the word ‘Manas’ which translates as Mind of the Gods. Cross the high scenic Larke-La pass at 5,106 m /16,849 ft high offering superb views of Manaslu and the Lamjung range of mountains. Open your eyes to traditional village life where they still practice an ancient form of Buddhism. Trek Manaslu for culture, spectacle, adventure and thrills.

  • All applicable government and local taxes as per the itinerary

  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, Ti-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.

  • We provide assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size

  • 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment

  • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking

  • Accommodation on the mountain during the trekking

  • ACAP and MCAP Permit and Special permit for Manaslu trek

  • Kathmandu to Soti Khola and Dharapani to Kathmandu by public bus (if you want both way private vehicle also available on additional cost)

  • Guided sightseeing tours with private vehicle in Kathmandu (ENTRANCE FEES EXTRA)

  • Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant

  • twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu

  • All airport pick up drop by private vehicle

Enjoy accommodation in lodges and hotels.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350 m and then transfer to Hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where you will be received by our office staff/representative with warm greeting and then transfer to your hotels in the hub of the city. Checking into your rooms and getting refreshed. If you have time you could visit around the town, dinner and stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu/trekking preparation day
The exploration of this culturally rich capital city of Nepal and its heritages in a guided sightseeing shall be the main attraction of today’s itinerary. Star attractions of this sightseeing are the ancient Buddhist stupa of Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, known for its unique blend of Hinduism and Buddhism besides the beautiful view of Kathmandu city from its premises. We then head on to the Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world, which has the Tibetan community, Sherpas and tourists circumambulating around it alike every day. Get immersed in the peaceful Buddhist mantras and observe the pilgrims paying their respect to Lord Buddha. We shall then visit the Hindu sacred pilgrimage of Pashupatinath Temple, in the complex of which you shall find several small temples, statues and ancient heritages. People find the meaning of life when they observe the open cremation at the bank of holy Bagmati River, get blessings from the sadhus draped in saffron and holding trident, and feel the positivity. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Later in the afternoon, the whole group is briefed about the trekking. We are checking all the equipment for the trek. If something it’s not appropriate enough we can provide, rent or help to buy it here.

Once all the equipment is checked and we are sure you go up there well dressed, we have the well come dinner with the whole group.

Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola (730 m) via Arughat (570 m) 07-08 hrs.
Morning taking an interesting overland journey heading Nepal Mid-West on country and main highway as journey continues heading into low warm areas past farm villages and towns with views of snowcapped peaks.As the drive continues with few refreshing stops heading west to reach at Dhading and towards Gorkha district unto Arughat town by the raging Buri-Gandaki River, from here drive continues on newly built dirt along Buri-Gandaki River past farm villages reach our first overnight stop at Soti Khola, a small farm village.

Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola (930 m) - 06 hrs.
First day walk begins from Soti-khola, where route leads into a steep valley, within densely forested areas and into number of villages to reach farm cultivated field villages and then path descends towards wide, sandy river banks following a trail that meanders below along the valley side. After a good walk of the day with last short climb on the trail to Machha Khola for overnight stop, with number of teashops with small lodge, the word Maccha Khola means Fish Stream.

Day 05: Trek to Jagat 1,410m - 06 hrs.
Today a long day walk to reach at Jagat village, as our route leads following winding up hill path leaving the river for sometimes then reaching past Tato-pani ‘hot spring’ time permitting enjoy the refreshing bathe on hot-spring. As journey continues heading cooler areas into forested areas then finally our day walks ends at nice village in Jagat, which is a moderate size village of mixed hill tribe that makes this place more interesting.

Day 06: Trek to Dyang 1,800 m - 06 hrs.
After a pleasant overnight stop at Jagat village morning walk leads to cooler areas as walk leads uphill into farm villages with well tended fields of rich crops of barley, wheat as per the season around nice village of Philm. After Philim walk leads to neat farm terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, then a climb towards rocky ridge within bamboo groves area to our overnight stop at Dyang village.

Day 07: Trek to Ghap 2,160 m - 04 hrs
Starting morning walk from Dyang leads to cooler area with slow rise in elevation, as walk enters within Himalayan high areas, where first day walk leads downhill to river side to reach Bihi Bazaar a small village by the river. From here on where you will soak into more Tibetan culture of Buddhist religion, as our walk continues on gradual path with few short ups and downs to reach at Ghap village for overnight stop.

Day 08: Trek to Lo-Gaon 3,180 m - 06 hrs.
From Ghap village walking along Budhi Gandaki River, after a short walk cross the river towards small farm villages at Numrung village with closest views of Mt. Manaslu North Face includes its range of peaks. Our journey continues past villages of Banjham, Lhi and Sho, as altitude gains to reach with an hour up to Lo-Gaon for overnight stop.

Day 09: Trek to Sama-Gaon 3,530 m - 05 hrs.
Today’s walk leads to main large village of upper Manaslu at Sama-Gaon where tree lines disappears for short juniper bushes with some willow trees, morning walk follows a nice trail with views of Manaslu peaks, as walk proceeds to end the day at Sama-Gaon for overnight stop, one of the largest villages of upper Gorkha district which lies route Manaslu base camp.

Day 10: Rest day at Sama-Gaon for acclimatization.
An important rest day at this high altitude for acclimatization before reaching higher terrain unto Larke-la pass, here with enough time to explore around village of great interest adorned with Tibetan Buddhist religion and culture. On this leisure day enjoy walk up to Sama Gompa just above the village one of the major Nyligpa (red hat sect) Monastery of the region.

Day 11: Trek to Samdo 3,860 m - 05 hrs
Today walk leads to remote and last village of Manaslu area of Upper Gorkha region, where Samdo lies close on route to Tibet border, the native of the area have long history trading with Tibet, the trade continues till present. As walk leads with slow up with fabulous views of peaks and then reaching at Samdo village, a moderate size village with shops and stores selling many Chinese goods.

Day 12: Trek to Dharamsala / Larke Phedi 4,470 m - 04 hrs
From Samdu enjoy half day walk to Larke Phedi means bottom of the hill or pass also called Dharmasala, after overnight at Samdo village, morning walk heading into dry and barren country. As altitude gains walking on trail that leads to few short ups and downs then completing the day walk on reaching at Larke Phedi, with afternoon free at leisure and preparation for the next day early climb over highest point of the adventure Larke-La at 5,106 m high.

Day 13: Cross Larke-la 5,135m and descen to Bimthang 3,720 m - 08 hrs.
One of the longest and big days of the adventure, start with early breakfast and then heading to a slow climb to reach on top Larke-la pass, as walk progress encountering a steep path rewarded with fabulous views of Mt. Manaslu, Larke peak, Bouddha Himal, Himal-Chuli and Peak 29. After a strenuous climb on reaching the pass, the top marked with Buddhist prayer flags and cairns of stones, enjoy the super views of great giant peaks, after a refreshing break, a long descend to reach at Bimthang for overnight stop. Bimthang located on beautiful green valley surrounded with tall rhododendron and pines trees, enjoy the afternoon with rest after the longest walk of the adventure.

Day 14: Trek to Gho 2,560 m - 05 hrs
After a tough long walk of previous day, from here on an easy trek with much descend into forested areas all the way to Gho, located in the middle of enchanting forest.

Day 15: Trek to Dharapani 1,860 m - 06 hrs.
From this small settlement in the middle of the woods at Gho, morning walk leads downhill all the way to reach at Telje village located by the Masrsyangdi River, after a rest at Tilje, continue our last day walk of the adventure with last final climb to reach at Dharapani for overnight stop in a nice lodge. Dharapani a large village with many fine lodges located in Manang district and on popular Annapurna Circuit trekking trail.

Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu via Besisar / Lamjung - 07 hrs.
Ending our adventurous and scenic Manaslu Circuit Trekking at Dharapani, morning drive leads into several farm villages following Marysangdi River downstream reaching low and warmer areas, past Tal, Chamje and another Jagat village, as drive leads continues on good road to large town at Besisahar, headquarter of Lamjung district .From Besisahar with time for rest and possible lunch stop, continue drive back to Kathmandu on good road, on reaching Kathmandu check into your hotels with rest of the evening free at leisure with last day in Nepal.

Day 17: Final International departure from Nepal.
Your last day in amazing Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time back home or to respective connecting destinations. Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing memory and great time on Manaslu Circuit Trekking.

All year round. March To Nov is the best season.

Please be aware that the package does not include the following items or services.

Nepal Visa fee (Bring accurate fee in USD and two Passport size Photo).

International airfare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay a departure tax for international flight).

Dinner and lunch in Kathmandu.

Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
Extra night accommodation and lunch and dinner in the city because of early arrival, late departure and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc).
Tips to the trekking crews and drive.

Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control.

Anything not included in service includes column.

Excitement Plus - Everest base camp trekking Trekking

Trek into the realm of legends and gods as you follow in the footsteps of the worlds premier mountaineers. Walk the startling slopes of the worlds most iconic mountain - 'Everest'. Tread into wonder and beauty as you behold the extreme natural beauty of the landscape. Immerse yourself in cold mountain streams and the intricacies of the ancient Sherpa culture. Enlighten yourself in the monasteries and temples along the track and discover the blessings of prayer wheels, prayer flags and swinging bridges. Spend 15 days gaining an unforgettable understanding of the Himalayas - its people, places, and history.

  • One-hour complimentary spa/massage in Kathmandu after the trek.

  • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary

  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.

  • Snacks of biscuits/peanuts and seasonal fresh fruits dessert during the trek

  • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.

  • Best available twin sharing lodge or hotel accommodation during the trek and other days of your package

  • 02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment

  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.

  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)

  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax

  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle (entrance fees extra)

  • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant

  • All airport pick up drop off by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)

Enjoy the best available lodge accommodation during the trek (private bathrooms with hot showers are provided at Phakding, Namche and Lukla)

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft)
You’ll be received at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by a representative of Nepal Trekking Planner and escorted to the hotel for your stay after you shall complete the necessary formalities at the customs. Take some rest at the hotel and get some briefing about the trip that is to begin and about this beautiful nation. You will later be picked up by the guide for a short sightseeing to the nearby Kathmandu’s Durbar Square that has a historical royal palace, temples, and other heritages. Also explore the mystical city with its multitude of souvenir shops, cobbled streets filled with vendors, spice markets and many more. Later in the evening cherish the authentic cultural dinner and enjoy the warm hospitality of the hotel staffs. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu
e exploration of this culturally rich capital city of Nepal and its heritage in a guided sightseeing shall be the main attraction of today’s itinerary. Star attractions of this sightseeing are the ancient Buddhist stupa of Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, known for its unique blend of Hinduism and Buddhism besides the beautiful view of Kathmandu city from its premises. We then head on to the Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world, which has the Tibetan community, Sherpas and tourists circumambulating around it alike every day. Get immersed in the peaceful Buddhist mantras and observe the pilgrims paying their respect to Lord Buddha. We shall then visit the Hindu sacred pilgrimage of Pashupatinath Temple, in the complex of which you shall find several small temples, statues, and ancient heritage. People find the meaning of life when they observe the open cremation at the bank of holy Bagmati River, get blessings from the sadhus draped in saffron and holding trident, and feel the positivity. Later in the afternoon, get briefed about the trekking and check the gears and equipment for the trek. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2828m/9279ft) 35m and trek to Phakding (2780m/9121ft) 3-4 hrs walk
Organize your trekking equipment and pack your bags the day before, as we shall leave early for Lukla which is the gateway to the Everest. Led by trekking guide, we shall reach Lukla from the scenic flight in a carefully loaded twin otter that shall mark the adventure in the region. Aerial view of the vast landscape with lush valleys and hills, view of the glittering mountains, serpentine shaped rivers weaving the settlements and valleys and dramatic sight of the terraced hills makes this flight entertaining. After landing in the Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla and meeting with other trek members, we embark on an introductory trek to Phakidng. In the route used traditionally by various communities and traders to trade with Tibet, we shall move ahead in the trail. Trek begins with the steep descent to Chheplung village past stone walls, we reach to Thado Koshigaon. Crossing a suspension bridge, the journey shall continue on to Phakding through small settlements, a viewpoint of Kusum Kangaroo, past prayer wheels and prayer flags, dense forest, diverse flora, and fauna, besides the caravan of trekkers and climbers, porters and locals in and out of the Khumbu valley. Stay overnight in Phakding.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11287ft) 5-6 hrs walk
Our trekking continues along the majestic and torrential Dudh Koshi River towards the ancient trading hub of Namche Bazaar. Starting with the first view of Kongde Ri Peak and through some suspension bridges, the trail turns to the beautiful Benkar valley past beautiful waterfall, ancient gompa and lush forests decorating the surroundings. At Benkar we enjoy the view of Thamserku (6623m) and the sacred Khumbila Peak (5765m) before stopping briefly at Monjo, the gateway of Sagarmatha National Park. Moving ahead through Jorsale village we reach to Larja Dobhan, cross a high suspension bridge over the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi and embark on the trail that goes steeply till Namche Bazaar. En route to Namche, we have the view of majestic peaks such as Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m) and Nuptse (7879m) providing some relief during the ascent on the steep section. Namche Bazaar is famous for being the buzzing Sherpa town, and perfect town for acclimatization and hub for day hikes, having superb surrounding and scenery as well as rich cultural heritage. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar
In the day set aside for rest, we shall take on activities that shall help us acclimatize faster for our trekking journey ahead. In a town known for its colorful and lively nature, Namche has interesting shops and buzzing Saturday market, tasty cuisines, and beautiful scenery as well as warm welcoming Sherpa people and the unchanged characteristics of this town since ages. Visit the Sherpa cultural museum for detailed information on mountaineering in the region, flora and fauna, history and geography of the Himalayas, and the culture and traditions of the local inhabitants. Before the weather creates hurdle, get involved in an early day hike to one of the nearby destinations. Everest View Hotel that provides the marvelous view of the Mount Everest Lhotse, the beautiful Ama Dablam and other nearby peaks, the twin villages of Khumjung and Khunde knew for ancient monasteries with old age heritages and school and hospital built by Edmund Hillary Foundation, are the popular day hike destinations from Namche Bazaar. After exploring the surrounding areas, prepare for the trekking ahead. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3850m/12632ft) 4-5 hrs walk
Trekking to the higher altitudes, we shall start our walk with a short but steep climb out of the Namche Bazaar before trekking on a fairly leveled trail to reach the settlements of Kenjoma and Sanasa through the dense forest and other vegetation, view of the mighty Everest and occasional exchange of greetings with fellow trekkers from other expeditions. After the trail junction leading to the Gokyo valley and the Everest base camp, we head down to the riverbed of the mighty Dudh Koshi River and climb on to Phunke Tenga through several bridges and some hamlets. Marked by water driven prayer wheels, Phunke Tenga generally serves as the resting place before taking on the steep trail leading to Tengboche. In a climb of around one hour and a half to two hours, ascent to Tengboche takes you in a twisting tail built on the hill through rhododendron forest. Take it easy when you go for such an uphill climb as you are now heading to the higher altitude where you definitely won’t want to be affected with altitude mountain sickness. In Tengboche visit the ancient monastery famous for celebration of Mani Rimdu festival, huge statue of Lord Buddha, intricate wall paintings and peaceful chants by the monks, the breathtaking scenery of the majestic mountains (including Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Kantega and Thamserku Peaks) where blooming rhododendron flower contrasts with its color. Stay overnight in Tengbohe.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4350m/14272ft) 4-5 hrs walk
Leaving the amazing sunset and sunrise of Tengboche, today we shall head for another interesting village of Dingboche. Through the forest we descent from Dingboche to reach the village of Deboche that provides beautiful views of lofty Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and others. We head on in the trail through the sighting of Musk Deer, Monal and Blue Sheep and cross the exciting suspension bridge over Imja River before reaching the settlement of Panchboche. Ancient stupa in the upper Pangboche, surrounded by trees, is a stoppage worth a short visit. Ahead in the trail, we have alpine vegetation as we move through a landscape with scrub juniper and tundra until we reach Dingboche. The trekking section through Somare is rather flat; after this village, we cross a suspension bridge and follow the Imja River upstream as we part our way from the trail to Pheriche. Further ahead in the trail we reach Dingboche where the trail from Lobuche to the Island Peak climb meets. Dingboche is a small village with stone walled houses, cultivation fields and the exquisite view of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. Stay overnight in Dingboche.

Day 08: Rest day Dingboche
In another day of rest and acclimatization in this trekking expedition, we shall have an important day before reaching the ultimate destination of this trip. The day will be utilized by short hikes to higher altitudes to adapt ourselves to higher altitudes. Hike to Nangkartshang Gompa provides the trekkers with breathtaking views, opportunity to get insight into the heritages such as intricate paintings, Thangka and Yeti scalp, and hand. Explore the valley formed by mighty Imja River and the beautiful trail leading to the Island peak. Short hike to the hill behind Dingboche is another option which provides us with the view of a couple of six-thousand peaks. After exploring the breathtaking surrounding, capturing memories of the valley, we return for the overnight stay. Stay overnight in Dingboche and prepare for the next day trek.

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16109ft) 4-5 hrs walk
This section of trekking begins with the gradual ascent from the settlement of Dingboche and come across grazing areas of cattle and the beautiful mountains to the far make the trek pleasant. Trekking past chortens, Mani walls, and stupas, we move forward with the view of beautiful Tabuche Peak (6495m), Ama Dablam Mountain and many more, glacial valleys and vast landscape before we climb onto the valley of Dughla, last settlement before traveling further to the base camp. Ahead of this is the most poignant section of today’s trek. An hour of trek leads us to the height of the high ground overlooking the Khumbu valley, called Chukpo Lari, where monuments are built in remembrance of the mountaineers who lost their lives during their expedition to conquer Everest. The trail then descends to the western side of the valley after walking over the glacial moraines of the majestic Khumbu Glacier. Stay overnight in Lobuche.

Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5180m/16995ft) 3-4 hrs walk and Everest Base Camp (5364m/17600ft) 2-3 hrs walk
This is the day you are waiting for! Today we shall be heading for the Everest Base Camp as the destination. Be careful of the acute mountain sickness in this altitude and trek accordingly. The trek from Lobuche begins early in the morning after breakfast. We reach Gorakshep after trekking over the lateral moraines of the Khumbu Glacier past the Italian research center, the rocky paths, cautiously avoiding the ice pinnacles and occasional crevasses in the Khumbu region. The trail ascends over the Lobuche Pass and then reaches to the section sandwiched by large glaciers of Changri Nup and Khumbu. Shortly ahead is the awaited Gorakshep, our stoppage for lunch and the place of overnight stay for today. After refreshment, we head for our ultimate destination, the Everest Base Camp. Through the rocky path and on the New Moraine Route, we trek to the base camp. Flooded with the tents and camps of the climbers in the peak season, Everest Base Camp is the destination of the lifetime. The euphoric feeling of being there is beyond words and to be in the lap of the world’s tallest peak is something extraordinary. After capturing the memories of these extraordinary moments, we return back to the Gorakshep. You shall get completely lost in the beauty of the sunset visible from the base camp. Stay overnight in Gorakshep.

Day 11: Trek to Kala Patthar (5545m/18193ft) 2-3 hrs walk and to Pheriche (4280m/14042ft) 5-6 hrs walk
Get ready for another beautiful trekking day in the roof of the world as we trek to the Kala Patthar before making a return to the lower altitudes. Before the day breaks, we shall today get ready with our equipment and go for one of the most beautiful sunrises you will ever see. In a straight trek from Gorakshep to this small brown hill dwarfed by the Himalayas, we shall have the close-up view of the mighty Everest. Ideal for photographers, the sight of the Himalayas including Mt, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse and Changtse Peaks, the majestic Khumbu Glacier and the south-east face of Everest. Reach for the higher point of this black hill and capture as many memories as you can. After this extraordinary scenery, trek down to Gorakshep for lunch before heading down to Pheriche. We shall descent gradually from Gorakshep, in ups and downs and through the rocky terrain before taking an exit from the vicinity of Everest at Dughla and walking straight to Pheriche. Through the damp valley floor covered with moss, from the alpine vegetation to the sub-alpine vegetation this trek is mostly a downhill walk. Stay overnight in Pheriche.

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11287ft) 4-5 hrs walk
The return from the vicinity of Everest continues as we depart from the beautiful Periche to the busy hub of Namche Bazaar. In this mostly downhill trek, we now are with the company of the torrential Dudh Koshi River. Our trek will be rather gradual as we won’t want to put much strain on our shaky legs and ankles. In this busy trekking trail, we shall encounter the caravan of fellow trekkers, porters, locals and their pet animals like Yak used for transporting goods; make sure you give way to them. Through the beautiful and dense forests, waterfalls, exciting and sometimes vertiginous suspension bridges festooned with prayer flags, flat and bumpy trails, gompas and monasteries, rural settlements and the culture and traditions practiced there are some of the major highlights of this section of the trek. Water driven prayer wheels, viewpoints of the Himalayas, sights of rare wild animals and strenuous stone steps shall take us to the destination of Namche Bazaar. Explore the busy streets of this ancient trade point and the current tourist hub as you take rest for today in this beautiful village. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2828m/9279ft) 5-6 hrs walk
This section of a trek is the last of such trekking in this adventurous journey that climaxed in the base camp of Everest. Descent on a steep trail out of the Namche Bazaar to descent at the riverbed of a confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River and after crossing over the high suspension bridge, we reach to Monjo where we exit the Sagarmatha National Park. Through the beautiful Benkar and past waterfalls, several suspension bridges, unique, busy and interesting villages including the popular ones such as Phakdng, Ghat, Nurning and Chheplung, Mani walls and prayer wheels, we trek up to the hill town of Namche Bazaar. The beautiful and humongous Himalayas overlooking the entire trail acts as the motivation for trekkers; they find the purpose of trekking in the sight of mountains. After reaching Luka, get yourself relaxed and explore the surrounding areas of the hotel, if you are interested. Stay overnight in Lukla.

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft)
Today we shall return to the medieval capital city of Kathmandu after an adventurous stay in the Khumbu (Everest) region. Due to the weather-related disturbances during the day, we shall take on the flight that starts early morning from Lukla. Over the vast landscape, lush hills and valleys, perennial rivers and with the sight of glittering Himalayas, the flight of around 35 minutes bring us back to the civilization of Kathmandu valley. You shall be transferred to the hotel of your stay for the much-deserved rest after enduring a rather strenuous trek in the Khumbu region. Later in the evening, you may stroll around in the streets of Thamel and the surrounding areas. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 15: Final departure
Your Everest Base Camp in the beautiful Khumbu region and to the vicinity of Mount Everest comes to an end today. You may go for some last minute souvenir shopping for your near and dear ones in the native place. Extend your trip if you want to try our other packages in this land of adventure at the foothills of Himalayas. You shall be escorted to the Tribhuvan International Airport at least three hours prior to your flight schedule. Our representative shall assist you with your departure. We hope that the adventure in this land of mysticism has created a strong and positive impression about this nation, enough to bring you back again. Have a safe and happy journey ahead.

All year round. March-May and Sept-Dec are the best seasons for this trek.

Please be aware that the package does not include the following items or services:

Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)

All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay a departure tax for international flights)

Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu

Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation (An Helicopter rescue insurance is highly recommended. If you have any problem and you have to be evacuated, without your insurance you have to pay the helicopter in cash.)

In case of extra more nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of the itinerary

Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, phone calls, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water {it will cost between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp).}, extra porter.. etc)

Wi-Fi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wi-Fi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few for around $3 and charging costs about $1.50 an hour.

Entrance fees for the day tours in Kathmandu

The Tips to the trekking crews and drive

Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control

Awesome Annapurna Short Trekking Trekking

Pace yourself, as you walk into spectacle and excitement. Explore one of the Himalayas most remarkable landscapes with easy walking and fabulous trekking infrastructure. Marvel at iconic peaks like fish-tailed Machhapuchhare and towering Annapurna. Tread gently into the cultures of the Gurung and Magar people - discovering the ways of these Tibetan agriculturalists. Pique your curiosity and your sense of wonder with their traditional crafts. With reasonably easy walking, eye-popping scenery and fabulous accommodation this is an outstanding 5-day trek.

  • Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara by private vehicle

  • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary

  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.

  • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking

  • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking

  • We provide an assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size

  • 02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment

  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.

  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)

Enjoy excellent accommodation in hotels and lodges

Day 01: Pokhara – Nayapul – Tirkhedhunga (1570m/5150ft) about 2 hours drives and 3-4 hrs walks
Today around 08:00 AM we will receive you from your hotel after Breakfast so be ready to go. You will be driving together with guide and porter. The 45 km drive goes through several villages such as Naudanda, Kanre, and Lumle, from your drive you will be able to excellent view of Pokhara valley including Phewa lake and high Himalayan range including Mt Annapurna, Mt Fishtail, Mt Dhaulagiri and Mt Manaslu. The short and scenic adventure start from Nayapul. The walk follows the Modi River upstream to Birethanti & the trek follows the east bank of Bhurungdi Khola with scenery of waterfall, high green forest. Lunch will be served somewhere on the way at the tea houses and finally reaches to Tikhedhunga. Stay overnight at the tea houses.

Day 02: Tikhedhunga-Ulleri-Ghorepani (2780m/9121ft) 5-6 hrs walks
The breakfast will serve between 07:00 to 08:00 in the morning at the same tea house you stay. The adventure start with slowly down to the suspension bridge from where the trail start steeply up with stones peeped step to Ulleri offers you excellent view of Mt Annapurna and beautiful greenery terraces, about 2 hrs walk. After few hours of long hard climb with several breaks in between reaching at Ulleri village, the trail start with gradual up and down through the cool shade of pine and rhododendron forest, the walk continues with few short ups and downs to the Ghorepani, from where you will be able to see magnificent view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain range. The lunch break will be in Nagethanti. Overnight Stay at Tea houses.

Day 03: Ghorepani- Poon Hill (3210m/ 10531ft) about 45 min walk–Ghorepani- Tadapani (2660m/8727ft) 4-5 hrs walks
According to given time by your guide you will be picked up from hotel and walk about 45 min uphill to Poon Hill, the famous view point place for sunrise from where you will be able to see an excellent view of High mountain range including Mt Dhaulagriri, Mt Annapurna including Mt Fish Tail and Mt Manaslu. Poon hill is derived as a hill from the ethnical group called as Poon, residents of Ghorepani and around area. As you have a great time here return to Ghorepani for breakfast. After breakfast you will continues walk to Tadapani. The walk pass through the rhododendron, Pine and bamboo frost with short up and down. Lunch will serve on the way at the teahouses. Stay overnight at the tea houses.

Day 04: Tadapani – Ghandruk (1990m/6529ft) 3-4 hrs walk
Today’s walk leads through deep forest an hours on the gradual path to Bhasi Kharka, from this spot the trail descends with occasional view of the Mt.Annapurna ranges and Fishtail, through the forest, creeks and small streams to the Ghandruk village, Ghandruk is a popular place for treks in the Annapurna range of Nepal, with easy trails and various accommodation possibilities. From Ghandruk there are views to the mountains of Annapurna including Machapuchare, Himchuli. On reaching Ghandruk at lunch time and as well for the night stop with enough time to explore the village and Gurung culture. This is one of the biggest towns of this trek. Stay overnight in Ghandruk.

Day 05: Ghandruck – Pokhara (820m/2690ft) about 4 hrs walk and 2 hrs drive
After great time in the Ghandruck Village today you descending Pokhara via Birethanti one can see mules loaded with goods en-route. Walking distance is 04 hrs to Nayapool from where you are going to finish your trek and drive back to Pokhara.

All year round. March-May And Sept-Dec are the best seasons for this trek.

Please be aware that the package does not include the following items or services:

Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)

All the International airfare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay a departure tax for international flight)

All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu and in Pokhara

Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu/Chitwan transportation (if you want we can organize for you with additional cost)

Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation

In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as the early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of the itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights’ accommodation.

Your personal expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)

The tips to the trekking crews and drive

Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control

About the location

Accommodation

Enjoy comfort and luxury appropriate to your chosen itinerary as you journey with Trekking Planner. Their partnerships with a whole range of carefully selected accommodation providers ensure your comfort and safety. A hearty meal, hot apple pie and a warm cosy room will seem like heaven after a day trekking in the mountains. In Nepal, you will enjoy plenty of comfortable nights with a wide range of accommodation including 5-star hotels, and back-packer friendly guest-houses. Vacancies can be in short supply during peak seasons so it is recommended to book in advance. To ensure the quality of your stay it is advisable to check that your accommodation provider is government registered.

Location

Enter a mountain kingdom. Where every peek is a dramatic landscape, and every peak is waiting to be explored. With 8 out of 10 of the world’s highest mountains, your adventure never stops. Experience the sheer majesty of mountains. Every mountain lover should visit Nepal at least once. Most international travellers will arrive in Nepal through the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Kathmandu is the home-base for Trekking Planner and a great place to begin your Himalayan adventure. Filled with history and culture. Feel the wonder and excitement as you explore temples, monasteries and medieval city squares. Delve into artisan workshops with beautifully crafted wares. Breath the aroma of marigolds and chiles. Of course, Kathmandu is not the only medieval city to explore in Nepal, you can also visit Patan and Bhaktapur for more sensational sights and experiences. Raise your thrill levels with all the other activities on offer in Nepal. Surge into white-water rafting and kayaking. Rebound off a bungee cord into an unfathomable Himalayan Gorge. Cycle impressive mountain tracks or para-glide over dramatic landscapes. The adventures never stop.

Food

Enjoy carefully prepared tasty meals according to your itinerary when journeying with Trekking Planner. Nepalese cuisine is closely aligned with geography as you travel it is well worth trying the different dishes particular to each landscape. Enjoy fabulous wheat and grains turned into a variety of bread with a wonderful selection of fruits, chutneys and pickles amongst the Khas and Pahadi Cuisines of the Midlands. In the Lowlands, experience a number of cuisines and an astounding diversity of tastes. Here you will find; mango, papaya, banana, and aubergine. Typical Lowland meals contain rice, daal, papadum, mixed vegetables and deep-fried vegetables, with options of fish or goat curry. Whilst you explore the mountains discover the joy of Tibetan-influenced cuisine. Here you will find plenty of potatoes and hearty hot soups. Yaks, Goats and Sheep provide; milk, cheese and yoghurt. Make sure you try some butter tea, made from yak butter, tea and salt. With large numbers of Hindu and Buddhist believers in Nepal, you will find plenty of vegetarian options. Carnivores will also find numerous options although beef may not be readily available.

Activities

Trekking into the most scenic and iconic locales of the Himalayas. Wildlife safaris. White-water rafting. Helicopter tours and flights. Butterfly watching. Festival tours. Yoga and trekking. Bungee Jumping. Paragliding. Cycling tours. Cultural activities including visits to spiritual and historical sites. Excellent local guides with knowledge of the Himalayas. Comfortable accommodation. Small groups and bespoke itineraries.

Amenities

  • Guides

  • Dinner

  • Lunch

  • Breakfast

Available activities

  • Hiking

  • Climbing