SAMPLE ITINERARY


Everest & the Annapurnas

  • Rest dreamily in mountain lodges surrounded by towering snowcapped peaks
  • Pokhara, a modern city in one of the world's most spectacular settings
  • A mix of moderate to rigorous activity and soothing creature comforts
Everest Nepal Annapurnas
Trip Type: Sample Itinerary
Destinations:
Trip Length: 15 Days
Activity type(s): Trekking, Cultural Tour
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For many of us at GeoEx, a trek in the Nepal Himalaya is still the beginning and end of adventure travel. Everest and the Annapurnas is a brilliant rethinking of this slightly brash statement, giving us a chance to get acquainted (or reacquainted) with the fine people who live in the glow of the highest peaks on earth, and to bask in the radiant beauty of those peaks, first in the sublime Annapurnas and then in the Everest region itself. During the course of our lodge-based trek, we enjoy moderate to occasionally rigorous four- to six-hour hikes (never getting higher than 12,500 feet or so), ending up (with all of our gear, which is carried by porters) in carefully chosen, usually spectacularly sited, happily splendid lodges.

We get a taste of Kathmandu, then fly to Pokhara (which may have the most glorious mountain vistas of any city on the planet). For the next four and a half days, we walk through lovely villages and revel in fantastic views of the Annapurnas, especially of lordly Machapuchare, a mountain as elegant and impressive as the Matterhorn and almost a mile and a half higher. And after returning to Kathmandu, we embark on one of the world’s great mountain flights to the Sherpa homeland, the storied Khumbu, for another glorious stint of trekking, wandering in famous villages like Namche Bazaar and Khumjung, overnighting in another series of fine lodges, always peering up for stunning summit views.

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Itinerary at a Glance


  • Day 1: arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Kathmandu
  • Day 3: fly to Pokhara, start Annapurna hike
  • Days 4–6: on lodge-to-lodge hike
  • Day 7: end hike, fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 8: fly to Lukla, start Everest region hike
  • Days 9–12: hike lodge to lodge
  • Day 13: fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 14: Kathmandu
  • Day 15: depart Nepal.