Everest & Annapurna Combo Adventure for Family and Friends Tour
This package offers moderate level adventure requiring the ability to walk steep outdoor path and gain approximately 2500m over 4 days including 1500m flight elevation gain from Kathmandu to Lukla. This requires moderate level of fitness and should provide you with a good motivation for 3-6 months of moderate exercise prior to the trip.
This package includes it all; View of Everest, Annapurna, river rafting, jungle safari, optional paragliding and sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara. It is exciting, fast, action packed package.
We will take you on exciting flight to Lukla and we walk to Everest View Hotel via Namche Bazaar, an ancient trading hub for yak caravans coming from Tibet on a trading route to Nepal.
We will then travel to Chitwan for river rafting, kayaking adventure and jungle safari, where you can see, ride and play with elephants.
We visit Pokhara and offer you sightseeing there with optional paragliding adventure. We finish the trip in Kathmandu with rest day for shopping, sightseeing and a farewell diner with a traditional cultural program.
Introduction to Kathmandu
Kathmandu(1400m) history dates back an impressive 2000 years. It is located centrally in Kathmandu Valley with its metropolitan area consistings of three cities: Kathmandu (Kantipur), Patan and Bhatapur. Thamel the old part of the city with quaint short and narrow streets, numerous nooks and crannies contains hotels, restaurants, offices and shops. Durbar Square, world heritage site, is important and fascinating place to visit, containing numerous Hindu temples, statutes of various Hindu deities and the palace of Kumari, the living goddess. Other important place is Pashupatinath, the biggest Hindu temple in the world, considered the most significant for Hindu followers attracting numerous pilgrims and colourful Sadus; for many Hindu it is a preferred cremation site on banks of Bagmati River. There are two significant Buddhist Gompas in Kathmandu Swayambhunath and Baudhanath, and also world heritage sites. Nagarkot, the highest hill in the range surrounding Kathmandu Valley, some 35km from the city centre offers unprecedented view on Langtang range and some of the giants beyond.
Solo Khumbu Region: Lukla, Namche Bazaar
Lukla(2850) the village with the airport closest to Everest base camp and the area to the north is called the Khumbu region. The half-hour flight from Kathmandu can be a spectacular and exhilarating experience, flying by close to some of the highest peaks in the world, it is however unreliable due to mountain weather conditions.
Namche Bazaar ancient trading hub located on the trading route from Tibet via pass of Nangpa La (18,000 ft) still is the major regional trading centre, and hosts the headquarters of the Sagarmatha National Park, banks, shops medical and dental facility. Namche has been a tourist hub and acclimatization point for Everest trekkers and climbers since 1950, when first Europeans visited the area. The basic character of the village remains unchanged, it has an aeroplane landing strip high above and a temple with a stream of clear water flowing past it, Prayer flags, inscribed with "Om mani padme hum" flutter from every rooftop and Yak wool is spun and woven into carpets and thick sweaters.
Thyangboche, Khumjung and Everest View Hotel
The monastery at Thyangboche is one of the most famous gompas in Nepal and one of the most important centres of Buddhism in the region. The largest gompa in Khumbu built in 1923, destroyed by fire in 1989 and subsequently rebuilt by volunteers and some foreign aid, offers a classic view of the Himalayan giants Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam, Kangtenga, and Thamserku.
Khumjung a village east of Thyangboche hosts also a famous gompa, where the skull of a supposed Yeti, the Abominable Snowman, is preserved under the supervision of the head Lama. Kumjung is also renowned by Kumjung High School founded by Sir Edmund Hillary foundation, and is also a location of famous Hotel Everest View, the highest altitude hotel, with luxurious accommodation among a stunning panorama of the valley leading up to Mt. Everest. Build by Japanese tour company in 1973 to accommodate wealthy guests brought by planes to nearby Shyangboche airstrip or by helicopter. The clients suffered with severe altitude sickness and even oxygen available in each room wasn’t sufficient solution. The strip was closed down leaving access to the hotel only for those willing to fly to Lukla and hike for 2 to 3 days to get in, which turned off many of the normal clientele.
Introduction to Trishuli River
The Trishuli River is a trans-boundary river; it originates in Tibet and is one of the major tributaries of the Narayani River basin in central Nepal. It is named after the trishula or trident of Shiva, a powerful god in the Hindu pantheon. The legend says that Shiva drove his trident into the ground high in the Himalayas at Gosaikunda, to create three springs – the source of the river and hence its name Trishuli.
More than 60% of the total drainage basin of the Trishuli lies in Tibet with about 9% being covered by snow and glaciers. 85% of its catchment area of 4,640 square kilometres (1,790 sq mi) lies above 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) out of which 11% lies above 6,000 metres (20,000 ft).
The river has carved some truly impressive gorges in its lower part as it cut its way through the 2000 meter high Mahavarat Range. Nepal is a river rafter paradise; there is no other country with such a choice of multi-day trips away from roads with magnificent mountain surroundings, warm rivers, a semi-tropical climate, impressive geography, exotic cultures, wildlife and hospitable people.
Introduction to Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park the first national park in Nepal formerly called Royal Chitwan National Park it was established in 1973 and granted the status of a World Heritage Site in 1984. It covers an area of 932 sq km and is located in the subtropical Inner Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal in the Chitwan district. In altitude it ranges from about 100 metres (330 ft) in the river valleys to 815 metres (2,674 ft) in the Churia Hills. The park contains rich fauna and flora including exotic and endangered Bengal Tigers, Crocodile spices, Indian Rhino and Elephants. The stay and activities inside park are organised and controlled by the rangers to ensure safety of visitors and environmental protection and include elephant bathing rituals and safaris, bird watching, jungle walks and canoeing. The park also offers informative slideshow, introduction to local culture with the Tharu traditional dance shows. The rivers feeding to Chitwan allow a number of options for spectacular rafting adventures on Seti and Treshuli Rivers.
Introduction to Pokhara
History of Pokhara is linked with an important old trading route between China and India. In 17th centaury Pokhara was a part of very influential Kingdom of Kaski ruled by Shah Dynasty. Pokhara Valley is a home to ethnic groups of Brahmin, Gurung and Newar who are predominantly Hindu with a minority of Buddhists in particularly of Tibetan origin. It is one of the most spectacular valleys in Nepal, where two 8000m peaks Annapurna(8091m) and Dhaulagiri(8167m) raise up dramatically within 30km from Pokhara(1000m) forming incredibly picturesque vista over the Phewa Tal (lake). At Sarangkot (1680m) you will experience the golden sunrise view of Annapurna and magnificent vista of Lake Phewa and city of Pokhara. There will be optional activity of paragliding back to Pokhara on 45 minutes para-flight tandem. We also visit the amazing Bidubashini temple complex, Old Market, David’s Fall with Hindu Grotto Temple and the cave and Tibetan Buddhist monastery.
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Namche Bazaar Khumjung Trekking 26Th February 2011
We had wonderful trek organised by Rishi Bhandari & his company Snowy Horizon Treks and Expedition in the short time we had to explore the area. The quality of accommodation and food exceeded our expectations. The expertise & professionalism of our guide, Bibek was excellent and make our trip the memorable experience it was. We would not hesitate to recommend Snowy Horizon Treks for any Nepal traveller and we obsoletely use provision in our future Nepal trips.
Itinerary Details of Everest & Annapurna Combo Adventure Tour
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu(1400) Airport and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: We will take an exhilarating 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla(2840) and trek slowly to Phakding(2800) to avoid high elevation complications; it will take us about 4hrs.
Day 03: Today we will trek slowly to Namche Bazaar(3446) to preserve energy for tomorrow activities and to avoid high altitude complications, it will be approximately 7 hrs walk.
Day 04: We will start activities very early today, waking-up at 5am. After breakfast we want to take 2 hrs walk to Everest View Hotel (3800) for a great vista of Everest; we will also visit Hilary museum and Sherpa museum. We will stay at Namche Bazar for the second night.
Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyngboche(3870) this takes about four hours. We will gain about 430m of elevation but we are facing a steep and long ascend just before Tyngaboche. The walk is very rewarding with magnificent vistas especially when we reach the monastery.
Day 06: Today we have another long day but mostly downhill; we walk from Tengboche to Manjo(2808), what takes about six hours
Day 07: Today we reach Lukla (2840) in about five hours of very pleasant walk through colorful Khumbu villages.
Day 08: Today we take a scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel and have rest of the day for the leisure, shopping in Thamel and discovery.
Day 09: We drive from Kathmandu along pictoreque highway down to Trishuli River Gorge to Charaundi, wher we start our 4 hrs of rafting adventure on Trishuli River. In the afternoon we change back to our vehicle for drive to Chitwan National park for jungle safari program. The safari program includes many activities conducted over two days. Park rangers will schedule all activities. We finish the day enjoying sunset over the river and a drink in the bar located at the river banks and stay overnight in the jungle resort.
Day 10: Day two of the jungle safari activities will include elephant bathing, elephant riding and the opportunity to close encounters with these magnificent and highly intelligent creatures. You will be able to come close to the elephant and interact with them including touching and patting. You will be amazed with their dexterity, gentleness and intelligence. You will be able to bathe in the river with the elephant. While riding elephants through the jungle we will hope to see rhinos, maybe tigers, dears, giant pythons and more. Rangers also arrange other activities such as nature walks, canoeing and bird watching. We will spend second night in the jungle resort.
Day 11: After breakfast we’ll take 4-5 hrs drive to Pokhara through spectacular Seti River valley. We will spend rest of the day relaxing in Pokhara at your leisure, boating on the lake and enjoying the tourist atmosphere of Pokhara tourist village. There is B/B arrangement so you will have opportunity to enjoy lunch and diner at your preferred restaurant. We will stay overnight in Pokhara Village Resort or equivalent style quality accommodation.
Day 12: Around 5am we will drive to Sarangkot (1680m) for golden sunrise and as optional activity you can return down to Pokhara on 45 minutes tandem para-flight. We’ll continue sightseeing in Pokhara for the rest of the day visiting Hindu temples at David’s Falls grotto and Bindubashini and Tibetan Buddhist monastery. Along we will also visit some spectacular nature. We will stay overnight in Pokhara.
Day 13: We will catch morning flight back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel in Thamel, with which you should be familiar. This will be a day for your shopping in Thamel and personal discoveries of interesting corners, nooks and crannies in touristy but charming Thamel. You can also stroll to nearby Durbar Square. We will conclude your Highlight Tour of Nepal with a Farewell dinner.
Day 14: After breakfast we’ll arrange transfer to the airport for your flight or alternatively you can join another tour.
Price for the Trip:
- The cost of the tour or trek depends on group size and desired class of services dependent on your budget and optional activities of your choice. The larger the group the lower the cost per capita.
- The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide. This program can be modified according to the client available time and requirements.
- The Itinerary can be easily modified in accordance with final client specifications. Additional activities could be added or removed as per client's specifications before confirming the trip. Costs for reduced activities will be deducted and extra activities will be added as per client specification.
- The above itinerary includes services from Airport pick-up to Airport drop-off to provide convenience to our clients.
- There is very diverse choice of accommodation in major cities and we provide accommodation to the standard requested or we will book the accommodation nominated by the client.
- The cost per capita will also be affected the number of guides and porters required to fulfil the program.
- For all these reasons the cost of seemingly the same trip may vary.
- For fixed departures with fixed price based on minimum number of clients we reserve the right to cancel the trip and refund the money or offer an alternative option.
- The above price is indicative only and for conditions described in the itinerary. Our services are tailored to client’s individual requirements and hence fixed and final price can only be determined on case by case bases.
- Pick up and drop-off from/to Kathmandu airport.
- 6/7 Days Everest view full board Tea house trekking
- 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek.
- Full board Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek
- Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)
- TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) Permit
- Necessary staff during the trekking period With Experience Guide and Porter.
- 20 Kg Luggage free Per Person during the trekking.
- Trekking porter carry all personal gear and group equipment.
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Flight ticket
- Transportation by private vehicle (Bus, Car ,Van) as per Itinerary
- Group medical supplies (First Aid kit )
- 2/3 Days Full Board Jungle safari Activities
- Escorted English speaking tour guide
- All necessary monument entrance fee
- All meals at Chitwan National Park segment.
- 2/3 Days full Board package in Pokhara.
- Sightseeing in Pokhara valley
- Flight Ticket from Pokhara to Kathmandu
- complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary)
- Our service charges
- Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before Departure.
- Hotel Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Alcoholic beverages, Nepal visa fee & Personal nature expenses
- Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
- Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
- Airfare international flights
- Nepal entry visa fee, Visa can be obtained easy at the arrival
- Mineral water, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls, internet.
- Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
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