The Himalaya stretches from India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet. It has 10 highest peaks of the world, out of which 8 are the part of Nepalese Himalayas. Mount Everest is mainly located in Nepal and Tibet. Mountain Everest in Nepal it is known as Sagarmatha and as Chomolangma in Tibet. From sea level, it measures uptill 8,850 m (29,035 ft). It lies between 86º55'40" E Longitude to 27º59'16" N, Latitude. Mount Everest is just one of over 30 peaks in the Himalayas that are over 24,000 feet high.
Five major mountains that form the main chunk of the Himalayan Mountains are K2 (Austin Godwin), Nanga Parbat Peak, Mount Everest, Annapurna and Kanchenjunga.
In the mountainous region around Mount Everest, there are four main climatic zones. High up is a zone of alpine scrub, where plants must remain small and scraggly to survive the harsh wind and cold. The lowest is a forested area, with trees that include birch, juniper, blue pines, firs and bamboo. Above that is the upper alpine zone, in which only lichens and mosses thrive. Finally, above 5,750 m (18,690 ft) is the Arctic zone, where no vegetation can grow.
Arrive in Kathmandu. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for 2-night stay.
Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Also visit the famous Buddhist stupa of Swayambhunath perched on a hillock west of Kathmandu and the ancient city of Patan. (B)
Drive along a scenic mountain highway to Pokhara, famous for its mountains views, sub-tropical vegetation, and its spring-fed lakes. Rest of the day is free to explore the surroundings. Overnight in Pokhara. (B)
Morning, sightseeing tour of Pokhara city with its colourful bazaars, visit the Bindivasini temple, Devis Fall, Mahendra cave, Seti Gorge, Tibetan Refugee Camp. After lunchtime, drive to Arghaun, the starting point of the trek. The trail passes through prime paddy fields before slowly winding uphill till the ridgeline is reached at Thulkote, the first night's campsite. (B, D)
A magnificent sunrise view of the entire Annapurna range awaits you in the morning. Today's hike is a gentle walk along the ridge to arrive at Patale Bhanjyang for a lunch stop. Further walk uphill through small pine and rhododendron forests with a bird's eye view of Dipang and Begnas lakes on the valley floor, arrive at Lipeni a small Gurung village. The campsite is located a little above Lipeni in a meadow offering a gorgeous view of Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, Mt. Macchapuchare, Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu. (B, L, D).
Morning possibility of exploring the village of Syaglung before setting off on the trail descending sharply to Chautara, for a lunch stop. The trail then winds uphill through grass meadows and scattered settlements then downhill till the check post where your trek permits will be checked. A further 40 minutes steep uphill brings one to the village of Chisapani, set up camp atop a small hillock, perhaps the best campsite on this route. (B, L, D)
After breakfast, a knee wobbling descent for a couple of hours will take you to the valley floor crossing a stream that feeds the Rupa lake. Walk along a small ridge that separates the Rupa and Begnas lakes. A short downhill walk through small fishing villages brings you to Begnas road. Drive to Pokhara for an overnight stay. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L)
After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu for an overnight stay. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Transfer to Kathmandu airport and depart on your onward flight. (B)
We can tailor-make the above itinerary combining with a stay in India; other treks also available. Please call our tailor-made department with your requirements.