HIGH PASSES OF ANNAPURNA & EVEREST TREK
“AN ADVENTUROUS TREK COMBINING CHALLENGING PASS CROSSINGS”
▪ Two of Nepal's Great Mountain Ranges
▪ Secret Entrance to the Annapurna Circuit
▪ Remote Namun La Pass at 18,237 feet
▪ The Renjo La Pass at 17,925 feet
▪ The Khumbu's beautiful Gokyo Lakes
▪ Optional hike up Gokyo Ri (17,570 feet)
This is a unique trekking experience offering the opportunity to combine two of Nepal's great mountain regions - the Annapurnas and Everest. Many years ago, Sir Chris Bonington and Barney Rosedale undertook a reconnaissance of the route to the Namun La (18,237ft / 5,560m), a high pass along an old trade route connecting the Pokhara Valley to Manang in the Annapurna Range. This route proved and continues to be a unique and little-traveled way to connect onto the main Annapurna Circuit Trail. Only recently introduced to foreigners, the trail to Dudh Pokhari (Milk Lake) and the Namun La Pass allows adventurous hikers an off-the-beaten path experience.
However, the fun doesn't end at the Namun La Pass. After completing our loop trek in the Annapurnas, we return to the comforts of Kathmandu for a night before heading out again to take on the famous Khumbu region of Nepal - the home to Mount Everest. The Everest adventure begins with a memorable 45 minute flight to the small mountain town of Lukla, the gateway to the spectacular villages, Buddhist culture and high mountain landscapes of the famous Khumbu region. From the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, our group will deviate off the main Everest Trail and follow a quiet path to the sleepy village of Thame and north to the turquoise Gokyo Lakes via the high and challenging Renjo La Pass at 17,925 feet. The scenery along this route is breathtaking; offering views of the snow-capped giants Khangtiaga, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse and, of course, Mount Everest.
During this varied trek, you’ll encounter a wide range of sights; picturesque farming villages, Buddhist monasteries, terraced farmland, glacial lakes, steep-sided gorges, raging rivers and, of course, the incredible mountain scenery of the Annapurna and Everest regions.
2017 GROUP TRIP DEPARTURE DATES:
April 13 to May 6, 2017
September 21 to October 14, 2017
The High Passes of Annapurna & Everest Trek (Camping and Lodge Trip) is part of our Himalayan Classic Trek Series. In addition to our group dates, we are also able to arrange this trek from April through May and late September through mid-November for groups of 2 to 10 people.
2017 LAND ONLY PER PERSON TRIP PRICE:
2 People: $4260.00
3 to 5 People: $3985.00
6 to 8 People: $3765.00
9 to 10 People: $3595.00
Hotel room and tent single supplement: $555.00 per person
24 days, 4 nights hotels, 8 nights of fully supported tented camping, 11 nights in mountain lodges and 18 days trekking.
All three main meals on trek are included.
Trek Grade: Strenuous
Maximum altitude: 18,237 feet on top of the Namun La Pass.
Day 1: Welcome to the kingdom of Nepal and the Himalayas!
Day 2: Fly to Pokhara and drive to Siklis at 6,495 feet. 3 hour drive. Camping.
Day 3: Trek to Tasa. 7,675 feet. 6 hour trek. Camping.
Day 4: Trek to Kori. 9,350 feet. 5 hour trek. Camping.
Day 5: Trek to Thulo Lekh. 10,335 feet. 3 hour trek. Camping.
Day 6: Trek to Falne. 11,810 feet. 5 hour trek. Camping.
Day 7: Trek to Thorju (Rambrong Ridge). 14,760 feet. 5 hour trek. Camping.
Day 8: Rest day and excursion to Dudh Pokhari. 15,420 feet. 4 hour trek. Return to Thorju. Camping.
Day 9: Cross the Namun La Pass (18,237 feet) to Danfe Kharka 14,600 feet. 7 to 8 hour trek. Camping.
Day 10: Trek to Dharapani. 6,235 feet via Timang (9020 feet). 6 hour trek. Lodge.
Day 11: Return to Kathmandu. 7 hour drive. Hotel.
Day 12: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding. 2.5 to 3 hour hike to Phakding at 8,900 feet. Lodge.
Day 13: Trek to Namche Bazaar. 11,283 feet. 5 to 6 hour trek. Lodge.
Day 14: Trek to Thame. 12,530 feet. 5 to 6 hour trek. Lodge.
Day 15: Trek to Marlung. 13,570 feet. 5 hour trek. Lodge.
Day 16: Trek to Lungden. 14,270 feet. Approximately 4 hour trek. Lodge.
Day 17: Trek to Gokyo (15,580 feet) over the Renjo La Pass at 17,520 feet. 8 hour trek. Lodge.
Day 18: Rest day in Gokyo. Optional hike of Gokyo Ri at 17,585 feet. Lodge.
Day 19: Trek to Phortsetenga, 12,070 feet. 5 to 6 hour hike. Lodge.
Day 20: Trek to Monjo via Namche Bazaar. 9,200 feet. 5 to 6 hour trek. Lodge.
Day 21: Trek to Lukla. 9,184 feet. 5 hours of trekking. Lodge.
Day 22: Fly to Kathmandu. Hotel.
Day 23: In Kathmandu for sightseeing and independent activities. Hotel.
Day 24: Transfer to the airport for your return flight.