Everest and Annapurna Lodge Trek - Black Diamond Expedition
  • After Namche Bazzar
  • Heading towards Tengboche Monastery

Everest and Annapurna Lodge Trek

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  • Duration
    Duration:15 Days
  • Accomodation
    Accommodation: 4 Nights (Standard Hotel)
    10 Nights (Lodges/Tea Houses)
  • Meals
    Meals :14 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches
    13 Dinners
  • Location
    Service: Airport to Airport
  • Trip Grade
    Trip Grade : Moderate
  • Max Altitude
    Max Altitude: 3,820m/12,533ft


The Everest and Annapurna regions of Nepal are considered one of the world’s ‘must see’ destination for those trekkers who opt for adventurous trekking. This trek combines two of the popular treks in the impressive regions of Everest and Annapurna. It also includes the cultural visits in Kathmandu valley. The short flights to both Everest and Annapurna regions adds extra spices to the trek. Trek to Annapurna, one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal, offers an opportunity to explore rural life combined with spectacular mountain views. The trek to the Everest not only offers opportunity to explore the culture and traditions of the Sherpa village but also provides with the ancient monasteries and the imposing view of Mount Everest. The trek in the Everest region leads us up to Namche bazaar often known as the Sherpa capital, where we explore this awesome town. We also visit the nearby villages of Khunde and Khumjung for the mesmerizing views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Ama Dablam.

In the Annapurnas, the trail leads us through the foothills and the picturesque villages and a sublime backdrop of snowy peaks. The itinerary is based on quality accommodation throughout the trekking of the “Comfort Lodge” chain. The journey concludes with cultural visits to temples and monuments in Kathmandu, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, to give you an insight into the richness and variety of traditions and religions in Nepal. In a nutshell, the flight up to Lukla will live long in the memory and the flight along the chain of the Himalaya to Pokhara shows off the central part of the Nepal-Himalaya to a great effect.


  • Fabulous lodges and magnificent views of Everest & Annapurna
  • Classic trek
  • Tour of ancient palace, temples of Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Stay at the renowned Hotel
  • Eye catching view of Mt.Everest,Annapurna and others
  • Exhilarating mountains flights


Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu

A BDEx representative will meet all clients at the airport in Kathmandu and will arrange the transfer to the group’s hotel. BDEx Land Only package services begin with this transfer. After checking in, the rest of the day is free and the group will formally meet together for the evening meal which will be taken in one of the city’s famous establishments.

Meals: Dinner
Max Altitude: 1300m/4264 ft

Day 2Flight to Lukla/ Downhill trek to Phakding

An early start for the flight to the high airstrip in the Everest region known as Lukla. This incredible flight is a highlight of the trip, taking us through the Himalayan foothills and offering perhaps a glimpse of Everest as we come into land on the tiny airstrip at Lukla. After meeting our porters for this section of our trip, we will take lunch and then start our trek with an easy, mostly downhill leg, from Lukla to Phakding. This trek takes us through Sherpa villages and individual farms. Many Sherpas now make their living exclusively from trekking and there are many tea-stalls and basic lodges where it is possible to stop for a drink. We will also pass by many stones intricately carved with prayers in the evocative Tibetan script, as well as prayer wheels of all sizes. Everywhere in the valley colourful strings of prayer flags flutter from high points and bridges. Dropping down to a trail above the Dudh Koshi river we head north to reach our Yeti Mountain Home lodge at Phakding. The elevation at this first night’s halt is actually lower than Lukla at 2610 metres.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Altitude: 2610m/8562ft

Day 3 Trek to Namche Bazaar

Leaving Phakding we head north along the west bank of the Dudh Koshi river, passing several lodges and tea houses to a high thin waterfall at Benkar (2710m). You will experience sensational views of Thamserku (6623m) here. Beyond Benkar, we cross the river on a high suspension bridge and continue along the east bank below high cliffs clothed in rhododendron forest. The trail undulates as we negotiate several side valleys bringing melt water from the high peaks. Crossing the Kyashar Khola, we make a final climb to the village of Monjo (2835m) where we pass the entrance to the Sagamartha National Park. We then have a short but steep descent on stone steps to another suspension bridge where we cross once more to the west bank of the Dudh Koshi. We continue up the wooded valley on a good trail and cross the river again before reaching a confluence of rivers one coming down from Thame and the other from the main Khumbu Valley. We make a final crossing here on a spectacular high suspension bridge and then begin an hour and half long ascent to Namche on a wide switch-back trail. This is the sting in the tail of today’s trek otherwise a gentle ascent, and one of the steepest of the trip. About half an hour below Namche, we gain our first views of Everest. On arrival in Namche, we can take a breather in one of the town’s coffee shops before finishing off the climb. The location of our lodge is superb giving us a bird’s eye view over Namche and across the Valley to the serrated ridges of the Kongde range, while the magnificent peak of Thamserku (6623m) rises as a back drop. Just a short walk away is a classic view of Ama Dablam, one of the most beautiful mountains in all Nepal and of Lhotse and Everest.

  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Altitude: 3400m/11154ft

Day 4Namche Bazaar: Rest day

Namche Bazaar is tucked away between 2 ridges amongst the giant peaks of the Khumbu. An ancient market place where goods from as far away as Tibet were and still are traded, Namche today boasts an abundance of lodges, cafes, bars and souvenir shops. Close to our lodge is the internationally known Museum of Sherpa Culture and the traditional villages of Khunde (3840m) and Khumjung are a highly recommended half-day excursion. We spend a second night at our lodge in Namche Bazaar.

  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Trek above the Bhote Khosi River and Thame

After breakfast at our lodge, we start the day with a 2 to 3 hour walk through forest of spruce, juniper and pine to the village of Thamo. This trail is much less used by trekkers and we will immediately notice the difference. It is, however, an important trail which leads all the way to Tibet via the Nangpa La on the shoulder of Cho Oyu (8012m). On today’s trek, we are likely to see few other trekkers. We stop for our lunch in Thamo which is the home village of the Ang Rita Sherpa, who has overcome the summit of Everest 10 times without oxygen. After lunch, we continue walking for another 2 hours to arrive at a deep gorge where the Bhote Koshi River thunders through the narrow defile. We cross a sturdy bridge spanning the gorge to reach Thame (3800m). This important village is the home of many famous mountaineers including Tensing Norgay the first man to reach the summit of Everest along with Sir Edmund Hillary. Apa Sherpa who has reached the summit at least 18 times lives here now. The village is very picturesque and also has a magnificent 16th century Nyingmapa gompa (monastery) built by Lama Rolwa Dorje. We check into our deluxe rooms with breathtaking views of Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Altitude: 3820 m/12,533 ft

Day 6Return to Namche Bazaar

We retrace our steps to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar with great views of the Khumbu peaks ahead of us. We have lunch at Namche before continuing our descent, steeply at first, to Monjo where we check in at the Yeti Mountain Home lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7Trek back to Lukla

With a chance to take in all of the views that were behind us on the way up, we now walk back to Lukla. The prominent mountain of today is Kusum Kanguru which is prominent from this direction. Descending to ever more lush environs, we walk through several villages before making a final short but steep climb to the airfield at Lukla where we check in at the Yeti Mountain Home lodge. There should be some free time to explore this thriving settlement before returning to our lodge for dinner. This evening we will say goodbye to the trek crew who have been looking after us in the Khumbu.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8Flight to Pokhara via Kathmandu to Pokhara/ Trek to Birethanti

We will be up early today to catch the spectacular flight back to Kathmandu. Here, we connect with the 30 minute flight to Pokhara. This equally spectacular flight offers views of the Langtang, Manaslu and Annapurna ranges. We are met on arrival at Pokhara Airport and taken by vehicle (1 hour) to the start of our walk. Together with our new local team, we then follow a trail through the lower foothills of the Annapurnas with surrounding views of the Pokhara Valley. Finally we descend to the very comfortable Ker and Downey Sanctuary Lodge in the valley of the Modi Khola. Lunch is at the lodge and there is the option in the afternoon to walk to the nearby village of Birenthanti (1025m). Alternatively, you can rest at the lodge and do a bit of local exploration.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9Trek to Landruk

After breakfast at the lodge, we have a pleasant morning of trekking alongside the Modi Khola (the river that flows out of the Annapurna Sanctuary). Ahead of us, there are great views of the Annapurna peaks and of the sacred ‘Fish Tail’ peak. We cross a suspension bridge to the opposite side of the river and from here it’s about an hour’s trek on a combination of a switchback trail and stone steps to reach the village of Landruk (1565m). Landruk affords more glorious views of the Annapurna range. We arrive at the Ker and Downey La Bee Lodge in time for lunch. After lunch, there is an option to accompany with the guide on a sightseeing tour of this pretty mountain settlement.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Altitude: 1565m/5134

Day 10Trek to Majhgaon (1400m).

Leaving Landruk and the valley of the Modi Khola, today’s walk contours the valley-side to the east and heads south, with fairly minor undulations, passing through picturesque villages and farmland with great views looking back to the Annapurnas. We will reach the Ker and Downey Gurung Lodge near to Majhgaon in time for lunch. The lodge is built to resemble a traditional Nepalese village and every room has spectacular views of the surrounding valley and mountains. The afternoon can be spent in the lodge gardens or we can opt to do some exploration to nearby villages with our guide.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Altitude: 1400m/4593ft

Day 11 Trek to Dhampus

This morning, we start out trekking through the unspoilt village of Patlekhet. Our walk takes us through sub-tropical forests that include orchids, rhododendrons and magnolias. Along the way, we will stop at the village of Pothana where many Tibetan traders live and sell their souvenirs. Once again, we aim to reach our next lodge in time for lunch. Our accommodation for the night is at the small, but splendid Ker and Downey Basanta Lodge, where we are treated to sweeping views of the entire Annapurna Range. After lunch at the lodge there will be an optional walk through the old village of Dhampus.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

After a leisurely breakfast at our lodge, we have a short downhill walk of about an hour and a half along a scenic ridge to the farmland and scattered houses of the broad Yangdi Khola Valley. Here, we meet the road and our waiting vehicle and make the 30-minute transfer-drive to Pokhara, where we check in at a luxurious resort . The afternoon is free for independent exploration of this friendly, lakeside town, before returning to the hotel for dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13Flight to Kathmandu/ Independent sightseeing.

We take the morning flight to Kathmandu. The streets of Kathmandu are considered one of the major hangout attractions for any tourist who visit Nepal. This hangout presents a fascinating mosaic of shops, cafes and restaurants, food markets and street vendors, as well as a bewildering array of colourful temples and shrines. This evening we will have a dinner in one of Kathmandu’s excellent restaurants.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 Free day in Kathmandu: Sightseeing, Shopping or Relaxing.

A day to relax in the gardens or beside the pool of a hotel, or for a further independent sightseeing. No matter whether it is your first trip or you have come to Nepal many times, your tour remains incomplete unless you walk along the streets of Kathmandu. You will accumulate a great fun from visiting fascinating mosaic of shops, cafes and restaurants, food markets and street vendors, as well as a bewildering array of colourful temples and shrines. Kathmandu is a very safe city (provided you watch out for the traffic) and exploring on your own is great fun. This evening, we will have a celebratory dinner to mark the end of a most excellent trip.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 15Departure day

After breakfast you are free till departure time. If you have more time you can do shopping or sightseeing around Kathmandu. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, a representative from Black Diamond drops you to the airport.

Meals: Breakfast


  • All transfers, sightseeing, airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Welcome dinner in Nepalese Restaurant with cultural show
  • All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag and trekking map (Down jacket and sleeping bag must be returned after trek)
  • An experienced guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) during trek
  • Salary, insurance, equipments, transportation, food and lodge for the guide and porter
  • All necessary paper work and permits
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes.


  • International airfare
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charge
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • All kind of drinks
  • Extra night accommodation than the scheduled itinerary
  • Tips for guides, porters and driver


You will be accommodated in Hotel Encounter Nepal or a similar category’s hotel in Kathmandu, and basic tea houses/guest houses/tents during the trek. The tea houses or lodges serve rooms on a twin-sharing basis with an attached bathroom and hot shower facilities. Single-supplement rooms are served with an extra charge of USD 495.  Some of the tea houses in this expedition region in both lower and higher elevations may have shared bathrooms and toilet facilities. We always make sure to book you the best possible accommodation at Everest Base Camp


Your meal plan in Kathmandu includes only breakfast while you are on the trek, there are three-course meals that will be served during the trekking. The tea house where we spend an overnight will serve us a balanced diet for breakfast and dinner whereas lunch is taken at one of the tea houses on the way to our next destination. Black Diamonds has also prepared a special Welcome and Farewell dinner for the guests following a cultural performance in Kathmandu.

Best time to trek Everest and Annapurna

The best season for the trek to Everest and Annapurna Lodge is Autumn(September to November) and Spring (March to May). The weather conditions are favorable with moderate temperatures, clear skies, and mesmerizing natural views.  Additionally, during the autumn season in Nepal, you can immerse yourself in the festival vibes of Dashain and Tihar.

Packing List for Everest and Annapurna Lodge Trek

While trekking Everest and Annapurna Lodge Trek, it is essential to pack necessary items wisely. You should be sure to pack the stuff appropriately because you will be trekking through the rough terrain in high-altitude areas and it will be difficult to carry all the stuff and trek. So you should be careful and clever to pack only the necessary items. Some of the essential items that you should pack include:

  • Down Jackets and Base Layer 
  • Insulating layer
  • Sun hat & sunglasses
  • Gloves and Hat 
  • Trekking poles
  • Hiking Sturdy Boots

For detailed lists of what to pack, check our comprehensive Nepal Packing Lists. 

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