Overview

Explore the beauty of the Annapurna range as you ascend to the scenic Tent Peak known for its panoramic views of the stunning and diverse snow capped Himalayas. Pass through a series of traditional villages each with their own culture and customs as you pass through the beautiful natural greenery of the low land and move toward the barren peaks of one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world. Immerse yourself in the lifestyle of local people and combine several highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp trek with the unique adventure of summiting a scenic peak. This trip is an excellent way to combine a condensed trek with the thrill of peak climbing to take your passion for adventure to the next level. The trip requires a good level of physical fitness and some mountaineering experience is beneficial but in no way necessary.

Trip Facts

  • Destnation: Nepal
  • Activities: Peak Climbing
  • Duration: 14 - 21 Days
  • Region: Annapurna
  • Best Season: Spring / Summer / Autumn
  • Group Size: 02+ Pax

Itinerary


Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival to the airport, you will be greeted by the friendly Good Karma Trekking staff who will escort you to your accommodation in Kathmandu. After settling in and exploring the streets of Thamel, we will arrange a special welcome diner featuring local specialties to introduce you to the city and the Good Karma team.

Day 2 Kathmandu Sightseeing

Today we will take a tour featuring the highlights of Kathmandu including several UNESCO world heritage sites such as Durbar Square and Pashupati temple before visiting Sqayambhunath, and Buddha Nath, which is one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world. After lunch, we will hold a briefing with your trekking guide addressing any questions or concerns you may have about your trip.

Day 3 Fly to Pokhara and sightseeing

We will take a scenic morning flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara passing over the scenic greenery of the Valley before passing the stunning Annapurna range and arriving in the peaceful lakeside town of Pokhara. We will spend the day visiting the local heritage museum, hill top peace pagoda and the local waterfalls before spending the night exploring the relaxed peaceful streets during the evening.

Day 4 Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk

Today we will drove to Nayapul to begin our trek along a series of villages as we work our way up the banks of the Khumnu Khola. We will bass through the a series of traditional villages including Chimrong, Syauli Bazar and Change before arriving in the stone house village of Ghandruk Known for its views of the fishtail region and friendly Gurung people.

Day 5 Ghandruk to Chhomrong

The trail continues uphill along the river before moving sharply downward to the banks of the Kimron Khola. After a short walk along the river we take a steep climb to the town of Chhomrong to spend the evening enjoying the local scenery and learning more about the traditional handicrafts of the region.

Day 6 Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel

we continue through the lower regions following the trail that’s leads to a suspension bridge on the way to Sinuwa Danda. We then move along a flat path through a dense rhododendron encrusted forest before moving down along a stone path leading to a canyon known as Himalaya Hotel where we will rest for the night .

Day 7 Himalaya Hotel to Machhapuchhare Base Camp

We will continue over a few peaceful bridges passing into a secluded area with little development that is home to a wide range of wildlife including leopards, peacocks, pigs and deer. We will stop to see the Hinko Cave before continuing on a strenuous uphill climb to Machhapuchhare Base Camp. The camp is home to stunning views of the region including opportunities to see Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, II and the Machhapuchhare Fishtail from a relaxing vantage point.

Day 8 Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

We continue our hike and slowly move into a more barren area leaving the natural greenery of the lowlands behind. We will spend the afternoon practicing peak climbing techniques to make sure everyone feels comfortable with the mountaineering skill before continuing to Annapurna Base Camp to enjoy the panoramic views of the entire range.

Day 9 Acclimatization

We will take a rest day to adjust to the higher altitude as the guide briefs you about the peak attempt while reviewing your mountaineering skills. We will learn how to use the ice axe, crampons, ropes and harnesses while learning about the different types of knots to increase your confidence before the climb.

Day 10 Trek to Tent Peak Base Camp

We will continue along the mountain path leading to the southern Annapurna Glacier moving slowly along the icy trail. The path offers sever scenic vantage points offering views of the Annapurna giants towering over the region. After enjoying the sights, we will continue to base camp to enjoy a night of relaxation under the clear starlight sky.

Day 11 Trek to High Camp

We continue our ascent stopping to admire the views of Hiunchuli, Annapurna South and the fishtail formation before climbing along a glacier where we will make camp for the night and prepare for our peak attempt.

Day 12 Tent Peak Summit

We begin our ascent around midnight by climbing the glacier before using our mountaineering skills to create a chain of ropes leading to the summit. We will take time to enjoy the unbelievable panoramic views from the top of the world before hiking back down to high camp to rest for the evening.

Day 13 Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

We will descend along the same path along the glacier before stopping for lunch at Tent Peak Base Camp. We then leave the Tent Peak trail behind and return to Annapurna Base Camp to take a much needed rest.

Day 14 Trek to Bamboo

We will take an early morning moonlight hike to the scenic sunrise point near the base camp before returning for breakfast. We then continue along a relatively easy trail through a series of traditional villages and scenic landscape highlighted by secluded waterfalls before arriving in Bamboo to enjoy the local scenery.

Day 15 Bamboo to Jhinu Dada

We return uphill along the Kuldi Ghar River past the villages of Sinuwa and Lower Chhomrong before stopping for a traditional lunch. We then take a downhill hike to Jhinu Danda before relaxing in the natural rock hot springs located just a short walk from the town.

Day 16 Trek to Naya Pul and Drive to Pokhara

On our final day of trekking, we will continue along the river past Kyumi, Syauli Bazar and Birethanti before arriving in the town of Naya Pul. We will then take a drive back to the relaxing streets of Pokhara to spend the night enjoying the scenic lakeside town.

Day 17 Return to Kathmandu

We will take a scenic bus ride back to the bustling capital city of Kathmandu. Upon arrival we will arrange a special cultural diner filled with traditional music, dancing and local specialties before returning to Thamel for the night.

Day 18 Departure

Today, a Member of the Good Karma team will escort you to the airport for your flight. After saying our farewells you will continue on your journey with fond memories of you adventure in Nepal.

Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight and departure taxes
  • Accommodations in Kathmandu in Breakfast and Bed basis (Plz let us know what category hotels do you prefer)
  • Teahouse/Lodge and tented accommodation during trekking and climbing session
  • Three times meals in Mountain: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary program by private vehicles
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking climbing and trekking leader (guide), cook, assistant climbing leader, Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter), other helpers as per requirement for the climbing section including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper works; trekking permits & Climbing permits
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Good Karma Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion or if you have your own and wants to bring you are also welcome .)
  • Group Mountaineering climbing and camping equipment for climbing part high quality North Face or Mountain Hardware tents for camping and kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses, kitchen equipments
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  • All government and local taxes

Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu(and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Trip Note

Travellers Reviews

Richard Corbett
3 weeks ago -

From the moment we stepped outside Kathmandu airport we knew we were in good hands. Raj and his professional team had taken care of everything. Our trek to Everest Base Camp is one we will remember for a long time. From accomodation, to meals, guide and porters. Everything went smoothly. Even the tricky weather in Lukla didn't hold us up too much. The tour of Kathmandu was great and we especially enjoyed the opening dinner that Raj planned for us.

I highly recommend Good Karma Trekking.

We are planing to return to Nepal and trek the Annapurna Circuit. We will definitely book with Raj and Good Karma Trekking again.

Agata Wilk
3 weeks ago -

Best travel agency, very helpful and friendly staff. They offer great possibilities for trekking, excursions, help take care of all permits. Great company, wonderful trip, friendship for life. I would recommend!

Grant Jasiunas
2 years ago -

Booked my first trip to Nepal with Good Karma after some recommendations on Tripadvisor. From my first email I was impressed with the level of attention I received and how flexible they were (something I couldn't get with several other other companies I and contacted). Had a great trip including sightseeing in Kathmandu and trekking to Everest base camp, and everything went extremely smoothly (except for the weather). Just returned from my second trip there and already planning my third. Its an amazing country, and Raj and the Good Karma team made it a great experience. Happy to answer any questions people have.

Jim Duff
2 years ago -

Kind, attentive, honest, dedicated attention is awaiting on your travels with Good Karma. I went to the Everest Base Camp(14 days), Bhutan (4 days) and the Chitwan game preserve (3 days) with them and was very well treated at a great price.

I recommend them for travel in Nepal under reliable conditions.

I will be glad to answer any inquiries on their subject.

Laxmi Prasad Kandel
a year ago -

A perfect travel partner on the foothills of Hiamalayas. I can proudly recommend my near and dear to Good Karma. Thanks a lot Good karma for excellent services on our trek.

Hexe Ella
2 years ago -

I have traveled in many countries, but my experience in Nepal was special, thanks to Raj and his team who organized the exceptional way to all desired goals in this expedition which I had in Nepal and Tibet this autumn. I hope with all my heart to revisit again because I really miss Nepal. I started learning Hindi language since a few days.

So, Raj, Biji, I feel like I will visit you again! There are a lot of places that I have not seen yet! GOOD KARMA TREKKING is the best Agency for me!

Lauren Hsu
2 years ago -

Raj was knowledgeable and more than accommodating during our travels. We used Good Karma Trekking to book a trek to Annapurna, do white water rafting, and visit the elephants. It was one of the best trips I've had in my life and I've been to over 50 countries now. I would strongly recommend them to anyone who is traveling to Nepal and seeking a professional and friendly travel agency

Samuel Quiroga
2 years ago -

BOOKING WITH KARMA: I booked a one-person tour to the Annapurna Circuit during the off season in August. During my inquiries with various trekking companies, Raj from Good Karma replied promptly and was always making sure that my needs were met before, during and after the trek. He was very flexible with whatever mode of transportation I desired to use even if it was just a couple of days in advance (including a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu with two days notice) . THE TOUR: The tour itself was amazing. True, the Annapurna Circuit can be done with no guide. But Raj provide me with none other than a Sherpa guide would allowed for easy communication with locals and got the best rooms and meals in all the lodges. He also knew where the shortcuts are and made sure my safety was a priority (specially with altitude sickness). TRANSPORTATION : Always keep in mind that Nepal is not the most developed nation in terms of infrastructure and road systems. I highly recommend getting a private vehicle. The drivers that Raj provides are some of the best I've seen even though they drive like maniacs. I felt relatively safe compared to a tourist bus/local bus. These are worse and the safety standards are very low OVERALL: I highly recommend this tour company. Make sure you communicate with Raj constantly so he knows what your needs are.

Paul Greco
2 years ago -

Had an unforgettable experience trekking the Annapurna Circuit with Good Karma in 2012. Nabraj and his team are knowledgable, passionate and great hosts, and are genuine in providing the best experience possible. They went above and beyond to cater to our interests and provided outstanding hospitality. Nabraj has become a good friend since, we are regularly in touch and I look forward to joining Good Karma on a trek again soon!

Razvan Marc
2 years ago -

I worked with Good Karma Trekking a few years ago when they organized a trip through Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan for me and a group of almost 30 people. They were the best choice for our trip. The hotels they booked, the accommodation, the vehicles used for our transportation were all top class. Raj and his team really know their country (and the neighboring countries) and are able to custom made programs that suit each and every individual on a group, no matter the size. We particularly enjoyed the trips around Kathmandu valley, up to Nagarkot, down in the jungle in Chitwan and resting at the foot of Anapurna in Pokhara. Raj even organized some trips that were not in the initial schedule and which were greatly appreciated - for instance the visit to Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu.

I was also on the group that took a tour of Tibet with Good Karma Trekking. Everything went smooth, from crossing the border into China to altering the program so we could stay at a lower altitude when some of our colleagues felt sick.

For all of us on that trip Raj also became a good friend and we kept in touch ever since.

Whenever I hear someone thinking of visiting Nepal I always recommend Good Karma Trekking. I am also sure that next time myself and any other member of the group would want to go to the Himalayan region Good Karma Trekking would be our first choice.

Good job, Good Karma Trekking!

Dj Hewey
2 years ago -

I went on a one month trip to Nepal with Good Karma Trekking, and I must say it was really amazing! Well worth the time and the cost of traveling there! Part of what made my experience so wonderful was the guide that I had. His name is Raj Ghimire, and he is the sole proprietor of GOOD KARMA TREKKING LTD. He is a truly honest guy, with a very kind heart, and I believe that he would give you the BEST Nepal experience, no matter where in the country you want to travel. When my friends and I were over there, he treated us like family (no, I'm not exaggerating), and I still stay in touch with him. His rates are GREAT too! And if you need porters, tea house reservations, or a personal driver to show you Kathmandu or Chitwan Park, he did ALL of these arrangements for us.

Go with Raj, he will take care of you!

Marina Vasile
2 years ago -

This was literally the best experience I've had with a travel company anywhere in the world. They are efficient, culturally smart and very friendly. They even went out of their way to help with issues that were not necessarily part of our contract. I will definitely trust them to organize any trip for me in the future.

mike francey
3 years ago -

Good Karma organized everything for my trip including city tours, travel, hotels and trekking. They were very professional and helpful creating a trip that included what i wanted to see and not just the standard itinerary. The owner Raj even helped bargain for lower prices on souvenirs and trekking equipment while i was in Kathmandu. He also showed me some of his favorite restaurants and some of the local specialties and offered me some wild honey from his home town. The trek went great and the guide was very knowledgeable about the trails and flora and fauna of the himalayas. I have done a trip with abovethehimalays before and the service and price of Good Karma was much better. I would suggest this company to anyone looking for an authentic experience.

Szilágyi Palkó Pál
2 years ago -

We had a great experience with Good Karma Trekking in Kathmandu, Nepal. Raj, the owner of the company, was very helpful. He has an excellent knowledge about the Kathmandu area, and generally about Nepal. He is more than a usual travel agency, passionate about his work, and about promoting the Nepal sights. I am sure that we will use his services again when we return to Nepal, hopefully soon.

Bijaya Ghimire
2 years ago -
Your Good Karma always brings you upto Good Karma trekking. Leave everything on their hand and simply discover your Good Karma. They are perfect to plan your Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan program.
Michel Wasylyszyn
2 years ago -

I met Raj in Kathmandu through a mutual friend and I've been amazed by his hospitality and generosity. They gave me all the informations I needed about the transportation, treks and more! Thank you for your kindness and your support and I really hope to meet you again! Cheers

Melissa John
2 years ago -

Fantastic experience with Good Karma Trekking. Always keen to help and to make sure you are well taken care of in Nepal. Would not hesitate to recommend them to friends and family!

czabaka
2 years ago -

I was In Nepal last year and I really enjoyed the time. I must say that the service offered by Good Karma Trekking is excellent. I would recommend it to all, if you went to Nepal.

Alvin Obed
2 years ago -

I used Good Karma Trekking for a first trip to Nepal in Nov 2011 and from the moment of contact the trip went very smoothly. I would highly recommend this company and would be happy to be contacted independently to provide a review.

Oleg D
2 years ago -

A good company, thoroughly recommended. Their 16 day tour is ideal for first time visitors. Reasonably priced tours.

Naoise Hart
5 years ago -

Went to the Everest Base Campo with them its was fantastic

Daniel San Martín
2 years ago -

En 2012 tuve el agrado de conocer a Nabraj Ghimire en Katmandú. Su ayuda en una país desconocido me sirvió de mucho. Es una persona honesta y desinteresada que realiza su trabajo con vocación.

Yongin Kwon
2 years ago -

믿을만한 친구가하는 일입니다. 네팔에서 가격차이 그리 심하지 않습니다. 가장 싼 곳을 찾기보다, 안전함과 신뢰도, 그리고 만족도를 높이세요. :) It's great to do the trekking nad!!! :)

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