Everest High Passes

...we shouldn't finish without mentioning admiration for the endlessly busy Mr Lama. He like all World Expeditions staff we met, was very charming and knowledgable, this characteristic seems to be a requirement for employment with the company

anon. | Kentucky, USA
 
 

Ultimate Annapurna Dhaulagiri

This popular circuit trek in the Annapurna region offers incomparable views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Our carefully researched itinerary is impressive, as within a few days we gain a sense of serenity as we gradually ascend through small settlements and dense forests to the alpine heights of Kopra Ridge. The views from Kopra are incredible, with the colossal ramparts of Dhaulagiri plunging to the misty depths of the Kali Gandaki - the deepest gorge in the world. A further highlight are the high pastures above Kopra Ridge beneath the awesome Fang Face of Annapurna 1, where ancient pilgrim trails lead to the sacred waters of Khayer Lake. Another highlight is our lodge adjacent to Poon Hill. Rather than rise before the sun to make the hike to this famous viewpoint, we sleep soundly in our lodge to awake in the morning to views even more outstanding than those from Poon Hill, without the crowds. Our route really does offer a broad experience of the Annapurnas today, as we pass through small yet prosperous villages, traverse grassy ridges, pass through old growth Rhododendron forests and camp underneath some of the most awe-inspiring mountain scenery on earth.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Kathmandu
DAY 2 In Kathmandu, sightseeing Kathmandu Valley
DAY 3 Fly to Pokhara, commence trek
DAYS 4/6 Follow established trails affording fine views of the Annapurna Range to Ghandruk
DAYS 7/10 Ascend to Kopra Ridge and Khayer Lake
DAYS 11/14 Follow village trails to Pokhara
DAY 15 From Pokhara take a spectacular mountain flight to Kathmandu
DAY 16 In Kathmandu, trip concludes

traveller reviews

Everything went like clockwork, from the wake-up call with tea at 6am to the three cooked meals a day, prepared on equipment amazingly carried by porters on the same, extremely graded tracks up to 4000m in height. The camp locations were absolutely outstanding - very private and often with amazing views to wake up to. These are no doubt a result of World Ex having been one of the first organisations to provide these types of treks in Nepal, and having become a trusted provider. Also, our guide Rami undertook his role in an exemplary way, whether it was the group's health/welfare support, background info on Nepal's history, knowledge of the landscapes/mountains, humour, and his excellent command of English was a real bonus to the all-English speaking group.

T. Pearson Mount Pleasant, WA, Australia

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Trip Code: AND
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  16 days
Activities:  Trekking
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Next Trip:  02 October 2017
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price: $2,259.00 USD

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