Group: Size min 2 pax max 16
Min. duration: 14 days
Max. elevation: 4130 m (Base camp)
Trek style: Teahouse
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Drive to 7 to 8 hours Pokhara
Day 03: Drive to 1 hours to Nayapul 3 hours and trek to Ulleri (2,070m)
Day 04: Trek Ullere to Ghorepani(2,840m). 5 hours
Day 05: Morning Poon Hill 3200m Visit and Trek to Tadapani 6 hours (2,610m)
Day 06: Trek Tadapani to Chhomrong 2,140m. 6 hours
Day 07: Trek Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel (2,335m). 5 hours
Day 08: Trek Himalaya to Fishtail Base Camp (Machhapuchhere Base Camp) (3,480m) 5 hours
Day 09: Trek Fishtail to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130m 3 hours
Day 10: Trek fishtail to back Bamboo 7 hours
11: Trek Bamboo to Jhinuwa Hot Spring 6 hours
Day 12: Trek Hot spring to Australian camp 6 hours
Day 13: Trek Australian camp to Phedi and drive to Pokhara
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu
Included in the Cost
• Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
• Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
• Teahouse accommodation during the trek
• All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
• All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
• Guide service
• Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
• Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
• Trekker Nepal trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map,
• All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
• Medical kit
• All government and local taxes
1 personal insurance
2 personal drinks like water, cold drinks
3 personal expenses
4 Tips for staff
Accommodations We will be staying at Ti-se guest house in Kathmandu, Mountain house in Pokhara teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared
basis. Although single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation, it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
Meals During Trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will
be served from the tea-houses or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided
during trekking while only breakfast will be available while in Kathmandu.
The best time to trek are Autumn (Sept. to Dec.) and Spring (March to May). The treks during Winter and Summer (monsoon) aren’t impossible but just quite challenging. For the best experience, the early and late Spring and Autumn would be preferable due to less tourist traffic.
During the early Spring, the vegetations look fresh with early flowers starting to bloom in several kinds of plants. The villages are full of activity in preparation of family farms for planting the crops. The days are generally sunny due to which they offer good scenery.
The early Autumn is fresh green after a period of warm rainy days from summer monsoon. The month long Nepali festivals of Dasain and Tihar can also coincide and the harvest time also starts in many of the villages.
The early Winter (late Autumn) is also a very good time if one prefers lower elevations in the Himalayas.
I feel lucky that my first trek in Nepal was with Wangda. His route to Pikey Peak was unique
– it was a privilege to stay in his family home and with his other family members throughout
the trek. We learnt about Sherpa life and culture first-hand and enjoyed many freshly
prepared meals, which were extra satisfying after a day of trekking. Wangda and his four
porters went out of their way to make sure we were well-fed, safe and comfortable. The
trek was fantastic – especially the walk along the ridge with great mountain views to the
Pikey base camp (where we had a brilliantly memorable evening dancing around to
traditional Sherpa songs and drinking the local rakshi) and from the peak down through
forests to the picturesque town of Junbesi, which is full of orchards. The peak was incredible we had a panoramic 360 degree view that encompassed Annapurna and the Everest range at sunrise – and it was all to ourselves too. Wangda is also great fun with a sense of humour- he kept us entertained throughout.
I hope to go back to Nepal one day and now I’ve been on a trek with Wangda, I wouldn’t want to go with any other guide.
Rose Lock, October 2017”Rose lock UK
I have recently returned from a trek to Pikey Peak with”
Wangda Sherpa as our guide. It was my second visit to Nepal.
The previous time was to the Annapurna region with
Wangda’s father Lakpa as our guide. This time we were
looking for a trek in a less commercialised region, with a
chance to discover more about Sherpa culture and traditions,
which is exactly what we got. Staying in Sherpa houses and
finding out about their way of life, gave us a unique insight
into the lives of these proud and resourceful people.
Wangda was a superb guide. The trek to Pikey Peak took us
through some beautiful mountain countryside with amazing
views including the whole of the Everest range. Wangda
ensured our comfort and safety at all times, whilst he was only
too happy to answer all our questions about the country and
people. Thanks to him the whole trip was a wonderful and
memorable experience from start to finish.
October 2017Mike Cant UK
“For me, the walk with Wangda to Peekey Peak was the trip of a lifetime. I’d never travelled anywhere challenging before and was both excited and apprehensive about it, as I have dietary needs and a chronic health condition. I needn’t have worried as Wangda and his team took great care and always ensured that we were well fed and hydrated – wherever we went there were always plenty of hot drinks and extra portions, if we wanted them. This isn’t a trip for the faint hearted – some of the accommodation is pretty basic – but it gives you a unique insight into the lives of the Sherpa people. They are tough, kind and good humoured. They may lack materially but this is more than compensated by their culture, community and family ties, and their love of the Himalayas.””Paul Lock UK
“We had a fabulous time trekking around Wangda’s homeland. The whole trip was a great adventure from the jeep ride out of Kathmandu, the hospitality and friendship of the Sherpa people, the fantastic scenery and of course sunrise over Everest.Every day was different, the food always freshly cooked, tasty and well portioned. We stayed in Sherpa homesteads and spent many an evening enjoying their hospitality, eating, drinking and dancing.Wangda and his team were brilliant, a great sense of humour, very knowledgeable and an admirable command of English from their leader. Also quite sensitive to our western needs so they took some cereals, coffee, and snickers for us -a nice touch!A real adventure to be treasured forever!”Alan TomlinsonOctober 2017Alan Tomlinson UK
In September 2017, my wife and I went an unforgettably amazing trek in the Mustang region with Lakpa. In addition to being a very experienced and trained guide, Lakpa is also a Buddhist monk and was able to show us the cultural depth of this traditional region better than we could have ever imagined.Upon our return to Kathmandu, Wangda took great care of us, taking us to must-see places such as the Patan Museum and Patan palace. Wangda made our visit fascinating by describing the various religious rites and cultures, putting it all into context for us.”
In addition to their guide activities both Lakpa and Wangda are very involved in development projects in and around their village in Eastern Nepal, including projects to rebuild damaged schools, finding funding for much-needed school resources (book bags, solar lights for doing homework, etc.). My wife and I were deeply moved by both Lakpa and Wangda as through their openness, generosity, and professionalism.- Brian Smith (Mustang Tour and Kathmandu valley trips, September 2017)Brian Smith and Vssmith Germany
Last april I went on a beautiful trekking to Annapurna Basecamp with Wangda. Wangda is a very good guide and the trekking became a special trip because of all the interesting conversations we had and everything he told me about Nepal, India and Buddhism among other things. Already during my trip I was fantasizing about the next trekking I want to do with Wangda and now that I’m back in Holland… I have to decide when to go; this year or next year?”Antoinette Natherland
Last april I went on a beautiful trekking to Annapurna Basecamp with Wangda. Wangda is a very good guide and the trekking became a special trip because of all the interesting conversations we had and everything he told me about Nepal, India and Buddhism among other things. Already during my trip I was fantasizing about the next trekking I want to do with Wangda and now that I’m back in Holland… I have to decide when to go; this year or next year?”Antoinette