Durbar Square

Annapurna Trek:

(1) Pokhara - Ghorepani
(2) Poon Hill
(3) Tadapani - Chomrong
(4) Chomrong - MBC
(5) MBC - Chomrong
(6) Chomrong - Pothana
(7) Around Pokhara

Everest Gokyo Trek:

(1) Kathmandu - Lukla
(2) Phakding - Namche
(3) Namche Bazar
(4) Around Namche Bazar
(5) Namche - Dole
(6) Dole - Machhermo
(7) Machhermo
(8) Machhermo - First Lake
(9) Gokyo
(10) Gokyo Ri
(11) The Fifth Lake
(12) The Nameless Fangs
(13) Tengboche - Lukla
(14) Stranded


Kathmandu Valley:

Durbar Square

Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Poon Hill:
Day 1: Kathmandu - Pokhara (by bus)
Day 2: Pokhara - Naya Pul (1070m/by bus/start of the trek) - Tirkhedhunga (1540m)
Day 3: Tirkhedhunga - Ghorepani (2750m)
Day 4: Ghorepani - Poon Hill (3193m/for sunrise) - Tadapani (2590m)
Day 5: Tadapani - Chomrong (2170m)
Day 6: Chomrong - Doban (2505m)
Day 7: Doban - Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) (3700m)
Day 8:
Machhapuchhre Base Camp - Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) (4180m/we couldn't reach ABC because of heavy snowfall) - Sinuwa (2340m)
Day 9: Sinuwa - Jhinu Danda (1780m)
Day 10: Jhinu Danda - Landruk - Pothana (1900m)
Day 11: Pothana - Dhampus - Phedi (1130m) - Pokhara (motorbike tour around Pokhara)
Day 12: Pokhara - Kathmandu

Everest Goyko Trek:
Day 1: Kathmandu - Lukla (2840m/by plane and helicopter/start of the trek) - Phakding (2610m)
Day 2: Phakding - Namche Bazar (3440m)
Day 3: Namche Bazar (tour to the Everest View Hotel and to Khumjung 3780m)
Day 4: Namche Bazar - Dole (4200m)
Day 5: Dole - Machhermo (4470m)
Day 6: Machhermo - Gokyo (4800m)
Day 7: Gokyo (acclimatisation day)
Day 8: Gokyo (climbing Gokyo Ri 5360m)
Day 9: Gokyo (daytrip to the fifth lake 5000m)
Day 10: Gokyo (climbing the Nameless Fangs 5700m)
Day 11: Gokyo - Phortse (3810m)
Day 12: Phortse - Tengboche - Namche Bazar (3440m)
Day 13: Namche Bazar - Lukla (2840m)
Day 14: Lukla - Kathmandu (our flight was cancelled and I returned a day later than planned)

March - May 2001

It's possible to combine Gokyo and Kala Pattar by crossing the Tsho La Pass, which saves a day. But it's only recommended in good weather conditions. Crampons might be useful, but are not necessary. The Ngozumpa-tse (5553m/Knobby View) above the fifth lake in Gokyo is definitly worth to climb. The views are probably the best in the whole Khumbu region. Plan a day more for the flight out of Lukla. There is a high possibility that your flight might be cancelled.

Trekking equipment can easily hired or bought in Kathmandu (best choice), Pokhara and Namche Bazar. But bring good hiking boots and socks from your country. Of course all brand names like "The North Face" on the equimpent are fakes.

Aeroflot has some of the cheapest flights from Europe to Nepal (with stop in Moscow). A visa for Nepal can easily obtained at Kathmandu Airport (30 $) for most European countries.

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