Top 10 expedition in Nepal

Top 10 expedition in Nepal


Expedition in Nepal is one of the courageous adventure activities for mountaineers and adventure seekers. Nepal has various expeditions available since eight of the world’s 14 peaks over 8000m are located in Nepal including the tallest peak, Mount Everest. This long voyage is performed for a specific purpose and submits to climb the high Himalayas.


 Here are some of the famous mountain expeditions in Nepal for you to try


1. Everest expedition 

Duration: 55 days

Region: Everest Region

Maximum Height 8848 m

Best Season: September-October, April-May


Being the tallest mountain, The Everest expedition is no doubt the most challenging expedition. The unique beauty and mystery of the Everest make every trouble during the expedition worth it. Located in the Khumbu region, the expedition is commenced from Lukla.


Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport

Day 02: Preparation for Expedition

Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2860m. then trek to Phakding 2622m./Monjo.

Day 04: Phakding/Monjo - Namche Bazar (3340m., 10959ft).

Day 05: Trek to Khumjung (3790m., 12435ft), called the Green Valley.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3837m., 12589ft).

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4343m., 14249ft).

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4915m., 16126ft).

Day 09: Acclimatization/Rest day in Lobuche.

Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp. (5380m., 17652ft).

Day 11- Day 50: Climbing Period on Mt. Everest South Col.

Day 51: Base Camp clean up backpack.

Day 52: Trek to Pheriche. Overnight in lodge.

Day 53: Trek to Namche Bazar. Overnight in lodge.

Day 54: Trek to Lukla 

Day 55: Flight back to Kathmandu 


2. Annapurna IV Expedition

Duration: Around 35 days

Region: Annapurna Region

Maximum Height 7525 m

Best Season: Spring and Autumn

Elevated at 7525m, Annapurna IV is considered comparatively easy among other expeditions. Offering a stunning view of Marsyangdi valley with a backdrop of Annapurna II, III and Manaslu, Annapurna IV expedition is one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna regions.


Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu 

Day 02: Preparation for Expedition

Day 03: Drive to Beshishar 823m.( 5-6 hrs.)

Day 04: Drive to Dharapani (1943m) (5-6 hrs)

Day 05:Trek to Chame. 2,715m. Approx. 5-6 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Pisang 3,185m. Approx. 6 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Humde 3,280m 3-4 hrs.

Day 8: Rest day at Humde for acclimatization.

Day 9: Trek towards Annapurna IV base camp overnight camp at Yak Kharka approx. 3,800m 4-5 hrs.

Day 10-Day 30: Climbing period 

Day 31: Clean up and return to Humde

Day 32: Drive to Besisahar

Day 33: Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu

Day 34: Departure


3. Manaslu Expedition

Duration: 39 days

Region: Annapurna Region

Maximum Height 8163 m

Best Season: September-October, April-May


Elevated at the height of 8163m, Manaslu is the eighth highest peak of the world. The Manaslu Peak is located in the edges of Mansi Himal in the Gorkha district and is often regarded as the “Mountain of Spirit”.


Manaslu Expedition itinerary

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu (1,400m)

Day 02: Rest Day in Kathmandu, and preparation for the trek

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m)

Day 04: Trek from Besisahar to Dharapani (1,860)

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Tilije (2,300m)

Day 06: Trek from Tilije to Bhimthang (3,720m)

Day 07: Acclimatization at Bhimthang (rest day)

Day 08: Trek from Bhimthang to Samdo (3,872m) via Larke Pass(5,160m)

Day 09: Trek from Samdo to Sama Gaun (3,541m)

Day 10: Trek from Samaguan to Manaslu Basecamp (4700m)

Day 11-Day 32: Climbing Period [Base Camp - Manaslu Summit(8,163m)– Base Camp]

Day 33: Trek from Manaslu Base Camp to Sama Gaun (3,541m)

Day 34: Trek from Sama Gaun to Namrung (2,670m) *to Arughat (Heli) if requested.

Day 35: Trek from Namrung to Philim (1,606m)

Day 36: Trek from Philim to Macha Khola (883m)

Day 37: Trek from Macha Khola to Arughat (606m)

Day 38: Drive from Arughat to Kathmandu 

Day 39: Departure


4. Kanchenjunga Expedition


Duration: 54 days

Region: Eastern Nepal

Maximum Height 8586 m

Best Season: Spring and Autumn 


Standing at 8686m, Mount Kanchenjunga is the third highest peak in the world and second highest in Nepal. The range lies in the extreme north-east of Nepal as is aligned along the Nepal-Sikkim border.


Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu(1,350m)

Day 2: Rest in Kathmandu: and expedition briefing

Day 3: Fly/Drive from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Drive to Phidim

Day 4: Drive from Phidim to Khandenba 

Day 5: Trek from Khandenba to Khewang (1,740m) 

Day 6: Trek from Khewang to Yamphudin (2,080m) 

Day 7: Acclimatization in Yamphudin

Day 8: Trek from Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m) 

Day 9: Trek from Tortong to Tseram (3,870m) 

Day 10: Trek from Tseram to Ramche (4,580m)

Day 11: Acclimatization in Ramche (rest day) 

Day 12: Hike from Ramche to Glacier Camp (4,890m) 

Day 13: Trek from Glacier Camp to Kanchenjunga Basecamp – 5,475m 

Day 14 – 45: Climbing Period [Basecamp – Kanchenjunga Summit (8,586m) – Basecamp]

Day 46: Trek from Basecamp to Ramche 

Day 47: Trek from Ramche to Tortong

Day 48: Trek from Tortong to Yamphudin 

Day 49: Trek from Yamphudin to Khewang 

Day 50: Trek from Khewang to Khandenba

Day 51: Drive from Khandenba to Bhadrapur via Phidim

 Day 52: Fly from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu 

Day 53: Departure


  1. Ama Dablam Expedition

Duration: 30 days

Region: Khumbu Region

Maximum Height 6856 m

Best Season: Spring and Autumn 


Located south of Everest and Lhotse, The Ama Dablam (6856m) is one of the most stunning peaks within the Himalayan Range. Though considered to be one of the technically hard expeditions, the expedition remains popular among the adventure lovers for its mind-blowing version of Surrounding and surreal views.


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 

Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley and trek preparation

Day 03: Fly to Lukla, 2800m and hike to Phakding, 2640m.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar, 3446m.

Day 05: Trek to Khumjung, 3790m.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche Monastery, 3860m.

Day 07: Trek to Mt. Ama Dablam Base Camp, 4600m,

Day 08: Acclimatization at the base camp; rest day