Nepal, Climbing, 17 days - from £1,795 (land only) - from €2,155 (land only) - from $2,965 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Kathmandu. Complimentary airport transfers are provided. KE group package services begin with the evening meal.
Day 2: We take a morning flight to Pokhara, where we transfer directly to the roadhead and trek to our first overnight halt at Dhampus (1700m. / 5578ft.). Camp.
Day 3: Trekking through Pothana we cross a low pass above the Modi Khola River to reach Landrung where we make our second overnight stop (1620m. / 5315ft.). Camp.
Day 4: From the 'new' bridge below Landrung, we have a steady climb to Daalu and we descend to the colourful village and several lodges of Chomrong (2210m. / 7251ft.). Camp.
Day 5: A long day of undulation as we follow the course of the Modi Khola on an often stepped pathway past the lodges of 'Bamboo' and Dovan to reach 'Himalayan Hotel' (2840m. / 9318ft.). Camp
Day 6: Continuing our ascent of the Modi Khola we reach Macchapuchare (the fishtail mountain) Basecamp (3700m. / 12,140ft.). Camp.
Day 7: In the morning we reach the Annapurna Basecamp area (4130m. / 13,550ft.). Afternoon exploration above basecamp. Camp
Day 8: A day for acclimatisation and preparation ready for our climb. There are plenty of options for walks and exploration in the area including a trip to gaze up at the huge South Face of Annapurna I. Camp.
Day 9: After crossing the churned up rubble of the glacier, we climb the moraine on the opposite bank and trek to our base camp for Tent Peak (4450m. / 14,600ft.).
Day 10: We climb the hill to a glacial bowl at approximately 5000m. / 16,400ft where we set up a high camp. We spend the remainder of the day making final preparations and practicing snow skills. Camp
Day 11: We have a midnight start to get ourselves ready for the climb. We begin before dawn crossing a short glacier to reach the base of several snow flutings which descend from the ridge. We climb fixed ropes to the final summit ridge which is followed to the sharp top of Tent Peak (5663m. / 18,580). We then return by the same route to our high camp.
Day 12: From the high camp we descend to the glacier which we cross to reach the lodges at Annapurna Base Camp. We should reach here by lunch time and the rest of the afternoon is free for relaxing. Camp.
Day 13: We retrace our steps down the Modi khola as far as Doban (2540m. / 8333ft.). Camp.
Day 14: We continue to Chomrong where we take a different trail for our walk out, trekking to the village of Gandrung (1990m. / 6530ft.). Camp.
Day 15: We end the trek with a descent to the roadhead near Birenthanti then drive to Pokhara for lunch and check into the group hotel. The afternoon is free to enjoy the special ambience of 'Lakeside'.
Day 16: In the morning we take the spectacular flight along the chain of the Himalaya to Kathmandu and check in to the group hotel. There is an optional sightseeing tour of the city for those who wish, and this evening we have a celebratory. Overnight in the group hotel.
Day 17: KE group package services end after breakfast. Complimentary airport transfers are provided.
This holiday involves going to very high altitude. During the course of your trip you will be spending at least one night above 4000 metres and/or trekking to 5000 metres or above. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatise successfully. Before coming on this holiday you should read the advice on trekking at high altitude.