Package price includes staying in a standard three-star hotel one room with twin beds adjustable for two people. We also provide breakfast, lunch, and a candlelight dinner. Package price does not include personal expenses for beverages, tips, clothes laundry in the Hotel
The package includes vehicle facilities according to the need of people visiting. We can arrange the Flights, car, jeep, costar, and bus for traveling. All vehicles are luxury to travel with AC
Our package includes all applicable fees for seven days of sightseeing. That includes an entry fee to visit Historical world heritage sites, sunrise views, mountain flights, religious places visit, and educational zone visits.
An experienced package guide will be kept in touch with you once you check in at the Kathmandu International Airport and until you check out. Your personal guide will be available without any additional charge that excludes personal tips. They will be with you in your every new experience sharing lots of collective information related to the complete sightseeing package.
The trek begins with a guided sightseeing program in Kathmandu. After we take a flight to reach the serene lakeside city of Pokhara, the real walking begins from Nayapul. While trekking along to Ulleri and Ghorepani, we marvel at colorful orchids and clear views of the splendid high mountains including the two eight-thousanders – Mt. Annapurna (8091 m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m). Upon reaching the final destination, Poon Hill (3210m) is a reward in itself, perhaps one of the most beautiful viewpoints on earth. The added presence of rice terraces completes the picture making it a photographer’s paradise. Then, we trek to the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk and enjoy the ethnic hospitality along with the cultural magnificence of the Gurung Museum. Trekking through the Rhododendron forest that blooms with red flowers during the springtime, descending down to Birethanti, and passing by waterfalls and a few small villages and settlements heightens our thrilling experiences. We further walk to Naya Pul and then drive to Pokhara which announces the end of this marvelous trek.
The 9-day Trek itinerary is designed for the trekkers who want a less demanding but short and beautiful trek, especially with their family and kids in the rural mountainside with up-close Himalayan views. For Trekkers who want a longer trek in the Annapurna region to (Machhapuchhre) Mt Fish Tail and Annapurna Base camp, the Annapurna Sanctuary trek – 14 Days are the best option. If we are looking for a more demanding trek with the whole Annapurna circuit to cover in about two weeks’ time, Everest Trek Nepal’s Annapurna Circle Trek – 17 Days would be fine for us. For a longer and more demanding trek in the Annapurna circuit, please visit Annapurna Circuit Trek – 21 Days.
Autumn (mid-Sept to mid-Dec) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Annapurna Sunrise Trek. The weather is sunny and warm, with outstanding views. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for this Trek, only colder (obviously). The trekking routes are crowded during Spring and Autumn but during winter the routes are not packed and we could enjoy rather the best of nature.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1300 m/4264 ft] Upon our arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu,
we will be warmly greeted by a representative from Everest Trek Nepal. After completing of our customs formalities (Visa, etc), we pick up our luggage and look for our representative with the Everest Trek Nepal Trekking display board at the arrival gate. We will be then escorted to 5-star Hotel Yak & Yeti or similar rating hotels in Kathmandu. After check-in, we can either take a rest or hang around in the city or visit Everest Trek Nepal’s office. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Everest Trek Nepal at The Ship Restaurant Bar & Lounge. For dinner, you will be served excellent authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the Nepalese food culture.
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Today upon our breakfast, we will start a guided tour of several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites;
including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambunath), and the Buddhist shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. At noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. Everest Trek Nepal briefs us regarding our trek as well as provides us the opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure.
Included meals: B
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft] and Trek to Ulleri [2050 m/6725 ft]: 30 min flight and 6 hrs trek
In the early morning, we fly for Pokhara. It will be better to catch the right side of the airplane for the best views of the Himalayas. Upon arrival in Pokhara, the lake city offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Machhapuchhare, the five peaks of Annapurna, and others.
Numerous lakes of Pokhara, known as ‘Tal’ in Nepali, offer fishing, boating, and swimming facilities. Upon a few moments’ rest in Pokhara, we drive to Naya Pul and start the trek. We pass through sub-tropical valley forests, sometimes on the carved trail on the side of the cliff. After lunch, we cross the Modi Khola (river) via a suspension bridge to the village of Tikhedhunga. The Ulleri Hill with thousands of steps and boulders that continually go upward would really prove a test of our stamina. We reach Ulleri by late afternoon.
Included meals: BLD
Day 04: Ulleri to Ghorepani [2750 m/ 9020 ft]: 4 – 5 hrs trek
We make our ascent to the Ghorepani village. The name Ghorepani in Nepali means horse water owing to its role as an important campsite for traders before it became a trekker’s stop.
Ghorepani is an interesting place with small shops and stalls for selling local products and crafts. The town has two parts: one in a saddle and the other a few hundred feet lower. We stop at the higher part of the Ghorepani village that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. Since Ghorepani lies quite higher than our previous stop, we begin to feel the chilly weather, especially in the evenings. Overnight at Ghorepani.
Included meals: BLD
Day 05: Ghorepani – Poon Hill – Tadapani [2700m/8,860 ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
Today will be a special day because we conquer Poon Hill- an icon of the Annapurna region. To catch the magnificent splendor of sunrise over the Himalayas,
we make an early morning climb along the steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3200 meters). Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft) is a great viewpoint from where we will be able to enjoy wonderful panoramic views of the Mustang part and Pokhara valleys including the closest views of more than 20 highest mountains including the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The snowy peaks of the high mountains loom above and around us glowing in the morning light. After taking photos and having some coffee or tea or hot chocolate, we return back to Ghorepani. Upon breakfast, we head east and climb a nearby ridge. We descend through a rhododendron forest, pass by spectacular waterfalls along the way and reach Tadapani overnight.
Included meals: BLD
Day 06: Tadapani to Ghandruk [1940m/6360 ft]: 3 – 4 hrs
From Tadapani, we make a steep descent through the dense and dark forest. This part of the trek will be through a thick forest of old rhododendron trees.
When the rhododendron trees are in bloom, these forests actually turn into gardens of dazzlingly beautiful flowers, mostly red, when seen from the air or from far. By afternoon, depending upon the season of travel, we will be pleasantly surprised by the sight of some cherry blossoms in bloom on the slopes on the other side of the ravine. After trekking for some more minutes, we enter the village of Ghandruk, a slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung people. Along with enjoying the stunningly close-up towering views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiuchuli mountains, we also acquaint ourselves with the simple but rich cultural traditions of the Gurung people at the Gurung Museum in Ghandruk.
Included meals: BLD
Day 07: Ghandruk to Pokhara: 4 hrs trek and 1hr drive.
Today, we trek from Ghandruk to Naya Pul then drive back to Pokhara. The trek will be downhill all the way to Birethanti. We step onto a staircase paved with stone slabs, curving in and out of the village, and then terraced farms. It keeps on going down almost without breaks from Ghandruk until Modi Khola river valley. By the time, we arrive at Birethanti, some of us would feel like having made a downhill marathon. But our marathon is not over yet. From Birethanti, a half an hour’s walk takes us into Naya Pul. The journey on foot comes to an end at Nayapul. Then, we drive from Nayapul to Pokhara.
Included Meals: BL
Day 08: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 30 min flight.
We choose an afternoon flight to Kathmandu.
Till some hours before the flight, we may take an optional sightseeing tour within Pokhara or enjoy adventure activities such as boat riding, paragliding, etc. While returning to Kathmandu from Pokhara, we have to be sure to catch the left side of the airplane for great views of the Himalayas. Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, we will be dropped off at our hotel. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Included meals: BD
Day 09: Fly back home and see you again.
Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! Everest Trek Nepal escorts us to the airport for our flight time. Approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight, a representative from Everest Trek Nepal will escort us to the airport and bid farewell greetings. On our way home, we will have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in a wonderful country like Nepal.
Included meals B