On the Annapurna Sunrise and Everest View Trek, we hike on a couple of the most famous trekking routes in the world: The Annapurna region and the Everest region. This 17-day journey takes you close to a massive range of stunning sceneries accompanied by unique cultures and lifestyles of the natives. Our trek begins from the capital city, Kathmandu, from where we will take a short flight to Pokhara. Our trip on foot starts from Nayapul. We will move towards Poonhill, which is quite a feat. This place is one of the beautiful viewpoints on earth. From Ghandruk, we return to Pokhara then fly back to Kathmandu from where we will take a flight to Lukla. The trek from Lukla takes us through exquisite vegetation of Sagarmatha National park with pine rhododendron and pine forests along the way with abundant wildlife, to the mountain village; Namche Bazaar. Then, we will trek towards Tengboche, home to the largest and oldest monastery in the Khumbu region. From Tengboche, we repeat the same path to Kathmandu and conclude the Annapurna Sunrise and Everest View Trek.
Hike on couple of the most famous trekking routes in the world: The Annapurna region and the Everest region
Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley
Sightseeing the lake city, Pokhara
Get the gorgeous views of Himalayan giants
- Airport transfer by private vehicle
- Accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Kathmandu city tours (all entry fees, guide, private transportation)
- Three daily meals during the trek
- Most elegant twin sharing lodge available during the trek, we provide
- A highly skilled, well-informed, supportive, pleasant, well-trained, English speaking Government License holder guide
- Airfare to and from Lukla and Pokhara – Kathmandu
- Down jacket and sleeping bag
- Duffle bag
- T-shirt, Trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
- First aid medicine kit
- Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
- ACAP and TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring two passport size photos for permit)
- Government taxes & office service charge
- International airfare
- Travel insurance
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- Nepal entry visa
- Snacks and other personal expenses
- Beverages including water
- Personal trekking equipment
- Hot showers during the trek
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport, our airport representative will welcome you and transfer you to the respective hotel. We have scheduled your trip meeting for the very day at the hotel in the evening. However, our airport representative will provide you with brief information about your further trip on your way to the hotel. After checking in your hotel, you can simply relax or roam around the streets of Thamel. In the evening, we will hold a welcome dinner for you where you will enjoy authentic Nepali meal. We will also introduce you to your guide for the trip. Do not hesitate to ask questions about your trip and your preference throughout the journey.
Trek Preparation and Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley
Today, you will go for sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley. We will provide you with an experienced guide and a private vehicle to travel around. The city is full of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We will be visiting Boudhanath Stupa – one of the largest stupas in the world, Swoyambhunath – the oldest stupa of Nepal, which is also known as Monkey Temple. Also, we will pay a visit to the largest Hindu temple of Nepal- Pashupatinath, which sits along the sacred Bagmati river. Here, we will see Hindu holy men meditating, pilgrims bathing, and occasionally funeral fires burning on the ghats. Then, we will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, located at Basantapur. Kathmandu Durbar square is a two-millennium old plaza and houses the medieval royal palace, temples in the signature pagoda styles, and many more beautiful traditional architectures. Walking around the area feels like you are on the trip to ancient Nepal with its age-old structures all around. Although most of these structures got destroyed by the earthquake of 2015, there are still beautiful monuments left. After we finish the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, we will move towards Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the place where royals used to live and ruled the Kathmandu Valley. This whole place is such a beauty that UNESCO has selected the entire city as a World Heritage Site. Here, we will see lots of palaces and temples built in the pagoda and shikhara style. The major attraction of this place is the fifty-five window palace. Other attraction includes the Lion Gate, the Golden gate, art galleries and the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla. Our last stop will be at Lalitpur, where we will learn about Nepalese history. The evening is planning for a further trip. Today, we will provide a detail explanation of our journey onwards.
Fly to Pokhara and trek to Ulleri (2050m)
We take a flight to Pokhara with gorgeous views of the Himalayas from the right side of the plane. Upon our arrival at the lake city, Pokhara will get some glimpses of Himalayan giants such as Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, the five peaks of Annapurna, and many more. After a short break, we will head towards Nayapul and begin the trek. Passing through sub-tropical valley forests, moving past the carved trail on the side of the cliff, we will stop for lunch before arriving at Bhurungdi Khola. After lunch, we will cross Bhurungdi Khola to the village of Tikhedhunga. From here, we need to pass through thousands of steps and boulders that continually rise towards Ulleri. We will reach Ulleri by afternoon.
Ulleri to Ghorepani (2750m)
After breakfast, we start rising towards Ghorepani village. The name Ghorepani means “horse-water” as the place is a significant campsite for traders before it became a trekker’s stop. Ghorepani is a gorgeous spot with a few small shops and stalls that sells local products and crafts. The town is divided into two parts: a saddle and the other a few hundred feet lower. We will be stopping at the higher part from where we can get panoramic views of the surrounding mountain peaks such as Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. Due to the relatively higher altitude, this region is a bit chilly.
Ghorepani to Tadapani (2700m) with a visit to Poon hill
We will go for an early morning trek to Poon Hill to get a mesmerizing view of sunrise between the Himalayas. The climb to Poon Hill is a bit steep; however, the scene is worth the climb. We will also get the sights of Mustang, Pokhara, and more than twenty mountain peaks, including close views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The soaring mountain surrounds us in the glowing morning light. Adoring the scenery, we return to Ghorepani and have breakfast. After breakfast, we will head east and ascend towards a ridge. Then, we will climb down through rhododendron forests and pass by a gorgeous waterfall on the way to Tadapani.
Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m)
Departing from Tadapani, we descend through a steep trail and passing through the dense forest of the rhododendrons. During spring, the rhododendrons fragrant the whole path nearby. After trekking for three or four hours, we will arrive at the village of Ghandruk, a slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung people. From here, we can get some stunning views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, and Himchuli mountains. Here, we will also get to learn about Gurung culture and traditions at the Gurung Museum.
Ghandruk to Pokhara
Today, we will return to Nayapul and then drive to Pokhara. We will be descending to Birethanti. Then, climbing through a staircase paved with stone slabs, we will pass several villages and walk along with the terraced farms. From Birethanti, we will walk for half an hour to reach Naya Pul. From Nayapul, we will catch a private vehicle and return to Pokhara.
Day Eight :
Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu
We will fly back to Kathmandu on an afternoon flight. So, there will be enough time for us to explore this beautiful lake city. We can roam around the nearest attractions or simply wander around the lake, enjoying the tranquil atmosphere. We can also enjoy shopping as this city serves almost everything you need. Likewise, you can engage in adventurous activities like bungee jumping, paragliding, kayaking, sky diving, and many more.
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2860m), trek to Phakding (2651m)
This 40-minute flight takes us to one of the most beautiful yet dangerous airports in the world. We will enjoy some stunning views of the Himalayan giants while flying neck by neck with them. After we reach Lukla, we will meet our trekking crew and prepare for our trek. Getting a short rest, we will start our trek to Phakding. At one hour’s descent, we will reach Cheplung village from where we can get a glimpse of sacred Mt. Khumbila. From Cheplung, we will slowly climb down until we reach Phakding.
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
After breakfast, we walk along with the gorgeous pine forests and cross the Dudh Koshi River to reach Namche Bazaar. After walking for about a hour, we will get a glimpse of Mt. Thamserku standing tall on our right. If the weather is clear, we might also get views of Mt. Everest soaring over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Then, we will pass through serene forests of pine, fir, and juniper. Continuing the trek, we will reach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo, where our permits get checked. Eventually, we will arrive at the mountain town, Namche Bazaar. Namche bazaar is famous as the gateway to Everest and an old trading post of Nepalese and Tibetan traders.
Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
We have set this day for you to get accustomed to the high altitude environment. However, we need to stay active. So, we will stroll around Namche Bazaar and chat with natives of the region, Sherpa. We will also visit the local museum with the history of the Everest region, which also contains exhibits displaying the alpine flora and fauna, native of the area.
Namche Bazaar to Khumjung (3810m)
The journey starts by ascending to the highest airport in the world, Syangboche airport. Just above the Syangboche airport, there is the Everest View Hotel from where we can get close views of the vast Everest. Then, we continue our trek to Khumjung village with massive mountain peaks like Kongde, Thamserku, and the sacred Khumbila in the surrounding. Here, we will also visit the Edmund Hillary School and Khumjung Monastery. This monastery is famous for housing the head of the Yeti.
Khumjung to Tengboche (3870m)
We climb down towards the Dudh Koshi River and pass through beautiful villages on the way. Then, we walk through a forest which will take us to a bank of a river. We will ascend further through pine and fir forests to reach a small village of Tengboche. The town is famous as a home to the oldest and largest monastery of the Khumbu region, Tengboche Monastery. Moreover, we can get panoramic views of the Himalayas such as Tawache, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Everest.
Tengboche to Monjo (2950m)
Initially, we will trek through dense rhododendron and juniper trees. Then, we will cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River loaded with prayer flags and walk beside the Dudh Koshi Gorge, rapidly climbing down through pine forests. Along the way, we might encounter mountain goats, snow leopards, and colorful milieu. Moving past a Chorten, we reach an army camp at Namche Bazaar from where we can get spectacular views of the surrounding terrains. Then, we will descend steadily on a hill and cross a few bridges to reach Monjo.
Monjo to Lukla
We will move through a steep trail until we reach the airstrip in Chauri Kharka. On the way, we pass Phakding and Chopling villages. The climb from Chauri Kharka is the final climb of the trek. We will reach Lukla around the evening. As it is the last day of your trek, you can shop around the village or simply relax and enjoy the Himalayan giants soaring above.
Fly to Kathmandu
On this day, you will bid goodbye to the Everest and the neighbor mountains. We will catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu. This thirty-minutes’ trip will be one of the most beautiful trips you will ever take. You can look at the majestic mountains shrinking from the plane. After landing, we will transfer you to the hotel where you can just relax or engage in other activities of your interest.
Today, we will bid you goodbye. Our airport representative will transfer you to the Tribhuwan International Airport before three hours of your scheduled flight.