Annapurna Sunrise Trek

Nepal Intrepid Treks presents you a unique package – Annapurna Sunrise Trek; which is an awesome concept of appreciating the sunrise amidst the mountains as you walk to one of the best vantage points in Annapurna region of Nepal. No enthusiastic travel lover would be unaware about the natural magnificence that the Annapurna region of Nepal possesses. Annapurna Sunrise Trek is a beautiful journey that allows you to immerse in the glory of sunrise in between the ranges of Annapurna Himal. Annapurna Sunrise Trek is another name for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek where the trekking revolves around the pleasure of watching the sunrise in a pristine environment amidst the towering mountains. The birds chirping, pristine air, lush environment and the orange horizon is probably an awesome mix to have your heart over whelmed.
Annapurna Sunrise Trek is a delightful journey that goes through the foothills of Himalayas along the narrow streets of charming villages. The dense rhododendron forests, lush nature and the mountain views on sight makes your walk to Poon Hill quite rewarding. You will be blessed with the views of mountains that include Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri, Macchapucchre and other neighbouring peaks. The journey offers an opportunity to interact with local residing in those areas which mainly includes people of Gurung and Magar society. They are well known for the hostile behaviour they show towards every strangers and fellow travellers.
Nepal Intrepid Treks accompanies you throughout your journey to Poon Hill and caters your desire for the glorious views of sunrise. We initiate our trek with a beautiful ride along the Trishuli river to Pokhara. Upon our arrival in Pokhara, we further drive towards Nayapul which is the actual initiation point of our trekking journey. We pass some beautiful villages, terraced farmlands and forests to Ghorepani Poon Hill. Ghorepani Poon Hill is best known for the views of mountains, sunrise and sunset that it offers. Leaving Ghorepani, we head towards Gandruk along a beautiful trail that offers some fantastic views of mountains, hills, forests and countryside landscape. Ghandruk is a beautiful village that lies in the backdrop of beautiful Annapurna Himal. This charming village offers some mind blowing spectacle of lush forests, hills and wild Himalayas. The inhabitants of this village are mostly Gurung and Magar people who are known as Gurkhalis all around the globe. The people are warm hearted and are well known for the hostility they provide to every strangers and fellow travellers.
So are you excited for this beautiful journey to admire the glory of sunrise in between the mountains? Then come along and join Nepal Intrepid Treks to dissolve in the sensation of beautiful sunrise over the pinnacles of Annapurna.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrived to Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga
  • Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
  • Day 06: Hike up to Poon hill and descend down to Tadapani
  • Day 07: Tadapani to Ghandruk
  • Day 08: Ghandruk to Pokhara
  • Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Day 10: Farewell

Detail ItineraryExpand all

Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal Intrepid Treks will be your trustworthy travel companion until you depart for your home country. We will accommodate our valued customers in three star hotels in Kathmandu. We take care of the room and breakfast of our valued customers during their stay in Kathmandu Valley.

Today after breakfast we visit to the monkey temple – Swayambhunath. We walk up the stairs to the stupa. From the height, we can get an excellent view of Kathmandu city. Then we head towards the largest stupa in the world – Boudhanath stupa. In the evening, we return back to our hotel for overnight stay. This day is reserved in case you are stuck in airport due to flight delays.(Breakfast included)

Today we take a ride along a scenic route through Trisuliriver to Pokhara. The lush hills, rivers, forests and countryside view on our way is fascinating. Pokhara is considered as a gateway to the trail that takes us to the Annapurna massif. Annapurna region possesses five mountains over 7200m and is a home to some popular mountains like Annapurna, Macchapucchre and many more. As you arrive in the Pokhara, check in to the hotel and stroll around the Pokhara valley. Visit lakeside which is a popular destination in Pokhara. The majestic views of mountains, lake and the colourful boats will make the whole environment inspiring. Spend your night at a hotel in Pokhara. (Breakfast included)

After our breakfast in the morning, we drive towards Nayapul. Nayapul is a village near Pokhara. It takes about an hour to reach Nayapul. Nayapul is the starting point of our trek. As, we initiate our trek, we head Birethanti that lies on the opposite side of the Modi Khola. We further follow our trail on the north bank of the HurungdiKhola up to Sudame Village. From the village, our trail winds up with a steady climb up to the Hille Village. We further ascend up from Hille village to Tikhedhunga. Stay at a guesthouse in Tikhedhunga for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Today, we cross Burungdi River and climb up steep until we reach Ulleri. Ulleri is a large village inhabitant by the people of Magar ethnicity. As we climb up, our trail leads us through pastures and cultivated fields with a fascinating view of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. As we move up following our trail, we can see the peaks of Annapurna South and Hiuchuli that begin to merge behind the hills, giving the peaks an outstanding view. We continue walking deep through the rhododendron and oak forests to Banthanti. We further walk for around three hours to reach Ghorepani, our stop for the day. We stay at a guesthouse in Ghorepani. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

An exciting day of our journey! We wake up early in the morning and hike to Poon Hill for the mesmerising sunrise views from amongst the peaks in Annapurna range. As we reach Poon Hill, we will be rewarded with the outstanding views of mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and other peaks in Annapurna region. The golden sun rising above the white pinnacles of mountain is a pleasing experience to behold. After collecting enough memories from the vantage point, we descend down to Ghorepani and treat ourselves with a delicious breakfast. We further descend down to Tadapani which would be our stop for the night. Overnight at a guesthouse in Tadapani (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

We start descending down steep through the forest until we reach Gurjung. Gurjung is a village of Gurung people from where the trail runs easy to Chomorong. From Chomorong, our trail descends down gradually to KimyoKhola. We cross the river and ascend up until we reach Ghandruk village. It is a popular village of Gurung people that is known for the awesome views of lush landscape around. The warm hostility of the Gurung people here is also well known throughout. Overnight at a guesthouse in Ghandruk (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Early in the morning, after our breakfast, we descend down to Syauli Bazar. After lunch, we take a jeep that takes us to Nayapul. From Nayapul, we take another ride to Pokhara. In the evening, we can treat ourselves with a peaceful walk along the lakeside city. You can just relax or opt for boating. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara (Breakfast and lunch included)

Leaving Pokhara, we drive along the same country side landscape of Nepal along Trishuli River to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu (Breakfast included)

We always aspire for the best service to our guests. With the vow to meet again in the next trip we will bid farewell. We would leave no stone upturned to make your customers feel important and happy. We always take suggestions and encourage our valued customers to promote Nepal and Trekking in Nepal.

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up and drops.
  • 3 nights Accommodation in Kathmandu with 3 star categories hotel
  • 2 nights Accommodation in Pokhara with 3 star categories hotel
  • All ground Transportation
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) & accommodation during the trek.
  • Medical supplies [First Aid medical kit will be available].
  • Trekking Information Management System [TIMS], New Trekking permit to keep a record of tourist [This is for your safety].
  • Food, lodging,salary,insurance and other expenses of staffs.
  • All necessary paperwork.
  • Guided sightseeing tour including all entry fees.
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking guide, Porter( 2 pax for 1 porter) & (also a personal Sherpa on request).
  • T – shirt, Duffle bag, trekking map
  • Trip achievement certificate.
  • Government taxes and office service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International air fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All cold drinks, water any beverage are not included on your trip price.
  • We provide such service with extra charge.
  • (Note:– Our option excursion are culture trip, Festival trip, monastery meditation with Lama and Monks, Bird watching, Farming trip other things as per clients interest).
  • Trekking Equipment:
    (Note: – Clients them have to arrange personal trekking equipment such as- trekking pole).
  • Tips for driver, guide and porters are not included in the cost of your package).
  • Others:
    1. Personal expenses such as phone calls, Internet, Laundry, Bar Bill and extra porters.
    2. Cost arising out of land slide, Road Blocked, Rescue of any form, Cancellation of flight or Reasons beyond our control.
    3. Any other Expenses which are not mentioned on price include section.
You can choose your dates at the time of booking. Thanks!

Best value and service — Hikes, Paragliding, Helicopter Tours

Best value and Best Service 

We visited Nepal in December and had only 7 days, not long enough for multi-day treks yet, as travelers from the US, we wanted to experience as much as possible within that time frame the comprised of visiting the breath-taking mountain sceneries, sport activities, and history. While Nepal Intrepid Treks was started by trekking guides, they have diligently built their business and tourism relationships over the last few years to cater to different tourist needs. As an active planner, i had reached out to a dozen tour companies as opposed to only settling for the top 2-3 on Tripadvisor ratings. What first impressed me about Nepal Intrepid Treks is their responsiveness, flexibility and transparency about planning constraints. Its really the best value and service. 
They also offered the best value by a large margin. At no time during my interactions with them did they push any additional services on me, but rather adapted to whatever changes I wished to make. Given the relationships they made in the industry, they also offered some of the best rates relative to other tour companies for the exact same vendors. We did the heli ride to Everest Base Camp, hikes in Nagarkot, paragliding, city tours in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Pokhara and of course the sunrise trips to the neighboring hill stations. What really made the difference is their sense of service on the ground. They were always on time and went the extra mile whenever there were unexpected delays. On one day, our morning flight to Pokhara was delayed for several hours and eventually canceled yet our guide went above and beyond to get us on an afternoon flight so we wouldnt miss out on the activities for the rest of the day. That sense of urgency on our behalf extended through the whole trip. Even though we missed an activity for no fault of theirs, they did their part in making up for it by dining us at a cultural center on their own cost, which wasnt needed at all yet we fully appreciated. We are so much happy for this best value and service.
In summary, I was thoroughly impressed -- a sense of humility, superior service, flexibility, transparency with unmatched value. We know we will definitely return to Nepal for the treks; we will look no further than Nepal Intrepid Treks. A big thank you Nisan, Santa and Lal! Keep it up!
You guys are best value and service provider team in Nepal. 
Best value and service trekking company
Sami Muneer,
United States

April/May 2019 16-Day Trek to EBC

Had an extraordinary trek with Nepal Intrepid to Everest Base Camp. I got sick from the food in Kathmandu, and by day 4 I was too dehydrated and weak to continue. One of the guides stayed with me as my group continued so that I can rest. We eventually caught up with the group and made it to EBC! Such excellent and professional guides and porters!


You Need This Team To Make It To The Top. 100% Mera Peak Summit Success Rate. Looked After From Day 1.

I owe our success in reaching the Mera Peak summit safely to our amazing guide Lal and his amazing team of porters! We were a team of four women and we had a 100% summit success rate.

Lal went above and beyond from Day 1 when I missed my connecting flight to Kathmandu from Guangzhou due to bad weather in China. I finally arrived in Kathmandu late at night, tired and stressed out about my bags since it did not make my flight. As soon as Lal found out that I made it to Kathmandu, he made it to the airport in a flash, waiting to pick me up and take me to the hotel with a warm smile and a big welcome - and this was really late at night! When my airline failed to get my bag in time for the trek, Lal organised my luggage to arrive in Lukla before I even made it to Lukla! My luggage had all my gear and summit clothing, without this luggage I could not have started the trek. It was a huge relief seeing my luggage and it was all thanks to Lal and his efficiency for getting my luggage in time. There would have been no other way.

This was my first time doing a multi day trek, let alone climbing a mountain, I was nervous but Lal made sure I enjoyed the trek and most importantly I was safe. Lal and his team made sure it was their priority to make sure we were well prepared, safe, looked after and most importantly we all make it to the top. Little things like telling us to slow down while ascending to make sure we don't get altitude sickness, while other groups sped in front of us and did not make the summit because they were sick, making sure we were all well fed so that we had all the energy to endure the full 13 days, giving us water when we ran out of our own and believing in us all added up to our successful summit! His porter team Bupendra and Tula Raj all took turns to lead the party and helped us to carry our gear.

Every morning we would wake up and see their smiley faces ready to start the day trekking, while they were getting ready to carry our 50kg bags in tough terrain. Without hesitation, Lal and his porter team always offered a hand when us ladies weren't comfortable going down a steep hill and believe me the passes were insane! They made the trip much more enjoyable and memorable as we all had our funny and scary moments together.

Summit day was unbelievably the hardest and craziest day of my life! One to remember for the rest of our lives but we couldn't have made it without his team, his positivity and his patience. It took us 6 hours to reach the summit and Lal was with us every step of the way - feeding us snacks, opening our water bottles so that we can drink, carried our back packs to putting our polarised sunglasses on our faces to protect us from the sun. His team absolutely went above and beyond! Making the summit was an epic experience and to do it with a team that we grew closely with, who supported and believed in us made the experience even more special.

Lal and his team were always looking out for us and I could not be more grateful. We were constantly surrounded by positive attitude the whole way up and the whole way down, even after our summit day.

Although, we successfully summited and made it to Lukla, Lal did not stop working. Leaving Lukla was such a mess and super stressful as I had an international flight to make. Lal was always alert, always on call to see if there was an available seat for me on any of the outgoing flights.

Lal is honest and professional and I would definitely choose Nepal Intrepid Treks again. What an incredible ascent. I will never forget this trip. Until then my friend!

Tina N,
Sydney, Australia

Mera Peak 14 day hike & 100% Success Rate!

This was my first trip to Nepal, and thanks to Lal and his amazing team, climbing Mera Peak was an awesome experience. Our group of 4 had a 100% success rate, when a lot of other travelers we met along the way, did not make it to the top.

Nothing was a problem for Lal, we had lost luggage and bad weather delays – which meant he had to reschedule accommodation/flights several times for us. He was so gracious, professional, and incredibly helpful every step of the way (literally!). Both him and our two incredible porters, really made our trip, going above and beyond on so many occasions.

Summit day was tough, but the support of Lal and his team – helped us all get through and make it to the top!

Lal always made us feel safe, supported and that nothing was a problem – and there was always a smile on his face. I would absolutely recommend trekking with Nepal Intrepid Treks and Expeditions, I’m so grateful for the experience, and can’t wait for my next adventure with Lal and his team.

Lyn K,
Auckland Central, New Zealand

Patan historic and good adventure

Was such an awesome trip and loved getting to try local cuisine. Our guide Amit was very knowledgeable and showed us many spiritual sites which were really cool. A must do if in the Kathmandu area.


Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp 19days

Unreal experience! I opted for the longer trek as I wanted to see as much as possible in the time I had. I'm so glad I did.
My wonderful Guide Prem Karki and my assistant guide Lukpa were sensational! We laughed so much on the trek, with these 2 guiding us there was never a dull moment. Our success in reaching the Lakes and Everest Base Camp are purely down to their hard work and dedication. Plus I was lucky enough to meet another 6 legends who also opted for this unreal trek. We are now all the best of mates.
The trekking was hard at times and and some days were super easy. We had rain, snow, sunshine and everything in between. Each day we witnessed another insanely beautiful mountain and watched the landscape change the higher we went.
The Gokyo Lakes were stunning, I'm so glad we opted for this trek. The pictures attached are unfiltered!
Everest Base Camp was great! Such an amazing feeling to finally get there. We just sat and took it all in. Photos don't do it justice.
All the villages and places we stayed along the way were awesome! These tiny lodges and tea houses in the middle of the mountains were so cosy and the food is delicious. We met quite a few Sherpas who had summited Everest and we spoke to them at length about their expedition. Great bed time stories :)
Do yourself a favour and get on board this trek, you wont regret it!

Jade C,
Orange, Australia

Everest Base Camp & Gokyo 925-1010/2019

Kamal, Tilak and Prince were our guide. They have done an excellent job in ensuring we had everything we needed - water, wifi, food and so on. They explained Nepalese culture and identified the peaks for us as we were asking for the names every day, it is one of the most precious thing about having the locals with us. The tour was a huge success and thank you guys and team for making it happen, it would not be the same without you. I had really enjoyed every moment on the trek. Highly recommend the agent and guides to anyone considering paying a visit to the beautiful Himalayas.


Perfection EBC trekking

Professional risk control on EBC trekking. About airplane change the landing place on lukala or change the trekking schedule, your team also can find good guest house and restaurant.

Iverroce Tu,

Wonderful experience

It was wonderful experience in my life. Our guide Kamal is professional, patient, and kindly. In this trekking journey still had some situation from uncontrollable mother nature. But this team also can control and change it perfectly. If you will come to Nepal to explore, don't miss Nepal Intrepid Treks and Expeditions!

Nora H,

Our Visit to Nepal

I dont know where to Start. There are barely any bad points to talk about. The service was exceptional and everbody was so polite and friendly. Everything was well organized. The places we used to rest and eat where always nice and clean. The employees and shepards where dedicated for their jobs and tried to accomplish our goals in the best way possible. I want to send my best wishes Lal, Ram, Tulla and Santos.

Best Regards
Luca & Ludovico

Bahadir E,
Koenigswinter, Germany

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