Annapurna Sunrise Trek

One of the most awaited Trekking Destination!

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 of 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 Annapurna View 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 overwhelmed.

Annapurna Sunrise Trek is a delightful journey that goes through the foothills of the Himalayas along the narrow streets of charming villages. The dense rhododendron forests, lush nature and the mountain views on sight make 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 neighboring 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 behavior they show towards every stranger and fellow travelers.

Are you looking forward to Sunrise on the Nepal Himalayas?

Nepal Intrepid Treks accompanies you throughout your journey to Poon Hill and caters your desire for the glorious views of the 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 stranger and fellow travelers.

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 a beautiful sunrise over the pinnacles of Annapurna.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1550m) – 4 hours
  • Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani(2850m) – 6/7 hours
  • Day 06: Early morning hike to poonhill(3210m) for sunrise then trek to Tadapani(2600m) – 6-7 hours
  • Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk(1960m) – 4 hours
  • Day 08: Trek to Nayapul then drive back to Pokhara – 4 hours walk & 1.15 hour drive
  • Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu – 6/7 hours
  • Day 10: Farewell

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Nepal Intrepid Treks will be your dedicated travel companion until you return to your home country. Once you arrive at Kathmandu airport, we will be there to pick you up and take you to your hotel. Accommodation for our valued customers includes room and breakfast in a three star hotel in Kathmandu.

Take in the impressions of Nepal as we drive you from the airport to your hotel. We will assist you with the check-in and provide you with further information regarding your Annapurna Sunrise Trek. You may then have a rest or stroll through the bustling, colorful streets and alleys of Kathmandu.

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Prepare for a day of immersion into the Nepalese culture, while visiting the most important landmarks of this fascinating city and its outskirts. Our experienced guide will take you to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO heritage site which represents the political and historical values of Nepalese civilization.

We then proceed to Swayambhu Nath Temple, also known as ‘Monkey Temple’ thanks to its adorable colony of monkeys that run free. This temple is the symbol of harmony between Buddhists and Hindus.  At the top of the stupa you will have a splendid birds-eye view of Kathmandu Valley and its surroundings.

We continue to the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, a holy place for Hindu devotees. Especially interesting is the holy cremation area where preparations and daily cremation ceremonies take place. From here we return to the hotel.

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We start our day early! Enjoy your breakfast and your guide will pick you up at your hotel for the journey ahead. Today, we take a drive along the Trishuli river to Pokhara. We pass a country side landscape all along which is a beautiful experience in itself. After around six hours drive from Kathmandu, we reach the lakeside city – Pokhara. We stop at a hotel in Pokhara. Check in to your room and enjoy rest of the evening wandering around the Phewa lake placed in an appealing location. Spend your night at a hotel in Pokhara!

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Get set for an exciting day ahead where we actually start our trekking journey. Around one and half hour drive from Pokhara, we reach Nayapul from where we leave our vehicle and start walking on our foot for our ultimate destination – Annapurna Base Camp. We walk through the foothills of Annapurna for around three hours today. We pass villages like Birenthanti and Ramghai to Tikedhunga. Today, we stop at Tikhedhunga for overnight.

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Yesterday was an easy day walk. After yesterday’s warm up, you ought to be ready for a steep climb today. Leaving Tikhedhunga, we follow our trail and ascend up to Ghorepani. Up to Ulleri, our walk is quite tough as we have to walk along the stone paved staircase for around an hour. After moving a bit forward from Ulleri, enjoy your lunch and walk beyond Banthanti from where the lush and beautiful forests of rhododendron and oak opens up with a beautiful view of mountains on sight. As we reach Ghorepani, we stop at a guesthouse for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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Today, we wake up early for catching a glimpse of glorious sunrise amidst the Annapurna ranges. As we wake up, we head towards Poonhill, which is a popular vantage point in Annapurna region for sunset, sunset and mountain views. The panoramic view of mountains from Poonhill looks absolutely stunning. After beholding the beauty of mountains from Poonhill, we return back to our hotel, take breakfast and fuel up ourselves for journey ahead. Leaving Poonhill, we head towards Tadapani which would be our halting station for today.

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On this day our walk moves to Ghandruk taking approximately 4 hours. It is one of the stirring villages, the dwelling area of Gurung people. The track mainly passes all the way through forest and goes moderately down. 
Overnight at Ghandruk.

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We retrace our steps back down to Nayapul through the cultivated meadows in Modi River valley taking around 4 hours; the same place where we had started our trekking journey eight days back.  At Nayapul, we take a ride that will drive us to Pokhara, the beautiful lake side city. In the evening, we enjoy the street walk in Pokhara. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.

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After exploring the glory of Pokhara and Annapurna region of Nepal, we drive back to Kathmandu with the scenery of country side landscape all along which is a beautiful experience in itself. Overnight stay in Kathmandu. 

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Nepal Intrepid Treks will be your dedicated travel companion until you return to your home country. Once you arrive at Kathmandu airport, we will be there to pick you up and take you to your hotel. Accommodation for our valued customers includes room and breakfast in a three star hotel in Kathmandu.

Take in the impressions of Nepal as we drive you from the airport to your hotel. We will assist you with the check-in and provide you with further information regarding your Everest Base Camp Trek. You may then have a rest or stroll through the bustling, colorful streets and alleys of Kathmandu.

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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 in your trip price.
  • We provide such a 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 they 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 landslide, 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.

Cost and Dates

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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!

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whysoscherious,

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!

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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.

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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.

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melissabartonnn,

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!

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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.

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olivieryiu,

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.

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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!

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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

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Bahadir E,
Koenigswinter, Germany

Unforgettable solo trek in Nepal

I did the Mardi Himal trek with Nepal Intrepid Treks as a solo hiker in November 2019. I learned that I would be traveling in the region on business only a few weeks in advance, and after some research I reached out to Lal for help in customizing an add-on personal trip that worked for my tight schedule and my desire to do a beautiful and challenging trek in the iconic Annapurna region. Mardi Himal was the perfect trek:
- It offered epic views of Annapurna South and Fishtail nearly the entire time, getting closer and closer each day until High Camp and Base Camp when you’re right in between them and it feels like you can reach out and touch them!
- It offered a good balance of physically demanding sections and relatively easy sections, as well as spots to catch your breath, have some masala tea and take in the scenery.
- It offered great elevation gains, so that you can experience firsthand the way the environment, weather, and level of exertion changes as you climb higher and higher.
- The trekking camps were comfortable and the meals were very good. The people who ran the camps as well as the other guides and trekkers were lovely.

Lal put together my entire itinerary, including a couple nights in nice hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, and a yoga class at a beautiful retreat outside Pokhara. He ensured that every detail was covered during my stay, and he was in touch throughout to make sure everything was going smoothly. As an experienced hiker and marathon runner we were able to shorten the trek to 5 days by combining some days for greater distance each day; this was great for me both for the level of difficulty I was seeking as well as my tight schedule. My guide Nisan and my porter Prabin were skilled, knowledgeable, professional, extremely helpful and attentive, and fun to be around (not to mention they were great sports about the fast pace).

I’m beyond thrilled with the experience and the service level of Nepal Intrepid Treks. I will definitely come back for a longer trek, and I recommend them to anyone seeking an unforgettable experience in the Himalayas. Thank you Lal, Nisan, Prabin, and the entire Intrepid team for being excellent guides in every sense of the word, going above and beyond to make my unique solo trip a success and a truly life-changing experience.

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dietrich325,
New York City, New York

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