Trip Overview

Everest Sunrise and Everest View Trek is a trek to the most popular regions for trekking. Everest trek offers a wide range of picturesque landscapes, spectacular scenery, combined with a unique cultural experience. This trekking journey will begin from Kathmandu with a short flight to Pokhara, but the actual trekking starts from Nayapul to the most beautiful viewpoint- Poon Hill (3210m). Then, from Ghandruk you will be returning back to Pokhara, then fly to Kathmandu, and take a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu on the next day. The trek continues from Lukla through the lush green vegetation of the Sagarmatha National Park which incorporates pine trees, wildlife, rhododendron flowers, leading our way to Namche Bazaar. Trek will continue on the next day and will bring you to a village called Tengboche which is also the home to the highest Buddhist monastery in the world. You will be retracing your path back to Kathmandu with the help of an assigned guide to end the trek.

Requirements:

This trek is considered a relatively easy trek therefore experience is not required. So, anybody who can walk for about 4-6 hours a day three or four times a week can manage this trek.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be received and greeted by a representative from the Alpine Club of Himalaya, who will carefully drop you off at the hotel. After checking in, you can stroll around the streets of Thamel, and in the evening, there will be a free welcome dinner hosted by the ACH (Alpine Club of Himalaya). Enjoy the Nepalese cuisine, and the culture of Nepal as you spend the night at Kathmandu.
 

Day 2: Kathmandu: Trek Preparation and Sightseeing

After breakfast, you can tour around several historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Cover some of the world heritage sites like the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of the Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath- the famous Monkey temple, and the Buddhist shrine which is Boudhanath- also the largest stupa in the world. There will be a pre-trip discussion where you will be meeting the trek leader and other team members.
 

Day 3: Fly to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft), and trek to Ulleri (2050m/6725ft) - 30-minutes flight, 1-hour drive, and 6-hours trek.

Enjoy the amazing views of the Himalayas in an early morning flight to Pokhara. When you arrive at the beautiful lake city, you will be rewarded with the magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, and the five peaks of Annapurna. The trek will start at Nayapul as we will pass through the subtropical valley forests, then through the Bhurungdi Khola River via a bridge after the lunch towards the village of Tikhendhunga. The Ulleri Hill will really challenge your stamina with the thousands of steps and boulders which are continuously going uphill. By late afternoon, you will reach Ulleri and spend the night there.
 

Day 4: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750m/9020ft) - 4-5 hours trek

Ascend to Ghorepani village, which is an important campsite for traders. You will be halting at the higher part of Ghorepani to enjoy the panoramic views of Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains, in the chilly weather.
 

Day 5: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) with a visit to Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft) - 6-7 hours

Catch the sunrise early in the morning at Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft) which is the most desired trekking destination in the Annapurna region. From here you will get to witness the amazing views of Mustang, Pokhara, up-close views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and 20 other highest mountains. By passing through the refreshing waterfalls, you will reach Tadapani to spend the night.
 

Day 6: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m/6360ft) 3-4 hours

From here, you will be making a descent to the dark and dense forests. We enter the village of Ghandruk, a slope settlement inhabited by the Gurung Community. Get a look at the views of Hiunchuli Mountains and Annapurna South.
 

Day 7: Ghandruk to Pokhara 4-hours trek and 1-hour drive.

Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul, then drive back to Pokhara. You will get to cross the downhill trek to Birethanti, terraced farms, Ghandruk, Modi Khola river valley.
 

Day 8: Take a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu - 30 minutes flight

In the afternoon, fly to Kathmandu where you will be escorted to the hotel. Then, there will be a farewell dinner to celebrate successful completion of your journey.
 

Day 9: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, trek to Phakding (8,700ft) - 40-minutes flight and 3-4 hours trek.

Take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (40min). Lukla (9,186ft) is a gateway destination from where the trek begins. You will reach Cheplung Village after a 1-hour gradual descent, to grasp the views of Mount Khumbila (18,900ft) a sacred mountain which has never been hiked. You will come down to Phakding to spend the night.
 

Day 10: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,400m/11,283ft) - 5-6 hours

By passing through the beautiful pine trees, and Dudh Koshi River, we come down to Namche Bazaar. We come across the glittering Mount Thamserku (6,608m). We experience the serenity of pine, juniper forests in our journey. Catch a glimpse of Mount Everest over the Lhotse- Nuptse ridge, then the Sagarmatha National Park. On this day, we will be crossing five suspension bridges, the last one is the Hillary Ridge (highest) to Namche Bazaar.
 

Day 11: Acclimatization Day: Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft)

Stroll around the quaint villages and market of Namche Bazaar, and get to explore the lifestyle of Sherpa people, their rich culture, then the local museum of native flora as well as the history of Mount Everest region. Overnight stay will be at Namche Bazaar.
 

Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Khumjung (3,810m/12,500ft) - 4 hours

Start with a climb up to the famous airstrip - Syangboche. Trek to Khumjung village which is surrounded by Kondge, Thamserku, sacred Khumbila mountains, Khumjung Monastery, and Edmund Hillary School.
 

Day 13: Khumjung to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft) - 4-5 hours

Trek through Dudhkoshi River, the beautiful villages, the small village of Tengboche, famous Tengboche Gumba situated at 3,867m- the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. Savor on the views of the stunning Himalayan peaks like Tawache, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, and Everest. The night will be spent at Tengboche.
 

Day 14: Tengboche to Monjo (2,950m/9,676ft) - 6-7 hours

Alongside the Dudhkoshi gorge, you might come across the wildlife with snow leopards, the mountain goats, and vibrant scenery. Passing Chorten, you will reach the army camp of Namche Bazaar, few bridges of Gonjo, and much more.
 

Day 15: Monjo to Lukla - 5-6 hours

Through Chauri Kharka, we pass Phakding, and Chopling villages and the local staff will not be accompanying you to Kathmandu. Spend the night at Lukla.
 

Day 16: Flight to Kathmandu

Take a morning flight to Kathmandu, stroll around the streets in Thamel, and other popular tourist destinations. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
 

Day 17: Final Departure

This day marks the end of your journey. The assigned representative will drop you off at the airport three hours before your scheduled flight.

Included

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off in a private vehicle.
  • Teahouse accommodations during the trek.
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Pokhara and Kathmandu (with breakfast).
  • All meals during the trek.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners.
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu, and Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu).
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu.
  • Entrance fee for sightseeing or monument visits based on the itinerary.
  • An experienced, government licensed trek leader, and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers will get 1 guide).
  • Porter service (2 trekkers will get 1 porter).
  • Staff expenditures and costs of insurance, salary, equipment, food, airfares, and accommodation.
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket (to be returned back after the trip).
  • Alpine Club of Himalaya T-shirt and Trekking Map is a takeaway for the trekkers.
  • All the paperwork and permissions like ACAP, TIMS, and National Park Permit.
  • Medical first-aid kit carried by the trek leader.
  • All government and local taxes.

Excluded

  • Nepal VISA Fee (cash plus 2 passport size photographs).
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Private transportation charges except for what is mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Extra night accommodation at Pokhara and Kathmandu because of the situations like early arrival, late departures, or an early return from the mountains than the scheduled itinerary due to any reason.
  • Lunch and evening meals at Pokhara and Kathmandu in the cases of early returns.
  • Personal expenses like laundry, bar, phone calls, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled water, shower, etc.
  • International flights.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Tips for porters and guides.

Good to Know

Along with providing the best experience to our customers, we at Alpine Club of Himalayas take great care of our guests. Safety is something that is of most important concern to us, and to facilitate the same, we have full authority to change the itinerary or cancel the trip.

Weather condition, natural disaster, epidemic, and such, can contribute to cancel or change the trip.

When traveling in a remote mountainous region, safety matters, and when these extremities occur, we request our guest to offer full co-operation and trust to your group leader, appointed by Alpine Club of Himalayas. We assure you to provide the best of our possibilities and strive to stick to the given schedule. 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be received and greeted by a representative from the Alpine Club of Himalaya, who will carefully drop you off at the hotel. After checking in, you can stroll around the streets of Thamel, and in the evening, there will be a free welcome dinner hosted by the ACH (Alpine Club of Himalaya). Enjoy the Nepalese cuisine, and the culture of Nepal as you spend the night at Kathmandu.
 

Day 2: Kathmandu: Trek Preparation and Sightseeing

After breakfast, you can tour around several historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Cover some of the world heritage sites like the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of the Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath- the famous Monkey temple, and the Buddhist shrine which is Boudhanath- also the largest stupa in the world. There will be a pre-trip discussion where you will be meeting the trek leader and other team members.
 

Day 3: Fly to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft), and trek to Ulleri (2050m/6725ft) - 30-minutes flight, 1-hour drive, and 6-hours trek.

Enjoy the amazing views of the Himalayas in an early morning flight to Pokhara. When you arrive at the beautiful lake city, you will be rewarded with the magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, and the five peaks of Annapurna. The trek will start at Nayapul as we will pass through the subtropical valley forests, then through the Bhurungdi Khola River via a bridge after the lunch towards the village of Tikhendhunga. The Ulleri Hill will really challenge your stamina with the thousands of steps and boulders which are continuously going uphill. By late afternoon, you will reach Ulleri and spend the night there.
 

Day 4: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750m/9020ft) - 4-5 hours trek

Ascend to Ghorepani village, which is an important campsite for traders. You will be halting at the higher part of Ghorepani to enjoy the panoramic views of Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains, in the chilly weather.
 

Day 5: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) with a visit to Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft) - 6-7 hours

Catch the sunrise early in the morning at Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft) which is the most desired trekking destination in the Annapurna region. From here you will get to witness the amazing views of Mustang, Pokhara, up-close views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and 20 other highest mountains. By passing through the refreshing waterfalls, you will reach Tadapani to spend the night.
 

Day 6: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m/6360ft) 3-4 hours

From here, you will be making a descent to the dark and dense forests. We enter the village of Ghandruk, a slope settlement inhabited by the Gurung Community. Get a look at the views of Hiunchuli Mountains and Annapurna South.
 

Day 7: Ghandruk to Pokhara 4-hours trek and 1-hour drive.

Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul, then drive back to Pokhara. You will get to cross the downhill trek to Birethanti, terraced farms, Ghandruk, Modi Khola river valley.
 

Day 8: Take a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu - 30 minutes flight

In the afternoon, fly to Kathmandu where you will be escorted to the hotel. Then, there will be a farewell dinner to celebrate successful completion of your journey.
 

Day 9: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, trek to Phakding (8,700ft) - 40-minutes flight and 3-4 hours trek.

Take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (40min). Lukla (9,186ft) is a gateway destination from where the trek begins. You will reach Cheplung Village after a 1-hour gradual descent, to grasp the views of Mount Khumbila (18,900ft) a sacred mountain which has never been hiked. You will come down to Phakding to spend the night.
 

Day 10: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,400m/11,283ft) - 5-6 hours

By passing through the beautiful pine trees, and Dudh Koshi River, we come down to Namche Bazaar. We come across the glittering Mount Thamserku (6,608m). We experience the serenity of pine, juniper forests in our journey. Catch a glimpse of Mount Everest over the Lhotse- Nuptse ridge, then the Sagarmatha National Park. On this day, we will be crossing five suspension bridges, the last one is the Hillary Ridge (highest) to Namche Bazaar.
 

Day 11: Acclimatization Day: Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft)

Stroll around the quaint villages and market of Namche Bazaar, and get to explore the lifestyle of Sherpa people, their rich culture, then the local museum of native flora as well as the history of Mount Everest region. Overnight stay will be at Namche Bazaar.
 

Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Khumjung (3,810m/12,500ft) - 4 hours

Start with a climb up to the famous airstrip - Syangboche. Trek to Khumjung village which is surrounded by Kondge, Thamserku, sacred Khumbila mountains, Khumjung Monastery, and Edmund Hillary School.
 

Day 13: Khumjung to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft) - 4-5 hours

Trek through Dudhkoshi River, the beautiful villages, the small village of Tengboche, famous Tengboche Gumba situated at 3,867m- the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. Savor on the views of the stunning Himalayan peaks like Tawache, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, and Everest. The night will be spent at Tengboche.
 

Day 14: Tengboche to Monjo (2,950m/9,676ft) - 6-7 hours

Alongside the Dudhkoshi gorge, you might come across the wildlife with snow leopards, the mountain goats, and vibrant scenery. Passing Chorten, you will reach the army camp of Namche Bazaar, few bridges of Gonjo, and much more.
 

Day 15: Monjo to Lukla - 5-6 hours

Through Chauri Kharka, we pass Phakding, and Chopling villages and the local staff will not be accompanying you to Kathmandu. Spend the night at Lukla.
 

Day 16: Flight to Kathmandu

Take a morning flight to Kathmandu, stroll around the streets in Thamel, and other popular tourist destinations. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
 

Day 17: Final Departure

This day marks the end of your journey. The assigned representative will drop you off at the airport three hours before your scheduled flight.

Included

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off in a private vehicle.
  • Teahouse accommodations during the trek.
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Pokhara and Kathmandu (with breakfast).
  • All meals during the trek.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners.
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu, and Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu).
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu.
  • Entrance fee for sightseeing or monument visits based on the itinerary.
  • An experienced, government licensed trek leader, and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers will get 1 guide).
  • Porter service (2 trekkers will get 1 porter).
  • Staff expenditures and costs of insurance, salary, equipment, food, airfares, and accommodation.
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket (to be returned back after the trip).
  • Alpine Club of Himalaya T-shirt and Trekking Map is a takeaway for the trekkers.
  • All the paperwork and permissions like ACAP, TIMS, and National Park Permit.
  • Medical first-aid kit carried by the trek leader.
  • All government and local taxes.

Excluded

  • Nepal VISA Fee (cash plus 2 passport size photographs).
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Private transportation charges except for what is mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Extra night accommodation at Pokhara and Kathmandu because of the situations like early arrival, late departures, or an early return from the mountains than the scheduled itinerary due to any reason.
  • Lunch and evening meals at Pokhara and Kathmandu in the cases of early returns.
  • Personal expenses like laundry, bar, phone calls, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled water, shower, etc.
  • International flights.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Tips for porters and guides.

Good to Know

Along with providing the best experience to our customers, we at Alpine Club of Himalayas take great care of our guests. Safety is something that is of most important concern to us, and to facilitate the same, we have full authority to change the itinerary or cancel the trip.

Weather condition, natural disaster, epidemic, and such, can contribute to cancel or change the trip.

When traveling in a remote mountainous region, safety matters, and when these extremities occur, we request our guest to offer full co-operation and trust to your group leader, appointed by Alpine Club of Himalayas. We assure you to provide the best of our possibilities and strive to stick to the given schedule.