Annapurna Sunrise Trek with Wildlife Tour

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  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Max Altitude: 3,210m/10,529ft
  • Difficulty Level : Moderate
  • Arrival City : Kathmandu
  • Departure City : Kathmandu
  • Meals: 9 Breakfast, 6 Lunch, 8 Dinner
  • Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel and Teahouse during Trek

Annapurna Sunrise Trek with Wildlife Tour is a 10 days guided tour with Eve Holidays in which you feast on Nepal’s incredible mountain scenery along with a trip to the jungle safari and other activities in Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO Listed World Heritage Site.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic drive to the Lakeside city of Pokhara
  • 5 days trekking 4-5 hours daily
  • Trek to Poonhill for the close up views of Annapurna Range
  • Jeep Drive for 3 hours in Chitwan National Park 
  • Watch and participate in Traditional Tharu Dance in the evening 
  • Crocodiles and Bird watching Tour along Rapti River in Chitwan
  • Jungle Walk and Village Tour in Chitwan
  • Visit to Elephant Breeding Center

Trip Cost Includes

  • 4 Star Hotel Accommodation for 2 Nights in Kathmandu
  • 4 Star Hotel Accommodation with Swimming Pool for 3 Nights in Pokhara  and Chitwan
  •  Tea house during trek for 4 Nights
  •  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trek and Breakfast in Kathmandu/Pokhara/Chitwan
  •  Welcome and Farewell Dinner in a Traditional Nepalese Restaurant in Kathmandu
  •  Highly experienced trekking guide and 1 Porter for 2 trekkers
  •  Annapurna Conservation Park permit and TIMS permit for trekking
  • Jeep Safari and all other activities in Chitwan
  •  All ground transportation will be in comfortable private vehicles
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • All government and Local Taxes
  • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket [to be returned after trek]
  • Eve Holidays T Shirt, Cap and Duffel Bag.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Tips, drinks and Personal expenses (Laundry, battery recharge, bottle water, shower etc)
  • Meals in Kathmandu/Pokhara not mentioned in itinerary

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300 meters)

On arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative from Eve Holidays will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Included Meals: Welcome Dinner

Day 2: Drive to Chitwan ( 5 hours); Do Tharu Village Tour and Join Tharu Cultural Program

Driving for 5 hours we reach our Lodge in Chitwan National Park where we spend two nights. We freshen up and go for village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu village where you will learn more about the life and lifestyle of the Tharus and also visit the National Park Visitor’s centre where you can learn more about the history of the National Park and about wildlife & Sun set view from the bank of Rapti River. In the evening we watch and join the Tharu cultural dance presentation by the local villagers in which you can participate or Slide show presentation on almost everything under the Chitwan.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool

Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Jeep Safari and other activities in Chitwan

After breakfast in the lodge we go for canoe ride along the Rapti River which is an excellent opportunity for Bird Watching and for seeing the rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial. + Jungle Walk + on the way back one can enjoy the elephant bathing. After lunch we go for Jeep Safari which is an excellent opportunity to see different kinds of animals such as deer, rhinoceros, wild bore, monkey, leopard, sloth bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger.

Overnight:  4 Star Hotel with Swimming Pool

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Drive to Nayapul, Pokhara and Trek to Birethanti (3 Hours walk)

An early morning wake up call followed by breakfast and drive Nayapul, the trek start point. Our walk today follows the river upstream past rice paddies, cultivated fields, alder and mimosa forest to Birethanti. 

Overnight:  Lodge/Tea House in Birethanti

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Trek to Ulleri ( 5 -6 Hours )

Today we cross the Burungdi Khola and then have a steep climb up to Ulleri

Overnight: Lodge/Tea House in Ulleri

Included Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Trek to Ghorepani (5 Hours Walk); Poon Hill View Point

This morning there is an optional ascent of Poon Hill (about an hour’s walk above Ghorepani) to see the spectacular sunrise over the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himals. As the sun pops out from behind the mountains the sky glows red and pink in the first rays of the sun and the panorama from the summit must be one of the world’s great mountain vistas. Best seen at dawn, it’s well worth the effort of the climb. After breakfast we head east, following a forested ridge to cross a pass at 3,193m. The trail then descends through dense forests of fir, spruce, oak and rhododendron home to many birds and a few mammals. Passing through Banthanti at 2,620m, we climb back to 2,745m, where we reach another small pass at Tadapani where we have a superb view of Annapurna South and the peak of Machhapuchhare.

Overnight: Lodge/Tea House in Tadapani

Included Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk

An easier walk today through wonderful uninhabited forest with great mountain views. This forest is one of the highlights of the trek. Look out for monkeys and high forest birds including Tragopan, Juniper Finch and Rosefinches. We emerge from the forest just above Ghandruk, the largest Gurung village in the area. This area is mostly populated by subsistence farmers who tend the carefully laid out terraces. Stretching thousands of feet down steep hillsides they are a work of art and the Nepalis are experts at using every piece of land. Wheat, rice and vegetables are grown throughout the year on the well-tended terraces. Although there are now many new modern lodges in Ghandruk there are still older traditional houses with their neat slate roofs. In the afternoon your leader will take you on a village walk and in the evening we can relax in the teahouse and watch the sunset on Annapurna South.

Overnight:  Teahouse Lodge in Ghandruk

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Trek from Gandruk to Nayal and drive to Pokhara

Descending on stone staircases towards the Modi Khola, and passing through Shyauli Bazaar we come to the pretty village of Birethanthi, where we have lunch overlooking the river. Another short walk brings us to NayaPul, where we will meet the road and drive back to Pokhara. There will be time this afternoon to explore the pretty lakeside Pokhara. You could go for a boat trip on the lake looking for water birds or just sit and relax in one of the many lakeside cafes.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel in Pokhara

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Drive back to Kathmandu [ can request for flight ]

After breakfast we drive to Kathmandu that takes 7 hours or can request for 25 minutes flight back to Kathmandu paying extra for flight.

We spend our last evening in Kathmandu in a farewell dinner together sharing photos recalling the excitements of trip and exchanging emails in one of the traditional Nepalese restaurant.

Overnight:  4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 10: Airport Transfer at your flight time

Today after breakfast you are in leisure on your own. You will be escorted to airport for your flight home at your flight time.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Accommodation during Annapurna Sunrise Trek with Wildlife Tour

In Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will stay in 4 Star Hotels with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, you stay in teahouses/lodges that generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. Accommodation are on a twin sharing basis. The accommodation in lodges in trekking routes can be single and double rooms, or a dormitory. The toilets in tea houses provide essential and basic facilities and are always outside the room. Single supplement will be provided on request and will cost an additional and depend upon availability. Although single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu/Pokhara and the trekking regions at lower elevation, it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations. Hotels in Kathmandu/Pokhara can be upgraded to 5 star in an additional cost.

Food during Annapurna Sunrise Trek with Wildlife Tour

In Kathmandu/Pokhara breakfast, welcome dinner and farewell dinner are provided. While on trekking, we provide breakfast, lunch and dinner. Usually, each day dinner and breakfast will be at  teahouses/lodges where you will stay and lunch will be on the way. We make it sure that the food is hygienic and at the same time suits your palate. Foods cooked in lodges and guesthouses on the way are pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat (rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization. In many larger villages you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always find hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps.

Best Months for Annapurna Sunrise Trek with Wildlife Tour

Any time of the year except rainy months of June,July is suitable for Annapurna Sunrise Trek with Wildlife Tour.

Experience Required for Annapurna Sunrise Trek with Wildlife Tour

Anyone who is fit and healthy and have a habit of walking for few of hours a day can do this trek. However walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance your stamina. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lungs and blood diseases are required to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Eve Holidays about the medical condition before booking the trek.

Acclimatization during Annapurna Sunrise Trek with Wildlife Tour

All of Eve Holidays trekking itineraries are planned keeping in mind the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Going up at higher altitude too fast causes a medical condition called AMS which is serious enough to kill if neglected. We are well aware that it is essential to allow you sufficient time for acclimatization to minimize the risk. However it is important to remember that some people are more vulnerable than others. So we suggest to avoid alcohol and drink enough water and get good night sleep during the trek.

Frequently Asked Questions

How difficult is Annapurna Sunrise Trek with Wildlife Tour?

Annapurna Sunrise Trek with Wildlife Tour includes a moderate trek that goes only up to an altitude of 3,210m/10,529ft at Poon Hill. If you are physically fit and have a habit of daily exercise and walking, you will have no problem at all.

Can I change the travel date?

Yes we give you the flexibility to change the travel date or amend the itinerary and that has to be in written and at least 25 days before departure date. The cost incurred due to the changes has to be borne by you.

 

Do I get refund if I cancel the trip?

Booking deposits are transferable to anyone you want for any time in future. For cancelling the trip, cancellation policy in our booking terms and conditions will apply.

What is the best time for Annapurna Sunrise Trek with Wildlife Tour?

March April May and Sept Oct Nov are the best months for Annapurna Sunrise Trek with Wildlife Tour

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    Arthur

    Solo Traveller

    I was visiting Nepal for the first time. My trip to Nepal was an incredible experience. Thanks to Eve Holidays team. Short trek to the Annapurna this time is making me dream of doing Annapurna circuit trek in my next visit to Nepal, probably next year.

    April 5, 2023

    Araya

    Group Traveller

    We booked this tour with Eve Holidays on the recommendation of my friend.The tour was a perfect mix of few days of trekking,1 day for visiting temples and palaces in kathmandu and 3days for wildlife tour in Chitwan.We all enjoyed our trip very much.We would like to thank Maina & her team for making perfect arrangement.Trekking guide during trekking & nature guide in Chitwan were knowledgeable and humurous,and food & accomodation was excellent.We did kathmandu tour & a Farewell dinner with Maina.I recommend the tour with Eve Holidays

    April 28, 2019
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