Day 1: Arrival to Airport
Welcome to Kathmandu, our Sunrise Adventure Trek airport representative will welcome you in the airport then transfer to hotel and will give shortly brief further details of the trip program.
Day 2: Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu
After breakfast visit World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley which includes Swayambhunath Stupa / Monkey Temple, Bauddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. And in the evening short meeting will be done.
Day 3: Drive to Beni (11 hrs.)
From Kathmandu along the Trishuli River, we drive to Beni. Naundanda and Nayapul are popular places along the way. Camping is done in Beni.
Day 4: Beni to Babiachaur (950m)
After having breakfast we trek to Babiachaur. It takes around five hours of walking along the bank of Myagdi Khola to reach. We can see several villages during the trek.
Day 5: Babiachaur to Dharapani (1400m) – 6 hrs
Crossing the river Myagdi Khola we head north to Phedi. The trek is moderate and we pass the village of shahashradhara. Then comes Duk Khola and after crossing this river we reach Ratorunga. From here valley narrows and route continues to large village of Dharapani.
Day 6: Dharapani to Muri (1850m)
From Dharapani we trek to Muri. The trek starts with crossing of river and along the way we get to observe great views of Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Gurja Himal (7193m). Then comes the steep climb to reach a large and dense village of Magar community called Muri.
Day 7: Muri to Baghara (2080m)
Along the trail of Dhora Khola and crossing Ghorban Dhara, Naura and Myagdi Khola, we reach Baghara. You get first glimpses of Ghustung South (6465m) from Ghorban Dhara. The trail is steep, grassy and slope with well constructed zigzag stone stairs and after descending through forested area we reach Baghara. Overnight stay is at Baghara.
Day 8: Boghara to Doban (2520m) – 5 hrs
From Boghara it takes around five hours to reach Doban. We leave the village behing and start our challenging trail from here is with many ups and downs.
Day 9: Doban to Italian Base Camp (3660m) – 7 hrs
Through beautiful forest and mountains, we slowly gain altitude and reach Italian Base Camp where we camp in front of the west side of Dhaulagiri.
Day 10: Acclimatization day in Italian Base Camp
It is mandatory to adjust ourselves with the climate for our safe trek. And for that purpose we acclimatize in Italian Base Camp and explore the area.
Day 11: Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp (4940m) – 4 hrs
From Italian Base Camp we trek to Glacier Camp which is beautiful. But to reach there is a real challenge, we need to use ropes and this can be the most tough and challenging day: the trail is very thrilling and dangerous.
Day 12: Italian Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4750m) – 5 hrs
Trail to Base Camp is rough but happiness of reaching to the destination is nothing compared to the trail. The trail is steady up along the smooth ice with mountain views.
Day 13: Dhaulagiri Base Camp to Hidden Valley (5360m)
To complete today’s trek, we need help of rope. We climb over steep moraine walls and reach less strenuous country. This breathless climb leads us to French Col (5360m) and the views of Hidden Valley finally open out giving us full view. The Hidden Valley is very cold reaching at least -20 degree at night.
Day 14: Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka (3680m)– 7 hrs
The journey for today is through the trail where the possibility of avalanche is high. We descend to Yak Kharka through bare land.
Day 15: Yak Kharka to Marpha (2670m) – 5 hrs
We continually descend to Marpha for today. The route is usually barren and we can see some yak and sheep herds along the way. Marpha is a small village inhibited by mixed community of Hindus and Buddhist.
Day 16: Marpha to Kalopani (2350m.) – 5 hrs
Fighting with wind and through the forest of pine, rhododendrons and birches, we trek to Kalopani. Kalopani is a Thakali village with Tibetan influence. We can get quite views of Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri I and Tukuche Peak.
Day 17: Kalopani to Tatopani (1189m) - 6 hrs
Descending steeply to amazing Rukse Chhahara (waterfall) and getting opportunity to see deepest gorge of the world between two mountains Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri from far away. We continue to Tatopani from different settlements and reach there to take hot bath. The name itself means ‘hot water = Tatopani’. And there is belief that taking bath in this Hot spring gets rid of diseases and makes you mentally and physically refreshed.
Day 18: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft): 7 - 8 hours
Today we will be passing through beautiful mountainous meadow and mountains around us. We will be passing through kali Gandaki & Ghar Khola Valley. Thousands of Beautiful Rhododendrons in the hills can help us making our day a memorable one.
Day 19: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft): 6 - 7 hours
To not miss the wonderful sunrise over the Himalayas, we take early trek to Poon Hill, also the most famous attraction of Annapurna Region. From here we can get wonderful view of Mt. Dhaulagira, Annapurna and 20 other Himalayas. Then we return to Ghorepani and descend down the ridge to Tadapani for next accommodation.
Day 20: Trek to Pokhara via Ghandruk 5 – 6 hrs trek, 1 hr. drive
Making downhill descend thru dense and dark forest of rhododendron trees we reach Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a slope settlement with mostly stone houses and inhibited by Gurung people. From here we can enjoy stunning close-up views of Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna South and Hiuchuli. Then we trek to Nayapul for our drive to Pokhara.
Day 21: Back to Kathmandu by bus/car/flight and Evening cultural dinner program
For the return trip two options are available, you can either take easy 25 minute flight to Kathmandu or take longer 7 hours of scenic drive to Kathmandu, the choice is yours. Both the means are great with beautiful mountain views during flight and fascinating views of landscapes in drive.
Day 22: Transfer to Airport. Departure, farewell!!
Last day, you can either safely make return journey to home or you can join for another exciting adventure. And according to flight schedule you will be escorted to airport approximately 3 hours earlier to catch flight to your next destination.