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Annapurna Sunrise View Trek


The Annapurna Sunrise Trek, also known as Poon Hill Trek, is a relatively easy walk meandering through villages and rhododendron forests. This invigorating trek showcases some of the best views of Annapurna and neighboring Himalayas especially from the Poon Hill. The added presence of rice terraces completes the picture making Poon Hill a photographer's paradise.This trek  is designed for the trekkers who want a less demanding but short and beautiful trek, especially with their family and kids in the rural mountainside with up-close Himalayan views. Annapurna Sunrise view trek is a complete package of experiencing the effortless trekking as well as intermingle with the Nepalese culture and also typically known as Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. It is relatively relaxing and comfortable trek which meanders through Gurung villages and Rhododendron forests. This mind stimulating trekking discloses the secret of this untouched Himalayas. Annapurna Poon Hill sunrise view Trek provides you joyful discloses, the secret of this untouched Himalayas.  You will also have a chance to have a panoramic view of Dhaulagiri I 8167m, Tukuche, Nilgiri 6930m, Annapurna South, Annapurna I 8091m, Hiunchuli 6420m. Annapurna Sunrise View Trek can delight you with one of the best sunrises you had experienced in your life. Since this trekking route is easy, you can surely complete it without any obstacle in this trek the maximum elevation you reach is 3220m, reaching here will not be that hard. The magnificence of the sunrise that we will observe from Poon hill which clarifies the peaks of the entire range, leaving us spellbound. The rising of the sun with the glorious yellow light among the Himalayas is the best part you would observe here. Poon Hill is the highest point of the sunrise view trekking with a magnificent view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and experiencing sunrise over the Himalayas.

  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Highest access: 3210m
  • Group Size: Min 2 to Max 14
  • Location: Annapurna Conservation Area Project
  • Grade: Easy
  • Best season: March, April,May & Oct , Nov- Dec
  • Culture: Cultural program with Special Dinner
  • Transportation: Private vehicle
  • Accommodation: Hotel/Tea House

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Arrive at the airport and transfer to a hotel.Stay overnight and prepare for the trek.

Day 2
Fly to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft) and trek to Ulleri (2050m/6725 ft): 30 min flight and 6 hours trek

Take an early morning flight to Pokhara and enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas from the right side of our plane. Upon our arrival in Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, the five peaks of Annapurna and others. After taking a rest, we drive to Naya Pul and start the trek. We pass through sub-tropical valley forests, sometimes on the carved trail on the side of the cliff. We cross the Bhurungdi Khola (river) via a bridge to the village of Tikhedhunga. The Ulleri Hill with thousands of steps and boulders that continually go upward will really prove a test of our stamina. Overnight in Ulleri.

Day 3
Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750m/9,020 ft): 4 - 5 hours trek

After breakfast, we ascend to the Ghorepani village.Ghorepani is an interesting place with small shops and stalls for selling local products and crafts.We stop at the higher part of the Ghorepani village that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Day 4
Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) with a visit to Poon Hill: 6 - 7 hours

To catch the sunrise over the Himalayas, we make an early morning climb along the steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft), the most popular trekking destination of the Annapurna region. It is also a great viewpoint to enjoy the amazing views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the highest mountains including the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.We descend through rhododendron forests, pass by spectacular waterfalls along the way and reach Tadapani to spend the night.

Day 5
Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): 3 - 4 hours

From Tadapani, we make a steep descent through the dense and dark forest. This part of the trek will be through a thick forest of old rhododendron trees. After trekking some more minutes, we enter the village of Ghandruk, a slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung people. Along with enjoying the stunningly close-up towering views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli mountains.

Day 6
Ghandruk to Pokhara: 4 hours trek and 1 hour drive

Today we trek from Ghandruk to Naya Pul then drive back to Pokhara. The trek will be downhill all the way to Birethanti. It keeps on going down almost without any breaks from Ghandruk until Modi Khola river valley. From Birethanti, a half-an-hour's walk takes us to Naya Pul. The journey on foot comes to an end at Nayapul. we then drive to Pokhara for an overnight stay.

Day 7
Fly to Kathmandu

We fly to Kathmandu in the afternoon. After arriving in Kathmandu, transfer to a hotel. We enjoy the day leisurely or catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any landmarks we missed during our first day in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 8
Final Departure

Arrive at the airport and check in for departure.