- A short and adventurous trek to the Annapurna region.
- Beautiful sunrise and spectacular mountain view from Poonhill (3,210m).
- Visit a typical Ghandruk village and explore Gurung culture.
- Sightseeing of historical and cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu valley.
- Hikes through colorful Rhododendron flowers along the route.
Annapurna Sunrise Trek
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Our Annapurna sunrise trek offers stunning mountain views from the master viewpoint. The region that we know of so well – the Annapurnas – is the birthplace of alpinism. Annapurna region is home to some of the most famous mountain peaks on the earth. Hence, it’s a given that Annapurna 1 and it is subsidiary peaks needn’t bow to any mountains, anywhere. Its needle-like, gothically drawn skyline is the kind that inspires adventurers globally.
The Annapurna sunrise view trek is also popularly known as the ‘Ghorepani Poonhill’’ trek. It’s a treat early morning to view the stunning mountains from the master viewpoint of the entire region. The trip begins from Pokhara city and concludes at Ghandruk; this is an ideal trip for family & loved ones as it is short & sweet with not much altitude to climb. It’s a roughly 45-minute drive from Pokhara to Nayapul where our real thrills of adventure begin.
Summary of our itinerary
When our trekking from Nayapul begins, we soon view lovely natural landscapes of immense beauty all along the way up to Poonhill. The trail has some great ups and downs on the way. Our hike goes through beautiful forests of oak, bamboo and rhododendron and many lovely colorful villages like Ghorepani, Poonhill, Tadapani & Ghandruk. We get to view snowy mountain peaks which include two eight thousanders: Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m).
This route is truly interesting & adventurous as we must climb up 3,000 steps in the village of Ulleri. It is a test of your physical abilities & energy levels. On reaching our final point-Poonhill, the views of sunrise creeping through the mountains leave you breathless & you never get tired of this natural experience, a gift from God. The maximum altitude of 3,210 meters makes the trip even more enjoyable due to fewer altitude levels.
Best season for the Annapurna Sunrise trek
This Annapurna Sunrise Trek moves you emotionally. Despite the low-altitude trekking, the scenery hereabouts is so much to relish. Travelers like students, families and young trekkers will simply love this venture. The best season for this trek is from mid-September to the end of December. And in spring it’s the first week of March through mid-June. If you want to read more about the Nepal travel seasons visit our trekking season page.
Contact us for a fantastic Annapurna Sunrise trip of a lifetime with ‘Glorious Himalayan Adventure Treks family’’.
Kathmandu Airport Arrival - (1,400m / 4,593 ft)
After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in medieval and modernized Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by our office representative and transferred to the hotel. After check-in and some refreshments, our senior sherpa guide will come to meet you and give you a brief orientation about Annapurna Sunrise Trek. You can then go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with the neighborhood, have supper and go to bed. This is your first overnight in the valley of temples and cows, probably the most in the world. Overnight at hotel inclusive Breakfast.
Drive to Pokhara (850m / 2789 ft) - 7 hrs drive
After breakfast, we leave our hotel early morning for a drive with scenic views along the road to Pokhara via Prithivi national highway. The drive could take roughly 7-8 hrs to reach Pokhara. We also have the option for a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara for 35 minutes. We then do an overnight at our hotel by the lake in the lovely ‘city of lakes’ on the BB Plan.
Drive to Nayapul and then trek to Ulleri (2,070m / 6,792 ft) - 6 hrs walk
Begin our day after breakfast with a drive up to Nayapool for an hour, and then trek to Ulleri. Then our real journey begins. After we reach Nayapool, we begin our hiking. The trail goes through sub-tropical forests. On the way, we have to cross Modi Khola (river) by hiking across an airy suspension bridge. We have to ascend the about 3,000 steps to reach up to Ulleri, this is exciting & challenging. The hiking time from Naya pool-Ulleri is about 5-6 hours of trekking. Overnight at lodge in Ulleri.
Trek to Ghorepani (2,874m / 9,429 ft) - 5 hrs walk
We move on along steep trails on well-known tracks. Nature lays before us alien sights of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, lush vegetation and fertile plant life that is so fantastic to behold. We climb further through the rhododendron forest to Deorali [3100m] and reach a hamlet and cultivated fields. Continue walking for 3 hours and finally, we find ourselves in Ghorepani. Ghorepani also has houses lodges that provide food and accommodation to travelers out on the trail.
Early hike to Poon hill (3,210m / 10,531 ft) to Ghandruk (2,012m / 6,601 ft) - 8/9 hrs walk
As we quit Ghorepani, we hike along terraced fields below the wonderful panorama of awe-inspiring glaciated Himalayan mountain ranges. As the trail moves across a group of flatlands, forest, cultivated lands and a suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, we arrive at the scenic & beautiful village of Ghandruk after hiking for 8 hours. A supreme vantage point in this pristine & serene village offers breathtaking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli. Several hotels and teahouses at the village give us a warm welcome with sincere Nepalese hospitality while catering to the requirements of all trekkers’ who hit the trail through this village. Camping in its terraced fields gives you the open wild feelings of adventure! Overnight at the lovely village of Ghandruk.
Trek to Nayapul and then drive back to Pokhara (850m / 2789 ft) - 5 hrs walk
Today is the last day of this trek. After breakfast, we ascend to Nayapul about 5 hours walk, following the trail paved by stones; we walk through some beautiful villages and terrace framings. After crossing Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti. And then half an hour walk from Birethanti, we enter Nayapool. From here, we can easily access any means of transportation to drive to Pokhara. In the evening, you are free to wander by the lakes of Pokhara. Overnight at hotel inclusive breakfast.
Drive back to Kathmandu (1400m / 4,593 ft) - 7 hrs drive
While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we head up to Damauli, Dumre, Mugling, and Kurintar where Nepal’s first Cable car is operated to reach Manakamana Temple, this is a temple where most Nepalese come to have their wishes granted before leaving home or getting married. From Naubise we climb up to Thankot, the gateway to Kathmandu and finally reach our hotel & a lovely soft warm bed. Overnight in Kathmandu inclusive with breakfast.
Departure to your destination
After breakfast and our last day in Kathmandu, our vehicle and escorts will be on standby to drop you to the international airport three hours before our scheduled flight back home. At Glorious Himalaya, meeting you has been a great honor and we pray for your Safe journey home and will reflect on the wonderful times we spent together. Bon Voyage!!! We hope to see you again some day…
- All the airport and hotel transfers are by private vehicles.
- 2-night’s of 3-star standard hotel accommodations in Kathmandu city inclusive breakfast.
- 2-nights of hotel accommodation in Pokhara city inclusive of breakfast.
- 3-nights of twin sharing local lodges accommodation while on the trek.
- Everyday meals are on full board throughout the trek. (breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
- An experienced and government certified guide for the trek.
- Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu ground transfers by luxurious tourist bus.
- All the necessary trekking permits and paperwork for the trek.
- Rain protection duffel bag and sleeping bag to use for the trek.
- First aid medicine for the trek.
- Trip achievement certificate after successful trip completion.
- All the government taxes and company service charge
- Farewell dinner at the end of the tour.
- International airfares and Nepal entry visa fee.
- Your travel insurance.
- Use of wifi, hot shower, and charging while on the trek.
- Porters are available at an extra cost for the trek.
- Tips to the trekking crews.
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