Annapurna Sunrise View Trek

Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Style: Trekking
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Meals: BLD (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation: Hotel & Lodges
  • Group Size: 1-15

Highlights of Annapurna Sunrise View Trek

  • Scenic flight to and from Pokhara
  • Best sunrise view of the snowy peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges including wonderful landscapes
  • A continuous walking along 3,300 steps to reach Ulleri
  • Exploration of Magar ethnic village Ulleri and Gurung ethnic village Ghandruk
  • Traditional stone-roofed houses with clean surrounding and comfortable trekking trails
  • Gurung Museum of Ghandruk Village for the authentic information about Gurung community and its socio-cultural aspects
  • Comfortable accommodation in teahouses and Nepali typical cuisines prepared by the local people

Annapurna Sunrise View Trek is the most appreciated and visited short trekking packages around the picturesque Annapurna region. Also known as Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, it is the most visited trekking route in the whole Annapurna Base Camp trek. This trek is further remarkable because of its perfect blend of cultural diversity and natural serenity combined with flora and fauna. You can do Poon Hill trek throughout the year as the trails are safe and it is situated at 3,210m elevation.

Annapurna Sunrise View trek is one of the popular treks in Nepal as it can be done by the people of any age. It is suitable from a child to a senior citizen from around the world, especially, for those who have very limited vacation. As the trail leading through the classic villages around Annapurna region are safe and comfortable that everyone can easily do it.This trekking package can be customized according to your vacation, budget and desire to explore the tourist destination around Annapurna region.

Trekking to Poon Hill not only rewards you with the mesmerizing outlook of the snowy peaks but also the ethnic cultural villages of this region. The Magar ethnic village Ulleri and Ghadruk, a typical Gurung community village aboding Gurung Museumare the visit-worthy socio-cultural sites. Around 3,300 stone steps to reach Ulleri are also not less remarkable man-made thing seen during this trek. The stone roofed houses having clean courtyards fenced with different colourful flowers make these villages more beautiful.

Poon Hill sunrise view is one of the best sunrise view in the world that you can witness during this trekking in Nepal. The snowcapped peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges glittering in the early sunshine are beyond description via words! The picturesque vistas of the mountains, landscapes, dense forests and wonderful valley are something interesting to capture in your memory. If you capture this lovely scenery of Annapurna region in your camera, you can share it with your people in the home country, too!

Annapurna Sunrise View Trek begins and ends at Nayapul taking you through Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Tadapani and Ghandruk.This is entirely a teahouse trekking, so, you don’t have to worry about lodging and fooding during the journey. You just need to be focused on the maximum enjoyment of the culture, tradition, lifestyle, landscapes and mountain views. The joy you get while doing Ghorepani Poon Hill trek gives you the worth of every cent you invest to book the package!

Orbit Alpine Adventure has introduced Annapurna Sunrise View Trek 5 days itinerary to best fit your limited vacation in Nepal. However, if you want to customize this Nepal trekking package, you can contact: www.orbitalpineadventure.com, or reach us via email. WhatsApp and phone calls are also entertained to satisfy your curiousity regarding this trekking package.

FAQs:

1. What are the major attractions of Annapurna Sunrise View trek?

Annapurna Sunrise View trek is full of attractions ranging from natural beauty to cultural diversity. You can have the stunning view of the snowcapped mountains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges including Mt. Machhapuchhre. This trek leads you through some of the most beautiful ethnic villages like Ulleri, a Magar Village and Ghandruk, a Gurung village. Around 3,300 steps en route to Ulleri village and Gurung Museum in Ghandruk are the added attractions of this trek. The sunrise view of the landscapes and snowy peaks from Poon Hill (3,210m) is the best sunrise view in the world. Close to the ethnic villages, the dense bamboo and rhododendron forests sheltering variety of birds also make this trek more memorable. In a nutshell, though this is one of the shortest treks in Annapurna region, it is really a lifelong memory.

2. What are the benefits of hiring a guide during this trek?

There are many benefits of hiring a professional trekking guide during any trek in Nepal. First of all, you can get a thorough knowledge about the natural and cultural aspects of the trekking region you go. Sometimes, you can even miss the right trekking trail even though you have trekking map and even some health problems during the journey. A professional guide guides you through the right trekking trail and helps you in case of health problems. And if you want to customize the trekking during the journey, he can be really helpful to contact Orbit Alpine Adventure.

3.Can I get a shorter package of Annapurna Sunrise View trek than the given itinerary?

Actually, Orbit Alpine Adventure always believes and is committed to ‘Clients’ Satisfaction is Our Motto’ to provide quality services to its clients. Since there is off road facilities to most of the parts en route Annapurna Sunrise View trek, we can change the itinerary. Not only making the itinerary shorter but also we can add up some other destinations of Annapurna Base Camp and make it longer. Whether to make it shorter or longer, the choice is yours and we are always ready to give you the best satisfaction.

4. Does this trek need any restricted area permit?

No, you don’t need any restricted area permit to do this trek as there are no any restricted areas included in this itinerary. Upper Mustang trek in Annapurna region only needs restricted area permit by paying extra charges but not for enjoying other destinations. You have to purchase only TIMS card and Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit which are arranged by Orbit Alpine Adventure.

5. Can a Child do Annapurna Sunrise View Trek?

Without any doubt, from a child to a senior citizen can experience the nature and culture of Annapurna region. Annapurna Sunrise View trek is completely a family trekking destination in Nepal because of the accessible trail and low altitude stations. There is no possibility for altitude sickness and you don’t have to spend nights in higher elevation during this trek. To make your children familiar with the snowcapped peaks and wonderful landscapes plus culture of Nepal, book this trek with us.

Day to Day Itinerary

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To do Annapurna Sunrise View Trek, you will have a scenic flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu Airport for about 35 minutes. After landing at Pokhara Airport, you will catch a private jeep to Nayapul, the gateway to Annapurna region trekking. Right after Nayapul, you follow the trail along the Modi Khola banks that passes through some rustic villages. You go past the villages like Birethanti and Sudami which make your journey more memorable. The superb sight of the snowy peaks like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre assist you to move further towards the destination. Walking across the sub-tropical forests and crossing the BhurungiKhola, finally, you reach Tikhedhunga for the night station.   

  • Meals: breakfast, Lunch Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Tikhe dhunga
  • Altitude: 1,570m/5151ft
  • Time: 5/6 Hours

After having breakfast, you start ascending through rhododendron and oak forests with diverse animals and birds. You have to walk along 3,300 steps to reach Ulleri, a Magar ethnic village famous for clean surrounding. By following the trail that goes across some sparkling streams, you reach Nangethati, a station for short rest. By ascending a few meters, you reach Ghorepani for the night station at a teahouse. En route, you enjoy the panoramic vistas of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and Tarke Kang, all above 6,000m.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Ghorepani
  • Altitude: 2,840m/9318ft
  • Time: 5/6 Hours

Today, you begin the journey quite earlier to hike to Poon Hill to experience the best sunrise view in Annapurna region. From Poon Hill, you have the best view of the snowcapped peaks in the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges all glittering. Poon Hill situated at the elevation of 3,210m is the prime location of the entire Annapurna Sunrise View Trek. You will feel really excited to get the opportunity to have the glimpses of 20+ peaks including Mustang and Pokhara. You can capture this invaluable moment of stunning mountain views and landscapes in your memory and the camera as well. After enjoying the best sunrise view in the world, you trek down through the dense rhododendron forests to reach Tadapani. En route Tadapani, you will also relish the rarest view of the natural waterfalls sparkling in the sunshine. Overnight stay at a teahouse in Tadapani by enjoying the typical Nepali cuisines. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teashouse
  • Place: Poon Hill
  • Altitude: 2,630m/8629ft
  • Time: 4/5 Hours

After having your breakfast at Tadapani, you begin your trekking to Ghandruk which is another central attraction of this trekking package. You go along rhododendron forests which are decorated with the colourful rhododendron flowers in spring season. Along with the mountain villages and wonderful landscapes, you reach Ghandruk for the night rest. Since this is one of the shortest trekking, you can explore the Ghandruk village which is famous for Gurung Museum. You can find the authentic information about the Gurung community, their culture, tradition, lifestyle and dresses from the museum. From this village having clustered houses with stone roofs, you can have the closest view of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuil. Stay overnight at a homestay of Ghandruk village relishing the organic food prepared and served by Gurung woman with the best hospitality.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Ghandruk
  • Altitude: 2,012m/6601ft
  • Time: 3/4 Hours

Having your breakfast in the cultural village of Ghandruk, you start the final day trekking of the entire Annapurna region. The trail goes downhill along the banks of a small rivulet to reach Siwai which is the shortest and most comfortable walk. Walking for about one and half hours, you reach Siwai from where you catch a private jeep to reach Pokhara Airport. From Pokhara Airport, you catch an afternoon flight to return Kathmandu for the night station. Enjoy the picturesque vista of the snowcapped peaks of the Annapurna region and Manaslu region during the flight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,350m/4429ft
  • Time: 4 Hours