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Annapurna Sunrise View Trek

Annapurna Sunrise View Trek is also called Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. This trek is suitable for those who have limited holidays but want to view of the Annapurna Himalayan range within a short span of time. Annapurna sunrise trekking is popular trail lying in the Annapurna region. The trekking to this area is also popularly known as Annapurna balcony trekking.

This trekking is one of the easiest trekking trails in comparison with other trekking trails in the country. This trekking trail offers you superb views of the mountains, scenes and sceneries and beautiful blend of culture and lifestyle of different ethnic groups living in this area. The Annapurna Sunrise View Trekking trail passes through the west of Pokhara and gives magnificent views of Himalaya lying in the Annapurna area.

One of the feature of this trekking is that  you will have trip to poon hill, from where we can see an amazing scenes of sunrise and you can cherish an incredible panoramic views of the mountains such as Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna (8091m), Fishtail (6997m), Annapurna South and Hiunchuli among others. Trekking in the spectacular mountain scenery through incredible dense rhododendron forests, full of bridges, playful langur (black faced monkey), and deep sub-tropical valleys is really unforgettable.

The Annapurna sunrise trek access of least amount of time, which begins from either Phedi or Nayapul can be reached after a short drive from Pokhara. This trek is considered to be the best in introduction to trekking with some spectacular views.

  • Trip Facts
  • Trekking Map
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Cost Information
  • Before you travel
  • What to Take

Trip Duration: 10 days,

Max. Altitude: 3210m (Poon Hill),

Best Time: February, March, April, May, June, September, October,and November are the best months.

Minimum Pax: 1 pax,

Start Trip: Nayapul,

End Trip: Nayapul,

Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Guest houses during trekking

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara, All meals during trekking

Trip Grade: Easy

Highlights: Modi River, luxuriant rhododendron forest, fascinating traditional villages, Mt. Annapurna, Annapurna South,
Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Gangapurna and Nilgiri.

Trekking map

Day 01: Welcome to Nepal, Tribhuwan International Airport
We will meet you at Tribhuwan International airport, Kathmandu and transferred to the hotel, after your freshness briefing program for your trekking, overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing tour at Kathmandu Valley
After your breakfast we will start a guided tour to the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu valley, including Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambunath (Monkey Temple) and Buddha Nath, one of the large Stupas in the world, overnight at hotel

Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara
Today we leave to Pokhara, which takes 30 minutes by flight and 6-7 hours by bus. Today you will be free in Pokhara you can visit yourself. Pokhara is beautiful lake city which offers panoramic views of Mt. Machapuchre, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna and Mt. Manaslu.

Day 04: Pokhara drive to Nayapul and trekking to Tikhedhunga (1540m) 6-7 hours.
After having breakfast, we drive to Nayapul the trekking starting point which takes 1.5 hours drive from Pokhara. From Nayapul our trail continues through local villages following the bank of Modi khola then we climb steadily up to reach Tikhedhunga (1570mtr).

Day 05: Tikhedhunga Trekking to Ghorepani (2840m) 5-6 hours.
Early morning after having breakfast, we begin our trip to Ulleri. Then the trail continues to Ghorepani through the pine forest, oak and rhododendrons forest Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 06: Hiking to Poon Hill and Trekking to Tadapani (2610m) 5 hours.
Early morning, we start hike up to Poon hill (3210mtr).This Vantage Poon hill offers magnificent Sunrise views of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (6940m) , Annapurna (8091m), Machapuchre (6997m), Manaslu (8163m) and other several peaks . This sunrise view will be unforgettable experience in your lifetime .After spending 1hour at Poon hill we return back to Ghorepani. After taking breakfast we leave for Tadapani through pine and Rhododendron forest.

Day 07: Tadapani Trekking to Ghandruk (1940m) 5 hours
Early morning after breakfast, the trail descends down to Ghandruk, the cultural village of Gurung people which takes approximately 5 hours. This Ghandruk village is popular trekking destination which offers spectacular mountain views and tradition lifestyle of Gurung people.

Day 08: Ghandruk Trekking to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara
Today is the last day of our Poon hill trekking. From Ghandruk, the trail goes down through the rice field and some villages to reach Birethanti. From here we step up to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara.

Day 09: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu
Today we leave Pokhara to Kathmandu, which takes 30 minutes by flight and 6-7 hours by bus. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel

Day 10: Transfer to Tribhuwan international airport for your final departure
Dream Heaven Adventure Team say good bye and take you to the airport to catch your flight back to your home.

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up and drop by car/van/Hiace
  • 3 Nights Accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Pokhara twin sharing on Bed and Breakfast
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including the tour guide and transportation
  • An experienced English-speaking and Government license holder Trekking guide including salary, insurance, flight, food and lodging
  • Trekking porter including salary, insurance, flight, food and lodging ( 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis)
  • All necessary paper works, trekking permits and TIMS card.
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All trekking equipment for trekking staff
  • All government and local taxes
  • Transportation by Tourist Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu
  • Private Transportation from Pokhara to trekking starting point and trekking ending point to Pokhara

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry Visa fee
  • International Airfare and Airport Tax, Sightseeing entry fee for the city tour.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • All Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, bottle, hot shower etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • All kinds of drinks, hot water, alcoholic and soft drinks.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in cost include.

How to Get Nepal

Flights arrive at Kathmandu, from where internal connecting flights are possible. The following are some of the airlines that fly to Nepal; Nepal Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Thai Airways, Gulf Air, Qatar Air, Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Air India, Austrian Airlines, Biman Bangladesh, Lufthansa, Air Arabia, Air China, Oman Air, Druk Air, GMG Airlines, Korean Air, Pakistan International Airlines, and Singapore Airlines fly into Kathmandu. It is also possible to travel overland from India or China. You can check with your local travel agent for competitive airfares or please contact us.

Travel Insurance

Personal travel insurance is not included in the prices mentioned. But every effort is made to ensure the safety of all participants; it is condition of booking that you take out a personal travel insurance policy. To protect against unforeseen circumstances, it is visible to take a “Trip cancellation and medical insurance policy” before your arrival into Kathmandu. Medical coverage is especially mandatory for those who are trekking in high altitudes. It covers injury, death, lost baggage, medical treatment and expenses, and air ambulance or helicopter rescue services in case of emergency.

Passport and Visa

You need to have a valid passport having minimum of 6 months of validity from the return date. You can get Nepalese visa from the Nepalese consulate in your country or arrival in Kathmandu airport. Do not forget that you will also need two passport size photos to take Nepal visa. Do not require visa for Indian nationalities.
Visa Fees:
• US $ 25 or convertible foreign currency equivalent for 15 days.
• US $ 40 or convertible foreign currency equivalent for 30 days.
• US $ 100 or convertible foreign currency equivalent for 90 days.
Allowed only 150 days to stay in Nepal in a calendar year on a tourist visa.

Health and Fitness

All tour and treks in Nepal demanded a significant level of fitness, therefore you should check with your doctor concerning your health and fitness before you travel in Nepal. You have any pre existing medical condition or disability you might increase the risk of your requiring medical attention you need to inform to Dream Heaven Adventure. You should be aware of the risk of altitude sickness and frostbite, and allow yourself time to adjust to changes in altitude and temperature. This may hamper your ability to travel.

  • Hiking Boots and Socks
  • Trekking Pants and trousers
  • Informal shirt and T-shirts
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Fleece jacket and pullover
  • Thermal gloves
  • Sun Hat/Warm Hat and Sunglasses
  • Headlamp and batteries
  • Sun protection
  • Water bottles to fill water 1 Ltr Recommend
  • Antibacterial hand wash and towel
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag– 20 degree, Down Jacket