Annapurna sunrise view Trek
Annapurna Sunrise view Trek
Annapurna sunrise view Trek

Annapurna Sunrise View Trek

Duration11 Days
Trip GradeEasy
Maximum Altitude3210 M
Group Size1-12
Best TimeThrough Out the Year

Annapurna Sunrise View Trek Highlights

  • Moderate trek suitable for family
  • Gurung, Magar, and Aryan culture, tradition, and lifestyle
  • The largest rhododendron forest in the world
  • Amazing sunrise view of the Annapurna (8,091 m), the Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m)
  • Nearest trekking destination from the Tourism Capital of Nepal
  • Unblock mountain range from Mardi route.
  • The national flower Rhododendron.
  • Wildlife, Yaks, and vegetation.

Trip Overview

Annapurna Sunrise View Trek offers much more than the best sunrise view of the glorious mountains. It is located just 35.9 km northwards from Pokhara, the Tourism Capital of Nepal. It is a moderate trekking in Nepal suitable for family trek.

The culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the Gurung, Magar, Chhetri, and Brahmins are the cultural beauties of this trek. Ulleri, Ghorepani, and Tadapani are the classic villages you go past during Annapurna Sunrise View Trek.

It is also called Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek as the Ghorepani and Poon Hill are the major attractions. You get to see the largest rhododendron forests in the world in Ghorepani and the best sunrise view from Poon Hill.

The enthralling ridges of the Annapurna (8,091 m), the Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), and Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m) make this trek a lifetime achievement.

The natural hot spring of Jhinu Danda gives you a distinct experience of bathing with the fresh hot water.

Annapurna Sunrise View Trek is a purely customizable trip that can be done together with Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Mardi Himal Trek. It can also be connected with Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour and city sightseeing tour as well.

For the tailor-made trek in Annapurna Region and other Nepal trekking regions of Nepal, always remember Nepal Trekking Routes (NTR). We guarantee your 100% satisfaction with the best quality services at the most reasonable cost.

Annapurna Sunrise Trek Cost

Annapurna Sunrise Trek is completely a tea house trekking in Nepal. The tea houses in the Annapurna Region are recognized for their more-than-basic services of food and accommodation to the tourists. However, the cost of food and accommodation is not as high as in Everest Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Circuit Trek.

This is a moderate type of trekking in Nepal. So, you do not require a porter by adding an extra expense in your trip cost. If you can carry 20 kg – 25 kg of load, you can carry your backpack yourself. You can save to minimize the cost by hiring a guide come porter from a local tour operator.

The compulsion to travel by flight is another factor to increases the cost of any trip. However, you can minimize Annapurna Sunrise View Trek by traveling by road from and to Kathmandu.

Annapurna Region is a free individual trekking (FIT) region. You don’t have to pay an extra charge for a restricted area trekking (RAT) permit which is almost equal to your whole trip.

Above all, if you book a full-board Nepal trekking package, no need to spend extra money as well. However, the choice is all yours!

How Difficult is Annapurna Sunrise View Trek?

Before booking this trip, you may ask “How Difficult is Annapurna Sunrise View Trek?” to be frank, Annapurna Sunrise Trek is a moderate type of Nepal trekking suitable for family. People of all ages can do this trek given they have good physical and psychological conditions. The trekking trails are always in good condition because the local communities are active in promoting tourism in their region. If anything wrong happens to the trekking trails, they all come together to renovate them.

The maximum altitude to reach is 3,210 m I.e. Poon Hill. Poon Hill is the top destination of Annapurna Sunrise View Trek. It is the vantage point to serve you with the best morning view of the majestic mountains. You walk through the moderate trails for about 4-5 hours every day. Moreover, you don’t have to worry about altitude sickness because you can traverse the specified distance leisurely. You don’t have to worry about the Annapurna Sunrise View Trek difficulty because it is a tea house trekking. So, you just have to keep personal stuff in your backpack. You can travel with a light backpack which minimizes the difficulty of this trek.

Trip PlanExpand All

Based on your arrival time, a representative from Nepal Trekking Routes will reach Kathmandu International Airport [TIA] to welcome and receive you. You will then be escorted to your hotel where you can refresh and relax and in the evening a welcome dinner program will be organized at a Nepali restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Deluxe Hotel In Kathmandu

After you have your breakfast, our tour guide leads you through some UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Kathmandu Valley alone hosts 7 of the 10 World Heritage Sites of Nepal.

You will be visiting Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, the Monkey Temple, and Patan Durbar Square respectively.

Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva in the world. Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the largest spherical monasteries in the world. The Monkey Temple aka Swayambhunath Stupa is a viewpoint to scan the entire Capital City at a glance.

Patan Durbar Square is one of the three royal palaces of the ancient kingdoms prevalent in the valley. It is also called the marvel of Newari architecture because of its location amidst the classic Newari settlement areas.

After you return from Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour, the team leader tells you all about Annapurna Sunrise View Trek.

Meals: BreakfastAccommodation: Deluxe Hotel In Kathmandu

You have two options to travel to Pokhara from Kathmandu: driving and flying. Although flight is a bit more expensive, the journey is faster and offers the aerial view of the Himalayas and other natural landmarks.

Driving moves ahead through the small towns at the Prithvi Highway. Relishing the astounding outlook of the Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Annapurna Ridges.

The mode of transportation depends upon your agreement with our agency while booking Annapurna Sunrise View Trek.

When you land in Pokhara, you will be taken to the hotel. In the free time, visit around the attractive places of the Lake City.

Meals: BreakfastAccommodation: Deluxe Hotel in PokharaDuration: 7/8 HrsDistance: 200 KM

After breakfast, you head towards Nayapul, the gateway to Annapurna Sunrise View Trek in a tourist bus or a private jeep. From Nayapul, you begin the trek by following the trail moving along the Modi Khola banks. Then, it goes through deep forests of rhododendron and oak while showing the Annapurna Massif.

By walking past the 3,000+ stone staircases, you reach Ulleri, a large Magar village of the Annapurna Region. The village is a gallery of the typical culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the Magar ethnic community. You might meet some Gurkhas who will share their bravery during the wars.

Max Altitude: 1,960 M Meals: B.L.D.Accommodation: Tea House/LodgeDuration: 5/6 Hours

Have your breakfast and begin the rugged but easy path that goes past several small hamlets, rivulets and dense rhododendron and oak forests of the ACAP. The appealing views of the valley and mountains all around make this trip more memorable.

In fact, Ghorepani has the largest rhododendron forest in the world with 8 of 32 rhododendron species found in Nepal. The animals and birds of the conservation area play hide-and-seek while carrying on your trek. Then, you stop in Ghorepani Village tonight. One of the largest Gurung villages, Ghorepani is a storehouse of their culture, tradition, and lifestyle. From here, the vistas of the Annapurna (8,091 m) and the Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) Himalayan Ranges.

Max Altitude: 3210 M Meals: B.L.D.Accommodation: Tea House/LodgeDuration: 6 Hrs

This is the most exciting part of Annapurna Sunrise View Trek because you are going to get a lifelong memory of sunrise views of the Annapurna Region. Wake up early and head towards Poon Hill (3,210 m) that takes nearly 1 hour from Ghorepani.

From the hilltop, the Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) Massif, Annapurna (8.091 m) Massif, and Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m) unleash their beauty at fullest. The white snow sparkling in the first sun rays are perhaps the best experience that one can have in their life!

Afterwards, you return to the hotel and have some breakfast. Following the trail that moves along the terraced farmlands and lush rhododendron forests, you reach Tadapani. Tadapani is a small village having some handicraft shops and hotels to serve the trekkers to this region. You can cherish the gorgeous views of Annapurna South (7,237 m) and Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m).

Max Altitude: 2660 M Meals: B.L.D.Accommodation: Tea House/LodgeDuration: 8 Hrs

Enjoy the dazzling view of the Annapurna Region while having breakfast. After that, you follow the downhill trail in the beginning and then uphill leading to Chhomrong Village. Enjoying the heart-touching views of the Annapurna Massif and rhododendron forest all around, you reach Jhinu Danda.

The natural hot spring of Jhinu Danda calls the trekkers of the Annapurna Region. Taking bath in the hot spring is an ultimate way to get rid of physical fatigue and mental stress.

Alternatively, you can trek to Ghandruk from Tadapani in about 3-4 hours. The distance to Ghandruk from Tadapani is shorter than that to Jhinu Danda. Following a mostly downhill trail that goes past dense forest and terraced field, you reach the destination. Occasional views of the fabulous mountains of the Annapurna Massif and the Dhaulagiri Massif make this short trek more interesting.

Ghandruk is a typical Gurung village having dense population and clean surrounding. The village has almost all the modern tools and appliances. The Gurung Museum and the ACAP Office are the major attractions of this village besides the friendly people.

The Gurung Museum gives you information about costumes, ornaments, tools, and technologies of these people. The ACPAP Office is a reliable source to know more about the biodiversity of the conservation area.

Max Altitude: 1950 M Meals: B.L.D.Accommodation: Tea House/LodgeDuration: 3 Hrs.

After breakfast, you descend towards the Komrong Khola and then along the lush forest by crossing a new bridge. Afterwards, crossing a beautiful waterfall in Himalpani, you reach Landruk, a Gurung village. Thereafter, you trek to Tolka, a typical Magar village of the Annapurna Region.

If you spend the night in Ghandruk Village, you follow the banks of the Modi River in the beginning. Crossing a bridge, the trail moves through a terraced field to Landruk Village. Moving further, you reach Tolka in a couple of hours.

From Tolka, you trek down to Phedi by leaving some beautiful villages such as Pritam Deurali, Pothana, and Dhampus. While descending, the amazing vistas of the mountains and surrounding forests accompany you.

From Phedi, you board on a jeep or a van and head towards Pokhara. After arriving in Pokhara, you will be transported to the hotel. In the spare time, explore the city because this is the last day of Annapurna Sunrise View Trek itinerary to stay in Pokhara.

Meals: B.L.DAccommodation: Tea House/LodgeDuration: 6 Hrs

You have two options to return today. You can either trek from Tokla to Nayapul via the village of Deurali or return to Phedi vai Pothana. Both Nayapul and Pothana touches the highway that takes us back to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Meals: B.L.DAccommodation: Deluxe Hotel In PokharaDuration: 5/6 Hrs

If you would like to take a flight back to Kathmandu, you can go to the Pokhara airport in the morning and board on a flight. Or else, drive back to Kathmandu on a scenic highway route. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Meals: BreakfastAccommodation: Deluxe Hotel In KathmanduDuration: 7 HrsDistance: 200 KM

Depending on the time of your departure, our representative will accompany you to Tribhuvan International Airport.

Meals: Breakfast
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Cost Details
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off service,
  • Professionla English speaking Trekking Guide for your trekking
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, accommodation during the trekking
  • Three-star level or equal-level hotel  in Kathmandu
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks (if required)
  • Trekking permit of National Park,
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System )
  • Round  Transport ( Kathmandu to Trekking starting point to Kathmandu )
  • Insurance and equipment for the trekking staff
  • First aid kit
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with a cultural program in a typical Traditional Nepali restaurant
  • Personal expenses,
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, extra accommodation in Kathmandu,
  • Travel insurance and International airfare,
  • Tips for guide and porter,
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (with out itinerary)
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It can be done throughout the year because the maximum altitude to reach in 3,210 m (Poon Hill). However, the best seasons of Annapurna Sunrise View Trek are spring and autumn. In spring, the colorful rhododendron flowers wrap the entire region as if it were a bride on her wedding day. In autumn, the weather and temperature are stable serving for the best sunrise view.

Yes, you can do. Annapurna Sunrise View Trek can be done as an individual and in an organized trek as well. The route of this trek does not enter into any restricted area trekking (RAT). However, we recommend you to do it as an organized trek to have a distinct experience.

Annapurna Sunrise View Trek is completely a tea house trekking on a full board system. Therefore, you need not bring anything except your stuff and accessories. For more details about the trekking gear.

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