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. Annapurna Sunrise view trekking trail starts from Naya pool which is one hour drive from Pokhara. After a walk from Naya pool to Ghorepani (2880m), you get to see most incredible Rhododendron forest and joyful view gigantic Annapurna South (7119m) at its best from Ulleri village. On the way colorful orchids along with high mountains including two eight thou sanders i.e. Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna greets you. With a guided sightseeing program in Kathmandu. The trail goes through the Pine, Juniper and rhododendron dense forest with raging rivers making sound from Dhampus, Pothana to Landruk. The Ghandruk trail guarantees you fun, pleasure and a magnificent insight of the natural panorama of the beautiful Himalayan country, Nepal. Walking west to Tadapani (2590m) you will come across some of the most incredible rhododendron forests in Nepal, while the gargantuan Mt. Machhapuchhare (6900m) looms above you.
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. The trail continues through patchwork valleys, dense mossy rhododendron forests, and past icy waterfalls. It is a unique experience to get familiarity with the local culture and rejoice with their hospitality. It would be almost unbelievable to get back home without a scratch and no any feeling of fatigue. The trekkers who wish to explore the different experience of culture and heritages, distinct Nepalese lifestyle, views of Himalaya, rewarding nature; the evergreen trail of Annapurna Sunrise view trek can be adventurous.
Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
Day 02: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara, take a 25 minutes flight or 6-7 hours drive
Day 04: Pokhara trek to Dhampus (1600m): Walking distance 3-4 hours
Day 05: Dhampus trek to Landruk (1620m): Walking distance 5 hours
Day 06: Landruk trek to Ghandruk (1940m): Walking distance 3 hours
Day 07: Ghandruk trek to Tadapani (2540m): walking distance 3-4 hours
Day 08: Tadapani trek to Ghorepani (2775m): walking distance 5-6 hours
Day 09: Ghorepani/Poon Hill to Tikhedhunga (1540m): walking distance 3-4 hours
Day 10: Tikhedhunga / Nayapul to Pokhara (820m): walking distance 3 hours
Day 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu, 25 minutes flight or 6-7 hours drive.
Day 12: Final Departure
Day 1: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long fight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.
Day 2: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Patan Durbar Square reflecting the ancient Nepalese culture are highlighted on our guided tour. On return to your hotel you will have time to explore the local area, have dinner and perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the popular streets.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara, take a 25 minutes flight or 6-7 hours drive
After having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport to take a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. Or you can take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7 hour drive via scenic Prithivi Highway. Lunch spot one the way to Pokhara. Pokhara lakeside villages sits, "front row center" to one of the most beautiful Himalayan panoramas in the world. The Annapurna and famous "Fishtail" mountain peak of Machhapuchhare tower over the tropical setting of Pokhara and you spend there will be the scenic highlight of your trip. you will be free to explore the city after freshen up.
Day 4: Pokhara to Dhampus (1600m): Walking distance 3-4 hours
Take a 30min drive to roadside shacks of Phedi. The start of the trail heads up the hill on a set of steps across the road. The main part of Dhampus valley is on the top of the ridge, more than 500m above. The area is inhabited by Brahmins, Chhetris and few Gurungs. Crossing the dirt road a couple of times and stone staircases makes the trail more adventuring. The spectacular panoramic view of Annapurna Himalayan range makes your overnight camping much greater.
Day 5: Dhampus trek to Landruk (1620m): Walking distance 5 hours
The trail climbs to a rhododendron forest and passes to Pothana (1990m). The view of Machhapuchhare (6997m) is excellent from here, except that from this angle it looks more like Matterhorn than a fish tail. The trail emerges in the main Modi Khola valley and reaches Tolkha (1790m). Beyond this, the trail descends gently crossing numerous streams and terraces continuing on to Landruk, a beautiful Gurung village which provides an excellent view of the surrounding mountain ranges.
Day 6: Landruk trek to Ghandruk (1940m): Walking distance 3 hours
You can see Ghandruk village high above on the opposite side of the river. Take a right path over a wooden bridge and past a hydroelectricity pipe beside a lovely waterfall. Ghandruk is the second largest Gurung village in Nepal. You can explore the maze like streets of this thriving Gurung settlement.
Day 7: Ghandruk to Tadapani (2540m): walking distance 3-4 hours - 5 km
Today the trekking trail ascends steeply through rhododendron forests from Baise Kharka. You can encounter with monkeys and wide varieties of birds. The left-hand trail makes a short, steep ascent among rocks. Trail ascends steeply through dense moss-covered forest with rich bird life to Tadapani which also provides a close up sunset view. Tadapani means 'far water' and the water supply is a long distance below the village.
Day 8: Tadapani to Ghorepani (2775m): walking distance 5-6 hours - 9.3 km
Trail ascends steeply through dense moss-covered rhododendron forest with rich bird life. We pass some small villages and walk alongside the Ghaja Khola. It's about 7-8 hours work all the way up to Ghorepani.
Day 9: Ghorepani/Poon Hill to Tikhedhunga (1540m): walking distance 3-4 hours - 11.8 km
Rise before dawn the following day to make the early-morning excursion to Poon Hill (3210m), one of the best Himalaya view point in Nepal, provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. The spectacular panorama stretches from Dhaulagiri I, Annapurna and Machhapuchhare. Watching the beautiful sunrise is a defining moment with lots of pleasure and tranquility. The trail crosses two sparkling clear streams, a small ridge and another stream before making a short climb to Nangathanti (2460m). The unrelenting staircase continues to the large Magar village of Ulleri (2080m). After a short waking you will arrive at Tikhedunga. We spend the overnight at guest house.
Day 10: Tikhedhunga / Nayapul to Pokhara (820m): walking distance 3 hours- 9.6 km
Drop steadily up the side of the valley to reach Hille (1510m) and Sudami. Traverse high above the river on a wide stone-paved trail to a large and prosperous town Birethanti (1000m). We continue our walk to Nayapul and catch a private vehicle to get to Pokhara. We spend a beautiful night in Pokhara city. You can have some expedition over city streets.
Day 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu, Take a 25 minutes flight or 6/7 hour Drive.
You can take a fight or take a drive to Kathmandu. Rest of the day you can rest in the hotel or take a leisurely stroll over the famous places of Kathmandu valley. Up on your request we can arrange you tour in the city.
Day 12: Final Departure
With lots of grateful to you, we will proudly drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home.
(The above itinerary can be tailor made as per clients request, we can make the itinerary more shorter by cutting day 02 city tour and 2nd last free day in Kathmandu, there is early morning 8 am flight to Pokhara which is only 25 minutes flight so we can start the trek in same day, can take a fly back also late afternoon, So people have short time wanted to do this trek also possible, people who have longer time can add the White Water Rafting, Jungle safari tour in Chitwan National park, can spend more time in Pokhara by doing Paragliding, Zeep Flyer and other extra activities so feel free to write us your interest and time and we will make the itinerary to suites your needs).
Above the Himalaya Trekking have made every effort to keep our price as competitive as possible, by still providing an excelling service to our customer. We pay our porters and guide the legal wages agreed with the porters union, our trekking staffs are some of the best paid in Nepal which allow us to attract only the best guides and porters and we have same amount of Insurance for guide and porter which is more than Government fixed amount. All our price are nett and there are no hidden cost everything is clear on cost includes and excludes this is the main reason all our customer are happy from our service. For up to date cost for the trip please contact us.
First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date. You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days till date.
You can get Nepal visa prior to arrival from the Nepalese Embassy at your home country. Likewise, you can easily get an up on arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal. This is for those who travel from India and Tibet. For more information and download please visit Nepal Visa Information
Some of the required official documents are your valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal. For detail information we request you to visit our visa page.
We find that most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs and that you find difficult to pay for your treks and tour. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call to your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. In Nepal you have to pay 3.5 % credit card commission s per Nepal Bank rules, on top of your payable amount for the trek cost. So, please be sure that you bring some cash in USD to pay us. Likewise, be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. We request you not to change money in the Airport. The exchange rate is very low there. Our office provides you the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel
Our clients must have comprehensive travel insurance package. Their insurance must cover against medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, trip cancellation, lost of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage etc.
We are sorry to inform you that though Nepal is rich in water resource, there is electricity crisis in Nepal. It is more likely that there is electricity off for some hours in day and night time. Most of the hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other cities are likely to have no battery backup. Air condition may not work and, sometimes, TV and other electric utensils may not run. Some hotel is likely to run the TV and AC also. However, only few of them are in this category.
So, be prepared for this while you are traveling here. For your ease, we recommend you to bring the flashlight with extra bulbs and batteries.
No special degree of fitness is required and that there is no age barrier. However, in the areas over 3000m altitude, extra care should be taken. One can trek who have strong legs and the spirit for adventure to explore the exotic will enjoy the thrills of trekking in the hills of Nepal. Normally, for weary trekkers we have a list of short, easy and exotic treks and for the experienced trekkers we offer a longer trek with lots of excitement and adventure. We encourage all men and women, families, students and professionals around the world to enjoy the enchanting trekking in Nepal. You can join us as an individual team member or with your own group. We commit to arrange a best trekking that delight you in the Nepal Himalayas. If you can have fun walking for 3-6 hours up and down hills to Nepal, pack your luggage and join us for an exhilarating and unforgettable journey. All the necessary things for your trekking will be arranged by us. What you can do is to enjoy the beautiful scenery and magnificent view of Nepal Himalayas.
Most of our treks start on the third day of your arrival. On the first day of your arrival, we will pick you from the airport and let you know your hotel. However, it depends on your arrival time. If your flight is early, we are likely to invite you to our office and make yourself comfort with ideas and brief information on your trek package. If you arrive at night, all the arrangements are likely to made the morning. Second day, it is our package to take you for sightseeing tour within Kathmandu valley. However, the trekkers who have limited time can start their trekking from the second day. We can arrange all the necessary trekking permits and other utensils in advance in case you have limited time. It is your third day that you will fly out of Kathmandu. However, if any further arrangement is still at wait, you can enjoy your trek the next day.
Trekking in the Himalayas need to arrangement of equipment as you have to find yourself comfortable at higher altitude. The basic clothing item that you are expected to be prepared with are well described here. Remember that excess baggage is likely to be a burden for yourself and your supporting staff. "Pack light, but pack right", is our motto. This will allow you to enjoy a comfortable journey with your energies and enthusiastic zeal focused on the exploration of this enchanting Nepal scenic beauty. Please visit here for Clothing and Equipment list
It is not really necessary to spend large amount of money buying extra equipment and clothing prior to your trip. It is because most of the trekking equipment can be hired from many adventure shops within Kathmandu. Most of the gear is locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper). Some Chinese gear are likely to be more expensive but qualitative. Sleeping bag and down jacket are easily rented. Each item can be rented for less than USD 1, for a day. You have to manage other items buying them yourself. However, these items are more likely to be cheaper than those in your hometown. We will arrange all the necessary items you need on the second day of your arrival. Moreover, we ourselves will fascinate you to buy the goods.
All travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities)
For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies etc, it is not really must but recommended.
While you chose which trip you wanted to go with, contact us to our head office Thamel Kathmandu Nepal by mail or phone, email is more easy and clear options, as soon as we get your email or call we will process for your booking.
We need 20% booking amount to confirm your booking, the payment can be made through the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa card ) or through online money transfers also Money Gram, Western Unions or others. After we get the 20% amount we will confirm your booking and you will get the official booking and payment receipt. The final balance for the tour will be paid up on arrival in Kathmandu.
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Annapurna is a section of the Himalayas in north-central Nepal that includes 8,091m (26,545 ft) Annapurna I, thirteen additional peaks over 7,00m (22,970 ft) and 16 more over 6,000m. The entire massif and surrounding area are protected Annapurna Conservation Area Project.
Largely inaccessible by road, combined with the well-worn foot tracks developed between villages over centuries makes Annapurna region trekking the best way of seeing the Himalayas. The villages and monasteries you pass offer an interesting slice of Nepalese, Tibetan and Trans-Himalayan culture. It might be one of the best destinations for the mountain lovers and natural seeker with boundless cultural diversity, splendor view of ever snow capped mountains and variety of wildlife and vegetation.
Major highlights are the ancient mid-western salt route settlement of Manang, Thorong –La pass between Nepal and Tibet, Muktinath Temple, Jomsom, Kagbeni, Ghandruk, Ghorepani Poonhill, Manang-Mustang, famous apple garden in Marpha, the deepest gorge of world Kali Gandaki and the world highest lake; Tilicho Lake (4,919m). About two-thirds of the trekkers in Nepal visit the Annapurna region.
Beautiful Pokhara city is the gateway to the Annapurna region. Have a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara or drive of about 4-5 hrs from Kathmandu. We have direct flight of 40 min to Jomsom too. From Nayapul or Dhampus, trek inside Annapurna region. You can also start from Besisahar for Annapurna circuit or round trek. You can also start your journey from Beni, which is about 9-10 hrs drive from Kathmandu.
Due to the extremes of elevation the region contains a remarkable diversity of flora; from sub-tropical forests of oak, bamboo, pine, sandalwood, magnolia and juniper and rhododendron in the south to the high alpine meadows and windswept desert plateaus in the north, nearby Tibet border.
Picturesque peaks; Annapurna I (8,091m), II, III, IV, and Annapurna South, Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Manaslu (8,176m), Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Machhapuchhare (Fishtail), Tukuche (6920m), Hiunchuli (6441m) Tarke Kang (7193m), Gangapurna (7454m), Lamjung Himal (6986m) and several other peaks.
The major river of this region is Gandaki. Muktinath is the origin place of Gandaki River. Modi Khola River crosses the region and Kali Gandaki makes the deepest gorge at upper part.
The best months are September, October & November during the Autumn season and March, April & May during the spring season are consider as the best seasons for attempting trekking in Annapurna.
Some frequently walked and famous trekking trails of the Annapurna region are Ghandruk trek, Ghorepani poon hill trek, Annapurna sanctuary trek, Annapurna circuit trek, Jomsom muktinath trek, Upper mustang trek, Annapurna royal trek, Round Annapurna trek, Annapurna Base camp trekking, Mardi Himal trek, Tilicho lake trekking, Dhaulagiri round trek etc. You can also have hiking in Dhampus, Sarangkot and Siklis.
Mustang is located in the western part of Nepal and is officially the name of the district having a Tibet like region. This mustang is divided into two parts Upper Mustang and Lower Mustang. Upper Mustang is largely occupied by Manangi people and goes up to the ancient capital of Lo Manthang. Lower Mustang covers the part of lower valley along the Kali Gandaki River. Mustang is the only district in Nepal with its own King.
Pokhara valley offers wonderful views of the fishtailed summit of Machhapuchhare which rises from behind the Phewa Lake. Sightseeing in Pokhara is a combination of the long arrays of world famous snow clad peaks, emerald lakes, turbulent rivers with deep Georges and picturesque villages. Phewa Lake, Rupa lake, Begnas lake, Pokhara Regional Museum, World Peace Pagoda, Gorkha Museum, David's fall, Mahendra Cave, Bindavasini Temple etc. are some to mention.
Muktinath has become the center for pilgrimage for thousands of Indians and Nepalese Hindus. It is situated at an altitude of 3,710 meters at the foot of Thorong La pass, Mustang district, Nepal. Mainly the temple is with a predominant Sri Vaishnava origin (Lord Vishu). The sacred water that flows in 108 pipes around the temple complex denotes all sacred Pushkarini waters (Temple Tanks).
Hiring a porter or a guide can add greatly to your trek experience in Nepal. It helps you for easy learning of the lifestyle, culture, tradition, history and nature of the people from the experience of guides. They help for proper communications also. Besides that guides also assist to guests on the issues like: first aid, Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), emergency, rescue methods etc.
Nepalese people believe that guests are the incarnations of God. So you need not to worry about any loots and thieves. There are also help centers and police stations for the security regions. All the people are very honest, helpful and reliable.
We Nepalese face load shedding problems in our country. But don't worry; you'll get electricity to charge you batteries easily. Also some hotels and lodges maintains generators and battery back ups.
There are telephones facilities in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls and also you can use your Cell Phone.
Trekking in Mountain means, you must be in good health and physical condition. Most days have four to five hours of walking if you are on easy and short trekking but for long moderately strenuous treks some days are up to seven hours.
Annapurna region trekking is easy and deliberately short durations trekking. So if you physically fit and enjoy walking you can join for it. Normally for weary trekkers we have a list of short, easy and exotic treks like Ghorepani Ghandruk treks, Sunrise view trek, Jomsom muktinath trek etc. and for the experience trekkers we offer a longer trek with lots of excitement and adventure like Annapurna Base camp trek, Annapurna circuit trek etc.
Specific concerns include physical fitness and altitude acclimatization. Immunizations and vaccinations that should be considered include tuberculosis, diphtheria, typhoid, tetanus, meningococcal meningitis, polio, hepatitis A and Japanese encephalitis and also for anti-malaria. While trekking, constant intake of potable water is essential to avoid Advanced Mountain Sickness (AMS).
The clothing you bring will need to allow for both the warmth of the days and the chill of the nights. While trekking during the day, lightweight trekking trousers and T-shirts are recommended. It's always a good idea to carry a waterproof jacket and some warmer clothing with you though as mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable. Its also windy all the time so have wind proofs one.
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Duration: 12 days from Arrival to Departure
Max. Altitude: Poon Hill (3210m)
Trek Grade: Easy
Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September - November are the best seasons. Dec & January are Winter, We can go for the trek can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time and not highly recommended.
Trip Snippets: 12 days, 5 night’s hotels, 6 nights Lodges, Breakfast in the city and All meals on trek are included
Departure Dates: We are able to offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November and December for a group of 1 to 15 people.
Equipment rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment
Your trek Back pack/duffle bag: Your baggage on trek will be carried by our porters, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15kg including your sleeping bag and down jacket, Other items not required on trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara
Transportation: Tourist Bus, Private Car/Van,Plane.
Activity: City tour, Trekking
The following basic equipments checklists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should weigh not more than 33 pounds or 15 kg.
01. Back pack (60 ltr -70 ltr) - with comfortable shoulder straps, frame, and back pack cover (line the bag with polythene).
02. Waterproof Trekking shoes with spare laces – recommended high ankle with good grips,
03. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
04. 2 synthetic /waterproof Track Pants
05: T-shirts - 3
06. Fleece jacket or pullover or Sweater also recommended
07. 1 Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
08. 1 Down Jacket or Gore Tex Jacket heavy one
09. Thermal Inners.
10. Socks, Cotton 2/3 pairs, Woolen 2/3 pairs
11. 2 pair Lightweight gloves, in winter recommended, Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
12. Sun hat/Woolen cap, or scarf
13. Sun protection cream.
14. Underwear (6)
15. Hiking shorts (2)
16. Lip Balm/ cold cream.
17. Walking Stick – recommend having it minimum 1
1. Sleeping bag rated to (-20 degree Celsius), if traveling in winter sleeping bag liner also recommended
2. Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
3. Personal Medical Kit
4. Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
5. Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
6. Water bottles (2) 1 Liter each.
8. Quick dry Towel- It should be light / thin.