Annapurna Sunrise Trek - 9 Days

One of the most incredible treks in Annapurna region, Annapurna Sunrise Trek is also known as Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.

This Annapurna Sunrise Trek starts from a scenic flight to the Lake City (Pokhara) followed by a short drive to Nayapul.

This wonderful trek route goes via spectacular landscapes, charming Gurung and Magar villages, lush forests of rhododendron, bamboo, and pines. By the end of the trek, you’ll get the blissful scenario of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range.

The trail passes via traditional Gurung and Magar village where you’ll get the opportunity to explore the Himalayan lifestyle and culture closely.

If you’re reasonably fit and looking for an adventurous trek lasting for over a week, then this short Annapurna Sunrise trek is the right option for you.

It is an easy and the perfect choice for novice trekkers. Though it is one of the easiest trails in the mountain terrain, you’ve to walk entire uphill and downhill and climb several stone cases. Thus, to complete this trek successfully, you should have “can do” attitude.

Although the best time for this beautiful trek is spring and autumn season, it is doable whole year around. During the spring, you’ll get the fantastic view of rhododendron blooming which make the whole trial colorful.

Nonetheless, if you want to spend more time in the beautiful Annapurna massif region, then you can opt for Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, and Jomsom Muktinath Trek.

I assure you this Annapurna Sunrise Trek will be your life-changing experience!

Highlights

  • Explore the beautiful lake city Pokhara
  • Adventurous trek into the heart of the Annapurna region
  • Breathtaking sunrise view over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range from the Poon Hill
  • Jaw-dropping views of spectacular mountain including Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre, and Hiunchuli
  • Experience an ethnic Magar and Gurung culture, tradition, and lifestyle
  • Walk via the beautiful dense rhododendron forests
DaysItineraryTime
Day 01Arrival to Kathmandu (1,338 m)-
Day 02Sightseeing in Kathmandu (1,338 m)-
Day 03Drive to Pokhara, drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri (2,050 m)7.5 hrs drive and 4-5 hours trek
Day 04Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750 m)4-5 hrs
Day 05Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700 m)6-7 hrs
Day 06Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1,940 m)3-4 hrs
Day 07Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (827 m)4 hrs trek and 1.5 hours drive
Day 08Fly to Kathmandu and farewell dinner in the evening-
Day 09Final Departure-
Day 1
Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu

Max Elevation: 1,338 m, Kathmandu

A representative of Osho Vision Travel will receive and transfer you to the respective hotels. After freshening up, you’ll visit our office. There’ll be a small team meeting with a guide, and we’ll discuss the trekking itinerary and equipment. If you’re confused about anything, you have plenty of time for questions. Our guide will answer all of your questions.

If you arrive at night, we’ll have a team meeting on the next morning, after your breakfast. You’ll spend the night at Kathmandu.

Day 2
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

On this day, we’ll go for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. We’ll visit Pashupatinath, and Swayambhunath Temple enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We’ll also visit the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. On a journey back to the hotel, we’ll visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and also explore the local areas.

In the evening, we’ll host the welcome dinner in one of the finest typical Nepalese restaurants.

Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

Day 3
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara, Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Ulleri

Drive Duration: 6-7 hours (Pokhara)

Travel Duration: ½ hours (Nayapul)

Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

Max Elevation: 2,050 m, Ulleri

Early in the morning, we’ll take a tourist bus and drive towards Pokhara. On this 6-7 hours drive, you will catch the stunning views of terraced farms, diverse hills on the banks of Trishuli and Marshyangdi river.

Once at Pokhara, we’ll drive to Nayapul which takes about one and half hour from Pokhara. Then, we’ll gradually start our trek via the dense forest. At first, we’ll pass through Tikhedhunga village and reach Burundi Khola.

Further, we’ll cross the bridge over the Burundi river. Soon the trail takes us via a series of stone steps and reaches Ulleri. The tiny yet beautiful Ulleri village offers breathtaking views and friendly local. We’ll spend a night at the teahouse in Ulleri village.

Day 4
Day 04: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani

Trek Duration: 4-5 hrs

Max Elevation: 2,750 m, Ghorepani

On this day, leaving behind Ulleri we’ll head toward another fascinating destination Ghorepani. On the trail, we’ll pass through many waterfalls, tiny villages, and several teahouses.

The trail ascends to Banthanti via rhododendron and oak forests. Trekking via the forest trail, first we’ll reach Nangethanti and Ghorepani. It is the famous place for those who want to see the sunrise from Poon Hill, just above the village.

In this beautiful village, you’ll witness the unique culture and tradition of the Gurung people. We’ll spend a night at the teahouse in Ghorepani village.

Day 5
Day 05: Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani

Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs

Max Elevation: 2,700 m, Tadapani, 3,200 m Poon Hill

Early in the morning, we’ll hike to Poon Hill- one of the famous vantage point for stunning sunrise views over Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. Once we reach the summit of Poon Hill, we’ll get 360- degree panoramic view of snow-capped mountains.

Enjoy the first rays of the sun lights up the snowy peaks. In the time of sunrise, the snow-covered Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, and Gangapurna change color from red, pink, and orange to a golden yellow. The moment is truly breathtaking!

After enjoying the wonderful moment, we’ll head down to Ghorepani and descend to Tadapani via Banthanti village. Enroute we’ll pass Deurali Danda, another viewpoint offering awesome views of the Annapurna massif.

Colorful prayer flags will greet you as we reach Tadapani a village lying at the foot of Machhapuchhre (a holy mountain). We’ll spend a night at the teahouse in Tadapani.

Day 6
Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk

Trek Duration: 3-4 hrs

Max Elevation: 1,940 m, Ghandruk

After enjoying the early morning breakfast with the view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Fishtail, we’ll head towards Ghandruk village. Ghandruk is mostly inhabited by Gurung Communities.

Likewise, this small traditional village Ghandruk offers superb views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Machhapuchhre, and Hiunchuli. We’ll also get a chance to witness a unique Gurung culture and traditions. We’ll spend a night at the teahouse in Ghandruk village.

Day 7
Day 07: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara

Trek Duration: 4 hours

Max Elevation: 827 m, Pokhara

On this day, we’ll trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and then drive back to Pokhara. We’ll follow the trail paved by stones and pass some beautiful villages and terrace farm. After crossing Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti. And after half an hour walk from Birethanti, we reach Nayapul.

From Nayapul, we’ll drive back to Pokhara. In the evening, you are free to stroll around the lakeside of Pokhara. We’ll spend a night at one of the deluxe hotels in Pokhara.

Day 8
Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner in the Evening

Early in the morning, we’ll drive back to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, we’ll check into the hotel and spend the day at leisure. You can relax at your hotel and explore the city on your own. You can also stroll around local streets and buy some souvenirs for your closed one.

In the evening, you’ll have farewell dinner with our team and your fellow trekkers in a traditional Nepali restaurant. You’ll spend a night in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 9
Day 09: Final Departure

According to your flight schedule, our representative will drop you at the airport.

If you want to explore more of Nepal or the neighboring Himalayan countries- Tibet, Bhutan, and India, please lets us know. We have a range of trekking and tour packages.

Trip Note: We can customize the trip according to our client requirements. So, you can start your trek either from Kathmandu or Pokhara.

After the Annapurna Sunrise Trek, you also can opt for a cultural tour, jungle safari, river rafting, bungee jumping, paragliding after this trip.

For further information, please contact us.

Cost Included

  • Airport pick up and drop off service by a private tourists vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in tea houses during the days in a trek
  • All Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu half day sightseeing
  • Tour-guides for sightseeing
  • Airfare from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS card fee
  • A professional English speaking guide
  • All government taxes, VAT, and service charges
  • First aid kit box

Cost Excluded

  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • International Airfare
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal gear for trekking
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Personal Expenses (Soft and alcoholic drinks, snacks, laundry, telephone bills, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Gratitudes to the guide and porter

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Annapurna Sunrise Trek

Trip Facts

  • Annapurna Region
  • 3,210 meters, Poon Hill Trek
  • 9 Days
  • 2 to 10 persons
  • Moderate
  • 5-6 hours
  • Spring and Autumn Season
  • Pokhara

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