Annapurna Sunrise Trek

  • Duration09 Days
  • Max. Altitude3210 m.

Annapurna Sunrise Trek is also known as Ghandruk Poon Hill Trek in the Annapurna region. It is a short trek for 4-5 day itinerary from Pokhara. The trek is in the favour of providing massif Himalayan views of the Annapurna chain and its blend with the cultural opulence of the indigenous groups. The trail starts from Nayapul and goes through the rhododendron forests, including the awesome panoramas of streams, waterfalls and a unique mountain landscape.

The initial portion of the trekking encapsulate the excellent culture of the Gurung people of the Ghandruk village. It is also known as the village of the Gurkhas as all the youths design their plan to join the British and Indian Army. It signifies the foundation of their forefathers, who fought in the world wars. You can visit the Gurung museum in Ghandruk and have a charm of Annapurna south and Himchuli. The route of Annapurna sunrise trek goes both clockwise and anti-clockwise route and this itinerary leads you from anti-clockwisely. Top of the hill, a tiny settlement lies with few lodges. Poon Hill is the most striking dot of the trekking, above the Ghorepani. The sunrise view over the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Himchuli and the vicinity white peaks are breathtaking. In spring, the collage of rhododendron flowers offers remarkable sceneries, with the flowery hills elsewhere. The steep steps on the summing the trek via Ulleri, it leads to Nayapul and end the trip.

For the trekkers with limited time, Nepal Paradise Trek recommends Annapurna sunrise trek for the amazing memories of the nature and cultural blending. Feel free to contact us for more information.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m).

Day 02:Drive to Pokhara (823m). 6-7 hrs

Day 03:Drive to Nayapul, trek to Ulleri (2050m). 1 hour drive and 5-6 hrs trek

Day 04:Ulleri to Ghorepani (2750m). 4 - 5 hrs

Day 05:Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Tadapani (2700m). 6 - 7 hrs

Day 06:Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m). 3 - 4 hrs

Day 07:Ghandruk to Pokhara. 4 hrs trek and 1hr drive

Day 08:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Day 09:Departure

Cost Include

Included in the Cost

Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle

Accommodation in Pilgrims Guest house in Kathmandu with breakfast

Teahouse accommodation during the trek

All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek

Welcome and farewell dinners

All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary

Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle

Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary

An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking guide

Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)

Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation

Down jacket and sleeping bag

All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)

Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

All government and local taxes

Cost Exclude

Not Included in the Cost

Nepalese visa fee 

Excess baggage charge(s)

Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu

International flights

Travel and rescue insurance

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)

Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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