Annapurna Sunrise Trek

Annapurna Sunrise Trek

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One of the most incredible treks traversing in the Annapurna region, The Annapurna Sunrise Trek, also known as Poon Hill Trek, is a relatively easy walk meandering through ethnic villages and rhododendron forests. This trek could be accomplished without any struggle even by a novice trekker who would, by the end of the trek, be mesmerized and blissful with the mind-blowing scenario of the mysterious mountains and lush red and green rhododendron forests. Those who prefer less walking than compared to Annapurna Base Camp Trek this is an ideal walking package.

The presence of rice terraces, the view of Mustang and Pokhara with the sights of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges as their milieu makes this trek a photographer’s paradise and one of the most memorable journeys where the travelers could experience and observe the lifestyle and culture of the Himalayan people up-close. Annapurna Sunrise Trek can be the best trekking in Nepal package to witness the marvelous view of the sun glowing on the lofty peaks like Neelgiri, Himchuli, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Series and others.

This nine day long Annapurna Sunrise Trek Himalayan retreat starts with a sightseeing excursion in Kathmandu, followed by a scenic flight to the Lake City (Pokhara) and a short drive to Naya Pul from where the actual trek begins. It is one of the simple treks that offer you a wonderful opportunity to experience the Himalayan lifestyle and culture closely. Bharal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. has highly skilled trekking crew members for the best experience of the Annapurna Sunrise trek. The leader and crew have been to this destination for more 400 times. This would add the staged authenticity while you travel around the beautiful Poon Hill area.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]
  • Day 02: Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu 6 hours
  • Day 03: Bus Drive to Nayapool and Trek to Hille
  • Day 04: Hille to Ghorepani [2,750m/9,020 ft]: 4 – 5 hours trek
  • Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) with a visit to Poon Hill: 6 – 7 hours
  • Day 06: Tadapani to Nayapool Trek and Drive to Pokhara: 7 hours trek and 1 hour drive
  • Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu 6 Hrs
  • Day 08: Final Departure
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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]
A representative of Bharal Adventure will receive and escort the travelers to their hotel for rest. A visit to the office could also be arranged if desired. In the evening, a dinner of authentic Nepali cuisines will be arranged in the honor of the travelers.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu 6 hours
Soon after breakfast, the group will set off on a long scenic drive to Pokhara, the second largest city of Nepal. After checking in to the hotel and taking rest, leisure boating on the picturesque Fewa Lake will be arranged for making the evening pleasant.
Day 03: Bus Drive to Nayapool and Trek to Hille
After a quick breakfast, we will take a 42 km drive to Naya Pul via Lumle village from where a walk of about 20 minutes will proceed up to Birethanti. From here, the trail traversing through bamboo forests, large waterfall and swimming hole takes us to Ramghai where lunch will be served. After the relaxing lunch, a gradual climb along the trail up on the side of the valley is followed which takes us to Hille
Day 04: Hille to Ghorepani [2,750m/9,020 ft]: 4 – 5 hours trek
Crossing a stream on a suspension bridge near the camp site, we walk from Hille ascending a steep stone staircase of about 3300 steps to a large Magar village of Ulleri at 2,080m. Above the village, the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields taking us to a camp site for rest and water stop after an hour’s walk. The trail crosses two sparkling streams before making a short final climb to Nangethati where we will be stopping for lunch. Thanti is a Nepali word for “rest house”. From here, we will climb to Ghorepani at 2,850m where we will be welcomed by the picturesque sight of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Tukuche Nilgiri (6,940m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Hiunchuli (6,441m) and Tarke Kang (7,193m).
Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) with a visit to Poon Hill: 6 – 7 hours
An early morning climb along the steep trial to the view point in Poon Hill (2,310m/10,529 ft) will be rewarded with the sunrays glistening over the bravura mountains. One of the most popular trekking destinations of Annapurna Region, it is endowed with astonishing views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than twenty of the highest mountains including the up-close view of the Annapurna and Dhaularigi ranges. It is a perfect spot for capturing the high mountains looming in the backdrop glistening with the morning light in the camera and beating the chill with some hot chocolate, coffee or tea. Breakfast awaits us as we follow the trail back to Ghorepani. We then head east climbing a nearby ridge and descending through the rhododendron forests passing on our way, the spectacular waterfalls as we arrive in Tadapani.
Day 06: Tadapani to Nayapool Trek and Drive to Pokhara: 7 hours trek and 1 hour drive
A steep descent through the dense, shady forest of old rhododendron tress that turn into marvelous gardens when the rhododendrons are in full bloom takes us to the slopes where cherry blossoms could be enjoyed in full bloom if the season favors. Few hours trek from here ends at the entrance of Ghandruk village, a slope settlement with stone houses inhabited typically by Gurung people. The village is an ideal place for enjoying and observing the affluent cultural traditions of Gurung people at the Gurung Museum with the backdrop of Fishtail, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli mountains. The descend from Ghandruk to Naya Pul commences just after the breakfast. The trek downhill to Birethanti will be filled with the picturesque images of mountain peaks in the backdrop with green hills and forests at the foreground. The staircase paved with stone slabs curving in and out of the village takes us to the terraced farms until the arrival of Modi Khola River valley. A half-an-hour walk from Birethanti to Naya Pul will be followed by an hour long drive to Pokhara.
Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu 6 Hrs
The private bus, car or micro will take you back to Kathmandu along the Prithvi Highway.
Day 08: Final Departure
The Himalayan journey in Nepal comes to an end on this day. The representative of Bharal Adventure will drop the travelers at the airport approximately three hours before their scheduled flight.
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The following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper prices, remember Nepal is the home of Mount Everest, there is plenty of choice and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotel’s storage room for no extra cost.


  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head torch


  • Cotton t-shirts or thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket


  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof pants


  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable hiking boots


  • Gloves


  • Sleeping bag rated to 0°C
  • Trekking bag/duffel bag
  • Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries

Cost Includes

Cost includes following:

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star catagory hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English/French/Chinese, German-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion) if you requier
  • Bharal Adventure’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost does not includes following:

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • 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)

Cost Excludes

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