|Fitness Level||: Easy||Max-Altitude||: 3210m / 10531.37ft|
|Country||: Nepal||Group Size||: 2-12 people|
|Trip Start||: Pokhara||Trip Finish||: Pokhara|
|Meals||: All meals on trek|
|Accommodation||: Standard tea houses on trek|
Annapurna Sunrise View Trek is a pleasant walk reaching the vantage point Poon Hill from where the lovely sunrise over the Annapurnas is simply breathtaking.
Your trek in the Annapurna begins with an exciting drive from Pokhara to Hille, a quaint Gurung village from where you’d start your trek. Climbing the steps to Ulleri would test your physical endurance. But the trek to Ghoreapani, the main Gurung village en route, is interesting passing by terraced fields, waterfalls, gorges and forests. Getting atop the Poon Hill, is a magical experience to enjoy the sunrise as well as the sunset over the Himalayan peaks including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna range, Mt. Lamjung, Manaslu, Ganesh and many others. Getting down to Ghandruk another Gurung village is a perfect cultural discovery of the Gurungs, a learning experience with an enjoyable ride through lovely countryside from Ghandruk to Pokhara.
The Ghorepani and Poon Hill trek to view the sunrise over the Annapurna, indeed has caught attention of many trekkers of all ages making it one of the classic treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Surely the Annapurna Sunrise Trek is a trek in the Annapurnas that can delight everyone.
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Altitude: 1,430m/4,576ft, 2050m/6725ft|Drive 2hrs|Trek 2-3 hrs
After breakfast, you will be ushered off for an adventure ride to Hile, a small hilly town. Prepare to hike up to Ulleri a literally vertical town perched atop a hillside at 2050 meters, where you can accommodate for the night. It is a good point to view “Annapurna South” and “Hinchuli” peaks. Enjoy the lush green natural vegetation there, sight for sore eyes. Overnight in Ulleri.
Altitude: 2,750 m / 9,020ft| 4-5 hrs trek
Indulge in a heavy breakfast, the trek ahead will surely burn off more calories than you can imagine. The trail to Ghorepani, takes you through lush green vegetated forests and as you enter the Rhododendron Forest of the Conservation Area, you will be delighted to see whole trees covered in big bright blossoms. The huge trees with their gnarled trunks are covered with bright green moss. With these in the foreground and the Himalayas in the background, you will exhaust you camera batteries in no time. Retire for the night in one of the many tea-houses there, it offers a personal experience. Overnight in Ghorepani.
Altitude: 3,210m/10,529ft and full day relax with sunrise & sunset view
The romantic sunrise at “Poon Hill” induces a sense of absolute fulfillment; you must share the view with a loved one. It is a popular trekking destination that lets you ascend 3210 meters, while you are up there marvel at the stunning view of several beautiful mountains in the vicinity. Whip out your cameras to capture the entire Annapurana Range, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Hiunchuli and the Tukuche Peak, if you can fit them in your viewfinder. The gentle breeze blowing across the sparse flora of the hill makes you forget yourself as you feel the heaviness in your heart to leave it all behind. As you backtrack and descend, it is important to know that this trek is also culturally important, the trail passes through several villages inhabited by ethnic Nepalese groups of people comprising of “Gurungs,” “Magars” and “Chhetris”. Experience first-hand insights on their lives and be a part of the community, at least for a while. Trek back to Ghorepani, where you will be spending the night. Overnight in Ghorepani.
Altitude: 2,700m/8,860ft|Trek 5-6 hours trek
You are in Ghorepani and don’t forget to be up with the lark to trek to Poon Hill (3,210 m/10,529ft). From this view point the sunrise over the Himalayas is just too breathtaking and certainly worth the early morning rise. Hence, the Poon Hill trek has gained so much of popularity in the Annapurna region. So, one cannot afford to miss the stunning views of the snow-capped peaks of those majestic mountains that ‘s worth capturing in your cameras. After spending the early hours in Poon Hill it’s time warm up your bodies drinking some coffee, tea or hot chocolate before going back to Ghorepani. Here you’ll have your breakfast waiting; finish your morning meal there is a ridge you’d have to climb trekking in the eastern direction. It’s time to trek downhill through rhododendron forests and en route you can get see some spectacular waterfalls before you reach Tadapani,, where you’d be halting for the night.
Altitude: 1940m/6360 ft| Trek 3 - 4 hours trek| Drive: 3 hrs
Today, after breakfast, get ready to take a trail that descends through dark and dense forest. You’d be walking through forests of rhododendron and oak. During the spring season the whole area is covered with the red blossoms making it very attractive. It’s an enjoyable walk through the forest to feel the freshness of the countryside. After some while you’d reach another Gurung village of Ghandruk where you can see houses made of stones. En route there are breathtaking views of mountains like Fishtail, Huinchuli, Annapurna South. Of course visiting the Gurung museum in Ghandruk is worth to find out more about the rich traditions of the Gurung people. Here you will find the vehicle waiting for you to drive you back to Pokhara which is an enjoyable ride passing through picturesque Nepalese countryside. Pamper yourself after the trek, spend leisurely by the lakeside and unwind but if still energetic there are shops to buy souvenirs to take back home.
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