Annapurna Poonhill Sunrise -10 Days

Trip Code

NOA-50708

Starts At

Kathmandu

Ends At

Kathmandu

Trip Grades

Moderate

Maximum Altitude

2850

Country

Nepal

Activities

Annapurna Region Trek

Duration

10 days

Trip Highlights

  • You can see the beauty of Lakeside which is in Pokhara 
  • Beautiful drive that offers knowledge from Pokhara to Nayapool 
  • Ghorepani village that is filled with natural beauty, flora and fauna  
  • The sunrise from the Poonhill  that makes you delighted from inside 
  • The Ghandruk village is amazing for the cultural tourism of the Gurung community. 
  • Benefit from the varied Nepalese landscape and culture 
  • Relish the marvelous views of the Himalayan peaks throughout the path 
     

Trip Description

Annapurna Poonhill Sunrise is one of the popular and highly demanding treks in the country of Nepal. It has recently risen in popularity which is remote and off-the-beaten-path. This is in comparison to the better-known teahouse treks in Nepal. The tour takes you to the good-looking forest of Rhododendron and Saal, powerful waterfalls, and glaciers. You may view the amazing mountains of the world. You will get the opportunity to visit various places like Pokhara, Ghandruk and Nayapool. 
Trekkers may also view the natural beauty of the region where there are abundant forests, rivers, flora, and fauna. The Ghandruk village is amazing for the cultural tourism of the Gurung community. It is one of the most peaceful trekking spots, with a welcoming atmosphere and great kindness. You may discover these places and gain much more knowledge and experience. 
Moreover, there are friendly people with rich culture and tradition. They include Nepalese and Tibetan ethnic groups. On the other hand, there is abundant wildlife including Tahr, Agali, Pika, and Himalayan Marmots, Musk, deer etc.  You will also enjoy a wonderful drive towards Pokhara from Kathmandu where trekkers will get the opportunity to view the scenic beauty of the countryside. Moreover, small human settlements to the high animal grazing pastures are other aspects of this journey.
 

Outlined Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Your journey begins with your arrival in the bustling capital city of Nepal,
Kathmandu. A representative from our team will arrive for your pickup at TIA
who will assist you together with your luggage and transportation to your hotel. There are no planned activities for the day, so you'll check your hotel and luxuriate in the afternoon and evening at your leisure. You may simply want to rest after your long flight, but the lively tourist markets and restaurants of the Thamel are an enticing draw for many visitors. 

  • Max Altitude

    1350m

Day 2 : Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation

Before heading to the Himalayas you must be familiar with quite a few things. Guidance and research for the trek are mandatory for everyone. You will be dealing with a strange experience but finally, with some groundwork, you can deal with it. You should be cautious with your bag pack. Carrying needless equipment will make your journey difficult. We will grasp up on some final shopping if there is free time. You will get the opportunity to explore Boudhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Swayambhunath Stupa. They have been scheduled in the UNESCO world heritage sites. These sites display the full range of historic and artistic achievements. Kathmandu Valley is world-famous for such beauty. Overnight stay will be at this city. 
 

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    1350m

Day 3 : Drive/fly to Pokhara

We will go to Pokhara on the 2nd day. There are two options to head to Pokhara. You can drive or travel by air. A drive would take 7-8 hrs. On the other hand, a flight will take just 25 minutes to reach. You may drive if you want to take pleasure in highway scenes. On your drive, you will view local markets, rivers, forests etc. Otherwise, you can take a small attractive flight.  You will get to view snowy-mountain peaks and high hills if you make a decision to take a fight. It is up to you how you want to take a trip. 
 

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    820m

Day 4 : Drive to Nayapool and trek to Ulleri

We drive towards Nayapool after having breakfast. After that, we will begin a short hike going up to the village of Ulleri. There we will spend our night. People also lose around 7 to 10 percent of body weight during the hike. This is a common phenomenon that also depends on your appetite and other factors. Most seasoned trekkers manage to eat a healthy diet along with a long journey. Climbers are highly encouraged to eat as much as possible. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    6 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    2050m

  • Trek Distance

    6 hrs

Day 5 : Ulleri to Ghorepani

We walk towards Ghorepani following fertile paths along the way. On the way, you could observe streams, waterfalls, rhododendron and pine forests. We will be arriving Ghorepani village after 5-6 hours of walk. You can travel around the village that has customary Gurung and Magars culture. You can see the distinctive Gurung culture if you stay at Ghnadruk village. If you want to do other hike and unpaid helper activities around villages, feel free to contact the office/tour operator. We will spend the night at Ghorepani. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    4-5 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    2850m

  • Trek Distance

    4-5 hrs

Day 6 : Ghorepani to Tadapani with a visit to Poonhill

You can grasp the sunrise over the Himalayas if you make an early morning climb along the complete path to the standpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft). It is the most popular trekking objective of the Annapurna region. It is also a great standpoint to benefit from the astonishing views of Mustang and Pokhara. You can take pleasure in more than 20 of the highest mountains. You will also see the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The snowy peaks of the high mountains come out above and around us shimmering in the morning light. After taking glimpses, we go back to Ghorepani. After breakfast, we start east and climb a close-by edge. We move down all the way through rhododendron forests, pass by stunning waterfalls. In this way, we reach Tadapani. We will stay overnight there. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    6-7 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    2700m

  • Trek Distance

    6-7 hrs

Day 7 : Tadapani to Ghandruk

We make a pointed drop through the intense and dark forest from Tadapani. We will be walking through a thick forest of old rhododendron trees. When the rhododendron trees come into flower, these forests turn into amazing gardens. By afternoon, on the basis of the period of travel, we also get to enjoy cherry blossoms. After trekking a few extra minutes, we go into the village of Ghandruk. It is a slope resolution with stone houses mostly engaged by the Gurung people. Here, we enjoy the pleasingly close-up very tall views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli mountains. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    3-4 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    1940m

  • Trek Distance

    3-4 hrs

Day 8 : Ghandruk to Nayapool and drive to Pokhara

We carry on our trek to Nayapool. From there we drive to Pokhara where we will stay overnight. It is better to explore some more days to Pokhara if you want. It is one of the best places to discover natural beauty. Do not forget to visit Davis falls, Mahendra cave as well as the lakeside of Pokhara. We do organize other adventures and sports activities besides trek. Please feel free to contact the tour operator or guide. They are 24/7 ready in service. We will provide you unused services if you want to explore Pokhara. You can use them anytime. They include farewell dinner, transportation service, etc. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    3-4 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    820m

  • Trek Distance

    3-4 hrs

Day 9 : Drive/fly to Kathmandu

On this day, your successful trek comes to an end. Wake up early to bid a farewell to the stunning scenery of the Annapurna region before boarding your morning flight back to Kathmandu. Watching the Himalayas pass under your window, you’ll now be able to be familiar with many of the major peaks. The hustle and bustle of Kathmandu may come as something of a surprise after the solitude of the mountains. You’ll be transported to your hotel to spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Feel free to relax or explore the local markets and eateries. There are plenty of great restaurants and bars in Thamel where you can enjoy dinner before returning to your hotel to spend the night. 
Breakfast is included.

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    1350m

Day 10 : Final Departure

The last morning on your trip to Nepal where you’ll be enjoying a pleasant breakfast while reflecting on all of the memories you have collected on the Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek over the past two weeks. Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be taken to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure. We hope you’ll return to Nepal in the near future to see everything else that it has to offer! 
Today’s breakfast is included.

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Flight ticket Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu
  • 2 nights accommodation in standard hotel in Kathmandu (bed & breakfast)
  •  Accommodation in basic tea houses during the trek 
  • Meals during the trek: breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee
  • Professional English speaking trekking guide
  • Trekking porter/s: 1 porter for 2 trekkers
  • Complete printed trip information and trekking map
  • Equipment: sleeping bags and down jacket
  • Trekking bags to pack and carry your necessary items for trekking
  • Trekking permit (TIMS, Entry Permit for Sagarmatha National Park)
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff (guide and porters)

Cost Excludes

  • Bar bills (any alcohol drinks, mineral water, cold drinks, cigarettes, etc)
  • Hotel accommodation and other expenses in Kathmandu, if you return earlier from trek
  • Personal clothing and other equipment
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, hot water for showers, etc.
  • Personal insurance that covers helicopter rescue evacuation
  • Any unseen expenses produced by circumstances beyond our control such as natural disasters
  • Tips for guide, porters and other staff
     

Costs & Dates

Extra Information

1. Domestic Flight 
The return flights are often affected by weather conditions and congestion which may cause delays, sometimes even for several days. We request you to ensure that you have planned for spare days to account for moderate delays, but can't guarantee against longer delays which can even affect your international flight.

2. A typical Trekking hours per day 
A typical day revolves around the Nepal sunrise and sunset, instead of any Western time schedule. You’ll be walking 5-6 hrs each day on an average.

3. Health Issues 
We recommend you to consult the doctor to discuss the health issues associated with your trek. We also suggest you to bring your own personal first aid kit to supplement the comprehensive. Although, the first aid kit is carried by the Trek Leader.

4. Altitude Sickness 
Many treks in Nepal can take you quite rapidly to high altitudes, so you must give your body the time to acclimatize. If you ascend faster than your body can adapt then you will likely start to develop symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Headache is the most common symptom, while nausea, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, dizziness and sleep disturbances are some others.
The best way to adapt to higher altitude is to ascend slowly and gradually. The common method is that you should take 2-3 days to reach 3000m. If traveling to above this height remember to have extra acclimatization days.

5. Safety and security 
You can have Travel Insurance while trekking which is the safest measure. However, there are some measures following which you can implement to ensure safety: 

  • Secure your belongings 
  • Do not flash cash or jewelry 
  • Have an emergency plan 
  • Do not trek alone 
  • Only choose authorized trekking agencies 

6. Insurance 
We recommend you to have an appropriate insurance policy which covers travel in such isolated and mountainous areas, and also includes helicopter rescue from a trusted agency. We recommend you to do a good research and find a reputable insurance agent or insurance specialist.

7. Recommended Equipment 

  • Trekking Boots, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.
  • Down or fibre Jacket, waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, warm cotton trousers, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long undergarments, woolen hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.
  • Sleeping bag (4 seasons), down jacket, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
  • Insect repellent, toiletries, laundry soap, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.
     

Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

The best time is during the pre-monsoon months of March through May. It is also favorable after post-monsoon. This starts from late September till December. However, it is also possible to trek in February and early September. 
 

Trekking needs few days of walking that is continuous. You may find it difficult and boring at some times. Sometimes, you also need to fight with the high altitude. Trekking is not exhausting if you are reasonably fit. We design our trek to make your journey comfortable.  
 

We will run our booked trips under normal situations. There is an opportunity to go for the trip even if other hikers cancel at the end moment. We will not cancel the entire trip even if there is a fewer number of people. Please note that we cannot carry on the trip if there is a political riot, natural disasters, pandemics, epidemic or catastrophes, etc. 
 

Our institution offers a lifetime deposit policy. This allows you the flexibility to transfer your deposit to anyone or any other trip. However, you will charge a certain amount, if you wished to cancel your booked trips. You may visit our booking terms and conditions. In this way, you will get detailed information. 

The decision to rent a porter is up to you and typically decided by your level of fitness and/or budget. However, one porter can be shared between two people and may carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers prefer to hire a porter to possess a more comfortable trek.
 

Usually, your guide advises you to go to the toilet in the tea houses before leaving to prevent the need to go during the trail. However, you may come across a few houses along the trail that will let you use their toilet. But in case of an emergency, you will have to go in the wild if there are no houses nearby.
 

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