Annapurna Sunrise Trek is also call Poon Hill trek is a relatively easy walk meandering through villages and rhododendron forests. This invigorating trek reveals some of the best views of the Himalayas and is considered by many as the best viewpoint in the Annapurna region. Reaching a maximum altitude of 3210m, the completion of this trek will be comfortable for anybody of a reasonable level of fitness.
This trek, like others in the Annapurna region, takes off from the serene lakeside city of Pokhara. The real walking begins from Phendi village which can be reached after a short drive from Pokhara. Beyond this point you will be faced with a gentle forest slope inhabited by playful Languor (black-faced monkey) and offering a sneak preview of better things to come. Walking west to Tadapani (2590m) you will come across some of the most incredible rhododendron forests in Nepal, while the gargantuan Mt. Machhapuchhare (6900m) looms above you. Traveling along to Ghorepani, marvel at colorful orchids and clear views of the splendid Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m). Reaching the final destination of Poon Hill (3210m) is a reward in itself. You cannot imagine the magnificence of the sunrise that you will witness from here, which illuminates the peaks of the entire range, leaving you spellbound. The added presence of rice terraces completes the picture making it a photographer's paradise. A walk down to Tikendungha and then a drive to Pokhara announce the end of this marvelous trek.
Price: Start from USD 610
Activities: Trekking and Hiking
Trip Duration:10 Days
Trip Grade: Easy
No. of Pax: Minimum 2 pax
Mode of Travel: Walking and Driving
Season: Feb-May, Sep-Nov
Day 1: Welcome: Our representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transport you to your Hotel in Kathmandu. After having formal introduction, you are being provided with welcome drink at the hotel. We will give you helpful tips for your time in Kathmandu. You can travel around rest of days yourself. O/N Hotel -B.B.
Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Bus
Early Morning (7.00 AM) departure to Pokhara by Tourist Bus transfer to Hotel. Arrive in Pokhara afternoon at 2 Pm O/n Hotel. Relax then short sightseeing around Pokhara. O/N Hotel -B.B.
Day 3: Pokhara to Tirkhadunga: (1,577 m.)
One hour drive by car or Jeep to Nayapul. From where the trail descends sharply to Birethanti and follows the East bank of Burundi Khola and arrive at to Tirkhadunga. This is a small village to the bank of the small river where you have night. Particularly this village offers to any one its native Magar Cultures. O/N Hotel -B.L.D.
Day 4: Tirkhadunga to Ghorepani: (2,810 m.)
The trail rise to Ulleri village, through uncountable steps and you attain the Ulleri Village from where you can see the incredible views of more enjoyably terraces and river down to the valley. The trails then follows through Rhododendron forest riving at the top of Ghorepani deurali at 2810m and overnight on there. O/N Hotel -B.L.D.
Day 5: Ghorepani to Tadapani: ( 2630 m.)
Early in the morning trek to Poon hill where one may observer the sunrise for lifetime reminiscence. From Poon hill one can view over 30 white-capped peaks, the whole Annapurna range. Many people talk about having a life changing awareness after watching the sunrise over the view of the Himalayas. Then, walk through the forest filled with flowers (in the spring). Over night stay at Tadapani. O/N Hotel -B.L.D.
Day 6: Tadapani to Chomrong: ( 2170 m.)
Tadapani is the greatest location of Rhododendron forest and see impressive mountain scenery. After your breakfast trek down to River side and trek ascending to Chomrong. O/N Hotel -B.L.D.
Day 7: Chomrong to Hot Spring ( 1780 m.) full day explore
Today is your relax day , you just descending 1 hours to Jhinu Danda and enjoying rest of day for Hot Spring. O/N Hotel -B.L.D.
Day 8: Hot Spring to Birethanti and by Car to Pokhara
You are walking through the shadow of the Fish Tail and Annapurna range is heading to the South West ridge of the hills, furthermore down to the Modi Khola. The trails continue through the bank of the Modi Khola and reach the point (Birethanti) where your trek started 5 days ago, possibly lunch here. Half hour walks lead you to catch the van, and then drive to Pokhara. O/N Hotel -B.B.
Day 9: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist Bus. O/N Hotel -B.B.
Day 10: Departure or Extend your trip:
Cost Details: cost starts from $1000/ person
COST DOES NOT COVER:
Health and Experience Requirements
Experience is not necessary for taking part in this trek, anyone fit and healthy enough to walk for 4-6 hours a day can manage well. Also, since this trek takes us to only low altitude on a generally good weather with easy access to local amenities even kids and elderly can take part. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is however a good idea as it enhances your strength and stability.
Where are we receive after arrive at Kathmandu airport?
You are met just outside the arrival lounge of the Kathmandu International airport by our officer.
How do I identify your Officer?
Our officer can be identified easily. They are standing with your name play card. After meeting you are taken to our private vehicle then transfer to the hotel. He also helps you in the hotel check in formalities.
Do they carry their luggage themselves?
According to airport rule as the visitors can meet our officer only outside the arrival lounge, you have to carry your luggage in the trolleys through the custom lobby up to the exit point on your own. After meeting our officer you can hand over it to him. He takes care of your luggage till your check in at the hotel.
Whom should I contact during their stay in Nepal?
We assign one of our officers to look after you, who constantly stay in touch with you during your stay in Nepal. We give you his mobile number. Or you may directly contact to our office number also.
Am I fit to Trekking? Should I do prior preparation to trek?
In fact you don't need to be a mountaineer with rippling muscles to enjoy trekking. If you are reasonably fit, have a spirit of mountain journey and like walking, you are always qualified for any trekking in Nepal. You do not need any previous experience. However we suggest you some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking before you embark on journey.
What is tea house trekking? How is it organized?
Almost in all popular trekking trails in Nepal (Everest, Annapurna, Langtang), local villagers have built tea-house lodges. In tea house trek you stay at those mountain lodges and have breakfast, lunch and dinner in their restaurant. Normally the tea houses are more like hotels with hot showers, continental and Nepali food and comfortable private rooms (twin sharing). If you stay in local hotels, you will also get an opportunity to interact with local hoteliers and their family members and get information about their lifestyle and culture.
What is Camping Trekking? How is it organized?
In a camping trek you will sleep in our tents. The tents are roomy. The sleeping pads/ mattresses are comfortable. All food are prepared and served by our camping crew. Food you get is hygienic and fresh.
What equipments should I bring?
You should bring your personal wear like walking boots and sand shoes, sandal, a water-and wind-proof jacket, woolen shirts, T-shirts, a thick pullover, shorts/skirts and trousers/track suits. Thermal underwear is necessary for high altitudes and cottons are best for lower and warmer altitudes. Also don't forget a water bottle, sleeping bag, gloves, walking stick, knife and sewing kit, torch light with spare batteries, extra boot laces, sun glasses, sun cream, rain coat and personal medical supplies. Bring a duffel bag to put your clothing and equipments in. We provide you porter to carry your kit bag.
What kind of food will be served while on trek?
You will be served freshly cooked food during trekking. In all tea houses/ lodges along trekking trail Western, Continental and Nepali dishes are available. Three meals a day will be provided you in full board (Gold) package.
How long do we trek per day and how high?
Up to a maximum of 5-6 hours a day with lunch breaks along the trail. The maximum altitude is depends upon which trek you are going. In Nepal normally the maximum altitude of most of the trekking falls between 3500m to 5000m.
What is the best season for trekking in Nepal? And can I go trekking in the months of January- February and June- August?
The best time for trekking in Nepal is from mid September to early December and from March to April.
Beside them in other months also you can do trekking in Nepal but in selected regions.
In January and February the climate is colder. So, at that time high altitude trekking is not recommendable. For January and February, we suggest Langtang trekking, Ghorepani trekking, Jomsom Muktinath trekking.
Likewise June July August is the rainy season in Nepal. During this time here occurs heavy rain fall. Mountain views are not clear. For this period we recommend Upper Mustang, Dolpo trekking. These are rain shadow areas where rain falls very little.
June July August is also the best time for Tibet/ Lhasa Tour, Mt. Kailash Tour.
What happens if I get sickness during trekking?
To some trekkers when they go over 3000 m they may feel some affect of altitude sickness like shortness of breath and possibly a light headed which is fairly common. Sometime they may also get diarrhea as well as sprains and muscle aches. In such case our guide who is experienced in first aid treatment and high altitude sickness will advise you about any health requirements and also treat you. Altitude sickness is dangerous but it can be avoidable. If your follow a few simple rules you will not suffer from altitude sickness. Rules are trek slowly with your guide, drink at least two liters of water per day (not including beer or soft drinks),
If you feel shortness of breath, a slight headache or dizziness, tell your guide and rest immediately. Lie down, drink water. If you are still feeling unwell you may consider going down a few hundred meters. Do not pretend you are okay, and do not go down alone. For further information of altitude sickness.
What happens in the event of an emergency?
Normally trekkers rarely have emergency case like serious mountain sickness. Because our staff do not let you have it. Sometime if there is an emergency incident a helicopter will be called to the spot. You will then be flown with our staff to Kathmandu and taken to the Hospital for treatment. But Helicopter rescue is costly. So we suggest all trekkers do travel insurance covering helicopter rescue and medical.