Annapurna Sunrise Trek
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Facts of this Trip

Duration 10 Days
Trip Grade Moderate
Max Altitude 3210 M
Trip Type Tea house Trek and sightseeing
Accommodation *** Hotel/ Tea house on Trail
Meals Full board on trek
Transportation Private Vehicle or Domestic Flight
Season Any Time
Group Size Minimum 2 pax

Annapurna Sunrise Trek/poonhill trek

Annapurna Sunrise Trek is also called 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 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 Phedi 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. Machhapuchhre (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.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Our representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transport you to your Hotel in Kathmandu. After having a formal introduction, you are being provided with a welcome drink at the hotel. We will give you helpful tips for your time in Kathmandu. You can travel around the 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 anyone its native Magar Cultures. O/N Hotel -B.L.D.

Day 4

Tirkhadunga to Ghorepani: (2,810 m.)

The trail rises 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 the river down to the valley. The trails then follow 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 observe 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). Overnight 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 sees impressive mountain scenery. After your breakfast trek down to Riverside and trek ascending to Chomrong. O/N Hotel -B.L.D.

Day 7

Chomrong to Hot Spring (1780 m.) Full day exploring

Today is your relax day, you just descending 1 hour 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.

We will Drive or fly back to Kathmandu in the afternoon. The left side of the airplane offers some amazing views of the Himalayas. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel. We enjoy the day leisurely or catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any landmarks we missed during our first day in Kathmandu. In the evening, we will attend a celebratory farewell dinner together. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 10

Departure or Extend your trip

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! Alfresco Adventure representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Price & Dates

Upcoming Fixed Departure Date and Offer Price.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure by comfortable Private vehicle
  • All necessary paperwork, trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • 3 star accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on BB plan (with breakfast)
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek (Include breakfast, lunch, Dinner)
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in typical Nepal restaurant with Nepal food
  • All land transportation is arrange as pre the itinerary in a comfortable vehicle
  • City tour in Kathmandu with export guide by private vehicle
  • All entrance fees and government and local charges for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced English spoken and government certified trekking leader, guide and assistant trek leader or guide
  • Potter service (2 trekkers = 1 porter)
  • Staff cost including their salary, insurance and allowance
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader or guide)

Trip Cost Exclude

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge
  • Your travel insurance
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara (because of early arrival, late departure or early return from your trip due to any reason)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • International flight
  • Personal Belong items
  • Personal expenses, shopping, Beverage bills and so on.
  • Tips for staffs

Useful Info

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.

Foot were: well broken-in, walking shoes, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.

Clothing : down or fiber filled waterproof, jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirt, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.

Other equipment: sleeping bag (4 seasons), trekking hold all or stash sack with lock, daypack, water bottle, sun cream, trekking sticks, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve.

Other items: insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, toilet roll, laundry soap, wet ones, pocket knife, tie cord, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.

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Starting Price
710 USD
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