The 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.
Itinerary for Annapurna Sunrise Trek
Day- 01:- Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m) and Transfer to Hotel.
Day- 02:- Full day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Sightseeing in Katmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath, and Bouddhanath
Day-03:- Drive to Pokhara (823m) by Tourist Bus.
Day-04:- Drive to Nayapul & Trek to Tikhedhunga
Day – 05: Trek to Ghorepani
Day-06:- Hike to Poon Hill & Trek to Tadapani
Early in the morning hike to Poon hill to see beautiful Himalayan sunrise view and back to Ghorepani then trek to Tadapani.
Day-07:- Trek to Ghandruk
Day-08:- Trek to Pothana
Day-09:- Trek to Phedi & Drive to Pokhara
Day-10:-Drive back to Kathmandu
Important Note :
Your safety is of paramount concern whilst traveling with Kumar Adventure Trekking. Please note that your trek leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Our every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, however as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions, the health of member can all contribute to changes the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary. Your leader will accompany you on all scheduled activities. During your trip you will have free time to pursue you own interests. Your trek leader will assist you with information about your options but please note that any additional activities you undertake are not part of the Kumar Adventure itinerary and Kumar Adventure makes no representation about the safety of the activity. Please use your own good judgment when choosing optional activities in your own free time.
Annapurna Sunrise Trek is consider as a easy trek for all levels, children, youth and adults and not required any altitudes prevention actually. You are going up to 3200m/10499ft which is your maximum altitudes on your trek at Poon Hill; and offers the majestic panoramic view of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna & Manaslu Mountain.
We advise specially the guest(s) with known heart or lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS
- All airport transfers before & after trek
- Three nights 3 or 4-star hotel in Kathmandu and 1 night 2-3 star hotel in Pokhara on BB
- Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with a tour guide all world heritage site & entrance fees.
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- All ground Transportation: Kathmandu-Pokhara, Pokhara to Nayapul & Phedi to pokhara English-speaking trekking guide, Sherpa & porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All necessary paper work and permits as per rules Government of Nepal
- Annapurna Conservation fee (ACAP)
- Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS)
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD Cash)
- Excess baggage charges
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, Early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from trekking than the scheduled itinerary)
- International airfare
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips for guides, Sherpa and porters
Pokhara to Kathmandu flight fare USD 119 Subject to Change
What you need on trekking (Checklist)
Nepal is a mountainous tropical country, which means there are climate extremes. Night and day temperature differences can vary between -10°C on the high treks and 30°C on the lower ones (14°F to 86°F), so you need to bring a variety of clothes. The key to staying comfortable on a trek is layering.
Suggested items to bring …………..
- Boots: the single most important item to pack, are comfortable, sturdy hiking boots which gives a good support to your ankles. Preferable are the higher models with a good profile sole.
- Shoe wax or rainproof spray for shoes
- Gaiters (recommended on tours above 3500 meter)
- Sleeping bag: needed for both camping and teahouse treks as teahouses usually only provide blankets (easy to rent/buy in Nepal)
- Backpack: 60-70 liters with good waist and chest belt for the assistant guide* to carry your belongings
- Hiking sticks (easy to rent/buy in Nepal)
- Lightweight shoes or sandals for changing into at night
- Socks: 3-4 pairs outer socks, 1-2 pair liner socks and 1 pair for night time (depending on trek and season)
- Loose cotton trousers
- T-shirts, long sleeved shirts
- Cozy shirt for the evenings
- Thermal underclothes are a necessity
- Warm lightweight sweater or fleece
- Hat (sun and night), gloves or mittens, scarf
- Lightweight wind jacket (+trousers if tour is above 4000 meters)
- Rain gear: a simple plastic poncho is adequate to protect you from some rainfall
- Rain cover for your backpack and day backpack
- Down jacket: depending on trek and season (easy to rent/buy in Nepal)
- Day pack with good waist and chest belt
- Sunglasses, sunscreen and chap stick
- Quick dry towel
- Flash light for midnight toilet trips and power cuts, spare batteries**
- Moisture cream for your skin and lips (we recommend factor 30-40)
- Water bottle with carry strap
- Water purification: filter or iodine
- First aid kit and medicines
- Camera, spare batteries**, film if needed
- 2 passport photos for ACAP & TIMS (trekking) permit