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The Annapurna Sunrise trek

Annapurna Sunrise can be operated as a camping or lodge trek.

Grading: Moderate. Maximum altitude 3200 metres. Ten days Kathmandu-Kathmandu.

The Annapurna Sunrise trek takes you up to the famous Himalayan viewpoint at Poon Hill in order to watch the sunrise over several of the world’s tallest peaks. you will be joining the trail leading to and from the mountaineering and trekking routes of the Annapurna Sanctuary and Circuit. This trail makes its’ way though the very heart of the Annapurna region with a good mix of local culture and beautiful mountain scenery. 

On day one Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to your hotel for the night.

Day two gives you free time in Kathmandu to take an optional sightseeing trip or mountain flight. You may want to explore some of the many shops, stalls and restaurants in the heart of the city before returning to your hotel for the night.

On the third day Tke a scenic drive out of the Kathmandu valley along the Trisuli River to the lakeside town of Pokhara. Stop along the way for lunch and arrive in the afternoon beside beautiful Lake Phewa.

On day four, Transfer by road to the trek start point at Nayapul. Your destination today is Sayauli Bazaar, a village by the side of the river where you camp at an idyllic spot right beside the water. You will be passing the entry point of the Annapurna Conservation Area along the way at Birethanti, where you sign in at the check post..

On day five Trek up to the Gurung village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk is famous as the home of many members of the Gurkha Regiment and is the main village of the region. Excellent views of Machapuchhare, Hinchuli and Annapurna South can be seen from your campsite.

On the sixth day you trek through the rhododendron forest to Tadapani where you will camp below the imposing face of Annapurna South.

On day seven you will make a steady climb through rhododendron forests to Ghorepani (2855 metres). Ghorepani means ‘horse-water’ and was a watering stop for caravans travelling between Pokhara and Tibet.

You will wake early on day eight to make it to the top of Poon Hill in time to watch the sunrise. The hill is a famous viewpoint from where you can see the impressive south face of Dhaulagiri and a mountain panorama of the Annapurna range. After breakfast you’ll make your way down to the night’s camp at Hille.

On day nine, descend to the river and sign out at the Conservation check post before proceeding to Nayapul and making the transfer by road to your hotel in Pokhara.

On day ten return to Kathmandu by road and transfer to the hotel for your last night in Nepal.

On day eleven depart from Kathmandu airport