Ghorepani Poonhill trek aslo known as Annapurna Sunrise trek is one of the shortest trek routes of Nepal. It is perfect for those who are not much into serious trek but still wants to enjoy the real natural beauty of Nepal. This trek is suitable for travelers who have limited time. This trek offers fascinating views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. During this trek you can also experience the typical Nepali villages with local tradition and culture. In addition to that, Poon Hill Trekking will also let you witness terraced slopes, beautiful paddy fields, and wonderful culture and lifestyle of ethnic people like Gurungs, and Magars.
After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Adventure Ascent representative will be there to greet you and take you to the hotel. We will then check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. Welcome dinner will be hosted in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After introduction with the city tour guide at the hotel you will begin your tour to Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa, which are all world heritage sites. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. After the tour you will meet with your trekking guide, briefing about the trek and checking your trek gears will be done afterwards. Overnight in Kathmandu.
We start our journey by taking an early morning flight to Pokhara and enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas from the right side of our plane. Once we arrive in Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, we are rewarded with marvelous views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, the five peaks of Annapurna and others. After taking a rest, we drive to Naya Pul and start our trek. We pass through sub-tropical valley forests, sometimes on the carved trail on the side of the cliff. After lunch, we cross the Bhurungdi Khola (river) via a bridge to the village of Tikhedhunga. The Ulleri Hill with thousands of steps and boulders that continually go upward will really prove a test of our stamina. We reach Ulleri by late afternoon. Overnight in Ulleri.
After breakfast, we head towards Ghorepani village. Ghorepani is an interesting place with small shops and stalls for selling local products and crafts. The town has two parts: one in a saddle and the other a few hundred feet lower. We stop at the higher part of the Ghorepani village that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. Since Ghorepani lies quite higher, we begin to feel the cold weather, especially in the evenings. Overnight in Ghorepani.
Before the dawn we start our hike up to Poon Hill, one of the panoramic viewpoints of Annapurna Region. On reaching the top of the hill, named after an ethnical tribe of Nepal, the Puns, we get the biggest reward of Annapurna Panorama Trek. Behold the magnificence of Himalayas- the wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and all the way to Manasalu Himalayan range. When the first sunlight of the day falls on these soaring Himalayan peaks the views are even more mesmerizing. Enjoy an hour or so at the top and descend down to Ghorepani for the breakfast. After breakfast the trek towards destination starts. We walk through the pleasant rhododendron forest downhill for a while and then slide up for almost ten minutes to Deurali Pass. Almost 5 hours of scenic walk up and down from Ghorepani brings us to Tadapani.
Enjoy the sunrise view at Mt. Annapurna south, Himchuli & Fishtail. These three mountains are very close from Tadapani thus you would have the most amazing sunrise view of these mountains from Tadapani.
After the breakfast, the Annapurna Panorama Trek resumes. Today also the trek through the dense forest of rhododendron starts. 3-4 hours of trek from Tadapani brings us to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is one of the biggest Gurung villages of Annapurna Region. Explore remaining time around the village to see typical Gurung culture, visit the Gurung museum and hike around the hills nearby Ghandruk.
stony steps. While descending down we witness the different view of Mt. Fishtail. After Kimche the walk is pleasant most of the way following the Riverside till we get to Birethanthi. From Birethanti, we trek on the retracing trail to Nayapul. A private vehicle at Nayapul will pick us up and we drive back to our hotel in Pokhara. Explore the streets of Pokhara in the evening,
Today we fly to Kathmandu. The left side of the airplane offers some amazing views of the Himalayas. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we leave for our hotel. We enjoy the day rest of our day to catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any landmarks we missed during our first day in Kathmandu. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today an Adventure Ascent representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight.