Poon Hill Sunrise & Annapurna Panorama Trek

Trip Facts

  • Duration 9 Days
  • Trip Difficulty moderate
  • Max. Altitude 3,210 m / 10,531 ft
  • Start and End -
  • Best Time March to May & September to November.
  • Accommodation Best Hotels in Kathmandu & Pokhara with local lodge on treks.

Trip Highlights

  • Stunning sunrise views from scenic Poon Hill the highest point of the trek.
  • Enjoy the spectacular panorama of world’s three highest mountain range.
  • Grand views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu and massive Annapurna Himalayas.
  • Walk amidst beautiful forest of rhododendron, oaks and magnolia with pine trees

Poon Hill Sunrise & Annapurna Panorama Trekking with ‘Tamang Randomness Treks’ an enjoyable country walks. On the high hills of the Annapurna Himalaya range, where views of snow peaks remain constant throughout the walks. A great way to enjoy a moderate adventure in the harmony of cool mountain air, within traditional country villages. Perfect and ideal holiday for travelers with limited time in Nepal of less than a week trek. Where adventure leads to the most fascinating places around the southern hills of the massive Annapurna Himalayas.

Poon Hill Sunrise & Annapurna Panorama Trekking is a short circuit walk facing the glorious panorama of Annapurna's massive range of peaks. Includes grand views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Manaslu with ever present majestic Machhapuchare Himal the famous ‘Fish-Tail peak’. The trek begins in beautiful Pokhara, a city full of charm and natural beauty of rolling green hills and verdant valleys. Located on the laps of Annapurna Himalaya which reflects on its serene lakes, as well as a renowned tourist destination.

Take a short drive beyond Pokhara to the starting point of trekking, and then follow the high trail to Ghorepani. A lovely mountain village amidst rhododendron forest surroundings, where an early morning hike takes you to the top Poon Hill. A famous and popular view-point offers stunning sunrise views over 360° wide mountain panorama. Facing the world’s three highest mountain ranges with an array of snow-capped peaks along with dramatic landscape views.

After a grand moment, head back to Pokhara on an alternative route with an up and downhill path. As the walk leads through nice villages of Tadapani and Ghandruk facing constant views of the Annapurna Himalayas. Then finally our wonderful short adventure to Poon Hill Sunrise & Annapurna Panorama Trekking completes at scenic Pokhara.

Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Fly or drive to Pokhara 860 m and transfer to hotel -06 hrs.
Day 03: Drive to start point at Bhirethati 1,100 m and walk to Tirkhedhunga 1,425 m- 06 hours with drive and trek.
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani village 2,885 m – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Morning hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani 2,640 m – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk village 1,951 m – 04 hrs.
Day 07:  Trek to road-head and drive to Pokhara 860 m- 04 hrs.
Day 08: Drive or fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 09: Depart for international departure

What's included

  • All transfers (usually by privatevehicle) according to tour plan (incl. transport during sightseeing)
  • Map
  • Accommodation (double room) in Kathmandu, in Pokhara and in simple teahouses/lodges during the trekking tour *)
  • Entrance fees in Kathmandu, Annapurna Conservation Permit and TIMS card
  • English speaking travel/city guide in Kathmandu
  • English speaking guide and porter during the trekking tour
  • Food (full board) incl. country typical drinks (tea, coffee) during the trekkingtour
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu und Pokhara
  • Airport tax
  • Welcome- Dinner in Kathmandu

What's not included

  • Visa for Nepal
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, mineral water during the trekking tour
  • Food (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All kind of drinks in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Food and drinks during the jeep/bus drive Kathmandu to Bulbule and Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Other domestic flights
  • Excess baggage charges domestic flights
  • Extra charge for hot shower during the trekking tour
  • Extra charge for recharging camera or mobile batteries during the trekking tour
  • Personal Travel- and health insurance
  • Emergency transport / emergency evacuation
  • Tips (for driver,city guide, trekking guide and porter)
  • All other things not mentioned in inclusion

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

    On first arrival at Kathmandu and Nepal international airport, our staff and guide receives you with traditional welcome. A short drive to your hotel, situated on the main part of the city, and then check into your rooms. After getting refresh join with other members of the group for trek briefing, our Tamang Randomness Treks guide. Will provide necessary information regarding the trek, culture with do’s and don’ts making your holiday in Nepal enjoyable.

    Evening a group dinner in a nice Nepalese restaurants with folk cultural programs, an introduction to Nepalese meals and culture.

  • Day 02: Fly or drive to Pokhara 860 m and transfer to hotel -06 hrs.

    Morning after an early breakfast, and then depart for Pokhara towards Nepal Mid-West, an interesting overland journey off 5-6 hours. As drive follows on main Nepal busy highway through many farm villages and towns, then reaching Pokhara. The hotel in Pokhara situated close to the beautiful Phewa Lake.

    (Options for short flight of 30 minutes to Pokhara from Kathmandu)

    Altitude: 860 m
  • Day 03: Drive to start point at Bhirethati 1,100 m and walk to Tirkhedhunga 1,425 m- 06 hours with drives and trek.

    Enjoy the morning views of Annapurna Himalaya peaks, having good breakfast getting ready for a short drive to Bhirethati village. Walk starts following uphill trail through farm villages then reaching Tirkhedhunga for overnight stop, a small village close to beautiful water falls.

    Altitude: 1,425 m
  • Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani village 2,885 m - 06 hrs.

    The morning begins with climb to Ulleri village, after an hour more uphill reaching on top at Ulleri village. From the high ridge enjoy views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’. After a short rest continue walk on gradual up within lovely cool forest of rhododendron and pines trees. As trail follows to our overnight stop at Ghorepani village, a lovely village on a high ridge. The village inhabited by Poon / Magar hill tribes runs many good lodge facing views of Dhaulagiri Himalayas.

    Altitude: 2,885 m
  • Day 05: Morning hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani 2,640 m - 06 hrs.

    Early morning hike to Poon Hill, taking an hour climb reaching on the highest point of the trek at 3,210 m. Enjoy the glorious sunrise with world’s three tallest peaks of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu Himalayas with majestic Machhapuchare Himal.

    After an enjoyable moment down to Ghorepani for breakfast, and then heading uphill within rhododendron and pine tree forest. As walk leads down to Bhanthati village for lunch, afternoon a few hours trek to Tadapani for overnight stop.

    Altitude: 2,640 m
  • Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk village 1,951 m - 04 hrs.

    From Tadapani, enjoy the morning views of Annapurna peaks, as walk follows leads downhill to Ghandruk for overnight stop as well for lunch. Ghandruk a large village populated by Gurung, the main hill tribes of Annapurna Himalaya range, follows Buddhism religion.

    Afternoon with to explore around Ghandruk village and small interesting Gurung museum facing views of Annapurna Himalayas.

    Altitude: 1,951 m
  • Day 07:  Trek to road-head and drive to Pokhara 860 m- 04 hrs.

    Our last day trek of the adventure, having breakfast walk downhill to low warm farm villages at Kimche. From here taking a few hour drives to beautiful Pokhara for last overnight stop. After a marvelous Poon Hill Sunrise & Annapurna Panorama Trekking.

    Altitude: 860 m
  • Day 08: Drive or fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

    Morning depart from the hotel in Pokhara for drive to Kathmandu, reaching by late afternoon and back to your hotel. Rest of the afternoon free at leisure for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

    (Options for flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara of half hour scenic flight)

  • Day 09: Depart for international departure.

    Last day in Kathmandu and Nepal, as time for your international flight our staff and guide transfer you to the airport. For your international flight homeward bound, after a great wonderful holiday on Poon Hill Sunrise & Annapurna Panorama Trekking.

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FAQs of Poon Hill Sunrise & Annapurna Panorama Trek

  • 01: Is Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trek tough and hard?

    The only tough part of the whole adventure is walking uphill for few hours. But taking at slow pace with enough short rest will make the trek much easier and enjoyable.
  • 02: Are there electricity power to charge our electronic gadgets and items?

    No worries, there are electricity power to charge our electronic gadgets in every lodges on route trekking. Where you use the facilities on paying a small fee for each items as per hour.
  • 03: What do expect on this trek?

    Nepal and the Himalayas, 80% of the country of hills and valleys including the world’s highest peaks. Where walk leads to steep climb and downhill, as well enjoying wonderful views of snow-capped peaks. The charm of this trek is walking into beautiful cool rhododendron forest and around villages of lively and impressive cultures.
  • 04: How are the food and accommodation on treks?

    From Pokhara onwards staying in local mountain lodges and guest house. Where most good lodges have rooms with common or attached bathe and toilets running hot and cold water for showers. A neat and clean rooms, however carrying your sleeping bags adds extra comfort. The food are served in a nice large dining rooms with a fire place to keep the dining warm and cozy. Nearly all lodges on treks serves comprehensive food menu to choose from Continental, Chinese, Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan. As well some places serves Korean, Japanese and Mexican food also, some restaurants with fresh bakery product also.

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