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Annapurna Sunrise Panorama Poon-Hill Trekking

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‘glorious views of 360° wide panorama chain of peaks with stunning sunrise’

Introduction:

Annapurna Sunrise Panorama and Poon Hill Trekking one of the shortest and most scenic walks around whole Himalaya destinations, suitable and perfect moderate treks for all types of people and age group.

Annapurna Sunrise Panorama and Poon Hill Trekking, a mild adventure where beginners to expert trekker can join in, to witness great beautiful scenery around high hills in the close shadow of massive Annapurna Himalaya range of mountains.

The wonderful short adventure treks start and complete at the scenic city, Pokhara famed and leading touristic spot of Nepal and probably on this planet, located on the laps of massive Annapurna Mountains range with magnificent Machhapuchare Himal, the famous Fish-Tail peak that reflects on calm Phewa and Begnas Lake.

From beautiful Pokhara city and the valley heading due west to start the walk from the foothills around low-warm sub-tropical climatic farm areas, then heading higher with the climb through many farm villages facing views of cascading waterfalls.

As walk progress steep climb for few hours to reach the large village of Ulleri, and then route leads on pleasant gradual ups within the serene cool forest of tall rhododendron and pine trees all the way at Ghorepani village.

Located on Nepal and Tibet old Trans Himalayan Salt trade route that extends towards beyond the Upper Mustang area, from Ghorepani nice views of Dhaulagiri range of peaks, a moderate size village situated at the base of famous Poon Hill within rhododendron forest surroundings.

Next early morning hike uphill to Poon Hill to capture striking sunrise views over the chain of the Himalayan mountain range with Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Machhapuchare, the Fish Tail peaks includes an array of lesser peaks.

Just stunning to enjoy glamorous scenery from the highest point of the journey at 3,210 m high, after marvelous moment descends to Ghorepani and continues walk taking an alternative route to reach back at scenic Pokhara.

The walk takes you over scenic hills within forest and downhill to reach large Gurung village in Ghandruk, Gurung the main hill tribes of Annapurna Himalaya with last overnight stop on high hills of Annapurna where short walk and drive takes you at Pokhara by its serene Phewa Lakeside.

At Pokhara, where our fabulous walks conclude after mesmerizing adventure and experience on Annapurna Sunrise Panorama and Poon Hill Trekking.


Short Outline Itinerary:

Day 01:      Main arrival in Kathmandu1,320 m approximately via various airlines.

Day 02:      In Kathmandu with a sightseeing tour and trek preparation.

Day 03:     Drive / Fly to Pokhara 860 m approximately and transfer to hotel - 06 hrs journey.

Day 04:     Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,445 m approx. - 04 hrs. 

Day 05:     Trek to Ghorepani 2,880 m approx. -06 hrs.

Day 06:     Hike to Poon Hill 3,210 m and trek to Tadapani 2,630m approx.-06 hrs.

Day 07:     Trek to Ghandruk 1,930 m approx. and transfer to lodge - 04 hrs.

Day 08:     Trek to road-head and drive to Pokhara - 04 hrs.

Day 09:     Fly or drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 10:     International departure to respective countries homeward bound.


Trip Extension in Pokhara

While in Pokhara with more time can extend for other adventure sports activities bungee, mountain biking, boating, Ultra-light flight, Para-gliding, hot-air ballooning, canyoning, and Zip Flyer or just relax and enjoy at leisure with views of Annapurna Himalaya.


Best Seasons for Annapurna Sunrise Panorama and Poon Hill Trekking

Nearly all months of the year, except the wet monsoon rainy season from mid-June to mid-September, the best time in the spring season from March to May when days are fine and clear for views and walks, with longer sunlight hours but cold in the morning and night time above 1,600 m onward.

Late afternoon can get overcast with snow and rain on higher hills sometimes, next to good months from mid-September to December around autumn/fall and pre-winter seasons with clear fine morning and day for excellent views of peaks and pleasant trek.

But days are shorter with sun-light hours due to autumn and pre-winter season can get snowed sometimes on higher areas of Ghorepani-Poon Hill to Tadapani above 2,000 m high.


People and Culture

Annapurna Sunrise Panorama and Poon Hill Trekking where one can witness various hill tribes, around lower warm areas of mix tribes Gurung-Magar with Hindu Bharamins, Chettries, and Dalits with fascinating traditional farm life and cultures.

Higher hills dominated by Poon people of Magar tribes around Ulleri to Ghorepani villages practice both Hindu and Buddhist religion of various interesting cultures and customs.

Other main tribes are Gurung hill people of Annapurna region where one can witness Gurung culture from Tadapani and Ghandruk villages interwoven with Buddhism religion, also practice ancient Bon a pre-Buddhist sect worshipping nature spirits and earth main five elements.

Main Highlight of the treks:

  1. Stunning sunrise over the array of Himalayan Mountain range from scenic Poon Hill
  2. Enjoy walks on Old Trans-Himalaya Caravan and Salt Trade Route of Nepal-Tibet
  3. Fascinating scenery on daily treks of dramatic landscapes of rolling hills and peaks
  4. Explore lovely hill villages of great interesting traditional farm life and cultures
  5. Enchanting green woodland of tall rhododendron, magnolia, and pine trees.


Trek at a Glance

Mode of accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu-Pokhara with the local nice lodge on treks.

Trekking Grade: Moderate with Ups and Downhill Walks.

Area of Trekking: North Mid-West around Annapurna Himalaya

Highest elevation gain: At Poon Hill 3,210 m / 10,591ft (approx.)

Daily Walks: Minimum 4 hrs to maximum of 6 hrs.

Trekking duration: 04 Nights and 05 Days (Pokhara to Pokhara)

Total Trip: 09 Nights and 10 Days (arrival to final departure)

Facts

No. of Days :
10 D
No. of Nights :
9 N
Min Age :
13 Yrs
Max Age :
70 Yrs
Min Weight :
25 Kg
Max Weight :
100 Kg
Min Pax Per Booking :
2 Pax
Max Pax Per Booking :
15 Pax
Available Group Capacity :
100 Pax
Trip Standard :
2 Star
Grade :
0
Best Seasons :
Through out the year
Trip Start Elevation :
0 m
Lowest Elevation :
0 m
Highest Elevation :
3210 m
Trip Start Point :
Kathmandu
Trip End Point :
Kathmandu

Payments:

Payment is supposed to be made two days before the trip date. Last moment booking is available with full cash payment only if we have enough space available.

Refunds:

Refunds are not made for unused services or last minute (less than 24 hours) cancellations. Cancellation one day before the activity date will incur a 50% cancellation charge, whereas cancellation one week or more before the activity date will incur a 25% cancellation charge.

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Inclusion
  • check_circle_outline All arrival and departure from the airport to hotel and back on private cars, coach or buses as per the group size.
  • check_circle_outline Full board on trekking with breakfast-lunch-afternoon refreshment with dinner includes twin sharing rooms in lodge on route treks.
  • check_circle_outline Accommodation in tourist standard or 2-3 star class hotels on bed and breakfast basis as well in twin sharing basis rooms. (For single supplement at extra cost)
  • check_circle_outline Tour and sightseeing around Kathmandu as per the itinerary chosen with city guides includes all entrance fees at places of interest.
  • check_circle_outline In some high altitude treks we provide sleeping bags and down jackets also with comprehensive medical kits carried by our guides and staff.
  • check_circle_outline Applicable Trekking Information Management Systems permits (TIMS) with National Park Entry permits also includes ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) Fees.
  • check_circle_outline Private vehicle or in tourist coach-bus overland to Pokhara and back the same way to Kathmandu, includes local transportation to start the trek and at end of trek.
  • check_circle_outline All tour and treks accompanied by guides-staff and porters (either human or pack animals like yaks or mules), all wages, meals, accommodation, transportation facilities with Insurance against medical and accidents.

Exclusion
  • highlight_off International air-fare, Personal medical / travel insurance and Nepal visa fees.
  • highlight_off Early return from the tour or treks will not be entertainment with refund, where client should borne all the expenses incurred including accompany guide-porters services.
  • highlight_off Personal Trekking gear and equipment’s including down jackets-sleeping bags if not provided by the company as per the trip cost.
  • highlight_off For domestic flight if not included on itinerary to and from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu at extra cost.
  • highlight_off Single Supplement on hotel rooms as well on trek in lodge where clients should inform ahead on booking with extra charge on booking single private rooms where available.
  • highlight_off Emergency evacuation by any means of transportations including immediate Helicopter services if required on accidents, sickness and personal problems.
  • highlight_off Expenses of individual nature drinks, laundry, telephone bills, gratitude and meals in city areas Kathmandu and Pokhara as per the itinerary chosen.
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