Annapurna Sunrise view Trek - Family holidays, short hike, trekking in Annapurna with Kids
Annapurna sunrise view trek is an ideal holiday adventure that suite to those seeking comfortable and short trek in the Annapurna foothills. This trek provides an opportunity to explore the grand sunrise view and stunning mountain ranges of Annapurna Himalayas including Fishtail, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Annapurna south, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri massif. We invite you to join our Annapurna sunrise view trek and increase you to hike all the way up to Poonhill (3210m) through the peace and pleasant trail to experience the stunning sunrise view.
Annapurna sunrise view trek is relatively easy and comfortable trek walking through ethnic villages and rhododendron forests. This is an altitude free trek that suites to any age from junior 10 years old children to senior 80 year old matured people. Our trek starts from the serene lakeside city of Pokhara and provides some of the best view of the Himalayas. We start our trekking from Dhampus village after a scenic one hour drive from Pokhara. During Annapurna sunrise view trek, the natural beauties reward us in our each and every footstep. While walking we can experience a variety of culture, tradition, religion and people with their daily lifestyle. Our goal in this trek would be reaching to Poonhill. We trek from Dhampus, Pothana, Ghandruk, Tadapani and Ghorepani to Poonhill. The sunrise view from Poonhill is marvelous. We also have an opportunity to enjoy a best view of these mountains including Fishtail (6997m), Annapurna I (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m) Gangaprna, Hiunchuli, Annapurna south and beautiful mountains in this region.
Attraction of Annapurna Region
Annapurna conservation Area Project
Annapurna Region is one of the captivating lands of bio diversity in the world. The region is the largest reserved and protected area of Nepal. The unique biodiversity, the scenic grandeur in combination with the multi cultural and multi ethnic diversity make it the world's most popular trekking destinations. With the objectives of achieving a balance between the environment conservation and socio economic development, through people's participation, the Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP) was launched from 1986 under the aegis of the national trust for nature conservation... See more.
The trust is governed by a board of trustees. Tourism is an essential for locals and the fastest growing industries in the Annapurna conservation area. The project serves as a new approach in the protected area management with its modalities based on the integrated conservation and development programs. Owing to its fame that it has gained in the history of the protected area management, the government of Nepal has given the trust the mandate for the management of the Annapurna conservation area.
Meaning of Annapurna
Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which literally means full of food (feminine form), but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. In Hinduism, Annapurna is Devi, the universal and timeless Kitchen goddess, the mother who feeds her kids. Without her there is starvation, a universal fear: this makes Annapurna a universal goddess. Her most popular shrine is located in Kasi, on the banks of the Ghats. Her association with the giving of food (wealth) led her in time to be transformed into Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth.
List of mountains we can see in the Annapurna region trekking
Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m),
Mt. Annapurna I (8091m),
Mt. Manaslu (8163 m),
Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.) ,
Mt. Annapurna III (7555m),
Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m),
Mt. Annapurna south (7219m),
Mt. Nilgiri (7041m),
Mt. Fishtail also called Mt. Machhapuchhare (6998m),
Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m),
Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m),
Tukuche peak (6920m),
Tilicho peak (7134m).
Culture and People of the Annapurna Region
One of the unforgettable experience of this region is culture and life style of local people. During trekking, trekkers encounter villages of different ethnic people. According to last census over 45,000 thousand people of different ethnic and tribal backgrounds with various religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Bon Po, Shamanism and Animism represented live in the Annapurna region. The dominant groups are Gurung, Magar, Thakali and Manangi. Generally, these people are subsistence farmers who depend on the forests for fuel, fodder and timber. Almost each of group have their own dialect and own cultures and traditions. Trekkers who go for trekking in Annapurna region are fascinated by the local people's culture and tradition.
Flora and Fauna
In Annapurna region, we can see the diverse flora and fauna. The range of geographical and climatic regions has led to this diversity. Below 1000 m in altitude the climate is tropical. These areas are heavily cultivated and the landscape, therefore, largely consists of terraced paddy fields for most of the year. As we go to higher the natural vegetation changes from the tropical species to more temperate stands of forest trees including oak, beech and rhododendron. These finally give way to coniferous forests of pine and, ultimately, juniper just below the tree line.
Annapurna conservation area is the home of 102 species of mammals, 488 species of birds and 40 species of reptiles. In this region, we can see pheasants named Danphe, Monal, Kaliz, Cheer, Kokilas, and Blood Pheasants, etc. Among mammals, blue sheep and Himalayan Thar can be seen in the area.
Annapurna Sunrise view Trek short Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1350m).
Day 02: Rest day or Sightseeing of Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
Day 04: Drive and trek from Pokhara to Dhampus (1750m).
Day 05: Trek from Dhampus to Landruk (1620m).
Day 06: Trek from Landruk to Ghandruk (1940m).
Day 07: Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani (2660m).
Day 08: Trek from Tadapani to Ghorepani (2800m).
Day 09: Hike from Ghorepani to Poon Hill and trek to Tikhedhunga.
Day 10: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Nayapul then to Pokhara (825m).
Day 11: Fly or drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 12: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 13: Final departure.
Trip cost: please contact us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trek so that we can send you a quote and other information according to your group size.
Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.