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

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.

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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.

Annapurna Sunrise view Trek - Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1350m).
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, one of our guides will greets you and transfer to hotel. In the evening join the welcome dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with live culture show. We will introduce your guide and give you short briefing about trek. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 02: Rest day or Sightseeing of Kathmandu.
Morning breakfast at hotel, rest day or a full day sightseeing around UNESCO Bhaktapur / Kathmandu where your guide will escort you on a tour of Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines is reflecting ancient local traditions. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
We take a scenic drive from Kathmandu through countryside to Pokhara, this is about six hours journey. Or take a mountain flight via the northern Himalayas to Pokhara. In the Evening stroll around Lakeside and enjoy the dinner at one of best eating place. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Drive and trek from Pokhara to Dhampus (1750m).
After breakfast at hotel, about 30 minutes drive to Phedi our trekking starting point. The trail is through a forested valley, in parts along a ridge. On the way we can have majestic views of the mountains, and they continue to improve from this point. Overnight at guest house.

Day 05: Trek from Dhampus to Landruk (1620m).  
After breakfast, we start a relatively easy day’s walk, descending a stone stair case, then a climb through forests to a ridge. Pass streams, fields, and a village school and cross a suspension bridge. Finally we reach the white washed stoned buildings. Overnight at tea house.

Day 06: Trek from Landruk to Ghandruk (1940m).
Arrive A huge Gurung village Ghandruk at 1940m is the second largest Gurung village in this region and explore the maze like streets of this thriving Gurung settlement, we can have a good view of Annapurna south and fishtail. Overnight at guest house.

Day 07: Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani (2660m).
After breakfast, we continue trek to Tadapani through the dense forest, Tadapani which provides us a close up sunset view. Overnight at guest house.

Day 08: Trek from Tadapani to Ghorepani (2800m).
It will be about 5 to 6 hour walking passing through deep pine and rhododendron forest with some small waterfalls. We have first glimpse of Dhaulagiri massif before reaching Ghorepani. Overnight at guest house in Ghorepani.

Day 09: Hike from Ghorepani to Poon Hill and trek to Tikhedhunga.
Early morning about 1 hour hike up to Poon hill, this is the best spot to see the splendid view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri as well as Sunrise. A Big crowd of tourists will be there in the morning time. After spending wonderful time in Poon Hill then trek down to Ghorepani after breakfast trek down to Tikhe Dhunga. Overnight at guest house.

Day 10: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Nayapul then to Pokhara (825m).
From Tikhedhunga, the trail goes all the way down to Birethanti then drive to Pokhara. Overnight in hotel.

Day 11: Fly or drive back to Kathmandu.
Breakfast at hotel, we take a tourist bus ride to Kathmandu of a 25 minute mountain flight via northern Himalayan side to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 12: Free day in Kathmandu.
Breakfast will be at hotel, today is free day for shopping and rest on your own. In the evening join the farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant and celebrate your great trek with a local meal and drinks. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 13: Final departure.
After breakfast, we will transfer you to international airport for your flight back to home. We wish you have a safe and sound flight back home. Hope to see you again in the future.

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Annapurna Sunrise view Trek Facts:

 Activities: Trekking & Hiking

Start/End: Kathmandu/Pokhara

Destination: Ghorepani Poonhill

Trip Duration: 13 days

Max. Altitude: 2800 meters

Group Size: Min. 1 / Max.20
Best Season: February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December

Trip Grade: Moderate 

Daily walking Hour: Approx. 4-6

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