Annapurna Sunrise View Trek

Trip Fact:
  • Duration 4 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • DestinationNepal
  • Max Altitude3210m
  • AccommodationGuest houses/lodges during trekking
  • MealsAll meals during the trek
  • Trip Start/EndNayapul
  • Group Size1-40 pax
  • Best SeasonFebruary to May and September to December are the best months.

What to Expect:

  • Picturesque landscapes, lush forests, and terraced fields
  • Hike to Poon Hill (3210m), a popular vantage point for sunrise and mountain views - unobstructed vistas of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and other peaks
  • Explore traditional Gurung and Magar villages along the trek route and experience their warm hospitality
  • Learn about unique culture, lifestyle, and traditions of the local

Experience mesmerizing sunrise vistas on Annapurna Sunrise View Trek. Trek through stunning landscapes & charming villages.

The Annapurna Sunrise View Trek, also known as the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, is a captivating adventure that caters to those with limited vacation time yet a burning desire to behold the majestic Annapurna Himalayan range. Nestled within the awe-inspiring Annapurna region, this trek, often referred to as the Annapurna balcony trekking, allows travelers to witness nature's grandeur in a relatively short duration.

Compared to other trekking trails in the country, the Annapurna Sunrise View Trek presents an accessible and gentle path, making it ideal for trekkers of various experience levels. This scenic route presents an extraordinary amalgamation of breathtaking mountain vistas, captivating landscapes, and a vibrant tapestry of cultures and lifestyles embraced by the diverse ethnic groups inhabiting the area. As the trail meanders through the western expanse of Pokhara, it unveils panoramic Himalayan views that are truly awe-inspiring.

One of the highlights of this trek is the visit to Poon Hill, a vantage point renowned for its awe-inspiring sunrise spectacle. From this remarkable vantage point, trekkers are treated to an unforgettable feast for the eyes, feasting upon the surreal panorama of majestic peaks such as Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna (8091m), Fishtail (6997m), as well as Annapurna South and Hiunchuli, among a constellation of other formidable summits. Trekking amidst the spectacular mountain scenery, traversing dense rhododendron forests, crossing charming bridges, encountering playful langur monkeys, and venturing into deep, sub-tropical valleys creates indelible memories that will linger forever.

The Annapurna Sunrise View Trek offers the convenience of a relatively short duration, commencing either from Phedi or Nayapul, both of which are easily accessible via a short drive from the enchanting city of Pokhara. Widely regarded as an excellent introduction to trekking, this remarkable journey rewards adventurers with unrivaled views, leaving an everlasting imprint of the natural wonders that Nepal has to offer.

Best time for Annapurna Sunrise View Trek

The best time for the Annapurna Sunrise View Trek is typically during the autumn and spring seasons in Nepal. During these months, the weather is generally stable, with clear skies and mild temperatures, making it ideal for trekking.

Autumn (September to November) is considered the peak season for trekking in the Annapurna region. The weather is generally dry, and the skies are often clear, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The days are warm and pleasant, while the nights can get chilly at higher elevations. The autumn months also coincide with the harvest season, allowing trekkers to witness the vibrant landscapes adorned with golden rice terraces and blooming flowers.

Spring (March to May) is another excellent time to undertake the Annapurna Sunrise View Trek. The weather during this season is typically stable, with mild temperatures and clear skies. The lush greenery of the region comes alive as the rhododendron forests burst into full bloom, painting the hillsides with vibrant hues of red, pink, and white. Springtime also offers stunning views of the snow-capped peaks, and the overall trekking experience is enhanced by the pleasant weather and longer daylight hours.

It's worth noting that while autumn and spring are generally the best seasons for this trek, weather conditions can vary from year to year. It's always a good idea to check the current weather forecast and consult with local trekking agencies or guides to get the most up-to-date information and plan your trip accordingly.


After a nourishing breakfast, a short drive will take you from Pokhara to Nayapul / Birethanti and then to Ulleri. From Ulleri, the trek to Ghorepani begins. Along the trail, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare, Dhaulagiri, and Hiunchuli. The ascent through the rhododendron forest will take you to Nanghethani (2,460m) and onward to Ghorepani. The hillside below Ghorepani boasts a variety of rhododendron species, Nepal's national flower. You will spend the night at Tea house.

Distance: 11 km / 6.8 miles
Altitude: 2874m / 9429 ft.
Trekking Duration: 3-4 hours

  • Tea House / Attached Bathroom
  • Lunch and Dinner

Start your day early to hike up to Poon Hill, where you can witness the magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas. From Poon Hill, you'll be greeted with a panoramic view of mountain ranges, including Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, and more. After enjoying the breathtaking scenery, return to your lodge for a hearty breakfast. Follow a pleasant forest trail through rhododendron and oak groves to Deurali (2,960m) on the path connecting Ghorepani and the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Descend through rhododendron forests to Banthanti (2606m), then ascend through steep forests for 20 minutes before reaching Tadapani (2710m), a beautiful village offering stunning views of the Annapurna ranges. You will stay overnight at Lodge.

Distance: 11.5 km / 7.15 miles
Altitude: 3210m / 10525ft
Trekking Duration: 4-5 hours

  • Tea House / Attached Bathroom
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Continue descending to the Kimron Khola and pass through serene rhododendron, bamboo, and oak forests. Reach Chomrong village before descending further to Jhinu Danda, a peaceful settlement. Here, you can relax and soothe your tired muscles in the nearby hot springs. Spend the night at lodge, which provides rooms with attached bathrooms.

  • Tea House / Attached Bathroom
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

On the final day of the trek, leave Jhinu Danda and follow the flat and dusty road along the right side of Modi Khola, offering a relaxed walking experience. Eventually, you will reach Siwa/Ghandruk Phedi. Bid farewell to the trails as you embark on a picturesque drive through the countryside back to Pokhara. Spend the night at Pokhara.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast and Lunch

The Annapurna sunrise trek itinerary provides a brief overview of each day's activities, distances, altitudes, and durations. However, please note that these details are subject to change depending on various factors such as weather conditions, group pace, and the trek leader's discretion.

Trip Map

Annapurna Sunrise View Trek map

Cost Details


  • Arrival and departure transfers to and from the airport via car/van/Hiace.
  • Double/twin-sharing accommodation in Pokhara with daily breakfast (1 night).
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) provided during the trek.
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide with a valid government license, including salary, insurance, flights, food, and lodging.
  • Trekking porter with salary, insurance, flights, food, and lodging (1 porter for every 2 trekkers).
  • All necessary permits, including trekking permits and TIMS card.
  • Comprehensive medical kit for emergencies.
  • Trekking equipment provided for the trekking staff.
  • All applicable government and local taxes.
  • Private transportation from Pokhara to the starting point of the trek and from the trek ending point back to Pokhara.

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