About Poonhill Sunrise Trek

The Poon Hill sunrise trek is a short yet awe-inspiring journey, perfect for those with limited time but a desire to witness stunning mountain vistas and breathtaking sunrises over the Himalayas.

This is a short and easy trek in the Annapurna Region that offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. You won't climb higher than 3,210 meters, so it's a great option for people of all ages and abilities who enjoy trekking. Poon hill sunrise trek begins with a scenic drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, after which we follow the Modi River to the village of Tikhedhunga and Ulleri before arriving at Ghorepani. Along the way, you'll see a variety of birds, playful langurs (black-faced monkeys), and beautiful forests of rhododendron, oak, maple, and pine.

The highlight of the trek is an early morning climb to the summit of Poon Hill, where you'll witness breathtaking views of some of Nepal's highest and most dramatic peaks, including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna 1, and Manaslu. The ridges between Ghorepani and Ghandruk also offer stunning views of the high peaks, as well as the green middle hills and terraced farmlands.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is perfect for those with limited time or physical limitations, but who still want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas and local culture. The best time to go is during autumn or spring when the weather is clear, and you can enjoy unobstructed views of the mountains and natural scenery. During the trek, you'll also have the opportunity to visit Gurung and Magar villages, where you can experience their warm hospitality and learn more about their unique culture. Don't miss the chance to create unforgettable memories on this fascinating trek.

Food and Accommodation

  • Teahouse accommodation during the Poonhill Sunrise Trek
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is served at tea house during the Poonhill Sunrise Trek
  • 1 nights accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast Basis
  • 4 nights accommodation during Poonhill Sunrise Trek.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu 

Best Time for Trekking to Poonhill Sunrise Trek

Autumn season is considered as the best season for trekking in Poonhill Sunrise Trek. The weather could be unpredictable at the higher altitudes but, every season has its own beauty and uniqueness.

Spring (March - May) and Autumn (September - November) are the most popular seasons, but we offer this trek throughout the year. All you need is a good pair of boots, a day pack, warm clothing, sleeping bag and camera. Spring season is highly recommended because we will be enjoying the entire rhododendron forest will be in full bloom covering the whole mountainside.

Difficulty Level of Poonhill Sunrise Trek - easy

Poonhill Sunrise Trek is not considered to be a easy and short trek in Nepal as well as family trekking in Annapurna Regon. This trek is considered to be a moderate trek. Like Everest Base Camp Trek it is also demanding and the beautiful trek but with a bit of patience, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is very enjoyable and achievable.

Trekking and hiking through the mountain mean that there may be the adventure waiting for you at every step of your walk. Poonhill Sunrise Trek is also a very short and easy hiking.

Highlights of Poonhill Sunrise Trek

  • Explore around the world’s biggest rhododendron forest.
  • Carry easy and short hike into the Annapurna region.
  • Witness majestic panorama from the Himalayan vantage-point ‘Pooh Hill’.
  • Discover local culture and traditions and observe daily lives in the high Himalayan settlements.
  • Explore varieties of flora & fauna.
  • Amazing sunrise and mountain view from Poonhill 

Outline Itinerary

Detail Itinerary More
  • Day 01: Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,495m/4 ,905ft)- Ulleri (1,950m/6,395ft)walking Distance about 5-6 hrs trek
  • Day 02: Trek from Tikhedhunga or Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft) walking distance about 5-6 hrs
  • Day 03: Hike to Poon hill (3 210m/10 528ft) and trek to Tadapani (2 520m/8 268ft), walking distance about 7 hrs
  • Day 04: Trek to Ghandruk (1 950m/6 398ft) and continue trek to Nayapul, Drive back to Pokhara (910m/2 986ft) walking distance about 6-7 hrs walk, 1 hr drive
  • Day 05: Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Transport to and from trekking starting point.
  • 2 night in Pokhara standard hotel basis on twin sharing basis BB
  • Local lodges during the trekking on twin sharing basis
  • 3 meals a day during the trekking (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with tea or coffee ) 
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permits and TIMS Fees
  • 1 extensively experienced and licensed trekking guide and 1 porter between two trekkers
  • All daily wages, food allowance, accommodation, transfers and insurance for trekking guide and porter.
  • Duffle bags for porters are provided if needed. 
  • All the government tax and our (Mount Trails) service charges.
  • Farewell Dinner before departure.
  • Our service charges.
  • Hotel in kathmandu and all meals
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services etc.
  • Medical and travel insurances
  • Emergency helicopter rescue charges
  • Tipping to Guide and Porters
  • All extra services if required (except motioned in 'The Price Include' section). 

Useful Information

Important to note, please visit our Equipments check list. Altitude Mountain Sickness section for additional details of what you need to bring on trek as well as prevent about AMS. Trekking Plus top priority is the safety and security of our customers and staff during all of our trips.

Our top priority is the Safety and Security of our customers and staffs during all of our trips. Trekking Plus field crews bring normal first aid kits on all of our tours, which is readily available for both customers and staff but we will recommend you to bring first aid kits yourself from your country because Nepalese medicine some time does not work properly. We are constantly in communication with our field office and monitor all aspects of government and weather issues that might affect your trip. Also, we are always available 24 hours emergency contact.

Drinking water

We will get mineral and boiled water along the trekking routes which is also an additional cost. We discourage not to buy Mineral bottle water but use boiled water from the local lodges and put water purify tablets. Plastic bottles are difficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem in mountains.

What to take

Trekking Plus offers you a Trekking maps as a complementary and Company T-shirt.Trekking Plus would suggest you to pack as lightly as possible when you are on mountain. We provide one porter between two trekkers to carry your trekking gears. You will be carried your valuable things in a day pack by your own and your other bags will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag which we provided. Porter carries about 25 KG from 2 trekkers. You can store you’re your luggage which you are not going to use it on trek can leave in Kathmandu Hotel which is free of cost. Please visit our FAQS for more details. 

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