Annapurna View Trek

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US$ 499 P/P

Trip Info

  • Duration

    6 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    Poon Hill 3210 m

  • Difficulty

    moderate

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Private Car & Optional Flight

  • Region/Type

    Annapurna Treks
  • Best Season:

    • All Year Round

The Annapurna View Trek is one of the amazing journeys that provide a completely fantastic hiking experience in Nepal. As the name suggests, the Annapurna View Trek takes place amidst the Annapurna mountain range in central Nepal with the biggest draw to viewing Mount Annapurna. 

Annapurna Range is one of the most majestic and enchanting mountain ranges in the world. And being the 10th highest peak and going almost to the height of 8,091 meters, the beautiful striking mountain scenery makes the experience absolutely out of this world. It is definitely a paradise for hikers.

The Annapurna View Point Trek is often referred to as the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek or the Sunrise Trek. It is so named because as you walk to Poonhill for about 45 minutes from Ghorepani early in the morning, you get the best view of the rising sun over the Annapurna Range. 

This circuit trek in the lower Annapurna Region’s major highlights is climbing to Poonhill at 3120 meters, which is one of the best viewpoints in the country to observe sunrise and take in the expansive views of the renowned Annapurna region, which include Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, III, and IV, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhare, Manaslu, Tukuche, Dhampus, and Hiunchuli. 

Our Annapurna View Trek is a short 6-day round trek on one of Nepal's gentler tracks making it ideal for families and first-timers who wish to see the Himalayas' recognizable scenery without ascending to extremely high altitudes. This trek gives you the chance to explore the different types of vegetation as the walk passes through the rhododendron woodland, terraced hills, paddy fields, and lush foliage. 

In addition to nature and adventure, Annapurna View Trek also offers you a great opportunity to get a glimpse of the local culture, lifestyle, and friendly hospitality of the Gurungs and Magars. You pass through small mountainous villages such as Ghorepani, Ulleri, and Ghandruk that seem to come directly out of picture postcards.

Annapurna View Trek Highlights 

  • One of the best treks in the popular Annapurna Region 
  • Opportunity to explore the diverse vegetation, culture, and lifestyle
  • Mesmerizing sunrise view from Poon Hill which is one of the best viewpoints in Nepal
  • Stunning view of two of the highest mountains in the world, Mt. Annapurna (8091 m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) with other beautiful peaks
  • An alternative to Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  • One of the inspiring trekking destinations in the Annapurna Region
  • Walk through Gurung and Magar community alongside Rhododendron Forest, deep sub-tropical valleys.

Annapurna View Trek Difficulty 

Annapurna View Trek is one of the easiest trekking journeys in the Annapurna Region that requires an average of 4-5 hours of daily trekking with several breaks to take in the breathtaking mountain vistas. The Annapurna View Trek follows the famous Ghorepani Poonhill Trek route and includes downhill and uphill climbs with some steep and narrow ridges. You will also have to walk on the more than 3000 stone steps on the first day of this Annapurna View Trek which could be difficult for some. 

Furthermore, the difficulty of Annapurna View Trek also depends on the season you choose to trek and your physical and mental determination. Hence, you need to choose the time that suits you and your physical condition best. 

Altitude Sickness is one of the major problems when trekking in the Himalayan region. However, as the Annapurna View Trek route does not lie that high, the chance of getting AMS is very less. But, in case you see the symptoms of it, descending is the most practical solution. 

Best Time to do Annapurna View Trek

Alike many other treks in Nepal, Annapurna View Trek is also best done in the spring and autumn months as these seasons have perfect weather and pleasant temperatures throughout daytime and nighttime. However, it can be done anytime throughout the year as it is a short, easy, and low-altitude journey. 

Spring is the most ideal time for the Annapurna View Trek as the weather regains its consciousness from the winter and maintains a clear blue sky to make the trekkers view the Himalayas and surroundings clearly. The pleasant temperature throughout the day makes the trek easier for trekkers and the cool evenings and mornings offer freshness. Spring starts in March and lasts till May in this region when this whole region is filled with red rhododendron blooms. 

Another perfect time for the Annapurna View Trek is the autumn season. The weather and temperature are similar to that of the spring season. The skies are blue, the trails are dry, and the Himalayan and surrounding views are really beautiful. In addition to trekking, the autumn season is the greatest time to experience Nepal's festive spirit. You will learn more about Nepali culture during this season because the majority of the country's important festivities such as Dashain and Tihar fall during the autumn months (September, October, and November). 

The Annapurna View Trek route is relatively busy during spring and autumn providing an opportunity to meet trekkers from other parts of the world. But, it is best to make reservations in advance as you might not get rooms, enough guides, and porters. 

Summer Monsoon is an off-season for many high-altitude treks in Nepal. But you can do this Annapurna View Trek in the summer monsoon months too with some preparations. The months of June, July and August are sunny, sometimes it is very hot but the rain will keep the balance of hotness. And after the rain, you can take in the expansive vistas of the mountains and the cleanly washed, widely stretched vegetation. You can get discounts at the teahouses and the trails will be undisturbed by other tourists. However, when trekking in the monsoon, you have to deal with a few problems such as leeches, muddy trails, foggy views, etc. 

Winter is harsh in the Himalayan region which is why it is an off-season for trips, especially in the Himalayas. January and February are the coldest winter months in the Annapurna View Trek route but are open, unlike other treks due to low altitude. However, you might have to face heavy snowfall, especially around the Poon Hill area. With extra care and full preparations, you can head off if you are interested. You will get the best view of the mountains in winter. The trails are also crowd-free and the teahouses might offer discounts too. 

Permits to do Annapurna View Trek

Trekkers need to obtain only two permits to do the Annapurna View Trek namely:

1. TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)

2. ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) Permit 

The permits are included in this package. 

Itinerary in Details

Day 1: Drive Pokhara to Tikehdhunga & Trek to Ulleri

🕑 3 Hours Drive 2 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 1950 M

We start the journey right away with a 2-hour drive from Pokhara to Tikhedhunga passing through sub-tropical valley forests filled with a variety of vegetation, small settlements, and a river. Tikhedhunga is a populated Magar settlement, where one may see lovely stone Magar homes.

After we get out of our vehicle in Tikhedhunga and a short break, it is now time to start the trekking journey. Our walk begins with crossing the suspension bridge close to Tikhe Dhunga. After walking past Tikhedhunga, we will reach the base of the hill that leads us to our first stop for the night i.e., Ulleri. We need to climb nearly 3500 steps up to reach this beautiful village. 

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 2: Trek to Ghorepani

🕑 5 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 2875 M

After breakfast, we leave Ulleri behind and start today’s trek along a gentle trail traveling through meadows and pastures. The remainder of the trail passes through a picturesque area with lush rhododendron and old oak woodlands. We pass through the settlements of Banthanti and Nangethanti to reach Ghorepani from where you can also have a glimpse of the Annapurna South hidden slightly by a ridge. We have breathtaking views of the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and Hiunchuli from the routes. 

After lunch on the way and enjoying the wonderful scenery, we keep going up until we reach Ghorepani. Much of the population in Ghorepani belongs to the Poon and Magar communities. The entire vicinity is also the home to the largest variety of floras including the beautiful flower Rhododendron, which also happens to be the national flower of Nepal.

Meals: Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 3: Morning Hike to Poonhill & Trek to Tadapani

🕑 6/7 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 2600 M

We will rise early today to reach Poonhill (3120m) in time to see the dawn break over the Himalayas. It takes around 45 minutes to hike to Poonhill from the Ghorepani village. Along with the magical sunrise view, we are also awarded the magnificent views of Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091 m), Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Tukuche (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Hiunchuli (6441 m), and many more.

After taking in the scenery, we head back to our lodging for a delicious breakfast before continuing on a delightful forest on the stone-paved trails for nearly an hour to reach Gurung Hill, located at a height similar to that of Poonhill. Here, we can see the awe-inspiring view of Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Dhampus Peak with surrounding peaks.

From here we continue to descend to Banthanti, which is at the ridges of rivers and mountains. The route next climbs steeply through a cane field to Bhurung Khola before turning upward once more for 20 minutes to reach Tadapani (2710m), the final destination of the day. 

Tadapani is another lovely village with breathtaking views of the Annapurna peaks, Mt. Fishtail, Hiunchuli, and other small peaks. Tadapani is also famous for the rhododendron.  In spring, red blooming rhododendron flowers can be seen everywhere. Hiunchuli overlooking the lush blooms of rhododendron paints a view worth capturing in your memory.

Meals: Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 4: Trek to Chhomrong

🕑 5 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 1,950 m

Today’s trekking trail commences through the forests filled with Oak, Bamboo, and the ever-beautiful Rhododendrons forests. On our way, we will be accompanied by the majestic and magnificent Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Range giving us some beautiful moments of its natural settings, especially the Annapurna South peak. 

After continuing down to the Kimrong Khola, we ascend through a tranquil forest of rhododendron, bamboo, and oak trees to reach Chhomrong village for the night. If you want to experience natural hot springs, we will have to walk an extra 1 hour. There are hot springs close by this area where we can soak our aching muscles.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 5: Trek to Landruk

🕑 6/7 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 1700 M

After breakfast, we leave the beautiful Chhomrong and set out for Landruk. Our walk goes along the right side of Modi Khola after leaving the Jhinu Danda hot spring which is also one of the most tranquil sections of the entire expedition. We continue on through the isolated farmsteads, and bamboo forests, and descend down to the river to reach Landruk. Landruk is a beautiful Gurung Village that is situated above the Modi Khola offering you picturesque scenery.

Note: If you want to end the journey today and want to skip tomorrow’s trek, we can finish our trek in Landruk village and directly drive to Pokhara. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 6: Trek to Dhampus & Drive to Pokhara

🕑 5 Hours Walk & 1 Hour Drive

Max Altitude: 850 M

Today is the last day of our trek in this journey. We head out of Landruk after breakfast and make our way towards Dhampus village via Tolka, Deurali, and Pothana villages while enjoying the magnificent views of the Annapurna range and Mt. Dhaulagiri. Once in Dhampus, we drive to Pokhara passing via some interesting landscapes, and village views.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Annapurna View Trek Map

Includes

  • Pokhara - Tikhedhunga and Dhampus - Pokhara Private Jeep transfer
  • Best Available lodge/guesthouse accommodations throughout the journey 
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) along with Tea/Coffee
  • Annapurna Conservation and Entrance Fees
  • TIMS Fees (Trekkers' Information Management System)
  • Guide and Porter During the Trek
  • A Comprehensive First-Aid Kit During the Trip
  • All Wages, Equipment, and Fees for Guide & Porter
  • Travel Insurance For Guide and Porter
  • Down Jacket, Sleeping Bag, Duffle Bag, Trekking Pole ( refundable if require)
  • All Government Taxes

Excludes

  • International airfares and airport tax
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Personal Trekking Equipment/Gears 
  • Personal expenses such as beverage, Telecommunication/ tipping, etc.
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Any cost occurred from any unfavorable condition such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc.
  • Any expenses not mentioned in the Includes section

Accommodations During the Annapurna View Trek 

Himalayan Trekkers’ offered standard accommodations in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara are 3* category bases hotels/resorts on a twin/double-sharing basis. But, if you want to change the accommodation category of your choice, we can manage them accordingly at an additional cost or reduce it as there are many options from budget to luxury in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Or, if you simply want to have a single supplementary service, we will provide it at an extra cost. 

However, during the trekking journey, you will not have many options. You will be staying at the trekking tea houses and local lodges depending upon the places. The services are basic and your rooms will be on a twin-sharing basis. Also, some of the lodgings in this Annapurna View Trek route have private bathrooms and offer hot showers. 

Meals during the Annapurna View Trek 

This 6-day Annapurna View Trek package includes your 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 5 dinners. Breakfasts and dinners will be served in the same teahouse/lodge where we spend the night and lunches will be served at the lodges on the way to the next destination. 

Though the lodges’ foods have limited variety, they are of high quality, healthy and clean. You will find traditional Nepali cuisine, Daal Bhat Tarkari which is rice, and lentil soup with some side dishes in every teahouse. Other than that, depending upon the teahouses, you will find foods like Tibetan bread or Chapati, Local Tsampa porridge, Eggs, Pancakes, various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Momos, Noodles, pasta, potatoes, sandwiches, etc. 

The lodges also have a variety of drinks including tea, coffee, soda drinks, and a few alcoholic options which are not included in this package cost.

Reviews

Buhagah Dattoo

Denmark

Nepal is an enthralling experience but my stay was just too short. The drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara passed through some breathtaking landscapes. Pokhara is very beautiful against the backdrop of the Annapurna ranges. We thoroughly enjoyed this short experience and our guide contributed a lot to this wonderful experience.
 

Kampol

Czech Republic

My first experience in Nepal was quite exciting.
My most important event was viewing the snow-capped mountain especially the sunrise with mountains.

Looking forward to do some trekking the next time.
Thank you Raj and see you very soon.

Nick & Jack

Finland

To all our Nepali friends!

Thank you for a most wonderful & exciting holidays in your country.
We have been so well taken cure of, seen so much and met so many friendly people.
The children of Nepal are even sweeter in reality than in the pictures we had seen!

Trekking through the readless queas, busy old trade routes to new purposes and realizing the enormous amount of hard work that goes into keeping the environment so beautiful, will be the most encludry memory of our best holiday ever.

Christian

Sweden

Amazing trek in Annapurna

We were in contact with Raj who helped us plan a trek in Annapurna just like we wanted it. Not only did he and our guide Ramesh deliver an amazing experience in the Himalayas, but Raj was also a valuable contact throughout our stay in Nepal and he also offered us a welcome and farewell nepalese meal. It was especially intresting to try their local alcoholic beverage Tongba, made out of fermented millet!

All in all, we couldn’t be happier with the service he provided!

Vladimir Cizek

Czech Republic

Annapurna View Trek

Jen potvrzuji velmi dobrou zkušenost s místní agenturou https://himalayantrekkers.com/ . Zajišťovali nám permity, dopravu, průvodce. Raj Dhamal je velmi příjemný a vstřícný. Komunikuje ochotně a okamžitě. Vřele doporučuji.

petra Novakova

Czech Republic

"Rododendron trek"

I and my 4 friends visited Nepal in April 2018, for 17 days. The date and route (Kathmandu, Pokhara, Rododendron trek) we designed ourselves, but we wanted to contact and approve our plan with some travel agency. The first choice fell on Adventure Mission Nepal. Mr.Ray Khumar Dhamala was very swift in communication by email, he always answered quickly and clearly. But that´s not all :-) !!! Delegation from this agency expected us at the airport in Kathmandu, with flowers!!! :-) ...but one detail - our flight was 5 hours off, the flowers sank and we didn´t meet... But the recommended Hotel Thamel Park was waiting for us. Ray gave us the necessary documents just the next morning, he also introduced us guide Madan Sapkota, which greatly led us the next 8 days on Anapurna view. It was very pleasant and useful to have an middleman on the road!

Nick

United States

Awesome trip...

Thank you Himalayan Trekkers for making my first trekking experience a memorable one. I really enjoyed the trek and would love to join you guys back.

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