Trekking and Walking

Annapurna View Trek

Nepal

Annapurna View Trek

Durtation: 10 Days

Price: US 899 All Inclusive

As the name suggests, the Annapurna View Trek takes place amidst the Annapurna mountain range in central Nepal. Annapurna Range is one of the most majestic and enchanting mountain ranges in the world.

Mount Annapurna itself is the 10th highest peak and goes 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.

In addition, Nepal is known for having the largest concentration of elevation changes in the world as it changes from just 60 meters above sea level to a whopping 8,848 meters. This contributes to the enormous variation in climatic conditions, varying from arctic cold to tropical hot.

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 about 45 minutes from Ghorepani early in the morning, you get the best view of the rising sun over the Annapurna Range.

This Annapurna View Trek is short but is considered one of the lofty mountain viewpoints in the world and one of the most amazing routes in the Himalayas. Plus, this trek is best for a beginner to get grip on the scene.

Trip Highlights

  • Opportunity to explore the diverse vegetation, culture, and lifestyle.
  • Mesmerizing sunrise view from Poon Hill.
  • An alternative to Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  • One of the inspiring trekking destinations in the Annapurna Region.
  • Walkthrough Gurung and Magar community alongside Rhododendron forest, deep sub-tropical valleys.
  • Considered one of the best View Point Trek.
  • Stunning view of two of the highest mountains in the world, Mt. Annapurna (8091 m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m).

This trek gives you the chance to explore the different types of vegetation in the area and also get a glimpse of the local culture and lifestyle of the people. You pass through small mountainous villages such as Ghorepani, Ulleri and Ghandruk that seem to come directly out of picture postcards.

Apart from this, you will also see two of the world's highest mountain peaks, Mt. Annapurna (8,091 meters) and Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters).

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Itinerary Outline

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 m)
Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly or Drive to Pokhara (830 m) (30 Min Flight or 6 Hrs drive)
Day 04: Trek to Tikhedhunga/Ulleri (1,950 m) 4/5 Hrs Walk
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2,875 m) 6/7 Hrs Walk
Day 06: Trek to Poon Hill (3,210 m) - Tadapani (2,630 m) 7 Hrs hike
Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk (1,950 m) 3 Hrs Walk
Day 08: Trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara
Day 09: Fly/Drive to Kathmandu
Day 10: Depart Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

30 mins

1,350 m

Once you reach the international airport in Kathmandu, our representative from Himalayan trekkers will welcome you, then assist you towards the hotel.

Dinner

3 Star Hotel in Ktm

Day 2

Kathmandu sightseeing & trek preparation

5-6 Hrs

1,350 m

Kathmandu valley is often referred to as the city of temples has many attractions. The valley has a cluster of 7 world heritage sites among which 3 are old palaces, two of those being Buddhist stupas and two major Hindu temples. We will arrange sightseeing for a few of these places as per your interest and time available. Later, you can engage in trek preparation.

Breakfast

3 Star Hotel in Ktm

Day 3

Fly/Drive to Pokhara

30 min flight/ 6-7 hrs drive

895 m

After breakfast, we will drive or fly to Pokhara. (You can choose either flight or driving option based on the cost you want to pay). The drive is 7 hours whereas the flight will be of 30 minutes only. Pokhara is a beautiful city that is in close proximity to the mountains and lakes. Overall, you will arrive in this beautiful city in a short time.

Breakfast

3 star Hotel

Day 4

Trek to Tikhedhunga/Ulleri

45 min drive & 4-5 hrs trek

1,950 m

The trek starts from Nayapul which is a 45 minutes drive from Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna Region. After reaching Nayapul - we start walking amidst the sub-tropical valley forests filled with a variety of vegetation. Sometimes we might have to make our way through the trail carved on the edge of a cliff. 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.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/Lodge

Day 5

Trek to Ghorepani

6-7 hrs

2,875 m

After breakfast, we will start our trek along the road that leads to the famed Rhodendrons forest of Ghorepani from where you can also have a glimpse of the Annapurna South hidden slightly by a ridge. We trek past tiny villages of Banthanti and Nangethanti to 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 the floras including the beautiful flower Rhododendron, which also happens to be the national flower of Nepal.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/Lodge

Day 6

Trek to Poon Hill - Tadapani

7 hrs

3,210 m

Early morning we will hike for 45 minutes to reach Poonhill (3210m) giving us the magnificent views of the sun rising over the Manaslu range. After breakfast, we leave behind Ghorepani and pass through the colorful lush rhododendron forest on the stone-paved trails for nearly an hour to reach Gurung Hill, located at a height similar to that of Poon Hill. 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. Furthermore, we will trek about an hour and a half on zig-zagged paths sometimes ascending and descending to reach Tadapani, the final destination of the day. Tadapani grants us mesmerizing views of Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna South, 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.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/Lodge

Day 7

Trek to Ghandruk

3 hrs

1,950 m

A short walk of around 3 hours is a plan for the day to reach Ghandruk from Tadapani. Our trekking trail commences through the forests filled with Oak, Bamboo and the ever beautiful Rhododendrons forests. On our way to Ghandruk, 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. This village is predominantly home to the Gurung community which has a very rich culture and traditions. You can also meet some Gurkhas who had served in the British Army during World War II. Since the promotion of the trekking trail, this place is famous for its stone-paved Gurkha settlements and the Gurung culture & hospitality with other minor indigenous groups of people. This place has been carrying the history of the courageous Nepalese people for a long time and still holds the record.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/Lodge

Day 8

Trek to Nayapul & drive to Pokhara

5 hrs trek & 1 hrdrive

1,070 m

Today, we are going to end our trek at Nayapul followed by a short drive back to Pokhara. After reaching Pokhara, you can have a relaxing afternoon and take some time strolling and relaxing around the lakeside.

Breakfast

Hotel

Day 9

Fly/Drive to Kathmandu

30 min flight/7 hrs drive

1,350 m

Today, you can either fly to Kathmandu which will be 30 minutes of flight where you can see the changing natural vegetation with Himalayan Range or you can drive from Pokhara. The drive will be scenic and you will get an opportunity to experience the landscape of Nepal.

Breakfast

3 Star Hotel in Ktm

Day 10

Final Departure

30 mins

The trip concludes today. Our airport representative will drop you off at the international airport in Kathmandu for your final departure from Nepal. 

Breakfast

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferred accommodation.

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges / home stays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.

Inclusion

Whats Included

  • All airport transfers 
  • Trekkers' Information Management System fees
  • Annapurna Region Trek Permit
  • All ground transportations
  • Guide and Porter
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with Tea)
  • 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • All Taxes
  • Official expenses

Whats Not Included

  • International airfares and airport tax
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, beverages, extra meals, liquor, room service, and others
  • Tips to Guide, Porter, and Driver
  • 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 

Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. 

A comprehensive list of gear for all activites is listed on our dedicated page of Complete Gear List For Trekking and Climbing

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