Annapurna Poon Hill Sunrise Trek | Annapurna Short Trek
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Annapurna Poon Hill Sunrise Trek

- 9 Days

4.9
(9 Reviews)

US $2,099

US $233 per day
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Go for the scenic Annapurna short trek and grab a chance to see the sun rise behind the majestic mountains from Poon Hill

The Annapurna Sunrise Trek, also known as Ghandruk Poon Hill Trek in Nepal, is a relatively easy hike meandering through ethnic villages and rhododendron forests. This invigorating trek showcases some of the best views of Annapurna and the neighboring Himalayas especially from the vantage point of the high hill. The added presence of rice terraces completes the picture making Poon Hill a photographer’s paradise. The trek begins with sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Then, we take a flight to Pokhara and drive to Naya Pul, the trailhead. We then trek to the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk and enjoy the ethnic hospitality along with the cultural magnificence of Gurung Museum. Trekking through the rhododendron forests that bloom with red flowers during the springtime, descending down to Birethanti, and passing by waterfalls and a few small villages and settlements will be a thrilling experience. We walk further back to Naya Pul and then drive to Pokhara which marks the end of this marvelous trek.

The 9-day Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking itinerary of the Annapurna region short trek is designed for trekkers who are looking for a less demanding, yet short and beautiful trek, especially with their family and kids in the rural mountainside with up-close Himalayan views. However, if you wish to do a longer trek in the Annapurna region while also reaching its base camp, then Annapurna Sanctuary trek – 14 Days would be the best option. For trekkers who prefer a more demanding trek with the whole Annapurna circuit to cover in about two weeks’ time, Annapurna Circle Trek – 17 Days would be perfect. Again, for trekkers willing to undertake a more demanding trek in and near the Annapurna region, please choose Annapurna Circuit Trek – 21 Days.

shauna s
shauna s
2020-10-22
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Mount kilimanjaro I just completed the Mount kilimanjaro climb organized by Himalayan Glacier. I was supported by a fantastic guide Fromance. He ensured my safety and took me on several additional walks at the various huts where we stayed. We had fun and very interesting adventures. The rest of the team included a fantastic chef, Yona, who created spectacular dishes including a celebratory cake for us after finishing the climb. I would highly recommend anyone considering this climb to go with Himalayan Glacier
jktweed
jktweed
2020-03-23
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The trip of a lifetime! This was such an incredible experience! It is so difficult to describe just how majestic and breathtaking the Himalayas really are. Every single day of the trek I found myself humbled by the scale and beauty of the mountains. Himalayan Glacier absolutely outdid themselves in terms of providing us with a trek that was organised, safe, fun, and most importantly, successful in making it up to Everest Base Camp! Our guide Homnath was friendly and knowledgeable, and our porter Bhakta was such a gentle and kind man. They both helped make our trip so easy and special. I'm so so pleased that I booked this trek through this company. I think it's really important to support the local community by using a guide and Himalayan Glacier provides a comprehensive end-to-end package that gave me total peace of mind through the entire trip (from landing in Kathmandu to leaving to go back to London).
kevinlxxii
kevinlxxii
2019-12-13
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3 Passes Trek with EBC Had an amazing time trekking with Himalayan Glacier and especially my guide Ashish. The service was excellent and far exceeded expectations. Really, it was more than I could have ever imagined from start to finish. Everyone I met with and talked to at Himalayan Glacier were so kind and friendly and answered all my questions and provided great feedback about other parts of Nepal also. If you're thinking about trekking in Nepal I would highly recommend using Himalayan Glacier
Grace F
Grace F
2019-12-04
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Khopra Ridge - fabulous trek! Trekking to Khopra Ridge was an amazing experience! It is a little off the beaten path, which we appreciated. Not crowded at all. We felt like we had the mountains to ourselves. The trek was hard, make no mistake. But we expected that, and were delighted to challenge ourselves...and make it! We had the very best guide in all of Nepal: Pradip. He was young (30) but very experienced. He started over a decade ago with Himalayan Glacier as a porter, and is an accomplished, professional guide. He spoke excellent English and his knowledge of the terrain, culture, mountains, flowers, trees...was exhaustive. We also had the very best porter in all Nepal: Arjun. Retired from the Nepal Army, he had travelled many of places as a UN peacekeeper. He had an infectious smile and was such a great encouragement. Slow, slow, you can do it! We chose Himalayan Glacier very deliberately. We wanted a Nepalese owned company. Everyone at HG was super. They arranged every detail and everything went smoothly, from airport pick up to departure. We would both recommend Himalayan Glacier. If you want a great Nepal experience, with a Nepalese company, they are the company for you! Thank you Pradip. Thank you Arjun. Thank you HG. Hope to return and see you all again. Grace and Abbey
Paul Styman
Paul Styman
2019-11-29
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An awesome experience The beautiful scenery, people and culture of Nepal and the Himalayas made this trip one of the best that I have done, and I have travelled abroad a number of times. Spending time exploring the mountain villages and being amongst the locals going about their normal business was a delightful experience and the memories are now etched in my mind. The tour company, Himalayan Glacier, made the trip so easy and trouble free. From airport pick to drop off at the end of the trip I did not have to worry about a thing. The flight to Lukla, all accommodation and meals during the treck were arranged for me so I could could simply enjoy the treck in a hassle free environment. I had a large menu to chose from at all places and the food was delicious, especially the Sherpa vegetable soup. I'm planning to go back and do the Everest Base Camp treck next year with Himalayan Glacier. I strongly recommend planning to stay in Kathmandu for a few extra days after the treck in case of inclement weather delaying the flight out of Lukla. I was lucky and caught my scheduled flight but quite a few people were delayed for 1 day and 2 days as safety is paramount.
lbjt
lbjt
2019-11-17
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Wonderful Nepal Adventure We had a group of 5 and wanted to spend 3 weeks exploring Nepal. They designed a route that fit what we wanted to do! Than after reaching EBC, which was our big goal, Suresh our guide was able to change our plans at our request! We had wanted to do Gokyo Valley but decided to slow down and get away from the popular areas. We visited some less traveled trails with amazing views! They took super good care of us all the time.
dianaxaur
dianaxaur
2019-11-09
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Excellent Guide and Safe This was my first time being above 5000 metres and multiple day hike for more than 3 days. I am not that fit :p. Our guide, Ganga (Man) Bahadur Tamang ensure that we are all safe. He was joyful and full of encouragement, and really keen to make his client successful in the climbing. We all made it to the base camp and no one get sick. Man ensures all of our food and drinks are clean by entering the kitchen himself. We have the best porter too, Jiban. He assisted carrying my day bag too to help in the Chola Pass and Everest Section when he saw I am struggling. Both Man and Jiban go far and beyond to make us comfortable, enjoy the trip, and safe. Putting our guide Man phone number here, and photo. +977 984 2868506
Frank S
Frank S
2019-11-07
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"Mera Peak and Amphu Lumbcha Pass We did Mera Peak and Amphu Lumbcha pass October 2019 with help of Himalayan Glacier trekking company. From the beginning of planning to the very end of this adventure I couldn't be happier. People from this company are truly doing everything to make sure you are getting what you want and you leave with best possible experience. They are really professional at what they doing. My trip was tailor made according to my time frame and a budget. Communication and planning was like a talking to long time friend. Cant say enough thank you to Rayuna and Ashmii for planning and taking care of logistics in the office. At the trekking itself we had two best possible guides, Sherpa Ongchhu and Sherpa Saila, who were making sure we are safe and have the best possible experience in the mountains. This company is always doing extra step, like surprising me with a birthday cake, which sometimes means a lot, especially when you'e far away from home. Thank You Ashmii for that. And of course big Thank you to the owner of this company Mr. Sagar. He was realy doing for me much more then he should. He makes me feel like I'm part of his family, like a brother. Thank You again. Bottom line this company learn it's reputation and it is highly recommended. I've been working with them several times and I will work with them again on my next adventure.
Julie N
Julie N
2019-11-01
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Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek Our group of five had an amazing time hiking to EBC! The Luxury Lodge option is definitely worth it as we slept in comfortable beds (sometimes with heating pads) and took hot showers almost daily. The meals provided were tasty, had a wide variety and large quantities. Both accommodations and food exceeded our expectations. We are so thankful to our guide and assistant guide - Shankar and Bhakta as well as 3 porters. They were professional, patient, had great communication and our guides were literally there for us every step of the way. Shankar even brought extra goodies for us like cookies and fresh fruit... and surprised us with cakes for my birthday and a wedding anniversary! We couldn’t have asked for a better crew. I would highly recommend booking with Himalayan Glacier for treks and tours in Nepal. Nepal will forever hold a special place in our hearts as my boyfriend proposed to me at EBC! Thank you HGTA for a memorable experience!
Debra J
Debra J
2019-11-01
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Nepal and Bhutan Tour Thank you to Himalayan Glacier wonderful staff and guides for an amazing experience !!! Everyone was very welcoming and helpful . The tours in Kathmandu were so insightful and I experienced a new culture and people . I learned so much along the journey , but the best is always getting to know our faraway neighbors !! The food was great, all the hotels were very nice . As a shopper who loves collecting regional crafts , Kathmandu was simply an amazing place to gather things to bring home and enjoy. Arriving in Bhutan we were warmly greeted by Norbu and Tenzing who gave us an amazing tour of Bhutan! Before our journey began we got to have dinner with departing guests and we all laughed , ate and enjoyed great conversation!! Paul and Debra. PS get a Nepal Visa beforehand if possible!!

Overview

Arrival City
Arrival City
Kathmandu, Nepal
Departure City
Departure City
Kathmandu, Nepal
Meals
Meals
6 dinner, 8 breakfast, 5 lunch
Trip Grade
Trip Grade
Light+Moderate
Max Altitude
Maximum Altitude
3,210m/10,532ft
Attraction
Attractions
Poon Hill, Ghorepani, Ghandruk, Kathmandu Durbar Square
Activity
Activity
Trekking and Hiking
Styles
Styles
Family Holiday, School Travel

Outline Itinerary

Itinerary Maximum Altitude Walking/Hiking
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350m/4,429ft
Day 02 Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation 1,350m/4,429ft
Day 03 Fly to Pokhara and trek to Ulleri 2,050m/6,726ft 6 hrs
Day 04 Ulleri to Ghorepani 2,850m/9,351ft 4-5 hrs
Day 05 Ghorepani to Tadapani with a visit to Poon Hill 3,210m/10,532ft 6-7 hrs
Day 06 Tadapani to Ghandruk 1,940m/6,365ft 3-4 hrs
Day 07 Ghandruk to Pokhara 827m/2,713ft 4 hrs
Day 08 Fly to Kathmandu 1,350m/4,429ft
Day 09 Final Departure -
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Included

  • Asset 147
    Accommodation in Standard Hotels on Twin Sharing Basis
  • Asset 58
    Equipment
  • Asset 68
    Domestic Flights
  • Local Guide & Support Staffs
  • Asset 42
    All Private Ground Transportation Including Airport Transfers
  • Meals in the Mountain
  • Asset 67
    Small-Group Adventure
  • Guaranteed Departures
  • Asset 63
    Lifetime Deposit
  • No Booking Fee

For Your Information, International flights aren’t included.  Rooms are usually shared by two people unless you request a private room. Also, you can upgrade to better hotels in the mountain and even in the cities. For your customized services, please specify during the booking process or contact our Destination & Products Specialist.

Meals

During our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the teahouse or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests.

Accommodation

We will be staying in   Yatri Suites & Spa or similar in Kathmandu, Mt. Kailash Resort in Pokhara and the best available teahouses during the trek.  All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 265. Himalayan Glacier will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu, Pokhara and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

DATES & PRICES

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Unforgettable Experience

Glad I have made the right choice to tour with Himalayan Glaciers for Annapurna Sunrise Trek. It was an amazing hike through Nepali flat (not actually flat!), local villages, teahouses and beautiful forest with the ultimate goal to reach Poon Hill in time for the sunrise at Annapurna Range. View of the sunrise is just stunning beyond word and certainly worth the effort to go on this tour. On top of that, trek has been fun and informative and certainly pleased and grateful to have Tour Guide Jaya and wonderful team of porters including Mama and Ram with us. Once again, thank you, Himalayan Glaciers including Naba and Pramesh for the whole arrangement. As I write this review, I feel like going back to Poon Hill and I miss Dal Bhat. -:)

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5.0

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Beyond all expectations !

Himalayan Glacier made my 6 weeks trip in Nepal unforgettable! 
Once arrived in Kathmandu I booked with them on spot several treks as well as sightseeing and paragliding trips. 
Mr. Naba (the executive Manager) helped me further with all my inquiries and established a personal program for the whole 6 weeks. 
My Guide Sudarshon for the 3 treks (Annapurna Base Camp, Langtang and Gosaikunda) was awesome. No words can describe his professionalism during all the treks. He always gave me the best service available in the mountains (f.e best lodges & tea houses etc) and he always carried about me and looked very well after me. I always had the possibility the personalize the trek day by day corresponding to my fitness. 

I absolutely and very highly recommend HGT and of course I will book again with them for the next trek!

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Mountains and Memories

HGT does an amazing job facilitating and organizing trips of all kinds. They're a very personal tour company and from the moment you walk in, you get the feeling that you're taken care of. The staff is all spectacularly warm (I was invited to join them to lunch when I first walked in) and beyond willing to assist with whatever you need. Naba in particular was very helpful in making a trip that catered to my specific desires and needs. I plan to tell anyone who's going to Nepal to reach out to this great company, even if they just need help figuring out the options about what to do. A+++

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