Himalayan Sunrise Trek (Ghorepani - Ghandruk)

Himalayan Sunrise Trek (Ghorepani - Ghandruk)


Sunrise and panoramic mountain views. This is one of the most scenic teahouse treks in the Annapurna region. From Ghorepani village you arise early in the morning to go to Poonhill for a spectacular 360 degree view of the whole Annapurna range, including the snowy peaks of the Macchupucchare. Later on you continue to the Gurung village of Ghandruk. The Gurung originally migrated from western Tibet. They are renowned for their exotic traditional dress, the key feature being a neck ornament made of coral, gold and turquoise beads for the women. Many aspects of their culture can be seen in the local museum.

Tour Package Overview

Ascent/Descent : 591m ascent Kms : 42kms drive 5kms walk Duration : 1:30 hrs drive 4 hr walk

A 1.5 hour drive takes us to Nayapul ~ the starting point of our trek. We follow the river and then slowly ascend through rice fields to Hille (1475m) and stop for the night.

Ascent/Descent : 1380m Ascent Kms : 7km walk Duration : 6/7hrs walk

We start our day with a steep ascent to Ulleri where we get our first view of the Himalayas. We then continue through forests of rhododendron until we reach our destination ~ Ghorepani (2855 m).

Ascent/Descent : 510m Descend Kms : 5km walk Duration : 6hrs walk

An early climb to the summit of Poon Hill (3030m) to watch the sunrise across a magnificent Himalayan panorama. After breakfast we follow a long ridge through rhododendron forests to Deurali. We then walk through impressive river gorges with the chance to see Langur monkeys in the trees. Our destination is Tadapani (2680m)

Ascent/Descent : 1860m Descend Kms : 5km walk 42km drive Duration : 4hrs walk 3hrs drive

We walk along a shaded forest trail, followed by terraced fields of maize and potatoes to Ghandruk (2170m). From here we have fantastic views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare. It is a major settlement of the Gurung, an ethnic group of Nepal, and a famous Gurung village with terraces and offers excellent mountain views. After arriving, it is possible to take a short walk to explore the village, visiting a cultural museum and monastery. After enjoying lunch with the beautiful mountain view we leave the mountains behind us. A 3-hour drive takes us back to the relaxing Lakeside of Pokhara. Hiking hours: 4, Driving hours: 3

Price Includes:

  • Total of two nights’ accommodation in Pokhara (before and after the trek) at 3 Sisters GH
  • Guide
  • Assistants, (maximum weight to carry is 12 kg for female assistant and 15 kg for male assistant).
  • 3 meals per day, afternoon tea & snacks,
  • Accommodation for the duration of the trek (2 persons per room). However, during high season one room per two clients may not always be available. If this should happen, we request our clients to be flexible and share a triple or room with four beds.
  • Annapurna Park entry, TIMS fees 
  • Staff insurance,
  • Transport to and from the trailhead, 
  • 13% Tax
  • Supply a 75/80 liters backpack for the main trekking stuff, sleeping bag

Please know only groups of two or more trekkers are eligible for the trek.


Trek Price does not include:

  • Mineral water
  • Beverages– soft and hard
  • Extra dessert
  • Souvenirs
  • Tipping to staff
  • Any entry fee during cultural (monastery/temple heritage visit)
  • Clients’ insurance

  • Sunrise & Panoramic mountain views
  • Rhododendron forest
  • Rich in culture
  • Model village of Annapurna Conservation Area Project

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Package Highlight

Himalayan Sunrise Trek (Ghorepani - Ghandruk)

Difficulty level : moderate

According to your interest and time frame we recommend 5 to 8 days Ghorepani-Ghandruk, can extend Jhinu Danda (Host Spring). This breathtaking mountain scenery of the Annapurna range, traditional ethic Gurung villages and magical rhododendron forest justify the popularity of this trek.

Trek Duration : 3 – 8 days
Trail Open : whole year
Level of Difficulty : Moderate
Highest Point : 3200m.


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