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Annapurna Sunrise View Trek

Annapurna Sunrise View Trek


Trip Fact

Trip Name:

Annapurna Sunrise View Trek

Best Month:

Sep - May

Max Elevation:


Walking hours Per Day:

5 - 8 Hours

Trip Grade:

Easy to Moderate





Group Size:



Annapurna Region

To observe the panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, Ghorepani Poon Hill is the best sunrise and sunset viewpoint. You can have the best trekking, nature, and cultural experiences in a short time.

The Annapurna Sunrise View Trek, , also known as the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is an excellent choice for trekkers of all ages seeking a short, scenic, and culturally inspiring experience in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. With its breathtaking views, beautiful landscapes, warm hospitality, and welcoming local communities, it offers a wonderful panoramic view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The trek features beautiful rhododendron forests, stunning waterfalls, diverse cultures, wildlife, and forests. It is often described as the best trek for beginners in Nepal due to its short duration. Annapurna Sunrise view trek provides an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the Himalayas.

Poon Hill is widely regarded as one of the best viewpoints, situated northwest of Pokhara at an altitude of 3,210 meters above sea level. The sunrise from Poon Hill is spectacular, showcasing several prominent peaks in the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. As the sun rises, it casts a golden glow over the snow-capped peaks, creating a breathtaking and photogenic scene. The trek to Poon Hill is relatively short and less strenuous compared to other high-altitude treks in Nepal, making it accessible to a wide range of trekkers, including beginners, children, older people, student groups, and families.

The Annapurna Sunrise Trek starts from Nayapul after a short drive from Pokhara city and ends at Nayapul after circling Tadapani and Ghandruk. Nayapul is also the entry and exit point for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. From Nayapul, the Annapurna Sunrise View Trek ascends through Hile, Tikhedhunga, Ulleri, and Banthanti, eventually reaching Ghorepani. Early the next morning, you will hike to Poon Hill for the sunrise view of the panoramic mountains. If you arrive early the day before, you can also enjoy sunset views. After enjoying the sunrise view, you will trek back to Nayapul via Tadapani and Ghandruk. This Annapurna Sunrise View Trek offers not only stunning views but also an opportunity to experience the natural beauty and cultures of the Gurung and Magar peoples.

Annapurna Sunrise View Trek Highlights 

  • Popular Short Trek in Annapurna Region of Nepal
  • Easy Trekking trail and best accommodations 
  • Perfect trekking route for anytime to anyone 
  • Close views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains Range from Poon Hill
  • Gurung and Magar Settlements with their culture and lifestyle
  • Ghandruk Gurung museum with traditional goods 
  • Trek passes through lush rhododendron forests, which are especially vibrant during the spring season (March to May).
  • Beautiful Pokhara city for relaxing after/ before Trek  

Why Trekkers Choose Annapurna Sunrise View Trek ?

Choosing the Annapurna Sunrise View Trek offers many benefits because it is a short-duration trek with easy to moderate difficulty, cultural insight and local hospitality, spectacular sunrise and sunset views, stunning landscapes, natural richness, and accessibility from the city and to other treks.

The Annapurna Sunrise View Trek, also known as the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, is a popular short trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is suitable for trekkers of all levels, including beginners, children, students, elderly people, and families, as the route is free from high altitude risks.

The trekking duration typically lasts 4-6 days, allowing you to fully enjoy the natural and cultural experiences. You can do this trek throughout the year, but you must prepare with season-appropriate trekking gear.

The shorter duration of this trek makes it budget-friendly, meaning you can complete it on any budget due to affordable accommodation and the warm hospitality from locals. If it is your first time trekking in Nepal, we highly recommend the Annapurna Sunrise View Trek for everyone.

Benefits of the Annapurna Sunrise View Trek with Us

Choosing to do the Annapurna Sunrise View Trek with High Pass Adventure offers several unique benefits, ensuring a memorable and well-organized trekking experience. High Pass Adventure guarantees a well-organized, safe, and enriching trekking experience, allowing you to fully enjoy the natural beauty and cultural richness of the Annapurna region.

Professional Guidance

  • Experienced Guides: High Pass Adventure provides knowledgeable and experienced guides who are well-versed in the local culture, terrain, and safety protocols.
  • Personalized Itinerary: High Pass Adventure always creates a tailored itinerary to suit each trekker's preferences and schedule, ensuring a customized trekking experience.

Safety and Support

  • Safety First: High Pass Adventure have comprehensive safety measures, including first aid kits, emergency plans, and well-trained staff to handle any situation.
  • Support Staff: We have dedicated porters to carry your heavy luggage, allowing you to enjoy the trek with minimal load.

Local Expertise

  • Cultural Insights: our guide from the local area, local guides offer deep insights into the culture, traditions, and history of the region, enriching your trekking experience.
  • Community Connections: High Pass Adventure's strong ties with local communities ensure authentic cultural experiences and support for local economies.

Quality Services

  • Comfortable Accommodation: Guide of the High Pass Adventure, always well-selected teahouses and lodges offering comfortable stays with good amenities.
  • Delicious Meals: We give first priority to nutritious and tasty meals that cater to various dietary needs, ensuring all trekkers stay energized throughout the trek.

Comprehensive Packages

  • All-inclusive Packages: Trekking packages that include permits, transportation, accommodation, meals, and other essentials, providing a hassle-free experience.
  • Flexible Options: We have various package options to fit different budgets and preferences, from standard to luxury and guide- porter service.

Annapurna Sunrise View Trek Altitude Profile

Itinerary Expand All Close All

You will depart early in the morning after breakfast from your hotel in Kathmandu. You'll travel by bus, passing through river valleys, several towns, terraced fields, and picturesque green hills on your way to Pokhara. Upon arrival, you'll check into your hotel in Pokhara and rest in preparation for the upcoming trekking days. 


This trip starts from Nayapul, which you can reach by taking a vehicle from Pokhara after breakfast. The drive takes about 2 hours and offers beautiful views of the hillsides. Nayapul is the starting point of the journey. The trekking trail follows the Modi River valley to Birethanti. Birethanti serves as the entry point to the Annapurna Conservation Area, where you will need to check your trekking permits at the Birethanti Check post. From Birethanti, the trekking trail heads left, leading up to Hile through beautiful terraced rice fields and local houses. Along the trekking trail, there are plenty of local restaurants where you can stop for tea/coffee, lunch, and snacks.

Tea house

Today will be a relatively challenging day compared to the first day of the trek. You will walk for about 6 to 7 hours, continuously ascending to Ghorepani. The trek from Hile to Ghorepani is quite challenging for first-time trekkers, but you will enjoy stunning hill and mountain views, as well as walking through Magar villages and green forests. Along the trekking trail, there are plenty of local restaurants where you can stop for tea/coffee, lunch, and snacks. We recommend carrying a minimum of 2 liters of water with you to stay hydrated, as you will likely sweat during the uphill climb.

Tea house

Today is the highlight of the trek, as all trekkers will wake up early and hike to Poon Hill (3210 m) for a sunrise view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain ranges. The hike to Poon Hill takes approximately 1.5 hours, covering a distance of about 2 km. After enjoying the incredible sunrise view, you will return to Ghorepani for breakfast. The trekking trail then heads towards Tadapani through rhododendron forests. Along the way, you may have the opportunity to see some wild animals, such as langur monkeys climbing through the trees and deer. Tadapani offers excellent views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhare.

Tea house

Today day is a shorter trekking day compared to others, so you will have a late breakfast with views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchre Mountains. After breakfast, you will trek to Ghandruk (1970m). You will arrive quite early, allowing you ample time to explore this interesting Gurung village.

Tea House

This day marks the end of the trekking journey. You will enjoy a final downhill walk through forests, beautiful terraced farmland, and authentic Nepali villages for about 4 hours to Nayapul. From Nayapul, you will catch a vehicle transfer to Pokhara. Pokhara is a beautiful city where this trek ends. Here, you can enjoy a refreshing shower, delicious food, and relax in this stunning tourist city


What Is Included ?

High Pass Adventure have working best guide and porter for the trekking. We are providing an excellence service to our customer. All our costs are net and very clear on cost include-excludes. We have paid best salary to Trekking, Tour guide and porter which is more than government fixed amount. Our entire customers are satisfied from our service. For the more details please feel free to contact us.

Cost Include

  • Tourist Bus Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Private vehicles Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) and one cup of tea with per meal
  • Seasonal fresh fruits after dinner 
  • Accommodation on Tea-house during the trekking- twins basic sharing 
  • An experience English Speaking trained, Government license Holder Guide
  • Strong Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest), the porter will Carry 20KG/ 25 KG
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations
  • Annapurna conservation Area Project (ACAP) permits
  • (TIMS) Trekker’s information Management System
  • Oxy-meter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • Guide and porter salary, food, accommodation and insurance during the trek
  • Tour Certificate, Company T-shirt and warm cap (beanie) as a Souvenir
  • Use of down Jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag and walking Poles (if you don’t have your own, to be return after the trip is completed). 

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal visa fee and your International flights
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara Hotel
  • Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than itinerary
  • Travel insurance and Mountain rescue service (covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation)
  • Personal expenses (phone, laundry, water, bar drinks, battery recharge, extra porters, hot shower etc.)
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects
  • Tips to Trekking staff (Tips is expected)
  • Any other expenses that aren’t mentioned in the section above


The Annapurna Sunrise View Trek, also known as the Poon Hill Trek, is located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The trek typically starts from Nayapul, which is a short drive from the city of Pokhara. From Nayapul, the trail passes through picturesque villages like Tikhedhunga, Banthanti and Ghorepani, ultimately leading to the viewpoint at Poon Hill, which is renowned for its stunning sunrise views over the Annapurna Himalayas.

The best time for the Annapurna Sunrise View Trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons. During these seasons, the weather is stable, the skies are clear, and the visibility of the mountain views is excellent. In spring, the rhododendron forests along the trail are in full bloom, adding vibrant colors to the landscape. The temperatures are also moderate, making it a comfortable time for trekking in both seasons.

It is also possible to trek during the winter (December to February) and monsoon (June to August) seasons; these periods come with their own challenges. Winter can be very cold, especially at higher altitudes, and monsoon season brings heavy rainfall, making the trails slippery and increasing the risk of leeches and landslides.

Yes, you need permits for the Annapurna Sunrise View Trek. Specifically, you will need the following:

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): This permit is required for entry into the Annapurna Conservation Area. 
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Card: This card is mandatory for all trekkers in Nepal. 

These permits obtain in Kathmandu or Pokhara through reputable trekking agencies from the Nepal Tourism Board offices in Bhrikuti Mandap. You need to carry these permits with you throughout the trek, as there are several checkpoints where they will be checked.

The Annapurna Sunrise View Trek is considered easy to moderate in difficulty. This trek is suitable for all trekkers, including those looking for a shorter, less strenuous trekking experience with rewarding views and rich cultural experiences. While the trek is not extremely difficult, it does require a basic level of physical fitness. Regular exercise, such as walking, jogging, or stair climbing, will help prepare you for the trek.

It is not mandatory to hire a guide for the Annapurna Sunrise View Trek, but having a guide is highly recommended to enhance your trekking experience. A guide can provide valuable information about the region's nature and culture, offer logistical support, and make your trek hassle-free.

The Annapurna Sunrise Viewpoint, also known as Poon Hill, is situated at an altitude of 3,210 meters (10,531 feet) above sea level. This vantage point offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, including the stunning sight of the sun rising over the Himalayas.

Traveller Useful Information

Food on Annapurna Sunrise View Trek

Along the Annapurna Sunrise View Trek, there are tea houses, lodges, restaurants, and tea shops that provide the food to trekkers. Every place generally has a similar food menu, offering a variety of dishes, but prices are different due to its elevations. You can choose from a range of food items on the menu. The cooks at these establishments are usually trained, but the taste of the food may be different from what you're used to in the West.

Most of the lodges in the region have gardens where they grow fresh vegetables, which they use to prepare meals for their guests. This ensures that the food is fresh and locally sourced. So, normally you will find a variety of food options at the tea houses or lodges along the trail. 


  • Tibetan bread (fried bread served with honey or jam)
  • Pancakes
  • Oatmeal or porridge
  • Eggs (boiled, fried, scrambled)
  • Muesli with yogurt, or cornflakes 

Lunch and Dinner:

  • Dal Bhat (a traditional Nepali meal consisting of rice, lentil soup, vegetables, and pickles)
  • Fried rice or noodles
  • Potatoes dishes
  • Pasta dishes
  • Momos (dumplings filled with vegetables or meat)
  • Pizza
  • Soups (such as vegetable, chicken, or noodle soup)
  • Curry dishes (vegetable, chicken, or meat curry with rice or roti)

Snacks and Desserts 

  • French fries
  • Popcorn
  • Spring rolls
  • Potato or vegetable pakoras
  • Fresh fruit (seasonal fruits like bananas, apples, oranges)
  • Rice Pudding, Apple pie, fruits, snicker/ mars bar, cake,  etc.


  • Tea (black, milk, ginger, lemon, mint)
  • Coffee
  • Hot chocolate
  • Soft drinks like Juice and cola 
  • Bottled water

Accommodation in Annapurna Sunrise View Trek

There are many accommodations and restaurants along the Annapurna Sunrise View trekking trail. The route starts and ends at Nayapul, passing through villages such as Hile, Ulleri, Banthanti, Ghorepani, Tadapani, and Ghandruk. These villages are famous for lodging, and new buildings are added every year to accommodate travelers. Therefore, finding comfortable accommodation along the route is easy. Almost all tea houses strive to provide the best service to travelers.

Typically, lodges offer private rooms with two beds and shared indoor bathrooms. However, if you prefer luxury accommodations, some tea houses provide upgraded facilities. Luxury accommodations are limited and more expensive than standard ones, as they include private bathrooms with hot showers. You can choose the best option based on your budget for Annapurna Sunrise View Trek

Annapurna Sunrise View Trek Permit & Cost

The Annapurna Sunrise View Trek route is situated inside the Annapurna Conservation Area, so you need to purchase an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit. Another required permit is the TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card. The TIMS card is for your safety and security, as it helps keep track of trekkers' whereabouts in the region. Both permits are mandatory for the Annapurna Sunrise View Trek.

These permits obtained from a reputable trekking company through the Tourism Board (Bhrikuti Mandap). You or your guide must carry these permits throughout the trek, as you need to show them and register at every check post along the trail. If you attempt to trek without these permits, you will need to purchase them on-site at double the cost (as a penalty) or you may be forced to turn back.

TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Card

  • It Cost US$ 20 per person/ per Trek

Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Entrance Fees 

  • It cost US$ 30 only per person/ per trek

Best Season for Annapurna Sunrise View Trek

Generally, the best season for the Annapurna Sunrise Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). These periods offer the most favorable weather conditions, clear skies, and stunning views of the surrounding landscape and the panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. It means, the weather is perfect for trekking. Winter is also a recommended time due to its not very high elevation and the mountains are covered by snow, providing some of the best views.

Even though the period from the beginning of September to the end of May is an ideal time for the Annapurna Sunrise View Trek, it is possible to do the trek throughout the entire year, including summer and winter. So summer is the best time for nature lovers and winter is the best time for mountain views in the Annapurna Sunrise View Trek. However, it requires proper preparation, suitable gear for both winter and summer, and flexibility to handle cold weather, rainy conditions, and shorter daylight hours. 

Annapurna Sunrise View Trek Difficulty 

The Annapurna Sunrise View Trek is considered easy to moderate in difficulty. The walking distances are manageable, taking you through farmland, local villages, and lush rainforests, with a gradual increase in altitude. The trek starts at 1,025 meters in Nayapul or Birethanti, and the highest point is Poon Hill at 3,210 meters, before ending back at the starting point after completing the circular route. While the trekking trail can be narrow and includes some steep slopes, particularly before and after Poon Hill, it is generally not too difficult. You will need to walk 5 to 8 hours a day.

The risk of altitude sickness is low on this trek due to the abundance of oxygen and greenery. A strong mindset and determination are key to successfully completing the trek. The Annapurna Sunrise Trek is physically possible for all levels of travelers, but some short hiking training beforehand is beneficial.

If you plan to trek during peak season, it is advisable to book accommodations in advance, as there may not be enough available, making it difficult to find good lodging. If you trek in winter, be prepared with warm clothes as the weather can be extremely cold. During the monsoon season, the trail can become slippery and tough due to the rainforest terrain.

It is recommended to book this Annapurna Sunrise View trip with a reputable trekking agency. They will provide experienced guides and accurate information, enhancing your trekking experience and making it more enjoyable, hassle-free, and memorable.

Communication in the Annapurna Region 

Annapurna region is popular trekking destination In Nepal. There are good mobile network services and internet services in the whole Annapurna region trekking area but not few places such as Nar Phu Valley, Tilicho Lake and Saribung Pass trekking.  The internet service will be available whole Region but tea-houses and lodges provide internet with some extra charge. If you have not Nepali SIM card for communication with your family and not use the internet service, our guide help to you for pass the massage because always our guide have cellular phone and he contact to Kathmandu trekking office about to know the trek and your health condition as well as we help any kinds of problem during the trek.

Hence, travelling is important things in life so we make sure you about safe and healthy during the trekking in Nepal. Nowadays, you can get the local SIM card in Kathmandu airport after arrival to use the 3g and 4g internet service because most of the trekking routes in Nepal have Mobile Network service. If you need Nepali SIM, we can provide to you for your trekking but you have to tell us before leave the trekking. 


High altitude sickness is common problem in the high Himalayan area when you go as higher elevation. It is appears very quickly but symptoms are   preventable. If you have previous high altitude trekking experience, it might be best but if not trek in above three thousand meters high you need to prevention of the high altitude sickness.  You need a extra suitable acclimatization days to complete the trip and Walk slowly, drink plenty of water, don’t drink alcohol, go higher and sleep low elevation as well as spend 2 nights on every 500 meters  above than 3500 meters heights are prevent the altitude sickness during the trekking in Nepal.   All our trekking itineraries are flexible with acclimatization days and first priority for your health and safety to complete the trek without any problem.  We provide you basic medicine to support for emergency rescue, if situation gets worse. 

Hence, every day you have inform to your Guide or Leader about your health condition and he will response to decide whether and your overall health condition to continue the trip or return back. 

Tipping information 

The Guide, porter, driver and all workers who are working in tourism filed, they except some tips during your Tour Trekking and others activities in Nepal. Tipping is judgment of workers from travelers and workers offers the tips end of the trek. Travelers tips 10% of their payable amount but you can give to them depend on their services. 

Hence, it is important to High Pass Adventure working team who take care to you all the time during the visiting in Nepal, motivated with outstanding service and offer inspiring trip in a lifetime experience.  

Trip extension 

If you have extra time after complete the trek, you can do different activities or different short trek in Nepal. We have many short tour packages and adventure activities such as Chitwan National park and Bardiya National Park for Jungle safari tours. You can visit Pokhara city, Nagarkot Hiking, Dhampus hiking or day Rafting trip in Trisuli River. 

Adventure activities are like paragliding, canoeing, Ultra light flight, Bungee Jump and Mountain Biking. These all package are extra activities as optional tours and not included in your package cost. If you will do these activities after the trip with us, we arrange at a reasonable cost and we give to you good discount. 

Trekking Gear List 

Travel equipment are necessary to pack before you travel.  We hope it is too much to carry from your home to others country but some are the necessary equipment can be hired or buy in Kathmandu around Thamel. These general equipment are for all seasons while on trekking in Nepal, but may be different as per the different season and duration of trekking routes on your chosen trip.


  • Passport and 4 passport size photos 
  • Travel insurance details (in case an emergency evacuation if needed)
  • Boarding passes for flights
  • Driver’s license (if needed)
  • Cash USD
  • Credit/Debit Card (Ensure you have $500 on your card incase an emergency helicopter evacuation is needed)


  • Sleeping bag (Comfort rating -15 Celsius recommended)
  • Sleeping bag liner (Optional)


  • Trekking boots: one pair  lightweight
  • Sandals for city and tea house footwear 
  • Shoes for the plane and tea houses (Optional)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks

Clothing for Body: 

Please make sure that you have non-cotton clothing for trekking:

  • Base-layer t-shirts (e.g. running t-shirts)
  • Fleece/Windproof jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket for warmth
  • Travel clothes and City Wear
  • Underwear
  • Base-layer trousers (optional)
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Trekking trousers
  • Trekking shorts (Optional)
  • Gloves and wool hat
  • bandanna or scarf 

Health Requirements (Basic First Aid Kit)

  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu


  • Sunglasses and Sun cream 
  • Towel
  • Book (reading and writing materials)
  • MP-3 /Music, headphones and ear plug (who know some people on group are snoring) as optional.
  • Travel wash
  • Hand sanitizer, wet wipes
  • A day bag: 35 liters
  • A duffel or rucksack with straps to go over your back (Max 12 kg of weight for porters to carry)
  • Dry Liner or Dry Bag
  • Water bottle/thermos/ camel bag: At least 2 L. Nalgen bottles best.

General Toiletries

  •  Toilet papers/ tissue 
  • Contact lenses, Glasses (if needed)
  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soaps (preferably biodegradable)
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside your kit / duffel bag
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, and scrabble. (for luxuries) 
  • Binoculars (for luxuries)
  • Trail Map/Guide book (if you are alone)

Getting There: Nepal 

Between China's Tibet Autonomous Region and India, Nepal is a landlocked Himalayan nation. It has eight of the top ten mountains in the world, including Mount Everest. There are numerous points from China and India where one can enter Nepal by land. Tourist visas for Nepal are available on arrival at all Indian and Chinese borders if you are traveling there by land. There are numerous foreign airlines providing nonstop connecting flights to Nepal if you're arriving by air. Nepal Airlines, Turkish Air, Thai Airways, Gulf Air, Qatar Air, Jet Airways, Air India, Biman Bangladesh, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Travel Dubai, Air Arabia, and Air China are a few of the well-known airlines that fly to Nepal. From China or India, one can also go overland. Please check your flight and get in touch with us before arriving in Nepal. At the airport in Nepal, you can easily obtain an on arrival visa.

Visa and passport information

Except for Indian passport holders, all foreign visitors to Nepal need a visa; however, you must have a passport with a six-month validity date in order to apply for a tourist visa. At the Tribhuvan International Airport and the Chinese-Indian border in Tibet, visas are available on arrival. To apply for a visa to enter Nepal, you must have a color photograph in PP size. Please click this link for more details about Visa Information. 

Money exchange rate and prices

If you're seeking for the best foreign exchange rates and locations in Nepal, you may easily exchange the majority of your foreign currency at a local bank or authorized money exchange facility in a well-known tourist destination. The Nepal Rastra Bank controls all exchange rates (Center Bank of Nepal). You can exchange small amounts of money at the hotel if you want to. Because our banks will not take dirty or old notes, kindly bring clean and fresh notes.

In order to avoid the time-consuming processes associated with cards and traveler's checks, Nepalese people typically prefer cash in hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and other locations. You can use an ATM to get cash (in Nepali Rupees) if you have a credit or debit card. In the main tourist city, there are a number of ATM counters with 24-hour service. If you use a card, the maximum withdrawal amount is between 30,000 and 35,000 rupees at once, plus a processing fee of 500 rupees. 

You must convert your money in Kathmandu or Pokhara before the hike because the majority of trekking routes do not offer a facility for international currency exchange. Additionally, inquire about the amount of money required for a Himalayan trek from your trekking operator or guide.

Safety and security

When traveling in Nepal, safety and security are crucial issues to consider both on the way to in and out. We are here for you at all times, and we promise to provide the greatest service to all of our cherished clients. Our guides have extensive training in the field of trekking and broad understanding of first aid items. Because it rises more than 4000 m above sea level, it is essential for hiking in Nepal. Because health is crucial, if a trekker becomes ill from the high altitude, our knowledgeable guide discusses the necessary medications and decides to continue the trek while organizing the emergency rescue.

You must be cautious when hiking trails pass one other because they are not wide enough to do so. During the busiest trekking season, there are lots of porters, yaks, mules, and Jokpe along the trail. You must stay on the safe side if you encounter them on a bridge or in a confined space because otherwise they may force you over the edge.

Safe drinking water

For a healthy body while traveling and staying hydrated, clean water is essential. It will be the most effective method of completing the Himalayan journey. If not, getting sick and having diarrhea is simple. Almost everywhere during the Nepalese tea house trip, but not during the camping trek, sells bottled water. Unfortunately, bottled water is very pricey. 

Please bring good water bottles (for boiling water) and water purification tablets or water filter bottles since plastic bottles are detrimental for the environment. Reusable water bottles are a good idea because they help keep the mountain clean. If you are concerned about finding a typical water tap to fill up your bottles in the trekking region of Nepal, they are very simple to locate. It can be found in rivers, streams, and lodges.

Travel insurance and insurance policy

Nepal hiking tours: The difficulty levels of the Himalayas range from easy to tough. As a result of the Himalayan climate changing, there is a risk of high altitude and potential mishap. 

Trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas demands practical trekking abilities at high altitudes (above 4,000 meters), so travel insurance is essential. If an accident occurs during a trip and requires medical attention or evacuation, the cost of returning to a city and receiving treatment may be significant. Therefore, you must ensure that your insurance covers the price of an air ambulance, medical care, and any risks associated with travel, such as delayed flights and lost, stolen, damaged, or missing baggage. Your complete itinerary while visiting Nepal should be covered by your insurance policy. Make sure your insurance policy covers hikes higher than 5,500 meters. If not, you will be responsible for all unforeseen costs associated with your trek through Nepal. 

All trekkers must send a copy of their certificate from their comprehensive travel insurance policy to High Pass Adventure as part of the booking process for trekking and climbing in Nepal.

High altitude sickness information

Mountain sickness is another name for high altitude sickness. You must be aware of high altitude sickness symptoms since they arise rapidly if you hike or ascend to a higher elevation. Here are some details if you're curious as to why it occurs. The air pressure is the main cause of altitude sickness. Your body needs time to adapt to the shift in air pressure when you travel to higher elevations since the air pressure decreases and there is less oxygen present. According to doctors, If you are at sea level, it begins at 8,000 feet (2400 meters).

1) Types 

There are three types of altitude sickness:

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): it is very common and symptoms feel like a tiredness, dizzy, headache, thirsty, muscle aches, nausea 

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): it is effect in the lungs, which can be very dangerous and hard to do life threatening

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): it is effective in the brain and most difficult to treat and you need to go to hospital attention the right way. 

2) Cause 

Following are the causes of high altitude sickness:

  • Generally living near sea level and travel to a high elevation 
  • Had the sickness before
  • Climbing quickly
  • Not being acclimatized to the altitude
  • Drinking alcohol when you ascend 
  • Medical problems of heart, nervous or lungs 

3) Symptoms

These symptoms will appear depending on your speed to climb and how hard you push. Symptoms range from normal to serious. They can affect the nervous system, lungs, muscles, and heart.

Here are symptoms of High Altitude Sickness:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dizziness 
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Rapid Pulse (Heart Rate)
  • Short breath with action
  • Blue color of skin or gray soft skin 
  • Chest tightness or blocking
  • Confusion
  • Dry cough or coughing with blood
  • Cannot walk in a straight line 

4) Prevention 

Important keys to preventing of High Altitude Sickness are:

Climb the mountain gradually. 

Stop every 2,000 feet (600 meters) of climb above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters) and one or two nights sleep there.

  • Sleep at a lower altitude when possible.
  • Make sure that you have the ability to quickly descend if needed.
  • Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness.
  • If you plan on climbing quickly, or climbing to a high altitude, ask your provider about medicines that may help.

If you are at risk for a low red blood cell count (anemia), ask your provider if your planned trip is safe. Also ask if an iron supplement is right for you. Anemia lowers the amount of oxygen in your blood. This makes you more likely to have mountain sickness.

5) While climbing, you should follow these rules:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Climb slowly.
  • Take it easy
  • Do not drink alcohol.
  • Eat regular meals that are high in carbohydrates.
  • Sleep lower elevation 
  • Take a medication (diomax) according to doctor 

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