Sunrise Tour In Nepal

  • Sanjay Lamsal
  • Last Updated on Jul 24, 2023

One of the most popular day tours in Nepal. Nepal is a country of mountains and natural beauty. Gifted with amazing views and sceneries. One of its main attraction is Sunrise Tours in Nepal. Thus, various wonderful sunrise viewpoint scattered over Nepal offering magnificent views of sunrise/sunset.

The first ray of light coming from the sun hits the mountain and its nearby clouds, the entire surrounding glows bright and golden mesmerizing the people with its magical beauty.

Sunrise Tours in Nepal takes you to the best viewpoints in Nepal that present the excellent sunrise views around Nepal. Viewpoints not only offer sunrise view also the amazing glimpse of Himalayan ranges and its surrounding hills. That turns red and golden as sunlight falls on them which looks very fabulous.

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10 Most Popular Sunrise Viewpoints in Nepal

The beautiful country Nepal is full of wonderful viewpoints for superb sunrise/Sunset tour., some of them are considered as most popular viewpoints in Nepal. Following list describes the most popular sunrise viewpoints in Nepal.


Situated 32 km east of Kathmandu valley at Bhaktapur District is one of the most popular sunrise viewpoints in Nepal. Nagarkot Sunrise Tours is also included in some day tour packages like Kathmandu Day Tour or Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour.


The Nagarkot region provides beautiful outlook of mountains, hills, forest, water springs and more. Nagarkot viewpoint exhibits magnificent ranges views of Mt. Everest(8848 M), Mt. Annapurna(8091 M), Mt. Manaslu(8156 M) and more. Nagarkot Sunrise Viewpoint lies at an elevation of 2175 meters which has become a popular destination for holidays, relaxation and adventure.

Best season to visit Nagarkot is whole month of the year when the weather is clear and favorable.


An hour distance from the Pokhara city lies a hillock called Sarangkot elevated at 1600 m,  is the perfect spot for sunrise and sunset view. Pokhara Sunrise Tours also called Pokhara Day Tour or Nagarkot Sunrise tour is package of early morning sunrise views, along with city sightseeing tour.

Best viewpoint in Nepal to observe the beautiful pinkish and orange colors of sunlight falling on mountains and clouds. Panoramic view of Mt.Annapurna I (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt.Machapuchare (6,993 m) with wide aerial view of Pokhara valley from the top of the hill. Sarangkot viewpoint is famous for adventure sports like paragliding, hiking and lastly views of sunrise and sunsets.

Poon Hill (Ghorepani)

To the northern part of Pokhara lies the alluring place of Annapurna region called Poon Hill. Access as a part of adventuring Annapurna Base Camp Trek as well as Poon Hill Treks. Which is available for 3 days and 4 days package from the city of Pokhara.

Poon hill situate at an altitude of 3210 m, which is one the popular short treks in Nepal. Here lies one of the best viewpoints in Nepal which exhibits the spectacular view Annapurna ranges along with Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt.Fishtail and more.  

To view sunrise tours, travelers take early morning hike from Ghorepani to Poon Hill crossing the beautiful forest of rhododendrons. Poon Hill Sunrise Tours offers close view of sun rising with its rays touching the mountain’s body.

It is also popular for the sunset view from the Poon hill viewpoint. Some of the person they love to observe the sunset view to take a beautiful experience with the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri mountain range.

Best season to visit Poon Hill is during spring and autumn season when the views are clear and trekking routes are blossom with rhododendron flowers. But the Poonhill trek is one of the short and easy treks of Nepal so some of the people want to see during the whole time of the year.


The highest point of Everest Base Camp Trek “Kalapathar” lies at maximum height of 5555 m from sea level. And is considered  “the best viewpoints in Nepal” as it provides 360 degree view of Himalayan ranges along with amazing views of frozen glaciers. Basically, kalapathar is a black rock from which it gets its name.

Climbing Kalapathar is a short hike inEverest Base Camp Trek from Gorak Shep which provides extraordinary views of Mt. Everest along with others peaks which is not even visible from EBC.

Trekkers take a 2 hours early morning hike to top of the Kalapathar to observe the extremely close view of sun rising through the mountains and its warm, bright rays spreading all over snowy mountains and glacier giving the sense of the different world.

other best and easy alternative tour to Everest base camp or Kala Patthar isEverest base camp helicopter tour. this is a commercial helicopter flight tour to Mount Everest which gives the best adventure in your life. to Take a Kala Patthar you will need 4 hours helicopter ride from the capital city of Nepal.  

Gokyo Ri

The second highest point on Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo  Trek that lies west of Ngozumpa Glacier, the longest glacier in the whole Himalayas. Located at altitude of 5357 m height of Gokyo Valley.

The base of Gokyo Ri lies the small village of Gokyo which is one of  The highest human settlements in the world. There are few viewpoints in Nepal that display phenomenal views of sunrise and sunset, then  Himalayas very closely from the Gokyo Ri. Among them, Gokyo Ri is one, which presents the panoramic glimpse of mighty Everest(8848 M) and other peaks like Mt. Makalu, Mt.Nuptse (7861 M), Mt. Ama Dablam(6812 M), etc.

Gokyo Ri is accessible through either Gokyo lake Trek or Everest High Passes Trek. Besides Sunrise views, you can explore the beautiful village of Gokyo as well as frozen lake of Gokyo. Gokyo is gateway to famous treks like Cho La Pass Trek, Renjo La Pass Trek, etc.

Antu Dada

A famous sunrise viewpoint that lies to eastern region of Nepal in a small village of Shree Antu of ilam district. This viewpoint is surrounded by alluring tea garden making the entire environment greeny and fresh. Considered the best viewpoint in eastern part of Nepal where the sunrises from the back of world third highest mountain, Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586 m).

Hence, listed as a Best Sunrise Tours in eastern Nepal. Enjoying the stunning views of a sunrise with Mt. Kanchenjunga in the background, tea gardens and cool breeze blowing relaxes the mind.

Upper Pisang

The small village of Pisang lies on the way to popular Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Circuit Trek. Well, Pisang is a beautiful village of Gurung and Manangi which are rich in natural beauty, culture and tradition. And, famous widely for local festivals, singing and dancing events, authentic foods and drinks.


Enjoy the incredible peaks of  Mt.Annapurna I (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt.Machapuchare (6,993 m) with a cup of butter milk tea  from viewpoint at Pisang while the sun rises out through the clouds

Khopra Danda

Another popular viewpoint on Annapurna region resides at altitude of 3,640 m above sea level. Reachable through Khopra Danda Trek or Kopra Ridge Trek which is same way to Ghorepani - Poon Hill Trek and different was from the Ghorepani to start this adventure. Which gives you a different experience of the himalayas.

The viewpoint at Khopra Danda displays extraordinary landscapes of Annapurna region with a dazzling sun rising between the snowy mountains. Besides that, Khopra Danda Trek is a short trek that passes through famous ethnic villages. Ghandruk village, the largest and highly admired Gurung village of Nepal, famous for their hospitality, Rodhi Ghar ( traditional singing program), authentic foods, drinks, and their rich culture and tradition. It’s a main point of this reason which you found the best guest house at the Khopra dada and there will help you to observe the best view of the mountains.

Everest View Hotel

Holds the Guinness World Records for highest altitude hotel which is at 3880 m height. And, located inside the UNESCO World Heritage site “Sagarmatha National Park”.

Built in 1971 AD since then it has served thousands of tourists from all over the world offering them wonderful services with breathtaking 360-degree views of Himalayan ranges, farmlands, forest and so on.

Thousands of trekkers came to this place for relaxation and enjoy the authentic cuisine enjoying the magnificent views. Everest View Hotel main highlights is its sunrise,  the sun tears up the sky and spread its orange light over the mountain peaks and clouds. the package will be avilable for most Everest view trek as well. 

Nangkar Tshang Hill

Nangkar Tshang Hill is the best hiking point during the EBC trek. It is on the way to Everest base camp trek at Dingboche where you will take a rest day at there. You will meet the altitude of the 5616 Meter high.

It is 3 hours hiking from the Dingboche to reach the point of the viewpoints. It gives you the best mountain view of the Makalu, Chhopulu, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Island Peak of the Everest regions.

Let say,

These are the top 10 Best Sunrise Tours in Nepal which offers lifetime experience and memories. Some of them are short treks which gives some sort of adventure and excitements. All above, the sun rising views is main highlights with panoramic scene of Himalayan ranges in background.

Sanjay Lamsal

Sanjay Lamsal

Hello, Namaste from Nepal. I am Sanjay Lamsal and I was born in Nilkantha-11, Dhading, Nepal. I have been in since I finished high schooling at age of 18, I have been working in travel and tourism, since 2015, in the beginning, worked as a trekking porter, trekking Guide, and City Tourist guide. I did all of the major trekking and tour trail all over the Nepal Himalayas. I often remember my past days and think about future. Whenever I remember past events of my life it gives me power to work a hard. I will be working on this in my future. I do challenging with if any problems in the mountains/Himalayas. After long years working with different guests from different countries, I have good experiences about traveling. I completed a Bachelor Degree in Business Studies.

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