Last Updated on July 1, 2022 by Alpha Adventure Treks
One of the best spots to see a sunset is in Nepal. If you decide to visit, be sure to bring your cameras so you can record the most beautiful sunsets you’ve ever seen. The most gorgeous scenes that one can envision are sunrise and sunset. One can enjoy both the uniqueness and beauty of the sunset at these times. Every sunrise and every sunset are absolutely unique. Traveling is greatly influenced by sunsets; we eagerly anticipate the evening in every location we visit. The most romantic time of the day is during this brief period. Even while Nepal is home to many stunning natural features, few of them can match the luscious, flamboyant hues of western sunsets and sunrises. Observe how the night sky transforms into the early dawn while the sun is just reaching its peak in the morning sky. So be sure to include this beautiful experience in your diary if you intend to visit these places soon.
Nagarkot is a good choice if you’re searching for a short escape on the outskirts of the Kathmandu Valley. The city of Nagarkot in the Changun Nagrayan municipality of Bhaktapur is a superb observation point for you to enjoy picturesque views of the vegetation of the Valley. It is only 27.5 kilometers from the major city of Kathmandu. It is a popular location for viewing the dawn and sunset and is known for its magnificent hills and view station. When the skies are clear at Nagarkot during the months of October and December and March and April, you can see the entire Himalayan range, the mountains of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Lantang, Jugal Himal, Rolwaling, and Number can be seen. From Changu Narayan to Nagarkot, one can also take a short cultural hike, experience the Panoramic Hiking path, and engage in activities like quad biking.
It is impossible to visit Pokhara without seeing the sun rise and set from Sarangkot’s observation deck. The best place to see the Annapurna Himalayan Range is at the station of Sarangkot, which is 10.6 kilometers from Pokhara’s main city. For foreigners and Nepalese, the permission ticket costs Rs. 50/Rs. 20 at the station. The range of Machhapuchhare, Annapurna II, and Lamjung to the east follow expansive vistas of the Dhaulagiri in the west. To get to the observation deck, a short hike is necessary. Early risers can set up their cameras to capture the sunrise during the golden hours.
The first location in Nepal where the sun rises is Antu Danda. Shree Antu is a popular tourist site noted for its tea gardens and as a place to see the sunrise. There is a view tower (about 2300 meters above sea level) from which you may see the magnificent golden sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third-highest summit in the world. The beauty of the morning vistas from Antu danda is difficult to describe in words and even more difficult to capture on camera. In addition to viewing the dawn and sunset, one can engage in cultural activities including learning about the lifestyles of the Limbu, Tamang, Rai, Lepcha, and Magar people.
Kala Patthar is an unavoidable location where you can stand between the mountains and watch the sunrise. The breathtaking sight of the sun rising over the world’s tallest mountains, such as Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse, is something that you will never forget. An enthusiastic trekker can watch as Nepal gradually darkens and only Mount Everest’s summit glows crimson, especially in ideal conditions after dusk. Spring and autumn are the best times to travel. You must trek to Everest Base Camp in order to go to Kala Patthar. To get there and back requires at least 12 days.
The best vantage point in the Annapurna region is Poon Hill. You may get a breathtaking view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks from the hill. Compared to Sarangkot, the views are crisper and closer. Poon Hill provides a fantastic vantage point for seeing the sunrise. Trekking to Poon Hill, which is 3,210 meters above sea level, is between easy and moderate and is easily doable for persons of average fitness. You can see the northern mountains from the slope, including the expansive Mt. Dhaulagiri, Dolpo, Manaslu, and Machhapuchhre.
Even though it’s a fantastic opportunity to observe the sunrise over Mount Everest, trekking to Gokyo Ri is frequently disregarded. Maybe it’s because going up Gokyo Ri is harder than going up Poon Hill or another more well-known trekking path. It can be really overpowering to see the sunrise at Gokyo Ri, though. In front of imposing peaks, you have the chance to discover the clean lakes and stunning glaciers. The following morning, rise early to witness a stunning sunrise that will color the clouds in shades of orange and red. It would undoubtedly be one of the most beautiful sites worth waking up early for.
The finest site to view the various mountain ranges at sunrise is from Chandragiri Hill. A close-by vantage point offering a 360-degree view of the Kathmandu Valley is Chandragiri hill. The best choice for the Chandragiri tour is either using the cable car or day hiking. Chandragiri Hill is about 2540 meters above sea level and 12 kilometers from Kathmandu’s downtown to the cable car station. Mount Manasu, the Ganesh Himal range, and the Langtang range can be seen in the breathtaking sunrise and sunset views.
In the area of Solukhumbu, there is a trail called Pikey Peak Trek. The Pikey summit provides a magnificent view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Manaslu, Annapurna, Thamserku, and Gauri Shankar. The Sherpa language gave Pikey’s peak its name. From Kathmandu, the Peaky Peak Trek is a quick hike where we can see the breathtaking mountain vistas and Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. In light of this, the Pikey Peak Journey is a well-known trek for viewing the magnificent Himalayan sunrise and sunset views.