Sunrise and sunset are some of the most appreciable aspects of going on a trek. When you are off to a place where you have never been, and that place is beautiful, there is not much you can ask from life, at least at that moment. There are so many places in Nepal that you can explore on your next trek. These places have always been the best points for sunrise and sunset views. Sunrise and sunset views on the trek are not a hard thing to spot when you prepare yourself and do your research. Though the sun rises and sets almost the same time throughout Nepal, there are certain times when the views are the best, and these can be considered for your sunrise and sunset views on the trek.
In this article, we have mentioned some of the best sunrise and sunset views you can find on the trek. Make sure to read till the end to know more!
Kalapathhar is one of the most preferable trekking spots in Nepal at a height of 5545m. You will reach there while trekking to Everest base camp. The hiking spot provides the best scenic views of Mount Everest, Pumori, Khumbu Glacier, and Ama Dablam. Furthermore, everything looks much better when either the sun is setting or rising. Going to Kalapathhar is not as tough as one might think. You can directly hike up to this point without any obligations, given you have adequate training. This vantage point is also the landing point for Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour.
2. Gokyo Ri
Gokyo Ri, at a height of 5483m, is another great place to view the best sunrise and sunset in Nepal. At both sunset and sunrise, you are going to get a perfect view of mountains like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. These mountains shine bright during both the golden hours.
3. Pikey Peak
Unlike Kalapathhar and Gokyo Ri, Pikey Peak is not as crowded. Though people are known to the 4070m tall hiking spot, you can enjoy the beautiful view of the sunrise and sunset along the Thamserku, the Numbur Himal, the Gauri Shankar, and the Langtang Range as well as Everest South Summit, Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu, Annapurna, and Manaslu from here.
4. Tengboche Monastery
Tengboche monastery is one of the most prominent monasteries in the Khumbu region. The monastery has much religious significance. Hence, you are likely to find some of the best experiences throughout the Khumbu region here, one of them is getting the perfect sunrise and sunset view of Mount Everest as well as many other mountains in the region. Tengboche monastery is located in a small village in Khumbu and lies quite close to the Namche Bazar at the height of 3860m. Some of the tallest mountains look even more beautiful during sunset and sunrise. These mountains include Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku.
Everyone likes to visit Nagarkot, which is also one of the most beautiful places for both sunset and sunrise views in Nepal. Nagarkot is the closest sunset and sunrise viewing point to Kathmandu. Mountains like Mount Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, and Langtang can be viewed from Nagarkot. The sunset and sunrise gleam through the mountain, making viewers cherish what they see all the more.
6. Ghorepani Poon Hill
Located in the Annapurna region, Ghorepani Poon Hill is one of the most common trekking spots in Nepal. Moreover, it is very famous for its breathtaking views of mountains in or near Pokhara. Poon Hill receives numerous visitors almost every season because of its trekking facilities as well as the view it has to offer. One can easily view mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and Machhapuchhare from here.