Pre-dawn alert and it is time to do the one and half-hour trek to Poon Hill (3290 m.) -to view a magnificent sunrise over the Annapurna Range. Shortly afterwards we return back to Ghorepani for breakfast. After breakfast, bid farewell to the villagers and the trek starts with a descent, which gradually intensifies as we descend steeply to the river. Then there is more descending through a trail of gurgling streams and forests till our arrival at the Magar settlement of Ulleri for lunch. This village is located on a steep incline and has one of the best drainage systems in this part of the region. After lunch, descend on stone steps through the narrow lanes and then there is a steep knee wobbling descent on stone steps all the way down to the bridge on the Bhurgundi Khola which is dreaded by all trekkers.. The descent could take about 2 hours. The trail becomes more hazardous with the mule train also vying to get in front (ascending and descending) and sometimes lead to traffic jams. It is advisable to keep to the wall and let the mule trains to pass as accidents can happen if one is on the edge and is brushed by these pack animals.
Countinue trails descend gently down to the banks of the Bhurgundi River and follow the trail along the river to arrive at Birethanti after 3 hours for lunch. Birethanti, located on the confluence of the Bhurgundi and Modi Khola is a booming village with rows of tea houses and also boasts of a bank. There is a check post where all trekkers must have their permits checked and logged. After lunch, cross the suspension bridge and walk a further 30 minutes to arrive at Nayapul.
Pokhara stands at 884 m above sea level, about 700 m lower than Kathmandu Valley. In Kathmandu Valley the high temples are all around you, in Pokhara it is the mountains. Only foothills separate Pokhara form the full height of the Himalayas, and the magnificent 8000-m. peaks of the Annapurna range. It is a vacationer's paradise with its crystal clear lakes and fantastic views of the Annapurna range including the Fish Tail Mountain.