annapurnapanoramatrekking
annapurnapanoramatrekking
annapurnapanoramatrekking
annapurnapanoramatrekking
annapurnapanoramatrekking
  • Duration:10 Nights 11 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group:1 - 12
  • Activity:Hiking and Trekking
  • Pickup:TIA Airport
  • Max altitude: 3210m

About Annapurna Panorama Trekking

Annapurna Panorama Trekking is a short trek with spectacular mountain scenery, sub-tropical rhododendron forests, and wildlife. Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Peak) dominates the skyline during the trek. Charming villages offer an insight to the culture and lifestyle of the mountain people.

We spend a night before and after the Annapurna Panorama View trekking in the quiet lakeside city of Pokhara. The trail begins at Nayapul, 1010m, an hour from Pokhara. After crossing the suspension bridge over the Modi Khola, we start climbing a flagstone path shared with villagers, farm animals and mule trains.

At Ghorepani, 2855m we get our first glimpse of the mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri. Early in the morning we set out from Ghorepani for a brisk 1 hour climb to the top of Poon Hill, 3210m, the greatest viewpoint of the Annapurnas. The panoramic view of the sunrise on giants like Dhaulagiri, 8167m, Annapurna, 8091m, Machhapuchhare, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, and Annapurna South is awe-inspiring, surely to be the highlight of this trek.

The trail from Ghorepani takes us to Ghandruk, 2012m, a traditional hillside village with thatched stone houses of the Gurung tribe, famous for their bravery as Gurkha soldiers. A pleasant path leads over hills and down to streams, through forests and farmlands, to reach Landruk, 1619m, and Pothana, 1990m. Annapurna Panorama View Trek ends at Phedi, from where we travel back to Pokhara by road. This Trip can be enjoyed all year around. The departure dates depending upon the time and flexibility of the guests. Suggested as a Family Hiking Trip in Nepal. 

Highlights of Annapurna Panorama Trekking

  • sunrise view from Poon Hill on Annapurna range and Daulagiri
  • waterfalls, rhodedendron forests, terraced fields, mountain villages
  • typical Lodge Trek
  • less risk of altitude related complications
  • meet typical mountain villagers and see their lifestyle 

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped Annapurna mountain range. In the airport, after completing the visa formalities, collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be met by our representative carrying your name on a signboard as well as our company signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. You will be taken to your hotel in our vehicle, where you will be served free welcome drinks, tea or coffee or juice as you check in.

The Managing Director of our company will meet you in the hotel and provide more information about the expedition. Your dues must be cleared before we proceed on the trip. Afterward, you are free to relax or explore around the city. 

  • Hotel
  • 1,345m/4,412 ft
  • Private Vehicle

We will finalize paperwork-permit for your trip and make a final check of your gear. In case you need additional trekking equipment, you will have a chance to buy it. Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu Valley are also an option. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

Today we will start early to drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The road leads us West following the Trisuli River.

Option: We have not included the airfare Kathmandu- Pokhara (USD $120 Per Person). The exciting half hour flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara gives you the feeling of a mountain flight, high in the Himalayas where you can see the Langtang, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. If you chose to travel to Pokhara by flight, we give free Airport Drop and Pick up. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Hotel
  • 6 hrs
  • 900m/2,953 ft
  • Tourist BUs

We begin our trek at Nayapul after a 1 hour drive in a private vehicle from Pokhara. After a 15 minutes walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti, 1015m, a large village that has many shops and teahouses.

From the village the trail follows the north bank of the Bhudhi Gandaki Khola and climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hile.

  • Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge / Tea House
  • 3hrs
  • 1,430m/4,691 ft
  • Private vehicle

The trail up to Ulleri is very steep, but the next section up to Ghorepani ascends more gradually. You will walk the whole day through dense forests of Rhododendron, oak trees and bamboo grooves. The orchid flowers, waterfalls, streams, chirping birds and butterflies will help you to forget your weariness. 

  • Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge / Tea House
  • 7hrs
  • 2,855m/9,365 ft

An early morning climb up to Poon Hill, 3210m will reward you with an amazing panoramic view of the sun rising on the Annapurna range. After breakfast we trek to Tadapani through dense forests; we will see monkeys, birds and other wildlife. 

  • Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge / Tea House
  • 5 hrs
  • 2,610m/8,561 ft

This is a relatively easy day trekking downhill all the way to Ghandrunk, a beautiful Gurung village with its rich culture and tradition. Most of the men from this village are of brave Gorkha Army Soldiers of Britian and India. Annapurna South, Hinchuli and Machhapuchhre are some of mountains that you will feast your eyes on as you trek! 

  • Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge / Tea House
  • 4hrs
  • 1 940m/6,364 ft

Today the trail descends to Modi Khola stream, crosses a suspension bridge, and then climbs through forests to the village of Landruk , 1620m, set on a ridge. It is a beautiful Gurung village from where you get another excellent view of the Annapurna range. The trail to Tolkha, 1790m is fairly gentle, passing small streams, fields and some typical thatched stone houses. Then there is a steep climb up the stone staircase through forests that are alive with birds, ferns and orchids, to Deurali. We will continue on with more amazing views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli until we reach Pothana.

  • Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge / Tea House
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 1 990m/6,528 ft

Setting out from Pothana, the stone trail leads through Rhododendron forests arriving at Dhampus, 1750m, a village inhabited by people from different ethnic groups like Gurung, Brahman and Magar. We will walk mostly downhill, first through forest and then some terraced fields before reaching Phedi. Our vehicle will be waiting take us the 30 minute drive back to Pokhara. The afternoon can be spent visiting.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 2 hrs
  • 900m/2,953ft
  • Private Vehicle

Early morning, we depart from the Pokhara Tourist Bus Station to travel back to Kathmandu. If you are interested in continuing on to Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure or any other tours you can start today.

Option: We have not included the airfare Pokhara – Kathmandu (USD $120 Per Person). The exciting half hour flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu gives you the feeling of a mountain flight, high in the Himalayas where you can see the Langtang, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. If you chose to travel to Kathmandu by flight, we give free Airport Drop and Pick up. You need to book this flight before start the trek. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 6 hrs
  • 1,300m/4,265 ft
  • Tourist Bus

Our Nepalese support team will take you to the airport for your flight back to home. (Or stay longer for short tours such as game drive at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking etc)

  • Breakfast
  • 1,300m/4,265 ft
  • Private Vehicle

What's included

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Two nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation in Pokhara, Three nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 6 days  (Full board meals with twin-share rooms and beds)
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for 2 Trekkers basis.
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s T-shirt.
  • Energy Supplies (Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh Fruits on the Trek
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • All ground transfers Kathmandu –Pokhara
  • All government and local taxes.

What’s Excluded

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water, boiled water and beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.

Availabilities

FromToStatusPrice  
start date01 Apr, 2020end date11 Apr, 2020Available$600
start date11 Apr, 2020end date21 Apr, 2020Available$600
start date21 Apr, 2020end date01 May, 2020Available$600

Departure Note:

Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group. 

Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join. 

Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates. 

The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.


We have set dates for departure to the Amazing Annapurna Panorama Trekking. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin. 

Annapurna Panorama Trekking is available and can be done throughout the year. So, if the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date. 

We have listed the price up to 12 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 12 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Annapurna Panorama Trekking is possible on any date of the year. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones. 

Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the trek. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking. 

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Useful Info

The Best Time of Year for the Annapurna Panorama Trekking

The best seasons for trekking in the Annapurna region are spring (February to late April) and autumn (late September to late November). Winter is also possible, especially for Ghorepani, Annapurna Base Camp, and Kali Gandki Treks. However, the Annapurna circuit is likely to be closed as the higher passes on Dhaulagiri may have too much snow at this time. During winter there are very few tourists. Some people prefer this season, as they enjoy the beauty of the snow, and the environment of the remote areas without the influx of foreigners.

Cultural Aspects of the Annapurna Panorama Trekking
The most prominent ethnic groups in the Annapurna region are the Gurungs, Thakali, and Manangba. The Gurungs are the most widely dispersed, being found from the hills of Gorkha district to as far West as Palpa. The Thakalis come from the upper Kali Gandaki Valley around Jomsom, where their traditional farming has been supplemented by trade, in particular the hotel and restaurant business.

 

Spending Money per Day

Although it depends on your spending habits, you should allocate US$ 10 - 15 per meal in Kathmandu. On the trek, your meals are included, but you may wish to purchase extras which are not included in your package, such as chocolate bars, Coca Cola or a beer. US$10 - 15 a day should be enough, but keep in mind the cost of all items increases proportionately with the distance from the trail head.

 

Safe Drinking Water on the Annapuran Panorama Trekking

While trekking, it is important to keep hydrated; you should drink at least 3 liters of water each day. In the Annapurna Region there are Euro-guard filters, so all you need is your own water bottle and you can refill it easily.  We suggest you bring a supply of water purification tablets in case Euro-guard water is not available.  We request that you avoid using bottled mineral water, as the bottles are not easily disposed of.

We suggest that you drink boiled water or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. There is a small fee charged for the boiled water. Several guesthouses have Euro-guard filters. Although mineral water is available in most places, there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, so we encourage the guests to do what they can to protect the environment.

 

Washing and Toilet Facilities on the Annapurna Panorama Trekking 
Most lodges offer hot showers, though sometimes a hot shower means a bucket of hot water. You can ask your trekking guide about the availability. For ecological reasons please try and limit your use of hot water unless the water is solar-heated. Please note that at higher altitude and in colder seasons there is very little chance to have enough hot water for all the trekkers. If the water is frozen then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water. Every lodge will have some kind of hand washing facility but it is good idea to carry a bar of soap with you.

Toilets may be  commode style or Asian squat style and vary in how clean they are. Normally toilets are outside the lodge but now some lodges have attached or indoor toilets. The rubbish bin in the toilet is kept for your used toilet paper.

 

Re-charging Batteries of Electronic Items on the Annapurna Panorama Trekking
You can recharge your digital camera, iPod, batteries etc. with electricity or solar power sources. You may need to buy an adaptor in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. The lodges charge a small fee per hour for recharging facilities.


Nepal uses 220-240 volts to power your appliances. The sockets fit both round and flat plugs.

 

Garbage Disposal
Don’t throw anything into the fire in any house, Buddhist or Hindu. In most cultures the household gods live in fire.

 

Travel Insurance for the Annapurna Panorama Trekking
Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions strongly recommends you have sufficient insurance coverage to go into this remote area. You need specialized travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.

 

How can I plan and confirm my Trip?
Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition is a government licensed trekking and touring company in Nepal. On the following terms and conditions, we accept your bookings.


In order to confirm your bookings we require a non-refundable deposit US$ of 15% down payment in advance is mandatory to book the flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process too. Bookings must be done 60 days prior to your planned trekking date, to reserve a place. This amount can be sent by bank-to-bank transfer, Western Union, money grams, or credit card (telex transfer or wire transfer). And the rest of the money must be paid to us upon arrival.

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