Annapurna Panorama Trekking- 11 Days

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. 

 

Trip Highlights

 

  •  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 

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2 : Preparation Day in Kathmandu

Day 3 : Drive to Pokhara, 900m/2,953ft

Day 4 : Drive to Nayapul, 1010m/3,313ft; trek to Hile,1430m/4,691ft, 3hrs

Day 5 : Trek to Ghorepani, 2855m/9,365ft, 7hrs

Day 6 : Trek to Tadapani, 2610m/8,561ft, 5hrs

Day 7 : Trek to Ghandruk, 1940m/6,364ft, 4hrs

Day 8 : Trek to Pothana, 1990m/6,528ft, 5-6 hrs

Day 9 : Trek to Phedi and drive Pokhara, 4hrs

Day 10 : Pokhara to Kathmandu by Road, 6hrs

Day 11 : Depart Kathmandu

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
20 December, 2019 30 December, 2019 US $770 per person Guaranteed
20 January, 2020 30 January, 2020 US $770 per person Available
14 February, 2020 24 February, 2020 US $770 per person Available
12 March, 2020 22 March, 2020 US $770 per person Available
20 March, 2020 30 March, 2020 US $770 per person Guaranteed
30 March, 2020 09 April, 2020 US $770 per person Available
01 April, 2020 11 April, 2020 US $770 per person Available
10 April, 2020 20 April, 2020 US $770 per person Guaranteed
21 April, 2020 01 May, 2020 US $770 per person Available
29 April, 2020 09 May, 2020 US $770 per person Available
12 May, 2020 22 May, 2020 US $770 per person Guaranteed
23 May, 2020 02 June, 2020 US $770 per person Available
10 June, 2020 20 June, 2020 US $770 per person Available

Cost Include(s)

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

Cost Exclude(s)

  • 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.

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.

Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 11 Days

Price : US $770 p/p

Trip Grade : Moderate

Maximum Height:3210m

Minimum Height:900m

Minimum Group Size:2 Trekkers

Maximum Group size:12 Trekkers

Activities:Trekking, Sightseeing,Hiking

Transport By:Private Vehicles, Tourist Bus

Starting:Kathmandu

Ending:Kathmandu

Best Season:March- May and September- November

Permits:Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS permits

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