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Annapurna Panorama Trekking - 11 Days

Annapurna Panorama Trekking
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Annapurna Panorama Trek will give you a wonderful introduction to trekking in Nepal – at comfortable altitudes. The paths cross streams and waterfalls from the glaciers and snow fields high above and will take you through terraced farmlands, magnificent rhododendron, oak, maple and bamboo forests. From the ridges your will get spectacular views of the 6000-8000m snow clad peaks of Annapurna region.

This Annapurna Panorama trekking is ideal for families or groups who want to gain a ‘taste and feel’ of the Himalayas and either have limited time or fitness to go to Annapurna panorama trek.

The adventure begins with a 200km, 5-6hrs. drive from Kathmandu through hilly forest and agricultural scenery to the holiday playground of Pokhara which nestles between the beautiful Phewa Lake and the 80km Annapurna Himal.

The second day begins with a 45km switchback drive over the middle hills to the village of Nayapul for the start of the trek. Hindu Brahman and Chhetri farmers inhabit these regions, along with two Tibeto-Berman groups: The Magars who are skilled craftsmen in stone and wood, farm on the lower slopes while the Gurungs, originally herders from Tibet, farm and tend sheep higher up. The distinctive architecture of these communities and the opportunities for experiencing their friendly and warm hospitality in the Tea Houses adds a special dimension to this Nepal Annapurna Panoramic trek.

A highlight of this Annapurna view trek is the early morning walk from you hotel at Ghorepani to the view point on Poon Hill (3210m). From here there are magnificent sunrise views (from west to east) of such giants as Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna South (7291m), Annapurna I (8091m) and on to Tara Kang (7069m). More closely, the fish-tail peak of sacred Machhapuchhare (6997m) rises as a sentinel above Pokhara.

Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November) are the best seasons, but we offer this trek throughout the year. Accommodation is plentiful and meals are offered to suit a wide variety of tastes. You will need a good pair of walking shoes, warm weather clothing and tops for cold or rainy days plus a sleeping bag. Porters will carry your luggage and you will need a day pack for rain gear, water and a camera.

Annapurna Panorama Trek will give you a wonderful introduction to trekking in Nepal – at comfortable altitudes. The paths cross streams and waterfalls from the glaciers and snow fields high above and will take you through terraced farmlands, magnificent rhododendron, oak, maple and bamboo forests. From the ridges your will get spectacular views of the 6000-8000m snow clad peaks of Annapurna region.

This Annapurna Panorama trekking is ideal for families or groups who want to gain a ‘taste and feel’ of the Himalayas and either have limited time or fitness to go to Annapurna panorama trek.

The adventure begins with a 200km, 5-6hrs. drive from Kathmandu through hilly forest and agricultural scenery to the holiday playground of Pokhara which nestles between the beautiful Phewa Lake and the 80km Annapurna Himal.

The second day begins with a 45km switchback drive over the middle hills to the village of Nayapul for the start of the trek. Hindu Brahman and Chhetri farmers inhabit these regions, along with two Tibeto-Berman groups: The Magars who are skilled craftsmen in stone and wood, farm on the lower slopes while the Gurungs, originally herders from Tibet, farm and tend sheep higher up. The distinctive architecture of these communities and the opportunities for experiencing their friendly and warm hospitality in the Tea Houses adds a special dimension to this Nepal Annapurna Panoramic trek.

A highlight of this Annapurna view trek is the early morning walk from you hotel at Ghorepani to the view point on Poon Hill (3210m). From here there are magnificent sunrise views (from west to east) of such giants as Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna South (7291m), Annapurna I (8091m) and on to Tara Kang (7069m). More closely, the fish-tail peak of sacred Machhapuchhare (6997m) rises as a sentinel above Pokhara.

Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November) are the best seasons, but we offer this trek throughout the year. Accommodation is plentiful and meals are offered to suit a wide variety of tastes. You will need a good pair of walking shoes, warm weather clothing and tops for cold or rainy days plus a sleeping bag. Porters will carry your luggage and you will need a day pack for rain gear, water and a camera.

Day 1
Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Our team member will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few meters from the exit door. Please check your name at Showcard. He will bring you to hotel in Kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes. After refreshment, we will brief your plan more visibly.

Day 2
Full day Kathmandu City excursion

After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tours to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, Bodhanath Stupa-the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world! Patan Durbar Square is the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley with age old tradition also called Lalitpur-the city of fine arts. The visit covers the Durbar Square, the Krishna temple, the Kumbheswore temple, the Golden temple and many more. Swayambhunath Stupa-the 2000 years old legendary stupa on the hillock also nick-named as monkey temple.

Day 3
Kathmandu to Pokhara(850m)(by tourist Bus)

The Bus journey will take 6 to 7 hours.Pokhara is set in a lovely valley at the foot of the Machapuchare so you get spectacular views of the mountains from all parts of the town. It is quite different then Kathmandu, it has plenty of scenic attractions and is close to the mountains. Here is some interesting short walks or bicycle rides in Pokhara, you can swim and canoe on Lake Phewa or just watch the last rays of the sun stream across the dip in the mountains that hold the lake. Along the lakeside road there is a continuous stretch of small hotels, restaurants and shops; it’s an area which still has a bit of the old hippy scene felt about it.

Day 4
Pokhara– Nayapul –Tikhedhunga (1,495m/4 ,905ft)- Ulleri (1,950m/6,395ft),1½ hrs drive (45 km), 5-6 hrs trek

After breakfast, drive along the zigzag route to Nayapul where we commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous riverside village at the confluence of the Modi and Bhurungdi Kholas (streams). We hike up to Sudame along the off road and then climb gradually up the side of the valley, Tikhedhunga.

Cross suspension metal bridge and steep ascent on stone staircases to the village of Ulleri – and an amazing landscape of valley floor where we came during the day with marvelous views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.

Overnight in Ulleri at Lodge

Day 5
Ulleri - Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft), 5-6 hrs, ~11km

After breakfast, our pleasant trekking begins through rhododendron and oak forests. The scenery will give you the energy to continue up the steps as you immerse yourself in the walk. After a few hours and with several breaks we reach Ghorepani. Upper Ghorepani (Deurali) where we stay in this trip, offers fantastic views of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Himalayas.

Overnight in Ghorepani at Lodge

Day 6
Hike Poon hill (3210m/10528ft), and trek to Tadapani (2,520m/8268ft), 6-7 hrs

An early morning start for 45 minutes hike up to Poon hill (3210m/10530ft), the route offers the glimpse of the pleasant rhododendron forest. This brilliant viewpoint provides us an unobstructed sunrise over the high Himalayas and the wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and wised range of Annapurna Himalayas including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and all the way to Manasalu. After a great time in Poon Hill, trek back to Ghorepani, breakfast and continue trek to Tadapani through thick pine and rhododendron forest with occasionally flat, more ascends and descends along the ridge.

Overnight in Tadapani at Lodge

Day 7
Tadapni - Ghandruk (1,950m/6,398ft), 3-4 hrs

Today, we have short and pleasant walking day through the forested and downhill path most of the way with occasional view of the Mountain leads us through the gradual path most of the trail to Ghandrung village for overnight stop. This is heavily settled Gurung village, a modern sample clean and modern village of Nepal and explore the surrounding area, visit typical museum and simply relax at the hotel.

Overnight in Ghandruk at Lodge

Day 8
Trek Ghandruk - Pothana(1910m/6266ft), 5-6 hrs

The trail descends following the stone staircases to Modi Khola and cross a suspension bridge. Trail ascend immortally to Landrung village. Annapurna South, Hiuchuli and Machapuchhre (Fishtail) are clearly visible along the route. Walk continues through scattered trees, bushes and village to Tolkha. Hereafter start to ascend steady to Deurali, will takes approximately two hours. This place has breathtaking view of Pokhara valley including Fewa Lake and present with another spectacular Himalayan scenery of Annapurna south, right flank Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri mountain, the highest mountain in the westerner Nepal. (8167m) Then the trail descends gradually through forested slippery red mud trail (during monsoon only) to Pothana.

Overnight stay in Pothana at Lodge

Day 9
Pothana - Phedi- Pokhara (910m/ 2986ft), 3-4 hrs trek and 40 min drive

Last day of the trek. Its an easy walk through the ridge about an hour with the fantastic view of right flank Annapurna range to another large village Dhampus. Trail descend down through scattered village and paddy field. Continue drop to Phedi (Pokhara, Baglung, Highway) Finish the trek before lunch an short drive to Pokhara (22KM, 40 min)

Overnight stay in Pokhara at 2 star Hotel

Day 10
Pokhara - Kathmandu (1300m /4264ft), 5-6 hrs drive

Morning at 0730 drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus, is best described as 'exhilarating' and winds through sub-tropical scenery for 5-6 hrs. Upon arrival about 1430 transfer to your Hotel. Free afternoon. Evening fare well-dinner. .

Overnight in Kathmandu at Boutique Hotel with breakfast

Day 11
Final Departure

After Breakfast, transfer to international airport and fly to onward destination.

Price Includes

  • One Night Hotel in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel with bed and Breakfast (Centrally located, attach bathroom, hot and cold shower)
  • Two Night Hotel in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel with bed and Breakfast (Centrally located, attach bathroom, hot and cold shower)
  • All government taxes and Annapurna conservation entry fees.
  • TIMS CARD (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Required number of experienced English speaking guides and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment, food and accommodation).
  • 09 days porter wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • 09 days guide wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • Rescue arrangement in emergency situation & worst weather condition
  • 09 nights Lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services.
  • Necessary ground transportation depending upon your request (via tourist bus or private vehicle).
  • Trekking Ending Point to Pokhara
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara via tourist bus.
  • Pokhara to trek starting point (Kade) via private car or Jeep.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu via tourist bus.
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag/duffle bag (we provide these if necessary).
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish disposal.
  • PNT service charge and government taxes.

Permit & Entry Fees:

It is compulsory to pay Everest National Park entry fee and TIMS card to trek in this area.

Medical Support:

An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

Accommodation and meals:

During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permit and transportation. It can be USD $25 per person each day for food (Lunch/dinner/breakfast)

Water:

Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks. You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

Best Season for Everest Panorama View Trek

  • Spring : March – May
  • Summer: June – August
  • Autumn: September – November
  • Winter: December – February
While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.

Check-list of personal equipment:

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swim wear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woollen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun block
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From USD$550 USD$480/person
480
Total $ 480 USD

Trip Facts

  • C
  • 2 Minimum - 10 Maximum
  • 3210m/10,531ftPoon Hill
  • Moderate