Annapurna Panorama Trek – 11 days

Trip Overview

Annapurna Panorama Trek is one of the short treks in the Annapurna region. The trek is of moderate type and suitable for the family trek as people of all age group with general physical fitness can embark on this trek. As the name suggests that Annapurna Panorama Trek provides you the panoramic view of the Annapurna region.

The trek includes all the major attraction of the Annapurna region which is one of the popular trekking destinations in the world. You will be happy to know that you are choosing a trek where thousands of trekkers around the world throng every year in order to reach the world of tranquility escaping from their daily tedious chores.

This trekking route takes you to Poon Hill, one of the best viewpoints in the Annapurna region, offering you magnificent views of Mount Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal and Ganesh Himal including others on the backdrop of green hills. The mountain range looks fabulous when they reflect the rays of crimson rising sun. Oak trees, rhododendron forest are the other attractions of the trek. Walking through these woods along the route makes your mind calm. Besides, you will experience the distinctive topography on the planet the deepest gorge in the world known as Kaligandaki gorge.

Besides nature, the area you are trekking is a home of famous tribes in Nepal Gurung and Magar. They are rich in their culture and tradition. You will have a glimpse of their traditions and culture as you pass and sometimes stop in their settlements for the overnight stay. There is no question of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) since the trekking does not go higher than Poon Hill which lies at the altitude of 3210m.

Therefore, Annapurna Panorama Trek is a short and moderate trek which is a combination nature, unique topography, local culture, and tradition. Embark on this trek shortly.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1    Arrival in Kathmandu and hotel transfer     (1400m)

Day 2    Kathmandu day tour and trek preparation     (1400m)

Day 3    Drive to Pokhara     (827m)

Day 4    Drive to Nayapul and hike to Tikhedhunga     (1540m)

Day 5    Trek to Ghorepani     (2874m)

Day 6    Hike to Poon Hill and Trek to Tadapani    (2590m)

Day 7    Tadapani to Ghandruk     (1940m)

Day 8    Ghandruk to Potana     (2005m

Day 9    Trek to Dhampus Phedi and drive to Pokhara    (827m)

Day 10    Drive to Kathmandu     (1400m)

Day 11     Departure from Kathmandu    (1400m)

 

Cost Includes

Airport pick up and drop service in a private vehicle

Welcome dinner and farewell dinner.

Twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu (3 nights) and Pokhara (2 nights) at tourist standard hotel along with breakfast

Accommodation during the trekking in a teahouse/Lodge

All three meals on the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner), fruits after dinner and tea/coffee (3 times a day)

Tourist coach drive to and from Pokhara (air ticket or private vehicle can be arranged on the client’s behalf upon request)

Government certified English speaking trekking guide

The entire cost of the staff members involved in the trek (their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation)

Porters (one porter for every two trekkers) and his entire expenses (salary, food, accommodation equipment, and insurance)

Charges of all necessary documentation and permits that include a permit for Annapurna Conservation Area, Trekkers Information Management Systems (TIMS) Card

Down jackets and sleeping bags (upon request), should be returned to the company after completion of the trek. 

Company’s duffel bag , and a company’s t-shirt as a souvenir.

Trekking route map

First Aid Kit (carried by a trek guide)

The arrangement of helicopter rescue service (trekker’s travel insurance must cover this expense)

All applicable federal and local taxes. 

Cost Excludes

Nepal visa and International flights fare.

Dinner and Lunch in Kathmandu and Pokhara besides welcome and farewell dinner.

Expenses for your clothing and personal gears

Your personal equipment and other expenses such as mineral water, soft beverages, laundry, hot drinking water on the trek, bar bills, showers, internet, battery chargers etc. 

Your travel insurance that covers helicopter evacuation as well as medical expenses and trip cancellation

Tipping to the guide, porter, and drivers

Any other expenses not itemized in the "What is Included in the Trip cost? " are your personal expenses. 

Itinerary

We will receive you at the Tribhuwan International Airport upon your arrival. You will not miss our representative who will be there out with your name card soon after you exit. S/he will transfer you to your respective hotel. We will take you for a welcome dinner in a Nepali restaurant with Nepali cultural program.

You might want to know, albeit little, about the capital city of Nepal-Kathmandu- before embarking on a trek to the countryside. You will visit world heritage sites including other top tourist destinations in Kathmandu such as Durbar Square, Swoyambu Nath (monkey temple), Boudhanath. You will return to your hotel in the afternoon and make the necessary preparation for the trek.

Today you will catch a tourist bus to Pokhara early in the morning. You will be stopped on the way for breakfast and Lunch. Though it’s a long drive, you will have an opportunity to see the gushing river and green vegetation. Besides, you will have a chance to have a glimpse of local lives along the highway. You will be transferred to your hotel in Pokhara. You can explore this beautiful lake city in the evening. Overnight in Pokhara.

After breakfast, you will have a scenic drive about two hours in a private vehicle from Pokhara to Nayapul. You will start the trek exploring the Nepalese lifestyle at Nayapul. Soon after you embark on the trek, you will have a scenic view of the countryside. The terraced farm field with crops on the route is worth watching. You will stay in a fairly comfortable tea house in Tikhedhunga today.

Soon after you resume the trek today, stone staircases are awaiting to examine your endurance almost up to Ulleri. You will cross picturesque hilly settlements and have jaw-dropping mountain vista on the route today. Streams and rhododendron forest are the other attraction of today’s trek. You will stay at the beautiful Ghorepani village tonight.

Today is an exciting day since you are hiking to the famous viewpoint of the region- Poon Hill. After about an hour uphill, you are there at your destination. Rising sun above the mountains range is fabulous. After spending a quality time at Poon Hill, you will descend to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue your trek to Tadapani. You will have the excellent view of snow-capped mountains on the route. Stay overnight at Tadapani.

You will leave Tadapani with the incredible view of Mount Machhapuchhre and Mount Annapurna South. You will continue your trek through dense forest in a narrow valley. In about three hours, you will arrive in Ghandruk. You will explore the village and learn about local Gurung people and their way of life. Overnight at Ghandruk.

After breakfast, today you will walk down on stone steps. The views throughout the day are amazing. You will watch the local people and life. After ascending over stony staircase for a couple of hours, you will stop at Landruk for Lunch. You will enjoy the terraced field in the village. After passing a couple of settlements including Deurali you will arrive at Potana where you stop for the day.

Today is the final day of your trek; however, you will still enjoy the view of Annapurna ranges and Mount Dhaulagiri. You will walk through beautiful villages, terraced farms, and forest before officially ending your trek at Dhampus Phedi. Then, you will drive to Pokhara. Enjoy the lively evening in this beautiful city.

You will drive back the same route to Kathmandu. Again, you will enjoy gushing Trishuli River, green vegetation and watch the local lives on the route. After freshen up, you can have some time for shopping souvenir for your friends and family in Kathmandu. We will take you out for farewell dinner tonight.

Today is the last day of your trip to Nepal for this time. We will drop you at the airport for your flight back to your country as per your flight time. You will leave Nepal with a lot of beautiful memories.

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