Annapurna Panorama Trek

Annapurna Panorama Trek

The Annapurna Panorama Trek is a short circuit around the foothills of the Annapurna Mountains that rewards you with tantalizing views of snow-clad peaks from a variety of places enroute. The trail winds through the subtropical and temperate forests, terraced fields, picturesque villages, patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests, and past icy waterfalls. Around every corner is a tempting glimpse of the high mountains and horizons to be revealed to you as you reach the high points of the trek. This trek in the Annapurna foothills offers all the best for those who do not have time for the marathon for whole Annapurna circuit trek. Completed in five days, the trek along the charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs and Magars, and different major ethnic groups, you will experience the cultural variation among them.

Also popularly known as Annapurna sunrise trek, the Annapurna Panorama Trek begins with sightseeing tour of the historical and cultural sites of Kathmandu - the temples, shrines, Stupas, bazaars, streets, and monuments. Next day, after 6-7 hours’ pleasant car/bus ride, we reach the lovely city of Pokhara. The real walking begins next day from Nayapul. We march sviews of mountains. We march at dawn to conquer the photographer’s paradise, Poon Hill (3210m), perhaps one of the most beautiful viewpoints on earth. The scene is indescribable as the sun’s morning rays slowly illuminates the snow-capped summits, the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m.) and Annapurna (8,091m.), along with numbers of other peaks.

The Annapurna Panorama Trek 's next culturally important aspect begin as we trek to the popular Gurung village of Ghandruk where we get an opportunity to enjoy the ethnic hospitality along with the cultural brilliance of Gurung Museum. Trekking through the Rhododendron forest we descend down to Birethanti, passing by waterfalls and few small villages. Our Annapurna Panorama Trek will be even more interesting in spring as the whole forest along the trail turns red, pink and white with rhododendron flowers. As we trek back to Nayapul the short circuit of Annapurna Panorama trek ends and we drive back to Pokhara and finally to Kathmandu for our return flights to our destinations.

Annapurna Panorama Trek Itineary:

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu.
You are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program upon arrival. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of full board meals.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m) 6 hrs
After breakfast at your hotel we will depart at 8am; take a scenic drive to Pokhara via the Prithivi Highway (approx 6 hours). While driving we will have many chances to observe rural people & various cultures along the highway. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive full board meals.

Day 04: Drive Naya Pul (New bridge), to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m) 4 hrs
After breakfast at around 07:30am, we will drive to Naya Pul (42km) by car/taxi via the large village of Lumle and walk for about 20 minutes to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town. The trail follows the main street of Birethanti, going through bamboo forests and past a large waterfall and swimming hole. Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, the trail reaches Ramghai where you will have lunch. After lunch, the trail climbs gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Tikhe Dhunga. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive full board meals.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2850m) 6 hrs
From Tikhe Dhunga the trail crosses a stream on a suspension bridge near the camp site at Tikhe Dhunga. The trail ascends a steep stone staircase (which has about 3300 steps) to the large Magar village of Ulleri at 2080m. Above the village, the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields. There is a camp site for a rest and water stop one hour’s walk above Ulleri. The trail crosses two sparkling streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti where we stop for lunch. Thanti is a Nepali word meaning "rest house”. In the winter the trail can be covered with snow. From Nangethanti we will climb to Ghorepani at 2850m, from here we can see the spectacular panorama of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Nilgiri (6940m) Annapurna I (8091m) Hiunchuli (6441m) and more. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive full board meals.

Day 06: Hiking -Poonhill (3180m), trek to Tadapani (2500m) 6 hrs
This morning, we will get up early and hike to Poon Hill. From here you will see a superb view of the sunrise and a panoramic view of the Himalaya, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and others. After visiting Poonhill, we will come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and continue walking to Tadapani. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive full board meals.

Day 07: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1950m) 3-4 hrs
The Ghandruk trail descends steeply through forests to the village of Ghandruk where we will arrive around noon. We will overnight here so have the afternoon to visit the Annapurna conservation office and museum. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive full board meals.

Day 08: Ghandruk to Pokhara (910m) 5 hrs
Today we descend from Ghandruk seuli Bazar & meet a flat trail along the Modi Khola, eventually we will make a circuit when we got Birethanti then we will have lunch at Birethanti, the place is very famous for fresh fish, trek continue towards Nayapul & drive to Pokhara by Taxi/Van. Overnight at hotel, inclusive full board meals.

Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu, 6 hrs. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 10: Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Airport for your onward Journey. "Farewell"

If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Activities: Trekking (walking)
Difficulty: Challenging
Max Elevation: 5545m
Trekking Style: Lodge to Lodge
Meal: All Meals Included during the Trekking
Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Kathmandu & Lodge on trek
Transportation: Flight & Private Car
Trip Duration: 10 Days

Cost Includes

  • Airport/ hotel/airport pick up & transfer by private car
  • Three nights’accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours, inclusive of all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara and Pokhara – Kathmandu transports by private car
  • Pokhara – Nayapuland Nayapul – Kathmandu transports by private car/taxi
  • First aid medical kit
  • Annapurna conservation permit fee TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes &office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare & Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance & personal expenses
  • Tips for Guide and Porter ( it is expected).

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