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Annapurna Panorama Trek

Annapurna Panorama Trek - 8 Days

Overview and Highlights

Key Information

Best Seasons

Sep-Oct-Nov-Dec/March-Apr-May

Group Size

+2

Duration

8 Days

Trek Difficulty

Easy

Maximum Altitude

2,850m

Accommodation

Lodge/Teahouse

Meal

Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast

Region

Annapurna

Country

Nepal

Activity

Trekking

Trip Starts

Kathmandu

Trips Ends

Kathmandu

Highlights Of Annapurna Panorama View Trek

  • Visiting Pokhara valley and Ghorepani
  • Ascending the Marshyangdi valley 
  • Passing Manaslu and Hinchuli 
  • The world's deepest gorge and the Kaligandaki valley 
  • Natural Hotspring at Tatopani 
  • Sunrise view at Poon Hill with magnificent mountain views

 

Annapurna Panorama Trek is one of the shortest and easy trekking trails in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. This trek is popularly known as Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek and is considered one of the beautiful treks offering satisfying natural sceneries as well as amazing mountain views in the most popular Annapurna region of Nepal. Ghorepani is situated at an elevation of 2,874 meters. It is a beautiful village in the Myagdi district and Poon Hill, situated at an elevation of 3,210 meters. The trekking path goes through beautiful Rhododendron forests and typical countryside villages and the Annapurna mountain range is always the backdrop throughout the trip. Moreover, you can capture surprising sunrise views in snowcapped mountains at Poon Hill, and observe panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche, Varaha Shikhar, Lamjung Himal, and mesmerizing natural sceneries.

Annapurna Panorama Trek, along with natural and mountain sceneries, subsequently provides a great opportunity to explore and experience traditional Nepalese lifestyles, beliefs, and values. You can enjoy spectacular mountain scenery from beautiful villages, mostly inhabited by the Gurungs, Magars, dense rhododendron forests, and deep sub-tropical valleys. One of the most unique facts about this trek is you can capture a panoramic view of the three highest giants (Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Annapurna) at once. Your trekking journey starts with a drive or flight to Pokhara valley from Kathmandu valley and a further drive to Naya Pool for starting your actual trek. From Naya Pool, the trail follows the way through TikheDhunga, Ghorepani, and Tadapani, a morning hike to Tadapani, Ghandruk, and again to Naya Pool. From Naya Pool, you can return back to Kathmandu valley Naya Pool via drive.

Major Highlights Of Annapurna Panorama View Trek

Moreover, the major highlights of this beautiful trek include spectacular sunrise views of the chain of the Himalayas in the Annapurna region from a background from Poon Hill, viewing panoramic views of the Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri ranges. Similarly, you can observe the magnificent panorama of Machhapuchhre Himal, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, and Mardi Himal. In addition, the trekking path passes through the popular stone stairs of Ulleri village, lush forests, and scattered Magar settlements and hence allows you to explore the remote part of Nepal with unexploited beauty. You can have a lifetime memory of this wonderful journey to the amazing area of the Annapurna Region with constant views of snowcapped mountains and panoramic views of various peaks.

Nevertheless, Annapurna Panorama View Trek is one of the easy and enjoyable trekking trails in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. Combined with comfort as well as awesome picturesque. It is also considered the most rewarding trek for nature and landscape and mountain lovers.

Itinerary Expand All Close All

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International airport, our representatives will pick you up with a warm welcome to our country. We will get you transferred to your hotel with a detailed explanation of plans and programs for making your trip possible as well as preparation for the trip. You can have rest in the hotel and roam around the city this day.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
820

Today, we will leave Kathmandu valley after breakfast for the scenic drive to Pokhara. It takes approximately 6 hours to reach Pokhara valley. During the industry, you can see cultivated terraced fields, rocky gorges, rivers, green valleys, and typical Nepalese life. However, Pokhara valley is considered a heaven city. It is the most popular city in Nepal and is regarded as a natural paradise as well as a mountain viewpoint, as you can have a clear view of the Himalayas including Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and many more peaks in the Annapurna range. Moreover, you can also enjoy boating in Phewa Lake, surrounded by the vast panorama of the Himalayas range and lush hills. 

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge/Teahouse
Elevation
1570

Today, we will be trekking to Tikhedhunga. To start the actual trek, we should take a drive to Nayapul via private vehicle, which is about 42 kilometers from Pokhara valley. The trek from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga is a short and easy walk, which is perfect for trek startup. The trekking trail passes through Lumle village, Birethanti, and Modi River. We will be walking through bamboo woods, a large cascade, and climb gradually up beside the valley to reach Hille. A short hike from Hille, we will finally reach Tikhedhunga. Tikhedhunga is the final destination for today and we will spend the night there.

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge/Teahouse
Elevation
2850

Today, we will leave Tikhedhunga and make our destination towards Ghorepani. We should trek through the steep climb to reach Ulleri village, situated at an elevation of 2,070 meters and is a big Magar village. From Ulleri, the path ascends slightly passing through beautiful oak and rhododendron forests, leading us to Banthanti. After some rest at Banthanti, we will walk to Nangethanti and Ghorepani (2,840 meters). From Ghorepani, you will be rewarded with the spectacular vista of Dhaulagiri I, Annapurna I, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, and many more mountain peaks. 

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge/Teahouse
Elevation
2610

This is the most important day of this trek because we are visiting Poon Hill, the ultimate viewpoint in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. We will begin walking early in the morning to reach Poon Hill and witness the first ray of the sun over the Himalayan giants like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters), Annapurna ranges,  Machhapuchhre (6,997 meters), and many more peaks. After exploration and capturing the ultimate sunrise view from Poon Hill, we will return back to Ghorepani. After some rest, we will start our trek to Tadapani, which goes through a beautiful rhododendron forest, which is colorful and really gazing. After some hours of trek, we will reach Tadapani. Tadapani is another popular spot to have a hot spring bath as well as an amazing viewpoint of stunning Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, and Himchuli. We will spend our night here in Tadapani today. 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1609

From Tadapani, the trekking trail descends through forests to Ghandruk (a beautiful village of Gurung people). From Ghandruk village, the easy walking downhill trail will lead us to Kimche. From Kimche, we will drive to Pokhara. 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

Today, we will return back to Kathmandu valley. You can see the enjoyable sight of the river gorges, mountains, rustic settlements, and terraces from the left side of the bus. After reaching Kathmandu valley, we will transfer you to the hotel. You can relax and have the rest of the remaining day.

We will take you to the airport before 3 hours of your flight. 

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
  • Trekking guide & Porter ( 1 porter for between 2 trekkers with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing, and medicine.
  • Hotel in Pokhara on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
  • Twin sharing Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking.
  • Daily Meals are chosen from the Menu (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and 3 cups of tea/coffee during the trek.
  • Local fresh fruits like oranges, apples, bananas, and grapes.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit & TIMS card.
  • Sleeping bag, Down jacket, and Duffle bag. ( Refundable)
  • Trekking T-shirt, Trekking map, and Water Drop.
  • Medical Supplies. (First aid kit will be Available)
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu transport by tourist bus. (if you want to take a flight or want to travel by private vehicle is available, by adding extra cost)
  • Welcome, /Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, Wi-Fi, alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, snacks, and camera battery charging.
  • Health and travel Insurance.
  • Tips for trekking staffs.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the Price Includes section.

Altitude Graph

Additional Information

UPPER BODY

  • Windproof/waterproof jacket. (1)
  • Fleece jacket. (1)
  •  Shirts and t-shirts. ( 3/4 pairs)
  • Down jacket. (1) (provide from Company)
  • Raincoat. (1)

 

LOWER BODY

  • Warm cotton long pants. (1/2 pairs)
  • Waterproof pant. (1)
  • Long thermal underwear. (2)
  • Short underwear. (3/4 pec)

 

HEAD

  • Sun hat or scarf. (1)
  • Warm fleece hat. (1)
  • Sunscreen sunblocks, and Lipbalms with UV protection.
  • Sunglasses. (1/2 pairs)

 

FOOTWEAR

  • Comfortable trekking boot.
  • Thick shocks. (3/4 pairs)
  • Light shocks. (3/4 Pairs)
  • Camp shoes and sandals.

 

HAND

  • Warm waterproof (gore-tex) gloves.

 

OTHER EQUIPMENT

  • Basic First Aid Kit.
  • Sleeping bag ( Provide from the company)
  • Water Bottle
  • Towel
  • Day-pack or Backpack
  • Swiss Knife
  • Torchlight or Flashlight
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hiking Pole
  • Smart-phone or Compact Camera
  • Power-bank

 

Travel Insurance

For everyone who will plan to Trek in Nepal, it is highly recommended that you get travel insurance that covers added expenses that might result due to various health issues, injuries or accidents (together with the ambulance, helicopter rescue, and other treatment costs). Your insurance policy should cover up the entire activities that you are planning to accomplish throughout your stay in Nepal.

In addition to this, the policy should also cover death, misplaced luggage, theft and liability, cancellations, medical treatment (counting hospital charges, cost of the medicine, doctor’s fees) as well as repatriation cost. Also, this trekking trail in Nepal takes you of 3,000 m above the altitude, therefore, you also need to ensure that your insurance policy covers treks that go over 3,000 m. 

We suggested that you buy your insurance policy from your home country before joining with us, where it is difficult buying a local travel insurance policy for foreigners in Nepal.

 

Meals And Accommodation

While you’re in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at a standard hotel (Arrival time and departure time). Your accommodation is at best local Lodge and Guest Houses where available. The Mountain local Lodges are clean and have comfortable beds. The Lodges are fairly basic and the room is spare with twin beds. Blankets are generally provided. There is a large dining hall and warmed fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted.

Eating is a big part of the Holiday. Traveling with Northern Trekking Team, you experience the vast array of wonderful Nepalese food, Italian, Thai, Chinese, and several local foods. While on the trek it will be on full board all 3 times meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, with Tea/Coffee) included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic special food during your trips. Generally, choose menu items are Nepalese meals (Dal Bhat), Tibetan fried bread, various types of soups, Momo’s (steamed dumplings), boiled and fried potatoes, kinds of pasta and even pizza. So, overall you have a different choice of foods on the trek. During this trek, you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same guest house.

 

Booking And Payment

You should book the service at least 15 days before the trek departure date. After you confirm your trip with us, you should be transferring us a photocopy of your passport or your personal information. The personal information you have to provide us your first name, middle name, and last name, passport number, date of birth, nationality, and gender. Importantly, you need to pay 20% of the total price in advance for the domestic flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process. You can pay the remaining balance before you start the trek.

 

Personal Expenses

How much money or cash you should be bringing with you depends on how you do the trip and the number of days you want to spend here in Nepal. Much also depends on your spending habits. Generally, you must have to take10 to 15 USD for spending your expenses, such as laundry, telephone calls, snacks, camera, and mobile battery charging. How much you will be spending during your trekking depends on the standard of the package you have purchased. 

 

Our Guides And Safety

Our guides are fully trained and licensed from Nepal Government Tourism Department, certified by TAAN & Nepal Mountaineering Association.

All our Trekking Guides are professionals with decades of experience in this field of adventure. They are trained specially for specified and various trips, to cater to the flexible requirement of our clients from different nationalities, this will assure you that your trip will be enjoyable and in the safe hands of professional experts.

On every trip, will be one Trek leader and an assistance leader on each additional 7 peoples in the group on treks, this arrangement would ensure that even if any of our guide/ assistance guides gets sick or clients may get sick and need to be evacuated or staying behind from the walks, it wills still works smoothly and there would non-impact with our original trek plan. 

Every 7 trekkers will have one Sherpa helper for carrying your trekking bags.

 

Caring Porter

Our porter is fully strong, helpful and friendly. Their salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and Insurance on each trip with us. As you know that we are very trustworthy and polite, while on trek thus we make sure that our porter is fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with the International Porter Progress Association for the welfare and benefit of trekking porters. 

The maximum load carried by our porter minimum 20 to 25 KG maximum so be sure that your trekking bag is not more than the above figure.

 

High Altitude

This is a high altitude journey and elevation starts from low 1,350 m to 3,210 m high, where symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) might occur due to dry air, cold wind, and less oxygen. Generally, The Everest region trip one needs to be in good physical with sound health to avoid other medical complication on the route the journey, just follow our guide he will advise and suggestion which keeps and makes you feel secure to enjoy this fabulous adventure with us.

 

Best Time To Visit Nepal

Three best seasons for the trek to Annapurna region. Generally, the main trails are having with trekkers in the two regions, we suggest you join in at the right time of the year as far as possible.

 

Things To Know Before Trekking

The main flow of foreign visitors in Nepal is for trekking from moderate to adventurous or challenging treks, the most important is choosing the right trip as per your duration of holiday and fitness, for Annapurna Himalayan trekking adventure one needs to be in sound health and physically fit.

On booking with our preparation of fitness required like walking-jogging-Jumba-aerobic at least ten days before your departure from the home country.

Please send us your dietary list and medical history report so that we can arrange well in advance respectively. Book the ticket from home for Kathmandu, Nepal to reach at least two days ahead and earlier from trek departure with much space in Kathmandu after the trek, this allows you with more time in Nepal to enjoy the culture and heritage sites of Nepal.

 

Passport & Visa Information

What do you need to obtain A Nepal visa?

If you are thinking of taking a visa at the airport or immigration entry point, the following are your requirements:

  • A valid passport (The passport should have a validity of at least six months)
  • You should fill the application form for visa available at airport or immigration entry points.
  • Two passport size photos
  • Visa fees which should be paid in cash.

 

Entry points to Nepal

  • Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
  • Eastern Nepal – Kakarvitta, Jhapa
  • Central Nepal – Birjung, Parsa
  • Northern Border – Kodari, Sindhupalchowk
  • Western – Rupandehi (Belhiya, Bhairahawa)
  • Mid-western – Banke (Jamuna, Nepalgunj)
  • Far western – Kailali (Mohana, Dhangadhi) / Kanchanpur (Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar)

 

Visa Fees

  • USD 25 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days.
  • USD 40 or equivalent convertible currency for 30 days.
  • USD 100 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days.
  • For the tourist of SAARC nationals, free visa up to 30 days.
  • Visa is not required for Indian nationals. However, if they enter Nepal via air, they will have to show a valid identification certificate (passport/ citizenship certificate). The children under the age of 10 do not need to show an identification certificate.

 

Visa Extension

  • If you want to extend the visa for 15 days or less, visa extension charge is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency
  • If you want to extend the visa for more than 15 days, USD 2 will be charged per day after 15 days. However, the visa can be extended maximum up to 150 days in a visa year (Visa year refers to the year starting January to December.)

 

Transit Visa

When a foreigner has to get down at Nepalese airport as a result of his/her transit point or due to any force landing for whatever the reason, the foreigner can obtain a transit visa for a day after paying USD 5 or any other currency equivalent.

 

Other General Information

  • Entering into Nepal or staying in Nepal without a valid visa is illegal.
  • A tourist visa can be obtained either through the Nepalese embassy or consulate or other mission offices in your nation or at the immigration entry points in Nepal listed above.
  • Visa once issued cannot be amended and the visa fees are non-refundable.
  • You should pay the Nepal visa fees in cash. Credit card or cheque is not acceptable.
  • Visa charges are not applicable for children under 10 years of age, however, they must obtain a valid visa.
  • If you are obtaining a new passport or travel document, you are advised to contact the Immigration Department for the document transfer.
  • Always carry your passport and trekking permit while on trekking.
  • Some of the areas are restricted for filming. Therefore, be careful not to do the activities that are strictly prohibited.
  • The culture, tradition, and sentiments of Nepalese people should be respected. Do not perform any activities that would hurt their sentiments.
  • Do not perform any activities that would lead to moral turpitude.

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