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 ahead through the forests, valleys, and charming culturally rich villages enjoying the splendid views 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.
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"
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:
- 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 tourist bus for solo trip and by car for two or more people
- Pokhara – Nayapul and Nayapul – Kathmandu transports by private car/taxi
- Nepal Hiking Team duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
- Nepal Hiking Team T - shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
- 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
OUR SERVICES EXCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
- All kind of drinks (hot and cold)
- Hot showers during the trek
- Personal trekking equipments
- Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)
*Trip Cost: US$ 750.00*
Get USD 40.00 OFF per person
For a booking of two or more people.
Trip Length: 10 days
Activities: Trekking, Sightseeing
Max Elevation: 3180m/at Poon Hill
Meal: Full board on trek, Breakfast at Kathmandu
Transportation: Private car/bus/plane
Best Month: Jan - May and Sept - Dec
Group Size: 01 minimum and 100 Maximum
Sightseeing tour of Historical, UNESCO World Heritages Sites in Kathmandu including: Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple
Scenic drive to/from Kathmandu by private car
Awesome views of high mountains including: Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, Annapurna South, Nilgiri, Mahhapurche etc
Hiking to Poon Hill for the sunrise over the Himalaya
Excursion of Gurung culture in Ghandruk – visiting monastery and museum and Annapurna conservation office
Our trek to Annapurna base camp could not have been better, it was a first class outdoor adventure with a guide who was a leader and a friend at the same time. I can highly recommend book through Nepal Hiking Team!
Hendrik Jannasch (Germany) email@example.com
I wanted to thank you and everyone on my trek to Annapurna Base Camp that made my trip awesome! The trek was better than I expected and everything went smoothly from start to finish.
Mike Rixson, 6 Academy Street, Lark hall, Scotland (15th Feb 2011)
Dear Ganga & Our Guide Bhim
We are really pleased chosen your company for our one week trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill. We had a wonderful trip beyond our expectation.
Marla and Hugo (Bariloche, Argentina)
Dear Ganga & Team
Our Annapurna Circuit Trek was excellent, well set-up, good acclimatization, flexible programme, guide and porters were Brilliant, Accommodation was out of thought, and food was fresh hygienic.
Marketa & Jack USA (05th May 2010, )
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