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    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      9 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Easy to Moderate
    • Activities
    • Accommodation
    • Meals
    • Max.altitude
    • Group Size
      Min. 1 Pax
      Jan - May & Sept - Dec

    Regarding Driving to/from Kathmamdu

    Lately, there has been extensive road construction (KATHMANDU TO POKHARA )on Prithvi Highway, causing traffic congestion and air pollution. The journey that used to take around 6-7 hours now takes roughly 8-9 hours. We appreciate your patience.

    Trip Overview

    The Annapurna Panorama Trek introduces you to all the things Nepal is famous for -Himalayan mountains, ancient World Heritage Sites, incredible nature, and warm people. If you are a first-time visitor to Nepal and want to get a feel for the country, then this is the right trip for you. You will get to trek in the Annapurna Region, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, and enjoy boating at the calm Phewa Lake in Pokhara. Along the way, there will be warm and friendly exchanges with locals.

    Your trip begins with a full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Visit the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and the hilltop shrine of Swayambhunath, or Monkey Temple. You will get to explore Kathmandu Durbar Square, a large palazzo dotted with palaces, temples, and the House of the Living Goddess.

    A scenic drive from Kathmandu will bring you to the lakeside city of Pokhara, one of the top tourist destinations in South Asia. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks and tranquil lakes, Pokhara is blessed with amazing natural beauty. Here, you can stay at a hotel beside Phewa Lake and enjoy boating on its calm waters.

    A short drive away from Pokhara is Nayapul, the trailhead of the Annapurna Panorama Trek. From Nayapul, you begin your trek and head towards Tikhedhunga, a pretty village with brightly painted teahouses. The next day you will walk to the village of Ghorepani, a lively village with modern lodges. Ghorepani was once an important stop for traders traveling across the Tibet Salt Trade Route.

    From Ghorepani, you will make your ascent to Poon Hill, a popular Himalayan viewpoint in the Annapurna region. Poon Hill stands right above Ghorepani and offers panoramic views of Annapurna 1, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, the Nilgiri Himal, Tukuche Peak, Machhapuchre, etc.

    A long but scenic walk to Tadapani via one of the largest rhododendron forests with snow-covered peaks in the background serves as a fitting finale to this incredible journey. From Tadapani, you descend to Kimche via the Gurung village of Ghandruk and board a vehicle that will drive you back to Pokhara. Your trip ends as you return to Kathmandu.

    The Annapurna Panorama Trek serves as a great introductory trek for first-time visitors to Nepal. You can experience the rich Nepalese culture as well as the beautiful nature that Nepal is so famous for. Himalayan trekking with mesmerizing sights of three of the tallest mountains in the world—Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu—plus numerous lesser peaks makes this trip unforgettable. The short duration of the trip also makes it a great choice for people on a short vacation. The 9-day trip encompasses all the major touristic highlights of Nepal: trekking, cultural tour, and nature tour. This trip is especially recommended for novice trekkers and families vacationing with kids.

    Annapurna Panorama Trek Highlights

    • Trek to Ghorepani-Poon Hill, one of the easiest and best trekking destinations to enjoy grandiose views of the Himalayan mountains
    • Experience the culture of the indigenous mountain communities
    • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites- Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square
    • Boating on Phewa Lake
    • Overnight stays at the mountain villages of the Magar and Gurung communities while trekking
    • Sunrise hike to Poon Hill to soak in the stunning views of snow-covered Himalayan Mountains
    • Hike across one of the largest rhododendron forests in the world

    How difficult is the Annapurna Panorama trek?

    The Annapurna Panorama Trek is graded easily. However, people who are not used to hiking may find it difficult. There are lots of stone staircases on the trail, which might prove exhausting for novice hikers. No technical climbing is required, and the trail is well-marked. The good thing about this trek is that there is not much risk of altitude sickness as you sleep well below 4,000 meters. However, prevention is better than cure, and you should take the necessary measures to safeguard yourself from any health issues. We recommend you build up your strength and stamina before you embark on your trek by taking up strength-building exercises like jogging, cycling, swimming, stair climbing, and hiking. Physical fitness matters, as you will be hiking for 4-6 hours daily.

    Can a beginner do the Annapurna Panorama Trek?

    Yes, a beginner can do this trek, provided he or she is healthy and has trained physically for it. You will be walking on hilly terrain with lots of ascents and descents. There will be many stone staircases en route, and you need to have strong legs and endurance power to tackle all the ups and downs.

    The foot trails are well-marked and in good condition. Local villagers and ponies carrying supplies add to the traffic on the trail. This is not a wilderness trek. Terraced fields, farms, and villages dot the trail. You can eat and spend the night at local teahouses or lodges run by local families. Since the trail to Ghorepani-Poon Hill is quite popular among tourists, the amenities at lodges along this route are quite modern and comfortable (internet, hot showers, rooms with en suite washrooms, western toilets, etc.).

    When is the best time to get on the trail?

    The best seasons are spring and autumn. But you can do this trek any time of the year. Trekking in spring can be special as the trail gets covered with pink and red rhododendron blooms. The walk to Tadapani takes you to one of the largest rhododendron forests, which gets covered with pink and red flowers in spring. Autumn offers blue skies and clear views of mountains. However, the trail gets crowded during these two seasons.

    If you desire absolute peace and solitude, you can choose the summer or monsoon seasons. However, prepare to face foggy weather, humidity, rain, and muddy trails. Winter is also a great season to trek on this route, as the dry weather keeps the clouds away and allows you to enjoy the stunning views of the mountains.

    Route Overview

    After arriving in Kathmandu, you can enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour of the city's heritage sites: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, and Swoyambhunath.

    Later, you will travel to Pokhara via the Prithvi Highway. The trailhead of your trek, Nayapul, is located about an hour drive from the lakeside city. Nayapul, which means 'new bridge' is a small settlement sitting beside the Modi Khola (River). From Nayapul, you will cross the river and trek towards Tikhedhunga, the first stop of your Annapurna Panorama Trek. From Tikhedhunga, it's uphill all the way to Ghorepani. You will have to ascend a lot of stone staircases en route. Take frequent breaks and rest your legs when you feel tired.

    From Ghorepani, you will take an early morning hike to Poon Hill and enjoy one of the best sunrises in Nepal. Poon Hill offers a stunning panorama of the Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Huinchuli, Nilgiri, Manaslu, etc. You can witness the sun rising up and lighting up the snow-covered spires in different hues of yellow and red. It's a magical sight to behold, one that you will cherish forever.

    The walk to Tadapani from Ghorepani takes you across one of the most beautiful sections of the route. The day is long (around 7-8 hours of trekking), but the scenery and mountain views along the way are awesome. You will walk on a ridgeline and rest at Deurali, another viewpoint that offers outstanding views of Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, and Machapuchhre (Fishtail Peak). Follow a gradual up-and-down route before arriving at Tadapani. The picturesque village of Tadapani is nestled inside one of the largest rhododendron forests in the world. The village, surrounded by trees laden with red and pink rhododendron blooms, looks like a wonderland in spring.

    The last leg of your trek will bring you to Kimche via the Gurung village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk is one of the largest villages on the Annapurna Trail. The village is known for its traditional houses and narrow streets paved with stone. You can explore the village and have lunch at one of the teahouses run by a Gurung family before heading down to Kimchi. There's a museum that showcases the Gurung lifestyle and culture. Traditional costumes are offered for hire, and you can wear them and take pictures. From Kimchi, you will board a vehicle and return to Pokhara. After spending a night in Pokhara, you will be driven back to the capital.

    Alternative Treks You Can Consider

    The trekking trails in Annapurna are interconnected, and you can easily join another route after walking through one. After completing the Annapurna Panorama trek, you can join the Annapurna Base Camp Trek trail from Ghandruk by crossing the Modi Khola and heading up to Jhinu.

    You can also choose the rarely explored trails of Khopra Ridge (Khopra Ridge Trek) and Mardi Himal (Mardi Himal Trek via Poon Hill) for a more fascinating experience. If you seek a diverse and challenging experience, you can choose our Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek. The circuit traverses the lush tropical Marshyangdi Valley and the dry Trans-Himalayan desert area of Lower Mustang, with a crossing of one of the highest mountain passes in the world, Thorung La.

    Mohare Danda Trek and Annapurna Luxury Trek are packages that will let you enjoy the beauty of the Annapurna Mountains without draining you physically.


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    Cost Includes

    • Airport Pick-up and drop-off by private Vehicle
    • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guide, and private vehicle
    • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
    • Surface transfer between Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
    • Transfer from Pokhara to the trek starting point and ending point to Pokhara by private vehicle. 
    • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
    • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide) porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter), including their salary, insurance, equipment, meals, and accommodation.
    • Nepal Hiking Team down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
    • A comprehensive medical kit
    • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP and TIMS, please bring 3 passport-size photographs)
    • All government and local taxes

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary.'
    • Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa
    • All kind of cold drinks including water, coke, Fanta, juice etc.
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver

    Cost and Date

    Start Dates refer to your arrival date in Nepal. End Dates correspond to your return date from Nepal.

    The Annapurna Panorama Trek set departure dates are tailored for the group joining option. If the -days Annapurna Panorama Trek departure dates don't fit your schedule, we can include alternative dates that better suit your needs.

    April, 2024

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