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Annapurna Panorama Trekking

Annapurna Panorama short trek
Overview

Annapurna panorama trekking highlights

  • Discover Annapurna Himalayas within 160 deg angle from poon hill (sunrise) station.
  • Excellent views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail… etc
  • Walking through cultivated fields, rice terraces and nice waterfalls along the trek routes
  • Experience the Gurung and Magar and other ethnic groups and their local life styles.

Annapurna panorama trekking is similar to poonhill trekking of Annapurna region Nepal. It is one of the most brilliant trek routes of Annapurna Himalayas. Annapurna panorama trekking is one of the most demanding trekking trail brings you to the heart of Annapurna region. Poon hill station is the main highlighted area to get an excellent sunrise and sun set view over the Himalayan horizon. It is also a best hill station to take Annapurna panorama photographs. If you are a photographer with light hiker and have no longer than a week time to trek than this trek will be a right choice. Annapurna Panorama trek includes Poonhill as it offers an excellent sunrise over the Annapurna Himalayan ranges. During the sunrise, you can see the panorama of Mt.Dhaulagiri I (8,167m), Mt.Tukuche, Mt.Nilgiri (6,930m), Mt.Annapurna South, Mt.Annapurna I (8,091m), Mt.Hiunchuli (6,420m), Mt.Machhapuchhre (6993m), Mt.Annapurna II, Mt.Annapurna III, Mt.Annapurna IV and Mt.Manaslu (8157m) including some snow covered peaks within 180 deg angle. During your hiking or trekking, you can experience the Gurung and Magar ethnic groups and their cultures and life styles. Trek to poon hill will be more interesting in spring as the whole forest along the trail turns red, pink and white with rhododendron flowers. This route is called also an mini Annapurna express trekking tour. Poon hill trekking can be done in any time through out the year.

Itinerary

Annapurna Panorama trekking detail itinerary

Our trek to Annapurna Panorama is a classical trek with 6 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular route is designed for globe trotters who wish to hike in a more relaxed manner than take a look this itinerary. However for travelers who wish to do Poonhill quickly but are walking with limited time wise than ask us for tailor made itinerary.

Day 1 Arrived at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 2 Fly to Pokhara. Drive to Nayapool, Trek to Tikhedungha (1577m/5,157 ft), 5 hours

At morning, guide will come to meet you in your hotel. Than drive to TIA airport to fly to Pokhara city. Flight offers you an excellent view of Himalayas including Mt.Langtang, Mt.Ganesh Himal, Mt.Manasalu, Mt.Lamjung and Mt.Annapurna. Pokhara is a beautiful town, get way to Annapurna. Pokhara is considerably less hectic than Kathmandu with clean and peaceful environment. As soon as we < landing in Pokhara city, we take a private vehicle to drive to Nayapool.
As we arrive in Nayapool Bazzar, we begin our thrilling Annapurna trek to Birethanti. The route winds through lush green forest & finally culminates at Birethanti after walking an hour. In Birethanti, there are well-stocked shops, hotels, cafes, a police check post, a bakery and a bank, a nice little village town to have fun. We will have lunch here. We continue our journey to Tikhedhunga. It is easy trekking passing through several small villages and settlements. Afterwards we ascend gently to the final destination of the day. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 3 Trek to Ghorepani village (2675m/8,747 ft), 6 Hours

Today, we ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. During the journey, you will see good view of Machhapuchhare known as mount Fish Tail (6997m.), mount Hiunchuli (6441m.) and as well as Annapurna (7219m) south. Now, our trail is quite easier passing through Rhododendron and shadowy trees and ascends gently up to the final camp at Ghorepani village. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 4Hike to Poon Hill (3210m/10,497 ft.), Trek to Tadapani hill (2650m/8,666 ft), 6 hours

Today very early in the morning, we hike together to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snow capped mountains in the morning then Hike down to Ghorepani. After breakfast we trek to Ghandruk village. During the journey, we trek through Rhododendron forest, the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 5Trek to Nayapool. Drive to Pokhara, 6 hours

From Ghandruk, we walk downhill trough the scenic route with views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail and Gangapurna Mountains. We will cross the forest of blooming rhododendron and reach Birethanti from where we will take the downhill walk and follow Modi Khola till we reach Nayapul from where we take a private car or Taxi to get Fewa lake side in 1 hour 30 minutes.

Day 6Drive to Kathmandu city

Morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast & lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.

Day 7Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey!!!

Cost

How much does Annapurna Panorama trek cost?

Annapurna Panorama trek cost we offer you on USD 525.00 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. Single supplement cost will be extra USD 90.00. In this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our home stay located near by Thamel, Kathmandu and tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara Fewa lake side and of course the trip price will vary according to group size. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding bus reduces the trip expenses. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare, 3 star category hotel deluxe air conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and 2 star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • 1 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Domestic flight: Kathmandu to Pokhara airfare with airport departure tax.
  • Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days.
  • Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
  • Pokhara Fewa lake side – Nayapool & Return to Fewa lake side transfer by private vehicle.
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
Group join

We can organize private Annapurna panorama trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Trip Date

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Price

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Feb 10, 2018 – Feb 15, 2018
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USD 525
Feb 20, 2018 – Feb 25, 2018
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USD 525
Feb 28, 2018 – March 05, 2018
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USD 525
March 10, 2018 – March 15, 2018
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USD 525
March 20, 2018 – March 25, 2018
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USD 525
March 25, 2018 – March 30, 2018
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USD 525
April 05, 2018 – April 10, 2018
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USD 525
April 20, 2018 – April 25, 2018
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USD 525
April 25, 2018 – April 30, 2018
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USD 525
May 05, 2018 – May 10, 2018
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USD 525
May 10, 2018 – May 15, 2018
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USD 525
May 15, 2018 – May 20, 2018
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USD 525
May 25, 2018 – May 30, 2018
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USD 525
June 01, 2018 – June 05, 2018
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USD 525

Sept 10, 2018 – Sept 16, 2018

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USD 525

Sept 15, 2018 – Sept 21, 2018

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USD 525

Sept 20, 2018 – Sept 26, 2018

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USD 525

Sept 30, 2018 – Oct 05, 2018

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USD 525

Oct 05, 2018 – Oct 11, 2018

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USD 525

Oct 10, 2018 – Oct 16, 2018

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USD 525

Oct 15, 2018 – Oct 21, 2018

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USD 525

Oct 17, 2018 – Oct 23, 2018

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USD 525

Oct 20, 2018 – Oct 26, 2018

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USD 525

Oct 25, 2018 – Oct 31, 2018

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USD 525

Oct 30, 2018 – Nov 05, 2018

guaranteed

USD 525

Nov 05, 2018 – Nov 11, 2018

guaranteed

USD 525

Nov 10, 2018 – Nov 16, 2018

guaranteed

USD 525

Nov 15, 2018 – Nov 21, 2018

guaranteed

USD 525

Nov 20, 2018 – Nov 26, 2018

guaranteed

USD 525

Nov 25, 2018 – Nov 31, 2018

guaranteed

USD 525

Nov 30, 2018 – Dec 05, 2018

guaranteed

USD 525

Dec 01, 2018 – Dec 06, 2018

guaranteed

USD 525

Dec 05, 2018 – Dec 11, 2018

guaranteed

USD 525

Dec 10, 2018 – Dec 16, 2018

guaranteed

USD 525

Dec 20, 2018 – Dec 26, 2018

guaranteed

USD 525

Dec 25, 2018 – Dec 31, 2018

guaranteed

USD 525

Dec 30, 2018 – Jan 05, 2019

guaranteed

USD 525

Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.

Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

Limited – Only few space available

FAQ
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.


Question: Do I need experience to do Annapurna panorama trek?

Answer: Actually for this kind of trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight day pack. For this trekking if you have about little experience would be better.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Annapurna panorama short trekking?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in this trek?

Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in annapurna trekking, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for shower along Annapurna panorama standard trekking?

Answer: Tea house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Annapurna panorama express Trekking?

Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend to you bring extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.

Is there any communication facilities on Annapurna panorama short trekking?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

No! So, for the trekking routes you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards works only in the bigger city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of mis understanding. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of the trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Annapurna panorama budget trekking?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guest (12.5 kg luggage of each guest) : 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls ?

Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: Is Annapurna panorama or poon hill and ghorepani trek same ?

Yes ! Of course. Annapurna panorama or Ghorepani trekking is also recognized as a poon hill trekking. So do not confuse.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks while you are on trek.

Note:

As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what we provide you however the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

“What makes this trip special ?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.

annapurna panorama short trek review

Awesome Trek. Awesome guides.

100% 5 star based on – 161 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

We did a 7 day trek through the Annapurna region called the Annapurna Panoramic Trek – absolutely amazing views. Landscape changes frequently from rice fields to waterfalls to snow capped mountains. Our trek was led by Ram who did a fantastic job teaching us about the history of the region and mountains. He knew the area so well and always knew the best tea houses to stop at for food or lodging. I would highly recommend Ram and the Gokyo Trek team to any planning a trek in Nepal. – Tasha, San Diego, California, USA..

Trip Price : USD 525 Per Person

    1. Trip Duration: 6 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Easy Grading
    3. Max Altitude: 3210m / 10,497 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-25 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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