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Annapurna Panorama trek

Trip Grade: Moderate Destination: Nepal

Total Duration: 10 days

Max Elevation: 3210 Meters

Group Size: 01 – 20 People

Best Time: Jan – May & Sept – Dec

 

Annapurna Panorama Trek is amongst the easiest trek that takes you to the heights with no possibility of altitude sickness and lets you enjoy the close up views of mountains in Annapurna region at its best.

Hike to Poon Hill is the major attraction of this trek. Wake up early in the morning and walk up to a popular vantage point – Poon Hill to behold the glory of golden sun rise amidst the towering peaks of Annapurna! That tantalizing moment in a peaceful environment with the birds chirping is a refreshing moment that will make you say – Yes! You made a good decision choosing Annapurna Panorama Trek for your vacation.

As you hike through the villages, you will get an exposure to the lifestyle and culture of communities living in those area. The welcome greet from people on the way will make you feel welcomed and homely. The ever smiling faces of local people will bring smile on your faces too. The walk along the dense forest will leave you tangled in between the awesomeness of lush nature in the backdrop of wild and quaint mountains. Unleash your boundaries and relish the magnificence of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Nilgiri and Mt. Dhaulagiri as you stand in the lush landscape of Ghorepani and Poon Hill. The lush environment along your descend down to Ghandruk village with the warm treatment of Gurung people is a garnish to the natural beauty that one can endeavour in Annapurna Panorama Trek.

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrive in kathmandu international airport

Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport, More Than Mountain staffs meet and transfer to Hotel on BB basis.

Day 02: full day sightseeing in kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport, More Than Mountain staffs meet and transfer to Hotel on BB basis.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about six hours.
This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to explore the various sites of Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 04 - Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1,570m/5,150ft) Duration: 4 hrs

Taking approximately four hours we will trek to Tikhedhunga after driving to Nayapul (42 km) via a private vehicle today. This is the first day of our trek and we will have short and easy walk. We will pass through the well-off village named Lumle. We will also reach to a prosperous town- Birethanti set on the union point of the Burundi and Modi River. Here, we will notice a number of tea houses and shops. Walking all the way through bamboo woods, we will also walk passing a large cascade. Furthermore, we will climb gradually up beside the valley to reach Hille lying at the height of 1,495 m. With a short ascend from Hille, we will reach Tikhedhunga. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 05 - Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,348ft) Duration: 7 hrs

We will leave Tikhedhunga and walk passing the steep climb in order to reach Ulleri on this day. Ulleri is a big Magar village set at the height of 2,070m. After an hour walk from Ulleri, we will arrive at the resting point.
The track ascends slightly from this point and we will be passing by oak and rhododendron forests until we get to Banthanti lying at 2,250m. From this point, we will walk to reach Nangethanti situated at 2,460m. With an hour walk from Nangethanti, we will reach Ghorepani (2,840m). Ghorepani is the conserved area holding the largest rhododendron woods. If you are trekking on the best season of the year, you will notice the area enclosed with snow. Ghorepani will actually reward you with the spectacular vista of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Nilgiri (6940m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and more. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 06 - Hike up to Poon Hill and onto Tadapani (2,610m/8,560ft) Duration: 7 - 8 hrs

This is the most important day of the Annapurna Panorama Trek. We will begin walking early in the morning to reach Poon Hill and witness the dreamlike moment. The magnificent experience of watching first ray of sun over the Himalayan giants like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,040m), Annapurna south (7219m), Himchuli (6441m), Lamjung Himal (6,986m), fishtail or Machhapuchhre (6,997m), and more will be memorable forever. We will spend time at the hill taking pictures and return to Ghorepani. From here, we will trek to Tadapani passing through rhododendron woods. If you are trekking in spring, you will notice 15 different species of rhododendron budding colorfully before reaching Tadapani. Tadapani also flaunts the stunning views of Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6993m) and Himchuli. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 07 - Tadapani to Ghandruk (1,950m/6,396ft) Duration: 3 hrs

From Tadapani we will on this day trek to Ghandruk lying at the altitude of 1950m. We will pass through a thick rhododendron trees and after walking for approximately 3 hours, we will reach Ghandruk. Ghandruk is an undulated settlement occupied by houses made up of stones and it is mostly occupied by the Gurung inhabitants. In Ghandruk, the close-up soaring views of Fishtail, Hiunchuli mountains, Annapurna South, and more will allure you again. Here, we will explore around the village and also visit the Gurung Museum to understand about culture and tradition of the Gurung inhabitants. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 08 - Ghandruk to Pokhara (910m/2,984ft) Duration: 5 hrs

We will move ahead from Ghandruk to Nayapul on this day, and then, drive back to Pokhara. On the way, we will descend down to Birethanti. We will also stroll on stony staircase, pass by the terraced farms and reach near to Modi River valley. From Birethanti, it takes around an hour to reach Nayapul from where we will drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

Day 09 - Pokhara to Kathmandu

We will today drive to Kathmandu. On the way, from the left side of the vehicle, we will get to see enjoyable sight of the river gorges, mountains, rustic settlements and terraces. Then you, will be transferred to the hotel where you can just relax. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

Day 10 - Departure

Experiencing awesome time and collecting wonderful memories after finishing your Annapurna Panorama Trek, you will return back from Nepal. Our airport representative will transfer you to the airport and then you will depart from Nepal.

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what's included

What's Included
  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by tourist bus then by private car to and from Nayapul.
  • 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.
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP and TIMS, please bring 3 passport size photographs)
  • All government and local taxes
    What's Excluded
    • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
    • Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa Fees: 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 cold drinks including water, coke, Fanta, juice etc.
    • Internet during the trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips for airport representative, tour guide, trekking staff, driver etc.