Annapurna Panorama Trek

Highlights

  • Catch gorgeous sunrises and sunsets while spending nights in beautiful mountain villages
  • Follow an adventurous trail in the Annapurna Conservation Area to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna, located at 4,130 meters
  • Magnificient and panoramic mountain views from Pun Hill
  • Walk by lush rhododendron forests and terraces, crossing thrilling suspension bridges & pastures
  • Close interaction with the villagers and observe their daily way of life and tradation
  • Traverse in the heart of the Himalayas, enjoying incredible views of the snow-clustered mountain and diverse sceneries
  • Great opportunity to know divercity of culture specially Magar and Gurung community

Over can enjoy the view of nature. The route goes through various ethnic groups, culture, snow-capped hills, dense forest, etc. For those people who want to enjoy the most beautiful sunrise; sun rays scattering on the snow you must give a try to Annapurna panorama treks. Annapurna panorama treks are different from Annapurna circuit and Annapurna base camp trek because Annapurna panorama trek is a trek along the foot of the Annapurna Mountain. It has a relatively shorter route than another Annapurna trek. There are numerous of viewpoint in the route such as Poon hill where nature can be observed.

The trekker varies starting from the Pokhara city; Pokhara from Kathmandu can be reached by a short flight or 5-6 hours straight drive from Kathmandu. The exact starting point of the trek is Nayapul, Walking along the bank of Bhurungdikhola. Trek involves climbing the continuous steady steep stone staircase, dense, beautiful rhododendron forest. Viewpoints on the route give the clear spectacular and heart touching view of Mt Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapauchhare, and Nilgiri. In addition to the mountain villages such as Ghandruk, Ghorepani, etc. can also be enjoyed. Among all of the viewpoints, Poon hill is considered the best as it gives almost all the view of the mountain for Annapurna range. Ghandruk, Ghorepani, and other village have the facility of the homestay.

The spectacular view is best reflected in the season like autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May). During autumn and spring season the weather is a warm and panoramic view of Mt Annapurna, Machhapuchhere can be observed. During winter (December, January, and February) the weather is very cold and challenging for trekker due to harsh weather. In spite of the cold weather the Annapurna panorama treks are possible, but the view might be obstructed due to the cloud. Other than these seasons, summer and monsoon season (June to August) risk of avalanche, land sliding, slipping and unfavorable weather are encountered.

People who prefer short walk and enjoy the naturalist’s paradise can blindly give the green light for this trek. Annapurna panorama trek is short as well as having very easy and simple foot trail which makes possible for the family trek with children. Nepal Pioneer Treks & Expedition is glad to operate this trek for you to make it your lifetime experience.

 

Itinerary
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Upon on your arrival at the Tribhuban International Airport, one of our staff will be there to warm greeting you with beautiful garland that is our respect and the culture to welcome to the new stranger. After welcoming you our staff will transfer to you to the hotel. After your long journey on a plane, you may get tired, so be fresh and take a bit rest,  then our manager will come to meet you to the hotel and talk about the plan of your trip details.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 1300m

Today you are heading to Pokhara. One of the most beautiful city of Nepal and very much touristy place. Our guide will come to pick up you at your hotel, then take you to the tourist bus station. The bus journey about six to seven hours, including breakfast and lunch break. While you are driving on the highway, you will enjoy to the country sites, rivers and the mountains, like as Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and the Annapurna. Once you arrived in Pokhara, our guide drops you to the hotel, then he will talk about the plan for the next day trip. Today you are free, you have dinner on your own wherever you like then stay overnight in Pokhara

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast

Drive to Dhampus Phedi then trek to Pothana. Today is your first day trek. Drive to Dhampus Phedi, trekking starting point. It takes about half an hour drive, then start your walk. The trail steep to climb about an hour, then gradually up to the Dhampus village, then after an hour more gradual to reach at Pothana. You enjoy the countryside, beautiful scenery and the magnificent view of all the Annapurna mountain, including Fish Tail then stay overnight at Pothana.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Trek to Ghandruk. Today you trek to Ghandruk. It takes about five to six hour walk. In the beginning, the trail more gradual up until to the Deurali then drops down to the Tolka. The trail from Tolka to Landruk more easier then drop down to the Modi Khola which is coming from the Annapurna Base Camp. After crossing the bridge, you have a big climb up to Ghandruk village. The Ghandruk village very big and the people are friendly. The people of this village are famous for Gorkha soldiers. You can enjoy the mountain views from this place then stay overnight at Ghandruk.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Trek to Ghorepani. Today you should walk about six hours until to the Ghorepani. The trail at the beginning of the day until  the Tadapani more gradual climb, then drop down to the small stream. Then after you have climbed again to reach to the Banthanti, might stop for lunch. The trek today, mostly walk on jungle with the Rhododendron forest. After reaching to the Deurali you should have gradual climb, then drop down to the Ghorepani at the end and stay overnight at Ghorepani.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Hike to Pun Hill then trek to Tatopani. Today is your most important day on this trip. Especially you may book this trip because of the Pun Hill. You should get off early in the morning to see the sun rise view from the Pun Hill at 3200m.It takes 45 minutes walk to reach the Pun Hill. Pun Hill is the best view around the world. You are not only enjoying the sun rise, but also the all the spectacular mountain views of Annapurna region, including Dhaulagiri 8367m height from the sea level. After enjoying the views and the sunrise from the Pun Hill, you should drop down to the hotel, take your breakfast then trek to Tatopani. It takes approximately five to six hours, then explore few hours in Hot Spring. There is a natural hot spring which is situated on the Bank of Kaligandaki river, you can enjoy the hot bath then stay overnight at Tatopani.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drive back to Beni then Pokhara. Today you should take the bus to Beni first, then catch another bus from Beni to Pokhara. Enjoy in Pokhara in the evening then stays overnight at Pokhara.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, and Lunch

Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus with our guide. It takes six hour drive. Our manager will come to meet you at the hotel, then take you for the farewell dinner at a nice restaurant. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Departure for home. Our driver will depart you by car to the international airport. Wish you have a nice and safe journey back home.

  • Meals: Breakfast
Includes/Excludes
Includes
  • Four nights accommodation including Kathmandu and Pokhara with twin sharing at tourist standard hotel (Bed and Breakfast)
  • All Ground and air transportation. Pick up and drop.
  • Full board meal 3 times a day (B+L+D) during the trek days including tea & coffee (served in a cup).
  • English speaking trekking guide who has been authorized by the Nepal government and necessary number of porters (According to the group size) with their insurance, salary, accommodation, and meals.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu with Cultural show. (Ethnic music and dance)
  • All the necessary official documents, TIMS Permit, Trekking Permit, etc.
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets if necessary.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking Route map.
  • Insurance of Guide and Porters.
  • All required local and government tax.
Excludes
  • Nepal Visa fee and International flight.
  • Meal except for Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea/coffee, snacks, battery re-charge, laundry service, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Tips to guide and porters.
  • Cost raised by flight cancellation, emergency rescue charges, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control.
  • Monument entrance fees.
Price and Availability
Date AvailabilityPrice 
Start DateMay 25, 2024End DateJun 02, 2024StatusAvailablePriceUS$850
Additional Information

Annapurna Panorama trek best time

The best time Annapurna Panorama trek depends on your choice of weather and crowd. The trek can be done year-round, but the weather and conditions can vary significantly depending on the season.

Here is a general overview of the different seasons and what you can expect during each one:

Autumn (late September to November): This is the most popular time to trek to Annapurna Panorama, as the weather is typically clear and dry, and the views of the mountains are stunning. This is also the peak tourist season, so the trails and teahouses may be more crowded.

Spring (March to early May): This is another good time to visit, as the weather is generally clear and dry, and the rhododendrons are in bloom, adding some colorful flowers to the landscape. The crowds are generally smaller than in the autumn.

Monsoon (June to September): The monsoon season brings heavy rainfall to the region, which can make the trails muddy and slippery and make it more difficult to see the views. However, the monsoon season can also bring some beautiful greenery and waterfalls to the region. If you don't mind the rain and are looking for a more quiet and off-peak experience, this could be a good time to visit.

Winter (December to February): The winter can be cold and dry, and the trails may be covered in snow and ice.However, the winter season also offers some beautiful snowy landscapes and fewer crowds.

Annapurna Panorama trek accommodation

Accommodation during the Annapurna Panorama trek is generally in lodges, which offer basic amenities such as food and lodging.The lodges are run by local families and are a great way to experience the culture and hospitality of the Nepalese people.

Most lodges have simple rooms with twin beds and a shared bathroom. Some lodges also offer hot showers for an additional fee.The rooms may be basic, but they are clean and comfortable and provide a warm place to rest after a long day of hiking.

During the Annapurna Panorama trek, it is common to stay in a different teahouse each night. There are also some lodges and hotels available in the larger villages along the route. These options may offer more amenities and comfort, but they may also be more expensive.

Meals

During the Annapurna Panorama trek, meals are generally included in the cost of your trek and are provided at the lodges where you will be staying. The meals are typically simple and hearty, consisting of a variety of Nepalese dishes such as dal bhat (a dish made with rice, lentils, and vegetables), momos (Nepalese dumplings), and tarkari (curried vegetables).

Lodges typically offer both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, and you can usually choose from a set menu or individual dishes. The food is generally prepared using locally grown ingredients and is typically very flavorful and satisfying.

It is common to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the lodges while on the trek. Breakfast usually consists of a simple meal such as eggs, toast, and tea or coffee. Lunch is usually a more substantial meal, consisting of a main dish such as dal bhat or momos, and some snacks or dessert. Dinner is typically similar to lunch, with a variety of dishes to choose from.

Group/private joining

The Annapurna Panorama trek can be done either as a group trek or a private trek. Here are some things to consider when deciding between a group or private trek:

Group trek: A group trek means that you will be joining a group of other trekkers and will be accompanied by a guide and possibly a porter. Group treks can be a good option for those who are traveling solo and looking for a social experience, or for those who want to save money by sharing the costs of the trek. Group treks may have a set itinerary and may not be as flexible as a private trek.

Private trek: A private trek means that you will be trekking with your own group and will have a private guide and porter. Private treks offer more flexibility and allow you to customize your itinerary to meet your specific needs and interests. Private treks can also be more expensive than group treks, as you will be paying for the guide and porter for just your group.

Child Policy

Your children should be in good physical condition to participate in the Annapurna Panorama trek. The trek involves hiking for several hours each day and climbing to an altitude of over 4,000 meters, so children must be able to handle the physical demands of the trek.

Children's safety is of utmost importance to us at the Annapurna Panorama trek. So we make sure children are accompanied by a responsible adult at all times and that they are properly supervised while on the trek.

We make special arrangements for children, such as providing a separate guide or porter. It is best to discuss your needs and concerns with us. 

Travel Insurance

It is a good idea to purchase travel insurance for your Annapurna base camp trekking. Travel insurance can protect in case of unexpected events such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, lost or stolen luggage, and other unexpected expenses.

It is important to have medical coverage while on the Annapurna Panorama trek, as medical facilities may be limited in the remote areas of the trek. Look for a policy that offers comprehensive medical coverage, including emergency evacuation.

You can additionally combine overage for trip cancellations and interruptions in case you need to cancel or cut short your trip due to unforeseen circumstances. Make sure that your travel insurance policy covers lost or stolen luggage, as this can be a common problem while traveling.

FAQs
  • We can get to Annapurna by getting tourist bus and flight to Pokhara.

  • We can not get permission to Annapurna Panorama trek without permit. You can visit the ACAP office in Birethanti.

  • You can do on your own but we suggest you better to take a guide for your safety and good for the guide to get job.

  • Ofcourse you need these because they have lack of blankets in peak season. It is great if you have. If not, you can hire it in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

  • It will take 9 or 10 days but you can spend more time if your holiday extend.

  • It will cost 600 to 1000 USD. But it depends on you how much you expenditure except food. it will better to bring some more incase.

Client Reviews
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    Marissa PMalaysiaMar 19, 2019

    Gohrepani Poonhill Trail

    I did not have time to have any expectations for this trip, but if I did have expectations, they were well exceeded. Our guide Eaklal was fantastic. He sorted everything out, we did not have to worry about anything. He was super patient. Our trek was relaxing, or as relaxing as trekking to over 3000m can be! We were lucky to get snow, so we trekked in all four seasons, which was amazing. If your guide tells you there is a chance of snow, my advice is to either have really good hiking shoes, or bring crampons. And pack a small water bottle for when you go to bed.

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