Annapurna Panorama Trek or Annapurna Panorama View Trek takes you to the heart of the Annapurna region, one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. There is no comparison to trekking in the Himalayas. The experiences from this trek is incomparable in which you learn through our enthusiastic crew, beautiful snow-capped mountain view, and amazing village life.
During this trek you walk in the foothills of the Himalayan peaks – Annapurna II, III, IV, Fishtail, Annapurna South and other numbers of smaller peaks of about 6000m/19685 ft. And penetrate into the beautiful rhododendron forest. The highest point you reach is Poonhill top at 3210 m/10531 ft.
The entire trail passes through scenic terraced field of the mid-hill region of Nepal. The culture you can observe in the trek is diverse from Gurung, Magar and other ethnic groups.
Arrive Kathmandu’s Airport where our friendly representative will be waiting to receive you and transfer you to your pre-booked hotel. After you complete check-in formality at the Hotel and taking short rest, we introduce you to the market of Thamel, where you can eat your supper, change money, buy some stuffs from supermarket, or buy trekking gears. Later we take you to our office for the trip briefing. Overnight at your hotel. Delay of any kind will postpone the events for next day according to feasibility.
You start the day with a short drive to Phedi after breakfast. From this starting point leaving the highway, you start to walk steep uphill to Dhampus. The first section is in the forest comparatively steep, and the latter stretch is gradual mixed with shorter steep section through the village and farming terraced field. You reach to the beautiful village of Dhampus from where the view of Annapurna and Fishtail is stunning. Enjoy your lunch, and continue for another two hours to Pothana. This stretch is also beautiful in the jungle. Pothana, small hamlet in the jungle is peaceful place to relax, and enjoy the nature. Overnight at lodge.
After breakfast, walk in the tranquil trail in the jungle which is comparatively flat at first. There is a option to climb up to Deurali and descend to Kharka and continue to Landruk which was only trail decades back before the motorable road to Landruk was constructed. We stop in Landruk for lunch, and other places for tea or water with short break. After lunch, the trail descends steeply through terraced fields to the Modi Khola River. We cross the bridge, then start a steep climb of about 2 hours to reach to Ghandruk. You can see wild beehives hanging on the side of a cliff near the bridge. Ghandruk is the one of the big village of Gurung (popular ethnic group from the western region of Nepal who serves in Gurkha regiments in India, UK, Brunei, and Singapore) settlement with a close-up view of Annapurna and Machapuchare to the north. Overnight at lodge.
Enjoy your breakfast and be ready to walk all the way up to Tadapani. The trail is quiet today as you walk through the jungle. The jungle is made up of rhododendron, oak trees, and other various species of plants, bushes, and trees. The trail continues with beautiful and breathtaking scenery and landscape. Arrive Tadapani from where view of Machapuchare (Fishtail), Annapurna South and Himchuli is best viewed. Overnight at lodge.
After breakfast, it's a short walk down to the stream at first and then steep climb of an hour to Banthanti. From here another three hours steep climb to the ridge of Deurali for lunch, and a further walk to the top of Deurali pass. After lunch, there is short uphill to the top and arrive at the stunning edge of Deurali pass (3,160 m/10,365 ft) from where the view of mountains including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, Himchuli is magnificent. From this ridge trail descends sharply to the town of Ghorepani. Ghorepani is the big buzzing town of the ethnic Magar community. Overnight at lodge.
You start your hike at early morning – pre dawn hike with the help of flash light – to view the sun rise from Poonhill. Poon Hill is an excellent viewpoint with unobstructed view of the towering Himalayan peaks that includes Dhaulagiri ranges with Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV, V and other minor peaks westward, Dhampus peak, Annapurna Fang, Annapurna South, Fishtail, Lamjung Himal, and Manasalu in the eastward. Descend down to your hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, walk down to Tatopani. You walk past various villages and settlements of different ethnic groups. Today you drop significantly to the basin of river Kaligandaki. Arrive the small town Tatopani – literally means hot water. There is the hot water natural spring in the river bank thus got name of the town. Overnight at lodge.
Enjoy a bath in the hot spring in the morning. Or you can do this after you reach alternately. Trek towards Beni along the downstream of the Kali Gandaki River. We walk through villages, fields, and newly constructed road. After three hours of a pleasant walk we reach Tipling for lunch. Then the trail becomes easier to Galeshwor, which is a big town merged with modern style. You can explore the famous Shiva temple, surrounding town, and the riverbank in the evening. Overnight at lodge.
You drive back to Kathmandu – some 206 kms and takes seven hours – or take a flight according to your interest. If you are driving, you drive through beautiful bending mountain highway which stretches along the river and passes through beautiful landscape. Once in Kathmandu we will transfer you to your respective hotel and you will be given free time to wander around. Overnight will be spent in hotel.
After breakfast at your Hotel, we take you to the mysterious Kathmandu city tour. This historical, cultural and spiritual city unveils the social and historical mysteries to visitors. You will walk through the narrow lanes of the ancient Kathmandu – the center of power – that includes markets of Ason, Glass beads market at Indrachowk, oldest supermarket at New Road, Kilagal, and Hidden Stupas inside the family courtyard. Visit of Kathmandu Durbar Square – the administrative quarter of Malla Kings (fourteenth to eighteenth century), and Shah Kings who ruled Nepal from 1768 until 2008. The most unique experience in the square is the visit to the temple of the living goddess “Kumari”. After the tour, return back to your Hotel. If you are staying in Thamel, you can hang around this bustling tourist market and enjoy shopping. Overnight in Hotel.
As per your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the international airport of Kathmandu three hours prior to the flight time and your tour ends here.
This list outlines the required things to bring during the trekking tours. There are various selections and brands that you can choose as per your interest. All required trekking equipments can be bought or even hired easily at a reasonable price in Kathmandu.
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
Lower Body – Legs
Medicines and First Aid Kits
(Our guide will carry first aid kit bag during the trek. We still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as you feel it necessary).
All garments should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.
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