Trip Duration
10 Days
Start/End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude
3210m
Trip Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Activity
Trekking & Hiking
Best Season
Oct-Dec & Mar-May
Per Person US$ US$ 990
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  • 100% Secure online booking
  • Daily private trip departure
Per Person US$ US$ 990
  • No hidden charges
  • 100% Secure online booking
  • Daily private trip departure

Overview of Annapurna Panorama Trek

Annapurna Panorama trek is one of the shortest trekking trial in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Annapurna Panorama trek is world famous classical trek which offers the panoramic views of Himalayas in the short period of time. Annapurna panorama popularly known as the Ghorepani poon hill trekking situated in the northern central part of Nepal.

This fascinating trek in Nepal offers the spectacular panoramic views of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Annapurna south, Machhapuchhre (Fish tail), Hiunchuli, Nilgiri and mighty of peaks.

Annapurna Panorama trekking in the Annapurna foothills offers dazzling majestic views of Himalayas from popular view point of poon hill which is best of trekking in Nepal. Trekkers enjoy the easy paced trekking trail along the beautiful, tranquil landscapes, flora and fauna, lush green Rhododendron forests, Vibrant sunrise and sunset views, icy waterfalls, varieties of environment, charming Gurung and Magar cultural villages, unique culture and typical living style during poon hill trekking.

Annapurna panorama trek can be customize throughout the whole year as this trek is very short and comfortable in the lower elevation of Annapurna Sanctuary.

Annapurna Panorama trek is an ideal trek designed for all categories of trekker’s i.e. family, groups, individual and even children’s who desire to experience a real taste of Himalayas within a limited time period. Spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) are the best seasons to trek this perfect Annapurna view trek.

Highlights of Annapurna Panorama Trek

  • Spectacular panoramic views of Mt. Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, etc.
  • Experience culture and tradition and primitive lifestyle of Gurung and Magar people
  • Amazing trekking through lush green Rhododendron forest
  • Visit around popular Modal village named Ghandruk
  • Hike up to Poonhill (3,210 m) highest viewpoint of the trek.

Annapurna Panorama Trek Itinerary

Today is your first day in Nepal. Your wonderful time started upon your Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Our representative will warmly welcome and receive you at the Airport and transfer with our private vehicle towards your respective Hotel. In the evening, you will be introduce with your city as well trek guide and discuss about the trips in short. Overnight stay at 3 star rated Hotel in Kathmandu.

Car 15min
Accommodation 3*Hotel
Altitude 1,360 m/4,462 ft.

Today we spend your day in historical city Kathmandu. Our day starts after having breakfast in the hotel and leave for sightseeing tour along with a city guide around Kathmandu valley. We will visit 4 different sites which are enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath Sputa, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In evening, you will have a briefing session where your trekking guide will provide you a brief information regarding trek and make a trek preparation. Overnight stay at 3 star rated Hotel in Kathmandu.

Car 4-5hrs
Accommodation 3*Hotel
Meals B
Altitude 1,320 m/4,330 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our day begins with the breakfast at hotel in Kathmandu. Then we start our scenic drive approximately about 7-8 hours towards the beautiful touristic hub of Pokhara valley. We take an early morning drive in tourist coach enjoying stunning Highway and beautiful geographical variation along with beautiful fast flowing white river on the right hand side. Today we will be enjoying our lunch in famous touristic hotels on the way towards the Pokhara. Pokhara is one of the most popular touristic destination and also known as natural Paradise and city of Lakes. Overnight stay at 3 star rated hotel in Pokhara.

Bus Bus 7-8 hrs.
Accommodation 3*Hotel
Meals B L
Altitude 910 m/2,986 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After having an early breakfast at Pokhara valley, we drive about one and half hour towards Nayapul which is the trekking starting point. Our real treks begins from Nayapul towards Birethanti village which is the main entrance point of our trek. After completing the formalities of TIMS and Permit we gently trek through the beautiful traditional Gurung and Magar village along with the bank of river. Then we move forwards towards the village of Syauli bazaar where we will stop our lunch. Then our walk continues passing through series of traditional village, terraced farms and great views of Annapurna panorama towards the modal village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk is very famous village in Annapurna region where we get an opportunity to experience the culture, tradition, dress, lifestyle and warm hospitality of Gurung and Magar people. Overnight stay at teahouse in Ghandruk.

Jeep 2hr/5-6 hrs Walking
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 1,940 m/6,365 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our day start with the morning excursion over the beautiful Ghandruk village. After having breakfast our trek continues passing through the beautiful Rhododendron and oak forest. Today our walk passes most of the time through the jungle where you will be away from the harsh day sun. We trek towards the small settlement of Gurung and Magar named Tadapani. Tadapani is the stunning village offers a spectacular panoramic views of Annapurna south, Fishtail, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri and mighty of peaks. Overnight stay at teahouse in Tadapani.

Walking 4-5 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,630 m/8,629 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today our day starts with the breakfast at teahouse. Our walk continues through the beautiful and largest colorful forest Rhododendron and oak. Enjoying the magnificent view of Himalayas and dramatic landscape along with streams our trekking trail leads towards Deurali where we stop for our lunch. After lunch, our walk continues gradually towards uphill and passes through flat trial in bamboo bushes and cross the stunning Deurali pass. Then we continue our trek to reach the beautiful village of Ghorepani. Ghorepani is the small settlement of ethnic Magar community from where we are able to witness the panoramic views of Annapurna massif. Overnight stay at teahouse in Ghorepani.

Walking 5-6 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude (2,810 m/9,219 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today we wake early in the morning before the sun rises. We start our trek towards our destination point Poon hill to catch the magnificent splendor sunrises over the snow-capped mountains ranges of Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, Machhapuchre (Fishtail), Annapurna south, Gangapurna, Manaslu and other mighty of peaks. Ghorepani Poon Hill is the popular view point of the world from where we will be able to enjoy fascinating panoramic views of Annapurna. After enjoying the magnificent view of Himalayas we back to Ghorepani to have our breakfast. Then we continue our trek trail leads descend towards the tiny village of Ulleri. Passing the stones steep ladders we reach towards Thikhedhunga where we stop for our Lunch. Then our walk slowly passes with traditional build house and terraced famed towards the beautiful village of Hille. Overnight stay at teahouse in Hille.

Walking 5-6 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude (2,810 m/9,219 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our day begins with the breakfast at teahouse. We start our day with the easy walk through the beautiful traditional Gurung villages, tranquil landscape and bank of fast flowing white river. Observing the nature along with authentic cultural lifestyle of people, different traditional villages we reach the beautiful village of Birethanthi. Afterwards we continue our trek towards the Nayapul- the trek ending point. We enjoy our lunch here and take a short drive about one and half hour to reach Pokhara. Overnight stay at 3 star rated Hotel in Pokhara.

Walking 5-6 hrs/2hr Drive
Accommodation 3*Hotel
Meals B L
Altitude 910 m/2,986 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After a memorable and adventurous experience to Annapurna panorama trekking in Nepal, we take an early morning drive by tourist coach towards capital city Kathmandu via stunning Prithivi Highway. On your arrival at Kathmandu bus station you will be transfer towards your respective hotel. In evening, you will had a farewell dinner hosted by the Life Himalaya Trekking at typical Nepalese Restaurant with a Nepalese cultural dance on behalf your successful of trip. Overnight stay at 3 star rated hotel in Kathmandu.

Bus Bus
Accommodation 3*Hotel
Meals B L D
Altitude 1,320 m/4,330 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our adventurous journey in the beautiful country Nepal ends today. Our representative will transfer you to the International airport three hours before your flight schedule towards your home with a warm greetings and hospitality hopping you to see next time in Nepal. If you have more time in Nepal, we also can organize some additional activities like bungee jumping, jungle safari and famous cities tours that you are interested in.

Car 15m
Meals B
Altitude (1,320 m/4,330 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Route Map

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking - Route Map

Includes/Excludes

What's Included

  • All international pickup and drops in private vehicle.
  • Complete departure information, About trek, flight ticket, guide, altitude sickness, and reconfirmation and extend visa service if necessary. About extra tour service before & after the trek.
  • 3-night 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Kathmandu full-day world heritage sightseeing tour.
  • One experienced tour guide, government license holder with atleast a decade of experience.
  • Deluxe Tourist Standard bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • 2 nights 03-star hotel at Pokhara with breakfast.
  •  breakfast, lunch, and dinner, included chosen from the lodge menu.
  • 4 Nights twin share lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Hot tea and coffee in a cup with each meals.
  • All ground and air transportation throughout the trek.
  • Best available accommodation and full board meals throughout the trek.
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport-size photos for permit)
  • All national park and conservation areas permit fees.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu flight ticket
  • Government taxes & office service charges.

What's Excluded

  • Meals not quantified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverage and others personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek.
  • Tip for guide and porter

Annapurna Panorama Trek - Essential Information

The Annapurna Panorama trekking trip begins with the Kathmandu sightseeing tour, which is listed in the UNESCO world heritage sites. Then we take a short drive all the way towards the geographical wonder city of Pokhara.

We take a short drive towards Nayapul- the trek starting point for the Annapurna Panorama trek. Then we continue our trek towards the Birethanti village, which is also a checkpoint for trek permits and TIMS. Our trek gradually ascends upwards, following the river bank as well as tiny settlements towards Syauli bazaar.

Then, our trek ascends uphill towards Ghandruk, the modal village of the Annapurna region. Ghandruk is a very famous village where we get an opportunity to experience the culture, tradition, dress, lifestyle, and warm hospitality of the Gurung and Magar people.

Then our trek continues ascending towards Tadapani village and our trek is followed by a small settlement at Ghorepani. Early morning we trek to Poon hill- the major attraction of this trek where we enjoy the fascinating panorama view of Annapurna massif ranges. Then we descend towards the tiny village of Ulleri and Thikhedhunga and reach towards Hille. Afterwards we continue our trek up to Nayapul and take a scenic drive to reach Pokhara valley. Lastly, our journey ends with the short drive towards capital city Kathmandu.

Life Himalaya Trekking organizes the best trekking package in the Annapurna region of Nepal. We operate the Annapurna Panorama trek providing the best quality service which are convenient to you. We operate this carefully designed package with a team of experienced managers and guides focusing fully on your safety and security as well comfortable trip. We will be flexible with the itinerary, and budgets can adjust many more details as per your recommendations. We welcome you to join us and intend to make your journey to Annapurna panorama treks memorable.

Best Season for Annapurna Panorama Trek

Annapurna panorama trek is a year-round thrilling trip. Still, the most favorable time for trekkers is the Spring season, from March to May, and the autumn season, from late September to early December. Both the spring and autumn days are featured with clear blue skies. The temperatures often vary between 10°C to 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. So the daytime temperature is often suitable for 5 to 6 hours of hiking.

If you are a nature enthusiast, then opt for spring. The landscape is adorned with full-bloomed rhododendrons and other wildflowers. During autumn, you may feel a chill in the air, but the luscious colors of the changing leaves often create a contrast image to the snowy mountains.

However, remember these two seasons are the busiest trekking season in Nepal. So, you can often encounter flocks of trekkers embarking on the same journey as you are.

If you are a lone traveler and wish to enjoy this trek in private, then the summer or winter season can be favorable for you. The summer season from June to August in Annapurna is accompanied by heavy rain and cloudy weather. In addition, you may face a few challenges, such as leeches, muddy trails and landslides, and road blockage. And in the winter season, from late December to February, you have to deal with heavy snowfall accompanied by freezing temperatures of -4 degrees, especially in the Poon Hill region.

However, with additional precautions and necessary equipment, you can overcome all these barriers and trek in both summer and winter. If you are willing to experience the unique thrill of the Annapurna panorama trek in winter and summer, our company is here for you. We will organize this trek with the best safety measures.

How Difficult is Annapurna Panorama Trek

Annapurna panorama trek is a relatively easy and short trek with the highest elevation gain at Poon Hill at 3210 m. generally, you will hike for 5 to 6 hours a day on average on each trekking day. You will have ample time to appreciate the surrounding periphery and spectacular grand views of the Himalayas. The trail is straightforward most of the time, but as you approach the famous Ghorepani Poon Hill trek trail, you will come across some steep ascents and descents.

Therefore, we advise you to carry a walking pole so you can have excellent stability and support in these narrow ridges. Otherwise, the Annapurna Panorama Trek is easy, you don’t require any technical knowledge. And you don’t need any experience of trekking and climbing. Therefore, this trek is appropriate for all those hikers who wish to experience the grandeur of the Nepali Himalayas with their own eyes and feet.

Altitude Sickness and guide

The highest altitude that you gain during the Annapurna Panorama trek is 3210 m at Poon Hill. So, you rarely experience altitude sickness on this trek. However, reaching more than 2400 m elevation, some hikers may feel the mild symptoms of altitude sickness. The trekker may suffer from nausea, headache, loss of appetite, and dizziness.

Therefore, you should adequately hydrate your body by drinking at least 3 to 4 liters of water each day. In addition, try to avoid smoking, alcohol, and soft drink consumption during the trek. Also, it would be beneficial if you control your food intake depending on the trekking duration of the day. Walk slowly and gradually when you are ascending and always listen to your guide. All these preventive measures will help you deal with altitude sickness.

If you feel you have some of those symptoms mentioned earlier, you can always inform your guide. Take Diamox (medicine for altitude sickness) if you have any of these symptoms. Keep in mind that Diamox is a diuretic drug, so adequate hydration of your body is a must.

As a popular saying goes, “prevention is better than cure.”, prepare your body with swimming, running, weight lifting, or climbing before embarking on this remarkable journey.

Travel Insurance

While the highest altitude gain in the Annapurna Panorama trek is just over 3000 m, we would still recommend you take travel insurance. After all, you will be crossing some steep ascents and descents on the trail. As you approach Poon Hill, you may also come up against extreme weather. You may also suffer from some potential health issues that may require emergency evacuation, which can be heavy on your pocket. Therefore, taking travel insurance when you embark on this journey is a must.

Proper travel insurance will take care of you in case of these risks. Ensure that your insurance coverage includes an altitude risk of above 3000 m. This way, your insurance can cover medical costs and evacuation costs, providing you with peace of mind.

What to expect on this trip?

The marvelous Annapurna Panorama trek begins and ends in Pokhara- the city of the famous Phewa Lake. The major highlight of this trek is the ascension to Poon Hill during the early hours f sunrise. The gigantic Himalayas adorned with the beautiful sparkling light of the sun always create a mesmerizing site for all the trekkers.

This 10-day Annapurna panorama trek offers each trekker an unforgettable view of the great mountains, including the massive Annapurna range. As you move forward with the trail, you will come across culturally rich Gurungs and Magars villages. You can get acquainted with their distinct cultures and traditions with a taste of their unique cuisines.

Each day, you will walk on the trail accompanied by the magical views of Ghorepani Poon Hill trail. On average, you will hike from 4 to 6 hours each day. You will rest for an hour at noon for lunch. During this time, you can explore the region, take photos, make videos, and get to know the locals.

As the evening approaches, you will settle in a comfortable lodge or tea house. Here, you can indulge in a delicious dinner with fresh local produce. After dinner, you can always gather around the fireplace, enjoying a hot beverage. You can simply be in the moment, make ever-lasting memories, and let go of your worries.

Accommodation, Food, and Transportation

When you are in Kathmandu, we have arranged a three-night stay in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. The room arrangement will be double or twin rooms. During your stay in Pokhara, we will lodge you at a 2 or 3-star hotel for 2 nights. If you wish to upgrade or downgrade your accommodation when staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara, we can happily arrange it for you at an additional or reduced cost. There are numerous options for budget-friendly accommodations to luxurious ones in these two cities.

During your trek, you will be accommodated in a twin-share lodge for 4 nights with the best possible amenities. Although the lodgings may be simple with basic amenities, we want to ensure you they will be clean, hygienic, and safe. In short, we ensure that you have the most comfortable accommodations possible during this trek.

As for meals, accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara includes breakfast only. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included on our tour package during the Annapurna panorama trek. We will provide breakfast and dinner available at our overnight lodge while lunch will be served in the lodge available on our route.

You can delight your pallet with the local cuisines of Dal, Vat, Tarkari (Lentil, Rice, and Vegetable) or you can taste some international dishes such as Momos, Chowmen, pasta, and sandwiches. The lodges also serve Masala tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages. They will also serve you hot tea or coffee with every meal. However, the cost of soft drinks or alcoholic beverages is not included in our tour package.

Our company will make your journey comfortable in every possible way. As you land in Nepal, our representative will receive you at the airport and will transport you to your hotel in a private car or van (depending on the group size). We will drive you to Pokhara in a comfortable Tourist bus so you can have a delightful journey to this beautiful paradise.

Required Equipments for the Trip

Different types of equipments are required to fully enjoy your trip in Nepal. The required equipment may depend on the trip type, weather conditions, season and the maximum altitude of the trip.

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Annapurna Panorama Trek - FAQs

When should I book the Annapurna Panorama trek with your company?

We recommend you book this trip a month or two in advance. This time will allow us to arrange transport, book hotels, and organize our field staff. However, last-minute booking is also feasible. We will arrange every detail according to your schedule.

Is this trek worth my time?

This 10-day short Annapurna panorama trek will provide you with the experience and thrill that you have been seeking all your life. We have crafted the itinerary such that although the trek days may look shorter. Still, there will be enough time for you to soak in the picturesque views of the majestic mountain peaks.

Can I extend my stay in Pokhara?

Yes, if you wish to spend some more time in this beautiful paradise of Nepal, we can extend your stay in Pokhara during our return journey.

Is the Annapurna Panorama trek safe?

Yes, this trek is safe for all trekkers including first-timers, solo female travelers, family, or groups. It is fit for all fitness levels as the maximum altitude you will be reaching is 3210 m at Poon Hill. The trails are quite straightforward with few steep slopes. Plus, our guides who will accompany you on this trek are experienced. He is dedicated to ensuring your safety throughout this trip.

 

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