Annapurna Panorama Trek

Annapurna Panorama Trek

  • Trip Duration7 Days
  • Trip GradeEasy
  • Max. Altitude3210 M
  • Cost Starting FromUS$ 699
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Transportation: Tourist Bus
  • Accommodation: Local Mountain Lodge
  • Max. Altitude: 3210 M
  • Min. Group Size: 02 Minimum - 10 Maximum

Highlights

  • Savor the magnificent landscape of Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machhapuchchhre and Himalchuli
  • Enjoy gorgeous views of the Himalaya’s on a sunrise from Poon Hill view point
  • Experience the traditional culture and lifestyle of Nepalese peoples. 
  • Visit the Hindu and Buddhist temples in Kathmandu

Annapurna Panorama trek is the best scenic trek in Annapurna region of Nepal. This Trek takes you to the amazing places like Poon hill, Jhinu, and Hille. Annapurna Panorama Trek journey begins from the Lake City Pokhara. Next day we drive to Nayapool where we start our trek to Tikhedhunga. we will stay in the beautiful small Local lodge there. This place is especially famous for the potatoes farming as well. The next day’s trekking takes you to the Ghorepani and early morning hiking to Poon Hill for the majestic sunrise moments. Hence, the views of the Annapurna Himalayan range will surpass all the tiredness of the trekking. You can see the Himchuli, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Neelgiri, Machhapuchhre and other magnificent mountains from here. 

Again, The journey heads to Jhinu and on the way to Jhinu you can enjoy the delightful natural hot water bathing. This would revitalize your muscles and tone up for the rest of the trekking ahead. The cultural program can be organized in Jhinu. Probably, This would help you understand the culture and tradition of the Nepalese society. You can enjoy and dance in rhythm with your trekking crew and the members of the journey as well. From Jhinu the journey heads to Tolka. This place is near to the Landruk and offers the best view of the hilly terrain as well. Then finally from Kande bus drive will take you back to Pokhara.

 

Itinerary

Day 1Arrive at Tribuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

Mount Trails representative will greet and accompany the guest from the airport to their hotel. Evening we will have briefing regarding the trip program.

One of our guides will accompany the guests for their sightseeing excursion in Kathmandu where they will be visiting the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa – The Monkey Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple, all of them declared as the UNESCO World Heritage sites.

After breakfast, we regulate our a long scenic drive to Pokhara, the second largest city of Nepal. After checking in to the hotel and taking rest, leisure boating on the picturesque Fewa Lake will be arranged for making the evening pleasant.

After a quick breakfast, we will take a 42km drive to Naya Pul via Lumle village from where a walk of about 20 minutes will proceed up to Birethanti. From here, the trail traversing through bamboo forests, large waterfall and swimming hole takes us to Ramghai where lunch will be served. After the relaxing lunch, a gradual climb along the trail up on the side of the valley is followed which takes us to Hille

Crossing a stream on a suspension bridge near the camp site, we walk from Hille ascending a steep stone staircase of about 3300 steps to a large Magar village of Ulleri at 2,080m. Above the village, the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields taking us to a camp site for rest and water stop after an hour’s walk. The trail crosses two sparkling streams before making a short final climb to Nangethati where we will be stopping for lunch. Thanti is a Nepali word for “rest house”. From here, we will climb to Ghorepani at 2,850m where we will be welcomed by the picturesque sight of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Tukuche Nilgiri (6,940m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Hiunchuli (6,441m) and Tarke Kang (7,193m).

We will hike to Poonhill early in the morning to catch the captivating view of sunrise radiant over the Annapurna Himalayan Range. After enjoying the sunrise, we will descend to Ghorepani for a hot breakfast before carrying on our trek to Chuile.

A steep downhill descent through the forests takes us to Gurung, a Gurung village named after the ethnic group living there. The trail from here takes us to Jhinu where we will stay for the night at the finest guesthouse in the place. The natural hot water bathing on the way too could be amazing experience.

The trek heads to Tolka in this day passing by the Gurung Village and terraced farmlands along with the temperate forests.

The journey heads to Kande and bus will take you back to hotel in Pokhara. Evening is free roam for you to enjoy the eateries and bars of Lakeside Pokhara.

A scenic drive from Pokhara will bring the team back to Kathmandu where the evening is spend either relaxing or shopping for souvenirs. A farewell dinner will be organized to commemorate the closer of the exciting journey.

The mountain expedition marks its end today with the team bidding goodbye to each other and sharing their farewell and well wishes during and after breakfast. We will transfer you to airport three hours before the flight departure for onward flight or join another tour trek with Mount Trails.

Trip Cost Details

Cost Include

  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Three nights deluxe accommodation in kathmandu with breakfast basis. 
  • Two nights deluxe accommodation in pokhara with breakfast basis.
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea or coffee and seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek; we provide private bathrooms with hot shower if possible during the trek as well.
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter between two trekkers) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Private transportation to and from trek starting point.
  • Duffle bag for the trekking
  • Mount Trails T–shirt, trekking map 
  • First aid medical kit
  • TIMS Card- Trekkers’ Information Management System and Annapurna Conservation Permits fee. 
  • Government taxes & Mount Trails service charge
     


 

 

Cost Exclude

  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Personal expenses such as bar bills (cold drinks Inc. coke, water, fanta etc , snacks )
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in cities
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Hot shower during the trek except Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
  • All other expenses which is not include in cost inlcudes section. 

Trip Map

Useful Info

What Makes This Trip Different? 

Mount Trails believe in the quality services with great vlaue to our guests.  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.

Mount Trails Trekking and Adventures works for social causes with some non-profit organization http://letsgocool.org concerned with environmental conservation and preservation includes Orphan children who need better education and the better life. We are supporting for the cause with some of our profits to a certain organization so that we can make their life better and bring happiness in thier life. We believe that education and healthy children make more stable and better future of Nepal. For donation, Sponsorship or any kind of Voluntourism, please contact to our orginization  gocooltonepal@gmail.com  

Experience RequireD

This trek is suitable for fit walkers or those with previous trekking experience. If you have completed the EBC, or climbed Kilimanjaro or are a happy-go-lucky weekend hill walker, you could Annapurna Panorama Trek. This is one of those treks that could test your physical & mental abilities. It is not impossible, it’s simply a trek that you’d like to do, come and experience the himalaya trek with Local Experts. 

Trip Note

The Trekking Group
For this trek, there will be one leader, 1 assistant leader (6 trekkers:1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters for carrying luggage  (2 trekkers:1 porter). This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group is sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. Our experience has led us to believe that a maximum of 10people is an optimum number to fully enjoy a trip. However, if a traveler is interested in larger groups then that can be arranged too.

Accommodations
We will be deluxe accommodated in Kathmandu and Mountain Local Lodge during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 150. Mount Trails will arrange rooms with attached washrooms if possible in mountain however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities during the trek. 

Meals
During our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the teahouse or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests.

Leader(S) & Staff Arrangements
The most significant thing that makes this trek, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful leader(s) and the crew members with the ability of operating our days on the mountain smoothly. Our trip will be led by the best and most professional leaders. Mount Trails leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Mount Trails only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region(s). The trek and expedition leaders have undergone the following trainings:

Intensive Wilderness First Aid
Trekking Guide Training
Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)
Care about our field crews. 
Mount Trails is firmly committed to porter rights. We make sure that all our porters are well treated and well paid. Further, Mount Trails provides the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members. We have previously used helicopters at company's expense to rescue porters from dangerous situations. And for the porter's sake, all trekkers keep their luggage bag weight under 20 KG. 

Environmental Concerns
The Everest Region is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as much as we do.  Therefore, we believe that the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. Mount Trails employs a 'zero impact' policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. Bharal Adventure, therefore, enforces a number of do's and don'ts. Please talk to your trek leader to avoid environmental impacts.

Travel Insurance
It is a condition upon joining any of Mount Trails trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this should includes helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don't arrange or sell insurance but we are happy to assist you if incase of emergency. 

Acclimatization
This trek’s itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000 m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. During this trip, we take rest in Namche Bazaar which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Everest Mini Trek is an easy trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk for around 4-5 hours a day with a light day-pack. Exercising and jogging regularly for a few weeks prior to the trip is good idea to enhance strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Mount Trails before the trip start. We also recommend that you consult your doctor(s) before the trip.

Best Time To Travel
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for this trip. Although this trip can be taken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.