What to Expect

  • Trek to Poon Hill (3,200 metres), a vantage point for Sunset and Sunrise views
  • Sunset : The tops of the entire Annapurna Range glistening in shades of orange, the Dhaulagiri range opposite more in the shadow appearing how it should in any normal dusk light
  • Sunrise : Reverse sunset
  • The only trek where we see an airplane flying at a lower altitude from an exciting distance
  • In spring: the whole forest in bloom with rhododendron flowers, mostly in red, some in pink and white sporadic
  • Passes through numerous villages the ones that are found in the Hilly areas of Nepal

About Annapurna Panorama Trek

Annapurna Panorama Trek offers a unique taste of trekking in Nepal in a relatively short period of time. Like our Ghorepani  Poon Hill Trek, it is a great introduction to the marvels of Annapurna Panorama Trekking with everything from lush village scenery to cozy lodges and astonishing panoramas. This Annapurna Panorama Trekking journey is ideal for people with a little less trekking time but still looking for something very special. It will fulfill your appetite for a trip that gives a real sense of what life can be like on the trekking trails.

We make the leisurely journey on this Annapurna Panorama Trek relative to more strenuous options in the area. We begin the Annapurna Panorama Trek with a short and scenic drive from the lakeside city of Pokhara.  We then begin our hiking journey as we ascend through forests and over ridge tops with enticing panoramas of the peaks and surrounding valleys. The trail then enters and follows up the Modi River Valley to idyllic Gurung villages of Landruk and Ghandruk. From there, we pass through dense timberland to Tadapani and then Ghorepani and the most famous viewpoint of the Annapurna region, Poon Hill.

The windswept barren ridge top known as Poon Hill offers a vast panorama of Himalayan peaks including Annapurna I, (8,091 m , 26,545ft) 10th highest mountain on the planet and first peak over 8,000 m to have ever been summited (reached by a French team in 1950), Dhaulagiri, (8,167 m , 26,7795ft) - world’s 7th  highest, Manaslu, (8,163 m , 26,781 ft) - world’s 8th highest, and many more soaring peaks.

Eventually, we make our way back to down the valley through scenic forests and farmlands. We then trek out of the valley to the road and make a short and scenic drive to the tourist destination of Pokhara.

Please Note: Our Annapurna Panorama Trek has set departure dates from Pokhara and Kathmandu and this Annapurna Panorama trek can be personalized to accommodate your specific wishes and timetable.  We can arrange a combination of this trek with the iconic Annapurna Circuit Trek as well as Mardi Himal Base Camp and other inviting options in the area.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 2Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Driving approx. 7 hours by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 3One hour drive to Nayapul by car/van, trek to Ulleri (1,960 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 4Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,835mt.). Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 5Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3,210 mt.) to see 220 degree panoramic view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range and sunrise, trek to Tadapani (2,520 mt.).Walking 4 ½ hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 6Tada Pani to Jhinudanda (1,850 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 7Jhinudanda to Pothana (1,800m). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 8Pothana to Phedi and drive to Pokhara by car. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 9Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 10Transfer to Airport for your final departure from Nepal.

What's Included

Price Includes

  • Pick up & Transfer to and from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to your hotel in Kathmandu. 
  • Two nights accommodation at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu (breakfasts included).
  • Two nights accommodation at 2/3 star hotel in Pokhara (breakfasts included).
  • Transportation as per the itinerary.
  • Tea-house lodging during the journey.
  • Standard Meals during the journey (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • Expert Guide (registered and licensed by the government) with accompanying porters (generally, one porter for every two clients). ( High Camp Adventure covers the staffs’ meals and accommodations as well as wages, transport,insurance, and essential gear.)
  • Equipment (Sleeping bag, Down jacket, Walking poles).
  • Conservation Area and National Park entry fees.
  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card.
  • Trekking Map.
  • Medical kit.
  • Government taxes.
  • Our service charge.
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu the eve of your international departure.

Price Excludes:

  • International plane ticket to and from Nepal.
  • Major meals in Kathmandu (other than breakfast).
  • Personal Expenses including laundry,telephone calls,bar bills,drinks and snacks.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Shower fees at lodges, fees for recharging electronic equipment, and personal expenses along the trail.
  • Tips for Guides, Porters and staff.
  • Expenses incurred by cancelation and events beyond our control, for example, weather delays, trail detours, political unrest, illness and et cetera.
Departure note

Please take a look at our fixed departure dates for this trek. If they do not fit with your schedule, then please let us arrange an itinerary that is more suitable to you and your requirements.

Useful Information

Accommodation

All the accommodation as per the itinerary is included in the package cost. We have chosen a 2/3 star hotel in the cities for your comfort and safety. The hotels can be upgraded to more deluxe ones upon your request. While trekking in the Mountain, our guides will choose the best available lodge of the village from their past experience. As some villages have limited number of lodges, in a peak season like in Spring and Autumn, you may have to share a room with some stranger trekker as well. Comfortable two men tent with mattress and four seasons sleeping bag will be provided for the camping trek. Our crew will try to set the camp in a scenic place. All the hotel and camping accommodations are as per twin sharing basis unless you are of different gender.

Meals

Nepal is such an easy place to get several vegetarian options so no worries if you are a vegetarian or vegan. You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental, Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Freshly cooked and hygienic dinner and breakfast are served at the camp and lunch will be served on the way to the next destination which will be prepared by our own chef. Only breakfast is served in Kathmandu whilst farewell dinner on the eve of your international departure is served from our side. All the meals (B/L/D) are on full board basis during the trek.

Trekking Crew

An experienced and licensed Guide and necessary porters will assist you during the trek. In a group with more than 8 clients, 2 guides will be provided for the betterment in service. In a teahouse trek, generally, one porter is provided for every two clients who carry between 15 to 20 kg. However, on a camping journey, more porters are required. All the camping equipment such as kitchen, dining, dome and toilet tents, kitchen equipment, fuel, and all consumable goods have to be carried from Kathmandu which needs more manpower. All of our guides and porters are fully insured so you don't' have to worry about them in case of emergency. Our team believes that our customer care is the first priority.

Physical Fitness and Experience

Annapurna Panorama Trek is an easy trek which is fit for those who has the ability to walk 5-6 hours of walking uphill and downhill in a day carrying a personal day pack. Some days are longer with 7- 8 hours of walking as well. Annapurna Panorama Trek is low altitude trek which demands less physical, however having strong determination, positive vibe and average physical fitness can complete this trek. Doing some physical exercise a few weeks prior to the trip is better but technical skill is not required for this trek. If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to High Camp Adventure.

Travel Insurance

This is a real adventure in high altitude so obtaining a travel insurance is always a good idea for your safety and is highly recommended too. Your travel insurance policy should cover helicopter evacuation and medical expenses in an emergency. There is not any Nepalese insurance company to sell travel insurance policy so you better buy a good one from home. There are some insurance policies which covers only in low altitude below 4000 mt. and some only in high altitude above 4000 mt. So before you purchase it, please double check the policy what it covers and where are you going.

Best Seasons

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Annapurna Panorama Trek. Where normally days are sunny, the temperature is perfect, the sky is clear and Mountain remains crystal. This trek can be done in Monsoon (June to August ) but you should not expect the great weather and Mountain view.  You can do it in Winter (December to February) if you are used to with extreme cold temperature.

Ground Transportation

Highway in Nepal is safe, however, sometimes transport can be halted due to a landslide, strike or by political unrest. Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. We, therefore, advise that you schedule at least an extra days cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case, High Camp Adventure can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.