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.
Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Driving approx. 7 hours by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03One hour drive to Nayapul by car/van, trek to Ulleri (1960 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 04Ulleri to Ghorepani (2835mt.). Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 05Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3210 mt.) to see 220 degree panoramic view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range and sunrise, trek to Tadapani (2520 mt.).Walking 4 ½ hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 06Tada Pani to Jhinudanda (1850 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 07Jhinudanda to Pothana (1800m). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 08Pothana to Phedi and drive to Pokhara by car. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10Transfer to airport for your final departure from Nepal.
Day 1Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.A representative from our company will receive you once you arrive in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and takes you to your pre-arranged place of accommodation.
Day 2Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Driving approx. 7 hours by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel.Our travel to Pokhara, the lake city, is on a tourist bus, a ride that should last for around six hours. With breakfast and lunch on the highway, the bus stops at the bus park in Pokhara. The Lakeside, the tourist hub, is a ten-minute ride on any vehicle. This is where we stop for the night.
Day 3One hour drive to Nayapul by car/van, trek to Ulleri (1960 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guest house.Nayapul, about an hour and a half away on a vehicle, is our trailhead for this trip. Sudamé, where we stop for lunch, is about two and a half hours further to the North on a trail that is a gentle ascent. It is the numerous waterfalls that should attract the attention of many. With two hours up to a steep climb towards the end, the walk arrives in Ulleri. The Himalayas on sight from this village is the magnificent Annapurna South and Mt Huinchuli. This is where we stop for the night.
Day 4Ulleri to Ghorepani (2835mt.). Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at guest house.The walk today asks us to go through a dense rhododendron forest throughout. The panorama continuously changes as we traverse through the hills, going around a corner then another up a steady uphill. First, it’s the Annapurna South and Mt Huinchuli replaced by Mt Machhapuchré (the Fishtail) next. It is not Banthanti, a settlement on the way, but Nangethanti, which arrives sometime later, where we stop for lunch. We move on aiming for Ghorepani after lunch. Trudging on a similar route, we reach Ghorepani, situated amidst a forest largely dominated by rhododendrons. This is where we stop for the night.
Day 5Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3210 mt.) to see 220 degree panoramic view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range and sunrise, trek to Tadapani (2520 mt.).Walking 4 ½ hours. Overnight at guest house.Early morning is a time for a walk to Poon Hill for that sunrise view: the brightening of the tops of the Dhaulagiri Range in an array of bright shades with the peaks of the Annapurna Range to the East in shadow. Back in Ghorepani and we leave for Tadapani after breakfast. It starts out up a steep incline for almost two hours before eventually arriving atop a ridge. It’s a downhill from here on through a forest one more time until Banthanti, where we stop for lunch. After a downhill for some time then a sharp uphill, we arrive in Tadapani. This is where we stop for the night.
Day 6Tada Pani to Jhinudanda (1850 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guest house.Today, we start out a steep descent. Don’t be surprised if the legs wobble a little. Through the greenery, the downhill stops and the trail turns into a steep ascent, followed by a steady one before taking all to Gurjung, where we stop for lunch. From here on, JhinuDanda is about two hours away. Our stop for a tea break in ChomrongVilllage on the way pays off well: Mt Machapuchré to the right and the Annapurna and Huinchuli right before us. JhinuDanda is now about an hour of a sharp decline away. Once in JhinuDanda, where we stop for the night, the hot springs nearly by on the banks of Modi River is inviting for a relaxing dip.
Day 7Jhinudanda to Pothana (1800m). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.JhinuDanda to Pothana (1,890 meters; 6-hour walk)
Our destination today is Pothana; but we stop in Landruk, a village that has the magnificent Annapurna South as well as the Huinchuli on display. This is where we stop for lunch. Our lunch is followed by a gentle uphill all the way to a ridge and the next slightly less than an hour brings us to Pothana. With the whole of the Annapurna Range in view, this is where we stop for the night.
Day 8Pothana to Phedi and drive to Pokhara by car. Overnight at hotel.Around three hours to Phedi and it’s time for lunch. The half an hour travel to Pokhara from here on is on a taxi. Pokhara is where we stop for the night.
Day 9Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel.Our return to Kathmandu is on a tourist bus, a ride that should last for around six hours. With breakfast and lunch on the highway, the bus stops in Sorhakhutté in Kathmandu. Thamel, the tourist hub, is a stone’s throw from here.
Day 10Transfer to airport for your final departure from Nepal.Depending largely on your travel fixture, you will be leaving for Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure from Nepal either in the morning or in the afternoon or in the evening.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.