Annapurna Panorama Trek

Region-Route-country: Central West-Dhampus-Nepal
Days of Completion: 9 days
Max. Altitude of Trial: 2,590 meters
Accommodation Type: Hotel/Guest House
Package Type: DriveIn – DriveOut


Annapurna panorama trek is one of the world famous and classical treks in the world. In this trek you have a chance to see & explore the real typical village with its traditional lifestyle. This Annapurna trek starting from the lakeside town of Pokhara valley and follow roughly; forest trails past nice traditional villages and through serene landscapes on a country side. Ghandruk is a modern village of Nepal carries its own culture, life style and panoramic scenery of Himalayas also another attraction place for trekkers. During the trekking on lower place we will reaches at Poon Hill from where can see wonderful panoramic views of the valley of deepest gorge and some of the highest mountains range of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manasalu with holy Mt. Fishtail to the northern part. Throughout the trek you'll see close up views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machhapuchre (Fishtail Mountain) and the Kaligandaki Valley also be able to take a relaxing natural hot springs at Tatopani and may have explore the local lifestyle, culture, climate and topography. This may have good choice for anyone who are looking for introductory trek on a limited timescale as well as a good choice for family trek as well with beginners.
 
 
Annapurna Panorama Trek is moderate and can be done throughout the year I including the summer. The normal hour of walking is 4 to 6 hours each day and the possible highest point is 3200m. Therefore, there is no risk of any altitude sickness. Those who are traveling with children can also enjoy this trek. It is very comfortable to sleep and eat at mountain lodges named tea houses and the porter carries your luggage. Throughout the route, it offers grand spectacles of blooming rhododendron flowers in March and April. The view from Ghorepani and Poon Hill above is one of the best on the Annapurna panorama Trek. The Himalayan chain between Dhauligiri and Manaslu can be clearly seen on a fine day. Many people ascend Poon Hill in the morning before to get a good view of the mountains. However the view of Machhupuchhare is disappointing in the morning as the sun rises behind it. The view of Dhaulagiri with the rising sun shining on it is magnificent. On a clear evening, the view of Machhupuchhare from here would be magnificent. Spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque fluted peak of Machapuchare (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline. At the climax of this trek you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountains capes on Earth. As the sun touches the snow capped summits the Himalayan Gants, Dhaulagiri 8,167m and Annapurna 8,091m along with a maze of other peaks slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes. A rewarding trek that can be enjoy by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape. This trek is a wonderful opportunity to witness the beauty of the Annapurna region with a shorter trek. The trip starts just north of the city of Pokhara and winds through the Poon Hill area and then passes. 
 
Itinerary
 
Day 01:  Kathmandu to Pokhara Overland, drive to Phedi and trek to Dhampus 1650m/2 hours  (B,L,D)

Today, morning fly to Pokhara and take a car, short drive (40 minutes) to reach at Phedi starting point of our trek. From here we'll follow the trail to get Dhampus village for around 1 ½ hours ascends passing through terrace field and small forest.
Overnight in Lodge.

Day 02: Trek from Dhampus to Landruk Village 1565m/6 hours (B,L,D)

We’ll start our trek after breakfast, ascent for 2 hour to reach at Pothana, Pothana is a small village surrounding by small forest with good view of Machhapuchre (Mt. Fishtail) as well as Annapurna South with Dhampus village to the bottom. We’ll be walking up and down along quiet trails through the forest for about 3 hours where en-route some small teahouses offering tea and cold drink breaks for small business. We'll reach at Landruk Village which also nice village settled in terrace landscapes.
Overnight in Lodge.

Day 03: Trek from Landruk Village to Ghandruk Village 1940m/5 hours (B,L,D)

Today, we will start after having breakfast, the trail leads step way about 40 minutes walking down to the Modi River and crossing the bridge you can be seen bee hives on a side of cliff. Continuing our trek to Ghandruk, the trail ascends and steepest before we reach at Ghandruk which is a largest Gurung (popular ethnic group from western region of Nepal) settlement in the area with the closest views of Annapurna and Machhapuchre to the north and evening enjoy exploring the local village and people with traditional dressed. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Ghandruk Village to Tadapani 2590m/4 hours (B,L,D)

Today we pass the Ghandruk village ascends walk to the rich rhododendron forest and about 3 hrs fully forest walking reaches at Bhaise Kharka where few teahouses and after lunch again ascends up to the Tadapani after few hour walk through the forested way. Finally we reach at Tadapani. This small place is surrounding by rhododendron forest and closest view of Mt. Fishtail and Annapurna range.
Overnight in Lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Tadapani to Ghorepani 2750m/6 hours (B,L,D)

After breakfast it's a short walk down to the stream and crossing wooden local made bridge and again followed by a 3 hour climb up to the steep ridge of Deurali for lunch and further walks to the top of Deurali pass 3160m. After an easy walk of around an hour, trails lead down to Ghorepani. This is popular place for around and can see good panoramic view of the Mt. Dhaulagiri range and explore around. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani 1190m/7 hours (B,L,D)

Today early morning your guide will knock you door to wake up you with a dark climb up to the Poon Hill takes 45 minutes hike on your pace though the rhododendron forest and spread glimpse of sunrise view and chirping sounds of birds during the early hiking. Poon Hill is a great viewpoint from where we'll be able to enjoy wonderful panoramic views of the Mustang part and Pokhara valleys as well as see the more than 20 highest mountain closest views. After back to hotel and breakfast we walk down to Tatopani with long down hill. Before reaching at Tatopani we will pass some nice local villages with Himalayan scenery. We'll stop en-route for lunch at Shikha before reaching at Tatopani, which means 'hot water spring' in Nepali word. Visit hot spring for bath in the riverbank of Kaligandaki. Enjoy your time in hot spring taking naturally bathe. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 07: Trek Tatopani to Ghaleswor 1170m/6 hours (B,L,D)

After your breakfast we follow the down Stream of Kaligandaki River. Walk through villages, field and on road construction and after 3 hrs pleasant walk will reach at Tipling for lunch. Then we follow the easy path to get to Ghaleswor, which is a big town and touched with modern style (from Tipling to Ghaleswor operating seasonable Jeep drive). After check in to the hotel and rest of the time explore the famous Shiva temple, surrounding town and riverbank. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 08: Drive from Ghaleswor to Pokhara (B,L,D)

Today morning we'll drive from Ghaleswor to Beni and Pokhara takes around a 4-5 hour drive through beautiful countryside and on arrival at Pokhara we'll check in to our hotel and rest of the time explore the lakeside area or simply relax.

Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu (B,L)
 
 
What is Included
 
  • All overland transportations as per itinerary & airport transfers
  • All accommodations and all meals (B,L,D) during the treks no extra charge for single travelers
  • All cost for Guide and sherpa(potter), a sherpa assistance leader(s) for big group and assistance Trek leader help each individuals while on trek
  • All necessary paper works and permits.
  • All government and local taxes if necessary.
 
What is Not Included
 
  • Nepal Visa fee (International airfare to & from home city)
  • Hotel, Lunch & evening meals during Kathmandu stay.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
  • Gratuity for staffs
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend
 
However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trial or your suitability for it, please contact us by email so that we can process further. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: 00977 1 4390339 / 9841844963