Annapurna Panorama Trek
The most popular easy trek, Annapurna Panorama trek is a delightful trek that offers the best mountain views and typical village culture. This is a classical trekking route in Annapurna and famous among the Asian, European and American trekkers.
Annapurna Panorama trekking starts from the Lakeside of Pokhara city and continues passing through the forest trails crossing many traditional villages, small streams and paddy fields. The smiling faces of locals welcome you in every steps of this trail which gives you the deep feeling of love in your heart. The entire trail provides you the panoramic views of mountains and beautiful landscapes. Ghandruk village and Poon Hill are the highlights of this Annapurna trek. Ghandruk is the famous village in Annapurna rich in own culture, life style and beautiful scenery of Himalayas.
The major highlight of this Annapurna panorama trek is Poon Hill, also called Pun Hill which is famous for sunrise and sunset view over Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range. The hill station offers 360 degree of panorama views. From here you will enjoy with the panoramic views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna and other server stunning peaks. Tatopani (Hot Spring) is another attraction during this trekking.
Overall the Annapurna Panorama trek is short and easy trekking that offers the amazing views of mountains and beautiful landscapes, rich ethnic culture and heart touching hospitality. It is possible to trek during the year around. No extra physical fitness is required for this classical Annapurna trekking.
Trekking Group Size
Trekking Group is termed for the group of people with every individuals who go for a trip. A minimum of 2 people and maximum number of 12 is highly recommended as the size of the group. This planning ensures complete safety of the trekkers and convenience as well. However, with conditions applied, the group size can be customized as per the request of our clients.
[Note: Crew members are not counted within the trekking group size. This exclusive group of crews include one leader, assistant leaders and porters. One assistant leader for every 4 trekkers and one porter for every 2 trekkers]
Meals and Accommodation
During your stay in Kathmandu city, at the initial and the final stages of the trip, you will be residing at a 4 star hotel. The meal facilities in our Cost Includessection takes account of only breakfast facilities at this particular hotel. During the trek, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served including varieties of snacks, cold drinks, and hot chocolate especially during the mountain part.
As mentioned above, accommodation will be facilitated at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu. Whereas, during the trek, you will be staying at standard teahouses, lodges and camps, on twin sharing basis, that is determined by the viability of accommodation facilities at overnight stops.
As a general idea, health condition in a good state is highly recommended for any kind of tour. As, Annapurna Panorama Trek is categorized under Easy Level, one should have the ability to walk for at least 5 – 6 hours a day, and 8 – 9 hours in some of the days. The highest altitude that we climb in this particular trek is 3,210m/10,531ft. Trekking in higher altitudes requires more physical effort. If you have any kind of medical condition, we urge you to receive a counsel from medical experts and formally inform us before applying for this trip.
Previous trekking experience is further admired. Even if you do not possess any, our crew members will always be there to guide for your safety concerns. We believe that you are strengthened with a positive attitude and a strong determination towards this trip.
Taking every aspects in consideration, we have come up with a squad of perfectly skilled crew members who have been recruited especially for their respective fields. You will be guided by fluently English speaking professional experts and team leaders who have gone through all possible circumstances that might occur ruining your trekking experience. Boosted with knowledge of ecology, geography, wild lives, flora and fauna, culture and history, you will be directed with maximum possible efficiency.
We wish you a happy, convenient and safe journey!
The Best Season to go for Annapurna Panorama Trek is between October and May. This particular timespan provides you an efficient trekking experience with provisions of remarkable views of the environment around.
This part is analytically the most important of all. It is a must to gain knowledge about equipment required for a well-planned trekking tour. These gears not only adds convenience to your trip but, also, is totally responsible for its completion. We have formulated a clean list of equipment required for trekking in Nepal.
We, personally, do not sell any kind of insurances to our clients. We are, however, concerned about your safety as much as you do. Therefore, we advise you to plan a travel insurance policy before going for any of our trips. Unfortunate events such as sickness, medical issues, injuries or any kinds of accidents are possible measures that can ruin your trip or can even add threats to your life.
We can suggest some of the reputed insurance companies that can come in handy to you. You better be careful while you choose a company and select insurance plans that includes emergency air ambulance rescue service, medical expenses and compensation for trip cancellation, as we do not provide any kind of refunds. Please, formally, provide us a copy of your insurance plans before going for the trip.
[Note: We won’t be liable for any kind of the mentioned life-threatening accidents under any circumstances]
Permits and Fees
No special fees or permits is required for trekking in this region as trekkers do not need to climb any of the peaks. Only an entrance fee is charged to gain access to Annapurna Conservational Area [US $ 28 per person]. These fees can be paid at the National Park desk in Thamel or directly at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu [Tel: 00977-1-4222453, 00977-1-4223590] or Pokhara [Tel: 00977-1-521167]
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m), transfer to hotel, overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, takes about 5 hours, overnight hotel in Pokhara.
Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Phedi and trek to Pothana, takes about 5 hours, overnight at lodge.
Day 04: Trek from Pothana to Ghandruk village takes about 6 hours, overnight at lodge.
Day 05: Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani takes about 4 hours, overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Ghorepani takes about 6 hour, overnight at lodge.
Day 07: Trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani via Poon Hill (3,210m) takes about 6 hours, overnight at lodge.
Day 08: Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara 5hrs.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus or take flight, overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10: Transfer to Airport for final departure or you can extend your trip in Nepal joining other activities.
Note: The suggested itinerary is just a guideline and standard pattern. If the itinerary couldn’t meet your needs and not suitable for your time; you can customize it. Please let us know about your requirements, we will provide you detail information and plan according to your interest. The trip cost depends on the services you choose - Deluxe, Standard, Budget and Group size.
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 2 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 2 night in Pokhara
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- Transport fare for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- Airport departure tax (NRs. 170 per person)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu or Pokhara (Main city)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
- Tips for guides and porters