Annapurna Panorama Trek

Annapurna Panorama Trek
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Facts About Annapurna Panorama Trek

Grade

Easy

Max Size

1-15

Altitude

3210 m

Transportation

Privet Car/ Jeep

Accomodation

Hotel & Lodge

Major Activity

Trekking and tour

Himalayan Sights

Annapurna Range

Starts/Ends

Kathmandu - Kathmandu

Duration:

10 Days

Trip Overview

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.

Annapurna Panorama Trek Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m), transfer to hotel, overnight at hotel.
Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1300

Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m / 4264 ft) Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu, you are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program and preparation for trek.

Day 2 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (822m/2697ft) it will take 7hrs drive
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
822

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, takes about 5 hours, overnight hotel in Pokhara

Day 3 : Drive from Pokhara to Phedi and trek to Pothana (1890m/6201ft) Walk about 6hrs
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1890

Drive from Pokhara to Phedi and trek to Pothana, takes about 5 hours, overnight at lodge.

Day 4 : Trek from Pothana to Ghandruk ( 2012m/6601ft) walk about 7hrs
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2012

Trek from Pothana to Ghandruk village takes about 6 hours, overnight at lodge

Day 5 : Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani (2610m/ 8561ft) walk about 5hrs
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2610

Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani takes about 5 hours, overnight at lodge.

Day 6 : Trek from Tadapani to Ghorepani (2874m/9429ft) walk about 6hrs
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2874

Trek from Tadapani to Ghorepani takes about 6 hour, overnight at lodge.

 

Day 7 : Trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani via Poon Hill ( 3210m/10532ft) walk about 6hrs
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3210

Trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani via Poon Hill (3,210m) takes about 6 hours, overnight at lodge.

Day 8 : Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
822

Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara 5hrs.Overnight at Hotel.

Day 9 : Back to Kathmandu
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1350

Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus or take flight, overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10 : final departure
Food
Breakfast

Transfer to Airport for final departure or you can extend your trip in Nepal joining other activities.

Cost Includes

  • 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

Cost Excludes

  • 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

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Fequenty Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Annapurna Panorama Trek?

The Annapurna Panorama Trek is a popular trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The trek offers stunning views of the Annapurna range, including Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, and others. The trek typically takes around 10 days, depending on the itinerary.

What is the difficulty level of the Annapurna Panorama Trek?

The Annapurna Panorama Trek is considered to be a moderate trek, suitable for most people with a reasonable level of fitness. The trail is well-defined and there are plenty of teahouses along the way for accommodation and meals.

When is the best time to do the Annapurna Panorama Trek?

The best time to do the Annapurna Panorama Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is clear and the views are stunning. However, the trek can also be done in the winter (December to February) and monsoon (June to August) seasons with appropriate gear and preparation.

What is the cost of the Annapurna Panorama Trek?

The cost of the Annapurna Panorama Trek can vary depending on factors such as the season, duration, and level of service. Generally, the cost includes permits, accommodation, meals, transportation, and guide/porter fees. The average cost can range from $500 to $1000 per person.

Do I need a guide or porter for the Annapurna Panorama Trek?

While it is possible to do the trek without a guide or porter, it is highly recommended to hire one for safety and convenience. A guide can provide valuable information about the trail, culture, and customs, while a porter can carry your gear and relieve you of the burden of carrying a heavy backpack.

What should I pack for the Annapurna Panorama Trek?

You should pack warm clothing, comfortable hiking shoes, a waterproof jacket, a hat, gloves, a headlamp, a water bottle, sunscreen, a camera, and any necessary medication. It is also recommended to bring some cash in Nepalese rupees for purchases along the way.

Is it safe to do the Annapurna Panorama Trek?

Yes, the Annapurna Panorama Trek is generally considered safe. However, it is important to take precautions such as staying hydrated, acclimatizing properly, and following the advice of your guide. It is also recommended to purchase travel insurance before embarking on the trek.

Additional Information

Additional Information About Annapurna Panorama Trek

The Annapurna Panorama Trek is a popular trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Here are some additional pieces of information about the trek:

Duration:

The Annapurna Panorama Trek typically takes around 8-10 days to complete.

Difficulty:

The trek is considered to be moderately difficult. While it does not require technical climbing skills, it involves several uphill climbs and descents, as well as high altitudes.

Altitude:

The maximum altitude reached during the trek is around 3,210 meters (10,531 feet), at Poon Hill.

Highlights:

The trek offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain range, including peaks such as Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Dhaulagiri. The trek also passes through several charming villages, including Ghorepani, Tadapani, and Ghandruk, providing a glimpse into the local culture and lifestyle.

Best time to go:

The best time to go on the Annapurna Panorama Trek is from September to November and from March to May, when the weather is generally clear and dry.

Permits:

Trekkers need to obtain two permits to go on the Annapurna Panorama Trek – the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card.

Accommodation:

The trek offers a range of accommodation options, including teahouses (simple lodges), guesthouses, and camping sites.

Guide and porter:

While it is possible to go on the trek independently, hiring a guide and porter is highly recommended for a smoother and safer trekking experience.

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