Annapurna Panorama Trek

Around mid hills of Annapurna with stunning sunrise views over chain of Himalayan peaks

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Group Size: Minimum 02
  • Max Elevation: 3,210m | 10,531ft

Highlights

  • Striking sunrise views from high hills of Poon Hill with an array of Himalayan peaks.
  •  Around hills of Annapurna with short scenic circuit and daily views of mountains.
  • Trekking into lovely rhododendron and pine tree forest with amazing landscapes.
  • On high green hills with traditional villages of Gurung and Poon/ Magar tribes.
  • From Poon Hill panorama of mountains with world  7th highest Dhaulagiri & Mt  Manaslu.

About Annapurna Panorama Trek

Annapurna panorama trekking is the most scenic and fascinating destinations around Himalaya, where Nepal Spirit Adventure offers this picturesque and short adventure accompanied by expert guides leading you to enjoy this marvelous country walks on the high hills around Annapurna region.

Nowhere in the Himalayan can beat the beauty of Annapurna panorama trekking, a short circuit walk in the comfort of the nice cozy lodge around traditional villages of Gurung and Magar / Poon the main tribes of Southern Annapurna region.

Trek to Annapurna panorama offers wonderful mountain views of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna I (8,091m) Annapurna South (7,219m), Gangapurna (7,455m) and Annapurna III (7,555m), includes Mt. Machhapuchare “Fish-tail” (6,997m) with many adjoining peaks.

Adventure Annapurna panorama trek is starting with a sweeping flight to Pokhara a scenic valley with pristine Begnas and Phewa Lakes, where Annapurna Himalaya reflects on its calm waters.

Pokhara is the start and finishing point of many treks and mountaineering adventures, from here our route leads to high hills filled with a lovely forest of rhododendron and pine trees, where in spring and summer turning the area into the natural magic garden when flowers in full bloom. The walk leads through many farm villages of Tirkhedhunga-Hille-Ulleri to reach at Ghorepani for the hike to famous Poon Hill.

At Poon Hill the highest spot of this trek at 3,210 m with stunning sunrise views over an array of mountains, our nice walk leads into lovely rhododendron forest to conclude this fabulous trek at Nayapul after visiting a large Gurung village of Ghandruk.

Adventure Annapurna panorama journey conclusion from Nayapul a short drive to picturesque Pokhara for the flight back to Kathmandu with great service and guidance of Nepal Spirit Adventure.

Best Season: Autumn (Sept to Nov) and Spring (March to May) are the best months for the Annapurna panorama trek. The weather is sunny and warm with excellent views. If you wish to avoid the crowd and enjoy some alone time with nature then it can be operated all year around.

Itinerary

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n arrival in Kathmandu international airport received by Nepal Spirit Adventure's airport representative then transfer to your hotel downtown in the hub of Kathmandu city, after checking in and refreshment as per your time of arrival, leisure moment to look up tourist redden Thamel overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3-star accommodation
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m/4,314ft

Today is a rest day in Kathmandu even it is necessary after took a long flight journey to Kathmandu, Nepal. As per the trip itinerary, you will join our regular city sightseeing tour of Kathmandu travel advice is available as per your need. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous “Monkey Temple” (Swoyambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath Stupa) which is one of the large Stupas in the world. In the afternoon we will visit the office for a trip discussion, where you can meet and introduction our trek leader, other crew and other participants of this trek. Nepal Spirit Adventure will brief you in detail about the trek and further provides the opportunity to ask any question we may have regarding our upcoming adventure overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3-star Accommodation
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m/4,314ft
Ghorepani & Poon Hill Sunrise trekking starts taking a morning short scenic flight to reach Pokhara during 30 mins on air with awesome views of mountains on landing at Pokhara few hours drives to Nayapul unto Bherethati by the river Modi, from here walk begins through nice villages coming across trekkers, mule and donkey trains, our route leads to farm areas and villages, waterfalls then reaching at Tirkehdhunga for overnight stop in the comfort of a nice cozy lodge after a good day walks of few hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Trikhedhunga
  • Altitude: 1,440m/4,724ft
  • Walking Hours: 4 hours
Morning starts with steep uphill climb on stone steps for an hour or more to reach on top Ulleri village, moderate size villages with houses in traditional Nepalese style of slated roofs from here walk leads with gradual slow climb into enchanting cool rhododendron and pine-forested area to reach at Ghorepani village, located on a ridge surrounded with beautiful rhododendron trees. This village inhabited mostly by Poon people of Magar tribe and famous for Poon Hill view top which is an hour climb.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Ghorepani
  • Altitude: 2,850m/9,350f
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
Early morning climb to the top of Poon Hill to catch the stunning sunrise over an array of Himalayan peaks from world 7th highest Dhaulagiri-10th highest Annapurna with a range of peaks including world 8th highest Manaslu with majestic Machhapuchare peak “Fish Tail”. After enjoying exciting moments head back to Ghorepani and continues the trek with uphill and downhill through a cool forest then reaching at Tadapani for an overnight stop.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Tadapani
  • Altitude: 3,210m/10,531ft
  • Walking Hours: 5 hours

After a lovely morning with views of Annapurna South-Hiu Chuli and Machhapuchare peaks, an easy downhill walks to Ghandruk through an enchanting forest of rhododendron-oaks-magnolia and pine trees. On reaching one of the largest Gurung villages at Ghandruk transfer into a nice lodge with afternoon free to wander around this lovely village and its museum of Gurung history and culture.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Ghandruk
  • Altitude: 1,940m/6,364ft
  • Walking Hours: 4 hours
With pleasant overnight and morning views today the last walk of this wonderful journey a gradual downhill on stone steps leads through farm terraces around Kimche village and then ending the descend at Syal Bazaar. From here following Modi River downstream to Bhirethati and to Nayapul for the drive back to Pokhara. On reaching Pokhara by the beautiful Phewa Lakeside transfer into a nice hotel. Pokhara a popular holiday and famous tourist spot located on the laps of Annapurna Himalaya with pristine Phewa and Begnas Lakes.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Nayapul
  • Walking Hours: 5 hours

Morning or afternoon as per your flight time to Kathmandu transfer to Pokhara domestic airport for a short flight back to Kathmandu, after a marvelous time at Ghorepani & Poon Hill Sunrise trekking, with afternoon free at leisure for individual activities and shopping souvenirs evening we invite you farewell dinner.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3-star accommodation
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m/4,314ft

After a wonderful time on mid-hills of Annapurna panorama trek with grand service of Nepal Spirit Adventure, as per the flight time transfer to the international air terminal for your departure homeward bound or to next respective countries.

  • Meals: Breakfast
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Cost Details

All airport and hotel transportation by private Vehicle

3-Nights twin sharing (Bed) in a 3star category hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast

World heritage city sightseeing tour of Kathmandu and Monument fees

Flight: Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu

Mountain lodge/ tea house during the trek

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner along with the trekking

Private vehicle: Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara

English-speaking trek guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment  lodging, and flooding

Trek equipment: 4season sleeping bag, down jacket and duffel bag

Annapurna Conservation permit and TIMS Card (Trekking Information Management System)

1-Night twin sharing (Bed) 3 Star hotel in Pokhara with breakfast

A comprehensive medical kit

Coordination of services for emergency and rescue operations

Government and related local taxes

Farewell dinner at reputed restaurants

  • Extra baggage charges on domestic flights
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery charge, extra porters, bottled or mineral water, showers on the trek and phone calls and WiFi.
  • Tipping
  • Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal trekking equipment

Dates & Prices

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
29 Sep, 2020 - 07 Oct, 2020AvailableUS$850

Personal Information

Useful Information

Upon Arrival in Nepal
On arrival in Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, our airport representative or staff will receive you with a warm welcome with garland / Khada (Buddhist ceremonial silk scarf) and then transfer to your respective hotel. Afternoon or evening time we will review and discuss with much information regarding your trip itinerary and included/excluded services as per the trip itinerary is chosen, at the same time introduce your guide who will help you with the final preparation for your trek.

Accommodation in Kathmandu
We provide 3*** stars tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara with accommodation based on twin sharing basis with breakfast. If you are trekking in groups joining basis, you will share a room with someone of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room supplement in Kathmandu and on-route trekking, you can request for the single supplement (which will be at extra cost beside trip price stated). We can also help you to book at different deluxe star category hotels on request for more details and information please feel free to contact us

A Typical Tea House (Lodge) Trekking Day
A typical trekking day means walking from morning to late afternoon. Each morning after packing your bags and then having a good breakfast, we will set off for day walks to our next designated overnights stop. We suggest that you carry a small day pack to put your water bottles, sunscreen cream, hats, raincoat, camera, and warm jumper just in case if the weather changes to cold, while rest of your belonging that you don’t need for the day goes in large duffel/kit bags for porters to carry. The walk will last for 3 to 4 hours in the morning until lunch at midday. We stop for one hour to have lunch and rest before heading to our overnight destination in the comfort of tea house/lodge at villages.

At the end of the day after checking in the lodge, rest (read books, write your diary) or explore the village. After lunch, you will be walking for 3 to 4 hours, normally reaching at the overnight stop around three to four PM. Our guide will provide you with the best accommodation available in Tea houses and lodge. Some days completing day walks by lunchtime at designated overnights stops, where you will be free after lunch in the afternoon.

After tea and coffee break one can spend time exploring around a village or just relax and do some washing the laundry. The dinner will be served around 6 to 7 P.M. the dining room (Restaurant) inside the tea house/lodge For dinner as per the menu or recommended by your guide must be ordered one hour in advance. After dinner evening will be spent often playing cards or discussing the day’s topic and events or writing a diary if we are habitual of it before heading off to bed for good sound sleep.

Accommodation During Trekking
In Everest, Annapurna and Langtang trekking region we provide accommodation in tea houses (mountain lodge). A Tea House is a combination of a guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. The rooms are with twin beds and little additional furniture like small tables or chairs. Blankets are generally provided (we recommend that you carry your own sleeping bags). Most bathrooms are common with squatting (Asian) toilets or of western comfort with sitting toilets. Most Tea Houses / Lodge have running water facilities. Most of the lodges have hot water for showers, but with extra charge in using hot showers.

Meals During Trekking
During the trekking session, full board meals are included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as tea or coffee provided). We provide food from these local lodge/tea houses as per choices on the menu. Breakfast and dinner provided at the same tea house/lodge while lunch would be on the trail. Every Tea House serves traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), and as well a variety of different food items, such as rice, seasonable vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soups. Some lodge serves western foods such as pizza, pasta, and French fries.

Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and eggs dishes are generally available for breakfast.

Safe Drinking Water on Trekking
Safe drinking water is very important while we are on trek and we recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 liters water a day (this helps from de-hydration and altitude problem AMS).

We provide filtered clean water and adding purification pills in our entire trip package. Besides this, if you wish to drink sealed packed mineral and boiled water you can buy en route at extra cost.

Health and Fitness Required
Health and physical fitness is the most important part of travel and in participating for trek and hiking. If you do not have previous trekking experience as required, you can start with morning walking exercise or cycling for weeks or month before/after booking the trip with us, if you have previous trekking and climbing experience it will add a plus point on the trek chosen, most of the trek is non-technical effort walks.

The highest height gain on this trip is at 3,210m above sea level. The walk involves lots of ups and down, walking through local villages, farmlands, terraces and river side as long as you have energy walking for 4- 6 hours a day, and if you are qualified for the trek but still requires moderate health and fitness. We strongly advise travelers to consult your medical doctor before traveling and do a regular check-up and hand the report to us while booking a trip with us.

Our Experience Trekking Guides and Staff with Safety
Nepal mountainous country walk takes you to a remote region, it is necessary that you are accompanied with experienced and qualified guides and leaders for a safe journey and making the trip a success. We at Nepal Spirit Adventure employ native trekking guides and porters who are trained and qualified for this type of trip and have worked with us for a long time.

Our guide provides with much local information and offers you advice on how to use your free time and by coordinating day to day events of the tour, although (sometimes) he might need you to understand that if things do not go according to our plan set. Our trek guides are fully trained and licensed from Nepal Government, certify from TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association. All our trekking and climbing guides are well qualified and highly experienced with 9- 10 years on this job. We provide training for our staff yearly on medical and climbing, with their efficiency, and cheerful attitude, providing helps, information and the needs of the guests of nationalities.

Assuring that all our trips are well managed by an expert team of tourism professional all our guides have a good knowledge regarding the culture and customs of the routes on trekking and tours, share experience and cultural insights of the country that’s missed out in travel guide books. During your time with us, you will have time learning Nepali phrases and other cultural aspects during the journey. As we organize varied treks in Nepal Himalaya, on group trekking we provide a trek leader with an assistance leader on each trekking depending upon the size of the groups.

This ensures safe travel with us as our guide/assistance guides get any health medical problem, we still have other main guides and leaders to run the trip smooth as per our standard itinerary. To make the trip enjoyable and pleasant we provide one guide to support and carry your bags among two people with one Sherpa helpers in certain conditions.

Caring Porter
Our porter is fully equipped with warm gear and insured on each trip by the company. We take care of our staff/porter's welfare as well as the client’s safeties. We closely work with (PAC) Porters Association International Act. We allow maximum load to be carried by our porter with 20 to 25 KG and make sure that your trekking duffel-kit bag should not be more than 20 KG.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is a must and necessary that you are insured when booking trips with Nepal Spirit Adventure. Insurance protections should cover Travel / Medical sufficiently as well as emergency and immediate rescue evacuation by any means of transportation including helicopters on medical ground.

As well covering against loss or theft of your belonging and valuables and please make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing including others trips and adventure sports.

Nepal Spirit Adventure holds no responsibility and liability in case of loss, theft or damage of your belongings. We also let you know that Nepalese insurance companies do not have a travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese national. We advise you when you travel to Nepal please bring your insurance documents.

Re-Charging Batteries of Electronic Items on The Trek
We can recharge your batteries, devices with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 240 volts 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay a small amount of fee/hour for using recharging facilities.

Risk Liabilities
We are fully committed to providing the best quality services providing enjoyable and mesmerizing holiday so that one can experience “once in a lifetime journey” with us, we perform our duties honestly and seriously to make your journey very smooth and pleasant. The entire programs are conducted strictly under the rules and regulations of the Nepal Government act and policies.

Nepal Spirit Adventure Pvt. Ltd shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstance such as govt. restriction, Landslide, road blockage, and flood and other natural calamities, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay, sickness or accident. Any extra cost incurred due to some situations clients should be borne the expenses on the spot.

Passport & Visa
All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Nepalese visa can be obtained from the Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country or it can also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. Most of our guests take Nepal Visa after they arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport. To get a Nepalese visa you should bring a valid passport and two passport size photos. The validity and visa fee are as follows.

Visa Valid Fee
15 days US$ 25
30 days US$ 40
90 days US$ 100

Visa Extension
Tourists can stay for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Jan 1 to Dec 31). For further information, please contact the Department of Immigration Kalikasthan, Kathmandu. Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934 E-mail: mail@immi.gov.np. Web site: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/

High Altitude Sickness
Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (A.M.S.) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally at altitudes of over 3000 m. Most people will feel some effect of altitude, shortness of breath and possibly a light headed, which is fairly common. Acute mountain sickness is very different and normally involves a severe headache, sickness, and loss of awareness. In almost every potential case there are enough warning signs to take appropriate action. When symptoms of altitude sickness develop you, please tell your trekking guide. He will advise you do deal with your problem. Generally, overexertion and dehydration contribute to altitude sickness. So drink at least 3-4 liters of water every day besides tea and coffee which act as diuretics.

Group Size
We organize any route of Nepal trek with fix departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be two and the maximum group size is ten of more on request. We can also organize a private trip to a solo person with a single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us with your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open a group date on the same date.

Trekking Season
Nepal has two best seasons for trekking Everest Three High Passes, as this trip is much adventurous and challenging, we always recommend that you book this kind of trip at the right time of the year as possible. Trekking in Nepal is possible at any time of the year, depending on the area of the trekking area chosen. In Nepal, you can trek anywhere in any four seasons (Spring-Summer-Autumn / Fall or Winter), but the most popular trekking seasons are Spring and Autumn times. Nepal Spirit Adventure offers you to consider the following advice on the outstanding aspects of each season.

Autumn (September- October- November)
The autumn is one of the best seasons for trekking in the Himalayan region offers excellent weather and outstanding mountain views, the weather is clear and we can guarantee that you can witness fantastic mountain views and panorama. This season is the peak time for trekking in Nepal Himalaya and you can also witness several Hindu festivals such as 15 days long Dashain, the biggest festival for all Nepalese, celebrating with the triumph of good over evil, and shortly afterward the 5 days long Tihar or Dipawali (Festival of Lights) follows.

Winter (December-January- February)
In winter snowfall times at higher elevations, the snowline descends considerably, and the weather is cold. So it is an ideal time for trekking at lower elevations below 3,000m in the foothills of Nepal with great views of the Himalayas, it can get cold at night and in the mornings, but during the day temperatures are mild when it is sunny.

Spring (March-April- May)
The spring is one of the best seasons for trekking in Nepal Himalaya. Many visitors travel to Nepal in the spring as trekking is fine in all Himalaya regions. The meadows and forest will be in full bloom with riots of colors of wildflowers specially rhododendron the , national flowers of Nepal, come in great varieties from bush to tall trees. The weather is warmer at lower elevations and at the higher elevations over 4,000m visibility is excellent and the temperature is quite moderate.

Summer (June-July- August)
During summer trek is warm and sweaty in the wet summer months, and also constitutes the monsoon season which can continue up to mid-September. Summer is a good time for the keen botanists and forest researchers as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. It is not generally recommended to trek during the summer season except in the arid rain shadow areas like Upper Mustang, Dolpo and Kailash.

Nepal Himalaya will be in the grip of wet monsoon season starting from mid June to early September months, although morning are often clear for few hours for the views of sunrise and mountains, it can rain heavily almost every day, cloud hangs around by mid-morning, with frequent rain and occasional thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening times. The advantages of trekking in the summer months trekking along with a few crowds of trekkers and on the quiet trail.

How to Book Your Trip with Us
When you decide to book your Nepal trip with us choose your Nepal holiday trips as per the trip grades and as per your physical standard and age matters sometimes when it includes high passes of above 5,000 meters.

For right choice of adventure holidays you are welcome for any suggestion and advice please feel free to contact us on phone 977 9851072590 (Ram) or e-mail us: info@nepalspiritadventure.com For clear understanding regarding our trip services, we have online trip booking options, you may click on the link, chose your trip and date and follow the instruction with information required and send it to us.

Once you book the trip with us, then we will suggest the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip, Non-refundable deposit of 20 percentages (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected adventure in Nepal. Please feel free to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking process.