Annapurna Panorama Trek
Nepal Excursion Treks
The cost is inclusive of:
- Pick-up and transfer from the airport
- Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
- Accommodation in a hotel of preferred category in a twin sharing room including breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Private transport for airport transfers, Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu, sightseeing, to trekking starting point and from trekking ending point to Pokhara
- One duffel bag each to transport luggage during the trek
- Teahouse accommodation and meals as mentioned in the itinerary during trek
- Trekking permits- Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and TIMS card (Trekkers Information Management System)
- English speaking local guide, his insurance, equipment and remuneration
- Polish language speaking tour guide upon customer’s request for the entire trip, his/her insurance, equipment and remuneration
- One porter for two people, max. luggage weight 25 kg, his insurance, equipment and remuneration
- City guide and sightseeing entrance fees during the sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Nepal government tax and Nepal Excursion Treks service charge
The cost is exclusive of:
- International flight tickets
- Nepal visa Fees
- Meals and services other than mentioned in the itinerary
- Lunch and dinner apart from welcome and farewell dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
A short but intense trek
With a view of Annapurna
The Annapurna Panorama Trek is designed for trekkers who do not have enough time to get to the Annapurna Base Camp but want to cover most attractions in this region in a short time. Our trek begins from Pokhara after one hour and thirty minutes of a scenic drive to Nayapool. The trip will take you to the very famous viewpoint Poon Hill (3210 m) from where you can see the sunrise a panoramic view of mountains. Passing many Gurung and Magar settlements you will get to Chomrong which is only gateway to the Annapurna Base Camp.
The Gurung people are inviting!
Views from Chomrong
Chomrong is one of the biggest Gurung Villages from which you can see a panoramic view of Machhapuchhre, South Annapurna, Annapurna lll and some other peaks and a hiking trail that leads trekkers to the Annapurna Base Camp and back. The Annapurna Panorama Trek could be the best choice if you want to see a stunning view of the mountains such as Mt. Dhaulagiri – 8172 m, Tukuche peak – 6920 m, Nilgiri – 7061 m, Annapurna l – 8091 m, Annapurna South – 7219 m, Machhapuchhre – 6997 m, Annapurna ll – 7937 m and many other peaks, get to know the culture of Gurung and Magar tribes, their traditions and daily lives. Jhinu, a small village after Chomrong, has got a natural hot spring. The interested can visit the hot spring for a relaxing bath.
Trip at a glance:
|13 days||Hotel+teahouses||Oct-Dec & Mar-May|
|Moderate||3210 M.||Private transport|
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A trekking plan
TREK ROUTE PLAN
Arrival in Kathmandu
(1350 m), pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel, welcome dinner and trip briefing in the evening (D)
The service of Nepal Excursion Treks for the Annapurna Panorama Trek begins after your landing in the Kathmandu airport. As soon as you finished the formalities of Nepal Visa, you have to proceed towards luggage claim desk and receive your luggage then take the exit through arrival hall where our airport representative is waiting to pick you up holding the Nepal Excursion Treks airport display board. Our airport representative will welcome you with seasonal flower garland and then drive to the hotel where will be staying. We will finish the administrative formalities after you are in hotel then we will meet in the evening for the welcome dinner organized in typical cultural restaurant. You will be serve the most popular few different dishes during your welcome dinner
Drive or fly to Pokhara
(6-7 hrs drive or 25 minutes flight, 850 m). Evening time excursion around Fewa Lake and the city (B)
Pokhara has access with road and air so depending on your interests and budget we will plan the transfer by drive or flight to Pokhara. The drive usually takes 6-7 hours but some time there is possibility of traffic and can take longer time than we expected however the country side drive is scenic and have possibility to see the diverse landscapes and Himalayas. Flight as well is scenic too and it takes only 25 minutes to get to Pokhara. While taking the flight you can save your time and on the same day you have short excursion around Pokhara or even start the trek on the same day too if have strict schedule for holiday. Pokhara is the second largest city of Nepal surrounded by Annapurna Himalaya range and Phewa Lake on side. It is very nice place for rest and relaxing. In a clear weather Himalayas are seen from your hotel.
Drive to Nayapool
(1070 m, 90 minutes) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540 m, 4 hrs) (B, L, D)
Today we will start our Annapurna Panorama Trek with the drive to Nayapool.The drive offer nice view of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal as well with nice landscape of Pokhara surroundings. As soon as we finished our drive we will start the trek from Nayapool. From the trek we do not have much view of mountains but still the local villages, river and hills are cheering the day. The trail to our destination today Tikhedhunga is more gradual ascending and most of the part we will be walking though the motor road. About an hour of walk from Nayapool we will reach to Birethanti where we have to register your trekking permits in the check post and we will continue our trek .Tikhedhunga is a small village with few teahouse and lies on side of Bhurunggdi Khola. We can walk to river and stay in silence of nature with the glance to waterfall and relax after we reached the today goal to Tikhedhunga.
Trek to Ghorepani
(2860 m, 6-7 hrs) (B, L, D)
Ghorepani is one of the most pretty town of Annapurna region that is facing to the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. The trail today is very steep ascending with the rewarding scenery and considered as quite demanding day. We have to ascend today about 1300 meters though the villages and Rhododendron forest. On the way there are few places with tea houses. During spring time the walk is even nicer due to blooming of different colors of rhododendrons. Just after an hour of start of the trek Annapurna South and Fishtail Mountain will greet you and as high as you go the scenery are just fantastic. Ghorepani is quite busy with tourists because those who are going to Annapurna Base Camp, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek and the longer trip of Annapurna circuit trek also plan their stay here to not miss the panoramic view from Poon Hill
hike to Poon Hill (3210 m) to see the sunrise and panorama of mountains and landscapes then continue trek to Tadapani (2630 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)
This day we wake up early to see the sunrise and panoramic view of Himalayas from Poon Hill (3210 meter). Our 45 minutes’ walk take us to the one of the scenic point of Annapurna region trek from where we can see Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Tokuche peak(6920 m), Nilgiri South (6839 m), Baraha Sikha (7647 m), Annapurna I (8091 m),South Annapurna (7219 m), Himchuli (6434 m), Machhapuchhre (6997 m), Annapurna IV (7525 m), Annapurna II (7937), Lamjung Himal (6983 m), Manaslu (8156 m) and beautiful landscape. After spending some time and enjoying the views, we will descend to Ghorepani and continue our trek to Tadapani. There are few ascends and descends along the day trip to Tadapani and the most part of the trail today is passing though rhododendron forests as well. Annapurna South, Himchuli and Fishtail are seen from Tadapani.
Trek to Chomrong
(2170 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)
Chomrong is a big Gurung village with fascinating view of Annapurna Himalayas and known as the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp. There are not any alternative routes for getting to Annapurna Base Camp besides Chomrong. The trail to Chomrong has few ups and downs as well. First part of the trail from Tadapani to Kimrong Khola is steep descending and on ward till Pahiro is gradual ascending. From Pahiro about half an hour of steep descending and another one and half hour of ascending will finally takes us to the Chomrong Village. Mountains are seen quite closer from Chomrong. Once we finish the day we can take short walk around the village.
Trek to Tolkha
(1700 m, 5-6 hrs). On the way visit hot spring (B, L, D)
Today our trail till New Bridge is very steep descending. From New Bridge there are two trails one is leading towards Birethanthi and another one on the left is leading towards Landruk Village. We have to take the left side trail crossing the Kaligandaki River suspension bridge and continue the trail that is gradual ascending to Landruk village. The next part of the trail is mostly gradual ascending with short descending too.There is also possibility of ending the trek from Chomrong to Kewi/Birethanti or Nayapool and drive back to Pokhara for the people who are in short of time.
Trek to Phedi
(1130 m, 5-6 hrs) and half an hour drive to Pokhara (B, L)
It’s the last day of Annapurna Panorama Trek and trail today is steep ascending till Deurali and from there mostly all the way descending till Phedi. Some part of our trail are though forest and motor road as well. We will pass Deurali, Pothana and Dhampus village along the trail to Phedi. From Pothana there are two trails one is towards Australina Camp and Kande and another one on the right is leading towards Dhampus and Phedi. In case you want to take drive the local jeep is possible to hire from Dhampus to Pokhara. Once we finish the trek in Phedi then we will drive back to Pokhara by our private transport.
Full day of sightseeing
in Pokhara- visit to the Davis Fall, Gupteshowor Cave, International mountain museum and an hour of boating in Fewa Lake (B)
After the breakfast we begin our sightseeing tour in Pokhara. We will take you to the most popular places that you should not miss during your stay in Pokhara. While visiting Davis fall you can see the nice water fall that started from the water of Phewa Lake passing through the deep rocky gorge. After Davis fall we than begin our tour to Tibetan refugee camp which is the place where many refugee were staying during the crisis in Tibet in 1950 and now there is small carpet and blanket knitting industry run by the Tibetans. In the International mountain museum you can see the diverse culture of different ethnics group of people and about the international mountains and mountaineers. Those who have more time can visit to Peace Stupa and Sarangkot for sunrise. Pokhara its self is very peaceful and clean city of Nepal and for those who have few spare days can extend their stay for rest and relax.
Drive or fly back to Kathmandu (B)
Depending on the plan after breakfast we will plan the mode of transport to back to Kathmandu. As the drive can take 6-7 hours though country side road and traffic can make the time longer too for what we have to be prepared. If you do not want to spend long time on drive than we will arrange the flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu which is about 25 minutes flight and the Free time in Kathmandu you can spend on hanging around Thamel or visit the garden of dreams
tour in the UNSECO world heritage site of Kathmandu- visit to the Swyambunath, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanth and Kathmandu Durbar Square (B)
Now your sightseeing tour in the Kathmandu will give you difference experience than what you have experienced in trek. Mostly you will see the historical palaces built in 16-17 century that are listed in UNESCO world heritage site. It is an opportunity to see the ancient carving and archaeology facts of Nepal. These places are surrounded by Hindus and Buddhist monuments. Our city guide will explain you more about the places and its historical importance once you are in the sightseeing spot. For the reference you check out in brief to our page Day Tours
tour in the Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square which are the historical places of Kathmandu. Farewell dinner in the evening (B, D)
The interesting and historical both cities Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Square have ancient palaces built with antique carving and many Hindus temples are staying surrounding. During your sightseeing here you can also see the typical Newari culture. There is a pottery square in Bhaktapur and we can see how the household clay pots are prepared. Patan is more popular for producing antique handcraft products and metal statues. Both cities Bhaktapur and Patan are less crowded city than Kathmandu. For the brief information about the sightseeing places you can visit our page Day Tours. If you still have few days left from your vacation then you may think to take Mountain Flight, Helicopter Tour or Chitwan Wildlife Safari Tour
transfer to International airport (B)
Departure day! The end of the Annapurna Panorama Trek trip. Our representative will drop you at international airport according to your flight time. Usually you have to leave from the hotel to airport about three hours prior than flight time.