Annapurna Panorama Trekking

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  • Total Duration:13 Days
  • Best Time:All month except July and August.
  • Max Elevation:at 3,210 m / 10,593 ft
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
All inclusive price $620.00PP
'scenic and cultural walk to Poon Hill for stunning sunrise views over range of Himalayan peaks'

Highlights

  • "Spectacular sunrise views over an array of high mountains from scenic Poon Hill
  • Dramatic landscapes with a glorious scenery of beautiful rolling hills and mountains
  • Explore impressive traditional Gurung and Magar / Poon villages of great cultural interest
  • Constant views of snow peaks on daily walks from the start to an end of the trek
  • Enchanting lovely rhododendron and magnolia forest a natural garden in flowering time
  • View of world's three highest Mountains Annapurna-Dhaulagiri and Manaslu"

Trip Facts

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Max Elevation:at 3,210 m / 10,593 ft
  • Total Duration:13 Days
  • Best Time:All month except July and August.
  • Activities:Guided tour-exciting drive-scenic and cultural trekking.
  • Trekking Duration:8
  • Trip start from:Kathmandu
  • Trip end at:Kathmandu
  • Meals:Breakfast basis in city & full board during the trek
  • Accommodation:Double/Twin shearing in hotel/lodge
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle/Public vehicle
  • Average walking:From minimum 4 hrs to maximum 6 hours treks
  • Group Size:1-10

Annapurna Panorama Trekking, a short and fascinating adventure of a week duration, where all types of interested people can join in this fabulous and glorious short adventure on high green hills dominated with views of massive Annapurna mountain range.

Annapurna Panorama Trekking, an enjoyable walk on ancient Trans-Himalayan Salt and Caravan  Trade Route of Nepal and Tibet, that extends beyond Ghorepani towards higher Mustang areas where our trek follows for some days.

A fabulous country walk of moderate grade the only strenuous portion on this Annapurna Panorama trekking is on uphill and downhill walks, but rewards you with wonderful views and in the shade of cool rhododendron forest.

On this trip where you will be amazed facing views of snowcapped peaks all along the walks from the beginning to an end of the treks, an interesting journey following on an ancient Trans-Himalayan Salt and Caravan Trail of Nepal and Tibet to scenic Ghorepani, surrounded within green forest, the area around Ghorepani regarded as world’s largest natural rhododendron garden, where you can witness and enjoy during spring-summer times when flowers are in full bloom with riots of colors that fills the whole hills.

At Ghorepani enjoy your stay in the lovely local lodge where an hour hike takes you on top scenic Poon Hill above 3,210 m the highest elevation of the trek offers stunning sunrise views over the chain of peaks from Dhaulagiri-Annapurna and Manaslu range with magnificent Machhapuchare Himal or Fish Tail.

Beside marvelous views walk leads you around impressive traditional Gurung and Magar villages and into hot-spring of Jhinu before returning back to scenic Pokhara after an enjoyable and fascinating time on Annapurna Panorama Trekking.

Day 01:    Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350 m / 4,430 ft and transfer to Hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport, received by our office staff and guide and then a short drive to your hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city.

After checking in your rooms getting refreshed join with other members of the groups for the briefing on Annapurna Panorama Trekking, providing with useful information regarding treks and other details for your enjoyable stay in Nepal with us includes welcome dinner in an authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program.

Day 02:    In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Morning, depart from the hotel for an exciting tour at places of great interest within Kathmandu city, steeped with historical and religious monuments temples, monasteries as listed in World Heritage Sites, after an interesting tour afternoon free preparation for Annapurna Panorama Trekking.

Day 03:    Drive to Pokhara 860 m on Nepal midwest highway - 06 hrs.
Morning departs from the hotel for an interesting drive towards Nepal Mid West offers you with exciting views as journey leads past farm villages and towns on Nepal's main highway to reach Pokhara city.

On reaching Pokhara after six hours of exciting drive, transfer to your hotels nearby Phewa lakeside with time to stroll around, Pokhara a scenic touristic spot blessed with natural beauty of mountains-green hills- the verdant valley where Annapurna peaks reflect on its calm Phewa Lakes.

(Flying options to Pokhara taking 30 minutes of scenic flights)

Day 04:    Drive to Nayapul 1,010 m and trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,577 m -04 hrs.

Moring few hour drives take you further west to reach at Nayapul with the panorama of Annapurna and Manaslu Himalaya during the drive. On reaching at Nayapul where our first-day walk begins following Modi River to lovely village Bhirethati, from here trek towards North West with the slow uphill climb for few hours, leading past interesting Gurung farm villages and terraced fields to reach at Tirkhedhunga for overnight stops with time to enjoy beautiful cascading waterfalls at Tirkhedhunga.

Day 05:    Trek to Ghorepani 2,840 m - 05 hrs.

The second day of the adventure starts with morning climb on nice stone steps to reach at Ulleri a large and typical Hill village, inhabited mostly by Gurung and Magar's tribes offering views of Machhapuchare Himal with Annapurna South and Huin-Chuli peaks.

From here on gradual winding up to reach Ghorepani as walk leads into magnificent tall rhododendron and pine tree woodland.

After pleasant walk reaches at Ghorepani within the shade of mighty Dhaulagiri and Annapurna peaks surrounded by the lovely forest of rhododendron and magnolia trees, at Ghorepani in the comfort of nice lodge facing views of mountains.

Ghorepani populated by Poon Magar people, ethnic hill tribes of Nepal famous as Gorkha soldiers in UK-India and other foreign countries. This village with many good lodges offers marvelous views of Dhaulagiri-Tukuche-Nilgiris and Annapurna Himalayan mountains.   

Day 06:    Morning Hike to Poon Hill 3,210 m and trek to Tadapani 2,700 m - 05 hrs.

Early morning before breakfast, hike up for an hour on top Poon Hill located above 3,210 m this will be the highest spot of this marvelous scenic treks.

From Poon Hill where you can catch the striking sunrise over a panorama of mountains includes Dhaulagiri-Tukcuhe-Nilgiris-Annapurna Fang (Vara Shikar) Annapurna range of peaks with majestic Machhapuchare Himal 'Fish Tail' the unclimbed and virgin peaks of Himalaya.

View includes Mt. Manaslu with Lamjung extends to Ganesh Himal towards the far eastern horizon, after an exciting picturesque photo stop head back to Ghorepani for breakfast and carry on trekking uphill into beautiful woods of rhododendron trees with views of mountains.

Finally, walk leads to descending and then up at Tadapani for overnight stop situated within beautiful forest offering grand views of Annapurna Himalaya.

Day 07:    Trek to Ghandruk 1,940 m - 04 hrs.
Morning enjoying glorious views of Annapurna peaks then walk downhill into a cool forest to reach a large Gurung village at Ghandruk for overnight and lunch stop, with an afternoon free to explore this interesting village, visit the local museum and around its village with views of Annapurna peaks.

Day 08:    Trek to Jhinu Danda 1,780 m a place with hot spring via Uri village - 05 hrs.
After a pleasant stop at Ghandruk village, morning leads above Ghandruk past farm areas and then into the nice patch of woodland with uphill to Uri village, where few trekkers often visit this isolated village offers tremendous views of Annapurna and beautiful landscapes.

From Uri walk downhill towards Kimrong Khola (stream) and then a short climb to reach a ridge on the other side of the stream at Jhinu Danda located on a hilly ridge with many good lodges where you can enjoy a dip in the hot-spring which is a mere distance from this village at the bank of Modi River.

Day 09:    Trek to Tolka 1,640 m via Landruk 1,460 m - 05 hrs.

From Jhinu with refreshing stop morning walks downhill to Modi River and then up for a while to Landruk village past farm areas and crossing bridge as walk leads to a another large Gurung village of Landruk, after a brief rest walk on winding trails with short up to reach at Tolka for overnight stop with majestic views of Annapurna South and Huin-Chuli peaks.

Day 10:    Trek to Dhampus village 1,530 m and drive to Pokhara 860 m - 02 hrs.
Today a short walk of few hours to Dhampus village, our route leads on winding gradual path for an hour with the limb into the forested area to reach a scenic spot at Deurali offers fabulous views of peaks and surrounding landscapes.

After a pleasant stop on downhill within rich vegetation and woodland to Potana village facing marvelous scenery of landscapes and mountains views, as walk continues with the long descent to reach at Dhampus village located on a ridge top, offers the splendid panorama of Annapurna-Manaslu-Lamjung Himal with tips of Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchare Himal.

At Dhampus in the comfort of nice lodge facing views of mountains, afternoon free to enjoy the views and explore the Gurung village with last overnight stop of the trek.

Day 11:    Trek to Phedi 1,230 m then to Pokhara-03 hrs walks with an hour drive.

From Dhampus where our final trek of this marvelous adventure completes, as morning leads to descend into farm villages and well tended terraced fields as walk leads on stone steps to reach at the bottom of Dhampus hill called as Phedi.

On ending our nice morning walks a short drive of less than an hour reaches you at beautiful Pokhara for last overnight around Nepal Mid West region.

Day 12:    Drive / Fly to Kathmandu - 06 hrs journey (30 mins via air)
From Pokhara overland drive leads on the same route back to Kathmandu with amazing and wonderful time on Mt. Dhaulagiri & Mt. Annapurna Panorama Trekking, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to your respective hotels with the free afternoon for individual activities.

(Flying options of half hour on air to Kathmandu with the sweeping panorama of mountains)

Day 13:    Final International departure from Nepal.
Your last day in Nepal, country of Himalayan wonders and as per your international flight time depart for homeward bound or to next respective connecting destinations.

Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing memory and great time on Annapurna Panorama Trekking.

Suggested Equipment list for this trip;

  • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Holiday Tours Nepal's duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip)
  • Day pack
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sports shoes or sandals
  • Sun Hat/cap
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
  • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer
  • Pullover or warm sweeter
  • Raincoat
  • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks
  • Hand gloves
  • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
  • 3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred)
  • Sun glasses
  • Water bottle
  • 4 season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip)
  •  Flash or Torch light
  • Camera and batteries

" We have been trekking once with Dipak when he was our guide on two tailor-made treks in the Nepal regions of Annapurna and Everest. We had booked these treks through an agency, and we were so impressed with Dipak’s work that we stayed in contact with him. Two years later we went on a third trek..."
Norma Sherratt & Chris Sherratt ,Bristol, UK
“Everest Base Camp Trek & Jungle Safari in Chitwan” We researched many companies to book our EBC trek and after exchanged e-mails with Dipak he helped plan our EBC trek, tour in Kathmandu and Jungle Safari in Chitwan in a professional, helpful and organized manner. On arrival in Kathmandu, we were greeted at the airport with a friendly, warm welcome from Dipak and he helped settle us in at our hotel and took us out for a traditional Nepalese meal as well as organizing a day tour with guide of Kathmandu. Dipak's organization of our EBC trek was wonderful and the guide he supplied on the trek was informative, friendly and very organized in looking after us, making sure we had enough food, tea, and a decent bed for the night after a long day walking. The trek was beautiful and we had an amazing experience. We went back to Kathmandu after the trek was finished and Dipak greeted us and hear about our adventure and keep us informed about our next part of the trip - Jungle Safari in Chitwan. We stayed in Chitwan National Park for 4 nights 3 days and stayed at a lovely lodge by the river just outside the town. We went on Elephant safari, Jungle walks, bird watching, canoeing, traditional evening performance and much needed relaxing after our EBC trek. We had lovely accommodation and by the river and very helpful staff who looked after our every need. It was our first visit to Nepal and Dipak made our trip hassle free, organized and all with a warm welcome which meant we could enjoy our trek to the fullest. I would recommend Dipak and Trekking Planner services and I myself would love to return to complete some Annapurna trekking in the future and will be using Trekking Planner Nepal to do so. Many thanks for such a brilliant holiday of a lifetime! Lauren Connors Visited November 2014
We had a good trip in Nepal last year on part of the Annapurna circuit, the Jomsom trek, with Dipak as our guide. His experience and knowledge of the area are second to none and when we return to Nepal we will certainly be contacting him again. We received a first-class, personal service and, remarks from other visitors we met in various tea houses who had booked with other trekking companies, were that our package was superior to theirs. For a reliable service and interesting trek, we strongly recommend this guide and his team.
Lynne & Patrick Ward-Booth Essex,England
There are no words that can adequately describe the experience we had on the Everest View Trek (Lukla, Namche, Tengboche, the Dudh Kosi River and all the places in between). The word "Awesome" falls considerably short in describing our experience. My wife and I were recently married and from our first date, we both had always wanted to trek in the Himalayas. Deepak was the catalyst that made our Trek one of the tremendous experiences of our lives. He was knowledgeable about the mountains and the cultures. He is also a very enjoyable person to be with. And that in and of itself is extremely important if you plan any type of extended Trek. My wife and I were lucky we had the chance to have Deeps as our guide. We still keep in contact with Deeps and have recommended him to friends. Our hope is to someday get back to Nepal, and when we do, there is only one person I would want for our guide.
Mike and Molly ,USA

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