ANNAPURNA PANORAMA / GOREPANI POONHILL TREK

(Christmas and New Year Trip)

There could be no finer a way to celebrate the start of a new year than to engage in an activity that forever be a “life memory”. This holiday season, TREK AND TOURS, a local and socially responsible Nepali company, offers just such an experience. Imagine taking a professionally guided 12-day expedition, suitable for all travelers that encompasses Nepal’s most spectacular sights. The Nepal Annapurna Panorama Trek is your ticket to an adventure that will live with and within you for decades.

Annapurna Panorama

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You need not be a “world class athlete or champion mountain climber” to take advantage of and relish this opportunity. This trek is an ideal choice for anyone who is in relatively good physical shape and who desires a short, comfortable trek through one of the most famous and gorgeous sections of the Himalayian Mountains in Nepal. Single travelers, couples, families with children and even multi-generational families with grandparents can enjoy this trek. There is no risk of suffering altitude sickness since despite being surrounded by dozens of 6000+ metre mountains, the highest mountain pass that we climb is only 3200 meters. The only reasonable risk for the moderately in-shape trekker would be “a stiff neck” caused by the constant 360 degree “Oh My God” panaramic views!

Your TREK AND TOURS adventure begins in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, with a guided tour of the city including the designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites Boudhnath, Patan Patan, Patan Durbar Square and Swayambunath (The Monkey temple). The following day, you will travel by private coach to the city of Pokhara, known as, “The Paradise City”, where you will commence this and legendary.

Why is the Annapurna Panorama Trek so popular and famous? Simply, it is a historic trekking trail that offers hikers a wonderful opportunity to witness the spectacular environmental, cultural and religious beauty of the Annapurna region. Spectacular mountain scenery is a constant presence. The clearly marked trail connects a variety of charming villages that are the home of the Gurung people. At one point, we walk through a dense rhododendron forest that is the largest such forest in the world and which is the home of dozens of varieties of birds. We also will pass through deep subtropical valleys and climb mountain passes. The towering, awe-inspiring mountains of the Annapurna Range are always within sight and their magical presence is always felt.

One of the highlights of this trip is an early morning climb up Poon Hill. Not only does it offer a great place to view the wonderful mountains, it offers an extraordinary perspective of the touching the snow-capped summits of the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna I (8,091m). As you gaze in the still and cool morning air, you will marvel at the magic of numerous peaks turn into a golden glow as the dawn light gradually touches and illuminates them. Photographic opportunites are unlimited and will preserve a memory that your eyes can hardly believe.

For those with more time and who want to experience even more of the magic that is Nepal, this trip can be combined with additional side trips including white water rafting, wildlife safari tours , visits to traditional craft markets and to a variety of sacred Buddhist and Hindu religious shrines and holy sites.

Trip Highlights: Spectacular views of famous Himalayan peaks, including Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, and Mahhapurche (Fishtail), walking through the world’s biggest rhododendron forest, watching the sunrise from Poon Hill, exploring the unique culture of the Buddhist and Hindu religions.

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Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 12 days Trek Duration: 6 Days Accommodation: Lodges and Hotels
Highest Point: Poon Hill (3,120m) Best Season: Mar - Jun, Sep - Jan Grade: Easy
Activities: Trekking and Cultural excursion Group Size: Min 1 pax Price on Request

ANNAPURNA PANORAMAMap of ANNAPURNA PANORAMA Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m). You will be received by our representatives at the airport and will be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight in Hotel.

Day 02: Breakfast at the hotel. Sight seeing tour of Kathmandu including visits to the famous: Hindu Temple of Patan, Patan Durbar Square as well as observing Buddhist pilgrims at the Bouddhanath Stupa.
Overnight in Hotel.

Day 03: After breakfast drive to Pokhara (820m).
Arrive Pokhara – Free time to relax.
Later after visit Bajra Barahi temple and boating around Phewa Lake.
Overnight Hotel in Pokhara.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and hike to Tikhedhunga (1545 m).
After a one-hour drive to Nayapul (1050m.) we will commence a 3-hour trek to Tikhedhunga.
Overnight in Lodge.

Day 05: Tikhedhunga trek to Ghorepani (2855 m) 6-hours trek on a gradually rising rail through the forest.
Overnight in Lodge.

Day 06: Hiking to Poonhill (3120m.) – Back to Ghorepani, and Trek to Tadapani (2675m.)
In the morning, we will get up early and climb to the top of Poon Hill where we see fantastic view of sunrise, as well as panoramic views of various mountains in the Annapurna Range, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South and Fishtail. We will then return to the lodge for breakfast before continuing to trek to Tadapani.
Overnight in Lodge.

Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk (1940m).
Overnight in Lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Ghandruk to Pothana (1900m).
Overnight in Lodge.

Day 09: Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi. Drive to Pokhara (820m).
Overnight in Hotel.

Day 10: After breakfast drive to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Overnight in Hotel.

Day 11: After breakfast, you will enjoy a free day in Kathmandu.
We would be pleased to offer suggestions for shopping or book other cultural or recreational activities.
Overnight in Hotel.

Day 12: After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to International airport for your departure.

Note: No specific previous experience is required to complete this trek but good health and able to walk min 3 hrs to max 6 hrs in a normal pace is neccessary (with breaks in between).

THE COST INCLUDES:

  • Airport/Hotel/Airport transfers.
  • 4 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast Basis 3 to 5 star.
  • 2 Night Hotel accommodation in Pokhara on Bed & Breakfast Basis 3 to 5 star.
  • Sightseeing tour with English speaking city guide and all monument fees.
  • Basic comfortable Mountain lodge on trek.
  • 1 porter for each 2 members to carry baggage (includes their food, accommodation and daily wages).
  • 1 Sherpa English speaking guide for entire trek days (includes their food, accommodation and daily wages).
  • Guide and porter insurance.
  • Trekking Permit.
  • TIMS Permit.
  • Down Jacket, Sleeping bags (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
  • Duffel/kit bag (to put your trekking gear during the trek).

THE COST DOES NOT INCLUDES:

  • Meals (During the trek meals are easily available in the lodges that you are staying)
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and mineral water, personal expenses
  • Your travel insurance (mandatory).
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa (Can be obtained upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, requires 2 passport size photos and US$ 30 or equivalent in any other currency).
  • Tipping

Note: Trek and Tours is not responsible for any unforeseen expenses that may be incurred due to circumstances beyond our control. These circumstances include but are not limited to adverse weather conditions, strikes or political unrest.

Fixed Departure Dates for 2017 Fixed Departure Dates for 2018
Departure date: As per your preference*
*Subject to availability
Departure date: As per your preference*
*Subject to availability

For booking and inquiries please contact us: trekinnepal@wlink.com.np

Note: The above itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Contact us at our email: trekinnepal@wlink.com.np, trekandtours@mail.com.np