ANNAPURNA PANORAMA TREK

Annapurna Panorama trek professionally guided 12-day expedition is suitable for all travellers that encompass 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.

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 Himalayan Mountains in Nepal. Single travellers, 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 degrees “Oh My God” panoramic 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 Boudhanath, 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. The 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 opportunities 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: 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.

12
Days
Throughout the year
Easy
3120m
Starting Price

Trip Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m). You will be received by our representatives at the airport and will be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight in Hotel.

Day 2Breakfast 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 and Swayambunath the Monkey Temple, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Overnight in Hotel.

Day 3After 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 4Drive 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 5Tikhedhunga trek to Ghorepani (2855 m) 6-hours trek on a gradually rising rail through the forest.
Overnight in Lodge.

Day 6Hiking 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 7Trek to Ghandruk (1940m).
Overnight in Lodge.

Day 8Trek from Ghandruk to Pothana (1900m).
Overnight in Lodge.

Day 9Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi. Drive to Pokhara (820m).
Overnight in Hotel.

Day 10After breakfast visit Peace stupa Davis Fall and afternoon Flight to Kathmandu transfer to hotel.
Overnight in Hotel.

Day 11After 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 12After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to International airport for your departure.

Notes:

|***No specific previous experience is required to complete this trek but good health and able to walk min. 3 to max  7hrs at a normal pace are necessary (with breaks in between) | ***Group size Min 1 to Max 16 Pax  |***Beside the given departure date, the trip can be arranged at any date | ***Single supplementary may apply|

Prices & Fixed Departure Dates

Arrival Date Departure Date
18 Sept 2018 29 Sept 2018
09 Oct 2018 20 Oct 2018
23 Oct 2018 3 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 17 Nov 2018
20 Nov 2018 01 Dec 2018
18 Dec 2018 29 Dec 2018 *** Christmas Package
23 Dec 2018 03 Jan 2019 *** Christmas & New Year Package
12 Feb 2019 23 Feb 2019
26 Feb 2019 09 Mar 2019
15 Mar 2019 26 Mar 2019
18 Apr 2019 29 Apr 2019
24 Sep 2019 5 Oct 2019
15 Oct 2019 26 Oct 2019
29 Oct 2019 9 Nov 2019
12 Nov 2019 23 Nov 2019
17 Dec 2019 28 Dec 2019
22 Dec 2019 02 Jan 2020

Included and Additional Expences

  • Airport/Hotel/Airport transfers
  • 4 Nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB Basis
  • 2 Nights Hotel accommodation in Pokhara on BB Basis
  • Sightseeing tour with English speaking city guide
  • All monument fees as per itinerary
  • Basic comfortable Mountain lodge on trek
  • 1 Porter to carry baggage on trek (includes his food, accommodation and daily wages)
  • 1 Sherpa English speaking guide for entire trek days (includes his 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.)
  • Land transfers as per Itinerary or flight upon paying surcharger
  • Duffel/kit bag(to put your trekking gear during the trek) can take after the trek as a souvenir
  • All taxes and 13 % Gov. Vat.
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and mineral water, personal expenses
  • Meals (USD7-9per meals, easily available in the lodges).
  • Your travel insurance (mandatory).
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa (can be obtain upon arrival in Kathmandu airport and cost US 30 for single entry
  • Tipping

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