Annapurna Panorama Trek 10 Days

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Duration 10 Days
Fitness Level Easy
Max Elevation 3210 m
Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation Basic Mountain Lodges and Tea Houses
Best month March - May and September - December
Price USD 640

Trip Introduction

Annapurna Panorama Trek is a short yet famous and adventurous trek in the Annapurna region of western Nepal. The 10 days Annapurna Panorama treks take you to explore an amazing view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri along with the spectacular display of ever splendid Machhapuchhre (6993m). This low altitude memorable trek to the Annapurna lower region is an extensive eye-catching trek filled with magnificent Himalayan views along with the dense tropical vegetation. Exceptional cultural display of Gurung ethics which is explicitly designed for the social enthusiasts and the family is very friendly. Basically, a simple teahouse trek where the route is surrounded by rich rhododendron forests. All the new beginners, as well as experienced adventurers, can join this trek to experience life in the base of the mighty Annapurna massif. The entire campsite on the journey is full of life; you have a lot of choices to join the crew and the villagers and engage in the activities like singing, dancing, and playing. During the visit to the nearby schools and markets, you will experience the cultural horizon at these localities which display immense variations to the metropolitan urban areas of Nepal.

During the trek, you will experience the high Alpine valley of the Annapurna region and furthermore, you get to see the famous lake city of Pokhara which is surrounded by the white snow mountains of Annapurna, Machhapuchare, and Dhaulagiri.  This delightful journey is overflowing through the beautiful territory and it's similarly intriguing typical Tibetan villages along with a variety of different ethnicities and lifestyles. You will also get an amazing chance to face the charming mountains Vista of Annapurna (8,097), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Lamjung, Tukuche Peak, Manaslu (8156 m), and some more. Poon Hill (3210m) which is known as the highest elevation of the trek, offers you the panoramic sight of the mountains and an unforgettable effect of sunrise over them. Generally, the trek is rocky and steep, which comes with a view of the mountains and the dense tropical forest. Mostly the trail takes you through flagstone steps in the midst of lush rhododendron forests. If you plan to trek during spring, you will find the forests covered in colors with blossoming rhododendrons. Annapurna Panorama Trek is a wonderful choice for travelers looking for an easy trek accompanied by the scenic landscape and cultural richness.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:     Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara.
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul, trek to Hile.
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani.
Day 05: Early Morning excursion to Poon Hill and Trek to Tadapani.
Day 06: Trek Tadapani to Ghandruk, Overnight at the local lodge.
Day 07: Trek Ghandruk to Birethanti Nayapul drive to Pokhara.
Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 09: Rest Day.
Day 10: Departure 

 

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

Our airport representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. He/she will escort you to the respective hotel in a private vehicle. Your prior trip meeting will be scheduled for the very day at the hotel.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (Altitude: 823m.)

Early morning, after breakfast, catch the Tourist bus or we can also organize a private vehicle for you. Viewing countryside villages, farms, shops, and rivers, you will reach Pokhara. A beautiful place with tremendous views of mountains and lakes. You can also go boating at Fewa Lake. Overnight at Hotel.
Meal: BLD

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul, trek to Hile(Altitude: 1430m.)

After breakfast, you will have a short drive on the narrow and snaky mountainous highway viewing the green valley and rural life. Within an hour of drive, you will reach Nayapul, and starts the trek in the Annapurna region. It will be an easy walk for around 3 and a half hours to reach Hille. Following a trail alongside the Modi River, you will reach Birethanti. It is a junction of two rivers, Modi and Bhurungdi. Please check your ACAP and TIMS card, otherwise, you can issue here that allows you to trek further. Now, you will walk following the Burungdi River enjoying the beautiful forest, waterfalls, and locals, arrive at Hille. You will view the admirable culture and ancient style of terraces farming. Spend overnight at the local lodge.
Meal: Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (Altitude: 2860m.)

Today, you will be walking for a long time on an uphill trail. Walking for a while you will cross a suspension bridge over Burungdi Khola and gradually climbs over the steep stone steps hill. Continuously walking uphill for hours, you will reach hilltop ridge Ulleri. Here, you will have lunch and spend your valuable time taking picturesque views of the Himalayas and the valley. Beyond Ulleri, the trail traverses along the gradual uphill and downhill climbs most of the time winds through the cool shade of forest and gushing streams. You will walk in the midst of the giant rhododendron forest cross past small villages with few teahouses and finally reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani- Deurali is a busy spot on a ridge in the midst of the beautiful rhododendron forest, offering fantastic views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range. Overnight at Ghorepani.
Meal: Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Early Morning excursion to Poon hill (Altitude: 3210m); Trek to Tadapani (Altitude: 2,600m.)

Today, you will be walking for a long time on an uphill trail. Walking for a while you will cross a suspension bridge over Burungdi Khola and gradually climbs over the steep stone steps hill. Continuously walking uphill for hours, you will reach hilltop ridge Ulleri. Here, you will have lunch and spend your valuable time taking picturesque views of the Himalayas and the valley. Beyond Ulleri, the trail traverses along the gradual uphill and downhill climbs most of the time winds through the cool shade of forest and gushing streams. You will walk in the midst of the giant rhododendron forest cross past small villages with few teahouses like Banthati and finally reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani- Deurali is a busy spot on a ridge in the midst of the beautiful rhododendron forest, offering fantastic views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range. Overnight at Ghorepani.
Meal: Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

Day 06: Trek Tadapani to Ghandruk, Overnight at local lodge. (Altitude: 1,990m.)

Enjoy breakfast with the sparkling sunrise views over the mountains- Mt. Annapurna south, Himchuli & Fishtail that seems very close to Tadapani. After breakfast, the Annapurna Panorama Trek resumes. Today you will trek through winds downhill through the dense forest of rhododendron. 3-4 hours of a trek from Tadapani brings us to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is one of the biggest Gurung villages in the Annapurna Region. It is an impressive Gurung village. Explore remaining time around the village to see typical Gurung culture, visit the Gurung museum and hike around the hills nearby Ghandruk. Spend overnight at the local lodge.
Meal: Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

Day 07: Trek Ghandruk to Birethanti Nayapul drive to Pokhara (Altitude: 823m.)

Descend down all the way to Khimche on the long series of stone steps. While descending down witness the different views of Mt. Fishtail. Beyond Kimche the walk is pleasant most of the way following the Riverside till Birethanthi. From Birethanti, trek on the retracing trail to Nayapul. You will be picked up by a private vehicle at Nayapul and driven back to the hotel in Pokhara. Explore the streets of Pokhara in the evening, release all your trek exhaustion and enjoy. Spend overnight at the local lodge.
Meal: Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu

Now, it’s time to return back to Kathmandu. You will drive back to Kathmandu. Spend your time as you like. Overnight at Hotel.
Meal: Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Departure

It is the last day with us. Our supporting team will take you to the airport for your final departure. We hope to see you again. Additionally, if you have a plan for any adjoining trip, you can let us organize.
Meal: Breakfast

Trip Includes

  • Ground Transportation: Airport transfer on arrival and departure
  • Ground Transportation: Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu drive in Deluxe Tourist sharing coach.
  • Ground Transportation Pokhara: Pokhara/Nayapul/Pokhara drive in private vehicle
  • Accommodation during Trek: 4 Nights ‘basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms. [Few nights in an attached bathroom in available places]
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu: 2 Nights' accommodation in Kathmandu in twin sharing accommodation with Bed and Breakfast plan
  • Accommodation in Pokhara: 3 Nights' accommodation in Kathmandu in twin sharing accommodation with Bed and Breakfast plan
  • Meals: 3 Meals per day during the trek (BLD: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. Each meal consist of one course of the meal)
  • Guide: Nepal Government licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
  • Porter: The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Permit: Annapurna Conservation Area Project [ACAP] Permit and Trekkers' Information Management Systems [TIMS] Card
  • Souvenir: Duffle Bag, Trekking T-shirt, Trekking Maps
  • Equipment: Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket during Trek (upon request)
  • Food, accommodation, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
  • The exclusive medical kit bag carried by trekking guide
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses

Trip Excludes

  • Nepal arrival visa
  • Your personal expenses for mineral water, soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, hot drinking water, bar bills showers, etc.
  • Internet facility, battery chargers, multi-plugs, etc.
  • Extra baggage excess while flying to Lukla.
  • Medical expenses and trip cancellation.
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation.
  • Tips of ga guides, porters, and drivers as a token of appreciation.
  • Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in the “cost includes” list.

Source:www.alphaadventuretreks.com