Annapurna Panorama TrekkingAnnapurna Panorama Trekking

Annapurna Panorama Trekking

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Highlights
  • Stunning sunrise over 360° wide angle panorama of world’s highest mountains from Pun Hill
  • Within world’s largest natural rhododendron garden and other wild flowers around Ghorepani
  • Daily views of Annapurna Himalaya with majestic Machapuchare Himal the Fish Tail peak
  • Exploring local Gurung and Pun-Magar traditional farm villages in the country of famous Gorkha
  • Beginning and ending at picturesque Pokhara blessed with natural beauty of mountains and lakes”

A scenic country walks into serene woodland with views of stunning sunrise over Himalayan peaks 

Annapurna Panorama Trekking, a perfect adventure of less than a week duration where you can have enjoyable times on high hills of Annapurna Himalaya in the comfort of nice cozy lodges with warm hospitality of the local hill people and villagers.

Annapurna Panorama Trekking leads you to marvelous and fascinating walks with daily views of massive Annapurna range of mountains with magnificent Machapuchare Himal famously known as Fish Tail due to its twin summated peaks, a virgin and unclimbed mountains of Himalayan range.

Besides walking with constant views of peaks, the culture and traditional life of hill people is equally interesting and fascinating around Gurung and Pun / Magar traditional villages, one of the famous Gorkha tribes where men folk with long history of 200 years as brave soldiers in foreign legion in UK -India as well in Singapore police.

Annapurna Panorama Trekking begins from beautiful Pokhara with drive to the starting point of our walks heading towards mid hills on old Trans Himalayan Salt Trade Route of Nepal and Tibet which extends beyond Ghorepani towards Upper Mustang.

As trek progress with views of mountains and past lovely hill villages and entering into enchanting forest of tall rhododendron-magnolia-oaks-pine and fir tree lines, in spring the whole hills turns into magic when wild flowers are in full bloom with riots of colors that decorates the green rolling hills in the back drop of massive Annapurna Himalaya.     

Finally walk leads to our main destination at Ghorepani villages located in the midst of rhododendron forest, which is also a national flower of Nepal here with hike to Pun Hill for stunning panorama of world’s highest mountains Dhaulagiri-Annapurna and Manaslu range with array of peaks along with striking sunrise views.

After an exciting and thrill on top highest point of Annapurna Panorama Trekking, above 3,210 m high descend towards warmer valley for the short drive back to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu with mesmerizing and wonderful time on Annapurna Panorama Trekking with Explorer Adventure and its team of expert guides and staff.

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Itinerary

On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be warmly received by our guide and staff and then transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city.

First check into your hotel rooms on getting refreshed from the flight and with Jet-Lag, then join with other members of Annapurna Panorama trekking for group briefing, where our expert guides will inform regarding your stay in Nepal, hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts information, evening welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with Folk cultural programs to entertain you during your meals.
 

    Morning after breakfast leave the hotel for exciting guided sightseeing around Kathmandu where our city guide will lead you to places of interest, Kathmandu a metropolitan city still retains its ancient heritage and varied ancient culture where you will visit world heritage sites around Kathmandu for half day or full day.

    After an interesting and wonderful tour of ancient historical and religious sites around Kathmandu, with afternoon free preparation for next day journey to Nepal Mid West at Pokhara.
     

      Morning taking an exciting drive to scenic Pokhara, which leads you on Nepal’s busy highway with grand views of peaks and landscapes, as drive leads past many towns and farm villages then reaching at Pokhara after 6-7 hrs of interesting overland journey where hotels located by the serene Phewa lake side Pokhara, blessed with natural beauty located on the laps of massive Annapurna Himalaya includes magnificent Machapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’, due to its twin summits, a virgin unclimbed peaks of Himalaya. 

      Besides mountains and rolling green hills treasures calm lakes of Phewa and Begnas where most of the good hotels and international standard restaurants located by the Phewa Lake.
        
      (For flying options of 30 mins flights to Pokhara 30 minutes from Kathmandu)
       

        After a nice and pleasant stop in Pokhara with excellent views of Annapurna Himalaya with majestic Machapuchare Himal, having breakfast an exciting drive leads you for few hours beyond Pokhara valley to reach our starting point of Annapurna Panorama trekking.Drive leads past Pokhara valley outskirt with marvelous scenery of Annapurna peaks and farm lands and then reaching cooler areas at Kande  village by the road side of Pokhara and Beni highway.

        From here following uphill trail into cool shade of forest to reach a scenic spot at Australian Camp also called Thulo Kharka (larger grazing pasture for local cattle) offers wonderful panorama of Annapurna and majestic Machhapuchare Himal the Fist Tail peak, and the a short downhill walk takes you to nice village at Potana with marvelous views of Annapurna peaks.

        After Potana catching views of Annapurna Mountains walk leads uphill into cool shade of forest to reach high Deuarli at small hill top with few lodge facing marvelous views of snowcapped peaks and green landscapes.

        From here on downhill to Tolka large scattered village with another hour of good walks on gradual trail to reach at Landruk another large and nice village for overnight stop with views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli peaks.
         

          From Landruk a short downhill to Modi River and then crossing over a bridge, start climb on stone steps for an hour more to reach at Ghandruk, one of largest village within Annapurna areas populated by Gurung tribe of Buddhism religion and culture, with overnight and lunch stop.

          At Ghandruk village  free afternoon with time to explore around this impressive village of Gurung people, the hill tribes of Annapurna Himalaya where men folks are famous as Gurkha soldiers in foreign infantry with British and Indian armies.

          The Gurung people are farmers and cattle herders as their age-old profession interwoven with Buddhism religion and as well practices their ancestral rites of Bon sect (pre Buddhism) worshipping nature and mountains as holy spirits.
           

            After Ghandruk morning walks leads to a climb into woodland and crossing small streams and into serene forest to reach at high scenic village Tadapani for overnight stops overlooking fabulous  views of Annapurna Mountain range, the village located within beautiful forest surrounding.
             

              Catching early morning views of mountains, head downhill and then up to Bhanthati a small village situated in a gorge, where climb leads up within forested areas of rhododendron and pine trees to reach at another Deurali.

              From here with short climb to a high ridges with exceptional views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna as walk descend into dense rhododendron forest to reach at Ghorepani village.

              At Ghorepani temperature gets cooler being close to the mountains with an altitude of above 2,840 m high surrounded by rhododendron forest with fabulous views of Dhaulagiri Himalaya with Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Nilgiris against blue colored houses of Ghorepani, populated by famous hill tribe known as Pun Magar.
               

                Early morning hike up to Pun Hill for stunning sunrise panorama over array of Himalayan peaks of more than 360° wide angle views from Dhaulagiri-Nilgiris-Vara Shikar (Annapurna Fang), Annapurna range of peaks with majestic Machhapuchare extends towards Lamjung Himal and Manaslu towards eastern horizon, after a wonderful moment head back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue walk within rhododendron forest where walk leads downhill to Ulleri village.

                Slowly walk leads to more descend to reach at Tirkhedhunga village with beautiful waterfalls for overnight stop before reaching at Pokhara.
                 

                  From this nice village descend to Hille farm village and then walk downhill to Bhirethati situated by the Modi River, from here our walks completes with a short drive back to picturesque Pokhara by the Phewa lake side.

                    Morning transfer into a vehicles either by car-coach or in tourist bus (as per the size of the group), for overland journey back to Kathmandu with scenic views of mountains, green scenery of hills and farm fields within nice villages and towns as drive brings you back at hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu.

                    On reaching Kathmandu transfer to your respective hotels with time for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.
                     

                      Your last memorable day in Nepal after a wonderful experience on Annapurna Panorama trekking with great service of Explorer Adventure, and as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.

                        Route Map

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                        What's Included
                        • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
                        • Three night hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B.B.
                        • Two night Hotel in Pokhara on twin sharing  Basis with B.B
                        • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System
                        • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis 
                        • Half Day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
                        • Government license holder guide 
                        • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
                        • Duffel bag for packing your things for the trek 
                        • Hire sleeping bag and down jacket for the trekking.,
                        • Transportation from Kathmandu Pokhara Kathmandu  by Tourist  Bus.
                        • Annapurna Conservation Area Project ( ACAP) Entry  Permit.
                        • Government taxes and official expense
                        What's not Included
                        • Domestic flight KTM  Pokhara KTM 
                        • All food pay your self  during the trek  
                        • Flight to Kathmandu, Nepal
                        • Tips for porters ($50-70) and guides ($60-80)
                        • Nepal Visa ($50)
                        • Insurance (must include emergency evacuation by helicopter, check worldnomads.com
                        • Food and drinks ($15-25 per day)
                        • In some places: hot water, wifi, battery charging - $2-5
                        • Drinking water, price depends on altitude (linear regression)

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                        Useful Information

                         Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:

                        Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.

                        Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………

                         Guide and Porters for Annapurna Panorama Trekking 11 Days: 

                        On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.

                        All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.

                        Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.

                        Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.

                        Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude.

                        What to Bring During 11 Days Annapurna Panorama Trekking?

                        **- can be bought in Kathmandu

                           Clothing and footwear

                        • Trekking boots (should be warm, waterproof, breathable, cover and fix the ankle)
                        • Sports sandals with a closed toe or sneakers.
                        • Flip flops , Sun cap , Wool or fleece hat , 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin, 1 thick,}
                        • Bandana or neckerchief ,  Fleece jackets (1 thin, 1 thick) .
                        • Thermal underwear (merino wool!), preferably 2 sets (one for walking, the other for sleeping), buy at home.
                        • Trekking socks - several pairs (there is a limited possibility of washing)
                        • Quick-drying sports T-shirts (e.g. Polartec PowerDry) - 2 pcs. or more.
                        •  Down jacket , Windstopper , Windproof warm jacket with hood.
                        • Trekking trousers ,  Warm synthetic pants like ski pants , Rain poncho.
                        • Sun Screen Cream , Sunglasses ,  Trekking pole , Water bottle.

                        Equipment for 11 Days Annapurna Panorama Trekking

                         *Duffel bags for trek will be perovided on Day 2 should be returned after the trek is over.

                         *Backpack 20-30 liters with rain cover (optionally with drinking system)

                        *Sleeping bag (comfort temperature around -5 C). On the upper lodges they usually provide woolen blankets. You can rent a sleeping bag in       Kathmandu, $1-2 per day.

                        *A good quality headlight with new batteries and a spare set of batteries.

                         *Sunglasses (category 3-4) + hard case , Trekking poles , Thermos 0.5-1 liter.

                        *Sealed packaging for documents and money , Sitting mat (optionally), Power bank.

                        * A roll of dense garbage bags 50 liters. You will pack your items in it when you put them in a duffel bag to protect them from moisture and dust.

                         Personal usage on 11 Days Annapurna Panorama Trekking

                        > Towel (light and quick-drying)  - Washing accessories - Disinfection wipes

                        > Antibacterial gel - Moisturizing hand cream - Sun cream with a high factor

                        > Lip balm with sun protection - Reusable water bottle - Snacks, nuts, chocolate

                        Annapurna Panorama Trekking FAQs

                        • Nepal have four main good seasons of the year namely spring (Mid Feb to May), Summer and Monsoon (rainy wet months) from June last till August and autumn / Fallsfrom September till November months, and winter months from December till February.

                          Trekking depends upon the choice of your interest for moderate trekking of a few days to a week where nearly all months of year can be visited. Except the monsoon wet months of July and August.

                          The best time for Annapurna Panorama are spring from March to May and autumn starts from September to November. Can enjoy trek in winter times of December to February also.

                        • Depends upon the area of trekking region and destinations most of the days are sunny with bright sunlight hours till afternoon time, where’s Himalayan weather pattern sometimes can be unpredictable can get overcast with snow and rains with hailstorms on higher areas of Himalaya.

                          However March to May with sunny most of the days as your reach higher area can get cloudy in the afternoon bringing chill and cold wind chill factor as well in shade.

                          Morning and night time will be much cooler around March to May at above 2,000 m and above while September to early December with clear fine day with sunshine, but with short light hour due to time of the season, can get much colder in the shade away from sunlight including morning and night time and as per altitude wise.

                        • As long you join with reputed local or abroad travel / adventure agents it will be a safe holiday.

                          You will be well looked after, from arrival to departure where we provide expert guides who knows the area of trekking very well with enough knowledge to care of clients throughout the journey or on treks with safe and memorable holiday with us.

                        • No age bar with us as long everyone is physically fit and in good health to join the trip of your choice and interest.

                          Please note that for above 60 years and below 5 years where traveling and medical insurance does not accept for certain adventurous trips in Himalaya region, it all depends upon the area and duration of the trek as well grading systems.

                        • All will be taken with well care as per the situations, for normal mild sickness. You will be looked after by our guides and staff, after feeling better can continue or return back to the road-head to Pokhara or Kathmandu

                        Client Reviews
                        • Magical Magnificent Annapurna Panorama

                          The Himalayas have always held a spiritual reverence for me and my trek to Poon Hill with Bam Magar elevated that experience to such heights that I’m now inspired to start my own business in Sydney- spiritual treks and tours with yoga and meditation and...Bam Magar of course!
                          I first met Bam when I was on the Everest Base Camp Trek 2 years ago. He was the guide for a family I had befriended on the trek and as we spent much time together, I was drawn to Bam’s vast knowledge and experience of the Khumbu region. Invariably I found myself leaning in share his expertise and interesting anecdotes with his trekking family- much to the annoyance of my own very young trekking guide at the time, I might add!
                          So when I decided that my next trek was going to be the Annapurna Panorama, I immediately engaged Bam as my guide. Together with Dhaktipa, our porter we set out from Pokhara for an amazing 5 day adventure. Bam’s skill and professionalism of an expert trekker/guide, together with his easy going sense of humour; caring and friendly personality, was the perfect combination to build an awesome camaraderie in our team. Throw in the beautiful, blooming rhododendrons and other glorious species of flora, set in the picturesque natural landscapes, the magic of the magnificent Annapurna Range will certainly capture your heart and soul. A trekking journey with pocketful of perfect picturesque memories to treasure for a lifetime. Thank you Bam.

                          Premy Reddy
                          Premy ReddyAustralia,May 28, 2019
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                        • Excellent Trip and Guide

                          We would highly recommend booking any trekking holidays with Bam Magar as your guide. Bam met us in Kathmandu at our hotel as soon as we arrived and from there we put ourselves in his very capable hands. Bam arranged everything for the trek all our accommodation and a great porter who carried my ruck sack all the way. Bams knowledge was endless and everywhere we stayed was excellent. The trek was amazing the places we saw and the views were fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble. we didn't just find a great guide in Nepal we made a new friend. We loved our time in Nepal and if were ever lucky enough to go again Bam will be our first call,

                          Eileen and Mark Stansfield
                          Eileen and Mark StansfieldUnited Kingdom,January 08, 2017
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