Annapurna Panorama Trekking   |  11 Days

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.

Trip 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”

Itinerary

  • 1 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.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.
  • 2 Day 2: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour around world heritage sites. 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.
  • 3 Day 3: Drive / Fly to Pokhara 860m (220 k.m distance) of 06 hrs journey (30 min by air).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 5-6 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)
  • 4 Day 4: Drive to Kande trek to Landruk 1,460 m via Australian Camp 2,050 m 1 hr drive and 05 hrs walks.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.
  • 5 Day 5: Trek to Ghandruk village 1,940 m - 04 hrs.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.
  • 6 Day 6: Trek to Tadapani 2,700 m via - 05 hrs.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.
  • 7 Day 7: Trek to Ghorepani 2,840 m - 05 hrs.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.
  • 8 Day 8: Morning Hike to Pun Hill 3,210 m and trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,420 m - 05 hrs.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.
  • 9 Day 9: Trek to Bhirethati 1,100 m (04 hrs) and drive back to Pokhara 860 m - 02 hrs. 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.
  • 10 Day 10: Drive or fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels.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.
  • 11 Day 11: Depart for international flight home ward bound or to respective countries.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.

Cost Includes:

    • In all your arrival and departure private transportation
    • Three night hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis  in standard hotels on bed and breakfast basis.     
    • Full board trekking includes all meals with twin sharing rooms in local lodge on route trekking,
    • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System
    • Accompanied by our expert guides and field staff with their wages-transportation and insurance            
    • Half Day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
    • Hire sleeping bag and down jacket for the trekking.,
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Project ( ACAP) Entry  Permit.
    • All land transportation there and back
    • Two night standard Hotel in pokhara on bed and breakfast basis
    • Government taxes and official expense
    • Welcome Dinner.

Cost Excludes:

    • Nepal entry visa personal travel and medical insurances.
    • Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu as well gratitude (tips).
    • Emergency  evacuation by any means of transport including Helicopter and personal medical kit.               
    • Lunch and Dinner whilst in Kathmandu
    • Lunch and dinner whilst in pokhara  

Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.

  • Cost start from US $750
  • Trip Duration 11 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Trekking
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