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:

    • 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
    • full board during the trek like Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • 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 to pokhara to Kathmandu Tourist Bus 
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Project ( ACAP) Entry  Permit.
    • Government taxes and official expense
    • Welcome Dinner

Cost Excludes:

    • Domestic flight KTM  Pokhara KTM 
    • Nepal entry visa personal travel and medical insurance
    • Expenses of personal nature and as well  gratitude (tips) for your Guide and potters 
    • 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  
  • Premy Reddy
    Premy Reddy
    Australia Published: Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    Magical Magnificent Annapurna Panorama

    Rating:

    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.

  • Eileen and Mark Stansfield
    Eileen and Mark Stansfield
    United Kingdom Published: Sunday, January 8, 2017

    Excellent Trip and Guide

    Rating:

    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,

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.

INSURANCE POLICY:

Traveling to Himalayan countries specially on treks and other adventure with Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet, where clients should purchase travel and medical insurance covering immediate evacuation by any means of transportations, like helicopter or fastest way vehicle to reach nearest city and town hospitals.

Insurance Policy should cover all medical expenses incurred during your holidays in Himalayan countries, including travel insurance where sometimes Himalayan weather even in best times can be unpredictable, where trekking routes can be re-routed of cancelled in this case local company will not entertain you with refund, however provides you with letter so that one can claim from your respective insurance companies.

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: 

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 trips.

We are also member of PACT (Porters Act commitment).  

 Altitude Sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness):
    Information of AMS and Precaution Measures:

High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.

Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.

To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.

The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.

On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.

The company provides as precaution measures against AMS with comprehensive medical kit, oxygen and Gamma Bags / Pressure Bags in some high altitude adventure treks, where some people as per their own doctor advice use Diamox also known as Acetazolamide to prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS can lower headache when in high altitude walks and climb

Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.

This Diamox also used for other medications to treat certain type of eye problem (open-angle glaucoma). 

Acetazolamide a "water pill" (diuretic), it decrease amount of fluids that can build up in eyes, also helps to decrease buildup of body fluids (edema) caused by congestive heart failure or certain medications. Acetazolamide can work less well over time, so it is usually used only for a short period of time.

Using this pill should get advice from your doctor before trip departure to high Himalaya.

In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.

Equipments List
  • Fibre pile jacket
  • light cotton trouser
  • Short Trouser
  • Shorts or Skirt (for ladies)
  • Sun hat
  • Sun Screen Cream
  • Sunglasses
  • T-shirt
  • Track Suit Bottoms
  • Trekking pole
  • Warm Gloves a pair
  • Water bottle
  • Well fitting, comfortable boots
  • Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser a set each

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  • Cost start from US $700
  • Trip Duration 11 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Trekking
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