Annapurna Panorama Trek is one of the world famous and classical treks in the world. And as well as those trekkers who have limit of time can discover it in a very short duration with the most beautiful panoramic view of Annapurna. In this trek you have a chance to see and explore the real typical villages with its traditional lifestyle. Annapurna Panorama trek stats from Pokhara valley and follow roughly, forest trails past nice traditional villages and through serene landscapes on a country side. During the Annapurna trekking on lower place we will reaches at Poonhill from where can see beautiful panoramic views of the valley of deepest gorge and some of the highest mountains range of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manasalu with holy Mt. Fishtail. Throughout the trek you’ll see close up views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machhapuchre (Fishtail Mountain) and the world’s deepest valley – Kaligandaki Valley. Ghandruk is another typical ethnic modern village of Nepal which carries its own culture, life style and panoramic scenery of Himalayas.
You depart for Seven hours drive to Pokhara, 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist’s paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes.
The first part of this trek is easy passing through numerous small villages and settlements.
To begin your trek, first you ascend steeply for the early 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, Magar villages. On the way, you could see good view of Machhapuchhre or Fish Tail (6997m.), Huinchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna (7219m.) south. Now your trail is quite easier passing through forest and descends gently up to the final camp. You could see some of the wild life such as monkey, dears and various species of birds.
Early morning trip to Poon Hill (3210m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. After breakfast trek Ghorepani to Tadapani through the deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos and oaks. Tadapani is a small village surrounded by beautiful forests which grants you a magnificent view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, Annapurna II and so on.
It is very easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. You could hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way. This is one of the popular destinations for the birds’ lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft centre and Gurung museum. From this village you again can see good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail Mountains.
First part of your trek is steeply down following stone staircase to Kimbu (Bee hive). Kimbu is located at the elevation of 1200 meters on the bank of Modi Khola. Now your trail steeply ascends following the stone staircase up to Landruk. The trail ascends gently for early two hours and again ascends steeply for an couple of hours.