Annapurna Panorama Trek is a short trek on the foothills of Annapurna massif that provides you with unlimited views of wonderful sceneries and the heart-pounding vista of snow-capped mountains. This trek also gives you an opportunity to explore beautiful villages and look into the lifestyle and culture of the Gurung community.
Your journey begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The drive will present you beautiful views of villages, hills, rivers, and you also get to have a glimpse of the lifestyle of the locals. After reaching Pokhara, you drive to Nayapul from where your trek begins. You will pass through scenic landscapes, small villages, and rhododendron forests as you ascend and descend on flag-stone steps. A quick hike from Ghorepani will take you to Poon Hill which is rightfully famous for its stunning sunrise view.
The highest point of the trek is Poon Hill (3210 meters), features a mind-blowing sunrise view over the high Himalayas, making this trek a must for all nature lovers.From Poon Hill, you can also witness stunning views of snow-capped mountains like Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna South (7219m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Himchuli (6441m) and many others.
You will then descend to Tadapani for the overnight stay. The next day we trek through Ghandruk Village, which is a picturesque typical Gurung village with its own lifestyle, culture, and customs. You will get to interact with the Gurung people on this journey and know about their life. The trek will also take you to the Gurung village of Landruk before heading down to Dhampus via Pothana. Throughout this Annapurna Panorama Trek, you will find yourself in the calming environment where you can relax with the wonderful scenery and chirping of birds.
Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Our representatives will be at the airport to pick you up, and you will directly be taken to your hotel. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Today you will drive to Pokhara, situated 200 km west of Kathmandu. The drive will present you radiant views of Trishuli River followed by the upstream junction of Marsayangdi River. You will see beautiful terraced fields, small hill towns, and also get a chance to have a glimpse on the life of locals. Pokhara is a picturesque valley with lakes, monasteries, temples, caves along with a stunning view of Machhapuchhre (6993m) and Annapurna Range.
Today you will take a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. After reaching Nayapul, your trek will begin. The trail will go through various beautiful small villages and settlements. You will walk through the lush forest on carefully placed flag-stone steps while relishing the view of beautiful landscapes. You will reach Ulleri. Overnight in Ulleri.
Your trek begins with an hour ascend on the steep path to Banthanti. This village is specially resided by Magar people, and you will also get to see their lifestyle, tradition, and culture. The trail will also present you gorgeous views of Hiunchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), and Annapurna South (7219m). From these villages, your trail becomes easy, and you will pass through rhododendron forests to reach the Magar village of Ghorepani. Overnight in Ghorepani.
Today you will begin your day early morning trip to Poon Hill View Point to enjoy the most beautiful sunrise along with stunning views of snow-capped mountains like Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7555m), Dhaulagiri (8167), Nilgiri (7061m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Lamjung Himal (6983m), and several other mountains. After having some good time, you will trek back to Ghorepani. From here, you will trek to Tadapani passing through dense forests of oak, rhododendron, and bamboo. Tadapani is a beautiful small village with gorgeous views of Hiunchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Annapurna South (7219m), and Annapurna I (8091m). Overnight in Tadapani.
We first descend through an amusing forest to Gurjung Khola, then up and again descend to Jhinu Danda and enjoy a warm dip in the natural hot spring to let our sore muscles relax. Overnight at guesthouse.
You will begin your trek by descending on a steep path following a stone staircase and ascends to reach the Gurung village of Landruk. From here, you will ascend amid the rich forests of rhododendron and oak forest on your way to Pitam Deurali (2142m). From Pitam Deurali, you will descend to the village of Pothana for the overnight stay.
After having a delicious breakfast, you will begin your trek. You will trek downhill along with gorgeous views of tall mountains and Australian Camp and the turn right to go to Kada to catch a taxi to Pokhara. From here, you will take a short drive to Pokhara. After reaching Pokhara, you will rest, and in the late afternoon, you will visit the Lakeside area to do boating in Phewa Lake. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.
Today, you will drive back to Kathmandu, (you can also choose to take a flight). Both of these options offer you a beautiful view of the hills and the mountains. After reaching Kathmandu, you will be escorted to your hotel. You can take rest all day or can also explore nearby places.
After having a light breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your scheduled flight back to your home country.