Annapurna Panorama Trek

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Trip Facts

  • Destinations: Nepal
  • Total Duration: 11 Days
  • Trekking Duration:
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Max Elevation: 3210m
  • Best Season: October to December, February to May
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hrs
  • Styles: Tea House
  • Starting point of trek: Naya Pul
  • Finishing point of trek: Phedi
  • Meals and Drinks: Guest houses managed by local people
  • Group Size: 2 to 16

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  • Destination:Nepal

Annapurna Panorama Trek is the easiest and shortest trek in the south face of Annapurna in Nepal. It is designed for 12 days trekking in maximum paradise Himalayas in less altitude. Annapurna Panorama trekking trails are suitable and comfortable for any aged of trekkers. Complete ranges of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna can be viewed closely from this trekking route.

This trekking route is situated in the southern face of Annapurna Himalaya ranges and east face of Mount Dhaulagiri range. The walking elevation starts from Nayapul (1070m) to Poon Hill (3210m). To access Annapurna PanoramTrek is fly or drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara then about one hour and a half drive by car to Nayapul which is a starting point of the trek.

40 minutes walking to the west from Nayapul is Birethanti to check the Trekking permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and area permits (TIMS). Birethanti is a trekking intersection for Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp. The left side trail along the Bhurungdi River leads to Poon Hill. The path begins on the dusty gravel passes through forest and small sparkling waterfalls to beautiful ponds. During the trek, some pleasant ethnic villages of Gurung and Magar are Sudame, Hile, Tikhe Dhunga, Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadapani and Ghandruk which are included day to day trekking days. These villages offer traditional and exotic houses of Gurung and Magar. These ethnic people are very popular in the British Gurkhas soldier. The trails are easy and agreeable which run on farming terraces, paved stone steps, on suspension bridges, into the thick forest of rhododendron, ridges, Mountain Viewpoints, and mountain bamboo bush. Luxurious and tidy lodges include a continental nice menu with tidy rooms serve you along the trail in every camp place.

The up and down trails exhibit some beautiful landscape of agriculture fields, attractive valley views, barren hills, various flora, and faunas, sounding of waterfalls and crystalline streams. The rattling of divergent insects, the soulful chirping of barbet and some grassbirds twitting make the trek enjoyable. In the spring above 2000m forest are bloomy with various colors of rhododendron and with magnolia. The area of Sudame and Syauli Bazaar attracts you with bloomy of the cotton forest at the beginning of the spring season. Two magnificent viewpoints Poon Hill and Deurali pass offer panorama views of Mt Dhaulagiri (8172m), Mt Annapurna I (8071m), Mt Annapurna South (7219m), Himchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhare ( 6997m) and Nilgiris. Besides the south, from Poon Hill and Deurali to the triangle directions stand with Dhaulagiri Himalaya and Annapurna Himalaya ranges and to the horizontal Lamjung and Manaslu. Australian Camp offers excellent views of Mt. Machhapuchhare with Annapurna long ranges and surrounding amusing landscape.

Outline of Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1200m)

Day 02 Sightseeing Swayambhu, Boudha and Durbar square

Day 03 Drive to Pokhara by car (850m) (max 6hrs)

Day 04 Naya Pul to Tikhedhunga (1540m)(3-4hrs)

Day 05 Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani  (2850m)(6-7hrs)

Day 06 Ghorepani to Tadapani  (2680m)(4-5hrs)

Day 07 Tadapani to Chomrong  (5-6hrs) (2170m)

Day 08  Chomrong to Tolka  ( 4-5hrs) (1700m)

Day 09 Tolka to Australia Camp(2000m)(4hrs)

Day 09 Australian Camp to Pokhara(3hrs)

Day 10 Fly to Kathmandu

Day 11 Departure from Kathmandu

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1200m)
  • Day 02 Sightseeing Swayambhunath and Boudha Stupa
  • Day 03 Drive to Pokhara by car (max 6hrs)
  • Day 04 Naya Pul to Tikhedhunga (1540m)(3-4hrs)
  • Day 05 Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m)(6-7hrs)
  • Day 06 Ghorepani to Tadapani (2680m)(4-5hrs)
  • Day 07 Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m)(5-5hrs)
  • Day 07 Chomrong to Tolka (1565m) (4-5hrs)
  • Day 08 Tolka to Australian Camp (2000m) (4hrs)
  • Day 09 Australian Camp to Pokhara (3-4hrs)

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1200m)

When you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport then transfer to your hotel. A short briefing is given concerning the trekking itinerary.

Day 02 Sightseeing Swayambhunath and Boudha Stupa

Day 03 Drive to Pokhara by car (max 6hrs)

Kathmandu to Pokhara is by car. Rest at the hotel and visit the market. Pokhara is one of the busiest tourist center and the most beautiful city of Nepal. Mt Fishtail and some parts of the Annapurna range are attractively seen from here. It is both trekking starting and ending point. There are trekking shops, banks, all kinds of standard hotels for tourists. Phewa Lake has joined to the Pokhara city. People enjoy boating, paragliding, golf and horse riding.

Day 04 Naya Pul to Tikhedhunga (1540m)(3-4hrs)

A car or van leaves you at Naya Pul where the trekking point starts. The road leading to Birethanti where a bridge over Modi Khola (river) just end of the bridge ACAP check post from the post left direction trail to Tikhedhunga means’ sharp stone’. A gravel road through Sudame to Hile Gurung village along the Burungdi Kola. The trail reaches Sudame then climbs up steadily to reach Hile (1430m). A paved stone path to Tikhedhunga. Where about half dozen lodges are alongside the trail.

Day 05 Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m)(6-7hrs)

Five minutes walking down to Tikhedhunga Khola and Bhurungdi Khola suspension bridges to cross then the trail climbs very steeply on a stone staircase to Ullery (2000m). Annapurna South is seen to the east north. The trail gently climbing starts from Ullery. After Banthanti you walk through magnificent oak, maple and rhododendron forests. Climbing gently up at 2480m a group of lodges appears is called Nangethanti mainly for lunch place. From here to Ghorepani is about 1hr. Lower Ghorepani and upper Ghorepani both together there are more than 2 dozen lodges and few shops. Most people reach Poon Hill before sunrise. From Ghorepani, it takes 1 hour climbing up Poon Hill. Poon Hill is a panorama viewpoint to see Mt Dhaulagiri, (8172m) Tukuche,(6848 ) Nilgiris and to Annapurna 1, (8091m) Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7219m) and Machhapuchhare (6997m). On top of Poon Hill stands Poon hill Tower just nearby a tea shop serves your hot drinks for local business.

Day 06 Ghorepani to Tadapani (2680m)(4-5hrs)

From Ghorepani climbing up through rhododendron and grassy land the trail paved with stone reaches at 3200m Deaurali pass the last viewpoint. The trail heads through the ridge in pine, rhododendron and maple forests with small bamboo bushes. Walking about 2 hrs from Ghorepani you find nice tea shops at Deurali. The trail descends to Banthanti (2600m) a narrow path and slippery in rain alongside a stream. After passing Banthanti the trail gently flat muddy and interlaced root with rhododendron forests. The muddy trail descends to a stream then climbing up a stone staircase through forests to Tadapani means ‘far water’. Tadapani is surrounded by thick rhododendron forests where you can find more than a half dozen guesthouses. The views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare are spectacular from here.

Day 07 Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m)(5-5hrs)

From Tadapani the trail goes left down inside rhododendron forests and meets Chule village (2290m) a peaceful location valley view. 40 minutes steep descend to Kirmrong Khola. A suspension bridge over the Khola and the gently steep route starts then reaches in the village of Ghurjung. The route passes through several field yards of homes and lodges. Climb steeply to the crest ridge and view of Machhapuchhare and a long widen south landslide at Taulung from this place 30 minutes walk to Chhomrong is a big Village of Gurung. Lodges, cottages, and shops scattered along the trail. Panorama view of Hiunchuli closely seen to the north side.

Day 07 Chomrong to Tolka (1565m) (4-5hrs)

Ten minutes reverse to Taulung which splits the trail on the right side is to Ghorepani Ghandruk and on the left side is to Jhinu Danda. The trail drops down to Jhinu Danda is a beautiful place with comfortable lodges. From Jhinu Danda 20 minutes walk down through forests reach the bank of Modi Khola where there are two hot spring ponds with cement bathing pools. Hot water natural comes out from the ground. Dip into it good for health. Climbing back to Jhinu Danda. The end of the ridge there is An attractive long suspension bridge is used to cross the Kimrong Khola. We follow down through bamboo bushes and forest trail to New bridge where there are three lodges that have accommodation available. A few minutes descending to Modi Khola is crossed on the suspension to the east side. Heading ahead flat huge rocks can view with waterfalls. switchback on the local trail on rice terraced fields finally, Landruk village of Gurung settlement. Local buses and jeeps run to Pokhara on a dusty gravel road. A flatter dusty road passes houses and rice fields reach Tolka village is nice to see surrounding villages, valleys, and forests.

Day 08 Tolka to Australian Camp (2000m) (4hrs)

Day 8, the destination is to Australian Camp. The trail which we walk on an agreeable level passes houses and Bhichuk village. Tea shops and guesthouses are along the trail. From Bhichuk village we climb up completely forest sector to Pitam Deaurali Pass (2100m) which has three guesthouses. We can view of Pokhara valley far beyond villages. Now, the trail is through the entirely impressive forest on a ridge to Pothana (1900m) where a cluster of lodges and guesthouses are along the trail. Views of Machhapuchhare, Lamjung Himal are magnificent from Pothana. Permit receipt and TIMS are registered here. A few steps down the trail divers left side down to Dhampus and on the left side narrow path through the forest is to Australian Camp is flat and opened village has several lodges and guest houses. It is an excellent viewpoint of longe ranges of Annapurna Himalayas, Lamjung and villages.

Day 09 Australian Camp to Pokhara (3-4hrs)

Today is the last day of Annapurna Panorama trekking. From Australian Camp, there are several ways to drop to Dhampus through charming jungles bird-watching spot. we reach at top of the Dhampus village at TIMS office to register the final exit. Following through the village gentle heading down to the lower Dhampus is full of guesthouses and lodges. Views of Mt Machhapuchhare with its surrounding mountains and village are amusing from here. Dropping along the local narrow trail passes rice fields, old houses to enters the jungle to Phedi is connected with the road where our car/ Van is ready to drive to Pokhara.

Day 10 Fly to Kathmandu
Day 11 Departure from Kathmandu

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop off
  • Three nights hotel accommodation and breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Two nights in Pokhara with B & B
  • Licensed trained trekking guide.
  • Porters to carry goods
  • Accommodation (breakfast, lunch, dinner in trekking) coffee & tea
  • Transportation by land and air
  • All necessary documents permit for trekking
  • National park/ conservation area entry permit
  • City tour in Kathmandu ( Swayambhunath and Boudha stupa.)

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare
  • International and airport departure tax
  • Travel trekking insurance
  • Major meals, lunch, dinner during stay in Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charge more than airlines allowed both domestic and international
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, drinks, phone & laundry
  • Visa fee (easily get on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Tips and gratuities for field staffs
  • Rescue travel insurance trips cancellation costs
  • lost theft and damage to baggage, Accident or health emergency

Equipments & Gears

trekking shoes, down jacket, trekking pants, gloves, hat, woolen cap, sunglasses, raincoat, headlamp, walking stick, water bottle, sleeping bag, trekking bag waterproof and changing clothes.

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