Annapurna-Panorama-Trek

Annapurna Panorama Trek-06 days

Annapurna Panorama Trek itinerary is specially designed for the trekkers who prefers short and beautiful trek, especially with their family and kids in the rural mountainside with up-close Himalayan views. This trek is also known as Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, is a relatively easy walk meandering through villages and rhododendron forests.

Annapurna Panorama Trek provides some of the best views of the Himalayas especially from the Poon Hill which is regard as the best viewpoint in the Annapurna Region by many trekkers and it is one of the most beautiful viewpoints that exist on this earth. The maximum altitude of this trek is at 3210m, anyone with a normal level of fitness would easily undertake this trek comfortably. The panoramic views of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Manaslu (8157m) and other numerous mountains along the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge from Poon Hill is one of the trip highlights of Annapurna Panorama Trek.

Annapurna Panorama Trek starts the real walking begins from Kande. We climb up to Australian Camp that takes us through a landscape of terraced fields and forests and affords some stunning views out across the Central Himalayas. From there we will have trek involves a relatively easy hike along the ridge-line to the Gurung village of Landruk. Reaching the final destination of Poon Hill (3210m) is a reward in itself, perhaps one of the most beautiful viewpoints on earth. The added presence of rice terraces completes the picture making it a photographer’s paradise. Then trek to the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk and enjoy the ethnic hospitality along with the cultural magnificence of Gurung Museum. Trekking through the Rhododendron forest that bloom with red flowers during the springtime, descend down to Birethanti, passing by waterfalls and few small villages & settlements. Walk to Naya Pul and then drive to Pokhara which announces the end of this marvelous trek.

View from Ghorepani -Poon Hill
View from Ghorepani -Poon Hill

Trip Highlights of Annapurna Panorama Trek
-Guided tours of UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kathmandu.
-Ideal vantage point to view a sunrise within the majestic Himalayan range from Poon Hill(Ghorepani)
-Enjoy meeting some of Nepal’s remarkable ethnic clans in hillside villages and along the trail
-Explore the beauty of Pokhara enhances by its lovely lakes, which have their source in the glacial region of the ——–Annapurna range of the Himalayas
-Taste of Nepali cuisine with a local cultural show at Kathmandu

Trip Facts of Annapurna Panorama Trek
-Trip Duration: 11 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
-Trekking destination: Poon Hill (3210m)
-Trip Grade: Easy
-Activities: Easy Trekking including cultural sightseeing tours in Kathmandu
-Best Seasons: Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and Spring (March to May)
-Meals Included: 10 Breakfasts, 08 Lunches & 06 Dinners
-Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal)
-Transportation: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

Detail Itinerary ( Pokhara to Pokhara) 

DAY 01 Pokhara/Kande (1710m) drive & trek to Landruk (1640m)
Drive to Kande (Approx 1 hour drive) and trek to Landruk via Australian Camp – About 5 ½ hrs walking
After breakfast, you will drive to Kande in a private vehicle from where we begin our trek approx one hour climb to Australian Camp that takes us through a landscape of terraced fields and forests and affords some stunning views out across the central Himalayas. Leaving Australian Camp, then, we will have trek involves a relatively easy hike along the ridge-line to the Gurung village of Landruk. Landruk lies along the trekking route to Annapurna Base Camp and is famed for its honey hunting festival, where intrepid harvesters climb bamboo ladders and dangle precariously from ropes to gather the honeycomb from the sheer cliff faces. Surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery of the entire journey, the village lies within the Annapurna Conservation Area and provides us with one of the visual highlights of the trek.
Overnight at the local lodge (teahouse) in Landruk
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 02 Landruk to Ghandruk (1940m)
Trek from Landruk to Ghandruk (About 3 ½ hrs walking)
From Landruk, the trail makes a step descent through terraced fields to Modi River. Crossing the river on a suspension bridge, the train climbs all the way to Ghandruk. Situated at 1970 meters, Ghandruk, the second largest Gurung village is one of the most beautiful villages of Nepal. Ghandruk is wonderfully confusing cluster of closely spaced, slate roofed houses nestling between terraced fields of wheat and barley. We arrive at Ghandruk for lunch. After lunch we tour the village and visit a local Gurung museum.
Overnight at the local lodge (teahouse) in Ghandruk
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 03 Ghandruk to Tadapani (2630m)
Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani -About 4 ½ hrs walking
All uphill today, the trail showcases rich rhododendron forests, gloriously cascading sparkling mountain streams and other mystical vistas of nature. After continuously climbing for 4 ½ hours, we finally reach the village of Tadapani. Tadapani offers magnificent mountain views of the overpowering peaks of Annapurna South.
Overnight at the local lodge (teahouse) in Tadapani
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 04 Tadapani to Ghorepani (2860m)
Trek from Tadapani to Ghorepani–About 6½hrs walking
To start with the trail descends for a while and a steep 20 mins climb to a small tea house in the clearing. From here its undulating till you reach Banthanti 2520m. Banthanthi is a good place for a tea stop as from here it’s a steep approx 2 hrs walk to Deurali. From Deurali the trial ascends gently through the forest for 20mins till you see the Dhaulagiri range and Nilgiri Himal. Its one of the best walk on this trip coz on a clear day the views from the ridge is just breath taking. The path then descends to Ghorepani as you can see the blue roofed houses of Ghorepani
Overnight at the local lodge (teahouse) in Ghorepani
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 05 Ghorepani to Tirkhedunga (1540m)
Early walk from Ghorepani to Poon Hill for sunrise over the Himalayas (it will be an approx 45 min walking) and return back to Ghorepani will take approx 30 minutes
Trek from Ghorepani to Tirkhedunga-About 4½ hrs walking
Especially during the autumn, we recommend that guest should take warm jackets, gloves, hats and torch. Best sky colors are before the sunrise so its better to get to the top 20/30mins before the sunrise. Sunrise is spectacular on a clear day. You can see the Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Ranges and many more. Come back down to Ghorepani for breakfast and packing up. Its down hill all the way in through the woods to Ulleri via Nangethanti and Banthanti. Lunch at Nangethanthi or Ulleri (depending on what time you left Ghorepani) and after lunch its a very steep descend of approx 3600 steps to Tikhedhunga for overnight.
Overnight at the local lodge (teahouse) in Tirkhedunga
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 06 Tirkhedunga to Nayapul (1100m) and drive to Pokhara
Trek from Tirkhedunga to Nayapul (about 4½ hrs walking) and drive from Nayapul to Pokhara (about 1 hour driving) It’s an easy walk following the river to Birethanthi where you can stop for tea stop and then cross the river and it is 30 mins to Nayapul where you finish your trek. Today you’ll be walking along the River Burundi so there is a very good chance of seeing lots of aquatic birds including 3 species of Kingfishers, wagtails, forktail, thrushes, Brown dippers and the river chats. From here we then continue to follow the Modi River towards Nayapul, where we rejoin our vehicle for the hour and a half drive on to Pokhara, on the banks of Phewa Tal Lake. Nepal’s second largest town, Pokhara is more relaxed than Kathmandu and its beautiful lakeside setting, beneath the imposing shadow of the stunning Annapurna makes it the perfect ending for our trek, with only the foothills separating the town from the high mountain landscapes of the snow-capped Annapurna.
Arrive Pokhara, recheck in at the hotel
Free time to Explore Pokhara Valley or just relax
Overnight at the hotel
Meals included: Breakfast & lunch

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