Annapurna Panorama Trek

Duration: 9 Days   |  
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge + Camping
  • Max Elevation: 3200M

Annapurna Panorama Trek is a short and wonderful trek in the Annapurna region of western Nepal. This lower altitude trek is ideal for a family trip and all those trekkers who is timely bound but stills wants to enjoy the spectacular views of Annapurna region. This trek offers stunning views of Himalayas and unique landscapes of the area along with an insight to the diverse culture of the region. 

Annapurna panorama trekking starts from Nayapul after an hour driving from Pokhara. The trail is wide and easy. A bit difficult section is steep climb up to Ulleri. Then the trail is covered by the blooming rhododendron forest. Poon Hill is the viewpoint of this trek to witness the breathtaking panoramas of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8163m), Annapurna (8091m), Fishtail, Himchuli and others. Ghorepani is populated by the Magar and Ghandruk by the Gurung tribes. Ghandruk is also known as the village of Gurkhas. They have well preserved folk traditions and cultural values. The trek then leads you to Jhinu, where you can enjoy the natural hot spring, then to Pothana and end the trek in Phedi. The forests of oak and rhododendron are prevailed throughout the trekking trail. The chirping of birds can be heard with an accompaniment of some wild animals.

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Marvel Adventure offers Annapurna Panorama Trek with experienced guides along with all the necessary arrangements. Although the trek can be done throughout the year, March - June and September - December are the best seasons. Please, contact us for more details regarding this panaromic trek in the Annapurna region.

Highlights

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 1 Drive to Pokhara (820m)
    We take a wonderful scenic drive to Pokhara as we cruise through colorful rural settings and after about 6 hours, we reach the lake city. On reaching Pokhara, we will check into our Hotel, refresh and stroll around the lakeside and visit the Fewa Lake and Barahi temple. Overnight at hotel
    • Day 2 Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Hile (1430m)
      We get ready for the trek and hit the road and reach Nayapul in an hour, from where the actual trekking trail begins. We trek an easy trail across many little villages and have lunch on the way. We follow Bhurungdi Khola and its canyon towards Hile. We spend our first night in the lodge which has a natural vibe being surrounded by paddy fields. Overnight at lodge in Hile.
      • Day 3 Trek to Ghorepani
        The early morning climb is a tough one over the stony staircases, through the village of Ulleri along with the herds of mules and donkeys transporting provisions for upper regions. We finally reach Ghorepani which is situated on a ridge overlooking the mountain ranges and is a well-developed tourist destination in the region. A great view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri can be seen from the famous view point called Poonhill, as one of the main attractions of the trek, Poonhill is a spot that no one skips. Overnight at lodge in Ghorepani.
        • Day 4 Hike up to Poonhill (3210m) and Trek to Tadapani (2685m)
          Early in the morning a 45-minute hike takes us 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 mountains. After a refreshing detour in the morning, the hike goes down to Ghorepani where we will have breakfast. From here walk begins by ascending up through the rhododendron forest, towards a hill top called Deurali. Then we head towards Banthati. Once we reach Banthati, we stop to have lunch and then start on a steep trail until we reach Tadapani. Overnight at lodge in Tadapani.
          • Day 5 Trek to Ghandruk village
            It’s an easy trekking day, descending gently all the way. This is one of the most popular destinations for the bird watchers. Ghandruk is a traditional Gurung village with friendly people who will entertain us with their heartwarming hospitality. From this village we can watch sunset and sunrise views of mountains like Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m), Annapurna III (7755m). Overnight in trekking lodge.
            • Day 6 Trek to Jhinu danda (Natural hot spring)
              After breakfast, the trail climbs up through Ghandruk village for a while and continues downhill through the farming villages to a river, where we will cross a suspension bridge at the bottom, and then follow a steep short climb to Jhinudanda. Once we get to the hotel, we freshen up in our rooms and walk down to the riverside to enjoy the natural hot spring. After enjoying in the natural hot water, we will walk back up to the lodge. Overnight at lodge.
              • Day 7 Trek to Pothana
                We will follow the trail which leads down through a valley to cross another bridge. After that a short climb will take us to Landruk, a big Magar village. There are few more suspension bridges to cross and many waterfalls to enjoy on the way. After lunch at Landruk the trek continues with few ups and downs leading to the bottom of a hill at Bhaisikharka. After that, the trail takes a steep uphill climb to a ridge at Deurali and through a forest. Deurali is located on the top of a ridge from where we can enjoy splendid views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, the Annapurna range and many more. Overnight at lodge.
                • Day 8 Trek down to Phedi and drive to Pokhara
                  The day starts off with an easy and short hike to Dhampus village. After reaching Dhampus, the trail drops down to Phedi. After a 30 minute drive, we will reach Pokhara. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
                  • Day 9 Drive back to Kathmandu.
                    After an early breakfast, we take a scenic drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. On reaching Kathmandu, you can roam around this vibrant city and buy gifts and souvenirs to take back home. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

                    What to Expect

                    • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
                    • Government license holder guide 
                    • Strong and helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
                    • Salary,food,accommodation and insurance for guide and porters 
                    • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek
                    • All land transportation
                    • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card
                    • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permit
                    • Two nights standard Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
                    • Comprehensive first aid kit
                    • Government taxes and official expenses
                    • International airfare and taxes
                    • Nepal entry visa fee
                    • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
                    • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara
                    • Entrance fee in the heritage sites during city tour.
                    • All the expenses of personal nature
                    • Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
                    • Tips for guide and porter (Tipping is expected)
                    Request a Private Date

                    Useful Information

                    1. Insurance

                    Travel insurance is mandatory for all clients undertaking any trip. It should provide adequate security for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue and loss of luggage. Make sure that your insurance policy covers up to 2500-5000 meters of altitude.

                    2. Packing List

                    • Sunglasses
                    • Sun-Cream and Lip Balm with high SPF
                    • Hat/Cap
                    • T-shirt, Vests and Shirt
                    • Fleece/Sweater
                    • Fleece Jacket
                    • Down Jacket
                    • Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
                    • Warm Gloves
                    • Hiking Boots
                    • 3-4 pairs of socks
                    • Day pack (30-40 liters)
                    • Torch light
                    • Water bottle (Minimum 2 liters)
                    • Small Hand Towel
                    • Sleeping Bag for up to -15 Degree Celsius

                    3. Guide and Porter

                    We provide experienced, knowledgeable and honest guide with good communication skills in English language to make your trip wonderful. The guide will provide all the information about the mountains, different histories, cultures, traditions and many more. We will provide 1 porter for 2 people. The porters are helpful as well as strong and will carry a maximum of 25 kgs combined. After giving the best services along with the hard works up in the mountains, guides and porters expect some tips from your side. Tipping culture is very common in tourism sector.

                    4. Altitude Sickness

                    Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 3000 meters. It presents as a collection of nonspecific symptoms, acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, resembling a case of "flu, carbon monoxide poisoning, or a hangover". However, most people can ascend to 3000 meters without difficulty.

                    Primary Symptoms of Altitude Sickness:

                    • Lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
                    • Fatigue or weakness
                    • Dizziness or lightheadedness
                    • Swelling of hands, feet, and face
                    • Insomnia
                    • Shortness of breath upon exertion
                    • Nosebleed
                    • Persistent rapid pulse
                    • Drowsiness
                    • General malaise

                    Prevention:

                    Ascending slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Avoiding strenuous activity such as skiing, hiking, etc. in the first 24 hours at high altitude reduces the symptoms of AMS. Alcohol and sleeping pills are respiratory depressants, and thus slow down the acclimatization process and should be avoided. Alcohol also tends to cause dehydration and exacerbates AMS. Thus, Marvel Adventure strictly suggests avoiding alcohol consumption in the first 24–48 hours at a higher altitude.

                    Guides and porters from Marvel Adventure are very much familiar with this problem due to their experience. All of them are trained with basic medical trainings and hence they definitely can help you.

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