|Fitness Level||: Gentle||Max-Altitude||: 0m / 0.00ft|
|Country||: Nepal||Group Size||: 2-12 people|
|Trip Start||: Kathmandu||Trip Finish||: Kathmandu|
|Meals||: Breakfasts in Kathmandu and Pokhara, all meals during trek|
|Accommodation||: Standard hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, tea houses on trek|
The Annapurna Panorama Trek comes as an easy paced trek in Nepal taking you through varied landscapes, terraced farms with breathtaking mountain vistas. You’d trek at the lower altitude in the foothills of the Annapurna with close views of the Himalayan peaks in the region-it stunning.
The trek culminates at one of Nepal’s vantage point for breathtaking sunrise- Poon Hill, if you are early then you cannot miss the first rays of the sun hitting the panorama of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range in its golden hue. Get your cameras ready! It’s a captivating moment to cherish.
Besides the superb views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, the trek is just not about the panorama of the Annapurna, but also uncovering the local lifestyles of the Gurungs, their traditions and culture. There is a good amount of exposure to it as you pass through villages of Ghorepani, Ghandruk and Landruk- you won’t regret meeting the friendly and hospitable locals- their warmth is so endearing.
You also walk through lush forests of rhododendrons, in the spring season then you are blessed to see the whole forest in bathed in crimson- sight to behold! This is just so refreshing to be amidst nature breathing fresh mountain air when walking the trails of the Annapurna Panorama View trek.
There is a lot one can experience in Nepal if they trek in the Annapurna region to view the panorama of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. This trek has all the elements of a true classic trek in Nepal. Hence choosing the Annapurna Panorama Trek would be a great worth for your holiday in Nepal.
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Altitude: 1300 m/4264 ft
Kathmandu Valley welcomes you with open arms; look out for your name on the placard at the arrival gates of the airport. Our cheerful Wind Horse representative will then promptly escort you to the hotel. Rest awhile to shake off that jet lag. Adventure awaits you.
We are sure that a brief walk around the city will surely amaze you, and observe how Kathmandu embraces you with contemporary living combines with a traditional touch. The stark contrast of a modern structure next to a quaint building is the hallmark of a city that is inhabited by individuals from all walks of life, yet courteous and welcoming in every manner.Accommodation: Aryatara Kathmandu Hotel
Altitude: 823m/2,700ft | Drive 6-7 hrs
Following breakfast, our adventure begins with a scenic drive to Pokhara offering views of rivers, terrace fields and captivating view of the Annapurna range as you near the city- scenic lake city. Feel free to take a stroll through the city in the evening or relax by the lakeside. Overnight in Pokhara.
Altitude: 2050 m/6725ft | Trek 6-7 hrs
The day starts with a hearty breakfast, time to fill up yourself with energy for the trek ahead. Following breakfast you'll be driving to Nayapul to commence the trek. For the first thirty minutes, walking along the banks of the Modi River through sub-tropical valley forest you reach Birethanti. Here we would stop for lunch. Thereafter, taking a left turn from the village you’d cross the Modi Khola (river) via a bridge towards Ulleri passing by Hile and the village of Tikhedhunga. The trek to Ulleri makes you climb the arduous 3200 stone steps upward, make sure you have the stamina for it. Finally, after this climb it’s time to unwind once you reach Ulleri. Overnight in Ulleri.
Altitude: 2,750m/9020ft | Trek 4-5 hrs
Today, we trek uphill to the Ghorepani village passing through rhododendron forest; it’s beautiful in spring to see the flowers bloom. This village is definitely an important place to stop during the trek with many good lodges to halt for the night; the place even has gained popularity where one can buy local products and crafts. After the day’s walk we spend the night in Ghorepani in the upper part of the village from where you can enjoy, if the weather permits, lovely views of Annapurna South and Niligiri mountains. Of course, upon reaching Ghorepani you can start feeling chilly in the mornings and evenings. Overnight in Ghorepani.
Altitude: 2,700m/8,860 ft | Trek 7-8 hrs
You are in Ghorepani and don’t forget to be up with the lark to trek to Poon Hill (3,210 m/10,529ft). From this view point the sunrise over the Himalayas is just too breathtaking and certainly worth the early morning rise. Hence, the Poon Hill trek has gained so much of popularity in the Annapurna region. So, one cannot afford to miss the stunning views of the snow-capped peaks of those majestic mountains that ‘s worth capturing in your cameras. After spending the early hours in Poon Hill it’s time warm up your bodies drinking some coffee, tea or hot chocolate before going back to Ghorepani. Here you’ll have your breakfast waiting; finish your morning meal there is a ridge you’d have to climb trekking in the eastern direction. It’s time to trek downhill through rhododendron forests and en route you can get see some spectacular waterfalls before you reach Tadapani,, where you’d be halting for the night.
Altitude: 1565m/5008ft | Trek 5-6 hrs
Following your breakfast, you’d leave Tadapani trekking out of the rain forest towards a populated and steep valley. You’d be descending towards the village of Ghandruk reaching there after climbing down some thousand stairs- a test for your knees. You’d pass lovely forest and terraced farms till you reach the Modi River, and from here again you need to climb around 1000 feet to reach the another Gurung village of Landruk . You’d be halting for the night. Overnight in Landruk.
Altitude: 1770m/5664ft | Drive 1hr| Trek 4-5 hrs
After you’ve had your breakfast, it’s time to trek downhill past villages and beautiful landscape with superb mountain views, and it’s a walk you’d definitely enjoy. You’d get meet lots of interesting locals and see their lifestyle. Then, after few hours of walk, you’d reach Kande, where your vehicle would be waiting for you to drive you back to Pokhara. Free to explore on your own in Pokhara or stroll by the lakeside. Overnight in Pokhara.
Altitude: 1300m/4,264ft | Drive 6-7 hrs
Following an early breakfast, get ready to drive back to Kathmandu on a tourist bus. Enjoy the drive which is indeed fantastic passing by beautiful Nepalese countryside of little towns, river and villages. Once you reach Kathmandu, check in at your hotel. Free to explore on your own, indulge in some last minute shopping or visit some UNESCO Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. It’s time to get triumphant of your journey, so a farewell dinner in the evening will be arranged for you. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Our cheerful representative will drop you off to the airport three hours prior to the flight departure. The mystic land of the Himalayas holds many more secrets to be told. Come back again for another adventure visiting our spectacular mountains.
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