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Annapurna Panorama View Trek – 12 Days

Trip Overview

Annapurna Panorama View Trek 12 days (Annapurna Poon hill trek) is yet most rewarding and classical trekking options in Annapurna region of Nepal. Sunrise and sunset views throughout magnificent Annapurna peak range including spectacular Mt. Machhapuchhare (Fishtail) ranges makes this Annapurna Panorama view trek more stunning.

Our trip begins by leaving Kathmandu valley and heading towards Pokhara along triggering our drive forward till Nayapul, we develop our trek towards Birethanti, where all check up formalities are considered in ACAP office. Forward crossing numerous of suspension bridges, temples, waterfalls, rhododendron and oak forests with many settlements including Ghorepani takes to Poon hill to sight marvelous view of first sunrays striking on towering Himalayas along we also step Jhinu Danda to enjoy warm hot spring bath.Annapurna Panorama trek is almost the easiest trek that takes you to the height without the possibility of altitude problem and offers you close up giant views of numerous mountains in Annapurna region.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300 m)

Focusing your arrival time, our representatives will be there at Tribhuvan International Airport for your welcome. After heartily welcome, you will be further transferred to fine tourist standard hotel. This day, we schedule for short meeting to introduce with trekking members and argue about the upcoming trek.  

Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and preparation

After attending our morning delicious breakfast, we step forward for sightseeing famous spots like Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Stupa (monkey temple) and Boudhanath Stupa which are on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site. After observing these magnificent sites for some hours, we return back for finalizing our trekking clothes and gear those which are essential for upcoming trek. This second night will also be spent at the same hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara (820 m)

Today after morning breakfast, our private vehicle arrives at the hotel for shifting you towards bus station to catch tourist standard bus towards Pokhara. Therefore leaving the valley, the bus heads west of Kathmandu valley catching Prithvi Highway towards Pokhara valley. Along on the way, we stop twice for breakfast and lunch before we step Pokhara. Finally, after reaching Pokhara, we explore Fewa Lake on remaining hours and stay overnight at lodge. 

Day 4: Pokhara to Nayapul (1,070 m) and Tikhedhunga (1,540 m)

Enjoying early morning breakfast, we drive towards Nayapul and finally after steeping Nayapul we quickly begin our bag packing and arrangements to start out trek forward. Developing trek straightly takes towards Birethanti for check informality at the office of ACAP and continuing walk forward passing gravel roads, rivers, bamboo forests, waterfalls, farms and unique settlements takes to Tikhedhunga for stay overnight. 

Day 5: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (3,194 m)

Leaving Tikhedhunga behind, the trail takes us to Ulleri (Large Magar Village) by crossing a stream on a suspension bridge. Catching upward ascends with the magnificent view of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli from Ulleri by passing numerous of unique settlements, Rhododendron and oak forests takes towards Ghorepani, situated at top of the hill. This night will be spent at the lodge in Ghorepani.

Day 6: Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3,210 m) and Tadapani (2,590 m)

Today leaving Ghorepani, we develop our walk early morning to reach Poon hill viewpoint before the sunrise. Unbelievable view of Annapurna Himalayan Range and many other neighboring Himalayas while striking morning phenomenal sunrise from high elevation makes your moment wonderful. After enjoying the awesome moment, we get back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue hike towards east to reach Tadapani to stay overnight.

Day 7: Tadapani to Jhinu Danda (1,780 m)

Triggering Tadapani, we pass Rhododendron forest and walk down to the Kimrong River along after crossing the bridge, we pass few more other settlements to step Chhomrong. Therefore, we develop our trek forward down the steep trail enjoying the view of Mt. Machhapuchhare and Annapurna Sanctuary until we reach Jhinu Danda. Finally, after stepping Jhinu Danda, we relax and enjoy hot spring bath and we join lodge for stay overnight. 

Day 8: Jhinu Danda to Landruk (1,640 m)

After having morning breakfast, we move towards downhill passing dense forest to cross suspension bridge which takes towards water mill. Following the trail along forward passing numerous of suspension bridges and waterfalls along catching the bank of river reaches Landruk (major village of Gurung in Annapurna region). We explore the village on the remaining hour and stay at the lodge in Landruk. 

Day 9: Landruk to Pothana (1,890 m)

Today enjoying morning breakfast at Landruk, we walk through zigzag trail and pleasing forests along numerous suspension bridges to reach Pitam Deurali. From there following the stone paved trail along crossing numerous settlements and temples by viewing the giant face of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli takes to Pothana. Inspecting marvelous face of Mount Machhapuchhare from Pothana, we spend a night at the lodge. 

Day 10: Pothana to Pokhara

Today quitting Pothana and following our trail, we walk down to Dhampus passing Australian camp and Deurali on way. From there crossing terraced rice fields, cultivated lands and cottages will take us towards Phedi to catch a bus and drive to Pokhara. After reaching Pokhara, we spent our remaining time in exploring throughout and night will be spent at tourist standard lodge. 

Day 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu

After early morning sweet breakfast, we step forward to catch tourist standard bus towards Kathmandu leaving Pokhara. After reaching Kathmandu, you will be picked up by our private vehicle and shifted towards fine tourist standard hotel throughout. Evening hours will be separated for discussing about memorable moments of trekking and night along evening hours will be spent on popular local restaurant enjoying Nepalese cultural dance and music with delicious Nepali food.

Day 12: Departure day

On last day focusing your time, you can go shopping to collect some gifts for your friends or family members.  We help you for your necessary arrangements and pack-ups along our private vehicle transfers you to the airport focusing your departure time. Our representatives will be there to wish for your safe flight and successful steps ahead. 

Equipment List

  • Warm Clothes, windproof jackets, thermal wear, warm socks, scarf and woolen cap.
  • Proper hiking boots, running comfortable shoes and a pair of flip-flops.
  • T-shirts and hiking shorts
  • Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
  • Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries.
  • A small light weight and quick drying towel.
  • Water bottle and water purification tables
  • Water purification tables or a water filter
  • Sleeping bag and silk liner
  • Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)

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Useful Info

Visa Information

All visitors are required to arrange a visa in order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese visa can be easily obtained upon arrival on arrival in Kathmandu at the airport or Nepalese embassy abroad. But nationals from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia cannot secure the Nepalese Visa upon arrival. The Visa can also be secured at entry point at Nepalese borders. A valid passport for at least six months, recent digital photo (size: 1.5" x 1.5") will be required and you can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days till date.

Official Papers

Some of the required official documents are your valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal.

Weather Information

Weather in the mountains is pretty difficult to predict.  Nights are generally cooler and days are warm.  Months of winter (January and February) are bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. It snows during the month of January, February and December in Himalayan areas.

Best time to travel

Nepal offers diversified geographical regions and so as the climatic condition differs from the Himalayas to the plains. The climate varies as per the season. Nepal generally offers 4 seasons amongst which autumn and spring are the two most favorable ones for visiting Nepal. It is always wise to know about the weather and climatic condition of the place you visit. The best time to travel really depends on your destination, activities and season of travel. Our destination specialists will recommend certain travel times after learning more about your preferences. The favorable months for trekking and climbing are usually September – November, and February – April. The monsoon season is June – August.

Physical Fitness

Even though the physical fitness plays an important role in trekking you don’t have to be super athletes or a marathon runner to trek in Nepal.  Many people of good fitness for their age can complete the trek. You can prepare yourself before hand by doing some yoga which will prepare you in your breathing as you will be going to the higher altitude. Running or hiking to hills, going for a long walk will also help you. And if you live in urban area running in the stairs of a tall building will also work better in keeping you fit for trekking. All though these preparations aren’t strictly compulsory, you can do well even when the preparations you do aren’t rigorous like that of some ultra-athletic person. Do these things in moderate pace for two months or even less.  And you are set to complete any trekking to Nepal.

Travel Insurance

Doing the insurance while trekking is Nepal is not compulsory but will surely help you a lot if you do one, as it covers any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charge, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay and cancellations. We suggest you to bring you travel insurance certificate or send us scan copy and it must be issued from your home land. We do not arrange or sell insurance so you can find your local travel insurance for this.

Vaccination for Nepal

All travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities) For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies etc, it is not really must but recommended.

Booking Process

While you chose which trip you wanted to go with, contact us to our head office Thamel Marg, Kathmandu Nepal by email or phone, email is more easy and clear options, as soon as we get your email or call we will process for your booking. We need 20% booking amount to confirm your booking, the payment can be made through the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa card) or through online money transfers also Money Gram, Western Unions or others. After we get the 20% amount we will confirm your booking and you will get the official booking and payment receipt. The final balance for the tour will be paid upon arrival in Kathmandu.

Safety Guidelines

  • Do proper research about the company that you are planning to trek with and make sure they are legally registered travel agency.
  • You should be well acquainted about the travel health and travel insurance before travelling.
  • Have idea about the climate, geography, temperature and environment of Nepal before starting your trip.
  • Using credit cards instead of cash is a wiser idea.
  • Majority of the Nepalese people are nicer but there are few scammers you will come meet on your way and need to avoid them, for example ‘holy men’ who will try to plant a tika (a red paste denoting a blessing) on your forehead demanding a payment for it on streets.
  • Be careful while buying the medicinal herbs as some may be illegal for you t take home and also be aware of duplicate products.
  • Never get yourself involve in doing drugs, trafficking and sexual relations with children as there is a strict rules for these cases and might get yourself into a big problem.
  • Take copies of your passport, visa, air ticket and trekking permits and keep them separately from the originals.
  • Prepare yourself for altitude sickness and be familiar with its symptoms so that you can follow the guidelines for safe acclimatization.

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Duration 12 Days
Transportation Private van or tourist bus
Group Size 2+
Difficulty Moderate
Max Elevation 3,210 m
Accomodation Hotels/Mountain Lodges
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