Annapurna Panorama Trek : Overview
This trek is for those who wish to do a one week trek in Nepal in easy trail and enjoy the finest mountain sceneries. The trek starts after one hour of drive from Pokhara and ascends through the hill villages after crossing the suspension bridge at Modi Khola River. We then walk crossing several waterfalls, streams and dense forests before reaching Ghorepani.Next morning we climb the famous Pun hill to watch the first grand Himalayan panorama. We further trek to Tatopani, after that we reach in the mid of a beautiful forest ridge and reach the Gurung village Ghandruk. In the last sending of the trek we pass through Landruk and Pothana finally end the trek at Phedi.
The trek is easy and moderate trek that can be done all through the year even in summer. Average walking is 4 to 6 hours a day, and the highest point is only 3200m. Since there is no risk of altitude sickness, even those traveling with children or the elderly trekkers also can enjoy this trip. You sleep and eat at mountain lodges called "tea houses" and your loads are carried by the porters. Every spring this trek offers grand spectacle of blooming rhododendron flowers.
DAY 01: Arrival & transfer to hotel
DAY 02: Full day sightseeing
DAY 03: KATHMANDU - POKHARA
We leave Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus/ car /mini bus.
The journey may not be many kilometres but takes around 6-7 hrs. You pass through interesting countryside. Late afternoon you will arrive at your campingsite/hotel in Pokhara near by Phewa lake. In the camp or in the hotels, the local drinks/beer , delicious meal will be served. In the evening dinner is cooked at the camping site. You will get your most taste of living outdoors. Also there is a regular flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
DAY 04: POKHARA-TIRKHEDUNGA
After having breakfast, in the morning, a bus will take us from Pokhara to Nayapull (near Birethati) where you will begin your adventure days of trekking. By the northern side of the Bhierungdi Khola( river),the trail leads to the Hille village and camp will be in the Tirkhedunga at the height of 1577m.
From Tirkhedunga, the trail climbs very steeply to Ulleri, a large Magars village at the elevation of 2073m. It continues to ascend gradually through the fine forests of Oaks, Rhododendron. After arriving Banthati 2250m. we can have tea and biscuits here, then we head for Nayathati 2470m At last we will reach the Magar village, Ghorepani at the altitude of 2850m.
This morning we climb up Poonhill, one of the best viewpoints for the adventurers. From where the Travellers can see Dhaulagiri range, Putali Himal, Tuckche peak,Thapa peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna south, Barah Shikhar, Annapurna 1,2,3,4. Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre(fish tail), Mardi Himal and Lamjung Himal. The scenery of the mountain is breathtaking . From Ghorepani to Poonhill, the journey takes an hour and 30min,. Ghorepani to Deurali, for about one and half hour. There are few tea-shops welcoming us. After steep descending for one and half hour, we arrive at Bhanthati . Our delicious lunch is ready here. After the lunch, walking through the green forest of Rhododendron and tiny bamboo's we reach Tadapani (literally water is far way) is surrounded by the green forest of Rhododendron, from where the crystal clear mountains as Fish tail, Annapurna South & Himchuli are seen very close .
DAY 07: TADAPANI-LANDRUNG VILLAGE
After walking from Tadapani, we arrive at Ghandruk, one of the finest village of mountains. The village of Ghandruk(1920m.) is inhabited by Gurung, one of the dominant ethnic groups of Nepal. It is, in fact, an excellent farming land and also the generations of Gorkha men who have served in the British army and Indian army. The Annapurna range and Fish tail denominates the mountain view through the glimpses further East to Lamjung Himal and the Manaslu range can be viewed as well. After the lunch, We descend down to the Modi Khola (River) & cross it. Then we climb up to Landrung village for the over night camping Landrung is a small village with good views of Mt. Annapurna south, Fish tail & Himchuli.
DAY 08: LANDRUNG-DHAMPUS
Today is an easy day, Which is about only four and half hours from Landrung to Dhampus. From Landrung to Tolkha, the trail is straight and little up hill, with nice view of Modi river valley and farmland ,we gradually go up and enter the forest which has tea shops in every corner of the turning. After that we reach Pothana, the place for lunch with good view of Pokhara valley. We walk almost straight to Dhampus from where mountain views are superb.DAY 09: DHAMPUS-POKHARA
This is our last day of trekking. we descend down for about one and half hour to Suikhet valley to get a bus to Pokhara. It takes about 45 minutes drive by bus. If one is interested to visit Tibetan camp which is on the way to Pokhara.
DAY 10: POKHARA-KATHMANDU
Then, on the 8th day we proceed to Kathmandu from Pokhara by tourist bus/car/mini coach. During the same day you can go rafting on Trisuli river.
DAY 11: Free Day in Kathmandu.
DAY 12: Final Departure
01. Arrival & Departure: Airport transfers-Airport/Hotel/Airport by jeep
02. 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & Breakfast.
03. Annapurna Conservation Permit fee.
04. Nice tea House Lodge During Trek.
05. English speaking trekking Guide and necessary Porter to carry baggage
06. Trekking allowance, food allowance for trekking crews.
07. Local transportation Airport – Hotel – Airport
08. Transportation: Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus.
09. Trekking crews of insurance
10. Guided, sightseeing tour, in Kathmandu
11. Our service charg
1. International airfare and Personal trekking clothing
2. Lunch & diner, hotel stays more then 2 nights in Kathmandu
3. Non-scheduled meals drink like Snack chocolate, Bear, coke, during the trek.
4. Medical and emergency rescue evacuation coverage, Travel insurance required
5. Staff Tips
6. Bar Bills And Beverages.
7. Nepal's Visa: Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 100 days US$ 100)
Trekking Equipment list,
- Desert camp – 1
- Head lamp – 1 with 3 pair batteries
- Sun glass – 1
- Neck warmer – 1
- Fleece jacket – 1
- Water proof jacket -1
- Down Jacket -1
- Trekking pants – 2
- Water proof pants – 1
- Thermal coat – 2 set.
- Lightweight thermal gloves – 1 pair
- Warm fleece hat – 1
- Sleeping Bag rated to 0 Degree
- Small padlock to lock trek bag.
- Basic first aid kit.
- Daypack bag – 35 Ltr.
- Water Bottle – 1
- Small wash towel – 1
- Duggle Bag – 1 to put your things in during trekking.
- Trekking boots – 1 pair
- Sandal or walking shoes – 1 pear to put on while in camp.
- Required toiletries
- Socks for trekking and for warm one for camp.
- Shirts and T-shirt at your needs.
- Sun cream of 15 SPF – 1 piece