Opt for the short and easy trek of Annapurna Panorama Trek and revive yourself with the stunning views of mountains in Annapurna massif. Annapurna Panorama Trek is amongst the relaxed and jovial treks that are intended for travelers to have fun. Through this trek, you can avoid long day walks and rejoice the glory of hills and mountains in abundance. Like other treks in the Annapurna region, this trek starts from the foothills of Annapurna massif. Annapurna Panorama Trek starts from the Pokhara city and follows a trail that passes the charming ethnic villages and farmlands in that region. Throughout the route, you will have the views of lush hills, valleys, alpine forests, and mountains on sight.
As you open up to the Ghorepani village, you will have the best views of your life. You can see mountains right before you, and a step forward makes you feel like you are walking closer to those mountains. The Machhapuchhre Himal, Dhaulagiri Himal, Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Annapurna South, and Mt. Nilgiri looks fantastic. Poonhill is a popular viewpoint that is known for the sunrise and sunset views amidst the snow-clad mountains in the Annapurna region. You can wake up early to see the golden rays of sun fall over the white glittering snow-clad mountains of Annapurna.
Easy walk through lush forests of rhododendron and oak, charming ethnic villages, farmlands, and wonderful views of mountains sum up the journey of Annapurna Panorama Trek. As Annapurna Panorama Trek mainly concentrates on Ghorepani village and Poonhill for sunrise/ sunset views, this trek is also regarded as Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. If you want to be a part of this journey with World Alpine Trek, do not forget to write to us or contact us directly through our contact number.
If you are in search of more challenging journeys to the Annapurna region, you can visit other packages on our sites like Annapurna Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Circuit Trek. If you are concerned with the standard itinerary and want to rebuild a customized itinerary on your own, do not hesitate to let us know. We are ready to recreate a new itinerary as per your taste, preference, and availability of time.
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are considered as the best trekking season for Annapurna Panorama Trek in Nepal.
The first day marks your arrival day in Kathmandu. Clear all the visa requirements and customs clearance, if any, at the arrival section of the airport. As you come out, you will find a representative from World Alpine Treks waiting for you holding a board with your name. You will then be transferred to your hotel at Kathmandu. The representative will shortly inform you about the plans ahead.
The second day is a day tour just to warm up prior to your trekking journey. Kathmandu is a city enriched with artistic palaces, beautiful monuments, ancient temples, and other constructions of historical and cultural importance. No wonder the city has seven out of ten UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Today, you will be guided to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. These heritages are perfect examples of rich history, exceptional culture, and architectural treasures of Nepal. At first, you will be taken to Kathmandu Durbar Square. The art, crafts, and carvings in the palaces, temples, and other monuments of the durbar square are excellent. After that, you will be escorted to Swayambhunath stupa (Monkey temple), Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa respectively. (Inclusive of breakfast)
In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel for a drive to the lakeside city of Pokhara. Today, we take a scenic drive along the Prithvi highway for around six to seven hours to Pokhara. We pass through some amazing landscapes throughout the journey. In the first half portion, we will be able to get some stunning views of the Trishuli river along with hills and villages. In the second half, the countryside landscape and the greenery will keep you engaged. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to a hotel in Pokhara. Check in to the hotel and rest for a while. In the evening, we can walk down lakeside and enjoy some fascinating views of lakes and mountains. Tonight, we stay at a hotel in Pokhara (inclusive of breakfast and lunch)
Early in the morning, after breakfast, we take a short drive for around an hour to Nayapul. It is the actual start point of our trekking journey. From Nayapul, we start walking along a lush landscape to Birethanti. It is a prosperous town inhabited by people of the ethnic communities. We follow the streets of Birenthanti and pass the forests of bamboo and waterfall on the way. We further walk towards Ranghai and ascend up the valley until we reach the village of Tikhedhunga. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodges in Tikhedhunga. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Today, we cross a suspension bridge over a stream and ascend up through the stone-paved step stairs to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large village at an elevation of 2800 meters inhabited by the people of the Magar community. We climb up the village and cross the meadows to the campsite where we stop for lunch. We further continue through the trail, pass two streams, and climb up to Nagenthanti. From here, we hike up until we open up to the beautiful village of Ghorepani. As we reach the village, we will be able to witness some astonishing views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Tukuche, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Hiunchuli, and many more. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodges in Ghorepani. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
We wake up early in order to catch the sunrise view from Poonhill, a popular viewpoint in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is known for sunrise/ sunset views and panoramic views of mountains in the Annapurna range. The shimmering glory of golden sun rays over the Annapurna massif from Poonhill merely looks amazing. The panoramic views of mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Tukuche peak, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Varaha Shikhar, Mt. Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal, etc. add to the glory of this place. After enjoying the views, we return back to Ghorepani and follow a trail that takes us to Tadapani. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodges in Tadapani. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
We are almost at the end of our trekking journey. Today, we descend down the forested area with beautiful sights of hills and mountains to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a famous Gurung village in the Annapurna region. From Ghandruk, we further descend down to the community of Kimche from where we catch a vehicle that will leave us at our hotel in Pokhara. In the evening, you can explore around the streets of Pokhara. The pristine air beside the Phewa lake with wonderful views of mountains and colorful boats is an amazing experience. If you have time, you can opt for a sightseeing tour around the Pokhara city on an additional cost. Tonight, we stay at a hotel in Pokhara. (Inclusive of breakfast and lunch)
Concluding our trip, we drive back via the same route along the Prithvi Highway to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Tonight, we stay at a hotel in Kathmandu. (Inclusive of breakfast and lunch)
Before a few hours of your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the international terminal of Tribhuwan International airport. (Inclusive of Breakfast)