Annapurna Panorama Trek 12 Days

$965 USD
- 12 Days
- Modorate
2-10 Pax

Trekking, Sightseeing

Best Month: March-May\ September -December

Private Car & Bus

Hotel & Lodge

Tea house

3210m

Breakfast in the city and full board meals during the trek

Kathmandu-Pokhara-Ghorepani-Jhinu-Pokhara-Kathmandu

Annapurna Panorama Trek Overview

Annapurna Panorama Trek leads you to a popular view point of Poon Hill and to famous hot springs in Jhinu. Within a short trekking time, you will have a lot to explore the local culture and its purity. Most of the trails lead up to the village of Gurung and Magar, followed by the forest of rhododendron flowers. The maximum altitude of this trek is 3201m at Poon Hill. There is no requirement of  prior trekking experience to complete this trek. This trek suites those who have a short time in Nepal and still want to be close to Annapurnas. This trek begins after a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, followed by a beautiful walk through Ulleri to Ghorepani before continuing to Jhinu for the hot spring. It ends in Phedi, where you will begin a short drive to Pokhara.

Annapurna Panorama trek is also called "trekkers paradise". It is an excellent combination of Himalayan scenery and other beautiful landscapes. The view of the sunrise from Poon Hill is one of the greatest views of the Himalaya, which has more than 30 mountains including three mountains above 8000m. Trek to Annapurna Panorama takes you through valleys, riversides, forests and beautiful villages. It is a unique experience and an adventure of a lifetime.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2690ft)

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul & trek to Tikhadhunga (1540m/5052ft)

Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (3194m/10479ft)

Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2590m/8497ft)

Day 07: Tadapani to Jhinu (1780m/5839ft)

Day 08: Jhinu to Landruk (1640m/5380ft)

Day 09: Landruk to Pathana (1890m/6200ft)

Day 10: Pathana to Pokhara (820m/2690ft)

Day 11: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 7-8 hrs drive (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 12: Departure day

Annapurna Panorama Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, we will greet you and take you to your hotel. We can meet later on that day or the next day to take you to our head office and brief you on your upcoming trek with us. Here, we will introduce you to your trekking guide and Sherpa. If your flight arrives on time, we will take you to one of the most popular local restaurants that serves delicious Nepalese food with cultural music and ethnic dance. This will give you a glimpse into the different ethnic groups of the country. If you arrive late in the evening, we can do this the next day. 

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

After breakfast, you will begin a city tour of Kathmandu where you will see the main attractions of the valley. On this tour you will visit the Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square (the old palace). After finishing the city tour, we will meet again to check your clothing and trekking equipment (sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking boots). Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) 7 hours

After breakfast at the hotel, you will take a drive to Pokhara by a tourist bus, which departs at 7:00am. This is an excellent drive through the Prithivi Highway, which has interesting scenery of the mountains, rivers, waterfalls and jungles as well as farm terraces and villages situated on the mountains. The bus has two stops,  breakfast and lunch. After a 7 hour drive, you will be in Pokhara. After rest at the hotel, you can walk around the lake side to explore the beautiful surrounding areas. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Drive to Nayapul & trek to Tikhadhunga (1540m/5052ft) 4-5 hours

Today, we take a short drive to Nayapul, which is the beginning part of the trek. After a short preparation where you will divide your luggage between the porters and yourself, the trail starts with an easy walk towards Birethanti along a river. A short check in formalities at the ACAP office, and then the trail leads you towards Bhurundi khola while boasting great scenery as you pass through several countryside villages on your way up to Tikhedhunga. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 5: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (3194m/10479ft) 6- 7 hours

After breakfast, we will prepare for a long uphill hike to Ulleri, which has 3200 stone steps with amazing views of the valley and a section of the Annapurna range. This scenery gives you the inner power to climb up these steps and immerse yourself deeper into the hike. After a short walk from Ulleri the trail leads you through the forest of rhododendron flowers, which is the national flower of Nepal. Then the trail continues uphill to Ghorepani, which is on the top of a hill and has excellent views of the entire Annapurna range along with Dhaulagiri. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 6: Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2590m/8497ft) 5 hours

Today you will wake up early in the morning to catch the beautiful sunrise from Poon Hill. It will be about an hour walk from the lodge. After taking photographs from Poon Hill, we will drop back down to the lodge at Ghorepani and trek down to Tadapani after breakfast. The beginning parts of the trek feature steep uphill climbs to the ridge by way of stone steps, and after a few ups and downs, you will reach Deurali for a short break. Then the trail drops down through the valley to Banthanti. This entire part of the hike goes through a forest that has a beautiful scenery. At the end, there is a short easy walk to a ridge followed by a steep downhill to a river where you will cross a bridge. Then there is a steep climb to Tadapani, which is located on the top of the ridge. Overnight at a guest house.

Day 7: Tadapani to Jhinu (1780m/5839ft) 5-6 hours

After breakfast, the trail drops down through a forest for a while and continues down to a river, where you will cross a suspension bridge at the bottom, and then enjoy an easy walk after a short climb. The trail continues to Chomrong followed by a steep downhill to Jhinu. Once you check into the lodge, you can go for a walk to the riverside to enjoy the natural hot spring. After relaxing in hot Spring, you will walk back up to the lodge for your overnight stay.

Day 8: Jhinu to Landruk (1640m/5380ft) 2-3 hours

You can go to the hot spring again this morning if you want, and later hop back onto the trail which leads down through a valley to cross another bridge. After that, there is a short climb that will take you to Landruk . There are a few more suspension bridges to cross and many waterfalls to see on the way. Landruk is a big Magar village where you will enjoy walking around and seemingly endless opportunities for exploration. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 9: Landruk to Pathana (1890m/6200ft) 3 hours

After breakfast at the lodge, your day begins with a few ups and downs leading to the bottom of a hill at Bhaisekharka. After that, the trail takes a steep uphill climb to the ridge at Deurali and through a forest. Deurali is located on the top of a ridge from where you will enjoy views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurnas, and more. The trail then drops down to Pathana for overnight.

Day 10: Pathana to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) 3 hours

Today is the last day of your walk. It is an easy and short hike to Dhampus village. After Dhampus, the trail drops down to Phedi, which is the end of your hike. After a half an hour drive, you will reach Pokhara for your overnight stay.

Day 11: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 7-8 hrs drive (1,300m/4,264 ft) 7 hours

At 7 am, we'll drive to Kathmandu through the Prithivi highway, which is the same route we took on our way to Pokhara. You can once again enjoy the natural beauty of this interesting drive. In the afternoon, you will arrive in Kathmandu and we will host a farewell dinner at a Nepalese restaurant, which will be followed by an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12: Departure day

Today is the last day of your trip with us. If you would like to extend your holiday, we will gladly help you do so, otherwise we will transfer you to the airport for your flights departure.

Annapurna Panorama Trek Cost :- US$875

Include

-Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
-3 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel with breakfast
-2 nights accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
-One full day guided city tour by private vehicle
-Welcome dinner and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance
-ACAP trekking permits and Tims permits
-Kathmandu\Pokhara\Kathmandu by Tourist bus
-All meals during the trek (Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast)
-Gov. licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
-A porter(One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
-Insurance of Guide and Porter
-All required local tax and Gov tax
-Down jackets and sleeping bags
-Trekking map
-First Aid Medical kit bax

Exclude

-Nepal arrival visa
-Lunch and dinner in the Kathmandu 7 Pokhara (except breakfast and above mentioned special dinner)
-Monument entrance fees
-Your personal nature expenses eg. Mineral water, Beer, Coke and entire beverage etc
-Travel insurance that covers trip cancelation and Helicopter evacuation
-Tips and any other extending trips and accommodation.

Annapurna Panorama Trek Information

Travel Insurance
You must have a  travel insurance. A travel insurance policy that covers cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. If a client becomes ill, all hospital expenses, doctors' fees and repatriation costs are the client's responsibility. If you are injured and unable to travel, you can ask for a rescue helicopter from a remote area only if you have definite proof you can pay for it.

Health and Fitness
We strongly recommend you to consult the doctor before planning your holidays. 
Foods and Accommodation
In Kathmandu we use tourist standard hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin share – depending on group size and room availability, triple share may be offered up on your request. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost. For breakfast you expect to have porridge, toast or chapattis, omelet and local bread. We will provide all meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trekking period. Whilst trekking on the Everest, the accommodation is in guesthouses or Lodges which are basic with shared facilities. Some lodges offers shower and mostly offers bucket hot water up on request. During the trip you can expect 2 hot showers.

Our effort while you are on a trek
We will try to keep to the proposed itinerary, however as this is adventure travel in a remote Himalayan region, the health of member, weather conditions can all contribute to changes the itinerary. The team leader will ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary. If you are delayed longer than the itinerary date we can help reschedule your international flights but prepare to pay some extra charge if required.
 
Our legal documents
We are a government authorized and certified company. We have special authorization from the government of Nepal to operate trekking tours, expeditions, Tibetan tours, Bhutan tours and many other tourism related services. We are also proud to be members of different professional organizations:
Ministry of Finance, Department of Taxation PAN No. 304585539
Company Registration Office, Pvt. Ltd. No. 79438/067/068
Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Department of Tourism Industry License No. 1288/067
Central Bank of Nepal, Nepal Rasta Bank Foreign Exchange Department License No. 1159/1/068
Nepal Tourism Board
Trekking Agent Association of Nepal (TAAN)
Kathmandu Environment Education Project (KEEP)

Travel season
we have two best seasons - spring and autumn.

Spring :-( March, April, May) - warmest time to trek. Rhododendron flowers in bloom excellent trails and clear skies, best visibility. 
Autumn: -(Mid September, October and November) - excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility.
Winter : -(December, January and February) are also good, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this.
Summer: -Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August).We do not suggest you this time to visit Nepal. Nepal can be visited the whole year round.

What to bring- pack list: 

Equipments:
Head:
Sunglasses with UV protection
Sun Hat
Lip balm
Upper body:
T- Shirts (2)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/ or jacket (Included)
Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves/ mittens with a waterproof outer shell
Lower body:
Underwear (4)
Hiking shorts (2)
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Feet:
Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/ or sandals)
Gaiters only for winter)
Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F (Included)
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small padlock or combination lock
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags- for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Day pack (you will carry your own small daypack)
Water bottles (2)
Hiking poles/ walking sticks
Toiletries:
Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothbrush etc
Ear plugs
Small wash towel
Extras:
Camera with extra batteries and cards/ film
Binoculars
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Reading book
Trail Map/ Guide book
Journal & Pen
IPod & Travel games (i.e. cards, chess, and backgammon)

Passport & Visa Information
Nepal visa is easy to obtain. You may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You must have 2 passport size photographs, visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip. Nationals of SAARC countries, India and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following borders:


Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)


Tourist Visa Fees
3 days transit visa - Free of cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu, and
Tel: 00977-1 4433935 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868 Download visa form-: www.immi.gov.np