Enjoy the easy paced trails along the variety of landscapes to quench your thirst for the stunning views of Annapurna Panorama! Explore the ethnic villages as you walk from foothills of Annapurna to the dense rhododendron forests. Annapurna Panorama Trek is amongst the easiest trek that takes you to the heights with no possibility of altitude sickness and lets you enjoy the close up views of mountains in Annapurna region at its best.
Hike to Poon Hill is the major attraction of this trek. Wake up early in the morning and walk up to a popular vantage point – Poon Hill to behold the glory of golden sun rise amidst the towering peaks of Annapurna! That tantalizing moment in a peaceful environment with the birds chirping is a refreshing moment that will make you say – Yes! You made a good decision choosing Annapurna Panorama Trek for your vacation.
As you hike through the villages, you will get an exposure to the lifestyle and culture of communities living in those area. The welcome greet from people on the way will make you feel welcomed and homely. The ever smiling faces of local people will bring smile on your faces too. The walk along the dense forest will leave you tangled in between the awesomeness of lush nature in the backdrop of wild and quaint mountains. Unleash your boundaries and relish the magnificence of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Nilgiri and Mt. Dhaulagiri as you stand in the lush landscape of Ghorepani and Poon Hill. The lush environment along your descend down to Ghandruk village with the warm treatment of Gurung people is a garnish to the natural beauty that one can endeavour in Annapurna Panorama Trek.
Nepal Hiking Team intends to make your journey to Poon Hill a memorable one. With a carefully designed package and a team of experienced manager, guide and porter, your journey with NHT will be reliable and full of fun!
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The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, one of the most popular and easiest treks in Annapurna region, is suitable for every age, requires only a moderate level of fitness to complete, the max elevation is 3,210 meters (the risk of altitude sickness is minimum), the distance is around 51 km (32 mi), and it can be done all year round.
Apart from the breathtaking sunrise view from Poon Hill, you will pass by delightful villages, rivers, waterfalls, rice terraces and rhododendron forests and will be able to particularly admire the spectacular mountain scenery.
You arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu at any time will be welcomed by Nepal Hiking Team’s airport representative. S/he will transfer you to the hotel. Our representative will also explain about the program in detail. You can relax at the hotel since we do not have any plan for this day. Overnight stay at the hotel.
This is your second day in Kathmandu. On this day, you will get enough time to make preparation for the trek. We will get the chance of sightseeing around the cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu especially which are enlisted in UNESCO world heritage site. We will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square which holds several temples including the home of Living Goddess. We will then go for sightseeing to Swayambhunath Temple which lies on the top of the hill and is also known as Monkey Temple. Moreover, visiting Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas on earth will amaze you. To experience another remarkable part of the sightseeing tour, we will visit Pashupatinath Temple, an important Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. We will then relax at hotel for the remaining part of the day. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
We will depart from Kathmandu enjoying a scenic drive to Pokhara which takes approximately 6 hours. On the way, we will get to see cultivated terraced fields, rocky gorges, rivers, green valleys and typical rustic life of Nepal. Pokhara also popular as a natural paradise will present an astonishing views of the Himalayas including Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, as well as the five mountains of Annapurna. In Pokhara, we will stay at the hotel in the beautiful lake city to let you enjoy the experience of boating in stunning Phewa Lake accompanied by the vast panorama of Himalaya range, lush hills and more. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Taking approximately four hours we will trek to Tikhedhunga after driving to Nayapul (42 km) via a private vehicle today. This is the first day of our trek and we will have short and easy walk. We will pass through the well-off village named Lumle. We will also reach to a prosperous town- Birethanti set on the union point of the Burundi and Modi River. Here, we will notice a number of tea houses and shops. Walking all the way through bamboo woods, we will also walk passing a large cascade. Furthermore, we will climb gradually up beside the valley to reach Hille lying at the height of 1,495 m. With a short ascend from Hille, we will reach Tikhedhunga. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
We will leave Tikhedhunga and walk passing the steep climb in order to reach Ulleri on this day. Ulleri is a big Magar village set at the height of 2,070m. After an hour walk from Ulleri, we will arrive at the resting point.
The track ascends slightly from this point and we will be passing by oak and rhododendron forests until we get to Banthanti lying at 2,250m. From this point, we will walk to reach Nangethanti situated at 2,460m. With an hour walk from Nangethanti, we will reach Ghorepani (2,840m). Ghorepani is the conserved area holding the largest rhododendron woods. If you are trekking on the best season of the year, you will notice the area enclosed with snow. Ghorepani will actually reward you with the spectacular vista of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Nilgiri (6940m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and more. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
This is the most important day of the Annapurna Panorama Trek. We will begin walking early in the morning to reach Poon Hill and witness the dreamlike moment. The magnificent experience of watching first ray of sun over the Himalayan giants like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,040m), Annapurna south (7219m), Himchuli (6441m), Lamjung Himal (6,986m), fishtail or Machhapuchhre (6,997m), and more will be memorable forever. We will spend time at the hill taking pictures and return to Ghorepani. From here, we will trek to Tadapani passing through rhododendron woods. If you are trekking in spring, you will notice 15 different species of rhododendron budding colorfully before reaching Tadapani. Tadapani also flaunts the stunning views of Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6993m) and Himchuli. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
From Tadapani the trail descends through forests to Ghandruk, a village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal. From Ghandruk village easy walking all downhill to Kimche, we then drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel, breakfast and lunch included.
We will today drive to Kathmandu. On the way, from the left side of the vehicle, we will get to see enjoyable sight of the river gorges, mountains, rustic settlements and terraces. Then you, will be transferred to the hotel where you can just relax. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Experiencing awesome time and collecting wonderful memories after finishing your Annapurna Panorama Trek, you will return back from Nepal. Our airport representative will transfer you to the airport and then you will depart from Nepal.