Amazing Annapurna Panorama Trek - Pokhara

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Details :
    Adventure Thirdpole Treks, Khusibu, Pahiko Road, House No. 31/18, 1st floor, Naya Bazaar, PO Box 5503, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Offering magnificent view of soaring Himalayas, Poon hill (3210m/10,532 ft) commonly known as Annapurna Panorama trek is a popular short destination for trekkers in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Majority of the trekkers arrive here early in the morning to enjoy the enchanting sunrise views and to take a selfie with the famous Poon Hill sign.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hike up to Poonhill to watch sunrise and sunset
  • Spectacular views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Macchapuchre etc.
  • Visit Ghorepani, Gurung museum and enjoy ethnic Gurung culture
  • Walk through the forests of bamboo, rhododendron, pine, and juniper

Know More about this tour

The trekking trail runs through the lower part of the Annapurna region, through the woods of pine, rhododendron and juniper. The main objective of this trek is to reach the village of Ghorepani (2874m) and hike up to Poonhill (3210m). Ghorepani is a small village amidst forest with stunning array of rhododendron flowers and warming hospitality and culture of ethnic Gurung community. You can also visit the Gurung Museum and buy local handicrafts to support the local economy. One of the important highlights of this trip is to ascent on Poon Hill at an altitude of 3210meters. You will enjoy the most spectacular mountains on Earth. When sun rises, it touches the snow-capped summits the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a maze of other peaks, there gradually appear, just like magic that your eye could not believe. During Annapurna Panorama Trekking, you will be rewarded by the natural beauties in your each and every footstep.The Annapurna Panorama Trekking can be done round the year however the Himalayan views are most clear during Spring and Autumn season. The trek begins at Nayapool in Pokhara and ends at Jhinu village.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive KTM
Day 02: Sightseeing in the UNESCO listed sites, Pashupati, Boudhanath Stupa and Sowyambhunat Stupa
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara 202 KM by Tourist Bus
Day 04: Drive to Nayapol then Trek to Ulleri 2200 m. 5 hrs
Day 05: Ulleri -  Ghorepani 2800m 4.30 hours
Day 06: Ghorepani -  Tadapani 2680 5  hours
Day 07: Tadapani - Ghandruk- 1951m 4 hours
Day 08: Trek to Nayapool the drive to  Pokhara 5.5 hours
Day 09: Drive back to KTM
Day 10: Sightseeing in KTM and Bhaktapur City
Day 11: Fly back Home



Inclusions

8x Breakfast

7x Dinner

6x Lunch

Accommodation included: 9 nights

International Airport pick up and drop off All land transfer as per itinerary Sightseeing in Kathmandu Twin sharing accommodation at high-class tourist standard hotel on Bed and breakfast basis Accommodation and 3 meals while on the trek Professional Trekking Guide and a Porter for every two persons Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Wages, equipment, insurance, and other facilities to staffs Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Guide and Porter

Permits

All accommodations

Exclusions

Items of personal nature ie. Soft/hard drinks, tips etc. Travel Insurance (this is a mandatory condition of booking) Medical evacuation in case of emergency Drinking hot water, How shower Wifi, battery charging etc Sleeping bag and Down jacket Personal spending money Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Not wheelchair accessible

Itinerary

Day 01: Meet you at the airport upon your arrival and transfer you to the Hotel. Refresh and relax in the afternoon. Your guide will come to meet you and give you a general briefing on your itinerary. Later in the evening, enjoy welcome dinner. We advise that you get to bed early.

Day 02:Today you will go out for sightseeing around Kathmandu right after breakfast. You will visit four world heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley, namely Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhu Stupa (Monkey Temple) and Buddha Stupa.

Day 03:Your guide will meet you at 6.00am and take you to the Tourist Bus Station at Kantipath. The ride to Pokhara is scenic as you travel alongside Trishuli and Marshyangdi rivers and through villages and towns outside Kathmandu valley. Upon reaching Pokhara, you will be transferred to your hotel. After freshening up, go out for a short boating trip in Fewa Lake.

Day 04:You will take a cab or private car to Nayapul and commence the trek right away. During the trek, you will traverse Birethanthi, Modi River, and Thikhedhunga, cross two suspension bridges, climb about 3000 steps to reach the lodge at Ulleri, where you stay overnight. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 05:Resume trekking right after breakfast. Annapurna South and Hiunchuli peaks are visible if the weather is clear. Our trail gradually ascends and traverses dense forests of rhododendron and oak, and the villages of Banthanti and Nangethani. We spend the night in a lodge in upper Ghorepani village, near the ridge where we have beautiful panoramic views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges.

Day 06:Wake up early enough and hike with a torchlight and warm clothes on for about 1.5 hours to get to Poon Hill (3210m), an ideal spot to see panoramic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges at sunrise. About an hour later, we descend to the lodge for breakfast and resume trekking to Tadapani (2650m), from where Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre peaks can be seen. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 07:Today is the last day of our ABC trek. Leaving Jhinu, we firstly descend, cross the river and continue along the trail that remains almost flat all the way to Birethanti and heads to Nayapul. We then ride the already waiting car/van and get back to Pokhara. After checking into your hotel, you can spend the rest of the evening in the Lakeside area. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 08:You can either drive back to Kathmandu or alternatively take a 30 min flight at an additional cost. You can relax in the evening and even take a walk through the streets of Thamel for shopping. To celebrate your successful journey to Annapurna Sanctuary, we will take you out for a memorable farewell dinner in Kathmandu tomorrow evening.

Day 09:Today you will be free in Kathmandu city; you can spend in shopping and relaxing. If time permits, and also if you are interested, we can visit a beautiful and medieval town, Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

Day 10:Check out from the hotel, we transfer you to the airport about 3 hours before your plane takes off. We will bid a warm farewell in our own Nepali style and wish you a safe and comfortable onward journey.

Service animals allowed

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 22-Jan-2018

    We had an amazing ten days experience of the beautiful land of Nepal with its warm and friendly people. We did a five day trek to Anapurna Poon Hill which we strongly could recommend. Even if it was quite exhausting to reach Poon Hill, it was absolutely worth the effort when the high mountains showed themselves at their best in the morning sunrise. Magic. Spending the night at teahouses are a very nice way to meet people from all over the world meets over a cup of ginger lemon tea and exchange experiences. Homestay was another pleasant experience. We stayed with a family who opened their home to us and treated us as just another family member. We learned how to cook Nepalese food, got a taste of the local cuisine. The homestay was in the former capitol of Nepal, Nuwatok, a peaceful part of the beautiful country. The itinerary was well organized and planned by Thirdpole and if you have, like us, eight days to spend in Nepal, a five days trek, a day and night homestay in Nuwatok is a good choice. We loved our days in Nepal and hope to be able to come back one day. Thank you Raj, Ram, Lalu and Deepak at Thirdpole for making a memorable trip.