Annapurna Panorama Trek
|Starts from: Drive : - KTM - Pokhara||Grade: Easy||
|End at: Pokhara||Duration: 7 Days||Enquiry for this Package|
If you are looking for a short introductory trip to Nepal’s Himalayas, enjoy the breathtaking scenery on this easy trek across the foothills of the Annapurna. Lodge in peaceful mountain villages and enjoy the panorama of the Annapurnas throughout the trail.
After your arrival in the Kathmandu airport and a direct transfer to your hotel, you’ll be visiting Thamel, a great tourist hub to walk about exploring. Thamel boasts of several trekking gear shops, foreign money exchange booths, pubs, clubs, budget hotels and travel agencies to name a few. After you test your bargaining skills in Thamel you’ll return back to your hotel. The next day, after traveling for 5-6 hours on a coach, you’ll reach Pokhara. You’ll spend the afternoon in Pokhara, especially Lake Side, which is similar to Thamel, but only cleaner and less crowded.
After spending a night in Pokhara you’ll be taken on a private vehicle to Nayapul. Here you’ll start your trek along a well-trodden trail that pasess in and out of terraced rice-fields, forests of rhododendron and several picturesque villages. On the first day of your hike, you’ll be stopping at Ghandruk. Besides an excellent mountain scenery, the village of Ghandruk is popular for it’s hospitable residents, especially the Gurung communities. On the second day of your trek, you’ll cross the Modi river and ascend through a trail that takes you across several paddy fields until you reach the village of Pothana. You’ll be spending the night in Pothana. The next day’s trek will take you to Dhampus and Phedi, from where you’ll be driven back to Pokhara.
The Annapurna Panorama Trek is suitable for travelers who want to observe the majestic Annapurna region, but do not have the time or experience for challenging month long treks. Besides an exceptional scenery, including panoramic views of the Annapurna I and Annapurna South, and a pleasant hiking experience, this trek also gives you insight into the local people’s lives and culture.
|Day 1|| Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer to the hotel.
|Day 2|| Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.
|Day 3|| Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ghandurk. Overnight in Ghandruk.
|Day 4|| Trek from Ghandruk to Pothana. Overnight in Pothana.
|Day 5|| Trek to Dhampus Phedi and drive to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.
|Day 6||Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
|Day 7||Departure from Kathmandu.
- Return transfers from International airport to your hotel
- two nights stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu & two night in Pokhara
- All government taxes and Annapurna conservation entry fees
- TIMS CARD (Trekking Management System)
- Required number of experienced English speaking guides and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipments, food and accommodation)
- Lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services
- necessary ground transportation depending upon your request (via tourist bus or private vehicle)
- Trekking poles, sleeping bag (we provide these if necessary)
- Trekking maps
- Rubbish disposal
- necessary transportation trek starting and end of the trek to Pokhara
- PNT service charge and government taxes
Medical support: An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.
Accommodation and meals: During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permit and transportation.
Water: Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks. You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.
- All meals in Kathmandu/Pokhara & on trek.
- Tips to guides and support staff.
- Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies).
- Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
- Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses.
- Personal trekking equipment.
Travel Insurance: -
Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.
Nepal has four climatic seasons
- Spring : March - May
- Summer: June - August
- Autumn: September - November
- Winter: December - February
While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we'll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.
Check-list of personal equipment:
- Good standard trekking boots
- Camping shoes/thongs
- Down Jacket
- Trekking trousers
- Shorts (both casual and for treks)
- Swim wear
- Sun Hat
- Woollen Hat
- Nylon Windbreaker
- Strong Rucksack
- Sleeping Bag
- Water Bottle
- Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
- Toilet paper
- Sun block
- Travel Towel
- Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
- Camera & lenses
- Memory cards
- GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
- Book/music player/pack of cards
- A plastic bag for waste
- Energy/snack bars
The following equipment are needed during the Climbing period: -
(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore - Tex Jackets)