Annapurna Panorama Trek
Annapurna Trekking

Annapurna Panorama Trek

Book Now

Other Packages

Trip Facts

  • Max Altitude 3190m - 5416m
  • Grade Easy
  • Duration 7 days
  • Group Size 1 - 15

Overview

Annapurna Panorama Poon Hill trek is an easy journey with a difference in the comfort of cozy combined with awesome picturesque. Ghorepani Poonhill trek or Annapurna Panorama Trek is a colorful short foray into the Annapurna region. The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests, and past icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool your face. Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek.

This trek in the Annapurna foothills to the viewpoint of Poon Hill offers all the best of trekking in Nepal. Enjoy trekking in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs, Magars dense rhododendron forests full of birds, and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline. At the climax of this trek, you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountain scapes on Earth. As the sun touches the snow-capped summits the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a maze of other peaks, slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes. A rewarding trek that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape.

Annapurna Pun Hill Panorama trek leads a memorable wonderful journey to the best part of the Annapurna area with constant views of snowcapped mountains with panoramic views.

Ghorepani Pun Hill at 3,190 m offers a superb panorama of the world’s three highest mountain range from the 07th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 m / 26,795 ft. 08th highest Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m / 26, 781 ft and 10th highest Mt. Annapurna 8,091 m / 26, 545 ft this fascinating hilltop surrounded by snow-capped peaks and rolling green hills and valleys, from here journey continues following the traditional mid hills villages of Gurung, Pun- Magar ethnic tribes and through an enchanting forest of rhododendron, pines, and oaks tree lines that envelopes you in the complete wilderness with rich vegetation.

After a great trip around the mid-hills and to Annapurna Poon Hill Panorama return journey via an alternative route, a short circuit walking through a beautiful forest of rhododendron, oaks, and pines trees with everlasting views of Annapurna mountain range including the magnificent Mt. Machhapuchhre “ The Fish Tail” walk leads to large Gurung villages at Gandruk and Nayapul, then heading downhill to Nayapul the road head for the drive back to a popular scenic tourist holiday destination at Pokhara.

Highlights of the trek

  • Quick and relaxed trekking trail in the Annapurna region.
  • Any age group without experience can enjoy this trip
  • Passing Manaslu and Hinchuli
  • Mesmerizing view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges
  • Explore beautiful Pokhara city
  • Sunrise at Poonhill with magnificent mountain views.

Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu airport. Our Airport Representative transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle.

Arrival in Kathmandu airport. Our Airport Representative transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. You do have pre departure meeting.
Please, bring two copies passport size photos, photocopy of the passport and travel insurance while meeting.

  • Max. Altitude
    1345m/4412ft
  • Accomodation
    3 stars level hotel
Day 02

Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara then drive Tikedhunga and trek to Ulleri village.

After breakfast transfer domestic airport and flight to Pokhara then drive to Tikedhunga. From here the trail crosses a stream and then ascends a step stone staircase to the large Magar village at Ulleri (2070m). Flight for 25 minutes and driving 2:30 hours and walking 2 hours. 

  • Max. Altitude
    2095m/6872ft
  • Meal
    Hotel/Tea house
  • Accomodation
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Day 03

Ulleri to Ghorepani. Walking 5 hours.

This is a pleasant walking day today. We trek through rhododendron and oak forests and across streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti. From Nangethanti we head up to Ghorepani (2850m).

  • Max. Altitude
    2850m/9350ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 04

An early morning hiking to Poon Hill 3190m then trek to Tadapani (2520m/8268ft). Walking 7:30 hours.

Today is crucial day. To get to Poon Hill and see the surreal event, we will start moving early in the morning. The spectacular sight of the first sunbeam over the Himalayan giants, including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m), Mt. Annapurna II (7937m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,040m), Annapurna South (7219m), Himchuli (6441m), Lamjung Himal (6,986m) and Machhapuchhre(6,997m).
We will take pictures at the Poonhill for a while before heading back to Ghorepani. From here, we will hike through rhododendron forests to Tadapani. where you can see 15 distinct varieties of rhododendron will be colorfully in bloom if you are trekking in the spring.

  • Max. Altitude
    2520m/8265ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 05

Tadapani to Ghaunrdung then drive to Sarangkot. Walking 3:30 hours and drive 4 hours.

From Tadapani we march towards Ghandruk village for about 3 and a half hours. Then we drive for four hours to Sarangkot which will be our stay for the day. You get to see amazing view of Pokhara city as well as panoramic view of Annapurna Mountain Range.

  • Max. Altitude
    1810m/5937ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 06

Sarangkot to Pokhara then Flight to Kathmandu. Walking 3 hours and flight 30 minutes.

In this day, we hike from Sarangkot to Pokhara for around 3 hours and then take a Flight to Kathmandu. The you will be taken to your hotel where you can do anything you want for rest of the day.

  • Max. Altitude
    1345m/4412ft
  • Meal
    3 stars level hotel
  • Accomodation
     Breakfast/ Lunch
Day 07

The trip ends.

The trip ends in this day. Our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

  • Accomodation
    Breakfast

Group Pricing

The trip cost will vary depending on the group size, please find Annapurna Panorama Trek rates below.

Group Size
(PAX)
1 2-3 4-5 6-7 8-9 10 +
Price (USD)
per person
875 775 700 675 655 600

Service Includes and Excludes

Service Included in this Trip

  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary. 
  • Hotel in Kathmandu, inclusive breakfast at 3 stars level (1 night- Before trekking and 1 night after trekking).
  • Meals 3 times a day ( Breakfast, lunch and dinner) in trekking & Pokhara for you.  
  • Seasonable Local fresh fruits after dinner.  
  • Twin sharing private comfortable room in trekking.
  • Annapurna trekking Map. 
  • Both ways domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu, inclusive taxes.
  • First aid medical kit, Ox meter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • Trip achievement certificate.  
  • An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful and English-speaking trekking  guide.
  • Strong and friendly mountain porter to carry your trekking baggage.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.  
  • Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary. 
  • All necessary paper works.
  • Annapurna Conservation entry permit. 
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System). 
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.

Service Excluded in this Trip

  • Extra accommodation and meals in Kathmandu (Except Farewell Dinner)
  •  All kinds of drinks (Hot/cold & alcoholic) in trekking.
  • Personal equipment.
  •  Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges).
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

SEASONS & DEALS
February through May and September through November are the major seasons in Nepal. So, we kindly ask you to confirm your trip as early as possible for the best deal and good travel management.
For the most up–to–date information & latest pricing please contact us.

Fixed Departure

Please, kindly note that following starting date will be your arrival date in Nepal and ending date will be your return date from Nepal after the trip completion.

Year
  • 2023
  • 2024
Start Date End Date Availability Booking
06 Feb, 2023 09 Feb, 2023 OPEN Book Now
09 Feb, 2023 12 Feb, 2023 OPEN Book Now
15 Feb, 2023 18 Feb, 2023 OPEN Book Now
01 Mar, 2023 04 Mar, 2023 OPEN Book Now
06 Mar, 2023 09 Mar, 2023 OPEN Book Now
14 Mar, 2023 17 Mar, 2023 OPEN Book Now
19 Mar, 2023 22 Mar, 2023 OPEN Book Now
22 Mar, 2023 25 Mar, 2023 OPEN Book Now
28 Mar, 2023 31 Mar, 2023 OPEN Book Now
02 Apr, 2023 05 Apr, 2023 OPEN Book Now
05 Apr, 2023 08 Apr, 2023 OPEN Book Now
12 Apr, 2023 15 Apr, 2023 OPEN Book Now
19 Apr, 2023 22 Apr, 2023 OPEN Book Now
26 Apr, 2023 29 Apr, 2023 OPEN Book Now
30 Apr, 2023 03 May, 2023 OPEN Book Now
01 May, 2023 04 May, 2023 OPEN Book Now
10 May, 2023 13 May, 2023 OPEN Book Now
17 May, 2023 20 May, 2023 OPEN Book Now
24 May, 2023 27 May, 2023 OPEN Book Now
04 Jun, 2023 07 Jun, 2023 OPEN Book Now
08 Jun, 2023 11 Jun, 2023 OPEN Book Now
14 Jun, 2023 17 Jun, 2023 OPEN Book Now
21 Jun, 2023 24 Jun, 2023 OPEN Book Now
03 Jul, 2023 06 Jul, 2023 OPEN Book Now
09 Jul, 2023 12 Jul, 2023 OPEN Book Now
03 Sep, 2023 06 Sep, 2023 OPEN Book Now
06 Sep, 2023 09 Sep, 2023 OPEN Book Now
13 Sep, 2023 16 Sep, 2023 OPEN Book Now
19 Sep, 2023 22 Sep, 2023 OPEN Book Now
27 Sep, 2023 30 Sep, 2023 OPEN Book Now
02 Oct, 2023 05 Oct, 2023 OPEN Book Now
08 Oct, 2023 11 Oct, 2023 OPEN Book Now
15 Oct, 2023 18 Oct, 2023 OPEN Book Now
22 Oct, 2023 25 Oct, 2023 OPEN Book Now
29 Oct, 2023 01 Nov, 2023 OPEN Book Now
01 Nov, 2023 04 Nov, 2023 OPEN Book Now
08 Nov, 2023 11 Nov, 2023 OPEN Book Now
15 Nov, 2023 18 Nov, 2023 OPEN Book Now
26 Nov, 2023 29 Nov, 2023 OPEN Book Now
03 Dec, 2023 06 Dec, 2023 OPEN Book Now
10 Dec, 2023 13 Dec, 2023 OPEN Book Now
17 Dec, 2023 20 Dec, 2023 OPEN Book Now
25 Dec, 2023 28 Dec, 2023 OPEN Book Now

Does our itinerary plan do not go with your holiday dates? Does fixed departure dates are not suitable for you? Do you want to extend or shorten your trip duration? No worries, we can create your own custom tailor-made holidays with flexible duration and dates.
Click here to share your plan with us.

Trip Info

The trip to Annapurna Panorama Trek starts with the drive to Naya Pul (New Bridge) for an hour and trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m/4905ft). Similarly, the trip continues with the trek from Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani. After, trek/hike from Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani. From there, trek to Ghandruk where your 4-day trip ends.

Frequently Asked Questions

Best time for the Annapurna Panorama trek?

The Annapurna Panorama Trek is an exciting journey. Similarly, it is a short and sweet trek. So, choosing the best time for this trek is very important. Likewise, the best time to do the Annapurna Panorama Trek is during the spring and autumn season. At this time of the year, you will get a panoramic view of different Peaks, landscapes, and surroundings and enjoy the wonderful view to the fullest extent. 

What is the cost for Annapurna Panorama Trek?

How long is the Annapurna Panorama Trek?

Can I take children with me during the Annapurna Panorama Trek?

Can I fall victim to altitude sickness when doing the Annapurna Panorama Trek?

Grade A: Easy *

Trekking is essentially day hiking and doesn’t require any special training. However, good physical condition, a love of walking, and a desire to enjoying the spectacular views of the mountains and encounter village life are essential. We offer a diverse range of easy treks. Categorizing a trek as easy means that no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes is involved. They take usually no more than a week and are suitable for anyone. Be assured that a loss of altitude in no way means a loss of interesting things to see and experience. While our more challenging treks get you closer to a small number of mountain ranges, lower altitude treks often provide better viewpoints from which to enjoy the colorful horizons of a whole series of ranges. The duration of a trek can be from 4 to 9 days with an average of 4 to 5 hours walking per day. The elevation of the trail will be between 800m/2624ft and 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level.

Grade B: Moderate **

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.

Grade C: Fairly Strenuous ***

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should except to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Grade D: Strenuous ****

These real adventure treks are both technical and highly strenuous. Excellent physical condition is essential and mountaineering experience is preferable. Following rough terrain, they involve steep ascents to high altitudes with the possibility of some rope climbing. Stamina is needed to complete one of these treks, as it can take from 20 to 28 days to reach the heart of the wildernesses that they transverse. Participants should except to trek above 5600m/18480ft

EQUIPMENTS & GEARS

Nepal is one of the best places in the world for river rafting. Numerous fine rivers offer excellent opportunities for rafting, canoeing and simply immersing oneself in the magnificent landscape. Nepal’s thundering waters, coming from the glaciers of the mighty Himalayan, provide unmatched thrills.

Clothing

Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens With A Waterproof 1

Footwear

Trekking Boot 1 Pair
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair

Other Equipments

Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream, Sunglasses
Flashlight With Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.

Optional

Insect Repellent Toilet Articles Note Book & Pen Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap Pocket Knife Towel Sewing Kit
Plasters Binoculars Camera Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit

Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc.

For your kind information, we would like to give a list of the insurance companies, please go through the links below:

For Canadians And Americans

  1. http://www.travelguard.com
  2. http://www.worldnomads.com
  3. http://www.mondial-assistance.ca
  4. http://www.travelassistnetwork.com
  5. http://www.travelex-insurance.com
  6. http://www.travelite.com
  7. http://www.travelunderwriters.com
  8. http://www.hccmis.com/atlas-travel-insurance

For Australians And New Zealanders

  1. http://www.covermore.com.au
  2. http://www.allianz.com.au
  3. http://www.worldnomads.com.au
  4. http://www.bupa.com.au
  5. http://www.itrektravelinsurance.com.au
  6. http://www.1cover.com.au

For British

  1. http://www.travel-guard.co.uk
  2. http://www.worldnomads.co.uk
  3. http://www.thebmc.co.uk
  4. http://www.direct-travel.co.uk
  5. http://www.essentialtravel.co.uk

For Europe And Slovenia

  1. http://www.coris.si
  2. http://www.europaeische.at

For South-Africa

  1. http://www.travel-guard.co.za
  2. http://www.tic.co.za

For Indians

  1. http://www.internationalsos.com/en/asia-pacific_india.htm

MAJOR SYMPTOMS OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS

INITIAL SYMPTOMS

  1. Periods of sleeplessness
  2. Runny nose.
  3. Extra tiredness
  4. Occasional loss of appetite
  5. Feeling laziness
  6. Wish to vomiting
  7. Periodic breathing

Above are normal symptoms which may occur into your body that you should not be worried. Every trekker will experience some or all of these, no matter how slowly they ascend.

ADVANCE SYMPTOMS

  1. Headache and vomiting
  2. Dizziness
  3. Racing heartbeat
  4. Exhaustion
  5. Nausea
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Loss of apatite
  8. Weakness
  9. Hard to breath
  10. Extra tired
  11. Dry Raspy cough
  12. Sleeplessness

When above symptoms will occur into your body, these symptoms usually resolve by spending one or two extra nights at the same altitude or using medicine. Even you are resting at the same altitude or using medicine, if symptoms are becoming worse, then it is necessary to descend.

SERIOUS SYMPTOMS

  1. Worsening headache and vomiting
  2. Swelling of hands and face
  3. Reduced urine output
  4. Walking with a staggering gait
  5. Confusion
  6. Increased tiredness
  7. Breathing irregularity
  8. Visual hallucinations (seeing things that are not real)
  9. Changes in the ability to think
  10. Changes in normal behavior

If above serious symptoms will occur into your body, these extremely dangerous symptoms are called High Altitude Cerebral Edema (or HACE). They can lead to unconsciousness and death within 12 hours. Increasing shortness of breath, cough and tiredness may also be signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE. HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored.

TO PREVENT ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS

  1. If possible, don’t fly or drive to high altitude. Start below 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) and walk up.
  2. If you do fly or drive, do not overexert yourself or move higher for the first 24 hours.
  3. If you go above 3,000 metres (10,000 feet), only increase your altitude by 350 to 500 metres (1,000 feet) per day
  4. Climb high and sleep low! You can climb more than 300 to 500 metres in a day as long as you come back down and sleep at a lower altitude.
  5. If you begin to show symptoms of moderate altitude sickness, don’t go higher until symptoms decrease.
  6. Drink plenty of water, tea or juice etc (at least three to 4 liters per day). Urine output should be copious and clear to pale yellow.
  7. Eat high-carbohydrate foods (rice, pasta, cereal) for more energy.
  8. Take it easy and don’t overexert yourself when you first get up to altitude. But, light activity during the day is better than sleeping because respiration decreases during sleep, exacerbating the symptoms.
  9. Avoid alcohol as it may increase the risk of dehydration, and don’t smoke.
  10. Don’t push yourself when climbing up to passes, rather take plenty of breaks.
  11. Avoid taking sleeping pills.
  12. Avoid active movements and try to relax in the first one or two days upon arrival at the high altitude areas.
  13. Bring adequate medicine.
  14. If nothing else works, return to the areas with the lower elevation.
  15. Allow sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters).
  16. Don’t make rapid Ascent. Don’t go too far too fast.
  17. Do not trek/travel alone, take guide/porter.
  18. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, guide book.
  19. Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
  20. Never leave or descent sick person along.
  21. Avoid getting cold.
  22. Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if its longer

MEDICINE

Following is a list of items you should consider including in your medical kit – consult your pharmacist for brands available in your country.

  1. Aspirin or paracetamol – for pain or fever
  2. Antihistamine – for allergies, eg hay fever; to ease the itch from insect bites or stings; and to prevent motion sickness.
  3. Antibiotics consider including these if you’re traveling well off the beaten track’ see your doctor, as they must be prescribed, and carry the prescription with you.
  4. Loperamides or Diphenoxylate ‘blockers’ for diarrhea’ Prochlorperazine or metaclopramide for nausea and vomiting.
  5. Rehydration mixture to prevent dehydration, eg due to severe diarrhea; particularly important when traveling with children.
  6. Insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm and eye drops.
  7. Calamine lotion, sting relief spray or aloe vera-to ease irritation from sunburn and insect bites or stings.
  8. Antifungal cream or powder – for fungal skin infections and thrush.
  9. Antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine for cuts and grazes.
  10. Bandages, band-aids or plasters and other would dressings.
  11. Scissors, tweezers and a thermometer (note that mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines)
  12. Cold and Flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant.
  13. Multivitamines – consider for long trips, when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate.