Annapurna Panorama Short Trek

USD 755
  • Activities
    Annapurna Panorama Short Trek
  • Max Elevation
    3,210m at Poonhill
  • Trip Duration
    7 Days
  • Trip Grade
    Easy - Moderate
  • Lodging
    Eco Lodges
  • Meals
    Full board on Trek & BB Plan in cities
  • Transportation
    Flight and Private Vehicle
  • Communication
  • Group Size
    Min 2 PAX
  • Best Season
    Through out the year
  • Per Day Walk
    4-6 Hours

Annapurna Panorama Trek with NGT Highlights :

  • A short and easy trek in the Annapurna region, with extravagant natural sceneries and wonderful mountain views.
  • Gaze upon the enchanting sunrise and sunset views from Poon Hill and Australian Camp, displaying golden colors over the Himalayan peaks.
  • Visit and explore culturally rich villages like Ghorepani, Gahnadruk, and Tadapani, which have unique traditions and religions.
  • The trek is moderately challenging and fit for a diverse range of trekkers.
  • Interaction with the Gurung and Magar communities and insights into their way of living.
  • Engross in the traditional culture and warm hospitality of the local people.
  • Spectacular Himalayas view of surrounding peaks, including the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range from the vantage point, Poon Hill
  • Explore and inspect the diverse flora and fauna of the protected Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • Trekking through the vigorous bamboo and rhododendron forests, terraced fields to high-altitude landscapes of the Annapurna region.
  • Relish and relax in the natural hot spring of the Jhinu Danda amidst the natural allure.

Trip Introduction :

Annapurna Panorama Trek is a paradisiacal moderate-altitude trekking. Spanning around a duration of 09 days, it is the finest trekking adventure in the Annapurna region. This adventurous trek follows the route of the Annapurna Conservation Area which is the largest protected area of Nepal, covering a significant territory of 7,629 square kilometers. Traversing through this immensely biodiverse area, you can get to understand the ecological significance of the region. Relish a quality trek, having insights into the diverse wildlife and bird species of the protected area.

Annapurna region consists of diverse landscapes, including high mountains and deep valleys. We trek along the lush greeneries, ice waterfalls, and traditional local villages like Ghorepani, Tadapani, etc. During the journey, trekkers are blessed with an awe-inspiring panoramic setting of the snow-capped Himalayas. Poon Hill is the highest point of the Annapurna Panorama Trek at 3,120 meters / 10,531 feet. The panoramic vistas of the spectacular Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range, as seen from Poon Hill, are worth witnessing. Similarly, the wonderful view of the deepest Kali Gandaki George is marvelous.

Following the trails of charming mountainous settlements, the diverse ethnic groups of Gurung and Magar communities are encountered. There, a hospitable interaction with localities and quality exploration of the region’s art and culture is possible. The journey is a mix of natural allure with cultural explorations. The panoramic views of the most exquisite and majestic mountains like Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters/26,794 feet), Annapurna (8,091 meters/29,202 feet), Macchapuchre (6,993 meters/22,942 feet), and Manaslu (8,163 meters/26,781 feet) are offered from the high ridges.

This moderately difficult trek offers satisfying scenic travel within a short time frame. The trekking journey from Poon Hill, Jhinu Danda, and passing through the Australian camp is the longest route of the Annapurna Panorama trek. It significantly covers the full circuit in the Annapurna region.

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  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

    Kathmandu elevation: (1,345meters/4,411feet)

    Be ready to meet new people in a different country. Upon your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative at the airport will welcome you. After that, he/she will transfer you to the hotel in a comfortable private car. If required, you can even get assistance in your hotel check-in process from our staff. There is no specific plan on this day other than a short pre-briefing session. It is where you will be provided with all the necessary details on the upcoming trek journey.

    Savor a quality stay at the hotel and attend the evening welcome dinner event. You can relish a beautiful beginning with a delicious dinner and friendly interaction with fellow trekkers. This companionship helps make the journey experience more interesting and meaningful.

  • Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, then Drive to Hile and Trek to Ulleri

    We will start our Annapurna Panorama Trek journey by boarding a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. After 25 to 30 minutes of short scenic flight witnessing the aerial views of the incredible Himalayas, we will reach Pokhara (827 meters / 2,713 feet). After having breakfast in Pokhara, we travel by road, driving from the serene lakeside towards Hile. You will have a picturesque journey driving through the mesmerizing villages and lush forests alongside the placid Phewa Lake. The wonderful views of rolling hills and valleys offer an immersive drive experience. Within 2-3 hours of driving, you can witness the changing scenery in varied landscapes to reach Hile. It is a pleasant hill town in eastern Nepal, where we start our trek.

    After the amazing air and land exploration, we are now on foot to inspect the journey. We ascend through stone-paved steps, traverse deep green forests and charming villages, and pass by scenic landscapes to reach Ulleri. On the way, you can explore the unique culture of local communities and gain insights into the local way of living. Upon reaching Ulleri after 3-4 hours of trekking and covering about 4 kilometers distance, the dramatic views of the magnificent Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges are displayed. Ulleri(1,960 meters/6,430 feet) is a popular and common stopover for trekking through the Ghorepani and Poon Hill routes.

    Flight duration: 30 min

    Drive duration: 2.5-3 hrs

    Trek duration: 3-4 hrs

  • Day 03: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani [2855m/9364ft]

    The trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani is a scenic journey. To reach Ghorepani amidst mountains, you have to ascend through the forested routes. The journey simply takes 5 to 6 hours to cover the distance of around 9 kilometers from Ulleri to Ghorepani. Witnessing the amazing sceneries on the way, we will reach the Ghorepani, where you can find cozy teahouses to rejuvenate. Ensure an early wake-up to hike to poon hill the next day.

    Trek duration: 5-6 hours

  • Day 04: Morning hike to Poonhill and trek to Tadapani

    In the early morning, we embark on a sunrise hike to Poon Hill to be illuminated by the first light of the day. You can witness the mesmerizing sunrise view from the highest vantage point Poon Hill, at (3,210meters/10,528 feet). The Impressive mountain views with golden sunrays displaying over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges make the morning hike memorable. Weather permitting, Poon Hill is a spot that no one should skip.

    Start a gradual descent from the peaceful environment of Poon Hill to make your way towards the enchanting Tadapani village (2,590 meters/8495 feet). Relish a wonderful journey in pleasant and lush surroundings overwhelmed by the natural beauty and regional flora. The intermittent views of the Himalayas create an awe-inspiring backdrop to the journey towards Tadapani. After covering a distance of 9-10 kilometers so far, we will finally reach our destination of the day.

    Trek duration: 5-6 hrs

  • Day 05: Trek from Tadapani to Jhinu Danda

    The trek from Tadapani to Jhinu Danda is a captivating journey in the Annapurna region. Trekking through the idyllic surroundings for about 6-7 kilometers approximately, we will reach the next destination. To arrive at Jhinu Danda(1,780 meters/5840 feet), you need to follow the paths that ascend and descend through deep green forests, terraced fields, and several small settlements. Upon arriving, you can have a rejuvenating experience in the thermal springs of Jhinu Danda.

    Trek duration: 5-6 hrs

  • Day 06: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Pothana

    On this day, we will start our trek after an overnight stay at Jhinu Danda. The journey towards Pothana offers you a diverse trekking experience. The enchanting panoramic views of the Himalayas are seen throughout the trek. We will make our way, crossing several suspension bridges and savoring the fascinating waterfall views. The trail follows the steep descent paths and ascends through rhododendrons and oak forests. Like this, we trek 11-13 kilometers and finally reach Pothana (1,890meters/6,200 feet) for the overnight stay.

    Trek duration: 5-6 hrs

  • Day 07: Trek from Pothana to Kande through Australian Camp and drive back to Pokhara

    Trek from Pothana To Kande involves a scenic route that passes through the Australian Camp. It is a relatively short trekking journey, covering only 5-6 kilometers. The trekking through the famous Australian Camp (2,065 meters/6,647 feet) is worthwhile due to the incredible sunrise views over the distant Annapurna range. Likewise, it serves as the magnificent viewpoint of the Himalayas like Annapurna Macchapuchre, Hiunchuli, etc. After savoring the panoramic mountain views from the Austriaialn Camp, we follow the southern trails descending towards Kande (1,770 meters/5,807 feet).

    Kande has numerous lodges and teahouses, where you can have a lunch break before preparing for a drive back to Pokhara City. The drive will be as amazing as when you arrive in Hile earlier. Slowly, the towering peaks are left behind, and the views of green hills come to exist.

    Trek duration: 2 hours

    Drive duration: 1 hour

  • Day 08: Morning flight to Kathmandu. Full day free for personal activities

    After having a light breakfast, we will make a quick escape towards the airport for a flight back.

    We will head for Kathmandu on this day, catching an early morning flight. Once reaching the Kathmandu Airport, our staff will escort you comfortably to the hotel. You can have a quality rest at a hotel and do whatever you like.

    As you will be a full day free, you can visit the historical and cultural heritage of the valley, listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In the evening, visit the bustling streets of the city, where you can buy souvenirs as a reminder of a journey. Have a nice time shopping and engaging in personal activities of your preferences. Have a final dinner, celebrating as a symbol of a successful journey.

  • Day 09: Departure from International Airport

    After your successful journey, now it’s time to bid farewell to the land of the Himalayas. Our airport representative staff will drive you off to the international airport based on your flight schedule. Have a wonderful journey back to your homeland with a profound sense of accomplishing a splendid Himalayan trekking journey.

    If you are satisfied with the Annapurna Panorama Trek journey and wish to have a similar experience onward, we are pleased to know. Contact us for an adventure in Annapurna or other trekking regions in the Himalayas.

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What's included?
  • Airport Arrival and departure transfer by private vehicle
  • 2 nights stay in Kathmandu and 1 night stay in Pokhara with BB Plan
  • All land transportation by private vehicle as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Kathmandu Pokhara Kathmandu by flight
  • All meals [B/F, Lunch & Dinner] During Trekking period
  • Tea House Accommodation during Trekking
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) & TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System)
  • Highly experienced Trekking guide
  • Required Number of Porters “2:1Ratio”
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary & Insurance.
  • General First aid Kids
  • All tax, vats and necessary paperwork
What's not included?
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

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How difficult is the Trek?

Annapurna Panorama trek is not a challenging trek. However, people who are not familiar with trekking may find it difficult. The journey passes by the trails of several stone staircases, which can be exhausting for neophyte trekkers. This trekking can be considered moderately difficult, with no technical sections. The trek follows well-defined trails, often dry and clean if traveled during a favorable time.

The moderate difficulty of the trek is made distinctive by the altitude that the trek reaches. There is no heavy risk of altitude sickness as the essence of the trek centers on moderate heights around 1,500-3,000 meters, reaching the maximum elevation at 3,210 meters.

This short and easy mountainous trek below 4,000 meters is suitable for a wide range of trekkers. Those who desire a scenic Himalayan trekking journey within a tight schedule can savor the quick and comfortable Annapurna Panorama Trek. Having said that, you need to build reasonable strength and stamina for the trek. Proper physical fitness is essential to overcome the consecutive ascents and descents in steep uphill terrains.

When is the Best Time?

While suggesting the ideal time for the Himalayan trekking adventure, Spring and April pop up. Spring(early March to late May), a pre-monsoon season, is special with the grace of natural beauty. Likewise, April(early September to mid-November), a post-monsoon period, comes with clear blue Himalayan skies.

Trekking in Spring is blessed with the natural allure and adds magnificence to the journey. You get to trek through the heavily bloomed floral environment. The trekking trail to Tadapani lets you marvel at the largest Rhododendron forests. However, as the time is favorable for trekking with optimal conditions of temperature and weather, you can experience crowded trails. Meanwhile, the trails are comparatively less crowded and solitary in the summer and winter. But, there is a risk of muddy and slippery trails, not well-defined during the off-season. Similarly, the temperature and weather at this time are not much for the Himalayan adventure.

Food and Accommodations

Annapurna Panorama Trek is a teahouse trek. Several lodges and teahouses on the way offer variety of decent meals and comfortable accommodations. The basic facilities of the teahouse include shared bedrooms with a cozy bed and warm blankets, common toilets, and shared bathrooms with additional costs of a hot shower bath.

Normally, teahouses are run by family members, offering dal bhat (lentil soup and steamed rice) as a main dish. Moreover, a variety of Western flavors can be available as well. Generally, well-established trails provide more authentic food and accommodation services than newly operated routes. Foods are offered and served at a common dining space, where a countable number of fellow trekkers and travelers join the common dinner. You can get a good opportunity to dine at a fine high-altitude setting, flourishing the camaraderie.

Besides dinner and lunch, you can find a good range of breakfast items and hot drinks in teahouses. A variety of soups, yak steaks, potato items, thukpa, momo, boiled eggs, Gurung bread, etc., are some locally available foods in the region. Likewise, honey and peanut butter, spring rolls, pizza, burgers, sandwiches, etc., are included as Western food options. Hot fruit juices and a range of tea and coffee items are served in the teahouses.

What are the required Permits?

Permits are the entrance fees imposed for several good reasons, like perseverance of the natural beauty and safety purposes. Annapurna Panorama Trek lies in the Annapurna region and passes through the Annapurna Conservation Area. Entering every National Park/Conservation Area in Nepal requires permits; the same goes for the protected area of Annapurna. There are two major permits required for this trek.

  • TIMS – Trekker’s Information Management System
  • ACAP – Annapurna Conservation Area Permit

TIMS is issued to know about the whereabouts of trekkers during the journey. The fee for a TIMS card is NPR 2,000. Similarly, the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit costs NPR 3,000.

You can collect these permits from the Kathmandu Office of the Nepal Tourism Board Office. Alternatively, you can get the trek permits from the TAAN Office in Pokhara as we journey through this city.

You can either get these permits after your arrival in Nepal or beforehand. If you provide all the essential details, like your passport-size photos and a copy of your passport, we will arrange for the permits on your behalf. This ensures that everything is set to go for the journey onward.

Annapurna Panorama trek is simple, short, and easy, suitable for diverse age groups. If you opt for a family hike in the well-paced trails of the Annapurna region, kids under 10 are allowed free entry into the Annapurna Conservation Area.

What Should I Pack?

To pack for the Annapurna Panorama Trek, we need to pack similar items, which are the most essential for trekking in the high-altitude regions.

  • Clothes (hiking shirts and pants, multiple pairs of woolen gloves, trousers and shocks, fleece jackets, rain jackets, sleeping dresses, thermal tops, down jackets, waterproof jackets, hiking trousers and shocks, sun hat, etc.)
  • Gear and equipment (backpack, sleeping bag, trekking poles, trekking boots, headlight, sunglasses, reusable and hot water bottles.)
  • Electronics (smartphone, chargers, camera, powerbank)
  • Hygiene and toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, tissues, hand sanitizer, shower gel, quick-drying towel, lip balms, sunscreens, sanitary pads, nail clippers, etc)
  • Basic first aid kit (antiseptic cream, aspirin, sterilized gauze dressings, sticky tape, painkillers, etc.)
  • Documents (permits, insurance paper, ATM card, etc.)
  • Miscellaneous (journals, pens, books, play cards, etc.)

You can easily buy these packing lists in Kathmandu, with several shops selling essential layers and gear for trekkers. We will provide you with a duffle bag where you can pack your necessary trek items. Likewise, a sleeping bag and down jacket will be provided in addition if you do not have one.

Note: While traveling in a foreign land, ensure wayfaring with a sufficient amount. Make the calculations and carry the required cash equivalent to the Nepalese NPR. Or you can encash from the abundant ATMs in Kathmandu or Pokhara as services will be limited while pacing into the onward journey.

How long will it take to complete the Annapurna Panorama Trek?

To complete the trek, it will typically take around 6-10 days. However, the duration varies depending on specific routes, trekking pace, and weather conditions. Annapurna Panorama Trek in the Annapurna region is a simple, easy, and relatively short trek.

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Prakash Devkota

Meet with Prakash Chandra Devkota, Managing Director and Team Leader

Mr. Devkota hails from the beautiful hilly region of Gorkha District. He started his career as a guide in 1997 and quickly became a reputed figure in the Tourism Industry because of his extensive experience. He has gathered impressive experience in all Trekking and Climbing Routes, such as Mera, Island, Lobuche, Ama Dablam etc.

His success also lies in his brilliant mind and hospitable nature. He is fully dedicated to providing excellent services and introducing innovative concepts. With more than 15 years of experience in trekking and expedition operations in Nepal, Tibet, India, and Bhutan, he has earned a reputation as a renowned leader in the field. He understands the importance of personalized service for creating memorable experiences for his clients and constantly seeks innovative company operation methods.

Mr. Devkota has always been an avid practitioner of eco-friendly tourism and has always promoted environmental conservation throughout his career. He motivates his staff to embrace eco-friendly tourism through responsible tourism practices.

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