Annapurna Panorama Trek
Our Annapurna Panorama trek is specially designed for the people who like to get an experience of doing trekking in the Nepalese Himalaya and don’t like to go to higher elevation or has no time to do that. This trek covers the popular view point from where one can get a spectacular view of the mountains and cover villages where one can observe a Gurung and Magar culture from very near. Typical villages with traditional lifestyle which was practiced ages and still untouched with western influence are characteristics of this trek.
5 days of walking, 2 days of travel from Kathmandu – Pokhara-Kathmandu, two short transfers from Pokhara to trek starting point and from trek ending point to Pokhara, a day tour in Kathmandu to discover the major world heritage sites, an extra day to discover and roam around Pokhara and the transfers from airport to Kathmandu hotel and hotel to Kathmandu airport.
Trip price: $680 per person in twin sharing basis and two persons minimum (we accept solo travellers paying single supplement)
Mode of transport: Private transfer from airport to hotel and vice versa in Kathmandu, tourist bus from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu part (there will be nominal extra charge for private transfer or one can take a flight both way also), private transfer from Pokhara to trek starting point and trek ending point to Pokhara, Private air-conditioned transfer for all the sightseeing in Kathmandu and in Pokhara.
Highlight of the trip
One of the beginners trek that take up to the elevation of 3210 meters above sea level. The trip gives opportunity to discover the best Mountain View point of Annapurna region, famous by the name Poonhill. Poon is the surname of the ethnic group living in this area. The trek also gives opportunity to discover the Gurung and Magar culture. The trail passes through beautiful terraces, cultivated farmland, dense rhododendron forest and villages with clustered houses in the area. One can get the spectacular view of Dhawalagiri, Annapurna, Fishtail and Nilgiri with Annapurna south and Himchuli from different perspective. The trip also give opportunity to discover headquarter of Annapurna conservation area project and traditional Gurung museum. The trail stops at the biggest Gurung village of the area Ghandruk where one can discover their culture, tradition, lifestyles and many more.
Difficulty level of the trip
Easy to moderate as the second day of the trip one need to make lots of steps to climb to Ulleri. There is a significant change in elevation everyday making a lot of ups and downs. Most of our passionate trekkers describe this trek as very easy trek except for few hours of climb the second day. Regarding accommodation and facilities this is one of the best treks in Annapurna area.
The best time to do this trek
This trek can be done throughout the year but in rainy season the views might be blocked with dense cloud and extra precaution should be taken for leeches which are very common in the damp part of the trail. Many of our clients love to do this trek in March-April as the rhododendron blooms during this time of the year. January and February it might be snowing in Ghorepani and might make some difficulties descending down to Tadapani if one does not have proper gear because part of the trail is very steep.
Is this trek ideal for me?
Himalayan travel consultant believes this is the most ideal trek for anybody who likes to do short treks in Himalayan regions. If you love walking ups and downs and feel comfortable making steps this will be the best option for you. For people with kids who like do trekking but don’t like to go much higher but still want to get superb view of the mountain this is the best alternative. If you are slow walkers you can extend some extra days and still you can make a trip because the trek has sufficient facilities in between camp and camp also.