Annapurna Panorama Trek
- Country: Nepal
- Trip grade: Easy
- Destination: Annapurna
- Activities: Trekking
- Accommodation: Hotel, Teahouse
- Meals: Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners
- Maximum altitude: 1940m
- Group size: 1+
- Best Season: Mar-May / Sep-Nov
If you are looking for a short walking holiday, a beautiful trip to the Annapurna is there for you. Annapurna Panorama Trek is a short trekking trip in the beautiful foothills of the Annapurna.
It is a short trek that goes in the surroundings of the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. You will trek through the beautiful villages of Ghandruk, Landruk, Dhampus, and several small villages along the trail. Although it is a trek of just three days, it offers a beautiful experience of walking in the mountains.
What you see during Annapurna Panorama Trek
As the trek goes in the Annapurna region, you can enjoy the view of the magnificent mountains in the region. From Mt. Annapurna I to Mt. Fishtail, you can witness the beauty of the breathtaking mountains.
In addition to the mountains, the trek also offers peaceful natural surroundings along the trail. Beautiful greenery in the surroundings of the trail makes the trip a wonderful nature experience. The trek starts at the Modi Riverbank and advances towards Ghandruk village. The beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk is a perfect place to witness the beauty of the Annapurna range. You can also enjoy the view of Mardi Himal trekking ridge and Annapurna Base Camp trekking gorge. Later on, trekking to Landruk and then to Dhampus village is a beautiful walking experience.
Reasons this trip becomes an Experience
Nepal Climbing Adventure always strives to offer an adventure traveling experience that you can cherish. While the Annapurna Panorama Trek is beautiful in its all essence, your experience of trekking there becomes even more beautiful with us.
By the time we take you on the trip and bring you back, we take one step ahead to offer you a beautiful experience. We keep your safety and happiness is our top priority and you will experience the same during the trip.
Trekking with us to Annapurna Panorama trail is traveling in safe hands.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)
Normally, your arrival in Kathmandu is day one of this trip. We will come to pick you up at the airport as per your flight time and transfer you to the hotel. There are no activities today apart from a trip briefing meeting. The information about the meeting time will be available upon your arrival at the hotel.
You have time to relax and go for any last-minute preparation of the trip. Welcome to Kathmandu!
Day 02: Kathmandu – Pokhara (900m) (6-7 Hrs. Drive by Tourist Bus)
On the second day of the trip, we have a long day drive to Pokhara. Our day starts pretty early in the morning and gets ready for the drive. We will go to the tourist bus station to board the bus to Pokhara.
It takes us 6-7 hours to drive 200 kilometers from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Although the drive is long for the distance, the scenic surroundings of the highway will ease the travel a bit. We will drive past small and beautiful towns and villages along the highway. Most of the time, we will drive along beautiful rivers.
Once we reach Pokhara 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu, we will have enough time to go around and explore the Lakeside. Pokhara offers an incredibly beautiful view of the Annapurna range. This peaceful city has various natural attractions like lakes, caves, mountains, and green surroundings.
We will spend quite a relaxing time in Pokhara after checking into a hotel.
Day 03: Pokhara – Nayapul – Ghandruk
We start the first day of the Annapurna Panorama Trek. The day’s journey begins with a 1.5 hours’ drive to Nayapul before the trekking starts. We reach Nayapul to start the walk for the day and head towards Ghandruk as our destination for the day. After checking into the Annapurna Conservation Area Project counter at Birethanti, we continue the trek further. The first section of the trek goes steadily on a gentle incline before it gets steeper as we move ahead. The final climb to Ghandruk is a steep one that takes us to this beautiful Gurung village. We explore the cultural beauty of this ethnic Gurung village and enjoy the Himalayan magnificence
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 04: Ghandruk - Tolkha
Breakfast with a view is an awesome idea on these kinds of Himalayan trip. We do the same in the morning before setting off for the adventure of the day. Our trek descends steeply down to the bank of Modi Khola on well-paved steps where we will see a traditional water mill and across the river on the cliff we can see some wild honey beehives hanging. We walk along the river to New Bridge to cross the river just to start an uphill walk to Tolkha. The walk to Tolkha is a beautiful walk via Landruk village and with the view of the Annapurna Mountains and Modi Khola valley. Ghandruk village appears just on the mountain opposite to us when we are in Tolkha.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 05: Tolkha - Dhampus
Our walk today is very gentle. We walk through some wooded parts and villages towards Dhampus village. We walk past Australian camp, Deurali, and eventually descend gradually to Dhampus for an overnight stay. A panoramic view of the Annapurna range stands right in front of us when we reach Dhampus. The trail also offers incredible sights of the mountain peaks during the trek. We take a well-deserved rest with a view when we reach Dhampus after about five hours of trekking.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 06: Dhampus - Pokhara
We set off on the remaining part of our trekking journey. A short downhill hike takes us to the Dhampus Phedi to finish our trekking journey. We get on our vehicle and drive to Pokhara for about half an hour. Once in Pokhara, we have leisurely time on our own to go explore the town. We can find a massage to relieve the tiredness of trekking or simply walk around the lakeside. It is a day at leisure to relax after trekking in the mountains.
Meal: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 07: Pokhara - Kathmandu
As we have completed our trekking journey, it’s time now to return back to Kathmandu. We will get ready for the early morning bus ride back to Kathmandu. It will take another seven hours to reach Kathmandu.
Meal: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 08: Departure Day
The trip has come to an end today. We have to bid farewell for this time hoping to meet again for another adventure soon. We will drive you to the airport for your departure flight as scheduled.
What is included?
- All airport and hotel transfers
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- Overland transportation for the trip
- Teahouse accommodation and meals during the whole of the trek.
- Twin sharing accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- All necessary paper works and permits
- Government and local taxes
- An experienced English speaking trekking guide, assistant trek guide(4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide), porters(2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, food, lodging, and all equipment.
- A comprehensive medical kit
What is not included?
- Nepal Visa fee(bring small denomination cash USD and two passport photographs)
- International airfare
- Excess baggage charges
- Extra night accommodation apart from the schedule due to any reasons
- Lunch and dinners in Kathmandu and Pokhara and in case of early return than the scheduled itinerary
- Private vehicle
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses
- Tips for travel guides or porters
Frequently Asked Questions - Trekking in Nepal
Are you a licensed trekking agency?
Do the guides speak English and have first aid training?
How big are the groups?
Are permits included in the price of the trek?
Do you arrange private treks?
Do you provide any equipment while trekking?
How difficult are the treks?
How long do we walk each day?
What is exactly 'teahouse' trekking?
What do we mean by FOT trek?
What is security like during trekking?
Security for our clients is always a foremost priority for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the Nepal Government. They are very honest and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on ‘camping treks’ please do not leave your bags unattended at any time for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once you reach the campsite. At night, all bags and belongings are kept in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on a rotation basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. If you are on a ‘Tea house or GAP trek’ arrangement, you will be sleeping in local teahouses. You need to take sensible precautions yourself at all times. Never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out.
What happens if I fall ill during the trek?
What type of food is served during a trek?
Do I need to carry my own gear?
How much could porters carry?
What is the overnight accommodation like?
Can we change the itinerary?
Depending on the prevailing situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your senior guide. However, the date of trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into some of the most remote regions in the world, where many unforeseen circumstances may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.