Trip Overview

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Highlights

  • Hike up to Poonhill to watch sunrise and sunset
  • Spectacular views of Annapura I, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Macchapuchre etc.
  • Visit Ghorepani, Gurung museum and enjoy ethnic Gurung culture
  • Walk through the forests of bamboo, rhododendron, pine and juniper

The trekking trail runs through the lower part of the Annapurna region, through the woods of pine, rhododendron and juniper. The main objective of this trek is to reach the village of Ghorepani (2874m) and hike up to Poonhill (3210m).

Annapurna Panorama Trek is one of the shortest and easiest treks in the Annapurna region suitable for all types of travelers. It offers superb views of Himalayan peaks and experience of trekking in the Himalayas.

The trekking trail runs through the lower part of the Annapurna region, through the woods of pine, rhododendron and juniper. The main objective of this trek is to reach the village of Ghorepani (2874m) and hike up to Poonhill (3210m). Ghorepani is a small village amidst forest with stunning array of rhododendron flowers and warming hospitality and culture of ethnic Gurung community. You can also visit the Gurung Museum and buy local handicrafts to support the local economy.

Poonhill, one of the most popular hill station in the Annapurna region offers a mesmerizing sunset and sunrise views over the Himalayan peaks. Aside from Annapurna I (8091m), Dhaualgiri (8167m), other stunning peaks you can observe include Annapurna South (7219m), Nilgiri (7061m) Macchapuchre (6993m), Hiunchuli (6441m) etc.

The Annapurna Panorama Trekking can be done round the year however the Himalayan views are most clear during Spring and Autumn season. The trek begins at Nayapool in Pokhara and ends at Jhinu village.

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  • 1
    Arrival in Nepal (1,350m)

    Arrive in Kathmandu (1450m), transfer to hotel and welcome dinner in the evening.

  • 2
    Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley (1,450m)

    Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and preparation for the trekking

  • 3
    Kathmandu - Pokhara (1,820m)

    Transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara (1820m) by bus - 7 Hrs or by plane - 30minutes.

  • 4
    Pokhara - Nayapool - Ulleri (1,960m)

    Transfer from Pokhara to Nayapool (1050m) by taxi - 1h30.
    Nayapool - Ulleri (1960m) - 6h00.

  • 5
    Ulleri - Ghorepani (2,865m)

    Ulleri - Ghorepani (2865m) - 5h30m.

  • 6
    Ghorepani - Poonhill - Ghandruk (3,210m)

    Early morning, ascent to Poonhill (3210m) - 1h00 to catch the sunrise over Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and back to Ghorepani. After breakfast, trek to Ghandruk (1940m) - 6h00.

  • 7
    Ghandruk - Pothana (1,800m)

    Ghandruk - Pothana (1800m) - 6h00.

  • 8
    Pothana - Phedi - Pokhara (1,800m)

    Pothana - Phedi (1100m) - 3h00. Transfer from Phedi to Pokhara - 45minutes.

  • 9
    Pokhara - Kathmandu (1,800m)

    Transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus - 7h00 or by plane - 30minutes.

  • 10
    Free day in Kathmandu (1,350m)

    Free day in Kathmandu and farewell dinner in the evening.

  • 11
    Final departure (1,350m)

    Transfer to airport for final departure.

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    Quick facts
    • Trek Days:
      7
    • Total Days in Nepal:
      11
    • Maximum Elevation:
      3200 meters
    • Trek Grade:
      Moderate
    • Accommodation:
      Lodge/Camping
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    Moderate: Moderate
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