Annapurna panorama trek – 14 days

Visit this magical Buddhist ex-kingdom and explore its peaceful, challenging and unspoiled trails and landscape.
Trip Code : DH/N-01
Duration : 14 days

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Witness the largest suspension bridge over the Kali Gandaki River.
  • Visit Ghorepani, Gurung museum and enjoy ethnic Gurung culture Walk through the forests of bamboo, rhododendron, pine, and juniper
  • Spectacular views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Macchapuchre etc.
  • Hike up to Poonhill to watch sunrise and sunset and mountain ranges.
  • Trek through greenery rhododendron and Pine forest.
  • Exploring the beautiful Gurung Villages
  • Passing Poon Hill, Ghandruk, Tatopani
  • Cross dramatic river gorges above the Kali Gandaki River
  • Stunning 360 degrees view of the Annapurna, Daulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak.

Trip Information

Recently opened, the Annapurna panorama trek is one of the most famous destinations in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This overwhelming and exciting Annapurna panorama trek is unfolding with the stunning Himalayan views including two above 8000m mountains (Mt. Annapurna 8091m and Dhaulagiri 8167m,), beautiful landscape, 18 snow-capped splendid mountains of two different Himalayan range, nice terrace fields, various ethnic settlements (Gurung /Pun), several Rhododendron forest and many more. During our fascinating trail, we can enjoy with warm and generosity of the mountain people and get rare opportunity to observe their unique culture and traditions. It is one of the most famous trekking trails to discover the beauty of Annapurna.
The dramatic profile of the magnificent and highest mountains in the Annapurna region is really rewarding. Following beautiful dense forests and the marvelous mountain settlements of Ghandruk, Ghorepani Poon hill, Tadapani, and trek through one of the famous well-trodden routes and exploring the diverse ethnic groups is really amazing. One of the finest, short and easy treks also known as the Annapurna Poon hill trek. This natural paradise provides us the unbelievable altitude ranges and moderate climate on the background of the Himalayan vistas such as; Mt. Machhapuchhre (6993m), Manaslu (8157m), Annapurna I (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), and other frequent mountains along the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge from the renowned viewpoint called Poon Hill are simply majestically unforgettable. 

This amazing Annapurna Panorama trek begins from the beautiful village called Nayapul. Our representative guide will take you through Gurung village namely Hile, Tikhedunga, Ulleri, Ghorepani. As you reach to Ghorepani, you will also discover the famous viewpoint called Poon Hill(3210m), where you will get chances to have great viewa of an impressive sunrise and spectacular views of the Annapurna Himalayan range. After exploration and a photo shot in Poon Hill, you will again descent down to Ghorepani and continue heading to the Dobato and eventually reach at the Annapurna Mulde hill for the best Himalayan views of Annapurna region. Spring and Autumn are the best seasons for the Annapurna Mulde peak and Annapurna Panorama trek in Nepal

Short Itinerary
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 04: Drive to Phedi and trek to Pothana (1990m/6527ft)   
Day 05: Pothana (1990m) to Landruk (1565m)
Day 06: Landruk (1565m) to Ghandruk Village(1940m/6360ft)
Day 07: Trek Ghandruk to Tadapani (2710m/8891ft)
Day 08: Tadapani to Ghorepani (2850m/9350ft)
Day 09: Ghorepani to Ghara (1700m) via Poonhill (3210/10531ft)
Day 10: Ghara to Tatopani (1190m) 
Day 11: Tatopani Drive to Pokhara (823m/2700ft) via Kusma (1500m)
Day 12: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 13: Kathmandu rest day and farewell dinner
Day 14: Final Departure

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

  • Welcome you and transfer to the hotel.
  • Hotel check out
  • Take a rest and relax
  • Welcome dinner in the evening
  • Stay overnight in the hotel at Kathmandu.​

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing

  • Early morning breakfast.
  • Half day world heritage cultural tour.
  • A brief explanation about the further trek. (Afternoon trek briefing and trek gear distribution.)
  • Putting all the essential things in the bag. 
  • Stay overnight at the hotel.


Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Take an early morning flight to Pokhara,
  • Catch great areal views of the Himalayas during flight.
  • Arrive at Pokhara and explore the paradise city Pokhara.
  • Stroll around Fewa Lake and enjoy boating.
  • Enjoy impressive sunset views and splendid mountains views.
  • Overnight at Pokhara

Day 4: Drive to Phedi and trek to Pothana (1990m/6527ft)

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Make a short drive towards Phedi, starting point of our trek.
  • Begin our trekking towards Dhampus village by following the beautiful terraced field. 
  • Around 2 hours further trek leads us to Pothana, situated at the elevation of 1990m. Pothana.
  • Enjoy scenic surrounding of the beautiful village, surrounded by the jungle with an astonishing view of Machhapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) and Annapurna South.
  • Overnight at Pothana

Day 5: Pothana to Landruk (1565m)

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Continue out a trail through ups and down in the dense jungle and reach to the beautiful village Deurali. 
  • Head downwards to Tolka for our lunch. 
  • Witness amazing views of the valley, Modi Khola (River), Annapurna South and various villages such as Gandruk. 
  • Leave Tolka and follow the upwards and downwards going trail for about 2 hours until reaching Landruk Gurung village.
  • Overnight at Landruk

Day 6: Landruk (1565m) Ghandruk Village (1940m/6360ft)

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Continue trail and heading towards Ghandruk, a famous Gurung village.
  • Trek down towards the Modi Khola (river), and cross the metal bridge and follow the trail steeply upwards all the way towards Ghandruk.
  • Explore the amazing village filled with cultural buildings and visit Gurung museum. 
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Mountains; Mt. Machhapuchhre and the Himal Chuli. 
  • Overnight stay at Ghandruk.

Day 7: Trek Ghandruk to Tadapani (2710m/8891ft)

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Continue climb up to Tadopani, situated at the summit of 2710m. 
  • Trek through the beautiful forest of Oak, Rhododendron and other various flora. 
  • Around 4 hours of trekking takes you to the Tadopani.
  • During your trek you can enjoy with the impressive view of Mt. Himchuli, Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). 
  • Overnight at Tadapani.

Day 8: Tadapani to Ghorepani (2850m/9350ft)

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Continue trek down to the stream to the river bank and reach to the Deurali.
  • Trek gradual ascend through bamboo bushes and reach to the edge of deurali pass.
  • Descend sharply to Ghorepani, lager Magar community from where we can have a great view of Himalayan peaks including Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. 
  • Overnight at Ghorepani.

Day 9: Ghorepani to Ghara (1700m/) via Poonhill (3210/10531ft)

  • Early morning before breakfast trek to Poon Hill for Impressive sunrise views and mountains views.
  • Enjoy with spectacular golden sunrise view along with gorgeous Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range.
  •  Poon Hill viewpoint is famous for an unobstructed view of the towering Himalayan peaks. 
  • After exploration, return back to Ghorepani and heads towards Ghara, situated at the elevation of 1700m.
  • Continue trek downwards on village paths and pass the ethnic Gurung villages of Chitre and Shikha.
  • Enjoy clear views of Mt Daulagiri and Mt Nilgiri during your trek.
  • Follow the trail of beautiful terrace field landscapes and lush green valleys and reach Ghara. 
  • Overnight at Ghara.

Day 10: Ghara to Tatopani (1190m)

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Continue trek downwards to the hot springs village of Tatopani. 
  • Today’s trail is easy down going path until we reach Gharkhola and the crossing of the Kali Gandaki River. 
  • The way is filled with small villages, orange orchards and terrace fields until reaching the river. 
  • Follow the road for a small hour that will lead us all the way to Tatopani. 
  • Enjoy bathing in the healing natural hot springs.
  • Take dip and relax weary muscles. 
  • Overnight stay at Tatopani.

Day 11: Tatopani drive to Pokhara (823m/2700ft) via Kusma (1500m)

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Drive to Pokhara via private vehicle. 
  • Enjoy beautiful and stunning landscapes during your drive journey. 
  • Pass Beni and Nayapul until you reaching Kusma.
  • Take a break for our lunch and enjoy the view of the largest suspension bridge over the Kali Gandaki River. 
  • After this we head straight for Pokhara. 
  • Explore a little bit around the lake side in Pokhara. 
  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12: Pokhara to Kathmandu

  • After early morning breakfast.
  • Take a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  •  Around 30 minutes flight offers you stunning mountains views.
  •  Overnight at Kathmandu in the hotel.

Day 13: Kathmandu rest day and farewell dinner

  • morning breakfast.
  • Today you can take a rest and relax.
  • Rest in the hotel and enjoy watching pictures which were captured in the trek.
  • Enjoy the day leisurely or catch up on some last-minute shopping
  • Celebrate the successful completion of the trek and enjoy farewell dinner.
  •  Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 14: Final Departure

  • Hotel breakfast and check out.
  • Airport transfer 3 hours before departure.
  • Wish you safe flight.

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