Trip Overview

Annapurna Panorama trek is like a trip to some dreamy land in the lap of earth. This trek allows us to enjoy snow-capped mountains, the culture of Poon – Magar villages, and explore the world’s largest natural garden. You'll get a chance to walk on the ancient path, the Trans – Himalayan path which was used for salt trade.

Highlights of this trip:

  • Panoramic and stunning views of the Annapurna massif.
  • Enjoy sunrise and sunset from Poon Hill.
  • Walk through colorful dense Rhododendron forests.
  • Explore the natural hot spring of Jhinu Danda.
  • Explore the local Nepali life of Ghandruk Gurung village.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

On day one, you’ll arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and received by the staff of Sherpa Expedition and Trekking. From here you’ll get a ride to your respective hotels. Staff will give you a brief about the trekking, the whole route, about the hotel, as well as the do’s and don’ts.

Day 02: Get a ride up to Pakhora

In the morning, you’ll be driven from the hotel to Pakhora either in a private coach or tourist vehicle depending upon the size of the group. You’ll be accommodated to your respective hotel at Pakhora close to the Phewa Lake, and after breakfast, you’ll be taken for a short walk.

Day 03: Get a ride to Nayapul and begin your trek to Tikhedhunga

You’ll cover around 42 KM of distance today from Prithvi Chowk and reach Nayapul village. Nayapul is a starting point for the Poonhill sunrise trek. You’ll cross beautiful rhododendron forests and small streams. After reaching Hille, there will be a short ascend which will take you to today’s rest point, Tikhedunga. You’ll stay at a guesthouse for the night. 

Day 04: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani

You’ll reach Ulleri after trekking on a steep path for 2 hours. You’ll also cross the Magar village on the way and enjoy spectacular views of the Annapurna South Mountain, Machhapuchhre, and Hiunchuli Mountains. You’ll also climb a small river Nangethanti before arriving at Ghorepani for staying overnight.

Day 05: Ghorepani to Poonhill

Poonhill is well known for its sunrise view in the whole of Pakhora. You have to get up before sunrise and start hiking to reach Poonhill in the morning. You’ll enjoy the sunrise over the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South Mountain, Nilgiri Mountain, Annapurna I, II, III, and IV Mountain, Lamjung, and many more. After enjoying the sunrise, you’ll come back to Ghorepani for breakfast and then start descending towards Tadapani village.

Day 06: Tadapani to Ghandruk

This is an easy walk of near about 3 hours through Rhododendron and oak forests to reach the next destination, Ghandruk. You’ll get a chance to stay in Ghandruk, which is a large village. In Ghandruk you’ll be provided homestay and in the evening there will be a traditional dance program with Kadha. Meals are included.

Day 07: Trekking up to Jhinu Danda

The next day you’ll be taken to Jhinu Danda which is famous for its natural hot spring. You can take a bath in the hot spring and enjoy your time there.

Day 08: Trekking up to Nayapul

After completing breakfast, you’ll start walking for 4 hours to reach Paypal from Ghandruk, this part of the road is steep before you follow the road up to Nayapul. After reaching Nayapul, you’ll get a ride to Pokhara and stay there overnight.

Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu

Private vehicle or tourist coach will be arranged to take you back to Kathmandu.  

Day 10: Home is calling

Your amazing and never forgettable trip comes to an end here. Sherpa expedition staff will drop you at the airport for your flight back to your home.

Included

  • All the arrivals from the airport and departures from hotel to airport and back.
  • Stay in the standard hotels at Kathmandu along with breakfast/bed service.
  • Accommodation in Pokhara in tourist standard hotels with a breakfast facility.
  • English speaking guide licensed from the government
  • A porters for two clients
  • All the meals during the trek
  • Accommodation service in lodges/tea house during the trek
  • Permission for ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project).
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Services from porters, daily wages medical insurance, transportation allowance, meals.
  • Farewell or welcome dinner in the Kathmandu in authentic restaurants along with Nepalese cultural programs.
  • Medical kits and down jackets - sleeping bags.
  • Deluxe tourist ride to Pokhara and return to Kathmandu (Pokhara-Nayapul-Siwai-Pokhara by private car).
  • Briefing about the trip with the reconfirmation of the international air tickets.

Excluded

  • International airfare, visa fee, and medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personnel nature along with meals and cold or soft drinks throughout the journey.
  • Emergency Evacuation service.
  • Tips for porters and guides.
  • If a person has to return early from the program because of a certain reason then additional expenses will not be adjusted from the program fee.

Good to Know

Equipments for trekking

Here is a brief idea about what you must bring during this trekking trip to avoid unnecessary pickings:

  • Sleeping bags (optional)
  • Rucksack or Duffel bag which is carried by porters.
  • Day-bag-pack
  • A down jacket
  • Hats for shades
  • Woollen hats, lightweight warm gloves, and 2 to3 t-shirts
  • Lightweight woolens, fleece jackets, and a pair of nylon shorts
  • Underwear
  • A bottle of water
  • Sandals (optional)
  • Torchlight
  • Waterproof hiking or trekking boots
  • Pocket knife
  • Toiletries
  • Water purification tablets
  • Pocket knife.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

On day one, you’ll arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and received by the staff of Sherpa Expedition and Trekking. From here you’ll get a ride to your respective hotels. Staff will give you a brief about the trekking, the whole route, about the hotel, as well as the do’s and don’ts.

Day 02: Get a ride up to Pakhora

In the morning, you’ll be driven from the hotel to Pakhora either in a private coach or tourist vehicle depending upon the size of the group. You’ll be accommodated to your respective hotel at Pakhora close to the Phewa Lake, and after breakfast, you’ll be taken for a short walk.

Day 03: Get a ride to Nayapul and begin your trek to Tikhedhunga

You’ll cover around 42 KM of distance today from Prithvi Chowk and reach Nayapul village. Nayapul is a starting point for the Poonhill sunrise trek. You’ll cross beautiful rhododendron forests and small streams. After reaching Hille, there will be a short ascend which will take you to today’s rest point, Tikhedunga. You’ll stay at a guesthouse for the night. 

Day 04: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani

You’ll reach Ulleri after trekking on a steep path for 2 hours. You’ll also cross the Magar village on the way and enjoy spectacular views of the Annapurna South Mountain, Machhapuchhre, and Hiunchuli Mountains. You’ll also climb a small river Nangethanti before arriving at Ghorepani for staying overnight.

Day 05: Ghorepani to Poonhill

Poonhill is well known for its sunrise view in the whole of Pakhora. You have to get up before sunrise and start hiking to reach Poonhill in the morning. You’ll enjoy the sunrise over the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South Mountain, Nilgiri Mountain, Annapurna I, II, III, and IV Mountain, Lamjung, and many more. After enjoying the sunrise, you’ll come back to Ghorepani for breakfast and then start descending towards Tadapani village.

Day 06: Tadapani to Ghandruk

This is an easy walk of near about 3 hours through Rhododendron and oak forests to reach the next destination, Ghandruk. You’ll get a chance to stay in Ghandruk, which is a large village. In Ghandruk you’ll be provided homestay and in the evening there will be a traditional dance program with Kadha. Meals are included.

Day 07: Trekking up to Jhinu Danda

The next day you’ll be taken to Jhinu Danda which is famous for its natural hot spring. You can take a bath in the hot spring and enjoy your time there.

Day 08: Trekking up to Nayapul

After completing breakfast, you’ll start walking for 4 hours to reach Paypal from Ghandruk, this part of the road is steep before you follow the road up to Nayapul. After reaching Nayapul, you’ll get a ride to Pokhara and stay there overnight.

Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu

Private vehicle or tourist coach will be arranged to take you back to Kathmandu.  

Day 10: Home is calling

Your amazing and never forgettable trip comes to an end here. Sherpa expedition staff will drop you at the airport for your flight back to your home.

Included

  • All the arrivals from the airport and departures from hotel to airport and back.
  • Stay in the standard hotels at Kathmandu along with breakfast/bed service.
  • Accommodation in Pokhara in tourist standard hotels with a breakfast facility.
  • English speaking guide licensed from the government
  • A porters for two clients
  • All the meals during the trek
  • Accommodation service in lodges/tea house during the trek
  • Permission for ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project).
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Services from porters, daily wages medical insurance, transportation allowance, meals.
  • Farewell or welcome dinner in the Kathmandu in authentic restaurants along with Nepalese cultural programs.
  • Medical kits and down jackets - sleeping bags.
  • Deluxe tourist ride to Pokhara and return to Kathmandu (Pokhara-Nayapul-Siwai-Pokhara by private car).
  • Briefing about the trip with the reconfirmation of the international air tickets.

Excluded

  • International airfare, visa fee, and medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personnel nature along with meals and cold or soft drinks throughout the journey.
  • Emergency Evacuation service.
  • Tips for porters and guides.
  • If a person has to return early from the program because of a certain reason then additional expenses will not be adjusted from the program fee.

Good to Know

Equipments for trekking

Here is a brief idea about what you must bring during this trekking trip to avoid unnecessary pickings:

  • Sleeping bags (optional)
  • Rucksack or Duffel bag which is carried by porters.
  • Day-bag-pack
  • A down jacket
  • Hats for shades
  • Woollen hats, lightweight warm gloves, and 2 to3 t-shirts
  • Lightweight woolens, fleece jackets, and a pair of nylon shorts
  • Underwear
  • A bottle of water
  • Sandals (optional)
  • Torchlight
  • Waterproof hiking or trekking boots
  • Pocket knife
  • Toiletries
  • Water purification tablets
  • Pocket knife.