Short Annapurna Panorama View Trekking

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Annapurna panorama view short trekking is one of the most popular and comfortable treks in Nepal which is famous for its stunning views from Poon Hill. Short Annapurna panorama view trekking is also known as the Annapurna panorama, a pleasant and serene trek in the foothills of the Annapurna region. With so much to offer such as the magical blend of diverse culture, nature and ancient villages with breathtaking views of Annapurna ranges and sunrise at Poon Hill, Annapurna panorama view trekking is a perfect pick. Since the trek is an altitude-free, short and relatively easy trek at a warm and pleasant trail which can be the perfect choice for those seeking a trek that isn’t hard on the knees. Particularly designed for those adventure and nature lovers who have a bucket list to explore the views of the spectacular snow-covered Himalayan peaks with a touch of unique culture and traditions.

As per your wish, we undertake the Annapurna panorama view short trek with a scenic drive or mountain flight from Kathmandu to the ever vivacious city of Pokhara. If you prefer a tourist bus drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, it takes about 6 hours attended by terrific and scenic views. Whereas, if you happen to opt for a mountain flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, it takes about 35 minutes which flies you through the captivating northern Himalayas. Pokhara, a major tourist hub is the perfect definition of a beautiful city with crystal clear lakes and magic caves. Annapurna panorama view short tour starts from here, Pokhara city is a popular commencing point for treks in the Annapurna region. With a scenic and tranquil two hours drive to a new bridge (Nayapul), our trek really begins from this point on.

Getting to Poon Hill viewpoint from where the views are marvelous is not an easy task but it sure is worth it. It requires hiking for a couple of days on a pleasant and tranquil trail where we make the decent mountain lodges home for a day or two. As we get ahead with our trek, we get to Tadapani, which is another great viewpoint for beautiful mountain peaks including Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Fishtail. As we move to Pothana, Dhampus, we make a pit stop at the Gurung settlement of Ghandruk, which is one of the most beautiful villages and which is perfect to get to know the unique Nepalese culture, religions, people and their lifestyle.


  • Embark on a short Annapurna View trekking 
  • Witness the grand sunrise over the Himalayas from Poon Hill viewpoint 
  • discover the breathtaking Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri range, Macchapuchare, and Nilgiri 
  • Explore the ancient Gurung Museum in Ghandruk village  
  • Enjoy the beautiful Pokhara - The city of Lakes and Caves 

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01:Arrive at Kathmandu Airport (1,350m), TIA Nepal

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, one of our guides will greet you and transfer you to the hotel. In the evening, we will introduce your guide and give you a short briefing about the trek. Overnight at the hotel.  

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

Morning breakfast at hotel, rest day, or a full day sightseeing around UNESCO Bhaktapur / Kathmandu where your guide will escort you on a tour of Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines is reflecting ancient local traditions. Overnight at the hotel.  

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

We take a scenic drive from Kathmandu through the countryside to Pokhara, this is about six hours journey. Or take a mountain flight via the northern Himalayas to Pokhara. In the Evening stroll around Lakeside and enjoy dinner at one of the best eating places. Overnight at the hotel.  

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Pokhara
  • Maximum Altitude:8,25m

After breakfast, we take a two-hour scenic drive to Nayapul and walk through the lush, green Modi river valley. Past waterfalls with plunge pools that invite you to swim. We hike further through a step-stone staircase (3600 steps) to the large Magar village Ulleri. Overnight at guest house.   

  • Accommodation:guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Ulleri
  • Maximum Altitude:2,100m

A gentle climb through pasture and cultivated fields as you climb up you walk up beside the cascading river through refreshingly cool oak and rhododendron forest. Overnight at guest house.  

  • Accommodation:guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Ghorepani
  • Maximum Altitude:2,800m

Early morning hike to Poonhil, one of the best Himalayan viewpoints in the Annapurna region. This early morning walking to the Poonhil, which provides an unobstructed view of the high Himalaya and start our trek to Tadapani, A short early morning climb to the Deurali pass for a spectacular panorama over Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna, Trail descends steeply through dense moss-covered forest rich with birdlife to Tadapani which provides you a close-up sunset view. From here, we have a short downhill hike to Ghandruk village where we will spend the overnight. Overnight at guest house.   

  • Accommodation:guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Tadapani - Ghandruk
  • Maximum Altitude:2,600m - 2000m

We descent down through the paved courtyards of Ghandruk village past several tea houses, After crossing a stream on a suspension bridge the trail emerges into the main Modi Khola valley and reaches Tolkha. After that continue walking to Pothana, we will have an excellent view of Mt Fishtail (Machhapuchhare 6697m) from here. Overnight at guest house.  

  • Accommodation:guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Pothana
  • Maximum Altitude:1700m

We will follow the trail with paved stones through rhododendron forest. WE will arrive at Dhampus. It is inhabited by a mix of people: Gurung, Brahman, Magar communities. From here we walk down to mostly downhill through fields to forest to Phedi and 30 minutes drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Phedi and drive to Pokhara
  • Maximum Altitude:8,25m

Breakfast at the hotel, we take a tourist bus ride to Kathmandu of a 25-minute mountain flight via the northern Himalayan side to Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.  

  • Accommodation:guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

After breakfast, we will transfer you to the international airport for your flight back to home. We wish you have a safe and sound flight back home. Hope to see you again in the future. 


    • The entire airport picks up and drops.
    • Standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
    • Necessary flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara return trip or one way.
    • Annapurna Conservation fee with trekking permit.
    • Tims card (trekking information management system card).
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking period.
    • Accommodation (guest house) during the trekking period.
    • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs.
    • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance.
    • All necessary grounded transportation.
    • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
    • Welcome and fare well dinner in Kathmandu serve by Ram Kumar.
    • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes.
    • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program.
    • Personal nature expenses.
    • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
    • Rescue & Evacuation.
    • Gratitude (tip) for staff.


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    Useful Information

    Annapurna panorama trekking, enjoy a short, easy, and beautiful Annapurna panorama trek in 6 days, hike from Pokhara to Ghorepani Poon Hill to Tadapani, Ghandruk and then to Dhampus via Pothana, it is also known as a mini circuit trek in the Annapurna region for the breathtaking panoramas of Annapurna. 

    If the group size is above 4 people we offer a special price on the short Annapurna Panorama view trekking cost, and for online booking, we have easy, fast, cheap, and secure online payment platforms.


    What kind of accommodation do I get during the entire Trip?  

    Short Annapurna Panorama View Trekking package includes 4 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on a standard hotel with breakfast. Accommodation in Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels and resorts, especially in Thamel known as the best tourist hub, there are many non-stars to 5-stars hotels, guesthouses, lodges, and resorts are available. Please let us know if you want to upgrade your accommodation in Kathmandu.

    Accommodation in Pokhara, our package includes 2 nights’ accommodation (before and after the trek) on a standard hotel with breakfast. Pokhara, especially Lakeside has a wide range of hotels, resorts and trekkers lodges, please let us know if you would like to upgrade your accommodation in Pokhara.

    Accommodations during the short Annapurna Panorama Trekking, we arrange the best available lodges/guesthouses on full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in each village. On the first day of our hike, we stay in a beautiful village called Ulleri.  This village has a wide range of lodges and guesthouses featuring the fantastic facilities of rooms with comfortable beds, neat and clean bedsheets and warm blankets with attached bathrooms and Internet Wi-Fi. The lodge’s restaurant serves authentic and organic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) from their menu. On the day second, we will hike from Ulleri to Ghorepani village. In Ghorepani village, there are many nice and luxury lodges and guesthouses are available. We arrange one of the best lodges on the full board in this village. On the day third, we will hike from Ghorepani to Poon Hill and continue to Tadapani where we can find basic to standard lodges for the overnight stay with full board. On the day fourth, we hike down to Ghandruk village, this village also has a wide range of lodges and guesthouses with fantastic facilities, we will arrange one of the best available lodges for the overnight stay on this beautiful village with full board. On the day fifth, we hike from Ghandruk to Pothana village, this village has basic lodges to offer. We will provide one of the best lodges for your comfort, overnight with full board. On the day sixth, we hike from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi via beautiful Dhampus village and conclude the hike with half an hour’ drive to Pokhara.

    Are meals and drinking water Included?  

    In Kathmandu and Pokhara, the Annapurna Panorama trek package includes breakfast, tea/coffee and 2 bottles of mineral water a day. You can enjoy every day’s breakfast at any time from 6:30 AM to 10 AM at our hotels.

    During the Annapurna Panorama Trek, our hiking package includes meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and lodge accommodations. Meals during the hike will be mostly the authentic Nepalese dishes like rice, curry, lentil, vegetables, spicy free pickles, curd, plain chapatti and etc. Other cuisines like continental, Tibetan and Indian are also available. These meals will be served as per the menu of the lodge. Besides that, you can buy bars, bread, cookies, and hot chocolates, extra on the trail on your own. 

    Regarding the drinking water, during the Annapurna panorama trek, drinking water can be easily found everywhere, every next hour you can buy pure and safe drinking water from the local teashops and guesthouses. Also, you can get hot water from the lodge and fill in your bottle every time it gets empty. So, do carry a reusable water bottle with yourself. We request you not to buy mineral water bottles (plastic) on the way as it will help in preserving the nature of this beautiful region. Moreover, you can also carry water purifier tablets or SteriPen with you to purify the water.

    How about the difficulty and physical Fitness?

    Short Annapurna Panorama trekking is a short and easy hike in the Annapurna region. We have organized Annapurna Panorama trekking for people of varied age differences. Even though it is a short and easy trek, you are required to be in good shape and with professional guidance by our crew, anyone with reasonably fit health will be able to enjoy the Annapurna Panorama trekking. Previous trekking or hiking experience is not required for this trek.

    When is the best season for the Short Annapurna Panorama Trekking?

    The best seasons for the Annapurna Panorama trekking are autumn (from September to November) and spring (from mid-March to mid-May). During these seasons, the weather will be warm and clear with spectacular views. If you want to avoid the rush time and crowds then winter (December to February) will be an ideal time to go on this trek. Monsoon season (June to Aug) makes everything unclear and slippery.

    How much luggage can I take during my Annapurna Panorama Trekking?

    As the hike is easy and comfortable, it is not necessary to bring a lot of clothing for this hike and since the lodges provide cozy rooms with warm enough blankets, it is not necessary to bring a sleeping bag too. The weight limit for your hiking pack is 10 kg per trekker, if you are two trekkers there will be one porter from our company and our porter will carry both of your luggage should be 20kg max. You can carry your daypack on your own, which should be around 5 kg. On your daypack please only carry what are essentials for the hike such as a camera, water bottles, and other valuable belongings. You can leave your unnecessary stuff either at our hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara or at the Alpine Eco Trek store in Kathmandu for free and it will be completely safe.

    Do you provide gear for the Annapurna Panorama Trekking?

    Short Annapurna trek is an easy and attitude-free trek in the Annapurna region, also the nearest destination from the lake city of Pokhara, it is not necessary to bring any special gear from home. You can buy or rent most of the hiking gear in Pokhara at a reasonable price. We at Alpine Eco Trek recommend you to arrange a pair of walking shoes (sports will be fine), trousers, socks, one warm jacket, t-shirts and a long-sleeved shirt, Sunscreen, small backpack, torch (flashlight), Camera, memory card and battery charger( spare batteries) and one quick-drying towel.

    Do I need insurance for the short and easy Annapurna Trekking?

    As the trek is a sweet and easy hike, it is not mandatory to have travel insurance for this trek but traveling is an investment and we believe that insurance makes your investment secure. And, It is also a condition of joining any of our treks that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential incurred due to medical issues, loss of your things, or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

    Also, a relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is recommended for everyone who signs up for any trips with us. Please kindly provide us with your copy of the insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.

    Are your guides and porters licensed?  

    Annapurna Panorama Trekking will be led by our friendly, honest, knowledgeable and experienced trek leaders. The trekking leaders, guides for Annapurna Panorama trekking are carefully selected on the basis of their experience, knowledge about the region and leadership skills. Our trekking guides and crew have taken the following training: 

    --First Aid Training 
    --Trekking Guide Training 
    --English Language 
    --Climbing  and Mountaineering 
    --Conservation and Biodiversity

    Do I need to Tip?  

    If you are happy with the services provided by our guide and porters, a tip – though not mandatory – is appreciated. And, of course, you are free to tip more or less as you feel, depending on your perception of the quality and the length of your tour. Remember, a tip is not mandatory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.

    What is the price for the Annapurna Short Trekking?

    The price for this trip depends on the group size, for the up-to-date and competitive pricing for the Annapurna Panorama trek, please contact us, we have an attractive discount for a small group of families traveling with senior citizens and kids.

    Why go with Alpine Eco Trek?

    Alpine Eco Trek offers the Short Annapurna Panorama Trekking in a unique way. We take our guests like family members, and for us, this is not only a business but, also a way to connect and know people from different parts of the world. Our exclusively designed Annapurna Panorama trekking itinerary gives you all of the Annapurna Panorama Trek experience. We guarantee you that, with our local team, you will complete this trek without having any issues, and get back to your home with a sweet memory.

    can I customize this Trek?

    If the above itinerary could not meet your needs and requirements, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as white water rafting and wildlife safari or Bhutan tours and Mount Kailash tours.

    How to book or enquire about this trip?

    For INSTANT BOOKING or QUICK ENQUIRY, please call us now +977 9851036844 (Ram Kumar) 24 hours available on WhatsApp WeChat, Viber or send us an email at[email protected] for the best quote and detailed itinerary. 

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