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Annapurna View Trekking - Popular Trek in Annapurna

Experience the diverse culture, nature and ancient villages and witness awe-inspiring view of Annapurna ranges and sunrise at Poon hill

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13 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu

  • Max. Altitude: 2800 meters
  • Group Size: Min. 1 / Max. 12
  • Best Time: Feb to Jun, Sep to Dec
  • Daily walking Hour: Approx. 4-6
  • Accommodation: Local Lodge

Trip Grade: Trip Grade

Leisurely Plus Level

This trip generally involves an average of 5-6 hours slow but steady walk in a day. This rating is for less than 10 days walk below 3500 meters.

Annapurna view trekking is one of the most popular and comfortable treks in Nepal which is famous for its stunning views from Poon Hill. Annapurna view trekking is also known as the Annapurna panorama, a pleasant and serene trek in the foothills of 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 view trek is a perfect pick. Annapurna view trekking being an altitude free, short and relatively easy trek at a warm and pleasant trail which can be the perfect choice for those seeking for 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 view trekking 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 the crystal clear lakes and magic caves. Annapurna View trekking 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 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 view point 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.

Annapurna Panorama View trek short itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1350m).
Day 02: Rest day or Sightseeing of Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, 200km/6 hours drive or 25 minute flight.
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri (2100m), 4 to 5 hours walking.
Day 05: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2800m), 5 to 6 hours walking.
Day 06: Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2600m), 5 to 6 hours walking. 
Day 07: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m), 4 to 5 hours walking. 
Day 08: Trek from Ghandruk to Pothana, 5 to 6 hours walking.
Day 09: Trek from Pothana to Phedi and drive to Pokhara, 4 hours walking and half an hour drive.
Day 11: Fly or drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 12: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 13: Final departure.

Trip cost:Please write us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trek so that we can send you a quote and other information according to your group size.

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.

Annapurna Panorama View trek - itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1350m).
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, one of our guides will greets you and transfer to hotel. In the evening join the welcome dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with live culture show. We will introduce your guide and give you short briefing about trek. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 02: Rest day or Sightseeing of Kathmandu.
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 hotel.

Day 03: Drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, 200km/6 hours drive or 25 minute flight.
We take a scenic drive from Kathmandu through 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 the dinner at one of best eating place. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri (2100m), 4 to 5 hours walking.
After breakfast, we take a two hour scenic drive to Nayapul and walks 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.  

Day 05: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2800m), 5 to 6 hours walking.
A gentle climb through pasture and cultivated fields as you climb up you walk up besides the cascading river through refreshingly cool oak and rhododendron forest. Overnight at guest house.

Day 06: Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2600m), 5 to 6 hours walking.  
Early morning hike to Poonhil, one of the best Himalayan viewpoints in Annapurna region. This early morning walking to the Poonhil, which provides a 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 bird life to Tadapani which provides you a close up sunset view. Overnight at guest house.

Day 07: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m), 4 to 5 hours walking. 
Walking through the forest and arrive A huge Gurung village at 1940m is the second largest Gurung village in Nepal and explore the maze like streets of this thriving Gurung settlement, we can have a good view of Annapurna south and Fishtail. Overnight at gust house.

Day 08: Trek from Ghandruk to Pothana, 5 to 6 hours walking.
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 in to the main Modi Khola valley and reaches Tolkha. After that continue walking to Pothana, we will have an excellent view of Mt Fish tail (Machhapuchhare 6697m) from here. Overnight at guest house.

Day 09: Trek from Pothana to Phedi and drive to Pokhara, 4 hours walking and half an hour drive.
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.

Day 11: Fly or drive back to Kathmandu.
Breakfast at hotel, we take a tourist bus ride to Kathmandu of a 25 minute mountain flight via northern Himalayan side to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 12: Free day in Kathmandu.
Breakfast will be at hotel, today is free day for shopping and rest on your own. In the evening join the farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant and celebrate your great trek with a local meal and drinks. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 13: Final departure.
After breakfast, we will transfer you to 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.

Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.

Service Includes

  • 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

Service Excludes

  • 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

Trek FAQ

Some essential questions and answers about Annapurna view trekking:

How can I book Annapurna view trekking?
Once you confirmed trip, we need photo copy of your passport and 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.

How can I enter in Nepal?
Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and none-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.
There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

Can I do Annapurna view trekking?
This trek is suitable for any walker looking for something little adventure and mountain trek with stunning views of Annapurna Himalayas. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.

When should I come for Annapurna view trekking?
This trek is good for all seasons so any months from Jan to Dec are the best time to do this trek. Although, Feb, March, April,  May and September, October, November and also December are the very best months to do a trek in this area.

Do I need to stay in Katmandu and Pokhara?
Kathmandu valley, one of the historical cities as well as the capital of Nepal, and Pokhara, is a beautiful city with lakes and caves, at least, you need to spend two nights in Kathmandu and two nights in Pokhara before and after your trip. In our program we are providing you the standard accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on bed and breakfast basis.

Can I join with group?
Yes, you can join with group, we guarantees a series of fixed group departures dates for Annapurna view trekking. We can arrange small group trekking trip to suit your requirements. Please contact us for group departure dates.

Do I need to join with group?
It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departures dates, because private trip departs every day upon your request which are best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according by your selecting starting date.

Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?
Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient as per your travel plan.

What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?
Annapurna view trekking is an exciting and easy trip. We trek up to 2800 walking through villages, rivers and green hills, so you need to have right equipments with you. Click here to have more info

What kind of meals I can have during the trip?
All Meals on full board basis will be provided during trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.

Do I have pre-departure meeting?
Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?
Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?
Definitely, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

Travel Insurances

Travelling is an investment and we believe that an insurance makes your investment secure. It is a condition of joining any of our adventure trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medial issues or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

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 strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with us. We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance make sure your insurer is aware of our adventure itinerary that you are going to undertake and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken in the trip. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage in Tibet trips. Also, check your insurance policy firmly to even include trip cancellation, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.

Please kindly provide us your copy of insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.


Acclimatization

Alpine Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff

http://www.treksafe.com.au/medical/altitude_illness.htm


Food during the trip

Food on full board basis will be provided during the spent on trekking. Three meals (Sherpa, Nepalese and Tibetan, Continental, Italian and Indian dishes) a day will be served from the guesthouse/lodge menus or at camp cooked our master cook. Every day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same guesthouse/lodge we spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination. Reception, farewell dinner with culture show will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu.


Trek Checklist

Equipments & Packing List for Annapurna view trekking

Gears are pretty much essential for your great trip. Please click here for the comprehensive packing list for this trip.

Trip Map

Map for Annapurna trekking

Annapurna Region Map

Further Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).

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