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Annapurna Panaroma ( Poonhill Trekking)

Posted by in Nepal 2017-12-22 07:31:20

This is one of the most famous trekking areas in Nepal with well over 100,000 visitors a year. To reach to Annapurna Region either you can fly or drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Pokhara is the gate way to Annapurna region. City of Pokhara offers many natural and attractive places to visit. Fewlake with the shadow of Machhapuchre (Fishtail) mountain, Begnas tal (lake). Mahendra Cave, Sharangkot for sunrise and sunset view and others place are the attraction of Pokhara. Annapurna sanctuary trek offers an exotic slice of Nepali and Tibetan culture with the easily accessible area ,excellent food and accommodation just about whenever and wherever you need it. Annapurna sanctuary trek also known as Poon hill Trek offers the best views of Annapurna and neighboring Himalayas.Annapurna sanctuary trek is designed for the trekkers who want a less demanding but short and beautiful trek to get close to the Himalayan views.


Day 1 ARRIVAL KATHMANDU

Arrival at Tribhuvan International airport in
Kathmandu, Nepal. Meeting and assistance at the airport. You will be welcomed with Khada (Tibetan silk scarf) or flower garland outside the arrival terminal gate by our representative. You will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast



Day 2 KATHMANDU

Half-day tour of old Kathmandu city, its Durbar square, myriad of temples including the temple residence of the Living Goddess, Kumari. Proceed on to Swayambhunath Stupa. Swayambhunath is a Buddhist Stupa said to be more than 2000 years old, is perched on a hillock 77 meters above the valley floor and offering a bird’s eye view of the Kathmandu City. Afternoon, tour of Patan, also known as Lalitpur or the “city of beauty” is the oldest city in the valley. A great center both of the Newari Buddhist religion and of traditional arts & crafts with 136 bahals or courtyards and 55 major temples. Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast



Day 3 Fly to Pokhara and trek to Tirkhedhunga : 30 min flight and 6 hours trek

We take an early morning flight to Pokhara and enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas from the right side of our plane. Upon our arrival in Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, the five peaks of Annapurna and others. After taking a rest, we drive to Naya Pul and start the trek. We pass through sub-tropical valley forests, sometimes on the carved trail on the side of the cliff. After lunch, we cross the Bhurungdi Khola (river) via a bridge to the village of Tikhedhunga. The Ulleri Hill with thousands of steps and boulders that continually go upward will really prove a test of our stamina. We reach Ulleri by late afternoon. Overnight in Ulleri.

Included meals:Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner



Day 4 Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,750m/9,020 ft): 4 – 5 hours trek

After breakfast, we ascend to the Ghorepani village. The name Ghorepani in Nepali means ‘horse-water’ due to it being an important campsite for traders before it became a trekker’s stop. Ghorepani is an interesting place with small shops and stalls for selling local products and crafts. The town has two parts: one in a saddle and the other a few hundred feet lower. We stop at the higher part of the Ghorepani village that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. Since Ghorepani lies quite higher than our previous stop, we begin to feel the chilly weather especially in the evenings. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Included meals:Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner



Day 5 Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) with a visit to Poon Hill: 6 – 7 hours

To catch the sunrise over the Himalayas, we make an early morning climb along the steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft), the most popular trekking destination of the Annapurna region. It is also a great viewpoint to enjoy the amazing views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the highest mountains including the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The snowy peaks of the high mountains loom above and around us glowing in the morning light. After taking photographs and having some coffee or tea or hot chocolate, we return back to Ghorepani. After breakfast, we head east and climb a nearby ridge. We descend through rhododendron forests, pass by spectacular waterfalls along the way and reach Tadapani to spend the night.

Included meals:Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner



Day 6 Tadapani to Ghandruk

From Tadapani, we make a steep descent through the dense and dark forest. After trekking for 3-4 hours,we will reach Ghandruk also named as Gurung village.Overnight in Ghandruk.

Included meals:Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner



Day 7 Ghandruk-Nayapul-Pokhara

Today we trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul.After reaching Nayapul,we will take a private transportation and continue our journey to Pokhara.

Included meals:Breakfast/Lunch



Day 8: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu

We fly to Kathmandu in the morning. After landing at the airport, we will be dropped off at our hotel in the city. We can spend the day taking the much needed rest or catch up on some last minute shopping. We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. Upon arrival in Kathmandu you will be transferred to your hotel. We take you for a cultural dinner in the evening.Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals:Breakfast/Dinner



Day 9: Departure Day

Free till departure. Transfer to the airport to connect the international flight.

Included meals:Breakfast

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