Annapurna Panorama Trek
Annapurna Panorama Trek commonly known as Ghorepani - Poon Hill trek, located in Annapurna region, is truly a majestic trek in Nepal. The trek offers an amazing view of mountains along with culture reflecting villages, inhabiting predominantly Gurung & Magar community. Dense forest full Nepalese national flower rhododendron of every hue, cool breeze with flowery smell in the ambiance, rare species of birds chirping in a melodious tune and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with Machpuchhre (the Fishtail Mountain) on the background never leaving the trail and trekkers alone is a gift of nature not accessible in all landscape. The most important highlight of this trip is hiking to the top of Poon Hill, which possibly is one of the most spectacular mountainous landscapes on Earth. While sunrise every morning, guests can witness the most compelling snow capped white mountain turn into brass. The two gigantic creation of Mother Nature Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a maze of other peaks above 6000 meters create a magic in the environment which would bring out all the emotions in a person every morning.
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
On this day you arrive to Kathmandu and we transfer you to your hotel or hostel. On this day you rest and rejuvenate of days to come.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation
On this day we get busy with couple of things; one making required permits for your trekking and two taking you out for sightseeing. While our back office staff get ready preparing permits from the government offices, our guides help you get acquainted with the country by taking you to different heritages.
Day 03: Bus to Pokhara
On this day we have our breakfast by 6:00 a.m. in the morning and head towards tourist Bus Park at Thamel and board a tourist bus to Pokhara. The bus ride will take around 7 hours through curvy roads of hilly terrain with couple of breaks in between for snacks and lunch. The drive to Pokhara on one of the major highways is exhilarating with beautiful views of never leaving tributaries, lush green hills and road side settlements.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga
On this day we wake up early to have our breakfast by 7:00 a.m. and board car, van or bus; according to our comfort and preference, by 8:00 a.m. and drive for around 1 hour and 30 minutes to Nayapul. We unload our luggage and cross the rustic bridge of Modi khola and walk for about 15 minutes to Birethanti and get our permits checked. Today we walk on the jeep track and make easy ascend to Tikhedhunga. In spring we can take the opportunity to cool off the scorching heat and fatigue by swimming in one of the streams on our way to Tikhedhunga, which has been the major attraction of this trail.
Day 05: Thikhedhunga to Ghorepani
On this day we make an ascent of 1360 meters in total within 4-6 hours of trek. Today we trek on this beautifully crafted, manmade staircase with 3500 steps is physically challenging but not technical and yet beautiful. Once we reach Ulleri we come across beautiful settlement of Magar communities to the pasture land which further leads into deep forest. We make our way through beautiful oak and Rhododendron forest, 2 crystal clear streams and a ridge before we make a final and short climb to Ghorepani.
Day 06: Ghorepani to Tadapani
On this day we make approximately 550 m ascent and 710m descent at around 4-5 hours of trek. But before initiating the day’s trek we take a short hike to Poon hill; a grassy knoll famous as view point, by 5:00 a.m. in the morning to witness sunrise over the mountains of Annapurna massif. On this day we have breakfast at 9:00 a.m. and immediately leave for Tadapani. On this day we walk on the trail that is almost entirely in the middle of Rhododendron and oak forest and walk sheer uphill to Deurali. The view of Annapurna gamut and the deepest gorge; Kaligandaki, from Deurali as well is unparallel. We walk downhill from Deurali and except for some treacherous descend the walk is smooth and crosses some streams with swimming prospect along with some beautiful water fall.
Day 07: Tadapani to Chomrong
The trek gets basic from this day onwards and we make 780m in descend and 280m in ascent within 3-5 hours. On this day we basically walk downhill through corn and millet fields and patches of Rhododendron forest. We make our way through yard of beautifully kept hotels, lodges, homes and cross suspension as well as wooden bridges until we make a noticeable uphill to Chomrong.
Day 08: Chomrong to Himalaya
Today as well we begin our day after having breakfast at 7:00 a.m. We commence our day at Chomrong to Himalaya and on this day we steadily ascend and spend majority of trails through lush green Rhododendron forest. Except for couple of steep ascend and descend the trail is not very demanding. On this day we make our way through small streams, suspension bridges and small patches of villages. This section Annapurna Base Camp trek is well known for witnessing of wild animals as well.
Himalaya to Machhapuchhre Base Camp
After having our breakfast at 7 a.m. at Himalaya we head towards Machhpuchhre Base Camp. We start the day by hiking a pleasant ascend, making our way through streams and falls until a steep ascend to Hinku and further small but steep hike to Deurali. After Deurali the trail is more relaxed but undergoes one of the most adventurous section being it prone to avalanche. The most beautiful and majestic views waits at the Machhapuchhre base camp. On this day we start to feel the effect of altitude and this day can be also taken as acclimatization day.
Day 09: MBC to ABC
We begin our day after having our breakfast at 7 a.m. at MBC and make our way to Annapurna Base Camp. We take a short walk on the trail in between Hiunchuli and the glacier of the mountains in the area. We trek for around 4 hours to the maximum. We call it a day at Annapurna base camp and relax in the serene ambiance, on the laps of Himalayas. This trek although is not strenuous is considered to be slightly technical because of altitude.
Day 10: ABC to Bamboo
After taking breakfast at regular time, we trek the same route to Annapurna base camp on the previous day. We first head to MBC followed by Deurali, Himalaya, Dovan and finally Bamboo. We descend for almost 7 hours until we reach Bamboo and the descend is painless. As every day we take frequent breaks in between the initial point and final destination. After a long day on trails we rest at a tea house in Bamboo.
Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu dada
Down through the rivers, crossing streams and bridges and steep uphill for almost 1 hour, we enjoy majority of our trails through lush green forest. Most of this days walk is on flat trails with gentle up’s and down’s except for one final steep climb for half an hour to Chomrong. We take steep trail downwards from Chomrong to Jhinu danda where waits natural hot springs. We have possibility of enjoying the natural hot springs and rejuvenating for the rest of our journey.
Day 12: Jhinu dada to Nayapul to pokhara
From Jhinu Danda the trails are easier, ascend and descend is very effortless. We make our way through rustic bridges, patch of villages and jeep tracks. We finally checkout from ACAP at Birethati and walk around 15 minutes to Nayapul At Nayapul we board our vehicle and drive an hour back to Pokhara. By the time we reach Pokhara it is around 5, we can enjoy walking around the Phewa lake or rest, as per our preference.
Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu
On this day we have our breakfast by 6:00 a.m. in the morning and head towards tourist Bus Park and board a tourist bus back to Kathmandu. The bus ride will take around 7 hours through curvy roads of hilly terrain with couple of breaks in between for snacks and lunch.
Day 14: Farewell Dinner
On this day the entire team of Silver Mountain adventure and the guests will have time together relax and talk over the dinner. This dinner signifies end of the trip in Nepal but not our relationship.
Airport pick up and drop off by car
All meals during trek
Accommodation during trek on local lodge
English speaking local expert guide, porters
Annapurna Conservation permit and all necessary permits.
Trekkers' Information Management System fees
3 nights accommodation hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast
All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees.
Airport transfers and escort
Insurance for all staff & porters
International Airport Departure Tax
Major meals, Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
Tips & Gratuities
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