Annapurna  View Trek is one of the motivating trekking best for sunrise view Annapurna region. This Annapurna sunrise view trek is relatively shorter and the easier offers panorama view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range. The trekking trail passes through many villages inhabited with wide variety of ethnic culture. Annapurna region trekking is considered to be the most famous and popular trekking destination of Nepal. This trek takes you through the foothills of Annapurna ranges passage through different remote villages inhibited by variety of ethnic group of people, along with the spectacular view of some magnificent mountain of the region in either side of the trekking trail.

From Kathmandu we drive to the beautiful city of lake – Pokhara. In Pokhara we spend a day exploring the alpine lakes in the city like Begnas Lake, Phewa Lake, Rupa Lake and some caves like Mahendra Cave, Chamero (bat) Cave, David Falls, etc.  We also visit Sarankot which is about an hour drive from the main city, which offers the view of the Annapurna Panorama View Trek along with the view of Fish – Tail Mountain. From here we descend to Phedi village from where our trekking starts. From Phedi our trekking trail takes us through the terraced hills planted with rice, millet, and potatoes field and small forest to reach Dhampus. From Dhampus we head toward Pothana (2530m), which offers the magnificent view of Machhapuchre (fish- tail) and Annapurna South. We stay overnight at Pothana and the next day we descend down the steep Modi Khola valley crossing the bridge and village of Landruk heading towards the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk. In the village we spend some hours exploring their culture and experiencing their life style. Gurung people are very delightful and helpful too. From the village you can enjoy the magnificent close-up view of the Annapurna and Machhapuchare range. From the village our trail ascends through the beautiful rhododendron forests to reach Tadapani (2650m) and from Tadapani we again ascend up to reach Ghorepani (2850m). Next morning we climb Poon Hill which is one of the famous sunrise view point offering the Excellent views of the breathe taking Himalayan scenery including Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Tukuche, Nilgiri (6930m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6420m). After viewing these spectacular Himalaya from the balcony of the Annapurna region we descend down to Tatopani a natural hot water stream where we take a bath to free our self from all tiredness. From Tatopani we trek down to Beni bazar and take a bus and return back to Pokhara

Day 01:Drive from Kathmandu(1400m) to Pokhara(850m)

Duration of time:6-7 hours

On the first day, you take a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara via a private car. It takes about 6-7  hours to reach Pokhara. You can enjoy rivers, mountains and forests during the drive. After you arrive at Pokhara, you will be heading towards your hotel or take a look around Pokhara city. When you reach Pokhara, you will check into a hotel and explore Pokhara lakeside where you will enjoy an orientation walk around the lake side with a guide. In the evening you will find a great restaurant in lakeside for dinner.

Overnight at Lodge in Pokhara

Day 02:Drive from Pokhara(850m) to Nayapul(1070m) and  trek to Ulleri(2010m)

Duration of time:5-6 hours

Today morning, you will have breakfast and you will drive to reach Nayapul along the dusty and zigzag route which takes almost 2 hours to reach there.  On the way to Nayapul, your way goes through Bamboo forests and a large waterfall. After reaching there, you will start your trek to Tikhedhunga. You can explore tons of forests decorated with different species of floras and rivers situated in the side or middle of the forests.Birethanti also comes on your way. For lunch you will reach Lumle. On the way, a large riverside village is located at the point of Modi and Bhurung stream. You will observe the beautiful farming lands. Finally you will reach Tikhe Danda. You will then climb steep stone steps which are nearly 3500 stares towards Magar village named Ulleri. From there you can see Annapurna south(7219m) and Hiuchuli(6441m).

Overnight at Lodge in Ulleri

Day 03:Ulleri(2010m) to Ghorepani(2870m)

Duration of time:5-6 hours

After having your breakfast, you will begin to trek from Ulleri towards Ghorepani Poon Hill. You can explore breathtaking views of snow-capped Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare, and Hiunchuli. As you reach rhododendron forest and oak forests, you start climbing upwards from there. You first reach Nanghethani and then you will reach the small village named Banthanti(2250m). Walking slowly and steadily for half hours takes you to Ghorepani. You can observe eight different species of rhododendron in the hillside below Ghorepani. Once there was lack of water so a horse was carried upto there which is how the place is named as Ghorepani. The awesome views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna are seen from Upper Ghorepani(Deurali).

Overnight at Lodge in Ghorepani

Day 04:Ghorepani(2870m) to Poonhill(3200m) and trek to Tadapani(2610m)

Duration of time:5 hours

Early in the morning, you will wake up at 4 o’clock. You will ascend almost for 45 minutes to reach Poonhill. After reaching there you will see overall mountains. You can see almost 20 different mountains from there. You can also see three mountains which are above 8000 meters i.e Mt. Dhaulagiri(8167m), Mt. Annapurna I(8091m) and Mt. Manaslu(8156m). The one important attraction for everyone there is ‘Fishtail’. You will view the best sunrise from there which seems extraordinary. You will explore there and capture some memories and return back to the Hotel. After doing breakfast, you will head to Tadapani. On the way to Tadapani you can see the same mountains but from different angles. At the first hour you ascend to Deurali. From Deurali all your way is to descend into the river. You will cross bridges and climb to reach Tadapani for almost 30 minutes which is a beautiful place.

Overnight at Lodge in Ghorepani

Day 05:Tadapani(2610m) to Landruk(1565m)

Duration of time:5 hours

Today after having breakfast you will start your trek to reach Landruk. Your way goes to dense forests till Ghandruk village. From Ghandruk village you will ascend almost for 45 minutes to reach Landruk. You will also cross amazing views of the beautiful rural landscapes,  terraced fields, farm land and high mountains during the journey. This day is the most exciting day in this whole Annapurna view trek and is also the simple trek. You can also see the gorge, deep valleys and sub-tropical and alpine vegetation. You will also have the opportunity to explore the Ghandruk valley museum. Ascending for 45 minutes leads you to the Landruk which is the village of Gurkha warriors.

Overnight at Lodge in Ghorepani

Day 06:Landruk(1565m) to Pothana(1890m)

Duration of time:5 hours

After having breakfast in Landruk, you will continue the trail towards Pothana. The way is a jeeped road. Walking through a jeeped road you will reach Tolkha. You will continue your trek nearer for 45 minutes then you will ascend almost for 30 minutes until you reach Pitam Deurali from where you can see a nice view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri. From there you will descend to the way to reach Pothana. Pothana is also really nice. You can also see some astonishing mountain views.

Overnight at Lodge in Pothana

Day 07:Pothana(1890m) to Phedi(800m) and drive back to Pokhara(850m)

Duration of time:4 hours

You will walk two and half hours down to reach Phedi which lies on the altitude of 1500m on average. The path is steep downwards and follows the beautiful scenery of mountains and rivers.You will not see snow in the mountains when you hike down to Phedi. By reaching there, you will have a short break and drive to the lake of Pokhara. On the way, different mountains, villages and forests can be seen.

Overnight at Lodge in Pokhara

Day 08:Drive from Pokhara(850m) to Kathmandu(1400m)

Duration of time:6-7 hours

After having breakfast in the morning you will travel towards Prithvi Highway which is your last drive to reach the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. Your way is  an adventurous journey filled with diverse landscapes and changing topography. The duration of the drive will be about 6-7 hours. You can relish the drive with green hills, rivers and terrace farming. After you arrive at Kathmandu, you can head to your inn to take some rest or you can visit around Kathmandu.

The Trip cost will vary depending on the Group Size Duration of days and Services required please contact us via our website with your details to obtain a Quote.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pickup after Arrival in Kathmandu on Request
  • All Land Transportation as per Itinerary
  • 3 Meals per Day During the Trek (B L D) Including Tea or Coffee
  • An Experienced, English-Speaking and Government-Licensed Trek Leader and Assistant Trek Leader (6 Trekkers: 1 Assistant Guide)
  • Porter Service (2 Trekkers: 1 Porter)
  • All the Staff Salary, Insurance, Equipment, Domestic Airfare, Food and Accommodation
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag (To be returned after the Completion of the Trip)
  • All the Required Paperwork, Documents
  • Trekking Permits (National Park Permit and TIMS)
  • All the Local and Governmental Taxes
  • Medical Kit (Carried by Trek Leader)

Cost Excludes

  • International Flight and Visa Fees
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Extra Baggage Charges
  • Extra Night Accommodation in Kathmandu ( In case you arrive early or departure late and early return from mountain due to any reason) than the Scheduled Itinerary
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Any Type of Personal Expenses such as Alcoholic Beverages, Phone Bills, Internet Bills, Laundry and Hot Shower
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance
  • Trip Cancellation Cost
  • Accident or Health Issues
  • Loss Theft or Damage of Personal Properties(We advice you to take out Personal Travel Insurance)
  • Tips and Gratuities

Accommodation

We will be accommodated in star hotel or similar in Kathmandu and Pokhara; and teahouse during the trek. All the accommodation are offered on twin-shared basis. Single accommodation can be provided on request and will cost an additional charge. The charge depends on the hotel you are staying.

Private rooms are readily available in Kathmandu, Pokhara and the trekking region, except in high altitudes where there will be just dormitories. Usually there are no heaters in teahouse; they provide warm blanket. You can bring sleeping bag with extra liner for more comfort and warm. There is normally on electricity connection in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric powers. The rooms and dining halls are connected with solar lighting. Most teahouses now have source of power to charge small appliances – mobile phones and cameras.

Meals

During Annapurna View Trek, we get to taste authentic Nepalese cuisine and as well as the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) but the choice of foods are limited. We provide the “Breakfast & Dinner” from the teahouse or lodge where we will be spending overnight and lunch will be served on the way to next destination.

We also offer welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu. All the meals (B, L, D) will be provided during the trek but only the breakfast will be served in Kathmandu and Pokhara (except for welcome and farewell dinner).

Drinking Water

Crown Himalaya Trek offers Chlorine/Iodine treated water during the trek. All the teahouses provide mineral water and boiled water for trekkers on additional charge. We suggest you not to buy mineral water or bottled water while on the trek as plastic bottles are difficult to dispose- off.

What to bring

Firstly, you need to carry some documents to purchase Annapurna conservation permit (ACAP) and TIMS. Passport size phots and valid passport are required for ACAP. For Annapurna View Trekking, you have to bring hiking boots, trousers, wind and water proof jacket and trousers, down jacket, sun glasses, hat, flash light, water bottle, refillable water and positive attitude. As it is difficult to find the charging port in high mountains, you need to bring back-up for your camera and mobile phones. Crown Himalaya Treks will arrange comprehensive medical kit for the trekkers.

This is very physical trip, meaning you will be walking on rough terrain, so pack as lightly as possible. Crown Himalaya Trek provide an experienced porter on (2 trekkers: 1 porter) basis. Your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag; the maximum of 15 kgs are carried by porters – 30 kgs by 2 porters. You can stock your unnecessary luggage in Kathmandu on absolutely free of cost.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is the unusual physical condition that occurs at higher elevation (more than 2,000m) due to change in air pressures. The symptoms are nausea, diarrhea, dizziness and loss of appetite that may lead to fatal conditions.

The Annapurna View Trek itinerary offered by Crown Himalaya Treks offers ample time to acclimatize and rest. We walk on slow pace; taking proper rest which lets your body acclimatize well. We ensure our “trekkers” zero risk of altitude threat.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

ABC trek is a moderate trek perfect for passionate hikers with the ability to walk at least 5 – 7 hours on mountain terrain with a light rucksack. With excellent physical condition, positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination, anyone regardless of size and age can accomplish the trek successfully.

We suggest you to engage on physical training for few weeks prior the trip to boost your strength, stamina and confidence. Cardio, swimming, running and leg exercise are few recommended physical training to prepare yourself for the trek. Previous trekking experience is always an asset but not mandatory. And no technical skills are required as well.

Trekkers with pre-existing medical conditions like heart, lung and blood diseases are suggested to consult their doctor prior the trip.

Best Time to Trek

Annapurna View Trek is possible to conduct throughout the year but autumn (Sept to Nov) and spring (March – May) are considered as the best time of the year for the trek. If you want to avoid the traffic, you can enjoy the trek during winter (Dec, Jan and Feb). However, the extremely cold temperature and frequent snow-fall might distract the trek. Trekking in summer or Monsoon seasons (June – August) are full of rain; which might invite the risk of landslide and flood. But the rainy season could be paradise for keen botanist.

Route Map

Crown Himalaya Treks will provide the complementary route map and T-shirt for the trekkers.


Trip Facts

Name of the Trail: Annapurna Panorama Trek

Best Month:

Trekking Type: Lodge Trek [Tea House]

Grade: Easy – Moderate

 

 

Duration08 Days

Best MonthSept to Dec & Mar to May

Group Size1-15 persons

Max. Elevation3,210 m

GradeEasy – Moderate

Trek StyleTea House/Lodge

Walk Per Day5-6 hours

MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu and all meals(B L D) during the trek

AccommodationSimple lodge to 5 star hotels in cities but in trekking only simple lodge available

TransportCar, Jeep Van, Land Cruiser, Bus

Departure FromKathmandu

Arrival InKathmandu