The Annapurna Panorama Trek is also known as the view trek from Poon Hill. The short trek in the foothills of Annapurna I (8091m) accounts for an easy-paced trail meandering along with the diverse landscapes of the region. The trek ends with an adventurous rafting experience in the Grade 4 Trishuli River, adding charm to the overall trip. Annapurna view trek with Rafting takes you on a short trek towards the Ghorepani Poon Hill trail followed by a day rafting in the cold waters of the Trishuli River flowing en route to Kathmandu.
The 12 days Annapurna Panorama view trek by Himalaya Land Treks begins once you arrive in the historical Kathmandu City. The trip starts with a scenic journey. You will be visiting to some of the most popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the Kathmandu Valley.
Pokhara city is very famous for tourism. Pokhara shares its beauty through the silence of lakes, rush of springs, the darkness of caves, and many more. The lights of the street make it alive 24/7. One must visit this alluring city at least once in a lifetime.
Ghorepani (2874 m) and Poon Hill(3210) offers the most majestic views of nature. You’ll encounter the 3,200 stone-steps going from Ulleri to Ghorepani You reach Poon Hill from the way after Ghorepani. Poon Hill is a major tourist attraction located inside the Annapurna region that offers a magnificent panorama view of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Nilgiri (7061m), and Machhapuchhre (6997m) along with the beautiful views of the sunrise and sunset.
In Annapurna view trek, you will be trekking through many ethnic villages. With an adorable view of nature, you get to learn about different cultures from people of different communities. You will pass beautiful villages like Tadapani, Nayapul, Ghandruk, Pothana, and Dhampus. You are welcomed everywhere with the warm gestures of the community people. This makes your journey more memorable and adventurous as well.
Trishuli is gifted with numerous difficult rapids that add to the overall adventure. From Charaudi you’ll embark on 3/4 hours long rafting experience in Grade-4 white water waves of the Trishuli River. After a long trek on foot trails, white water rafting adds more spices of adventure at your trip.
The best time to do Annapurna Panorama view trek is during the spring and autumn seasons. You can also peruse this trek throughout the year. But it’s better to trek in between, Feb- May, and Sep-Dec.
If you don’t want to follow this trek route and access for equally adventurous short route then you can go through the following link Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Short Poon Hill sunrise trek Trek. For those who want a more adventurous trek then please check our next trek package through the following link Short Annapurna Base Camp trek, Annapurna Sanctuary trek, Mardi Himal Trek.
Himalaya Land Treks specializes in custom trekking in Nepal. We conduct all kinds of treks to Annapurna and other exciting trek destinations in Nepal. You can also choose to join our fixed groups at a reasonable rate and enjoy full-board trek packages as well. We are pretty sure, your Annpurna panorama view trek will be the unforgettable trekking in Nepal.
Welcome to the historical Kathmandu City! Upon your arrival, you’ll be warmly welcomed by our representative at the airport. He will then escort you to your hotel located at the heart of the city. You’ll meet your trek guide and discuss the itinerary in detail.
Today is the trek preparation day. Your guide will assess your equipment and gears to determine if they are good enough to be taken for the trek. You can also choose to visit the nearby stores to purchase any required gears or equipment, including trek accessories and snacks for the trip. Afterward, you’ll embark on a scenic sightseeing tour of the historical Kathmandu City and witness some of the most popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Kathmandu Durbar Square, the Swayambhunath, the Pashupatinath, and the Boudhanath.
After an early breakfast at the hotel, you’ll embark on a scenic road journey along the massive Trishuli River towards Pokhara. Lying 200km west to Kathmandu City, Pokhara serves as a gateway to the Annapurna region. It also remains a popular tourist getaway frequented by both tourists and locals. The scenic drive may last almost 6hr. Upon your arrival, the city will welcome you with the magnificent views of Machhapuchhre (6997m) and Annapurna I (8091m) in the backdrop.
After an early breakfast at the hotel, you’ll embark on a scenic 2hr road journey leading from Pokhara to Nayapul. Nayapul serves as the gateway to the Annapurna Conservation Area. You will drive past the Lumle village en route to Nayapul. Once at Nayapul, you’ll prepare your bags and embark on the first day of the trek. The trail leading from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga consists of a mostly uphill trek. Overnight in Tikhedhunga.
After breakfast at the tea-house, you’ll begin climbing the trail towards Ghorepani. The trail gradually climbs through Lamdawali, Sudame, and Hile villages en route to Ulleri. The village of Ulleri boasts 3,200 stone steps that lead directly to Ghorepani village. You’ll cover the entire steps while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the rhododendron forests. Once at Ghorepani, you’ll be welcomed with the breathtaking panorama of the Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (7061m), and the Annapurna massif.
An early morning hike to the east will take you to Poon Hill. Poon Hill is a hilltop located 1hr away from Ghorepani and the most popular tourist destination in the entire valley. From here, you can enjoy the beautiful sunrise along with the majestic vistas of mountains including Annapurna I (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), Nilgiri (7061m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and Dhaulagiri (8167m) among others. You’ll head back to Ghorepani village for your breakfast. Afterward, you’ll commence trekking down towards Tadapani village that goes through the lush rhododendron forests. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Tadapani.
You’ll leave Tadapani and continue along the main trail going through the lushly decorated rhododendron forest towards Ghandruk. Ghandruk serves as the HQ of the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP). The traditional Gurung village has preserved the ancient architecture, costume, culture, and lifestyle that remains the highlight for tourists. You’ll make a brief stop at Bhaisi Kharka for lunch before heading down to Ghandruk. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Ghandruk.
Leaving Ghandruk, you’ll begin descending along the stone staircase towards Kimbu. Kimbu lies on the banks of the Modi Khola. From here, the trail goes uphill through Landruk, Deurali, and Tolkha en route to Pothana. A short descent from Tolkha will lead to Pothana. You can catch the panoramic views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, and the MachhapuchhreHimal from the top. Overnight stay in Pothana.
Leaving Pothana, you’ll begin descending towards the Dhampus village. The trail goes through heavily forested areas and the trail follows a narrow path leading through small villages. It will take almost 3hours to reach Dhampus- a scenic village mainly inhabited by Gurung people. From here, you’ll catch a commute back to Pokhara. Once at Pokhara, you’ll be escorted back to your hotel.
You’ll leave early from the hotel. A couple of hours drive along the Trishuli River will take you to Charaudi, the place where you’ll start the rafting journey. The trip ends at Kuringhat. Although the entire trail spans 38km, you’ll indulge in only a single day of rafting. After initial training, you’ll embark on the raft with others. The captain will be there to guide you through the rapids and tides. Trishuli is a Grade-4 River that has numerous rapids. On the first part of the trip, you may encounter mostly Grade 2-3 rapids. You will start rafting along the calm water and slowly encounter rapids that become more violent. After completing the trip, you can take a shower at the resort and relish a hot meal. Overnight beside the Trishuli River.
Today, you’ll bid farewell to the resort and embark on your ride back to Kathmandu. You’ll drive along the Trishuli River while witnessing other rafting parties going down the river. Once at Kathmandu, you’ll be escorted to your hotel. At noon, you can choose to go out and explore the nearby Thamel area- a popular tourist getaway that is home to numerous restaurants, bars, and shops. Later, we will host a farewell dinner to celebrate the completion of the trip.
You’ll leave for the airport. A Himalaya Land Treks’ representative will drive you back to the airport approximately 3 hrs early so to avoid any delays from traffic congestion.
We will easily organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date