The Annapurna Panorama trekking trail is a moderately easy trek across the Annapurna region which combines views of the exquisite mountain ranges of the Annapurna region with the warm hospitality of the inhabitants of the region. The highest and the most beautiful point of this trek is the sunrise view form Poon Hill which is guaranteed to make an everlasting impact on the trekker’s minds.
This trek starts from the beautiful lake city of Pokhara and takes us away from modernization and urbanization, into the wilderness of the beautiful Annapurna region. An extremely popular trek, it requires a moderate physique and a sheer interest to dwell in the raw wilderness of nature. The trek basically includes walking through rhododendron and oak forests and enjoying the views of the mountain peaks like the Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Macchapuchre, Dhaulagiri etc. Is the Annapurna Panorama Trek safe after the 2015 Nepal earthquake? It is Nepal’s pleasure to state that the trekking route is absolutely safe to trek across.
Kathmandu is home to the famous World Heritage sites like the Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Squares, Syambunath, Boudanath along with temples like Pashupatinath, Guheswori etc which can be visited today.
An hour drive from Pokhara brings the starting of our trek, Nayapul. From Nayapul we walk through pleasant green hills beside the Modi River into Birethati. Accompanied by refreshing waterfalls we reach Hile and follow a steep uphill path to Tikhedhunga. 3-4 hours trek.
This day’s trek starts with a difficult climb to Ulleri followed by pleasant hike to Ghorepani. Through pristine oak and rhododendron forests in full bloom, we reach Nangethati. From Nangethati, we reach the beautiful settlement of Ghorepani. 5-6 hour trek.
Today’s trek is the highlight of this entire journey as we begin an early morning hike to Poon Hill (3195m). Our eyes will get to behold the scene of the early morning rays casting exquisite glow over the mountain peaks like the Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Dhaulagiri, Macchapuchre among many other peaks. Poon hill is surrounded completely by these pristine snow capped peaks and is an excuse for heaven. After witnessing such beautiful views, we return back to Ghorepani and then trek up and down to Tadapani. The mountains and its views won’t leave our sights as we walk through dense rhododendron forests into Deurali before reaching Tadapani. 6-7 hours trek.
From Tadapani, we descend downwards into the beautiful Gurung settlement of Ghandruk which offers even more spectacular mountain views from a different angle. From here, we descend further downwards to the Ghandruk stop where we can hail a jeep and drive to Pokhara via Nayapul. 3-4 hours trek. 2-3 hours drive.
Following some sightseeing, we return back to Kathmandu through a scenic drive accompanied by views of the massive Trishuli River alongside. Upon reaching, the rest of the time can be utilized for more sightseeing or shopping. 5-6 hours drive.