Annapurna Panorama Trekking
Annapurna Panorama Trekking is one of the world well known and established trekking in Nepal. This trek is also known as Ghorepani Poon hill trek with an amazing view of the panorama Annapurna mountain region. This trek is one of the easy treks designed for those trekkers who are first in experiencing and have only a few vacations yet it offers you the entire view of Annapurna ranges.
This trekking offers views of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna I (8,091m) Annapurna South (7,219m), Gangapurna (7,455m) and Annapurna III (7,555m), includes Mt. Machhapuchare also known as fishtail(6,997m),Nilgiri with many adjoining peaks plus beautiful dense rhododendron forests and icy cascading waterfalls.
Annapurna Panorama Trekking start after taking an airstrip to pokhara or either we can go on a tourists bus which will take 6-7 hours to reach pokhara one of the beautiful city and also touristic area where we spend a night at pokhara and also visit Phewa Lake, Mahendra cave, Davis falls etc. Then we will be heading to the sarangkot which will take 1 hour to reach in private vehicle where you get the beautiful sunrise view with the Annapurna panoramic view if you want to do other recreational activities like bungee jumping, paragliding etc. Next morning we will be heading to the Annapurna Panorama View trekking. You will be trekking from Nayapul to Ghorepani to Poon hill where you will be come over the indigenous people of Gurung and magars where they will greet you and also get to witness their culture. From there we will head Ghandruk to Landruk, Pothana finally end your trekking in Phedi or in Birethati than after drive again back to Pokhara.
Best Season to trek is on the autumn season (Sept to Nov) and spring (March to May) is the best months for the Annapurna panorama trek. The weather is sunny and warm with excellent views. This trek is achievable during all the month but there will be crowded so you don’t to get the perfect picture so it is better to trek on the specific month given above.
Our GHHT (Ganesh Himal Hiking Team) affectionately welcome you to join us and experience Ghorepani -Poonhill Panorama Trek to keep it as your lifetime achievement. This trekking focus for those who are willing to trek for short period of days but viewing the entire Annapurna range complete package. For further details about this trek you can email us or you can contact us.
Day 1: Kathmandu – Besisahar
Early in the morning after breakfast we will drive to Besisahar via the Trishuli River. This journey takes 8 hours, and we will spend the night in Besisahar.
Day 2: Besisahar – Bahundanda
At Besisahar, the trail drops to a stream on a rough rock staircase to Bhalam Khola. After crossing it the trail winds up and down, crosses rice paddies and subtropical forests through Khudi, Bhulbhule and Ngadi before reaching Bahundanda
Walking time for the day is about 6 hours, with an overnight stay in Bahundanda.
Day 3: Bahundanda – Chamje
From Bahundanda, the trail descends after passing several small villages such as Lili Bir, Kanigoun, Ghermu pnant. The trail then drops to cross the Marsyandi river and through Jagat before reaching Chamje.
Walking time is about 6 hours, staying overnight in Chamie.
Day 4: Chamje – Dharapani
From Chamje, crossing the Marsyandi River again to the east bank, and follow the trail along the river embankment. After that the trail passes under an overhanging rock and climbs a rock staircase. It passes several villages such as Tal Besi, Tal Karte and reaches Dharapani.
Walking time is 5 hours. Overnight at Dharapani,
Day 5: Dharapani – Chame
At Dharapani, the route crosses several landslides and leads uphill through the forest. It passes the other places along Lattemarang, Kotho and coming Chame. Walking time is 6 hours, staying overnight at Chame.
Day 6: Chame – Pisang
From Chame, our trail leads continuously through the bank of Marsyandi River. It passes Bharatang before coming to Pisang, where we will spend the night. Walking time is about 5 hours.
Day 7: Pisang – Manang
From Pisang, one can follow the very soft trail through Hongde, Mungji, Bryaga and finally reaching Manang, where we will spend the night. Walking time for today is about 4 hours.
Day 8: Manang
Enjoy a relaxed rest day in Manang to see the beautiful surrounding area and explore the local Manang culture.
Day 9: Manang – Letdar
Leaving early in the morning, we will follow our trail from Manang, ascending to Letdar through several places such as Tergi, Gunman, Yak Kharka. Walking time is approximately 5 hours, overnight in Letdar.
Day 10: Letdar – Thorung Phedi
From Letdar, the mountain path leads continuously to climb along the east bank of the Jarjung Khola, after crossing through wooden bridge. The path makes a short ascent and comes to Thorungphedi. Walking time takes about 3 hours. O/n at ThorungPhedi,
Day 11: Thorung Phedi – Muktinath
The trail becomes steep immediately after leaving Thrungphedi, climbing through the high camp cross-moraines up to Thorung La. After Thorung La the trail descends to Muktinath. The walking time for today will be an active 8 hours, spending the night in Muktinath.
Day 12: Muktinath – Jomsom
At Muktinath, we will return through the same trail to Jomsom. Walking time is approximately 5 hours. Overnight at Jomsom
Day 13: Jomsom – Pokhara
After breakfast we will fly back to Pokhara to enjoy another rest day and plenty of excellent sightseeing in Pokhara city. Tonight we will stay at a Pokhara Hotel.
Day 14: Pokhara- Kathmandu
After breakfast and another quick visit to Pokhara city and nearby lakes we will depart on an afternoon drive back to Kathmandu.
INCLUDES & EXCLUDES
What is included?
- Private arrival and departure transfers
- Hotel Accommodation as per itinerary
- Full board meals while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
- Properly boiled drinking water, tea and coffee while on trek
- Accommodation in teahouse during the trek
- Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
- Nepal Social Treks Gear - sleeping bag, duffel bag etc for the use during the trip, garbage plastic bag
- Professional local experienced Trek Leader and guide trained in Wilderness First Aid
- Comprehensive First Aid Kit
- Respective region (Annapurna) trekking map, TIMS Card & Trek Permit
- Well-experienced climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses
- Necessary Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment
- Proper Insurance of all staff including porters
- Trekking t-shirt
- Trekking map to each members
What is not included?
- Nepal entry Visa fees, your travel insurance of any kind
- International Airfare and Airport Tax
- Lunch and dinner except except on Trek
- All drinks and main meals in cities
- Tips and personal expenses such as hot showers, battery charges, telephone calls, drinks, etc.
Hotel and Lodge:
Ganesh Himal Hiking team arranges the best comfy and pleasant accommodation and provides you the well-nourished hygienic foods. Throughout your stay in Kathmandu i.e. 3 nights you will be staying at the best standard hotel which will be rating at 2- 3-star hotel. Although if you want to stay at 4- 5-star hotel in the well sumptuous hotel and are able to pay for this expenses then you have this kind of choices but for the luxurious hotel the payment should be deposited by the clients itself. As the Ganesh Himal Hiking team company can only afford the hotel which is the rate at 2-3 star hotels. However once you are set for your trek there will be no such facilities like in the city of Kathmandu and one should not expect like Kathmandu as we are trekking to the remote area so, we will be staying at tea houses and local lodges. In such hotel there will be a usual bed and of course pillow. Most of the lodges of this region depend on lanterns or candle only a few has the facility of electric lights nonetheless you will be getting clean hygienic food which is most important. Most of the lodges will be already booked earlier before your trek however in some situation we will be not able to book in advance but not to worry we can book -in while reaching there because there are ample of lodges and some tea houses in this region and if not we can easily set a camp which will the most adventurous part of the trek itself is interesting and adventurous.
Meals and Drinks:
We the company totally focuses on client’s meals by making sure that each and every client get the same portion which is clean hygienic and nourished which is most necessary while trekking. While trekking all the meals i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided but in the Kathmandu city sometimes breakfast and sometimes dinner are included where you can go through the each detail itinerary below. During trek breakfast and dinner will be served in the lodges or teahouses and for the lunch our expert trek leader or guide will be taking you the best clean hotels. However we suggest you carry a water purification tablets to purify the water as on the way you will get normal water but if you want bottled mineral water you will easily get in some shops or tea houses but the expense of the bottled water should be paid by the client itself as it is not included in package.
Best Season to Travel:
The flawless seasons for Nepal visit will be in the spring season in the month of March to May and autumn season on September and November. Even in winter one can travel but only if you can bear the cold weather season. We strongly recommended the clients not to trek on the monsoon season on the month of June, July and August because during this period it rains heavenly and in day afternoon the sun rays will be extremely blazing heat so, it will be difficult to trek. So, we suggest every client trek in the specific seasons.
Throughout your trekking your luggage will be carried by our porters and you have to carry your own small baggage containing your own water bottle, towel, tissue or toilet paper, camera or any other stuff which you usually carry and this small baggage should be carried by yourself. Some of the gears and clothes which are not needed during your trek can be left in the hotel safe deposit box carefully locking it properly and for the deposit there will be no charges so, you can freely keep your belongings which are not needed. The Nepal domestic airlines do not exceed more than 15 kg which also includes your hand baggage. If your baggage exceeds more than 15 kg then some charge should be deposit which is not included in the package.
Guide/Porter on Trek:
We the company Ganesh Himal hiking team will be providing you the well expert trained trekking guide who will be handling all your trip issue. Also we will be providing you a cordial and sincere porter who will be carrying your 10 kg luggage of each client. Like if you are trekking in a huge group like more than 10 people than we will be providing you an extra guide which will be divided into two groups or more than three according to the number of people in the group.
Group Size, Guide and Crew Member:
Ganesh Himal hiking team arranges trek with the minimum solitary client to maximum 16 clients in a group. In the larger group we will be arranged by dividing the groups. However one can stay in the same lodge but during your trek you will be having a different guide. We the Ganesh Himal Hiking team offers one guide for maximum 10 people in the group and if the number exceeds more than 10 till 16 then we will be providing you 2 guides.
Personal Expenses on Trek:
Your personal expenses should be deposited by yourself like if you addicted to alcohol and all the alcohol you consume during your trip should be paid by yourself that goes to snacks or any other additional meals. Though the cost of accommodation and meals are included in package but such additional meals and drinks- alcohol and non-alcohol beverage, snacks, tips for guide and porters, hot shower- accessible only in some hotel, entrance fee around $ 25 for visiting heritage sites of Kathmandu, meals while you are in Kathmandu and the normal meals will cost around $ 5-7. It is up to you whether you like to give tips to the guide and porter, if you are satisfied with their services then you can tip them.
Gears Available in Kathmandu:
For the trekking equipment you can easily get it at Nepal country stores at the reasonable price and if you like you can also rent the trekking equipment. You don’t have to carry or buy from your hometown because all the trekking gear can be easily available in this country –Nepal.
A Typical Day on Trek:
On a customary day you are necessary to trek for 4-6 hours each day. After breakfast we will start to walk and then we will be stopping for a lunch and after lunch we will walk for 3-4 hours to reach our destination. After lunch we will be trekking only for few hours and we will reach our trekking destination in 1—2 hours. Like in some days you will reach your destination in afternoon hours and then you can have lunch and then relax, or take shower, read a novel or wander around the area and even you can play cards with the group, guide and all.
Our Greetings at Airport:
We suggest you that when you are confirmed for this trip we advise you to give us your international flight schedule so, we the team can easily get to you and pick you up from the airport on time. As soon as you finish processing the customs formalities and come out from there and there you can find our representative carrying a signboard of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team and the team will greet you and take you to the hotel in private vehicle. Like if you have already booked the hotel by your own then we advise informing the hotel that you are staying so it will be easy for our representative to drop you at the hotel.
Itinerary and Possible Changes on it:
Our usual itinerary of the trek is 14 days which is main customary and pragmatic that has not included your arrival day, departure day or Kathmandu sightseeing day tour are all included in this package itinerary. If you like to adjust the itinerary we can set it for you as per your desire so, before that let us know before booking the trip and then we will arrange the itinerary and the cost. Like if you like to extend more days then we will even manage it for you as in our package we have kept extra day because we don’t know the situation of Himalaya weather it suddenly changes and faces problems like delayed flights or cancellation of flight.
Client’s safety is our main priority and makes sure that each and every client is well taken care of. If by chance anyone got sick during trek we will take you to the hospital and if one is seriously ill then we will rescue a helicopter and then they will take you to the hospital and all the expenses are carried out by the travel insurance company so, make sure to cover the insurance policy. For the further information you can go to the Nepal Travel Insurance page.
Booking and Payment:
For booking any trip, trek, expedition first you have to deposit 20% in advance if you are confirmed for the trek you have to send even your flight detail schedule, a passport photocopy and if you cancel the booking then this 20% is not -refundable. The remaining 80% can be paid when you reach Kathmandu and if you want to pay in advance you can deposit it by transferring through a bank, credit card so, lets us know then we will be sending you the detail for payment.
An amazing trip with Ganesh Himal Hiking to Kathmandu, Mt. Everest BC, Pokhara and Chitwas
hil32015 | Spokane, Washington | October 26 , 2014
We received outstanding personal service from Binod and his team at Ganesh Himal Hiking Team. It was an exceptional experience in every way. We were met at the airport, he gave us personal transportation along with many great tours to cultural sites in Kathmandu, he took us to some wonderful restaurants and he set us up in a very nice hotel in Thammel. Binod really knows how to take great care of his clients with a personal touch. We also loved meeting his mother, father and his family which added greatly to our cultural experience in Nepal.
Additionally, Binod's brother Bishnu, was our guide on our trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp. Bishnu took excellent care of my trekking partner and me throughout the trek to Everest Base Camp and back. Our trek was also an amazing cultural experience as well as a remarkable trekking experience! We loved the Nepalese people and, of course, we loved seeing the incredible scenery. Also, Binod personally guided us on a trip to Pokhara, Nepal where he arranged for us a guided rafting trip, a paragliding trip and a trip to Chitwan National Park where we did a tour on the back of an elephant spotting wildlife and we were able to attend a nice cultural program. The accommodations in Pokhara and the food were fantastic. I highly recommend Binod and his Ganesh Himal Hiking Team to anyone who is interested in receiving the best service and the best trekking and cultural experience in Nepal.
Visited October 2015