Annapurna Panorama - 13 days

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Experience a wonderfully varied and easy-paced trek through the stunning Annapurna region, while lodging in quaint mountain villages. Track tigers at Nepal's finest national park, relax by picturesque Lake Phewa and sightsee in cosmopolitan Kathmandu.

Day 1: Kathmandu
Friday. Welcome to Nepal. Upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel where you will receive a welcome drink and a briefing about your trip. Overnight - Kathmandu
This morning there is the option to take a stunning scenic flight over the mountains and after breakfast we explore Kathmandu and its surrounds. The highlights include the Buddhist Stupas of Bodhnath and Swayambhunath, which are fabulous examples of Buddhist temple architecture and a great place to observe Buddhist life and culture. We’ll also explore Patan Durbar Square, home to more than 50 temples and shrines. This evening enjoy dinner and a cultural Nepali dance performance. Overnight - Kathmandu (B, D)
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Days 3 - 4: Chitwan N.P.
Kathmandu – Chitwan. On day 3 drive to Chitwan National Park on a public tourist bus. Hailed as one of Asia’s finest game parks, Chitwan is home to elephants and rhinos, sloth bears and striped hyenas. The remains of day 3 and the whole of day 4 is free for you to choose from the various optional activities available in Chitwan National Park. Take a nature walk, a jungle drive, ride on an elephant or journey in a dugout canoe and admire the scenery - if you are lucky you may even see an elusive tiger! Overnight - Chitwan N.P. (B:2, L:2, D:2)
Day 5: Pokhara
Chitwan National Park – Pokhara. This morning take the tourist bus to scenic Pokhara, gateway to the magnificent Annapurna Range, which consists of five mountains over 7200m and Machhapuchare Mountain at 7000m. The local people believe that Machhapuchare is sacred to the god Shiva and therefore it's off limits for climbing. There’s time to relax this afternoon. (B, L)
A river in the Annapurna Region of Nepal
Pokhara – Syauli Bazaar. From Pokhara we drive to Phedi [Birethanti] where we’ll have lunch before starting our trek. Following the Modi Khola River we reach Chimrong, where we cross a bridge and climb to Chandrakot before reaching the picturesque valley of Syauli Bazaar. The highlight of Syauli is the stunning backdrop of the ‘fishtail’ peak of Machhapuchre. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views! Overnight - Syauli (lodge) (B, L, D)
Day 7: Ghandruk
Syauli – Ghandruk. The Annapurna region has a truly diverse landscape - agricultural land, beautiful rhododendron forests and austere alpine climes, the thundering Modi Khola river and an array of pretty blooms in spring. Today we continue our steep ascent through terraced fields and small thatched hamlets to Ghandruk. Our lodge is located in the heart of the village and you’ll have plenty of time to explore and meet the friendly villagers. The skyline beyond the village is dominated by the snowy flanks of Annapurna South, Humchuli and the famous spire of Machapuchare, known as the ‘Matterhorn of Nepal’. Overnight - Ghandruk (Lodge) (B, L, D)
An on the go group on the Annapurna Panorama trek
Day 8: Tadapani
Ghandruk – Tadapani. We follow a well trodden trail climbing higher through magnificent forests of oak, seeing Himalayan village life along the way and stopping at the local Gurung museum. We spend the night at Tadapani, where the views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli are spectacular. Overnight - Tadapani (lodge) (B, L, D)
Day 9: Ghorepani
Tadapani – Ghorepani. From Tapadani we head to the Bhurungdi Khola (stream) to begin our ascent to Banthanti village. We pass a series of picturesque waterfalls, cascading downstream to a beautiful rhododendron forest. At Gurung Hill we are treated to some fabulous views before crossing Deurali for our final ascent of the day to Ghorepani village. Take time to meet the locals, many of whom have served as Gurkha soldiers in the Indian and British armies. Overnight - Ghorepani (lodge) (B, L, D)
Day 10: Poon Hill
Ghorepani – Poon Hill - Tikedhunga . It’s an early start, as we take an excursion to Poon Hill to view the sunrise over one of the most spectacular panoramas in Nepal - a sea of 30 majestic peaks line the horizon, encompassing three of the highest mountains including the mighty Manaslu. We then begin our steep descent through forests, pastures and fields to the village of Tikhedhunga. Overnight - Tikedhunga (B, L, D)
Day 11: Pokhara
Tikedhunga – Pokhara. Following the old trading route, we trek past waterfalls and through bamboo forests to the prosperous village of Birethanti where our expedition ends and we drive back to Pokhara. After a chance to freshen up, visit Lake Phewa, a popular tourist spot where you can hire sail boats, shop or simply relax and enjoy the picturesque views. Overnight - Pokhara (B, L)
Day 12: Kathmandu
Pokhara – Kathmandu. Today we fly back to Kathmandu and enjoy some time in the capital to explore or perhaps buy some souvenirs. Overnight - Kathmandu (B)
Day 13: Kathmandu
Wednesday. Kathmandu – breakfast. Hotel check-out and included onward transfer to Kathmandu Airport. Kathmandu (B)

Trek Info

Area covered: Pokhara Valley - Annapurna region
Grade: Easy - Moderate
Walking duration: 4 - 6 hours daily
Altitude: Max. 2990m
Average group size: 2-8

Upgrade Your Stay
We offer the option to pay a supplement and upgrade from basic 3 star to 4 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Whilst in Chitwan National Park you will be upgraded to a lodge in a more favourable location, with a higher level of service, although please note that these jungle lodges are still of a basic standard.
Tour Details
  • Starts in: Kathmandu / Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Departs: October to May
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:12, Lunch: 9, Dinner: 8
  • Hotel Rating: Basic 3 star hotels & lodges
  • Tour Guide: Local guides
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