Highlights of the Annapurna Trek
The town of Pokhara serves as the start and end point of our Annapurna trek into the hills and with its utterly gorgeous backdrop of snow-capped mountains reflected on the waters of Phewa Lake, it's a destination in its own right. The trek starts properly at Phedi from where you follow the course of the Modi Khola River to climb up to Syauli for a glimpse of Machhapuchre. Soak up the views of colourful forests, terraced fields and rugged skylines before reaching Ghandruk. Visit the Gurung Museum en route to Tadapani before heading to Ghorepani village, passing streams and waterfalls along the way. At Ghorepani you'll have the chance to meet the locals and learn about their role as Gurkha soldiers.
Perhaps the ultimate highlight is the trek to Poon Hill for sunrise. As the day's light gradually increases, a sea of mountain peaks is revealed bathed in warm hues, begging to be photographed and marvelled at. An old trading route brings you back to Pokhara where you can reminisce over your favourite sights with fellow trekkers over a well-deserved drink.
As well as the Annapurna trek, on our Annapurna Panorama tour you'll also visit Chitwan National Park, regarded by many as one of the finest game parks in Asia. Here you'll be able to take game drives in the hope of spotting rhino and elephant, go on nature walks or admire the scenery on a canoe ride down river.