This amazing and fabulous trekking starts and concludes at picturesque Pokhara, after a glorious time descending from the high scenic Poon Hill with a backdrop of a stunning sunrise over the majestic Himalayan range of Mountains.
A scenic and mesmerizing short Annapurna Panorama Trek with 360° wide-angle views of snowcapped mountains, moderate country walks with moderate up and down hills through cultural Gurung / Poon-Magar villages and exploring the world's largest natural garden, filled with rhododendron forests, including awesome scenery and walking the ancient Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade and Caravan route of Nepal and Tibet.
The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is a short circuit around the southern green hills of the massive Annapurna Himal range of mountains. This is an awesome walk suitable for all kinds of travelers: families, school/ college groups and corporate groups.
This fascinating moderate trek leads meanders uphill and downhill through interesting traditional farming villages of the Gurung and Poon/Magar tribe of people commonly renown worldwide as gallant Gorkha soldiers.
This is the only trek where you can view the world's 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri at 8,167 m, the 8th highest Mt. Manaslu at 8,163 m and the 10th highest Mt. Annapurna at 8,091m with an array of other spectacular peaks. The stunning sunrise from scenic Pun Hill at 3,210 m is an image that will be forever engrained in your memory.
Highlights of Annapurna Panorama Trek.
- Panoramic, stunning and closed view of Annapurna massif.
- Explore in the valleys unobstructed sunrise and sunset view from Poon Hill 3,210 m.
- Walkley though dense Rhododendron forest and even more colorful in March.
- Natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda.
- Typical Ghandruk Gurung village.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu preparation for trekking overnight at hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking staff with a warm welcome and transfer to respective hotels with a briefing regarding trekking, hotels, lodge on the route with doing and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.
Day 02: Drive or fly to Pokhara 850m - 06 hrs journey distance 220 k.m.
Morning travel by tourist coach or in private vehicle depending upon the group size towards amazing Pokhara valley transfer to respective hotels close to beautiful Phewa Lake with the afternoon free for short walks. (For flying option a 30 minutes flight to Pokhara).
Day 03: Pokhara to Ulleari(1,990m) 5-6 hrs.
We will cover 42km distance from Prithvi Chowk and cross beautiful Lumle village to Nayapul (1050m). The Poonhill sunrise trek starts from Nayapul. Following the Modi River, we will walk past a forest of blooming rhododendron and cross a small stream. We will cross Birethanti after about half an hour of the trek and arrive at Ulleri.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 04: Tikhedhunga trek to Ghorepani 2,874 m 5-6 hrs.
Steep trek for about 2hrs will take us to Ulleri (2070m). We will cross the Magar village of Banthanti from where we can get spectacular views of Machhapuchhre Mountain (6997m), Hiunchuli Mountain (6441m) and Annapurna South Mountain (7219m). We will cross the small river and climb to Nangethanti. We will arrive at Ghorepani from where we can get soaring views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I and other mountains.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 05: Ghorepani to Poonhill ViaTadapani 2,721 m 6-7 hrs.
Poonhill is popular for the best sunrise view in Pokhara. We will rise very early and reach the base of Poonhill. About an hour of climb will take us to Poonhill viewpoint. We can get a sunrise view over Dhaulagiri Mountain (8167m), Annapurna I Mountain (8091m), Annapurna II Mountain (7937m), Annapurna III Mountain (7855m), Annapurna IV Mountain (7525m), Annapurna South Mountain (729m), Nilgiri Mountain (6940m), Tukuche Mountain (6920m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and other mountains. We will return to the hotel in Ghorepani for breakfast and then take the descending trail to Tadapani village from where we can get views of Annapurna South, Annapurna II, Fishtail and other mountains.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 06: Tadapani trek to Ghandruk 1,750m - 04 hrs.
3 hrs of easy walk through a forest of oak, rhododendron and other alpine flowers will take us to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a large Gurung village. We can get striking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli and other Mountains from a viewpoint in Ghandruk. Homestay in Ghandruk is a pleasant experience. We will be welcomed by the locals with Khada and traditional dance. Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 07: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1780m) 4 to 5 hrs.
4 hrs steep downhill we can get Jhinu Danda. the same day we can go for taking a hot bath in the natural hot spring from our hotel for 30 minutes we can enjoy there.
Day 08: Trek to Naya Pul and drive to Pokhara.
You can have breakfast at the hotel and you have to walk about 4 hrs from Ghandruk to Paypal first part steep down and you have to follow the road till Nayapul then you have to take a private car from Nayapul to Pokhara 1:30 hrs overnight at Pokhara
Day 09: Drive or fly to Kathmandu 6 to 7 hrs.
Early in the morning you take breakfast and leave from the hotel.
Day 10: International departure homeward bound.
Last day in amazing Nepal with great experience and fond memories of Annapurna. Pun Hill Panorama trekking, with time for international flight, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking staff transfer you to the airport for your final departure homeward
The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the bag pack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are.
- Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
- Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
- A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)ve 3,000m)
Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes
- A pair of half gloves
- A warmer hat that covers the ears
- Neck warmer
- Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
- Headlamp and an extra set of batteries
- A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
- Warmer shell gloves and liner
- long sleeve t-shirts
- Thermal Tops
- wool Jackets or pullover
- Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
- Water and windproof shell jacket
- Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
- windproof and waterproof trousers
- warmer trouser
- Comfortable trekking pants
- Extra casual sport pants
- A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
- Pair of sandals
- 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
- Socks liner
- Light shoes and sneaker
First Aid Kits and Medicines
- Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
- Blister treatment
- Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
- Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
- Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
- Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
- Water purifying pills
(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to bring your personal first-aid kit as well)
Miscellaneous, but must useable
- 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
- Water bottle & filter
- Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
- Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)
- Comfortable trekking poles
- Best energy dry foods (up to you)
- Power Bank and music players
- Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)
1. Trekking equipment
The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the backpack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:
- Good down Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you do not have on your own and it is to be returned after the trek.
- Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters.
- Daypack bag for yourself
- A down Jacket
- Shade hat
- Warm wool hat to cover your ears
- A pair of lightweight warm gloves.
- T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
- Lightweight thermal tops.
- Fleece jacket.
- Fleece Wind-proved jacket (optional).
- A pair’s nylon hiking shorts which are quick drying one
- Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
- Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
- Four pairs of liner warm socks
- A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots.
- A pair of light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
- A pair sandal (Optional)
- A water bottle.
- Head/Torch Light.
2. Medicines and First Aid Kits
- Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude-related headaches like DMX.
- Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
- Imodium or Peptone besom, Flexon capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
- Diamox 125 or 250mg or 400mg tablets for altitude sickness.
- 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.(Sherpa expedition and Trekking company's team also provide first aid kits)
3. Miscellaneous but Important
- Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
- Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
- Lip care (Balm) At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
- Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
- Pocket knife.
- Water purification Iodine tablets
- Toiletry kits and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
Note Regarding Itineraries:
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan and their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Pvt. Ltd. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is safe and successful. Your safety is paramount.