Annapurna Panorama View Trek - 6 Days

Annapurna Panorama Trek
At a Glance
  • Duration6 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max Altitude 1700 Meter
  • Group Size Up to 10 Pax
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu

The Annapurna Panorama Trek is one of the best short trips that take you around the Annapurna region of Nepal. Nestled within the magnificent Himalayas of Nepal, the Annapurna Panorama Trek offers you awe-inspiring natural beauty and cultural immersion in a short period.

With a harmonious blend of majestic mountain vistas, charming local villages, and diverse landscapes, this trekking journey perfectly captures the beauty of the region. As you traverse through lush green forests, terraced fields, and quaint settlements, all while relishing the warmth of the local hospitality, the Annapurna Panorama view trek provides you with an authentic village lifestyle of Nepal. 

It is a journey of 6 days and the itinerary begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the city of lakes. After an exploration around Pokhara, the trek then leads you to Sarangkot which is the best viewpoint to witness the close-up view of the mountains. The trail further takes you to villages like Dhampus, Majgaon, and Kande throughout the trekking. 

The 6 Days itinerary is an Easy Annapurna trek that is suitable for all levels of trekkers and especially for those who are seeking a short and easy journey that takes you closer to the nature and authentic culture of Nepal. 
Join us now for a quick easy adventure in the hills of the Annapurna region with this 6 Days Annapurna panorama view trekking

Major highlights of the Annapurna Panorama View Trek

  • Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. 
  • Get an opportunity to intimately connect with the local culture as you walk through traditional Gurung and Magar villages. 
  • Explore the diverse ecosystems, encompassing lush rhododendron forests, dense bamboo groves, and pine forests. 
  • Experience a short but remarkable journey in the Annapurna region of Nepal.
  • Have time away from the hustle and bustle and relax amidst nature. 

What can you expect on the Annapurna Panorama Journey?

The Annapurna Panorama Trek provides you with an ideal balance between challenge and accessibility, making it great for those seeking a moderate yet rewarding adventure. You can expect to have the best experience during the journey that combines; 

  • Spectacular Mountain Vistas: You will get to witness majestic sunrise and sunset illuminating the mountains. 
  • Cultural Delights: Interactions with local villagers offer you an opportunity to immerse yourself in their customs and provide a deeper understanding of the Himalayan landscape.
  • Diverse terrain: The trail guides you through the varied terrains, from stone steps and dense woods to open landscapes with captivating views.

Is an Easy Annapurna Trekking a Perfect Trip for you?

If you're looking for Easy Annapurna trekking and are drawn to an adventure in nature, then this is the perfect trip for you. With nature's grandeur and cultural authenticity, the Annapurna Panorama Trekking might be your ideal choice. The trip is suitable for anyone with a moderate level of fitness and a desire for exploration, promising an experience that's enriching both culturally and naturally. 

How to prepare for the Annapurna Panorama Trekking?

You can prepare for the journey by first of all engaging yourself in regular exercise, including cardio and strength training, to prepare your body for trekking at varying altitudes. Also, understand the importance of gradual acclimatization to avoid altitude-related discomfort. 

Make sure to pack well-fitting trekking gear, sturdy footwear, a reliable backpack, and essentials like a first aid kit, water purification tablets, and a comfortable sleeping bag. Familiarize yourself with basic trekking techniques and mentally prepare for long days of walking, changing weather conditions, and limited facilities.

What does a day during the Annapurna Panorama View Trek look like?

A typical day on this journey unfolds as the mountains unveil their majesty in the morning light. You will then have a hearty breakfast at the teahouse, and get ready to embark on the day's trek. 

Encountering a variety of landscapes and local encounters, you will have a break for lunch at one of the teahouses on the route. You can expect to arrive at the day's destination by the afternoon, where you can chat with fellow trekkers, or simply soak in the surroundings.

6 Days Annapurna Panorama Trek Itinerary

Our 6 Days itinerary of the Annapurna Panorama view trek includes exploration around Pokhara, Sarangkot, Dhampus, and Majgaon offering you an opportunity to take in the natural and cultural beauty of the Annapurna region. However, if you wish to customize the itinerary or any other parts of the trek, do not hesitate to contact us directly. 

Itinerary

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  • Max Altitude:1350m
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel

Your adventure begins in the vibrant city of Kathmandu, where you'll be greeted by one of our representatives. Depending on your arrival time, you will have time to explore some of the landmarks such as Durbar Square, or the Swayambhunath Stupa in Kathmandu. You will then have a short briefing session with the guide at the hotel. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

  • Max Altitude:820m
  • Time:7-8 hours
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast

The day today begins with a drive from Kathmandu to the scenic city of Pokhara, a journey that takes you through picturesque landscapes and quaint villages. After a ride of around 6 to 7 hours, you will arrive in Pokhara, and upon reaching Pokhara, you're greeted by the serene Phewa Lake and the vibrant atmosphere of Lakeside. 

This lakeside area is a hub of activity, with charming shops, cafes, and restaurants. Here, you can take leisurely strolls, try local cuisine, or simply relish the majestic Annapurna range in the distance. Overnight stay in Pokhara. 

  • Max Altitude:1,700m
  • Time:6-7 hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

It is a day when you will have an early morning drive to Sarangkot, a hill station known for its awe-inspiring sunrise views. As the sun rises on the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges in warm shades, you're treated to the breathtaking sights of nature's grandeur. 

After witnessing the breathtaking sunrise view from Sarangkot, you will then continue your journey to Dhampus. Along the way, you will traverse through verdant forests, experiencing the changing terrain. The path soon leads you to Dhampus, which is a picturesque Gurung village situated amidst the hills. Here, you're not only surrounded by stunning mountain vistas but also welcomed by the hospitality of the local community. Overnight stay in Dhampus.

  • Max Altitude:1,400 m
  • Time:6-7 hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

As dawn breaks, today you will embark on a new day of adventure. The trail from Dhampus guides you through terraced fields and lush rhododendron forests toward Majgaon. As you pass through local villages, you will have an opportunity to engage with the daily life of the villagers. 

The route then leads to Majgaon, which is another charming settlement that welcomes you with its simplicity and stunning backdrop of the Annapurna range. Overnight stay in Majgaon.

  • Max Altitude:1,770m/820m
  • Time:6-7 hours
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Today's journey continues as you leave Majgaon behind and follow the trail toward Kande. The landscape offers a blend of lush forests and open vistas along the route. Eventually, you reach Kande, a trailhead that marks the completion of your trekking adventure. From Kande, a short and scenic drive takes you back to Pokhara. Overnight stay in Pokhara.

  • Max Altitude:1350m
  • Time:7-8 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast

With memories of the mountains and villages, today you will bid farewell to Pokhara as you embark on the return journey to Kathmandu. The road winds through Nepal's charming countryside, allowing for further views of the landscapes. 

Depending on your departure time, you might have the chance to explore more of Kathmandu or simply relax. You will then be escorted to the airport for the departure. 

Cost Details

Cost Includes
  • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
  • One nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
  • 3 standard meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Himalayan Recreation’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide during the Panchase Hill trip.
  • Porter to carry your baggage (1 Porter = 2 Trekkers)
  • All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment’s and medicines.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist bus and Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara by Private car
  • Duffel bag use while trekking, Trekking map, Himalayan Recreation's T-Shirt and trip achievement certificate
  • Required Annapurna Permit fee and TIMS Fee
  • First aid medicine Kit
  • Farewell dinner with Cultural show in a fine restaurant on second last day.
  • Government taxes & office service charge
Cost Excludes
  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal Travel insurance & Personal trekking equipment or expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks and beverages
  • Tips for trekking guides, porters (tipping is expected)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.

Dates & Prices

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Starts:Saturday Feb 24, 2024
Ends:Thursday Feb 29, 2024
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Know Before You Go

Best Time for the Annapurna Panorama Trek

Choosing the right time for the Annapurna Panorama Trek affects your experience. The best seasons for the journey are autumn, from September to November, and spring, from March to April. 

During these periods, the weather is generally stable, offering clear skies and comfortable temperatures. The autumn brings post-monsoon freshness, while spring showcases blooming rhododendrons and lush landscapes, making your journey truly enchanting.

You can also complete the trek at other times of the year like monsoon and autumn, however, make sure to be well prepared for challenges like heavy rainfall, cold, trail blockage, and snowfall. 

Accommodation Options During the Annapurna Panorama View Trek 

Throughout the Annapurna Panorama Treks, you'll find various accommodation options, mainly in the teahouses along the route. These cozy lodges are scattered along the trail and offer you a warm and welcoming stay. 

Teahouses provide simple rooms with basic amenities such as beds and blankets. Staying in teahouses allows you to immerse yourself in the local culture, interact with other trekkers, and enjoy hearty meals prepared by local cooks. Keep in mind that the facilities and services might not be as good as that of the cities but it is still comfortable and simple. 

Food and Drinking Water During the Annapurna Panorama Trip

Food is a crucial part of your trekking journey and you will be provided with three meals a day during the trek. Along the trail, the teahouses offer a range of meal options, both Nepali and international. 

You can expect dishes like dal bhat (a combination of rice, lentil soup, and vegetables), momos (dumplings), noodles, and more for lunch and dinner. 
You can also enjoy dishes such as; fries, pasta, and pizza depending on the lodge and location. 

As for drinking water, you can easily find tap water along the route, however, it is not safe to have it directly. While bottled water is also available at teahouses, you should consider using water purification tablets or filters to minimize plastic waste and ensure safe drinking water.

Mode of Transportation 

The trek involves a drive on a bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and vice versa during the start and end of your trek. From Pokhara to Sarangot, you will have a ride on a private vehicle depending on the number of trekkers. Also, you can customize the part of transportation according to your preference. 

Annapurna Panorama Trekking Cost for 2024,2025

The total cost of the Annapurna Panorama trekking can vary based on factors such as the level of comfort you prefer, itinerary, transportation, services included, and additional expenses. On average, budgeting around USD 600 to USD 1000 for the entire trek is a good estimate. 

This cost typically covers permits, transportation, accommodation, meals, and guide/porter fees. Keep in mind that the cost can further change based on the type of trip which can be a group trip, private trip, or solo trip. 

Difficulty Level of the Annapurna Panorama View Trekking

The Annapurna Panorama Trekking is often described as a easy trek, making it attainable for both novice and experienced trekkers. The trail involves a combination of uphill and downhill sections, providing a balanced challenge. 

Proper preparation, including exercises and light hikes before the trek, is highly recommended as it can enhance your overall experience. With dedication, a light level of fitness, and a steady pace, you can comfortably enjoy and complete this easy Annapurna trek.

Permits Required for the 6 Days Annapurna Panorama Trekking

To embark on the Annapurna Panorama Trek, you'll need two essential permits which are the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP). 

  • The cost of the ACAP permit differs according to your nationality, and it costs USD 30 per person for foreign nationals, while for SAARC nationals, it costs USD 10 per person.
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) cards, the cost is USD 20 per person for foreign nationals, while for SAARC nationals, it is USD 10 per person. 

Luggage and Storage Facility

While trekking, it's advisable to carry a daypack containing essentials like water, snacks, a camera, and any medications you might need. If you have any extra luggage then, it can be left at your hotel in Pokhara or Kathmandu. You can also leave the luggage at our office in Kathmandu.

Furthermore, if you are hiring a porter for the trek, keep in mind that a single porter can carry the weight of 25 kg which is to be shared by two trekkers. 

Packing List for the Annapurna Panorama Trek

Prioritize packing comfortable trekking shoes, moisture-wicking socks, warm clothing (layers are ideal for temperature changes), a rainproof jacket, a hat, gloves, sunglasses with UV protection, a refillable water bottle, a basic first aid kit, personal toiletries, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a camera to capture the breathtaking scenery. 

If you do not have the necessary gear or items for the trek, let us know as they can be hired or bought in Kathmandu or Pokhara for which our team will help you. Also, you can check our blog to get more information on the Packing List and essentials for trekking in Nepal. 

Useful Info and Tips for the Easy Annapurna Trek

  • Engage in light cardio exercises and short hikes before the trek to prepare your body.
  • Make sure to have a gradual ascent that helps prevent altitude sickness. 
  • Stay hydrated and allow time for acclimatization.
  • Wear layers for changing weather conditions. Pack a moisture-wicking base layer, insulating middle layer, and waterproof outer layer.
  •  Carry spare batteries and memory cards for your camera to capture stunning landscapes.
  •  Maintain a positive mindset and enjoy the journey. 
  • Carry enough Nepali cash for the entire journey.
  • Respect the local culture and make sure to follow the principle of 'leave no trace behind'.

Tipping Idea to Guide and Porters

Tipping is customary while trekking in Nepal to show appreciation for the services provided by guides, porters, and teahouse staff. While there's no fixed amount, a suggested guideline for tipping during the treks is around 10% to 15% of the total trek cost. 

Booking Annapurna Panorama Tour with Himalayan Recreation

Booking your Annapurna Panorama Tour with Himalayan Recreation Treks offers you a well-organized and memorable experience. We offer you expert guidance, comfortable accommodations, and a well-planned itinerary that ensures a memorable journey. 

For payment, there are several methods you can use like inter-banking and online platforms. If you have any confusion, you can directly contact us as we stay online 24/7 to make your booking process easier. 

Last-Minute Booking for the Annapurna Panorama

While it's advisable to plan ahead for your trek, last-minute bookings are possible with Himalayan Recreation Treks. However, keep in mind that the availability of accommodations may be limited, and for last-minute bookings, you should provide the full payment before the trek. 

Sustainable Travel with Himalayan Recreation

Himalayan Recreation Treks places a strong priority on sustainable travel practices. We are committed to minimizing our environmental impact and supporting local communities. 

By choosing to trek with us, you will be contributing to responsible tourism that helps preserve the beauty of the Annapurna region for future generations. It's a wonderful way to explore the mountains while also giving back to the local communities. 

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