• Best Sunrise and Himalayas View from the Poonhill 
  • Breathtaking views of mountains like Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu
  • Experience the unique flora and fauna, Nepal’s national flower Rhododendron on the trail 
  • UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites tour in Kathmandu
  • Visit the local villages of Ghandruk & Ghorepani
  • A glimpse of local & traditional Nepalese lifestyle 
  • Explore the Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Ethnic Gurung culture in Ghandruk
  • Visit Gurung museum
  • Pokhara City Tour

About Annapurna Panorama Trek

The beauty of Annapurna Panorama Trek is that it immerses you in the beauty of the Annapurna Region. The Annapurna Panorama trekking for 11 days will offer you the chance to view several mountains, streams, forests, and local communities. It is a single destination where you will get a true taste of Nepal this is why we call it— Annapurna Panorama Trek. Annapurna panorama trekking is also popularly known as Annapurna Poonhill trek. The Poon Hill is a hill station, a viewpoint which is popular for viewing sunrise and sunset, it offers you a picture-perfect scene of sun rays falling on the surface of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri which cannot be described in words.

Poon Hill Trek, The Easiest Adventure in Annapurna Region

The landscape of the poon hill area is mesmerizing and due to this, the number of tourists visiting here is increasing by around two folds every year. Here you get the view of Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Mount Machhepuchhre (6998m), Nilgiri (7041m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna II (7939m), Annapurna III (7555m) and Tukuche (6920m).

Besides, the trekking also acquaints you with the local lifestyle of people. Gurungs and Magar are local inhabitants of this area. They are registered as an ethnic indigenous group of Nepal by the government. They have their unique identity and culture.

The world had recognized Magar and Gurung as brave people. They are the people who fought bravely during the Second World War in support of the United Kingdom then. There are many Gurung and Magar who are honored by the Victoria Cross (VC) from the Queen of England.

Their honesty and bravery are an example to the world due to which Gorkha Regiment still exists in England and India.  

Besides, the unique culture and tradition of these communities are also a matter of attraction in the Annapurna Region. Their lifestyle and use of local wine in every traditional occasion fascinate many trekkers.


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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Welcome to Nepal! Upon your arrival in Kathmandu Regulus Treks & Expedition receives you at Tribhunvan International Airport and drive you to hotel. If your arrival is at appropriate time then you can enjoy leisurely walk in the streets of Thamel. It is a prime destination for foreigners. It is said that Kathmandu visit is incomplete without strolling in this part of the city. Overnight in a hotel. 

    From the second day of your arrival starts our trip mission. Today you visit Kathmandu, also known as city of temples with our guide. Basically there are four major touring sites in Kathmandu. They are: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and and Bouddhanath Stupa. And the main part is these all four sites are listed in World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will be introduced to your guide by Regulus. You can have good conversation with him regarding the upcoming trip. You can enjoy the night life of Thamel which completely depends on your wish. Overnight in Thamel

      We ride on Prithivi Highway along Trishuli River. The view is really nice. The scenic beauty of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Mountain ahead of you simply symbolizes that you are about to approach the City of Lakes—Pokhara. You can spend your leisure time by walking in lakeside at the edge of Phewa Lake. It is really pleasure walk. We will spend night in a hotel in Pokhara.

        Early in the morning after breakfast we drive to Nayapul from Pokhara. It is around one and half hour journey. From here we start trekking towards Tikhedhunga. We cross Birethanti before arriving at Tikhedhunga. Here we put off at night.

          It is an interesting walk today. The stone stairs at Ulleri challenges your stamina. You step over more than 3000 stone stairs to arrive at Ghorepani. Ulleri inhabits Magar people. The trail crosses few streams before arriving at Nangethanti. We put sepnd overnight at Ghorepani.

            We wake up early in the morning because the essence of Poon Hill hike is to get sunrise view from this (Poon Hill) vantage point. From here you get clear view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountians. The beauty is so beautiful that will last throughout your life. After spending few hours here we get back to Ghorepani and lunch. Tadapani is our today’s last destination. We pass through rhododendron forests and picturesque view to arrive at Tadapani. Wet halt in Tadapani at night.

              It is a beautiful and easy walk today. We arrive at Ghandruk by noon. It is a village inhabited by Gurung people. They are regarded as brave people. There are many Gurungs who are honored with Victoria Cross (VC) by the British Government. You visit Gurung Museum here. We put off at Ghandruk.

                Crossing few tea houses, green lush vegetation, streams and suspension bridge we arrive at Tolkha. We walk along Modi Khola River. We finally, arrive at Pothana. The view of Fishtail Mountain from here is really mesmerizing. We spen night here.

                  Passing through rhododendron forests and stone paved path we arrive at Dhampus. It is a village inhabited by different ethnic groups. Now we follow downhill track to reach Phedi. From Phedi we catch private or public transport to be at Pokhara. You can enjoy rest of the time in Pokhara. We spend night in Pokhara.

                    Today after breakfast we either drive or fly to Kathmandu. We retrace the same route—Prithvi Highway to arrive at Capital. At noon you can roam around Thamel and purchase gifts for your friends and families. In the evening Regulus will offer farewell dinner. We will stay overnight in a hotel.

                      Your trekking ends here today. We will drop you at Airport three hours earlier to schedule flight. We are thankful to you as you gave us opportunity to serve. See you soon!

                        Trip Map

                        Annapurna Panorama Trek map

                        What to Expect

                        • 2 nights of deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara (BB plan).
                        • Tea houses accommodation on Mountain while trekking including 3 meals a day ( B L D ).
                        • Hot drinks (Tea / Coffee).
                        • An experienced, licensed, English speaking guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
                        • A government registered trekking guide (English speaking with license) & a local porter (1 porter with 2 trekkers).
                        • Fooding, lodging ,Salaries & insurance of  the staffs.
                        • One way domestic flight (Ktm-Pkr-Ktm).
                        • One way bus service (Ktm-Pkr-Ktm) bya tourist bus.
                        • Private transportation during ground-travel (airport pick up & drop).
                        • Bothway private transportation(Pkr-Nayapu-Pkr) by a car.
                        • Government-trained guides and required porters with their insurance, salary and meals.
                        • Government taxes, entry fees and TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) & all permit during sightseeing.
                        • All applicable fees.
                        • One cultural show and farewell dinner.
                        • Trip Completion Certificate.
                        • First Aid Kit.            
                        • International flights.
                        • Nepal entry visa.
                        • Airport departure tax.
                        • Extra showers, Battery recharge costs, laundry, etc.
                        • Personal clothing and gears.
                        • Food in Kathmandu ( also if earlier return to Kathmandu from Mountains due to any reason  than the scheduled Itinerary).
                        • Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc.
                        • Tips to guide and porter.
                        • Cancellation fees, if any from your side.
                        • Hot shower.
                        • Boiled water.
                        • Wi -Fi.
                        • Insurance.
                        • Costs raised by conditions that are not under our control such as landslides, weather conditions, political unrest, illness, etc.

                        PRICES & DATES

                        Useful Information



                        How long is the trek?

                        We can make the Annapurna Panorama trek from 3 days to 11 days of Hiking. The duration depends on where to end the trip.

                        How to get Annapurna region & away?

                        To get Annapurna region first we need to be at Pokhara, you can choose either flight or you can drive too. But from Pokhara to the trekking starting point, we’ll drive.

                        Can I get sectional service for a cheap price instead of a full board package?

                        If you prefer to have partial services rather than full-board packages, we’ve also partial services packages.
                        In partial services, we provide a guide, porter, trekking permits, and other services on demand. We charge USD 20 per day for the Local Guide, USD 18 per day for strong porters, and USD 50 per person for the Permits.

                        How hard is Annapurna Base Camp trek?

                        Comparing the Everest Base Camp trek to the Annapurna Base Camp trek, the former is a more simpler hike. The reasons for this include that hiking to Annapurna Base Camp requires fewer days of walking, reaching altitudes of no more than 4,130m (13,550 ft), and spending the least amount of time possible at higher altitudes. Additionally, compared to the EBC walk, the air in the Annapurna region has more oxygen due to the lush trees at low altitudes. The Annapurna Base Camp trip begins at an elevation of 800 meters (2,625 feet), providing enough time for acclimatization.

                        Although the EBC journey may be easier than the Annapurna Base Camp climb, both treks demand a similar degree of fitness. Since the trek is just a long hike on low elevations across the verdant slopes of the Annapurna massif's southern flank, hikers do not need technical experience, rock climbing, or mountaineering skills. The trek is only strenuous because to its length of 9 days, which includes lots of uphill and downhill walking (11 days when arrival and departure are included). If you don't have much time, you can complete the walk in 7 days by taking the quicker route.

                        Who am I traveling with?

                        You'll be on the road with people from all around the world who share your interests. As a result, there is no upper age limit for participating in this walk, but we are very worried about your level of physical, mental, and hiking experience fitness. We make every effort to form groups with people who are in the same age range as ourselves so that everyone can hike at a similar speed and make the journey together easier.

                        While trekking to Annapurna Base Camp, would I lose weight?

                        According to your well planned itinerary, you will typically be eating wholesome, balanced meals that are readily available on the route. For hikers, losing 7–10% of body weight is not uncommon, although it also depends on the hiker's appetite and other circumstances. Most experienced trekkers are able to consume a nutritious diet, get enough sleep, and properly acclimate their bodies to the altitude in order to make up for the weight loss. All climbers are always encouraged to eat as much as they can, for which we prepare a well balanced meal, and to sleep soundly so that they can get enough rest.

                        How cold is Annapurna Base Camp ?

                        Different seasons of the year bring very different weather conditions at Annapurna Base Camp. The spring season, which lasts from March through May, is pleasant, with daytime highs of 17 to 20°C (63 to 68°F) and cool evenings and early mornings. The summer or monsoon season lasts from June through August and is characterized by torrential downpours, thundershowers, humid days, and daytime highs of 20 to 25°C (68-77°F). The best time of year to hike to Annapurna Base Camp is in the fall (September to November), when the weather is more predictable and steady than in other seasons. The average daytime temperature is 15 to 17°C (59-63°F), while the lows at night and in the early mornings are 5 to 7°C (41-45°F). The coldest months are winter (December to February), when daytime highs range from 9 to 17°C (48 to 63°F), but overnight lows can drop as low as 0°C (32°F). The best time of year to experience snowfall and breath-taking mountain views is during the winter.

                        Should I take Diamox Annapurna Base Camp trek?

                        Diamox is a drug that is typically administered to avoid altitude sickness rather than to treat its symptoms. Compared to the Everest base camp journey, the Annapurna base camp trek carries a lower risk of altitude sickness. However, as a precaution, we shall start by giving you the medication. There is no need to be concerned because your trekking guides have many Diamox medicines and first aid supplies. It is advised to discuss any allergic reactions or side effects you may experience with your doctor.

                        What symptoms indicate altitude sickness? 

                        The first symptoms typically appear 12 to 24 hours after reaching high altitudes.  The symptoms of altitude sickness vary depending on its severity. Mild, transient altitude sickness symptoms include lightheadedness, exhaustion, appetite loss, trouble sleeping, a general lack of energy, and shortness of breath. These symptoms can occasionally be accompanied by headaches, nausea, and vomiting.

                        Is Mount Everest visible from Annapurna Base Camp?

                        Unfortunately, the Annapurna base camp has no views of Mount Everest. While Annapurna is located in the western portion of the Himalayan range, Everest is located to the east. Instead, you can take in the breathtaking vistas of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and a number of other Annapurna ranges while you go.

                        What drinking water options are there in the Annapurna region? 

                        Water can be purchased in mineral water bottles from stores located along the trails. Another way to purify tap or stream water before drinking is by carrying reusable water bottles and several types of water filtration chemicals. Bottles of water can be refilled at the teahouses or in the numerous streams and rivers that can be found along the walk. We advise you to consume boiled water while you are at your lodge. Those who are adamant on drinking nothing but mineral water should be prepared to spend more money, as the cost of bottled water increases as you move higher up.

                        What is the cost of the treks to Annapurna Base Camp?

                        There is no exact calculation for the cost of Annapurna base camp, however it often costs between $1200 to $3500 per person. The route to the base camp of the tenth-highest peak in the world depends on a number of variables, including the operator's reputation and brand name. It also depends on the time of year you want to visit, the amenities you need, the quality of the lodging and dining alternatives, and other factors.