Beautiful scenery of the Annapurna Mountains while on the Panorama Trek

Annapurna Panorama Trek

Recommended by 99% of travelers
Duration11 Days
Trip GradeModerate
Maximum Altitude3,210m
Group SizeAny
Travel StyleTrekking
Best TimeMarch to May and September to December

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.


  • 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

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.

Trip PlanExpand all

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 spend 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!

Route Map
Map of Annapurna Panorama trek route in Nepal
Cost Details
  • 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.
Dates & Availability
Starts: Sep 03, 2024Ends: Sep 13, 2024
Starts: Sep 10, 2024Ends: Sep 20, 2024
Starts: Sep 17, 2024Ends: Sep 27, 2024
Starts: Sep 24, 2024Ends: Oct 04, 2024

Regulus Nepal ensures the security, contentment, and safety of our valued clientele. Our top priority is keeping you secure. Here are a few methods by which we protect your safety.

  • We have all the tools, supplies, and first aid kits we need.
  • Our trip leaders have received in-depth first-aid training.
  • Our trek leaders are fully authorized to halt the journey or continue if someone becomes ill.
  • In an emergency, we'll dispatch a helicopter for evacuation (insurance-covered).
  • The entire group will trek together.

Below is our trek cancellation/refund policy:

  • If we have to cancel the trek, we will return the money after deducting the expenses already incurred (hotel reservations, tea house reservations, transportation, permits, etc.).
  • The cancellation charge depends on the time you cancel the trek. The closer you cancel the trek to the day it is supposed to start, the higher the cancellation charge will be.
  • We wait 48 hours after the trip starts for guests to contact us if they do not join. After that, we assume the trip is canceled, and we, Regulus, will not refund the sum you had deposited.
Additional Info

Annapurna Panorama trek permit and fee

Foreign trekkers need Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit and TIMS Card to do the Annapurna Panorama trekking. Both permits only have a single entry and are not transferable. Our Annapurna Panorama trek package cost covers both permit fees, so you do not have to pay extra money for them.

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit cost for SAARC nationals: NPR 200 per person
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit cost for other countries: NPR 3000 per person
  • TIMS Card for SAARC nationals: NPR 600 per person
  • TIMS Card for other countries: NPR 1000 per person

Guide and porter during the trek

Our Annapurna Panorama trek package includes guides and porters as per the group size. You will be guided by a professional and native guide who knows the trail and the communities residing along it in depth. The journey will be hassle-free for you, as the guide will take care of all the logistics. Likewise, he will also help you interact with the locals and be a reliable travel partner.

Likewise, our porters will carry the heavy duffel bag during Annapurna Panorama trekking. Our one porter carries a bag for two travelers. A duffel bag will be your main luggage during the trek. Each trekker has a 10 kg weight limit. Likewise, trekkers can also carry a daypack, and the weight limit for this is 5 kg.

As our guides and porters will help you a lot to make the journey safe, fun, and smooth, we highly recommend you tip them at the end of their service. As per your satisfaction level, you can tip whatever you like. For instance, every member of the group can tip USD 100 each, or 10–15% of the package cost.

What is the best time to do the Annapurna Panorama trek?

The best time to do the Annapurna Panorama trek is in the spring (March, April, and May) and autumn (September, October, and November) seasons. These two seasons have ideal weather and trail conditions for trekking in the Himalayas.

The trekking routes are bustling and decorated with thousands of flowers. Likewise, the moderate climate and steady weather allow for a lovely experience. The temperature ranges from 5°C to 22°C.

During the summer/monsoon (June, July, and August) and winter (December, January, and February), the weather is very poor and challenges are quite high. Therefore, it is not a good idea to do the Annapurna Panorama trek in these two seasons.

Travel insurance for the Annapurna Circuit trek

Travel insurance is important for the Annapurna Panorama trek. You cannot join this trek without it. The travel insurance must cover emergency helicopter evacuation and medical bills. This is to make sure you are getting proper attention in case of a medical emergency during the journey.

You can also include flight cancellation, baggage loss/theft, etc, coverage in the travel insurance. As the Annapurna Panorama trail does not have adequate health facilities or proper means of transportation, travel insurance is very important.

What is the altitude sickness risk on this trek? How do avoid it?

Altitude sickness is a common illness that trekkers suffer from during high-altitude activity like the Annapurna Panorama trek. Not everyone suffers from it, and it is also quite avoidable and manageable. First things first, altitude sickness happens because of an elevation change and if your body is not acclimatized.

So, we have made sure you get ample acclimatization time following the Annapurna Panorama Trek's 11-day itinerary. Likewise, our guide will check your health regularly during the trek. If you feel any discomfort or see symptoms like headache, vomiting, difficulty in breathing, insomnia, nausea, loss of appetite, etc, inform him immediately.

What our Clients Say?
07 Dec, 2023
The majestic Annapurna

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