Duration: About 11 days
Trek days: About 6 days
Max. Altitude: 3210 m
Region: Annapurna Panorama trek is a colourful short foray into the Annapurna region. The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and past icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool your face. Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek.
This trek in the Annapurna foothills to the view point on Poon Hill offers all the best of trekking in Nepal. Enjoy trekking in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs, Magars dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline. At the climax of this trek you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountain scapes on Earth.
As the sun touches the snow-capped summits the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a maze of other peaks, slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes. A rewarding trek that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape.
Annapurna, at 8091m, is the 10th highest mountain in the world and will be forever known as the first 8000m peak to be climbed - by Herzog's French party in 1950. The climb was an epic of Himalayan climbing and has entered mountaineering folklore.
Trek: This trek is a circular trek in the famous Annapurna foothills which allows the visitor time to experience the wonderful mountain views and scenic villages within a shorter timeframe. The trek begins in Pokhara and leads up to Chhromrong where there are fantastic views up towards the Modi Khola gorge. From Chhromrong trek is begun west to Deorali from where trekkedrs can ascend Poon Hill for a classic panorama of the Annapurna region. Then it can be continued down to Birethanti and then back to Pokhara, the beautiful lakeside city. This is a classic trek which allows access to the Annapurna foothills within a reasonable timeframe but still provides an amazing experience of the culture and beauty of the Himalaya.