NATURALLY NEPAL "once is not enough"

Saturday, April 14, 2012


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.
Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri
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 views on Earth.





CountryNepal
LocationKaski, Mustang &  Manang  DistrictsNorth of Kathmandu (Central Nepal)
Established On1986
ImportanceConservation Area Project (ACAP)
Area Covered7,629 sq. km. 
Best Season To VisitMarch to  JuneSeptember to November
Coordinates27° 57′ 55″ N, 86° 54′ 47″ E
Population1,000,000
Major Ethnic GroupGurung, Bothia, Thakali & Managis
Major ReligionBuddhism
Major RiversTrisuli, Sunkoshi, Seti, Karnali, Modi Bhotekhosi, Kali Gandaki,& Marshyandi
Major GlaciersGangapurna and Annapurna glaciers
Bioclimatic ZoneLower and Upper Temperate Sub-alpine, Alpine and Nival
Major PeaksAnnapurna I (8,091 m)Annapurna II (7,937 m)Annapurna South (7,219 m),Gangapurna (7,455 m)
ClimateTemperate to arctic
Elevation Range790 m - 8,091 m
Endangered/Threatened mammalsSnow Leopard, Blue Sheep Red Panda, Wild Yak
Major Tree Species

Pine, Hemlock, Fir, Juniper, Birch

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.

DAY
PLACE
ALTITUDE
Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu – Transfer to Hotel
1,355 m
Day 2
Sightseeing in Kathmandu – Afternoon free
1,355 m
Day 3
Kathmandu to Pokhara
820 m
Day 4
Pokhara - Nayapul - Tikhe Dhungha
1,540 m
Day 5
Tikhe Dhungha to Ghorepani
2,750 m
Day 6
Gohrepani - Poon Hill - Tadapani
3,193 m
Day 7
Tadapani to Ghandruk
1,940 m
Day 8
Ghandruk to Tolka
1,700 m
Day 9
Tolka - Phedi - Pokhara
0,820 m
Day 10
Pokhara to Kathmandu
1,355 m
Day 11
At Leisure in Kathmandu
1,355 m
Day 12
End of Trek - Flihgt back Home
1,355 m


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