Annapurna Dhaulagiri Panorama Trekking - 11 Days

Annapurna Dhaulagiri Panorama Trekking - 11 Days
Trip Information
  • Duration11 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max Altitude3210m/10532ft
  • ActivityTrekking, Historical and Cultural Excursion
  • Group Size1+
  • Trip StartKathmandu
  • Trip EndKathmandu
  • Best TimeMarch to June and Sept to Dec
Highlights
  • Spectacular views of  Mt. Annapurna  and  Mt. Dhaulagiri  from scenic  Poon Hill viewpoint.
  • Dramatic landscapes with an awesome scenery of beautiful rolling green hills and mountains.
  • Explore traditional villages of Gurung & Magar / Poon villages of great cultural interests.
  • Constant view of snow-clad peaks on daily walks from beginning to an end of the trek.
  • Enchanting alpine woods of tall rhododendron and magnolia a natural garden in flowering time.
  • Striking sunrise over world's three highest mountains  Annapurna-Dhaulagiri  and  Manaslu.

'scenic walk to Ghorepani and Poon Hill with the stunning sunrise over the chain of Himalayan peaks'

Annapurna Dhaulagiri Panorama Trekking, a short and fascinating adventure of less than a week duration, where all types of interest travelers can join including all age groups.

Annapurna Dhaulagiri Panorama Trekking , a wonderful mid hill destination under the shadow of high and massive Annapurna Himalaya range of mountains and in the harmony of the local culture of immense interest throughout the walks.

Besides culture and mountain views, this marvelous Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Panorama Trekking leads you into enchanting forested areas full of rhododendron and magnolia tree lines, in spring and summer when flowers are full bloom, making the whole hills alive with riots of colors.

Ghorepani and Poon Hill areas, regarded as world’s natural garden when flowers are in bloom which you can witness on this fabulous trekking.

Trek starts from scenic Pokhara city and its verdant valley with lakes and then heading towards mid hills past traditional and cultural hill tribe villages of Gurung and Magar-Poon on reaching our destination at Ghorepani village.

An hour hike to Poon Hill offers the spectacular panorama of mountains with stunning sunrise views, with marvelous time on Poon Hill and the highest point of the trek, then heading back to Pokhara via an alternative scenic route.

Our memorable and fantastic adventure completes at Pokhara, and then drive back to Kathmandu with fond memories of Annapurna Dhaulagiri Panorama Trekking..

Itinerary
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On arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where you will be received by our office staff and guide with warm welcome greeting and then transfer to your hotels in the hub of the city. After checking into your rooms and getting refreshed join the other groups for briefing on

Mt. Annapurna & Mt. Dhaulagiri Panorama Trekking, our guide offers you with useful important information regarding trek and your stay in Nepal with us.

Evening includes welcome dinner in a nice and authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program of Nepal while having your dinner.

    Morning, depart from the hotel for exciting tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest,  Kathmandu city and its valley steeped with historical and religious monuments temples and monasteries listed as World Heritage Sites.

    After an interesting tour afternoon free to relax and preparation for Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Panorama Trekking next early morning overland drive to Pokhara.

      Morning depart from your hotel for interesting drive towards Nepal Mid West with exciting views past farm villages and towns on Nepal's main highway to reach at Pokhara city.

      On reaching at Pokhara after six hours of interesting ride, transfer to hotels by the Phewa lake side with time to stroll around where most of the hotels-restaurant-stores and shops located.

      Pokhara a touristic and scenic spot blessed with natural scenery of mountains-green hills-valley with serene and calm lakes of Phewa and Begnas.

      (Flying options to Pokhara of 30 minutes scenic flights)

        Moring few hour drives takes you further west to reach at Nayapul with panorama of Annapurna and Manaslu Himalaya during drive.

        On reaching Nayapul first day walk follows Modi River to lovely village at Bhirethati and then heading North West on gradual uphill for some hours, walking past interesting Gurung people farm villages and terraced fields on stone paved steps to reach at Tikhedhunga within beautiful cascading waterfalls for overnight stops.

          Second day of the trek starting with a climb on nice stone steps to reach at Ulleri a large and typical Hill village, inhabited mostly by Gurung tribes with thatched and slated roofs offering views of Machhapuchare Himal with Annapurna South and Hunichuli peaks.

          From here on gradual winding up trail to reach at Ghorepani as walk leads into magnificent tall rhododendron and pine tree woodland.

          After a great pleasant walk reaching at Ghorepani for next morning hike to Poon Hill, Ghorepani home of Poon people of Magar origin tribe, an ethnic hill tribes of Nepal famous as Gorkha soldiers in UK-India and other foreign countries. This village with many good lodges offers marvelous views of Dhaulagiri-Tukuche-Nilgiris and Annapurna Himalayan mountains.

            Early morning before breakfast, hike up for an hour on top scenic Poon Hill at above 3,210 m our highest spot of this wonderful trekking.

            From Poon Hill catch striking sunrise views of panorama of mountains which includes Dhaulagiri-Tukcuhe-Nilgiris-Annapurna Fang (Vara Shikar) Annapurna range of peaks with majestic Machhapuchare Himal 'Fish Tail' the unclimbed and virgin peaks of Himalaya.

            View includes Mt. Manaslu with Lamjung extending towards Ganesh Himal due east horizon, after a marvelous photo session head back to Ghorepani for breakfast and carry on trekking uphill into beautiful woods of rhododendron trees with views of mountains.

            Finally as walk leads to descend and then up at Tadapani within forested areas with grand views of Annapurna Himalaya.

              Morning enjoying glorious views of Annapurna peaks then walk downhill into a cool forest to reach a large Gurung village at Ghandruk for overnight and lunch stop, with an afternoon free to explore this interesting village, visit the local museum and around its village with views of Annapurna peaks.

                Morning with glorious views heading downhill through local villages to reach Modi River and then up for a while to Landruk village. Lunch break will be in Landruk. From Landruk a pleasant walk on winding trails brings at Tolka for overnight stop with majestic views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli peaks.

                  Today our end of the trek with 3-4 hours walks to Dhampus village, on this last day trekking starting on gradual path and with climb to Deurali with fantastic views of peaks and surrounding landscapes.

                  After a break heading on downhill trail to Potana village and then at Dhampus village perched on a ridge top, offering scenic panorama of Annapurna-Manaslu-Lamjung Himal with tips of Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchare Himal.

                    From Pokhara overland drive leads on the same route back to Kathmandu with amazing and wonderful time on Mt. Dhaulagiri & Mt. Annapurna Panorama Trekking, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to your respective hotels with free afternoon for individual activities.

                    (Flying options of half hour on air to Kathmandu with sweeping panorama of mountains)

                      Your last day in Nepal, country of Himalayan wonders and as per your international flight time depart for homeward bound or to next respective connecting destinations.

                      Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing memory and great time on Mt. Annapurna & Mt. Dhaulagiri Panorama Trekking.

                        Cost Details
                        What's Included
                        • All airport pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)
                        • Twin/double sharing accommodation in BB in Kathmandu
                        • Twin/double sharing accommodation in BB in Pokhara
                        • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle.
                        • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
                        • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
                        • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
                        • 02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment
                        • We provide an assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size
                        • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
                        • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
                        • Pokhara to Starting point and ending point to Pokhara by private vehicle
                        • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary
                        What's not Included
                        • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
                        • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
                        • Lunch and Dinner  in Kathmandu and Pokhara
                        • Personal  travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
                        • In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
                        • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
                        •  The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
                        • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
                        • Anything not included in service includes column 
                        Availability
                        • The trip departs everyday if the year
                        • The trip and trek is fully customizable we can customize the trip according to the need and necessity of our clients

                        • The trip is available for solo travelers group travelers and private travelers

                        • We organize the trip for a large group and can provide service for a group of 100+ members as well

                        • If the given date are not appropriate for the travllers and trekkers the trip can be conducted on the custom date provided by our clients

                        • Holiday tours Nepal advises all our clients to book at least 7 days prior so all the arrangements can be done in time specially sometimes in themountains the accommodation are booked prior so prior booking helps a lot

                        Contact us at info@holidaytoursnepal.com or send us a text at +977-9816710843 or +977-9818178630 we are available 24/7 on whatsapp viber wechat for additional informations.

                        Useful Information

                        Equipment and Gear List

                        GeneralGeneral

                        • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
                        • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
                        • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

                        CatUpper Body

                        • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
                        • warm woolen hat
                        • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
                        • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
                        • Polarized sunglasses

                        TorsoTorso

                        • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
                        • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
                        • Waterproof rain jacket
                        • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
                        • Fleece jacket or down jacket

                        LowerLower Body

                        • thermals inner
                        • Hiking pants at least 3
                        • Comfortable pants for teahouses
                        • Waterproof, windproof shell
                        • Hiking shorts

                        glovesHands

                        • Woolen gloves for the tea house
                        • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk

                        feetFeet

                        • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
                        • Hiking socks
                        • Liner socks
                        • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
                        • Crampons (For passes)
                        • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
                        • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

                        undergarmentUndergarments and Inner Wears

                        • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
                        • Sports bras (women)
                        • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

                        FirstaidFirst Aid Kits and Medications

                        Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.) 

                        • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
                        • Lip balm or Vaseline
                        • ointment cream
                        • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
                        • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

                        Optional Other Essentials

                        • Passport
                        • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
                        • Reusable water bottle
                        • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
                        • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
                        • water bladder for the day bag
                        • small towel for personal use
                        • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
                        • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
                        • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
                        • Power bank or extra batteries
                        • Cameras and mobile phone
                        • Cards/book
                        • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
                        • Trekking poles
                        • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
                        • Thermos for hot water during the night
                        • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
                        • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
                        • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
                        • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
                        • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg (33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
                        • A down jacket with a hood (cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
                        • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
                        • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

                        Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

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