Annapurna Panorama View Trek

Trip Fact:
  • Duration 5 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • DestinationNepal
  • Max Altitude3210m
  • AccommodationHotels in Kathmandu/Pokhara and Guest houses during trekking
  • MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu/Pokhara and All meals during trekking
  • Trip Start/EndPokhara
  • Group Size1-50 pax
  • Best SeasonFebruary, March, April, May, September, October, November and December are the best months.

The Annapurna Panorama View Trek, also known as the Poon Hill trek, is a short and easy hike in Nepal. It's great for people who want to see the beautiful Himalayan mountains without too much effort.

During this trek, you'll see some of the tallest mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, and Manaslu. You'll also get to see the deepest gorge in the world, called the Kali Gandaki gorge, from a place called Poon Hill.

As you walk on a well-used trail, you'll go through lush forests and visit small Himalayan villages like Ghandruk, Tadapani, and Ghorepani. You'll learn about different groups of people who live there, all while enjoying the amazing Himalayan scenery.

This trek is good for families, even if you have kids. You can also add other activities like going on a safari in Chitwan or rafting on the Seti River. It's a 5-day adventure in the lower part of the Annapurna region in Nepal, and you can do it at any time of the year.

Highlights of Annapurna Panorama View Trek

  • Explore the enchanting woodlands adorned with rhododendron and oak trees
  • Marvel at the breathtaking sunrise and sunset vistas from the heights of Poon Hill (3210m)
  • Behold the awe-inspiring panoramic sights of the majestic Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges
  • Immerse yourself in the rich traditions and lifestyles of the Gurung and Magar communities
  • Discover the charm of Ghorepani and Ghandruk, picturesque villages brimming with character
  • Unwind and rejuvenate in the soothing natural hot springs of Jhinu Danda
  • Traverse the captivating Modi Khola valley, basking in its scenic allure
  • Delight in the warm hospitality of the Nepalese people and savor the delights of local cuisine.


On the first day, embark on a brief drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. Once you arrive at Nayapul, your hiking adventure will commence. The trail will traverse through numerous charming small villages and settlements. You will trek amidst verdant forests, stepping carefully on well-placed stone steps while enjoying the exquisite vistas of picturesque landscapes. Finally, you will reach the village of Ulleri.

  • Guest House/Lodge
  • Lunch/Dinner
  • 1,920m

The second day of your journey starts with an hour-long ascent on a steep path leading to Banthanti. This village is primarily inhabited by the Magar community, providing an opportunity to witness their unique lifestyle, traditions, and culture. The trail will also unveil breathtaking views of Hiunchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), and Annapurna South (7219m). As you progress through these villages, the trail becomes easier, taking you through enchanting rhododendron forests until you reach the Magar village of Ghorepani.

  • Guest House/Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2674m

Rise early in the morning and embark on a trip to Poon Hill View Point to witness the mesmerizing sunrise along with spectacular views of snow-capped mountains such as Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7555m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (7061m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Lamjung Himal (6983m), and several other peaks. After spending a delightful time, trek back to Ghorepani. From there, continue the trek to Tadapani, passing through dense forests adorned with oak, rhododendron, and bamboo. Tadapani is a charming village that offers splendid views of Hiunchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Annapurna South (7219m), and Annapurna I (8091m).

  • Guest House/Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3210m

Embark on a mesmerizing journey as you traverse through a captivating woodland, where every step unravels nature's enchantment. Follow the path until you arrive at the tranquil Gurjung Khola, before ascending and descending once more towards the mystical destination of Jhinu Danda. Surrender to the temptation of an invigorating dip in the untouched hot springs, allowing the warm waters to caress your weary body and soothe your fatigued muscles. Experience the epitome of rejuvenation amidst the untouched wilderness. Unwind and find solace as you settle for the night at a charming guesthouse, nestled amidst nature's embrace.

  • Guest House/Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 1950m

Embark on a new day's journey by venturing down a steep trail that winds its way to a stony flight of steps, then ascend to behold the charming Gurung community nestled in Landruk. Wander through verdant woodlands adorned with vibrant rhododendrons and sturdy oaks, steadily climbing towards the enchanting Pitam Deurali (2142m). Descend from the lofty heights of Pitam Deurali and arrive at the picturesque village of Pothana, and drive back to Pokhara for about 1.5 hours. Stay overnight in Pokhara

  • Your own Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Trip Map

Annapurna Panorama View Trek map

Cost Details


  • Airport transportation via car/van/hiace for pick up and drop off.
  • 3 nights of bed and breakfast accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • 2 nights of twin-sharing bed and breakfast accommodation in Pokhara.
  • All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • A full-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with transportation and a tour guide.
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide with a government license. This includes their salary, insurance, flight, food, and lodging.
  • A trekking porter with salary, insurance, flight, food, and lodging. This is based on a 1 porter for 2 trekkers ratio.
  • All necessary paperwork, trekking permits, and a TIMS card.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All necessary trekking equipment for the staff.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Private transportation from Kathmandu to the starting point of the trek and from the trek's end point to Pokhara.
  • Tourist bus transportation from Pokhara to Kathmandu.


  • The Nepal entry visa fee.
  • International airfare and airport taxes, as well as any sightseeing entry fees for the city tour.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Any additional night accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • All personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, bottled water, hot showers, etc.
  • Tips for the guides and porters.
  • All types of drinks including hot water, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks.
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the cost includes.

Good to Know

Best time for Annapurna Panorama View Trek

With its towering peaks, lush valleys, and vibrant culture, this trek offers a unique experience for adventurers and nature enthusiasts. While the Annapurna region is accessible throughout the year, each season brings its own charm and highlights. In this article, we will explore the best time for the Annapurna Panorama View Trek, considering the unique aspects of each season.

Spring: Blossoming Beauty (March to May)

As the winter snow begins to melt, spring breathes life into the Annapurna region, transforming it into a vibrant paradise. The trails are adorned with blooming rhododendron forests, showcasing a kaleidoscope of colors. The weather during spring is generally mild, with pleasant temperatures and clear skies. This allows for excellent visibility, making it an ideal time to witness the panoramic views of Annapurna and other majestic peaks. Moreover, the cultural aspect of the trek is amplified during this season, as the locals celebrate festivals such as Holi and Bisket Jatra, adding an extra touch of authenticity to your journey.

Summer: A Refreshing Escape (June to August)

While the summer season in the Annapurna region coincides with the monsoon season in Nepal, it still has its own allure. The trails become less crowded, providing a serene and tranquil experience for those seeking solitude. The rain revitalizes the lush greenery, creating a vibrant and rejuvenating atmosphere. Although rainfall can make the trails muddy and slippery, the clear mornings that often follow rain showers offer breathtaking views as the mountains emerge from the clouds. It's essential to be prepared with appropriate rain gear and be cautious of potential leeches in the lower regions. However, if you don't mind occasional rain showers, this can be a rewarding time to explore the Annapurna Panorama View Trek.

Autumn: Golden Treasures (September to November)

Considered the best time to visit the Annapurna region, autumn presents a magical blend of pleasant weather, clear skies, and spectacular scenery. The monsoon rains have washed away the dust, leaving the air clean and fresh. The forests transform into a golden palette as the leaves change color, creating a picturesque setting. The temperature remains moderate, providing comfortable trekking conditions throughout the day. Autumn also coincides with the harvest season, and you can witness the locals engaging in agricultural activities, further immersing yourself in the local culture. The trails during this time are also bustling with fellow trekkers, allowing for shared experiences and a sense of camaraderie.

Winter: A Serene Wonderland (December to February)

For those seeking a peaceful and less crowded trek, the winter season offers a unique experience in the Annapurna region. The temperatures are cold, especially at higher altitudes, but with proper clothing and gear, it is still manageable. The snow-capped peaks create a magnificent backdrop, and the pristine white landscapes offer a tranquil ambiance that is truly captivating. The skies are often clear, providing unobstructed views of the mountains, and the lower trails may have fewer trekkers, allowing for a more intimate connection with nature. It's important to note that some higher passes may be closed due to heavy snowfall, so careful planning and local guidance are essential during winter treks.


  • Q1. What is the best time to do the Annapurna Panorama Trek?

    The best time to do the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is from September to November and from March to May. During these months, the weather is usually dry and clear, making it easier to enjoy the stunning mountain views.

  • Poon Hill is located at an altitude of 3,210 meters (10,531 feet) above sea level.

  • During the trek, trekkers can stay in teahouses or lodges that offer basic facilities such as a bed, blanket, and bathroom etc. It is recommended to bring a sleeping bag for extra warmth if traveling in winter time.

  • Trekkers need to obtain two permits for the trek - the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card. These permits can be obtained in Nepal Tourism Board, Kathmandu.

  • Teahouses and lodges offer a variety of Nepalese and Western dishes such as dal bhat (rice, lentils, and vegetables), noodles, soups, and momos (dumplings). Trekkers should also carry snacks and energy bars for additional sustenance.

  • It is recommended to pack warm clothing, a down jacket, a sleeping bag, a hat, gloves, sunscreen, sunglasses, a water bottle, and a first aid kit.

  • It is not recommended to drink tap water during the trek. Trekkers should carry a water bottle and either use water purification tablets or buy bottled water from teahouses.

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