Annapurna panorama Trekking

Annapurna Panorama, also known as Poon Hill trek, is one of the finest short treks in Nepal. This introductory trekking in Annapurna unfolds dramatic panoramic profiles of some of the beautiful and highest mountains in Annapurna region. We follow one of the well-trodden routes through lust forest and delightful Himalayan settlements of diverse ethnic groups. Due to the incredible altitudinal range and temperate mix of climate on the background of Himalayas, trekking in Annapurna Poon Hill is a naturalists’ paradise. The panoramic views of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Machhapuchhre (699.m), Manaslu (8157m), and other numerous mountains along the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge from Poon Hill are majestic.

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Arrival in Kathmandu where you will be met and transferred to Hotel just walking distance to any styles of good restaurants and shops. Our Representative will give you short briefing on hotel facilities and safety. Tonight we only have a short introduction to the area, just what you need to know before the main briefing tomorrow. O/N in Hotel at Kathmandu.(BB)
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After breakfast, trek briefing will take place around 9 am. All aspects of gear and conditions are discussed to make sure you're fully prepared for the trip, and any last minute questions answered. After lunch we explore this medieval capital. We visit Boudhanath, also known as little Tibet. Then we visit Pasupatinath, holy temple of Hindu where cremation takes place by the ) holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Patan Durbar Square. Evening: welcome dinner hosted by Basanta Adventure. O/N in Hotel at Kathmandu.(BB)
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With a morning wake up guide will pick you up and transfer to the tourist bus station and drive (approximately seven hours with breaks) through the beautiful river view & Nepalese countryside to reach the Pokhara lakeside and transfer to the hotel and rest of the time explore the surrounding lakeside areas. O/N in Hotel at Pokhara.(BB)
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It is one-hour drive from Pokhara to Naya Pul situated along the Modi River. You will have excellent views of waterfalls and meet friendly people along the trail. Then you will have a five hour trek to Tirkhedhunga. While walking towards Tirkhedhunga along the bank of beautiful river you can see various birds and different type of flora. O/N in Lodge at Tirkhedhunga
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The trail continues to climb up on a stone staircase through wet temperate forests of Oak and rhododendron forests until Ghorepani. Ghorepani is one of the most popular villages along Annapurna circuit. Many trekkers who do not trek the whole circuit visit Ghorepani to view a magnificent panorama of the Himalaya peaks. Most of the habitants in this village are Magars & Gurungs. O/N in Lodge at Ghorepani
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Today early morning climb up to the Poonhill takes 90 minutes of hike on your pace though the rhododendron forest and spread glimpse of sunrise view and chirping sounds of birds during the early hiking. Poonhill is a great viewpoint from where we'll be able to enjoy wonderful panoramic views of the Mustang part and Pokhara valleys as well as see the more than 20 highest mountain closest views. After the magnificent view from Poon hill, you will walk through easy trail; a little steep up at the beginning, this day walking is pleasant as you cross through rhododendron forests, beautiful view of Annapurna South is visible constantly on the trail. Walk across the villages and tea house dotted on the trail gives enormous thrill feeling. O/N in Lodge at Tadapani
Trek to Ghandrung leisurely. Some parts of the trail are slippery during December and January due to snow condition. Descend to Ghandrung. Ghandrung is a large Gurung village located above Modi Khola (river). This place offers excellent views of Annapapurna South, Gangapurna , Annapurna III, and Machapuchare (Fishtail) at the far reaches of the valley. There are several hotels and tea houses here. O/N in Lodge at  Ghandrunk
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Next day Climb to the Kimrong-danda (hill) and make gradual descent to Kyunri Khola (river). The trail climbs to Taglung village. On the way you get excellent view of Annapurna South and Putha Hiunchuli to the North West and Annaurna III and Machapuchare to the north east. Descend to the river and follow the level path to Chumrung. The trail rounds a bend and enters the upper part of Chumrung, a Gurung village, where we spend the night. Chumrung is a large village that is spread along a huge stone staircase, which drops to the Chumrung Khola. O/N in Lodge at Chomrong
To continue with our trek after breakfast we start moving towards Landrung which will take a complete 4 hours of trekking. On our way to Landrung we first climb the Jhinu Danda at 1750m then cross the river at Shiuli. After few minutes of trekking then we finally reach Landrung. This will be your last night with your trekking crew except trekking Guide. Trekking crew will organize a farewell ceremony, Nepali song and dance, staff members will be allowed to drink to join the party. You may want to try local drink called “Rakshi”, please be aware; it does not taste good and is very strong. O/N in Lodge at Landrung
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We are now down to the Modi Khola and from here it is an easy and pleasant walk along the river bank to Birethanti at 1065m. We walk a short distance to the road head at Naya Pul, where we are picked up by our transport and driven back to Pokhara. The journey by road takes approx. 2 hours and we arrive back in Pokhara by early afternoon, on time to refresh ourselves in the hotel before spending a night in Pokhara. O/N in Hotel at Pokhara.(BB)
Pokhara is the most popular destination for visitors to Nepal. The natural beauty of its lakeside location and its proximity to the mountains has made in the natural choice for trekkers and adventures. Here you will have a sightseeing tour at Barahi Temple, Davi's fall and Mahendra Cave. O/N in Hotel at Pokhara.(BB)
Today we'll have an early morning drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu in a clean & comfortable Tourist Coach. It will take 6-7 hrs to drive. We'll reach Kathmandu late afternoon then enjoy our night at Thamel. Upon arrival, any hired gears will be collected and your international flight tickets will be distributed. O/N in Hotel at Kathmandu.(BB)
This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure and either relax at hotel or explore Kathmandu city, shopping etc. O/N in Hotel at Kathmandu.(BB)
Today either you’ll have your holiday extension for another tour or we will transfer you to airport for final departure flight.
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Priya ShyamsundarProgram Director South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics

“Thank you very much for organizing the Poon Hill Trek for us.  It was an absolutely fabulous trek for us and our German friends.  Climbing 4000 steps to Ulleri was a bit tough for the kids (and us), but we all made it.  The help we got during the trip made all the difference –   our guide and wonderful porters helped with the children and we didn’t have to worry about any of the trek related details; everything worked as it was meant to.  The kids still talk about Subash.  We enjoyed every moment of it – the walking, the company, the tea house lunches, the clean beds and good meals at night, and the fabulous Himalayas.”

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David Wells, United Kingdom

“The service provided by Basanta Adventures was excellent from the time we were met at the airport and taken to the Hyatt where Basanta Adventures came to our hotel with a detailed itinerary including 2 days sight seeing and then a 6 night trip from Lakpa to Nanche Bazaar with Gelzing acting as the Sherpa guide and 2 porters for a group of 3. We stayed at comfort lodges and the trip was excellent in terms of organisation and the trek itself to the base of Everest.

One of the most exciting trips that we have undertaken.

I can highly recommend Basanta Adventures.”

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Edwige and Martine, Solveil Vert, France

“We like to share our experience with Basanta Adventure in Tibet. First we met Basanta during the heavy monsoon of August 2002. We did not have one drop of rain during our 10 days in lower Mustang and the organisation was great even if prepared only one day before! This encouraged us to choose Basanta Adventure for our trip to Tibet. Here the organisation was even greater than expected. Things are not really smooth in Tibet due to the control of the Chinese, particularly at the time of the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Tibet, and also due to bad weather conditions in this huge Himalayan region. We really appreciated our driver Denpa. Without his experienced driving all people in our car would have left their life in the river. Our young guide Dorge was like a friend, a brother, a mother. His day started early in the morning and he never went to bed before he had settled everything for us for the day and prepared for the following day, everything in the smallest details. Guide and driver were available almost day and night.”

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Thea Gibbs, Gap Year student 2001, United Kingdom

“Thank you all the help and support during my time in Nepal.

It has been such comfort both me and family to know that I could come to you with any problem and that you would do your best to help.”

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Helena, Gap Year Student, 2006

“This is just a quick note to thank you for all your help over the last few months. I really have had a time of my life and I am so sad to leave.”

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Birte Milne, Denmark

“I can’t find the words to express a big enough Thank You to you for organising such a fantastic holiday for us. Everything was just such and wonderful experience. The first days with Kristian and his friends, the Trekking with Yam’s and Prem’s consideration, the scenery, villages and people, and finally our stay at Dwarika’s. We couldn’t have hoped or asked for anything more.

This is definitely a holiday I’ll never forget and would like to repeat. “

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Elizabeth and Robert Johnson, United Kingdom

“My Mum and I wanted to write and thank you for making our holiday so special, and for looking after us so well.  Many people in Britain were concerned about our safety when they saw Nepal on the news, but we never felt in danger – a credit to your expertise and care.  It was reassuring to know during our stay, that you had our best interest at heart in order for our itinerary to be completed safly, thank you also for both flower arrangements, those personal touches were very welcome. It was such an amazing time to visit your country, making it a holiday, which we will never forget.”

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Thomas Wells, Chairman of Future For Nepal.

“I regard Basanta Adventure as one of the best trekking organizations in Nepal- I recommend it for any individual who values a highly personalized, excellent service”.

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David Finnegan, United Kingdom

I was very grateful to Basanta Adventures, six years ago, for arranging my first visit to Nepal, the trek from Lukla to Chukhung and my climb of Island Peak….the company was superb in every way. So it was with total confidence that I asked them to help me put together a much longer and more varied trip for 2016.

What resulted was a totally bespoke trekking and climbing package for ‘two old gits’ that was not just substantially cheaper than the usual UK company offerings but was delivered with more professionalism, safety awareness and customer consideration than anything we had received from larger companies. Oh – and Gyalzen Sherpa brings another dimension with his cultural insights and explanations of living in the Khumbu region.

Highlights of our four week expedition? The 4WD journey from Kathmandu to where the road(?) ends and we start walking….the week we spent travelling through the foothills and learning about non-commercial life where few trekkers visit since the airport at Lukla opened….crossing all three major passes (17,000’+) made much easier by Basanta’s carefull preparation and acclimatisation…the blue of Gokyo Lakes……Everest, of course – but Ama Dhablam is more beautiful…..the Khumbu Icefall…the views from the three 18,000’+ peaks we climbed….Island Peak summit…….but above all these natural wonders is the highlight of meeting so many fantastic people and learning so much from them.

In summary, I’ve been lucky enough to have travelled to many places around the world and with many companies….if you can, you MUST go to Nepal and if you do, you cannot do better than let Basanta Adventures arrange your trip.

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Edwige Martine, Founder, Solveil Vert, France

We like to share our experience with Basanta Adventure in Tibet. First we met Basanta during the heavy monsoon of August 2002. We did not have one drop of rain during our 10 days in lower Mustang and the organisation was great even if prepared only one day before! This encouraged us to choose Basanta Adventure for our trip to Tibet. Here the organisation was even greater than expected. Things are not really smooth in Tibet due to the control of the Chinese, particularly at the time of the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Tibet, and also due to bad weather conditions in this huge Himalayan region. We really appreciated our driver Denpa. Without his experienced driving all people in our car would have left their life in the river.

Pax 01pax 02 – 03pax 04 – 06pax 07 – 09pax 10 – 12pax S/S
Cost US$ 1142 US$ 936 US$ 846 US$ 743 US$ 710 US$ 86

 

Cost Includes:

 

  • All airport transfers as per the itinerary
  • 4 nights accommodation in Nirvana Garden Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing BB basis
  • 3 nights accommodation in Meera Hotel in Pokhara on twin sharing BB basis
  • One half day guided sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • One full day guided sightseeing and boating in Pokhara

 

  • All necessary transportation during sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All necessary entrance fee during sightseeing
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary in best available lodge en-route during trek
  • All meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Trekking guide
  • Porter @ 2 clients (weight max. 15 kg per clients)
  • Insurance for Nepali staffs
  • National park fee
  • Transportation to and from trek initiation and end point by necessary vehicle
  • Nepali staff daily wages
  • Transportation Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist coach for clients & guide
  • Transportation Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by local bus for Sherpa & Porters
  • Fully loaded medical kit box
  • Trekking kit bag to each group member

Cost Excluded:

  • Travel insurance (must cover all risk undertaken)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara                                                                      
  • Expenses of personal nature like phone calls, laundry etc. 
  • Bar bills (hard and soft drinks) 
  • Gratuities for staff                                                                                                                            
  • Services not mention herein.                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                  

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