Annapurna Panorama Trek from Pokhara is an adventure worth taking if you want an easy Himalayan trek. The trek lasts for only a week making this one of the shortest treks in the Annapurna Region.
Filled with inspiring views of the Annapurna Massif including the Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Peak), pristine forests and culturally immersive experiences at Gurung and Magar villages, Annapurna Panorama Short Trek is a must-do trek in Nepal.
Highlights include a magical Himalayan sunrise with a panoramic 360-degree view of mountains from Poon Hill, typical Nepalese hillside walk through traditional villages and terraced fields and a relaxing soak at the hot spring at Jhinu Danda.
Annapurna Panorama Trek Route
Your Annapurna Panorama short trek from Pokhara begins with a short ride from Pokhara to Hile, the trailhead of the trek. From Hile you take the stone staircase that weaves right up through the hillside to the settlement of Ulleri.
Share the Annapurna Panorama View Trek trail with mule caravans, locals and other trekking groups. An early morning hike from Ghorepani brings you to Poon Hill, the most popular view point in Annapurna Region and at 3210m the highest point of your trek.
En-route you walk through a lush forest filled with red and pink rhododendron blooms (during spring) and wildflowers. Overnight stays at Gurung and Magar villages lets you interact with the locals who usually have a family member enlisted in the British Gurkha regiment.
On your return leg you of your Annapurna Panorama trek you stop at Jhinu Danda and relax your tired muscles at its hot spring with therapeutic properties.
Before you end this unforgettable hike, you savor some more epic views of Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli from Australian Camp. Reaching Australian Base Camp from Pokhara will be a milestone for you and you will savor this incredible sense of achievement.
You have made it! Your trek finally ends at Kande from where you board a vehicle and return to the lakeside resort of Pokhara.
Annapurna Panorama Trek Difficulty
From novice walkers to experienced trekkers, all can do this Annapurna Dhaulagiri Panorama Trek.
Graded easy, this trek can be done by kids as well as elderly hikers, who are in good form, as well. There is no danger of altitude as the highest point you will reach is 3,210m (Poon Hill where you will be spending less than an hour).
Maximum time walking on the trail is 7 hours and minimum 1 hour. On average you will be walking for around 5 hours each day.
This Annapurna Panorama trekking package is quite a hit with families trekking with kids and people who want a typical Nepalese mountain trekking experience within a short timeframe.
Annapurna Panorama Trek Itinerary
Drive from Pokhara to Hile (1,480m/4,855ft) - Trek to Ulleri (1,970m/6,463ft)
Duration: 2:30 hours (52 km) drive, 3-4 hours (4 km) trek
Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,874m/9,429ft)
Walking distance: 4-5 hours (9 km) trek
Hike to Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft) - Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,600m/8,530ft) Walking distance: 5-6 hours (9.5 km) trek
Trek from Tadapani to Jhinu Danda (1,700m/5,839ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (13 km) trek
Trek from Jhinu Danda to Tolka (1,780m/5,576ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (9 km) trek
Trek from Tolka to Australian Camp (2,100m/6,560ft)
Walking distance: 4-5 hours (7 km) trek
Trek from Australian Camp to Kande (1,706m/5,596ft)
Drive to Pokhara (800m/2,625ft)
Duration: 1 hour (3 km) Trek, 1 hours (19 km) Drive