The Annapurna Panorama Trek with Chitwan is probably one of the easiest treks to be carried out in Nepal. Without the possibility of altitude sickness and without having to take you to extreme altitudes, this trek offers the close-up views of the panoramic Annapurna Range.

The major attraction of the trek is the hike up to the viewpoint of Poon Hill. The magnificent views from atop this viewpoint, of the sun glistening slowly over the snow-capped peaks, are surely a sight worth capturing. The tantalizing moment is surely an experience of a lifetime which will make you relish the decision of embarking on this trek.

Hike through villages and mix in with the local inhabitants. Be welcomed to the territory of ethnic inhabitants and explore their culture. Explore the wilderness of the Annapurna region and click the views of the mesmerizing mountain peaks into your mind. This trek offers it all, that too in a short period of time and with less difficulty.

Apart from trekking the Annapurna Panorama Trek with Chitwan also offers the chance to tour around the Chitwan National Park. Activities like bird watching jungle safari, elephant safari, are surely set to delight you and ease away the pain experienced through the duration of your trek.

This trek is recommended to all kinds of thrill seekers. With a positive attitude, a good physique and the interest to accomplish the experiences of a lifetime, this trek can be carried out by thrill seekers of all age groups. The ever smiling faces of the local people and the mystique of the wonderful Annapurna Region welcomes you with open hands. Come and experience the beauty of the beautiful nation of Nepal.


  • Day Arrive in Kathmandu

    Today, from your respective locations, you will arrive at the beautiful country of Nepal. Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. TIA is the only international airport in Nepal. All of the check-in procedures will be completed by our representative. You have the rest of the day free to intermingle with the beautiful capital city of Nepal. 

    • Overnight at hotel
    • Breakfast included
  • Day Sightseeing around Kathmandu

    Kathmandu is home to extremely beautiful architectural miracles worth exploring. Today, the destinations allocated for sightseeing include the Kathmandu Durbar Square in all its glory and the Patan Durbar Square with its handmade architectural designs.

    Kathmandu Durbar Square is an epitome of cultural and religious diversity that can be beautifully observed in a country like Nepal and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its old temples, architecturally rich encryptions and some renovated areas, Kathmandu Durbar Square surely releases an ambiance of a place that used to be ruled by ancient kings. The special attractions are the Hanuman Dhoka Museum, Taleju Temple, Kalbhairav, Kumari Temple( Temple of the Living Goddess) and the Basantapur Durbar.

    Patan Durbar Square another UNESCO World Heritage Site is the center of the Patan City and is another architecturally rich Durbar Square. It is a specimen of ancient Newari architecture and is furthermore attractive because pf the three courtyards named the Mulchowk, SundariChowk, and the Keshav Narayan Chowk. There are numerous types of temples in numerous shapes and sizes, all around the vicinity of the Patan Durbar Square. The attractions include the Golden Temple of Hiranya Varna, Bhimsen Temple, Krishna Mandir and the scenes from Mahabharata and Ramayana (Hindu holy books) adorn the entire region of the Durbar Square.

    There will also be a briefing about the upcoming trek and it will be made sure that everyone is properly informed for the trek to start from the following day.

    • Overnight at hotel
    • Breakfast included
  • Day Drive from Kathmandu to Nayapul & walk to Birethanthi (1070m)

    This is the day, the trek starts. The most part of the morning will be spent on the drive to Pokhara. Pokhara, also called the Lake City, lives up to its name and is situated 210 km west of Kathmandu. After reaching the beautiful lake city after a 6-hour drive, we will continue further to reach Nayapul after a drive of 1.5 more hours. views of the Annapurna range adorn the path. From Nayapul it’s a mere 30-minute walk to Birethanti.

    Birethanti is a large and prosperous town full of large stones. Police check posts, shops, hotels, cafes and all the urban necessities are easily available here. We will be spending the night in the beautiful town. Approximately 8-hour of drive and a 30-minute walk.

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
    • Overnight at teahouse
  • Day Trek from Birethanti to Ulleri (2070m)

    Today is comparatively a harder day. The trail takes us through a pasture to reach Sudami. Pony caravans adorn the path. We steadily climb along the side of the valley and will reach Hile situated at the height of 1495 m. near Tikhedhunga, there is a suspension bridge near the camp site. From here, the trail drops to the BhurungdiKhola, crossing which we reach the steep stone staircase. The trail now passes through a steep climb for about 2 hours before finally giving way to Ulleri.

    • Overnight at teahouse
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
  • Day Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2860m)

    Today, graceful open fields pave the way into dense forests of beautiful rhododendron trees. We climb upwards to reach the settlements of hotels in Banthanti (2250m). Magnificent oak and rhododendron forests are present beyond this point. Sparkling clear streams give way to another stream. From here, it is a steep climb to the beautiful hotel complex in the middle of a forest clearing, called Nangethanthi (2460m). Thati stands for rest house.

    In the winter, the trial to this point is slippery and covered with snow. Short detours are mandatory to reach this point. After some rest in Nangethati, it is finally time to move towards Ghirepnai, which is just an hour away. Spectacular panorama of Annapurna range, including the peaks like Annapurna South, Tarke Kang, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri, and Hiunchuli welcome us to this town.

    Ghorepani stands for “horse water”. It was once a spot for horses and mules on their way to Pokhara from Jomsom. Reminiscent of ancient Tibetan route, this area is filled with trains of animals. You can even encounter 200 to 300 pack animals on a day. Approximately 5 hours of trek.

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
    • Overnight at teahouse
  • Day Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3195m) to Tadapani (2600m)

    Today, we will hike up to the top of probably the most beautiful viewpoint in Nepal. On an early morning, we will hike up to the Poon Hill, in order to witness the views of the sun rising high over the glistening snow-capped peaks. Unobstructed, 360-degree views of the mountains of the Annapurna region is surely set to make your mind boggle. The views are surely camera worthy and will remain embedded in your memory for a long time to come. Peaks like the Annapurna Feng, Fishtail mountain, Mt. Manaslu and Annapurna south shine in full glory and welcome the rising sun.

    After this wonderful experience, we will return back to Ghorepani and move upwards to the Bahun Danda. From here, beautiful views of the mountain peaks will adorn the region. Moving forwards, we will be entering the rhododendron forests, making the views of the mountain peaks disappear. A steep and treacherous descent along a narrow path along the stream, bring us to clear pools. A jumble of boulders over waterfalls adorns the path. From here, a gentle path takes us to Banthanti.

    The trail now follows undulating paths to reach the vantage point of Tadapani (2540m). Briefly peeking views of the mountains will appear from this point. Tadapani essentially means “far water” and the name is apt as the water supply of the village is a long distance away. Approximately 6 hours trek.

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner inlcluded
    • Overnight at teahouse
  • Day Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1951m)

    Today, we will pass through rhododendron forests with open views of KimrongDanda. From Chuile, the path now takes us to a wooden forest. A gentle descent will bring us to a stone paved way which comes to an end in Ghandruk.

    Ghandruk (1951 m) is a large village, inhabited mostly by Gurung populations. It is the second; largest Gurung village in Nepal which is clustered with the slate roofed house. Terraced fields and narrow alleyways give an almost mystical beauty to the village which showcases the wonderful views of peaks like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Macchapucchre. Exploring around Ghandruk is a wonderful experience at it beams with ethnicity and warmth. You have the opportunity of wearing the ethnic dress and clicking pictures with it or exploring the handicraft factory that this village is famous for. Approximately 4 hours of trek.

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
    • Overnight at teahouse
  • Day Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul & drive to Pokhara (990 m)

    This day brings an end to the trek and is mostly a downhill trek. Through terraced fields and village, the path reaches Kimche. Walking in the stone paved staircase takes about 2 hours. Views of Macchapucchre and Annapurna South adorn the path. From Kimche, we will be transferred to a local jeep to reach Nayapul. The 1.5 hours’ drive will be followed by another 1.5-hour drive to the beautiful lake city of Pokhara.

    Exploring around Pokhara is another experience worth all the trouble. Known as the most picturesque location in Nepal, lovely lakes adorn the city. Magnificent views of the mountain we observed from close by, are reflected in the massive Phewa Lake.

    Phewa Lake we the largest lake in the Kingdom and is the center of attraction of Pokhara. Most hotel in this city is situated around the lake, called commonly as the Lakeside. This enchanting lake contains a temple in the middle and we can hire a boat in order boat around the massive lake. 2 hours trek. 3 hours of drive.

    • Breakfast included
    • Overnight at hotel
  • Day Free day in Pokhara

    Pokhara is not only home to beautiful lakes, but also to natural creations like caves. We will visit the famous Mahendra Cave and the Gupteshore Cave today. Above the Gupteshwore cave is the Davis Falls. Also included is the opportunity to make a visit to the beautiful Mountaineering Museum which also contains a medal of the Macchapucchre. Clothes worn by the traditional Sherpa people and information about previous mountaineering expeditions in different regions of Nepal are showcased in the museum. Gurkha museum, Saragngkot and Peace Pagoda are other locations which we will visit if time permits. This relaxing day is surely set to make you forget the pain in your aching muscles after the trek

    • Breakfast included
    • Overnight at hotel
  • Day Drive from Pokhara to Chitwan

    Today we will rise up early in the morning, in order to reach the destination of Chitwan in time. An approximately 5 hours’ drive from Pokhara brings us to the city of Chitwan, home to the famous Chitwan National Park. The enjoyable and scenic drive is followed by a briefing by the Guest Relation officer in the lodge inside the national park. After the exciting briefing, a choice of activities will be arranged for you.

    The background information about the Chitwan National Park lies in its name itself. Chitwan stands for Chitwan, meaning the leopard. Chitwan National Park is a preserved wildlife location which comprises of the great one horned rhino, 2 species of crocodile, 2 species of monkeys, 4 species of deer, sloth bear, wild boar and the infamous Royal Bengal Tiger. If you are particularly lucky, you might even get a chance to look at this specimen of an animal from up close. 450 species of birds and various reptiles are added attractions of this naturally preserved region.

    In the afternoon, an elephant safari or nature walk will surely be an experience, different from the one experienced in the trek a few days ago. Depending upon the time of arrival, activities will be set for you.

    Before dinner, flora and fauna slide presentation will enlighten you about the Chitwan National Park and all of its surrounding glory. If possible, traditional Tharu dance will be the perfect ending for the day. Tharu is the ethnic inhabitants living in the area. 6 hours of drive.

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
    • Overnight at lodge
  • Day Exploring Chitwan

    Today is yet another exciting day as it will be full of jingle activities. Guest will be mounted on elephant back and 2-3 hour jungle safari will be done in the early morning. Dense grasslands offer the unobstructed views of the wildlife in their natural habitat. The dense elephant grass is the perfect spot for tiger and rhinoceros to stroll around in.

    After breakfast, a senior naturalist will be called over to brief around the habitat of elephants. The second of the elephants taking a bath is surely interesting to look at.

    After lunch, there is the opportunity to either relax in the resort or embark on a jeep safari. Another activity worth carrying out is the canoe ride on the Rapti River. Gharial crocodiles, dolphins, water birds and otters are present in the beautiful Rapti River. Another option is to go for a nature walk and explore the different species of birds that adorn Chitwan.

    • Overnight at lodge
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
  • Day Drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu

    Today, we come to an end of the trip and return back to the capital. After breakfast, a 6 hours’ drive will bring us to Kathmandu, we have the entire afternoon for ourselves. Leisure time to explore the throbbing city can be utilized to mix in with the nightlife of Kathmanduities or to relax around the hotel premises after the tiring trek and tour. Approximately 6 hours of drive.

    • Breakfast included
    • Overnight at hotel
  • Day Optional Sightseeing in Kathmandu

    For those of you, who cannot get enough of the capital, an optional sightseeing tour will be organized. An early morning drive to Pashupatinath Temple is both alluring and spiritual.

    Pashupatinath is a UNESCO World Heritage site and probably one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. Ornamented with pagoda houses, its focal point of attraction is the sacred linga of Lord Shiva. The temple is said to have existed prior to 400 A.D. the roaring Bagmati River, considered as a sacred river for the Hindus, consists of devotees dipping in its waters to purify them.

    Another UNESCO World Heritage site and the focal point of attraction of Buddhist populations, called Boudhanath is our second destination. Called as Little Tibet, this stupa is one of the largest in south Asia. It looms thirty-six meters overhead and is located on the ancient trade route to China.

    In the afternoon, we will be visiting the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. An epitome of ancient architecture and ethnicity, the Durbar Square is a living heritage. Countless temples, architectural showpieces and stone figures adorn the entire region. Major attractions are 55 Windows Palace, golden gate, picture gallery, the statue of king Bhupatindra Malla, among many other attractions and temples.

    • Breakfast included
    • Overnight at hotel
  • Day Departure from Kathmandu

    The trip ends today and it's time to bid goodbye to Nepal. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Kathmandu International Airport for departure as per your flight timings.

    • Breakfast included

Trip Info

  • Accommodation & meals

    • Pre and post trek three star hotel accommodations in Kathmandu.        
    • Standard hotel accommodation in Pokhara.
    • Accommodation in the local teahouses during the trek period.
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner during the trek & tour period.
    • Only Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • What's included

    • Pokhara to Kathmandu Airfare including airport taxes
    • All monument entrance fees as per the itinerary
    • One English speaking trek guide & assistant guides depending on the group size
    • English speaking city guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • One porter or pack animals for each two clients
    • Annapurna Conservation Area fee & TIMS card fee
    • First Aid Kit
    • All Govt. taxes including service charges
  • What's not included

    • Emergency evacuation fee
    • International airfare
    • Personal Insurance
    • Personal expenses (Alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry etc)
    • Visa fee
    • Any services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation

    All transfers will be conducted on a private vehicle

  • Visa & docmentation

    A visa for Nepal can be obtained on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.

    Outside of Nepal, A visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission. To renew a Visa you can go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.

    Your passport must be valid for at least six months and you will need a blank page on your passport for visa.

    Visa Facility   Duration    Fee

    Multiple entry   15 days      US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

    Multiple entry   30 days      US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

    Multiple entry   90 days      US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Successful trek require proper clothing for ease, comfort & safety. Read along to find the checklist of items which are essential for a typical multi-day trek in Nepal.



    • Heavy down jackets  (can be rented in Kathmandu)
    • Lightweight down jackets
    • Hiking boots (well broken in)
    • Woolen socks (a few pairs of different thickness)
    • Slippers
    • Walking sneakers
    • Lightweight trekking pants/trousers
    • Lightweight thermal legging
    • Trekking shorts
    • T-shirts (long sleeve & short sleeve)
    • Under garments
    • Waterproof jacket and trouser/raincoat
    • Sun hat
    • Woolen/fleece hat 
    • Scarf
    • Warm gloves
    • Sweaters
    • Ear warmer


    Trekking Gears & Accessories

    • Backpack 
    • Hiking poles
    • Sleeping bag (can be rented in Kathmandu)
    • Sleep liner
    • Sunglasses
    • Water bottles 
    • Head lamp with extra batteries
    • Camera and extra batteries and lenses
    • Waist bag
    • Daypack and cover
    • Dry packs (essential for keeping your valuables dry)
    • Water purification (pump, tablets or steripen)
    • Maps (can be brought in Kathmandu)
    • Reading materials


    Personal supplies

    • Sun screen
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Toiletries
    • Wet wipes & tissues
    • Feminine hygeine products
    • Anti-itching cream/powder
    • Medications (don't forget to carry adequate supply of your prescription medicines)
    • Deodrants 
    • Moisturizers 
    • Energy bars


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