Annapurna Panorama - 13 days

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Experience a wonderfully varied and easy-paced trek through the stunning Annapurna region, while lodging in quaint mountain villages. Track tigers at Nepal's finest national park, relax by picturesque Lake Phewa in Pokhara and sightsee in fascinating Kathmandu.

Highlights
  • Annapurna Region - Enjoy a six day trek through the beautiful Annapurna range to Ghorepani and Poon Hill
  • Poon Hill - Watch the sunrise and marvel at the spectacular panoramic view of the High Himalayas
  • Kathmandu - Rickshaw ride through the city, visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa & Bodhnath Stupa
  • Bhaktapur - Roam around Bhaktapur's beautiful Durbar Square and test your pottery making skills
  • Patan - Explore historic Patan Durbar Square and watch a Singing Bowls performance
  • Chitwan National Park - Go on a jeep safari in Chitwan, home to the one horned rhino and the elusive Bengal tiger
  • Pokhara - Relax in this laidback town on the shores of picturesque Lake Phewa
Age Policy
Children aged 12 and over can travel on our Himalayas tours but we don't recommend the treks for children under 15. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 
Destinations
  • Asia
  • Nepal
Tour Types
  • Small Group
  • Trekking
  • Safaris
Day 1: Kathmandu

Arrive to Kathmandu and included transfer to hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu

Enjoy a guided tour of the Kathmandu Valley, visiting Bodhnath stupa and the ancient city of Bhaktapur, where we explore the beautiful Durbar Square and test our pottery making skills. Our final stop is Patan - the old Newari city with a historic Durbar Square. This evening we enjoy dinner and watch a cultural Nepali dance performance.

Day 3-4: Chitwan National Park

Kathmandu – Chitwan. On day 3 we travel to Chitwan National Park, one of Asia’s finest game parks. Over the next two days we'll enjoy a variety of jungle activities, including a jeep safari, going in search of wildlife including the endangered one horned rhino and the elusive Bengal tiger. Other activities offered by the lodge include a village walk and a jungle nature walk, a dugout canoe ride, bird watching and a visit to the Crocodile Breeding Centre.

Day 5: Pokhara

Travel onto scenic Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna Range which boasts five mountains over 7200m.

Day 6: Annapurna Circuit
( overnight in Ulleri (lodge))
Today we drive to Nayapul where we’ll start our trek towards Birethanti. We’ll follow a trail to Sudame Village, then Hille Village and onwards to Ulleri.

Day 7: Annapurna Circuit
( overnight in Ghorepani (lodge))
After crossing the Burungdi River, we trek to Magar Village of Ulleri, we continue the trail through pastures and cultivated fields to Banthanti. After lunch, we journey onto Ghorepani.

Day 8: Annapurna Circuit
( overnight in Tadapani (lodge))
Morning visit to Poon Hill to enjoy the spectacular views of the High Himalayas. Our trail climbs a stone staircase until we reach the ridge where we’ll then trek downhill to the village of Banthanti for lunch. We continue to reach our base for the night.

Day 9: Annapurna Circuit
( overnight in Chomorung (lodge))
We starts with a steep downhill walk through the forest before the trail eases as we reach Gurjung, the village of the Gurung people. From here its an easy walk to Chomorung

Day 10: Annapurna Circuit
( overnight in Ghandruk (lodge))
Our trail heads downhill to Kimyo Khola, to cross the river and ascend to Ghandruk village.

Day 11: Pokhara

This morning we take the trail down to Syauli Bazar for lunch. From here a local jeep takes to Nayapul where we’ll then drive back to Pokhara to visit Lake Phewa, where you can hire sail boats, shop or simply relax.

Day 12: Kathmandu

Morning flight to Kathmandu this morning. This afternoon we enjoy a guided tour of the city, visiting the beautiful Swayambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Then we enjoy a rickshaw ride through the bustling back streets to Thamel.

Day 13: Kathmandu

Departure transfer for your flight back home.

  • 12 breakfast, 8 lunches, 8 dinners including dinner at a Nepali cultural evening
  • 7 nights - 4 star hotels, 5 nights - simple tea houses (shared bathroom facilities)
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and day 13
  • Economy class flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Touring of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur
  • Chitwan National Park jeep safari in the buffer zone, jungle activities and park fees
  • 6 day Ghorepani and Poon Hill trek in the Annapurna Region with porters and a mountain guide
  • Services of local English speaking guides for all scheduled sightseeing
  • Rickshaw ride in Kathmandu and pottery making in Bhaktapur
  • All relevant transfers and transportation in private air conditioned vehicles
  • Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) Card
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) fee


NB - the following are not included:

-International flights and visa
-Tipping - refer the 'Tipping' paragraph in the trip notes for a recommended guideline.
-Entrance Fees: USD$45-55pp, paid in local currency

Suzanne Fry 18-May-2018

Just arrived home from my first overseas holiday and my first ever trekking adventure. On The Go handled every detail of our trip with great precision and it was very well managed througout the entire 2 weeks. Our transport and city accomodation was always comfortable and air conditioned and our trek guides Dawa, Nishal and Tsewand were amazing. The trek itself was quite difficult but I managed to do the entire circuit even though I am aged 60. Some pre trek fitness training would be required for this one as there is a lot of uphill climbing, which was challenging, but the views of the Annapurnas made every step rewarding. I would not hesitate to travel with On The Go again and all which needs to be done now is to choose a destination. This was the best 2 weeks of my life, thank you On The Go!!

Rating: 5/5




Keith Clover 11-Nov-2017

Our tour and guides were fantastic! The guided tours around Kathmandu at the beginning and end of the trekking were informative and well paced and gave us a great insight into the country, culture and history. This gave us a great platform for the rest of the tour. Transferring to the trek, via Chitwan National Park, was interesting with rough roads and a variety of road users ranging from donkeys to tankers. All of our drivers were excellent showing great patience at all times. Moving on to the trek our group leader, Srikishna Roy, was first class. He led the trek with experience, patience and humour and I felt completely safe in his hands as he described the trek and advised us at all times, “slowly,slowly....drink water”. Pemba, our ever smiling Sherpa led the pace from the front and kept us from too much exertion as we climbed, Our fantastic porters, Birkha and Shankar were immense! Carrying our packs in advance of the trek and usually arriving hours ahead of us. When we arrived at the lodges for our overnight accommodation our bags were already in our rooms, ready and waiting. The trek was challenging but not impossibly so. The exhilaration of the views and the friendliness of all the Nepali locals enabled us to feel comfortable at all times and we never felt over tired. I was amazed that when Roy pointed our next days trek, “all the way down to the river...and all the way up the other side” I no trepidation and was confident that I would be able to succeed. The trek was a challenge to celebrate my wife’s 60th birthday and we are already talking about the next trek to celebrate my 65th!! I can thoroughly recommend On the Go, the guides and leaders and am looking forward to my next adventure.

Rating: 5/5




Patrick Bell 30-Apr-2017

Really good varied tour. Tiring but fantastic. The tea houses were a little more basic than we imagined but we were so tired from trekking that we didn't care and slept well. Great food everywhere we went and lovely polite, helpful people. Loved the variety of Kathmandu. Pokara, Chitwan Safari and Trekking. Are already considering returning.

Rating: 5/5




David McIntosh 02-Dec-2016

Dawa, who led the trek, and his team were excellent. In the Kathmandu and district sightseeing part of the holiday the yoghurt making demonstration and the "cultural evening" were a complete waste of time. Happily this did not spoil the overall experience. I feel that it would be better to do the sightseeing in Kathmandu on before the trek as this gave a flavour of the capital where we were staying. The trip out to Pathan, Bodhnath and Bhaktapur could be done, if required, at the end.

Rating: 4/5




Marg Hawkins 03-Nov-2016

Hi Sarah, We are just back from our trip. It was wonderful. We were so well looked after, enjoyed every day, and felt it to be one of the best trips we have had. We enjoyed the attention to detail, quality of the hotels and generally had little to worry about. Thank you so much for all your help. We will be recommending this trip to our friends and family, and will definitely book with On The Go Tours again in the future.

Rating: 4/5




Kelly & Marian Wheeler 05-Oct-2016

A very good introductory tour of Nepal. Trekking through the jungle was a great experience and views of the mountains - simply amazing! We was very impreesed with the guides. They were gracious, knowledgeable and pleasure to trek with.

Rating: 5/5




Karen and Peter Anderson 23-Apr-2016

Hi Cherylyn, Well, we just got back Sat. night from our fantastic trek. Everything about the trip went smoothly. On The Go in Nepal was fantastic. We had a really great guide and porter. The scenery was ever changing and on the high ridges we even had snow and saw yaks which was very rare. The lodges were basic but fine and I was constantly amazed how they could cook such delicious food in such tiny kitchens with only a wood stove. I would say that if you are talking to future clients about this trip, I would inform them that it isn't easy and it is 90% steps straight up and down. Luckily we did a lot of training and were fine. Our guide said that, because of the steps, it is harder than Everest Base Camp except for the altitude. The Sherpa Society that ran our trek was very professional at all times. Also, I can highly recommend upgrading to the Yak and Yeti and Atithi hotel in Pokhara. Also, as the roads are a nightmare and the drivers even worse, I would really recommend a private car and driver. It was much safer and much quicker. We are already thinking of our next trip--maybe trekking in Jordan.

Rating: 5/5




Karen Anderson 16-Apr-2016

Our guide Mohan and our porter Padam were the best and helped us the whole time. They made our trip perfect!

Rating: 5/5



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