Price From : $1795 per pax Duration : 22 - 23 Days
Annapurna Panorama: trekking to Ghorepani / Poon Hill with rafting and Jungle Safari
Price: $: 1399 per person (in hotels twin sharing room)
BUNA Treks & Expeditions welcomes you to join in our fascinating holidays in Annapurna Panorama, where you will taste the best of Nepal.
Annapurna Panorama holidays are designed for all types of travelers with moderate adventure for you to enjoy and take delight in it, as this impressive trip starts with a scenic short flight to Annapurna area at Pokhara for a short trekking to marvel the views of world highest Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna Mt. Manaslu and majestic peak Machhapuchare “Fish Tail” with other adjoining high peaks visiting traditional mid hills villages with its rich culture and into serene forest of beautiful rhododendron forest, in spring and summer the hills will be alive with wild flowers in bloom in the shade of high towering snow capped mountains, after a wonderful trekking and with awesome views form the highest spot of this trip at Poon Hill 3,190 meters panorama of world’s greatest mountains in one look, Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft) and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft) Mt. Dhaulagiri I ( 8,167 m) and its range of mountains including Tukuche and Nilgiri’s peaks and Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish-tail)after a great trek ending the journey in Pokhara and then next adventure leads you to raft at Trisuli River, where you will have fun going through rapids and high waves enjoying the river life and the village life and then this great holidays complete with a leisure tour in the jungle of Asia’s most famous Chitwan National Park here you will be busy in jungle activities with elephant safari, jungle drive and nature walks in the comfort of deluxe jungle lodge and resorts and then driving back to Kathmandu after an overwhelming time in amazing Nepal with the very best service of BUNA Treks & Expeditions.
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01: Reach Kathmandu via respective airlines.
On arrival BUNA staff will receive with warm welcome and garland and then drive to the hub of Kathmandu city at Thamel area, an interesting spot of Nepal, then transfer to Hotel Amaryllis, where our guide will brief you regarding your stay in Nepal and information on holidays with us.
Day 02: Morning sightseeing tour and fly to Pokhara.
In the morning after breakfast our tour guide will meet you for a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest, despite modernity, Kathmandu still retains its old culture, historical monuments with large number of World Heritage sites, after an interesting tour, after lunch you will transfer to domestic airport for a short scenic flight to Pokhara to begin this wonderful trekking, during flight awesome view of array of mountains on reaching Pokhara, transfer to respective hotels by the lake Phewa for overnight stop.
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul 1,100 m begin trek to Tirkhedhuga 1,450m.
After breakfast a two hours drive to Nayapul (new bridge) where Botanical Trek & Excursion journey begins through areas encountering trekkers, mule and donkey trains, at Bhirthati village the trail splits in different routes, our trek follows the main trail to old Trans-Himalayan Trade Route, crossing the suspension bridge, after the bridge, trek through many farm villages and waterfalls till Tirkhedhuga village is reached for overnight stop after 03-04 hours of good walk.
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani 2,874 m -06 hours walk.
From Tirkhedhuga walk up to a steep climb for 2 hrs on the stone steps to Ulleri village, from here a gradual walk through the serene green alpine forest of oaks-pines and rhododendron trees the route leads to a slow climb gaining height as it reach Ghorepani village from here short up bring at Ghorepani Deurali village with glamorous views of Mt.Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range of mountains, Ghorepani situated on the old Trans-Himalayan Trade route to Upper Mustang unto Tibet this place is inhabited by Pun Magar tribes and its famous for its Pun Hill view point an hour walk uphill from the lodge at Ghorepani.
Day 05: Trek to Tadapani 2,721 m -05 hours walk.
Before dawn an hour hike up to Pun-Hill located at 3,190m the highlights of this journey for awesome sunrise views over the panoramic Himalayan range of mountains, from Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu to Annapurna and as far to Ganesh Himal in the eastern horizon including the majestic Mt. Machhapuchare “The Fish Tail” the unclimbed peak, after a wonderful moment here walk back to Ghorepani and continue trek to Tadapani, the walk leads uphill through the enchanting rhododendron forest this area a paradise for naturalist and botanical interested people with rich vegetation along with the gorgeous mountain views, after heading down hill and with the last short climb to Tadapani for the overnight stop. Tadapani located in the middle of Rhododendron, Magnolia and Oaks forest with fantastic scenery looking at Annapurna South,
Mt. Machhapuchare (fishtail) at mere distance.
Day 06: Trek to Jhinu danda with hot spring 1,700m- 05 hours.
After a wonderful time at Tadapani, walk leads down hill through the beautiful serene forest with constant views of the snow capped peaks, the down hill walk heads to near Kimrong valley from here another hour up to the top ridge where the route from Landruk and Chomrong trail to Annapurna base camp meets, from here descend to Jhinu danda a village perched on the ridge of a hill with hot spring, on reaching at Jhinu time for a walk downhill to hot spring near the Modi River.
Day 07: Trek to Thulo-Kharka 2,050 m(Australian Camp) -05 hours.
After a refreshing time at Jhinu hot spring our route leads downhill for an hour to River Modi, then crossing the bridge with a short climb brings at Landruk village, from Landruk village, an easy walk on the winding trail through several farm villages and terraced fields then to last uphill climb for 40 minutes to a small pass at Deurali ridge at 2,150 m. From Deurali a pleasant descend through forest with wonderful views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu range including Fish Tail peak all the way to Pothana village in the middle of alpine forest, from here a short good walk in the cool shade of forest brings to Thulo Kharka for overnight stop this place is also known as Australian Camp a wonderful spot in the midst of the forest with large meadows overlooking magnificent views of the Himalayan range of mountains with an opportunity of sunrise and sunset views.
Day 08: Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara.
Morning with awesome views of surrounding mountain, last day walk an easy downhill to Kande village on the Baglung-Pokhara highway; a starting and finishing point of various trekking around Annapurna region, from Kande an hour drive reaches at the hotel by the tranquil lake Phewa (Fewa) in Pokhara a popular scenic tourist spot.
Day 09: Drive to Trisuli River and start rafting.
Morning an interesting drive on Pokhara/ Kathmandu main highway passing many towns and farm villages with great vista of snow capped peaks of Annapurna and Manaslu and after 3 hours of good drive reaching at Rafting “Put in Point” by the River Trisuli, a glacial river fed by the glaciers of Langtang and Ganesh Himal, here meet our rafting crew, time permitting lunch by the beach or on float downstream, before starting rafting our captain will brief with information on safety measures and instruction on paddling, about the rivers, rapids etc. after getting ready equipped with helmets, life jackets and holding paddle downstream with frequent instructions from the captain seating at the back of the raft maneuvering the raft with a bigger paddle after encountering enjoyable and exciting rapids, waves, holes and drops floating for few hours and end the rafting for the day in the comfort of river resort by the Trisuli river.
Day 10: Raft till lunch and drive to Chitwan National Park
Morning after breakfast continue rafting going through number of interesting rapids and waves and reaching the bank of the river for lunch and end of this thrill and frills of rafting Trisuli River. After having lunch depart for Chitwan National park from this place which is about 2 hours drive reaching the Nepal’s flat land of Terai passing several villages and towns of Nayrayan ghat and Bharatpur and off the main road towards south on the rim of Chitwan National park and check into nice lodge and resort, here the staff of the lodge /hotels will brief on hotels and jungle program and other activities.
Afternoon nature or introductory walk for familiarization of this area and environment while your stay here for two nights.
Day 11: Full day jungle program and elephant safari.
Early morning Jungle activities depending upon the set program as per the hotel rules, either bird watch tour, jungle safari on elephant back or nature walk. This day you will be engrossed with jungle activities with an elephant safari, after early morning activities back to hotel / lodge for breakfast with time in the morning for refreshment, before lunch a short activities of canoe or elephant briefing and bathing, after lunch in the main dining hall, after around 3 p.m. for jungle activities which will last for 2-3 hours with 8 p.m. dinner and cultural Tharu folk dance.
Day 12: Morning nature activities and drive back to Kathmandu.
Like on previous day with jungle activities, back to hotel/lodge for breakfast and leave the place departure for Kathmandu which is about 180 k.m. distance with 5 hours of good, interesting drive, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to Hotel Amaryllis with afternoon free for individual activities.
Day 13: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and souvenir shopping.
A free day in Kathmandu to catch with last day shopping or book a tour with us at places of interest around world heritage sites in Kathmandu – Patan and Bhaktapur cities, or just relax and catch up with the journal and dairies.
Day 14: International departure for homeward bound.
Your last day in amazing Himalayan country Nepal, as per your international flight time, our staff with courtesy transportation will take you to the airport for your flight homeward bound after a great time in the Nepal Himalaya with BUNA services
Grand vista and panorama of world’s highest peaks with scenic landscapes, visiting famous Annapurna areas of Ghorepani and Poon hill for super views walking into tranquil woodlands of rhododendron, birch, pines trees and visiting old traditional Gurung and Pun villages with their traditions and cultures.
If person is sick or requires instant medical attention as long as one is fully insured with your home travel agents or insurance company our guide accompanying you on your trek will contact us and we have strong relation
with local helicopter companies like Air Dynasty, Fish Tail Air, Mountain Air, Manang Air and Simirk Air. Soon as we get the message and call we will ed inform immediately to your concern travel agents or insurance company to authorized the chopper evacuation and transfer the victim straight to renowned hospital in Kathmandu for proper care and medical attention.