‘cultural and scenic walks in the shadow of massive Annapurna mountains’
Annapurna Skyline Trek allows you to be within spectacular mountain views visiting scenic hills covered within enchanting woodland of tall pines and rhododendron trees (national flower of Nepal). In spring time the whole hills will be alive when wild flowers are in season bloom.
An enjoyable and exciting country walks on high ridges in the shadow of massive Annapurna Himalaya range of mountains, where trekking is not as tough altitude wise, as this marvelous short Annapurna Panorama Trekking takes you at less than 3,000 m high, only for a short time at scenic view point at Poon Hill above 3,210 m.
Short Annapurna Skyline Trek starts with short drive beyond beautiful Pokhara city and its verdant valley heading at the foot hills following the old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade of Nepal and Tibet that extends further Ghorepani towards Upper Mustang.
As walk climbs into rural farm villages with views of cascading water-falls on leaving the low warm areas for cooler alpine region into lovely rhododendron forest to reach at Ghorepani village, habitat by Poon / Magar people where morning hike takes you on top Poon Hill.
At Poon Hill enjoy striking sunrise views over wide range of Himalayan mountains from Dhaulagiri-Nilgiri’s-Vara Shikhar (Annapurna Fang) with whole range of Annapurna with A-I, A-II, A-III and A-IV with towering peaks of Machhapuchare the famous Fish-Tail includes Lamjung and Manaslu Himalaya towards Mid-East direction.
Enjoying a time of your lifetime where our route leads to more interesting areas and around hill villages. As walk heads downhill within serene cool coniferous woodland to reach at Kimrong river valley to reach at Jhinu village a place with natural Tatopani hot-spring, where you can refresh in its nice warm pools.
After a glorious time and feeling in good spirits with the alluring views than heading back to scenic Pokhara with short circuit visiting large Landruk village of impressive cultures, then ending our marvelous walks at Kande after walking past nice and magnificent spot Australian Camp or Thulo Kharka means cattle grazing fields offers outstanding panorama of Annapurna and Manaslu range, then downhill to a road head for exciting short drive back to Pokhara on completing fabulous short Annapurna Skyline Trek.
Besides our program with standard Itineraries presented in websites.we also run and organize private or Tailor Made itineraries to suit every interested individuals- couple or for honey-moon, families, school / college groups and so on to corporate executives on local mountain Lodge-Hotels and Resorts or with camping facilities includes different unit of kitchen-cook-staff and guides as well as porters. For special Tailor Made programs and Itineraries to fit as per your duration and interested destination please contact us and we will provide you with all necessary details and full information regarding your holiday plan in Himalaya.
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Moring few hour drives takes you further west to reach at Nayapul with panorama of Annapurna and Manaslu Himalaya during drive.
On reaching at Nayapul where our first day walk begins following Modi River to lovely village Bhirethati, from here trek towards North West with slow uphill climb for few hours, leading past interesting Gurung farm villages and terraced fields to reach at Tirkhedhunga for overnight stops with time to enjoy beautiful cascading waterfalls at Tirkhedhunga.
Second day of the adventure starts with morning climb on nice stone steps to reach at Ulleri a large and typical Hill village, inhabited mostly by Gurung and Magar tribes offering views of Machhapuchare Himal with Annapurna South and Huin-Chuli peaks.
From here on gradual winding up to reach at Ghorepani as walk leads into magnificent tall rhododendron and pine tree woodland.
After pleasant walk reach at Ghorepani within the shade of mighty Dhaulagiri and Annapurna peaks surrounded by lovely forest of rhododendron and magnolia trees, at Ghorepani in the comfort of nice lodge facing views of mountains.
Ghorepani populated by Poon Magar people, ethnic hill tribes of Nepal famous as Gorkha soldiers in UK-India and other foreign countries. This village with many good lodges offers marvellous views of Dhaulagiri-Tukuche-Nilgiris and Annapurna Himalayan mountains.
Early morning before breakfast, hike up for an hour on top Poon Hill located above 3,210 m this will be the highest spot of this marvelous scenic treks.
From Poon Hill where you can catch striking sunrise over panorama of mountains includes Dhaulagiri-Tukcuhe-Nilgiris-Annapurna Fang (Vara Shikar) Annapurna range of peaks with majestic Machhapuchare Himal 'Fish Tail' the unclimbed and virgin peaks of Himalaya.
View includes Mt. Manaslu with Lamjung extends to Ganesh Himal towards far east horizon, after an exciting picturesque photo stop head back to Ghorepani for breakfast and carry on trekking uphill into beautiful woods of rhododendron trees with views of mountains.
Finally walk leads to descend and then up at Tadapani for overnight stop situated within beautiful forest offering grand views of Annapurna Himalaya.
After a pleasant stop at Tadapani, morning walk leads past farm areas into dense woodland with downhill close to Kimrong Valley, as walk leads towards Kimrong Khola (stream) and then a short climb to reach a ridge on the other side of the stream at Jhinu Danda located on a hilly ridge with many good lodges where you can enjoy a dip in the hot-spring which is a mere distance from this village at the bank of Modi River.
From Jhinu with refreshing stop morning walks downhill to Modi River and then up for a while to Landruk village past farm areas and crossing bridge as walk leads to a another large Gurung village of Landruk, after a brief rest walk on winding trails with short up to Tolka facing views of Annapurna South and Huin-Chuli peaks.
From here climb into forested area to reach a scenic spot at Deurali offers fabulous views of peaks and surrounding landscapes.
After a pleasant stop on downhill within rich vegetation and woodland to Potana village for overnight stop with marvelous scenery of landscapes and mountains views.
From Pothana walk leads with last climb of this wonderful trekking into cool shade of forest to reach a magnificent spot at Australian Camp also called Thulo-Kharka meaning large cattle grazing pasture surround within woodland, offering spectacular panorama of Annapurna and Manaslu range of peaks.
From here our last day walks of the journey leads downhill to a farm village at Kande located on the road-side of Beni and Pokhara highway, a few hour rides takes you at lovely and scenic Pokhara by its serene simmering Phewa Lake.
" We have been trekking once with Dipak, when he was our guide on two tailor-made treks in the Nepal regions of Annapurna and Everest. We had booked these treks through an agency, and we were so impressed with Dipak's work that we stayed in contact with him. Two years later we went on a third trek..."
This company surprised me with its excellent service and caring staff. I did a short 6 day Annapurna trek with a young and attentive guide named Dibash who was always willing to go the extra mile (often literally) to make sure I had the best possible experience. I finished my trek satisfied in every way, excepting perhaps the feeling that I could have gone on much longer! My travel and accommodation around several cities in Nepal were also taken care of by Dipak, and I was quite pleased with this service as well. At the end of my stay I was even given complimentary transportation to the airport, accompanied by my guide and another friend I made in this incredible country. Thank you Dipak, Dibash, and the rest of the company for an experience of Nepal that I'll never forget! Visited May 2016
As long you are physically fit and in sound health with good medical history background where all age-groups and interested one can join in this short Annapurna Panorama trekking, where you can walk at your own chosen pace and enjoying views and observing interesting culture around hill villages.
One of the most enjoyable walks the trek is not that hard as it looks with steep climb for few hours, with gradual path and much downhill nothing serious and without worry of catching altitude sickness on scenic and cultural trekking.
The lodges in most of the areas of the walk is nice with clean and tidy rooms having large dining hall with pot-belly stoves to keep you warm while having dinner, where’s attached bathrooms are limited where hot-shower and bath available at extra cost. Food menu are excellent serving seasonal organic vegetables where menu varies from Continental-Oriental-Indian to Nepalese cuisines.
No age bar and limit where all age-groups can join in for various types of holiday provided in varied programs, where children under 16 years of age and above 70 years, should be accompanied by guardian-friends and relatives.
Depending upon the type of trekking where in moderate to adventurous program nearly all age group can join in as long they are physically fit and able to cope with long hours of ups and down-hill as well with cold temperatures wise.
On this trek not necessarily, this is a walking journey suitable for beginners in out-door activities as well expert trekkers, where you can walk at normal pace enjoying the surrounding views and interact with friendly villagers.
Ever step you make although much uphill but worth the views of peaks and gaining heights where you can catch cool fresh mountain air.
This is one of the moderate grade walks with ups and downhill with no problem of high altitude gain.
Walk leads from sub-tropical temperature to cooler alpine climate and back to low warm areas at the end of the trekking.
Solo traveler or FIT (Free Individual Traveler) are on their own either with guide and porter, or with only guide cum porter.
But when joining with a group of trekkers can be interesting making friends of different nationalities, and keeps you busy knowing each other or sharing your knowledge with each other.
Each individual in a group differs sometimes, some are close friends and couple or just a solo traveler joining in the group.
Nearly all seasons of the year that one can trek, but the main good times in mid-spring (March to May) and autumn/fall and pre-winter (mid-September to mid of December months)
It depends upon how you spend it, on booking with full payment all main hotel and lodge accommodation are included, with meals on treks and service of guides and porters.
The only extra money required for your personal expenses such as having extra drinks and snacks, as well for souvenir buying.
If you are a beer drinker and other hard drinks, one needs to carry extra more like NRS 5,000 to 7, 000 more on top of average money to carry on trek minimum of NRS 5,000.00.
Extra baggage that is not necessary for Annapurna Skyline Trek can be stored in the hotel, as well as valuable and documents in the hotel locker or with Trekking Planner.
Yes, there is WiFi on the Annapurna Skyline Trek. Sometimes the network is slow, and disturbing in some areas due to weather and places that is located on deep valley and gorge.
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