- Clear sustainable travel policy
- Social / Environmental Impact
- Tourism Dispersal
- Small Group Travel
This Annapurna Panorama Trek is a perfect combination of adventure with villages, almighty mountains, and relaxation.
This trip is a way of discovering Nepal in style while staying in the mountain lodges of the Annapurna region. The trails between lodges lead you through picturesque, typical villages with remarkable views of Annapurna and will introduce you to the amazing local residents and their friendliness.
The Annapurna Panorama Trek is a relatively gentle walk through the low-lying Annapurna foothills. These middle hills provide spectacular alpine views as you explore this scenic Himalayan region.
This itinerary is customizable. Contact Yūgen Earthside for more information.
Day 1-2: Kathmandu [Nepal] (arrival day)
Day 3: Pokhara
Day 4: Birethathi
Day 5-6: Ghandruk
Day 7: Landruk
Day 8: Majgaun
Day 9: Pokhara
Day 10-11: Kathmandu (departure day)
We are Travelife certified, and we work to reduce all negative impacts on the natural and social environments. We do this by supporting business partners (accommodation providers, excursion providers) to be more sustainable by circulating and encouraging the adoption of sustainable best practices. We also create sustainability awareness among our guests, office, and trekking staff.
We use biodegradable hand soap and cleaning powder for our office (i.e. cleaning the floors, furniture, and utensils). All products are handmade and hand-packed by women who are mostly from poor, remote communities.
Travelers are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles as well as water filter tablets to reduce plastic waste.
Our guides collect trash along the trail and dispose of it in designated areas. We also use cloth bags as much as possible.
We avoid plastic-related items during the trip.
The trip is based around trekking, a low-carbon impact activity.
The accommodation on this trip includes hotels and mountain lodges. The lodges are made by the locals with local materials. All the lodges are very environmentally friendly, and most electricity and heating is generated by a combination of solar power and village electricity schemes.
Our office is solar-powered and prioritizes energy-efficient lights and water-efficient toilets.
The mountain lodges serve organic meals prepared from local produce and ingredients. We cater to guests' dietary requirements (i.e vegetarian, vegan).
The mountain lodges employ locals.
The trip encompasses hiking through villages where guests will have a chance to interact with locals and witness their traditions and way of life.
Use the Google map to orient yourself about where in the world this trip is. The location indicates the starting point for this trip.
A specific route map is included in the downloadable detailed itinerary.
Prices are for twin-share rooms.
Prices exclude flights to/from the destination.
See the full list of price inclusions and exclusions in the downloadable detailed itinerary.
Book with confidence: To reserve your spot on a tour, a $200 deposit will be required. However, you can book with complete peace of mind as this deposit will be 100% refundable until 45 days prior to the trip start date (excluding fees paid to the payment gateway or bank).
If you cancel any of your trips that have been booked with us then notice of trip cancellation must be sent in writing & refunds will be made as follows:
1. Flight Delays and Changes in Itinerary:
We are not responsible for the rerouting of the itinerary due to flight and/or bus cancellations, unexpected obstacles like unfavorable weather conditions, political unrest, or natural calamities. Any additional expenses necessitated by such an event will be borne by the client/s.
2. Incomplete Trip:
The paid amount will not be reimbursed for any unused portion of the trip if you leave your trip for any reason.
3. Nepal Passport and Visas:
All clients must have a passport and visa valid up to 6 months from the issued date. The cost of the visa is the client’s responsibility.
This trip has a variable start date, so you can plan a departure date for when it is safe to travel. It's also a private tour, meaning you will only be traveling with those you book the trip with.
Be sure you have traveler's insurance.
Please be fully vaccinated and boosted before traveling. You may also need proof of a negative Covid test before arrival to the country. Keep a mask and hand sanitizer with you at all times.
Special precautions for guests:
Staff Safety and Training
Q: What does the Physical Rating of "Average" mean?
The trek is a relatively gentle walk through the low-lying Annapurna foothills. These middle hills provide spectacular alpine views as you explore this scenic Himalayan region. Hikes range from about 30 minutes to about 6 hours.
Q: What are the accommodations like?
The accommodations on this trip are hotels and mountain lodges. The lodges are traditional buildings made with local materials of stone and wood. There are comfortable communal areas where guests can sit to warm up at a fire pit lit at the communal dining area during winter.
Q: What about the weather?
Annapurna Panorama trek has varied temperatures. This depends on the season, altitude, and time of day. In the mountains between 1,000m and 3,500m the nights will be cool around 5°C (41°F). During the day temperatures sometimes rise to 30°C (86°F).
While designing the itinerary, we give importance to the handpicked lodges and take into consideration weather conditions in that particular season and also the trekker’s physical capacity.
Q: What about health & safety?
Q: Is this trip safe for solo travelers?
This trip is safe for solo (female and male) travelers.
Q: Do I need a visa?
A visa for Nepal can be acquired 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 Kerung on the Nepal-China border. Outside of Nepal, a visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.
The latest COVID-19 visa process:
In regard to tourist visas, travelers need to apply for their visas from their respective countries. If travelers wish to apply for a visa on arrival, then a trekking agency based in Nepal shall do the arrangement of prior approval to enter Nepal. For prior visa approval, the Nepal-based trekking agencies shall submit all prescribed details of the trekkers to the appropriate tourism agencies to get a recommendation of which visa type to submit to the Department of Immigration in advance.