Annapurna Panorama Trek (#5 of 8)Annapurna Panorama Trek (#5 of 8)
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Annapurna Panorama Trek takes you through beautifully terraced fields, villages and scenic vistas with snowcapped peaks in the backdrop. Along this trek route, we will visit Gurung and Magar people to see their way of life and culture besides enjoying the magnificent Himalayan scenery.
Day 5-9, this trek goes through rhododendron forests interspersed with various other species, some of the best preserved forests in Nepal. There are over 30 species of rhododendrons found in Nepal. The Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal and found in several colors, red, white, purple, and pink, when in blossom in the spring. If you love to see the spectacular rhododendron flower covered forest scenery with snowcapped peaks in the background, you should consider trekking in the spring season from March to April. Other species of floras found along the trail are conifers, Silver fir, Acacia, Chestnut, walnut, Birch, Rosewood, Silky cotton trees, Oak, Hemlock, Alder, Maples and Blue pines to mention a few. In addition to the spectacular views of the snowcapped mountains towering above the lush green hills and deep valleys, you will also see Langur monkeys, and various birds as you trek through the forest trail. October to December and February to May are the best times to trek this region.
Poon Hill viewpoint at 10,529ft above sea level in the foothills of the Annapurnas is the highest point we go on this trek to catch the magical moments of sunrise over the majestic peaks such as Annapurna I (8,167m), Annapurna-II-IV, Annapurna Fang, Machhapupuchhare, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki River gorge, Mount Dhaulagiri (8,091m), Tukuche Peak and Manaslu Himalayan range.