Annapurna Skyline Trek - 6 Days

"An excellent circuit for hikers with short days, see the dawn from poon hill, stop at Jhinu Danda for a hot spring and finish the journey by walking towards Kande. "
Good to Know
  • Duration 6 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude 3210m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Pokhara
  • Trip Ends Pokhara
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Trekking
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-Dec

Highlights

  • Superb sunrise views over range mountains from scenic Poon Hilltop.
  • Walk into beautiful landscapes with grand scenery of green hills and mountains.
  • Explore traditional Gurung and Magar / Poon villages of great cultural interest.
  • Daily views of snow peaks on walks from the start to the end of the trek.
  • Enchanting rhododendron and pines forest a natural garden in flowering times.
  • Panorama of the world's  3 highest peaks Annapurna-Dhaulagiri and Manaslu.

An advantage of booking a trip with Nepal Trekking Planner.

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

"Witness the sunrise from Ghorepani, enjoy the hot spring at Jhinu danda, and complete the trek by walking towards Kande, a perfect circuit for trekkers with limited days."

Introduction: Annapurna Skyline Trek 2024/2025

Annapurna Skyline Trek allows you to be within spectacular mountain views visiting scenic hills covered with enchanting woodland of tall pines and rhododendron trees (the national flower of Nepal). In springtime, the whole hills come alive and wildflowers are in full bloom mood.

An enjoyable and exciting country walks on high ridges in the shadow of the massive Annapurna Himalaya Range of mountains, where trekking is not that tough altitude and trail wise, as this marvelous short Annapurna Panorama Trekking takes you at less than 3,000 m high, at scenic viewpoint of Poon Hill which is located at 3,210m and from there we will trek towards Jhinu Danda which is a hot spring.

How does the Annapurna Skyline trek begin and end?

Short Annapurna Skyline Trek starts with short drive from the 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 towards Upper Mustang but we will take a right from the highway and head towards Nayapul.

As walk climbs into rural farm villages with views of cascading water-falls on leaving the low warm areas for cooler alpine region through the lovely rhododendron forest to reach Ghorepani village after tikhedhunga, trekkers reach lower ghorepani which is a habitat of Poon/Magar tribe  and at morning hikers will trek 45 mins to reach to the top of Poon Hill.

At Poon Hill trekkers will enjoy striking sunrise views over wide range of Himalayan mountains from Dhaulagiri-Nilgiri’s-Vara Shikhar (Annapurna Range) with whole range of Annapurna with A-I, A-II, A-III and A-IV with towering peaks of Machhapuchare ( Fish-Tail), Lamjung and Manaslu Himal towards Mid-East direction.

Enjoying a time of your life where our route leads to more interesting areas and villages. Then we walk downhill within serene cool coniferous woodland towards Kimrong River valley to reach Jhinu village a place with natural Hot-Spring(Tatopani), 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 walk at Kande after walking past nice and magnificent spot of 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.

Why Annapurna Ghorepani Circuit Trek of 6 Days?

The Annapurna Skyline trek is a shorter version of the larger Annapurna Circuit Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek. It is a popular alternative for individuals who have limited time but still want to explore the beauty and culture of Annapurna Region. Here are some of the reasons why the Annapurna Small Circuit Trek is a good choice:

  • Time: The trek is an excellent choice for the people who wants to explore Nepal but have limited time and tight schedule.
  • Views of the Annapurna Range: The route offers incredible views of the Annapurna Range, including Annapurna South (7,219 m)Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Machhapuchhre (also known as "Fishtail") (6,993 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m)Nilgiri (7,061 m), Lamjung Himal (6,983 m). The trek also takes you through a variety of settings, including lush subtropical woods and high altitude desert regions.
  • Culture: The trip allows you to interact with locals of the area, the Gurungs and Magars communities and learn about their distinct culture and way of life.
  • Natural Hot Springs: The trek involves a visit to natural hot springs, where you may relax and heal your muscles after a day of trekking.
  • Peaceful and Quiet Environment: The trek takes you away from the rush and bustle of city life and provides a peaceful and serene environment in which you may connect with nature and achieve inner peace.

Overall, the Annapurna Skyline Trek is an excellent choice for individuals who wish to explore the beauty and culture of the Annapurna Region in a shorter amount of time without compromising visual splendor, cultural experiences, or adventure.

Is Annapurna Skyline Trek right for beginners?

The short circuit of the Annapurna region is a beginner trek with daily walking distances ranging from 5-7 hours. You'll be trekking at roughly 3,210 m above sea level. To complete this trek, you must be in decent physical shape and there is no problem for not having some hiking experience.

Physical fitness level, past trekking experience, and your personal preferences don't matter in determining whether if the Annapurna short trek package is ideal for you or not.The walk is ideal if you have limited time and want to enjoy the grandeur of the Annapurna Region. The hike offers spectacular panoramas of the Annapurna Range, as well as opportunities to learn about Nepalese culture and hospitality.

However, if you are new to trekking or are concerned about your physical health. This annapruna six days short package is a perfect trek to build up your strength and get used to trekking.

The decision to embark on the Annapurna Short Trek ultimately comes down to your physical fitness, past trekking experience, time limits, and personal preferences. Before embarking on any trekking or physically demanding activity, it is always advisable to consult with a doctor.

How to prepare for Annapurna Skyline Trek?

For the preparation of 6 Days Annapurna Skyline Trek, it is very important to prepare on some of the important topics. Here are some preparation advice, Trekking Planner Nepal suggest you to follow for the trek:

  • Develop Your Endurance: Trekking for 5-7 hours each day at an altitude of 3,210 meters demands a high level of endurance. You need to begin by introducing regular exercise, such as hiking, running, or cycling, into your routine.
  • Strengthen Your Leg Muscles: Trekking requires trekking up and down steep slopes and uneven terrain, so strengthening your leg muscles is essential. Squats, lunges, and stair climbing are all exercises that can help you increase leg muscular strength.
  • Purchase Quality Gear: Purchase high-quality trekking equipment such as hiking boots, a backpack, warm clothing, a sleeping bag, and a down jacket. Proper gear will keep you comfortable and safe on your journey.
  • Pack Essentials: Include essentials such as a first-aid kit, a water bottle, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses in your packing list. It is also a good idea to bring some energy bars and snacks to keep you going on the hike.

You may assure a safe and pleasurable hiking experience on the 6 Days Annapurna Skyline Trek by following these suggestions and planning ahead of time.

What is the best month for Annapurna Skyline Trekking?

The Annapurna Skyline Trek is best done in the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. The weather is often dry and stable during these seasons, and the skies are clear, affording magnificent views of the mountains.

The temperatures begin to increase in the spring, and the flowers and trees begin to blossom, making the walk a colorful and spectacular experience. The weather is colder and the skies are clear in the autumn season, making it a great time for trekking.

The paths can be dangerous and difficult to navigate during the monsoon season (June to August) due to excessive rainfall, and the views of the mountains can be hidden by clouds. Winter (December to February) can also be tough due to freezing weather and snow, making the walk difficult, if not impossible, in some regions.

As a result, the optimum seasons to perform the 6 Days Annapurna Skyline Trek are spring and fall, when the weather is stable and the conditions are great for hiking.

Climate and Weather at Annapurna Region.

The weather and climate of the Annapurna Region might change based on the season and altitude. The following is a breakdown of the normal climatic and weather conditions you might expect on the trek.

  • Spring Season (March to May): The temperatures are pleasant, with average daytime temperatures ranging from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F) and nighttime temperatures ranging from 0°C to 5°C (32°F to 41°F). The sky is mostly clear, with a few rain showers in the afternoons.
  • Summer/Monsoon Season (June to August): . The temperatures are mild, ranging from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F) during the day and 10°C to 15°C (50°F to 59°F) at night.
  • Autumn Season (September to November): The temperatures are pleasant, with average daytime temperatures ranging from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F) and nighttime temperatures ranging from 0°C to 5°C (32°F to 41°F). The weather is often clear, with stable conditions and beautiful mountain vistas.
  • Winter Season (December to February): Temperatures are frigid throughout the winter season, ranging from 5°C to 15°C (41°F to 59°F) during the day and -5°C to 5°C (23°F to 41°F) at night.
  • It is important to be prepared for any weather conditions during the trek by packing appropriate clothing and gear. Checking the weather forecast before starting the trek is also a good idea.

Local culture and tradition around the trekking trail.

The Skyline Trek is a fantastic way to learn about the rich native culture and traditions of the region. The route passes through several traditional Gurung and Magar villages, where you may interact with the inhabitants and learn about their culture.

The Gurungs and Magars are the two main ethnic groups in the area, each having its own distinct culture and heritage. They are known for their warmth, hospitality, and diverse cultural history. While on the walk, you can visit their houses, consume their local food, and participate in their traditional festivals and ceremonies.

Washing, Toilets and Accommodation during the trek.

Washing, bathrooms, and lodging on the 6 Days Annapurna Skyline Trek vary based on the type of trekking you pick. Here is some background information:

Washing facilities are offered at the majority of teahouses and lodges along the Annapurna Skyline Trek. It is important to note, however, that the amenities may be minimal and that hot water may not always be provided. You are suggested to bring biodegradable soap and a quick-dry towel. Some lodges provides you hot shower but may charge you an extra cost.

  • Toilets: The toilets on the Annapurna Skyline Trek are typically squat toilets. In some places, you may find Western-style toilets, but these are less common. The toilets can be basic and may not always have toilet paper, so it is a good idea to bring your own supply.
  • Accommodation: The Annapurna Skyline trip is a tea house trip, you will stay in lodges and teahouses along the way. The facilities and quality of these hotels can vary. Some may have shared restrooms and dormitory-style rooms, but others may provide private rooms with attached bathrooms. It is essential to note that teahouses and lodges can quickly fill up during high trekking seasons, so it is best to reserve ahead of time.

It is often advised to carry your own sleeping bag, as the blankets provided in the teahouses may not be adequate to keep you warm at night. It's also a good idea to have a flashlight because the lodges might not always have enough lighting.

Finally, keep in mind that the Annapurna Skyline Trek is a remote trek with amenities and facilities that may not be as developed as in urban areas. While on the trek, it is critical to be adaptable and open to experiencing a more primitive way of life.

Important Note

  • Trip departures are available every day of the year.
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip per your need, please contact us.
  • This trip is available on both a Fixed Departure and a Private Group Basis.
  • This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or with your family.
  • Have a big group? We can accommodate all of your needs.
  • We can help you make it fit your budget.
  • We accept instant bookings and online payment
Itinerary
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The 6 days Annapurna Skyline Trek provides with standard Itinerary days where some days walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if its need to be changes in case of weather, landslides and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decides holding full authority for Trekking Planner Nepal

  • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
  • MealsLunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1577m

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 Tikhedhunga for overnight  stops with time to enjoy beautiful cascading waterfalls at Tikhedhunga.

  • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2,840 m

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.  

  • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3,210 m

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.

  • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,780 m

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.

  • AccommodationLodge/Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,900 m

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.

  • MealsBreakfast and Lunch
  • Max. Altitude/Time820 m

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.

Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

Trip Map
Annapurna Skyline Trek - 6 Days Map
Inclusions
What's Included
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card).
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • 02 guest to 01 porter (Max weight limit for a porter- 20 kg (10 kg per trekker, weight limit).) with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment.
  • We provide an assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size.
  • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
  • Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara by private vehicle.
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water.
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day.
  • First aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
  • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • Your Nepal Visa fees .
  • All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu.
  • All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu and in Pokhara.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu/Chitwan transportation (if you want we can organize for you with additional cost).
  • Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation.
  • In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights’ accommodation.
  • Your personal expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
  • The tips to the trekking crews and drive.
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control.
Departure Dates

If the given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US (Call/email now for a private trip, [email protected], Mobile +977 98510 71767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp and Viber)so that Trekking Planner can happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.

Trekking Planner also organizes various trips in small groups that can suit you. We recommend you reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.

Essential Info

Equipment and Gear List

trekking iconGeneral

  • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
  • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
  • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

HeadUpper Body

  • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
  • warm woolen hat
  • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
  • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
  • Polarized sunglasses

TorsoTorso

  • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
  • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
  • Waterproof rain jacket
  • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
  • Fleece jacket or down jacket

PantLower Body

  • thermals inner
  • Hiking pants at least 3
  • Comfortable pants for teahouses
  • Waterproof, windproof shell
  • Hiking shorts

GlovesHands

  • Woolen gloves for the tea house
  • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk

FeetFeet

  • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
  • Hiking socks
  • Liner socks
  • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
  • Crampons (For passes)
  • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
  • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

UndergarmentsUndergarments and inner wears

  • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
  • Sports bras (women)
  • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

MedicineFirst Aid Kits and Medications

  • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
  • Lip balm or Vaseline
  • ointment cream
  • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
  • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

(Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.)

Other essentialsOther Essentials

  • Passport
  • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
  • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
  • water bladder for the day bag
  • small towel for personal use
  • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
  • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
  • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
  • Power bank or extra batteries
  • Cameras and mobile phone
  • Cards/book
  • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
  • Trekking poles
  • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
  • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
  • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
  • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
  • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
  • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
  • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
  • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
  • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
  • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

FAQs
  • As per new government rules, hiring a guide or porter is now compulsory. Having a guide can enhance your experience and assure your safety. A local guide can help you negotiate the trail as well as provide useful insights into the culture, history, and natural environment.

  • Yes, the Annapurna region offers a variety of extension choices for those seeking further excitement. To create a longer adventure, you can extend the hike to Annapurna Base Camp or combine it with the Annapurna Circuit hike.

  • The trek usually begins in Nayapul or Phedi, both of which are accessible from Pokhara. Pokhara is accessible by road and air from Kathmandu, Nepal's capital. Regular buses and private vehicles are available for the trip from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

  • The highest point of the Annapurna Skyline Trek is Poon Hill, which stands at an altitude of approximately 3,210 meters (10,531 feet). It is a renowned sunrise viewpoint with incredible views of the different mountains such as Machhapuchre (Fishtail) 6,993 meters (22,943 feet), Nilgiri 7,061 meters (23,166 feet), Annapurna South 7,219 meters (23,684 feet), Annapurna I 8,091 meters (26,545 feet), Dhaulagiri 8,167 meters (26,795 feet), Tukuche Peak 6,920meters (22,703 feet), Hiunchuli 6,441 meters (21,132 feet), Gangapurna 7,455 meters (24,457 feet) and so on.

  • Although there are no age restrictions, the journey does require a respectable level of fitness and endurance. Before completing the walk, it is advised to speak with a doctor, especially for elderly people or those with pre-existing health concerns.

  • Yes, you can hire porters to carry your big luggage, allowing you to trek with only a daypack. Hiring porters also creates job chances for residents in the area.

  • Yes, depending on your schedule and physical level, there are various shorter modifications and side treks to the Annapurna Skyline Trek. The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, for example, is a popular shorter version that provides superb sunrise views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks.

  • In case of any emergency, helicopter rescue services are accessible in the area. It is essential to obtain travel insurance that covers high-altitude emergency evacuations. Also, bring the copy of your travel insurance and leave with your tour operator in case of emergencies.

  • Yes, bottled mineral water is available for purchase at teahouses and hotels along the way.  But to reduce plastic waste, bring a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets or filters to clean water from natural sources such as streams and faucets.

  • The weather in the Annapurna region varies according to the season. Warm temperatures and flowering rhododendron forests can be expected in the spring (March to May). The weather is often clear and pleasant in the autumn (September to November). Winter (December to February) can be cold, especially at higher elevations, and there may be snow in some regions. Monsoon season (June to August) brings heavy rain and slick routes, making trekking more difficult.

  • Along the trekking trail, there are several teahouses and hotels that offer basic lodging and meals. The availability and quality of facilities may vary based on height and location.

  • Depending on the itinerary, the walk may begin at Nayapul or Phedi and end in Nayapul or Ghandruk. Some itinerary might start or end in Pokhara.

  • Yes, altitude sickness is a possibility, especially as the trip progresses higher in elevation. It is essential to adequately acclimatize, stay hydrated, and be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness. If you have serious symptoms, you must immediately descend to a lower altitude and get medical attention.

  • As the Annapurna Skyline Trek lies in Annapurna Conservation Area, you need Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) for trekking.

  • As long you are physically fit and in sound health with good medical history background where all age groups and interests can join in this short Annapurna Panorama trekking, where you can walk at your own chosen pace and enjoy views and observe interesting culture around the hill villages.

  • The difficulty level of the trek is moderate, however it varies based on the route and individual fitness capabilities. The journey involves ascending and descending various terrains, including some steep sections, thus trekkers with a reasonable level of physical fitness are encouraged.

  • The Annapurna Skyline Trek is best done during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons. The months of March to May, and September to November, provide the best weather, with bright skies and mild temperatures.

  • The Annapurna Skyline Trek is a renowned Nepalese trekking path that offers incredible vistas of the Annapurna mountain range. The Annapurna Skyline Trekking route takes you through lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional communities, with views of some of the highest peaks all over the world.

  • Normally, the duration of the trek can vary depending on the beginning and ending point of the trek, the route you have chosen as well as your walking pace. The walk typically takes 7 to 12 days to complete.

  • 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 are located in deep valleys and gorges.

  • Extra baggage that is not necessary for Annapurna Skyline Trek can be stored in the hotel, as well as valuable documents in the hotel locker or with Trekking Planner.

  • It depends upon how you spend it, on booking with a full payment all main hotel and lodge accommodation are included, with meals on treks and service of guides and porters.

    The only extra money is required for your personal expenses such as having extra drinks and snacks, as well as for souvenir buying.

    If you are a beer drinker and other hard drinks, you need to carry extra more like NRS 5,000 to 7, 000 more on top of the average money to carry on a trek minimum of NRS 5,000.00. 

  • 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)

  • Solo travelers or FIT (Free Individual Travelers) are on their own either with a guide and porter or with only a guide cum porter.

    But when joining 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 couples or just solo travelers joining the group.

  • This trek not necessarily, this is a walking journey suitable for beginners in outdoor activities as well expert trekkers, where you can walk at a normal pace enjoying the surrounding views and interacting with friendly villagers.

    Every 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. The walk leads from sub-tropical temperatures to cooler alpine climates and back to low warm areas at the end of the trekking.

  • No age bar and limit where all age groups can join in for various types of holidays 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 programs nearly all age groups can join in as long they are physically fit and able to cope with long hours of ups and downhill as well as cold temperatures wise.

  • 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 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.

  • On one of the most enjoyable walks the trek is not as hard as it looks with a steep climb for a few hours, with a gradual path and much downhill nothing serious, and without the worry of catching altitude sickness on scenic and cultural trekking.

Client Reviews
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    Good service all the times

    I enjoy a wonderful solo trip with my guide Mishra!! Even though I’m solo trip, even though I’m a girl, but I totally enjoy and feel safe all the times!! Without the guide and porter, I can’t reach the top!! Thanks for their arrangements!!

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    Tuen TIreland,May 03, 2024
  • rating star

    A great Trek

    I had an amazing experience. The guide and porter, Binod and Thoman were thoughtful, knowledgeable helpful and good humoured the whole way.
    The accommodation was basic, warm and comfortable.
    The food was really good. There was a variety of fruits, vegetables, rice, lentils, porridge, eggs, just about anything you would want.
    The scenery was magnificent, mountains, hills, and terraced farms. We walked through freshly fallen snow.
    There were 1000s of steps that I struggled to climb, I was so proud to reach the top.

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    Bernie D
    Bernie DAustralia,Mar 19, 2024
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