Annapurna Skyline trek is one of the most fabulous medium level trips available in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The Annapurna Skyline trekking route is also popular for the whole range of experiences rather in a shorter period of time. The trek has stunning close-up views of the three of the popular peaks namely Machhapuchhare or Fishtail (6,997m/22,957ft), Annapurna (8,091m/26,546ft) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,796ft). Therefore, Annapurna Skyline trek also refers to as Annapurna Panorama trek. This is culturally a diverse trail with the biggest concentration of ethnicity relatively in the smaller geographical region.
|01||Drive/fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara||884m/2,900ft||Drive: 6-7 hours
Fly: 30 minutes
|02||Drive Pokhara to Phedi and trek to Pothana||1,890m/6,201ft||Trek: 4-5 hours|
|03||Trek Pothana to Landruk||1,565m/5,135ft||Trek: 4-5 hours|
|04||Trek Landruk to Chhomrong||2,170m/7,119ft||Trek: 4-5 hours|
|05||Trek Chhomrong to Tadapani||2,650m/8,694ft||Trek: 5-6 hours|
|06||Trek Tadapani to Ghorepani||2,860m/9,383ft||Trek: 4-5 hours|
|07||Trek early morning to Poonhill then to Tatopani||3,210m/10,532ft||Trek: 7-8 hours|
|08||Drive Tatopani to Beni and Pokhara||830m/2,723ft||Drive: 4-5 hours|
|09||Drive/fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu||1,350m/4,430ft||Drive: 6-7 hours
Fly: 30 minutes
The trail follows through the lush green and rhododendron forests and typical settlements of Thakali, Gurung and Magar ethnic tribes. Poonhill lies above Ghorepani village and a major highlight of the trek for panoramic views of snow-capped mountains. The views are simply amazing from Poonhill and ranks as one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Nepal. Going down to Tatopani from Ghorepani makes the trek tremendous where we can enjoy with the natural hot water spring. Tatopani also serves as the junction for the popular Jomsom Muktinath route and Annapurna Circuit trail. Finally, the trek ends at Beni and we take a scenic drive back to Pokhara.
Extension of Annapurna Base Camp is also possible with this trek.
- The panoramic views of the Annapurna Himalayan range
- Typical Gurung settlement at Landruk and Chhomrong
- Stunning Sunrise views from Poonhill
- The natural hot spring pond at Tatopani
- Terrace farming, impressive landscapes, rivers and streams along the trail
- The Rhododendron forest