On the first few days of the trek we will climb gradually along the ridges that are the foothills of the Annapurnas. Remember, however, that you are in the Himalaya and that 95 percent of the country is hilly and criss-crossed by numerous trails. There is very little flat land. If you take it slowly and walk at an even pace you should not experience any problems. We pass through many villages and you will have ample time to take photographs and chat with the local people. Language is not a big problem as many of the local people speak English. There are many different ethnic groups along the trail, but the predominant people in this area are the Gurungs.
Together with the Magar and Chetry peoples, the Gurungs are famous as soldiers in the British Army, better known as Gurkhas.
For several days we will travel off the main tourist trail to Panchase, and on the thrid day we climb towards Panchase danda (2250m) for the spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu.. As we steer away from the tourist trail for several days, you will see how the Nepalese have gone about day to day life for centuries.
We will visit the famous Poon Hill where we will hopefully be blessed with a fantastic sunrise and 360 deg view of all the Annapurna Range including Annapurna South (7272m) Annapurna I (8091m) with imposing views of the Mt. Chaulagiri (8157m) and the Dhaulagiri Range to the West. The views here are breath-taking as we sit and sip on a hot chocolate before heading down the main trail to Pokhara.
The altitudes of this trek vary between about 915m at Pokhara, 2450m at Panchase Peak, and 3100.