Annapurna Region Trekking
Annapurna region is one of the best areas for trekking in Nepal- offering a variety of excellent treks of all grades and styles. According to a recent survey by Modern Maturity (USA) Annapurna region has been recognized as one of the world's best trekking trails. More than 50,000 tourists annually visit this area. The region introduces us Nepal's spectacular diversity at its finest: various tribes and castes, a wide range of terrain, wooded alpine pastures from sub-tropical rainforest to hidden valleys, the deepest gorge of the world and windswept desert plateaus. The trails are good, the walking is relaxed and the spectacular 8000m mountains are breathtaking!
Our trek takes us along river valleys, up stone staircases, through rice paddies and rhododendron forests. On the way we cross the Thorong La pass (5416m), a challenging ascent and encounter numerous monkeys, birds and flowers. The popular trekking routes of this region are Jomsom, Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp, Sikles, Lamjung, Dhaulagiri, Upper Mustang and around Pokhara. The best time to visit this region is during spring and autumn. Unlike other parts of Nepal, even the monsoon months are ideal to visit to Upper Mustang that falls in the rain shadow area. Most trekking routes in the Annapurna region are well organized in lodge based style. Regardless of the trek chosen, it is most likely that Pokhara would be either the starting or ending point of most of the treks in the Annapurna region.
Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek is a popular trekking trail in Annapurna region. The trek offers an opportunity to get to high Himalayan altitudes where glaciers replace rivers. One has to ascend the foothills from Pokhara, appreciating the slate-roofed tropical villages and magnificent rhododendron forests, gorges, etc.
Annapurna circuit trekking gives you an opportunity to explore Himalaya experience of your life time. This trek is one of contrasts between the green terraced farmland of the Marshyangdi valley and the semi-arid environs of Lower Mustang.
Because of the amazing scenery in the Annapurna Sanctuary, this trek has become one of the most popular in Nepal. The sanctuary is a huge amphitheater surrounded by 10 peaks that are more than 20,000 feet (6,100m) tall, including Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna III, and Machapuchere.
The Jomsom trek is most popular trek in Nepal. The diverse landscapes and cultures to be found along the trek route give a marvelous insight into the way of life of rural people. The route to Jomsom up the Kali Gandaki River passes through a gap in the Himalayan barrier in the bottom of the deepest river canyon in the world.
The trek to Poon Hill - Ghorepani which is located in Annapurna region, is truly called as all the best of the trekking in Nepal. The trek offers the spectacular mountain scenery along with charming villages inhabited particularly by the Gurungs & Magars, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys,
Short trek provides a good introduction into trekking at the same time it also provides some wonderful close up views of both the sacred mountain Machapuchere (Fishtail) and Annapurna South. Our destination is the beautiful and ornate village of Ghandruk, home to the Annapurna Conservation Area Project.
This is an easy, short trek that starts near Pokhara and offers good mountains views. It gained its name because Prince Charles and an entourage of 90 guests trekked here. This is a short trek with relatively less uphill climbs than most treks.
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