Annapurna region is one of popular trekking destination in Nepal which offers most spectacular natural and cultural wonder in the world. This is moderate plus trek that demands moderate fitness level with positive attitude to accomplish the trek successfully. Annapurna region trekking is dream come true destination for backpackers. Also, home to profusion of magnificent and rare floral and faunal species, this region is declared conservation area of Nepal. Trekkers have to obtain Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) to enter the region. Also, trekkers should take special care not harm the fragile natural species in course of trekking in this region.
Trekking to Annapurna region takes you to verdant foothill, amazing Kaligandaki gorge, world’s deepest gorge and subtropical forest decorated with magical rhododendron and other wild flowers. It is possible to conduct this in both teahouse and camp mode. Trekking to Annapurna region allows you witness magnificent Himalaya range including Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri Range and Machhapurchhre.
Annapurna trekking introduces the extensive culture and geographical diversities and allows you to savor every little aspect of natural and cultural prosperity. You will be delighted to experience the fascinating lifestyle and tradition of Nepal in remote section of Himalaya. Even high elevated and remote village offers the sophisticated lodges and teahouse that offers wide range of services and amenities.
Moreover green paddy fields surrounding the trail, natural hot spring and glacial area adds up the charm to its trek. Annapurna circuit Trek is regarded as the best longest trek available in Nepal. Poonhill station offers the view point of Himalaya range after Kalapathhar. Likewise, Annapurna Base Camp is the most sought and trekked destination in Annapurna region. Muktinath and natural hot spring is religiously significant sites for Hindus and Buddhist followers from world around. Crossing of Thorong La Pass (5,416m awards you ultimate adventure and breathtaking Himalayan scenery.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers an excellent introduction to Nepal, its local culture and of course to the foothill of world tenth highest mountain, Annapurna. It is voted as one of best moderate plus 2-weeks trek in Nepal that exhibits all the features which wilderness trekking in Himalaya offers
Ghorepani Poonhill is the perfect short trek to the lower elevation of the Annapurna region. This short yet fascinating trek meanders through the lush valleys, cascading waterfalls, dense forest and cultural villages.
Annapurna Circuit Trek is voted as one of the best long treks in Nepal. It is one of the most diverse and classical teahouse trek in Himalaya. Trekkers get privilege to witness the enthralling ethnic culture, language and tradition. The view of stunning 8,000m peaks including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges are simply mesmerizing. Annapurna circuit trekking trail also explores the natural diversity and geography from lush, tropical and moss-laden rhododendron forests to Tibetan fortresses clinging to rocky cliffs. Moreover, the trail wanders through lush cultural diversity of Hinduism and Buddhism.
Dhaulagiri Round Trek is challenging and ultimate experience for adventure junkies who are seeking for expedition-like experience in remote Himalaya. Also known as Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek, the trail meanders through the farming villages in the Himalayan foothill to alpine pasture and unsettled valleys with awe-inspiring views of several eight thousanders.
Ghandruk Village Trek takes you to the heart of vibrant Gurung village located in Ghandruk, a village nestled at the foot of Annapurna. Choose your home-stay or community lodge as your accommodation and enjoy their tradition and lifestyle from best possible way.
Jomsom Muktinath Trek is a regular part of great Annapurna Circuit Trek. This trek usually starts from Lake City, Pokhara; pass Kali Gandaki River to the sacred site, Muktinath. Jomsom Muktinath trail weaves through the Lower Mustang ending at village of Kagbeni which has great influence of Tibetan culture festooned with prayer wheels, chortens and Buddhist monasteries.
Khopra Trek is one of most exotic and newly discovered trekking route in Annapurna region. Novelty, the Khopra ridge is defined as the best “community trek” by Nepalese. This semi-difficult trail route allows trekkers to savor the true insight of Himalayan life. The trekking route meanders through the vivid Gurung community, stunning yak pasture and magical forest of rhododendron.
Mardi Himal Trek is newly discovered trail in Annapurna region where very few trekkers have make their way till date. Spectacularly situated at the lap Map of Mardi Himal and impressive Machhapuchhre, this trek offers the exquisitely beautiful mountain views, enthralling rivers, warm villages and green terraced fields.
Nar Phu Valley Trek follows the Annapurna circuit trail to charming village, Koto, then branches north into the forested Nar Khola gorge. Vegetation starts changing into alpine and then sub-alpine scrub; inhabitant by both Bharal (Blue Sheep) and Snow Leopard. Crossing glacier moraine, the trail reaches to Phu valley valley (4400m), the summer grazing farmlands. The villages has 40 small household and offers an ancient monasteries and the great views.
Sikiles Trek is one of short but exciting hiking route from Pokhara that avoids normal Annapurna trail and allows you to explore the hidden area of Himalayan Nepal, principally occupied by the Gurung community and less-visited by outsiders.
Tilicho Lake Trek, an off beaten trek in Nepal, is the great combination of Annapurna circuit trek with magical Tilicho Lake. Tilicho Lake collects the glacial melt of the entire northern section of Annapurna and Thorang Peak and claimed to be the highest elevated lake in the world. Similarly, it has great religious significance for Hindus and flock of Hindu pilgrims’ visit this lake as it is mentioned in Holy Book – Ramayana.