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Annapurna Region Trekking

Annapurna Region Trekking

Trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal is another popular trekking region choice for trekkers and outdoor enthusiasts.  Annapurna Region is situated in the Annapurna Conservation Area and it is known for its stunning landscapes, cultural diversity, and the magnificent Annapurna mountain range. This region offers a diverse range of trekking routes, from easy and moderate treks, suitable for beginners to challenging and remote adventures for experienced trekkers. The most famous trekking route in the Annapurna  region is the Ghorepani Poon Hill  Trek, but there are several other trekking options available as well. 

Annapurna Region Trekking trail is recognized as the secondary trekking destination in Nepal with multiple peaks exceeding 7,000 m including the 10th highest mountain in the world, Annapurna I (8091 m). Annapurna Region is considered the best mountain region in Nepal, which serves the varied scenery, many villages with different people and their unique cultures and traditions, agricultural farms, green forests and bush, birds and wildlife, highland culture and simplicity. All Annapurna regions are conserved by the Annapurna Conservation Area project established in 1986 AD. The protected region covers an area of 7600 sq. km. trekking to the Annapurna region begins and ends somewhere nearby Pokhara, a stunning place to start and a tranquil one to end. 

Pokhara is a scenic city that accesses equipment-rental shops, lodges, guesthouses, and above all easy transportation to the trailhead. The Annapurna trails actually provide a wider variety of trekking routes and locations than the Everest Region. You can have many options between short simple hikes, long treks, adventure treks, and high passes through fertile land and dense forest to Ghorepani and Ghandruk or highly challenging alpine altitude treks to Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Sanctuary, Nar Phu Valley, and also the lake at the highest altitude in the world, Tlilcho Lake. There is another beautiful lake called Ice Lake, which is located north side above Manang Village. Thorong-La and Mesokanto-La Pass, Muktinath temple, Jomsom Manang, Pokhara, and Kagbeni are other attractive highlighting places of the Annapurna region trails. From Kagbeni, the trekking trail splits to Upper Mustang Trek. Among Annapurna Region trails- Annapurna Sanctuary, Annapurna Circuit, and Ghorepani Poon Hill are the busiest and most frequently visited trekking destinations. 

Due to its relative easiness and accessibility, eco-lodges facilities for lodging, food, and drinks, and unbelievable panoramic views of the Mountains, these places have been the best choice for trekkers from all over the world. Annapurna Region trekking routes offer unique Magar, Gurung, Manangi, and Thakali cultures, and lifestyles. Besides culture, you can enjoy beautiful mountain scenery including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m) ranges, and many snow-capped mountains during the Annapurna region Trekking.

Why Annapurna Trekking?

Annapurna Trekking is the second popular trekking destinations of the Himalayas in Nepal next to the Everest Trekking. Annapurna Mountains are long panoramic range and massif Annapurna ‘I’ is standing at 8091 meters height above the sea level and surrounding by outstanding landscape and hills. There are many famous trekking routes for all types of travellers such as Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna circuit, Ghorepani Poon Hill, Mardi Himal Treks etc as well as lot of things to see in this region. Everest trekking routes are insights the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). This Acap is worthy about nature and culture Such as Tilicho Lake (highest lake in the world), Thorong La pass (widest pass in the world), base camp of the 8th highest mountain in the world, dippiest gorge in the world (Dana Gorge), pilgrimage site of Hindus and Buddhist (Muktinath Temple) long panoramic view point (Poon hill), circuit the Annapurna mountain range, Gurung, Magar, Thakali and Tibetan culture and their lifestyle. There are many tea houses and restaurants along the trekking trail with homemade hygienic meal.

How difficult is Annapurna Trekking?

How difficulty is Annapurna trekking? It is common question form all trekkers, who are planning to trek in Annapurna region. Annapurna Trekking is seems difficulty and all trekkers feel difficulty before get in to the region. There are many different trekking routes like some are easy and some are challenging.  So, it is suitable for most of the trekkers of regular fitness level. All the trekking routes have different itineraries and elevations. So, the difficulty levels of the Annapurna trekking are Easy, Moderate and   Challenging. The highest elevation is 5416 meters at Thorong-La top and longest trek itinerary is 17 days Annapurna Circuit Trek in the Annapurna region.  If you are worried about trekking in Annapurna Region, you should do exercises like day hiking, cycling, walking and jogging before prepare the trek.  Per day walking hours is 4 to 8 and walk ascends and descends with guide. Our guides are long years experience and they makes same pace to big group during the trekking. It helps to walk more flexible and relaxing so you will feel good physical condition as well as you acclimates very fast with local environment. Annapurna Trekking trails are flat, rocky, and slippery so it will make bit difficulty. 

Best Time to Annapurna Trekking 

The time and season are important matter for all trekkers so it is necessary to choose best time for the Annapurna Trekking. The best time to Annapurna Trekking is in the autumn season (September to December) and spring seasons (February to May) in Nepal but you can do any time of the year. Mountain weathers is changeable in Nepal so you have to choose the best recommended season and months for Annapurna trekking. This time is favorable weather like sunny and warm with wonderful surrounding mountains views during the day and bit cold in the night, compare with other trekking season.

If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature and culture, you can do Annapurna Trekking during the winter and summer season but the temperature is during winter could be cold for most trekkers and very humid in summer season. If you are planning to Annapurna trekking, it will be memorable experience and contact us for more details about Annapurna Trekking. 

Highlights of Annapurna Trekking

  • Annapurna Conservation area project (ACAP)
  • Many local settlements with their culture and lifestyle
  • Famous monasteries Temple
  • Famous high passes namely Kang la (5316 m), Thorong La (5416 m), Mesokanto La (5230 m)
  • Best views point “Poon Hill” (3210 m) for the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain Range
  • Base camp of the 8th tallest mountain of world
  • Tilicho Lake (4900 m) Highest Lake in the world
  • Magnificent view of massif Mt. Manaslu (8156 m) Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m) Mt. Annapurna (8091 m)
  • Circuit the whole Annapurna Mountain range
  • Natural hot spring (Tatopani, Jhinu Dada, Chame)
  • Dana Gorge (deepest Gorge in the world. It is between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain)
  • Pokhara (after and before trek for relaxing place to trekkers)

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