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Annapurna Region –A Trekker’s Paradise

Annapurna region stands to be one of the most visited places for trekking around the world. The region gets more than +100,000 trekkers per year from around the Globe. No doubt it attracts numerous of visitors as it amazes them with breathtaking mountain views and sceneries. Because of the adventures and scenic beauty many prefers to come next time also to experience another trekking route which they have targeted for next time. Keeping the foot on the courtyard of the formidable Himalayas fills a person with the sense of achievement and pride.

Annapurna trekking lets you explore the land rich in biodiversity. The unique biodiversity, the geographical structure, the multi- cultural and multi-ethnic diversity makes it the world’s one of the most popular treks. Trekking in Annapurna region gives you an opportunity to feel the cold and crystal water of one of the world’s High altitude lake, Tilicho. Not to mention, trekking in this area offers good scenery of both high mountains and lowland villages.

World Famous and Most liked Treks

“Turns out to be the world famous and most liked Annapurna Treks.”

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most exciting treks to be around the foothills of the magnificent range of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre (or Fishtail Mountain) that provides the trekker with an opportunity to be immersed in the beauty that unfolds amidst the white snows. Furthermore, the trek offers an opportunity an opportunity to embrace the enormity of mountains, and experience to be dipped in the scenic diversity with a close watch to the cultural legacy of the communities inhabiting along the trail.

Likewise, Annapurna Circuit Trek refers as one of the diverse treks around the world. You will encounter a sense of accomplishment as you wander through beautiful landscapes, awe-inspiring sceneries, sunrises and sunsets, high alpine valleys, fast-paced streams, terraced fields, heartwarming hospitality and the mightiest of Annapurna massif. Starting at the altitude of around 900m at Besisahar, Annapurna Circuit has the formidable Thorung La Pass (5416m) as the highest point of the circuit.

 

Also, you will get an opportunity to feel the cold and crystal water of one of the world’s High altitude lake, Tilicho.

Trekking Variations

Trekking variation in this region allows you to choose the most suitable trek. You can choose the treks on the basis of duration, fitness requirement and routes.

Short Trek

If you want to have short trek with minimum physical fitness requirement also then there are trekking routes to Mardi Himal and Ghandruk. Mardi Himal Trek offers reasonably well established and quiet trail through the grass in the Annapurna region of the hustle and bustle of urban life. It has a lot to offer in the form of wildlife, pristine lakes, beautiful villages, panoramic Mountain View, diverse landscapes, dense rhododendron, oak forests, colorful pheasants [Danphe] and warm hospitality. 
Similarly, Ghorepani Ghandruk trekking a short and yet amazingly beautiful and diverse trekking route that any individual can join in to make his trekking in Nepal journey a lifetime of memory. The short trek provides an opportunity to explore the wildlife varieties, diverse culture. Not to mention, the trek amazes you with the breathtaking Sunrise view  over the complete  Annapurna Himalayan range   from Poonhill.

With an average level of fitness and proper planning, these short treks turn out to be one of the unspoiled routes for short yet awesome trekking experience.

Long Trek

Long and strenuous trek requires maximum physical fitness requirement with a longer duration. While trekking in the trail of Dhaulagiri Circuit trekking, participants explores high alpine pastures two higher passes above 5000 meters, and serene and uninhabited valleys little explore by locals let alone the trekkers.

A long trek like of Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek requires tools like crampons and ice axe and competence for its use besides endurance for going through steep trails, rough glacial moraine, rock ridges, high passes and previous trekking experience on the part of trekkers.

Hiking

The trek offers hiking trails such as Ghandruk, Landruk and Sarangkot. These hiking trails provide an opportunity of viewing wonderful close up views of Fishtail Mountain, Annapurna and Poonhill. Visitors gets an opportunity to explore wide varieties of wildlife species, diverse cultural schemas of Gurung and Magars community, along with the Poonhill with fabulous views of sunrise over the whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs.

Some Attractions of the trek

The Annapurna trekking attracts visitors from all over the world. The major reason happens to be the beautiful locations, wildlife species. Some major attractions of the trek are

  • Ghinu -Natural Hot Spring – Here you can enjoy the natural hot water bath in a pound and relax yourself. The hot spring is 6 hours away from Tadapani.
  • Mountain views – Annapurna regions offers you some breathtaking up close views of mountains such as Fishtail, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri
  • Ethnic villages – During the trek, you get to interact with the local people in the villages. This lets you more about their diverse culture and religion.

Through the trek

Pokhara happens to be one of the most important point during the trek in Annapurna region. It is known as the trekking gateway to Annapurna. Popular as the city of lakes, it acts as a hub of adventurous activities. In Pokhara you can experience the best in trekking, boating, hiking, pony rides, paragliding or simply relax at one of the lakes near the city with the stunning Annapurna mountain range at the background. Likewise activities such as zip line skydiving and bungee jumping are very popular.

Through the trek, you will get the nice arrangement of Tea Houses during the Trekking route. This ensures full board meals to keep you energetic during the trek. Pokhara, being a hub of tourists, offers luxurious hotel facilities. You can choose your stay from multiple options it provides.

How to get here?

It is near from Kathmandu as there are many flights and Tourist Buses in operation daily. The trek days can be extended by adding side treks and shortened by taking a flight or vehicle.