Annapurna region trekking, an unbelievable, cultural and picturesque destinations which lead you from moderate to adventurous walks on high green rolling hills in the backdrop of spectacular views of Annapurna Himalaya range of peaks with magnificent Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’ peak that dominates the region.Mt. Annapurna I at 8,091 m / 26,545 ft conquered by late M. Herzog with his French team in June 3rd, 1950, the first 8,000 meters ever to be climbed in the history of mountaineering three years ahead than Mt. Everest was summited.
Annapurna region trekking, truly a most fascinating adventure areas listed as world’s most beautiful and attractive destinations by several travel magazines and guide books. Annapurna region trekking one of the wildly visited areas than any other places around Himalaya, as Annapurna region trekking offers a wide range of scenic and cultural destinations from a day hike to weeks treks or more than two weeks and months.
From moderate, adventurous to challenging trekking with ever-present views of Annapurna Himalaya range of peaks, the southern side of Annapurna covered with verdant green hills and valleys where walk leads into the heavily wooded alpine forest of tall rhododendron-magnolia-hemlock-pines-oaks and fir tree lines. Forest around Annapurna areas regarded as world’s natural garden when wildflowers are in full bloom with riots of colors turning the whole place into a magical spot in the shadow of high snow capped peaks.
Annapurna region trekking an excellent gateway to the pure wilderness where one can trek from low warm sub-tropical temperatures to cooler alpine climate and continue to an arctic zone of remorseless fields of ice and glaciers in the comfort of nice and lovely local lodges on route trekking. Annapurna region trekking offers a wide range of spectacular destinations as follows:
Ghorepani and Poon Hill a famous and popular trekking destination of 3-4 days or week duration lead you into beautiful rhododendron forest with a grand panorama of Dhaulagiri-Annapurna to Manaslu range of mountains with a stunning sunrise.
Annapurna base camp trekking leads you into an amphitheater of snow-capped peaks within Annapurna Sanctuary and at its base camp visiting charming Gurung traditional villages around high green hills and into ice and glacier at base camp.
Annapurna circuit one of the most spectacular trekking route leads you to the north of Annapurna at high and beautiful Manang valley and crossing scenic Thorang-La pass at 5,416 m and ending at lower Mustang and on Kaligandaki valley walking into world deepest gorge of Kaligandaki River valley between massive Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalaya.
Annapurna region trekking has more to offer from mainstream trekking trails to off the beaten tracks on the hidden areas, on least frequented routes.
Certainly, a great wonderful place to be and the region protected by ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) since 1980’s preserving its culture, wildlife, and vegetation as it were for many years.
Annapurna region located on Nepal Mid-Western Himalaya on ancient Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade/caravan route of Nepal and Tibet, where most of the trekking starts and ends at picturesque Pokhara city situated in a green valley blessed with natural scenery of high Annapurna Himalaya and Machhapuchare peaks which reflects on its serene Phewa and Begnas Lakes.
Annapurna region most visited and popular area due to its easy access from Kathmandu either by scenic and interesting overland drive of 6 hours or taking a short panoramic flight of 30 mins to Pokhara from Kathmandu.
The Annapurna region famous for its immense culture of Gurung-Poon / Magar, Thakali and Manang tribe of mountain people of strong Tibetan Buddhism religion where one can visit its lovely traditional villages and old monasteries on route trekking.