Annapurna Trekking, is a pionner trekking route of Nepal. It was the first of the few trekking trails to be opened for trekkers in Nepal. Situated near Pokhara, Annapurna Trek is the most popular trekking reion in Nepal, with almost a hundred thousand trekkers visiting ever year.
Annapurna Trekking offers you an opportunity to taste the amazing and magnificent Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges along with a unique biodiversity and the culture of Thakali, Gurung and Magar communities. The region is home to Annapurna I, the tenth highest mountain in the world, and Dhaulagiri, the seventh highest mountain in the world.
At one point on the trekking route, you will be able to enjoy the stunning panoramic view of almost 11 towering snow-covered mountain peaks. There are a lot of trekking trail variations within Annapurna region with 1-2 days hike to 20 days strenuous treks. Some of the major points along the trek are Poonhill, Ghorepani, Annapurna Base Camp (4210m), Mutkinath, Jomsom among others. The route to Ghorepani and Annapurna sanctuary starts from Birethanti, and as you trek upward ahead you will encounter on the way the beautiful Gurung villages of Ghandrung, Chhomrong, Dhampus and the rural communities of Modi Khola.
Annapurna Base Camp takes you to the heart of Annapurna, Annapurna Base Camp and Fishtail Base Camp. The trek passes through the famous Annapurna Conservation Area and small unique villages along the way such as Chhomrong, Dovan, Bamboo, Kyumi etc. The base camp of Fisthtail and Annapurna offer magnificent views of entire Annapurna ranges including Hiunchuli, Tent peak, Gangapurna and etc.
We will also hike up to Poon Hill, one of the best viewpoints to watch the spectacular Himalayan views of the Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri and Macchapuchre or Fishtail ranges. En route we will pass through Gurung villages and rhododendron forests.
The trails of Annapurna will reward you with a stunning combination of towering peaks and dramatic valleys. Rest and relax overnight in tea houses, where you’ll reconnect with ancient ways long forgotten by the modern world and encounter friendly locals.
In the course of long trekking you will observe with enthusiasm the life style of the farmers dedicating to make their lands fertile. Moreover, this trekking route apart from other could also be the destination for nature lovers. Annapurna region is home to unique biodiversity and local culture. Community-led Annapurna Conservation Area Project has been playing a major role in the promotion and conservation of the nature and culture.
Annapurna Trek is best done during September -November and March-May.
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