Annapurna Region

The Annapurna region lies towards the north of Central Nepal. This area is the most popular and major trekking destination in Nepal. According to a recent survey by Modern Maturity (USA) Annapurna region has been recognized as one of the world’s best trekking trails. More than 40,000 tourists annually visit this area. The Annapurna trekking region consists of peaks Annapurna I, II, III, IV, those of Annapurna South peaks, Mt. Dhaulagiri and several other peaks. The trek’s major highlights are the ancient mid-western salt route settlement of Manang, Thorong –La pass between Nepal and Tibet, Muktinath Temple and the deepest gorge of world Kali Gandaki. Gateway to Annapurna trekking region is the famous city of Pokhara.

Mustang, or Lo Manthang, the desert plateau located in the upper valley of the River Kali Gandaki, and to the north of the main Himalayan range also falls in this region. Tourist access to Mustang is controlled to help retain its exclusiveness. The highlight of the trek includes the visit to the Mustang Palace, the visit to Lo Manthang and pony rides to the Nepal-Tibet border.

There are seven ethnic groups living and working in this region, from Hindu farmers to Tibetan Lamas. The most prominent ethnic groups of Annapurna region are Gurung, Thakali and Manangba. Due to the extremes of elevation the region contains a remarkable diversity of flora; from sub-tropical lowland forests of oak, bamboo and rhododendron in the south to the high alpine meadows and windswept desert plateaus in the north, bordering Tibet. Animals found here are pika, blue sheep and Himalayan Tahr.

The popular trekking routes of this region are Jomsom, Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp, Sikles, Lamjung, Dhaulagiri, Upper Mustang and around Pokhara. The best time to visit is during spring and autumn. Unlike other parts of Nepal, even the monsoon months are ideal to visit to Upper Mustang that falls in the rain shadow area. Most trekking routes in the Annapurna region are well serviced by teahouses.

Regardless of the trek chosen, it is most likely that Pokhara would be either the starting or ending point of your trek in the Annapurna region.

Packages under Annapurna Region

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna Base camp is a big part of the ultimate Himalayan adventure which offers the chance to get to know the locals intimately and experience their cultural hospitality. Recognized as one of the w ...

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Royal trek

Royal trek

You can follow in the foot steps of Royalty with the Siklis or Royal Trek that was walked by the Prince of Wales himself. This pleasant trek starts outside of Pokhara at Bengas lake. The trail takes u ...

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Jomsom to Muktinath Trek

Jomsom to Muktinath Trek

One of the easiest treks to the Annapurna region is the Jomsom – Muktinath trek. The striking feature of this trek is that this trek can be done throughout the year as the Jomsom – Muktina ...

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Ghorepani Poonhill

Ghorepani Poonhill

A soft and beautiful middle hills adventure trek for 09 days.This trek is for beginer trekkers and well suited for family adventure who have limited time but still don't want to escape the real Himala ...

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Sikles  Ecotrek ( Camping / Home stay)

Sikles Ecotrek ( Camping / Home stay)

This beautiful camping trek is a great introduction to the beauty of the Annapurna range and to the Buddhist Gurung culture. Siklis is one of the largest Gurung villages in Nepal and offers an opportu ...

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Mardi Himal base camp Trek 13 Days

Mardi Himal base camp Trek 13 Days

The most triangular shaped ridge with lower slope of mount Machhapuchre, the mountain possesses two peaks thus it is named in English means 'Fish Tail'. It is clearly seen from Phewa lake at Pokhara. ...

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Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking

Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking

The Annapurna Sanctuary trek begins from Pokhara a naturally beautiful city sitting on the lap pf Few Lake on the Southern slopes of the Annapurna massif, a lovely area of fir and rhododendron forests ...

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TAAN Model trek (Camping only)

TAAN Model trek (Camping only)

This newly opened trek offers immense potential for trekking and hiking activities. The offer provides mesmerizing views of mountain ranges and scenic beauty of streams, lush vegetation and indigenous ...

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