Annapurna Region Trekking is one of the most acclaimed trekking packages in Nepal just after Everest Base Camp Trek. Annapurna Region spreads in the Province No. 4 of Nepal around the Annapurna Massif (I-IV). The altitude of Annapurna Region ranges from 790m to 8,091m (Annapurna I) combining sub-tropical to alpine climatic zones.
One of the busiest trekking routes in the world, Annapurna region trekking attracts almost one third of the total trekkers in Nepal every year. Trekking around Annapurna Region is rewarded with beautiful snow-white peaks; terraced farming plots, captivating landscapes and varieties of flora and fauna. Apart from this, human settlement areas with their housing style, lifestyle, culture and tradition is another matter of tourist attraction in Annapurna Region.
Annapurna Region Trekking has many side trips along with Annapurna Circuit Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Just as the number of treks, there are many starting and ending points of Annapurna Region Trekking. Upper Mustang Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Jomsom Muktinath Trek, Mardi Himal Trek and Tatopani to Jomsom Trek are some notable side trips. Other sub-routes are Annpurna Sanctuary Trek, Sikles Trek, Ghandruk Trek, Panchase Trek and Upper Marsyangdi to Manang and Thorung La (5,416m).
Starting and ending from the lake side city Pokhara, Annapurna Base Camp Trek leads you up to the elevation of 4,130m. You can have a very close view of Annapurna Massif, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre and Gandarvachuli along with Annapurna Gorge during ABC trek. To have beautiful scenery and cultural variation, choose Annapurna Circuit Trek that starts from Beshisahar, Lamjung and ends at Nayapul, Pokhara. On the way, you come across many remarkable residential areas, cultural sites, hard trails and people in their traditional attire. You can make many side trips during Annapurna Circuit Trek in Manang and Mustang.
You can plan Upper Mustang Trek for experiencing the desert-like landscapes and climate in the Himalayan region of Nepal. Likewise, you can go on Manang to Tilicho Lake Trek to witness the lake situated in the highest altitude in the world. If you want to cross one of the high passes in Annapurna Region, you can go for Upper Marsyangdi to Manang and Thorung La (5,416m). Next is Tilicho Base Camp Trek (4,150m) by crossing Mesokanto La (Middle Pass) at an elevation of 5,121m. To visit Muktinath Temple, a common pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists, you can do Jomsom to Muktinath Trek.
There are many other side trips within Annapurna Region from Pokhara, a beautiful city of lakes. Pokhara is about 6 hours drive in a bus or jeep and a 30-minutes’ flight from Kathmandu. From the attractive tourist town of Pokhara, plan Ghandruk Trek to observe the Gurung Musuem to know Gurung culture, tradition and ethnic dress. Likewise, during Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, you can observe the sun setting and rising along with dense rhododendron forests, paddy fields and local cultures. The classic view of the Annapurna Massif is really overwhelming en route to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.
After Ghandruk Trek, don’t forget to make Mardi Himal Trekking to experience the isolated territory walking through off the beaten path. One of the shortest and easiest treks around Annapurna Region, Mardi Himal Trek rewards you with the magnificent view of terraced agriculture in typical villages. The outstanding glimpse of lush valleys and snowcapped peaks like Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli and Mardi Himal indeed excites you.
The Royal Trek got its name after English Prince Charles in a group explored the route from Kalikasthan to Begnas Lake in 1981. The Royal Trek gives you a chance to have a blended experience off diverse ethnic communities and mixed culture in this region. During the Royal Trek, you can have an unforgettable vista of terraced farming, Annapurna Range, Machhapuchhre and Langtang Region. The surrounding of the Royal Trek is less crowded having unchanged culture and tradition of the Gurung ethnicity.
Other popular and short treks in Annpurna Region are Sikles Trek, Panchase Trek, Sirubari Village Trek, Ghale Gaun Trek and Khopra Trek. If you are enthusiastic and ready to walk for about four hours, you can involve in Beshisahar Ghale Gaun Trekking. Ghale Gaun Trek leads you to a typical Ghyabre Gurung village having neat and clean surrounding serving delicious local cuisines. The local people facilitate the visitors with the homestay facilities by welcoming with garland and red tika along with cultural show in the evening.
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