Trekking in Annapurna Regions
After the Everest Region this is Nepal's second most popular trekking region. The main trekking routes in the Annapurna region follow the two major river valleys (the Kali Gandaki and the Marshyangdi) and the trail into the Annapurna sanctuary via Ghandruk and Chhomrong. Pokhara can be considered as the starting point for Trekking in the Annpurana region. The treks start or end a few kilometers from Pokhara.
The trek in this part of the country offers a great deal of cultural and geographic diversity. You pass through dense forest (colorrful rhododendron forest during spring) to rocky dry trails. For most of the Nepal’s length (east to west), the Himalayas form a boarder(great wall) between Nepal and China. Annapurna is different in that the boarders exist further north. So, Jomsom and Annapurna Circuit Trek both go to the north of the Himalayan watershed into the high altitude, dry, desert area which is characteristic to the Tibetan Plateau.
This is a popular trail with network of lodges(also known as teahouse) with a decent and friendly service. The entire region is administered by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) which is working to conserve the natural and Cultural resources of the area.
Popular treks around Annapurna Region:
Annapurna Circuit Trek – Flight Jomsom to PokharaDuration: 16 days
This is one of the most popular treks of the Annapurna region. The trek begins from Beshisahar anti-clockwise round Annapurna enjoying nature’s beauty walking through Rhododendron forest and crossing the Thorong La Pass (5,416m), the highest point of the trek. Descending to the west we enter » Read More
Annapurna Circuit TrekDuration: 20 days
With this trip the Annapurna Region is best explored. The trek begins from Beshisahar anti-clockwise round Annapurna himal enjoying nature’s beauty walking through Rhododendron forest and crossing the Thorong La Pass (5,416m), the highest point of the trek. Descending to » Read More
Jomsom Trek- Flight Pokhara to JomsomDuration: 12 days
It is another classic trek in the Annapurna region. The trail follows the Kali Gandaki Valley between the soaring peak of Annapurna & Dhaulagiri and finally, it emerges into the dry, desert- like Tibetan Plateau- Jomsom. A jeepable drive takes us to the final destination, Muktinath, the holy temple which is » Read More
Ghorepani- Poonhill-Ghandruk TrekDuration: 10 days
This trekking trip takes us to Poon Hill (3210 m), a hill top that offers stunning mountain views. Poon Hill is located near Ghorepani and one can see magnificent view of the entire Himalayan range of Annapurnas, Machhapuchre (Mt.Fishtail) and Dhaulagiri (8167 m). On a clear day, it is even possible to » Read More
Annapurna Base Camp TrekDuration: 16 days
Wwalk through villages, then climb through forests into the Annapurna Sanctuary, a valley surrounded by high Himalayan peaks. A great opportunity to get into the mountains without altitude problems of the Mt Everest region. The site of the Annapurna south faces Base Camp, is a spectacular short trek. » Read More