Travel Magazine

Annapurna Trekking

By Nepalvisitors @nepalvisitors

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

A great Himalayan range of Annapurna (8091m.) lies In the western part of Nepal. Southern flank gets the highest precipitation of rainfalls, making the land very fertile and inhabitant by different ethnic groups. The Southern flank of Annapurna is the most popular trekking route, which passes through several beautiful villages and spectacular view points, leading to North of Modi Khola valley and up the canyon between Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare. The inhabitants of this area are mostly the Gurungs, one of the ethnic groups. Our adventure trip to the Annapurna Sanctuary begins from Pokhara, a scenic spot. Our trek combines with the spectacular mountain scenery with incredible ethnic and cultural diversity and traverses through very strange locales. The Gurung villages en route are particularly colorful and absolutely you can expect to meet strange but friendly and welcoming ethnic people.

Nepal’s most popular trek begins at the lakeside town of Pokhara and leads six or seven days north-west around the Annapurna Massif, through dramatic changes in landscape, climate and culture to the high village of Jomsom, near the isolated land of Mustang. Trekkers often continue on to the sacred shrine of Muktinath, near the 5,415?meter Thorang-La pass and down into the lovcted by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna Massif. Annapurna Base camp trek is an easy trek from Pokhara and takes one through some of Nepal’s most lovely rhododendron forests to the Annapurna base camp. There are also numerous one or two day treks out of Pokhara town, where one can have views of Dhaulagiri, the Annapurna range, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal.

Annapurna Trekking is very popular trekking area in Nepal. A very commonly heard name is the ‘Around Annapurna Trek’ and based on sheer numbers of trekkers visiting, this is certainly the most popular. As the name suggests, the centre piece of this part of Nepal is the range of mountains that includes Annapurna I, the first of the 8000m peaks to be climbed. Also included in this region is another 8000m giant, Dhaulagiri, which is located west of Annapurna I. Between these two mountains lies the valley of the Kali-Gandaki River, the deepest gorge in the world. Views of lush, fertile farmland and stands of undisturbed natural forest, snow covered mountains and encounters with a mixture of many ethnic communities all add up to a diverse range of experiences that makes this area one of the most satisfying trekking destinations in Nepal.

The Annapurna Trekking of Nepal is a land so gorgeous, it’s long been the ultimate dream for adventurers from all over the world.  Here, the sacred peaks of Annapurna, Machapuchare and Dhaulagiri, shining with snow year round, tower over ancient rhododendron forests, icy rivers, and temperate jungles where tigers still roam. Annapurna region Trekking passes through some of the most spectacular scenery in the country, with deep valleys and close up views of mountains over 26,000ft (8,000m) tall, ancient stone settlements, Tibetan culture, and Buddhist temples and monasteries. Excellent lodges line the main routes of the legendary Annapurna Circuit which is one of the most exceptional trekking routes on earth, crossing Thorong-La pass at 17,769ft (5,416m). Easily accessible via a short flight from Pokhara or Kathmandu, Jomson, a town along the Annapurna Circuit, is situated between two gigantic mountains in the Kali Gandaki Valley, at the bottom of the world’s deepest gorge. From Jomsom there are options to go in either direction along the Circuit – the trail to the holy shrine at Muktinath is very popular and follows the ancient trade and pilgrimage route across the Himalayas.

The fact that the Annapurna chain of mountains lies inland causes a large chunk of land to fall in the rain shadow area. Hence these parts are considerably drier than the southern slopes of the mountains. This leads to unusually diverse landscapes and the possibility of trekking during the monsoon.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek – For short trek with few altitude problems, the Annapurna region provides you with unparalleled access to spectacular horizons of snow peaks. A trek to you ABC combines some of the most fantastic mountain scenery with a fascinating insight into the life of middle hill Nepalese. The trail takes us through an ever-changing landscape of rice fields

Annapurna Circuit Trek – Annapurna circuit, the 332-km trek is not only the most famous trek in Nepal but also one of the most celebrated treks in the world. if you are looking for diversity in both landscape and people, Annapurna circuit trek is one of the best choice. A trek to Annapurna circuit use to take 3 week before but now due to the recent changes …

Annapurna Royal Trek - The royal trek is one of the famous and easiest treks in Annapurna region. This trek is especially suitable for the beginners and elderly people. The trek has been named the Royal trek as Britain’s prince Charles walked it in the 1980s. It’s an excellent trek to do, as it doesn’t entail any particular long walking days but plenty to see.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking – This is short trek provides good interdiction into trekking whilst also providing some wonderful close up views of both the sacred mountain Machapuchere (fishtail ) and Annapurna south. Our destination is the beautiful and ornate village of Ghandruk, home to the Annapurna conservation area project.

Nar Phu Valley Trek – Nar Phu Valley trail is probably the greatest region for those travelers who wish to explore the unexplored in Nepal. Passing from hidden valley crossing hard-hitting passes like Tilicho Pass (5230m), Kangla pass (5322m), Masokanto La (5099m) & attractive Lake Tilicho are lifetime experience.

Damodar Kunda Trek – This one of the most remote but most renowned Kunda (Lake) for Hindu pilgrims is situated in Upper Mustang area of Nepal. Perhaps many Hindus from around the globe are dreaming to take a holy bath in this sacred Damodarkund at least once in their life time. You just plan it we are here to make your dream come true….

Tilicho Lake Trek – Tilicho Lake trekking collects the glacial melt of the entire northern slopes of Annapurna and Thorang Peak, which is claimed to be the highest lake in the world. In 2001, Hindu pilgrims from around the world flocked to the lake convinced it is a holy spot mentioned in the Ramayan – a holy book of the Hindus.

Jomsom Muktinath Trek – Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is situated North of Pokhara, Nepal’s spectacular diversity appears at its finest The deep valleys and high mountains encircling the giant Annapurna Himal embrace a wide range of peoples and terrain, from subtropical jungle to a high, dry landscape resembling the Tibetan Plateau.

Ghale Gaun Village Trek – This is a pristine area newly opened for village tourism. Apart from the stunning landscape and views of the Annapurna region, Ghalegaun offers a real opportunity to become a part of village life, lodging with local Gurung families. This area is also home to the famous honey hunters of Nepal. This short trek is the perfect complement to discovering some of the other highlights of Nepal

Annapurna Siklis Trek – 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 opportunity to learn about this unique traditional culture. A model trekking village, Siklis is a central part of the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA).

Mustang Trekking - The Transhimalayan Mustang Region is also known as the Last Forbidden Kingdom, since the region was restricted for outsiders until Nepal Government announced the opening of the restricted areas in October 1991. The Mustangis or the people of Mustang call themselves Lobas, and they have their own King or Tribe-leader, Jigme Palbar Bista. After Nepal was declared a republic in 2007, the Nepal Government took back the official recognition of the Bista as the Mustangi King.

Mardi Himal Trek – Mardi Himal trekking is one of the bitten Eco-tourism based trekking destination in Annapurna Himalaya region. Mardi Himal is the name given to the feature of the long rising ridge and its summit that from the southwesterly lower slope of Mount Machhapuchhare, the famous triangular skyline that is seen from the Phewa Lake at Pokhara.

Panchase Trekking - This trek provides non stop Himalayan Panorama along the route and a tremendous view from the Panchase hill. Highly recommended for our clients it is a journey through forest and lovely villages along non touristy trails. A fully supported camping trek that you will enjoy a lot.The Panchase trek can be extended in several ways. From Panchase hill it is possible to trek through the large Gurung village of Author and continues on to Karkinetta. Here some very basic accommodation may be found.

For More Information:

Nepal Visitors Travel Information Network.
P.O. Box :19760, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tel :+977-1-5554471, 4263133, +9779841258665 (Mobile)
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: Nepal Trekking, Nepal Tours

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog