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Annapurna Region Trek

Annapurna Region is the popular trekking/hiking destinations in Nepal. Mount Annapurna range and the settlements of ethnic Gurung, Thakali, Ghale and Magar people and their cutlure are the main attractions of this area. Annapurna mountain series and panoramic views of beautiful mountain attracts the traveler from all other the world for trekking.

Annapurna Region is one of the famous and most preferred destinations for trekking. It is gifted with beautiful panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains and natural beauties. The Annapurna Region lies in the mid-northern part of Nepal. Since it is rewarded with all the conditions fulfilling for a perfect trek, interested explorers find it fascinating to spend their holidays here.

Trekking in Annapurna is considered to be relaxed one. The cool fresh air and exquisite view of the Annapurna Region is probably the prime reason for this. Walking through the Himalayas and analyzing the splendid view around becomes the unforgettable part of the trek.

The Annapurna Region is a home to different species of endangered birds, animals, flora and fauna. The Annapurna Conservation Area Project that lies in this region was declared as a Conservation Area in 1986 in order to conserve the endangered varieties of Rhododendron and Orchids along with animals like Musk deer, Blue sheep and other species of birds named Multi-colored impeyan, Kokla, Pheasant and so on.

Apart from birds and animals, the Annapurna Region offers a gorgeous view of several Himalayas like Mt. Annapurna I [8,091m/26,545ft], Mt. Dhaulagiri [8,167m/26,794ft], Mt. Manaslu [8,163m/26,781ft], Mt. Annapurna II [7937m/26,040ft], Mt. Annapurna III [7,555m/24,786ft], Mt. Annapurna IV [7525m/24,688ft], Mt. Annapurna south [7219m/23,684ft], Mt. Nilgiri [7041m/23,100ft], Mt. Fishtail also called Mt. Machapuchchre [6998m/22,959ft], Mt. Hiuchuli [6,441m/21,131ft], Mt. Lamjung Himal [6,986m/26,200ft],Tukuche peak [6,920m/22,703ft], Tilicho peak [7,134m/23,405ft].

Different ethnic groups of people living here add another charm to the trek in Annapurna Region

Popular Trekking Packages in Annapurna Region:

Annapurna Round Trek

Trip Duration: 18 Days
Group Size: Min 1 to Max 16
Accomodation: Tea House Lodge
Price:US $ 1350.00

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Tri0p Duration: 15 Days
Group Size: Min 1 to Max 16
Accomodation: Tea House
Price:From US $ 1125.00

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Trip Duration: 11 Days
Group Size: Min 1 to Max 16
Accomodation Type:Tea House
Price: From US $ 825.00

Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Trip Duration: 12 Days
Group Size: Min 1 to Max 16
Accomodation Type:Tea house
Price:From US $ 950

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip Duration: 24 Days
Group Size: Min 1 to Max 16
Accomodation Type:Tea house
Price:US $ 1920.00

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Trip Duration: 15 Days
Group Size: Min 1 to Max 16
Accomodation Type:Tea house
Price:From US $ 1150.00

Panchase Poon Hill Trek

Trip Duration: 14 Days
Group Size: Min 1 to Max 16
Accomodation Type:Tea house
Price:From US $910.00

Mardi Himal Trek

Trip Duration: 14 Days
Group Size: Min 1 to Max 16
Accomodation Type:Tea house
Price:From US $ 1120.00

Royal Trek

Trip Duration: 11 Days
Group Size: Min 1 to Max 16
Accomodation Type:Tea house
Price: From US $ 875.00

Siklis Trek

Trip Duration:11 Days
Group Size: Min 1 to Max 16
Accomodation Type: Tea House Lodge, Guest House
Price:From US $ 870.00

Annapurna Panorama Trek

Trip Duration:12 Days
Group Size: Min 1 to Max 16
Accomodation Type: Tea House Lodge, Guest House
Price:From US $ 900.00

Pun Hill Trekking

Trip Duration:05 Days
Group Size: Min 1 to Max 16
Accomodation Type: Tea House Lodge, Guest House
Price:From US $ 825.00

Nar Phu Valley Trek

Trip Duration:26 Days
Group Size: Min 1 to Max 16
Accomodation Type: Camping
Price:From US $ 2250.00

Tilicho Lake Trekking

Trip Duration:27 Days
Group Size: Min 1 to Max 16
Accomodation Type: Camping
Price:From US $ 2345.00

Attraction in Annapurna Region

Poon Hill:

Poon Hill lies in the elevation of 3200m (10,500ft) is wonderful hill to walk up for sunrise. Located to the south-west of the Annapurna massif and across a large river valley, it commands spectacular views of all four Annapurnas, Machupuchre, Nilgiri South and Daulagiri.

Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp lies at the altitude of 4130 meters above sea level. It is used as the base camp to climb Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.). ABC is popular trekking destination among adventure trekkers.

Thorong La (Pass)

Thorong La is a summit pass located 5,416 metres (17,769 ft) above sea level in the Damodar Himal, north of the Annapurna Himal. It connects the village of Manang (3540 m), with the temple of Muktinath (3800 m) and the village of Ranipauwa (3700 m), to the west in the Mustang.

Tatopani

Tatopani means “hot water” and the hot spring of Tatopani is terrific. Near the river edge there is a small hot spring where water with 60 °C is pouring out a small tube. Fortunately there is also an other tube with cold water coming to the pool. It is famous for hot natural bath.

Jomsom

Jomsom is a town and district headquarters fo Mustang district of Nepal. Located at an altitude of 2800m, it is entry point of Muktinath Temple and Upper Mustang. Jomsom is connected with Pokhara by both road and flight.

Manang Village

Manang village is located at an altitude of 12,000 ft. The valley is named after the village. It is a large settlement with well over 500 flat-roofed houses guarded by a chorten and an extensive wall of grey stones etched with the "Om mani padme hum" prayer. Annapurna II and IV and Gangapurna are 8 km away as the crow flies.

Kali Gandaki George

Kali Gandaki is one of the world's deepest gorges at the point it lies between the mountains of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, both over 8000 metres high.

Ghandruk Village

Ghandruk is a popular Gurung village at 1940m, is beautifully set against the backdrop of Annapurna South, Himchuli and Machhapuchre himalayas. Ghandruk is home for more than 2000 ethnic Gurung tribes as well as other minorities including Kami Damai and Chhetri Bahun. Surrounded by beautiful forests, hills and mountains, Ghandruk is home to a large number of indigenous species of plants, trees, and flowers as well as beautiful birds and mammals.

Rhododendron Forest

The rhododendron forest between Ghandruk and Ghorepani is regarded as one of the largest rhododendron forest in the world; the spectacular view of the forest during the spring when the flowers bloom is breath taking. Similarly, the Modi Gorge is home for hundreds of bird species therefore popular for bird watchers.

Ghorepani Village

Ghorepani at 2850m is a village of warm heartedness of the simple people whose rich and varied customs give you an insight into the typical life style of Gurung and Magar people. Ghorepani is overnight stay for Sunrise view from Poon Hill.

Siklis Village

Siklish or Siklis is one of the oldest and largest Gurung villages in Annapurna region. Most of the people here serve in the Indian and British Army. Charming village people, intriguing patterns of terraced fields, rhododendron forests, high alpine meadows nestled below the towering mountains of Annapurna II and IV are some of the key features of this area.

Nar & Phu Village

The exotic Nar Phu valley that lies in the remote corner of the Annapurna region is opened to visitors only in the year 2003.The Nar Phu valley remains untouched by modernity. The inhabitants, who roughly comprises of about 350 Nepalese Tibetans, have retained their age old practices. Most of them are engaged in yak herding and farming.

Tilicho Lake

Tilicho lake is one of the highest lakes in the world. It is 4949 m high in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas in Manang district of Nepal. Due to the extremely inhospitable surrounding terrain and the difficulties associated with reaching the area, this lake is rarely visited by outsiders.

Sarangkot

Sitting on an escarpment 1,592 meters high, Sarangkot is a famous place to see sunrise and sunset view of the Annapurna Range and Himalayan Mountains. The more, adventurous paragliding is available fro adventure lover to fly with the hawks in the sky

People & culture

Gurung:

The Gurung people are an ethnic group who migrated from Tibet in the 6th century to the central region of Nepal. Gurung (Tamu) speak the Gurung language. Their ancestors, culture and traditions are traced back to Tibet. Most Gurung and other indigenous Nepalese of Asian features are Buddhist and so they are not bound by the Hindu caste system. Gurung people are renowned for brave Gurkhas after involving in the second world war.

Thakali

The Thakalis are very organized ethinic group people. They have neat kitchens and keep tidy houses. Dhnom is the title of the Thakali priest who works as the local shaman. Madaal, Khaprang, and Thamken are their main musical instruments. The Thakali have their own thakali language (Panchgaunle) and their own culture regarding birth, marriage and death ceremony. They have their own festivals like Tungla and Fala.

Mountain Peaks

Annapurna I

The Annapurna massif contains six major peaks over 7,200 m: Annapurna I (8,091 m) is 10th highest mountain in the world.

Annapurna II

Annapurna II (7,937 m.) high mountain is 16th highest mountain in the world.

Annapurna III

Annapurna III is 42nd highest mountain in the earth is 7,555 m high.

Annapurna IV

Annapurna IV with the hight 7,525 m is another attraction of Annapurna Region. Annapurna IV is considered a relatively easier mountain to climb among all the Annapurnas.

Gangapurna

Gangapurna is the another attraction of Annapurna region. It is standing with the height of 7,455 m being the 59th highest mountain in the earth.

Dhaulagiri

Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world. It forms the eastern anchor of the Dhaulagiri Himal, a subrange of the Himalaya in the north central Nepal. It lies northwest of Pokhara.

Nilgiri Himal

The Nilgiri Himal is a range of three peaks in the Annapurna region in Nepal. It is composed of Nilgiri South (6839 m), Nilgiri Central (6940 m) and Nilgiri North (7061 m).

Mardi Himal

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

Himchuli

Hiunchuli (6441m.) is the fourth highest peak among the ‘trekking Peaks’ and one of the least difficult by expeditions lies in the Annapurna range and it is connected to Annapurna South.

Tilicho Peak

Tilicho Peak is a mountain near Mt. Annapurna. The peak was discovered in 1950 by the team led by Maurice Herzog who were attempting to find Annapurna I. The first ascent was made in 1979 by the French climber Emanuel Schmutz using the northwest shoulder.

Machhaphuchhare (Fish Tail)

Machhaphuchhare "Fish Tail" in English, is a holy mountain in the Annapurna mountain range. It is revered by the local population as particularly sacred to the god Shiva, and hence is off limits to climbing.