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Annapurna Region

Overview of Annapurna Region

Annapurna Region  Trekking is the world’s most beautiful destination- perfect for mountain and nature lovers.  It was the first mountain climbed successfully among the 14 mountains. A French expedition led by Maurice Herzog made history by successfully climbing Annapurna on June 3, 1950. Before that, different people had made many attempts. During the Annapurna trek, you can see the magnificent view of the Annapurna base camp trek region’s mountains.

The Annapurna regions have the best flora and fauna which is surrounded by stunning mountains.  Tre regions are the combination of snow-capped peaks, crystal clear blue lakes, chaotic rivers with deep gorges.  We will also visit Sacred Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries along with the trail. The natural hot springs in Myagdi Tatopani is a bonus. There are many ethnic groups that lives in picturesque vintage villages

 The worlds best trail

Annapurna’s natural environment is a very diverse one as it has from 800m to 5400m altitude level.  The climate starts From sub-tropical forests of oak, bamboo, pine, sandalwood, magnolia, juniper, and rhododendrons. from the high alpine meadows and windswept in the south, barren plateaus up the north. While trekking in the Annapurna base camp trek 5 days. There are many colorful butterflies along the way.  We can wathe the striking birds, Blue Sheep, Himalayan Tahr, bear, leopard, monkey, and much more unique local fauna.

Most of it starts from a well-known city of Pokhara described as ‘the land of the dreams.  You will experience a beautiful, traditional Nepali lifestyle and culture. There are different ethnic groups in Nepal, Some of them are  Gurung.  Magar, Thakali, as well as  Manangi. known for their hospitality, friendliness, and a great sense of humor.

Annapurna Region Trekking

The main highlights of Annapurna region trekking are to get the mountain view of  Annapurna I (8,091m), II, III, IV; Annapurna South. Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m); Mt. Manaslu (8,176m);  Mt. Nilgiri.  Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail); Gangapurna and several more. We will trek through the deepest gorge of the world Kali Gandaki and also the highest lake (Tilicho Lake). Enjoy the majestic sunshine view from Ghorepani Poon Hill view spot. We can enjoy the natural hot spring at Tatopani, The Muktinath Temple and the Annapurna Base Camp views are the best to see.

Best Time for the Annapurna region trekking

There is no restriction on traveling in this region throughout the year, As here are easy Ghandruk trek to 2 weeks trek also. the easy and small trek we can do all year round but the long and difficult trek Spring and Autumn are the most. We need to be careful in the Rainy season some time heavy rain and landslide also so at this time only a 2-3 day trip is recommended.  Autumn and Spring are the best seasons for traveling in the mountains region.

Winter is also good for snow lovers, this the cold season and season where snowfall occurs. However,  In winter as the trekking trails will be covered with snow. And the chilled weather at the lower altitude makes it hard to cope with the existing environment. Hence, the Autumn season and Spring season ( March, April, and May, whereas September, October, November) are the best months for Annapurna trekking.

Autumn is the best season for Annapurna region trekking

Nepal has four distinct seasons, namely, autumn season, spring season, monsoon season, and winter season.  Among them, spring and autumn are considered best for trekking in the Annapurna region and Everest region. Saying it does not mean other seasons are not feasible. Instead, you can have a challenging and thrilling trekking journey if you opt for Monsoon and winter season. Getting off-season discounts and crowd-free trails are the added benefits provided to trekkers of winter and Monsoon seasons. You can get four distinct nature flavors while trekking in the Annapurna region. Let us have a glance at each season and its characteristics.

The Autumn season is recognized as the peak season for trekking in Nepal. The autumn season in Nepal starts in September and ends in November. The best combination of temperate climate, perfect weather conditions, and the crystal clear weather condition are the factors that make these months the king of the season. You can have clear views of the magical mountains.

Besides this, you will be surrounded by dazzling lush vegetation and dense forest. During these months, the days are usually warm, possessing an average temperature of 15 degrees Celsius. And the average night temperatures may go above the freezing point. Trekking this month is fun, exciting, and thrilling at the same time. If you want to avoid any difficulties and enjoy your trek easily then opting autumn season could be the best choice. The Autumn season will offer you the best mountain vistas with crystal clear weather with smiling sun throughout the day. This is the best time to visit Annapurna trekking.

Annapurna region  trek in Spring Season

Generally, the spring season is called the second-best best time to visit the Annapurna region trekking. The Spring season starts in March months and ends in May. Blooming rhododendron, Magnolia, Alpine forest are the magical creatures to view in these months. All the surrounding areas filled with various creatures in these months. The best part of this month is chilling cold and cloudy days, turning into warmer days.

Trekking in light clothes is possible this season. The average daytime temperatures remain at around 10 degrees Celsius in lower altitudes, whereas the night and morning may face freezing temperatures. During May, the daytime temperatures increase and can go up to 20-degree Celsius, and nighttime temperatures may fall to 5 degrees Celsius. Perfect weather and temperatures are the boons to this season so that it can attract many tourists during this period. The stunning view of the Annapurna, Machhapuchre, and various other mountains would melt your heart. Besides this, the colorful forests, snow-covered mountains, terrace farming, etc. are the added beauty of these months

Trek in Monsoon Season

If you are a challenge taker person, then the autumn season would fulfill your adventurous trip. Usually, the Monsoon season starts in June and ends in Mid-September. The average temperature during day time remains 20-25 degrees Celsius while the night time temperature stays below 10 degree Celsius. Thus, the warm environment is always favorable for opting Annapurna base camp trek. this is not the best time to visit the Annapurna region trekking.

However, this time of the year is generally affected by monsoon rains. The warmer day may sometimes encounter rainfall, making it difficult to travel. Not only this season encounter leech and called as leech season. Thus wearing full shocks and boot are advisable to avoid from leech attack. Other than that, you can have a clear view of the surroundings when the rain stops. Green vegetation and other creatures are benefited in this season and look astounding. Dust fee surrounding and off-seasons discounts are the major advantages of traveling in this season. Annapurna region possesses a rain shadow area for an optional trekking trail. Thus to avoid the effect of rain, you can opt for this trial.

 Winter Season

The other challenging season is the Annapurna region trekking in the winter season. Winter in Nepal starts in December and ends in Mid-February. This time of the year is marked as the most adventurous time of the year. This season is also called the coldest season of the year. A warm jacket, extra clothes, and hot drinks are always good to have to avoid cold. You may also encounter snow in most of the mountain region. The surrounding will all be covered with thick snow, and the mountains are super beautiful at this time. Be aware that night temperatures may sometimes go below the freezing point. However, you can have a heavy discount on food and accommodation. Plus, crowded free trails are exhilarating to enjoy. this is not the best time to visit Annapurna.

Annapurna trekking in Nepal

Annapurna region trekking in Nepal has lots to offer, various farmlands, pasturelands, typical village settlements along the way to the trekking. Not only this, but you also cannot avoid the beauty of vibrant flora and fauna that possess mesmerizing aurora. The lush green forests are always sparkling and welcoming tourists to its warm lands. They shower enormous beauty so that one will forget all his/her life chaos. Apart from this, these creatures sparkle differently in different seasons of the year. So no matter whichever seasons you visit the Annapurna region, you are served with beautiful creatures and Cheri sable moments.

The trail along the way is flat in most of the parts and gain a gradual increase in altitude. All in all, you will have a moderate level of difficulty in this trekking journey. The best parts are, you will never be bored with the trekking journey in Nepal as the side-views will temp you and motivates you all along the way. Thus, enjoying and capturing the side-views could be your major job, and I am sure that you will love it.

You will stay at a local tea house

Another best part of the Annapurna region trekking in such a region is you will get to involve in lodges, teahouse, which will be quite fun. Not only this, but you will also get to witness and experience different cultures and traditions. These teahouse and lodges provide you the best services and warm environment so that you can enjoy your quality time there. Avoid worrying about the food and accommodation as these teahouses and lodges remain open throughout the year.

Annapurna Base Camp undoubtedly is one of the best adventure treks you could choose in the Annapurna region. The trek combines numerous landscapes and gives you the closest view of higher peaks.

Trekking packages in the Annapurna region

Dhaulagiri Trek

This is the challenging and strenuous adventurous  Annapurna region trekking package. It offers a beautiful view of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV& V. Munt Dhaulagiri I is the seventh highest peak in the world at 8167m above sea level. This Dhaulagiri round trekking is mostly following by the glaciers and crosses high snowcapped passes. A challenge suited only to fit individuals wishing to go on the remote. This is demanding trekking in Nepal in the lap of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna giants. Dhaulagiri region is also a land of dramatic contrast.

The main attraction of this route is the panoramic Himalayan view of the snowcapped mountain.  Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna, and Machhapuchhare, etc. A spectacular view of Dhaulagiri, Thorong Peak, Annapurna, and Kali Gandaki River. The world’s deepest gorge can view during the Dhaulagiri trekking. The trek goes through big, challenging mountain passes. This remote Dhaulagiri  Annapurna region trekking region offers impressive natural scenery, evergreen forest blossoming with rhododendron combined with warm-hearted native people and their heady mixture of a unique culture.

The drive to Beni from Kathmandu or Pokhara takes you to the start point of this difficult Annapurna trekking route. From Beni, we set out trekking on foot. During the drive, we will enjoy the cultivated fields, forests, and villages where various ethnic groups like Gurung, Chettri, and Magar reside. After few days of the trip, we will reach the Italian Base Camp, where we can see the breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV, and V. Furthermore you will have rest days to acclimatize to the altitude and be ready for the highest level Annapurna region trekking.  after rest, we will trek into the beautiful forests and closer views of the panorama of the mountains will lead to Upper Vungini, which is the Italian Basecamp.

Dhaulagiri trek goes through a hidden snow valley

Passing through an ever-changing landscape, with numerous picturesque villages, afterward, we reach Dhaulagiri Base camp. while you are doing this Annapurna trekking region more further the trail is on semi-wild yak herds, mountain sheep. Also get the elusive snow leopard, Kali Gandaki River; the world’s deepest gorge, and so forth.  The villages and the valleys are particularly memorable, with their charming inhabitants. Subsequently, we descend to Marpha, a famous city of Mustang district, which is situated between a majestic mountain of Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Machhapuchhare

Indeed it is an overwhelming adventure of the remote west of Dhaulagiri to the main popular Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade route and through the world’s deepest gorge of Kali Gandak in the Annapurna trekking region. In the Valley, you will get an opportunity to explore the snow-capped Himalayas lying around, rocky hills, stunning landscapes. It also has yak pastures, a thick forest full of birds as well as, animals and much more. In the Dhaulagiri trek trail, you can get the opportunity to explore the extravagant lifestyles of Gurung and Magar peoples as well as their culture. Besides that, you can see wild animals like Himalayan Thar, Red Panda, Leopards, Musk deer, and also different species of birds. Furthermore, this is off the beaten and incorporates the best of what Nepal offers.

 Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna base camp trek

If you have longer holidays in Nepal and try to take two famous routes you can go for the Annapurna round and base camp together. This is the classical and ultimate trekking in Annapurna Region. It is the most popular adventurous circuit for long walking trekkers. This trekking is a vast awe-inspiring amphitheater, surrounded by a multitude of snow-packed Himalayan peaks. Annapurna base camp with Annapurna circuit trail follows sacred Buddhist and Hindu Shrines in Muktinath passing through every type of vegetation zone from lush sub-tropical to harsh semi-desert in Jomsom.

During this Annapurna trekking, we will explore the picturesque Manang and Mustang valley and also the magnificent Kali Gandaki and Marsyangdi Rivers. Enjoying the close-up views of the Himalayas, varied ecosystems, green paddy fields, and oak forests. the middle part of the trek goes in the deepest gorge in the world.  Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna base camp trekking together give you an opportunity to enjoy the Himalaya experience from different angles and perspectives where the scale never fails to astound.

We will trek in the amazing variety of landscapes ranging from sub-tropical through alpine to an arid semi-desert akin to Tibet. The climax of the trek is crossing the formidable Thorong-La pass (5416m) and Annapurna Base Camp. Thus, in this Annapurna region trekking, you will be overwhelmed by the close-up views of the giant snow peaks Annapurna I (8,019m.), Annapurna III (7,555m.), Gangapurna (7,454m.), and Machhapuchhre (6,993m.)  You go through the opportunity of feeling the sound hospitality and the warmth of the native residents. The Gurung, Thakalis, and Magar communities’ unique cultures will make in rejoice and jostling.

The less travel route of Annapurna trekking

Panchase hill trek

This is the easy hiking route of our Annapurna region trekking and is thus suitable for all age groups and all fitness levels. Thus making it an ideal trek where all families can enjoy together the experience of trekking. Off the beaten. Panchase hill gives the best view of Mount Macchapuchare, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Lamjung, and Manaslu ranges. Panchase Lake is located on the border of three districts: Kaski, Syangja, and Parbat. The entire Panchase region is the main source of Fewa Lake and regarded as a holy pilgrimage site. Panchase hill trekking passes through many villages and you will have ample time to take photographs and interact with the local people. The highest point of this trek exists at 2500m altitude so there is no worry of suffering from High Altitude Sickness unlike most of the other trekking routes in Nepal while engaging in this trek.

Panchase hill treks begin at the south-west side from the beautiful city Pokhara to experience its natural beauty and panoramic views. While engaging in this Annapuran trekking of Panchase Hill, we can experience different topographical structures. Which are going from subtropical valleys of rice paddies to ridges and green thickets where rhododendron and other wildlife are found in abundance. Panchase Hill has religious significance as well. Panchase hill route is abundant with an array of birds and wildlife.

We will walk through the Gurung villages and enjoy their local cultures and traditions. The terrain varies from subtropical valleys of banana trees and rice paddies and also the rhododendron forest. From Bhadure, we drop to Sarangkot, which gives the splendid Himalayan vistas at the closet of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and others. We can follow the different routes to visit Panchase hill. This Annapurna region trekking trail is also s a new trekking area for those who are looking for something different, less touristy, and easy to walk.

Siklis trek

The Annapurna Siklis trek easy trek and nearby route from Pokhara valley to enjoy the traditional culture of Nepal. This beautiful short and easy Annapurna region trekking is a great introduction to the beauty of the Annapurna region. We will enjoy the beautiful chirping sound of the birds all along the trekking route. The trek provides s with awesome views of the different Annapurna Himalayan Range along with Dhaulagiri and Mt. Manaslu. Siklis is one of the largest Gurung villages in Nepal and offers an opportunity to learn the unique traditional culture and a truly captivating village experience where we get to see the real rural Nepal. We will start this Annapurna region trekking after driving to  Bijayapur Khola from Pokhara. From this point, we will ascent to uphills through the Rice Fields and low land views.

We will walk through villages of the Gurungs, a people of Tibetan origins, who also practiced an interesting shamanistic.  while climbing more up we will pass the ridges of open pasture, we enjoy uninterrupted views of Annapurna II (7939m) and Annapurna IV (7525m). You will witness Mt. Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Fish Tail, and other giants from a marvelously scenic angle. The trails pass through the quiet forest, alive with bird song, and a blaze of color in spring. The view from the ridges of the endless blue foothills as they roll southwards is unsurpassed anywhere in the Kingdom.  This Annapurna region trekking region is best for bird lovers because of its pristine forested surroundings where different species of birds thrive.

Royal Trek

The Royal Trek is the easiest, short, and inspirational route of Annapurna region trekking. It is one of the famous short trekking trails offering good mountain views, ridge walking, forests, rice fields & different village types. It is one of the excellent treks to do as it doesn’t require any particularly long walking days and offers to see plenty of Nepalese villages and mountains, generally, this trek starts from Pokhara with the offering of stunning mountain views. When Charles Prince of Britain walk in this route in  1980 with an entourage of 90 guests with the followers and staff that’s why this Trek gained its name as “Royal Trek”.

Annapurna Royal trek takes you along the peaceful ranges with terraced hills all around the Annapurna region trekking Nepal route. You will see colorful flora and fauna painting the landscape, eagles soaring high above, and good mountain views including Machhapuchhare and Annapurna. The route here is less crowded, so you can get more close to a true picture of unique nature, traditional lifestyles, and ancient religious practices. This short trek commences from Pokhara, the valley of lakes offering panoramic views of the Annapurna Himalayas massif and also the Manaslu Himal.

During this Annapurna trekking, we will pass many small villages, terraced fields forested ridge tops, lakes, and temples. Also, enjoy the rhododendron forests, and the spectacular close-up view of Machhapuchhare and Annapurna range make the trek best for you. Furthermore, this easy Annapurna trekking goes in the  Gurung village with stunning views of Machhapuchre, Annapurna, and Lamjung and Manaslu  Himalayan ranges.

Jomsom Trekking

The Jomsom is the gateway of Nepal’s hidden treasure” Mustang” of Annapurna region trekking. The trail passes the landscapes mustang before reaching the Hindu’s and Buddhist’s sacred pilgrimage Muktinath. Jomsom Trekking offers fantastic Himalayan views, beautiful landscapes trail, Kali Gandaki valley’s famous apple garden in Marpha and Tukuche village Jomsom Trek offers spectacular views of mountains above 8000m such as Mt. Dhaulagiri [8167m], Mt. Annapurna I [8091m], Dhaulagiri, and many more.  The Trekking area situated on the dry, desert-like Tibetan Plateau with a treeless barren landscape allows access to the high mountains of the Himalayas within a reasonable timeframe and without ascending to an adventurous attitude.

Jomsom Trekking is moderate trekking which can be done from Pokhara by flight to Jomsom or now you can also drive till Muktinath. Jomsom trek includes a trek of the narrow Kali Gandaki valley, the deepest gorge in the world, and brings you to the base of Nilgiri and into the Mustang area. This route of the Annapurna region Trekking Nepal explores the sacred temple Muktinath which has 108 waterfalls day around the ancient Muktinath temple in a pagoda-shaped temple of lord Bishnu, a center for pilgrimage. The marvelous mountain views are breathtaking although clouds roll in the early morning provide a wonderful environment in this trek. One can also enjoy the diverse culture of various communities and their traditional lifestyles during the Jomsom journey which provides genuinely a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the trekkers and visitors.

poon hill trek
USD 390

Poon Hill Trek 04 days

Mardi himal trek
USD 595
Annapurna circuit trek
USD 1140
Tilicho lake trek
USD 1090
Ghandruk trek
USD 245

Ghandruk Trek 03 Days

khopra ridge trek
USD 680
upper mustang trek
USD 1980
nar phu valley trek
USD 1490
What to do during altitude sickness?

You or your trip partner might suffer from altitude sickness. In such a situation, you should be calm and listen to your guide. Always think positive during the trek and if you are at a higher altitude be careful. If you get the symptoms of altitude sickness then immediately stop the trek or descend the elevation. You will have to carry a first aid kit or other simple medication with you during the trek. You have to inform your guide and friend if anything unusual happens. And if the situation gets worse then we will evacuate you via helicopter.

When to trek to Annapurna region?

The best time to trek to Annapurna trekking region is from mid-Sept to December and March to May. During these months the weather is sunny and warm with the best mountain views. The weather is perfect for comfortable walking, the sky is clear much of the time, and rain and snow are occasional occurrences. If you wish to escape from crowds and enjoy some lonely time with nature then we suggest you trek there in December, January, and March. However, the temperature during winter could be tough for most guests. Trekking in the summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug) will be affected by rain and views are poor.

 

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