Located at mid north of Nepal, Annapurna region is renowned for having the best trekking routes in Nepal. In Hinduism, Annapurna is regarded as goddess of agriculture and fertility, who is also avatar of goddess Durga. Annapurna is a 55 km long massif. It contains the deepest gorge (Kaligandaki gorge) and some of the highest mountains in the world. It includes over 15 peaks elevating over 6000 meters above sea level. Annapurna I (8091m), on Annapurna massif is the tenth highest peak in the world. The entire region of 7629 km is under the protection of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) which is the largest conservation area in Nepal. The conservation area is shelter for many rare and endangered species of animals like red panda, snow leopard, musk deer etc. and is covered by coniferous forest and snowcapped mountains. Annapurna region is outlined by Kaligandaki Gorge/River to the west, Pokhara valley to the south, Dudh khola River to the east, Marsyangdi River to northeast and Nepal-Tibet border to the north.
Annapurna region is best known for the diversity in culture and geography. The beautiful town of Pokhara or Besisahar is usually the starting point of the trek. During the trek of about 160km- 200 km one can view many nature attractions like subtropical forest, terraced farms, low land villages, gorge, waterfall and astonishing sight of mountain ranges. Annapurna region trek reach as high as Thorang La Pass (5416m), which is the famous pass of Annapurna region. One can view many Tibetan Buddhist and Gurung villages and religious hindu holy sites like Muktinath during the trek. Lamjung, Myagdi, Manang, Kaski and Mustang are the districts covered by Annapurna conservation area. Lamjung and Myagdi being on lowlands are rich in green natural beauties and there is abundance of Hindu community. On elevating higher there is dominance of scenic mountain beauty and Tibetan Buddhist community. The different mountains to be seen are Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manasalu, Langtang, Macchapuchhre and many others. More than 65% of total trekkers in Nepal enjoy their trekking in Annapurna region. There is a wide range of geographical diversity ranging from the wettest region (Pokhara valley) to the driest region (Manang valley) of Nepal.
The starting point of the trek is usually the beautiful town of Pokhara or Besi sahar. The Annapurna region trekking covers a variety of trekking routes like Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking, Easy Annapurna Trek, Upper Mustang Trek, Annapurna Cultural Trek, Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek, Nar Phu Valley Trekking and Annapurna Circuit Trek. Many side trips like Gaunsahar side trip, Tilicho Lake (4920m) side trip and Naar Pho side trips are also enjoyed by many trekkers during the trek. The best time for the trek in Annapurna region is from October to early December and another most suitable time is from March to May. Lovely Nepal Tours and Travel also offers you the incredible trekking adventure according to your preferences.
Ram thank u so much for arranging every thing for the trek, u have an excellent team of guides , they were so professional , humble and honest team. i can never forget the trek,… continue
michel, United States