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Annapurna TrekkingAnnapurna trek Nepal – info on Annapurna region trekking including flora, fauna and cultural experiences. Find different trekking routes and itineraries & peak climbing opportunities while on Annapurna trekking in Nepal .

The Annapurna trek is the most popular of all the treks in Nepal , about two-thirds of the trekkers in Nepal visit the Annapurna region. Annapurna trekking is the name given to the treks to the famous Annapurna mountains in central Nepal Himalaya. There are altogether five mountains on the Annapurna range.

    Annapurna I 8091m
    Annapurna II 7937m
    Annapurna III 7555m
    Annapurna IV 7525m
    Annapurna South 7273m

Besides the Annapurnas, there are following important mountains you enjoy viewing in Annapurna trekking.

Dhaulagiri 8167 m.
Machhapuchare (Fish Tail mountain) 6997m.,
Nilgiri , Tukche etc.

Annapurna TrekThe Annapurna region lies immediately north of Pokhara.All the treks in Annapurna region (except Annapurna circuit) start or end in Pokhara .This region spreads from the foothills near Pokhara to the alpine meadows and to the Tibetan pleateau on the northen , Tibetan side of the Himalaya. Thus it covers a area with a great variation in landscape, flora , fauna and the people. Hence Annapurna trekking is a rich experience not only for mountain scenery but also culturally, ethnologically, and in a naturalist's point of view.It is a rare tour anywhere to have such a rich and varied experience in a single hiking.Another reason for the popularity of Annapurna trek is the different options available for hiking in this region.Whether you want a short three to four day hiking to a view point or weeks long adventure to the base camp of one of these mountains, we can tailor your trek to suit you best. Here are some important treks on the Annapurna region.

Ghorepani Poon hill trekGhorepani Poon hill trek - 7 days

Excellent short trek , superb mountain views , easy trail. Ideal for those on a short holiday and looking for a tase of trekking in the Himalayas.

Annapurna Circuit trekAnnapurna Circuit trek - 21 days

This is also called Round Annapurna trek as it makes a circle around entire Annapurna massif.It is a classic trek starting in Beshisahar .Passes through beautiful Manang village. Crossing the famous Thorung La pass emerges to Kaligandaki valley and descends down to Pokhara via Tukche, Marpha and Ghorepani.

Annapurna sanctuary  trek Annapurna sanctuary trek - 14 days

Also called Annapurna base camp trek, this is a trekking to the base camp of the Annapurna south. A short trekking, moderate walk but great rewards.Offers stunning mountain view and glaciers .

Jomsom   Muktinath trekJomsom Muktinath trek - 13 days

A popular trekking through Tibet like Jomsom and Jharkot to the important shrine called Muktinath.Trekking along ancient trade route between Nepal and Tibet , enjoy good mountains view , interesting culture and a moderate trek.

Annapurna circuit trek & Pisang peak climbingAnnapurna circuit trek & Pisang peak climbing - 23 days

Climb Pisang peak while doing Annapurna circuit trek .

Annapurna base camp trek & Tent peak climbingAnnapurna base camp trek & Tent peak climbing - 7 days

Climb Tent peak while doing Annapurna base camp trek

 

Annapurna trek boasts some of the finest trekking lodges in Nepal mountains.Hotels in the hills are plentiful and treks here offer good scenery of both high mountains and  lowland villages.The trail heads have easy accesses.

Annapurna trekking MapImportant highlights of Annapurna trekking

Among many other things the scenic Gurung village of Ghandruk and  the view from Sarangkot and Poon hill are remarkable.The Annapurna base camp, the crossing of Thorung La pass, the beautiful villages of Manang and the Tilicho lake are among other things you will remember for long.The uniquely beautiful desert terrain of Kagbeni, world's deepest gorge in Kaligandaki valley and the beautiful mountain villages of Marpha and Tukche are other highlights that make Annapura trek a rich experience.

Flora and fauna in Annapurna trekking Nepal

While trekking lower altitudes you will pass through forests of schima and chestnut upto 2000 m.A great many species of oaks and rhododendrons are found in temperate zones upto 3000m.There are 30 species of rhododendrons in Nepal and some species are found even upto subalpine zones.They are national flower of Nepal.

Nepal boasts more than 800 species of birds and they are found profusely in Annapurna region. Among the mamals, snow leopards, wild sheeps, deers, wild goats , monkeys of different species are found.

People religion and culture

You can get the opportunity to see an amazing varieties of faces and culture in Annapurna trekking.The lower hills are inhabited by Brahmins and Chhetris . In the  mid hills are mostly Gurungs , where as there are Tibetans on the region bordering with Tibet.  The Kaligandaki valley is inhabited by the Thakalis – the famous inn keepers of Annapurnas. In lower hills you will see Hindu culture and Buddhist culture in higher altitudes. You will see  many Buddhist gompas on the high mountains  in some of these treks.

Annapurna  Region Trekking Permit

The Annapurna region is preserved and managed by Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP).They charge a fee of Nepali Rupees 2000(approx USD 31) for every trekkers entering the region.Children below 10 yrs are exempt of this fee.

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