Trekking in Annapurna Region
Annapurna 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
- Dhaulagiri 8167 m.
- Machhapuchare (Fish Tail mountain) 6997m.,
- Nilgiri , Tukche etc.
Trekking in Annapurna Region
Ghorepani 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 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...
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 .
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.
Important Highlights of Annapurna trek
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.
Nepal is best known for the world's highest mountains and beautiful trekking trails but we have a great variety of experiences to offer to the visitors .Kathmandu and the nearby towns of Patan and Bhaktapur are regarded as open museum of medieval arts and architecture , boasting a total of seven UNESCO world heritage sites.