Annapurna Region of Nepal is one of the most diverse, challenging and well known touristic destinations due to its unique landscape, biodiversity, scenic views in combination with multi ethnic culture. Annapurna Trek popularity has now become concurrent with Everest due to its accessibility and richness.
The domain is now the most preferred by nature lovers and hikers. Almost all of the routes for the area starts from Pokhara.
Located in the central part of Nepal along the northern Himalayas, the region also beholds the Annapurna Conservation Area - first and the largest protected area in Nepal – covering an area of 7629 sq km. The area merely spans over four districts – Manang, Mustang, Kaski & Lamjung.
Within the upper sub-alpine grassland, the teritory preserves some of the endangered & rare species of mammals noticeably snow leopards, musk deer, Tibetan Argali (largest wild sheep having massive horns), Tibetan wolf, fox & blue sheep. This entire conservation area treasures more than 474 species of birds, 102 mammals, 39 reptiles and 1266 species of flowering plants.
The world’s deepest river gorge when measured from the rim – the Kali Gandaki Gorge and the highest freshwater lake – Tilicho Lake is all located in this region. Thorang-La pass at an altitude of 5416 meters is the highest pass in Nepal that lies between Manang and Mustang.
The vicinity is also very rich in cultural diversity. Gurungs, Magars, Thakali and Manangi are the major local residents whereas Brahmin and Chhetri are dispersed in fewer numbers. Likewise, there are a number of religious sites such as Muktinath temple and Braga monastery, plus numerous monasteries and places of worship.
Major peaks in this region are Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), ranges of Annapurna (III, IV, South), Gangapurna (7455m) and several other peaks crossing 7000 meters.
In short, the trek of Annapurna is truly a sanctuary for travellers with a complete package of rivers, peaks, valleys, gorges, canyons, and villages. In any given route, one gets the chance to see all the wonders of nature in one blessed destination.
Our experienced members at Himalayan Trekkers have designed various Annapurna treks ranging from a week to almost a month. The routes along with a detailed day to day itinerary can be found listed below. We can even customize the itinerary at your discretion.
As of now, Himalayan Trekkers have more than 15 packages that head towards the region where you get to observe the local culture, ranges of Annapurna including several other snowcapped peaks. Our commitment is to bring the best out of your precious time. Please feel free to email us at any time for any queries and concerns.