Annapurna Trekking

Annapurna trekking is regarded as a paradise for trekkers. No place in the world compares with the natural and cultural diversity and beauty of the Annapurna Region. The Annapurna Massif stands like an icy, 40km-long wall to the north of Pokhara in the central Nepal. Nine peaks, of over 7000 meters, project from the massif, the tallest being Annapurna I, 8091m.

It’s a region of stunning diversity, ranging from the dripping, subtropical, bamboo jungles of the south to the dry, barren, windswept deserts of the north.  As the elevation increases, mud houses surrounded by terraced fields are replaced by stone houses and pasture land.  Mixed caste Hindus inhabit the south, whereas the hill tribes in the north are mainly Tibetan-Buddhist.

The Annapurna region is bordered by the Kali Gandaki River to the west, the Marshyangdi valley to the east.  To the south is the Pokhara Valley, while to the north, the trans-Himalayan range marks the Nepal-Tibet border.

The two main trails into the region follow the two river valleys; one leads up the Kali Gandaki to Jomsom and Muktinath, and the other follows the Marsyangdi Valley to Manang.  These trails are connected by an east-west trail in the north which crosses the high pass, Thorung La.   Join these trails, and you have the popular Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Treks in the Annapurna Region are relatively accessible with easy transportation to trailheads close to Pokhara.   Spectacular mountain views begin within a day’s walk, which means, short treks in the region are also an option.  The magnificent scenery includes endless views of mountain such as Fish Tail, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Gangapurna and Lamjung Himal.

Pokhara is a good place to start a trek and a relaxing place to end one. Besides the comfortable hotels and restaurants around lakeside, there are souvenir shops and shops that rent or sell trekking equipment.

Annapurna Conservation Area Project, ACAP, is a government organization to promote sustainable tourism in the region.  The popular trekking routes are well facilitated with comfortable guesthouses.  Thanks to ACAP there are water filters, eliminating the waste from bottled water. Solar heating and gas cooking have replaced wood fires and reduced the rate of deforestation.

 

Annapurna Trekking Packages

Annapurna View Hike

Annapurna View Hike - 8 Days

Destination : Nepal

Price : US $385 p/p

The Annapurna View Hike is the quickest and easiest way to enjoy the beauty of the…...

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Short Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Short Ghorepani Poonhill Trek - 9 Days

Destination : Nepal

Price : US $540 p/p

The Short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is the shortest trek in the Annapurnas. It is the…...

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Short Annapurna Trek

Short Annapurna Trek - 10 Days

Destination : Nepal

Price : US $500 p/p

The Short Annapurna Trek, though considered the easiest trek, offers superb mountain scenery.   This trek doesn’t…...

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Annapurna Panorama View Trekking

Annapurna Panorama View Trekking - 11 Days

Destination : Nepal

Price : US $595 p/p

Annapurna Panorama View Trek is a short trek with spectacular mountain scenery, sub-tropical rhododendron forests, and…...

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Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking - 12 Days

Destination : Nepal

Price : US $750 p/p

Mukti means Salvation and Nath is the word for god. It is believed that all your…...

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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking - 13 Days

Destination : Nepal

Price : US $750 p/p

Few treks in the world combine so many different landscapes and bring you so close to…...

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Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking

Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking - 14 Days

Destination : Nepal

Price : US $850 p/p

The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is an enthralling mix of excellent trekking and spectacular wilderness with a…...

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Annapurna Kali Gandaki Trekking

Annapurna Kali Gandaki Trekking - 14 Days

Destination : Nepal

Price : US $980 p/p

The Kali Gandaki follows the river bed northward to emerge in dry, desert- like Mustang, on…...

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Khair Trek

Khair Trek - 16 Days

Destination : Nepal

Price : US $999 p/p

Khair Trek is a short but exciting adventure into the remote and  glacial wilderness below Annapurna…...

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Mini Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Mini Annapurna Circuit Trekking - 16 Days

Destination : Nepal

Price : US $1100 p/p

The Mini Annapurna Circuit Trek saves 4 days by flying from Jomsom back to Pokhara while…...

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Annapurna Circuit - Tilicho Lake Trekking

Annapurna Circuit - Tilicho Lake Trekking - 19 Days

Destination : Nepal

Price : US $1125 p/p

This is a modified version of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, designed to include Tilicho Lake, 4919m.…...

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Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Annapurna Circuit Trekking - 19 Days

Destination : Nepal

Price : US $1190 p/p

The 19-day Annapurna Circuit Trek covers just over 300km as it circles around the Annapurna Massif. …...

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