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TREKKING IN ANNAPURNA REGION

TREKKING IN ANNAPURNA REGION
Posted Date : Dec 14, 2018
The Annapurna Region is one of the most widespread Trekking areas in Nepal. There are three foremost routes in the Annapurna Region, which cross and combine in places. Annapurna Circuit around Annapurna Mountain takes about 21 days to complete and it is popular with people who have enough time. This trekkingpath is occasionally called the "Apple Pie Circuit". Muktinathis another trekking area in Annapurna but has since become a popular well known destination of the world. The Muktinath route goes in the Kali Gandaki Valley on the edge of Annapurna and takes 6 to 7 days. Mustang is a small region in Annapurna which has its own charming culture.

In many favors, the Annapurna Region is a supreme walking area. The people and cultures are also very different than others. Houses, lifestyles, customs, and religion are unique in nature. The Annapurna trekking region was protected area which was declared in 1986 by Nepalese government. The region has a good infrastructure to support the many trekkers that come through this area. The trekking trials are well sustained, and food and lodging are guaranteed during trekking.The best time to trek in Nepal Annapurna is in spring and autumn, you can also trek in winter season but you missed the Scenery which you see in spring and autumn. If you have short period of Time then you can also have Annapurna hiking, Dhampus Village Trek, Australian base camp are some short trek in Annapurna region. This trek is also known as classic trek in Nepal.

Before trekking in Annapurna region first of all we have to know about incredible facts of Annapurna region. Here are some incredible facts about Annapurna region which are listed below:

Annapurna Conservation Area was established in 1985 with an area of 7,629 Sq.km and also largest protected area of Nepal. It contains 474 birds, 39 reptiles, 22 amphibian, 102 mammals, and the rarest animal like Blue sheep, Himalayan Thar, red panda, snow leopard etc. Trekking in Annapurna region is busiest trekking trail in Nepal and most popular trekking trial all over the world. In the months from October to December and March to May the trials are busiest than others. More than 50 thousand trekker trek to the Annapurna region in a year. French expedition Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal were the 1st climber who climbed Mt, Annapurna in 1950 AD. Maurice and Louis lost their gloves after the successful expedition and had to be cut off due to frostbite.

Kali Gandaki the deepest gorge in the world which lies in between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. The limestone which is found in the top of Annapurna Mountain is same like the Mt. Everest and Dhaulagiri I. Poonhill (3210m) is the best view point of this area from where we can observe the best scene of sunrise and sunset over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Annapurna I (8,091m) Annapurna II (7,937m) Annapurna IV (7,525m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Hiunchuli (6,441m) Lamjung Himal (6,586m) Machhapucchre (6,993m) and Ganesh Himal (7,446m) are the major peaks which you can observe from the top of Poonhill.

Muktinath and Braga’s old Monastery is the holy shrine for both Hindu and Buddhist; which lies in Annapurna region. You will get to see close companionship residents of both Hindu and Buddhist religion along the trials.

1. Annapurna Circuit Trek  
Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the fascinating and popularity trekking destinations in Nepal.  Around 18 – 19 days this trek also requires a good level of fitness as you go up to 4000 meters altitude.   The major attraction of this trek is Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna (8091m), Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Manaslu (8163m) moreover the trek offers you an assorted cultural experience of Chhetri, Tibetan, Sherpa, Tamang, and Gurung community. Annapurna Circuit Trek starts from Syange / Jagat, about 8 to 9 hours of drive from Kathmandu. Thorung La pass is the highpoints of the trek. Annapurna Circuit Trek is a great mix of adventure and culture activities to explore, which gives an interesting and incredible view of the scenery, making it an admirable trek. October through November and mid-March to mid-April is the best time to trek in this region.  Annapurna Circuit trek cost is cheaper than other treks in Nepal.

Trek Highlights
  • Trek through the most diverse trail of Annapurna Region
  • Experience one of the oldest Monasteries in Braga village   
  • Enjoy a mix of Tibetan Buddhist and Bon culture
  • Cross Throng La Pass at 5416m altitude
  • Muktinath, famous pilgrimage spot for both Hindus and Buddhists

2. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the standard short treks in Nepal and best known for its interesting sunrise view and incredible view of Annapurna range. Among Nepal trekking package it is one of most popular trekking region in Annapurna region. This trek is also known as Ghandrukh Trek and offers a great opportunity for just about everybody to experience the beauty of the Himalayas without any difficult trekking. Magar and Gurung are the major settlement in this region. The main attraction of this trek is the view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Lamjung, Manaslu Range and many more. Rhododendron looks like the red carpet during spring season. So, spring and autumn season is the best season to trek in this region because you can see lot of Rhododendron forest and greenery all around the forest.

Trek Highlights
• Experience Typical Gurung lifestyle
• Unobstructed view of Annapurna I (8091m) Annapurna II (7937m) Annapurna IV (7525m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m), Hiunchuli (6441m) Lamjung Himal (6586m) Machhapucchre (6993m) and Ganesh Himal (7446m)
• Start your day with dramatic vistas of sunrise over the Himalaya

3. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek, one of the most widely held trekking in Nepal as it offers a great variety of beautiful landscapes, nature, and culture of the central mountains of Nepal. The maximum altitude of Annapurna Base camp is 4130m. This trek starts from the beautiful lake city of Pokhara. Nayapool is the starting point of this trek. Annapurna Base Camp Trek brings with it the chance to observe the grand views of the Annapurna Mountain, Machhapuchre Mountain, Mount Dhaulagiri and many other peaks. If you first-time trek in Annapurna base camp then you will be encouraged by yourself to trek in others places of Nepal.  

Different mountain ranges are the major attraction of this trek. The 14 days Annapurna Base Camp treks takes you close to Mountain Annapurna. If we are planning to trek on Annapurna Base Camp firstly, we all have to know about guidelines to Annapurna Base Camp. The trekking trial to Annapurna Base is easier than other trekking trials in Nepal.  What is best time to trek Annapurna base camp?

The best and appropriate time to Trek in Annapurna Base camp is September to November and March to May, if you trek in off season then you will miss the scenic beauty over there.

Trek Highlights
  • Stunning views of Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Hiuchuli, Mardi and many other mountains
  • Mesmerizing sunrise & mountain views from Poonhill
  • Explore Annapurna Sanctuary 
  • Typical Gurung Village of Chhumrung
  • Zhinu Hot Spring at Jhinu