Annapurna trekking trips

Annapurna trekking trips

Annapurna region trekking is named after the Annapurna Himalayas, which are north-west of Kathmandu, in central Nepal. The Annapurna section of the Nepal Himalaya covers numerous peaks named Annapurna including the 8091 m (26,545ft) Annapurana-1. The Annapurna region, about 200 KM north-west of Kathmandu, can be reached by road microbus, tourist bus, private vehicle or by a short flight from Kathmandu. Often this flight offers splendid views of the Himalayan mountains' en route.

Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which literally means "full of food" (feminine form), but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. In Hinduism, Annapurna is "the universal and timeless kitchen-goddess”, the mother who feeds. Without her there is starvation, a universal fear; this makes Annapurna a universal goddess. The unique biodiversity, the scenic grandeur, and the multicultural and multi-ethnic diversity make it the world’s most popular trekking destination.

The Annapurna region covers, 7629 Sq. KM ranging from 900 m up to 8091 m. The climate zones in the area range from tropical in the lower elevations to the glacier covered alpine climate zone. The variation in the climatic pattern allows many different plants and animals to inhabit the area. There are several features that make the Annapurna region a unique place in the world. It contains the world's deepest river gorge – the Kali Gandaki Gorge, which is 3 miles long and 1.5 miles wide, a valley with fossils from the Tethys Sea dating 60 million years ago. The southern region of the greater Annapurna area contains the world's largest rhododendron forest in Ghorepani. North of the Annapurna massif is Tilicho Lake, the world’s highest altitude fresh water lake.

The biological diversity of the Annapurna region is equally rivaled by cultural diversity. Gurung and Magar are the dominant groups in the south, whereas Thakali, Manangi, and Luba are dominant in the north. Each of these groups speaks their own tongues, and has unique cultures and traditions. There are also Brahmin, Chhetri and other occupational castes, although in comparatively smaller numbers. Hindu, Buddhist and pre-Buddhist religions along with a mixture of all these are common across the region.

Annapurna is the most popular trekking destination in the country, being visited by more than 60 percent of trekkers who come to Nepal. Every year, more than 100,000 tourists are trekking and climbing in the numerous treks in the area. The Annapurna area offers treks for all fitness and experience levels. There are many shorter and easier to treks, longer more challenging treks as well as climbing. It is possible to explore from 2 to 4 days up to 30–35 days.

There are several trekking routes like the Annapurna Circuit with the Thorong La (pass) crossing, the isolated and remote Nar-Phu valley trek with another high pass crossing, and the Tilicho Lake and pass trek. Those treks are on the east side of Thorong La. The traditional Annapurna Circuit trek can continue almost back to Pokhara, or you can take a jeep or bus back to Pokhara, or you could even take a plane back to Kathmandu from Jomsom. At the higher elevations after the pass crossing the culture, people, and village/housing style change markedly, showing an interesting diversity that Nepal trekking is famous for. Additionally, on the west side is the famous-restricted area Mustang trek that goes up towards the Tibet border as well as the more isolated and difficult Around Dhaulagiri trek. Further south there is the Ghandruk Ghorepani circuit trek and many lower elevation but quite spectacular treks with outstanding views of the famous mountains in the area such as the Mardi Himal Trek, the Royal trek, the Sikles trek, and easily accessible view point treks such as the Sarangkot drive or trek, and Dhampus drive or trek.

  • Annapurna Trekking and Safari tour Package

    Annapurna Trekking and Safari tour Package

    Annapurna Base Camp 4130 m /13550FT is named after Mount Annapurna's especially base camp of Annapurna south which is ...

    US$ 1099 17 Days 4130M. Moderate

  • Ghandruk Ghorepani trekking 2024

    Ghandruk Ghorepani trekking 2024

    Ghandruk Ghorepani trekking is in Annapurna region, which is north-central part of Nepal. Ghorepani and Ghandruk are ...

    US$ 499 10 days 3210 M. Easy

  • Annapurna circuit trekking

    Annapurna circuit trekking

    The Annapurna Circuit is the popular name for a 300 kilometer trek in Nepal; it includes the high pass Thorong-La. The ...

    US$ 870 17 days 5416m Strenuous

  • Muktinath Trekking Tour

    Muktinath Trekking Tour

    Muktinath, a village and temple with the same name, is located at an altitude of 3,800 meters in the Mustang district ...

    US$ 535 +136 7 days 3800m Medium

  • Tilicho pass trekking

    Tilicho pass trekking

    Tilicho pass trekking trip of Nepal Tilicho is the Mountain peak name which is in Annapurna region, north-central part ...

    US$ 1599 18 days 5121m Strenuous plus

  • Ghorepani Tatopani trekking of Nepal

    Ghorepani Tatopani trekking of Nepal

    Ghorepani Tatopani trekking offers the spectacular mountain scenery along with charming villages inhabited particularly ...

    US$ 560 7 days 3210m Easy

  • Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking

    Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking

    Dhaulagiri is the 7th highest mountain in the world. Dhaulagiri circuit trekking was first discovered by the 1950 French ...

    US$ 1890 16 days 5200m Strenuous plus

  • Mardi Himal Trekking

    Mardi Himal Trekking

    Mardi Himal is the name given to the attribute of the long rising ridge and its summit that from the south-Westerly ...

    US$ 490 7 days 4120m Moderate

  • Royal Trekking

    Royal Trekking

    Annapurna short trekking called “Royal” in honour of the Prince of Charles who trekked the route in 1981. The Royal ...

    US$ 399 3-6 days 1730m Easy

  • Nar Fu valley Trekking

    Nar Fu valley Trekking

    Nar-phu trekking is in the Valley of the Nar Khola in the Manang district of Nepal. The route leads us as Annapurna ...

    US$ 899 12 days 4200m Strenuous plus

  • Annapurna alternative or Khopra Danda Treks

    Annapurna alternative or Khopra Danda Treks

    The Annapurna area is one of the gorgeous lands; so it’s long been the ultimate trekking dream for hikers. Annapurna ...

    US$ 860 14 days 4600m Moderate

  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek 2024

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek 2024

    Annapurna Base Camp or Annapurna sanctuary or short form ABC trekking probably the best renowned and classical treks ...

    US$ 645 9 days 4130m Moderate

  • Annapurna Circuit Thorong La pass trek 7 days

    Annapurna Circuit Thorong La pass trek 7 days

    Annapurna circuit is in north-central Nepal that includes one peak over 8,000 meters, thirteen peaks over 7,000 meters, ...

    US$ 799 7 days trek 5416m Strenuous

  • Little Paradise trekking in Annapurna

    Little Paradise trekking in Annapurna

    The travellers who have short time, elder person, children, family, to visit Nepal and interest to do short paradise ...

    US$ 80 per day 4 days 2200m Easy

  • Dhaulagiri Sanctuary Trekking

    Dhaulagiri Sanctuary Trekking

    Dhaulagiri Sanctuary Trekking is one of the newly opened trekking in western part of Nepal. That trek is walking in ...

    US$ 975 10 days 4040m Easy Plus

  • Ghandruk Poon Hill 3 days Express trek

    Ghandruk Poon Hill 3 days Express trek

    Ghandruk Poon Hill 3 days express trek is touch two major places; Ghandruk and Ghorepani Poon Hill. Ghandruk Poon Hill ...

    US$ 299 3 Days 3210 M. Easy

  • ABC Express Trekking

    ABC Express Trekking

    ABC Express Trekking - Annapurna base camp Express Trekking is start from Jhinu Danda (Pokhara) and end in Jhinu Danda ...

    US$ 399 5 days 4130m Moderate