Annapurna Region

With its unparallel natural beauty, spectacular scenes, and sceneries of the majestic Himalayas Annapurna region trekking is touted as the world's best trekking routes and one of the best trekking destinations in Nepal, popular for exploring the highest peaks as well as to enjoy with the paradise of Himalayas.

Annapurna Region Trekking lies in northwestern Nepal. The trekking to the region is touted to be the world’s best trekking route. Trekking to the Annapurna region is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal as it offers unparalleled natural beauty, spectacular scenes, and sceneries of the majestic Himalayas and so forth. Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m), the tenth world’s highest mountain was one of the peaks first opened for climbing in Nepal back in the 1950s. Hundreds of trekkers make it to the Annapurna region every year in order to explore this highest peak as well as to enjoy the paradise of the Himalayas.

The mountain views are flawless and it is hard to find such a variety of Himalayan scenery in the world as you find in the Annapurna region. The majestic views of Himalayas you see above 8,000 meters in this region are Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), and also you will see amazing vistas of range of other Himalayas namely Mt. Annapurna II (7,937 m), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555 m), Annapurna IV (7,525 m), Mt. Annapurna South (7,219 m), Mt. Nilgiri (6,986 m), Mt. Fishtail or Machhapuchre (6,998 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6,986 m) and so forth.

During the trekking, you will come across an exotic slice of Nepali, Tibetan, and trans-Himalayan culture. The route bounded with Dolpo in the west and Budhi Gandaki in the east. The region is undoubtedly accommodated in a wide range of trekking destinations from well-developed trails to the remote and semi-wilderness areas, requiring special permits.

Annapurna region trek is protected by Annapurna Conservation Area Project. The project area covers about 7,629 sq. km, which is home to varieties of flora, and fauna. The statistics put that about 1,226 species of flowering plants, 102 mammals, 474 birds, 39 reptiles, and 22 amphibians. It is therefore why Annapurna region trekking is also regarded to be the paradise of the naturalists. Besides these, you will also be able to explore the amazing settlements of various ethnic groups like Gurung, Magar, Thakali, Sherpa, Brahmin, Chettri and so many other ethnic communities, their distinct culture, rituals, lifestyles, and more.

Starting from the picturesque city of Pokhara, the Annapurna region trekking passes through superb terrain and beautiful villages settled by different ethnic caste/groups and leads you Jomsom, Manang, Mustang, and finally reaching to the lap of the world’s 10th highest mountain, you will retrace down to Sikles, Ghandruk or simply make a encircle of the area. You also have an option to make a counter-clockwise trip starting from Besi Sahar. Here in the following, there are hosts of trekking destinations frequently organized by Footprint Adventure.

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