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.

Trekking 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 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 the 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 see amazing vistas of range of other majestic Himalayas along the way like 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 extraordinary blend of Nepali, Tibetan, and trans-Himalayan cultures. Dolpo bounds the route 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 remote and semi-wilderness areas, requiring special permits.

The Annapurna region trek is protected by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project. The project area covers about 7,629 sq. km, home to flora and fauna varieties. According to the statistics, there are about 1,226 species of flowering plants, 102 mammals, 474 birds, 39 reptiles, and 22 amphibians is the reason 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 castes/groups and leads you to Jomsom, Manang, Mustang, and finally reaching the lap of the world’s 10th highest mountain, you will retrace down to Siklesh, Ghandruk or simply make a encircle of the area. You also have an option to make a counter-clockwise trip starting from Besi Sahar.  

The Annapurna region offers a variety of treks catering to different experience levels. Whether you are a seasoned hiker seeking a challenging adventure or a nature enthusiast looking for a more moderate exploration, Footprint Adventure has the perfect itinerary for you. 

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