Trekking in Annapurna with Diverse Culture and Topography - Trekkers Paradise
Trekking in Annapurna region presents a rare but magnificent combination of cultural and natural diversity at its best incarnation. Annapurna Region is well and truly one of the greatest adventure destinations in Nepal. The huge Annapurna Himalaya range holds a strategic location at the heart of the region. From the highest situated Tilicho lake to the deepest Kali Gandaki gorge next to the towering peaks upsurge from the lap of Annapurna - simply breathtaking scenery. As such, the Annapurna hiking routes in the region revolve around the beauty of these Himalayas. The majority of the region is covered by the Annapurna Conservation Area, which houses an incredible variation in wildlife and vegetation.
Similarly, the Gurung culture to the south of the Annapurna range and Tibetan-influenced heritage to the north also offers an exquisite diversity in culture and traditions. With all these attractions, the Himalayas in the Annapurna, Gangapurna, and Lamjung Himal range are undeniably the major eye-candy on the Annapurna treks. Annapurna I (8091m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997 m), Annapurna II (7937 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Nilgiri (7061 m), Gangapurna (7454 m), and Tilicho Peak (7134 m) are some notable mountains in the region.
Popular Hiking Routes:
Annapurna Base Camp is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is the face of the Annapurna region trekking. This Annapurna hiking journey begins from Nayapul and gradually ascends through the rhododendron forest to the Annapurna Base Camp. Other iconic trekking trails in the region are Annapurna Panorama Poonhill Trek and Annapurna Circuit Trek. Panorama Poonhill Trek heads to the popular Poonhill viewpoint to relish the panorama of Annapurna Himalayas.
Similarly, Annapurna Circuit Trek explores the Manang Valley and lower Mustang region to the north of the Annapurna range. Tilicho Lake (4920 m) - the highest lake in the world, Thorung La Pass (5416 m), and Kali Gandaki Gorge- the world's deepest gorge are some of the major attractions in round Annapurna teahouse trek. Nar Phu Valley Trek is another unique trekking journey that enjoys the ancient heritage and culture of the local Tibetan-influenced communities. Khayer Lake Trek also known as Annapurna Dhaulagiri Trek and Mohare Danda Trek are two under-appreciated teahouse treks to the southern part of the Annapurna region.
Best Time for Hiking
With such an abundance of natural beauty and cultural influence, the spring and autumn seasons are the best time to do Annapurna region trekking. The spring from March till June ensures a surreal trekking environment with vibrant greenery and calm weather conditions. Similarly, the autumn season from September till December is known for clear skies and excellent trekking conditions. Like other airports at high altitudes in Nepal, Jomsom airport also faces the problems of flight delay and cancellation. This is because places at high altitudes experience frequent weather changes, including the strong wind in Jomsom. Having many tea houses on hiking routes we go on tea house mode of trekking in Annapurna
The stunning panorama of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu ranges along with the famous sacred Fishtail mountains loom throughout the Annapurna treks giving you a true Himalayan trekking experience. We organize tea house trekking in Annapurna along with some tented camping treks and peak climbing trips in this Annapurna region.