Annapurna Trekking is one of the famous Trekking and Hiking regions around the world which is located in the western region of Nepal. Yearly More than 25000 tourist visits in the Annapurna region from different countries. Annapurna is the 10th highest mountain in the world as we know that it is very hard to conquer then Everest.
Annapurna area is a highly chosen region by trekkers because of the availability of Easy to Extreme and short to long hiking/ trekking respectively. Including a short and long route, all kinds of budget travelers can do hiking in this region. Mustang is also located in the Annapurna region and Mustang trek is of very high budget (530$ only for permit) while ABC and Annapurna circuit trek is less. You can get an amazing view of mount Annapurna, Mount Manaslu, Mount Dhaulagiri, Ghangapurna, Macchapuchre, Himchuli Annapurna 2, 3, and 4 with Annapurna south, Mardi Himal, etc. from Annapurna region.
Depending on route and budget, trekking in the Annapurna region are as follows:-
- Long trekking route in Annapurna Region
- Short trekking route in Annapurna region
- One day Hiking route in Annapurna region
- Special trekking route in Annapurna region
- Which is the Best time to Visit the Annapurna Region?
Long trekking route in Annapurna Region
Annapurna Base camp Trek (ABC trek)
Annapurna Base Camp trek is commonly known as Annapurna sanctuary trek. Poonhill, Gurung culture, scenic beauty of the place fascinated with Annapurna ranges are the foremost reason for the popularity of this trek.
It takes total of fourteen days to complete the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Your trek begins from Kathmandu and comes to the end as we return Kathmandu. You will spend total nine days in Annapurna region. The heavenly view of Annapurna (26,545 ft / 8091m), Himchuli (21, 132ft/ 6441m), Machhapuchhre (22,943 ft / 6,993m), Nilgiri (8652ft, 2637m), Dhaulagiri ( 26,795ft, 8167m) and many more ranges from trail to ABC will definitely win your expectation of being in Nepal Himalaya.
Your walk begin from Nayapul, day by day you will pass many Gurung villages – Hile village (1496m), Birethanti (1015m), Ghorepani (2480m), Tadapani (2520m), Deurali (2960m), Sinuwa (2340m) and reach Annapurna base camp.
Rhododendron forest, Himalayan Life, hospitality of people is marvelous. The easy trial as compared to other mountainous trekking (Everest base camp other treks in Everest region) make this trek more comfortable. You will get more facility in this remote area.
Thus feel free and take a quick decision to trek ABC. One more advantage is you do not need mountain trek experience for Annapurna base camp trek. Rather you will gain new experience which will definitely support and makes you ready for challenging mountain trek in Himalaya and other ranges of world.
2.Annapurna circuits Trek
There are numerous trekking options in Annapurna region, Annapurna circuit trek is one of the best choices to explore Annapurna region. Total 17 days treks include your journey from Kathmandu to Beshi Sahar (760m), Syange (1100m), Dharapani (1860m), Chame (2670), Pisang (3100m), Manang (3540m), Ice lake (4600m), Letdar(4200m), Thorung Phedi (4450m), Thorung La Pass (5,416m), Muktinath (3760m), Jomsom (2720m), Tatopani, (2800m), Ghorepani (3210m), Poonhill (3210m), Tadapani (2630m) and Pokhara as major destinations.
These places mentioned above are not only beautiful naturally but are rich source of culture, tradition and ethics. Reflection of mountain life is clearly visible during the Annapurna circuit trek.
Cmmonly trekking on off road of Annapurna region, over the rocks and suspension bridges is threteaned less, joyful more,. Even the beginners can easily attempt this trek.
The majestic view of Lamjung Himal (6988m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Tillicho (7134m), Pisang Peak (6019m) from various location adds beauty to the place. Flowing Marshyangdi spreads peace with its water. You will spend a wonderful time with hills, mountain ranges, forests, plants, animals, people and will fall in love with the entire Annapurna region.
3. Tilicho Trek
Along with Tilicho base camp, Tilicho trek takes you to Tilicho lake situated on highest altitude of the world. The vehicle takes you to Beshi Sahar from Kathmandu.
There are various optional paths to reach Annapurna region from Bashisahar (760m). For the Tilicho trek, the path to Syange (1100m) is followed via vehicle. After reaching Syange trekking begins towards Dharapani (1860m). Day by day new Junction with wonderful scenic beauty surrounded by non-green hills, agricultural farm, and snowcapped Annapurna range welcomes you.
Chame (2670m), Pisang (3100m), Manang valley (3540m), Shree Kharka (4,150m), Ice lake (4600m), Tilicho base camp (5000m), Tilicho Lake (4919m), Thorang Phedi (4,450m), Thorang La Pass (5,416m), Muktinath (3800m) are the major destination of Tilicho trek. It takes total 16 days for completing Tilicho trek leaving other destination of Annapurna circuit.
Depending on desire of trekkers destination can be added and you can extend the Tilicho trek up to 20 days or more. Longer the trek, more will be the destinations.
The richest cultural and historical aspect, desert appearance surrounded by Annapurna range makes Tilicho trek memorable. The Tilicho lake definitely is beyond explanation regarding its beauty.
4.Nar Phu Trek
5. Upper Mustang Trek
Way To Manag Annapurna Circuit TrekVisit Nepal 2020
Posted by Damu Mainali on Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Short trekking route in Annapurna region
ghorepani poonhill Trek
One day Hiking route in Annapurna region
Peace pagoda hike
Special trekking route in Annapurna region
Which is the Best time to Visit the Annapurna Region?
The best time to visit Annapurna regions is Autumn and Spring season. Autumn season – the month of October, November, and December is best because the weather remains pleasant. Moderate temperature, blooming of flowers, greenery, snowy mountains adds the beauty of the place and makes traveling more better. very less or no rainfall occurs due to which no chance of slipping or sliding occurs. Similarly, in Spring – months of March, April and May also the weather remains brilliant, the fantastic view of snow cap mountains, newly grown buds of plants adds new life in them and makes scenery mare than perfect. There will be less or no rainfall thus you can fully enjoy your walk with nature.