Annapurna Region Trek

Annapurna region Trek is the dream getaway for every traveler (independent or in groups). The region is home to various iconic mountains, ethnic groups, high or low-altitude treks, and a sanctuary.

Annapurna region resides in the western part of Nepal between the Dhaulagiri and Gandaki zones. It is renowned for nestling Mount Annapurna (8091 m/ 26545 ft), the tenth tallest peak.

Annapurna Conservation Area protects the entire region, covering about 7629 sq. km. (2946 sq mi). This conservation area is home to Annapurna Sanctuary, world-class mountains, and treks.

Annapurna Conservation area was built in 1985 and opened officially in 1992. It elevates from 790 m altitude to 8091 m high homing different wildlife, plants, natural beauties, religious sites, and settlements.

Get ready to be lost in this unique combination of depths and heights during your visit to Annapurna Region as the extraordinary ecosystems take you on a magical trip.

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Annapurna Region Trek - Packages

ACT Trek

Annapurna Circuit, Nar Phu Valley Trek & TIlicho Lake – 17 Days

Way to annapurna Base camp

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

US$ 999
10 Days
Hiker at Tilicho Lake

Nar Phu Valley and Tilicho Lake trek

US$ 2190
23 days
Mardi Himal Trekking from Pokhara

Mardi Himal Trekking from Pokhara

US$ 690
6 Days
Poon Hill trek

Sub-mini Annapurna Circuit Trek from Pokhara

US$ 390
6 Days
Annpurna base camp trek from pokhara

Annapurna Base Camp Trek From Pokhara

US$ 550
7 Days
Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

Jomsom Muktinath Trek

7 Days
View From Khopra Danda Trek

Khopra Danda Trek

US$ 1090
11 Days
Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Return Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Heli Return Trek

US$ 1990
11 Days
Annapurna Yoga Trekking

Easy Annapurna Yoga Trekking

5 Days
Mardi Himal Base Camp

Mardi Himal Trekking

US$ 1020
8 Days
Upper Mustang Tiji Festival

Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek

18 days

Major Attraction Places of Annapurna Region

Annapurna is a beautiful region blessed with natural beauty, exotic trails, and white-washed mountains. There are several attraction places in the Annapurna region, and we have mentioned below a few of the major ones:

Annapurna Sanctuary

This is a high-altitude park lying above 4000 m elevation, surrounded by rings of mountains. It hones extraordinary varieties of environment, white peaks, remote trails, and traditional villages.

The south side of this glacial basin has dense tropical rhododendron and bamboo forests, while the northern area is a rain shadow with a drier climate. The whole sanctuary is sacred to the Gurung people, one of the natives inhabiting the area.

Annapurna Sanctuary also offers the view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Macchapucchre, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and many more.

Muktinath Temple

Muktinath is a dedicated temple for Buddhist and Hindu religions that lies beneath the Thorong La mountain in the Mustang District. It is one of the world’s high-altitude shrines residing at 3800 m.

The temple is the shrine of Lord Vishnu, a supreme being within Vaishnavism. Recently, it has become a pilgrimage site for devotees and an attraction area for tourists.

Mustang

For decades, Mustang has been showered with travelers looking for adventure and a magical journey. It falls under the rain shadow area, so the land is mainly dry, making it the desert of Nepal.

Lower Mustang offers a beautiful experience in its stark, barren landscape dotted with Tibetan culture and tradition. While Upper Mustang leads people to the land where time flows differently from the rest of Nepal.

The doors to Upper Mustang led to the restricted kingdom, which was closed to the outside world till 2008.

Poon Hill

Poon Hill is a beautiful hill station that lies above Ghorepani at an altitude of 3210 m. This viewpoint oversees the Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri ranges, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and many other peaks.

During the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, Poon Hill is also one of the best places in the Annapurna region to view the sunrise. Do not miss out on this activity when visiting this place.

Best Time to Explore Annapurna Region

Exploring Annapurna Region is possible throughout the year, but spring and autumn are considered the best time for travelers. During these seasons, the weather and temperature play their wonder.

The climates have a mild cold to warm days with low precipitation. The forests are colorful and green these days, making your visit more memorable. The skies are clear with longer days.

Trekking Grade

Annapurna Region is also a popular trekking destination for adventurers. It hosts effortless walks through the flowery paths to the hike to hidden valleys or mountain foothills.

Annapurna Region’s popular treks are Annapurna Circuit Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Upper Mustang Trek, Tsum Valley Trek, and many more.

The trek is open to all visitors and is possible with proper guidance and training—the trekking grade lies from moderate to difficult based on the altitude you reach. Visiting a lower height is less straining compared to reaching a higher elevation.

No matter the altitude, acclimatization is always the best choice for travelers. This day takes a break from prolonged walking and lets your body adapt to the elevation.

During this time, you roam the village you are staying in and climb nearby hills. Acclimatization lowers the risk of altitude sickness, an illness caused due to rapid ascend and not letting your body adjust to the reduced oxygen and change in air pressure.

So, stroll and take breaks once a few days to enjoy your time and keep yourself safe.