Top Five Treks to opt for in Annapurna region
Kanchan Shrestha | June 5, 2018
Annapurna region of Nepal is one of the most pleasing places to be at for a vacation. Its accessibility, lush and pristine environment, lakes, mountains and other different attributes of Mother Nature makes it one of the best touristic destinations around the globe. Not only that, charming villages, people, forests, floras and faunas makes travellers to visit this place more often. That is why traveller cherish this place so much. Annapurna region offers varieties of options when it comes to spending a lively vacation. You can opt for a short and easy trek to long and challenging treks. You can also chill out for few days in Pokhara visiting lakeside and shopping. Or you can also opt for adventurous activities like bungee jumping, paragliding, zip flyer, ultralight flight and many more.
Any trek or trip in the annapurna region starts from Pokhara. Pokhara is one of the best places for a holiday or any adventurous vacation. The picturesque city of Pokhara in itself is a glory. Here you can enjoy sightseeing to the places like lakeside (Fewa Lake), Davis falls, Gupteshwor temple and International Mountaineering museum. You can also savor the boating experience on Fewa lake. You will be blessed with the glory of Annapurna massif as you spend your time around the lakes. The perfect reflection of the snow clad mountains in the clear water of the Phewa Lake is a rejuvenating experience.
Here, we list out top five treks to opt for in Annapurna region. The specialty and features of each trek will help you decide which treks to opt for in the Annapurna region.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the top five treks to opt for in Annapurna region. For instance, Annapurna base camp is a rejoicing journey. The journey is full of a diverse terrain where you can see outstanding views of lush hills. Along with that beautiful views of valleys, forests, lakes, charming villages, terrace farmlands and mountains. The glory of the Annapurna massif is not hidden amongst anyone. ABC Trek takes you to Annapurna Base Camp where you will be able to applaud the incredible beauty of Annapurna Sanctuary. The panoramic view of Annapurna ranges from this point is magnificent. While embarking your journey to the base camp, you will walk through Annapurna Conservation Area for most of the time. The conservation area is rich with diversified species of floras and faunas.
As you pass the ethnic settlements on the way, you will be able to get some insights on the unique culture, custom, tradition and lifestyle of the people residing in those areas. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an 11-14 days trek. The trek can be adjusted as per the time when you want to finish the journey. The best moment of the trek is when we reach the base camp. We will be showered with the majestic views of mountains like Mt.Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Annapurna South, Nilgiri Himal, Dhaulagiri Himal, Machhapuchhre Himal and many other neighboring ranges.
Annapurna Circuit Trek is a diverse and challenging journey to the Annapurna region of Nepal. It lets you experience all the fantasies of Annapurna region at once. The journey starts from the foothills of Annapurna region. And takes you along the terrace farmland and grasslands to the pine forests and then to the arid mountainous landscape. The trek is an immense treasure of mountainous beauty. Hence, you you will be able to applaud the raw and wild appeal of Annapurna ranges. It can be quite strenuous as compared to other treks of Annapurna region but it is strenuous in terms of longer days of travel. The trek can complete in around 20-22 days. In these twenty days, you will start from the foothills of Annapurna from Pokhara and rise up to Thorong La Pass at an elevation of 5410 meters.
Throughout the journey, you will get some unique insights on diverse culture, climate, floras and faunas. From the lush landscape to the rough and arid landscape of Kagbeni, Annapurna Circuit Trek has it all. Even in terms of spiritualism, you will be able to find the influence of Hindu and Buddhism culture. Buddhism is mostly prevalent in the higher altitudinal regions. But Muktinath temple is a popular religious destination for the Hindu pilgrims around the world. The deepest gorge of the world – Kali Gandaki gorge and wild beauty of Manang valley are some other highlighting features of Annapurna Circuit Trek that makes it one of the top five treks to opt for in Annapurna region.
Annapurna Panorama Trek is also popular as the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. It is one of the most cherished trekking trails in Annapurna region of Nepal. Owning to the easy trail, low altitudinal gain, suitable days of travel and the immense beauty of nature and mountain that it possesses, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the top five treks to opt for in Annapurna region. Like all other trekking trails to the Annapurna region of Nepal, Ghorepani Poon Hill starts from the foothills of the Annapurna region and takes you along a lush and pristine landscape to Poon Hill, one of the popular vantage points in the Annapurna region of Nepal.
A walk through ethic settlements, farmlands and forests takes you to Ghorepani which is a popular village that offers some outstanding views of mountains in the Annapurna region. The views of Mt. Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Annapurna South, Nilgiril Himal, Dhaulagiri Himal, Macchapucchre Himal and other neighboring ranges from this point looks fabulous. Poon Hill is a perfect destination to relish the glory of sunrise and sunset amidst the majestic mountains in Annapurna panorama.
Short Annapurna Trek also falls under one of the top five treks to opt for in Annapurna region of Nepal. It is an ideal journey for you if you are in constraint of time. It can be accomplished only in five days but the trek offers almost all the natural beauty that Annapurna region can offer. You can relish the glory of mountains, hills, valleys and lush landscape of the Annapurna region. Besides, walk along the villages around Annapurna region will give you some sound knowledge on people, their culture, custom and lifestyle. Moreover, Annapurna region is best known for the captivating beauty of Annapurna massif and with Short Annapurna Trek, you will be able to savor the intoxicating beauty of Annapurna panorama. You can also go up to Poonhill and enjoy the mesmerizing views of sunrise and sunset amidst the gorgeous snow clad mountains.
Jomsom, an exciting town at an altitude of 2700 meters in Mustang district and Muktinath, a popular spiritual hub in the Annapurna region of Nepal are the major attractions of Jomsom Muktinath Trek. This classic journey takes you along the route of Annapurna Circuit Trek. And also lets you admire the beauty of lush hills, valleys, forest, mountains and charming villages on the way. Also you can have the pleasure of outstanding views of mountains in Annapurna range. Other than that, the stunning, barren and rocky landscape along the Kali Gandaki gorge is another must visit places covered by this trek. Like other treks to Annapurna, Jomsom Muktinath trek starts from the Pokhara valley nd goes along the charming and diversified villages to Jomsom.
On the way, we pass Muktinath and villages settled by people of different ethnic groups. The area is resided by people of Brahmins, Chhetris, Thakalis, Magars and Gurung community. The people of Jomsom are best known for their hostile behavior. So, get ready to relish the awesome hostility of the local people. The mix of spiritual, natural and cultural glory makes it one of the top five treks to do in Annapurna region of Nepal.
If you are interested in any of the treks above, then feel free to contact Himal Eco Treks. We will let you know more about it. Whenever it comes to visiting Nepal for travel, make sure that you contact Himal Eco Treks. Because we are the best tour operator whom you can trust!