Annapurna Region Trek is the most assorted and admired trekking region in the Annapurna conservation area of Nepal. It has got a various range of trekking trails, from the easy short trekking like Poon Hill, the moderate trekking like Annapurna Base Camp to the challenging adventurous trail of Annapurna Circuit. With the variations, Annapurna Treks also connects to the Mustang region of Nepal. In the recent scenario, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is the most popular trekking in the Annapurna area, which is a moderate foothill excursion. Besides, the Annapurna Circuit Trekking, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Nar Phu Valley Trek, and other destinations are highly recommended for the adventure Annapurna region trek and mild adventure lovers.
Located in the northwest part of Nepal, the Annapurna region Trek is a fertile area where farmers grow a lot of fruits and vegetables as it is the most rain-falling area in Nepal. The Annapurna region Trek literally means full of grain, where “Anna” means grain and “Purna” means full. So, the Annapurna region Trek often walks through the rice fields and farming areas along with the green woods and arid stony landscape in various places of the region. Similarly, The Annapurna Himalayan chain offers picturesque scenery, which delights those who go trekking in Annapurna. Annapurna I (8091 meters) is the 10th tallest peak in the world among fourteen 8000 meters peaks. It is neighbored by another giant peak of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 meters 6th highest Mount of the world) along with Mount Fishtail (Holy Mountain) Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Himchuli, Thorong Peak, Tilicho Peak, and various other tiny unnamed peaks.
So far, the Annapurna region treks have been bounded by two big River valleys- the Marshyangdi River valley and the Kali Gandaki River valley. However, Annapurna Circuit Trekkers will get this opportunity to explore the diverse set of nature, from the lush greenery to the arid region of Manang district. Furthermore, the alpine meadows begin before climbing through the channel of Thorong-La Pass, (5416 Meters) which connects the Mustang region. The high pass trekking requires enough acclimatization to avoid mountain sickness.
Annapurna region in a way is globally prominent for the legendry cross-sections like Thorong La Pass, the highest located Lake of Tilicho, and the deepest gorge of the world- the Kali Gandaki gorge.
Tilicho Lake at 4900 meters from the sea-level beside the Annapurna Circuit Trail further increases the charm of the trekking in addition. It is one of the highest frozen Lakes in the world, which is a huge turquoise Lake, which has got a dimension of length 4 km (2.5 mi) and a width of 1.2 km (0.75 mi) making Surface area 4.8 km2 (1.9 sq. mi) with an average depth 85 m (279 ft). Moreover, the Annapurna region treks proffer the prosperous biological diversities of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), which bounds the entire region- five districts of fifteen rural municipalities. The geographical measurement ranges from 1000 meters to 8000 meters, which is a treasure house for 1,226 species of flowering plants, 105 mammals, 518 birds, 40 reptiles, and 23 amphibians. Various endangered species like snow leopard, musk deer, Tibetan argali, and Tibetan wolfs are found in this area. Annapurna region treks are the only area where all six Himalayan Pheasants of Nepal are found.
Annapurna region Trekking Trails are rich in culture and ethnic lifestyle. Different ethnic groups in various destinations make the region diverse in terms of language, culture, festivals, and customs. They rivaled by the diversity in the lower altitude to moderate zone and to the alpine altitude. In the lower hill terrain, there are mixed settlements of Brahmin, Chhetri, and other groups of people along with the ethnic communities of Gurung and Magar people. Likewise, some of the regions of Annapurna are dominated by the Thakali, Manage, and Loba communities. In the Annapurna circuit trail, they have settled down there with their unique and spiritual lifestyles. They do have high influences on the Tibetan Buddhist culture. Manang, Pisang, Marpha, Jomsom, and Muktinath are the representative destinations where these groups are prevalent across the region with their own dialects. Thakali people beyond Annapurna are widely renowned for the mouth-watering cuisines they prepare. You crest the brow of the Annapurna Base Camp (4130 meters) and Thorung-La Pass (5,416 meters) to be welcomed by an eye-catching vista of prayer flags and potent mountain peaks long-drawn-out across the sphere. Nar Phu Valley introduces an antique gaze of the hidden Tibetan Buddhist world, led through the dark gorges, and is partly an isolated terrain. This off-the-beaten trail escorts trekkers, which gives an impression of a hidden paradise, populated by the yak herders.
There are various gateways of the Annapurna region treks. Pokhara is the busiest gateway, which is the city of Lakes, at the shadow of Mount Annapurna and Fishtail. It is about a 5/6 hours drive west from Kathmandu by bus and alternatively, the flight is also available for 20 minutes and car drive will 4/5 hours. Trekkers set out for trekking in Annapurna from there except Annapurna Circuit. Besishahar is a gateway to Annapurna Circuit trekking, which is about four hours drive from Kathmandu by car. For the quick observation of the Annapurna region and some of the famous pilgrimage tours, Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour and Muktinath Helicopter Tour save your time and offer unique experiences. The chopper ride takes off from Pokhara airport and back after taking you to your preferred destinations.
For fantastic trekking and travel in the Annapurna region, Boundless Adventure recommends you to book in the best seasons- Spring and autumn. Traveling with our professional team is collecting delightful Himalayan experiences. Due to the effect of global warming, travelers also enjoy the Annapurna region trekking in the June-July season also. Please, do not hesitate to put your queries further if you have any now.