- Number of perennial rivers and suspension bridges
- The Ice Lake-a day hike from Manang
- Tilicho Lake at an altitude of 4949 meters
- The Ice Lake-a day hike from Manang
- The deepest gorge of Kali-Gandaki River
- You will also get to view elevated Dhaulagiri, located west of Annapurna and Fishtail Mountain which is popularly known as Machhapuchhare.
- Delicious food prepared by Thakali people
- Crossing the Thorungla pass
- Overnight staying under the shadow of giant Annapurna
Annapurna Region is the next popular trekking destination after Everest Region. Comparisons will do injustice to the highly satisfying trek with captivating scenery, adventurous trial, settlement of diverse culture surrounded by magnificent and glazing Himalayas.
Annapurna is an ancient Sanskrit name for the goddess of harvests. Annapurna is a massif in the Himalayas. The region consists of iconic Himalayas of Nepal like Annapurna I above 8,000 meters. You will also get to view elevated Dhaulagiri, located west of Annapurna and Fishtail Mountain which is popularly known as Machapuchare. The other ranges in the Annapurna Region include 13 peaks over 7000 meters and 16 above 6,000 meters.
The rising sun here climbs over the mountains, the mountains sparkle during the moonlight, and on a plain sky day, they reflect on calm waters of the lake.
The sights alongside the trek are stunning. You will see terraced hillside, lush forests and alpine grassland, cloud forests, dark woodland during the Annapurna Region Trek.
The quintessence of Annapurna has been described by Frank Smith in his 1947 anthology “The Mountain Top”. He writes: “Escape from the shell that leads nowhere and everywhere. Then you will know beauty. Then you will know the essence of Annapurna.”
Regulus Treks and Expedition has designed two classic treks Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Sanctuary with customized packages.
The Annapurna Circuit trekking will leave you with a life-time memorable experience. Regarded as a natural habitat for many endangered species of animals and birds, Annapurna Region is one of the declared conservation areas.
You will get to watch endangered animals like Himalayan Thar and Snow Leopard. The array of vegetation in the Annapurna Region also provides good habitat to numerous birds. While through all these splendid sights, you will be overwhelmed by the beauty of the place and people.
Colorful flags of Buddhists surrounding the monasteries add color to the Annapurna trekking region. Aromatic incense of juniper and sound of Buddhist chants will give you spiritual vibes during the adventure.
Staying with the local ethnic group including Gurung, Manangi, and Thakali in the tea houses in the night will let you experience the Himalayan Nepali culture.
Being a popular trekking region, the area is usually crowded. However, there are some beautiful areas like Khopra and Mardi Himal with less footfall.
The infrastructures are good as this region is a popular choice of many avid-trekkers around the globe. The access to Annapurna Trekking Region is also easy as most trailheads are just an hour or two from Kathmandu.
Annapurna Region Trekking region stretches to the Mustang region through three-week Annapurna Circuit to short three-day trek to Dhampus hill. This diverse and vast region offers trekking adventure for everyone. The popular Annapurna Circuit Trek, Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Panorama Trek, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, Dhaulagiri Round Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, and Tilicho Lake trek are the diverse routes of the region. The latter most package will take you to the world’s highest Lake Tilicho Lake.
Annapurna Trekking Region is comparatively drier than southern slopes. The area up looks like a desert, different from the areas below which has green pastures and fertile land. You can trek in the Annapurna region all year round.
The Annapurna Trek begins from Pokhara, a commercial tourist destination. It is a lakeside city with popular Fewa and Begnas Lake. Fewa Lake reflects the clear image of Mt Annapurna and Mt Machapuchare.
During your stay in Pokhara, you can visit beautiful and historical destination such as David’s fall, Gupteshwar Temple and International Mountaineering Museum. Pokhara city also offers adventurous activities like Bungee Jumping,Zip Flyer,Paragliding, for recreation. You just need to take out some time to go for this exciting experience.
Muktinath, a revered shrine of both the Hindus and Buddhists, is a popular destination which is on the route of Annapurna Circuit Trek. The attraction of the temple is that it has a spring and natural gas which provides an eternal flame for Muktinath. Likewise, another beautiful place is Jomsom which consists of diverse landscapes and culture. Here, you will get to watch the way of life of various ethnic groups of that part of Nepal.
The area has the deepest George of Kali-Gandaki River. The George separates Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains.
On the way, you will enjoy delicious Daal-Bhaat prepared by Thakali people. Their cuisine is appreciated equally by both domestic and International.