Annapurna Trek

'Annapurna' is a Sanskrit word meaning 'Goddess of the Harvests' and the area of and around the massif allows for both high altitude climbs as well as moderate elevation trekking through fertile valleys. Annapurna area is located east of a great gorge cut through the Himalaya by the Kali Gandaki river. The mountain has glaciers on its western and northwestern slopes which drain into this gorge.The Annapurna massif is perhaps the most astonishing and unforgettable mountain range in the Himalayas. There are seven major peaks in the region, including Annapurna I, the tenth highest mountain in the world, and at the centre of the massif is the Annapurna Sanctuary, a beautiful glacial plateau ringed by mountains. The walking country in and around this mountain range is simply spectacular – it is no surprise that trekking in the Annapurnas are amongst the most highly regarded walking holidays in the world.

Major Trekking Routes in Annapurna Region

Annapurna Instant Trek 8 days

thumb-315This four days Annapurna trek is perhaps the best introductory trek for travelers looking for easy trekking in Nepal while staying at comfortable family-run lodges at each stop. One of Nepal's best known ethnic community, the Gurungs, whose charming villages dot the Annapurna foothills, have earned international reorganization as the fearless and loyal Gurkha Soldier in the Read More

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 9 Days

thumb-316This week-long Annapurna Villages trek to the view point on Poon Hill offers all the best of trekking in Nepal including accommodation in comfortable family run trekkers' lodges along the way. Enjoy trekking in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabitated by the Gurungs, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque fluted peak of Machapuchare (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline. Read More

Annapurna Royal Trek 8 days

royal_trekThis short trek commences from Pokhara, the valley of lakes offering panoramic views of the Annapurna massif as also of the Lamjung and Manaslu Himal. This route was first trekked by The Prince of Wales in 1980 and hence is known as the ‘Royal Trek’. This is the best trek for any age group who want to experience village life and striking mountain views in a relatively short period of time.This is a camping trek. You can catch wonderful views of Annapurnas including the Fishtail Mountain with others such as Dhaulagiri ranges, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu and fascinating and calm views of Begnas Tal.Read More

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 days

annapurna-base-camp-thumbs318 The perfect first Himalayan trek through classic Nepali scenery into the very heart of the Annapurnas.Setting out from Pokhara through enchanting terraced villages, we eventually pass between the peaks of Machhapuchare and Hiunchuli, which guard the entrance to the Sanctuary. Annapurna Sanctuary is a huge snow and iceclad cirque of some of the highest mountains in the world, including the awesome South Face of Annapurna. We spend two days here exploring, with a visit to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,550ft). Read More

Annapurna Circuit Trek 21 days

thumb-319This trek completely around the famed Annapurna Massif offers the most diversity of any trek in Nepal: fascinating ethnic groups each with their own language, incredible views of many of the Himalaya's most famous high peaks, and constantly changing panoramas - from lush, tropical rice paddies and moss-ladenThere are Rhododendron forests to Tibetan fortresses clinging to rocky cliffs which will definitely stun you. Starting with a drive to Besisahar you ascend along the Marsyangdi river valley. You pass beneath snowcapped Annapurnas II, III and IV and a range of 6,000m.peaks stretching north to Tibet.Read More

Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Sanctury Trek 25 days

thumb-320Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the classic and most rewarding treks in Nepal. The Southern slopes of Manaslu and, Annapurna ranges are heavily settled and farmed except the higher regions which support thick forests of Rhododendron and fir. Most of the tribes inhabiting this area are Gurungs, Magars, Chehettris and Newars. Thakali and Mustang tribes control the busy trading and pilgrimage trail along the Kali Gandaki. Read More

Jomsom to Muktinath Trek 14 Days

thumb321This trek is a part of Annapurna trek. In comparison to others, it is an easier trek. One of the most significant features of this trek is that it can be done throughout the year as it falls under rain shadow area. The route actually crosses to the other side of the main Himalayan range for some magnificent views of the northern flanks. The entire route remains below 4000 meters but the trek is purely stimulating. This is a remarkable trek where you can explore the Buddhist and Hindu culture as well. To mention about some attractions of this trek are that there are spectacular mountain views, deepest gorge in the world and Jomsom is known as arid valley stunning you to praise it. On the other hand,s. Read More

Jomsom Muktinath Trek (13 days) Trek in / Fly out

3A trek that takes you to an ancient kingdom and an ancient temple where en-route you get upfront views of the majestic Himalayan range on its northern flanks and as you hike along the way, the natural elements of nature that are found in only this part of the world; captivate your heart and stir your emotions to its core a trek that will be remembered at many a fireside. This trek is a part of the Annapurna trek. In comparison to others, it is an easier trek. One of the most significant features of this trek is that it can be done throughout the year as it falls under the rain shadow corridors of Nepal. The route actually crosses to the other side of the main Himalayan range for some magnificent views of the northern flanks. Read More

Annapurna Circuit - Jomsom Trek 17 days

annapurna-circuit---jomsom-trek332The Jomsom Trek is the classic tea-house trek which visits some of the best trekking lodges in Nepal. The trek follows the ancient trading route from India to Tibet up the Kali Gandaki valley starting from the road head near Pokhara and finishing at the pilgrimage site of Muktinath.We experience a range of surroundings, from the culture of the lowland villages to the splendour of the high Himalaya. This trek gives many spectacular views of the two Himalayan giants, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, and gives a flavour of the Tibet like country north of Jomsom. Read More

Jomsom Annapurna Sanctury Trek 20 days

annapurna-sacturaryThis trek completely around the famed Annapurna Massif offers the most diversity of any trek in Nepal: fascinating ethnic groups each with their own language, incredible views of many of the Himalayan’s most famous high peaks, and constantly changing panoramas - from lush, tropical rice paddies and moss-ladenThere are seen rhododendron forests to Tibetan fortresses clinging to rocky cliffs which will stun you. Starting with a drive to Besisahar you ascend along the Marsyangdi river valley. You pass beneath snowcapped Annapurnas II, III and IV and a range of 6,000m peaks stretching north to Tibet. You cross Thoroung La pass 5418m. to reach the holy shrine of Muktinath. Read More

Annapurna High Passes Trek 18 days

annapurna-highpassThis is an exciting and demanding trek high into the heart of the mighty Annapurna region, exploring some of the wild glacial areas below Annapurna South where few trekkers have gone before. The trek is one of great contrast, encompassing all the features of the area from the terraced village lowlands, through the forests and agricultural areas of the middle hill country, to the glacial basins of the Annapurna mountains. The trek starts from the sub-tropical Pokhara Valley and passes through paddy fields before gradually ascending through terraced hillsides of wheat and barley. At each of the villages along the way we are warmly received by the local Gurung and Magar people. Read More

Mardi Himal Trek

mardi_himal_trek_fMardi Himal is the name given to the feature of the long rising ridge and its summit that from the southwesterly lower slope of Mount Machhapuchhare, the famous triangular skyline that is seen from the Phewa Lake at Pokhara.This is one of the exotic and interesting treks in Nepal, uncrowned terrains providing the golden chance to explore traditional villages, incredible scenery, infinite and diversity of culture, spectacular views of silvery mountains and tempting views of river and exotic valley can be seen on the way of trekking trail. Read More

Nar Phu Valley Treks

thumb-527These are fantastic treks in a wild and unexplored area located north of Annapurna: the Nar Phu Valley. This trek is perfect for travelers who want to discover the Annapurna circuit as well as explore an untouched valley. A rough and wild trek, this trek takes you to the exotic Nar Phu valley that lies in the remote corner of the Annapurna region. Opened to visitors only in the year 2003, the Nar Phu valley remains untouched by modernity. The inhabitants, who roughly comprises of about 350 Nepalese Tibetans, have retained their age-old practices. Most of them are engaged in yak herding and farming. This trek also offers fantastic views of the Annapurna massif, Lamjung Himal, Machhapuchhre Himal, Manaslu Himal, Dhaulagiri range and Tilicho peak. As the trekking route is frequented by few trekkers, you can look ahead for a 'just the mountains, nature & us' experience. Read More