Annapurna Region Trekking

ANNAPURNA REGION TREKKING 

 

Annapurna is a Sanskrit name that means “Goddess of the Harvests” or “The Provider”. Of Annapurna’ s many high peaks, five are labelled using some variation of the name Annapurna. Of these, the two highest (Mt. Annapurna I and II), stand like bookends at the western and eastern ends of the massif. Annapurna is an enormous Himalayan massif and the tenth highest mountain in the world. In 1950, it became the first 8,000-meter mountain to be successfully climbed. Located to the east of a great gorge that cuts through the Himalayas by the Kali Gandaki River, this mountain range has glaciers on its western and north-western slopes, which drain into this gorge.

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ANNAPURNA REGION

For a lot of time, the Annapurna region was once hailed as Nepal’s foremost trekking destination, but of late, it has temporarily gone into the shade because of the Solu-Khumbu. However, the recent construction of two roads, one to Manang from Besisahar (due to be finished in 2011 & must be completed by now) and the other to Muktinath and Lo Manthang from Beni (assumed to be completed in 2013) has rendered much of the traditional Annapurna Circuit not too thrilling for treks like it was before. Despite the loss of this world famous route, the Annapurna region is re-creating itself into something new and hopes to grow to become more popular with adventure seekers and pilgrims more than ever before. A new trail is in the offing & getting developed from Muktinath that avoids the new road and this should be completed in 2013.

The region is said to have seven ethnic groups living and working in this area, from Hindu farmers to Tibetan Lamas who can be seen strutting around in colorful tunics topped of with Stetsons that look much like the old west & in some ways would take you back to the days of ‘Billy the kid’’. The most prominent ethnic groups of Annapurna region are Gurungs, Thakalis and the Manangba. Due to the extremes of elevation the region contains a remarkable diversity of flora; from sub-tropical lowland forests of oak, bamboo and rhododendron in the south to the high alpine meadows and windswept desert plateaus in the north, most bordering Tibet. The Animals found here are pika, blue sheep and Himalayan Tahr. There are even more fauna who shy away from trekkers.

Annapurna region trekking protected by the Annapurna Conservation Area that covers nearly 7,629 sq. km, which is the first and the largest conservation area in Nepal and the home of various wild animals, birds and flora and fauna. Besides mountains and natural landscapes, there is another attraction, which is Tilicho Lake (4950m) situated at the highest place in the world and there also lies world’s deepest gorge Kali-Gandaki river. Because of these all the features, Annapurna region trekking is one of the rewarding, special and demanding trekking trails in Nepal. There are various options to reach Annapurna region, you can either take flight or go by bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara or Jomsom and then continue your trekking. Similarly, the trekking is possible to extend from Pokhara to Chitwan National Park and river rafting tour in Trishuli River so as the jungle safari trips.

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1.  ANNAPURNA PANORAMA TREK 11 DAYS 

This region is a classic introduction to Himalayan trekkers. It provides few strenuous hiking days and offers breathtaking scenery. Experiencing one of the most beautiful mountain gardens in Nepal is truly Life changing.

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2.  ANNAPURNA DISCOVERY TREK 12 DAYS

*Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by FLIGHT*

Annapurna Discovery Trek is one of the trekking destinations which combines so many different landscapes and also brings you to the foot of 7,000m and 8,000m peaks in such a short trek. It is one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna Region. The trekking trail goes alongside the beautiful terraced paddy fields, lush green rhododendron forests, the high altitude landscapes and the view of the mountains of the Annapurna range frequently.

The Annapurna trekking will take you through various Hindu and Buddhist villages where the welcome is assured. The trek through the oak and rhododendron forest where the sound of birds the birds calls fill the air. Annapurna conservation area is the first and largest conservation in Nepal habitant of Musk dear, blood pheasant, multi-colored lmpeyan and kokla. The upper sub-alpine stepped environment is the residence of some of the rare snow leopards and blue sheep. The another fact of this region is Annapurna chain of mountains lies inland which causes a large chunk of land to fall in the rain shadow area.

The best time for this trekking is during spring and autumn. It is more likely to start the trekking via Pokhara. Pokhara is one of the valleys of Nepal with lots of lakes and offers a wide range of sceneries all around to attract a lot of tourists. It is at a mere distance of 200 kms from Kathmandu or even a 25 minutes flight can be taken from the capital of Nepal to reach there.

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3.  ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP12 DAYS

*Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by BUS*

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the best and popular trekking trails in Nepal. Annapurna base camp is situated at 4320m above the sea level which lies in Annapurna region. Where, Annapurna region lies stretching along with Lamjung Himal from the Kali Gandaki in the west to the Marshyangdi in the east in central north part of Nepal. Annapurna Region is famous for trekking, expedition, hiking, and climbing. There are many attraction of this trek like the panoramic views of Himalayas, also flora and fauna along with amazing blending of culture and lifestyle, and also get chance to see wild animals like Himalayan Thar, Musk Deer, Leopards, and different species of birds too.

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4.  ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK 15 DAYS

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the best and popular trekking trails in Nepal. Annapurna base camp is situated at 4320m above the sea level which lies in Annapurna region. Where, Annapurna region lies stretching along with Lamjung Himal from the Kali Gandaki in the west to the Marshyangdi in the east in central north part of Nepal.

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5.  ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK 18 DAYS

This Annapurna Circuit Trek will take you around the Annapurna circuit as we hike along beautiful Gurung & Magar villages bubbling with life of the trekking trail. The Annapurna round is the kind of trek is rewarding in a sense where despite the fluctuating elevations & toughness of the trails, we don’t have to camp out in the cold, even though some areas are pretty remote; we enjoy the dining-room stoves and famed hospitality of the local people of the Annapurna region, whose warmth also keeps us warm in the winter. All our gear is carried by sturdy porters, and we have local guides to explain the various cultures, mountains and sights to us along the way…the going is tough, & if these are the rewards, the landscapes & the apple pies could warm your heart for 100 years.

The ‘Circuit’ also provides unequaled opportunities to explore the backdrops of both the northern and southern Himalaya where the amazing views just leave you gasping for breath. From thick fir and rhododendron forests to the harsh, thin atmosphere of the Tibetan plateau; the ethnic groups we come across along the way, lowland Hindus and highland Buddhists, are as varied as the mind blowing landscapes. From the staggering heights of the Thorung Pass at (5416m) with line upon lines of snow ridges just flow before you whilst below lies the sub-tropical Kali Gandaki Gorge, a busy pilgrimage and trade route controlled by the Thakalis who inhabit the lowlands of Mustang.

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 6. HELP NEPAL WITH GEC EXCLUSIVE TREKKING (COST USD 600)

A land of geographic icons, historic adventurers and monumental landscapes, Nepal sits in the shadow of Everest but shines with myriad treasures. National parks hiding rare wildlife, vibrant cities filled with art and culture and simple villages preserving an ancient way of life make Nepal a constant source of inspiration for curious globetrotters in search of enlightening experiences.

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FIXED DEPARTURE DATES FOR GEC

  1.  16th-27th February 2017

  2. 16th-30th April 2017

  3.  16th-30th April 2017

  4.  30th September-11th October 2017

 

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