Best treks in Annapurna region of Nepal

The Annapurna region is the most famous and popular trekking destination in Nepal. It is located in the western part of Nepal. This region attracts a number of tourists every year. This region contains various numbers of treks. Some of the treks take 3 weeks to complete and some of the short treks can be completed within 3 days. Annapurna circuit is the longest trek in this region whereas trek to Ghandruk can be completed within 2 to 3 days of time. The trek in this region is suitable for ever person out there who are seeking for a good trekking experience. remarkable places of these Annapurna regions as the name suggests are the mountains. Mountains like Annapurna Dhaulagiri Machhapuchhre Manaslu are the eye-catching mountains of this Annapurna region. Rivers like kali Gandaki and Seti Gandaki are some of the well-known rivers of this region.
 

There are many numbers of trekking destinations of the Annapurna region. The top 5 best trekking destination of the Annapurna region are listed below.

 

1. Annapurna base camp trek.

 

Annapurna base camp trek is the well-known trek of Nepal. It is famous for its various reasons. It is one of the busiest treks in Nepal. It attracts different tourists every year. The trek to Annapurna base camp is the exploration of Nepal’s diverse landscape with the tradition and culture of the local people. 


There are a few numbers of treks which bring you closer to the high altitude mountains. Annapurna base camp trek is one of them. You can also experience mighty mountains, Gurung villages and different kinds of dense forests along with flora and fauna. The main feature of this trek is the world's 10th tallest mountain that is Annapurna massif which is 8091 meters above sea level. The base camp of this mountain is located at a height of 4130m.

The mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machapuchhre, Himchuli, etc are the mountains that can be view during this trek.
 

Overview of Annapurna base camp trek


Maximum altitude: 4130 meters
Best time for trek: February -May, and September -  December
Total duration: 12 days
Trek difficulty: Moderate
Destination: Nepal
 

The trek starts from Naya pul and ends at base camp. The trek itinerary is listed below.
 

The starting point for this trekking is a one-two hour drive from Pokhara valley. There are few problems like avalanches, weather conditions during this trek so make sure you contact a good trekking agency before going on a trek. This trek can be done independently as well. It can be done during all seasons but before going a trek make sure you are ready to face the situation during the trek if you are planning to go independently.
 

Highlights of Annapurna base camp trek

1. View sunrise at poon hill
2. Explore the culture and tradition of Gurung people
3. View of 10 Himalayas above 6000 meters
4. Oak trees and rhododendron along the way

 

2. Annapurna circuit trek

 

Annapurna circuit trek is adventurous and awesome trekking than other Annapurna region trekking. This trek gives you lifetime experience about wilderness and good memories of trekking beside the world’s top 10 tallest mountains. Ie Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. This trek goes beside the bank of Kali Gandaki river which is the deepest George of Nepal. This trek gives a good view of the Annapurna range on both sides. This trek starts from the north side of the Annapurna massif and ends at the south part of the peak..You can view the mountains like Nilgiri Annapurna I, Annapurna south, Annapurna, lamjung Himal, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri machhapuchhre, etc.
 

Overview of Annapurna circuit trek


Maximum altitude: 5416 meters
Best time for trek: March - April, and October -  December
Total duration: 17-21 days
Trek difficulty: Moderate
Destination: Nepal


Annapurna circuit trek starts from Lamjung. Where you walk along the high valley of Manang and then the great landscape of Pokhara. the trek contains many rolling up and down the hills. The trek also covers the landscape of places crossing many traditional villages of Magar and Gurung tribes. You then cross over Chame and Dharapani across snow-capped mountains. After passing the woodland and terrain of Manang you will eventually lead to Thorong la pass.
 

After reaching Thorong la pass which is at the height of 5416m you can enjoy the scenic beauty around the area and while going around the trail you will reach Muktinath temple. This temple is a pilgrimage for both Buddhists and Hindus. Many pilgrimages all around the Nepal want to visit this place.
 

After Muktinath's next destination is Tatopani. It can be reached via 4 wheeler vehicle. After reaching Tatopani you can follow your trail towards ghorepani poon hill, tadapani, ghandruk, landruk and Dhampus. After reaching Dhampus you are all set for Pokhara and your trek is completed.
 

Highlights
 

1. Thorong La pass (5416m)
2. Muktinath
3. Hot spring of tatopani
4. Passing mountains like himchuli and manaslu
5. Kaligandaki river and worlds deepest gorge
6. Sunrise at poonhill


 

3. Ghorepani poon hill trek
 

Ghorepani poon hill trek is the most popular trek in the Annapurna region. This trek is probably the easiest and shortest trek in the Annapurna region. This trek is covered by both of the above treks that are Annapurna circuit trek and Annapurna base camp trek. This trek is the most suitable trek for almost all trekkers. The highest elevation of this trek is 3120 meters. From poon hill, you can view the magnificent mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Macchapuchre, Himachali, etc. the sunrise that can be viewed from poon hill is the most amazing one. It seems like your dreams come true. The rays of sun that touch the Himalayas is the view that can only be seen once in your lifetime.
 

Overview of Ghorepani Poon Hill trek


Maximum altitude: 3120 meters
Best time for trek: March-May, and September -  November
Total duration: 4-5 days
Trek difficulty: easy-Moderate
Destination: Nepal
 

The trek begins from Naya pul. You can take a bus from Pokhara to Naya pul or you can hire a jeep. If you are comfortable with trekking then you can start from Naya pul or you can take a jeep to a place called Ulleri and start your trek from there. The ending point of this trek is Ghandruk. Basically this route os the trek is the route to ABC. so you can find a number of peoples visiting this route. You can view the glimpse of Annapurna and Macchapuchre throughout the trek. You can find a number of Gurung and Magar villages throughout the trek. You can get to know about their cultures and traditions. The flora and fauna, the forests of Annapurna conservation area, the waterfalls straight from the mountains are the plus point of this trek. 
 

Highlights of Ghorepani poon hill trek


1. Amazing views and sunrise from poon hill
2. Popular Gurung and Magar villages around Ghorepani and Ghandruk.
3. Waterfalls straing out from the Himalayas. These waterfalls get frozen during the winter.
4. Best accommodations can be found throughout the trek.


 

4. Tilicho lake trek
 

Tilicho lake is the highest altitude lake in the world. It is situated at 4949 meters. It is famous for trekkers as well as pilgrimages. As the lake is at the high altitude. Getting over there is not an easy task. It is one of the popular trekking route of annapurna region. Is one and only trek that do not links with pokhara. In this trek you can explore the annapurna massif at its southern side. You can also explore stunning waterfalls along the way, flora and faunas, dense forests, cultural and traditional values of local people around the manang district. 
 

Overview of tilicho lake trek 


Maximum altitude: 4949 meters
Best time for trek: March-May, and September -  November
Total duration: 15 days
Trek difficulty: Moderate
Destination: Nepal
 

The trek starts from Besi Sahar. During the trek, you can view the mighty mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre and other peaks that are below 8000 meters. You can also explore and experience many suspension bridges along the way. This trek is the trail of the Annapurna circuit. So, you can get other tourists walking through these trails. One of the plus points of this trek is you can also get to cross Thorong La pass which is at the height of 5416 meters. In order to go to Tilicho lake, you first need to go to the Tilicho base camp. After reaching there only you can go for Tilicho lake. The turquoise color of the lake is the most beautiful part of this lake. After reaching the lake and spending some time over there you head out for Muktinath temple which is the holy pilgrimage temple in Nepal. In order to get to Muktinath temple, you need to cross throng la pass. After reaching Muktinath you head out to Jomsom and finally to Pokhara.
 

Highlights of Tilicho lake trek.


1. Views of different mighty Himalayas above 8000 meters.
2. Adventurous trek to the world’s highest altitude lake.
3. Crossing throng la pass
4. Visiting and exploring the cultures and traditions of local people.
5. Visiting Muktinath temple