Annapurna, to which we had gone emptyhanded, was a treasure on which we should live the rest of our days. With this realization we turn the page: a new life begins.
— Maurice Herzog, Annapurna

The legendary Annapurna region

Lies in the central of Nepal is the most popular trekking area receives over 100,000 visitors a year.

Almost all treks in this region traverse through many different ecological zones.

Begin with fertile farmland, encounter lush forests, pass through treeless high-altitude landscape with exceptional Himalayan mountain views.

The center of this area is Annapurna Himal which includes Annapurna I (8,091m) was the first eight-thousand peak has been submitted and other seven-thousand peaks.

To the west is another giant Dhaulagiri Himal extend 120 kilometers touching the Kanali river.

Dvide these two mountain ranges is the Kali Gandaki river, which create the deepest gorge in the world.

The Annapurna region inhabited by Thakali and served as trade routes between Tibet and India for centuries.

Follow the Kali Gandaki up higher to its source to the north is the surprising barren landscape of Mustang, the remote Tibetan kingdom untouched by western world where traditional Tibetan cultural are well-reserved.

With geographic and culturally diversity, the long classic trek around these two mountain ranges, Annapurna Circuit and Dhaulagiri Circuit is a great journey not only varied scenery experience but also culturally diverse lands.

Shorter trek to Annapurna Base Camp offer amazing panorama view of Annapurna, the treasure of the region.

Looking for unique trekking experience, follow the footstep of old traders along the Kali Gandaki passing through moonlike landscape, desert canyons, ancient gompa to “A Lost Tibetan Kingdom” of Mustang as Michel Peissel named it.

How to get to Annapurna?

Scenic Pokhara at the shore of Phewa Tal is usual gateway for a visit to the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP).

Most of the trek in this region will start from Pokhara except the Ananpurna Circuit which begins in Besi Sahar.

From Kathmandu there is tourist bus and flight operate daily to Pokhara, the flights to Jomsom and Manang also originate here.

Pokhara is the largest tourist city in Nepal has wide ranges of restaurants and activities, a good place to relax after long day in mountain.

 

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