Overview of Annapurna Region

Annapurna Region has some of the Nepal's most iconic mountains, including fish-tailed Machhapuchhare and massive Annapurna itself. This region lies in western Nepal around the Annapurna Range (Annapurna Himal), the Dhaulagiri Range and the Kaligandaki River valley. Peaks in the Annapurnas include 8,091m Annapurna I, Nilgiri (7,061 m) and Machhapuchchhre (6,993 m). Dhaulagiri I (8,167 m) is just to the west of the Annapurnas, Most of these peaks are visible throughout the region on clear days.

The Annapurna Conservation Area begins at 790 m and reaches a high of 8,091 m, the summit of Mount Annapurna I, the world’s 10th tallest peak. The area encompasses forested Middle Mountain, high Himalaya and trans-Himalayan desert plateau similar to the landscape in Tibet as you move north. Regarded as one of the best trekking trails in the world, Annapurna region spreads around Kaski, Mustang, Manang and Lamjung districts of Central Nepal.

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Jomsom Muktinath Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek etc are the popular trekking trails in this region. Ghandruk and Ghorepani provide panoramic view of the Annapurna ranges with eye catching blossom of rhododendron in the hills. Jomsom is the turning point of Annapurna Circuit. One can also visit Tilicho Lake (4,919 m) which is located at the southeast of Jomsom and the famous Hindu religious sites Muktinath Temple. There are some excellent off the beaten treks up the Khopra and Mardi Himal ridges. Rarely is mountain trekking this easy and this spectacular.

The region's charming Gurung, Manang and Thakali villages add a cultural highlight. The higher elevations regions of the trek which include Manang and Mustang are primarily Tibetan cultures while Lamjung and Myagdi which compromise the lower elevations of the trek are typically Hindu.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Duration
15 days
Difficulty
Moderate to fairly challenging

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Duration
9 days
Difficulty
Moderate

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Duration
19 days
Difficulty
Moderate to fairly challenging

Mardi Himal Trek

Duration
10 days
Difficulty
Moderate to fairly challenging

Jomsom – Muktinath Trek

Duration
14 Days
Difficulty
Moderate to fairly challenging

Kopra Ridge Trek

Duration
12 days
Difficulty
Moderate to fairly challenging

Annapurna Nar Phu Valley Trek

Duration
19 days
Difficulty
Moderate to fairly challenging

Annapurna NarPhu Valley Trek

Duration
12 days
Difficulty
Moderate to fairly challenging

Royal Trek in Annapurna

Duration
8 days
Difficulty
Moderate

Tilicho Lake Trek

Duration
23 days
Difficulty
Moderate to fairly challenging

Travel With Rajbala

Since we began in the early 90s we have always strived to keep our environmental footprint as small as possible and to give back to the many villages we pass through on our trekking itineraries. Today we still embrace this responsible travel approach when devising and operating our small group travel holiday experiences in Nepal. We invite you to trek in Nepal with the Himalayan trekking specialists Raj Bala Treks and Expeditions.

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