Nepal » Trekking In Nepal » Annapurna Region
The Annapurna region lies toward the north of central Nepal and is known to be the world's best trekking trail with recognition of the survey by Modern Maturity USA. An Annapurna trek offer more versatile varieties in comparison to any other walks of equivalent length, and leads us through un-blink able sceneries of every nature ever to be found in any other trails in Nepal. The panoramically inclined views of Great Annapurna and Dhaulagiri are garnished with wide variety of landscapes ranging from sub-tropical through alpine to dry semi-desert inflicting borders of Tibet. At the High point of the trek you find a difficult Thorong La 5416m. Pass to cross. Seemingly tough and more demanding enough for the seasoned trekkers, the Annapurna Circuit yet holds the reputation towards an excellent introduction of walking in Nepal for those who are confident of their physical fitness.
The Gateway to Annapurna trekking region is the famous city Pokhara. The most prominent ethnic groups of Annapurna are Gurungs and Thakalis. Animals found here are Pika, blue sheep and Himalayan Tahr while the vegetation consists from the range from tropical species to temperate forests of Oak, beech and rhododendron.
The most popular trekking route of this region are Annapurna circuit, Jomsom Muktinath, Annapurna base camp, Annapurna foothills, Gorepani Poon hills, Dhaulagiri round, Upper Mustang, Sikles, Mardi Himal leading towards Royal trek, Panchase trek
(sites with less traffic of tourists). The best time to trek is during autumn and spring. Unlike other parts of Nepal, even monsoon season are ideal to visit upper Mustang that falls in the rain shadow area. Most trekking trails in this region have tea houses facilities. However, they are very basic in terms of service and provision.
Adventures in Annapurna Region