This is the most popular trekking region situated in the central north of Nepal. It is bordered by the Kali Gandaki River to the west, the Marshyangdi and Dudh Koshi…
This is the most popular trekking region situated in the central north of Nepal. It is bordered by the Kali Gandaki River to the west, the Marshyangdi and Dudh Koshi valley to the east, the Pokhara valley to the south and the Himalaya foothills that run along the Nepal-Tibetan border to the north All the trekking trails offer the variety of cultural and natural diversity at its finest, embracing a wide range of different ethnic communities, topography from subtropical to high alpine land and arid landscape similar to Tibetan plateau.
While trekking in the Annapurna region, one has to walk through terraced hillsides, lush valleys, rhododendron forests and diverse ethnic villages in the lower realm of the Annapurna Conservation Area. The trek also offers an opportunity to visit the Hindu pilgrimage site – Muktinath and Damodar Kund ( lake).
The Annapurna Region has been described in a survey report conducted by Modern Maturity (USA) as the world’s most spectacular trekking routes.In the region, we can explore the Kaligandaki Pass between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna which is considered the deepest gorge in the world. The route passes below steep rock faces with patches of lush greenery and spectacular waterfalls sparkling in the sun.
Most of the trekking routes are well connected with excellent tea houses for the overnight stay and the trekkers are served with varieties of continental, Chinese and American food. The Annapurna Conservation Area Project established in 1986 in the name of King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation is also found in this region.