Annapurna trekking is mostly visited trekking area in Nepal. The diverse terrain and variety of cultures of the region north of Pokhara make each day’s walk a different experience and make the area the most popular destination in the country. The Annapurna trekkingregion consists of peaks Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV and those of Annapurna south peaks. Giants, Dhaulagiri 8,167m and Annapurna 8,091m along with a mess of other peaks slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes, rewarding treks that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscapes. The major highlights of Annapurna Trekking are the ancient mid-western salt-route, settlement of Manang, Thorong-la pass between Nepal, Muktinath temple and the deepest gorge of world Kaligandaki. Upper Mustang of Lomanthang, the desert plateau located in the upper valley of the River Kaligandaki, the most beautiful hill station- Poon Hill and to the north of the main Himalayan range also falls in Annapurna Trekking region.
Trekking in Nepal
A paradise for trekkers searching for landscape diversity and clam, Nepal is one of the most popular destinations for traveller that offer breath-taking and enthralling trekking routes. The panoramic Himalayan ranges of Nepal swear incredible and exciting trips. The rugged beauty of these lofty mountains encourages travellers/ trekkers/ mountaineers or tourists from all over the world and gives an unforgettable experience by taking them to some unexplored trails of mountain environment. Recently, British Magazine wrote that Nepal offers best trekking trail in the world and it is listed as one of the best place that one must visit before dying, among other fifty.
With eight of the top ten highest summits in the world, Trekking in Nepal is one of the unique experiences in Asia. Tours to the mountains in Nepal signify not only the natural beauty, but also a source of spiritual guidance as well. The loftiness and beauty of the Himalayas provide fascinating opportunities for trekkers.
Nepal trekking offers various circuits in various regions of Nepal. Due to varied geographical structure, a trekker can do a short trek around Kathmandu and Pokhara valleys which only take a day to complete, to the longest trek up to 90 days. All these treks offer different experience with people, culture, landscape, flora and fauna, wild animals, birds and spectacular view of many mountains across the Himalaya. The Everest and Annapurna regions are the most popular destinations for trekkers in Nepal, though Jomsom-Muktinath, Langtang, Helambu along with many others have interesting trekking routes as well. Altogether, there are more than 100 trekking routes in Nepal.
Trekking in Nepal does not always mean a really difficult walk. Instead, there are many trekking trails where people can trek depending on their interest, ability and physical condition. Nepal trek has been graded into 4 major categories as easier treks, medium-effort treks, harder treks, and challenging mountaineering treks which depends on their location, duration and elevation.
Since trekking involves walking for many days, a trekker needs food and accommodation along the way. Two different types of trekking have their own identity; tea house trekking and camping trek. Tea house trekking is the one in which accommodation and meals during treks are provided in a tea house or a lodge. Services of tea house can be as simple as providing Nepali meals and warm accommodation to long list of hygienic menus to cozy room for overnight. Camping treks, on the other hand, is the classical style of trekking types in Nepal which can be conducted almost anywhere in the country. Camping treks can be fully organized and supported with a team of guides, cooks and porters as well.
So, if you love adventure, getting high up amongst the highest mountain range on earth or you are someone who prefers walking peacefully along a path in a quiet valley with eagerness to discover and acquire more knowledge, then Trekking in Nepal is the right option for you.