Annapurna Region

Annapurna  is a section of the Himalayas in north-central Nepal that includes 8,091 m (26,545 ft) Annapurna I, thirteen additional peaks over 7,000 m (22,970 ft) and 16 more over 6,000 m (19,690 ft).[3] This section is a 55 km-long (34 mi-long) massif bounded by the Kali Gandaki Gorge on the west, the Marshyangdi River on the north and east, and Pokhara Valley on the south. Annapurna I is tenth among Earth's fourteen eight-thousanders. 8167 metre Dhaulagiri I rises 34 km to the west across the Kali Gandaki Gorge, considered Earth's deepest canyon.
 
The Annapurna peaks are among the world's most dangerous mountains to climb, although in more recent history, using figures from only 1990 and after, Kangchenjunga has a higher fatality rate.[5] As of the end of 2009, there had been 157 summit ascents of Annapurna I, and 60 climbing fatalities on the mountain.[6] This fatality-to-summit ratio (38%) is the highest of any of the eight-thousanders. In particular, the ascent via the south face is considered, by some, the most difficult of all climbs.
 
There are three major trekking routes in the Annapurna region: the Jomson Trek to Jomsom and Muktinath (increasingly disturbed by a road-building project[18]); the Annapurna Sanctuary route to Annapurna base camp; and the Annapurna Circuit, which circles the Annapurna Himal itself and includes the Jomsom route.[19] The town of Pokhara usually serves as a starting point for these treks, and is also a good starting place for other short treks of one to four days, such as routes to Ghorepani or Ghandruk.
 
The Mustang district, a former kingdom bordering Tibet, is also geographically a part of the Annapurna region, but treks to upper Mustang are subject to special restrictions.
About two-thirds of all trekkers in Nepal visit the Annapurna region. The area is easily accessible, guest houses in the hills are plentiful, and treks here offer incredibly diverse scenery, with both high mountains and lowland villages. Also, because the entire area is inhabited, trekking in the region offers unique cultural exposure and experience.

Some Popular Packages under " Annapurna Region"

Annapurna Circuit Trek

If you desire to witness the enormity of the Himalayan range then Annapurna circuit trek is the perfect choice for you. This trek takes you to the centre of the Annapurna range; a natural amphitheatre formed by the magnificent peaks of Annapurna range. The vast amphitheater of the Annapurna Sanctuary is encircled by the famous Himalayan peaks - the 'fishtail' spire of Machapuchare(6997m), Gangapurna (7454m) Annapurna 1 (8091m), unclimbed Fang (7647m) and Annapurna South (7273m). The huge and pristine glaciers add another dimension to this fascinating Annapurna trek. The forest of Rhododendron and oaks and lively hamlets inhabited by different cultures along the route of this trek ensures an interesting trek to the Annapurna region. It is often said that if you aim to do just one trek in the Himalayas, then the Annapurna Circuit is the one to complete. Though in recent years, the development of dirt road has garnered Annapurna hiking much negative press and this has been a matter of disappointment to many trekkers who desire to do Annapurna circuit trek. Recognizing the concern of trekkers, we have designed this itinerary taking utmost care to avoid the road construction sites. While we avoid the new road construction sites the different new and off-beaten courses are being discovered which we are sure delights passionate trekkers. Although all new roads cannot be totally avoided our guides who have through knowledge of the area take the alternative routes wherever possible

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna base camp trek is famous for trekkers. The principal peaks of the western portion of the great Annapurna Himal, including Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhare, are arranged almost precisely in a circle About 10 miles in diameter with a deep glacier-covered amphitheater at the center. From this glacier basin, known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, the Modi Khola knifes its way south in a narrow gorge fully 12,000 ft. deep. Further south, the gorge opens up into a wide and fertile valley, the domain of the Gurungs. The middle and upper portions of Modi Khola offer some of the best short trekking routes in Nepal, and the valley is located so that these treks can be easily combined with treks into the Kali Gandaki region to the west. In spite of the great heights of the surrounding peaks and ice walls, the valley floor between 12,000 and 14,000 ft. can provide comfortable camping spots in good weather.

Jomsom-Muktinath Trek

The Jomsom Muktinath trek traces the trail from Pokhara all the way to Kali Gandhaki valley with Muktinath the pilgrimage site as the end point of the trek. Along this trail you will enjoy the natural splendors as well as the unique culture of the Jomsom region.  The Jomsom Muktinath trek provides the double pleasures for the trekkers to view of two great Himalayan ranges, the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri range. This trek offers the availability of lodges and the easy access to the highland region of the Himalayas within a limited timeframe.

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