Annapurna Region Introduction

Annapurna region is one of the most remote and breathtaking travel destination located in Nepal. Situated in the lap of the western part of the country, Annapurna region is separated from Dhaulagiri region by the Kali Gandaki River. Mt. Annapurna (8091m) and Mt. Machhapuchhre/Fishtail (6997m) along with Himalayan ranges of Annapurna, Lamjung, Nilgiri, and Chulu Himal are the esteemed peaks of the Annapurna region. The mesmerizing views of the mountain ranges, rhododendron forests, and deep settlement of the locals add up to its beauty.

In terms of popularity, the Annapurna region ranks as the most famous travel destination in Nepal. The region also incorporates the largest conservation area in the country- the Annapurna Conservation Area. The deciduous and deep forests of fir, pines, and birch are home to more than 100 species of mammals, 402 species of wild birds, and 35 species of reptilians. Rare wildlife species such as snow leopard, blue sheep, Himalayan black bear, and Himalayan Thar also are spread across the conservation area. Pisang, Manang, and Humde to the north of the Annapurna massif are few of the famed specimens of Tibetan Buddhist settlements. The villages and tourist attractions to the south of the massif are inhabited by communities of Gurung and Magar communities. Ghandruk, Ghorepani, Tadapani, and Mohare Danda are few such examples. These settlements comprise of Hindu and Buddhist followers and are acclaimed to offer charming hospitality to travelers.

Another major attraction of the Annapurna region is Upper Mustang. Also known as the Forbidden Kingdom, Upper Mustang gives you the opportunity to know about the Tibetan-Buddhist heritage and history of the region. Monasteries in Thinggar, Namgyal, Niphu, and Garphu along with the mysterious sky caves add more mystery and allure to Upper Mustang. Annapurna region also hosts Tilicho Lake which is considered as the highest altitude freshwater lake in the world. Annapurna Circuit Trek, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, and Upper Mustang Trek are few of the famous treks in this region. Pokhara serves as an excellent tourist destination with a plethora of places to visit and the number of adventure sports to indulge in. Autumn (October to November) and spring (Mid-march to Mid-April) are the best times to visit Annapurna region for treks and mountaineering activities. During these seasons, the sky is clear offering the best possible views. However, treks to Upper Mustang are viable throughout the year.

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Best Season: April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Popular Location: Jomsom, Upper Mustang, Annapurna Circuit, Mardi Himal, Poon Hill, Ghalegaun, Ghandruk

Popular Trails in Annapurna

Below are the most popular Eternal Himalaya trekking packages
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Mount Singu Chuli Peak Climbing

17 days

Experience climbing one of the most technical small peaks amidst the majestic Annapurna massif on the Singu Chuli Peak Climb. Singu Chuli, also known as ‘Fluted Peak’, is located west of Gangapurna amidst the Annapurna ranges. Hence, you will enjoy…

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kathmandu manang motorbiking
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Manang Motorcycle Tour

11 days

What could be more exciting than travelling to the lake situated in the highest elevation on wheels? Manang Motorcycle tour is will take you to the Tilicho Lake, the highest lake in Nepal.  Manang offers one of the best remotest…

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mardi himal trek
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Mardi Himal Trek

7 Days

Mardi Himal trek is a hidden gem yet. Few trekkers make their way to the Mardi Himal Base Camp marvelously situated at the base of Mardi Himal and the Annapurna region´s most iconic mount Machapuchhre literally meaning “Fishtail”.

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Ghale gaun
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Ghalegaon Homestay Trek

7 Days

The Ghalegaon Homestay Trek explores villages like Pasagaon and Nandighar. Gurung and Ghale people reside in all these villages. Above all, they have their own language, food, and culture.

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Kathmandu tour
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Kathmandu Muktinath Motorcycle Tour

9 Days

This tour is thrilling, adventurous, and fun all at the same time. The off-road tracks on the tour make the ride more interesting. Similarly, beautiful views of the barren lands of Mustang and the Himalayas are the highlights of the…

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Dhampus Peak Climbing
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Mount Dhampus Peak Climbing

18 Days

Dhampus Peak (6012m) lies to the north-east of the Dhaulagiri massif within the Annapurna Conservation Area. The peak climbing journey runs along the Kali Gandaki River between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

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khopra danda trek
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Khopra Danda Trek

13 Days

The Khopra Danda Trek is a new 13-day trek in the south of the Annapurna range. Due to the large crowd of tourists on the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, Khopra Danda Trek is the best alternative.

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Jomsom Muktinath Trek
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Jomsom Muktinath Trek

13 Days

Jomsom Muktinath Trek takes you to the foothills of the Annapurna Mountain Range. It also offers a wide range of scenic views, landscapes, and delightful cultural experiences.

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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

8 Days

The Poonhill vantage point is one of the best spots to view the mountains. Panoramic scenes of Annapurna range, Nilgiri (7061m), Tukuche (6920m), and Lamjung Himal (6983m) fill the backdrop.

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Annapurna Base Camp trek
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

11 Days

The trek explores the lush forests and local villages on many occasions. The bio-diversity of the Annapurna Conservation Area is also an attraction. Trekking along the Modi River, you pass Chhomrong and head to Bamboo.

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Mohare Danda
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Mohare Danda Trek

10 Days

The serene trek through dense forests will leave you in awe at the glory of the Himalayas in Annapurna range. It also includes elements of eco-sustainability.

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