Annapurna Trekking Region

Trekking in Nepal with kids
27/Oct/2023

Annapurna Trekking Region is one of the best destinations among the Everest and Langtang regions. Probably it is an acceptable and moderate journey that anyone deeply soaks into nature and culture. Besides, there are numerous popular treks in the Region such as Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Tilicho Lake, Ghorepani Poon Hill, Jomsom Muktinath, Mardi Himal, Mohare Danda, Nar Phu Valley, and many more treks too. As per your physical fitness or requirements, the trip itinerary can be customized.

This trekking region is rich in flora and fauna. It has numerous hidden elements of nature and culture. There are is available diverse vegetation, wildlife, multi-culture, and numerous mountains. However, mount Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri are the highest peaks in this region. Mount Annapurna is the world’s tallest peak and Dhaulagiri is the world’s 7th peak. country for all types of adventure from leisure, and moderate to adventurous and challenging treks. As well as popular trekking and mountaineering expedition activities too. Furthermore, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, and Annapurna III are the most fascinating peaks in the Annapurna region.

History and Legends of Mt. Annapurna Himalaya Region

Mount Annapurna I towers high at 8,091 m (26, 545 feet), and the first above 8,000 meters peaks, ever climbed. Conquered by French Expeditions led by the late legendary mountaineer Maurice Herzog on June 3rd, 1950. Three years ahead than Mt. Everest was summited by Tenzing and Hillary, the fact is well known among mountaineers and adventurers.

The name Annapurna comes from the ancient Sanskrit word. It means ‘Food or Crops enough’ as Anna for crops and Purna for enough. That combines with Enough Crops or Annapurna, the logic behind which is that the glacier of Annapurna peaks feeds the river. The river irrigates the agriculture fields and terraces, thus resulting in and yielding enough crops for farmers and all Nepalese.

The Annapurna Base Camp lies at 4130m above sea level and it’s the best place to spend a wonderful time during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.  Moreover when the late Col Jimmy Edward and his team members. Explored and found this unique and picturesque small plateau, and gave the name ‘Sanctuary’ a sanctuary of gods and mountain spirits. Most treks short or long begin from the Old Trans Himalaya Salt Trade and Caravan Trail of Nepal and Tibet. That extends from Pokhara-Ghorepani towards Kaligandaki River valley and beyond Upper Mustang to the border of Tibet.

 The culture and religion of Annapurna Region native tribes

Likewise, the southern Annapurna Himalaya region is highly overcast by Gurung and Magar people. They have been following the Buddhist religion as good practice in their ancient cult of Bon, and they completely believe in nature god too. Even so, Every house was adorned with Buddhist prayer flags, called Lung-ta means Wind Horse, printed on the flags with prayer inscriptions of Tibetan Buddist Mantra.

Moreover, local tribute groups has own culture, uniform, language, and customs too. Tamu Lhochhar is the biggest festival of the Gurung community. This festival is similar to a New Year as per their calendar. The Gurung people are also famous as brave Gorkha soldiers in foreign legions like the British and Indian Army called the Gorkha Regiment. By traditions a farmer and raising and breeds livestock.

The other is North of Annapurna, with Manang and Mustang people of strong Buddhist religion with interesting old monasteries. These two districts are completely overcast by Tibetan Buddhism and culture too. There are many historical and old monasteries in Manang and Mustang. Follows similar culture to Tibetan Buddhism as well as religious festivals as per the Buddhist Lunar calendar.

Diverse Flora and Fauna in Annapurna Region

Due to the great bio-diversity of flora and fauna, the Annapurna region is always best to discover various activities within a short period. Throughout the Annapurna Treks, the trekkers will find great changes in temperatures and climate from low warm sub-tropical to cooler alpine hills. Besides, gets an opportunity to explore the massive hidden treasures of culture with nature too. Extends towards the arctic cold zone of ice and glaciers, where the vegetation changes as well the landscapes.

Resulting in various species of vegetation from tall tree lines to alpine low bush and shrubs. The south Annapurna region has covered in dense green jungles, making an excellent habitat for mountain wildlife.  In addition Such as deer, mountain antelopes, blue sheep, and elusive snow leopards, and Himalayan black beer with other mammals. Including many species of birds and pheasants the famous Danfe or Impeyan Pheasant, the national bird of Nepal.

Especially, Annapurna Trekking Region is also famous for its large dense rhododendron forest of various species from tall trees to bushes. In the springtime of March to May, wildflowers are in full bloom making the country a paradise and a natural garden.

Various Popular Treks in the Annapurna Region

Annapurna Region offers great scenery of mountains and diverse cultures of ethnic groups. While you can find various beautiful destinations as well more than 3 weeks holidays. If you are planning to do the treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal the entrance permit is mandatory a permit such as Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). You can obtain the permit in Kathmandu or Pokhara.  Annapurna permit fee is NPR 3000 per permit and it will be validated till month.

The Short and Easiest Treks

The Annapurna region is the perfect destination in Nepal. Where you can choose the trips as per your liking and physical fitness level. If you’re considering doing the short and easiest treks we would highly recommend the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Mohare Danda Trek, Upper Mustang Trek, Khopra Lake Trek, and Dhampus Sarangkot Trek. These treks are the most popular and marvelous journeys to experience nature and culture. The quoted treks offer a delightful sunrise and sunset view, plenty of mountain vistas, landscapes, authentic villages, and a thrill walk around the magnificent valleys.

High Passes and Challenging Treks in the Region of Annapurna 

Undoubtedly, except for these short treks, the Annapurna region highly offers the popular high passes treks. The treks are extremely beautiful and challenging too. However, Annapurna Circuit Trek is the world’s iconic trekking trail in the world. Also, it’s the world’s longest high pass including the Thorong La Pass 5416m throughout the trek. Moreve Tilicho Lake and Nar Phu Valley trek is a wonderful and strenuous trekking route in Nepal. Also, Nar Phu Valley Trek is a restricted and isolated trekking route in the Anapurna region. It has required a special permit for those who want to trek around the Nar Phu Valley. You know that Tilicho Lake (4919m) is the world’s highest lake and lies in the Annapurna region. The Annapurna Circuit Trail combines the Tilicho Lake and if you have ample time towards the Tilicho Lake for unforgettable memories.

Besides the above trekking areas of Annapurna with more destinations to enjoy further east and west of Annapurna Himalaya. Where all trek to enter the Annapurna region requires TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) permits and ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) fees.

When to trek to Annapurna Region?

Nepal is a landlocked country in south Asia. The country is tiny but this country has diversities too. Especially Nepal has four major climates and seasons. Such as winter, Spring, Monsoon, and Autumn are the prime seasons of Nepal. Besides these seasons, two seasons are ideal for treks, expeditions, climbing, and many more activities. We assure you that Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September to November) is the perfect time to do the treks to Nepal. The monsoon and winter seasons are unfavorable and the worst time to do trips to Nepal. If you’re planning to do the holidays to Nepal we would highly prefer the spring and autumn season.

Lastly, Nepal is the capital of adventures and where you can choose the multi holidays around Nepal. If you have never been to the Annapurna region, let’s tailor the trip to Nepal High Trek. This is a perfect and favorable time to travel beyond. We’re very excited to host your adventure and explore the hidden multi-culture with the natural beauties of the Himalayas of Nepal. Please feel free to write us and contact our expert travel planner for further details.