The Annapurna region is a trekker’s paradise, featuring some of Nepal’s iconic mountains - Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri, and the massive Annapurna range itself.
While heading to Everest Base Camp may be the most popular trek, the Annapurna region is the most popular trekking area in Nepal. Gifted with exceptional natural features, the region has different grades of trekking destinations suitable for every outdoor enthusiast. All you need to do is choose your trek and make the necessary preparations.
Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) is one of the popular trekking choices in this region as it takes you right to the foot of Annapurna, experiencing authentic Nepali culture and lifestyle on the way. You can also trek to two base camps at once - Machhapuchhre and Annapurna. The ABC trek is suitable for both novice and experienced travelers.
Another option is the Annapurna Circuit, which is a trek within the Annapurna mountain ranges. One of the harder treks, it stretches between 160-230 kilometers with Thorang La Pass (5416m) as its highest point. Other trekking options in this region include Upper Mustang Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Ghorepani Trek, Tilicho Lake, etc.
The circuit trek offers awe-inspiring views of the Annapurna Conservation Area including scenic views of the lowlands along with spectacular mountains.
The charming villages of this region are another plus point. Along your journey, you visit the settlements of Ghandruk, Ghorepani, Chhomrong, Tangbe, and more. These villages showcase different ethnicities, so you get to learn about the Gurung, Manangi, and Thakali traditions. Moreover, the locals are welcoming and provide you with the best services possible.
But it’s not all about mountains. After a strenuous trek to ABC you get a chance to relax and recharge your batteries in the natural hot sprints at Jhinu Danda. The therapeutic water is an ideal tonic for your tired body towards the end of the trek.