Annapurna Region

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Region Introduction

Based in central Nepal, and open to global trekkers since 1977, the Annapurna region is a much-loved choice for mountaineering teams from around the globe, thanks to its outstanding natural beauty, fascinating history and the unique challenges it offers to even the most experienced mountaineering teams on its harder routes.

Featuring the tenth-highest mountain in the world, Annapurna I Main, at 8,091 metres above sea level, this mountain range is not for the faint of heart or beginners to the world of mountaineering. Contained as part of the Annapurna Conservation Area, the latitude and longitude of Annapurna itself are 28.5961° N, 83.8203° E. With multiple peaks topping 7,000 metres; this range has plenty of challenges and exciting climbs to enjoy.

With the standard hike taking around 17-18 days to complete of the full Annapurna Circuit, there are plenty of opportunities to take in the local culture of Nepal, in addition to experiencing some of the most unique and beautiful nature views in the world, in addition to flora and fauna native to the region. These are just a few of the reasons why the Circuit has been top-rated for many years and continues to be a favourite for those looking to experience adventure and trekking in the heart of Nepal.

Alongside the traditional climbing and hiking routes, Annapurna also features a bustling base camp, with plenty of opportunities to learn more about the local culture and geography from trail experts and experienced mountaineers. With the classic Annapurna trail including a variety of different landscapes and temperatures, from humid jungle to stark snowy peaks, one of the largest draws of this route is the variety along the way.

One of the reasons that Annapurna is so famous is the sense of community that comes with the climb; with over 40,000 mountaineers and trekkers choosing the circuit each year, it's anything but a solitary journey. Many veterans of the circuit return year after year to enjoy the comradery and the chance to meet new, interesting people each time. There's also plenty of opportunities to integrate into the local culture, from enjoying local foods to discovering the many villages and settlements along the way.

For those considering the trekking circuit, a good level of fitness is required - though there is plenty of opportunities to pause for breaks and take the trail at your own pace, with much to see and do in the local area. For climbing expeditions, Annapurna can be a great deal more difficult, and a good amount of experience with difficult climbs is advised before taking on the peaks.

From June to September is Monsoon season in Nepal, and it's likely not the best time of year to take on Annapurna, with 70% of the annual rainfall occurring between these months. October through to March is generally considered the ideal time of year to experience Annapurna at its best, as well as reducing the chances of being rained off the trail, especially considering the difficulty of some areas.

Laid back, community-driven and never the same twice, Annapurna is a truly unique experience for any interested hikers, mountaineers or culture-seekers. From the stunning natural beauty of the area to the friendliness of fellow hikers and climbers as well as the local villages, Annapurna is more than just an average hike or climb. It's a once in a lifetime experience.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The trekking itself, and the socialising with people from all over the world you could meet along the way are two of the reasons why the Annapurna base...

Annapurna Base Camp Trek - Long

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Mardi Himal Trek

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Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Annapurna Circuit Trek - Short

Annapurna Circuit Trek - Short

Upper Mustang Trek

The Upper Mustang trek is popular for adventurers looking for a pony trek in the region. Other activities include Jeep or bike tours. These tours take in...

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

On your Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, you will not only see those breathtaking snow-capped peaks but also beautiful glacier lakes and the lush green of rhododendron...

Khopra Danda Trek

The most prominent aspect of Khopra Danda Trek is a hike up to Khayer lake after we ultimately set our feet at Khopra Danda. Khayer Lake is a pristine lake...

Upper Mustang Trek via Teri La plus Nar Phu Valley

Upper Mustang Trek via Teri La plus Nar Phu Valley

Royal Mustang Trek - Short Version

Royal Mustang Trek - Short Version

Panchase Panorama Trek

Nearby the beautiful lake city, Pokhara, the Panchase ridge is located which is less-touristed and least explored. In a short duration of time and relatively...

Ghandruk Circuit Trek

Just like other treks in Annapurna region, the Ghandruk Circuit Trek also begins from the beautiful lake city, Pokhara. Tourists highly appreciate and admire...

Ghale Gaun Homestay Trek

As the name suggests, tourists will be staying in the local homes and visit around the places of attractions nearby Ghale Gaun. One of the major attractions...

Thorong Peak Climbing

Standing tall at the elevation of 6,144m above the sea level, Thorong Peak in the Annapurna Region of Nepal is a topnotch choice for adventure lovers around...

Pisang Peak Climbing with Thorong La Pass

Pisang Peak Climbing with Thorong La Pass 

Nar Phu Kang La Pass Trekking

Nar Phu Kang La Pass Trekking

Chulu Far East Peak Climbing with Thorong La Pass

Chulu Far East Peak Climbing with Thorong La Pass

Pokhara Panorama Trek

Within the span of less than a week, Pokhara Panorama Trek avails the trekkers with the ultimate combo of visiting the attractions, sightseeing, adrenaline...