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Most Popular Trekking Routes in the Annapurna Mountain Region

Annapurna Region is second most popular hiking destination after Everest Region in Nepal. Annapurna trails become every traveler’s choice because of its natural beauty along with Himalayas. Annapurna has many unique hiking trails for each trekking destination. 

Annapurna Region offers amazing mountains ranges like; Annapurna I,II,III,IV, Annapurna South, Annapurna Fang, Tilicho Peak, Machhapuchhre, Mardi Himal, Ghorepani Poonhill, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Nilgiri, Pisang Peak, Gangapurna, Dhampus Peak, Damodar Himal, Hamling Himal, Gaugiri Himal, Khangsar Kang, Tarke Kang, Lachenal Peak, Gandharb Chuli. Traveler can see the world’s highest Tilicho Lake as well from hiking trails.

Annapurna Region is very rich with so many natural wonders. It offers so many amazing creatures in this region. Traveler can see 1200 plants of flowers, 102 different mammals, 474 variety of birds, 478 unique types of flying creatures and the amazing forests with full of Rhododendron, Oak, Pine and Bamboo. Annapurna Conservation Area is also popular for rare animals like; Musk Deer, Snow Leopard, Tibeten Wolf and Tibeten Argali.

Annapurna area has over 10000 homes with the unique culture and traditions. Among them, Gurung, Thakali and Magar occupied more area from the long period. Their warm welcome, an amazing cultural, festival and delicious food will make your trekking journey more memorable. 

Major Attractions of Annapurna Region 

  • Beautiful Annapurna Mountain Ranges
  • Magical view of sunrise & sunset
  • Tropical flora & fauna
  • Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Different Ethnic groups
  • Gurung and Magar’s cultural, traditions and lifestyle
  • Mesmerizing view of the Whole Annapurna Range with other mountain peaks
  • World’s 8th Highest Mountain Hiking Trail
  • Beauty of  nature and greenery of the region
  • Mind-blowing wildlife of the Annapurna Region 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is one of the most famous trekking in Nepal after Everest Base Camp Trek. It’s a little hard hiking in Annapurna region and it’s suitable for a moderate experience hiker. Annapurna Base Camp trekking takes you through the amazing trails of the region. While during the trekking period you will walk through some amazing pathway of lush green forest. Traveler’s see hiking trail filled with Rhododendron (The National flower of Nepal), Oak, Pine and Bamboo. You will cross some beautiful villages with amazing local people of this region. They always welcome the guest with the warm smile with a pure heart. After reaching A.B.C, you can see some amazing view of the Annapurna Massif with other mountain peaks. 

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek is popularly known as round trekking of the Annapurna Region. This trek will take you to the beautiful part of Himalayas and you will experience beauty of Massif Annapurna region. This region offers Annapurna Range, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Hiunchuli, Langtang Himal and Dhaulagiri. Travelers can experience different cultural and traditions of Annapurna Region. Along with the trails, you can see some amazing waterfalls, and deepest gorge of the world Kali Gandaki and white water river Marsayandi. And you can visit the natural hot spring where you can take a bath as well. This trek will take cross by the highest pass of the Annapurna Region the Thorung-La Pass and it’s an amazing experience for every hikers. This amazing trek takes you to the amazing Manang village, Jomsom and the holy Muktinath which will make your trek more memorable for you.

Tilicho Lake Trek

Tilicho Lake is the highest lake in the world and exploring it will be amazing feeling. Tilicho lake hiking become very famous amongst the trekkers and the numbers of trekkers increase every year. Tilicho lake Trek route is attached with the Annapurna Circuit trekking route which is the most popular hiking destination in the world. The trails will be very difficult to reach in this amazing destination but the view you see is worth for every difficulty. You can see the alpine Manang village which is very colorful village, different ethnic groups and their different cultural and the way of living the live, and amazing landscapes with the great trails. The hike takes you to the magical Tilicho Lake which looks so stunning with the view of the mountain peaks around it. Tilicho lake also known as the ‘’Frozen lake” because its remains frozen most of the time in year. 

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek 

Mt. Dhaulagiri is 6th highest mountain of the world.  Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is one of the most challenging treks in Nepal. This trekking lies in Annapurna Region Because of the off beaten trails make this trek more amazing and people get excited. Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek makes you speechless with stunning view of Dhaulagiri Massif, the snow clad pass to the base camp, landscapes and the hard terrain. This trek will give the chance to explore the amazing area of Dhaulagiri. If you are a mountain lover, than this is another best adventures trek for you. Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek offers you much beautiful view of the Himalayan ranges. On the way you will come across with the deepest gorge of the world Kali Gandaki River and the white water River Myagdi. The beauty of the river will make you stunned. Amazing local people and their cultural, lush green forest with green hills, huge numbers of the mountain peaks are the major highlights of the trek. This is a perfect Package for the trekking lovers.

Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang is the place where you can find the hidden gem of the Nepal. Mustang is filled with so amazing untouched beauty with interesting history. Mostly in upper Mustang, you can see the Tibetan cultural and traditions. Upper Mustang come is the restricted area before 1992 and then allow doing trekking over there. This place is so mysteries and amazing to visit so explore once this beautiful gems of Nepal. When talking to people and culture, you can find the ethnic groups of Thakali, Gurung and Tibetan people. They celebrate Tiji Festival in Lo- Manthang which holds the story of the kingdom. The unique amazing landscape, Mountain ranges of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Massif and the rocky trails make trekking more memorable.

Climate, Weather and Temperature of the Annapurna Region

While climate, weather an temperature is one of the major thing we should know before we start our trekking. Getting the information about this three thing make your trekking more easy and comfortable for you. And getting all the information and ideas about this thing can help you to see the best and magical view of the natural wonder of the Region. 

When it comes to best time, autumn, spring and summer is consider as the best season to do trekking in the Annapurna Region. Because of the weather, nature look pretty cool and the sky remains very clear with the temperature of 19 degree C (10 degree F) and that give to the stunning panoramic view of the mountain peaks, green hills and of the amazing rivers and waterfalls.

Monsoon and winter season is little difficult seasons to do trekking in any Himalayan areas. And most of the trekkers didn’t prefer these time for trekking. The temperature will falls to % degree C which is like freezing yourself. The weather or climate will remains foggy, rainny with wet and muddy trails. And snowfalls can bring the problem for you.

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