Best treks in Annapurna Region

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Best treks in Annapurna Region

Annapurna region itself is the biggest trekking hub of Nepal. The Annapurna mountain standing on a height of 8091 Meter is the delighted thing. From the mountain name, they have named the National park as a National Trust for Nature conservation area(NTNC). NTNC area is an Annapurna region. Annapurna region is a big area where there are many peaks and glaciers apart from that there are many trekking routes which you can do on your holiday. Many of you may wonder which is the best trek in the Annapurna region in terms of beauty and durations? well, here we give you some information that will help you to eliminate your query regarding which is the best treks in Annapurna Region.

Annapurna base camp is second-best treks in Annapurna Region

Annapurna base camp trek is one of the most highlighted and top done treks by the trekkers after Annapurna circuit trek. Annapurna base camp trekking is just to reach the base of Mt. Annapurna 8091 meter. On this Annapurna base camp trekking, you can see the numerous peaks from the Machapuchare Base Camp to Annapurna base camp distance. Annapurna I 8,091m, Annapurna II 7,937m, Annapurna South 7,219m, Gangapurna 7,455m and Himchuli 6,441m are the major peaks that you see on this trek. ABC Trek is a medium grade difficulty trek goes until the height of 4130 Meter. Trekkers need to walk on the mountain terrain trails with frequent ups and downs. Trail of the trek is quite easy and goes through the bank of the Modi river till the base camp. Bamboo and rhododendron forest are the major plants that you see on the Annapurna base camp trail forests.


Trekking trails to Annapurna base camp

Annapurna base camp trek can be done through the different routes, with your time and interest you can choose which one you would like to do. Below we have mentioned all the routes as per their popularity and best scenery.


Annapurna base camp trek via Poon Hill

The most popular one Annapurna base camp trek starts from Nayapul goes to the Ghorepani, Tadapani and it joins to Chomrong. From Chomrong the trail goes via Sinuwa, Bamboo, Dovan, Himalaya, Machhapurche base camp and finally to Annapurna base camp. You can end at either Nayapul or Kande; the trails differ from the Jhinu. During this trek, you can see the stunning view from Poon Hill of the Mt Dhaulagiri 8167 Meter and Annapurna. Normally it takes 12-14 days in total to complete the trek through this route.


Annapurna base camp trek via Kande

This is the second beautiful route of the Annapurna base camp trek. Kande is the trekking starting point then it goes to Australian camp from where you can see the stunning view of the Annapurna Himalayan range. After that, the trek goes to Landruk then Jhinu and then to Chomrong. From Chomrong the route is the same as we have mentioned above and you can also choose any way to exist because there are 3 ways to exit from Annapurna base camp trek. From this route, it takes around 10-12 days to finish the Annapurna base camp trek.


Annapurna base camp trek from Ghandruk.

One of the shortest trekking routes to go to Annapurna base camp from Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a day trek from Nayapul. Ghandruk is an ancient Gurung village from where you can see the stunning view of the Mt Fishtail ( Holy Mountains), Annapurna South, Himchuli and many other peaks. The next day you go to Chomrong and the trek goes like the same route that the other 2 routes go. Normally this is the shortest Annapurna base camp trek which can be done even in 7-8 days.



Trek trails name
Annapurna base camp trek
The highlighted things to see:local people and their lifestyle, enjoy the nature of the Annapurna conservations area, observing the mountain glaciers, mountain landscape and see the numerous mountain peaks.
Mountain peaks to see:Annapurna I 8,091m, Annapurna II 7,937m, Annapurna South 7,219m, Gangapurna 7,455m and Himchuli 6,441m, Mt Fishtail 6,993 m and many other peaks which are not mentioned here.
Difficulty:The trek is moderate grade trek, no previous trekking experience is required. If you are able to walk 6-7 hours in a day that is fine. The maximum elevation you will gain is 4,130 m on Annapurna base camp. Altitude mountain sickness risks are very less here however, sometimes you may suffer.
RiskThere are some very high risk areas of avalanches near Deurali. Every Year the trekkers are dying due to the avalanches.
Trek best time:Autumn and spring are the best time for trek to Annapurna base camp because the weather is very nice and sunny. You can see the mountain very clearly during the trekking days. There is less chance of the rainfalls and snowfalls. The mountain’s temperatures are also very suitable for the trekking in the spring and autumn season.
Max Elevations:4130 meter at the base camp of Mt Annapurna
Permits:Annapurna conservation area project permits and Trekkers information management system (TIMS) are required.
Trek gears:Sleeping bags and personal gears are required

Annapurna circuit is the best treks in Annapurna Region

Annapurna circuit trek is the best treks in Annapurna region an in additional it is the world’s most popular trekking trail. ACT circles the whole Annapurna ranges. The Annapurna circuit trek is one of the best trekking trails of Nepal. The trek crosses the Thorong la pass 5416 meters to arrive at Muktinath. Manang and Mustang are the two highlighted places that the trekkers trek through. You will see the beautiful Annapurna ranges mountains such as an Annapurna II 7940 Meters, Annapurna III 7,555 m, Annapurna IV 7,525 m, Gangapurna 7,455 m, Tilicho Peak, Chulu East, Chulu west, Yak Kwang, Throng peak and many other peaks. thus, The trek delighted itself because of the vast changes in the geographical biodiversity. In the Annapurna circuit trek, the landscape changes drastically. Tilicho lake 4980 Meter and Ice lake 4600 meters are the other best things to visit during the Annapurna circuit trek.

Trek trails name
Annapurna circuit trek
The highlighted things to see:Local people of the Annapurna circuit trekking trails, and their lifestyle, enjoy the nature of the Annapurna conservations area, see the tallest himalayas of the Annapurna region including numerous glaciers and the Glaciers Lakes.
Mountain peaks to see:Annapurna 8,091m, Annapurna II 7,940m, Annapurna III 7,555 m, Annapurna IV 7,525 m, Gangapurna 7,455 m, Tilicho Peak, Chulu East, Chulu west, Yak Kwang, Throng peak are the best highlighted peaks to see. Muktinath Mt. Dhaulgiri 8167 Meter, Tukuche peak, Dhampus peak, Nilgiri and other mountains when you visit the Mustang.
Difficulty:Round Annapurna trek (Annapurna circuit trek) is adventurous, However, it does not require the previous trekking experience. If you are able to walk 6-7 hours in a day that is fine. The maximum elevation you will gain is 5416 m on Thorong La pass. Altitude mountain sickness can happen to you so be careful. Dehydration is very important and you should drink enough water.
RiskAlthough, there is less chance avalanches during the trek but there are some places where stone falls. If there is snow falling then you may also suffer or even have to back as well. The 2014 Nepal snowstorm disaster was one of the worst accidents that happened to Annapurna circuit trekking trails.
Trek best time:Autumn and spring are the best time for trek to Annapurna circuit trek because the weather is very pleasant and sunny. Visibility is very strong thus you can see the mountain very clearly during the trekking days.
Max Elevations:5416 meter at the Thorong la pass.
Permits:Annapurna conservation area project permits and Trekkers information management system (TIMS) are required.
Trek gears:Sleeping bags and personal gears are required

Poon hill trek is also third-best treks in Annapurna Region

Poon hill trek is one of the best treks in Annapurna Regions. Like other treks, it also starts from Nayapul and lasts for 4-5 days. Known as an easy trek it is very famous to see the Annapurna Himalayan range. For instance, you can see Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Range mountains. Namely, Annapurna 8,091 m, Dhaulagiri 8,167 m, Nilgiri, Annapurna South 7,219, Himchili, Fishtail 6,993 m, Dhampus peak, Tukuche peak, Gurja peaks are the main peaks that you can see. Similarly, it is also a very good destination to see the sunrise over the Himalayas. All age people and the family can also do this trek because it is easy and convenient for all types of travellers. If you have a short holiday period then, you can choose this one because you would gain the best trek experience on Annapurna.

Trek trails name
Poon Hill Trek
The highlighted things to see:easy and stunning trek experience in other words the trek is very easy to do and you can see the most spectacular views of himalayas. During the trek you would also encounter the local cultures.
Mountain peaks to see:Dhaulagiri 8,167 m, Annapurna 8,091 m, Annapurna south 7,219 m, Fishtail 6,993 m, Tukuche peak, Dhampus peak, Nilgiri and many other mountains.
Difficulty:Known as the easiest trek of Nepal, most importantly it does not require any trek experience. Most of the people can do this trek.
RiskSometimes if there is snow falls the trails may turn into the icy trails. Better to have a Crampons.
Trek best time:Spring season (March, April and Many) and Autumn season (October, November) are the two best seasons for the trek. With the clear sky and clear view of mountains the experience is just beyond the expectations.
Max Elevations:3210 Meter on Poon Hill
Permits:Annapurna conservation area project permits and Trekkers information management system (TIMS) are required.
Trek gears:Sleeping bags is not required but if you want to bring then it would be good. Personal gears are required

Khopra Trek is less crowded and one of the best treks in Annapurna Regions

Khopra trek also known as a Khayer trek is an emerging route that is attracting the attention of the trekkers these days. There are many reasons why it is so attractive and considered as the best treks in Annapurna regions . Firstly, the trek route is less crowded. Secondly, trekkers can see the super awesome view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. Thirdly and lastly it has multiple options of the trekking routes. On Khopra trekking trekkers can feel very intimidated by nature because there are less human settlements in the Khopra trek route. Multiple trek starting points are available to do the trek of khopra and so on. In recent years it is slowly attracting the trekkers’ attention because of the it’s unique speciality. Trekkers are considering it as a best alternative to the Annapurna base camp and other treks of the Annapurna regions.

Trek trails name
Khopra Trek
The highlighted things to see:Annapurna conservation area and the landscape of it. The top highlighted place to watch the himalayan scenery from the top of the Khopra Danda and Mulde peak.
Mountain peaks to see:Dhaulagiri 8,167 m, Annapurna 8,091 m, Annapurna south 7,219 m, Fishtail 6,993 m, Tukuche peak, Dhampus peak, Nilgiri, Gurja peak and many other mountains.
Difficulty:Moderate grade trek which goes until the height of 4500 m. Trekkers are required to walk for 6-7 hours on mountain terrain trails. Khayer lake way is quite harder and if there is snow falls it is a bit difficult and sometimes impossible too.
RiskSometimes if there is snow falls the trails may turn into the icy trails. Better to have a Crampons.
Trek best time:Spring season (March, April and Many) and Autumn season (October, November) are the best time for the trekking to Khopra. During this time the weather is generally clear and the visibility is very strong. Trekkers can enjoy their trek.
Max Elevations:4500 Meter on Khayer Lake.
Permits:Annapurna conservation area project permits and Trekkers information management system (TIMS) are required.
Trek gears:Sleeping bags and other trekking gears are highly required.

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