Annapurna Region

Situating in the mid-western part of Nepal, Annapurna 8,091m, the tenth highest mountain peak in the world, is the first 8,000 meter mountain to be successfully climbed in 1950. Annapurna is a Sanskrit name that can be translated as goddess of harvests or more simply the provider of prosperities. Of Annapurna's many peaks, five are labelled using some variations of the name Annapurna; such as Annapurna-I, Annapurna-II, Annapurna-III, Annapurna-IV, etc. The Annapurna region is a destination of incredible natural beauty in company with serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence of the 'Fishtailed-summit' of Mt. Machhapuchhre creating the series of ecological dynamism and fascination. Pokhara, an enchanting city nestled in a tranquil valley, is the starting point for many of Annapurna's popular trekking and rafting destinations. This was the part of a popular trade route extending between India and Tibet in the past. To this day, mule trains can be seen camped on the outskirts of the town, bringing goods to trade from remote region of the Himalayas. This is the land of mixed races and religions. Surrounded by some of the highest mountains on the earth and bisected by equally deep valleys, the Annapurna region in Nepal is a land of extremes for travellers. For thousands of year, many people from diverse ethnic backgrounds have carved a lifestyle out of its steep terraces and barren plateaus. Excellent habitats for a wide variety of plants and animals reflect the land's ecological diversity. Some of the last remaining snow leopards and blue sheep are found in the upper most valleys whereas in lower zones, many of Nepal's native plants flourish including over 100 varieties of orchids and some of the largest rhododendron forests in the world are foremost highlights in this area.

Some Popular Treks in Annapurna Region

Based on the total number of trekkers; Annapurna region is considered as the most popular trekking region in Nepal. As the title suggests, the centre piece of this part of Nepal is the range of mountains that includes Annapurna I, the first of the 8000 meter peaks to be climbed. Also included in this general area is another 8000 meter giant, Dhaulagiri, which is located west of Annapurna I. Between these two mountains runs the valley of the Kali-Gandaki River, the deepest gorge of our planet.

The fact that the main Himalayan range runs south of the border with Tibet means that the northern parts of the area are in the rain shadow and are considerably drier than the southern slopes of the mountains. This leads to unusually diverse landscapes.

Numerous trekking trips can be done in this area - more popular which we currently organize are mentioned below.