Annapurna trekking is another most popular destination for adventure travelers in Nepal. Annapurna region is a dream for independent trekkers. It combines some of Nepal’s most iconic mountains, including fish-tailed Machhapuchhare and massive Annapurna itself, with a superb trekking infrastructure and easy access, as most trailheads are just an hour or two from Pokhara. The region’s charming Gurung, Manangi and Thakli villages add a cultural highlight.
Trekking in this area offers good scenery of both high mountains and lowland villages. Annapurna trekking has also been recognized as one of the world’s best trekking trails according to a survey by Modern Maturity (USA). As the name suggests, the centerpiece of this place is the range of mountains that includes Annapurna I, the first of the 8000 m peaks to be climbed.
Also included in this region is another 8000 m giant, Dhaulagiri, which is located west of Annapurna I. Between these two mountains lies the valley of the Kali-Gandaki River, the deepest gorge in the world. Views of lush, fertile farmland and stands of undisturbed natural forest, snow-covered mountains, and encounters with a mixture of many ethnic communities all add up to a diverse range of experiences that make this area one of the most satisfying trekking destinations in Nepal.
It is the largest protected area of Nepal Himalayas. The unique biodiversity, the scenic grandeur in combination with the multicultural and multi-ethnic diversity make it the world’s most popular trekking destinations.
Regardless of the Annapurna trekking chosen it is most likely that Pokhara will be either the starting or ending point of your trek. Pokhara has located 200 km. west of Kathmandu and can be reached by road in five to six hour or by air.
Annapurna is one of the most beautiful place to do travel or adventure in Nepal. If you go there then might you don’t want to return back home. You will be astonished to see that you have changed yourself into a nature lover.