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Annapurna region is a pride of Nepal. The amazing combination of lushness, hills, forests, mountains, wilderness, and interesting mélange of diverse culture and religion, who wouldn’t want to devour the ecstatic beauty that this region would offer? No wonder, why this region is so popular amongst the trekkers and nature lovers. With the lush environment, pristine air and close-up views of mountains, the region is a feast for any travel enthusiast. Generally, all the treks to the Annapurna region either start or end at Pokhara.  Pokhara is a popular tourist hub in Nepal that attracts thousands of domestic and international travelers around the world. It is a beautiful city placed beside a lake in the shadows of Annapurna massif.  The city offers some spectacular views of mountains and is an interesting destination for experiencing adventure activities like boating, paragliding, zip flyer, ultra-light flight, bungee jumping, etc.
The Annapurna region offers a wide range of options when it comes to trekking activities. From simple and easy to technical and challenging trails, the region has it all. The region is well known around the world for the Annapurna massif! It is a homeland to Mt. Annapurna, the tenth highest mountain of the world. Apart from this, the region has many other mountains that tower over the sky and dominates the skyline. The trail to the mountains traverses through the Annapurna Conservation Area. The conservation area extends from the deepest gorge of the world to the highest mountain pass of the world. The diverse terrain, vegetation, and ecosystem is something that one can experience through any treks in this region. Apart from this, a trek to this region is an opportunity to get close to locals and get some insights into their culture, custom, and lifestyle. People from different ethnic groups, their day to day life, their culture and hospitality is a different aspect that one can experience while on the trek.
Here, we have listed the top five treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal. They are the most frequented trails in the Annapurna region of Nepal. If you are looking for a trek to this region, then you can take our list as a reference for the trail selection.

Treks in the Annapurna Region

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a rewarding trip that combines natural splendor of the Annapurna region with the diverse people, their culture and religion. It is a beautiful  journey that takes you through the traditional villages, lush forests, hills and cultivated field to high altitudinal region. Annapurna Base Camp is the major highlight of this journey. Many travelers have described the base camp as the natural paradise. Also, regarded as the Annapurna Sanctuary, the place is a sanctuary of mountains. You will find mountains all around rising tall one after the other. The base camp offers some magnificent views of mountains such as Mt. Annapurna I, II, III, Annapurna South, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Hiunchuli, and many other neighboring peaks.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an easy – moderate grade trek that starts from the foothills of Annapurna i.e. Pokhara city. The trail goes up along the lush hills, forests and farmlands and passes some enchanting villages like Birenthanti, Ulleri and Ghorepani to Poonhill. Throughout the walk, you will be blessed with some incredible views of mountains. Poonhill is a viewpoint that offers panoramic views of mountains. Continuing the journey, the trail climbs up to Chomorong and then to Himalaya. As we climb up, we can get a closer and clear picture of the Annapurna massif. Finally, we walk pass Macchpucchre Base Camp to open up to Annapurna Base Camp which is probably one of the most heavenly places on the earth.

Keeping the mountain views and natural glory aside, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an opportunity to interact with local folks and hear about their own story, culture and lifestyle.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Explore the beautiful, traditional and charming Gurung villages
  • Walk into the lush dense forests of oak and rhododendron
  • Cross the perennial rivers and the long suspension bridges over the rivers multiple times.
  • It’s an opportunity to get a glimpse of rural location and rural lifestyle.
  • Endure the classic views of mountains in Annapurna massif that includes mountains such as Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Macchapucchre, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Dhaulagiri and many more.
  • Enjoy the warm hospitality of locals along with delicious local cuisines.
  • Traverse into the rich ecosystem of Annapurna Conservation Area to the Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Enjoy your time in the base camp applauding the grandeur of mountains in the surrounding.
  • A rejuvenating trek to the Annapurna region of Nepal.

All Information about the Trip

Durations: 14 days

Max. Elevation: 4210 Meters

Start / Finish point: Nayapul/ Nayapul

Best Season: Feb – May & Sep – Nov

Difficulty: Moderate

Accommodation: Teahouse

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek is a challenging way to unravel the appealing beauty of the Annapurna region. It is a life changing experiences that will give you a new perspective of life. It is truly an incredible journey full of challenge, thrill, natural enigma and mountain views. From the very first day, you’ll be captivated by the natural beauty of the unique terrain. The journey starts from the deepest gorge of the world i.e. the Kaligandaki gorge and takes you all the way to the highest pass of the world i.e. Thorong La Pass. You can imagine which range of diversity can be experienced by you in terms of geographical terrain, climatic condition, vegetation, ecosystem and biodiversity. As you move ahead with the journey, you can enjoy the rural landscape of Nepal, people from different ethnic groups, their culture, tradition and many more. You shall spend some intensive days of your life but the journey is worth it. The aching legs and the extreme exhilaration will fade away as you get rewarded with the inspiring views of mountains, glaciers, and high altitude terrain.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is demanding but rewarding at the same time. It will test your endurance capacity but the result of the trek is way more than you have even expected. Annapurna Circuit Trek is probably the longest and most challenging trekking activity in the Annapurna region. Muktinath, a popular spiritual hub in the region is a part of this journey. The temple also offers 360 degree views of mountains in the Annapurna Panorama. The trek finally ends with walk back to Jomsom via Marpha and Kagbeni.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Walk into the charismatic beauty of two river valleys namely Marsyangdi valley and Kaligandaki river valley
  • The magnificence of mountains in Annapurna range such as Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Mt. Macchapucchre, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Gangapurna, Lamjung Peak, Pisang peak and many more.
  • The thrill of crossing Thorong La Pass. It is the highest mountains pass that rise tall at an elevation of 5416 meters.
  • The amazing villages in the region like Jomsom, Marpha, Kagbeni, Manang, Pisang, etc.
  • Traverse through diverse terrain and vegetation that extends from the deepest gorge of the world to the highest mountain pass in the world.
  • One of the most challenging treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

All Information about the Trip

Duration: 14 Days

Max. Elevation: 5416 Meters

Start / Finish point: Besisahar/ Jomsom

Best Season: Feb – May & Sep – Nov

Difficulty: Moderate

Accommodation: Teahouse

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Are you looking for a short, easy and mesmerizing trek to the Annapurna region of Nepal? If yes, then Ghorepani Poonhill Trek fulfills all of your criteria. It is certainly a rewarding trek that takes you through the lush terrain and traditional villages to a view point from where you can applaud the panoramic views of mountains; that also in the shortest time possible. Also, the walk is easy and pleasing. One shouldn’t worry about the altitudinal sickness and can be accomplished along with your family and friends. This trek is more for fun and adventure than challenge. The journey starts from the city of Pokhara and follows a route to Ghorepani village. It is a small village inhabited by people from Gurung community. What is interesting about this village is that it lies in the backdrop of Annapurna massif. One can get some close and classic views of mountains even from the terrace and window pane of the houses in the village. Poonhill is a popular vantage point that lies just above the village and offers some dramatic views of mountains such as Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Annapurna South, etc. Watching the sunrise and sunset amidst the mountains in the pristine environment is an enticing moment that can be experienced with the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Highlights of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

  • A short, scenic and delightful journey in the Annapurna region of Nepal.
  • It’s an easy trek suitable for people from any age group.
  • The main purpose of this trek is to experience the magnificence of mountains and nature in an easy and convenient manner possible.
  • One can enjoy the panoramic views of mountains in Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges from Poonhill
  • Sunrise/ sunset views from the Poonhill are even more heart whelming.
  • Experience warm hospitality of locals from Gurung community and relax in the picturesque city of Pokhara.

All Information about the Trip

Durations: 09 days

Max. Elevation: 3210 Meters

Start / Finish point: Nayapul/ Nayapul

Best Season: Feb – May & Sep – Nov

Difficulty: Easy

Accommodation: Teahouse

Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek is getting a lot of attention lately. Owning to its natural beauty and isolated trails, Mardi Himal Trek is considered as a hidden gem in the region. The trail takes us through some dense lush forests and isolated path to the top of a ridge i.e. towards the Mardi Himal Base Camp. The base camp is positioned outstandingly and offers some surprising views of iconic mountains in the Annapurna range. You will see Mt. Macchapucchre, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mardi Himal at its best from the base camp. No wonder, the trail is captivating the hearts of many.

Like others treks in the Annapurna region, Mardi Himal Base Camp starts from the Pokhara city. The trail climbs up to Dhampus and follows an off beaten trail that takes you through the dense rhododendron forests to the Forest Camp. From forest camp, the trail climbs up to higher elevation region along the ridgeline. As you climb higher, you notice that the trees start to disappear and you come above the tree line area. Finally, you find nothing but thick bushes and pastures along the trail as you head towards the Mardi Himal Base Camp, your ultimate destination of this trek. At the base camp, you will be blessed with some undisturbed views of mountains such as Mt. Macchapucchre, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Nilgiri, Mardi Himal and many more.

Being a recently discovered and opened trail, the trail has few number of simple teahouses and lodges in the route. One can excurse into the lush and untouched section of sections and be a part of its wilderness.

Mardi Himal Trek

Highlights of Mardi Himal Trek

  • It takes you to Mardi Himal, an exotic travel destination for trekkers travelling to the Annapurna region of Nepal.
  • Walk past the beautiful valleys, forests, rivers and secluded landscapes to the Mardi Himal Base Camp.
  • Splendid views of mountains such as Mardi Himal, Macchapucchre Himal and other peaks in the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
  • Forest camp, Mardi Himal Low Camp and Mardi Himal High Camp
  • Ethnical diversity of people and their warm hospitality.
  • Astonishing surrounding and amazing views of diverse terrain.

All Information about the Trip

Durations: 11 days

Max. Elevation: 4500 Meters

Start / Finish point: Phedi/ lumre

Best Season: Feb – May & Sep – Nov

Difficulty: Moderate

Accommodation: Teahouse

Annapurna Family Trek

As the name denotes, Annapurna Family Trek is a family trip that introduces you and your family to the enchanting beauty of lush hills, valleys, rivers, forests, mountains and diverse culture of Nepal. Annapurna region is blessed with natural glory in abundance. And with Annapurna Family Trek, you can relish the glories of this place with your family. It is an opportunity to spend some quality time with your loved ones in the pristine and heavenly beauty of mother nature. This trek works out for people from any age group. Whether it be an infant, young children, teens, youth or elderly people, it can be accomplished by anyone. Annapurna Family Hike is in fact a delightful excursion that blessed you with the beauty of mountains and rural landscapes. With this, you can experience the life of local folks, their culture, tradition and social values.

The trek comprises of fun, adventure, ease and relaxation. One can hike up to some beautiful vantage points like Australian Base Camp, Sarangkot and relish the glory of mountains. Besides, it offers a chance to enjoy some adventure activities like sightseeing, boating, zip flyer, paragliding, ultralight flight and bungee jumping in Pokhara! So, are you ready?

Annapurna Family Trek

Highlights of Annapurna Family Hike Trek

  • A great opportunity to enjoy some quality time with your friends and families.
  • Whether an infant or elderly people, anyone from any age group can be a part of this trek.
  • It’s an easy, joyful trip that focuses on fun, adventure and amazing mountain views.
  • Annapurna Family Hike Trek can be referred to as a fun filled adventure without any hassle
  • Panoramic views of mountains in the Annapurna range and sunrise/ sunset views.
  • Picturesque Gurung villages, rural lifestyle, Buddhism vibes and warm hospitality of locals.
  • Lush hills, dense rhododendron forests, rivers and natural hot water springs.

All Information about the Trip

Durations: 09 days

Max. Elevation: 1840 Meters

Start / Finish point: Phedi/ Sarangkot

Best Season: Feb – May & Sep – Nov

Difficulty: Easy

Accommodation: Teahouse

These are the top five treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal best on your likes, queries and selection of the trek. The trails are amongst the most frequented trails in the region. if you are interested in any one of it, go through our website for more detailed info about the trips and the route. In case of any queries or confusion, you can write to us or contact us through direct call/ viber or whatsapp. World Alpine Treks is ready at your service 24/7.

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