Top 5 trekking to do in Annapurna region
After the Everest region, Annapurna region is the most popular Himalayan region in Nepal among adventure loving trekkers around the world. Filled with varying geography and culture Annapurna region offers multiple routes to explore astonishing scenery of natural beauty that will fascinate you.
This region is easily accessible for trekkers andplenty of hotels in the hills makes sure you get proper accommodation which makes it more reliable. Annapurna region is just amazing, as you hike up you will experience varying geography, culture and nature which will keep fascinating you.
No matter which trekking option you choose - be it Annapurna Sunrise Trek, Base Camp Trek or Circuit Trek, Annapurna region will never fail to impress you with its beauty. But if you want to limit your choice here are some of the best trekking to do in Annapurna region.
Annapurna sunrise trek
Annapurna Sunrise Trek, also known as the ‘Ghorepani PoonhillTrek’ is popular for viewing the sunrise and sunset view of the Annapurna peaks.
It is the best trek for people want to enjoy the beauty of nature in a short time. This trek offers aspectacular view of Himalayas, you get to see around 70 peaks over 6000m.
The main highlight of this trek is visiting Poon Hill viewpoint and enjoy the spectacular view of snowcapped peaks, terraced farms, dense rhododendron forest, natural hot spring, and vast landscape.
Annapurna Sunrise Trek is a moderate trek which is suitable for trekkers who enjoys walking and has a reasonable degree of fitness.
Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal Trek route is newly opened for trekkers, due to which it’s a fresh and unspoiled destination to trek. It is also one of the short, easy and less crowded trek in the Annapurna region
Though it is a short trek, you will still get to beautiful view of Annapurna, Machapuchare, Manaslu and several other peaks. This trek will allow you to experience diverse geography and culture of the Annapurna region in short time.
The best time to go for Mardi Himal trek is during Autumn (Mid-September – Early December) or Spring (March-May). The weather is sunny and clear during this time and you can easily enjoy the beautiful view of Himalaya Ranges.
Hence, in terms of numbers,Mardi Himal Trek is one of the less picked trekking destinations but it’s very rewarding trekking destinations in Nepal.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
With no doubt, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the best trekking option in Annapurna region. After Everest Base Camp Trek, it is 2nd most popular trek in Nepal.
From the very start, Annapurna Base Camp trek brings you into the heart of the Himalayas. It is a dream come true,you will get to see the most beautiful and panoramic view of different peaks like Mt. Annapurna I, II, III and IV, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, LamjungHimal, and many more.
The scenery during this trek is incredible, the trail passes through rhododendron forests, glacier river, waterfalls, and also allows you to view sheer cliffs with rivers running below. You can get an insight into how local people live and their culture.
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek has become one of the most popular and spectacular trekking routes in Nepal. This trek route makes a circuit around the Annapurna massif due to which it is named as Annapurna Circuit
You can enjoy the breath-taking view of snow-capped white Himalayas like Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. With lush green valleys and fascinating villages, the trail also passes through Tibetan villages on the way where you can observe the Tibetan culture and way of their living.
It is a moderate kind of trekneither very demanding nor less demanding. You need to be fairly fit in order to endure long walks uphill and downhill.