Annapurna trekking gain its popularity in all over the world since 1977 when it was first time opened for the foreigners. This region has been recognized as one of the World's best Trekking trails according to a survey by Modern Maturity (USA). Annapurna region trekking is only such region for trekking that offers splendid varieties of natural and cultural diversity with spectacular Himalayan views of Mt. Annapurna, Annapurna south, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, and Fishtail etc.
Trekking in Annapurna offers you stunning view of series Peaks in the Himalayas, a 55 km (34 miles)-long massif of which the highest point, annapurna I stands at 8,091m, as making it the 10th highest summit in the world and one of the 14 “eight – thousanders”. It is located east of a great gorge cut through the Himalayas by the Kali Gandaki River, which separates it from the Dhaulagiri massif. (Dhaulagiri It lies 34 km west of Annapurna). Annapurna massif contains six major peaks over 7,200m. Which are: Annapurna I (8,901), Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna III (7,555), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Gangapurna (7,455m), Annapurna South (7,219 m).
Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which literally means "full of food" (feminine form), but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. In Hinduism, Annapurna is a goddess of fertility and agriculture and an avatar of Durga.
Annapurna trekking offers magnificent scenery and its unspoiled bio-diversity, including fish tail peak, Annapurna, nilgiri, Gangapurna & Lamjung Himal. The area is home to over 100 mammals, more than 60 reptiles and amphibians, in excess of 450 species of birds and 9 types of rhododendrons.
Annapurna Trekking region dramatically reveals the cultural and geographic frontier running across Nepal. Mountain views are frequent and spectacular, and the various trekking routes offer different experiences – the trek around Annapurna trekking leads you throughout the region.
Trip Outline Itinerary
Day 1 Drive from Kathmandu to Beshisahar 823 m 7 hrs
Day 2 Beshisahar to Bahundada 1430 m 4 hrs.
Day 3 Bahundada to Chamje 1560 m 4 hrs
Day 4 Chamje to Dharapani 1881 m 7 hrs
Day 5 Dharapani to Chame 2725 m 7 hrs
Day 6 Chame to Pisang 3100 m 3 hrs
Day 7 Pisang to Manang 3500 m 3 hrs
Day 8 Acclimatization day at Manang
Day 9 Manang to Yak kharka 4090 m 3 hrs
Day 10 Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi 4420m 3 hrs
Day 11 Thorung Phedi to Muktinath 3802 m 7 hrs
Day 12 Muktinath to Jomsom 3950 m 4 hrs
Day 13 Jomsom to Lete 2480 m 4 hrs
Day 14 Let to Tatopani 1190 m 5 hrs
Day 15 Tatopani to Beni 820 m 7 hrs
Day 16 Drive from Beni to Pokhara 620 m 8 hrs