The beautiful Annapurna region is one of the most popular and well known trekking regions in Nepal. It’s not surprising! The diversity of this region combined with its easy access from lakeside city Pokhara, make it a wonderful option for trekkers at all levels. Each of the treks in the Annapurna region have many incredible things to offer!
The superstar of the Annapurna Massif is Annapurna I (8,091m/26,545ft). The tenth highest mountain in the world! It stands tall among 13 peaks over 7,000m/23,000ft and 16 peaks over 6,000m/20,000ft. So, there’s no question that you’re in the heart of the Nepal Himalaya here!
Each of the treks in the Annapurna region are beautifully diverse. Trek through lush forests of bamboo and rhododendrons (in full bloom in Spring). Marvel at the vivid green terraced farmlands perched on steep slopes. Cross glacial rivers by swinging suspension bridge and enjoy the rich culture of the ‘real’ Nepal as you pass through tiny rural villages and settlements. Towards the end of your trek, bathe in the relaxing natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda.
With three classic treks in the Annapurna region to choose from, we have something for everyone. Ghorepani Poon Hill, Annapurna Base Camp and the more strenuous Annapurna Circuit treks all start or finish in Pokhara. The second largest city in Nepal is often referred to as the ‘adventure capital’. Pokhara is the perfect place to relax and have fun, both before and after your trek. Its best feature Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) reflects stunning mirror images of the Annapurna mountains. It’s a beautiful sight!
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek (4-6 days ‘easier’ walking, highest altitude 3,210m/10,532ft)
If you’re short of time or concerned about the physical demands of trekking in Nepal, Ghorepani Poon Hill is a great option. It’s our shortest and lowest altitude trek. Making it accessible to anyone with a moderate level of fitness. Poon Hill is one of the most popular vantage points in the Himalaya, providing spectacular views of the Annapurna mountains. We guarantee it will take your breath away!
Annapurna Base Camp Trek (8-10 days ‘moderate’ walking, highest altitude 4,130m/13,550ft)
The Annapurna Base Camp trek combines the incredible views from popular vantage point Poon Hill, with a trek right into the heart of the Himalaya. Annapurna Base Camp is quite simply magical. We spend the evening there and wake up early to watch the sunrise turn the mountains golden.
Annapurna Circuit Trek (11-18 days ‘challenging’ walking, highest altitude 5,416m/17,769ft)
The Annapurna Circuit is an amazing trek that has continued to grow in popularity. Now it’s more accessible than ever, since part of the original trail has been replaced with a road. Yet there’s only one way to see the lush forests, medieval mountain villages, the desert wilderness of Mustang, and to cross the highest (non-motorable) pass in the world – the mighty Thorong La (5,416m/17,769ft). Our itinerary is designed to avoid the road as much as possible and make the most of this breathtaking trail.