The ANNAPURNA REGION’s popularity is well deserved: nowhere else do you get such a varied feast of scenery and hill culture and the logistics are relatively simple. Treks can all start or finish close to Pokhara, which is a relaxing place to end a trek and a handy place to start one, with its clued-up guesthouses, equipment-rental shops, and easy transportation to trailheads. With great views, just two days up the trail, short treks in the Annapurnas are particularly feasible, and good communications mean the region is also fairly safe, from the point of view of medical emergencies. Tourism is relatively sustainable, too, thanks to ACAP, the Annapurna Conservation Area Project. The inevitable consequence is commercialization. The popular treks in this region are on a well-beaten track, and unless you step aside from them you’re more likely to be ordering bottled beer from a laminated menu than drinking homebrew with locals.
The biological diversity of the Annapurna region is equally rivaled by its cultural diversity. Gurung and Magar are the dominant groups in the south, whereas Thakali, Manange, and Loba are dominant in the north. Each of these groups speak their own dialect and have unique cultures and traditions
The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) started in 1986, It is also the first Conservation Area in the world and largest Protected Area in Nepal. It covers an area of 7,629 sq. km. and is home to over 100,000 residents of different cultural and linguistic groups. ACAP is rich in biodiversity starting from lower alpine land to one of the highest point of the world. And is a treasure house for 1,226 species of flowering plants, 105 mammals, 518 birds, 40 reptiles and 23 amphibians. It has the world’s deepest river gorge—Kali Gandaki Gorge, which is 5 km long and 2.5 miles wide, is a valley with fossils from the Tethys Sea dating 60 million years ago, the river older than the Himalaya. The region contains among the world’s largest rhododendron forests in Ghorepani Poon Hill. Tilicho Lake, located on the northern side of Annapurna massif, is the world’s highest-altitude freshwater lake. The Thorangla Pass (5416m) is the world's highest mountain pass. Apart from this, there are hundreds of natural and cultural wonders they are yet to be discovered.
Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub organizes different exciting, adventurous, and research trips to Annapurna Region considering safety and your comfort. The well-known trekking routes of this region are Jomsom, Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp, Poon Hill, Mardi Himal Base Camp, Sikles, Lamjung, Dhaulagiri, Upper Mustang, Manang and in around Pokhara. The best time to visit is in spring and autumn. Unlike other parts of Nepal, even the monsoon months are ideal to visit Upper Mustang that falls in the rain shadow area. Most trekking routes in the Annapurna region are well serviced by teahouses and lodges. We also offer shorter trips to Annapurna Region to those who are not able to spend more than 2 weeks in the mountain, according to your time frame, interest, and budget we will organize a wonderful trip to the land of the Himalaya. Thus, be a part of the Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub and feel the ecstasy of Himalayas.