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, Magar, and Loba are dominant in the north. Each of these groups speaks 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 the 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 points 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 Annapurna Circuit Trekking, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, Upper Mustang Trekking, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, Mardi Himal Base Camp Trekking, Sikles Trekking, Lamjung, Dhaulagiri Base Camp / Circuit, Jomsom Muktinath Trekking, Khopra Ridge, and Khayar Lake Trekking and many more 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 the 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 the Himalayas.
Accommodation in Annapurna Region
Nowadays in the Annapurna Region, they have many different category hotels from normal teahouses to Luxury hotels. they are providing the room with attached bathrooms and a hot shower. These luxury Accommodations are available at most of the lower elevations of the entire Annapurna region. at the higher elevation villages, teahouses have comfortable shared toilets and washing facilities. There is nothing like falling asleep after a long day on the trails to a panoramic display of mountains outside your bedroom window. On the inside, the accommodation is simple, yet clean, cozy, and functional. The rooms usually include single-sized beds with comfortable sheets, pillows, and blankets.
Food in Annapurna Region
In the Annapurna Region, you can enjoy traditional Nepali food “Daal Bhaat”, which is a platter of boiled rice, curry, Greens, lentil soup, and pickles is available everywhere, as well as many types of International (Indian, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Tibetan, etc) foods.
For breakfast, you can choose items of bread, eggs, porridge, muesli, Corn flakes, pancake, hash browns, fries, Chapati, etc.
The lunch and dinner menu is the same, which includes items of some vegetables and meats (limited option), spaghetti, pizza, noodles, sandwich, burgers, Soup, momo, etc are common foods. The fruit is rare and you don’t find any seafood items on the menu.
You can also find simple choices of hot beverages that include different types of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, hot lemon with Ginger and honey, etc. In some places, you can also find a simple dessert menu that includes apple pie, chocolate roll, custard, and pudding. Breakfast and Dinner we will take wherever we stay and the Lunch we will take on the way to our Destinations.
Best Time for visiting Annapurna Region
For Visiting the Annapurna Regions higher Elevations, Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November) are the best months. The air, freshly washed by the monsoon rain, is crystal clear, stunning mountain scenery, and the weather is still comfortably warm.
at the lower elevations of the Annapurna region, you can do the treks and tours any time of the year. Visiting Annapurna Region during winter and monsoon can be too cold and the trails can be slippery due to the monsoon rain, Nepal’s famous Juka (leeches) are an un-pleasant feature of the wet season, but with care, trekking can still be possible and there are certainly fewer trekkers on the trail.