Annapurna region, a splendid section of Nepal’s Himalayas. It is the second most demanding trekking area after the Everest Region.
The word Annapurna is derived from Sanskrit which literally means “full of food. In Hinduism, Annapurna is a goddess of fertility and agriculture and an avatar of Goddess Durga.
Why the Annapurna Region is so Popular?
There are many factors that make Annapurna a legendary region. Among them, the tallest Peak, diversified landscape, easily accessible, and its beauty. The famed Annapurna region is the most diverse and highly demanded trekking zone in Nepal. Most popular From 3 days trek Poon Hill Trek to 3 weeks Annapurna Circuit trek lies in this region.
This region holds the two highest peaks of the earth, Annapurna I(8091m) and Dhaulagiri(8172m). Along with this, it has numerous famed peaks ranging between( above 6000m to below 8000m). For trekking and hiking, there are more than 50 trails. Furthermore, it has also many white rivers for rafting and canoeing.
Around 2/3 trekkers, trekkers visit Annapurna every year. This area is easy to get there because it’s near the beautiful city Pokhara. Hotels on trekking routes are also good and enough for trekkers. You’ll see not only Annapurna Range on this path but also awesome landscape scenery and traditional mountain villages as well.
Annapurna zone, a popular tourist section in Nepal’s Himalayas. It covers many popular short and long trekking and peak climbing. Among them, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Annapurna Panorama Trek are the most demanded trekking in Annapurna, Nepal. Same as Khopra Ridge Trek and Mulde Peak Trek is off the beaten trek in this part.
Why is Annapurna the most dangerous(deadly)?
In short, due to the unpredictable climate.
Though it is the 10th highest peak in the world, it is considered the deadliest peak. The reason is because of its unpredictable climate. Indeed, Annapurna is covered with snow throughout the year. On top of this mountain, it can receive high-velocity wind and snowfall in any season(time). As a result, it makes climbing the mountain tough for the climbers and known as deadly and most dangerous. It has 52 deaths recorded so far.
Where is Annapurna located?
In Nepal. The mountain is located near Pokhara(45km straight north) and along a 55-kilometer (34-mile) ridge just east of the Gandaki River. It is just behind Manang, Nepal and geographically lies in Gandaki Pradesh.
Depending on your holiday time and wish, you can make a very short to very long trek as well. In the Annapurna area, you can visit the deepest gorge in the world as well as the world’s highest lake Tilicho.
What you’ll see in Annapurna Region Trekking?
During Annapurna province trekking, you’ll see the scenery of top mountains such as Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,156m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Annapurna Fang(7,047m), Machhapuchhre (6,996m), Nilgiri (6,940m), Tukuche peak (6,920m) & many more.
Mt. Annapurna I ( the 10th highest peak), and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8th tallest Peak) is the main attraction of this zone. It is one of the mountains in the world with a height of more than 8 thousand. Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) delivers the best effort to secure the floral and faunal beauties of ACA.
If you’re willing to do the best treks in Annapurna, Base Camp Hike invites you to join us on Annapurna Circuit trek for an adventure trip and Khopra Ridge for an easy trip. For most of the popular trekking spots in the Annapurna section, you’ll get an internet connection(WIFI).
The Annapurna Circuit trek is most demanded whereas the Dhaulagiri Circuit trek is less demanded.
Annapurna Region Trekking Packages
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