Best Treks in the Annapurna Region

The Himalayan stretch in the northern part of Nepal is a paradise for trekking adventures. One of the most beautiful and accessible trekking regions is the Annapurna. The region offers many beautiful short and long trekking trips. We are writing about some of the best treks in the Annapurna region.

Annapurna is one of the most popular trekking regions in Nepal where you can enjoy exploring the mountains and nature. From short treks in the Himalayan foothills to long treks going around the massif, Annapurna is certainly a beautiful trekking destination.

Best Treks in the Annapurna Region

Of several trekking trips in the Annapurna region, we have chosen some of the best trekking adventures to write about here.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

One of the most popular treks in Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also one of the best treks in the Annapurna region. The trek takes you up to the elevation of 4,130 meters above sea level. It follows three different initial routes however it goes along the same trail as you start heading towards the higher altitudes. The duration of the trek differs depending on the initial trail that you choose to start the trek.

Regardless of the choice of your initial route, this adventure is certainly one of the best treks in the Annapurna region.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Also popular as Apple Pie Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek is the longest adventure in the Annapurna region. This adventure takes you around the Annapurna massif where you can explore varying terrains and beautiful mountain surroundings.

It is a high altitude trek that takes you above 5,000 meters from sea level. When you trek over Thorong La pass along the trail, you will be at 5,416 meters above sea level. The trek takes you to and through beautiful river valleys and amazing mountain surroundings.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Of the short treks in Nepal, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the most popular adventure. Thus, there is no doubt that it is one of the best treks in the Annapurna region. As a Himalayan foothills trekking adventure, it takes you only above 3000 meters from sea level. The highest point on the trek, Poon Hill, is 3,210 meters above sea level, which is famous for the sunrise view over the mountains.

Although just a 5-day trek from Pokhara, you will experience one of the best trekking experiences you will ever have.

Mardi Himal Trek

If you talk about our favorite trek in the Annapurna region, it is Mardi Himal Trek. A short trekking adventure in the region, it is an adventure with peaceful nature walk and breathtaking mountain views. Although a short trek, you will experience a wonderful high altitude trekking experience. This trek takes you to 4,500 meters above sea level when you reach the Mardi Himal Base Camp.

It certainly brings you one of the most awesome views of the mountains in the Annapurna range and also an experience that you will cherish.

Nar Phu Valley Trek

One of the least-explored trekking destination in the Annapurna region, Nar Phu Valley Trek is an incredible adventure. It is an adventure in the remote mountain valleys of Nar and Phu in the northern part of the region.

The trek initially follows the Annapurna circuit trail and diverges towards the Nar Phu region. While you are on this adventure, you can explore ancient villages and timeless culture of the mountains. It is a remote area trekking that can also be combined with Annapurna circuit trek.

 

Although there are many other wonderful trekking adventures in the Annapurna region, we have written just about these five treks here. While other trips also offer awesome walking experience, these trips will give you an unforgettable adventure.

Let us know if you want to learn more about the treks in Nepal.

Author: Step on Himalaya

Date: 10th January, 2022

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