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Annapurna Region
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For those who want it all – from subtropical valleys to snow-bound passes to high desert landscape to some of the most fabulous mountain views – then the Annapurna region is the place to head for.
The ecological diversity of the central western Himalaya, which this region occupies, consists of a wide variety of wildlife – from the rhesus and langur monkeys and wild boar to the musk deer, black bear and blue sheep. Some 440 bird species have been recorded in this beautiful region. Mixed ethnic and religious communities, each with different lifestyles, can be encountered with variation in altitudinal gradients. While Hindus of Aryan descent occupy the southern lowland valleys; the Gurungs and Magars, with Mongoloid features populate the middle hills; and the Thakalis, Manangeys and Lopa, the latter two evidently from Tibet as their physical appearance and culture are similar to that of the Tibetans, eke out a living in the windswept valleys to the north.

Deep in the gorges, ammonite fossils abound and holy waters gush forth with the snow capped peaks creating a natural and spectacular amphitheater. Most treks begin and/or end near Pokhara, a peaceful and beautiful lake retreat, which is easily accessible both by road and air from Kathmandu. The hills in this part of the Himalaya abound in lodges and the treks here are marked by great scenery of both the lowland villages and high mountains.

Cho-Oyu trekking offers a number of popular as well as off-the-beaten-track treks in this region. These include the Nar Phu Trek; Ghorepani (Poon Hill) Trek; Annapurna Circuit Trek; Annapurna Circuit Trek (fly back from Jomsom); and the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.

Narphu Trek

narphu trek
Trip Grade :four star
Duration : 24 Days
For those of you who think that you have trekked it all, the Nar Phu trek is probably the best off-the-beaten-trail in the Annapurna region. This is a region for those who want to explore hidden valley and cross over…+Read More

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

ghorepani poon hill trek
Trip Grade :three star
Duration : 11 Days
This trek is suitable for beginners or for those who have limited time but still want to experience a real Himalayan adventure. The trek starts from Naya Pul (New Bridge), an hour’s drive from Pokhara. The trail winds through beautiful…+Read More

Annapunrna Circuit Trek

annapunrna circuit trek
Trip Grade :four star
Duration : 13 Days
This is a magnificent trek that covers two different river valleys. The route goes right around the Annapurna massif, crossing Thorong La pass (5,416 m), the highest point on this trek. The trek begins at Besisahar in the Marshyangdi river…+Read More

Annapurna Circuit (Jomsom) Trek

annapurna circuit  (jomsom) trek
Trip Grade :three star
Duration : 16 Days
This trek is quite similar to the Annapurna Circuit trek for those with less time at their disposal. Though shorter than the Annapurna Circuit trek, this round about neither misses out on the mountain scenery nor the absorbing face of…+Read More

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

annapurna sanctuary trek
Trip Grade :four star
Duration : 16 Days
This popular trek ascends through cultivated fields and beautiful forests of oak, magnolia and rhododendron passing through fascinating traditional Gurung, Magar and Thakali villages before arriving at the ridge top of Ghorepani. The trek will be even more interesting during…+Read More
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