Trekking In Annapurna Region: Extraordinary natural beauty with breathtaking peaks and the deepest gorge in the world…
The north of Central Nepal where the atmosphere is all about nature’s beauty carved so beautifully that leaves the viewers astonished is Nepal’s exotic Annapurna region. According to a latest survey by Modern Maturity (USA), the Annapurna region has been renowned to be one of the best trekking trails in the world. This trekking region covers peaks Annapurna I, II, III, IV and those of Annapurna South peaks, Mt. Dhaulagiri and several other peaks which draws 40,000 globetrotting tourists every year.
The primeval mid-western salt route settlements of Manang, Thorung –La pass between Nepal and Tibet, Muktinath Temple and the deepest gorge in world, Kali Gandaki are the jewels of this breathtaking region which starts from the city of lakes, Pokhara.
Mustang or Lo Manthang, the desert highland falls in this region. We go for a visit to the astonishing Mustang Palace, Lo Manthang and foal rides to the Nepal-Tibet border during our treks in this region. Seven ethnic groups earn and make a livelihood in this region which varies from Hindu farmers to Tibetan Lamas. The Gurungs, Thakalis and Manangbas are the most well-known ethnic groups in this region. The region is a mix of different altitudes and therefore contains a significant range of flora; from the sub-tropical plain forests of oak, bamboo and rhododendron in the south to the high alpine meadows and exposed desert plateaus in the north, bordering Tibet. This region is a shelter for animals such as the pika, blue sheep and Himalayan Tahr.
This region is blessed with an abundance of nature’s beauty from the plains of the Pokhara Valley flourishing with rice cultivation to the base camp of the colossal Annapurna Himal, through vibrant villages, green forests, bamboo jungles, rivers and cascades rich with birds and animal life. Following the trail, we reach the base of the South face of Mt. Annapurna South at 7219m from the base camp of Mt. Machhapuchhare at 6993m. Normally the walking hours are minimized for our guests in the base camp areas as it allows plentiful time to relish the hearty views of the impressive Annapurna Himal at a pace that’s relaxing in manner.