Annapurna region trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. If you are a fan of trekking and you don’t want to go through the trails of Everest then Annapurna is the best option for any trekker. The altitude of the Annapurna base camp trek will be very good for any trekker.
In Annapurna trekking region there are many famous treks are there some of them are; Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek, Khopra Danda Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Nar Phu Valley Trek
Before you go on a trek to this region it is very important for you to talk to our expert, which will help you understand whether this trek will be perfect for you or not. Annapurna region is famous for its short treks.
Let's discuss some of these treks in detail.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the most popular trek in Nepal, and probably in the world as well. The major attracting factor in this amazing trek is that in a small-time, it shows you the allure of nature that ranges from glistening peaks to densely forested trails. Our 11-days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking package is professionally designed choosing the best route that follows the ancient trekking trail, which commences from Nayapul and leads to the majestic Annapurna Base Camp. During the Annapurna Base Camp trek, you will get to see excellent views of many Himalayan mountains like the Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), etc.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek 11-days begins from Pokhara from where you will drive to the starting point of the trek, Nayapul. The trail then goes along dense forests and takes you to beautiful Ghandruk village. Further, you will trek through Chomrong village and Himalaya. On the way, you will also pass by Machhapuchhre Base Camp. A little ahead lies the Annapurna base camp, which is the major highlight of this trek. Relish at the sight of numerous glistening mountains and slowly move down by crossing villages like Deurali, Bamboo, and Jhinu Danda. From Jhinu Danda, descend to Nayapul and catch a vehicle that leads to Pokhara, which ends this amazing journey.
Relish at the sheer magnitude of the Annapurna mountain range and dive deep into its natural enigma. No doubt, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is the most go-to trekking trail of Nepal that one should visit at least once. From stunning Himalayan mountains to rich culture, the Annapurna region has got everything. Trekking through beautiful valleys and villages, crossing untamed cold streams, and lush forests, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an ultimate adventure in this region. After long trekking days, spend a day in Tatopani and dip your body in natural hot springs. Perfect time to look back at all the wonderful memories you have made in the last few days.
Annapurna Base Camp trek landmark
Ghandruk is a beautiful village famous for gorgeous sunrise and sunset. Also, Ghandruk is the shortest and most popular trek from Pokhara that can be done in a few days. This village welcome with majestic views of Annapurna (7219 m), Machhapuchhare (6993 m) and Himchuli (6411 m) along with breath-taking sceneries.
Annapurna Base Camp:
Located at 4,130 meters Annapurna Base Camp is the second most famous trekking destination of Nepal. From base camp, you will get to see panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains. Every year, hundreds of travelers visit this place to witness the irresistible beauty from the ABC.
After your successful trek to Annapurna Base Camp, you will descend to Jhinu Danda via Bamboo village. At Jhinu Danda, you will find a natural hot spring where you can take a long relaxing bath and clear your thought and soul.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek will give you deep-needed insight into the lives of the local people that inhabit it. People from many different backgrounds reside in the Annapurna region, therefore you’ll learn the facts, myths, and mysteries that envelop their daily life. On the trail, you will get to see many small gompas, chortens, stupas, and prayer flags that show the cultural richness of the Annapurna region.
During Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, you will pass by villages resided by Brahmans and Chhetris in lower elevation. Likewise, in high elevation, people from Gurung and Magar communities live. The people from upper elevations are widely known as Gurkha. You will get to learn and experience their ancient tradition, culture, and lifestyle.
Annapurna region is extremely rich in vegetation. The region includes a diverse range of forests from sub-tropical low land to dry alpine environment. Annapurna region is home to many rare and outstanding species of flora and fauna. During the ABC Trek, you will trek through several dense forests of rhododendron, bamboo, pine, oak, etc. On the way, you will also see pasture lands and terraced fields. The trail also passes by Annapurna Sanctuary where you can come across wildlife.
Annapurna Base Camp trek difficulty:
The Annapurna Base Camp trek lasts a total of 11 days. The trek will lead you through the densely forested trails, which demand lots of walking. The elevation increases by at least 100 meters daily. You need to walk for at least 5 hours a day. This trek demands your absolute best so it is advised that you work towards building your stamina and leg strength. If you need a trekking partner, then we at Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition are here for you.
Altitude Sickness and Prevention:
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a high elevation trek that will take you above 4,000 meters. A high elevation journey always welcomes chances of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) that can occur to anyone regardless of their age and health condition. So, acclimatizing properly at low altitudes before moving higher is very important. In case, if you feel difficulty in breathing and nauseous, drop down to lower elevation and rest until you feel better before moving ahead.
The best thing you can do to avoid AMS is by keeping yourself hydrated during the trek. Stay away from alcoholic drinks as it dehydrates the body. Furthermore, ask your travel company to include enough rest days in between the trek for proper acclimatization. Walk slow & safely.
Transportation and Bag Pack for ABC Trek:
Along the scenic drive from Kathmandu will take you to Pokhara. From Pokhara, drive for one hour and reach the starting point of the trek, Nayapul. Here onwards, begins your trek through picturesque villages and dense forests to the base of the world's ninth highest mountain, Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m).
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is one of the best alternatives for travelers who don’t have much time in their hand but still want to indulge in the beauty of the Annapurna region. The Poonhill trekking journey takes you to a height of 3,210 meters from where you will get to witness impressive views of the Himalayan mountains and gorgeous landscape. Many travelers opt for this trek every year to have a quick and memorable time in the Himalayas. The entire region is very abundant in vegetation and culture.
Ghorepani Poonhill trek itinerary starts with your arrival in the Kathmandu valley. After completing the legal procedures, we head towards by bus. Take some time to explore the various landmarks of Pokhara like Peace Pagoda, Rupa, and Fewa. You will then drive to Nayapul and trek along the banks of Modi River. Walk along the densely forested trails to arrive at the amazing Gurung settlement of Ghorepani. You then make your way from Ghorepani to reach Poonhill. The walk starts early, and you can catch a gorgeous panorama of mountains that inhabit the famed Annapurna region. Observe the Himalayan mountains and make your way towards Tadapani. Spend some time in this Gurung settlement, and then head towards the Gurung settlement of Ghandruk. This village is densely inhabited by Gurungs. Here you will visit a museum, which is a great place to learn about culture and traditions.
After spending some time admiring the snowy mountains from Ghandruk, you head to Birethanti, and then ultimately drive back to Pokhara where this Ghorepani Poonhill Trek ends. We, Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition presents you professionally designed Ghorepani Poonhill Trek 8-days to let you enjoy the irresistible beauty of the Annapurna region in a few days. We also make tailor-made Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, therefore feel free to share your dream journey with us.
A blend of the picturesque trail and jaw-dropping beauty of the faraway mountains makes the Ghorepani Poonhill trekking best of all. During the trek, you will get to see excellent views of Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Macchapucchre (6,993 m), and many others. As you will spend overnight in local villages, you will come across the ancient tradition and values of the villagers. Likewise, the trail passes by beautiful forests of rhododendron, oak, and wildflowers, which also enhances the journey. And, ultimately the gorgeous sunrise view from the Poon Hill will add an extra touch of pleasure in the trek.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek landmark
Pokhara is a beautiful city, also known as the city of lakes. After Kathmandu, this place is the second biggest tourist hub of Nepal. Many outdoor activities and all the trek in the Annapurna region begins from here. There are lots of things to do and see in Pokhara. From thrilling paragliding to relaxing boating on the tranquil Fewa Lake, you will have endless options to spend your time here.
Ghorepani is a beautiful village surrounded by lovely rhododendron forests and mountains. This village will present you the rich culture and tradition of Gurung people, their daily lifestyle, and unique houses. This village is also one of the main highlights of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek.
Poon Hill Viewpoint:
Poonhill is the main highlight of this trek. It is a very famous vantage point of Annapurna region from where you will get to see one of the most captivating sunrises of your life along with views of western Himalayas. From Ghorepani village, it will take around one and a half hours to reach Poonhill.
On the 6th day of Ghorepani Poonhill trek, you will reach a beautiful Ghandruk village where you will visit a Gurung Museum. This museum is run by the locals and present the traditional dresses, ornaments, household items, pictures of their ancestors, and weapons of Gurkhas.
Trek to Poonhill will give you an amazing opportunity to dive deep into the culture and traditions of the Gurung and Chhetri people. As you’ll stay in a teahouse, you’ll get a closer look into their daily commute. Poonhill trekking offers you the joy of observing ancient artifacts treasured by the local people along with their old-style houses.
During Poonhill Trekking, you will stay overnight in several villages like Ghorepani, Ghandruk, and Tadapani. These villages are dominated by people from Chhetri, Gurung, and Magar communities. They have a completely different set of cultures, traditions, festivals, and languages from one another.
The trail of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek includes many forests of rhododendrons and other wild-flower. The entire region is abundant in flora and fauna. During the trek, you can see several unique species of plants & herbs. There is also a chance that you can come across wildlife during your walk-in forests.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek difficulty:
Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is a relatively moderate trek and can be performed by anyone having an adequate level of stamina & energy. The trail comprises of numerous steep ascends and descends, The trail is relatively marked, and you have to climb steep path. You need to walk for at least 5 hours a day.
Altitude Sickness and Prevention:
This trek will take you around 3,200 meters, which is said to be the high altitude. However, this trek does not carry that much chance of altitude sickness as you will gradually get elevation within the span of a couple of days. Also, the highest point of the trek is Poon Hill where you will stay for only a couple of hours or so. Usually, trekkers do not have to face with AMS during this trek, and even if you get altitude sickness, our professional trained guide will help you to recover it.
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is an adventurous and challenging trek in the Annapurna Himalayas. The trail will take you to the base of the world's seventh-highest mountain, Mt. Dhaulagiri. Trekking on the trodden narrow paths through dense forests, terraced hillsides, lateral moraines, and glacial paths, you will gradually gain the elevation. Stunning glaciers, beautiful landscapes, and high snow-capped mountains will decorate the trail. Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek 18 Days is not for anyone as there is no accommodation on the trail. It is a complete camping trek and only recommended to individuals with past trekking experience and high endurance.
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is a way to level up your trekking game in the Himalayas. The wild, rough, and remote terrain will let you test your endurance. The trail is less crowded. The Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is discovered in 1950 by the French expedition team who first climbed Annapurna I. Unlike other popular treks of Nepal like Annapurna Circuit Trek or Everest Base Camp Trek, Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking is an ultimate journey.
Enjoying outstanding views of snow-capped mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), Tukuche Peak (6,920 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Gurja Himal (7,193 m), Tsaurabong Peak (6,395 m), Mukut Himal (6,328 m), Tashi Kang (6,386 m), extra, you will reach three base camps; Italian Base Camp, Dhaulagiri Base Camp, and Japanese Base Camp.
We, Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition has professionally designed our Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek itinerary that will allow you to explore the beauty of the region. We are a team of professionals and have been running the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek package for years now. Be a part of this adventurous journey with us, and we will make sure you complete this trek without any problem.
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is a challenging yet adventurous journey that will take you to the most isolated part of Himalayas. Trekking through the trodden trail, you will discover the hidden corners of the region. The stunning landscapes and panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains will make the journey thrilling. Not only this, you will cross passes, alter moraines, walk on narrow paths, glaciers, and forest during the trek.
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek landmark
There is a lot to see during Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek. The villages you will be spending nights will present to you the rich culture of the locals. Then comes the main highlight of the trek, Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Hidden Valley, where only a countable number of travelers get to travel is one of the landmarks of the trek. The trail then drops down to Kaligandaki Valley, where you will see Thakali culture. And, a breath-taking flight from Jomsom will take you to the city of lakes, Pokhara, in a blink of an eye.
Culture & Ethnic Diversity
The people here are kind and helpful. The lifestyle that they are living in is unique, and some thing to look into it. Over the centuries, they have preserved their culture and tradition. Begin the remote, the region has not seen any modern developments, which has played a big role to protect their heritage.
The trail is wild and remote. Trekking to picturesque farming villages and terraced hillsides, you will reach the Himalayan foothills. During the trek, you will come across varied climatic zones and vegetation. The trail passes through dense forests, which is home to numerous flora & fauna.
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek difficulty
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek 18 Days is a very challenging trek. The trail is trodden and passes through a series of climate zones. This is a complete camping trek. You will not get to warm yourself in the teahouse. Moreover, you have to sleep over the glacier as well. This trek is only suitable for people with previous trekking experience, strong physical fitness, and high endurance.
Altitude Sickness and Prevention
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking is a high altitude trek that will take you above 5,000 meters. And, high altitude journey does involve risks of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) that can ruin your trip and in the worst case can become life-threatening. Therefore, it is very important to acclimatize your body properly along with gaining elevation. Drink plenty of water as it will help to avoid AMS.
Mardi Himal trek is one of the hidden gems of the Annapurna region, and in recent years, it is gaining popularity among the travel enthusiasts. Many people see Mardi Himal Trekking as a better alternative to Annapurna Base Camp Trek, which tends to get crowded during the peak tourist season. This trek will take you to the Mardi Himal base camp where you can witness the picturesque view of mountains that decorate the Annapurna massif. This newly opened trail has a lot to offer, and there is a lot of exploring that is yet to be done.
While taking Mardi Himal trek, you will be welcomed with a soothing silence that isn’t found in any other trekking trails. As the trek progresses from various beautiful villages and dense forests, you will have the chance to spoil yourself into Himalayan nature. Similarly, throughout the trail, you will get to see breathtaking scenery and outstanding views of Himalayan mountains like Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Mardi Himal (5,587 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), etc.
Mardi Himal Trek landmark
Pokhara is a beautiful valley known for its charming climate and tranquil lakes. Pokhara is also the starting point of many outdoor activities and trek in the Annapurna region. You will get to spend two nights here. You can do activities like boating on the Fewa Lake under the dawn while enjoying striking views of Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m) or just sit & relax in of the many cafes and enjoy the sunsets.
Located at 2,600 meters, Forest Camp is one of the best stops during the Mardi Himal Trek. This place is also known as Kokar among the locals. To reach this place, you will trek through beautiful forests of maple, hemlock, rhododendron, and oak. Here, you will find small lodges that will give you the real wild experience of spending the night in the middle of the forests. You can hear the buzzing sound of crickets that will intensify the night.
Mardi Himal Base Camp
Located at 4,250 meters, Mardi Himal Base Camp is the main highlight of Mardi Himal Trekking. From here, you will get to witness panoramic views of Mardi Himal, Annapurna Range, Mt. Machhapuchhre along with sweeping vistas of the Himalaya foothills and picturesque villages like of Ghandruk, Chomrong, and Pokhara.
On Mardi Himal Trek, you will get to know the prevalent culture, traditions, and lifestyles of the locals that thrive in its silent corners. The entire region perfectly presents a superb blend of Hinduism and Buddhism. During the trek, you will stay overnight in a guesthouse that will give you a deep insight into the lives of locals.
Mardi Himal Trek will take you to many traditional villages on the way. People from ethnic groups like Chhetris, Brahmins, and Gurungs resides in these villages. They have their customs, language, traditions, dress, and assortments. As you will get to stay overnight in these villages, you will have a golden opportunity to experience this cultural diversity in one single place and be part of their unique lifestyle.
Mardi Himal Trekking is not only about gorgeous views and rich cultural experience. The trail passes by several lush and dense forests where you will get to see huge species of flora. Most of the trail passes by forests of rhododendron, magnolia, pine, maple, hemlock, and oak. Along with that, the trail will also include views of beautiful terraced fields and farmlands. The forest you will pass by is home to many wildlife like red panda, wood pheasants, and Danphe (national bird of Nepal). Who knows when you will come across one of them, and this increases the wilderness side of the Mardi Himal Trekking.
Mardi Himal Trek difficulty
Mardi Himal trek is initially easy as you have to walk on flat trails, but as the trail advances, the elevation increases and so does uphill walking. You may have to walk for more than 4 to 5 hours a day or sometimes even more than that. Also, Mardi Himal Trek is known for off-the-beaten trekking experience, therefore the trail also includes many rugged and steep paths. However, the team at Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition will help you design a perfect itinerary that will cater all your needs and complete the trek without having any problem. For further information, feel free to contact us at any time.
Altitude Sickness and Prevention
Mardi Himal trek will take you above 4,000 meters, and the high elevation can also trigger altitude sickness to some people. Altitude sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) can occur to anyone regardless of their age and health condition. Therefore, it is very important to acclimatize properly in the lower elevation before heading higher. In case, if you feel difficulty in breathing and nauseous, drop down to lower elevation and rest until you feel better before moving ahead.
The best thing you can do to avoid AMS is by keeping yourself hydrated during the trek. Do not consume any alcoholic drinks as it dehydrates the body. Also, ask your travel company to include enough rest days in between the trek for acclimatization.
Food and Accommodation during Mardi Himal Trekking
During this Mardi Himal trek, you will be staying at guesthouses and small lodges. This is a relatively new trail so there are not many guesthouses and lodges available, but fear not as you don’t have to camp. You will have food as per the menu of the place you are staying. Dishes like chapati, rice, curries (veg/non-veg), momo, chowmin, thukpa, bread, bakeries, bars, snacks, tea, coffee, etc.
In the major cities, there are 3-star and 5-star hotels, which will be your place of residence. These hotels have their own restaurants, and if you don’t like their food, then there is the option of eating at any nearby restaurant.
Best Season to go on Mardi Himal Trek
The Mardi Himal trek can be best done either during the Spring season or during the Autumn season. As per many reviews, it is best advised that you take this trek during Autumn. The main reason behind it is that the views are much more promising during this time of the year, and there are fewer chances of landslides and other blockages. Some of the teahouses in these parts are only open during the peak trekking season so it would be best to travel during this time of the year.
Mardi Himal Trek Cost
Mardi Himal Trek cost solely depends on the company you are traveling with and the facilities you are choosing during the journey. Things like the number of days, mode of transportation, route, time of the year, and accommodation also change the cost to go on this trek. Also, the cost does not include your airfare, insurance, tips, and personal expenses. As per your time and requirements, you can always shorten the itinerary, and this also reduces the overall costs of the trek.
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