Annapurna Region Trekking

Annapurna Region Trekking

Annapurna is one of the world's best trekkin trails.

Annapurna (In Nepal word: अन्नपूर्णा) is a section of the Himalayas in north-central Nepal that includes 8,091m Annapurna, thirteen additional peaks over 7,000m and 16 more over 6,000 m. This section is a 55km-long (34mi-long) massif bounded by the Kali Gandaki Gorge on the west, the Marshyangdi River on the north and east, and Pokhara Valley on the south. Annapurna I is the 10th highest mountain among Earth's fourteen eight-thousanders. 8167 metre Dhaulagiri I rises 34 km to the west across the Kali Gandaki Gorge, considered Earth's deepest canyon.

Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which literally means "full of food", but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. In Hinduism, Annapurna is "the universal and timeless kitchen-goddess,the mother who feeds. Without her there is starvation, a universal fear: This makes Annapurna a universal goddess. Her most popular shrine is located in Kashi, on the banks of the river Ganga." Her association with the giving of food (wealth) led her in time to be transformed into Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth.

The entire massif and surrounding area are protected within the 7,629km2 Annapurna Conservation Area, the first and largest conservation area in Nepal. The Annapurna Conservation Area is home to several world-class treks, including the Annapurna Circuit.

The Annapurna peaks are among the world's most dangerous mountains to climb, although in more recent history, using figures from only 1990 and after, Kangchenjunga has a higher fatality rate.As of 2007, there had been 153 summit ascents of Annapurna I, and 58 climbing fatalities on the mountain.This fatality-to-summit ratio (38%) is the highest of any of the eight-thousanders. In particular, the ascent via the south face is considered, by some, the most difficult of all climbs.In some words say because of it is sacred it can’t be touched.

The Region Annapurna is famous for trekking. There are three major trekking routes: Jomsom Muktinath, Annapurna Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit. More than half of tourists come to trek in Annapurna region. The trekking facility is very maturel, treks here offer good scenery of both high mountains and lowland villages. In this Region there is one project known as ACAP (Annapurna conservation Area Project) ACAP was established in 1986 under the guidance of the King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation. The project covers the whole Annapurna range, more than 7600 sq km. In an inventive advance to environmental protection, it was declared a "conservation area" instead of a national park. A large number of people live within the protected region.

Trekking in Annapurna also provide you the touchable view of varieties of flora and fauna, the blossoming rhododendron on the way, the large old tree in the mountain. This region is also the home to copious wildlife like pika, blue sheep, snow leopards, tigers and Himalayan thar. Multiplicity of birds including multi –colored Impheyan, koklas and blood pheasants, offer you their natural beauty. In this region you will encounter with the Gurungs and Thakali people whose unique culture and religion makes you surprise. Singing like a bird, singing for the mountain, singing from your heart.

Annapurna Region Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp Trek -

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Annapurna Base camp is a big part of the ultimate Himalayan adventure which offers the chance to get to know the ...

Annapurna Circuit Trek -

Annapurna Circuit Trek Annapurna Circuit Trek is approximately 200 km trek in Nepal around the Annapurna mountain range in the Himalayas. ...

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek -

Ghorepani Poon Hill TrekGhorepani Poon Hill trek is one of easy treks to explore the beautiful view of Annapurna, it is suitable for those ...

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek -

Annapurna Sanctuary TrekThe Annapurna Sanctuary trek begins at the lovely lakeside resort town of Pokhara on the Southern slopes of the ...

Jomsom Trek -

Jomsom Trek Jomsom Trek is known as trekkers paradise because of its varied topography and place if interest. Jomsom is located ...

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek -

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek Ghorepani Ghandruk trek is one of easy treks to explore the beautiful view of Annapurna, it is suitable for those ...