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5 Best Annapurna hike and treks

Annapurna Trek Guide & Tips
Mountain Sherpa Admin
Mar 03, 2024

The Best Trek in the Annapurna Region Nepal. From Poon hill to Annapurna Base Camp

Gear up, put on your explorer hat, and dive into the breathtaking landscapes of Nepal's iconic Annapurna region!

The Annapurna region in Nepal boasts an abundance of hiking trails winding through its stunning natural landscapes. Whether you prefer the meadows of a classic trek around the Annapurna Massif or the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary, enveloped by towering peaks and breathtaking alpine scenery, Nepal is best experienced on foot. To showcase the variety, we've compiled a list of the very best treks in the Annapurna region. Ranging from easy to moderate, these trails traverse diverse landscapes, including high passes. To ensure a seamless experience, a good rule of thumb is to book your trek with a reputable Sherpa company like Mountain Sherpa Trekking.

Explore typical Nepali villages, waterfalls, and breathtaking views on the best trekking trails in the Annapurna region, Nepal. Here are the five most popular trekking routes in Annapurna region:

Top 5 best Treks in Annapurna Regions

01. Annapurna circuit trek

Annapurna circuit trek is one of the popular hikes and trek in of the Annapurna regions. In ten days of walking, you will travel nearly 150 kilometers and cross a pass at more than 5,416m, around the massive mass of the four Annapurna, the Nepalese massif fetish of the French since the ascent of Annapurna I (8091m) on 3 June 1950 by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal (first ascent of an 8000m of history). From rice paddies to high valleys of Tibetan culture, from terraced fields to rhododendron and conifer forests, you will walk through striking and surprisingly varied landscapes, constantly dominated by the sentinels of the Roof of the World. Pisang, Manang, Muktinath, manangis villages, thakalis, gurungs all have their own atmosphere, their particular way of life. This itinerary with nights in the lodge is adapted to the acclimatization necessary for the crossing of the Thorong Pass (5416m), the climax of your trek.

02. Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

The Annapurna Sanctuary trek is undoubtedly one of the most popular hiking trails in the Annapurna region of Nepal, and for good reason. The trek takes you through a small plateau situated at an altitude of about 4,000 meters (13,123 feet) above sea level, surrounded by rivers and valleys.
Starting from Tikhedhunga, after a 2-3 hour drive from Pokhara, the trek ascends quite gently through the day, passing by beautiful villages. While most trekkers start from Nayapul, we highly advise starting the trek from Tikhedhunga to avoid hiking through dusty roads on the first day.
The trek offers stunning views of some of the highest peaks in the world, including Dhaulagiri (8167m/26,795ft), the 7th highest mountain in the world, Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m/26,545ft), and Annapurna II. Poonhill is a famous spot along the trail that offers breathtaking sunrise views.
It's important to note that the Annapurna Sanctuary trek requires a permit, and it's best to book with an expert trekking company like Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey.

03. Khopra Danda Trek

The Khopra Danda Trek is a hidden gem in the Annapurna region of Nepal, offering a less crowded yet stunning alternative to more popular treks. This journey takes you to the breathtaking Khopra Ridge, providing panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The trail passes through charming villages, rhododendron forests, and diverse landscapes, offering a unique and rewarding trekking experience.

04. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Ghorepani Poon hill trek in the well-known hike in Annapurna region. The most attractive short trek in Nepal, this hike offers you fantastic mountain panorama that will leave you breathless.You cross many villages of different ethnic groups: smiles of children, work of the fields, and testimony of ubiquitous rural life. Exuberant flora of low valleys, banyan trees with astonishing roots, pine forests and alpine pastures of Ghorepani will amaze you. This is one of the highly recommended short treks in Nepal.

05. Mardi Himal Trek

The Mardi Himal Trek is a captivating trekking route in the Annapurna region, Nepal. Offering a less-traveled path, it takes you to the base of Mardi Himal and Machapuchhre, providing unparalleled views of these majestic peaks. This trek passes through enchanting rhododendron forests, traditional villages, and terraced fields, offering a serene and less crowded alternative with breathtaking vistas.

If you're looking for a more unique and off-the-beaten-path trekking experience in the Annapurna region of Nepal, the Nar Phu Valley trek would be the best option.

For those seeking a luxurious trekking experience in the Annapurna region, consider booking the Annapurna View Comfort Trek or the Luxury Annapurna Base Camp Trek with a return by helicopter.

Whether you're seeking the best short trek in Annapurna, a moderate trek, or a longer high-pass adventure, or even a luxurious trek or off-the-beaten-path experience, Mountain Sherpa Trekking is committed to customizing the perfect Annapurna trek itinerary tailored to your holiday timeframe and interests. Our aim is to ensure a personalized and exceptional trekking experience for you.

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