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Annapurna hike is one of top best hike in the world. There are several hiking and trekking route options in Annapurna regions. You can do two days hike to one-month trekking in Annapurna. It all depends on your time and physical fitness levels. Here are the 5 most popular trek in Annapurna Regions.
1. 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.
2. Annapurna round trek
Annapurna round trek is one of the finest treks in Nepal that offers beautiful views of high Himalayas peaks whole Annapurna range to the sight of fourth highest mountain Dhaulagiri and other stunning snowcap mountains.During this trek trekkers will see the best of greenery, flora and terraced fields, and Tibetan highland along the outstanding Himalayas vertical tall on the backdrop. Manangies, Thakali, Gurung, and mager being the main populations of this region, the Tibetan influenced society and practice can be seen as we climb towards higher elevations. If you want to experience something totally different this incredible trek is still recommended for adventure lover.
3. 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.
4. Annapurna base camp trek
Annapurna Base Camp trek a superb trek that offers spectacular views, charming local cultures, and friendly people. It takes place in the heart of the Annapurnas with a maximum altitude of 4,151 meters at the first base camp of Annapurna. We trek several days through the beautiful villages and then through the narrow gorges of the Modi Khola River before we arrive at the base camp of Annapurna. The return journey is made by the "capital" of the Gurung ethnic group, the beautiful village of Gandrunk.
5. Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
This trek is undoubtedly the most popular trekking in Nepal. The Annapurna Sanctuary is called the Annapurna Sanctuary because it is surrounded by a small plateau of about 4,000 meters above sea level, surrounded by rivers and valleys.The trek begins from Nayapul after about one-hour drive from Pokhara, where you begin to ascend quite gently through the day, passing by beautiful villages. You will spend overnight at Trikhedhunga. Day 2 is more difficult and the morning is spent climbing steeply to the Ghorepani. The Poonhill is famous for its stunning sunrise views. You can see some of the highest peaks like Dhaulagiri (8167m), the 7th highest mountain in the world, Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m) and Annapurna II.
Please remember the Annapurna Sanctuary trek requires a permit and you will need to book with an expert trekking company like Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions to trek the trail.