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The Annapurna Trekking | Best Trekking On The Planet

Published: 25th Oct, 2019

Nepal has the best trekking in the planet mainly the Annapurna trekking and Everest Base Camp trekking. It is well-known that this country is home to eight of the ten highest mountains in the world. Hence, many travelers visit Nepal to glimpse these Himalayas, some to trek to the best camps, and some to climb these highest monuments of nature.

Moreover, this country is positioned as the best trekking destination in the world. Hence, during the peak tourist seasons that is during autumn and spring the maximum number of travelers come here to trek in the Annapurna or trek to Everest Base Camp.

This article sheds some light on the Annapurna trekking as the best trekking on the planet.

The Annapurna Trekking
The Annapurna Trekking

1. Various Options

Annapurna region offers the trekkers with a wide variety of options. You may trek for 2 days or trek 3 weeks and complete the whole Annapurna circuit.

Furthermore, this region has numerous trails and you can choose the trail as per your time limit and budget. You may opt from short Annapurna trekking or a long Annapurna trekking. Furthermore, these different trails have different attractions. However, any trail you choose, the common feature is a fabulous view of the Himalayas and interaction with friendly mountain people.

View of Mount Fishtail During Annapurna Trekking
View of Mount Fishtail During Annapurna Trekking

Some of the popular Annapurna treks are Annapurna Panorama Trek, Poon Hill trek, Annapurna Base Camp trek, Annapurna Circuit trek, Mardi Himal trek among others. All treks are of different duration and budget. Hence, you may choose the one that suits you the most.

Let us see some of the famous Annapurna treks:

A) Annapurna  Panorama Trek

Duration: 5 days to/from Pokhara

Level: Moderate

Maximum Altitude: 3210 m at Poon Hill

This trek is the most intensely scenic short treks in Nepal, and one of the most well-trodden. In fact, This trek is so popular that you will spot lodges and tea stops at hourly interval or less. This trek takes you to the very heart of the Annapurna range, passing through huge hills in the Gurung country with ever- improving views of the Himalayas ahead. Furthermore, wherever you stand, the 360-degree views are unspeakably beautiful.

Ghandrung Village in Annapurna region
Ghandrung Village in Annapurna Region

This is one of the popular trek in the Annapurna region and expect this trail to be crowded, particularly in peak tourist season (Spring and Autumn)

B) Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Duration: 9 days to/from Pokhara

Level: Moderate

Maximum Altitude: 4095 m at Annapurna Base Camp

This Annapurna Base Camp trekking is a standout among other trekking trails on the planet. During this trek, you will pass through an assortment of territory. Beginning from marsh, thick rhododendron backwoods, and rice patios. Equally, offering an exceptional perspective on the mountains every day until you arrive at the base of the tenth most elevated mountain on the planet. Further, you will go directly through the focal point of Annapurna extend, a radiant field of stunning scale. This is a sacrosanct place that is known to local Gurung individuals.

Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp trek course used to be a paradise for natural life and wildflowers visited uniquely by few shepherds who carried their groups to nibble summer glades. These days, there are a lot of ponies and yaks going through the trails and has now turned out to be probably the busiest trail where you will see the nearby individuals and high number of trekkers advancing up to the base camp.

From multiple points of view, Annapurna Base Camp trek is a beautiful, extreme, and an immediate course into the core of Himalayas trekking through the best of Nepal’s decent variety. In addition, this trek gives a fine chance to get up near tremendous Himalayan pinnacles filling the horizon inside a brief time frame. In spite of the fact that the Annapurna Base Camp trek has some lofty trips, the trek isn’t very strenuous

C) Annapurna Circuit Trek

Duration: 19-21 days (Depending where you start and end this trek)

Level: Strenuous

Maximum Altitude: 5416 m at Throng – La Pass

Voted as the world’s longest trek, Annapurna Circuit trek, going through the world’s most profound Kali Gandaki gorge in Nepal is indeed, a lifetime experience. This trek begins from the swamps. As elevation grabs you will encounter the difference in the scenes, individuals and culture until you show up ” Throng-La Pass” the highest altitude pass in the world. Presently you are behind the Himalayas and the scene turns parched. You will see vacillating banners, Buddhist stupas, and soul contacting chyme.

Throng-La Pass
Throng-La Pass – World’s Highest Pass At 5,416 Meters (17,769 ft)
Kali Gandaki Gorge
Kali Gandaki Gorge – World’s Deepest Gorge

Regularly, it goes for 21 days to stroll the whole circuit; viewings various cultural assortments. Indeed, this is the best trek in Nepal. It crosses to the north of the Himalayan range, on to the Trans-Himalaya, and crosses go about 5,415 meters.

2. Voted the Best Long Distance Trek

The Annapurna Circuit trek has frequently been voted as the best long distance trek in the world. The Annapurna trail consolidated, in its old full structure, a wide assortment of atmosphere zones from tropics at 600 m to the arctic at 5416 am at the Thorong La pass (the highest pass on the planet) and cultural assortment of Hindu towns in the lower lower regions of the Tibetan culture of Manang Valley and lower Mustang.

3. Cultural Diversity

As the name recommends, the focal point of this part of the Annapurna trekking is the range of mountains that includes Annapurna I, the first of the 8,000 m tops to be ascended. Likewise, into this district is one more 8,000 m giant, Dhaulagiri, which is found west of Annapurna I. Between these two mountains lies the valley of the Kali-Gandaki River, the deepest gorge in the world. The trekkers experience the intriguing Thakali people in this district. They are known for being great in business adventures and their home cooking is savored by both the local people and the foreigners.

Furthermore, during the Annapurna trekking, you pass through different, Gurung, Magar, Brahmans villages practicing different culture and lifestyle. Hence, the Annapurna trekking provides you deep cultural indulgence.

4.  Best View Point

The Himalayan viewpoint Poon Hill (3193m) is located amid the steep, lush hill country between Pokhara and Kali Gandaki. The Poon Hill is among Nepal’s most popular viewpoints. Most trekkers climb to Poon Hill from the town of Ghorepani in the early morning to see the sunrise view. The views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri are staggering and certainly justified regardless of great importance long early morning move along stone stairs through rhododendron forests.

Poon Hill
Poon Hill – One Of The Best Viewpoints In Nepal

This best viewpoint is very crowded, particularly during the peak trekking seasons in Spring and Autumn. Hence, expect to share the views with sever hundred trekkers who make it here for phenomenal sunrise views.


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