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Annapurna Conservation Area
If you love mountains then you can’t miss the chance to visit this place because it has been a home to some of the world’s highest peaks. The conservation area is operational under the king Mahendra trust which is one of the non-profit organization of Nepal. And it also helps to both preserve and maintain the natural and cultural resources of Nepal. Highlights: You can also witness the world’s deepest valley of Kali Gandaki. Almost all the trekking permits are also available in this conservation area. Location: Buses and taxis are easily available from Pokhara to Jomsom which lies north to the Annapurna Conservation Area. Price: $174 USD for 2 people.
Experience stunning views of the Annapurna range. Enjoy eating hearty meals during this introductory trek. If you are interested in doing a safe, beginner’s level trek, then this oddly comfortable trek is the right option for you. Highlights:The trek usually takes 2-5 days, depending on the tour you decide to go with. The energizing fresh mountains and the enthralling natural beauty of dramatic Annapurna range will cast an impression on your mind. The leisurely trip will also involve a cultural exchange, giving travelers the opportunity to meet and greet people from Nepali. The trek usually begins from Poon Hill and provides you a chance to discover Lake City of Pokhara.Location: Poon Hill.Things to keep in mind: For this trek, don’t forget to take trekking boots and hiking socks with you. The temperatures can drop sometimes and therefore, carrying a fleece jacket, with a wind-protector is an ideal option.
Annapurna Base Camp
If you are ready to embark on an adventure, if you are ready to take a step ahead in trekking, then the Annapurna Base Camp is the right option for you. The trek is recommended for those who have already handled moderate difficulty trek, as the steep trek, with difficult walking trails is meant for experienced trek lovers. Highlights:Sheltered from storms and unaffected, the trek takes about 7-10 days depending on the option you take. The domineering peaks of Annapurna and Fishtail are visible during this summit. The paths are stunningly beautiful. The mossy jungles and snow-speckled expanses at this place and the gorgeous sunlight will melt your heart.Location: Pokhara.Things to keep in mind:This trek is considered moderate to difficult. So, know the weather before embarking on the trek and don’t forget to carry an extra pair of hiking boots and socks. Make sure you have a wind-protective sleeping bag.
An alternative trekking route for beginners and introductory trekkers, this particular trek takes one through the corners of Annapurna Conservation Area. If you are an ecology enthusiast or a nature lover, then this trek is particularly designed for you. The trek takes you through the beautiful Begnas Taal along with the paths ascending gently and steadily uphill, making it is easier for introductory trekkers to enjoy learning the art of trekking. Highlights:The highlight of this trek is the routes. They are easy for beginners and the homeland of Himalayas opens its arms to give trekkers an opportunity to explore.Location: Pokhara.Things to keep in mind:The relatively easy trek is an alternate route for Royal Trekkers. For this trek, carry warm clothing and trekking poles for easy to trekking. At the same time, don’t forget to carry reusable water bottles along with sunscreen and sunglasses.
Tsume Valley Trekking
Located against the majestic backdrop of Ganesh Himal and Buddha Himal ranges is the Tsum Valley, which is perfect for beginners’ trekking experiences. The valley, which occupies 1663 square kilometers is well known for its cultural diversity and magnificent panoramas of the mountains around. The place is popular for its Buddhist culture and traditions as well. Highlights:The trek is not just an adventure. It is also a spiritual experience. The sacred pilgrimage valley here is home to Buddhism as well. When you pass through the valley, you get the opportunity to climb Arughat, visit Gumba Lungdang and then ascend to Soti Khola before going back to Arughat. The trek can last for anywhere from 12-21 days.Location:Starts from Kathmandu.Things to keep in mind:Ensure that you carry winter clothing, hiking socks and boots, carry a first-aid box, sunscreen, water bottle, a hat and trekking pole.
Sometimes, you don’t just trek for the physical activity or the adventure, but you trek for an experience- the one that can be narrated to everyone around you. This is one such trek. Annapurna Circuit is a popular trek, with the route varying from 160-230 kilometer depending on the transportation and the road taken. Highlights:This route takes you through the edge of Tibetan Plateau, which is a mind-boggling experience. You also get to go through Thorung La Pass, where the trek rises to the altitude of 5400 meters. The climate zones change dramatically. The trek usually takes 15-20 days.Location: Kathmandu/Pokhara.Things to keep in mind:Annapurna Circuit Weather is prone to changes. So, ensure that you observe the weather, check for updates on the climate before leaving. Carrying professional level trekking equipment and a large daypack is recommended as well.
Annapurna Poon Hill Trek
Trek to the beautiful Ghorepani with Annapurna Poon Hill Trek. At 3,210 meters, this trek is perfect for beginners and trekkers who want something moderately adventurous. Having Himalayas close up, this trek offers some of the most breathtakingly beautiful sights. The trek is usually 4-5 days trek. Highlights:The great locations are beautiful, absolutely lovely. The highlight of this trek is that it is the most unforgettable trekking experience. The views of awesome and the steep climb is worth it.Location: Pokhara is the beginning point for this trek.Things to keep in mind:Make sure that you carry water bottles for the trip, a backpack, sleeping bag, sunglasses, sunscreen and winter clothing. Don’t forget to have a first-aid box for any emergencies and make sure that you take nothing with you that can harm the environment.
Annapurna Dhaulagiri Panorama Trek
You will be truly mesmerized with the absolute stunning views of both Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Also you will get many opportunities to take some of the spectacular photographs of sunrise and sunsets. The high pastures above the Kopra ridge is something which is not to be missed. The beautiful and breath-taking views are not to miss which will bring you closer to nature. Location: Himalayan Mountain Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Highlights: Kopra Ridge and Khayer Lake Trek. Best season: March is however the best time for trekking. Price: $250 per person. Difficulty Level: Medium.
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