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Best Places to Visit in Annapurna of 2017

  • 01 Annapurna Dhaulagiri Panorama Trek

    Annapurna Dhaulagiri Panorama Trek
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    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.

    Top Things To Do in Annapurna Dhaulagiri Panorama Trek

  • 02 Royal Trek

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    A short trek that follows a shrub like path, Royal Trek is all about rediscovering the beauty of nature. The trek is called Royal Trek as the trail was explored by Prince Charles of United Kingdom in the early 80s. The place offers meaningful opportunities for discovering a diverse mix of peoples and culture that live in this region.



    Highlights:The eloquent beauty of this trek and the stunning Gurung hamlets are the Highlights of this trek. The true picture of unique Nepal beauty is visible through the place. Compared to other treks in the region, this trekking trail is relatively uncrowded and recommended for beginners.

    Location
    : Pokhara.

    Things to keep in mind
    :This particular trek doesn’t require a high level of professional trekking equipment. However, you should carry warm socks, fleece jackets and wind-protecting equipment with trekking poles to walk easily through the trail.


  • 03 Annapurna Circuit

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    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.

    Top Things To Do in Annapurna Circuit

  • 04 Annapurna Circuit Trek

    Annapurna Circuit Trek
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    Annapurna, one of the largest mountains in the world is most famous for its trek. The treks here go beyond the nature sight-seeing and take into account the Nepalese culture, diverse ethnicities and rustic mountain life in general. The Annapurna circuit is within the range of central Nepal. The total length is from 160-230 km, which makes it a moderate-difficult trek.



    Highlights
    :The trek rises to 5,400 m on Thorung La Pass and even touches the Tibetan plateau. This trek is usually 15-20 days and you will walk through numerous river crossings over steel-wooden suspension bridges.

    Location
    :The trek usually begins from Kathmandu and the first trek is towards Khudi. If you have to shorten the trek, fly out from Jomsom Airport in Jomsom.

    Things to keep in mind
    : Carry large water bottles, sleeping bags, fleece blankets and winter clothing as the weather gets quite bitterly cold.


    Top Things To Do in Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • 05 Tsume Valley Trekking

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    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.


    Top Things To Do in Tsume Valley Trekking

  • 06 Siklish Trek

    Siklish Trek
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    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.


    Top Things To Do in Siklish Trek

  • 07 Annapurna Poon Hill Trek

    Annapurna Poon Hill Trek
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    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.


  • 08 Annapurna Conservation Area

    Annapurna Conservation Area
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    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.

  • 09 Annapurna Base Camp

    Annapurna Base Camp
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    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.


  • 10 Ghorepani Hill

    Ghorepani Hill
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    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.


  • Nearby Getaways from Annapurna
  • 01 Paro

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    Paro, also called as Dzongka, is a town located in the Paro Valley of Bhutan. It is a town of historic importance with many sacred religious sites and historical buildings. Situated in the only carbon negative country in the world, there is no doubt that you are going to get a sheer experience of nature’s serenity at its best.

    A trip to Paro is one of the most unforgettable experiences you will ever have, because it is not like other tourist and sight-seeing destinations, which are jam-packed with crowd. Paro is a place where you will get to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city and over-crowd and you will cherish every moment spent here, in the most tranquil atmosphere you will ever experience.

    Located in the backdrop of a range of mountains and nestling in the lap of one of the best landscape views in the world, Paro is indeed an epitome of heaven on earth. Paro has to offer a lot to different types of travelers. Right from calm atmosphere, fresh weather, adventure trekking routes, water sports, religious sites, rich culture, traditions and vibrant festivals, there is a lot in Paro for every type of vacation seeker.


  • 02 Darjeeling

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    Darjeeling is spread in the ribbons over a steep mountain crest. The beauty of this definitive hill station of India is amplified by the majestic Khangchendzonga (8598m) that surmounts it and emerald green tea plantations that add to its supremacy. Dating back to the British era, Darjeeling is undoubtedly the premier attraction of West Bengal. It assures some prepossessing exploration for the inquisitive beings. When you aren’t left agape admiring the beauty of Khangchendzonga who can well explore the bewitching colonial era architecture that is deep rooted in the monuments and buildings of Darjeeling. Do spot red pandas and snow leopards at a nearby zoo and visit Buddhist monasteries, when here. On the hilly and the bustling streets that wind you through the town, you can find yourself lost amongst the myriad of Himalayan faces from Nepal, Sikkim, Tibet and Bhutan. Finally, when exhausted from all the exploration, indulge in the Darjeeling’s brew that can be more than just reinvigorating.


    Usually, tourists swamp Darjeeling in the spring months from mid March to mid May and autumn months of October and November when the temperatures are pleasant, skies are dry and panoramas are clear. Winters here are extremely cold. So, when you visit during the months of December to February, you must carry with you an extra jumper. The rainy months from June to September are wet, slippery and muddy. So, better avoid these months for travel.   


    Darjeeling reclines over a west facing slope in its perplexing web of steep flights of steps and zig zag roads. If you arrive at the jeep stand or a train station, you can expect an uphill hike to reach your hotel. The two prominent squares of Darjeeling – Clubside Junction and Chowrasta are interconnected by the pedestrianized Nehru Rd. This doubles up as the key shopping street of the town.


  • 03 Gangtok

  • 04 Pokhara

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    Pokhara City is one of the most popular tourist places in Nepal. It is also one of the second largest cities in Nepal. It lies in the Annapurna mountain range and has many places to see and offers numerous outdoor activities. You can take an adventure trip to this city and also enjoy sightseeing at this place. After visiting Kathmandu, people visit this place as it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. For its scenic view, of the lush green, golden and silvery shadow of sun and moon on the mountains, pristine lakeside river, it is a haven for trekkers and adventurers.

    You can take a holiday at the foothills of the Annapurna Mountains in Pokhara city and enjoy taking walking and trekking trials in and around the city. You can also go mountaineering, shopping in the streets and bazaars of Pokhara City, get the spectacular view of the vegetation and the landscape view of the city. There are many places of eatery, clubs, and bars sprawling the streets of the city. This is the place where you can relish complete recreational activities. Visit lakes, temples, historical monuments, and places of amusement when you visit this city.


  • 05 Siliguri

  • 06 Lukla

  • 07 Balaju

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  • 08 Alipurduar