Annapurna Region Trekking

Experience The Tranquility of Annapurna Massif

The Annapurna Region offers unparalleled adventure and scenic views for both luxury travelers and adventure seekers. In this region, you can choose luxury packages like the Luxury Upper Mustang Jeep Tour or beginner trips like Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Many people love to travel in the Annapurna region because of the breathtaking mountain views, especially in the Annapurna Circuit.

People can see Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Dhaulagiri, the diverse landscapes of Upper Mustang, and the cultural immersion of Gurung Communities, Tibetan, Buddhism, and Hinduism.

One can choose a wide range of destinations in the Annapurna region trek for adventure and Luxury trips during their vacations. Every destination here is very accessible as there are many short-trekking destinations as well.

Things to Do

During the Annapurna region trek, travelers can enjoy the panoramic view of iconic peaks like Macchapuchare (Mount Fish Tail), Annapurna Massif, and Dhaulagiri.

You can also experience the rich traditions of Buddhism and the warm hospitality of the Gurung and Tibetan Communities.

Moreover, people can get engaged in various adventurous activities like Pilgrimage tours, Cultural tours, and Annapurna foothills trek.

One of the iconic tours in the Annapurna region includes the exploration of the "Last Forbidden Kingdom of the World" in Upper Mustang.

For luxury travelers, the Annapurna region also offers guided trekking with premium accommodations. And helicopter tours for breathtaking aerial views of the Himalayas, and cultural tours of traditional Gurung villages.

Things to do in Annapurna Region

Trekking in the Annapurna Region

The Annapurna Region hike is the easiest way to see the Western Himalayas of Nepal. 

People can also experience the culture, and traditions of the Gurung Community (one of the Ethnic groups of the Manang and Mustang) during the Annapurna circuit trek.

The popular treks in the Annapurna area are Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Khopra Ridge Trek, Tilicho Lake Trek, and more.

With a combination of the most underrated trekking destinations and some unexplored places like Nar Phu Valley, the Annapurna region offers you a wide range of hiking destinations. Destinations like Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, and Poon Hill are likely well-known to most travelers. Nar Phu Valley Trek itself is one of the most chosen trekking in Nepal.

For the restricted area, specific permits are required like the Nar Phu Valley Trek Restricted Area (NRA) permit. Himalayan Scenery Treks will provide these permits before you start your Annapurna circuit trail.

Several trekking routes are passing by the high passes to the trek for beginners on the Annapurna trail. Alongside, there are snow-capped mountains throughout the trail which never let you miss any views. Annapurna Treks also includes a teahouse trekking expedition when you choose the trekking route of higher passes.

Cultural Tours

During the cultural experience, we particularly focus on the Upper Mustang Region, offering travelers a unique glimpse of ancient Tibetan-influenced traditions and landscapes. 

In the Upper Mustang Region, Lo Manthang is a place where visitors can explore ancient monasteries, the royal palace of Lo Manthang, and a vibrant local festival (Tiji festival). You will also get to explore Sky Caves and monasteries like Ghar Gompa and Chhoser, showcasing centuries-old artifacts.

Pilgrimage Tours

The Pilgrimage Tour will take you to the sacred Muktinath Temple, a holy site for both Hindus and Buddhists. The Temple is known for its spiritual significance and beautiful history.

For Hindus, Muktinath is a "Moksha Kshetra," or place of liberation, where the deity Vishnu is worshipped as the "Lord of Salvation." Pilgrims believe that bathing in the temple's 108 holy water spouts and two sacred ponds cleanses them of their sins and leads to Moksha or freedom from the cycle of rebirth.

For Buddhists, the Muktinath Temple is a revered site known as Chumig Gyatsa, meaning "Hundred Waters," reflecting its several (108) sacred water sources. The temple is also associated with Guru Rinpoche, who is believed to have meditated there during his journey to Tibet. 

The journey to Muktinath includes exploring the attractive village of Kagbeni and experiencing the unique blend of Tibetan and Nepali cultures. This place is also reached in the Annapurna region while trekking the Annapurna Circuit.

Additionally, travelers can enjoy the beauty of the Kali Gandaki River valleys and the majestic views of surrounding peaks like Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri especially with the backdrop of Annapurna mountains.

Major Landmarks

There are several landmarks in the Annapurna Conservation Area. Some of these destinations are underrated like Tilicho Lake, but are as beautiful as the popular trekking trails like Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). The major landmarks fall under the Annapurna Circuit region.

Major Landmarks of Annapurna Region

Here, you can have some quick information about those destinations;

Thorong La Pass

The Thorong La Pass is one of the highest and most demanding passes in the Annapurna Trek. With an elevation of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet), most trekkers feel difficulties in completing the trail due to the low oxygen levels and extreme weather conditions.

This pass is covered while doing the Annapurna Circuit trek.

Tilicho Lake

Located at an altitude of 4,919 meters (16138.45 feet), Tilicho Lake offers a stunning view of greenish-blue water with a dramatic mountain scenery backdrop. 

This is a perfect destination for tourists seeking an unforgettable trekking experience as this place has a lot to offer, from breathtaking views of the Annapurna massif and Nilgiri peaks, to the calm cobalt blue lake.

Lo Manthang

Also known as the "walled City" in the Upper Mustang region, Lo Manthang is known for its ancient Tibetan culture, monasteries like "Jampa Lhakhang", and the royal palace of the 15th century.


Manang is a district known as the gateway to the Annapurna Circuit Trek, where people can see the rich culture of the "Managi People" (Gurung Community).

This high-altitude village (3,540 meters/11614.17 feet) serves as a perfect acclimatization stop for trekkers, providing access to scenic.

Poon Hill

Poon Hill is one of the popular trekking destinations among tourists and travelers inside the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek as well as the Annapurna Circuit. Being a beginner-friendly trekking destination it just takes 3-4 days on average. The hike starts from a place called Nayapul which is near Pokhara.

Located at a height of 3,210 meters (10,529 feet), most people like to hike up to this place for sunrise over the Annapurna Range.

Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp is another famous trekking destination among the Annapurna foothills trek, located at the heart of Annapurna Sanctuary.

Being a short but amazing trail at an altitude of 4,130m (13,550 feet), some travelers also consider the ABC trek an over-rated trail in the Annapurna Conservation Area.

You can see the Annarpurna Range, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Gangapurna, Himchuli, Mt. Gandharva Chuli, and Mt. Macchapucchre.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek used to be merged with the Annapurna circuit previously. However, with the dirt road reaching almost everywhere, the Annapurna Base Camp is a separate Annapurna Sanctuary Route. Foreign trekkers also have helped a lot to preserve this trekking route in the Annapurna Conservation Area.

Now, here are some of the iconic Tour and trekking Packages from Annapurna region: