The Annapurna Ranges are part of the majestic mountain vistas of the Himalayas. As we pass astonishing glaciers, cross mountain pastures and trek along pristine rivers our Annapurna trek is an experience you will never forget. Often overlooked by adventure seekers for the challenge of Everest, Annapurna offers trekkers deep insights into Nepali culture and tradition. On this trek, we will pass through remote villages and meet the friendly locals. Along the way, we’ll encounter all the beauty and wonders that the Himalayas have to offer, from natural hot springs to tropical jungles, and of course, those all-important breath-taking views.
At Venture 2 Adventures we offer two treks through the Annapurna Region - The Annapurna Circuit Trek and the Annapurna Sanctuary/Base Camp Trek.
Annapurna Circuit trek is considered as one of the best long treks in the world. Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) completed alternative trekking route in 2006 and named them NATT (New Annapurna Trekking Trails) and finally back in 2012 NATT was renamed to Natural Annapurna Trekking trail. Nepal Sanctuary Treks use new NATT trail to trek to south of Annapurna and to avoid the road.
Since Annapurna circuit opened to foreign trekkers in 1977, the Annapurna Circuit Trek has become renowned as one of the most spectacular trekking routes in the world with lush green valleys and charming villages with remarkable snow-capped views of the white Himalayas as a backdrop.
Also recognized as a classic Himalayan trek, the climax of circuit trek is traversing crossing Annapurna massif reaching the zenith at formidable Thorong La Pass- the highest pass of the world. The attractive view of the mountains like Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri and other adjacent peaks from the pass is extremely dazzling.
Moreover, it is at the very edge of the Tibetan plateau and affords unsurpassed panoramic views of Annapurna peaks. Standing in a popular spiritual hub – Muktinath and admiring the views of mountains around this place is a wonderful experience. The eternal flame burning in the temple is a majestic view to see.
Furthermore, Annapurna Circuit Trek also takes us to Manang, Jomsom region which again gets us acquainted with the diverse Nepalese landscape and culture.
This magnificent trek leads you to the picturesque hamlet, inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic views of the Himalayas. The Annapurna Circuit trek trails through series of settlements around Annapurna region which comprises the community of wide ethical group such as Gurung, Sherpa, Magars, and Thakali.
This is an unmatched trek that combines the Marsyangdi Valley and the sacred Kali Gandaki Valley. We trek through the world's deepest Kali Gandaki gorge with Annapurna I rising to 8091 m to the east and Dhaulagiri soaring at 8167 m to the west. Literally, it is hard to define the magnificence of the mountains and the sense of wonder you feel walking amongst these giants, you cannot justly be described by words or captured by a picture.
Our Annapurna circuit trekking commences as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport followed by beautiful Kathmandu Introductory tour around the culturally affluent capital city of Kathmandu. Annapurna circuit trekking starts at Besisahar as we follow our trails through raging Marshyangdi river valley.
Observing the nature at its best from energizing forest walks, deepest gorges of Kaligandaki to picturesque landscapes along with cultural insights, we march further towards challenging Thorung la pass at a high elevation of 5416 meters above sea level. This pass holds both threats as well as excitement to the trekkers, enough to get you goosebump. And finally, arrive at the prominent pilgrimage site of Muktinath. Along the way, we will be embracing abundant of blessings from Muktinath all the way to the windy town of Jomsom. From Jomsom, we take a scenic flight to Pokhara and onto Kathmandu.
Annapurna circuit trekking is a challenging trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal that needs quite a good level of fitness level with that desire towards discovering new places and conquering an ultimate high pass.
Circuit Trek Facts
Maximum Altitude: 5,416m /17,769 ft.
Best Season: March-May, Mid Sep-Mid December
Trek Duration: 16 days
Trip Style: Tea House and Hotel
Circuit Trek Highlights
Descend into one of the deepest gorge's in the world - the Kali Gandaki
Summit 5,400 m over Thorung La, the highest point of the trek
En route, you pass along lush paddy fields and subtropical woodlands, view the stunning mountain backdrop, numerous waterfalls and Tibetan fortresses clinging to rocky cliffs.
The temple and 108 waterspouts at Muktinath are sacred to Hindus and form part of the cultural history of Nepal. Hindus consider Muktinath temple to be a source of the celestial energy.
Experience one of the intriguing part of the trek as we walk side to side with a wobbly incline and then trek down to Thorung La Pass situated at the altitude of 5,416m
The picturesque hamlets along the naturally rich terrain like Pisang, Chame, Yak Kharka amongst others provide you an opportunity to admire the affluent Buddhist culture of this region.
On this adventurous and beautiful trip present boundless vista of world’s highest peaks with close up views of Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft) and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft) Lamjung Himal 6,931 m, Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m, Pisang peak 6,091m, Chulu East 6,584 m, Chulu West 6,419m
Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 meters with adjacent Nilgiris, Tukuche peaks and Vara Shikar / Annapurna Fang with Mt. Machhapuchhre ‘Fish-Tail’ 6,997 m.
Home to different kind of animals and birds such as Mountain goat (Thar), Leopards, Jackal, Marten, Deer, Langur; 440 species of Birds such as Pheasant, Longtail birds, etc.
Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Treks is one of the famous and admired trekking destination for trekkers around the globe. Nestled at the heart of Annapurna Himalayas of the Great Himalaya range, Mt. Annapurna (8091m) of Nepal is the 10th highest mountain in the globe and the trek to its base camp is at elevation of 4130m.
To get to the Annapurna Base Camp, trekker treks through several hamlets of diverse ethnic societies having varied culture and lifestyle with blanketed forests of rhododendron, oak and wide range of wild flowers. If you are trekking during spring season, the forest is dominated by vibrant rhododendron and fragrant wildflowers along the trail.
Therefore, the Annapurna Base Camp trekking ensure to offer you innumerable episodes of natural variety with majestic snow clad Mountain View and tranquil landscape. Along the trail, you will find the melodious sounds of varied range of birds, waterfall rumbles and monkeys chatter from the tree which give us imprint of being in a wonderland.
You can also experience and explore the distinctive local culture and lifestyle of different ethnic groups including Gurungs and Magars who have resided in this region for a long time.
If you are looking for the best trek with your children or planning for a family trek, then Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is an ideal and wonderful destination that allows you to feel the liveliness of the Himalayan peaks. You will be close to the immense Himalayan peaks where you and children can enjoy the golden sunrise view over the mountain. Trekking through the beautiful forest, admiring the beauty of snow clad peaks, ethnic hospitality and their culture during the trek to ABC will definitely offer you and your children a lifetime experience.
Sanctuary Trek Facts
Maximum Altitude: 4,130m/13,549ft.
Best Season: Mar - May & Sep – Mid Dec
Total Duration: 15 days
Trip Style: Teahouse Lodge, Hotel
Sanctuary Trek Highlights
Many endangered flora and fauna such as snow leopards, Himalayan thar and tigers dwell this region where you might encounter along the trail.
At Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 meter) trekker are surrounded on four sides by remarkable dazzling snow blanketed peaks. I.e. the white massive Annapurna & its sisters Annapurna Fang, Annapurna III and Annapurna South. Also get opportunity to observe mesmerizing views of Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, Khangsar Kang and Machapuchare.
Breath taking vistas of sunrise and panoramic mountain views from Poonhill
Marvellous opportunity to discover the unique Gurung and Magar culture wonder.
There is a natural hot spring near Jhinu Danda, you can cleanse yourself spiritually in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that ease away your aches and pains.