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Reasons to go for Annapurna Trek

Abhishek Subedi June 25, 2020

Annapurna Trek is the amazing tour under the lap of the beautiful Annapurna Himalayan ranges and Gurung Villages. This is the perfect trip for those who want to experience all the aspects of trek with the unique and beautiful culture and tradition of Nepal. It takes you through the lowland villages occupied by Brahmin and Chhetri ethnic people to far off settlements of Manang. Encounter a wide range of culturally rich and ethnically diverse villages and settlements as you walk on the beautiful trekking trails through the very heart of the Annapurna region. Experience the differences on the terrain that ranges from subtropical woodlands to dry arid landscapes as you move higher.

Reasons to go for Annapurna Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek is unforgettable and brimming with the natural, cultural and Himalayan elegance of one of the most exquisite regions in the country. You can see views of the Annapurna range, the Dhaulagiri range and the Manaslu Himalayas as you walk on paths that reach the far northern peaks all the way to the Tibetan plateaus. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a great excursion through the grand magnificence of the Himalayas and diverse traditional villages and ethnic groups. The tranquil scene presents a wide scope of vegetation and faunas, ethnic Gurung settlements and farmlands. The tenth most noteworthy mountain on the planet, Mt Annapurna presents the greatness of the mountain scenery. Every year many tourists visit Nepal for the pleasure of enjoying superb mountain views and the rich cultural experience. 

It is a moderate level of journey and no prior trekking experience is required for this trek. Therefore, due to this reason, many trekkers across the world do ABC trek as it is one of the easiest trekking trails in Nepal. Besides easy accessibility, the pleasant natural and cultural excellence have pulled large numbers of trekkers in its vicinity. In addition, it’s adaptability of magnificent mountain views ranging from 6000m to 8000m and above is truly breathtaking. Moreover, ABC Trek is a significantly beautiful Himalayan trek in Nepal. 

1. Grandeur of the Annapurna Massif

Annapurna massif is a chain of noteworthy pinnacles. In Annapurna Base Camp Trek, one can see the grandeur of the Himalayas as soon as they reach Pokhara valley. From the Lakeside city, trekkers can have superb panoramic views of the Annapurna range from distance. But as you approach the journey, your view of the mountain gets nearer and nearer and in no time you will find yourself at the lap of Annapurna. From the base camp, you can have a 360 degree view of the amazing Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli and many more. Each progression of the trek humors you in stunning sights of the delightful massifs. 

2. Spectacular and varied scenery

The Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) was the first protected area in Nepal and is still the largest giving rise to an incredible diversity of landscapes. The foothills offer the quintessential Himalayan scene of lush, fertile terraces set against a picture book backdrop of soaring, snow-capped peaks but trek ever higher and you’ll discover dense bamboo forest, hot springs, sandstone cliffs, mountain lakes, deep gorges and even arid desert dotted with jewel green oases. Simply stunning no matter what trekking trail you are following. 

3. The People

The foothills of the Annapurnas are the heartlands of the Gurkhas; renowned for their bravery as loyal servants of the British Army. The majority of the local people however are farmers due to the fertile nature of the region. The main ethnic group of the region is the Gurungs, but if you’re trekking away from the foothills you will no doubt encounter other groups such as the Manangba and Thakali. Whoever you meet on your travels you can be sure to receive a big smile and warm welcome. 

4. Rich Cultural experience

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an enlightening trek in the western part of Nepal. In this trek, prepare yourself to fully immerse in Nepal’s culturally rich ethnic groups. The trail is full of ethnic communities. You will get to meet people of Gurung, Thakali, and Magar community on this journey. What is more interesting is that all these ethnic groups are sharing the same community and living in harmony. So you will get to enjoy the diverse cultural aspects of the ethnic groups that have shaped the community beautifully. While passing by their little settlements you’ll feel monstrous happiness to see their way of life in the mountains. As you move higher, you will feel like you are in the fairytale forest of Rhododendron. 

Reasons to go for Annapurna Trek

There are Thakali and Loba towns in the lower regions of Annapurna. Essentially, the Chortens and Gumbas en route make a tranquil and serene environment. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is not only a journey that takes you closer to the mountains but also lets you experience rich cultural values and aspects of Nepal.

5. The Annapurna Sanctuary and Annapurna Circuit

Not just one, but two of the greatest treks in the world can be completed in the Annapurnas. The Annapurna Sanctuary really is the perfect first Himalayan trek. You’re on trek for only 12 days, the ascents are not too steep, the maximum altitude is relatively kind for the Himalaya and it has a truly spectacular objective – to reach the towering amphitheatre of mountains that forms the Sanctuary itself. If you want something more strenuous that includes 22 days on trek, a spectacular pass over 5,000m, a descent into one of the world’s deepest gorges and a daily delight of amazing scenery and breathtaking views, then the Annapurna Circuit is for you. Either will prove to be an unforgettable trekking holiday and the experience of a lifetime.

6. Off the Beaten Track Trekking

You don’t have to follow the well-trodden path in the Annapurnas, instead try something a little further afield like the Nar Phu and Annapurna Traverse and you’ll soon have the trail all to yourself. This challenging trek takes you to the Tibetan border at the very edge of the Annapurna Conservation Area, and combines the crossing of two high passes and time at beautiful Tilicho Lake with an exploration of little-visited valleys and isolated communities set amidst spectacular scenery and awe-inspiring landscapes.

7. Moderate Level of Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a truly outstanding trekking destination in Nepal. Although the trail is at some level rugged and rough, but since it gradually progresses, many people can opt for this trek. In fact, this trek is doable by all age groups of people. The path mostly cruises through, small settlements of the people, terrace farmlands, dense forest with occasional steep ups and down. Likewise, there are low dangers of experiencing elevation affliction in contrast with other higher height treks. Pretty much there are level terrains either rising higher or plummeting downwards. Similarly, no earlier trekking experience is required to do this trek which is a plus point for rookie trekkers.

8. Explore the Wilderness

In this trek, you will be walking along the trails that preserve varieties of flora and fauna. After mountain glories and the cultural delights, in Annapurna Base Camp trek, you are given an opportunity to indulge yourself in nature and its elements. Since the trail shelters large scale of vegetation, the area is declared as Annapurna Conservation Area. The trail is lush with verdant forest where wild vegetation has made their home. You can rarely see any animals along the trails nonetheless you can have full pleasure of experiencing the assorted scope of greeneries and faunas, scenes and ethnic culture. The journey lets you enjoy the blend of wilderness of the green forest with amazing landscapes. Most of the time, you will be walking through dense forest but whenever you come out of the verdant forest you will be greeted by the charming mountain views. 

9. Tea House and Luxury Lodges

Tea houses are still the most commonly used accommodation in the Annapurnas. Although basic in their facilities with simple, twin-bedded rooms and communal dining, traditional tea houses nevertheless offer hearty food, a comfy bed and excellent value for trekkers. For those looking to trek in more comfort, there are now several luxury trekking lodges in the foothills of the Annapurnas. Walking between these lodges you can complete Gentle Trekking or combine them with some of the newer, better-equipped tea houses further up the trail, and you can now reach Annapurna Base Camp in Style.

Reasons to go for Annapurna Trek

10. The Apple Capital of Nepal

Take a trek in the Annapurnas in the autumn and you won’t be far from orchards full of trees heavily laden with gloriously sweet apples – especially in Marpha the pretty apple capital of Nepal. Eaten on their own they’re a tasty treat or even better in a tempting apple pie which you will no doubt be offered in the tea houses, shops and cafes that line the trail. Better still, share a glass or two of apple brandy with the locals and you’re bound to make new friends. 

11. The Highest Lakes and Deepest Gorges

The Annapurnas has some impressive natural features including the highest lake and the deepest gorge in Nepal. Tilicho Lake, at nearly 5,000m, is a stunning turquoise body of water that makes for an incredibly picturesque and remote campsite and can be reached on the Nar Phu and Annapurna Traverse trek. The Kali Gandaki Gorge is not only the deepest in Nepal but one of the deepest on the planet. The descent into the Kali Gandaki is one of the highlights of the Annapurna Circuit and is reached via a crossing of the famed Thorong La pass.

Reasons to go for Annapurna Trek

Annapurna Trek lets you experience the best of Nepal. It is the perfect opportunity to indulge in the hills and mountains with the unique and beautiful culture and tradition of Himalayan region.

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