Annapurna Region Trekking

Annapurna region treks are second best trekking destination in Nepal after Everest Base Camp Trekking or Everest region and it is a second home for trekkers who reside in any part of the world. The appealing peaks of over 8000 meters from sea level are a massif in the Himalayas. The Annapurna conservation area which is flourished within 7,629 square kilometers envelops ABC in the northern part of the country. Towering at the height of 8,091 meters, Annapurna I is a tenth highest mountain in the world. It is considered as second best trekking region in Nepal after Everest Region Trekking. More than 100,000 trekkers pave the way to this region every year.

The trail passes through Lamjung, Manang, Mustang, and Kaski (Myagdi). The trekking goes anti-clockwise from Besisahar to Nayapul and reaches to Thorung La Pass at an altitude of 5416 m. It passes series of mountains like, Manaslu which is more than 8000m. Similarly, it passes Langtang Himal, Annapurna II and IV, Annapurna III and Gangapurna, and Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri -- passing through the world's deepest gorge (Dana) in between those two 8,000-plus meter peaks. At the end of the trek, Poon Hill offers the scenic view of two mountains Annapurna and Machapuchare (Fishtail Mountain).

From a popular news portal:
Popular travel guidebook Lonely Planet has included Annapurna Region in the list of ‘Best Places to Travel in October 2015′. Entrepreneurs say this is good news for the tourism industry in Nepal as the earthquake-stricken country can hope that tourists will visit Nepal in October as per the suggestions of Lonely Planet. Saying that one can gain some serious altitude in Nepal, Lonely Planet has suggested going trekking in Annapurna for October. “Do your bit for Nepal’s economy and enjoy spectacular views as a reward. Everyone has seen the news reports from the 25 April earthquake in Nepal.

But most reports neglected to mention that most of Nepal were untouched by the disaster, including the most popular trekking areas. With the clearing of the monsoon rains, October is once again peak season for trekking, and the Annapurna region is a great, nay epic, place to start,” the guidebook writes. Lonely Planet writes further: “In the process of visiting the region, one will be performing a valuable social service, helping Nepal to rebuild after the disaster by investing directly in the local economy.”

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