The Annapurna region in Central Nepal is one of the most geographically and culturally diverse regions for trekking! The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) working along with the King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation has declared this region as area of conservation and sustainable development. Stretched over 2600 sq.km., the area boasts of a variety of diverse cultures, tribes and castes as the Brahmins, Chettris, Newars, Gurungs, Magars, Manangis and the Tibetans. This area has sub-tropical lowlands, valleys, bamboo, oak and rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, windswept desert plateaus and the towering Annapurna Mountains.
Annapurna Himal and the town of Pokhara dominate Annapurna area. There are three major trekking routes in this region to Jomsom, to Annapurna sanctuary and Annapurna circuit and Pokhara is also a good starting place for a number of short treks of one to four days duration, including the ‘Royal Trek’.
This great trek offers you the view of Marsyangdi valley, Manaslu, Himalchuli, Lamjung and Manang your first slice of Tibetan culture and landscape. The walking pace slows to allow for safe acclimatization and a rest Day in the tiny village of Manang allows time to explore the great glacier of Gangapurna and to prepare for the crossing of the famed Thorong La Pass (5395m). The rewards for your effort in reaching the top are extraordinary view across the entire Annapurna range, northern to the wild plateau of western Tibet and west across the forbidden land of Mustang. A well-earned rest Day at the small village of Muktinath on the western side of Thorong La allows time to recuperate and explore the hallowed Vishnu temple of Jiwala Mayi before walking back to Pokhara down the spectacular Kali Gandaki valleys. The deepest gorge on the earth with Annapurna I and Daulagiri is soaring above. This trek is one of the Himalayan's true classics.