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The Annapurna Region, Nepal
The variety of routes, the easy accessibility and a landscape which defines the Himalaya, has made the Annapurnas the most popular trekking destination in Nepal. Whether it’s a classic high mountain trek or gentle day walks in the foothills – the Annapurnas provide the most breathtakingly beautiful backdrop.
In addition to the scenic splendour, the Annapurnas are home to a diverse range of ethnic groups with a rich variety of language and traditions including the famous Gurkhas who have longed served with the British Army.
The Annapurna Circuit is the best known trek in the region – a truly classic walk that travels from terraced foothills, across high passes and into the deepest gorge in the world. There is even a shorter version of this trek, the Mini Annapurna Circuit if you have less time available. Another world renowned trek in the region is the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek – less duration and at lower altitude than the Annapurna Circuit, but with equally dramatic scenery, make it an ideal first Himalayan trek.
These treks stay in traditional tea houses, but for those looking to trek in style amidst spectacular scenery, take a look at our Gentle Trekking & Luxury Lodges holiday or Annapurna Base Camp in Style.
If you want to really get off-the-beaten-track and enjoy a remote camping trek in the Annapurnas then our Naar-Phu & the Annapurna Traverse is just the trekking holiday for you. This exciting and challenging journey will take you over high passes into the scenically stunning Tilicho mountain range.View our holidays here