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Annapurna Region, Nepal Trekking
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 – origionally a truly classic trek that travels from terraced foothills, across high passes and into the deepest gorge in the world, however more recently the Annapurna Circuit has become very busy and sadly is now spoilt by roads at both ends. We offer a shorter version of this trek, the Mini Annapurna Circuit. 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 this 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 without the crowds then our Namun La Wilderness Trek or Grand Annapurna Traverse are just the trekking holidays for you. Alternatively you can get to know the wonderfully welcoming people of the region, staying in community lodges and village homes whilst trekking through the remote lower foothills on our Mohare Danda Community Lodge Trek.
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