The Annapurna Region in north western Nepal has been publicized as having the world’s best trekking routes. From the lake city of Pokhara, popular treks lead to Jomsom, Annapurna Base Camp, Mustang, Manang and around the Annapurna mountain. Short treks to Sikles and Ghandruk are just as popular.
The legendary Annapurna region is the most diverse and popular trekking area in Nepal. From the full two weeks Annapurna Circuit, which stretches into the historic Mustang region to short three-day treks, this region offers suitable treks for everyone.
Kali-Gandaki River, the deepest gorge in the world. Views of lush, fertile farmland and undisturbed natural forest, snow covered mountains, and encounters with a mixture of many ethnic communities, all add up to a diverse range of experiences that make the Annapurna trek one of the most satisfying treks among all destinations in Nepal.
The Annapurna chain of mountains lies inland causing a large area including Manang and Mustang to fall in the rain shadow, where the ideal time for trekking is during the monsoon as there is no rainfall in these areas.
These parts are considerably drier than the southern slopes of the mountains. This leads to an arid landscape that is desert like and very different from regions lower down where there are green pastures and fertile farmland.