One of the most popular treks after Everest Base Camp; Mount Annapurna holds the ultimate expedition experience.
Mount Annapurna is a Sanskrit word that refers to “full of food.” This massive mountain range lies at 26,545 feet (8,091 meters) regarded as the world’s tenth highest mountain.
In the year 1950, two mountaineers Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal discovered Mount Annapurna. The Annapurna trek, around the range, called the Annapurna Circuit, is one of the most desired treks. Dhaulagiri (8000m) is located in the West of Annapurna1.
The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) was launched in 1986 which is one of the most significant protected areas in Nepal. The Annapurna massif is conserved in this area along with the varieties of ethnic groups, biodiversity comprising of 1,226 species of plants, 102 mammals, 474 birds, 39 reptiles and 22 amphibians.
The major trekking trails in the Annapurna region – Jomsom to Muktinath, Annapurna base camp, and the Annapurna Circuit which circles the Annapurna Himal along with the Jomson route.
The Annapurna Sanctuary includes Annapurna I, Fang, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Hiunchuli, and Machapuchhare within the region.
Kali Gandaki Gorge is 3 miles long and 1.5 miles wide making it the world’s deepest gorge. The banks of the river in Nepal still have the Fossils from Tethy Sea which dates back from 60 million.
The trek would require vigorous effort however one can carry out the trek without prior experience. Depending on your endurance, it would likely take 10 -16 days to finish this trek.
It is the next best option if you wish to experience majestic views of the Himalayas, without having to acclimatize.
The local people own most of the lodges and guesthouse. The organic greens and beans cooked in authentic Nepali flavors will satisfy your appetite altogether; making you realize what you had been missing out.
You will encounter lush grasslands, snow-covered mountain, natural forests that undoubtedly enhance the route. Indulging in the diversity of the culture and natural resources are the perfect way of escaping from humdrum city life.
As quoted “Journey is the Destination” this spectacular massif steals this tag with the adventures it offers along the way.